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Point-Blank Frank

By Staff | Feb 4, 2009

Frankie Smith, senior at Muncy, works over Columbia Montour-Vo-Tech, getting a pin in the match last week (Colburn)


Muncy 72, CMVT 6

Muncy dominated CMVT losing only one match by Scott Heving (171) while recording seven pins including Frank Smith (145), Ryan Hembury (152), Brent McMahon (160), Erik Roberts (275), Andrew Gilchrist (119), Wes Gottschall (125) and Zach Strickland (140).

Also winning for the Indians were Tim Taylor (189) forfeit, Ryan Fay (215) decision, Brandon Yohn (103) forfeit, Heath Strickland (112) forfeit, Adam Gochnauer 130) maj. dec and Aaron Fry (135) forfeit. The Indians fine season continues as they improve to 17-7.

District 4 Class AA Duals

Preliminary Round

Towanda 43,

Montgomery 23

The Black Knights won the first four matches at (189), (215), (285) and (103) before Jacob Kramer (112) picked up the Red Raiders first win. Seth Bartlett would record a fall at (125) for Montgomery while Garrett Shnyder (140) recorded a fall, Harry Shuey (152) won by decision and Dakota Deem (160) won a major decision.

Muncy 32,

Shamokin 28

The Indians opened some eyes with a huge win in the preliminary round of the District 4 Class AA dual meet over a very good Shamokin team.

With the win the Indians earned a spot in the quarter finals opposite Line Mountain, seeding 13th.

In the win over Shamokin the Indians got pins from Cody Shreck (171) and Brandon Yohn (103), major decisions from Heath Strickland (112) Wes Gottschall (119) and decisions from Aaron Fry (135), Zach Strickland (140), and a forfeit win by Ryan Hembury (160).


Muncy 41,

Line Mountain 27

Line Mountain jumped out early winning the first two matches Bryce Martz (LM) (215) dec. Ryan Fay 4-0 and (285) Jon Fausey (LM) pinned Erik Roberts before Heath Strickland picked of the first win for the Indians pinning Mitchell Martz (103).

Muncy lost the next two matches at 112 and forfeiting at 119 before Wes Gottschall (125) picked up six from an injury defeated. Line Mountains Tim Brokin defeated Muncy’s Adam Gochnauer, 4-0.

Muncy’s undefeated Aaron Fry started the winning streak for the Indians at 135 with a major decision over unbeaten Travis Erdman.

The remaining five matches went to Muncy with major decision for Zach Strickland (140) over Jachin Spotts 10-1; Frank Smith (145) picked up a forfeit; Ryan Hembury (152) pinning Carlos Zrake; Brett McMahon pinned Jordan Walker at 160 and Cody Shreck’s 13-6 decision over James Wiest at 171. Muncy advanced to the semi-finals where they will face Montoursville.


Montoursville 42,

Muncy 34

The teams split the first two matches with the Warriors getting a pin from Josh Albert (285) while Heath Strickland got Muncy on the board with a pin at (103).

The Warriors won the next four matches including Luke Frey (112) pin, David Batkowski (119) decision, Ben Carey (125) forfeit and William Page (130) with a decision.

Aaron Fry snapped the Warriors run with a forfeit at (135), Zach Strickland picked up a major decision at (140) while the Indians got three straight pins by Frank Smith (152), Ryan Hembury (160), Cody Shreck (171). The Warriors closed the match with pins from Sam Shaheen (189) and Nick Dawson (215).

Boys Basketball

Muncy 64,

Bucktail 60

After taking a 16-10 lead after a quarter Bucktail would outscore the Indians 18-11 in the second quarter for a 28-27 halftime lead. The Indians won a hard fought second half winning the third quarter 19-18 and the fourth 18-14 for the four point victory. Tyler Ruby (20 points, 6, 5-5 from the line) led the Indians while Zach Martin chipped in (16 points, 5, 5-6 from the line). Bucktail placed four players in double figures led by P. J. Paloskey (21 points, 7, 2-5), Cody Stewart (14 points, 7, 0-1), Steve Fantaski (12 points, 4, 4-4) and Shane Casper (10 points, 5, 0-0).

Bloomsburg 65,

Muncy 55

Led by Bryan Parrish (13 points), Zach Martin (11 points) and Doug Zehner (10 points) the Indian offense caught fire in the fourth quarter outscoring Bloomsburg 24-9 but fell short losing by 10. The Indians were hot from beyond the arc with (4) 3’s including (2) from Rijad Sabonovic and (1) each from Zehner and Cam Arthur.

Hughesville 71,

Midd-West 33

The Spartans led only 21-13 after quarter but broke the game open with a 33-7 second quarter for a commanding 54-20 halftime lead cruising to the 38 point win. Greg Taggart had a big game off the bench for the Spartans with a game high (15 points) while teammate Addision Hanford added (13 points). The Spartan defense did not allow a Midd-West player to score in double figures as they were led by Ben Miller (8 points) and Michael Ladersa with (7 points).

Montgomery 76,


In a hard fought first half the Red Raiders would lead 17-12 after a quarter and only 37-27 at the half. Montgomery came out on fire in the third quarter 24-to-5 taking control of the game and a 61-32 heading to the fourth quarter cruising from there for the thirty four point win. The Red Raiders got 3 pointers from Sean Farley (2) and (1) from Kennedy.

