Mifflin County 26, Chambersburg 12. Drew Williams threw a pass to Cade Pollack for the Huskies’ last touchdown, ran in one of his own and also ran in a two-point conversion. Other touchdowns included runs by Corey Reigle and Aaron Smith. The Huskies finished the season at 6-4.
STATE COLLEGE – The Mifflin County freshman football team lost to State College, 22-12, Wednesday.
Isaac Maclay had a touchdown run and Caleb Vega returned an interception for the Huskies’ second touchdown.
Mifflin County (5-4) travels to Chambersburg Oct. 30.
COCOLAMUS – East Juniata coach Don Troutman thought many people may have written off the East Juniata boys soccer team as a contender for this year’s Tri-Valley League title.
Thursday the Tigers proved all the disbelievers wrong.
Topping Line Mountain 3-0 in a homecoming game shortened to a half because of lightning, East Juniata clinched its fifth TVL title in a row, an experience Troutman said was rewarding.
“It feels pretty good. I think it’s a great accomplishment for the boys. We lost a lot of our depth last year, and our numbers are small, but the boys stepped up and through a lot of hard work it paid off and I think they can be really proud of this one,” he said.
Tony Finkbiner, Jake Sankey and Jordan Kerstetter were the ones responsible for East Juniata’s goals, and Troutman knows the team will need to continue its dominant play to succeed in the upcoming District 4 Class A tournament – in which the Tigers will be defending their four consecutive titles.
“We’re definitely going to face some tough competition in District 4 this year,” he said. “There are a couple teams that were young last year, and they’re going to be much better this year. We’re going to have to come ready to play each and every game to get back to the district championship.”
East Juniata finished the regular season at 11-4-3, 11-1-3 and now awaits District 4’s bracket announcements.
Mifflin County Christian 3, Emmanuel Baptist 2
SHINDLE – Luke Todd scored twice for Mifflin County Christian Academy, which defeated Emmanuel Baptist 3-2 in a boys soccer game on Thursday.
The Eagles held a massive advantage in shots – a 22-7 margin – and Todd took advantage of those chances.
“We had many opportunities and outshot them, but only found the net three times,” Mifflin County Christian coach Craig Todd said.
Mifflin County Christian improves to 6-2-1 on the season, which will finish Monday when the Eagles host Calvary of Huntingdon.
Midd-West 1, Shikellamy 0
MIDDLEBURG – Makenzi Kauffman’s goal at the end of the first half was the difference for Midd-West as the Mustangs defeated Shikellamy 1-0 in a Heartland Athletic Conference girls soccer game.
Midd-West coach Russ Goodling said Shikellamy rested its starters in preparation for district playoffs next week, allowing Midd-West – which saw its season end Thursday – was able to take advantage and come away with the win.
“It was pretty simple,” Goodling said. “Shikellamy didn’t come to win today. They were resting their players for districts.”
Mifflin County 2
LEWISTOWN – Ariana Kriebel netted two goals for Hollidaysburg in a non-league win for Hollidaysburg over Mifflin County Thursday, 4-2.
Haley Predix and Bryce Papp scored for the Huskies, who finished the season 1-17.
West Branch 3,
Mount Union 0
MOUNT UNION – Kristin Miles had 15 kills, eight digs and three blocks but Mount Union fell 3-0 to West Branch in a Inter-County Conference volleyball game.
Mount Union could not knock off West Branch, but was competitive the whole way.
“It was senior night, so we played with a lot of emotion,” Mount Union coach Tessa McCormick said. “West Branch is undefeated and they are good fundamentally. They didn’t make any unforced errors.”
Mount Union falls to 10-8 on the season and 8-4 in the ICC.
The Trojans will take the court next on Monday when they travel to Claysburg-Kimmel\.
Park Forest 4, Mifflin County 0: Mifflin County completes the season a 6-6-5.
Mount Nittany 25, Mifflin County 13: Logan Wise caught touchdown passes from Trent Hidlay Aaron Wagner and kicked an extra point. Mifflin County (4-3) travels to Juniata Oct. 24.
BELLWOOD – A team score of 52 put the Mount Union boys cross country team close to the top at Wednesday’s Inter-County Conference championship meet, but the Trojans ended the season with a second-place finish after Southern Fulton pulled out a 44 for first place.
The girls team didn’t fair as well, landing fifth out of seven teams with a 103. Southern Fulton (36) took the girls win as well.
Individually, the boys were paced by Jake Boozel, who finished sixth overall with his time of 18:40.
The boys top five was rounded out by Shykai Banks, Hunter Corbin, Jarrett Cramer and Nathan Morgan, who finished seventh, 11th, 17th and 19th respectively.
“Our top three runners led by Jake Boozel, all three work really hard, and run together and push each other,” Mount Union coach Bob Wydock said, who was very pleased with the way the boys finished the season.
“(I’m) pleased with the boys performance today. It was a good day to run. A number of our runners ran their personal best,” he said.
For the girls, Brooke Staley had the highest Mount Union finish with a 25:39 to finish 18th. Marrissa Aurand, Bailey Jensen, Courtney Bard and Kaitlin Todarro had finishes ranging from 20th to 26th place.
“On the girls side, they finished the overall season at 2-7. I was just proud of the girls that they put forth their best effort day in and day out,” Wydock said.
Juniata 2, Lancaster Country Day 0
LANCASTER – A 2-0 Tri-Valley League win over Lancaster Country Day kept the Juniata girls soccer team rolling Wednesday as the Indians face just two more regular-season games before entering the District 6 Class AA tournament.
“You want to be playing your best soccer at the end of the season when you’re headed into districts, and I think we’re headed in the right direction,” said Juniata coach Brian Strawser, who had goals from Elisabeth Ritzman and Christen Baublitz in Wednesday’s win.
“Our defense did very well getting the shutout, and from the back to the front we played very good soccer,” he said.
In addition to goals from Ritzman and Baublitz, Janelle Swartz had an assist and goalie Joelle Winey had seven saves.
Juniata (11-5, 9-2) hosts Upper Dauphin at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Halifax 3, East Juniata 1
COCOLAMUS – Kayla Kelley scored two goals for Halifax as the Wildcats dropped East Juniata 3-1 in a Tri-Valley League girls soccer game Wednesday.
Hannah Wileman scored East Juniata’s lone goal of the evening.
East Juniata concludes the regular season with a 10-7 record.
Midd-West 3, Shikellamy 0
MIDDLEBURG – It appeared Wednesday as if Midd-West and Shikellamy were going to head into the half of their Heartland Conference boys soccer game with a scoreless tie.
That is, until Zane Leister lit up the board with a goal at 1:15.
Leister gave the Mustangs the lead, and Ty Ross gave them the padding, as two more goals from Ross before the game was over resulted in the 3-0 win for the Mustangs to complete the regular season.
“It was a good way for our seniors to end the regular season at home,” Midd-West coach Chris Sauer said. “Now we need to get ready for the postseason and use the momentum we’ve created on this three-game win streak.”
Assists from Andrew Sassaman, Logan Klinepeter and Trevor Stuck contributed to the win.
Midd-West finishes the season at 12-6 overall and 10-4 in the Heartland Conference and awaits the beginning of the District 4 Class AA tournament.
Selinsgrove 4, Greenwood 2
SELINSGROVE – Emily Klingler scored a hat trick for Selinsgrove as her team defeated Greenwood 4-2 in a nonleague field hockey game.
“She was just very solid in the circle,” Greenwood coach Kent Houser said. “She just made some nice plays.”
Greenwood falls to 11-5-1 on the season and will now travel to Newport today at 4 p.m. and take on East Juniata for the Tri-Valley League title.
Ninth-grade football: Mifflin County 22, Central Dauphin East 6. Malik Sechler ran in the first two touchdowns, and Drew Williams ran in the two-point conversion on each. Sechler ran back a Central Dauphin East fumble for the third touchdown. Mifflin County (5-3) has a 4 p.m. game Oct. 23 in State College.
