Local roundup: Montgomery softball comes up shy of playoff berth

The PA-D4 Wrestling Dual Team started the summer schedule with a return to the top of the podium. The team took first place at the Iron Man Tournament, hosted by the Gladiator Wrestling club in Gettysburg. This year’s tournament was expanded to 12 teams and the competition being tough. There were two pools of six teams giving each team five matches. The team went 5-0 in pool play by beating the Gladiators (49-17), North Hunterdon (56-12), Mat Rats (64-9), Valley Boys (35-32) and Bison Dogs (69-0).  They continued their streak in the championship rounds by beating Cumberland Valley, 41-18, in the semis and in the finals beat the Outsiders, from Maryland, 36-36, on criteria one (most wins.) Wrestling for the PA-D4 Dual Team on the opening weekend of the summer season was Muncy’s Jacob Blair, Hughesville’s Luke Gorg, Muncy’s Bryce Vollman, Montgomery’s Lucas Drick, Montoursville’s Dylan Bennett, Milton’s Noah Stamm, Muncy’s Noah Gush, Selinsgrove’s Coy Bastian, Muncy’s Mike Kustanbauter, Central Mountain’s Tanner Weaver, Wyoming Seminary’s Mike Dogget and Muncy’s Hunter Poust. Coaches were Patrick Sparks, Jim Chamberlin and scorekeeper Tom Blair.  (PHOTO PROVIDED)

The PA-D4 Wrestling Dual Team started the summer schedule with a return to the top of the podium. The team took first place at the Iron Man Tournament, hosted by the Gladiator Wrestling club in Gettysburg. This year’s tournament was expanded to 12 teams and the competition being tough. There were two pools of six teams giving each team five matches. The team went 5-0 in pool play by beating the Gladiators (49-17), North Hunterdon (56-12), Mat Rats (64-9), Valley Boys (35-32) and Bison Dogs (69-0). They continued their streak in the championship rounds by beating Cumberland Valley, 41-18, in the semis and in the finals beat the Outsiders, from Maryland, 36-36, on criteria one (most wins.) Wrestling for the PA-D4 Dual Team on the opening weekend of the summer season was Muncy’s Jacob Blair, Hughesville’s Luke Gorg, Muncy’s Bryce Vollman, Montgomery’s Lucas Drick, Montoursville’s Dylan Bennett, Milton’s Noah Stamm, Muncy’s Noah Gush, Selinsgrove’s Coy Bastian, Muncy’s Mike Kustanbauter, Central Mountain’s Tanner Weaver, Wyoming Seminary’s Mike Dogget and Muncy’s Hunter Poust. Coaches were Patrick Sparks, Jim Chamberlin and scorekeeper Tom Blair. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Montgomery fell to Canton, 9-2, to get eliminated from playoff contention in high school softbal on Wednesday. Emily Snyder went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Saige Whipple was 2 for 2 with an RBI.

Brooke Harvey hit a two-run home run and Mariah Kshir hit her first career home run, both coming in the sixth inning, as North Penn-Liberty defeated Wyalusing, 12-2 in six innings.

Emily Strange led Liberty by going 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs.

Muncy scored four in the seventh to defeat Hughesville, 4-3. Lyndsi Stugart had the game-winning two-RBI single. Hughesville’s Jade Cordrey and Megan Ryder both had two hits.

Warrior Run scored five in the first in 12-8 win over Line Mountain. Maddie Beyer had four hits for Warrior Run. Gina Beyer and Gabby Heiss both with two hits.

Montoursville defeated Southern Columbia, 11-0. Maddie Jean gave up just three hits in the win and collected two hits herself.

• Montoursville let a six-run lead slip away as Mansfield forced a 12-inning game en route to an 8-7 win in high school baseball.

Mansfield scored six in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game at 6-6. Kipp Hilson led Mansfield by going 3 for 6 with a double and J.P. Shaw was 2 for 7 with an RBI.

Montoursville was led by Brycen Mussina, who went 4 for 5 and Owen Kiess, who was 2 for 4.

South Williamsport scored four runs to open the top of the first inning and rolled to a 12-0 win over Line Mountain in five innings.

Aaron Guerrisky, Aaron Orgitano and Ben Johnson all went 2 for 4 and Pat West was 2 for 2 with three RBIs. Orgitano added three RBIs as well.

