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Local roundup: Penn College will return to competition in spring

JON GERARDI/Sun-Gazette Williamsport junior Jimmy Pombor, center, holds his portrait after being recognized at halftime of Williamsport’s boys basketball game against Wyalusing on Friday at Williamsport Middle School. The portrait will hang in the high school commons to recognize Pombor’s all-state honors this past season.

\Penn College will return to formal competition for spring sports in 2021 in coordination with a unanimous decision by the North Eastern Athletic Conference Presidents’ Council and Board of Athletic Directors, it was announced Friday.

The decision affects baseball, softball, men’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s golf at Penn College.

Penn College will only participate in conference games and a schedule will be released at a later date. Spectators will be prohibited.

• Williamsport junior Jimmy Pombor received his all-state portrait which will hang in the high school commons at halftime of Friday’s game against Wyalusing. Pombor became the seventh Williamsport boys soccer player to ever receive all-state honors.

While it’s a huge honor for Pombor, he noted the award was a team one, not necessarily an individual one for him.

“For me, individually, it doesn’t mean much, but for the team, they helped me accomplish this,” Pombor said. “So I think for the Williamsport team, it’s a big achievement. Individually, I’m happy, but it’s like I’m the face of the team. That’s all it means to me. My team helped me achieve it, and I helped the team achieve things.”

Williamsport won the District 2-4 Class AAAA championship for the fourth time in five years this past season and fell in the PIAA Class AAAA playoffs.

• Muncy cruised past CMVT in boys basketball, 68-29. Ross Eyer and Max Rymsza both scored 18 points. Branson Eyer added 10 for the Indians (14-3).

Muncy led by just five after the first quarter, but outscored CMVT in the second quarter to gain separation, 21-11.

Athens defeated North Penn-Mansfield, 65-56. Karson Dominick scored 20 for Mansfield and Alex Stein added 17.

Damian McAllister produced 14 points and 9 rebounds and Jersey Shore built a 21-point third-quarter lead in a 54-46 win at Selinsgrove. Tristan Gallick also provided a spark, scoring 14 points and dealing 5 assists. Damian Williams and Owen Bloom combined for 15 points as Jersey Shore completed a season sweep of the Seals.

David Hill, Davion Hill and Hanief Clay all scored at least 14 points and St. John Neumann thumped St. Joseph’s 71-45. David scored 17 points, Davion 16 and Clay 14 as the Knights (14-2) built a 37-21 halftime lead. Nyseer Dymeck added seven points off the bench. Neumann hosts District 4 Class AAAA top-ranked Danville Saturday afternoon.

Riley King reached a career-high in points for a second straight game, scoring 16 as Sullivan County defeated Towanda, 52-37. Jalen Thomas and Byron Fitzgerald each grabbed five rebounds and combined for eight steals. Alex Schweitzer added nine points for the Griffins (8-7) who have won seven of their last 10 games.

• Sullivan County captured a share of its fifth straight Mid-Penn championship Friday night, defeating Millville, 44-27. The Griffins will share the championship with South Williamsport.

Sophia Springman had another big game, scoring a game-high 22 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Bethany Beinlich also had a strong game with 16 points and three steals. Samantha Albright pulled down nine rebounds as Sullivan (9-4) won its fourth straight game.

Three players scored at least nine points and Williamsport used a big second-half to break open a close game at Wellsboro and win, 50-27. The Millionaires won their second game in two nights, outscoring Wellsboro, 33-14 in the second half. Kailee Helmrich scored 10 points, Sarina Beiter nine and Ella Wilson a career-high nine off the bench. Emma Coolidge scored a game-high 17 points for Wellsboro.

Central Mountain won its eighth straight game, defeating Mifflinburg, 53-27. The Wildcats (14-1) allowed just seven second-half points and Avery Baker scored a season-high 22 points while making 9 of 15 shots. Quinlynn McCann added 11 points and Kiahna Jones pulled down 9 rebounds as Central Mountain outscored Mifflinburg, 25-7 in the second half.

