Halifax girls win TVL title

Lady Wildcats, Pine Grove, Line Mountain open post-season play this week

MIKE LEITER/For The Citizen-Standard The Halifax Lady Wildcats pose for a picture after winning the 2016-2017 Tri-Valley League Girls Championship, defeating Juniata 44-29 in the title game Feb. 17 at Line Mountain High School. Team members and coaches are, from left, front row, Maddie Flinkinger, Ella Starr, Hollie Long, Jordan Ashberry, Taylor Lenker, Kylie Egli, Lauren Shumber; back row, head coach Dean Kerstetter, Melody Davis, Amanda Acri, Lucy Spicher, Brynn Miller, Brianna Turner, Mallori Bingaman, and assistant coach Erin Kerstetter.

Halifax started their postseason off with a big win, defeating both East Juniata and Juniata to win the Tri-Valley League Championship, heading into District III that will begin on Friday, Feb. 24.
Pine Grove, the lone area qualifier in District XI, had a rough start to their second season, dropping out of the Schuylkill League playoffs with a 68-39 to eventual champion Minersville on Friday, Feb. 14. The Lady Cardinals will open up play in the District XI Class AAA tournament as the fourth seed with a game on Friday, Feb. 24 at Martz Hall, Pottsville against Collegium Charter School.
Line Mountain earned the fourth seed in the District IV Class AA tournament, earning a home game against fifth-seeded Muncy, which was played Tuesday, Feb. 21 after this issue went to press.

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