LEWISTOWN - Mifflin County played what coach Tish Maclay called a great offensive game against Cedar Cliff on the field hockey pitch Wednesday, but ironically the game ended after an overtime period in a scoreless draw.
The Huskies outshot the Colts 21-1 in the Commonwealth Division game and also collected 19 corners to Cedar Cliff's three, but in an otherwise very evenly matched contest neither team could edge the other for the win.
In the overtime period, both teams had chances to put the game away - including a scrum in front of Cedar Cliff's cage with seconds left in the game - but it was Maddie Rutherford on the defense for Mifflin County who was key in keeping her team in the game.
Rutherford was the last line of defense between Cedar Cliff's forwards and keeper Jordan Myers, and several times throughout the period she broke up plays to keep the Huskies going.
"She's a senior and she's one of our defensive leaders, and I think she did a really nice job. She played the overtime possessions exactly how we wanted her to, and she came up big for us," Maclay said.
Mifflin County (5-6-1, 4-4-1) travels to Cumberland Valley Friday.
Midd-West 1, Warrior Run 0
TURBOTVILLE - All it took was an Abby Miller goal in the first half for the lead, and the Midd-West girls held on the rest of the game to top Warrior Run 1-0 on the field hockey pitch Wednesday.
When a penalty corner was misplayed by the Mustangs, Jess Whitesel backed it up and sent the ball back into the circle, where Miller was set to chip it in for the only goal the team would need.
Coach Mandi Romig said at times the Mustangs had trouble getting the ball out of the defensive position, but they still held on for the win.
"We were probably stuck back there longer than we wanted to be, because we gave up a lot of defensive corners, but we were able to move the ball pretty well against them," she said.
Midd-West (2-8) travels to Selinsgrove Tuesday.
Newport 183, Lancaster Country Day 184, Millersburg 185, East Juniata 191
LANCASTER - When East Juniata and Newport hit the course at the Conestoga Country Club Wednesday, the winner was set to take home the Tri-Valley League title.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, for the first time in many years they were not the ones to come away with the crown.
On the nine-hole course, the Buffaloes notched a 183 team score for first, while the Tigers landed last out of four with a 191.
Jeremy Pannebaker medaled with a 38, but the Buffaloes had a more even scoring approach across the team for the win.
"I think our depth all season just sort of came to the forefront here tonight. Newport has had more depth than us all season," East Juniata coach Mike Zendt said.
"Newport was real balanced tonight across the board with scores," he continued.
East Juniata (16-9-3, 13-9-2) will travel to Mount Union Friday.
Greenwood 1, Lancaster Country Day 0 (OT)
LANCASTER - It might have looked more like a game of pinball than a soccer game Wednesday when Greenwood topped Tri-Valley League opponent Lancaster Country Day 1-0 in double overtime, but that didn't take away any of the Wildcats' excitement.
With shot from his right foot - a shot unnatural to the lefty - Hunter Wirth put the game away when he sent a ball that deflected off a Lancaster Country Day defender then bounced off both goal posts before making its way into the goal for the win.
"It was an exciting win. Both teams played very well. Both teams played with solid defense," said Greenwood coach Tom Magill, who said his team held its breath while Wirth's shot caromed from one post to the next before going into the net.
On the defense, Magill credited a beautiful save by goalie Noah Schaeffer and a header from Seth Ferguson to clear the ball on a corner kick as key to the victory.
The Wildcats (6-2-1, 5-1-1) will host East Juniata Saturday for homecoming.
Midd-West 3, Selinsgrove 2 (OT)
SELINSGROVE - Midd-West took a Heartland Conference win over Selinsgrove Wednesday when the girls soccer team edged the Seals 3-2 in overtime.
With 9:22 left in the overtime period, it all came together when Kenedi Moyer took a pass from Hannah Stauffer to send one into the net - her second of the contest - for the win.
The Mustangs also had a goal from Brianna Byler, but some heroics off the bench from junior Lexi Horst and freshman Reilley Spriggle kept Midd-West sound on the defensive end as well.
"It was a good solid 80 minutes from the girls today," said Midd-West coach Russ Goodling, who gave credit to Horst and Spriggle for stepping up off the bench.
In JV action, Selinsgrove picked up the 1-0 win.
Midd-West (4-5, 2-4) travels to Danville Saturday.
Mifflin County 4, Red Land 1
LEWISBERRY - Only one loss marked the Huskies' scorebook Wednesday, as the tennis team edged Red Land 4-1 for the Mid-Penn Conference win.
The Huskies' Emily Hurlburt and Kate Hugendubler picked up singles wins for the locals - Hurlburt won her match in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0 - while Jessa Wright and Kate Arnold picked up the No. 1 doubles win and Mackenzie Roush and Joselyn Walter came through in the No. 2 doubles spot.
Wright and Arnold put away sisters Sebrina and Sam Eisele in straight sets, with a 7-4 tiebreaker win in the first set and a 6-0 rout in the second.
Mifflin County (6-11) will play its last match of the year today at home against Hershey.
Mifflin County 2, Central Mountain 2. Ross Cotrill and Harrison Sweeney scored for the Huskies while Thomas Remy and Caleb Purdey had assists.
Eighth grade football
Mifflin County 14, Altoona 0. Cole Baker ran in both of the Huskies' touchdowns. Mifflin County (2-2) travels to Chambersburg Oct. 2.
Ninth grade football
Mifflin County 22, Harrisburg 6. Drew Williams threw one to Cade Pollack for the Huskies' first touchdown, and Malik Sechler ran in the next two - the two were also followed up by two-point conversions. Mifflin County (4-1) hosts Central Dauphin Oct. 2.