MONTOURSVILLE — Top-seeded Mount Carmel blew into the District 4 Class AA girls semifinals with a 67-31 win over ninth-seeded Wellsboro on Saturday afternoon.
The two-time defending district champion Red Tornadoes (20-4) got a game-high 23 points from Ali Varano. Christina Perles added 15 points for Mount Carmel, which hit the 20-win mark for a third consecutive season.
The Red Tornadoes led 30-12 at halftime, limiting the Green Hornets to six points in each of the first two quarters. In the third period, Mount Carmel outscored Wellsboro 22-8 to forge a 32-point lead.
The Red Tornadoes will play No. 5 Muncy on Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.
Halifax 64, Lebanon Catholic 46
LEBANON — With one double-double and double-digit points from two other players, the Wildcats took the District 3 Class A quarterfinal win at Lebanon Catholic High School.
Tess Kieffer had the double-double for No. 7-seeded Halifax (15-9). She scored 13 points and pulled down 15 rebounds.
Also for the Wildcats, Morgan Cox scored a game-high 17 points and Kylie Sorichetti chipped in 12 points and nine rebounds in the victory over the No. 2 seed.
Next up for Halifax in the semis is the winner of Bible Baptist and High Point Baptist. That game will be played on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at East Pennsboro High School.
Upper Dauphin 47, Mount Calvary 36
ELIZABETHTOWN — Trailing by five at the half, the Trojans outscored the Warriors 30-14 in the second half to take the D-3 Class A quarterfinal victory.
McKenzie Miller led No. 12 Upper Dauphin (11-11) with 12 points against the No. 4 seeds.
Upper Dauphin plays top-seeded Steel-High (20-4) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at East Pennsboro H.S. Steel-High beat Veritas Academy 112-26 Saturday.
INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Baylor 17th at PTFCA Championships
STATE COLLEGE — Lewisburg sophomore Blake Baylor finished 17th in the girls 800-meter run Saturday at the Pa. Track & Field Coaches Association Indoor State Championship at Penn State University.
Baylor posted a time of 2 minutes, 19.42 seconds, which was just two seconds shy of the top 10 finishers.
Emma Keenan of Gwnedd-Mercy won by more than three seconds with a time of 2:10.28.
H.S. baseball: Upper Dauphin loses in first round of District 3 playoffs
By The Daily Item CAMP HILL -- It was like deja vu all over again for the Upper Dauphin High baseball team as the District 3 Class AA playoffs got underway on Monday.
Professional basketball: Bucknell's Muscala writes in his 'Draft Diary' about NBA journey
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H.S. track and field: Selinsgrove senior battles through injury to help Seal girls win gold
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College notebook: Bucknell narrowly wins Patriot League President's Cup
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High school sports: Valley teams gear up for postseason
Nine softball teams, six baseball squads eye district titles
Bob Garrett's No Child Left Indoors series: Just let wild animals be
A quick guide on what to do if and when you or a family member encounters a baby animal in the wild.
Boys track and field: Wary performance at districts
Shikellamy junior collects three individual Class AAA gold medals
H.S. girls track: Shikellamy relay turns disappointment into triumph in district meet
Sometimes disappointment can be a great motivating factor as half of the Shikellamy girls 1600 relay found out on Saturday afternoon at the District 4 Track and Field meet at Susquehanna University.
H.S. softball: Fifth-inning rally propels Midd-West past Shikellamy
By Anthony Mitchell For The Daily Item MIDDLEBURG -- The fifth inning has been Shikellamy's Achilles heel all season long according to Braves coach Heidi Kerchoff.
H.S. track and field: Selinsgrove senior jumper Lockcuff fighting through an injury
SELINSGROVE " As an athlete, working through an injury while trying to reach the top level of your sport can have the coaches and the athlete walking a tightrope.
Harold Raker's high school track & field column: Numbers game at District 4 meet
As you enjoy your morning coffee, or tea, this morning, athletes from as close as Shamokin and East Juniata to as far away as Athens and Sayre are warming up at Susquehanna University for what many of them hope will be the next to last weekend of track and field for the 2013 season.
High School Roundup: Defenders earn top seed for playoffs
The Warrior Run Defenders are all geared up and ready for the District 4 Class AA playoffs after they routed nonleague foe Muncy 13-0 in their regular season finale on Thursday.
High School Boys Lacrosse: Seals dominate Wildcats
Sometimes in sports, there are teams that you know are dominant after taking one look at them.
High School Girls Lacrosse: Danville, Lewisburg advance to final
A top seed is supposed to hold its ground and take care of business against a higher team.
High School Baseball: Braves' postseason hopes end
It was a tall order for sure, having to beat three district qualifiers in four days to make the playoffs.
Motorsports: Andy Haus keeps family tradition alive
The year that Andy Haus was born, 1986, his legendary father, Scott Haus, had finished sixth in the Selinsgrove Speedway 410 sprint car point standings. In his sixth year of racing and third in the late model, Andy Haus is still keeping the family name in the Selinsgrove record books.
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