NCAA BASKETBALL PLAYOFF SCOREBOARD

 

PIAA District IV Basketball Tournament Updated Brackets

Boys Class A

District IV Semifinals
#1 Millville vs #4 Sullivan County @ TBD, TBD
#2 Meadowbrook Christian vs #3 Lourdes Regional @ TBD, TBD

District IV Third Place Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

District IV Championship Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

PIAA First Round
(D4-1) TBD vs (D3-3) TBD @ TBD, Friday 3/9 TBD
(D4-2) TBD vs (D11-3) TBD @ TBD, Friday 3/9 TBD
(D4-3) TBD vs (D11-2) TBD @ TBD, Friday 3/9 TBD

 

Girls Class A

District IV Quarterfinals
#8 Montgomery @ #1 Sullivan County, Wednesday 2/21 7:00 p.m.
#7 St. John Neumann @ #2 Cowanesque Valley, Wednesday 2/21 7:00 p.m.
#6 Galeton @ #3 Benton, Wednesday 2/21 7:00 p.m.
#5 Canton @ #4 Lourdes Regional, Wednesday 2/21 7:00 p.m.

District IV Semifinals
1/8 Winner vs 4/5 Winner @ TBD, TBD
2/7 Winner vs 3/6 Winner @ TBD, TBD

District IV Third Place Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

District IV Championship Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

PIAA First Round
(D4-1) TBD vs (D3-6) TBD @ TBD, Saturday 3/10 TBD
(D4-2) TBD vs (D3-3) TBD @ TBD, Saturday 3/10 TBD
(D4-3) TBD vs (D11-2) TBD @ TBD, Saturday 3/10 TBD
(D4-4) TBD vs (D3-1) TBD @ TBD, Saturday 3/10 TBD

 

Class AA Boys

District IV Quarterfinals
#6 Sayre @ #3 North Penn-Mansfield, Wednesday 2/21 7:00 p.m.

District IV Semifinals
#1 Wyalusing vs #4 Northeast Bradford @ TBD, TBD
#2 Muncy vs 3/6 Winner @ TBD, TBD

District IV Championship Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

PIAA First Round
(D4-1) TBD vs (D2-2) TBD @ TBD, Saturday 3/10 TBD
(D4-2) TBD vs (D2-1) TBD @ TBD, Saturday 3/10 TBD

 

Class AA Girls

District IV Semifinals
#1 Sayre vs #5 South Williamsport @ TBD, TBD
#2 Southern Columbia vs #3 Muncy @ TBD, TBD

District IV Championship Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

PIAA First Round
(D4-1) TBD vs (D2-2) TBD @ TBD, Friday 3/9 TBD
(D4-2) TBD vs (D2-1) TBD @ TBD, Friday 3/9 TBD

 

Class AAA Boys

District IV Quarterfinals
#8 Bloomsburg @ #1 Wellsboro, Friday 2/23 7:30 p.m.
#7 Warrior Run @ #2 Loyalsock, Thursday 2/22 7:00 p.m.
#6 Hughesville @ #3 Mount Carmel, Thursday 2/22 7:00 p.m.
#5 Southern Columbia @ #4 Troy, Thursday 2/22 7:00 p.m.

District IV Semifinals
1/8 Winner vs 4/5 Winner @ TBD, TBD
2/7 Winner vs 3/6 Winner @ TBD, TBD

District IV Third Place Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

District IV Championship Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

PIAA First Round
(D4-1) TBD vs (D11-2) TBD @ TBD, Saturday 3/10 TBD
(D4-2) TBD vs (D2-2) TBD @ TBD, Saturday 3/10 TBD
(D4-3) TBD vs (D12-2) TBD @ TBD, Saturday 3/10 TBD

 

Class AAA Girls

District IV Quarterfinals
#8 Bloomsburg @ #1 Wellsboro, Friday 2/23 6:00 p.m.
#7 Wyalusing @ #2 Mount Carmel, Friday 2/23 7:00 p.m.
#6 Williamson @ #3 Loyalsock, Friday 2/23 7:00 p.m.
#5 Hughesville @ #4 Warrior Run, Friday 2/23 7:30 p.m.

District IV Semifinals
1/8 Winner vs 4/5 Winner @ TBD, TBD
2/7 Winner vs 3/6 Winner @ TBD, TBD

District IV Third Place Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

District IV Championship Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

PIAA First Round
(D4-1) TBD vs (D11-4) TBD @ TBD, Friday 3/9 TBD
(D4-2) TBD vs (D2-2) TBD @ TBD, Friday 3/9 TBD
(D4-3) TBD vs (D3-1) TBD @ TBD, Friday 3/9 TBD

 

Class AAAA Boys

District IV Quarterfinals
#8 Jersey Shore @ #1 Danville, TBD
#7 Shamokin @ #2 Montoursville, Friday 2/23 7:00 p.m.
#6 Selinsgrove @ #3 Athens, Friday 2/23 7:00 p.m.
#5 Shikellamy @ #4 Mifflinburg, Friday 2/23 7:00 p.m.

