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Mechanicsburg guard Talia Gilliard, PennLive’s reigning player of the year, adds two college offers

Mechanicsburg guard Talia Gilliard recently picked up a pair of college scholarship offers, and it appears the Wildcats’ dynamic guard is ready to name her next destination.



a group of people playing a game of football: Mechanicsburg's Talia Gilliard shoots against Twin Valley in their D3 Class 5A Girls basketball semi-final at Mechanicsburg high school.  Feb. 22, 2020


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Mechanicsburg’s Talia Gilliard shoots against Twin Valley in their D3 Class 5A Girls basketball semi-final at Mechanicsburg high school. Feb. 22, 2020

Gilliard told PennLive Thursday that Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference programs California University and Millersville have extended offers, with the returning Class 5A All-State second-team pick prepared to announce her decision during next week’s NCAA early-signing period.

“Both have come in the last few weeks,” said Gilliard, who led Mechanicsburg on a historic 2020 season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

“I’ve actually been planning to sign on Wednesday.”

Gilliard said she was “lucky” to have engaged in a couple of AAU tournaments over the summer with Central Pa. Elite and has been preparing for her final

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High School Reports: Owens lead Central Dauphin girls soccer past State College; Hudson leads Palmyra field hockey to win over Mechanicsburg

FIELD HOCKEY

Palmyra 3, Mechanicsburg 0

Maddie Hudson had two goals for Palmyra and Anna Miller had one.

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Manheim Central 1, Northern 0

Jenna Lutz had a goal for Manheim Central (11-1).

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West Perry 2, CD East 0

Aubrie Thomas had 16 saves for CD East.

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GIRLS SOCCER

Central Dauphin 11, State College 0

Claire Owens had three goals and an assist, and Nia Chinapoo added two goals and two assists for Central Dauphin (8-1).

Macey Kirk, Aniela Lee, Ava Parody and Makenna Kirk each added one goal. Marlie Dickerson, Izzy Zulli, Lydia Zhmurkin and Lee each had an assist.

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