From staff reports
OAKLAND MILLS - East Juniata's Jeremy Pannebaker played a round of golf to remember Tuesday.
The Tiger finished with a 72, which gave him medalist standing for the day - a feat that has become par for the course for Pannebaker - but it also put him in the books with the best score over 18 holes in school history.
"He had a great day," East Juniata coach Mike Zendt said of Pannebaker, explaining that a double and triple bogey on two separate holes bumped up his score a bit but also left room for Pannebaker to drop his score even further.
With Pannebaker's solid performance and strong work from teammates Grant Leonard (78), Justin Mingle (88) and Chas Maguire (96) the Tigers took first place with a team score of 334.
Inter-County Conference team Mount Union also got in on the otherwise Tri-Valley League dominated field with a 362 team score to land fourth out of five squads.
The Trojans' Zac Knable and Mason Craig led their team with an 87.
East Juniata (8-5, 7-5) travels to face Midd-West Sept. 3 while Mount Union (3-3, 2-0) travels to Bellwood-Antis the same day.
Cumberland Valley 401, Mechanicsburg 425, Red Land 427, Carlisle 428, Northern 442, Cedar Cliff 445, Mifflin County 447
CARLISLE - Mifflin County's record took a hard hit on the golf course Tuesday, as a last place finish with a team score of 447 put the Huskies at 0-6 for the day and 3-15 overall.
Nate Koller and Marc Auker both carded an 86 to lead the Huskies but failed to break the top 15, which included medalist J.D. Hughes (Carlisle) with a 69.
Matt Short (88) and Kyle Harshbarger (89) trailed close behind Koller and Auker, while Kyle McNitt and Alex Kurtz each turned in a round at 98.
Mifflin County has a week-long layover until it plays host Sept. 3 at the Lewistown Country Club.
Selinsgrove 332, Shikellamy 333, Williamsport 365, Midd-West 372, Mifflinburg 397, Loyalsock/Montour 400
MIDDLEBURG - The Midd-West golfers trailed third-place finisher Williamsport by seven strokes Tuesday to drop from an even 5-5 record to 7-8.
With a team score of 372, Midd-West was able to edge both Mifflinburg (397) and Loyalsock/Montour (400) as the Mustangs played host at Shade Mountain Golf Course, but Heartland Conference-leading Selinsgrove took first with its 332.
Leading the way for the Mustangs was Aiden Edmiston, who carded an 88 to edge teammates Colton Reade (89) and Asher Marks (90) for first place.
Midd-West won't be back in action again until it hosts the Tri-Valley League Sept. 3 for a 2 p.m. tee off.
Juniata Mennonite 4, Columbia County Christian 3
BLOOMSBURG - Juniata Mennonite took the field for its season opener against Allegheny Christian Athletic Association foe Columbia County Christian on Tuesday, and walked away with a win in the 4-3 boys soccer contest.
The Lions' Tony Gehman was responsible for two of the locals' goals, while Nehemiah Courtney and Caleb Metz each chipped in with one a piece.
Despite the close score, Juniata Mennonite outshot Columbia County Christian 15-5, and coach Kurt Wagner said his team will be working on addressing issues in the backfield related to communication.
"I was pleased with the result. We really could have had a higher margin of victory, we just had a few lapses in the back," he said.
Juniata Mennonite (1-0, 1-0) will host Northumberland Sept. 3.
Columbia County Christian 3, Juniata Mennonite 2
BLOOMSBURG - Senior Lauren Breon and the rest of the Juniata Mennonite girls soccer team took the field fighting hard to win the season opener against Allegheny Christian Athletic Association opponent Columbia County Christian Tuesday, but fell just shy in the 3-2 contest.
Columbia County Christian had the 2-0 lead with about 20 minutes left to play, but Lauren Breon netted the first of her two goals with 15:34 left to cut the lead in half. The senior notched another goal off an Alexis Hahn-Kline assist with just under three minutes left to bring the Lions' final tally to two, but Columbia County Christian had netted another one in the interim for the final score.
"I think we played pretty well for our first game, and obviously they got the goal one more time than us, but it was an evenly matched game," Juniata Mennonite coach Trish Hoffman said, noting the similarities in both shots and corners between both teams.
The Lions (0-1, 0-1) will host ACAA foe Northumberland Christian Sept. 3.