Boys soccer: Mifflin County 3, Central Mountain 0. Damon Bailey had a hat trick for all of Mifflin County’s goals with assists from Harrison Sweeney, Chayce Macnair and Dylan Unger.
From staff reports
FLINTON – Hey Vikings: You got served.
That’s what Mount Union’s volleyball team must have been thinking after four players were in double digits in service points in a 3-0 sweep by the Trojans in Tuesday’s Inter-County Conference match.
Glendale scored just 25 points all night.
“We had a massive amount of points from the service line,” Mount Union coach Tessa McCormick said.
The high-scoring quartet was led by Reegan McCaulley, who had 16 off the bench. Joining her were Brittany Brumbaugh (15), Ashley Foor (12) and Liza Feagley (10). And there was strong play at the net, where Kristen Miles had 16 kills and four blocks.
“Obviously our serving had a lot to do with it as well,” McCormick said. “Whenever we had to make a play definitely it went to Kristen.”
Mount Union’s JV also won, 2-0 (25-8, 25-12).
The Trojans (10-6, 8-3) host West Branch Thursday.
East Juniata 8,
Belleville Mennonite 0
COCOLAMUS – Steph Dressler scored four goals and East Juniata took care of Belleville Mennonite 8-0 on the Tigers’ senior night in a non-league field hockey game.
“We played well tonight,” East Juniata coach Billie Haynes said. “It was senior night, so we started all 10 seniors. They did a fine job of playing together.”
Dressler carried the scoring load again for the Tigers, registering two goals in each half.
“We had plenty of shots and opportunities and we took full advantage of them,” Haynes said. “It was a great last home game.”
Belleville Mennonite is done for the year at 5-9.
“Considering the teams we played this year, I think that’s a good record,” Thunder coach Morgan Foote said. “We have four seniors leaving. We’re definitely going to miss all of them.”
East Juniata finishes the regular season at 13-3-1. The Tigers have a pre-districts date with Greenwood at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Newport where the two will decide the Tri-Valley League title.
Lewisburg 2, Midd-West 0
MIDDLEBURG – Midd-West fell to Lewisburg 2-0 on Tuesday in a Heartland Athletic Conference field hockey game.
Kaitlin Schell made 15 saves, but it wasn’t enough for the Mustangs, as they couldn’t get the offense going.
Midd-West will take the field next on Thursday in its season finale at Mifflinburg at 4:15 p.m.
Chambersburg 3, Mifflin County 0
LEWISTOWN – Mifflin County fell 3-0 to Chambersburg in a Midd-Penn Commonwealth volleyball game.
Kaitlyn Dreese had seven digs and five assists, contributing to the Huskies improved passing as they found their groove in the second set.
“We passed a lot better, which creates a good flow,” Mifflin County coach Jill Zeger said. “We played as one team instead of six indivduals. They did a nice job in that second set.”
Mifflin County will be in action next on Thursday at 7 p.m. when it hosts Red Land.
Lancaster Country Day 1, Greenwood 0
LANCASTER – While Juniata was opening the door for Greenwood to stake a claim on the Tri-Valley League boys soccer title, Lancaster Country Day was closing it.
The Indians’ win over league leader East Juniata meant there was a chance for the Wildcats to contend, but their 1-0 loss to the Cougars in Lancaster all but cinched East Juniata as the winner. Greenwood coach Tom Magill said he was frustrated not over the loss, but because his team could have won.
“We had everything but putting it in the goal. We squandered some good chances,” he said.
The Lancaster defense was strong, he admitted, and the ‘Cats always seemed to have the ball in the wrong place.
Greenwood (12-3-2, 9-2-2) finishes the regular season at Juniata Thursday.
Mifflin County Christian 5, Centre County Christian 0
SHINDLE – Luke Todd had a goal and three assists as Mifflin County Christian Academy defeated Centre County Christian 5-0 in a boys soccer game Tuesday.
It was a tale of two halves for the Eagles as they were able to cash in on their second-half opportunities.
“We played a little flat and hesitant in the first half. Although we had opportunities, we just didn’t put the ball in the net,” Eagles coach Craig Todd said. “(We) turned it up a little in the second half and started playing a little sharper.”
The Eagles improve to 5-2-1 on the season and will host Emmanuel Baptist Thursday.
Belleville Mennonite 10, Carson Long 1
NEW BLOOMFIELD – Andrew Miller and Austin Byler teamed up for a hat trick and Miller added three assists – two of those on Noah Anders goals – as Belleville Mennonite finished the regular season with a 10-1 win over Carson Long in boys soccer Tuesday.
“I wanted to play well, and play well the whole 80 minutes,” Thunder coach Brian Renno said.
He got his wish, and a lot of teamwork, too.
“That’s what we’re kind of striving for. They should look for one another and be unselfish,” Renno said.
The final goal, a penalty kick, was taken by senior keeper Sammy Kauffman, which he converted for his first career goal.
Belleville Mennonite (11-4-1) awaits the District 6 Class A bracket for its next game.
Central Dauphin 5, Mifflin County 0
LEWISTOWN – Mifflin County fell by a 5-0 final to Central Dauphin in Mid-Penn Commonwealth conference boys soccer game.
Mifflin County Christian 3, Centre County Christian 2
SHINDLE – Tori Moon’s goal in the 62nd minute was the difference for Mifflin County Christian, as the Eagles defeated Centre County Christian 3-2 in a girls soccer game Tuesday.
Mifflin County Christian overcame a 2-1 halftime deficit, scoring twice in the second half on Erin Rose’s 60th minute goal and Moon’s game-winner.
“Our girls kind of weathered the storm and became a little more aggressive in the second half,” Eagles coach Craig Todd said. “We also had several opportunities in the second half as we played a little more aggressive.”
Senior Julee Hoffman scored the first goal of the game in the seventh minute to stake the Eagles to an early lead.
“We have two senior girls, Julee Hoffman and Krista Groff, who played solid games and led the way in their last away game of the season,” Todd said.
Mifflin County Christian improves to 4-1. The Eagles host Calvary of Huntingdon Monday.
Williamsport 1 Midd-West 0 (2OT)
WILLIAMSPORT – The Millionaires had only four wins all season going into Tuesday’s Heartland Conference girls soccer game with Midd-West.
The Mustangs needed to win their last three for a playoff berth.
It didn’t happen – Williamsport scored the lone goal of the game in the 95th minute of play, a double-overtime win that made Midd-West (6-9-1) playoff ineligible. Midd-West still has two more games; the Mustangs host Shikellamy Thursday.
Mifflin County 0, Hollidaysburg 0.
NEWPORT – Steph Dressler scored the first goal for East Juniata and Megan Hart delivered the game winner as the dispatched Newport 3-1 in a Tri-Valley League field hockey game on Monday.
The win forced a tie at the top of the league standings and earned East Juniata a date with five-time defending champ Greenwood for the crown in a playoff game at 4 p.m. Thursday back here in Newport.
Although Newport held the advantage in shots and corners, East Juniata was more productive with its opportunites.
“Tonight was a big win,” East Juniata coach Billie Haines said. “The girls came out with intensity and we worked the ball up the field.”
East Juniata also got another steller effort in goal from Lydia Strawer, who stopped 13 of the 14 shots she faced.
The difference was two second half goals from Hart and Megan Yeager, a byproduct of great effort.
“Both Megan’s were hungry and wanted to score and they did.” Haines said. “It was nice to see the girls push and push and push in the circle-we had multiple shots at once.”
East Juniata improves to 12-3-1 on the season and will tangle with Belleville Mennonite today at 7 p.m. before its showdown with Greenwood for the conference title.
Mount Union 1
MOUNT UNION – After winning the opening set, Mount Union struggled against Hollidaysburg, falling in the non-league volleyball match, 3-1, Monday.