Tanner Esposito threw a three-hitter in a pither’s duel as Williamsport came out on top with a 2-1 win over Central Mountain.

Williamsport scored both of its runs in the top of the third. Ethan Watkins also threw a complete-game for Central Mountain, allowing just five hits.

Carson Davis had a walk-off single to score Cam Tennis and Dalton Prough as Wellsboro beat Milton, 7-6. Davis went 2 for 5 with three RBIs and the win on the mound. Milton’s Jacob Brooks went 2 for 4 with a run and two RBIs.

Brayden Strouse had four RBIs in Montgomery’s 13-2 win over St. John Neumann.

Jensen Drick and Ethan Marino both added two RBIs. Daimeer Clark went 2 for 4 with a home run for Neumann.

• Lock Haven freshman Lydia Werner, of the Bald Eagles’ women’s outdoor track and field team, earned U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Atlantic Region honors in the heptathlon.

Montoursville grads Kaylee Caruso and Kirsten O’Malley both will be competing at the NCAA Division 2 Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday, representing Bloomsburg University in the long jump.

Caruso enters the competition with the fifth-best mark in the country at 6.25 meters and O’Malley enters the long jump tied for the 19th best mark in the country at 5.96 meters.

• In men’s track and field, Lock Haven’s Addison Monroe (5,000 and 10,000), Shane Beavers (shot put), Mitchell Coakley (steepelchase), Lamier Dodson (hammer throw), Jereamy Hall (10K), Rahjeir Miles-Eubanks (javelin) and Jimmy Werner (hammer throw) were named to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Atlantic Region team.

Mansfield University’s Hunter Watkins will compete in the javelin at the NCAA Division 2 Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which take place on Thursday.

Watkins enter the championship with a top mark of 64.14 meters.

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Canton 9, Montgomery 2

Canton 201 330 0 — 9 9 0

Montgomery 000 110 0 — 2 9 1

Evelyn Katona and Hannah Gilliland. Emily Snyder, Hannah Bryson (5) and Shea Strouse. W: Katona. L: Snyder.

Top Canton hitters: Brooke Ward 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Hailey Wesneski 2-3, 2B, 3 RBIs. Top Montgomery hitters: Abby Stryker 2-4, 2B, run; Emily Snyder 2-4, 2B, RBI; Saige Whipple 2-2, RBI.

Records: Montgomery (9-11).

N.P.-Liberty 12, Wyalusing 2 (6 inn.)

Liberty 024 006 — 12 11 3

Wyalusing 100 001 — 2 3 4

Savanah Doney and Jill Berguson. Ward, K. Kipp (6) and Dietz. W: Doney. L: Ward.

Top Liberty hitters: Brooke Harvey 2-4, 2-run HR, 2 RBIs; Savanah Doney 2-3; McKenzie Jeter 1-4; Abby Heatley 1-3; Emily Strange 3-4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Lauren Smith RBI; Jill Berguson 1-4, RBI; Mariah Kshir 1-4, HR, 3 RBIs.

Records: Liberty (14-4). Next game: Cowanesque Valley at Liberty, today.

Muncy 4, Hughesville 3

Hughesville 200 001 00 — 2 8 0

Muncy 000 000 04 — 4 10 2

Taryn Lambert and Emily Watts. Kat Ebner and Makenna Snyder. W: Kat Ebner. L: Taryn Lambert.

Top Hughesville hitters: Jade Cordrey 2-3, Megan Ryder 2-4. Top Muncy hitters: Kat Ebner 2-3, 2B; Kassidi Lenhart 2-4; Lyndsi Stugart walk-off 1B, 2 RBIs.

Records: Hughesville (8-10), Muncy (15-3). Next game: Shikellamy/Midd-West at Hughesville (DH), today, 4/6 p.m.; Sullivan County at Muncy, today, 4:30 p.m.

Warrior Run 12,

Line Mountain 8

Warrior Run 502 311 0 — 12 16 2

Line Mountain 050 020 1 — 8 14 5

Madi Waltman, Megan Herriman and Haley Miller. Myah King and Paige Laudenslager. W: Madi Waltman. L: Myah King.