Williamsport Showcase Tournament

Communication Tech 62, Hughesville 61

Williamsport brings some of the best teams in the state in for their annual Showcase boys basketball tournament. The Hughesville Spartans drew Communication Tech the No. 4 ranked Class AAA team in the state. Standing toe to toe with Communication Tech for four quarters the Spartans lost a heartbreaker on a desperation buzzer beater as time expired.

The Spartans led 18-13 after a quarter and 35-25 at the half. Hughesville held an eight point lead (48-40) heading to the fourth quarter. The Phoenix would rally in the final stanza trimming a nine point deficit into a 57-54 lead with 2:40 remaining. Each team would score on their next possession but Hughesville would tie the game at 59 on a Rezin Davis 3 with :52 left in the game.

The Phoenix held the ball for the last shot but misfired with :12 left as Bryan Hoover grabbed the rebound passing to Davis who hit Greg Taggart with a perfect pass who hit the jumper giving the Spartans a 61-59 lead.

The Phoenix broke the Spartans hearts as Sherm Blanford inbounded to Shaq Shannon who launched a shot just over half-court that went in as time expired giving the Phoenix a dramatic win. Taggart and Gerney led the Spartans with 16 each while Davis added 12 points.

Millville 83,

Muncy 41

The Quakers came out firing and never took their foot off the gas dominating the Indians in the forty two point win on Saturday. Millville won all four quarter leading 21-5 after a quarter and 43-17 at the half. The Quakers finished the game on a 40-24 run for the win. Millville was led by Wes Lyons with a game high (29 points) while Matt Delong and Sam Polzinsky added (14 points) each. Muncy was led Tyler Smay with (14 points) and Dan Murphy with (10 points).

Girls Basketball

Lewisburg 54,

Hughesville 28

It was all Lady Green Dragons from the opening tip leading 20-6 after a quarter and 34-9 at the half. The Lewisburg defense held the Lady Spartans to single digits in three of the four quarters and did not allow a double digit scorer.

Lewisburg had three players in double figures led by Emily Lesher and Jenny Meslener with (14 points) each while Annie Lesher chipped in (11 points). Megan Arthur led the Lady Spartans with (8 points) while Hannah Stom added (6 points). Hughesville drops to 2-15 and will nest travel to Loyalsock on Friday night.

Millville 55,

Montgomery 50

The Lady Red Raiders never recovered after falling behind 14-9 after a quarter and 34-14 at the half in the loss to Millville on Tuesday night. After closing the deficit to 45-30 after three quarters the Lady Red Raiders rallied winning the fourth quarter 20-10 but could never get the game tied or take the lead losing by five 55-50.

The Lady Quakers were led by Shannon Wood (15 points) and Rachel Hayes with (12 points). The Lady Red Raiders got solid performances from Casey Drick (17 points) and Jenna Bachman with (14 points). Montgomery drops to 3-13 on the season and will next host Benton on Friday night.

Bloomsburg 48,

Muncy 36

After falling behind 9-8 after a low scoring first quarter the Lady Indians outscored the Lady Black Panthers 29-22 in the middle quarters taking a 34-31 lead to the fourth quarter.

The Muncy offense went stone cold in the fourth quarter scoring just two points while Bloomsburg caught fire scoring seventeen points sending the Lady Indians home with a heartbreaking 48-36 loss. Caitlyn Hollenbach led the Lady Black Panthers with a game high (30 points) while Britany Karpinski added (7 points).

Ala Miller led the Lady Indians with (13 points) while Courtney Ebner added (6 points). Muncy drops to 1-14 and will next travel to CMVT on Wednesday.

St. John Neumann 58, Muncy 34

The Lady Indians had no answer for Neumann’s Sandra Szczepanek who torched them for (23 points) in the twenty four point loss to the Lady Golden Knights on Thursday night.

Things started well for Muncy as they took a 16-9 first quarter lead but Neumann rallied in the second quarter 16-6 for a 25-22 halftime lead. The Lady Golden Knights finished the game on a 33-12 run for the win.

Joining Szczepanek in double figures were Carrine Beiter (13 points) and Jolene Hiller with (10 points). Muncy was led by Ala Miller (13 points) and Courtney Ebner with (7 points). Muncy will next host Millville on Friday night.

Loyalsock 54,

Hughesville 14

The Lady Lancers played smothering defense holding the Lady Spartans to 14 points in their 54-14 win on Friday night. Led by Keely Henninger’s game high (13 points) and (12 points) from Sami Lane the Lady Lancers led from the start, (13-3) after a quarter and 22-4 at the half. The onslaught continued in the second half as Loyalsock ended the game on a 33-10 run for the forty point victory. Megan Arthur led the Lady Spartans with (8 points).

Benton 37,

Montgomery 19

The Lady Tigers dominated from the start leading 10-2 after a quarter and 20-5 at the half. Benton won the second half 17-14 for the eighteen point win. Benton was led by Erin Kile with a game high (17 points) while Aly Gearhart and Kelsey Lyndner added (8 points) each. Casey Drick had (11) of Montgomery’s 19 points while Hannah Lovel added (4 points).

Millville 37,

Muncy 34

The Lady Indians played well in the first half leading 12-9 after a quarter and 24-20 at the half. The Lady Quakers won the third quarter for a 33-31 lead heading to the fourth quarter before finishing the game on a 16-3 run taking the win away from Muncy. Amber Ortman led Millville with a game high (18 points) while Rachel Hayes added (16 points). Kelsi Chuprinski led the Lady Indians with (10 points-15 rebounds) while Breanne Phillips added ( 8 points).