District IV Semifinals
1/8 Winner vs 4/5 Winner @ TBD, TBD
2/7 Winner vs 3/6 Winner @ TBD, TBD

District IV Third Place Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

District IV Championship Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

PIAA First Round
(D4-1) TBD vs (D3-3) TBD @ TBD, Friday 3/9 TBD
(D4-2) TBD vs (D2-2) TBD @ TBD, Friday 3/9 TBD
(D4-3) TBD vs (D3-2) TBD @ TBD, Friday 3/9 TBD

 

Class AAAA Girls

District IV Quarterfinals
#8 Selinsgrove @ #1 Lewisburg, Thursday 2/22 7:00 p.m.
#7 Shikellamy @ #2 Shamokin, Thursday 2/22 7:00 p.m.
#6 Jersey Shore @ #3 Mifflinburg, Thursday 2/22 7:00 p.m.
#5 Danville @ #4 Athens, Thursday 2/22 7:00 p.m.

District IV Semifinals
1/8 Winner vs 4/5 Winner @ TBD, TBD
2/7 Winner vs 3/6 Winner @ TBD, TBD

District IV Third Place Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

District IV Championship Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

PIAA First Round
(D4-1) TBD vs (D3-6) TBD @ TBD, Saturday 3/10 TBD
(D4-2) TBD vs (D11-2) TBD @ TBD, Saturday 3/10 TBD
(D4-3) TBD vs (D2-2) TBD @ TBD, Saturday 3/10 TBD
(D4-4) TBD vs (D3-2) TBD @ TBD, Saturday 3/10 TBD

 

Class AAAAAA Boys

District II – District IV Subregional Semifinals
#1 Hazleton vs #4 Delaware Valley @ TBD, Saturday 2/24 TBD
#2 Scranton vs #3 Williamsport @ TBD, Saturday 2/24 TBD

District II – District IV Subregional Championship Game
1/4 Winner vs 2/3 Winner @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Saturday 3/3 8:00 p.m.

PIAA First Round
(D4-1) TBD vs (D1-7) TBD @ TBD, Saturday 3/10 TBD

 

Class AAAAAA Girls

District II – District IV Subregional Semifinals
#1 Scranton vs #4 Delaware Valley @ TBD, Friday 2/23 TBD
#2 Hazleton vs #3 Williamsport @ TBD, Friday 2/23 TBD

District II – District IV Subregional Championship Game
1/4 Winner vs 2/3 Winner @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Friday 3/2 6:00 p.m.

PIAA First Round
(D4-1) TBD vs (D1-8) TBD @ TBD, Saturday 3/10 TBD

PIAA District IV Basketball Tournament Scoreboard – 2/20/18

Boys Class A

District IV Quarterfinals
#2 Meadowbrook Christian 46, #7 North Penn-Liberty 35 F
#3 Lourdes Regional 66, #6 Galeton 40 F
#4 Sullivan County 54, #5 St. John Neumann 46 F

 

Class AA Boys

District IV Quarterfinals
#4 Northeast Bradford 52, #5 Cowanesque Valley 43 F

 

Class AA Girls

District IV Quarterfinals
#2 Southern Columbia 55, #7 North Penn-Mansfield 32 F
#3 Muncy 51, #6 Line Mountain 48 F
#5 South Williamsport 55, #4 Northeast Bradford 40 F

 

Class AAAA Boys

District IV First Round
#8 Jersey Shore 66, #9 CMVT 49 F

MHKY: USA vs Czech Republic

After finding their offense against Slovakia, Team USA moves on to the Quarterfinal Round of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Men’s Hockey Tournament, facing the Czech Republic. Coverage begins at 10:00 p.m., right here on FOX Sports Williamsport.

D4-2A Girls Quarterfinal: #6 Line Mountain at #3 Muncy

The Line Mountain Lady Eagles travel north to face the Muncy Lady Indians in the Quarterfinal Round of the PIAA District IV Class AA Girl’s Basketball Tournament. Coverage starts at 6:45 p.m., right here on FOX Sports Williamsport and Stream 1.

MHKY: USA vs Solvakia

The United States meet Slovakia for the second time in a Qualification Round Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey matchup tonight. Coverage starts at 10:00 p.m., right here on FOX Sports Williamsport.

Seven Set For Induction Into Lycoming Athletics Hall Of Fame

Clockwise from top left – Josh Kleinfelter, Milvana Ban, Stephen Romano, Nicole Wasson, Jen Shuler, Ricky Lannetti, Jason Mifsud.

Story Courtesy Of athletics.lycoming.edu

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Three are All-Americans. Two were individual conference champions. One was a two-time conference player of the year. All seven earned all-conference honors in their careers and make up the 2018 Lycoming College Athletics Hall of Fame class, which will be inducted at the 33rd annual Hall of Fame Ceremony as part of Alumni Weekend, June 1-3, 2018.

The complete class features Milvana (Ban) Eichelberger ’09 (women’s swimming), Josh Kleinfelter ’11 (football), Ricky Lannetti (football), Jason Mifsud ’13 (men’s tennis), Stephen Romano ’13 (men’s lacrosse), Jennifer (Shuler) Miller ’99 (women’s basketball/softball) and Nicole (Wasson) Garcia ’99 (women’s swimming). The group will be inducted on Saturday, June 2, at 3 p.m. in Lamade Gym. A reception will follow the ceremony in the Recreation Center Atrium. To sign up for the Hall of Fame ceremony, please visit the Alumni Weekend website at: www.lycoming.edu/alumniWeekend/.

