Cumberland Valley junior Jill Jekot announced her commitment to the University of Pittsburgh Friday evening on Twitter.
Cumberland Valley's Jill Jekot earned All-State First Team honors while Cedar Cliff's Olivia Jones earned Second Team recognition and Trinity's Kristi Britten was named Class 3A Coach of the Year.
Cumberland Valley’s Jill Jekot and Cedar Cliff’s Olivia Jones received All-State recognition from the list released by Pennsylvania Sports Writers while Trinity’s Kristi Britten was named the Class 3A Coach of the Year.
Cedar Cliff reached unprecedented heights as a program thanks, in part, to the contributions of their standout freshman.
“There’s nothing that happened today that makes me less proud of the season that our kids had,” said Mechanicsburg head coach Clay McAllister.
The Colts’ 28 wins told the story of their season’s success. What it took to hand them the two losses underlined it.
Mechanicsburg and Cedar Cliff built teams around core groups of players that have played and grown together, in some cases, since middle school.
Priya Loran led the Wildcats with 13 points, and Mechanicsburg's defense dug in to pave the path to victory.
The 42-36 win sends Cedar Cliff to Friday’s semifinals, where the Colts will face District 1 champion Plymouth-Whitemarsh.
Mechanicsburg’s girls basketball team can punch its ticket to the PIAA semifinals for the first time in program history with a win over West York in an all-District 3 quarterfinal matchup Wednesday.
A season of firsts continues for the Cedar Cliff girls basketball team when it takes the court Tuesday in the PIAA Class 6A quarterfinals.
Cassie Eager's late 3-pointer mellowed Mechanicsburg's nerves and guided the Wildcats to an eventual 45-44 win over Abington Heights to advance to the Class 5A state quarterfinals.
Trinity (19-8) managed only seven points in the final quarter, and all seven were from the free-throw line.
Senior Natalie Parsons motored the comeback effort, bucketing a team-high 18 points, all of them n the second half for Cumberland Valley.
Cedar Cliff took 10-point lead into halftime and made it stand to advance to the quarterfinals.
Officials postponed the Wildcats’ second-round contest with Abington Heights, originally scheduled for Saturday, due to the winter weather forecast.
After holding serve in their home gyms for PIAA first-round girls basketball wins Tuesday, Cumberland Valley, Cedar Cliff and Trinity hit the road for second-round neutral-site games.
“I felt like we got the pace up in the second half when we needed it,” Mechanicsburg coach Clay McAllister said. “It just took us a while to get going.”
The Colts beat Haverford 36-27 to move on to the second round of the PIAA Class 6A girls basketball tournament.
Jill Jekot scored 31 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left, to help the Eagles defeat North Allegheny in the state playoffs.
The Shamrocks built a 28-9 lead after a quarter, and the starters exited after only six minutes on the floor.
Jekot’s go-ahead 3-pointer and Sienna Manns’ deflection on a last-second shot from North Allegheny punctuated the Eagles’ 63-60 victory in a breathtaking PIAA Class 6A first-round classic.
A late-season surge pushed Mechanicsburg to the top of the District 3 power rankings and deep into the district playoffs. After a loss to Gettysburg in Saturday’s championship game, the Wildcats look to bounce back when they open the state playoffs Wednesday against Radnor.
Tuesday's slate of games includes openers for Cumberland Valley, Cedar Cliff and Trinity, three programs looking to add to their recent state-playoff experience. Following is a look at the matchups.
In the Sentinel area, 24 athletes were named Mid-Penn division all-stars. Three area coaches were also dubbed division Coaches of the Year, including Big Spring’s Randy Jones, Cedar Cliff’s Scott Weyant and Trinity’s Kristi Britten.
The Warriors answered a second-half surge from Mechanicsburg to capture their second district title in three years.
The Wildcats take on Gettysburg for Class 5A gold in a game scheduled for 6 p.m. at Hershey's Giant Center.