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Highlights from District IV Cross Country and Wellsboro girls soccer

by Ed Weaver – October 27, 2017

Local NTL teams took part at the District IV Championships at Bloomsburg University.

In the Class A girls race, Troy finished 2nd with 88 places behind Warrior Run, Wyalusing was 4th at 119, North Penn-Mansfield was 5th at 138, Northeast Bradford came home 6th, Canton was 7th, and Sayre was 9th.

Wyalusing’s Hannah Corson was the top NTL runner with a 2nd place finish in 20:29, followed by Canton’s Tamara Hess in 4th at 20:58, Northeast Bradford’s Karli Moyer in 6th, and North Penn-Mansfield’s Lauren Ensminger in 9th with a time of 21:25.

In the Class AA girls race, Danville won with 36 points with Lewisburg in 2nd. Athens was the top NTL team in 10th, followed by Wellsboro in 11th with 312, Cowanesque Valley in 12th with 326, and Towanda in 16th with 407.

CV’s Jules Jones qualified for states with a 4th place overall finish at 19:54 and Wellsboro’s Anna Bleggi was 21st in 21:55.

In the Class A boys race, Mount Carmel edged Wyalusing for 1st, Northeast Bradford was 4th, Wellsboro was 4th, Troy was 6th, and Canton was 7th.

Southern Columbia’s Ethan Knoebel won the race in 17:11 with Wellsboro Aidan Perry finishing 2nd in 17:15 to qualify for states in front of Wyalusing’s Alex Patton and Kevin Heeman. Wellsboro also brought home a top-10 finish from Connor Brough at 17:55

Rounding out the day was the Class AA boys race with Loyalsock taking home the top spot. Cowanesque Valley was the top league team in 9th, Athens was 13th, North Penn-Mansfield 14th, and Towanda 17th.

Jersey Shore’s Isaac Davis won the meet in 15:58, North Penn-Mansfield’s Blake Nelson was the top NTL runner is 29th, followed by CV’s Madden Doud in 30th.

Girls Soccer: Troy 2, Wellsboro 1

The Wellsboro Varsity Girls Soccer team took on Troy in the District IV Class AA quarterfinals Thursday night at the Balls Mills Complex in Williamsport.

Troy took a lead midway through the first half as Nicole McClellan gathered a cross kick by Riley McClellan, then snuck it past keeper Sydney Tremper and into the back of the net for to goal. Troy maintained their lead through the half and added a goal 10 minutes into the second half off another Nicole McClellan. This time, McClellan headed in the goal off a Riley McClellan corner to make it 2-0 in favor of the Lady Trojans.

Wellsboro managed to cut Troy’s lead in half with 11:35 remaining. In Wellsboro territory, senior Kailee Clymer moved the ball to her teammates, who fought for control of the ball with Troy. Jena Boyce managed to get a foot on the ball to pass it to Kerrah Clymer, who sent a left-footed shot past Brianna Rathbun.

As the clock wound down the Lady Hornets kept pressing but ran out of time before they could find the back of the net.

Wellsboro’s season concludes at 11-7-1.

Idea/Concept: Ed Weaver
Videography: Ed Weaver, Andrew Moore
Video Editing: Andrew Moore
Writing: Ed Weaver
Anchor: Ed Weaver
Correspondent: Ed Weaver

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