WILLIAMSPORT — The Mount Carmel Red Tornadoes are advancing in the District 4 Class AA tournament after getting a combined 35 points from Elijah Duran and Zack Tocyloski in Tuesday’s first-round victory over Williamson at the Magic Dome, 59-49.
Duran scored 19 points to lead Mount Carmel, which used a 16-4 second quarter to lead by eight points at the half.
Mount Carmel next plays Lewisburg in the quarterfinals this weekend at a site and time to be determined.
Central Mountain 62, Shikellamy 61
MILL HALL — A cold shooting third quarter by the Braves was all it took for the Wildcats to come away with the nonleague victory.
Shikellamy (12-10) was up 29-24 at the half, but Central Mountain (16-6) came back with a 21-point third period to take control of the game.
Austin Mowery scored 17 points and brothers C.J. and Ernie Tyler tallied 16 and 13 points, respectively, for the Braves. C.J. Tyler also had seven assists.
Cole Renninger totaled 40 points to lead the Wildcats.
Emmanuel Baptist 48, Northumberland Chr. 37
NORTHUMBERLAND — One more double-double by Alyssa Wesner couldn’t get the Warriors to win the season-ending nonleague matchup.
Wesner scored 14 points and she pulled down 12 rebounds for Northumberland Christian (17-11).
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H.S. girls lacrosse: Lewisburg routs Danville for district championship
By Anthony Mitchell For The Daily Item MIDDLEBURG -- Danville was making its first appearance in the district final. The Ironmen reached it by outlasting Selinsgrove in the semifinals and were looking to play the role of the popular, new kid and knock off Lewisburg, a perennial title contender.
H.S. boys lacrosse: Selinsgrove stays undefeteatd in District 4 title win
By Anthony Mitchell For The Daily Item MIDDLEBURG " Selinsgrove coach Tom Garlock mentioned after the Seals' semifinal victory against Mifflinburg last Thursday that a celebration would start with a win on Tuesday over Lewisburg.
H.S. girls track: Selinsgrove junior manages injuries to earn PIAA berth
By Todd Hummel For The Daily Item SELINSGROVE -- Junior Brianna Carnathan took a deep breath on Tuesday afternoon at Harold L. Bolig Memorial Field and began to talk about the different injuries that have hindered her since last year.
H.S. baseball: Early scoring helps Southern Columbia win playoff opener
By Marion Valanoski For The Daily Item CATAWISSA -- Matt Perry knew very little about the Southern Columbia baseball team heading into Tuesday's District 4 Class A baseball playoff opener. The Mansfield head coach was concerned after watching the host team during batting practice about the small field and the shifting wind currents.
H.S. tennis: Lewisburg's Barr named HAC-II Coach of the Year
By The Daily Item The Lewisburg High boys tennis squad continued to make waves this year, and plenty of Green Dragons were honored as the Heartland Athletic Conference's coaches selected their 2013 All-Star team.
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
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is Mike Muscala's own account of his journey to the NBA through the league's "Draft Diary." Please visit the NBA's "All Ball Blog" at "http://allball.blogs.nba.com/category/draft-diaries/" to read more on Muscala and other NBA rookie hopefuls.
H.S. track and field: Selinsgrove senior battles through injury to help Seal girls win gold
By Eric Shultz For The Daily Item For a while, it seemed as if an abundance of hard work had just gone down the drain.
College notebook: Bucknell narrowly wins Patriot League President's Cup
By The Daily Item It was not easy, but Bucknell added another Patriot League President's Cup to its name, extending its conference dominance in 2012-13.
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.
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