Beiler ends on a high note – with 1,000th point

Sentinel photo by JAMIE BROWN
Midd-West’s Kelli Beiler, left, goes up for what would be her 1,000th career point in girls basketball Friday at Millville. Beiler, who is leaving school this month to begin college early, reached the milestone in her final game.

MILLVILLE — It’s been known since the season began that, sooner or later, Kelli Beiler would be leaving the Midd-West girls basketball team.

Beiler, a Penn State recruit in soccer, reminded everyone that’s she’s pretty good at basketball, too, in her final game.

Her 13 points against Millville was hardly the best night of her career, but the first four lifted her to a milestone in the sport. She became Midd-West’s third career 1,000-point scorer — second in girls basketball — as the Mustangs topped Millville 42-30 in a Heartland Conference interdivisional game Friday.

Beiler helped the team with a double-double (10 rebounds); Rylee Shawver added a career-high 11.

The Mustangs will need extra effort like that with Beiler, who averages close to 20 points per game, out of the lineup.

Sentinel photo by JAMIE BROWN
Beiler’s teammates congratulate her after she reached 1,000.

“She’s a rare athlete that doesn’t come around very often. In 34 years of coaching I’ve seen a lot of great athletes from Midd-West, West Snyder and other schools — obviously different times and different players but she is one of the best,” Midd-West coach Lisa Wagner said. “We probably won’t see another Kelli Beiler in a very long time. Kids don’t have the work ethic that you need to be a great athlete like she does.

“We wish her the best at Penn State, but will miss her.”

Wagner has been around Beiler for more than a decade, and expected her to reach this mark by the time she was in junior high. But she missed most of last season due to a family matter and had only half of this one.

Beiler adds the basketball 1,000 to her 100th career soccer goal, scored earlier this year. She is the first to 1,000 that did not grow up in the same house as her coach — the first two were Jerry Wagner, who did it first but is second on the list to sister Emilee, who leads the school with nearly 1,500 points. Beiler ends with 1,009.

Her departure is a tough blow for a team that came into the season without veteran Chloe Lantz, who was injured last spring in lacrosse and already missed soccer.

“We are going to take a couple of days off, regroup and talk how the younger kids are going to have to step up and we need to do the little things like rebound and play defense or it will be a very long second half of the season,” Lisa Wagner said.

Without those two out, look for senior Rachel Teats to emerge as the team leader. Last year, Wagner said, “Rachel put everyone on her shoulders and tried to carried us. She will do the same.”

Midd-West 42, Millville 30


Rylee Shawver 4 3-4 11, Alyssa Keister 2 0-1 4, Zoe Webb 2 0-0 4, Kelli Beiler 5 3-7 13, Rachel Teats 3 0-2 8, Gabby Selleck 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17 6-14 42.

3-point goals: Teats 2.

Did not score: Emily Osgood, Jenna Paige.


Klohe Fontz 2 4-4 8, Alissa Frey 4 0-0 8, Allie Diehl 2 0-0 4, Alexa Rine 2 3-4 8, Olivia Savage 1 0-2 2, Made Weatherill 0 0-1 0. Totals: 11 7-11 30.

3-point goals: Rine.

Did not score: Riley Brown, Emilee Kline, Emma Kakaley.

Score by quarters

Millville 6-8-8-8 — 30

Midd-West 17-6-9-10 — 42

Girls basketball

Mifflin County 53, Berwick 40

BERWICK — The duo of Eleana Eckley and Rylie Rittenhouse led the way for Mifflin County winning the Judy Knorr Holiday tournament over host Berwick on Friday, 53-40.

“It was a really good win, one of our most complete performances tonight,” Mifflin County coach Roger Herto said. “We played all four quarters, really good team win.”

Eckley was the tournament’s MVP and had 20 points in the game. Rittenhouse also scored in double digits with 18 and was named to the all-tournament team, as was Hannah Aumiller, who had five points in the game.

The Huskies won the JV game against Berwick 49-6 behind Abbie Treaster’s 13 points.

Mifflin County (9-1) will open the new year with Mid-Penn play hosting Harrisburg Tuesday.

Mifflin County 53, Berwick 40


Eleana Eckley 7 5-6 20, Hannah Aumiller 2 0-1 5, Rylie Rittenhouse 5 6-6 18, Molly Wagoner 3 0-1 6, Emma Yeager 1 2-2 4. Totals: 18 13-16 53.

3-point goals: Eckley, Aumiller, Rittenhouse 2.

Did not score: Jamie Mahigel, Megan Harshbarger.


Reese Mensinger 4 2-2 14, Renny Murphy1 0-0 3, Emily Novicki 1 1-2 3, Katie Starr 1 0-0 2, Megan Dalo 3 0-6 6, Mallory Pinterich 2 0-0 4, Roni Isenberg 3 2-3 8. Totals: 15 5-13 40.

