From staff reports
ALTOONA - While almost every other outdoors scholastic event was postponed Tuesday, a select few enjoyed a rainy Sinking Valley Golf Course in the Eastern Sectional.
Two local teams, Mifflin County and Mount Union, took part in the event.
But between the two teams, only one golfer would make it to the next stage and fight for a District 6 title Tuesday at Scotch Valley Golf Club - Mount Union's Brady Goodling.
Goodling fired an 88 to just squeak past the cut line of 90 in the Class AA platform.
"It was tough for everybody with the weather," Mount Union coach Matt Fiscus said. "I was proud of Brady. He really came through to move on."
Mount Union's Alex Ashman was under the cut line with about five holes to play. But unfortunately, he had to withdraw due to a wrist injury.
The 2012 season comes to an end for Mifflin County as it didn't have any golfers under the Class AAAA cut line of 81.
"Our guys played well considering the elements," Mifflin County coach Kevin O'Donnell said. "The course conditions are the same for everyone."
Evan Pupo (84) and Jason Perry (86) were the two lowest Husky finishers, and are both seniors. Those two players will surely be missed by Mifflin County.
"It's a bittersweet ending," O'Donnell said. "They really brought a special element to our team. They'll be missed."
Mifflin County (348) came in third in the team portion of the competition. State College won the event with a 312 while Hollidaysburg finished second with a 314. Only the top two teams advance.
John Kirsch, of Hollidaysburg, shot a 69 to take home top honors.
East Juniata 8, Millersburg 0
COCOLAMUS - East Juniata scored six goals in the first half, three from Kayla Hoke, en route to an 8-0 Tri-Valley League win over Millersburg Tuesday.
Hoke scored three straight to end the half and added another in the second for East Juniata, who came out strong for coach Lori Goodling.
"We tell the kids all the time to come out on fire and get something early," she said. "They did that tonight. We always want them to strike first."
Ashlyn Erhard had two goals in the first half to go along with McKayla Goodling's lone tally. In the second half, Amber Knouse and Hoke added the final two for the Tigers.
East Juniata (8-2, 7-0) travels to Selinsgrove Thursday.
Boys: Southern Fulton 15, Mount Union 48; Bellwood 21, Mount Union 36
Girls: Mount Union 23, Bellwood 36; Southern Fulton 22, Mount Union 33
MOUNT UNION - It was a tough day for Mount Union cross country according to coach Bob Wydock. But on the bright side, the Trojans were able to improve numerous times.
The boys lost to Southern Fulton (15-48) and Bellwood-Antis (21-36), however, Ryan McKay ran his personal best time of 20:28.
For the girls, Katrina Hammon paced the Trojans once again. She came in a fifth-place spot with a 23:23. That helped Mount Union top Bellwood 23-36. The Trojans fell to Southern Fulton 22-33.
"It was a tough day in terms of wins and losses," Mount Union coach Bob Wydock said. "For the most part, the majority of our runners improved their times. I was very pleased with that."
Mount Union (Boys: 1-5, 0-3; Girls: 2-4; 1-2) travels to Juniata Valley Tuesday.
Mount Union 3, Claysburg-Kimmel 1
MOUNT UNION - Mount Union was able to communicate much better than previous games in a 3-1 Inter-County Conference win over Claysburg Tuesday.
The Trojans won the first and the fourth games fairly easily. But it was the middle two games that were close.
"Our communication was definitely better," Mount Union coach Tessa McCormick said. "Our downfall tonight was serving. That's what hurt us in the second game."
In the second game, Mount Union lost 23-25, but was able to come back and win the third 25-23, and then close out the match in the fourth game.
Mount Union got a lift from a pair of non-starters, McCormick said. Brya Crawley and Allie Kylor filled in nicely for Mount Union.
"They came off the bench and really surprised me," McCormick said. "Brya had 12 service points and seven kills. Allie did a nice job in the back."
Kristin Miles had 19 kills for the Trojans.
Mount Union (6-4, 4-4) hosts Bellwood Thursday.
A game: Halifax 34, Juniata 18. Josie Swartz scored nine points for Juniata.
B game: Juniata 24, Halifax 22. Josie Swartz scored 12 points for Juniata.