On Saturday, February 22, the Northumberland Christian Warriors upset the top-seeded North Penn-Liberty Mounties in the District IV Class A semi-finals at Troy High School.
On Saturday February 15, the North Penn-Liberty Mounties wrestling team headed to Troy for sectionals with eleven other schools. The bracket matches were long and hard as the tournament progressed up from the 106 weight class. Several wrestlers made it into the semi-finals like Roger Learn, Braydon Garverick and Kohen Lehman. Wrestlers that lost their first matches had a chance at redemption in the consolation matches. The Mounties fought hard in both the regular matches and their consolation matches. While the North Penn-Liberty wrestlers worked their hardest, there were six athletes that qualified as placers in the final matches. Roger Learn took 5th place in the 106 category. Braydon Garverick took 4th in the 113 category. Patriot June also took 4th in the 126 weight category. Gavin Sexauer placed 6th in the 145 weight class match. Mitchael Tice also took 6th in the 152 class match. Finally, Kohen Lehman took 5th in the 160 weight category match. Working hard through the regular season has provided the team with the great results they saw at the tournament. Despite being a small school, the Mounties wrestling team has some big spirit and even bigger determination.
A furious 4th quarter rally by the North Penn-Liberty Mounties came up short at the final buzzer as the Troy Trojans held on for a 58-57 lead to win their NTL Showdown semi-final game at Liberty on Thursday, February 13.
The North Penn-Liberty Mounties Monday night game against South Williamsport was a tightly wound game. The first quarter was a 13-13 tie. After some tight defensive runs from both schools, the halftime score was also tied at 31. Things heated up for the Mounties in the third quarter as they finally managed to pull ahead. Colton Litzelman drained two foul shots with 30 seconds left on the clock in the final quarter. This was followed by a crowd-favorite dunk from Mountie player Brandon Thompson to finish off the game with a bang. Thompson was also the lead scorer for the game with 21 points and 8 rebounds.
The North Penn-Liberty Mounties faced off against the Sayre Redskins for a chance at the NTL Division II league title, something that North Penn-Liberty has not had for 29 years.
The North Penn-Liberty Lady Mounties faced the Sayre Lady Redskins on Friday, January 31st. Sayre gained a considerable lead in the first quarter 11-3. The Lady Redskins then widened their lead even more going into the second quarter, scoring another 13 points to the Lady Mounties' 6 points. The third quarter was an extreme game of catch-up for the Lady Mounties as they were able to score 14 points. In the final quarter the Lady Mounties were able to out-shoot the Lady Redskins, scoring 11 points to Sayre's 10. Kiersten Mitstifer led the Lady Mounties with 11 points. Even with a tough battle in the last half, the Sayre Lady Redskins were able to outscore the Lady Mounties 49-34.
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The North Penn-Liberty Lady Mounties suffered deafeat against the Canton Lady Warriors Wednesday January 29th. However the high point of the night was their Senior Night, which honored the team's only senior Camryn Moyer as well as bringing to light all the hard work and dedication fromother players, parents, and the coaching staff of the North Penn-Liberty girls team. Halfway through the first quarter of the North Penn-Liberty Lady Mounties versus Canton Lady Warriors basketball game Wednesday night, Canton was leading 9-2 after scoring the first points of the game. Frequent fouls on the Lady Mounties gave way to even more points for the Lady Warriors. Canton was able to double their first quarter score in the second quarter as the Lady Mounties’ offense worked hard to attempt a catch-up. The halftime score was 22-11, Canton still up. The third quarter defense for the Lady Warriors amped up, making it difficult for the Lady Mounties to shoot. The Lady Warriors stole possession of the ball numerous times during the third quarter, racking up points on the scoreboard. The final quarter was a battle between the two teams as the time ticked down, however North Penn-Liberty’s offense seemed to falter in the final few minutes. The final score of the night was 47-24, Canton coming out with the win.
The first shot of the North Penn-Liberty versus Cowanesque Valley basketball game was from Lady Indian Kailey Wells.
The night began with a "senior recognition" as Mounties' coach Eric Pequignot presented the two team seniors, Roger Learn and Mitchael Tice, with gifts and thanked them for all their hard work and dedication.
On Friday night, the North Penn-Liberty Mounties took on the Williamson Warriors at home.