HARRISBURG - Jon Colwell and Addison Monroe led the Mifflin County boys cross country team to its first two wins of the season Tuesday against Chambersburg and Central Dauphin East.
The one-two punch gave the Huskies a 25-31 win over the Trojans and an 18-49 victory over the Panthers.
"This was a close meet with Chambersburg," Mifflin County coach Ruth Yoder said. "This was a very nice accomplishment for this hardworking, excellent team."
Colwell set the course record with a race of 16:50. Monroe was just behind with a 16:54. The previous record was 17:16. Patrick Parker (17:53), Darien Knudsen (18:20) and Chris Falkner (18:24) rounded out the scoring for Mifflin County.
The girls were able to split with Chambersburg and Central Dauphin East.
They fell to Chambersburg 15-53 but beat Central Dauphin East 24-34.
Megan Becker led the Huskies with a seventh place finish and a time of 21:55. Anna Taptich (22:59), Jessica Miller (23:04), Makayla Pearce (23:04) and Amanda Hassinger (23:26) rounded out the scoring for the girls.
"Chambersburg has an exceptional girls team," Yoder said. "Then the girls focused on beating CD East and they did a beautiful job of working together to accomplish that goal."
Mifflin County hosts Altoona Oct. 3.
Boys: West Branch 19, Mount Union 41
Girls: West Branch 19, Mount Union 40
MORRISDALE - Mount Union struggled in both boys and girls cross country races Tuesday, as West Branch had the better team score in both of the Inter-County Conference meets.
Hunter Corbin had the best finish for the boys, a fourth-place crossing in 21:05. Katrina Hammon led the girls, crossing third in 23:22. But even with four finishers in the top 10, the girls struggled.
"On the boys side and the girls side the positive note is we are improving our times," Mount Union coach Bob Wydock said. "We had a number of runners who ran their personal best today."
Mount Union (Boys: 1-3, 0-2; Girls: 1-3, 1-1) hosts Southern Fulton Oct. 2.
Huntingdon 2, Belleville Mennonite 1
HUNTINGDON - Huntingdon's Jenna Connor was able to break a 1-1 tie late in the second half to beat Belleville Mennonite 2-1 in non-league field hockey.
Following a first half goal by Huntingdon's Sarah McLure, Belleville Mennonite's Hannah Templeton was assisted by Meredith Spicher to bring the score to 1-1.
Belleville Mennonite outshot Huntingdon 10-2 and led in penalty corners 10-4. But the Trojans just couldn't find the net.
"The girls played very well," Belleville Mennonite coach Glenna Young said. "We just couldn't find the back of the cage."
Belleville Mennonite (2-6) travels to Newport Monday.
Midd-West 2, Lewisburg 1
MIDDLEBURG - Brenee Kratzer scored a pair of second-half goals to lead Midd-West past Lewisburg, 2-1, in Heartland Conference field hockey Tuesday.
The comeback followed a defensive stand by the Mustangs in the first half after Lewisburg scored the first goal fewer than four minutes into the contest.
"It was very exciting to see. We started to pick up about halfway through the first half," Midd-West coach Mandi Romig said. "We came out in the second half and didn't let up."
Tricia Martin and Katelyn Walter assisted on the goals, which came four minutes apart in the middle of the second.
The JV game ended in a scoreless tie.
Midd-West (6-4, 2-3) hosts Mifflinburg Thursday.
Greenwood 5, Newport 0
NEWPORT - Brittany Fleisher and Hattie Kuhns each scored a pair of goals as Greenwood trumped Tri-Valley League foe Newport 5-0 Tuesday evening.
The Wildcats had trouble getting their offense started. But as the game wore on, Kent Houser's bunch turned up the heat and finally got a goal from Lauren Fried with five minutes to play in the first.
"(Newport) was doing a nice job keeping the ball away from the goalie," Houser said. "We were finally able to get the ball over to the right side and get a few good looks."
After Kuhns scored her first with two minutes to play in the opening half, the Wildcats added three more in the second half to secure the game. The Wildcat defense didn't allow Newport to get a shot on goal the entire game.
"Once we got the first one, it relieved the pressure," Houser said. "In the second half we really moved better and did a better job with our sticks."
Greenwood (8-1-1, 4-0) travels to East Juniata Thursday.
Greenwood 11, Juniata 1
MILLERSTOWN - Josh Ferguson tied his brother Jordan's school record of five goals in a game to lead Greenwood to an 11-1 win over Juniata in Tri-Valley League boys soccer action.
The Wildcats put together seven goals in the first half before finishing off the Indians with four more in the second.
"He showed a lot of energy tonight," Greenwood coach Tom Magill said of Ferguson. "When he plays with purpose he's a lot to handle."
Tyler Fegely scored less than a minute in to set the tone for Greenwood. The Wildcats outshot Juniata 20-7 in the win.
"We played at pace tonight," Magill said. "This was an important game for us. We needed it to set the stage for East Juniata."
Greenwood (8-1, 6-1) hosts East Juniata Saturday.
East Juniata 8, Line Mountain 0
HERNDON - The Tigers continued their winning ways Tuesday, as the East Juniata boys soccer team topped Tri-Valley League opponent Line Mountain 8-0.
Six different players scored for the Tigers, including Nick Lorenz, Landon Sheaffer, Dakota Dressler, Ben Auker, Dalton Smith and Hunter Gingrich. Jake Sankey and Wes Kinzer also got assists.
