Local roundup: Weaver resigns as tennis, basketball coach
Craig Weaver, the most successful coach in Montgomery history, resigned Wednesday as both the school’s girls tennis and basketball coach.
Earlier this month, Weaver’s softball coaching position was opened up despite vehement support from current and past players, many who showed up at the school board meeting in which the position was opened up.
Weaver coached the tennis team’s first four matches this season. He turned what had been a dormant program into a perennial league and district title contender and the team had a winning record every year during the 21st century.
Weaver coached the girls basketball team for 29 seasons and has more wins than all but one coach in Lycoming County history. He was closing in on 450 career wins and led Montgomery to three district championships as well as nine Mid-Penn Conference championships. Mont-gomery won six straight league titles at one point and reached districts 15 straight years during another stretch.
In tennis, Hughesville swept South Williamsport, 5-0, winning all five matches in straight sets.
Williamsport dropped just four games in three singles matches as it swept Danville, 5-0.
Montoursville swept the singles as it defeated Milton, 4-1.
Cowanesque Valley defeated Galeton, 5-2. The Indians won four of the five singles matches and split the doubles.
Williamsport 5, Danville 0
1, Maggie Manchester, W, def. Linda Yang 6-0, 6-1; 2, Isabel Bauer, W, def. Christina Murphy 6-1, 6-0; 3, Amanda Southard, W, def. Alika Lopatka 6-1 6-1.
1, Livia Nash/Taryn Peacock, W, def. Amber Renz/Jessica Yoder 6-2, 6-2; Shannon Deuel/Laura Kinley, W, def. Maya Shendy/Gabby Winger 6-2 6-0.
Record: Williamsport 5-0.
Montoursville 4, Milton 1
1, Lindsay Sweeley, Mtv, def. Leah Tillinghast 6-0, 6-1; 2, Lexie Holmes, Mtv, def. Alaina Houtz 6-1, 6-1; 3, Autumn Hall, Mtv, def. Julia Spear 6-0, 6-2.
1. Hunter Metzger/Jenna Bowersox, Mil, def. Mikala Shaffer/Mackenzie Rodrigues 1-6, 7-6 (8), (11-9); 2. Abby Way/Grace McNamera, Mtv, def. Caylee Pinchak/Taylor Wolfe 4-6, 7-5, (7-5).
Record: Milton 1-4, 0-4. Next: Milton vs.
South Williamsport 0
1, Courtney McGowan, H, def. Annie Fessler 6-3, 7-5; 2, Kierra Croucher, H, def. Hannah Summerson, 6-0, 7-5; 3, Ansley Galicic, H, def. Megan Rovenolt 6-3, 6-2.
1, Olivia Gorg/Allison Mattucci, H, def. Daisy Rundio/Rachel Kita 6-1, 6-1; 2, Anna Trevouledes/Paige Ramin, H, def. Noelle Gair/Monique McLaughlin -3, 6-2.
JV: Kendall Schriner/Sara Aderhold, H, def. Savanna Wilhelm/Bettina Peluso 4-0; Chaela Swink/Gabby Heilman, H, def. Lauren Sinibaldi/McKenna Woodley 4-1; Tessa Whitmoyer/Lacey Bassler, H, def. Mikalyn Boatman/Johanna Hazel 4-3; Alyssa Lair/Gracie Estrella, SW, def. Bailey Culver/Kendall 4-2.
Record: South Williamsport 1-4. Next: South Williamsport at Cowanesque Valley, Thu.
Cowanesque Valley 5, Galeton 2
1, Andi Leach, G, def.Hayley Painter 6-1. 6-2; 2,, Courtney Shauer, CV, def. Kassi Brown; 6-3, 6-0; 3, Mekensie Sweet, CV, def April Howell, 6-0, 6-0; 4, Deb Bieser, CV, def. Kate McInroy; 6-2, 7-6 (6); 5, Lauren Johnson, CV, def Cassidy Kyselyk 6-2, 6-1.
1, Painter/Shauer, CV, def. Leach/Brown 0-6, 6-2, 10-3; 2, Howell/Kyselyk, G, def. Painter/Johnson 6-3, 6-2.