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Misericordia Defeats Scranton

The Misericordia men’s basketball team, coached by Wyalusing Valley graduate Trevor Woodruff, defeated Scranton, 84-71, on Nov. 22.

Ethan Eichhorst and Justin Grotevant led five Cougars in double figures with 22 and 20 points, respectively.

On Nov. 27, Misericordia defeated Moravian, 81-64, to improve to 5-0. Eichhorst and Grotevant each netted 16 points in the win. Eichhorst grabbed 10 rebounds.

 

Elk Lake Senior Injured

Ryan Wilson, a senior for the Elk Lake boys’ soccer team, was injured late in the UNICO Soccer Cup played in Scranton on Nov. 19. Wilson, who was playing for the Green squad, was removed by ambulance with a leg injury following a collision near the White net with less than three minutes left in the all-star tilt.

Matt Cuomo, Wilson’s teammate, scored the Green team’s first goal in the 3-2 loss.

 

Holiday Baseball Clinic Slated

The Mansfield University Christmas Baseball Clinics will be held on Dec. 27-30 for children ages 6-12 and 13-18.

Under the direction of long-time Mansfield head coach Harry Hillson, MU assistant Andy Chalot, Wellsboro H.S. head coach Matt Perry and members of the Mansfield University baseball team, the 18-session clinic will be held in Decker Gymnasium and Kelchner Fitness Center.

There will be a hitting clinic, pitching clinic, mini-camp and an elite defensive skills clinic. There will also be a full-day prospect clinic.

For more information, visit the Mansfield baseball webpage at www.GoMounties.com, click on the baseball page and then on Camp and Clinic. Registration can also be made by calling Hillson at (570) 662-4457 or (570) 404-2632.

 

Big Bear Taken in Sullivan County

Two of the top 10 largest bear taken during the first three days of the state-wide rifle season in Pennsylvania were in Sullivan County.

On Nov. 19, Matthew Romano, Conshohocken,  PA, killed a 678-pound bear in Fox Township. On Nov. 22, Todd Dwyer, Dallas, downed a 677-pound bruin while hunting in Davidson Township. The largest bear was a 746-pounder taken on opening day in Potter County.

Through the first three days of the four-day season, a total of 3,023 bears had been reported statewide. This total does not include any taken during the five-day archery season on Nov. 14-18, the final day of the state-wide season on Nov. 23 nor the extended seasons in several Wildlife Management Units. The final preliminary harvest figures will be released sometime during the week of Dec. 5.

There were 120 bear killed in Sullivan County during the first three days of the state-wide season. Also locally, there were 45 killed in Bradford County. Susquehanna County had 32 reported kills, and Wyoming County claimed 26.

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