Submitted Photo The Wehry girls are pictured with their gymnastic coaches. Pictured are from left, Coach Joe Stallone, Coach Gina Stallone Amrich, Emma Wehry, Grace Wehry, and Coach Marty Amrich.

Wehry girls earn titles at nationals

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor •

KLINGERSTOWN – 10 years ago their parents signed them up for  a gymnastics class at a gymnastics center in York County, fast-forward to 2019 and the Wehry girls are now competing on a national level in the sport.

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ROB WHEARY/Staff Photo The Williams Valley Lady Vikings swarm pitcher Emma Crisswell after the Vikings defeated DuBois Central Catholic 5-0 in the PIAA Class A Softball championships on June 14 at Nittany Lion Softball Park.

Unmatched Williams valley earns gold with shutout in Class A final

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer •

STATE COLLEGE – Maddy Bordner walked around the batting practice facility of Nittany Lions Softball Park just bewildered.

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Undefeated Cardinals score five in the sixth to win state title and go 28-0 season

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer •


ROB WHEARY/Staff Photo From left, Trish Kopinetz, Katrina Hiester, and Kamryn Stine surround pitcher Megan Wolfe after she struck out the final batter to give Pine Grove the PIAA Class AAA Softball Championship.

STATE COLLEGE – The 10 seniors on the Pine Grove Area Lady Cardinal softball team have faced adversity before. This time, though time was running out.

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Using mercy rule, Williams Valley advances to fifth straight state semifinal

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer •

PIAA Class A quarterfinals

Williams Valley 14, Old Forge 0


ROB WHEARY/Staff Photo Stevie Unger crosses home plate to score a run in the PIAA Class A softball quarterfinal against Old Forge on Thursday, June 6 at Central Columbia High School. Williams Valley has scored 14 runs in each of the last two games going into the state semifinal against Millersburg on Tuesday, June 11.

ALMEDIA — In the first inning, Old Forge stymied the Williams Valley offense with their unique defense of bringing in the right fielder as a fifth infielder. By the second inning, the Lady Vikings followed the sage advice of hall of famer “Wee Willie” Keeler — “Hit ‘em where they ain’t.”

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Championship Friday

Cardinals, Eagles, Indians, Vikings all claim district softball championships


TODD GEARHART/For The Citizen-Standard The Millersburg Area softball team holds up the PIAA District III Class A title after defeated Halifax 6-2 to collect the title on Friday, May 31 at Lebanon Valley College, Annville.

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Tri-Valley League race heating up in baseball


ROB WHEARY/Staff Photo Upper Dauphin pitcher Colton Zerby delivers a pitch to the plate in the Trojans game against East Juniata on Thursday, May 2. Zerby came in relief of starting pitcher Patrick Bateman as the two combined their efforts to defeat the Indians 6-2 in Tri-Valley League action.

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — The Hurricanes jumped to a 4-0 lead after two innings and never looked back, clinching the Schuylkill League Division II championship.

Tri-Valley battled back with a two-run home run in the third by Chase Herb, who scored a run in the seventh before the game ended.

Schuylkill Haven — 130  000  0 — 4  9  0

Tri-Valley — 002  000  1 — 3  11  2

W — Ulsh. L — Smith.

Hits: Schuylkill Haven — Evans 4, Miller 2, Luckenbill, R. Clouser, Hughes. Tri-Valley — Herb, Lucas 3, Leedy 3, N. Parobek 2, O. Bordner, Ney.

HR — Luckenbill, Herb.

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Vikings rout Marian to reach District XI final


Mike Leiter/For The Citizen-Standard Williams Valley running back Dylan Rabuck runs past the Marian defense to a big gain, part of the Vikings 56-21 win over Marian in the District XI Class A semifinal on Nov. 3.

WILLIAMSTOWN — For any opposing team, facing the Rebuck twins of Williams Valley is almost the equivalent of staring down the end of a double-barrel shotgun.

That was the Marian Colts were faced with as Dylan and Devon Rabuck accounted for all nine of the Vikings’ touchdown in a 56-21 rout in the District XI Class A semifinal game at Viking Stadium on Nov. 3.

For the two players, who have been the backbone of this team for the past few seasons, it seemed fitting that they would get the spotlight on their final night on their home field.

For Devon Rabuck, it was a big step up. Mostly showing his prowess on the defensive side of the ball, Rabuck found himself as the team’s leading receiver as Jake Wolfgang and Allan Hand were nursing injuries. He did pretty good in his role, catching the ball five times for 191 yards and four touchdowns.


TV grinds out win over Nativity in D-XI semis


Rob Wheary/Staff Photo Tri-Valley quarterback Logan Yoder watches his pass go toward a receiver in the District XI Class A Semifinal game between the Bulldogs and the Nativity Green Wave on Nov. 3 at Bulldog Stadium.

– At times it was a gritty tough night, but Tri-Valley finds itself back in the District XI championship football game.

Coach Mike Ulicny and his squad reached the title game with a 17-7 win over Pottsville Nativity Nov. 3 at Bulldog Stadium in the District XI Class A semifinal, setting themselves up for a rematch against backyard rival Williams Valley at Cardinal Stadium.

“We got win number 8 which is good and we are going to be playing for a medal next week,” Ulicny said following the game. “We are further than we were last year, and it’s not going to be easy next week, but we are in that position that we have a chance.”

Tri-Valley made its own luck at the start of the game when Nativity’s Andrew Buchinski was stripped of the ball on the second play of the game, and Tri-Valley recovered it, returning it to the Green Wave 30-yard line. With leading back Dan Scheib out for this game with an injury, the rushing game was left to junior Ike Lucas and senior Dawson Schwalm with quarterback Logan Yoder mixing it up with passing and running the ball.