EVERETT It came down to a fifth score between Mount Union and Everett in a Inter-County Conference golf meet Wednesday.
At Down River Golf Course, Mount Union and Everett each fired the four-player score of 362. Per the ICC rules, the tiebreak goes to the fifth golfer. Mount Union's Ryan Varner had 102 and Everett's Matt Zangella had a 106. Mount Union took home the win.
That win clinches the regular season ICC championship for the Trojans, who remain unbeaten in the league.
"I always tell my guys it comes down to a few strokes," Mount Union coach Matt Fiscus said. "You just never know. You have to keep fighting."
But besides Varner's match-clinching 102, the biggest surprise came when Fiscus saw the 101 score from Mason Craig to tie the match.
"I was never happier to see a 101 in my life," he said. "That put us into a tie and now it's a big win for us."
Brady Goodling led Mount Union with an 85. Alex Ashman (87) and Cole Boozel (89) rounded out the scoring for the Trojans.
Mount Union (8-5, 5-0 ICC) travels to Standing Stone Friday to face Huntingdon.
MECHANICSBURG - Mifflin County's Marc Auker came into Wednesday's Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division match at Felicita Golf Club with a chance to make the Mid-Penn tournament Monday.
Auker needed to put together a nice round in order to qualify. He fired a team-low 80 - good for seventh overall -and led Mifflin County to a third place finish in the match with a score of 428.
Mechanicsburg won the match with a score of 405. Cumberland Valley was second with 409.
Although we won't know if Auker has made Monday's tournament until the weekend, his best score of the year certainly should help.
"He's still trying to be in the top 90 in the Mid-Penn," Mifflin County coach Kevin O'Donnell said. "Putting that much pressure on yourself is tough to do but he came through."
Hunter Wright, who is already locked into the top 90, shot an 81. Evan Pupo fired an 87, while Jason Perry (89) and Nate Koller (91) finished out the scoring.
"It's one of the hardest courses we play average wise," O'Donnell said. "It was the first time our guys saw it and performed really well."
State College 3, Mifflin County 1
STATE COLLEGE - State College jumped out to a 3-0 lead before Mifflin County field hockey could find the cage Wednesday.
That early deficit led to the Huskies dropping the Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division tilt by a score of 3-1.
Taylor Meily and Taylor Moneo each carded goals in the first half. Meily added one early in the second to bump the lead to 3-0 in favor of the Little Lions.
"We're just not coming out with any fire or intensity," Mifflin County coach Tish Maclay said. "We play these other teams and they're pumped up. We're not taking care of the basics of field hockey."
Sam Peters finally broke through for Mifflin County with 18 minutes left in the game. But that was it. Mifflin County was unable to continue to cut into State College's lead.
"We're not ready to play," Maclay said. "It's not what I would expect from an experienced team like we have."
Mifflin County won the JV game 2-1.
Mifflin County (3-6, 2-4 Mid-Penn) hosts Central Dauphin East today.
East Juniata 2, Lancaster Country Day 1
COCOLAMUS - The East Juniata field hockey team found a win against Tri-Valley League opponent Lancaster Country Day Wednesday, as the Tigers finished the game with a score of 2-1.
"The girls played a good game tonight. It was very exciting to be the first one to score," East Juniata coach Billie Haines said.
The Tigers' first goal occurred in the first half, when Serina Spancake shot it past Lancaster Country Day's keeper off a Lydia Koser assist.
Steph Dressler scored East Juniata's second goal with 7:27 left in the second half. Hunter Hepner had the assist.
East Juniata (2-3, 1-2) hosts Newport today for more TVL action.
Midd-West 2, Mifflinburg 1
MIDDLEBURG - It was a game of two very different halves when the Midd-West boys soccer team hosted Heartland Conference opponent Mifflinburg on Wednesday, but for the Mustangs that turned out to be a good thing.
Midd-West topped Mifflinburg 2-1.
"First half we didn't do a real good job of keeping the ball. Our first touch was off a little bit, and it kind of stalled a lot of our attacks. Second half we did a better job of attacking the ball, and that created some chances," Midd-West coach Chris Sauer said.
Down 1-0 after a Mifflinburg goal early in the second half, Midd-West's Austin Good knotted the score when he shot one past Mifflinburg's keeper with 16:53 left on the clock. Jake Keister, assisted by Colton Keister, then sealed his team's win by scoring the Mustang's winning goal.
