Wellsboro Highlights:05/07/18 – 05/11/18

A week of Home Page feature highlights!

by Home Page – May 12, 2018

The Weekly Highlights are a great way to catch up, but don’t forget that you can always watch the full stories from either our front page or the archives section.

Hornets top North Penn-Mansfield, Liberty
Northern Tier League rivals Wellsboro and North Penn-Mansfield and North Penn-Liberty battled on the baseball and softball diamonds on Friday, May 4 with Wellsboro picking up wins in both games.

“Mansfield is a tough team and they played us really well the beginning of the season and came out on top so we were really just trying to even the score,” said head coach Ron Brought.

“A good win for us tonight. The rivalry games with Mansfield is never predictable and tonight was no different,” head coach Philip Prough said after the game.
Enjoy the “Music Mosaic”
You won’t want to miss the vocal journey you will delight in taking at the “Music Mosaic” concert on May 12th at 7:00pm. This year The Wellsboro Women’s Chorus, The Wellsboro Men’s chorus and The Wednesday Morning Musicales collaborate to bring you a collection of songs sure to get your toes tapping.

Everyone involved has a true love of music that is undeniable. “I think that is the important thing and the message we can relay through singing,” says Diana Frazier, the Director of Women’s Chorus accompanied by Judy Smithgall. Many involved have served their communities by teaching music to their students and now selflessly continue using their gifts inspiring others.
Northern Tioga earns track victories
Northern Tioga swept North Penn-Mansfield and Wellsboro in an NTL tri-meet on Tuesday, May 8.

It was also Senior Night as the Hornets and Warrior held a joint recognition of their senior athletes.

All three teams will take part in the NTL Championships at Athens Area High School on Friday, May 11.
Hornet baseball rallies to top Athens
The Wellsboro Varsity Baseball team rallied from a 6-3 deficit in the bottom of the sixth to hand Athens a 7-6 loss during Senior Night on Wednesday, May 9.

The win also locked up the NTL Large School Division championship for the Hornets, their first league championship since 2012.

“A good win. A hard fought win tonight,” head coach Philip Prough said following his 85th career win. “Our guys showed resilience in coming back late. It wasn’t our best game but the guys kept battling and competing. And when you do that, good things can happen.”
Local Student Accepted to Harvard
This year, Harvard University’s acceptance rate is 4.59%. This fall, Jillian Graver from Wellsboro High School is going to be a part of that percentage. On today’s broadcast, Jillian expresses that she is hungry to learn more, and she wanted to challenge herself. Visiting and applying to Harvard wasn’t her first inclination, but as soon as Jillian stepped foot onto the campus, she fell in love.

“Never in a million years did I think I would be accepted,” she stated. But she proved herself wrong. She also shared she is most excited about meeting her future classmates. “[During] an admitted students weekend, I got to meet so many awesome and amazing, interesting people – and I’m just excited to be able to do that for the next four years,” said Graver.

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