East Juniata coach Don Troutman was pleased to see his team having success with some set plays.
"We scored off a couple set pieces tonight - corner kicks - which was good to see," Troutman said.
The Tigers' scoring started with a Nick Lorenz goal less than two minutes into the game, and ended about five minutes into the second half after Hunter Gingrich notched his second goal.
"We had a lot chances tonight, and we finished some of them. There were a few more we could have finished, but we pretty much dominated the game," Troutman said.
East Juniata (8-1, 7-0) hosts TVL opponent Halifax on Thursday.
Northumberland Christian 4, Juniata Mennonite 1
NORTHUMBERLAND - David Mahoney scored twice to lead Northumberland Christian to a 4-1 Allegheny Christian Athletic Association boys soccer win over Juniata Mennonite Tuesday.
Daniel Severn had a goal and two assists, while Zach Newbury had one of each for the home team. Tony Gehman scored for the Lions.
Central Dauphin East 2, Mifflin County 0
HARRISBURG - The Mifflin County girls soccer team came out on top in every regard during its Mid-Penn Conference matchup against Central Dauphin East - that is, came out on top in every regard but the final score. Although the Huskies outshot the Panthers and also had more corner kicks, Mifflin County couldn't find the back of the net, and ended up losing the game 2-0.
"We dominated the game for big stretches, but we just couldn't find a way to get the goal," said Mifflin County coach Steven DeArment.
Central Dauphin East did get the goals, and they came from Lindsey D'Agostino and Courtney Eberts. In the first half, D'Agostino scored off an assist from Eberts. In the second half, Eberts got the goal and D'Agostino got the assist.
"We had chances, we just couldn't punch any in," DeArment said.
Mifflin County (1-8) hosts Mid-Penn Conference powerhouse Cumberland Valley Thursday.
Selinsgrove 4, Midd-West 0
SELINSGROVE - Midd-West played a strong first half, but an early Selinsgrove goal in the second turned the game sharply in favor of the Seals, who won their Heartland Conference girls soccer match, 4-0.
Speedy Jenna Fisher took a ball up the middle for the only first-half goal, but the Seals buried another one five and a half minutes into the second.
"I was well pleased with how we played in the first half," Midd-West coach Russ Goodling said. "We outpossessed them. The majority of the first half was controlled by us."
The JV game, shortened by darkness, ended in a 1-1 tie.
Midd-West (6-3, 2-3) travels to Shikellamy Thursday.
Northumberland Christian 4, Juniata Mennonite 0
NORTHUMBERLAND - Alyssa Wesner scored three minutes into the game and ended up with a hat trick for Northumberland Christian in a 4-0 win over Juniata Mennonite in Allegheny Christian Athletic Association girls soccer Tuesday.
"We looked kind of dead. They scored that first goal, which didn't help our momentum," Lions coach Trish Hoffman said.
Northumberland ended with a slight shooting edge, 13-10, and didn't score in the final 65 minutes of play.
"They played better the second half," Hoffman said. "We just couldn't get the ball in the goal."
Juniata Mennonite (6-4, 3-4) hosts Meadowbrook Christian Friday.
Mount Union 3, Glendale 0
FLINTON - Mount Union got 17 service points from Ashlyn Drake and 16 kills from Kristin Miles in a 3-0 Inter-County Conference win over Glendale.
The Trojans had a little trouble passing early on in game one. But as the final two games rolled around, Mount Union got it going.
"We had a little problem passing in the first game," Mount Union coach Tessa McCormick said. "We were able to fix that and then we were able to sub in some girls in the third game."
The Trojans went on to with the second game 25-8 and the third game 25-21.
"Ashlyn is always pretty dependable," McCormick said. "And our passing led to Kristin having a nice game at the net."
Mount Union (5-3, 3-2) hosts West Branch Thursday.
OAKLAND MILLS - Grant Leonard fired a season-low 78 Tuesday in East Juniata's Tri-Valley League win over Newport, Lancaster Country Day and Millersburg.
Leonard's round led East Juniata to shoot a 319 - one stroke shy of the school record. Newport shot a 349, while Lancaster Country Day (361) and Millersburg (375) rounded out the field.
"That might be his career round," East Juniata coach Mike Zendt said. "I think he was just putting the ball in the fairway and hitting greens."
Jeremy Pannebaker and Dillon Leonard each shot solid rounds of 80. Colton Fogelman rounded out the scoring with an 81.
"We're playing at our best right now when it really matters," Zendt said. "I'm really pleased and I hope it carries over."
East Juniata will send a trio of players to White Deer today for district qualifying.
Mount Union 336, Bellwood-Antis 370
MOUNT UNION - Cole Boozel led Mount Union with a 79 as the Trojans undercut Bellwood-Antis by more than 30 strokes to clinch the Inter-County Conference golf title Tuesday.
But it wasn't just Boozel, who finally seems to be at his peak after starting the season slowly off an injury. Hard-working Zac Knable contributed an 88, Trojans coach Matt Fiscus noted, along with Alex Ashman's 80 and a pair of 89s from Brady Goodling and Ryan Varner, only one of which counted in the final team score.
"As a golf coach, my goal every season is to get four scores in the 80s," Fiscus said. "We were able to get five tonight. Boozel really ended up bringing himself back around."
Mount Union (9-4, 5-0) travels to Huntingdon today.