Scholastic sports

Mifflin County wins big, clinches berth in playoffs

HARRISBURG — Mifflin County played some of its best basketball Tuesday in a 69-40 Mid-Penn Commonwealth win over Central Dauphin East.

With the win, Mifflin County has clinched a playoff spot.

“Who would have thought that in game No. 13, we would clinch playoffs?,” Mifflin County coach Roger Herto asked. “It usually comes down to the wire and last year, we clinched a spot in the same gymnasium, but that came at the end of the season. To come down here and beat them by this large of a margin, that’s really saying something. They’re really starting to get the hang of it.”

It comes as no surprise that Eleana Eckley (28 points) and Rylie Rittenhouse (18) led the way offensively. Herto says the appreciation is deserved, but that Hannah Aumiller and her 13 points should also get equal praise.

“It was a great team win and the 1-2 punch of Eckley and Rittenhouse will get a lot of attention, as it should,” He said. “But Aumiller played her best game, not because she scored 13, but because she really held down a D2 recruit.”

Herto also said the team’s third-quarter performance was the best he’s seen in a long time, putting everything together offensively and defensively, outscoring Central Dauphin East, 22-5.

Mifflin County (11-2) travels to Chambersburg Friday.

Mifflin County 69, Central Dauphin East 40

MIFFLIN COUNTY

Eleana Eckley 9 7-7 28, Hannah Aumiller 5 2-2 13, Jenna Fleegal 1 2-2 4, Fern Silfies 1 0-0 2, Rylie Rittenhouse 5 7-7 18, Molly Wagoner 1 0-0 2, Emma Yeager 1 0-0 2. Totals: 23 18-18 69.

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

Did not score: Alicia Berryman, Jamie Mahigel, Megan Harshbarger, Kolbi Knode, Morgan Weston.

CENTRAL DAUPHIN EAST

Taja Colbert 1 1-2 3, Jerra Stokes 1 0-0 2, Oliva Macedo 1 1-2 3, Tiara Little 7 0-2 14, Auni Green 5 4-6 14, Mikayla Wright 1 2-3 4. Totals: 16 8-15 40.

Did not score: Skye Ewings, Sydney Stinney, Alivia Edmonds, Tori Ambush, Onnie Yates, Emily Longenecker, Daniella Raynoso.

Score by quarter

Mifflin County 15-21-22-11 — 69

Central Dauphin East 14-14-5-7 — 40

Girls basketball

Juniata 59, Halifax 45

HALIFAX — The Tri-Valley League’s top scorers went head-to-head Tuesday, with Juniata’s Josie Swartz coming out the winner.

Swartz put 25 points on the board — she hit five threes — to help the Indians to a 59-45 win over Halifax. The Wildcats’ freshman phenom Montana Paul was limited to 17.

“She got in a groove there for awhile,” Juniata coach Kevin Kodish said of Swartz.

Ellie Shepps also hit double figures (12).

Juniata (10-1, 5-0) is a game away from playoff qualification with Upper Dauphin coming to town Thursday.

Juniata 59, Halifax 45

JUNIATA

Janessa Swartz 3 3-9 9, Josie Swartz 10 0-0 25, Kelsey Lowrey 2 1-1 5, Chloe Zendt 1 0-0 2, Ellie Shepps 5 2-4 12, Olivia Clark 3 0-1 6. Totals 24 6-15 59.

3-point goals: Jo.Swartz 5.

HALIFAX

Emma Long 2 2-3 6, Ella Starr 1 0-0 3, Hollie Long 1 1-2 3, Kylee Egli 3 0-1 7, Montana Paul 5 6-8 17, Jordyn Ashberry 3 1-2 9. Totals 15 10-16 45.

3-point goals: Starr, Egli, Paul, Ashberry 2

Score by quarters

Juniata 22-16-11-10 — 59

Halifax 7-13-15-10 — 45

Greenwood 47,

Line Mountain 38

HERNDON –Greenwood got double-digit scoring performances from three girls in a 47-38 Tri-Valley League win over Line Mountain Tuesday.

