Select Your Destination
 

< Feature Stories >

Owlett Announces $1 Million State Investment in Pine Creek Rail-Trail Project

Dr. Seuss-themed family fun night supports The Empty Bowls Project

Reports, motions and a number of area citizens heard

The Eaton Calendar - Mar 11

Speaking Well in Wellsboro

How does your mother's brain work?

Rep. Owlett hosts welcoming event for Nelson & Smith

Hornets fall to Loyalsock in D4 title game

What is your purpose in life?

How can we strengthen our body's most critical muscle?

Hydrating - Being Well This Winter

Behind the scenes of Matthews Motor Company's new project!

Joseph R. Every Scholarship

Asa's story inspires a family to change lives, one child at a time!

 
 
 

Hornets top NP-Mansfield & Liberty

Wellsboro takes wins in NTL Showdown semi-finals

 

by Ed Weaver - February 14, 2019

Lady Hornets top rival Mansfield to NTL Showdown semis
The Wellsboro Varsity Girls Basketball team put together a 26-point fourth quarter to beat rival North Penn-Mansfield 50-34 in the NTL Showdown semi-finals on Thursday, February 14.

Both teams struggled to score in the first quarter as they combined for just 6 total points, with Mansfield leading 4-2 after the opening 8 minutes. Both teams settled down in the second and were able to connect on more shots with the Lady Hornets holding a slim 13-12 lead at halftime. Wellsboro opened up a little distance between themselves and Mansfield in the third quarter as they outscored the Lady Tigers 11-5 to lead 24-17, then exploded in the fourth quarter to put the game firmly in their control.

Wellsboro scored 26 points in the final 8 minutes, with nearly half of them coming from the foul line as the Lady Tigers tried to extend the game and make the Lady Hornets earn their points the old-fashioned way. Wellsboro did so, shooting 14-for-17 from the line, en route to their 5th straight victory.

Senior Emma Poirier tied her season and career-highs with 28 points on the night to lead all scorers. Junior Liza Manning added 10, sophomore Jena Boyce scored 6, junior Cathryn Brought scored 4, and senior Dani Hunt added 2 points.

Jaime Palmer (11) and JoAnne McNamara (10) led the Lady Tigers while Lizzi Welch scored 6, Jeanette Montefusco added 3, and Shaelyn Berguson and Emma Palmer added 2 points each.

The win improves the Lady Hornets’ record to 14-9 on the season and sends them back to the Showdown finals for the second striaght year. This time they will take on Sayre, 55-32 winners over Athens, at Mansfield University on Saturday, February 16 at 6:00 p.m.

North Penn-Mansfield will await their upcoming opponent in next week’s District IV Class AA playoffs.
—-
Hornets top Liberty in NTL Showdown semi-finals
The Wellsboro Varsity Boys Basketball team is heading back to the NTL Showdown finals after a 60-47 win over North Penn-Liberty on Thursday, February 14.

The Hornets controlled the first quarter and led 12-4 after the opening 8 minutes of play, but the Mounties battled back and outscored Wellsboro 14-11 to trail 23-18 at halftime.

Wellsboro extended their lead back up to 8 points, 38-30, after the third quarter, then turned up the pressure in the fourth as they outscored Liberty 22-17 to claim their 20th straight win, and book their third straight trip to the NTL Showdown Finals.

Senior Brandyn Tuttle put up his 35th career double-double with a 22-point and 10-rebound performance to lead all scorers on the night. Tuttle has now tallied 700 rebounds for his career.

Sophomore Joseph Grab scored 12 points, senior Andrew Brelo added 10 points, senior Hunter Brown finished with 6, senior Tanner Button contributed 5, junior Andrew Larson pitched in 3, and senior Holden Kennedy added 2 points.

Grab added 5 rebounds and 3 steals to his point total, while Button had 4 assists and 2 steals, and Kennedy and Tuttle added 3 steals each.

Duncan Zeafla led North Penn-Liberty with 15 points, including 3 three-pointers, and Brandyn Choplosky finished with 11. Brandon Thompson had 6 and Nick Grinnell and Noah Spencer added 5 each.

The win improves the Hornets’ record to 20-2 overall while Liberty falls to 13-9. Wellsboro will be back in action for their final regular season game later tonight against Troy, then will face the winner of tonight’s Northeast Bradford/North Penn-Mansfield Showdown semi-final at Mansfield University on Saturday, February 16.

North Penn-Liberty will await their opponent in next week’s District IV Class A playoffs next week.
—-

Credits:

Videography: Andrew Moore, Ethan Chabala

Video Editing: Andrew Moore

Writing: Ed Weaver

Anchor: Simeon Kyler

 

Produced by Vogt Media

Funded by First Citizens Community Bank, Dunham’s Dept Store

< Current Stories >

 

See More Current Stories

 

Owlett Announces $1 Million State Investment in Pine Creek Rail-Trail Project

March 19, 2019

 

Basketball game raises money for student scholarship!

March 18, 2019

 

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

March 16, 2019

 

Celebrating the incredible agriculturalists of our world!

March 15, 2019

 

Dr. Seuss-themed family fun night supports The Empty Bowls Project

March 14, 2019

 

Nobody wants to pass this - how can you prevent it?

March 14, 2019

 

You're invited to the Casey L. Patrick Memorial Basketball Game

March 13, 2019

 

Reports, motions and a number of area citizens heard

March 12, 2019

 

Refresh, Renew and Restore your marriage - March 22nd - 24th

March 12, 2019

 

The latest from the Eaton Calendar - Update

March 11, 2019

 

Inviting All Ladies To Our Next Movin’ Together Event!

March 11, 2019

 

Surgery may not be the only option!

March 11, 2019

 

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

March 9, 2019

 

You're invited to a fun, free family-friendly event!

March 8, 2019

 

A Melting Pot Fair at the Wellsboro Green Coming Soon

March 7, 2019

 

Tractors can roll easily - practice safe handling!

March 6, 2019

 

How does your mother's brain work?

February 27, 2019

 

Rep. Owlett hosts welcoming event for Nelson & Smith

March 4, 2019

 

Turnovers doom Hornets in 70-36 loss to Lancers

March 4, 2019

 

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

March 2 - 3, 2019

 

What is your purpose in life?

March 1, 2019

 

How can we strengthen our body's most critical muscle?

February 28, 2019

 

Wellsboro uses hot start to defeat Mount Carmel 73-48

February 27, 2019

 

Hydrating - Being Well This Winter

February 26, 2019

 

Behind the scenes of Matthews Motor Company's new project!

February 25, 2019

 

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

February 23, 2019

 

Central Columbia ends Mansfield's season with 69-53 win

February 22, 2019

 

Wellsboro rolls past Hughesville 58-27 in opening round of Districts

February 22, 2019

 

Local creatives featured in Pop's Culture Shoppe

February 21, 2019

 

High School seniors, this scholarship may be of interest

February 20, 2019

 
 

Load More Stories