From staff reports
MIFFLINTOWN - Juniata went 3-2 at the Juniata Jr./Sr. High Duals Saturday to finish third out of eight teams.
The Indians routed Tulpehocken 68-9 to start the day, cruised past Glendale in the second match, but ran into trouble against eventual champion Huntingdon, 59-12. The Indians then lost to second place Carlisle, but finished with a 42-36 win over Hershey.
Tylynn Miller had four pins for the day, while Cole Kellison, Jared Benner, Derek Beitz and Taylor Foster each collected two.
"It's nice to see Tylynn on track. He's been working very hard even through the offseason, and it certainly is paying off for him right now," Juniata coach Mike Robinson said.
Robinson also said that it was good to get some insight into future postseason play in the match against Huntingdon.
Juniata will travel to Upper Dauphin on Wednesday.
North Schuylkill 48,
ASHLAND - The Midd-West grapplers had bonus points in every individual win against non-conference opponent North Schuylkill on Saturday - they just didn't have enough of those individual successes for the team to win.
Corey Stauffer, Tanner Ebright and Alexander Tittle all recorded pins for the Mustangs while teammates Andrew Zerby and Zach Longacre won by injury default, but North Schuylkill took every other bout in the 48-30 contest.
Midd-West will host Selinsgrove on Tuesday.
Cumberland Valley 46, Mifflin County 13
MECHANICSBURG - The Mifflin County grapplers went to visit Cumberland Valley on Saturday, and left with a reminder of why the Eagles are tough to beat.
Only four Huskies came away with individual wins in the Commonwealth Division matchup as Mifflin County fell to Cumberland Valley, 46-13.
Tim Pearce pulled off the biggest individual win for the Huskies with his 10-2 major decision over the Eagles' 195-pounder Brendon Rigney. Hayden Hidlay, Trey Hartsock and Kyle Kahley all recorded decisions for Mifflin County.
The Huskies will host Altoona on Wednesday.
Clearfield Arctic Challenge
CLEARFIELD - Mifflin County traveled to the competitive Clearfield Arctic Classic swim meet Saturday, and although the girls finished seventh out of eleven and the boys were ninth out of nine, some individual Huskies swam a successful meet.
The Huskies' highest finisher was Evan Becker, who notched fourth place in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:15.12. Becker was also sixth in the 100 freestyle and placed with the 200 freestyle 200 medley relay teams.
For the girls, Allison Besch qualified for districts in the 50 freestyle when her time of 28.62 notched an 11th-place finish. Besch was also seventh in the 100 butterfly and placed with the 200 medley 200 freestyle relay teams.
Outside of Becker and Besch, nine other Huskies placed in either individual or relay events.
"It is a huge accomplishment to place and score in a meet of this size, so we are very proud of these swimmers," Mifflin County coach Amy Houtz said.
Mifflin County will travel to Hershey on Tuesday.
Mifflin County 60, Chambersburg 34
CHAMBERSBURG - With the size advantage already in their favor, the Huskies played an all around solid game on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court Saturday to top Commonwealth Division opponent Chambersburg, 60-34.
Mifflin County put up consistent scoring through every quarter, while Chambersburg only mustered three points in the first quarter.
"By the score, we played very well at both ends of the court," Mifflin County coach Aaron Gingrich said. "Chambersburg was missing one of their better players, however with the defensive effort our guys put forth, it wouldn't have mattered."
Hunter Wright put up a game-high 19 points, while teammate Curtis Jerzerick scored 17.
In JV action, Mifflin County won, 47-41.
With the varsity win, the Huskies move to (5-5, 3-3) and will host Central Dauphin East on Tuesday.
Jersey Shore 77, Midd-West 31
MIDDLEBURG - Midd-West's Andrew Karschner scored 14 points against Heartland Conference opponent Jersey Shore to be one of five athletes to post double-digit scoring Saturday, but unfortunately for Midd-West, Karschner was the only Mustang to make the accomplishment.
Midd-West led 12-8 early on, but Jersey Shore made an 8-0 run to end the first quarter.