Grace Lesh and Alli Walton each finished with 12 points while Kenedy Stroup scored 11 for the Wildcats.

Lesh and Stroup went a combined 9-13 at the free-throw line.

“Getting three players into double figures is always a good sign,” Greenwood coach Jeff Deitz said. “We were able to convert turnovers into points which was a big bonus. Our execution in the early second half was key.”

Line Mountain took matters in the JV game, 31-22. Alli Crockett and Abby Taylor each scored six points for the Wildcats.

Greenwood (4-6, 3-1) hosts Halifax Thursday.

Greenwood 47, Line Mountain 38

GREENWOOD

Kenedy Stroup 3 5-8 11, Grace Lesh 4 4-5 12, Jenna Sherrick 1 0-2 3, Alli Walton 6 0-0 12, Mallory Kauffman 3 1-3 7, Alli Crockett 1 0-1 2. Totals: 18 10-19 47.

3-point goals: Sherrick.

Did not score: Hayley Engle, Abby Taylor.

LINE MOUNTAIN

Samantha Snyder 4 3-4 11, Delaney Klinger 1 2-2 4, Autumn Czapicki 2 0-3 4, Katie Mace 2 1-2 5, Lacey Snyder 2 1-4 5, Liberty Downs 1 0-0 2, Maura Lundy 3 1-2 7. Totals: 15 8-17 38.

Did not score: Sara Canepa. Dklelynne Michael.

Score by quarter

Greenwood 12-12-10-13 — 47

Line Mountain 8-13-4-13 — 38

Claysburg-Kimmel 55, Mount Union 44

CLAYSBURG –Laiken Turner and Keairra Worthy each had 11 points but it wasn’t enough as Mount Union fell to Claysburg-Kimmel, 55-44, in Inter-County Conference girls basketball Tuesday night.

Turner scored all of her points in the second half having one of the Trojans’ two 3-pointers and going 2-for-2 at the free-throw line.

“It’s pretty much the same story, different night,” Mount Union coach Alix Sellers said. “We were stagnant in the first half which caused turnovers and let Claysburg build a giant lead. We didn’t really come alive until the fourth quarter and by that point, we had such a large deficit to try and gap. We had a lot of girls in foul trouble and a lot of illness leaving our team a little off than we normally would have been.”

Both Worthy and Turner had eight points in Mount Union’s 20-point fourth quarter performance.

Mount Union (4-6, 1-3) travels to West Branch Friday.

Claysburg-Kimmel 55, Mount Union 44

MOUNT UNION

Laiken Turner 4 2-2 11, Kyra Hand 1 0-0 3, Camille Posey 1 3-4 5, Tyonna Hartley 1 0-0 2, Keairra Worthy 4 3-5 11, Karrisgan Woodwall 3 2-4 8, Morgan Brumbaugh 2 0-0 4, Kelsey Hoffmann 0 0-1 0. Totals: 16 10-16 44.

3-point goals: Turner, Hand.

Did not score: Kadyn Crisswell, Alexis Ryan.

CLAYSBURG-KIMMEL

Emily Claar 6 12-12 25, Olivia Locke 3 0-0 6, Megan Hartman 4 1-6 11, Harliegh Calendar 2 3-4 7, Jazmin Kennedy 3 0-0 6. Totals: 18 16-22 55.

3-point goals: Claar, Hartman 2.

Did not score: Kalei Carson, Shadey Claycomb, Mackenzie Clemens.

Score by quarters

Mount Union 5-10-9-20 — 44

Claysburg-Kimmel 16-8-18-13 — 55

Upper Dauphin 40,

East Juniata 34

ELIZABETHVILLE — It was a matter of executing the free-throws and East Juniata just couldn’t do it in a 40-34 loss to Upper Dauphin in Tri-Valley League girls basketball.

The Tigers went 4-for-13 at the charity strip while Upper Dauphin made 14-of-23.

Haley Lesh scored a team-high 10 points for East Juniata.

The Tigers won the JV game, 42-31.

