In the spotlight
Donahey 10th at New Balance meet
GREENSBORO, N.C. – George Donahey, a Mifflin County graduate, was invited to take his pole vaulting skills to the New Balance Outdoor Nationals track and field meet at North Carolina A&T on June 13.
Donahey, who was an indoor and outdoor state medalist in scholastic competition, managed 10th place in the Emerging Elite competition with a vault of 14 feet, 2 1/2 inches.
Hidlay unbeaten in East Coast Duals
BALTIMORE – Mifflin County’s Hayden Hidlay competed for Team PA Blue this past weekend at the East Coast Duals at Mount Saint Joseph’s High School in Baltimore.
Hidlay went 6-0 in Freestyle competition on Saturday and 5-0 in Greco-Roman on Sunday while the team finished third both days.
In Freestyle on Saturday, Hidlay pinned his first two opponents then rattled off three straight technical falls, including a 12-2 victory over 2014 Maryland state champ Austin Kraisser. He flattened Connecticut Blue’s Alec Donovan in 11 seconds in the third-place match.
On Sunday in Greco-Roman, Hidlay wrapped a pair of tech falls around two pins, then won an 8-6 decision in the third-place match.
In the spotlight
Kibe, Johnson win state mat titles
CHAMBERSBURG – Trey Kibe (Novice 95 pounds) and Hunter Johnson (Intermediate 55) won state titles in freestyle wrestling at the PAWF Championship held at Chambersburg High School May 31.
Kibe recorded two falls en route to an 8-5 victory over Keegan Rothrock of Bison Legend in the final. Johnson earned four technical falls including a 13-0 victory in the finals against Kamden Williams of Lancaster. Noah Stewart (Junior 170) placed third while Nic Allison (Novice 60) and Hayden Hidlay (Junior 145) placed fourth.
On Sunday, Hayden Hidlay won the state title in Greco-Roman with a technical fall, 11-0, victory over Dominic Stabilito of Neshaminy in the finals. Hidlay defeated Tyler Vath of Saegertown, 16-6, in the quarters and PIAA Class AA champion Brock Zacherl, of Brookville, 9-4, in the semis. Hunter Johnson placed fourth in Greco-Roman.
Treaster named ECAC all star
GREENSBURG – Indian Valley graduate Dani Treaster was one of two members of the Seton Hill softball program named to the 2014 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Softball All-Star teams. Dani Treaster, a second-team selection, was one of the first two softball players to earn an ECAC postseason award. Treaster was a first-team All PSAC West selection.
Treaster finished her junior season with a .357 average out of the leadoff spot. She tied for the team lead in hits with 51 and stolen bases with 12. She scored 29 runs and added four doubles and a triple and drove in five runs.
Wilson tabbed for hall of fame
GETTYSBURG – The Gettysburg College Hall of Athletic Honor will add six individuals to its ranks this fall, including 2002 graduate Mandy Wilson, of McClure, who played basketball and softball. The six will be formally inducted into the Hall of Athletic Honor on Sept. 19.
Wilson was one of the most gifted athletes to ever don the orange and blue. In basketball, Wilson was a three-year letterwinner and led the team in steals and assists in each of her first two seasons. She left an even bigger legacy on the softball diamond, setting nearly three dozen school records over her four years. Wilson was a four-time All-Centennial Conference selection and two-time CC Player of the Year at third base. She guided Gettysburg to the conference title and the program’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 1999. Wilson remains Gettysburg’s career leader in a number of categories, including batting average (.432), runs (141), triples (26), and RBI (120).