With perhaps the best performance of her career in her last individual race at the 2009 MAC Championships, Milvana (Ban) Eichelberger ’09 etched her name into a distinguished group, becoming the 14th women’s swimmer in program history to win a conference title. Ban wrapped up one of the best individual MAC meets in program history when she led that 200-yard backstroke race from start to finish, posting a time of 2:14.19. She preceded that by finishing second in both the 200-yard individual medley (2:16.61) and the 400-yard individual medley (4:47.23), where she set a school record that still stands. The first place and two second place finishes rounded out a career in which the Harrisburg, Pa., native earned 10 individual All-MAC honors and 10 All-MAC honors as a member of a relay team. Ban started her career by making a splash in the 200-yard backstroke, where she ended up earning all-conference honors by placing in the top six in the conference in all four years of her career, as her time of 2:13.70 to finish third at the MAC Championships in 2007 is still the third-fastest time in program history. Also an individual medley specialist, she came into her own during her sophomore year, when she posted her first of two runner-up finishes in the 400-yard version of the event. Ban’s career came in the midst of a 15-year run of consecutive winning seasons by the women’s swim program, as she helped the Warriors to a 29-11 record in dual meets and two third-place finishes at the conference championships. She teamed up to finish second in the 400-yard medley relay in 2009, while also finishing in the top three on relay teams two other times and finishing in the top six seven other times.

After graduating Lycoming, Ban received a Reading Specialist Certification at Millersville University in 2016 and she is currently completing a Master’s in Language and Literacy Education. She is a third grade teacher at Reach Cyber Charter School and also serves as an assistant coach for the Heatherfield swim team, a summer club program. She also served as an assistant coach at her high school alma mater, Bishop McDevitt, for three seasons. Ban married Shawn Eichelberger in 2015 and the couple welcomed son, Toby, in January 2017, and they reside in Harrisburg.

When Coach Frank Girardi retired at the end of the 2007 season, he told the incoming coach, Mike Clark’93, that his starting tailback had a chance to be really good, if not one of the best in a line of accomplished running backs to come through the storied Lycoming football program. Josh Kleinfelter ’11 lived up to that praise in the course of his career, becoming the only running back in program history to earn four all-conference accolades. As a rookie, the 5-10, 185-pounder finished third in the conference with 509 rushing yards and two touchdowns under Coach Girardi. In 2008, he was the force that paced the Lycoming offense, as the team rebounded from a 3-7 season by winning the school’s 14th MAC title. Kleinfelter ran for 1,123 yards and 11 touchdowns, crossing 100 yards four times in the season. He added 821 yards as a junior, but saved his best campaign for last. In 2010, he rushed for 1,212 yards on 216 attempts, posting eight touchdowns and averaging 121.2 yards per game, despite fighting injuries for the last four games of the year. He became the first running back in school history to post five straight 100-yard rushing games and the first to post three straight games with more than 200 all-purpose yards. He rushed for more than 200 yards twice and his 5.6 yards per carry average was half a yard higher than any back in the MAC. The Bellwood, Pa., product finished his career with school records in rushing yards (3,665), rushing attempts (773), rushing yards per game (91.6), all-purpose yards (4,474) and all-purpose yards per game (111.8) and still ranked in the top two in all those categories, while still holding the record for rushing attempts.

After graduating from Lycoming, Kleinfelter went on to graduate from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in 2015. He married wife, Chelsea, in September, and the couple reside in Hesston.

A strapping 5-9, 189-pound Philadelphia native, Ricky Lanetti ’04 was one of the most versatile players for the Warriors in the early part of the century. He began his career as a kickoff returner and moved into the punt return role as a sophomore in 2001, earning Second Team All-MAC honors as a return specialist after returning two punts for touchdown. As a junior, he turned into the Warriors’ top receiver after not catching a pass in his first two years with the team. He was even better as a senior, averaging a school-record 7.0 catches per game, posting 955 yards, plus as the team’s top punt and kick returner, he broke the school’s record for all-purpose yards in a season (1,644), a mark that stood for 11 years. He broke the school-record for most receptions in a game with 16 against Delaware Valley and also wrapped up his career holding all-time records in kick return yards (987), kick returns (45) and punt return touchdowns (2). He also helped Lycoming to an 8-1 regular season during that 2003 season and its first MAC title in four years, helping the team reach the NCAA Division III Championships while earning D3Football.com All-American honors and First Team All-MAC accolades as a receiver. In the first round against East Texas Baptist, he made five catches for 40 yards in Lycoming’ 13-7 overtime victory. Shockingly, during the week of the NCAA quarterfinals, he fell ill, checking into the hospital on Saturday morning and just 12 hours later, he passed away. The autopsy report listed the cause as a bloodstream infection caused by Staphyloccus aureus (MRSA), better known as a staph infection.

