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Southern Columbia vs Dunmore football

Our final two local teams, Southern Columbia and Dunmore met in the Class ‘AA’ Eastern Finals at Danville HS.  The Bucks held a 13-7 lead midway through the first quarter before the Tigers explosive offense scored 49 unanswered points in their 56-19 win.  Sophomore rushed for over 200 yards and four Touchdowns as Southern advanced to the State Title game for a record 16th time.

Dunmore game plan for Southern Columbia

Southern Columbia leads the State in scoring at 50.7 PPG.  Dunmore is second in scoring defense, allowing just 91 points all season. That defense and big offensive line gives the Bucks a shot against the Tigers in the ‘AA’ Eastern Finals.

Dunmore ready for Southern Columbia

Dunmore went through the first 12 games of the season pretty much untested.  But, boy did the Bucks come through after trailing Ligonier Valley by a 14-0 score last week.  Dunmore rallied to a 23-20 victory, that places them against powerful Southern Columbia in Friday’s ‘AA’ Eastern Final at Danville.  The Bucks will be underdogs, but they will be up to the challenge just like they were when they beat the Tigers in States five years ago.

Wyoming Valley West vs Donegal Field Hockey

Wyoming Valley West met Donegal in the ‘AA’ Field Hockey semifinals.  Senior Madison Woods scored off a Corner with 3.3 seconds left to lift the Lady Spartans to a terrific 1-0 win and a trip to Saturday’s State Finals.

Wyoming Seminary vs Oley Valley Field Hockey

Wyoming Seminary took on District 3 power Oley Valley in the ‘A’ Field Hockey semifinals.  Seminary won 2-0 to advance to Saturday’s Finals.

Pine Grove Area softball vs South Park

Pine Grove Area played South Park for Class ‘AAA’ softball State Championship.  After a three hour rain delay, South Park prevailed 4-2.

Hazleton Area softball preps

Hazleton Area advanced to Thursday afternoon’s ‘AAAAAA’ softball State Championship game.  The Lady Cougars are hoping to bring back their first state softball title.

Minersville softball preps

Minersville is 9-1 in State softball championship games.  The Battlin’ Miners last softball title came in 2014, when this current class of Seniors were Freshman.  Of course, several key members of the undefeated State Championship basketball team and assisting this run, three months later.  Deja Vu!

Tunkhannock softball preps

Tunkhannock is making a run in the State ‘AAAA’ playoffs.  The Lady Tigers Thursday at 1:30 for the State Championship.  Tunkhannock will be playing Mt. Pleasant, but they WON’T be intimidated.

Hazleton vs Spring-Ford softball

Hazleton Area moved into the state finals in softball for the first time in school history after an 8-5 win over Spring-Ford in ‘AAAAAA’ action.