HS Baseball and Softball Playoffs

A sacrifice fly in the 7th inning was the difference as Danville lost to Selinsgrove yesterday 2-1 in the District 4 Quad A  baseball final at Berwick. Danville will play Northwestern Lehigh next Friday in a first round state playoff game at Central Columbia.

Yesterday's AAA baseball final between Central Columbia and Montoursville was postponed. That game will be played tonight at Bowman Field in Williamsport starting at 6.

At noon today at Bowman Field, Millville plays Montgomery in the Class A District Championship game.

In softball yesterday, the District 4 AAA semifinals at the Moser Complex in Turbotville were postponed until today. Bloomsburg plays Loyalsock at 3. At 4:30 Central Columbia will play Warrior Run.

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Storms Wash Out Tuesday Games

The weather was the only winner today in local sports as all of the high school baseball and softball games were postponed. The District 4 AAA baseball championship game between Central Columbia and Montoursville has been moved to Thursday afternoon at 4:30 at Bowman Field In Williamsport. The District 4 AAA softball semifinals were postponed to Wednesday afternoon. Bloomsburg will play Loyalsock and Central Columbia will take on Warrior Run. Those games will both start at 3 at the Moser Complex in Turbotville.

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HS Baseball & Softball Finals

The Central Columbia baseball team plays Montoursville tonight at Bowman Field in Williamsport in the District 4 AAA championship game. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:30.

In softball both Bloomsburg and Central Columbia play District 4 AAA semifinal games this afternoon at the Moser Complex in Turbotville. Bloomsburg plays Loyalsock and Central Columbia takes on Warrior Run. Both of those games begin at 4:30.

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Phillies chairman David Montgomery passes away at 72

Phillies chairman David Montgomery passes away at 72

Word spread across the world of Major League Baseball after the Philadelphia Philles announced on Wednesday that their longtime chairman David Montgomery passed away Tuesday night following a long fight against cancer. Montgomery, age 72, had been working with the Phillies since 1971, becoming a beloved figure in the baseball world at large, and among many accomplishments oversaw the building of the current home of the Phillies, Citizen’s Bank Park.

Read more in the Phillies official press release by clicking HERE.

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Berwick and Southern To Face Off In 2020

The two most successful high school football programs in the history of the state playoffs have agreed to meet in the 2020 season opener. Southern Columbia and Berwick have combined to win 15 state championships. The Tigers and Bulldogs will play at Crispin Field in Berwick to open the 2020 season and then at Tiger Stadium in the 2021 opener. The only time Southern Columbia has played Berwick in football was in 1965 when the Bulldogs won 34-13 at Crispin Field.

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New Athletic Director Named At Berwick

One of the greatest players in Berwick High School football history is now the school’s athletic director. Bo Orlando was named to that position at last night’s school board meeting. As a quarterback and defensive back for Berwick, Orlando led the Bulldogs to an unbeaten season and a number one ranking in the USA Today poll during his senior season in 1983. He went on to play at West Virginia and then nine seasons in the National Football League. Orlando replaces Frank Sheptock who was both Head football coach and athletic director before stepping down from both positions recently. Berwick is expected to name a new head coach in a few weeks.

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Southern Columbia Football To Be Covered Nationally

The Southern Columbia football team will receive national attention when the Tigers open the 2019 season. That opener will be played against Hammon High School in Columbia, South Carolina on Sunday afternoon, August 25. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN as part of their high school showcase series. Hammon  is a private school that has won 16 state championships in South Carolina.

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High School Basketball Wrap-Up

The Danville girls were the last local high school basketball team still playing in the state playoffs. Their run ended Saturday afternoon in Hazleton with a 60-37 loss to Bethlehem Catholic in the Quad A state quarterfinals. Danville finished the season with a record of 24-5.

Danville senior Coleman Cush is the first recipient of the Heartland Conference scholar athlete award. The starting point guard helped the Ironmen win the Heartland Conference Division One title as well as the District 4 Quad A championship.

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High School Basketball Wednesday

The long and successful season of the Danville boys' basketball team came to an end Tuesday night. The Ironmen lost to two time defending state champion Imhotep Charter 68-37 in the second round of the Class Quad A State playoffs. Danville finishes the season with a record of 23 and 5.

Three area teams will play second round state playoff games tonight. The Millville boys, with a season record of 25 and 1, will play North Star at Bald Eagle Area High School in Wingate starting at 6.

The Danville girls play Elco this afternoon at 5 at Martz Hall in Pottsville in  Quad A ; and the Benton girls play Weatherly tonight at 7:30 at Bloomsburg University in a Class A game.

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Danville Basketball

The Danville boys basketball team has had a great season. The Ironmen have a record of 24 and 3. They are the Heartland Conference Division One and District 4 Quad A champions. Last Friday they beat Western Wayne in the first round of the state playoffs, but tonight they face their biggest challenge of the season. Danville will go against Philadelphia powerhouse Imhotep Charter, a team that has won back to back state championships. Tonight's game will be played at Central Dauphin East High School starting at 7:30.

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