Mount Union coach Tessa McCormick admitted the 25-11 win by her team in the opener was as much Hollidaysburg’s assumption it would win as anything.
“Their heads just kind of got big. They had trouble passing the first game,” McCormick said.
The Golden Tigers reversed it in the second, winning 25-8, then finished the match with 25-19 and 25-20 wins.
“We were down the whole time. We kind of narrowed it down at the end,” McCormick said.
Kristen Miles had 10 kills, 10 aces and 12 service points for the Trojans.
Hollidaysburg also won the JV match, -0 (25-22, 25-15).
Mount Union (9-7, 7-3) travels to Glendale today.
Midd-West 1, Selinsgrove 0
SELINSGROVE – Sebastian Callender’s first half goal was enough for Midd-West as it defeated Selinsgrove 1-0 in a Heartland Conference boys soccer game.
“Our goal was the result of a great Tyler Arbogast corner kick,” Midd-West coach Chris Sauer said. “Trevor Stuck won the head ball at the back post to Sebastian Callender, who finished with a great turn and shot to the upper corner.”
Midd-West registered 12 shots and had trouble putting away Selinsgrove until the clock struck all zeros.
“We allowed Selinsgrove to hang around way too long in this game,” Sauer said. “We had numerous chances to put them away but failed to do so. We need to finish better once the playoffs start next week.”
Midd-West improves to 11-6 on the season and 9-4 in the Heartland Athletic Conference.
The Mustangs will be in action next when they host Shikellamy on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
From staff reports
BELLEVILLE – Homecoming at Belleville Mennonite produced a 2-0 boys soccer win over Carson Long Saturday.
Andrew Miller had a hand in both Thunder goals, assisting on the first early in the opening half, then scoring the second with just six minutes left to play in the contest.
Belleville Mennonite coach Brian Renno said he was somewhat concerned with the goal-to-shot ratio – his team put the ball in front of the Warrior net 27 times – but explained that the one thing Carson Long was doing well was defending.
“They had maybe one attacking player. They just really packed the box against us,” Renno said. “It was a matter of being creative with the ball.”
Belleville Mennonite (10-3-1) travels to Juniata today.
Lewisburg 2, Midd-West 0
LEWISBURG – A pair of first-half goals held up for Lewisburg Saturday as the Green Dragons blanked Midd-West 2-0 in a Heartland Conference girls soccer game.
More important, the game put Midd-West on the brink of playoff elimination before the postseason begins. The Mustangs (6-8-1, 4-7-1) must win their final three games to be eligible in District 4, starting with a road contest Tuesday at Williamsport.
* Mifflin County 2, DuBois 0: Goals by Thomas Remy; assists by Caleb Purdy.
* Mifflin County 1, DuBois 1: Goal by Sierra Shawver; assist, Jess Bickhart
MOUNT UNION – Jake Boozel ran slightly off the course, but came back to edge his teammate Shykai Banks by one-tenth of a second as the Mount Union boys collected a 22-33 win over Bald Eagle in a cross country meet Thursday.
The Mount Union girls picked up their second win of the season, defeating Bald Eagle 21-37.
Boozel and Banks have consistently run at the top of the Mount Union pack all season, but Thursday Banks was almost as good as Boozel.
“All the runners have improved a great deal,” Mount Union coach Bob Wydock said. “Shykai did a great job today.”
The girls turned in their second win of the season as Brooke Staley led with a time of 28:29.
Within 12 seconds of her were Marissa Aurand, who finished in 28:36, and Bailey Jansen, who crossed the line in 28:41.
All the runners battled tough conditions that included rain and mud, which made footing a challenge.
“Great job by both the boys and the girls,” Wydock said. “They faced real tough conditions with the rain and mud and they ran a great race.”
Mount Union will be in action Wednesday when the Trojans take part in the Inter-County Conference championships.
Shikellamy 3, Midd-West 0
MIFFLINBURG – Annie Herbster scored two goals for Shikellamy as her team dropped Midd-West by a 3-0 score in a Heartland Athletic Conference field hockey game.
Midd-West could not get its offense going, only taking four shots, all of which the Braves goalkeeper Jessa Houghton saved.
Midd-West will take the field next Saturday when it hosts Bloomsburg at 7 p.m.
Greenwood 0, Line Mountain 0
HERNDON – Greenwood and Line Mountain played to a 0-0 tie on Thursday in Tri-Valley League field hockey action.
Both teams fell victim to the tough conditions and were not able to get on the scoreboard.
Greenwood managed five shots while Line Mountain didn’t get any off.
“It was wet and cold,” Greenwood coach Kent Houser said. “Everyone’s hands had to be freezing, I know mine were.”
“I feel good for the goalies,” Houser continued. “No one fell and cost their team the game.”
Greenwood is in a good spot when it comes to its league standing.
If East Juniata loses a make-up game on Monday at Newport, Greenwood will win the Tri-Valley league title.
If East Juniata wins on Monday, East Juniata and Greenwood would split the regular season championship.
Greenwood will conclude its regular-season slate on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m when the Wildcats travel to Selinsgrove.
Carlisle 8, Mifflin County 0
CARLISLE – Mifflin County fell victim to a a hat trick by Carlisle’s Evan Collins Thursday when the Thundering Herd scored eight times on the Huskies in the Commonwealth Division shutout win.
Carlisle scored four goals in the first half and four in the second.
Goalie Ben Renniger had 14 saves.
Mifflin County hosts Central Dauphin Tuesday.
East Juniata 2, Halifax 0
COCOLAMUS – Trevor Goodling scored twice and East Juniata knocked off Halifax 2-0 in a Tri-Valley League boys soccer contest Thursday.
“I thought we played really well considering the conditions,” East Juniata coach Don Troutman said. “We passed the ball really well.”
The East Juniata defense was on its game, limiting Halifax to virtually nothing offensively.
“We defended really well tonight,” Troutman said. “They played with a lot of intensity in the back.”
The Tigers improve to 10-3-3 overall and sit undefeated in league play at 9-0-3.
They will be in action next on Tuesday at 7 p.m. when they travel to Juniata.
Greenwood 6, Millersburg 0
MILLERSBURG – Seth Ferguson scored twice in the first half as Greenwood coasted by Millersburg 6-0 in Tri-Valley League boys soccer action Thursday.
Greenwood fired 26 shots on the day with six of them finding the back of the net.
“We hit an awful lot of shots at the keeper,” Greenwood coach Tom Magill said. “He made a lot of nice saves though.”
Greenwood wasn’t able to finish many of those opportunities in part due to the field conditions.
“Conditions were wet,” Magill said. “This was the first time we played in slop. The conditions got kind of deteriorated.”
Greenwood was able to get some reserves some time late in the game due to the lopsided score as the Wildcats prepare for playoff action.
The Wildcats will take the field Tuesday when they welcome in Lancaster Country Day at 4 p.m.
Juniata 5, Line Mountain 0
MIFFLINTOWN – Juniata knocked off Line Mountain 5-0 in Tri-Valley League action Thursday.
The Indians will take the field next on Tuesday when they host East Juniata.
Juniata 3, Central Mountain 1
MILL HALL – With three games left in the regular season, the Juniata girls soccer team is playing the soccer it wants to play, as was indicated by a 3-1 win over non-league opponent Central Mountain Thursday.
“We’re playing good soccer right now. We hope we can keep it going. Tonight was a good non-league opponent for us,” Juniata coach Brian Strawser said, who further explained that the team has really been focusing on possessing the ball and increasing its offensive aggression, both of which happened for the Indians Thursday.
Leading the offense was Janelle Swartz, who scored two of her team’s three goals. Christen Baublitz picked up the third.
Juniata (10-5) travels to Tri-Valley League opponent Lancaster Country Day Wednesday.
Midd-West 1, Milton 0
MILTON – After 78 scoreless minutes, Midd-West’s Janelle Arbogast found the back of the net, giving the Mustangs a 1-0 victory in a Heartland Athletic Conference girls soccer game Thursday.
