Huskies sixth in golf season opener

ETTERS – Nate Koller lead the Mifflin County golf team with an 81 at Valley Green Golf Course for the season opener Thursday, but his 10-over was as close as any Husky would get to par as Mifflin County landed sixth out of seven in team scoring with a 454.

Mid-Penn Conference opponent Cumberland Valley stole first with a team score of 372 while the Eagles’ Mike Hoare medaled with a 69.

The Huskies’ Kyle Harshbarger and Marc Auker carded 86 and 87 respectively, while the rest of the Huskies were 100 or above.

Mifflin County (1-5, 1-5) travels to Cumberland Valley at 9 a.m. Monday.

Shikellamy 328, Selinsgrove 353, Midd-West 377, Williamsport 380, Mifflinburg 444, Loyalsock/Montour 455

HUMMELS WHARF – The Midd-West golf team landed in the middle of the pack Thursday when the Mustangs opened their season with a 377 to finish third out of five at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club.

Shikellamy now leads the Heartland Conference as it finished first with a 328 while Selinsgrove took second at 353 – 24 strokes better than Snyder County’s other entrant.

On the par 70 course, Aidan Edmiston had the best score for the Mustangs with an 85 while teammate Ascher Marks followed closely behind with his 87.

Shikellamy’s C.J. Tyler and Dakota Portzline lead the field as each carded a 74.

Midd-West (3-2, 3-2) travels to Williamsport at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Lancaster Country Day 348, Newport 355, Millersburg 365, East Juniata 366

NEWPORT – There were some disappointments in the East Juniata golf team’s season opener Thursday at the American Legion Country Club in Newport – most predominantly of which was the fact that the Tigers landed fourth out of four Tri-Valley League teams with a 366.

“Obviously I’m disappointed with the results, but with that being said I did have four guys playing the first match of their career,” East Juniata coach Mike Zendt said.

Zendt further explained that in years past the team had a lot of experience, so this year’s team was dealing with some inexperience.

“I think they had some nerves, and just being the first match. I think we’ve got some work to do, but I think we can bounce back from this,” he said.

On a high note, the Tigers’ Jeremy Pannebaker medaled with a 79. Par for the course is 68.

Lancaster Country Day landed first with a team score of 348.

East Juniata (0-4, 0-4) travels to Millersburg Aug. 21.