Huskies end slide in league

HARRISBURG — Down by two at the half, it seemed like Tuesday’s Keystone Division girls soccer game would end the same way every Mifflin County game has for the past three seasons.

Not so fast.

Jessica Bickhart scored the tying goal then dished the ball to Paige Lanciano for the game winner two minutes later and the Huskies have their first Mid-Penn Conference win since 2013, 3-2 over Central Dauphin East.

It’s just the fourth league win for Mifflin County since joining the Mid-Penn, and the first since the team shifted into the Keystone.

“The girls came back and played the Mifflin County soccer that we know how to play. It was exciting to watch,” Huskies coach Jeremy Herwig said. “It’s nice to see the 1-0 in the league play column for the season. Hopefully we can go 2-0.”

They have a chance to do that Thursday when the team visits Palmyra.

The Huskies (1-2, 1-0) trailed 2-0 at the break on a pair of unassisted goals by the Panthers, who got the second just before halftime. Central Dauphin East did that while giving a wide shot advantage to the Huskies, who ended the game with a 20-7 edge.

Tori Moon put the visitors on the board eight minutes into the second, then Bickhart scored10 minutes later on a Sydnee Kammerer feed.

The JV team also won, 2-0, with goals by Sophia Underhill and Autumn Ickes.

Mifflin County 3, Central Dauphin East 2

First half

CD–Erryn Riley, 24th; CD–Niquell John, 38th.

Second half

MC–Tori Moon (Katie Kline), 48th; MC–Jessica Bickhart (Sydnee Kammerer), 58th; MC–Paige Lanciano (Bickhart), 60th.

Shots: MC 20-7. Corners: MC 4-3. Saves: MC-5 (Allyssa Schnell), CDE-17 (Sierra Harris)

Field hockey

Newport 2, Greenwood 1

NEWPORT — Olivia Muffitt had a goal and an assist, the second driving Newport to a 2-1 win over Greenwood in Tri-Valley League field hockey.

It’s the first league loss for the Wildcats since a 2014 hiccup against Line Mountain.

“It’s been awhile,’ Greenwood coach Kent Houser said. “I really thought we had control most of the game. We’re not very efficient at creating shots.”

Or corners, he noted, the mainstay of Greenwood field hockey, and a 9-7 deficit for the ‘Cats in this one.

Muffitt scored the lone first-half goal; Leah Bryner and Grace Lesh tied it up seven minutes into the second. But after another seven ticked by, Newport scored the game winner.

The Buffaloes also won the JV game, 3-1.

Greenwood (3-1, 1-1) hosts Susquenita on Thursday.

Newport 2, Greenwood 1

First half

N–17:18 Olivia Muffitt (Sara Flanders)

Second half

G–22:54 Leah Bryner (Grace Lesh); N–15:22 Rachel Bohn (Muffitt)

Shots: N 7-5. Corners: N 9-7. Saves: G-5 (Kelsey Sheaffer, Kelby Ross), N-2 (Tristan Britcher).

East Juniata 2, Lancaster Country Day 1

COCOLAMUS — Laney Dowling and East Juniata were able to hold off Lancaster County Day and notch the first win of the season for the Tigers, 2-1, in a Tri-Valley League field hockey game Tuesday.

“The girls played a great game and were able to stop Lancaster Country Day from scoring the tying goal,” Tigers coach Harley Straub said. “The girls came out ready to play and were able to break through and score a goal in each of the halves.”

Dowling scored a goal in each half, the first assisted by Chloe Dressler while the second was set up by Kyli Dowling.

The Cougars closed the gap late in the game with a Claire Deimel goal.

The Tigers also won the JV game, 1-0.

East Juniata (1-2, 1-1) hosts Newport Thursday.

East Juniata 2, Lancaster Country Day 1

First Half

EJ — Laney Dowling (Chloe Dressler), 5:29

Second Half

EJ — Laney Dowling (Kyli Dowling) 20:03; LCD — Claire Deimel, 11:19

Shots: EJ 14-13. Corners: EJ 9-6. Saves: LCD-13 (Gaby Kuntz), EJ-12 (Madison Beward).