Arbogast netted the shot when a foul across midfield allowed Brianna Beiler to serve a kick into the box, and Arbogast was there to collect the winning goal.
In what was mostly a defensive battle, Midd-West was slow with its shooting in the first half, but picked up five of its seven shots in the second half.
Goalie Paige Kauffman kept Milton at bay with seven saves.
“The first half we started out a little slow, but we did pick it up a little better in the second half,” Midd-West coach Russ Goodling said.
The Mustangs (6-7-1, 4-6-1) travel to Lewisburg Saturday.
Cumberland Valley 3, Mifflin County 0
MECHANICSBURG – Cumberland Valley was more than the Huskies could handle on the volleyball court Thursday, as the Huskies could score no more than 11 points in a single set en rout to a 3-0 Commonwealth Division loss.
“Cumberland Valley has a great program. We did fairly well in most sets in terms of passing,” said Mifflin County coach Jill Zeger, who further explained that when the team struggled, it was because of difficulties passing.
Mifflin County’s Kaitlyn Dreese had 10 digs and four set assists, while teammate Hayley Hower notched four service points, one of which was an ace.
Cumberland Valley won the JV match 2-0 with two straight sets ending in a 25-9 score.
Mifflin County (3-15, 3-12) will host Halifax Monday.
Mount Union 3, Moshannon Valley 0
MOUNT UNION – It was an enjoyable experience for the Mount Union volleyball team Thursday when the Trojans topped Inter-County Conference opponent Moshannon Valley, 3-0.
“We were talking more about being more upbeat and actually enjoying the game,” Mount Union coach Tessa McCormick said, whose team won the match in straight sets, 25-17, 25-12, 25-7.
Part of the reason the Trojans were able to enjoy the match is because they improved their serving and passing, cutting the number of their typical passing errors in half.
Those racking up service points for the Trojans included Abby Grove (10), Ashley Foor (12) and Brya Crawley (6).
Mount Union lost the JV match, 2-1.
The Trojans (9-6, 7-3) host Hollidaysburg Monday.
Due to field conditions, East Juniata’s field hockey match at Newport has been postponed until Monday at 6 p.m.
8th-grade team: Mifflin County 28, Park Forest 12. Touchdown runs by Gavin Vega, Jun Garcia, Ryan Walker and a touchdown on a fumble recovery by David Druckemiller. Mifflin County is now 4-2.
Mifflin County 8, Penns Valley 0. Goals by Thomas Remy (3), Ross Cottrill (3), Dylan Unger and Hunter Eckley. Assists by Remy (3), Jack Xanthopoulos, Harrison Sweeney, Rylan Bohn and Josh Nichols.
Mifflin County 2, Penns Valley 1. Goals by Sierra Shawver and Rachelle Bohn.
From staff reports
STATE COLLEGE – The Little Lions took one back from Mifflin County Wednesday when a 2-1 overtime win for State College put the teams at 1-1 on the season after a 2-0 win by the Huskies earlier in the season.
After trailing for most of the game, Mifflin County evened the score at 1-1 when Sara Neff took an assist by Marissa Byler with 9:06 remaining to put the game within reach.
However, as overtime rolled around it was State College that took the Commonwealth Division contest when consecutive corner penalties allowed Emily Allegar to cash in on the winning goal.
“It was pretty evenly matched,” Mifflin County coach Tish Maclay said, whose team topped the Little Lions in shots 9-5, but fell behind in corners 10-8.
Mifflin County hosts Central Dauphin East today.
Juniata 6, Line Mountain 0
MIFFLINTOWN – The seniors on the Juniata girls soccer team had a memorable night Wednesday when a 6-0 win over Tri-Valley League opponent Line Mountain gave them a shutout on senior night.
Micheh Horning was the only senior to score in the contest with a tally at 1:51 in the first half to put the Indians up 4-0, but coach Brian Strawser was pleased with the effort he saw from the whole class.
“I thought all six of our seniors played very well tonight,” he said. The rest of the class included Carly Burns, Megan Shoop, Lauren Lock, Joelle Winey and Tori Warfel.
It was a high octane night for Juniata’s offense, as Janelle Swartz notched a hat trick and Elisabeth Ritzman, Christen Baublitz and Horning chipped in with the others.
“She made good use of the chances. All three of them were really nice goals. It just comes from the hard work. She continues to pressure hard and maintain possession,” Strawser said of Swartz.
In addition to offensive, the Indians also pressured well on the defense, working hard to keep the ball out of their defensive end as the offense worked to pick up 32 shots and six corners.
Juniata (9-5, 6-2) travels to Central Mountain at 5:30 p.m. today.
East Juniata 4, Lancaster Country Day 0
LANCASTER – Lancaster County Day didn’t stand a chance against East Juniata on the girls soccer field Thursday, as the Tigers put away the Cougars in shutout fashion, 4-0.
Amber Knouse bookended the Tigers’ scoring with goals in the first and second halves, while Hannah Scholl and McKayla Goodling netted the goals in between.
Lydia Hunter had six saves for the Tigers in the Tri-Valley League contest as her team remained busy on the offense, outshooting Line Mountain 22-10.
East Juniata travels to Millersburg on Monday.
Greenwood 2, Halifax 0
MILLERSTOWN – Greenwood scored early against Halifax when Ruben Fiameni netted one less than two minutes into a boys Tri-Valley League soccer game Wednesday, but the Wildcats didn’t light up the scoreboard again until six minutes remained in the 2-0 win.
“Sometimes you’ve got to be happy with a W,” said Greenwood coach Tom Magill, who explained his team had several chances to score on breakaways, but bad shots and tough defense from Halifax keeper Dan Hosenbach kept his team at bay.
“In the second half I thought we played a lot better than the first half, we just didn’t hit the net,” Magill said.
Greenwood outshot Halifax 17-7, and it was Hunter Wirth who notched the Wildcats’ second goal.
The Wildcats won the JV contest, 2-1.
Greenwood (11-2-2, 8-1-2) travels to Millersburg today for a 6:30 p.m. varsity start.
From staff reports
HOLLIDAYSBURG – The golf season ended locally Tuesday when Mifflin County’s Nate Koller took part in the first day of the District 6 Class AAA tournament, but failed to make the cut.
Koller, with a 91, was outside the top 10 in a field that saw only five advance. The first-day leaders are both from Hollidaysburg, which plays its home matches at Scotch Valley, the par 72 course where the district event is held. Hunter Shields shot a 74 for the lead and Jesse Ottaway a 77 for second.
Huskies coach Kevin O’Donnell said it was a great season for Koller.
“He definitely has a lot to be proud of,” O’Donnell said. “You’re talking about a very small percentage of these athletes in the big school division will make it to regionals.”
A junior, Koller will have a chance to return to districts in a year. O’Donnell said that made the experience this year more valuable.
“He didn’t play as well as he would have liked to,” the coach said. “It’s a differnt style at that level”
Mount Union 3, Juniata Valley 0
MOUNT UNION – Abby Grove had 11 service points – seven of those aces – to lead Mount Union in a 3-0 Inter-County Conference win over Juniata Valley in volleyball Tuesday.
Grove added four kills for the Trojans, who also got nine service points (four aces) and seven digs from Brittany Brumbaugh in the sweep, winning the three sets 25-15, 25-17 and 25-10. Also contributing were Brya Crawley with seven digs and seven service points, and Kristen Miles with eight kills.
“We have wonderful hitters. We have the potential to run a fantastic offense,” Mount Union coach Tessa McCormick said. “We just need to spread our numbers out. I think we did that tonight.”
Mount Union also won the JV match, 2-0 (25-18, 25-14).
Carlisle 3, Mifflin County 0
CARLISLE – Mifflin County fell 3-0 by scores of 25-11, 25-17 and 25-13 in a Mid-Penn Commonwealth volleyball match Tuesday.
