SPORTS SNIPPETS by Bill Byham

Sport announcer and writer Bill Byham

Sport announcer and writer Bill Byham

With Lycoming defeating Albright 23-13 Saturday and Delaware Valley winning their MAC game the two winners are tied for the Middle Atlantic Conference lead with 2-0 records.Lycoming led the game 23-17 with very little time left. They had driven to the Lion 1-yard line and sent Mark Rosa over the left side for what looked like another Warrior score. However, the ball came loose and was recovered in the end zone for a touchback. That out the ball at the Albright 2. Tanner Kelly, the MAC Offensive Player Of the Year in 2007, went to work with a passion. His vaunted offense, which was averaging over 40 points per game, had been stymied all afternoon by the L’s defense. This was to be his last hurrah as he marched his offense 77-yards to end up on the Lycoming 3-yard line with three seconds to go. He used a fade pass to AJ Hill in the right end zone for a final score of 23-13. No extra point attempt was made with an explanation that the final play took up the final seconds. The game was over and the L’s had raised their overall record to 4-1 and conference record to 2-0.

Lycoming (4-1, 2-0) will take on another long time MAC rival in Wilkes (1-4, 1-1) at Ralston Field in Kingston Saturday afternoon with kickoff at 1 P.M.

LOCAL COLLEGIATE HIGHLIGHTS – Lycomings Nick Reese was judged the Middle Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Week off his 12 tackle and one pass interception (24 yd return).

Lycomings two Weekly Athletes of The Week- Bekah Shipe (Soccer) and Chris Lorenzet (Soccer.

Two golfers were Penn College Athletes of The Week. Eric Shall and Len Nichols. Both won honors in leading the Wildcat golf team to its 6th consecutive PSUAC State championship.

Lycoming men’s soccer team won two big ones, both shutouts, in beating Albright (2-0) and Elizabethtown (2-0). Goalie Dave Bald registered the shutouts. In 9 wins he has been in the next Bald has registered 8 shutouts.

Lycoming’s women’s swim team has received word of a high academic honor for their 2007-08 team. The team has the 9th highest cumulative GPA in the NCAA D-3 national rankings. Lycoming rated out at 3.47 cumulative GPA just .0.12 points off the national leader, Mt. Holyoke College’s 3.59.

The Collegiate Swim Coaches Association is the source of the information.

WANT TO TAKE IN TWO MAJOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES?

Montoursville (6-1) kept winning and the Loyalsock Lancers, 2007 District 4 2A champions, broke a 3-game losing streak when they defeated Warrior Run last week. That puts the two Cross Creek rivals playing in a key meeting Friday night at Memorial Stadium in Montoursville in a 7 P.M. kickoff.Last year the Lancers, with a strong second half, won this annual rivalry game.

Down the line two 7-0 teams will meet in Mt. Carmel with a full crowd on hand. The Lewisburg Green Dragons are enjoying one of the best seasons ever and this week will challenge the Red Tornados to see which one of the District 4 teams to remain undefeated.

Besides those two contests there will a ton of high schools games all over the area over the next two days.

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