• Zach Hartman became the Bucknell wrestling team’s fourth EIWA champion. Hartman, who went 3-0 en route to winning the 165-pound title, was one of two Bison to earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Wrestling Championships.

Hartman, already a two-time EIWA runner-up, joined Andy Rendos (165, 2010), current assistant coach Kevin LeValley (149, 2011) and Joe Stolfi (285, 2014) as Bucknell’s EIWA champions. He became the second Bison to earn the EIWA Coaches’ Trophy as the EIWA Championships’ Outstanding Wrestler, joining LeValley. He also qualified for his third NCAA Championships.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Muncy 68, CMVT 29

MUNCY (68)

Connor Sassano 3 0-0 7; Loudon Boring 3 0-2 6; Noah Confer 1 0-0 2; Max Rymsza 7 2-2 18; Joe Edkin 1 0-0 2; Ross Eyer 7 1-2 18; Giovanni Persun 1 1-2 3; Ernie Coppes 1 0-0 2; Branson Eyer 5 0-5 10; Michael Fry 0 0-0 0. Totals 29 4-13 68.

CMVT (29)

J. Lloyd 2 2-2 6; J. Knick 4 1-4 9; . Mottern 2 0-0 6; J. Bogart 0 0-0 0; T. Bond 0 0-0 0; J. Shotwell 0 0-0 0; P. Fedder 0 0-0 0; L. Eisenhuth 0 0-0 0; T. Zantac 4 0-0 8; B. Eddy 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 3-6 29.

Muncy 17 21 14 16 — 68

CMVT 12 11 3 3 — 29

3-point goals: Muncy 6 (R. Eyer 3, Rymsza 2, Sassano 1), CMVT 2 (Mottern 2).

JV score: Muncy, 54-8. High scorers: Eli Slamka, M, 15; Eli Weikel, M, 15.

Records: Muncy (14-3).

Athens 65, North Penn-Mansfield 56

ATHENS (65)

Tucker Brown 6 3-4 16; Mason Lister 5 3-5 16; JJ Babcock 5 3-4 13; Nolan Carling 6 1-5 13; Troy Pritchard 2 0-0 4; Chris Mitchell 2 0-0 4; Carson Smith 0 0-0 0. Totals 26 10-18 65.

NPM (56)

Sam Lawrence 3 0-0 8; Brody Burleigh 0 0-4 0; Alex Stein 8 0-2 17; Curtis Craig 4 0-2 2; Eli Shaw 0 0-0 0; Karson Dominick 7 2-5 20; Jacob Evans 1 1-2 3. Totals 23 3-15 56.

Athens 13 19 16 17 — 65

N.P.-Mansfield 14 13 16 13 — 56

3-point goals: Athens 3 (Lister 2, Brown 1), NPM 7 (Dominick 4, Lawrence 2, Stein 1).

Jersey Shore 54, Selinsgrove 46

JERSEY SHORE (50)

Damian Williams 4 0-0 8, Cayden Hess 1 0-0 3, Tristan Gallick 6 2-2 14, Cam Embick 1 0-0 3, Kyle Mundrick 1 0-0 3, Logan Bailey 1 0-0 2, Damian McAllister 4 3-4 14, Owen Bloom 3 1-1 7. Totals 21 6-7 54.

SELINSGROVE (46)

Blake Hadden 1 0-0 2, Ethan Harris 1 3-4 5, Isaiah Ulrich 2 0-0 6, Ryan Reich 2 1-2 7, Theo Feiler 2 0-0 4, Randy Richter 1 0-0 2, Spencer George 8 4-5 20. Totals 17 8-11 46.

Jersey Shore 17 12 18 7–54

Selinsgrove 14 5 7 20–46

3-pointers: Jersey Shore 5 (McAllister 3, Embick, Mundrick); Selinsgrove 4 (Ulrich 2, Reich 2).

Records: Jersey Shore 8-13.