Mifflin County was able to improve its play from the first set to the second set.
“The first set they were a little bit sleepy,” Mifflin County coach Jill Zeger said. “The second set seemed a little more cohesive. The second set they played with more fluidity.”
Kaitlyn Dreese led the team with five digs and added three service points and one ace.
Jenna Snyder and Chloe Benner each had three service points.
The junior varsity team lost 2-0 by scores of 25-14 and 25-6.
Mifflin County will be back in action Thursday when it travels to Cumberland Valley at 7:15 p.m.
Greenwood 3, Newport 0
NEWPORT – Becca Stalvey scored 32 seconds in and Greenwood defeated Newport 3-0 in a Tri-Valley League field hockey game.
“We got off to a nice quick start,” Greenwood coach Kent Houser said. “They came out fired up. After that they just couldn’t find the cage,”
Greenwood’s two goals in the first three minutes held up as Newport didn’t get a single shot off.
“I thought we had a pretty good effort,” Houser said.
Greenwood is in action next on Thursday at 4 p.m. when it travels to Line Mountain.
Danville 1, Midd-West 0
DANVILLE – Kayla Phillips scored in the first minute of play, and that goal carried Danville to a 1-0 win over Midd-West in Heartland Conference field hockey Tuesday.
The Mustangs (3-9-1) were knocked out of contention for a playoff spot with the loss.
Belleville Mennonite 3, Huntingdon 2
HUNTINGDON – Tori Byler put the game-winning goal in the cage not quite two minutes into overtime to give Belleville Mennonite a 3-2 win over Huntingdon in field hockey Tuesday.
“(She) had a beautiful sweep right into the cage,” Thunder coach Morgan Foote said.
The game was scoreless for the first 30 minutes, but a frenzy of goals in the second made for a 2-2 tie at the end of regulation. Foote said her team was playing more cohesively as a unit and passing better.
“It was a really fun game to coach and a fun game for both teams to play,” she said. “Both teams have improved tremendously. It was nice to have a close game for a change.”
Belleville Mennonite (4-8) hosts Southern Huntingdon Saturday.
Boys: Mount Union 23, Bellwood-Antis 32
Girls: Bellwood-Antis 26, Mount Union 29
BELLWOOD – The Mount Union boys Cross country team defeated Bellwood-Antis 23-32 in a meet on Tuesday while the girls fell 26-29.
Jake Boozel led the boys team again, finishing in 19:26.
Boozel was followed closely by Shykai Banks, who finished in 19:45, good for third place overall.
“Nice win for the boys,” Mount Union coach Bob Wydock said. “They ran very well as a team and continue to improve every meet.”
The boys improved to 7-1 on the season. The Trojans will be in action next on Thursday when they host Bald Eagle.
East Juniata 5, Upper Dauphin 0
ELIZABETHVILLE – Trevor Goodling had unassisted goals in each half as East Juniata blanked Upper Dauphin 5-0 in a Tri-Valley League boys soccer game Tuesday.
Seventh grade football
* Mifflin County 18, Altoona 8: Touchdowns by Wyatt Henry, Max Oburn and Alex Thierwechter. Mifflin County (4-2) travels to East Juniata Tuesday.
* Mifflin County 3, Bellefonte 1: Goals by Jess Bickhart, Katie Kline and Sierra Shawver.
* Mifflin County 0, Bellefonte 0.
From staff reports
LEWISTOWN – After a lopsided opening set, Mifflin County showed a little spunk against State College, but not enough to handle the Little Lions in a Commonwealth Division volleyball match Monday.
State College won in straight sets, 25-4, 25-17, 25-16.
For the Huskies, Kaitlyn Dreese had seven service points including three aces to go with seven assists, while Jessica Dzupova had five service points. Bryn Ferguson, Anna Aurand and Jenna Snyder each had two kills; Snyder and Ferguson each had a block.
“My girls did a nice job against State High. I was impressed,” Mifflin County coach Jill Zeger said.
State College also won the JV game, 2-0 (25-11, 25-19).
Mifflin County travels to Carlisle today.
Lewisburg 2, Midd-West 0
MIDDLEBURG – Midd-West gave up a pair of second-half goals Monday and was unable to score any of its own as Lewisburg won their Heartland Conference boys soccer game, 2-0.
The Mustangs (9-5, 7-4) host Milton Wednesday.
Forbes Road 9,
Belleville Mennonite 0
BELLEVILLE – Forbes Road, a field hockey state playoff team a year ago, hung another shutout on Belleville Mennonite Monday by the same 9-0 score as the previous meeting between the two.
The Thunder got just one shot on goal and failed to draw a single corner in the game. Mollie Morgan stopped 20 shots.
Belleville Mennonite (3-8) travels to Huntingdon today.
East Juniata 1
COCOLAMUS – Kasi Horning scored East Juniata’s only goal – the lone tally of the first half – but the Tigers saw Selinsgrove score twice in the second to win the non-league girls soccer match, 2-1.
East Juniata (8-6) travels to Lancaster Country Day Wednesday.
Greenwood’s home boys soccer game against Halifax will be played Wednesday. Midd-West’s field hockey game at Newport was postponed, but no new date was set.
From staff reports
EAGLES MERE – It was the end of the road for East Juniata’s Jeremy Pannebaker Saturday. The Tiger golfer carded an 82 – a four-stroke improvement over the first day of the District 4 Class AAA golf tournament – but could not make up lost ground to advance to the eastern regional.
Pannebaker shot a two-day 168, which put him 15 strokes away from advancement.
Defending champion C.J. Tyler of Shikellamy (150) and Selinsgrove’s Justin Geedey (153, playoff) were the two who moved on.
Pannebaker was sixth overall in what started as a field of eight; one player withdrew after the first day.
“I’m impressed he shot 82, to be honest,” East Juniata coach Mike Zendt said, noting Pannebaker hit the fairway only about a third of the time and had to play thick roughs. “I think his putting maybe bailed him out.”
Despite recent struggles, Zendt said the senior never gave up.
“Jeremy’s not the type of kid to do that,” he said. “He’s had a great career for me. I’m really going to miss him.”
Overall, the coach said, it was a great accomplishment just to be among the elite on the final day of districts.
“He wanted regionals really bad, but it wasn’t in the cards for him,” Zendt said.
Midd-West 3, Williamsport 1
MIDDLEBURG – Corner kicks were a big deal Saturday for Midd-West, which used a pair of them to take an early lead over Williamsport. The Mustangs made it a 3-1 Heartland Conference win over the Millionaires on homecoming, clinching a District 4 playoff berth in the process.
“It was nice to see us finally finish off of corners, as our first two goals came from great serves from Tyler Arbogast,” Midd-West coach Chris Sauer said. Those goals came at opposite ends of the first half.
It was the assist that Sauer noted on the final goal, a helper that came from Andrew Sassaman.
“Sassaman was very dangerous for us making some great runs down left side,” Sauer said. “We hope to continue to improve heading into district playoffs in the next few weeks.”
Midd-West (9-5, 7-3) hosts Lewisburg Monday.
Perry County tournament
ELLIOTTSBURG – A Seth Ferguson hat trick and two Tyler Fegley goals propelled Greenwood to a 7-0 victory in the opening round of the Perry County boys soccer tournament.
Fegley and Hunter Wirth each took delivery of a Hunter Roth ball to win the title.
In the opening game, Susquenita gave up all seven goals in the first half. Host West Perry led the final most of the way but saw the two Wildcats tallies come a minute apart in the second.
“It made it exciting, put it that way,” Greenwood coach Tom Magill said. “The game definitely went back and forth in the first half and I thought we were a step slow to the ball.”
LEWISTOWN – Altoona scored three second-half goals and goalkeeper Joe Smith made five saves in a shutout of winless Mifflin County in a non-league boys soccer game Saturday.
