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Weekly Highlights – 12/05/16 – 12/09/16

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


by Home Page Staff - December 10-11, 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.
On today’s Wellsboro Home Page broadcast we feature some of the unforgettable highlights from Dickens of a Christmas 2016. Thousands of people gathered in downtown Wellsboro for the 33rd annual event. Attendees came from near and far, dressed in their Victorian-time-period best.

This year’s Dickens included a new event, sponsored by Wellsboro Home Page. We called it the “Dickens of a Christmas Best Dressed Contest for 2016.” The idea was designed to encourage more people to dress up in Victorian time period clothing for our annual Dickens event. Over one thousand dollars in cash and prizes was awarded to this year’s winner, Sky DeBockler of Blossburg, PA. This year’s runner-up was a couple, Phil and Lori Stolzfuz of Talmage, PA.
The 2016 wrestling season is quickly approaching, and the Hornets are back on the mat gearing up for their opening match.

Wellsboro has struggled with wins the past two seasons, mainly due to their lack of numbers and injuries, but the entire team wrestled hard every match. Last year 4 members of the team recorded 9 or more individual wins, and two of those team members, sophomores Robert and Hunter Brown, are back and should improve upon their freshman year totals.

With Nick Ingerick bumping up to heavyweight, that opens the door for Kaleb Smith at 220 lbs. Smith was injured for the majority of last season, but won 14 matches as a sophomore, and will definitely help the Hornets out. With Brown and Brown having another year of experience under their belts at 182 and 195 lbs., and the addition of freshman Aidan Hauser this year, look for the Hornets to give NTL teams a run for their money.
The 2016 boys basketball season starts this weekend, and the Hornets are ready to be back on the court.

The Hornets are coming off back-to-back District IV runner-up seasons and bring back their entire Varsity team from the 2015 campaign, minus last year’s lone senior Dawson Prough. With many of this year’s team receiving valuable amounts of playing time as underclassmen the past two years, Wellsboro is primed for an NTL Large School Division and District IV championship run.
Tianna Jackson and Brielle Kelly each scored a game-high 15 points to lead Mansfield past Pitt-Johnstown 69-51 Wednesday night in non-conference play at First Citizens Community Bank Court at Decker Gymnasium.

Kelly connected on 6-12 shots from the floor, including a 3-pointer, and grabbed 10 boards for her third double-double of the season. Jackson also hit six field goals, with two coming from behind the arc, along with four assists. Ricci knocked down three treys to hit double-figure scoring for the fourth time this season with 11 and also recorded a season-high nine rebounds. Morgan Westbrook pulled down a season-best 12 boards and chipped in six points. Alyssa Mullins blocked four shots in the game. Brittany Watts led Pitt-Bradford with 13 points while Darien Lantz added 11 points.
The Mountaineers held a big 54-35 rebounding advantage in the game.
Gaming on the TV, cell phone, or computer has a number of advantages and disadvantages as cited by many research studies. Depending on the type of game and how much time is dedicated to playing the game can dictate whether our brains are stimulated or desensitized. Studies highlight the importance of monitoring game usage because of the effects gaming has on its players.

What do we take from this information? Games can be incredibly beneficial if we use them intentionally to learn, grow, enhance problem-solving, and foster creativity. We need to recognize the role dopamine and other brain chemicals have on our behavior and the potential to spend too much time engaging in games. Additionally, we need to monitor the types of games played and how they affect us.



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