East Juniata (4-5) hosts Juniata Saturday.

Upper Dauphin 40, East Juniata 34

EAST JUNIATA

Carly Beaver 1 0-0 2, Molly Diehl 1 0-1 2, Paris Feltman 1 2-2 4, Clayre Guyer 1 0-0 2, Thea Neimond 2 0-0 6, Lily Sankey 3 2-8 8, Haley Lesh 5 0-0 10. Totals: 15 4-11 34.

Did not score: Bre Terry.

UPPER DAUPHIN

Megan Bohner 1 4-6 6, Kaylee Gessner 0 0-2 0, Madie Miller 1 0-0 2, Lexi Weaver 5 6-8 20, Olivia Halterman 0 2-2 2, Bryanna Cather 2 0-0 4, Lea Lenker 2 2-5 6. Totals: 11 14-23 40.

3-point goals: Weaver 4.

Did not score: Morgan Leader, Reagan Little, Courtney Baker.

Score by quarter

East Juniata 8-4-10-12 — 34

Upper Dauphin 6-15-8-11 — 40

Boys basketball

Greenwood 84,

Harrisburg Academy 26

MILLERSTOWN — Greenwood had its way in an 84-26 win over Harrisburg Academy in non-league boys basketball Tuesday.

The Wildcats had eight players score six or more points with Luke Myers leading the pack with 25.

“I thought it was an overall good game,” Greenwood coach Kent Houser said. “Our defense got us a lot of easy baskets tonight.”

Myers had five 3-pointers in the contest and scored 16 of his points in the second quarter alone.

Greenwood (5-6) hosts Millersburg on Friday.

Greenwood 84, Harrisburg Academy 26

HARRISBURG ACADEMY

Andrew May 0 1-2 1, Ben Webber 3 2-4 8, Michael Azubike 2 0-0 4, Abdullah Swadi 2 0-0 4, Dominic Sadarino 1 0-0 3, William Douglas 2 2-2 6. Totals: 10 5-8 26.

3-point goals: Sadarino.

GREENWOOD

Luke Myers 9 2-2 25, Nathan Barnhart 1 0-2 2, Aaron Morder 4 3-4 11, Andrew Loy 4 1-2 9, Bryce Dalpiaz 2 2-2 8, Aaron Morder 3 1-1 7, Garrett Howell 2 2-2 6, Ben Strawser 3 2-3 9, Austin Bower 3 1-1 7. Totals: 31 14-19 84.

3-point goals: Myers 5, Dalpiaz 2, Strawser.

Score by quarter

Harrisburg 7-7-10-2 — 26

Greenwood 19-26-19-20 — 84

Central Mountain 62, Midd-West 31

MIDDLEBURG — Sam Brummett had nearly two-thirds of Midd-West’s scoring in a 62-31 loss to Central Mountain in boys basketball Tuesday night.

Brummett finished with 19 points for the Mustangs, sinking eight field goals and going 3-for-4 at the free-throw line.

Nobody else on the team had more than four points.

Midd-West hosts Shikellamy Friday.

Central Mountain 62, Midd-West 31

CENTRAL MOUNTAIN

Issiah McCann 5 0-0 10, John Pentz 1 0-0 2, Collin Jones 10 3-5 23, Matthew Storeman 1 3-4 5, Addison Thomas 0 2-4 2, Tyler Adair 2 0-0 4, Jake Skrtch 3 0-0 8, Trevor Hanna 0 4-4 4, Tanner Lavelle 1 1-2 4. Totals: 23 13-19 62.

3-point goals: Skrtich 2, Lavelle.

Did not score: Connor Soo, Evan Baker.

MIDD-WEST

Alex Eby 1 0-0 3, Samm Brummett 8 3-4 19, Logan Shoemaker 2 0-0 4, Canyon Zeigler 1 1-2 3, Keenan Dietz 1 0-0 2. Totals: 13 4-6 31.

3-point goals: Eby.

Did not score: Austin Norman, Riley Lantz, Dylan Gordon, Dominick Abate, Carter Knepp, Chase Mattern, Ethan Knepp.

