IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Searer named to
mat honors team
EAST STROUDSBURG – East Stroudsburg University wrestler Tyson Searer has been named to the NWCA Division II All-Academic Team for the 2013-14 season.
Searer, a graduate of Mifflin County High School, was named to the second team. Placement is based on academic and athletic criteria.
Searer, a nursing major, went 16-10 this season with an 11-3 dual record at 197 pounds. He was a consolation semifinalist at the Super Region 1 championships after earning a trip to the NCAA Division II championships as a freshman.
In order for a student-athlete to be nominated for Division II All-Academic honors, the wrestler must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, be in at least his second full year at his school, be a starter or key reserve and have a minimum of two letters of recommendation submitted on his behalf.
Locals stand up for Penn College teams
WILLIAMSPORT – In a game against Penn State Mont Alto Sunday, Pennsylvania College of Technology freshman Macie Lucas, a Mifflin County graduate, had one of two hits for the Wildcats in a loss.
On Thursday, Lucas had a triple to right field and scored against Alfred State.
Sophomore Kimberly Walter of Beavertown was the starting pitcher in that game.
In a baseball game April 12, Mifflin County graduate Tanner Kibe had two hits, including a two-run single, in a baseball win over Penn State York.
Woods sets league, program records
HUNTINGDON – Juniata College senior Katrina Woods, a Mount Union graduate, dominated at the Bison Outdoor Classic hosted by Bucknell University.
In the 5,000-meter run, she ran a time of 17:12.54 to set a new Landmark Conference and Juniata record. This time met ECAC qualifying standards and is the 14th fastest time in the event in all of Division III so far this season.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Smith joins MAWA contingent
SALISBURY, Md. – Taylor Smith, who wrestles out of the Juniata Wrestling Club, was a regional champion at 50 pounds in the 9-and-under age division, qualifying him for the Middle Atlantic Wrestling Association nationals.
This is his second straight year advancing to Eastern Nationals. He placed eighth last year.
Kibe delivers for the Wildcats
WILLIAMSPORT – Pennsylvania College of Technology has swept its past two doubleheaders, and Reedsville’s Tanner Kibe has delivered offensively for the team.
Against Penn State Scranton, Penn College totaled 17 hits with Kibe hitting 3-for-4 with three runs and an RBI. Against the Hazleton campus, Kibe was 2-for-3 and scored twice.
Mustang keglers earn HAC honors
MIDDLEBURG – A half dozen Midd-West bowlers and their coach were recognized by the Heartland Athletic Conference, which announced its all stars in the sport recently.
Jenna Yarger, who had the fourth-best average among girls in the league, and Beth Longer were first-team selections. Carli Delong was on the second team.
For the boys, Michael Kratzer and Chris Houtz both were second-team picks.
Coach Roger Folk was named coach of the year for the girls.
Woods sets mark in 5K for Juniata College
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Juniata College senior and Mount Union graduate Katrina Woods earned double honors for her running this week.
After being named Landmark Conference Player of the Week, Woods earned Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South Athlete of the Week.
Woods recently posted a record time in the 5,000-meter run (17:35.56), breaking the record she set last season by more than 20 seconds. This time ranks Woods 10th in all of NCAA Division III so far this season and third all-time in the Landmark.
Coaches pick District 6 all-star squad
LEWISTOWN – Boys and girls basketball coaches at the five District 6 Class AAAA schools selected all-stars for the 2013-14 season.
The girls team includes Mifflin County’s Ashleigh Williams.
The coaches chose Mifflin County’s Hunter Wright and Curtis Jerzerick for the boys team.