From staff reports
CLEARFIELD - Mifflin County's Sarah Bonson swam to a second place finish in the 500 yard freestyle and a third place finish in the 100 yard butterfly, and the Mifflin County girls as a whole finished in seventh out of 11 teams at the Arctic Swim Classic on Jan. 5.
Another strong individual swimmer for the girls team was Megan Becker, who finished with a fourth place finish in the 50 yard freestyle and a fifth place finish in the 100 yard freestyle.
On the boys team, Evan Becker got a silver in the 200 yard freestlye and an eighth place finish in the 100 yard freestyle. Drew Kline placed eleventh in the breastroke.
The Mifflin County boys finished in ninth out of 11 teams.
"All of the swimmers had a great meet," Mifflin County coach Connie Welch said. "They've had back to back meets with very little practice time over the holiday, but all the swimmers improved their times in most of their events."
In team events, Jenna Kile, Allison Besch, Bonson and Becker placed seventh in the 200 yard freestyle relay. For the boys, Anthony Elliot, Zack Bonson, Shane Whalen and Becker drew ninth place in the 400 yard freestyle relay.
"I'm very proud of how well this team swims and their never give up attitude," Welch said.
Mifflin County travels to Chambersburg on Tuesday for its next meet.
Hershey 37, Juniata 31
Juniata 55, Columbia Montour Area Vo-Tech 21
Juniata 71, Tulpehocken 12
Juniata 49, Sullivan County 24
Juniata 39, Upper Dauphin 27
COCOLAMUS - The Juniata wrestling team came up big at the East Juniata Junior/Senior Duals on Jan. 5, when the Indians went 4-1 on the day.
The Indians lost a close one to Hershey, with the final score at 37-31, but soundly defeated Columbia Montour Area Vo-Tech, Tulpehocken, Sullivan County, and Tri-Valley League opponent Upper Dauphin.
Juniata had especially strong showings against both Tulpehocken and Columbia Montour AVTS, as there were nine pins, one technical fall, a major decision and a decision all recorded by the Indians in the two matches combined.
Juniata's Sean Heggs had four pins and a forfeit for a 4-0 record. Derek Beitz ended the day with a pin, technical fall and major decision and Jared Benner had three pins and a decision.
Excluding forfeits, other Indians with more than one win included Richie Gilson, Adam Barrick, Tyler Hershey, Ty Treaster and Patrick Fitzgerald.
Juniata will compete in the Juniata Junior/Senior duals on Saturday.
Penns Valley 50, Midd-West 20
Panther Valley 48, Midd-West 24
Palmerton 39, Midd-West 37
LANSFORD - The Midd-West grapplers took the long ride out to compete in the Panther Duals on Jan. 5, but came back home with an 0-3 record for their trouble.
The Mustangs' closest match was with Palmerton, which ended in a score of 39-37. In this match, pins from Dalton Klingler and Zachary Heeter, plus a decision from Isaac Stringer and a major decision from Zach Longacre aided the Mustangs' effort.
In individual performances, Stringer was a standout, going 3-0 with a pin and two decisions. Corey Stauffer also had a strong day, taking a 21-6 technical fall over Penns Valley's Isac Bierly, a decision and a forfeit for a 3-0 record. Heeter had two pins for the day.
Other Mustangs to win included Austin Snook (pin), Tanner Ebright (6-2 decision), Alexander Tittle (pin) and Joshua Hibbs (forfeit).
The Mustangs get back in action Thursday when they host Williamsport.
Milton 43, Midd-West 26
MILTON - The Midd-West girls were down by only four points at the half against Milton on Jan. 5, but two quarters later they had only improved their score by eight points, and lost to a final score of 43-26.
Milton's Linea Brouse led the game in scoring with 12 points. The Mustangs' Mikayla Beiler had a team-high eight points.
Midd-West lost the JV game, 48-24. Chloe Wagner added 10 points to the Mustangs' effort.
Midd-West (2-5) hosts Greenwood today.
-Mifflin County went 5-0 to win the Greater Latrobe dual meet. Winners for the Huskies included Clayton Wolfgang, Keith Shearer, Joey Taptich, Louden McClay, Cole Guthridge, Andrew Wert, Noah Myers, Logan Wise, Brandon Fultz, Trent Hidlay, Kyle Smith, Jonah Kile, Dalton Hildebrandt, Drayson Sullivan, Austin Emel, Quentin Milliken, Isaac Maclay, Willie Duncan, Trey Hartsock, Mike Bielski, Austin Haubrick, Matt Lash and Gavin Patterson. Mifflin County's record is now 14-1.
-Mount Union went 5-0 at the Mifflinburg Wildcat Duals to win the team title. Mount Union defeated Canton, 102-4, Bloomsburg, 63-31, Mifflinburg, 76-16, Williamsport, 71-27, and Bloomsburg, 66-32. The Trojans are now 15-0.
Wrestlers to go 5-0 included Josh Boozel, Evan Fortney, Andrew Todaro, Nathan Morgan, Sam Estep, DJ Bookwalter, Teagan Locke, Mason Hockenberry and Austin Rhodes .