LANSFORD - Eleven teams traveled to the Coal Cracker round robin wrestling tournament over the weekend, but it was Midd-West that placed all but three of its wrestlers for the first place team finish.
Also earning gold individually for the Mustangs were Tanner Ebright at 138 pounds and Brent Blair at 160 pounds. Ebright went 5-0, including three pins and a tech fall, while Blair collect four falls while giving up a 9-5 decision to Mahanoy's Corbin White.
Other place winners for the Mustangs included Corey Stauffer (113), Michael Ettinger (126) and Zach Longacre (220) in second and Dalton Klingler (120), Andrew Zerby (145), Alexander Tittle (152) and Adam Zerby (285) in third.
BEDFORD - Six Mount Union grapplers placed over the weekend and the Trojans notched 124.5 team points for a seventh-place finish out of 28 teams at the Thomas Chevrolet Tournament in Bedford.
The Trojans were strong through the heavier weights, as Philip Kyle (195 pounds) and Nikolas Smith (285) both earned silver medals, which was the highest place any Trojan achieved over the weekend.
Kyle went 3-1, including a fall over Meyersdale's Blake Hoover in the first round, but became subject to the same treatment in the championship round when Tyrone's Jared Beckwith put Kyle on his back for a third-period pin and the first-place finish.
Smith also went 3-1 with a pin, but lost the championship bout to Burrell's Allan Beattie in a tiebreaker.
Other place winners for the Trojans included Sage Moist (third; 120 pounds), Jake Boozel (fifth; 126), Devon Kylor (eighth; 170) and Darrian Stapleton (sixth; 220).
Halifax 54, Juniata 51
MIFFLINTOWN - Missed shots down the stretch were what did Juniata in against Tri-Valley League opponent Halifax on Saturday.
The Indians lost the boys basketball game to Halifax, 54-51, and Juniata coach Al Ream said part of the reason for this was that his team only scored from the field once in the fourth quarter.
"They made some key shots in the stretch, and it bounced off the rim and came out for us in the fourth quarter," he said.
On a high note for the Indians, Aaron Zendt went for a career best 22 points. Zendt also collected nine boards for the near double-double.
In JV action, Halifax won, 32-20. Again Zendt was the high scorer with seven.
Juniata (6-7, 4-6) travels to Line Mountain today.
SUNBURY - Midd-West ran into a shooting machine in Heartland Conference opponent Shikellamy Saturday when the Braves shot 80 percent from the field to notch the 62-33 victory.
"Second half I thought our man-to-man defense was much better than the first, but tip our hat to Shikellamy, they had an excellent day from the field," said Midd-West coach Aaron Ettinger, who explained that the Braves didn't miss a single shot in their 21-point second quarter.
Ascher Marks hit 14 points for Midd-West, but the rest of his teammates scored four points or below.
Shikellamy won the JV contest, 59-25.
Midd-West (2-9, 0-6) hosts Danville today.
Line Mountain 61,
East Juniata 60
HERNDON - East Juniata lost a heartbreaker in the fourth quarter Saturday when the Tigers fell to Tri-Valley League opponent Line Mountain, 61-60.
Down the stretch the Tigers missed two crucial layups and rimmed a jumper, ultimately resulting in the Line Mountain win.
"We were playing well. We got in foul trouble," said East Juniata coach Travis Quici, who explained that another factor in the fourth quarter was when his two main ball handlers - Caitlin Hoover and Kasi Horning - had to sit over three minutes for foul trouble.
The Tigers' Maddie Trego hit 13 field goals and went 3-of-6 from the charity stripe for a game- and career-high 29 points.
Erin Heimbach had 19 points in the JV game, but East Juniata lost, 47-32.
East Juniata (8-5, 6-5) hosts Penns Valley today.
Mifflin County (15-2) went 5-0 at the Spring Ford duals over the weekend, topping Boyertown West, Boyertown East, J.R. Fugett, Spring Ford and Pocono Mt. East. Individuals for the Huskies who went 5-0 were Christian Fisher, John Rutherford, Logan Wise, Jonah Kile, Trent Hidlay, Drayson Sullivan, Scout Kyper, Isaac McClay and Austin Haubrick.