From staff reports
HOLLIDAYSBURG - The golf season ended locally Tuesday when Mifflin County's Nate Koller took part in the first day of the District 6 Class AAA tournament, but failed to make the cut.
Koller, with a 91, was outside the top 10 in a field that saw only five advance. The first-day leaders are both from Hollidaysburg, which plays its home matches at Scotch Valley, the par 72 course where the district event is held. Hunter Shields shot a 74 for the lead and Jesse Ottaway a 77 for second.
Huskies coach Kevin O'Donnell said it was a great season for Koller.
"He definitely has a lot to be proud of," O'Donnell said. "You're talking about a very small percentage of these athletes in the big school division will make it to regionals."
A junior, Koller will have a chance to return to districts in a year. O'Donnell said that made the experience this year more valuable.
"He didn't play as well as he would have liked to," the coach said. "It's a differnt style at that level"
Mount Union 3, Juniata Valley 0
MOUNT UNION - Abby Grove had 11 service points - seven of those aces - to lead Mount Union in a 3-0 Inter-County Conference win over Juniata Valley in volleyball Tuesday.
Grove added four kills for the Trojans, who also got nine service points (four aces) and seven digs from Brittany Brumbaugh in the sweep, winning the three sets 25-15, 25-17 and 25-10. Also contributing were Brya Crawley with seven digs and seven service points, and Kristen Miles with eight kills.
"We have wonderful hitters. We have the potential to run a fantastic offense," Mount Union coach Tessa McCormick said. "We just need to spread our numbers out. I think we did that tonight."
Mount Union also won the JV match, 2-0 (25-18, 25-14).
Carlisle 3, Mifflin County 0
CARLISLE - Mifflin County fell 3-0 by scores of 25-11, 25-17 and 25-13 in a Mid-Penn Commonwealth volleyball match Tuesday.
Mifflin County was able to improve its play from the first set to the second set.
"The first set they were a little bit sleepy," Mifflin County coach Jill Zeger said. "The second set seemed a little more cohesive. The second set they played with more fluidity."
Kaitlyn Dreese led the team with five digs and added three service points and one ace.
Jenna Snyder and Chloe Benner each had three service points.
The junior varsity team lost 2-0 by scores of 25-14 and 25-6.
Mifflin County will be back in action Thursday when it travels to Cumberland Valley at 7:15 p.m.
Greenwood 3, Newport 0
NEWPORT - Becca Stalvey scored 32 seconds in and Greenwood defeated Newport 3-0 in a Tri-Valley League field hockey game.
"We got off to a nice quick start," Greenwood coach Kent Houser said. "They came out fired up. After that they just couldn't find the cage,"
Greenwood's two goals in the first three minutes held up as Newport didn't get a single shot off.
"I thought we had a pretty good effort," Houser said.
Greenwood is in action next on Thursday at 4 p.m. when it travels to Line Mountain.
Danville 1, Midd-West 0
DANVILLE - Kayla Phillips scored in the first minute of play, and that goal carried Danville to a 1-0 win over Midd-West in Heartland Conference field hockey Tuesday.
The Mustangs (3-9-1) were knocked out of contention for a playoff spot with the loss.
Belleville Mennonite 3, Huntingdon 2
HUNTINGDON - Tori Byler put the game-winning goal in the cage not quite two minutes into overtime to give Belleville Mennonite a 3-2 win over Huntingdon in field hockey Tuesday.
"(She) had a beautiful sweep right into the cage," Thunder coach Morgan Foote said.
The game was scoreless for the first 30 minutes, but a frenzy of goals in the second made for a 2-2 tie at the end of regulation. Foote said her team was playing more cohesively as a unit and passing better.
"It was a really fun game to coach and a fun game for both teams to play," she said. "Both teams have improved tremendously. It was nice to have a close game for a change."
Belleville Mennonite (4-8) hosts Southern Huntingdon Saturday.
Boys: Mount Union 23, Bellwood-Antis 32
Girls: Bellwood-Antis 26, Mount Union 29
BELLWOOD - The Mount Union boys Cross country team defeated Bellwood-Antis 23-32 in a meet on Tuesday while the girls fell 26-29.
Jake Boozel led the boys team again, finishing in 19:26.
Boozel was followed closely by Shykai Banks, who finished in 19:45, good for third place overall.
"Nice win for the boys," Mount Union coach Bob Wydock said. "They ran very well as a team and continue to improve every meet."
The boys improved to 7-1 on the season. The Trojans will be in action next on Thursday when they host Bald Eagle.
East Juniata 5, Upper Dauphin 0
ELIZABETHVILLE - Trevor Goodling had unassisted goals in each half as East Juniata blanked Upper Dauphin 5-0 in a Tri-Valley League boys soccer game Tuesday.
Seventh grade football
* Mifflin County 18, Altoona 8: Touchdowns by Wyatt Henry, Max Oburn and Alex Thierwechter. Mifflin County (4-2) travels to East Juniata Tuesday.
* Mifflin County 3, Bellefonte 1: Goals by Jess Bickhart, Katie Kline and Sierra Shawver.
* Mifflin County 0, Bellefonte 0.