St. John Neumann 71, St. Joseph’s 45

ST. JOE’S (45)

Brian Scanlon 5 1-1 11, Jonah Clark 1 0-0 2, Noah Straub 6 2-2 16, Timothy Peters 3 0-1 6, Nick Warner 2 0-0 4, Aeden Hall 2 0-0 4, John Thomas 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 3-4 45.

NEUMANN (71)

David Hill 6 4-6 17, Davion Hill 6 2-2 16, Keon Burkholder 2 0-0 4, Ryan McNamee 1 0-0 2, Jerval Weeks-Shuler 2 0-0 4, Nyseer Dymeck 3 1-4 7, Essex Taylor 2 0-0 4, Josiah Coleman 1 0-0 3, Hanief Clay 4 6-10 14. Totals 27 13-24 71.

St. Joe’s 10 11 8 16–45

Neumann 15 22 19 15–71

3-pointers: St. Joe’s 2 (Straub 2); Neumann 4 (Davion Hill 2, David Hill, Coleman).

Records: Neumann 14-2.

Sullivan County 52, Towanda 37

TOWANDA (37)

Dante Ottaviani 0 3-5 3, Elias Shrawder 2 0-0 4, Octavious Chacona 1 0-0 3, Kolby Hoffman 1 4-6 6, Logan Lambert 3 0-0 8, Mason Hartman 0 4-6 4, Justin Schoonover 2 3-4 9. Totals 9 14-21 37.

SULLIVAN (52)

Alex Schweitzer 3 2-4 9, Jalen Thomas 2 2-2 6, Bryon Fitzgerald 3 0-3 6, Trey Higley 2 2-2 6, Riley King 6 1-2 16, Trace Neary 1 0-0 3, Gerhett Parrish 3 0-0 6. Totals 20 7-13 52.

Towanda 8 10 10 9–37

Sullivan

3-pointers: Towanda 5 (Lambert 2, Schoonover 2, Chacona); Sullivan 5 (King 3, Schweitzer, Neary).

Records: Sullivan County 8-7.

JV Score: 49-35

High Scorer: Bryson Charles, S, 21

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Williamsport 50,

Wellsboro 27

WILLIAMSPORT (50)

Sam Soto 2 0-0 5, Abby Mahon 2 0-0 4, Sarina Beiter 3 1-2 9, Ella Wilson 4 0-0 9, Kailee Helmrich 5 0-2 10, Payton Baney 3 1-2 7, Anna Harstead 1 0-0 2, Enya Green-Pratt 2 0-0 4, A’Niyah Andrews-Handy 0 0-2 0. Totals 20 6-14 50.

WELLSBORO (27)

Sarah Mosher 1 0-0 2, Bailey Monks 1 2-6 4, Emma Coolidge 6 5-8 17, Abbye Cavanaugh 1 0-0 2, Rylie Boyce 1 0-0 2. Totals 10 7-14 27.

Williamsport 9 8 16 17–50

Wellsboro 6 7 7 7–27

3-point goals: Williamsport 4 (Beiter 2, Soto, Wilson).

Records: Williamsport (6-10), Wellsboro (6-8).

Central Mountain 53, Mifflinburg 27

MIFFLINBURG (27)

Shuck 7 3-6 19, Catherman 1 2-4 4, Sheesley 1 0-0 3, Martin 0 1-2 1, Erickson 0 0-1 0. Totals 9 6-12 27.

CENTRAL MOUNTAIN (53)

Avery Baker 9 0-0 22, Quinlynn McCann 4 2-2 11, Ava Renninger 3 0-0 6, Kiahna Jones 2 0-0 4, Reese Doyle 2 0-0 4, Alyssa Fisher 1 0-0 3, Mia Kopyscianksy 1 0-0 3. Totals 22 2-2 53.

Mifflinburg 9 11 0 7–27

C Mountain 20 8 17 8–53

3-pointers: Mifflinburg 3 (Shuck 2, Sheesley); Central Mountain 7 (Baker 4, McCann, Fisher, Kopysciansky).

Records: Central Mountain 14-1.

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