3-point goals: Mensinger 4, Murphy.

Did not score: Sierra Miedaner.

Score by quarters

Berwick 15-12-8-5 — 40

Mifflin County 15-13-15-10 — 53

Boys basketball

Penns Valley 39, Juniata 38

SPRING MILLS — Despite its best efforts, Juniata fell short to Penns Valley, 39-38, in the consolation game of the Ram Winter Jam boys basketball tournament at Penns Valley Friday.

“I was pleased with our effort _ we just came up short,” Indians coach Al Ream said. “I thought we played well defensively and we moved the ball better offensively. We just did not capitalized with some opportunities.”

Ben Lauver led the Indians with 18 points and was named to the all-tournament team.

Juniata (5-3) hosts Bellefonte Wednesday

Penns Valley 39, Juniata 38


Logan Snyder 5 0-0 13, Cole Breon 3 0-2 6, Aaron Tobias 2 0-0 4, Cam Shaffer 5 0-0 10, Matthew Tobias 2 2-2 6. Totals: 17 2-4 39.

3-point goals: Snyder 3.

Did not score: Jared Kines, Charlie Romig.


Bryce Leonard 3 0-0 9, Ben Lauver 8 0-1 18, Bryson Clark 3 1-1 7, Nate Bodley 1 2-4 4. Totals: 15 3-6 38.

3-point goals: Leonard 3, Lauver 2.

Did not score: Devon Nealman, Jamie Bailor.

Score by quarters

Juniata 7-6-20-5 — 38

Penns Valley 11-6-17-5 – 39

Newport 43, Greenwood 41 (OT)

COVE — Though Greenwood forced overtime, the Wildcats couldn’t close the deal, falling to Newport 43-41 in the opening game of the Perry County boys basketball tournament Friday.

“We played about as badly as you can play,” Wildcats coach Kent Houser said. “Lack of focus — we made every mental mistake you can make.”

Luke Myers and Aaron Bollinger led the Wildcats with 13 points each.

Greenwood (3-5, 3-1) will play the host in the consolation game today.

Newport 43, Greenwood 41 (OT)


Marcus Arbogast 1 0-0 3, Tevin Gonzalez 10-0 2, Darin Zeiders 2 0-0 5, Nick Grabic 0 1-2 1, Drew Lowe 2 1-2 6, Bryce Deaven 8 5-7 22, Dalton Armolt 2 0-0 4. Totals: 16 7-11 43.

3-point goals: Arbogast, Lowe, Deaven, Zeiders.

Did not score: Michael Frymoyer


Luke Myers 4 5-6 13, Nathan Barnhart 2 0-0 5, Aaron Morder 2 0-0 4, Aaron Bollinger 5 2-3 13, Austin Bower 3 0-2 6. Totals: 16 7-11 41.

3-point goals: Barnhart, Bollinger.

Did not score: Andy Loy, Bryce Dalpiaz, Garrett Howell, Ben Strawser.

Score by quarters

Greenwood 10-6-8-12-5 — 41

Newport 9-10-8-9-7 — 43


LANCASTER — The Juniata wrestling team pushed four into the semifnals of the Conestoga Valley Tournament on Friday.

Tyler Feltman (138 pounds), Tyler Wileman (152), Jared Heister (160) and Garrett Gabel (182) went 2-0 on the day to advance in the winner’s bracket.

Feltman scored a technical fall over Brock Holloway of Red Lion and a fall over Jacob Wagner of Huntingdon. The Indian senior faces Caesar Fountain of Father Judge in the semis. Wileman reached the semifinals with fall over A.J. Feist of Jersey Shore and a 9-4 decision over Ethan Richner of Bellefonte. Wileman meets Micah Hoffman of Northern York Saturday morning.

Heister decked Jared LaSalle of Jersey Shore and Ricardo Medina of Northern York. His semifinal opponent will be Nick Zaboski of Lake Lehman. Gabel took polished off Kyle Taylor of Philipsburg-Osceola by fall and took care of Dylan Forbes of New Oxford 7-1. Next up for Gabel is Cia n Blythe of Central Dauphin.

Parker Noss (170) went 2-2, while Tansen Miller (120), Tanner Weiand (132), and Albert Heister (145) all went 1-2. Juniata is 13th in the team standings with 63.5 points. Central Mountain leads with 119 points.

Junior high

Boys basketball

¯ 8th grade: Juniata 49, Bloomsburg 38. High scorers, Max Lauver 15 points and Jake Condo 14. Juniata is 5-0.

¯ 7th grade: Bloomsburg 36, Juniata 19. High scorer, Bryce Rush 7 points. Juniata is 4-1.