East Juniata 2,
Lancaster Country Day 1
LANCASTER – Megan Yeager scored the game winner Saturday as East Juniata slipped past Lancaster Country Day, 2-1, in a Tri-Valley League field hockey game.
For the Tigers, it was close call after the two traded goals in the first; East Juniata needs to keep pace with rival Greenwood for even a shot at the league title. But the win did cement a spot in the District 4 bracket for the Tigers.
Liz McClure had assists on both goals.
East Juniata (9-3-1, 5-1-1) visits Mifflin County Tuesday.
State College 0
MILLERSTOWN -Greenwood needed just one goal to beat State College and Kelsey Keener got it.
Keener’s unassisted blast early in the first half held to the end in the non-league field hockey game.
East Juniata 4,
Line Mountain 1
MANDATA – McKayla Goodling had a goal and two assists as East Juniata topped Line Mountain, 4-1, in a Tri-Valley League girls soccer game Saturday.
Hannah School had a goal and an assist for the Tigers.
ALTOONA – Two Huskies saw their singles season end on the tennis court Friday, when Alana Felton and Emily Hurlburt bowed out of the District 6 Class AAA singles tournament.
Hurlburt’s was the longer day, as she defeated the No. 2 seed from Central Mountain in straight sets to advance to the second round. However, unfortunately for the Husky, she next ran into the No. 1 seed from Hollidaysburg, who quickly dispatched the Mifflin County athlete, 6-0, 6-0.
Teammate Felton had a shorter outing when the No. 2 seed from Hollidaysburg put her away in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.
Coach Glenn Kyle was pleased with what he saw from the girls as they closed out their singles season.
“They played very well, and it was a good combination of the season for them,” he said.
This week the two begin practice for the doubles tournament, which will be held in Altoona on Oct. 11.
Juniata 1, Oakland Catholic 0
MIFFLINTOWN – Christen Baubiltz’s goal on a header with 3:45 left in the first half was the difference as Juniata picked up a 1-0 win over Oakland Catholic in a girls soccer game Friday.
The Indians came out on the right end of a very even defensive battle.
“It was two teams that mirrored each other,” Juniata coach Brian Strawser said. “We seemed to be able to possess and keep the ball away from them.”
One Oakland Catholic shot glanced off the post and landed outside the goal to help preserve the shutout.
“Shutouts have been few and far between for us,” Strawser said. “I was happy for our defense. They didn’t lose their discipline and were able to come out with the shutout.”
Juniata improves to 8-5 on the season and will take the field next today at 10 a.m. against Halifax.
Belleville Mennonite 3, Forbes Road 2
BELLEVILLE – Belleville Mennonite let Forbes Road hang around in the second half, and it was anybody’s game until Noah Anders stepped up on a feed from Andrew Miller to take the 3-1 lead in boys soccer action Friday.
Forbes Road did muster one more goal with just 4:30 left to play, but that rounded out the scoring in the 3-2 win for the Thunder.
“It was a little nail biting at times with the amount of shots we had on goal, we failed to finish a couple nice shots,” Belleville Mennonite coach Brian Renno said, whose team recorded 28 shots to Forbes Road’s 11.
“At times it got frustrating for our guys, so we allowed Forbes Road to hang around and make it a game,” Renno continued.
The Thunder, which gave up both of its goals on corner kicks, had trouble at times marking up on defense, but goalkeeper Sammy Kauffman stood strong with six saves.
Miller and Austin Byler were responsible for Belleville Mennonite’s first two goals.
Belleville Mennonite (8-3-1) hosts Juniata Monday.
Newport 8, Belleville Mennonite 0
BELLEVILLE – Emily Bohn and Alyscia Smith each scored two goals as Newport defeated Belleville Mennonite 8-0 in a field hockey contest Friday.
Belleville Mennonite faced an early deficit and had trouble generating scoring opportunities against Newport.
Belleville Mennonite will take the field on Monday at 4 p.m. when the Thunder hosts Forbes Road.
EAGLES MERE – One local golfer had a great final outing. Another survived the cut, but has a lot of ground to make up when the District 4 Class AAA golf tournament concludes Saturday at Eagles Mere Country Club.
Among the five teams in the big-school classification, Selinsgrove was the winner on opening day. Midd-West had a 374 overall, a stroke ahead of East Juniata’s 375, the high-scoring teams in the group. East Juniata is in Class AAA by virtue of its cooperative with Juniata.
The Tigers’ Jeremy Pannebaker was the lone golfer to advance from either school, but not until he finished a season-high round: His 86 was the first score he carded outside the 70s this year.
East Juniata coach Mike Zendt said familiarity – or lack of it played a role.
“He played there two years ago in districts. This was probably the fifth time he’s ever played it,” Zendt said.
Eight golfers made the cut, which was 87. But Pannebaker starts the second day 10 strokes off the second regional advancement spot.
“It’s going to be tough. And there’s more than just one guy at 76,” Zendt said. “He would have to shoot probably even part or better.”
Midd-West had four in the 90s; the leader was senior Eli Stem, which pleased his coach – especially since it was a career low.
“We knew we were a young team and it’s a very very tough course,” Mustang coach Brian Beward sais. “I was very happy that he went out with his best score.”
Both coaches said the difficult geography of the course forced the young players to play a flawless game or be punished for it.
“Most of our kids don’t get to play courses that have that kind of slope to them,” said Beward, whose team calls somewhat hilly Shade Mountain home. “It’s not anything like you’re seeing up there.”
Zendt said the impact on putting was notable.
“The course is in great shape. The greens were fast – they were very fast,” he said.
MONTOURSVILLE – Midd-West’s Hannah Stauffer tied the game with 15 minutes left to go when her shot made it 1-1 against Heartland Conference opponent Mountoursville on the girls soccer field Thursday. But, for the remainder of the game neither team could score and the contest ended in a draw.
The Warriors had previously scored in the second half when Carly Mill headed a ball that deflected off a Midd-West defender for the 1-0 lead. Other than that, the Midd-West defense held strong to prevent any futher scoring.
“Our defense was rock solid tonight. They played really well,” Midd-West coach Russ Goodling said, also giving credit to the offense for wearing down Montoursville.
In a strong defensive effort, keeper Paige Kauffman had seven saves for the Mustangs.
Montoursville won the JV contest, 1-0.
Midd-West (5-6-1, 3-5-1) hosts Danville on Tuesday.
Mifflin County 0
CHAMBERSBURG – Mifflin County fell to Chambersburg 5-0 on Thursday in a Mid-Penn Commonwealth girls soccer game.
Liz Bishop accounted for two goals on the night as Chamberburg dropped Mifflin County to 1-13 on the season.
The Huskies will be in action next on Tuesday when they host State College.
Belleville Mennonite 5, Northumberland
BELLEVILLE – Noah Anders and Austin Byler each scored two goals as Belleville Mennonite defeated Northumberland Christian by a 5-0 score in a boys soccer game Thursday.
Belleville Mennonite all-time leading scorer Andrew Miller wasn’t feeling well, so other players had to pick up the slack.
Anders and Byler have both been able to supplement Miller’s scoring all season, but today they stepped up big time, coach Brian Renno said.
“Andrew was a little under the weather today,” Renno said. “I challenged the guys that we need to find a way to score outside of Andrew. I was very pleased with Noah and Austin. They were able to put the ball in the back of the net.”
Belleville Mennonite improves to 7-3-1 on the season and will host Forbes Road today.
Upper Dauphin 1
ELIZABETHVILLE – Greenwood scored three goals in five minutes to open the second half, and to open a wide gap on Upper Dauphin. The Wildcats won Thursday’s Tri-Valley League boys soccer game, 6-1.
“We just focused on the idea that when they’re packed inside you’ve got to play the ball outside,” Greenwood coach Tom Magill said. “We played with a lot of energy, plaed very fast for those five minutes.”
Seth Ferguson had a hat trick in the game.
