Gettysburg’s Bair in the Run for the Miss Pennsylvania Basketball Award | Sport

Anne Bair is more versatile than a Swiss Army knife.

The senior from Gettysburg High School is currently writing the final chapter of her dynamic scholastic athletic career, one that will describe her accomplishments on the Warrior athletics team. When she came to Tuesday’s meet, she held Times Area’s best time in the 400-lap (58.8) and distances in the triple jump (37-5), and finished second in the long jump (16-2.25). On Tuesday, she increased herself by hitting 37-10.5 in the triple, giving her another school record.

This comes as a surprise to virtually no one, given that Bair finished fourth in the triple jump at the Class 3A PIAA Championships last spring and has had fantastic times on the field since lacing a pair of spikes.

She was also pretty fast on the cross-country track during her time, qualifying for states as a rookie in 2018.

But Bair is best known for his accomplishments on the basketball court. She was a masterful floor general and helped steer the Warriors to four consecutive appearances in the District 3 Class 5A championship game, and she won a few titles, including one last winter.

Bair averaged better than 14 points, five steals and five rebounds per game as a senior, gaining 1,476 career points over his four seasons.

As if her athletic resume wasn’t already filled to the brim, Bair recently added another recognition when she was voted to the Miss PA Basketball Tremendous 25 team. The Tremendous 25 is part of the ninth annual Mr. and Miss Pennsylvania Basketball Awards presented by Players are selected by state-wide fans, media and coaches, who are also able to vote as the process progresses. Each of these three groups represents one third of the total number of votes.

Voting for the Terrific Ten team is open at That team will be announced on April 20, and the finalists will be selected on May 5. The winners of Mr. and Miss PA Basketball will be honored at an awards ceremony on May 22nd.

Bair, recruited from Manhattan College, is one of four District 3 players on Miss PA Basketball Tremendous 25, joining Central Dauphins Caroline Shiery and Marlie Dickerson and Olivia Jones from Cedar Cliff.

In the race for the most promising underclasses are District 3 standouts Jill Jekot, a second time in the Cumberland Valley, Cedar Cliff freshman Olivia Jones and Dallastown freshman Praise Matthews.

Mr. PA Basketball Tremendous 25 includes Central Dauphins Donovan Hill, Readings Ruben Rodriguez, Trey Martin of Boiling Springs and Cedar Cliffs Tyler Houser. In addition, Lampeter-Strasburg sophomore Tyler Burton is under consideration for the most promising underclassmen.

VIVA LAS VEGAS TO LEVI: Biglerville senior Levi Haines is on his way to Sin City with the singlet in hand.

Haines, a commit from Penn State University, competes in the US Open, a wrestling event held April 27-1. May, helping establish world teams for Team USA across multiple age levels. Haines competes at 74 kilos in the U20 division.

The former PIAA champion was a Cadet world team member who participated in the World Championships last summer in Hungary. Haines is one of 33 contestants representing 15 states at 74 pounds, including another M2 Trainer Center member Gavin Priest and Penn State University Alex Facundo of the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club. Facundo is a four-time Michigan State champion and two-time member of the Cadet World Team.

HOT ON HAUGH’S TRAIL: Former New Oxford standout Thomas Haugh is attracting interest from major NCAA men’s basketball programs.

Haugh, who plays for Perkiomen School in Pennsylvania, had seven Division 1 scholarships in hand, including one from Mount St. Mary’s. On Monday, the 6-foot9, 200-pound forward received an offer from the University of Maryland.

Just a day later, colleague Big Ten School Northwestern made an offer.

Haugh competes in the AAU circuit for Philly Pride Gold. He is considered an excellent defender with developing skills at the offensive end. His ball handling and shooting skills make him an attractive prospect capable of playing a variety of positions on the offensive end of the floor.

Haugh is the second former Times Area player to receive national recruiting attention, joining former Gettysburg-excellent Quadir Copeland, who signed with Syracuse University last August. Copeland played his last scholastic season at the prestigious IMG Academy in Florida.


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