The best of local sports: fall 2021
MOOSIC, Pa. – In boys’ golf, North Pocono eldest Billy Pabst showed why he is the Greek god of golf for the Trojans with a 68 at Elkview Country Club to win the Bob Simons Classic.
“It’s child’s play there. I mean a lot of the guys played really well. The conditions, I mean they are soft. Playing Elkview and the greens being as fast as they are it’s always a challenge so, ”said Billy.
RELATED: North Pocono’s Billy Pabst Jr. shot a two under par 69, only to fall in the second hole of the “AAA” State Golf Championship playoffs. Pabst was 2nd.
The low scores continued on the Heritage Hills course one (-2) 69 finishing 2nd in the state in “3A” losing on the 2nd hole of the playoffs.
In women’s golf, Dunmore’s Ciera Toomey, Hannah Raab Warrior Run, Chloe Sipe Elk Lake and Gwen Powell North Pocono reached the United States and ended with another outstanding season.
The Cross Country scene for girls dominated by Blue Mountain senior Olivia Haas. The “2A” state champion ran 18:20 on the state course at Hershey, winning her 2nd state title of her career.
“Yeah, I’m very happy. I’m so happy to come here and defend my title. And it’s just a great way to end my senior season so I’m very happy,” said Olivia.
For the boys, Lewisburg and Hughesville won the state tag team titles. Jacob Hess was 3rd in “2A” for the Green Dragons in 16:05 and Caleb Kenyon 3rd for North Pocono in “3A” in 16:03.
RELATED: Haas Wins Individual Title, Hughesville, Lewisburg Boys Wins State Cross Country Tag Team Titles
In the women’s volleyball township, the District IV champion lost to the Académie du Sacré-Cœur in the semi-final “A”.
RELATED: Olivia Dorner Outperforms Karissa Ghigiarelli 6-4, 6-3 In PIAA Class 2A State Title
In women’s tennis, Wyoming Seminary won the “2A” tag team title. In the individual “2A” championship match was an instant classic between Karissa Ghigiarelli of Riverside and Olivia Dorner of South Williamsport. This mountain’s Mounted Police Queen was once again Dorner winning her 2nd State Championship 6-4, 6-3.
Lewisburg continued to dominate men’s football. The Green Dragons lost 1 short goal 1-0 to Quaker Valley in the “2A” State Final (5-4) on penalties.
In women’s football, southern Colombia, behind Loren Gehret, won the “A” state title 4-0 against Greensburg Central Catholic. Les Tigres 3rd title in 4 years.
RELATED: Southern Colombia Wins 3rd Women’s Football State Title in 4 Years
“The strength of our schedule and the teams we play at PHAC make our teams stronger and these girls are resilient and they work hard in training. I can’t say enough about them my coaches Jen and Erin – the best coaches in the world, ”said Derek Stine.
In women’s field hockey, Wyoming Seminary won their 4th straight “A” state title with a 6-0 victory over Oley Valley. It was the 10th state championship for Coach Klassner in the history of the school.
“Everyone’s emotions took over. Honestly, I have no words to say. It’s just great doing this as a family together. We all trust each other. I think that. it’s one of the most important things, it’s our Wyoming Seminary field hockey family I just think we went out today and wanted to win it all, ”Ella said.
RELATED: Wyoming Seminary Wins 4th Consecutive State Field Hockey Championship
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