Weekly Highlights – 03/07/16 – 03/11/16

A look at this week’s highlights (and bloopers!) on Wellsboro Home Page


by Home Page Staff - March 12-13, 2016

It’s time once again to take a look at what happened the past week. The Weekly Highlights are a great way to catch up, but don’t forget that you can always watch the full stories from either our front page or the archives section.
The Wellsboro boys and girls basketball teams both suffered losses to Minersville in the first round of PIAA State playoffs on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5.
Sophomore Lizzie Poirier scored 11 points to lead the team, while Jackson finished with 8 points and 4 rebounds in her last game, and senior Sarah Ingerick finished with 7 points in her final game of her career. Ingerick finished the season with 309 points, her third consecutive year with over 300 points, giving her 1,089 for her career. Jackson finished her career with 623 points and 624 rebounds. Davis and sophomore Rachael Tuttle rounded out the scoring on the night with 2 points each.
Brothers Dawson Prough and Dalton Prough led the team with 9 points each, Henry scored 7 to go along with 6 rebounds and 3 steals, Singer had 6, and junior Alden Weiner had 2 to round out the scoring.
Dawson Prough finishes his Wellsboro career with 619 points, 121 assists, 77 steals, and 242 rebounds.
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On Saturday, March 12 – come see the students of the girls and boys basketball teams battle the faculty from the Wellsboro Area School District in the 5th Annual Casey L Patrick Memorial Basketball Game. Along with the game, there will be a Chinese auction, a 50-50 foul shot competition, and many more surprises you won’t want to miss! Price of admission is $4 for adults – kids under 5 are free. The game will take place at 7:00PM in the Wellsboro High School gymnasium. Proceeds and donations go to the Casey L. Patrick Memorial Scholarship Fund at the high school.
Welcome to another edition of Chamber Highlights with Chamber President, Marsha Chesko. Winter is retreating as spring arrives soon, and with it comes plenty of exciting and fun events and activities around Tioga County!
On Thursday, March 17, from 5–7pm at the Warehouse Theater, 3 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, there will be a Wellsboro Chamber Member Mixer & Brochure Swap.
Highland Chocolates, 11724 Route 6, will have an Easter Open House for Kids on Friday, March 18th from 4—6pm.
There are several events happening on March 19th around the area: At noon on Saturday, March 19th The Wellsboro Lions Club invites children of all ages to an egg hunt with prizes, hot dogs and drinks provided by The Lions in service to our community.
Contra Dancing will also take place on March 19th at 7pm, in the Gallery at the Deane Center’s Warehouse Theater, 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.
Also happening on Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th from 10a.m.— 4p.m. Bring the whole family to Hills Creek State Park for the Maple Weekend Open House. The two day event is free and open to the public. It is being held conjunction with the Potter-Tioga Maple Producers 12th Annual Maple Weekend.
On Thursday, March 10th, Chief Bodine of the Wellsboro Police Department and the Community Traffic Safety Project met at Steve’s Beverages in Wellsboro with an important reminder for those in our community celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day. The press event was held in an effort to help reduce DUI crashes and injuries through education with the tagline, “Designate, then Celebrate.” According to PennDOT preliminary 2015 data, there were 1089 alcohol related crashes on the weekends before and after Saint. Patrick’s Day that resulted in 10 fatalities. The police department and Community Traffic Safety Project encourage those celebrating to practice safety by designating drivers if alcohol is involved.


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