From staff reports
PHILIPSBURG - Thanks to a complete shutout from Shelby Lyter, Mifflin County earned a split against two AAAA schools on Saturday at Philipsburg's softball tournament.
Mara Rhodes doubled and knocked in two runs for the Huskies in a 4-0 win over Altoona after dropping the first game to Central Mountain 10-1.
"They do hit the ball," Mifflin County coach Jack McCurdy said. "In my years of coaching, they're a much improved team. Offensively, they're a good team. I think they're a team on the rise."
Central Mountain's top starter, Rachel Shady, held Mifflin County to four hits and one run, Allessa Morrison's first homer of the year.
"That's a team that we're going to have to contend with," McCurdy said about Central Mountain. "They're a very good team. They're very aggressive hitters. They're a team that we'll have to concentrate on."
The Huskies (10-3, 8-1 Mid-Penn) will be right back in action today when they travel to Carlisle.
Mifflin County Tomahawks 40, Huntingdon Elite 7
The Mifflin county Tomahawks traveled to Huntingdon Saturday to take on the Huntingdon County Elite. The Tomahawks went into the game very focused knowing that a win would secure their first ever winning season and come a step closer to a playoff birth.
It was all Tomahawks as they crushed the Elite 40-7. Jace Maurer ran for 36 yards and a touchdown and added 12 yards through the air. Carlos Jackson and Brian Reinhart eached scored a touchdown on the ground.
The Tomahawks No. 1 ranked defense in the Mountain division held the Elite to minus-16 yards in total offense. Mason Switzer led the attack with six tackles a blocked punt, and a sack. Brian Reinhart had four tackles and three sacks.
Joe Mohr and Mike Short helped the cause with four tackles apiece. The Tomahawk Player of the game was Josh Hower. Hower had a monster day with four tackles, 2.5 sacks, and two fumble recoveries which he returned for touchdowns.
The Tomahawks move to second place in the Mountain division with a 6-1 record behind the undefeated DuBois Mountain Lions. The Tomahawks take on last years Keystone Bowl champs, the Susquehanna Seminoles Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in Mt. Carmel.