Month: September 2016

LM Eagles come up with big win on the road

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer •

DUNCANNON – With a patented rushing attack and the defense coming up big in the latter stages of the game, Line Mountain came up with a big win 33-7 over Susquenita in Tri-Valley league action Friday night at Blackhawk Stadium,
Line Mountain struck first on the scoreboard. After getting the ball late in the first quarter and carrying it over into the second, the Eagles put together an impressive drive through the rushing efforts of quarterback Kenny Boyer and backs Brent Osman and Cole Hauck. Boyer did the majority of the work, carrying the ball six times out of 12 plays, including the final one for the first score of the night.
Running a bootleg off the left side, Boyer found daylight scoring from 35 yards out, putting Line Mountain up 6-0 after the two-point conversion was broken up by the Blackhawk defense.
Not to be outdone, Susquenita put together a long drive of its own. Earlier in the first quarter, the Blackhawks came together for an opening drive that saw them go 61 yards, driving down to the Line Mountain 10.
Susquenita appeared to have the touchdown when quarterback Dane Barrick found receiver Stephen Heckert in the end zone, but the points were taken away by a holding call. A number of penalties later and a 12-yard sack of Barrick and the Blackhawks were facing fourth-and-goal on the Line Mountain 29. A Barrick pass was complete to Trent McGuire, but short and Line Mountain took over on downs.
Susquenita’s second drive seemed to sputter the same way before Barrick connected with McGuire on a 49-yard reception that put them from their own 29 to the Eagle 22.
Four plays later, Barrick found Joey Hestor for a 13-yard touchdown. The kick was good and Susquenita led 7-6 with 5:18 to go.
The Eagles battled back late in the half, putting together a drive that took over the rest of the half, with Line Mountain using its running game to drive down the field.
Eventually, the Eagles found itself with a with a first and goal at the Susquenita 5. Boyer ran the ball up the middle taking it to the 1. The Blackhawk goal line defense hung tough and time ran out on the Eagles.
“That was a mistake on our part, the coaching staff.” Coach Brandon Carson said. “Luckily, our kids battled back.
At the start of the second half, /Susquenita dove again, this time heading for the Line Mountain 14 before coughing up the football and turning it over.
Again Boyer and the Eagles made the Blackhawks pay, putting together a nine-play drive that ended with Osman scoring from 4 yards out, putting Line Mountain up 12-7 midway through the third.
In the fourth. The /eagle defense came up big, notching three interceptions that Line Mountain was able to convert into 21 unanswered points, making the final score 33-7.
After the game, Carson was happy with the effort of Boyer and the rest of his team.
“Our record is great right now but we have beaten teams that haven’t won a game this season,” the coach said. “We have a big stretch of tough games coming up and we need to step up now.”
Line Mountain — 0 6 6 21 — 33
Susquenita — 0 7 0 0 — 7
Scoring summary
Second quarter
LM — Kenny Boyer 35-yd run (conversion failed
S — Joey Hestor 13-yd pass from Dane Barrick (Noleswanger kick)
Third quarter
LM — Brent Osman 4-yard run (conversion failed)
Fourth quarter
LM — Boyer 2-yd run (Kai Smith kick)
LM — Boyer 2-yd run (Smith kick)
LM — David Quinn 25-yard interception return (Smith kick)
Team stats
RUSHING: LM-41-258 S-22-111
PASSING: LM-5-10-0 S-7-13-3
TOTAL YARDS: LM-329. S-273
PENALTIES: LM-7-49 S-8-91
Individual Stats
RUSHING: Line Mountain — Boyer 25-193, Cregger 1-2, Osman 9-50, Cole Hauck 4-12, Gary Laudenslager 2-1; Susquenita — Trent McGuire 9-34, Dane Barrick 10-73, Russ Amick 2-15, Antonio Garcia 1-1
PASSING: Line Mountain — Kenny Boyer 5-10-0, 71 yards; Susquenita — Dane Barrick. 7-13-3, 162 yards
RECEIVING: Line Mountain — David Quinn 1-13, Cole Hauck 1-26, Osman 1-24, Cregger 2-22; Susquenita — Trent McGuire 5-120, Joey Hestor 2-20, Stephen Heckert 2-22.


Tower City referendum withdrawn

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer •

TOWER CITY – Borough officials withdrew an application with the Schuylkill County Board of Elections to put a referendum on the ballot for voters to decide on a fire tax implementation.
When asked by Mayor Daniel Daub at the Sept. 12 meeting how the work is going on getting the question on the ballot, solicitor Richard Thornburg told him that the application was withdrawn after he received an email from board member Marcus Riddell, who also serves with the Tower City Fire Company.


Ash pickup ceases in township

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor •

HEGINS – Hegins Township residents will have to dispose of their own ashes.
Last Wednesday, the Hegins Township Supervisors voted to eliminate ash pick-up. The supervisors have been discussing whether or not to stop the pickup for the past two months.
Supervisor Bruce Klouser was the driving force to eliminate the pick up. He felt it was unsafe for the township road crew to be picking them up. He also said he contacted several other local municipalities and boroughs and was told they don’t provide the service to their residents either.


Tyler J. Yerges

Tyler Joseph Yerges, 28, of Joliett, cherished son of Charles Jr. and Kathleen Davis Yerges, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

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Bulldogs rout Trojans improve to 2-1

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer •


LON ZEIDERS/For The Citizen-Standard Upper Dauphin’s Donny Gelnett braces for contact with Dawgs’ ballcarrier Danny Scheib during Tri-Valley League football action on Sept. 9. Scheib scored Tri-Valley’s first touchdown en route to a 46-13 win in Elizabethville.

ELIZABETHVILLE – While the scoreboard may have said 46-13 in favor of Tri-Valley, both teams claimed a bit of a victory in their Tri-Valley League matchup at Trojan Stadium Sept. 9.
For Upper Dauphin, the game marked the first points of the season for them, coming in the second half with Tri-Valley already leading 40-0.
“We definitely made some progress tonight,” said UDA head coach Brent Bell following the game. “We drove the ball in the first half, but couldn’t get it in. We changed some things up this week, but some injuries late in the week caused us to shuffle some things again but once we have a full solid week of practice, these guys are going to come out and continue to fight this year.”
Tri-Valley struck early and often in the game. After holding Upper Dauphin to a three-and-out series in the opening possession, the Bulldogs used good field position to start at their own 45-yard line. Quarterback Logan Yoder used his passing ability along with the rushing of Danny Scheib to put together a six play, 55-yard drive, highlighted by a 32-yard reception by Ashton Buchanan and capped off with Scheib’s eight-yard run to put the Bulldogs up 7-0 with 8:01 left in the first quarter.