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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High School Sports Friday

In boys basketball Thursday night, Millville won the District 4 Class AA championship beating Northeast Bradford 56-36.

In the third place game, Bloomsburg advanced to the state tournament with a 60-50 win over South Williamsport.

The Danville boys and girls basketball teams will play in District 4 Quad A championship games Saturday afternoon at Shikellamy High School. The girls play Mifflinburg at 2 o'clock followed by the boys against Shamokin.

Nineteen area wrestlers will compete in the Class AA Northeast Regional which starts today at Williamsport High School.

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Bloomsburg High School Basketball

The Bloomsburg High School basketball team has a chance to make school history on Saturday night when the Panthers take on Holy Cross in a Class AA first round state playoff game. No Bloomsburg boys basketball team has advanced to the state playoffs since 1998, and the Panthers have never won a state playoff game in 6 appearances. Bloomsburg, the third place team out of District 4, has a record of 14 and 11. Holy Cross, the District 2 Champion, is 20 and 5. Saturday night's game will be played at Marywood University in Scranton starting at 7:30.

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Jim Doyle On Frank Sheptock's Departure From Berwick

Frank Sheptock has resigned his position as head football coach and athletic director at Berwick High School. He announced his intentions to the Berwick administrators yesterday and met with his players and assistant coaches. Sheptock will be an assistant at King's College in Wilkes Barre next fall. A three time All American linebacker at Bloomsburg University and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Sheptock succeeded the late George Curry at Berwick. In his three seasons with the Bulldogs, his teams were 27 and 11 and reached the District 2 Quad A finals twice and the semifinals last season. Prior to taking over in Berwick, he was the head coach at Wilkes for 18 seasons.

WHLM’s Sports Director Jim Doyle was on the Morning Buzz Tuesday to talk bout the surprising news. Click the headline to listen to the full interview.

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High School Wrestling Championships

Fourteen area high school wrestlers have advanced to the state championships as a result of their performances in the Class AA Northeast Regional which concluded Saturday in Williamsport. Among the 14 are 9 from Southern Columbia. The Tigers had three regional champions: Gaven Garcia, Gage Garcia, and Lear Clinton. Another local gold medal winner was Benton's Gabe Strickland. The state championships begin Thursday morning at the Giant Center in Hershey.

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High School Sports Friday

Four area high school basketball teams advanced to the District 4 semifinals with wins Thursday night. The Millville boys improved their record to 22 and 1 with a 66-38 win over East Juniata. The Millville girls routed Meadowbrook Christian 58-26.

The Bloomsburg boys got by Wyalusing 50-42; Central Columbia beat North Penn/Mansfield 69-53, and the Southern Columbia boys were eliminated by Mount Carmel 52-43.

High school wrestling’s post season continues tonight with the District 4 Class AA tournament at Williamsport High School.

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High School Basketball Thursday

In girls high school basketball Wednesday night, in the semifinals of the Heartland Conference championships at Shikellamy High School, Danville beat Warrior Run 49-43 and Mifflinburg beat Loyalsock 57-54 in overtime. The championship game between Danville and Mifflinburg will be played Friday night at 6.

Tonight in the boys semifinals, Danville plays Montoursville at 6 followed by Loyalsock against Mount Carmel.

The regular season game between Southern Columbia and Bloomsburg was postponed Wednesday night. That game will be played tonight starting at 7 at the Bloomsburg Middle School Gym.

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High School Basketball Friday

In boys high school basketball Thursday night In the Heartland Conference semifinals at Shikellamy, Montoursville upset Danville 61-57, and Loyalsock beat Mount Carmel 85-63. Tonight in the girls championship game at 6, Danville plays Mifflinburg. That will be followed by the boys final between Montoursville and Loyalsock.

In boys regular season games Thursday night, Millville beat Saint John Neumann 66-49 to move into a first place tie with Neumann in the Mid Penn Conference, and Bloomsburg Beat Southern Columbia 62-54. In girls basketball Thursday night, Bloomsburg beat Central Mountain 59-44.

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High School Basketball Wednesday

In girls high school basketball tonight, the 7th annual Heartland Conference Championships will begin with the semifinals at Shikellamy High School. In the first game at 6 Danville plays Warrior Run. That will be followed by Loyalsock against Mifflinburg. The championship game will be played Friday night.

In a regular season boys basketball game tonight, Southern Columbia is at Bloomsburg. There will be no JV game. The game begins at 7.In other action tonight, Benton is at home against Sullivan County.

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