Nearly 15 years later, Lannetti’s death has been a rallying cry in the sports world for awareness in staph infection detection and his story has been featured in several national media outlets, including the New York Times, Men’s Health and ESPN: The Magazine. Lannetti’s family, including mother Theresa Drew, father, Rick Lannetti and sisters, Lisa and Katie, have increased recognition and raised thousands to help further research and education on MRSA. The family also helped create the Ricky Lannetti Scholarship Fund at Lycoming.

In Lycoming College men’s tennis’ 65-year history, there has rarely been a student-athlete like Jason Mifsud ’13. He was the first conference player of the year, first MAC Scholar-Athlete and first four-time all-conference selection in program history. All of that would be impressive enough, but is only part of the Montoursville, Pa., native’s resume. Mifsud, the Warriors’ all-time wins leader, finished his career with a 45-11 singles record, the most wins in school history, and added a 28-26 mark in doubles to finish second in school history. His combined mark of 73-37 is also the best in school history. He saved his best season for last, posting a 15-1 singles record as a senior and becoming the first player in school history to win the Middle Atlantic Conference Individual Championship, doing so at the top flight in the fall. He also ran the table, going 6-0 and not losing a set, against Commonwealth Conference opponents in singles play this spring. Mifsud was a second-team All-Commonwealth Conference selection as a freshman before earning three straight first team nods to wrap up his career. During that freshman season, Mifsud finished 12-3 at No. 3 singles, providing the Warriors a reliable workhorse in the middle of the lineup that helped propel the team to its only Commonwealth Conference title in program history. The next season, he jumped into the team’s No. 1 singles position, where he stayed for the rest of his career. He earned a school-record four Commonwealth Conference Player of the Week awards in his career, reached three MAC Individual Championship finals, reaching the third flight finals as a freshman and sophomore before winning the first flight as a senior. Off the court, the mathematics major was just as impressive, earning three MAC Academic Honor Roll nods, four Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete awards and eight dean’s list awards. He was the vice president of the Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematical Science Honor Society and was awarded with the Lycoming College Mathematical Science Award, the Frances K. Skeath Award in Mathematics and the Benjamin C. Connor Prize in Mathematics at the College’s Honors Convocation.

After graduating, Mifsud earned a Master’s of Arts in Mathematics from SUNY Binghamton in 2015. Soon after, he returned to Lycoming College, where he is still a visiting instructor in the department of mathematics. He also still helps at the West Branch Tennis Club, where he has worked for more than a decade, which has helped fuel his love for the sport. He is still active in the sport, playing several times a week, and makes time to play in local tournaments and leagues several times a year. He is also an avid hiker.

A two-time MAC Offensive Player of the Year and an All-American as a junior, Stephen Romano ’13 packed a ton into his three full seasons with the Warriors. When a game was on the line, Lycoming gave the ball to him and waited to watch special happen. In just the second game of his sophomore year, he scored five goals and added three assists, including the game-winner in overtime against SUNY Maritime. Later in the year, he posted game-winning goals in the fourth quarter against Lebanon Valley and in the second overtime at Elizabethtown. During the year, he scored nearly half his points in one-goal games, helping him finish 2011 second in Division III and third amongst all NCAA lacrosse players in Lax.com’s Clutch Ratings, posting a rating of 29.97. The league leader in scoring, Romano was a magician around the net for the Warriors, posting the MAC’s top averages in goals (2.35), assists (1.47) and points (3.82). The 5-7 attackman was the catalyst all season for the Warriors, as he won the MAC Offensive Player of the Week award four times. As a junior, he repeated the performance, earning the Commonwealth Conference Player of the Year award after finishing second in the league in goals (2.47) and third in points (3.33) per game. Along the way, Romano posted seven-goal games against Messiah and SUNY Geneseo and he continued his clutch abilities, scoring the game-winner in overtime against Messiah and assisting on the winner against Elizabethtown. He won three more Commonwealth Conference Player of the Week awards that season, giving him a school-record seven in his career, and earned Honorable Mention USILA All-American honors at the end of the season. An InsideLacrosse.com Preseason All-American heading into his senior year, Romano suffered a broken leg in the first game of the season, cutting his career short, but at the end of the season, he still earned USILA Scholar All-American accolades. Nonetheless, in just three seasons, the 5-7 attackman racked up 156 points, still 10th in program history, 108 goals, also 10th, and 48 assists.

After graduating, Romano went on to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching from Salisbury University and relocated to the Maryland Eastern Shore, where he works at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School as a biology, chemistry and biomedical sciences teacher. Still involved in lacrosse, he has moved to the sidelines, where he is an assistant coach and the offensive coordinator for the Cambridge-South Dorchester varsity team. He also teaches the game through private lessons and plays with the Delaware Starboard of the American Lacrosse League. Beyond lacrosse, he has started to play in a local soccer league, picking up the game again after playing in high school, and also skis, hikes and plays tennis in his free time. He is engaged to Christine Cook and will be getting married on June 16. The couple is planning an August hike at Machu Picchu in Peru.

