Sports Briefs: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Weather to blame for more ppds
Six area high school basketball games schedule for Monday were pushed to later dates on the calendar and one wrestling match was canceled with no intention of rescheduling it.
The wrestling match was Shamokin at Centreal Columbia and with Central Columbia participating in the District 4 duals this week, a make-up date was nearing an impossibility.
Meanwhile, all six basketball games were rescheduled.
In boys basketball, Shamokin at Mount Carmel will be played Friday, Feb. 15, Milton at Southern Columbia will be played today and Upper Dauphin at Line Mountain will be played Thursday, Feb. 14.
In girls basketball, Lourdes at Minersville will be played today, Line Mountain at Halifax will be played Wednesday, Jan. 30 and Mount Carmel at Lewisburg will be played Monday, Feb. 11.
Hynoski agrees to endorsement deal
New York Giants' fullback and Southern Columbia graduate Henry Hynoski announced through Twitter that he signed an endorsement deal with Maximum Human Performance, a supplement manufacturer based out of Fairfield, N.J.
Hynoski tweeted, "Just signed my supplement deal with MHP @mhpstrong...very happy to be on the team with some other tremendous athletes!"
Other athletes in the MHP stable include Green Bay Packers' defensive lineman B.J. Raji and Hynoski's teammate with the Giants, Chris Snee.
Terms of the deal were not made available.
SCA and MCA coaches vs. cancer
CATAWISSA R.R. - Saturday's boys and girls junior varsity and varsity basketball games between Mount Carmel and Southern Columbia at Southern will be part of a combined effort between the two schools to raise money for Coaches vs. Cancer charity.
The games, starting with the girls' junior varsity game at 3 p.m. and followed by the boys' jv, girls' varsity and boys' varsity games, will also have festivities during and between the contests. Activities will include raffles, 50-50 drawings, sales of shirts, headbands and bracelets and chuck-a-duck. Players will also wear pink to show their support and all money raised will go to cancer research.
The Coaches vs. Cancer program is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
Mount Carmel Area will host next year's Coaches vs. Cancer games between the two schools.