Midd-West (4-4, 3-3) travels to Warrior Run for more Heartland Conference action on Saturday.
Greenwood 13, Millersburg 1
MILLERSTOWN - It was Greenwood boys soccer's first home game of the season. And with situations like that, the home team is sure to come out firing.
The Wildcats did just that. In a Tri-Valley League tilt with Millersburg, Greenwood took a 13-1 win.
"We plated with a lot of energy," Greenwood coach Tom Magill said. "It was our first home game and we played well."
Greenwood's Hunter Wirth led all scorers with a hat trick. Alex Potter, Kevin Sheaffer and Josh Ferguson each had a pair of goals. Jarrett Fortenbaugh put in five assists for Greenwood.
"We went out and did some nice things today," Magill said.
Greenwood (6-1, 4-1 TVL) travels to Lancaster Country Day today.
East Juniata 2, Lancaster Country Day 1
LANCASTER - It took almost 65 minutes, but the East Juniata girls soccer team finally got it going.
McKayla Goodling and Kayla Hoke each found the back of the net in the second half to give East Juniata a 2-1 win over Lancaster Country Day in Tri-Valley League action.
"The first half was almost like we were playing keep away," East Juniata coach Lori Goodling said. "We just couldn't get dangerous in the box."
McKayla Goodling struck first with 14:10 left to play. Hoke added the would-be deciding goal with 10 minutes to play. Lancaster County Day got on the board three minutes later.
"The second half we adjusted a little bit and got two in," Lori Goodling said.
East Juniata (5-2, 4-0) travels to Halifax Saturday.
Juniata 7, Line Mountain 1
HERNDON - Janelle Swartz and Lauren Baublitz each had a pair of goals and an assist to lift Juniata to a 7-1, Tri-Valley League win over Line Mountain Wednesday.
Swartz and Baublitz traded goals through the first 25 minutes of play before a few other Indians got into the action. Micah Horning and Kristen Baublitz each found the net in a six-goal first half for Juniata.
"We talked about some things we wanted to get better," Juniata coach Brian Strawser said. "We were able to execute those things tonight."
Lexi Zimmerman put the only Juniata goal on the board in the second half with 4:14 left to play.
Juniata (4-2, 3-1 TVL) travels to the Midd-West tournament Saturday.
Cedar Cliff 3, Mifflin County 2
LEWISTOWN - Mifflin County was able to get a pair of singles match wins over Cedar Cliff Wednesday in Lewistown.
But in the doubles portion of the event, Cedar Cliff was able to take each and down Mifflin County by a score of 3-2 in the Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division event.
Sam Hendricks defeated Katie McNulty while Alana Felton took care of Sarah Markle as the only wins for Mifflin County.
Mifflin County (4-8) travels to Chambersburg Friday.
Boys: Cumberland Valley 19, Mifflin County 48; Carlisle 19, Mifflin County 36
Girls: Cumberland Valley 15, Mifflin County 54; Carlisle 15, Mifflin County 55
REEDSVILLE - The Mifflin County boys and girls each fell to Cumberland Valley and Carlisle in Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division cross country action Wednesday in Reedsville.
On the boys side, the Huskies fell to Cumberland Valley 19-48. They were beaten 19-36 by Carlisle. Addison Monroe led the way for Mifflin County with an overall third-place finish with a time of 16:47.
"Despite losing the meet, the boys team produced many personal best for the season," Mifflin County coach Ruth Yoder said. "I am very pleased with the progress the boys team is making."
The girls were just as unfortunate Wednesday afternoon. Cumberland Valley got the best of Mifflin County by a score of 15-54. Carlisle beat the girls 15-55.
Megan Becker was the Huskies top finisher with a 16th place performance.
"The girls team improved their time on this course from last race," Yoder said. "Megan finished with her best time of the season and a minute faster than her time on this course two weeks ago."
Mifflin County travels tot he PIAA Foundation Invitational Saturday in Hershey.
Freshman: Mifflin County 24, Carlisle 6. Nate Earnest scored two touchdowns, one rushing and one one a pass from Trey Hartsock. Hartsock finished with a pair of touchdowns through the air. Mifflin County (3-1) hosts Harrisburg Wednesday.
Boys: Altoona 3, Mifflin County 0
Girls: Altoona 4, Mifflin County 0