From staff reports
BURNHAM - Four swimmers enjoyed individual success at a new level as Mifflin County hosted a non-league swim meet against Bellefonte Friday.
Kristen Neavling won the girls 100-yard breaststroke, her first gold-medal finish in a high school event. Allison Besch won the 100 butterfly, her first individual win.
Placing at their career highest were Luke Feltman (second, 100 freestyle) and Jacklyn Fultz (third, 200 freestyle).
"I was incredibly pleased with how many of our swimmers placed in the top three tonight," Mifflin County coach Amy Houtz said. "It is so great to watch their hard work pay off."
Houtz said the winner of the girls meet was decided in the final event, where Bellefonte edged Mifflin County, 85-82. Five swimmers hit district qualifying times in a total of eight events, with Besch hitting her first qualifier and Zack Bonson coming in under the time in three races. Evan Becker made not only the district time but also qualified for the more difficult Mid-Penn meet in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke.
Bonson and Ali McCurdy also had firsts in individual events.
"All swimmers are continuing to improve their techniques, endurance and competitive edge," Houtz said.
In the boys meet, Mifflin County lost 98-39.
The Huskies swim next at Central Mountain Thursday.
Mifflin County 68 (OT)
SHIPPENSBURG - A 21-point first quarter was what Mifflin County needed to take a lead over Octorara at the Shippensburg boys basketball tournament Friday. A scoreless overtime period was what resulted in the 75-68 loss for the Huskies.
"The keys to tonight's loss were our inability to defend Octorara after the first quarter and an inability to rebound offensively," Mifflin County coach Aaron Gingrich said, while also giving credit to Octorara's strong offensive effort.
In the contest, Mifflin County was outscored by Octorara in every period but the first and fourth. Curtis Jerzerick tied with Octorara's Tarojae Brake for a game-high 21 points. Evan Seby (14 points) and Jack Packer (18 points) both had four treys for the Huskies.
"Scoring points was not an issue, but our defensive effort left a lot to be desired after holding them to 11 points in the first quarter," Gingrich continued.
Mifflin County won the JV contest 55-52 in triple overtime. Ross Torquato scored 16 points, eight of which were in the third overtime, to lead the Huskies.
Mifflin County (3-4) will play Washington High School, of Charleston, W. Va. today at 6 p.m.
Camp Hill 51,
YORK SPRINGS - Foul shooting doomed Greenwood in a girls basketball game Friday night as they went 7-22 from the line and fell to Camp Hill 51-34.
Camp Hill didn't help the cause as they had four players reach double figures including Kelsey Collingsworth's team-best 12 points.
Morgan Kauffman led the way for Greenwood with a team-high 12 points.
Greenwood (4-5) will be in action next on Thursday when it travels to Halifax at 7:30 p.m.
Mount Union 63,
MOUNT UNION - Eight Mount Union wrestlers showed their opponents the lights as the Trojans put away Claysburg-Kimmel, 63-12, in an Inter-County Conference dual meet Friday.
The win closed out Mount Union's perfect December.
Getting pins were Curtis Jury, Dylan Smith, D.J. Bookwalter, Philip Kyle, Darrian Stapleton, Dakota Walter, Sage Moist, Jake Boozel and Robbie Steel. Jury, Stapleton and Moist all won in the first minute of their matches; Steel was the only one from his team who needed more than the first period offered.
Austin Low won a decision and two forfeits were offered by the visitors.
Mount Union 69, Claysburg-Kimmel 12. Pins by Evan Fortney, James Woods, Kaleb Atherton, Levi Hockenberry, Patrick Walker and Josh Boozel.