Top Warrior Run hitters: Gina Beyer 2 1B; Maddie Beyer 4 1B; Madi Waltman 2B; Megan Herriman 2 2B, 2B; Gabby Heiss 2 1B; Megan Zimmerman 2B. Top Line Mountain hitters: Joelle Snyder 3 1B; Myah King 4 1B; Paige Laudenslager 1B, 3B; Olivia Smeltz 2 1B.

Records: Warrior Run (14-4). Next game: Warrior Run at Central Columbia, Friday, 4:30 p.m.

Montoursville 11, Southern 1 (5 inn.)

Montoursville 144 02 — 11 6 0

Southern Columbia 000 01 — 1 3 2

Maddie Jean and Jordan McCarthy. Lougenbrogen and Duncan. W: Jean. L: Lougenbrogen.

Top Montoursville hitters: Maddie Jean 2 hits.

Records: Montoursville (7-9). Next game: Mifflinburg at Montoursville, today, 4:30 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

South WILLIAMSPORT 12,

Line Mountain 0 (5 inn.)

South Wmspt. 410 16 — 12 10 2

Line Mountain 000 00 — 0 3 4

Tripp Breen, Hunter Corbin (3), Aaron Guerrisky (5) and Pat West. Smeltz, Gaw (5) and Derk.

Top South Williamsport hitters: Aaron Guerrisky 2-4; Aaron Orgitano 2-4, 3 RBIs; Ben Johnson 2-4, RBI; Pat West 2-2, 3 RBIs. Top Line Mountain hitters: J. Kalata 1-3; K. Smith 1-2; T. Boyer 1-2.

Records: South Williamsport (10-7). Next game: South Williamsport at Bloomsburg, Friday, 4:30 p.m.

Williamsport 2, Central Mountain 1

Williamsport 002 000 0 — 2 5 1

Central Mountain 000 100 0 — 1 3 2

Tanner Esposito and Ryan Jolin. Ethan Watkins and Asher Corl.

Top Williamsport hitters: Elliott Walker 2-3; Quentin Brown 1-1. Top Central Mountain hitters: Miller 2-3.

Records: Williamsport (13-3). Next game: Williamsport at Mifflinburg, today.

Wellsboro 7, Milton 6

Milton 000 030 102 — 6 8 1

Wellsboro 220 000 003 — 7 8 2

Tony Manzano, Drew Trate (5), Jacob Brooks (7), Bryce Gower (9) and Alex Garcia. Johnny Rowland, Carson Davis (7) and Cam Tennis. W: Carson Davis. L: Bryce Gower.

Top Milton hitters: Jacob Brooks 2-4, 2 RBIs, run; Cory Gensel 2-4, 2 runs. Top Wellsboro hitters: Cam Tennis 2-4, 2 runs; Carson Davis 2-5, 3 RBIs.

Records: Milton (5-15), Wellsboro (10-10).

Montgomery 13,

St. John Neumann 2

Montgomery 400 312 3 — 13 14 5

St. John Neumann 100 001 0 — 2 5 3

Gage Yohn, Brayden Strouse (6) and Jensen Drick. Daimeer Clark, Kyle Ferguson (5), Jaiden Cioffi (7) and Jaiden Cioffi, Malaki Parlante. W: Yohn. L: Clark.

Top Montgomery hitters: Brayden Strouse 3-5, 4 RBIs; Jensen Drick 4-5, 2 RBIs; Ethan Marino 3-4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Coty Steele 2-3, RBI. Top St. John Neumann hitters: Daimeer Clark 2-4, HR; Adam Helminiak 2-3.

Records: Montgomery (12-2), St. John Neumann (5-11). Next game: Sullivan County at Montgomery, Friday, 4:30 p.m.; Sugar Valley at St. John Neumann, Friday, 4:30 p.m.

N.P.-Mansfield 8, Montoursville 7

(12 inn.)

Montoursville 002 022 000 100 — 7 15 2

Mansfield 000 006 000 101 — 8 11 1

Brycen Mussina, Owen Kiess, Mitchell Rothrock, Abdi Rodriguez and Nolan Ott. Logan Adams, Kipp Hilson, J.P. Shaw, Carl Dinger and Dylan Williamson. W: Rodriguez. L: Dinger.

Top Montoursville hitters: Brycen Mussina 4-5; Owen Kiess 2-4. Top Mansfield hitters: Kipp Hilson 3-6, 2B; J.P. Shaw 2-7, RBI.

Records: Mansfield (15-4).

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