DANVILLE — Breeann Sheaffer had a big game and Midd-West took care of business on the road defeating Danville, 8-1, in Heartland Conference field hockey Tuesday.

Sheaffer scored four goals — three in the first half — and had two assists in the win.

Beth Wagner found the back of the cage twice for the Mustangs and Brenna Brown had three assists.

Midd-West won the JV game, 5-0.

The Mustangs (2-1, 1-1) travel to Mifflinburg Thursday.

Midd-West 8, Danville 1

First half

MW — Breeann Sheaffer, 28:46; MW — Sheaffer (Brenna Brown), 18:32; Sheaffer (Brown), 13:37; Beth Wagner (Sheaffer), 2:58.

Second half

D — Julia Kiedhammer, 22:46; MW — Wagner, 17:50; MW — Mariah Stuck, 12:39; MW — Stuck (Sheaffer), 10:41; MW — Sheaffer (Brown), 1:34.

Shots: MW 39-1. Corners: MW 17-2. Saves: MW-0; D-31 (Kiera Fahey).

Boys soccer

Lancaster Country Day 1, Greenwood 0

LANCASTER — Lancaster Country Day scored its only goal in the first half, but it was enough to defeat Greenwood, 1-0, in Tri-Valley League boys soccer on Tuesday.

Despite taking more shot in the game (8-2) Greenwood was turned away by Sam Nelson.

Bryce Dalpiaz made one save in the game for the Wildcats.

Greenwood won the JV game, 3-0.

The Wildcats travel to Juniata on Thursday.

Lancaster Country Day 1, Greenwood 0

First half

LCD — Matthew Lane (PK), 10:00.

Shots: G 8-2. Corners: G 7-2. Saves: G-1 (Bryce Dalpiaz); LCD-8 (Sam Nelson)

Juniata Mennonite 7, New Covenant 1

MANSFIELD — Anson Portzline scored a hat trick as Juniata Mennonite defeated New Covenant, 7-1, in an Allegheny Christian Athletic Association boys soccer game Tuesday.

“It was good we had a lot of opportunities I was very pleased,” Lions coach Kurt Wagner said.

Portzline got all three goals in the first half with two of those goals assisted by Bradigan Davis.

“Anson does a good job of holding the ball,” Wagner said. “He had great ball movement and he finished well in front of the goal.”

Lance Brubaker scored two goals and Micah Reinford and Enzo Apozzo had a goal each.

Juniata Mennonite (2-1, 1-1) travels to Northumberland Christian Thursday.

Juniata Mennonite 7, New Covenant 1

First half

JMS–Lance Brubaker, 27:01; JMS–Anson Portzline (Bradigan Davis), 14:07; JMS–Portzline, 13:02; JMS–Portzline (Davis), 5:03.

Second half

JMS–Brubaker, 27:29; NC–Adam Prouty, 13:28; JMS– Micah Reinford, 2:38; JMS– Enzo Apozzo, 0:30.

Shots: JMS 22-6. Corners: JMS 3-1. Saves: JMS-5 (Sam Taylor, Aaron Reinford), NC-15 (Prouty).

Midd-West 5, Milton 0

MILTON — Five goals from five different players carried Midd-West over Milton 5-0 in a Heartland Conference boys soccer game on Tuesday.

Carter Knepp, Cole Sauer and Canyon Zeigler all scored in the first half while Cody Dock and Logan Shoemaker scored in the second half for the Mustangs. Sauer and Knepp had an assist each.

The Mustangs won the JV game 11-0.

Midd-West (6-0, 2-0) hosts Loyalsock Thursday.

Midd-West 5, Milton 0

First half

MW–Carter Knepp (Stefan Leitzel), 35:06; MW–Cole Sauer (Devan Leister), 29:36; MW–Canyon Zeigler (Knepp), 21:01.

Second half

MW–Logan Shoemaker (Sauer), 26:02; MW–Cody Dock (Leister), 2:50.

Shots: MW 23-4. Corners: MW 7-0. Saves: MW-3 (Ethan Knepp), M-11 (Colton Loreman).