Finishing her career in the top 10 in scoring in the basketball program’s history and the top five in hits in the softball program’s history, Jennifer (Shuler) Miller ’99 was one of the best all-around athletes at the college during her four years, which culminated when she was selected as the 1999 Pocahontas Award-winner as the college’s most outstanding female athlete. In softball, Shuler played catcher, third base, shortstop during her career before finally settling in at first base, where she earned Second Team All-Freedom League honors in 1999, when she hit .381 with 26 runs, six doubles, three triples a homer and 21 RBI in 29 games. The Milton, Pa., native hit better than .300 all four years of her career, finishing fifth in school’s career record book in batting average (.348), second in slugging percentage (.572), third in RBIs (67), fourth in runs scored (73) and eighth in on-base percentage (.407). She was also the second player in program history to reach 100 career hits, finishing her career with 101, which is still 10th in the softball record book. She helped the team reach the Middle Atlantic Conference Tournament in all four years of her career, leading the team to the championship game in 1996 and ’99, as the Warriors posted a 75-30 record in her career, including setting a school-record with an .815 winning percentage thanks to a 22-5 record in 1997. The Warriors also finished in first in the Freedom League twice in her career. In basketball, Shuler was just as accomplished, posting 916 points in her career, becoming the eighth player in school history to reach 900 career points. The 5-8 guard set the school-record for most career three-point field goals with 126, a mark that stood for seven years, and is one of two players to lead the team in three-point field goal percentage for three consecutive years (1997-99). Shuler helped Lycoming to a 59-42 record during her career, helping the team to three appearances in the conference tournament and a bid to the 1997 NCAA Division III Tournament. The 1998 Sol “Woody” Wolf award as the college’s most improved junior athlete, Shuler was also a two-time member of the MAC Academic Honor Roll in both basketball and softball as a criminal justice major.

After graduating, Shuler moved to Harrisburg, where she has been employed by Dauphin County Probation Services-Juvenile Division for the past 17 years. She is an assistant supervisor in the Community Based Supervision Unit and continue to work directly with delinquent youth. She married Greg Miller in 2000 and the couple have two children, Lauren and Brett. She is still active in sports, serving as an assistant coach with her daughter’s travel softball team, the Cumberland County Magic. She also enjoys golf and also works with her son’s “Buddy” Ball baseball team. Her son, who is autistic, plays alongside a “buddy” during his games, and the games focus on sportsmanship and fun.

In just three years in the Lamade Gym Natatorium, Nicole (Wasson) Garcia helped push the Lycoming women’s swim team to the top of the MAC. The Allentown, Pa., native also left her mark in the classroom, where the business major graduated a semester early after earning MAC Academic Honor Roll accolades after her junior year. In the pool, she left her mark by finishing in the top three in all nine of her individual races at the MAC Championships, winning two titles, finishing as a MAC runner-up five times and taking third twice. Wasson began her career with the Warriors by finishing second in the 400-yard individual medley, the 200-yard butterfly and the 200-yard individual medley in 1996, helping the Warriors take sixth at the MAC Championships. As a sophomore, she teamed with a talented group to win the college’s first MAC title in swimming while also winning her first individual title as well, posting a time of 2:21.00 in the 200-yard butterfly. She also took second in the 200- and 400-yard individual medleys and helped the 400-yard medley relay squad also finish as runners-up. The next year, Wasson became just the fifth Warrior in program history to win two MAC titles when she won the 400-yard individual medley in 4:47.50, a time that set a school-record that stood for eight years. During her career, Wasson helped three relay teams finish as MAC runners-up while eight of her relay teams earned All-MAC accolades. The team posted a 33-8 record in her career and finished in the top three in the conference in two of her three seasons.

After graduating from Lycoming, Wasson completed a Master’s of Business Administration from Lehigh University in 2004 and began her professional career by working for Lucent Technologies for nine years. She began to work with Lehigh University’s advancement office in 2008, working at the school for six years before starting a home interior business when her family moved to Arkansas. After relocating to Maryland, she continued her work in interior design and has begun as an independent business owner for the Skincare company, Rodan & Fields. She married Oscar Garcia in 2002 and the couple have two children, Max and Isabella.

Penn College Wrestlers Set For Regionals, Baseball Beginning, Basketball Ends

For the first time in school history, Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers have a shot at a NCAA national championship and they begin that quest Friday and Saturday at the NCAA Division III Southeast Region Championships in Rocky Mount, Virginia. The top three finishers in each weight class will advance to the NCAA Division III Championships March 9-10 at Cleveland, Ohio.

While the college’s wrestlers prep for the next step, baseball season is about to begin and the seasons ended last week for the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

WRESTLING

“There is a kind of nervous excitement right now. For a lot of guys, it is their first time competing at this level. Dylan (Otis) is our only returner who has any similar competition experience at the collegiate level,” first-year coach Jamie Miller said.

“We’ve got a pretty cautiously-optimistic take on the whole thing. We’d love to get somebody through but realistically getting guys experience in this type of environment is going to be so crucial moving forward. … The goal right now is to get guys experienced competing at that level. We’re very hopeful. We worked hard for it,” Miller said.

