Local roundup: North Penn-Liberty volleyball drops out of states

After sweeping through league and district play on the way to its third straight district title, the North Penn-Liberty volleyball team dropped out of the state tournament with its 3-1 (25-15, 20-25, 25-22, 25-15) loss to Holy Redeemer on Tuesday evening in the PIAA Class AA tournament.

“Our girls fought hard, but had too many unforced errors. If we had played our “A” game all the way through, it could have been us going to the Elite 8,” North Penn-Liberty coach Holli Smith said. “The Lady Mounties leave their heart on the court every game. They are the best all around team that I have ever coached. The seniors will be dearly missed on and off the court, but they have led the path for the team of 2019. The Mounties will step up and be a strong contender in the Northern Tier next year.”

Holy Redeemer took the first set, 25-15, before the Mounties came back with a 25-20 second-set win. NP-L held a 22-20 advantage in the third set before falling, 25-22. Redeemer took the fourth and final set, 25-15, to earn the win.

Brooke Harvey had 17 digs and 14 kills. Savannah Doney posted 37 receptions and 12 digs and JoAnne McNamara tallied team-highs of 23 assists and nine points.

“These ladies had a great season and it’s been a great ride for (us),” Smith said. “Both (the varsity and junior varsity) teams are an awesome group of young ladies with strong support at home from parents, grandparents and fans.”

Girls Volleyball

Holy Redeemer 3,

North Penn-Liberty 1

(25-15, 20-25, 25-22, 25-15)

NP-L leaders: Brooke Harvey 4 points, 1 ace, 14 kills, 18 receptions, 17 digs. Savannah Doney 3 points, 37 receptions, 12 digs, 1 assist. JoAnne McNamara 9 points, 3 aces, 1 kill, 23 assists, 6 digs. Charisma Grega 6 points, 1 ace, 7 kills, 14 receptions, 17 digs, 1 assist. Mariah Kshir 9 points, 2 aces, 5 kills, 8 assists, 1 dig. Ellianna Fry 3 kills, 4 blocks, 7 digs. Maddison Minyo 4 points, 5 kills, 2 blocks, 2 digs. Ali Koval had 3 receptions, 4 digs.

Junior High Girls Basketball

7th grade

Montoursville 23, St. John Neumann 21

8th grade

Montoursville 25, St. John Neumann 19

Mid-Penn Soccer All-Stars


First Team


Nathan Wetherhold, Muncy

Jalen Thomas, Sullivan County

Griffin Bower, Millville*

Brian Lewis, Sullivan County


Isaac Boring, Muncy

Sam Saxe, Benton

Josh Spangenberg, Millville

Cameron Fiester, Sullivan County


Collin Smith, Muncy

James DiLossi, Benton

Zach Kremper, Millville

Caleb Temple, Millville


Pavel McMonigle, Muncy

Coach of the Year: Anthony Preston, Millville


First Team


Brynn Hess, Benton

Aleaha Bigelow, Muncy

Bethany Beinlich, Sullivan County

Alexis Gearhart, CMVT


Jessica Umpstead, Montgomery*

Sydney Hess, Benton

Josephine Benamati, Muncy

Chloe Burke, Sullivan County


Kelsey Heller, Benton

Trinity Brown, Benton

Leah Beinlich, Sullivan County

Alexis Randall, Sullivan County


Linsey Fisk, Millville

Coach of the Year: Billy Pasukinis, Benton

*Denotes All-State