Greenwood also won the JV game, 2-0. The Wildcats (8-2-2, 7-1-2) take part in the Perry County tournament at West Perry Saturday.
Midd-West 4, Milton 0
MIDDLEBURG – Tricia Martin scored two goals in the first five minutes as Midd-West knocked off Milton by a 4-0 score.
“She came out strong and got those two early goals,” Midd-West coach Mandi Romig said. “We didn’t feel the pressure we’ve felt in other games.”
Midd-West dominated the game in every facet, peppering Milton goalkeeper Allison Kibler with 37 shots, four of which got by her.
“It was a good team effort overall,” Romig said.
The Mustangs will take the field next when they visit Newport on Monday.
Forbes Road 9,
Belleville Mennonite 0
WATERFALL – Belleville Mennonite fell by a 9-0 margin to Forbes Road in field hockey Thursday.
“The girls really hustled and played a good game,” Belleville Mennonite coach Morgan Foote said. “The score doesn’t reflect it.”
Belleville Mennonite goalkeeper Mollie Morgan faced an onslaught of 43 shots, stopping 33 of them along the way.
“My goalie did real wonderful today,” Foote said. “She had some really impressive saves.”
Belleville Mennonite travels to Huntingdon Tuesday.
Mount Union 0
WILLIAMSBURG – Errors and continued troubles with passing took their toll on the Mount Union volleyball team Thursday as the Trojans fell to Inter-County Conference opponent Williamsburg, 3-0.
“I would say basically they just wanted to win more than we did. They were very fired up, they were very loud when they did something good – their desire to win was much greater than ours,” Mount Union coach Tessa McCormick said.
The Trojans’ Ashley Foor had 15 service points, while teammates Kristin Miles and Abby Grove had 16 and eight kills, respectively.
Mount Union hosts Penns Valley Monday.
* Park Forest 1, Mifflin County 0.
MIDDLEBURG – Midd-West played Danville to a 1-1 tie in a Heartland Athletic Conference field hockey game on Wednesday.
Midd-West got one of its 25 shots past the Danville goalkeeper when Alexus Steininger scored with less than a minute left in the first half.
Danville answered early on in the second half and no one was able to score the rest of the way.
“We have to give credit to the Danville goalie,” Midd-West coach Mandi Romig said. “She made a lot of great saves even in 1-vs.-1 opportunities.”
Midd-West will host Milton on Thursday at 7 p.m.
East Juniata 12, York Country Day 1
COCOLAMUS – Liz McClure scored twice for East Juniata as it clobbered York Country Day 12-1 on Wednesday in a nonleague field hockey game.
McClure had two of the Tigers’ nine first-half goals in a game where they registered 40 shots on goal.
The Tigers improve to 8-3-1 on the season and remain 4-1-1 in the Tri-Valley League.
They will return to TVL play on Saturday when they travel to Lancaster Country Day at 1 p.m.
Danville 3, Midd-West 1
DANVILLE – Midd-West fell 3-1 to Danville on Wednesday in a Heartland Athletic Conference boys soccer game.
Midd-West scored first when Ty Ross’ pass found Tyler Arbogast’s foot and Arbogast got one past the Danville goalkeeper Jon Hauck.
The Mustangs allowed three Danville goals the remainder of the contest, including two by Gage Reber.
“Today was one of those games that you’d just like to forget about,” Midd-West coach Chris Sauer said. “If we want to reach our potential we need to get mentally tougher.”
The Huskies fell to 8-5 on the season and 6-3 in their conference.
They will take the field Saturday at 6:30 p.m. when they host Williamsport.
Mechanicsburg 5, East Juniata 2
MECHANICSBURG – East Juniata dropped a nonleague boys soccer game to Mechanicsburg 5-2 on Wednesday.
Mechanicsburg got five goals from five different players as it knocked off the Tigers.
East Juniata scored twice in the second half, but it wasn’t enough.
The Tigers fall to 7-3-3 on the season and will take the field today at 7 p.m. when they visit Millersburg.
Boys: Altoona 19, Mifflin County 43
Girls: Mifflin County 28, Altoona 29
ALTOONA – The Mifflin County girls defeated Altoona 28-29 in a nonleague cross country race at Altoona on Wednesday.
The Mifflin County boys lost in a 19-43 contest.
Maggie Wilson led the girls team with a time of 21:16 that featured four girls in the top six.
Wilson was followed closely by Amanda Hassinger (21:25), who came in third and Makenna Pollock who crossed the line in fifth (22:05).
“They ran a really nice race,” Mifflin County coach Greg Loht said. “The girls ran great up front. We ran well enough up front to pull out the victory.”
Darrian Knudsen had the best time for the boys as his 17:12 put him second overall.
This race marked the end of the regular season for the Huskies.
9th-grade football: Central Dauphin 28, MIfflin County 6. Touchdown by Aaron Smith.
8th-grade football: Mifflin County 21, Chambersburg 20. All TDs by Trent Hidlay. Other scoring included and extra point kicked by Wagner and a 2-point conversion from Hidlay to Cade Shoemaker.
From staff reports
ALTOONA – Nate Koller is headed to districts.
The Mifflin County golfer carded an 80 in the Eastern Sectional at Sinking Valley Tuesday, good enough for a fourth-place tie and a qualifying score that will send him to Scotch Valley for the District 6 Class AAA event Oct. 8.
State College’s Christian Fineberg was the medalist with a 74.
“Overall Nate played very well. He did the job that needed to be done,” Mifflin County coach Kevin O’Donnell said. “We’re excited to see what can happen at districts. Now’s an opportunity for Nate to score and see how far he can go.”
Meanwhile, in Class AA, Mount Union’s golf season came to an end Tuesday at Cresson’s Summit Golf Club as the foursome representing the Trojans in their sectional failed to make the cut for the district field.
“We had a nice season. The guys battled hard but it’s over,” Trojans coach Matt Fiscus said.
Ryan Varner – the only senior among the four – and Zach Knable led the team with 95s. The cut was 88.
“We’ve been high 80s, low 90s all year,” Fiscus said. “We were going to a new course and that’s what we did.”
Mason Craig carded a 105. Brady Goodling withdrew with six holes remaining with a mild injury; he was 14 over at the time.
Line Mountain 0
MILLERSTOWN – Hunter Miller scored his first career goal over the weekend. Tuesday, his output skyrocketed.
Miller scored four goals – including a natural hat trick in a span of barely five minutes – plus had an assist as Greenwood blanked Line Mountain, 8-0, in a Tri-Valley League boys soccer game Tuesday.
“He played fast tonight and that was the thing,” Greenwood coach Tom Magill said. “To the kids’ credit, they were feeding him the ball. They were starting to recognize he was the one who was getting open.”
The Wildcats (7-2-2, 6-1-2) travel to Upper Dauphin Thursday.
Juniata 2, Upper Dauphin 0
MIFFLINTOWN – Nick Gilbert’s goal at the start of the second half was the difference for Juniata as it defeated Upper Dauphin 2-0 in a Tri-Valley League boys soccer contest.
Matt Coldren saved all five shots he faced to help lift Juniata.
The Indians improve to 5-4-1 and will travel to Lancaster Country Day on Thursday.
Juniata Mennonite 3, New Covenant 1
LEBANON – Tony Gehman scored two goals as Juniata Mennonite defeated New Covenant 3-1 in an Allegheny Christian Athletic Association boys soccer game on Tuesday.
Juniata Mennonite scored on three of just eight shots and its first half goals held up in the second half en route to the win.
The Lions travel to Sunbury Christian on Oct. 8.
Mifflin County Christian Academy 2, Northumberland Christian 1
SHINDLE – Luke Todd scored twice for Mifflin County Christian Academy as the Eagles defeated Northumberland Christian 2-1 in a boys soccer game Tuesday.
Todd’s first goal in the 30th minute tied the game at 1-1 and his second won the game with four minutes left.