Wildcats are expected to compete, include:

133 — Christian Fox, of Boyertown

141 – Chris Bashaw, of Jersey Shore

157 – Dan Bergeron, Jackson, New Jersey

165 – Nicholas Bruce, of Troy

174 – Ty Gardner, of Pottsville

184 – Patrick Ostrowsky, of Lewisburg

197 – Jared Mooney, of Palmerton

285 – Otis, of Towanda.

Over the past month and a half as Penn College compiled a 7-20 dual match record, Miller’s goal was to have his grapplers healthy and peaking at the right time, which is now.

“We’ve been wrestling tough teams all year. … We’ll find out come regionals if we’re peaking at the right time. In terms of health — at this time of year everybody is banged up, it’s a long season. Your body is not meant to sustain four or five months of hand-to-hand combat like these guys have been doing all year. We have guys who are wrestling their best right now, which is all you can ask for,” Miller said.

“Now that our team competition is over, the focus shifts for each guy. As a team, we’re working together to push each other, but it becomes very individual right now. Guys have to do what they have to do as an individual to get themselves prepared. For some guys, it’s cleaning up technique. For some guys, it’s getting in a little bit better shape. For other guys it’s getting stronger and for some guys it’s getting a little bit more healthy. We’re taking a very individualized approach to get everybody to the point where they want to be,” the coach added.

BASEBALL

With 21 returning players, seven of them starters from last year’s team that went 25-13 overall and finished second in the North Eastern Athletic Conference, nobody is overlooking coach Chris Howard’s Wildcats this season. Penn College is scheduled to open its season at noon on Saturday against Lebanon Valley College at Bowman Field.

Although conference play won’t begin until April when the Wildcats already will have up to 14 games under their belts — eight of them being played in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, from March 3-8 — NEAC coaches have picked Penn College to finish second behind defending champion Penn State Berks in a preseason poll. Behind those two in the poll are: Penn State Abington, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, SUNY Poly, Wells College, Gallaudet University, Cazenovia College and SUNY Cobleskill.

“I think it’s important for our pitchers to establish what we’re going to be like on the mound (during the pre-conference season). Pitching is what wins championships, and that’s why I am excited about our pitching staff, but we want to bring the arms along gently,” Howard said. “We are out there to win every game, but I want to make sure that everybody is healthy and ready to go by the time that first conference game comes up (April 7).”

The top returning players from a year ago, whose contributions helped lead to a school single-season record 25 wins, are sophomore infielder Ben Flicker, of Topton, the NEAC Rookie of the Year, and senior pitcher Max Bair, of Centre Hall, both all-conference First Team selections, and sophomore Brittan Kittle, of Millville, named to the Second Team.

Also on the squad are two other players who earned all-conference honors in 2016 in senior pitcher Aaron Palmer, of Hanover, (First Team), and junior second baseman Cole Hofmann, of Newtown (Second Team). Palmer also was a NEAC Second Team selection in 2015.

“We’re probably as deep this year as we’ve ever been. We have a lot of players coming back. Our pitching staff is without question the deepest that it’s ever been. There are a lot of expectations that we have for us this year, and the guys have been working hard,” Howard said.

“We kind of learned our lesson after the 2015 season. We won a conference championship that year and in 2016 we came in thinking that we’re going to do this (win titles) all the time, but we forgot to do the little things to keep us at that level,” Howard said, alluding to what turned out to be a 13-23 campaign.

“This year we’re paying a lot more attention to detail; a lot more of the little things we know we have to do in order to get us back to that championship game like we were last year. That’s ultimately what we’re fighting to get back to — another shot at a conference championship — and this year there is more at stake; we win a conference championship and we have that automatic bid to a (NCAA Division III) regional tournament,” the coach said.

“We are one of the two teams that are picked to win it (NEAC) and we better expect everybody’s ‘A’ game every time we walk out there. The guys are ready for it,” Howard said. “We’re the hunted, but also we’re hunting ourselves. It’s going to be a fun season.”

In 11 years under Howard, Penn College is 250-151.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Squaring off at home on Wednesday against Keuka College, third in the NEAC North Division, Penn College forced the game into overtime before losing, 77-74. In a game that was tied at 66-all at the end of regulation time, the Wildcats were outscored 11-7 in the extra period, including 5-0 over the final 1:52. Robert Young Jr., of Abington, led Penn College with 20 points while Spencer Bartron, of Camden, Delaware, added 18 points.

Ending its season on Saturday at home against North Division co-leading SUNY Poly, the Wildcats lost, 67-61, to finish 3-22 overall and 2-14 in the NEAC. Young Jr. topped Penn College with 22 points.

Statistically speaking: Young Jr. ended 20th among NEAC scorers with a 14 ppg average and Jesse White, of Harrisburg, was seventh in rebounding with an 8.3 per game average.

Final NEAC North Division standings: Morrisville State College 10-2, SUNY Poly 10-2, Keuka College 7-5, Cazenovia College 6-6, Wells College 4-8, SUNY Cobleskill 4-8, Penn College 1-11.

