Leonard leads TVL
LANCASTER – Grant Leonard’s 41 made him the medalist, and East Juniata got its first Tri-Valley League golf win of the season Thursday in a weather-shortened match hosted by Lancaster Country Day.
“With storms and things like that moving through we took them off the course several times,” East Juniata coach Mike Zendt said. “It was all we could do to get nine holes in.”
The Tigers shot a 191, just two strokes off the host and what would have been a second win. Millersburg was low with 178; Newport was behind East Juniata at 206.
Zendt said he was pleased that Leonard had the chance to shine.
“He’s been playing solid,” Zendt said. “He played a lot all summer and I think that’s helped his game a lot.”
East Juniata (1-5) travels to Millersburg Tuesday.
Northern Bedford 343, Everett 394, Mount Union 414
MOUNT UNION – It was a rough first outing for Mount Union, which had to count on its reserves in the Trojans’ golf debut, which led to losses to both Northern Bedford and Everett at American Legion Country Club Thursday.
Zac Knable led the home team with a 94, but all the other scores were 100 or higher. Zac Robertson of Everett was the medalist of the day with an 82.
Trojan coach Matt Fiscus said the course was in good condition, although the storm front that moved in was noticeable.
“Mount Union is in nice shape,” he said. “It got windy with the rain coming. We did get a litle of rain but not real bad.”
Mount Union travels to Huntingfon Wednesday.
Central Dauphin 5,
Mifflin County 0
HARRISBURG – After losing an opening day at home, Mifflin County instead had to start the girls tennis season on the road, and things did not go well for the Huskies.
Central Dauphin took a 5-0 win in the Commonwealth Division match in which the Rams were dominant.
“We probably didn’t play one of our better matches down there,” Mifflin County coach Glen Kyle said. “We’re better than what we showed.”
Mifflin County’s best hopes were at No. 1 singles, where Mifflin County’s Emily Hurlburt stretched Julia Sternberg in the first set, falling 7-6 (7-2), then fell without winning a game in the second. In the top doubles match, Kate Arnold and Joselyn Walters got the only set win of the day for the Huskies in a 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 loss. Everything else went to Central Dauphin in straight sets.
Mifflin County (0-1, 0-1) hosts Cumberland Valley Monday.