Mifflin County 1, Central Dauphin East 0

LEWISTOWN — Anthony Calamia scored the game-winning goal in the final minute as Mifflin County topped Central Dauphin East, 1-0, for its first win of the season in a Mid-Penn Conference boys soccer game Tuesday afternoon.

Calamia scored the goal with 58 seconds remaining in the contest.

Zach Burke recorded nine saves for the Huskies.

Mifflin County (1-3, 1-2) hosts Palmyra on Thursday.


Millersburg 347, East Juniata 382, Newport 430

NEWPORT — Chase Kepner and Will Orwig led the way for East Juniata as the Tigers finished second out of four teams with a team 382 in Tri-Valley League golf Tuesday.

Kepner shot an 87 with Orwig finishing with an 89 for the Tigers.

Lancaster Country Day didn’t have enough golfers qualify for the final results.

“I was pleased with their score. They played well for me,” East Juniata coach Mike Zendt said. “We struggled otherwise, but Newport’s course is tough and I think that contributed to the high scores. A lot of the kids haven’t played on the course until today.”

East Juniata (10-8, 10-5 TVL) travels to Millersburg on Thursday.


Millersburg 347, East Juniata 382, Newport 430

East Juniata

Chase Kepner 87, Will Orwig 89, Jake Kinzer 101, Isaac Austin 105

Mount Union 328, Everett 440, Tussey Mountain 501

EVERETT — Trey Heffelfinger and Kaleb Atherton led Mount Union in a strong performance over Everett and Tussey Mountain in Inter-County Conference golf Tuesday.

Heffelfinger and Atherton each shot a team-best 76 for the Trojans with Ben Shoop finishing with an 81.

“We played rather well,” Mount Union coach Matt Fiscus said. “We had hoped for two (to finish) in the 80s but that didn’t happen. It was a nice day to be out and about and we’re right where we want to be heading toward the end of the season.”

Mount Union (6-0) hosts Central on Friday.


Mount Union 328, Everett 440, Tussey Mountain 501

Mount Union

Trey Heffelfinger 76, Kaleb Atherton 76, Ben Shoop 81, Sam Stewart 95

Cross country

Mifflin County 28, Chambersburg 29; Mifflin County 15, Central Dauphin East 47

Girls cross country

Chambersburg 18, Mifflin County 43; Mifflin County 15, Central Dauphin East 50

CHAMBERSBURG — Mifflin County’s boys cross country team had four runners finish in the top 10 and the Huskies beat Chambersburg 28-29 and Central Dauphin 15-47 Tuesday. The girls split the meet, falling to Chambersburg, 18-43, and defeating Central Dauphin East, 15-50.

Brayden Harris finished in a meet best 16:42 as Chayce Macknair (17:24) and Chase Sheaffer (17:25) were neck and neck throughout for third and fourth place finishes.

“We knew we would have our hands full with Chambersburg and we were fortunate to come home with two wins,” Mifflin County coach Grey Loht said. “Brayden, Chayce and Chase are doing a tremendous job up front.”

On the girls side, Joy Galbraith (20:44) and Lauren Kuykendall (21:43) finished in the top 10.

“The girls are growing into a competitive group,” Mifflin County girls coach Jenn Freed said. “Joy is running up front with the fastest girls in the league and the new girls — Maddie Chilcote, Grace Parks and Maggie Webb — are learning how to race and work together.”

Mifflin County (Boys: 2-1, 2-1) travels to Carlisle Sept. 19.


Mifflin County 28, Chambersburg 29; Mifflin County 15, Central Dauphin East 47

Mifflin County

1. Brayden Harris, 16:42; 3. Chayce Macknair, 17:24; 4. Chase Sheaffer, 17:25; 8. Garren Wolfgang, 17:57; 15. Dylan Unzer, 18:50.


Chambersburg 18, Mifflin County 43; Mifflin County 15, Central Dauphin East 50

Mifflin County

5. Joy Galbraith, 20:44; 9. Lauren Kuykendall, 21:43; 15. Madelyn Chilcote, 24:24; 17. Grace Parks, 24:29; 18. Sophia Aurand, 24:38.