Final NEAC South Division standings: Lancaster Bible College 11-1, Wilson College 9-3, Gallaudet University 7-5, Penn State Abington 6-6, Bryn Athyn College 4-8, St. Elizabeth 3-9, Penn State Berks 2-10.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Hosting Keuka College on Wednesday, the visitors doubled up on Penn College in a 70-35 Keuka win. Jane Herman, of Greencastle, led the Wildcats with 10 points. Keuka outscored Penn College in the paint, 34-2.

The Wildcats wrapped up their season at home on Saturday with an 81-47 NEAC loss to end 2-22 overall and 1-15 in the conference. Cassi Kuhns, of Loyalsock Township, topped Penn College with 16 points.

Statistically speaking: Tori Wolfe, of Dalmatia, was tied for 27th among NEAC scorers with 12 points per game and was tied for 16th in rebounding with 7.2 per game.

Final NEAC North Division standings: SUNY Poly 11-1, Keuka College 10-2, Morrisville State College 8-4, Cazenovia College 5-7, Wells College 5-7, SUNY Cobleskill 3-9, Penn College 0-12.

Final NEAC South Division standings: Lancaster Bible College 11-1, Gallaudet University 8-4, Penn State Abington 7-5, Penn State Berks 7-5, Wilson College 4-8, St. Elizabeth 4-8, Bryn Athyn 1-11.

SOFTBALL

In a preseason poll of NEAC coaches, Penn College, with 113 points, was picked to finish third behind Keuka College (138) and Penn State Berks (130). Following those three are: Wilson College, Cazenovia College, Penn State Abington, SUNY Poly, Gallaudet University, Morrisville State College, St. Elizabeth, SUNY Cobleskill, Lancaster Bible College and Wells College. The Wildcats are scheduled to open their season on March 4 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Streaming app launched

Penn College, in conjunction with streaming partner Stretch Internet, has announced that fans now can access content from Penn College’s high-definition webcasts through custom applications on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV.

Penn College Athletics streams about 75 home sporting events per year, which attracts nearly 5,000 viewers, at pctwildcats.com/live.

The custom apps will provide fans a seamless way to access content directly on their TVs – with no need to “relay” or “cast” the stream from tablets, phones or desktop computers. Users can access the content simply by searching for “Penn College” on the app interfaces on any of the compatible devices, and then downloading the free app.

Using the professionally-designed, intuitive interface, fans can easily view a schedule of live, upcoming, and on-demand broadcasts.

SCHEDULE/RECORDS/RESULTS

Men’s basketball

Final overall: 3-22

Final NEAC: 2-14

Wednesday, Feb. 14 – host Keuka College (NEAC), L, 77-73 OT

Saturday, Feb. 17 – host SUNY Poly (NEAC), L, 67-61

 

Women’s basketball

Final overall: 2-22

Final NEAC: 1-15

Wednesday, Feb. 14 – host Keuka College (NEAC), L, 70-35

Saturday, Feb. 17 – host SUNY Poly (NEAC), L, 81-47

Wrestling

Final overall: 7-20

FridaySaturday, Feb. 23-24 – NCAA Division III Southeast Region Championships, Rocky Mount, Virginia

FridaySaturday, March 9-10 – NCAA Division III Championships at Cleveland, Ohio

Baseball

Saturday, Feb. 24 – host Lebanon Valley College at Bowman Field (2), noon

Saturday, March 3 – vs. Lehman College in Myrtle Beach, SC, 3 p.m.

Softball

Sunday, March 4 – vs. Mt. Aloysius College in Myrtle Beach, SC, 1:30 p.m.

Archery

SaturdaySunday, March 3-4 – Indoor Nationals at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va.

                                                            

For more on Penn College athletics visit: athletics.pct.edu

For more on the North Eastern Athletic Association visit: neacsports.com

WBB: Fairleigh Dickinson University at Saint Francis University

The Saint Francis University Red Flash welcome the FDU Devils into DeGol Arena for a NEC Womens hoops contest. Coverage starts at 5:45 p.m. on Stream 7.

2018 PIAA District IV Basketball Tournament Brackets Released

Boys Class A (Three Teams Advance To State Tournament)

District IV Quarterfinals
#7 North Penn-Liberty @ #2 Meadowbrook Christian, Tuesday 2/20 7:00 p.m.
#6 Galeton @ #3 Lourdes Regional, Tuesday 2/20 7:00 p.m.
#5 St. John Neumann @ #4 Sullivan County, Tuesday 2/20 7:00 p.m.

District IV Semifinals
#1 Millville vs 4/5 Winner @ TBD, TBD
2/7 Winner vs 3/6 Winner @ TBD, TBD

District IV Third Place Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

District IV Championship Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

 

Girls Class A (Four Teams Advance To State Tournament)

District IV Quarterfinals
#8 Montgomery @ #1 Sullivan County, Wednesday 2/21 7:00 p.m.
#7 St. John Neumann @ #2 Cowanesque Valley, Wednesday 2/21 7:00 p.m.
#6 Galeton @ #3 Benton, Wednesday 2/21 7:00 p.m.
#5 Canton @ #4 Lourdes Regional, Wednesday 2/21 7:00 p.m.