“It was a pretty evenly matched game,” Mifflin County Christian Academy coach Craig Todd said. “We told the boys at halftime that whoever worked the hardest the second half was going to win. Luke pushed, dribbled the ball past the 18 ready to take a shot and was knocked over and the ref awarded the penalty shot. He earned the shot, so he took it and put MCCA up 2-1 with about four minutes remaining.”
Mifflin County Christian Academy goalkeeper Brad Smith held Northumberland scoreless the rest of the night and the Eagles improved to 4-2-1 on the season.
The Eagles will be in action next on Monday at Blair County.
Cedar Cliff 5,
Mifflin County 3
CAMP HILL – Winston Shugarts scored a pair of goals, but Mifflin County still fell short against Cedar Cliff in a Commonwealth Division boys soccer game Tuesday.
The Huskies host Chambersburg Thursday.
Cedar Cliff 2,
Mifflin County 0
LEWISTOWN – For a team that gains every time it shows growth, a 2-0 loss can be an improvement.
Against Cedar Cliff Tuesday, it was for the Mifflin County girls soccer team.
“We’re improving every week,” Huskies coach Trevor Eckley said. “I’m starting to get younger players that are starting to step up, they’re starting to learn the game. It really makes you excited. It’s nice that we’re learning.”
The second half was scoreless for the Colts, one of the Commonwealth Division’s better teams. Mifflin County goalie McKenzie Bressler stopped 10 of 20 shots she faced; only two got by. She is one of several players who has become varsity in the wake of an injury bug.
The Huskies travel to Chambersburg Thursday.
Midd-West 3, Lewisburg 1
LEWISBURG – Janelle Arbogast scored twice, the second one the game winner for Midd-West in a 3-1 Heartland Conference girls soccer game against Lewisburg Tuesday.
Arbogast got her second with 15 minutes left to play, the same amount of time that had elapsed since Elke Belz tied it for the Green Dragons. Mustangs coach Russ Goodling said Belz could have been the hero.
“Our keeper Paige Kauffman came up big,” he said. “There was a one on one with her and the Belz girl and she came off the line and made a spectacular sliding stop.”
Midd-West also won the JV game, 4-1.
The Mustangs (5-6, 3-5) travel to Montoursville Thursday.
Boys: Mount Union 27, West Branch 29
Girls: West Branch 15, Mount Union 44
MORRISDALE – The Mount Union boys cross county team defeated West Branch 27-29 at West Branch on Tuesday while the girls lost by a 15-44 margin.
Jake Boozel led the way, coming in second overall on the boys side, finishing in 19:40.
“Jake Boozel led the team again,” Mount Union coach Bob Wydock said. “He ran a really nice race today.”
Marissa Aurand posted a team-best 26:34 mark for the girls, finishing sixth overall.
The boys team improves to 6-1 on the season and will be running next Wednesday at Bellwood-Antis.
Lancaster Country Day 2
LANCASTER – Hattie Kuhns scored two goals and added an assist as Greenwood toppled Lancaster Country Day, 6-2, in a Tri-Valley League field hockey game.
Although the Wildcats scored the first six goals, Greenwood coach said his team was challenged, while also taking advantage of an opportunity to experiment.
“I thought they gave us a pretty decent game,” he said. “We tried to do some different things tonight.”
The league-leading Wildcats (9-4, 5-1) host State College Saturday.
Central Dauphin 3,
Mifflin County 0
LEWISTOWN – Mifflin County improved upon its last match, but fell to Central Dauphin 3-0 in a Mid-Penn Commonwealth volleyball match Tuesday.
The Huskies got five assists and four service points from Kaitlyn Dreese as they lost by scores of 25-9, 25-8 and 25-10.
“They played together,” Mifflin County coach Jill Zeger said. “The passes were better and the serves were better.”
Jenna Snyder had three kills for the Huskies while Anna Arnaud and Chloe Benner each added five digs.
The junior varsity team fell 2-0 by scores of 25-7 and 25-6.
The Huskies will take on Upper Dauphin today.
* Mifflin County 4, Altoona 4: Goals by Sean Page, Tanner Hepner, Ross Cottrill and Thomas Remy; assists by Cottrill, Dylan Unger and Chayce Macknair.
* Mifflin County 15, Holidaysburg 8. Max Oburn and Camden Shawver each had touchdown pass receptions. Caleb Bressler and Hunter Ciccolini had a tackle in the end zone for a safety.
JOHNSTOWN – Two years in a row, Bishop McCort has sent Belleville Mennonite home from the District 6 soccer tournament.
If Monday’s result in any indication, this year may belong to the Thunder.
Andrew Miller not only scored a hat trick, but put the first tying goal and the winner into the net before adding an insurance goal late in Belleville Mennonite’s 4-2 win – one that coach Brian Renno admits is a milestone for the program.
“It ranks up there with them, as far as being the last four years probably,” he said.
Renno said he wanted a chance to see where his club stood against a Laurel Highlands opponents, and knew early that the game was winnable. But McCort scored first, went ahead later and outperformed the Thunder from a statistical standpoint.
“With the amount of shots they got off, not many were that dangerous. It was a litle dicey at times but for the most part our back line held its shape pretty well,” Renno said. “It’s even better yet to get a good result.”
Belleville Mennonite (6-3-1) hosts Northumberland Christian Thursday.
Midd-West 4, Mifflinburg 0
MIDDLEBURG – Ty Ross scored two goals and added on assist as Midd-West defeated Mifflinburg 4-0 in a Heartland Athletic Conference boys soccer game Monday.
Midd-West scored twice in the final minutes of the first half and that was enough to get the Mustangs past offensively challenged Mifflinburg, which only got one shot off.
“We dominated the game tonight in every way possible,” Midd-West coach Chris Sauer said. “They tried to put everyone behind the ball defensively and packed it in so we had to be patient in posession and more creative with our attack. We made good decisions with the ball tonight.”
Midd-West improves to 8-4 on the season and 6-2 in the league.
The Mustangs will travel to Danville on Wednesday.
East Juniata 0, Line Mountain 0 (OT)
HERNDON – East Juniata and Line Mountain played to a 0-0 overtime tie in a Tri-Valley League field hockey game Monday, keeping the Tigers in the race for the league title.
Lydia Strawser stopped everything she faced, but the offense couldn’t supplement her play.
“We played well as a team,” East Juniata coach Billie Haynes said. “We played together, worked our strong side, and supported one another all over the field. Our midfielders did a great job of pushing up when necessary, but they also got back on defense. We did have our chances to score but we just didn’t finish.”
The biggest effort for East Juniata came from Megan Yeager, she said.
“Meg Yeager was unstoppable tonight,” Haynes said. “She was all over the ball and and was able to generate some runs on offense. She played her heart out.”
East Juniata, 3-1-1 in the Tri-Valley League, will get another crack at Line Mountain today at 4 p.m. when it hosts the Eagles.
Hershey 3, Greenwood 0
HERSHEY- Greenwood couldn’t keep up with Hershey as the Wildcats dropped a nonleague field hockey game to Hershey by a 3-0 score on Monday.
Britta Diffenbach’s first-half goal was enough for Hershey, which added two more to take down Greenwood.
Nicole Willi had a good night in the cage, but it wasn’t enough.
“I thought she played pretty well,” Greenwood coach Kent Houser said of his goalie. “We had a couple of goals called back and for the amount of offense we generated, we couldn’t afford that.”
Greenwood will take the field next today when they travel to Lancaster County Day school at 4 p.m.
Altoona 4, Mifflin County 1
ALTOONA – Altoona scored the early goals, enough to capture a non-league girls soccer win from Mifflin County Monday, 4-1.
Haley Predix teamed with Courtney Page for the lone Husky goal. Mifflin County coach Trevor Eckley said the difference was intensity.
“The first half we just didn’t play with aggression,” he said. “We weren’t making runs. Balls were getting through the box we should have gotten to.”
The Huskies host Cedar Cliff today.