Boys: Bellwood-Antis 27, Mount Union 30

Girls: Mount Union 24, Bellwood-Antis 33

BELLWOOD — Josh Boozel led the way for Mount Union Tuesday, finishing first in the Trojans’ boys cross country meet against Bellwood-Antis. Abby Steward was the runner-up in the girls race, but her teammates did better in the back of the pack, leading the girls to a 24-33 win over the Blue Devils.

The boys fell 27-30.

Steward has been helpful as Diana Roher missed time with an illness.

“Diana Roher’s our top runner but she’s been out. Steward’s been coming on,” Mount Union coach Bob Wydock said.

The Trojans had three boys in the top five but the next two were at 10 and 11.

“(Bellwood-Antis) had all their guys back,” Wydock said. “They put forth the best effort they could.”

Mount Union (Boys: 1-1, 0-1; Girls: 1-1, 1-0) travel to Philipsburg-Osceola Thursday.


Bellwood-Antis 27, Mount Union 30

1, Josh Boozel, 18:34; 3, Briar Stone, 19:48; 5, Andrew Todaro, 20:07; 10, Kevin Morehouse, 22:32; 11, Bryce Beatty, 22:35


Mount Union 24, Bellwood-Antis 33

2, Abby Steward, 22:46; 3, Diana Roher, 22:51; 4, Emily Boozel, 25:08; 7, Brooke Latherow, 27:17; 8, Cecilia Kenawell, 27:24

Boys: Juniata 16, West Branch 43; Juniata 17, Juniata Valley 44

Girls: Juniata Valley 15, Juniata 50

ALLPORT — Juniata harriers were first across the line at West Branch Tuesday as the Indians won two boys cross country meets against the host (16-43) and Juniata Valley (17-44), both Inter-County Conference squads.

Juniata does not have enough girls to score in a meet, leading to an automatic win for Juniata Valley. West Branch also is short on that roster, so there was no contest between those two.

The boys had a strong showing, with Juniata runners taking the first three places overall, four in the top five and all five scoring runners crossing in the top 10.

“Most of the kids are on the track team so they have some running ability,” Juniata coach Garry Price said. “It was their first crack at a dual meet. It was different from the invitationals.”

In the girls meet, Carli Walters not only won the race but dropped her personal best by 30 seconds on what coach Garry Price described as a tough sloped course.

The Indians run again Sept. 19 at West Perry, in a tri-meet with Carson Long.

Boys: Juniata 16, West Branch 43; Juniata 17, Juniata Valley 44

Girls: Juniata Valley 15, Juniata 50


Juniata 16, West Branch 43; Juniata 17, Juniata Valley 44

1, Garrett Baublitz, 17:19; 2, Clay Yeager, 19:14; 3, Albert Heister, 19:15; 5, Jonathan Fronk, 20:11; 7, James Hazzard, 20:37


Juniata Valley 15, Juniata 50

1, Carli Walters, 22:47; 12, Katrina Weber, 30:10


Mifflin County 4, Chambersburg 1

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County won all three singles matches and the first doubles, more than enough to knock off Chambersburg, 4-1, in a Mid-Penn Conference tennis match Tuesday.

Jamie Mahigel had a strong showing in the No. 1 singles match. Abby Yearick and Laura Hurlburt had a big comeback in No. 1 doubles after dropping the first set.

The Huskies (3-5, 3-4) travel to Northern today.

Mifflin County 4, Chambersburg 1


Jamie Mahigel, MC, def. Madison Mellinger, 6-2, 6-2

Anna Ream, MC, def. Hope Sprecher, 6-2, 6-3

Amanda Folz, MC, def. Caroline Hance, 7-5, 6-0


Abby Yearick-Laura Hurlburt, MC, def. Alexis Parra-Cally Papoutsis, 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Aubrey Carlin-Kaylin Shearer, C, def. Mackenzie Fultz-Sydney Kyle, 6-4, 6-4

Junior high

Girls basketball

¯ Tuscarora 27, Millersburg 10. Mackenzie Bennett scored 14 points. Tuscarora is 4-0.