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.
The Millville High School boys basketball team lost to North Star Wednesday night 52-51 in a Class AA second round state playoff game. The Quakers end the season with a record of 25 and 2.
The Danville girls beat Elco 51-41 in a Quad A second round game at Martz Hall in Pottsville. Danville advances to Saturday's state quarterfinals with a record of 24 and 4.
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.
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.
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.