MC falls to Palmyra in season opener

LEWISTOWN – Emily Hurlburt and the doubles team of Kate Arnold and Jessa Wright started the season the way they wanted to as the three took wins over Mid-Penn Conference opponent Palmyra on Monday for the Mifflin County girls tennis team’s season opener.

However, theirs were the only wins for the Huskies as Palmyra edged the locals, 3-2.

Hurlburt defeated Vi Tran in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3 while Arnold and Wright did the same against Julia Walker and Maggie Gillef, 6-2, 6-0.

Kate Hugendubler fought hard in her match against Emily Bucks, as two sets went to a tiebreaker, but ultimately took the loss.

Alana Felton won one set against Lexi Kline as she fell, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 in the No. 1 singles spot while Mackenzie Roush and Rachel Stimeling failed to win a set in their doubles match.

“It was a good first match. We have a lot of players who are playing positions they haven’t played before, so we’ll be building,” Mifflin County coach Glenn Kyle said.

Mifflin County (0-1, 0-1) hosts Mechanicsburg Wednesday.


Cumberland Valley 380, Mechanicsburg 408, Carlisle 437, Northern 439, Mifflin County 439, Red Land 443, Cedar Cliff 472

MECHANICSBURG – The Mifflin County golf team tied for fourth with Northern Monday at the Armitage Golf Club as both teams landed with a 439 team score. Host Cumberland Valley took a sound team victory with a 380 – remaining undefeated in Mid-Penn Conference action – while Mechanicsburg was second with 408 and Carlisle took a slim two-stroke advantage over Northen and Mifflin county with 437.

Leading the way for the Huskies was Marc Auker, who carded a 79. His 9-over par was followed by Nate Koller (83), Matt Short (86), Kyle Harshbarger (89) and Alex Kurtz (102).

Mifflin County (2-4, 3-9) travels to Carlisle at 2 p.m. Aug. 27.