Wildcats take two in revenge
MILLERSTOWN – Although the objective is always to run the fastest, jump the highest or throw the farthest, the Greenwood boys can be especially glad about their ability to do so after their 10 first-place finishes against Juniata on Wednesday resulted in a 79.5-70.5 victory.
Neither team swept a single event, but led by two individual first-place finishes apiece from Hunter Miller (1,600- and 3,200-meter runs) and Tyler Fegley (long jump and triple jump), Greenwood edged Juniata 10-8 in five-point opportunities, aiding in the final point spread.
For Juniata, Neil Bodley took first in three individual events (100 dash, 200 and discus), while teammate Nick Gilbert won the 110 and 300 hurdles.
On the girls side, sweeps in the shot put and discus plus a strong edge in first-place finishes gave the Wildcats the 92-58 victory.
Emily Fisher had a distance of 33 feet, eight inches to win the shot put, while her 118-foot, 11-inch throw in the discus paced Greenwood in the field. Teammates Hattie Kuhns (100 and 400) and Jordyn Sorber (100 and 300 hurdles) also collected two first-place finshes.
For the Indians, Carly Burns won the 1,600 and 3,200 plus the javelin to be the only Juniata girl to win more than one individual event.
With the wins, Greenwood reversed the outcome of the first meeting between the two, in which Juniata won in boys and girls by razor-thin margins.
Juniata travels to face East Juniata today, then all three schools have entries in the Shippensburg Invitational on Saturday.
Mifflin County 5, Central Mountain 2
MILL HALL – The Mountain League format of five singles matches and two doubles played in Mifflin County’s favor Wednesday as the Huskies pulled away from District 6 opponent Central Mountain, 5-2.
Connor Saltzer, Clay Morgan, Cody Donaldson and Nate Koller all won their singles matches in straight sets, while Ben Renninger and Kevin Cahill got the Huskies’ doubles win in an 8-5 pro set.
“I love coming up here,” Mifflin County coach Glenn Kyle said. “They’ve got nine courts here so everybody gets to play – we mix up and do different things than our other matches in the regular season. We’re in the Mid-Penn so to come up here and play a 5-2 format is something we look forward to.”
The Huskies (9-4) get back into Commonwealth Division action today when they host Hershey.
Juniata 5, Huntingdon 0
HUNTINGDON – With ace Isaac Eck sidelined, Juniata had a five-match tennis outing against one-time Mountain League foe Huntingdon – but it was three doubles matches, an unusual format compared to the traditional singles-doubles mix used in state competition.
It made no difference – Juniata won them all, taking a 5-0 decision over the Bearcats.
Despite the big win over a District 6 team, Indians coach Alan Musselman admits he’s not satisfied.
“We have no idea how we’re going to fare in districts,” he said. “We’re not getting the best competition – we’re not really challenging these kids.”
Juniata improves to 3-1.
Mount Union 12, West Branch 8 (9 innings)
ALLPORT-Trevon Walker pitched four innings of scoreless relief as Mount Union beat West Branch 12-8 in nine innings in a baseball game on Wednesday.
Walker also went 2-for-6 at the plate with a double and two RBIs as the Trojans got the deciding four runs in the ninth.
“I thought Trevon Walker was outstanding today,” Mount Union coach Nick Imperioli said. “He shut them down (after coming in during a jam) to keep us ahead.”
Darrian Stapelton pitched three innings of relief and went 3-for-4 with three RBIs.
The Trojans, who have struggled early when hitting the road, were able to fight for the victory.
“It’s nice to win one on the road,” Imperioli said.
Mount Union (5-1, 4-1) travels to Williamsburg today.
Mifflinburg 4, Midd-West 0
MIFFLINBURG – The Midd-West softball team suffered a shutout loss to Mifflinburg on Wednesday, as the Wildcats efficiently scored four runs on five hits for the Heartland Conference win.
Margaret Wiand had a home run and a triple, while teammate Kayla Kline also had a homer for the Wildcats. Ashley Gesselman led the Mustangs at the plate with two of their three hits.
Midd-West hosts Shikellamy today.
Several games Wednesday were called off due to field conditions. The games, with new dates/times where available:
Carson Long at Juniata
Upper Dauphin at East Juniata – May 10, 11 a.m.
Milton at Midd-West
East Juniata at Upper Dauphin – May 10, 11 a.m.