"We got off to a good start," Midd-West coach Aaron Ettinger said. "They went on a little bit of a run. We just couldn't come back from that."
Zach Miller played a big part in Jersey Shore's 46-point win, going 10-10 from the floor and finishing with 22 points.
Jersey Shore also won the JV game, 53-19.
Midd-West will host Northumberland Christian today.
Mount Union 71, Moshannon Valley 57
MOUNT UNION - The Mount Union boys basketball team was firing on all cylinders against Moshannon Valley Saturday when an all-around strong offensive effort lifted the Trojans to the win, 71-57.
Mount Union coach Joe Komir said point guard B.J. Loner ran the offense well as he set up the plays and collected 13 assists in the process.
Reaping the benefits of Loner's assists were Klayton Heffner - who scored a game-high 24 points - Trevon Walker (19), C.J. Booher (12) and Kole House (10). Walker also had 16 rebounds to notch a double-double.
In JV action, Booher collected 10 points and teammates Shakeer Walker and Keiton Pollock notched nine and eight respectively as the Trojans won, 40-12.
Mount Union (6-3, 4-0) will host Bald Eagle on Wednesday.
Forbes Road 65, Belleville Mennonite 40
WATERFALL - In what was a very slow paced game - Belleville Mennonite had a 2-0 lead for the first five minutes - the Thunder ultimately turned the ball over too many times, resulting in a 65-40 boys basketball loss to Forbes Road Saturday.
"It wasn't very fast paced at all. We turned the ball over too much - gave them too many freebies," Belleville Mennonite coach Larry Kauffman said.
Belleville Mennonite scored only 18 points in the first half, while Forbes Road put up 30. Sam Morgan scored a team-high 13 points.
Belleville Mennonite (1-5) will travel to St. Joseph's today.
Halifax 68, Greenwood 58
HALIFAX - Greenwood scored 58 points against Tri-Valley League opponent Halifax on Saturday, but Halifax's Kylee Sorichetti scored more than half that amount on her own with a game-high 31 points to lead her team to the 68-58 victory.
Greenwood had a 32-27 lead at the half, but its offensive output slowed in the second half as Halifax outscored the locals, 41-26.
Anna Weger and Hattie Kuhns tied for a team-high 12 points.
Greenwood won the JV game, 35-32.
Greenwood (3-7) will host East Juniata today.
Milton 34, Midd-West 18
MILTON - In a game where only one player on either team broke double digits in scoring, Midd-West took the short end of the stick Saturday when Heartland Conference opponent Milton topped the Mustangs in girls basketball action, 34-18.
The Panthers jumped to a 13-4 lead after the first quarter, but left the door open in the second quarter when they didn't score a single point. However, Midd-West - which shot 18 percent from the floor verses Milton's 38 percent - was only able to muster five more points before the break.
Morgan Shirk had a team-high seven points for the Mustangs.
Midd-West lost the JV contest, 34-29. Brynn Markley had 11 points for the Mustangs.
The Mustangs (3-3, 1-2) will host Northumberland Christian today.
Forbes Road 54, Belleville Mennonite 31
WATERFALL - After a layover for the holidays and some bad weather, the Belleville Mennonite girls basketball team had trouble recovering and fell to Forbes Road, 54-31, on Saturday.
The only quarter where the Thunder scored double digits was in the fourth with 11.
"We came out really slow defensively. I was happier offensively," said Belleville Mennonite coach Ally Zook, who explained that her team had better success than normal finishing its shots, but had trouble with turnovers.
Grace Peachey had a team-high 12 points for the Thunder.
Belleville Mennonite (0-7) will host Newport on Tuesday.
Mifflin County (6-1) went 4-1 to place third at the Labrobe Duals Saturday. Christian Fisher, Logan Wise, Trent Hidlay, Isaac McClay and Austin Haubrick all went 5-0. Jonah Kile and Cole Middaugh went 4-1
Juniata finished first out of 10 teams at the Juniata Jr./Sr. High Duals Saturday.