District IV Semifinals
1/8 Winner vs 4/5 Winner @ TBD, TBD
2/7 Winner vs 3/6 Winner @ TBD, TBD

District IV Third Place Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

District IV Championship Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

 

Class AA Boys (Two Teams Advance To State Tournament)

District IV Quaterfinals
#6 Sayre @ #3 North Penn-Mansfield, Wednesday 2/21 7:00 p.m.
#5 Cowanesque Valley @ #4 Northeast Bradford, Tuesday 2/20 7:00 p.m.

District IV Semifinals
#1 Wyalusing vs 4/5 Winner @ TBD, TBD
#2 Muncy vs 3/6 Winner @ TBD, TBD

District IV Championship Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

 

Class AA Girls (Two Teams Advance To State Tournament)

District IV Quarerfinals
#7 North Penn-Mansfield @ #2 Southern Columbia, Tuesday 2/20 7:00 p.m.
#6 Line Mountain @ #3 Muncy, Tuesday 2/20 7:00 p.m.
#5 South Williamsport @ #4 Northeast Bradford, Tuesday 2/20 6:00 p.m.

District IV Semifinals
#1 Sayre vs 4/5 Winner @ TBD, TBD
2/7 Winner vs 3/6 Winner @ TBD, TBD

District IV Championship Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

 

Class AAA Boys (Three Teams Advance To State Tournament)

District IV Quarterfinals
#8 Bloomsburg @ #1 Wellsboro, Friday 2/23 7:30 p.m.
#7 Warrior Run @ #2 Loyalsock, Thursday 2/22 7:00 p.m.
#6 Hughesville @ #3 Mount Carmel, Thursday 2/22 7:00 p.m.
#5 Southern Columbia @ #4 Troy, Thursday 2/22 7:00 p.m.

District IV Semifinals
1/8 Winner vs 4/5 Winner @ TBD, TBD
2/7 Winner vs 3/6 Winner @ TBD, TBD

District IV Third Place Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

District IV Championship Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

 

Class AAA Girls (Three Teams Advance To State Tournament)

District IV Quarterfinals
#8 Bloomsburg @ #1 Wellsboro, Friday 2/23 6:00 p.m.
#7 Wyalusing @ #2 Mount Carmel, Friday 2/23 7:00 p.m.
#6 Williamson @ #3 Loyalsock, Friday 2/23 7:00 p.m.
#5 Hughesville @ #4 Warrior Run, Friday 2/23 7:30 p.m.

District IV Semifinals
1/8 Winner vs 4/5 Winner @ TBD, TBD
2/7 Winner vs 3/6 Winner @ TBD, TBD

District IV Third Place Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

District IV Championship Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

 

Class AAAA Boys (Three Teams Advance To State Tournament)

District IV First Round
#9 CMVT @ #8 Jersey Shore, Tuesday 2/20 7:00 p.m.

District IV Quarterfinals
8/9 Winner @ #1 Danville, TBD
#7 Shamokin @ #2 Montoursville, Friday 2/23 7:00 p.m.
#6 Selinsgrove @ #3 Athens, Friday 2/23 7:00 p.m.
#5 Shikellamy @ #4 Mifflinburg, Friday 2/23 7:00 p.m.

District IV Semifinals
1/8/9 Winner vs 4/5 Winner @ TBD, TBD
2/7 Winner vs 3/6 Winner @ TBD, TBD

District IV Third Place Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

District IV Championship Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

 

Class AAAA Girls (Four Teams Advances To State Tournament)

District IV Quarterfinals
#8 Selinsgrove @ #1 Lewisburg, Thursday 2/22 7:00 p.m.
#7 Shikellamy @ #2 Shamokin, Thursday 2/22 7:00 p.m.
#6 Jersey Shore @ #3 Mifflinburg, Thursday 2/22 7:00 p.m.
#5 Danville @ #4 Athens, Thursday 2/22 7:00 p.m.

District IV Semifinals
1/8 Winner vs 4/5 Winner @ TBD, TBD
2/7 Winner vs 3/6 Winner @ TBD, TBD

District IV Third Place Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

District IV Championship Game
TBD vs TBD @ TBD, TBD

 

Class AAAAAA Boys (One Team Advances To State Tournament)

District II – District IV Subregional Semifinals
#1 Hazleton vs #4 Delaware Valley @ TBD, Saturday 2/24 TBD
#2 Scranton vs #3 Williamsport @ TBD, Saturday 2/24 TBD

District II – District IV Subregional Championship Game
1/4 Winner vs 2/3 Winner @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Saturday 3/3 8:00 p.m.

 

Class AAAAAA Girls (One Team Advances To State Tournament)

District II – District IV Subregional Semifinals
#1 Scranton vs #4 Delaware Valley @ TBD, Friday 2/23 TBD
#2 Hazleton vs #3 Williamsport @ TBD, Friday 2/23 TBD

District II – District IV Subregional Championship Game
1/4 Winner vs 2/3 Winner @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Friday 3/2 6:00 p.m.

Penguins at Blue Jackets

The Pittsburgh Penguins look to keep their sights set on the top spot in the Metropolitan Division as they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets this evening. Coverage starts at 5:00 p.m., right here on FOX Sports Williasmport, a proud member of the Penguins Radio Network.