Thunder gets first victory

STATE COLLEGE — On own goal carried Belleville Mennonite to a 3-2 victory over Grace Prep in boys soccer on Friday, delivering the first win of the year for the Thunder.

“It feels good, it seem to be a bit of a struggle to get it but we’ll take it,” Thunder coach Brian said.

The Thunder held on to a 2-1 lead but on a corner kick, Storm goal keeper Jake Cannizzaro lost his grip on the ball and rolled into the net.

“It was good to have a cushion,” Renno said. “Its not how you draw it up but a wins a win.”

Jeb Wagner scored the only goal in the first half with some help from Caleb Renno. Rhiley Parks scored the other goal in the second half with an assist from Nick McNeil.

Belleville Mennonite (1-5) travels to Harrisburg Academy Tuesday.

Belleville Mennonite 3, Grace Prep 2

First half

BMS– Jeb Wagner (Caleb Renno), 30:58.

Second half

BMS– Rhiley Parks (Nick McNeil), 32:36; GP– Josh Mikhail, 11:23; BMS– Own goal, 7:16; GP– Mikhail, 2:22.

Shots: 9-9. Corners: BMS 10-7. Saves: BMS-7 (Frankie Pannizzo, Parks), GP-7 (Jake Cannizzaro).

Boys soccer

Juniata Mennonite 2, Columbia County Christian 1

BLOOMSBURG — Juniata Mennonite held off Columbia County Christian 2-1 in an Allegheny Christian Athletic Association boys soccer game Friday.

“Today the boys played hard from beginning to end,” Lions coach Kurt Wagner said. “The team attitude was excellent but, we will have to work on our quality of passing but I’m pleased with their efforts.”

Anson Portzline scored a goal with an assist from Bradigan Davis at 31:09. Later on Portzline found Micah Reinford for the second goal.

Juniata Mennonite (3-2, 2-2) hosts Sunbury Christian Monday.

Juniata Mennonite 2, Columbia County Christian 1

First half

JMS– Anson Portzline (Bradigan Davis), 31:09; JMS– Micah Reinford (Portzline), 18:42; CCC– Logan Bowcher, 2:19.

Shots: JMS 8-4. Corners: 3-3. Saves: JMS-3 (Sam Taylor), CCC-5 (Ryan Statler).

Greenwood 9, Susquenita 0

First half

28:58 G–Paityn Wirth (Grace Lesh, Leah Bryner), 28:58; G–Courtney Fleisher, 24:53; G–Haley Womer (Wirth), 16:49; G–Wirth, 12:01; G–Wirth, 5:53

Second half

G–Wirth (Lesh), 11:48; G– Lesh; 10:41; G–Wirth, 8:40; G–Kennedy Stroup (Fleisher, Womer), 6:31

Shots: G 22-4. Corners: G 18-0. Saves: G-4 (Kelby Ross, Kelsey Sheaffer), S-13 (Jordan Mehalick)


Carlisle 5, Mifflin County 0

CARLISLE — Mifflin County fell to Carlisle in straight sets 5-0 in a Mid-Penn Conference tennis match on Friday.

The duo of Macknzie Fultz and Sydney Kyle lost the first set to Abby Martin and Erin Kennaly 6-0 before nearly forcing a third set but fell just short in the second set 6-4.

Mifflin County travels to Hershey Monday.

Carlisle 5, Mifflin County 0


Meg Ulrich def. Jamie Mahigel, 6-0, 6-2

Olivia Lacquement def. Anna Ream, 6-0, 6-1

Julia Martin def. Amanda Foltz, 6-1, 6-0


Sarah Guistwite/Haven Habhab def. AbbyYearick/Laura Hurlburt, 6-2, 6-2

Abby Martin/Erin Kennaly def. Mackenzie Fultz/Sydney Kyle 6-0, 6-4


Mount Union 345, Central 366

MOUNT UNION — The scores weren’t perfect, but Mount Union’s record still is.

The Trojans improved to 7-0 on the links with a 345-366 nonleague score over Central Friday at American Legion Country Club.

Trey Heffelfinger led Mount Union with a 77.

“We didn’t play particularly well but we won,” Trojans coach Matt Fiscus said. “For whaetever reason, everybody’s scores were up. We just didn’t play well across the board.”

Mount Union hosts East Juniata Monday.

Mount Union 345, Central 366

Mount Union

Trey Heffelfinger 77, Kaleb Atherton 84, Ben Shoop 89, Sam Steward 95

Field hockey

Greenwood 9, Susquenita 0

MILLERSTOWN — Paityn Wirth had a hat trick in the first half and two-thirds of one in the second, which along with a single assist helped Greenwood to a 9-0 win over Susquenita in Tri-Valley League field hockey Thursday.

More important to the Wildcat junior, the massive collection of points pushed over the 200 plateau for her career in the win.

Along with Wirth, Grace Lesh had a goal and two assists, while Courtney Fleisher and Haley Womer had one of each.

“I really though with a couple things we worked on trying to improve we did better,” Greenwood coach Kent Houser said. “We played a lot harder than we’d been playng.”

The Wildcats also won the JV game, 5-0.

Greenwood (4-1, 2-1) hosts Line Mountain Tuesday.