Mansfield Highlights:02/26/18 – 03/02/18

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by Home Page – February 3, 2018

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SportsCast: District 4 Playoffs
The Wellsboro Hornets and North Penn-Mansfield Tigers were in PIAA District IV playoff basketball action on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24.

The Wellsboro boys and girls both hosted Bloomsburg in the Class AAA quarterfinals on Friday. The Hornets won their game 59-38 while the Lady Hornets were upset by Bloomsburg, 58-55. On Saturday, the Tigers traveled to Montoursville and came up short against Muncy, 69-50.
Emergency 101 – Responder AED’s
In 2016, the Tioga County Law Enforcement Association partnered with the Tioga Emergency Management Agency to raise funds to provide every law enforcement vehicle in the County with an AED. Police officers are often on scene before or at the same time as emergency medical responders, so having quick access to an AED could save lives. After receiving generous local donations and a donation from Shell Appalachia, the groups were able to purchase 26 AEDs; enough to outfit every remaining local police vehicle as well as several for state agency vehicles as well.
2018 Youth Leaders of Tomorrow
A group of impressive student leaders were celebrated on Monday night, at the Southern Tioga School District’s “Youth Leader Banquet”. Nineteen students from New Covenant Academy, North Penn-Liberty, and North Penn-Mansfield came together to be recognized for their positive influence and accomplishments. At the end of the night, certificates and citations were given out to the eligible leaders. And, one leader from each school was announced as winner, with one of these students being named winner over all of the Southern Tioga School District. Winners were awarded a beautiful plaque, in addition to a scholarship to help toward their future education.
Lexi’s Fight
A Mansfield University student, Alexis Caviston, was recently diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. Alexis, who goes by Lexi, was diagnosed with brain cancer in November 2017. At first she believed she was just sick, with symptoms of vomiting. But doctors’ tests confirmed the presence of a cancerous tumor.

When her friends and family found out, they became supportive of Lexi and her battle. Her sorority sisters have held fundraisers for Lexi since they found out about her diagnosis, including a day at Rise and Shine Nutrition, located in Williamsport, where half the proceeds they made went towards Lexi. One friend also made a GoFundMe page for her, which can be found here.
Tigers win District 4 AA consolation game
The North Penn-Mansfield Tigers are state tournament bound after the held on for a 43-41 win over Wyalusing in the District IV Class AA consolation game at Mansfield University on Thursday, March 1.

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