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College Roundup: Aeppli Third at Conference Tourney


Wyalusing Valley graduate Bucky Aeppli, a member of the Misericordia golf team, finished third in the Freedom Conference championship tournament at Hershey Country Club on April 30-May 1.

After shooting a nine-over 80 on the opening day, Aeppli bounced back to shoot a one-over 76 Sunday, finishing with a 14-over 156.

His Misericordia teammate and Towanda graduate Jordan Wollenberg finished in a tie for 31st with a score of 181.

Misericordia finish seventh in the team standings with a two-day total of 712.


Jared Johnson

Johnson, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team, started in every game during a busy stretch that saw the Wildcats reach the PSUAC tournament.

On April 28, Johnson scored a run and was hit by a pitch in an 8-0 Penn College win over PSU-Beaver. He drove in a run in a 5-3 loss in the nightcap of the regular-season finale.

Johnson had two hits in the 6-2 PSUAC play-in win over PSU-Mont Alto on April 29.

Later that day, he had one hit and a stolen base in a 2-1 loss to PSU-Greater Allegheny.

On April 30, he drove in two runs and scored another while collecting a hit in a 13-0 win over PSU-Beaver in the loser’s bracket.

He went hitless as Penn College was eliminated later that day, 10-5, by PSU-Brandywine.


Mark Cruver

Cruver, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of the Keystone College track team, finished second in the javelin at Misericordia’s Narkiewicz Invitational on April 30 with a distance of 165-9.

He was also sixth in the hammer throw with a distance of 104-10.


Sarah Hoffman

Hoffman, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of the Susquehanna softball team, was the losing pitcher in a 4-0 loss to Scranton on April 26.

She allowed four hits and a pair of walks over six innings. She had two strikeouts.


Mike Martin

Martin, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of the Mansfield baseball team, pitched an inning of relief in a 7-2 loss to Bloomsburg on April 25.

He had one strikeout, while giving up a hit.


Baptist Bible Softball

Karin Mowry and Kim Caines, both Elk Lake graduates, started for Baptist Bible in a split with Centenary on April 26.

Mowry doubled and scored a run in a 3-1 win. She went hitless in the second game, a 4-1 loss.

Caines played right field in both games.

On April 30, Baptist Bible swept a doubleheader with College of Notre Dame (MD).

In the first game, a 20-2 victory, Mowry had three hits, drove in three runs, scored four times and stole two bases.

Caines played right field and went 0-for-2.

In the nightcap, an 11-1 win, Mowry scored a run and drove in another, while Caines walked as a pinch hitter.


Caitie Good

Good, an Elk Lake graduate and member of the Mansfield track team, finished third in the 100 dash at Cornell’s Big Red Invitational on May 1. Her time was 12.81 seconds.

She also placed seventh in the 200 dash with a time of 26.79 seconds.


Ryne Carney

Carney, an Elk Lake graduate and member of the Bucknell University track team, finished eighth in the 5,000-meter run at the Bloomsburg Maroon and Gold Open on April 30. His time was 15:49.45.


Jessica Sekely

Sekely, an Elk Lake graduate and member of the East Stroudsburg track team, finished 17th in the hammer throw with a distance of 127-7 at the Lehigh Invitational on April 30.

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