PREVIEW: District 4 Championships


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It is officially Districts Week. We will keep you updated with brief previews of all of the upcoming action. These articles will include predictions, as well as quick notes on the potential contenders.

The Editor's Picks and Predictions


Individual Champ

Team Title

1A Boys

Oliver Heintzelman - 16:59Northeast Bradford - 58 Pts

2A Boys 

Jon Hess - 16:14Danville - 54 Pts

1A Girls

Kate Moncavage - 18:49Northeast Bradford - 51 Pts

2A Girls

Baylee Espinosa - 18:41Danville - 26 Pts

Boys' Notes and Ones to Watch

1A Boys - 11:00 AM

Qualifying - 2 Teams and 10 Individuals

Individuals: Creed Dewing (Northeast Bradford) will attempt a title defense. Oliver Heintzelman (Northwest), last years runner-up will challenge Dewing again in 2023. Also watch Michael Fritz (Northwest).

Teams: Northeast Bradford (2022 Champions), Towanda (2022 Runner-ups), Troy, Northwest Area.

2A Boys - 11:45 AM

Qualifying - 2 Teams and 10 Individuals

Individuals: Jonathan Hess (Lewisburg) finished third at last years Championship. He is coming off a win at the SHIK/PHAC Invitational. Dane Spahr (Danville), Ryan Bickhart (Milton), and Kieran Murray (Lewisburg) are right there with him.

Teams: Lewisburg (2022 Champions), Danville (2022 Runner-Ups), Milton Area

Girls' Notes and Ones to Watch

1A Girls - 9:30 AM

Qualifying - 2 Teams and 10 Individuals

Individuals: Kate Moncavage (Southern Columbia) is looking to win her third straight district title. Gracelyn Laudermilch may challenge her.

Teams: Northeast Bradford recently defeated Mansfield and Wyalusing Valley at the NTL Coaches Invitational. Mansfield was only 6-points back. These three teams are in a dogfight for the two available qualifying spots.

2A Girls - 10:15 AM

Qualifying - 2 Teams and 10 Individuals

Individuals: Baylee Espinosa (Lewisburg) is the favorite to defend her district title. Others to watch include Claire Dufrene (Warrior Run), Victoria Bartholomew (Danville), Odin Ryer (Danville) and Hannah Bartholomew (Danville)

Teams: The PA #2 Danville girls are one of the best teams in the state. They'll look to defend their district title before they begin their chase for a state title. Lewisburg, Warrior Run and Athens Area are in contention for the second qualifying spot.

2022 Winners - Individuals | Teams

1A Boys: 16:55 - Creed Dewing (Northeast Bradford '25) | Northeast Bradford

2A Boys: 15:27 - Rory Lieberman (Danville '23) | Lewisburg

1A Girls: 19:22 - Kate Moncavage (Southern Columbia '24) | Northeast Bradford

2A Girls: 19:07 - Baylee Espinosa (Lewisburg '26) | Danville