Score by quarter

Central Mountain 11-18-17- 16 — 62

Midd-West 10-5-11-5 — 31

Walnut Street Christian 50, Juniata Mennonite 41

AVIS — With an offensive collapse in the fourth quarter Walnut Street Christian took advantage over Juniata Mennonite 50-41 in an Allegheny Christian Athletic Association boys basketball game Tuesday.

“We were in the game,” Lions coach Dennis Zimmerman said. “Tonight we stayed in the game because we didn’t turn the ball over as much but we just didn’t finish. We had shots they just were not going in.”

The Lions held on to a two-point lead going into the fourth quarter before the Warriors outscored them 15-4 in the frame.

Luke Sheaffer led the way with 17 points.

Juniata Mennonite (1-5, 0-4) hosts Meadowbrook Christian Friday.

Walnut Street Christian 50, Juniata Mennonite 41

WALNUT STREET CHRISTIAN

Josh Long 4 0-2 11, Braden Borowicz 8 5-7 22, Quentin Eyster 2 1-2 6, Evan Young 2 0-0 4, Jacob Borowicz 3 1-3 7. Totals: 19 7-14 50.

3-point goals: Long 3, B. Borowicz, Eyster.

JUNIATA MENNONITE

Jay Graybill 4 2-3 10, Sam Taylor 3 0-0 6, Luke Sheaffer 7 3-3 17, Trey Tusing 3 0-2 8. Totals: 17 5-8 41.

3-point goals: Tusing 2.

Did not score: Nevin Yorks, Jared Fuller.

Score by quarters

Juniata Mennonite 8-16-13-4 — 41

Walnut Street Christian 14-11-10-15 – 50

Wrestling

Mount Union 78,

Juniata Valley 3

ALEXANDRIA — Mount Union won 13 of 14 bouts, getting the maximum six points in all of them, in a 78-3 shellacking of Juniata Valley in Inter-County Conference wrestling Tuesday.

And only three of those were forfeits — there were 10 pins by the Trojans, several of them in less than a minute. Dawson was fastest, winning his 160-pound match in 21 seconds.

Mount Union 78, Juniata Valley 3

106: Bryce Beatty (MUAH) over Collin Sparr (JVH) (Fall 1:27) 113: Kevin Morehouse (MUAH) over (JVH) (For.) 120: Josh Boozel (MUAH) over (JVH) (For.) 126: Caleb Cramer (MUAH) over Lewis Porter (JVH) (Fall 2:22) 132: Gabe McMahon (JVH) over Trevor Skopic (MUAH) (Dec 9-6) 138: Seth Jaymes (MUAH) over Nathan Geissinger (JVH) (Fall 1:01) 145: Tavin McMickens (MUAH) over Jack Zurybida (JVH) (Fall 0:23) 152: Caleb Morgan (MUAH) over William Emery (JVH) (Fall 1:06) 160: Dawson Low (MUAH) over Seth Everhart (JVH) (Fall 0:21) 170: Andrew Todaro (MUAH) over (JVH) (For.) 182: Tucker Helfrick (MUAH) over Emmitt Hardin (JVH) (Fall 1:49) 195: Levi Hockenberry (MUAH) over Seth Martin (JVH) (Fall 0:29) 220: Clayton Arnold (MUAH) over Brent Beaver (JVH) (Fall 0:57) 285: Jake Ryan (MUAH) over Austin Port (JVH) (Fall 0:22)

Mifflinburg 43, Juniata 31

MIFFLINTOWN — A couple of tough losses by Juniata’s prime wrestlers was the difference in a 43-31 loss to Mifflinburg in a non-league match Tuesday.

The Indians did get wins from two of their big guns, Tyler Wileman (35-second pin at 152 pounds) and Garrett Gabel, who engineered a 16-7 major at 182.

But both Albert Heister and Jared Heister took a look at the lights and Juniata was on the down side of two other pins on the way to the loss.

Mifflinburg 43, Juniata 31

106: Gabriel Gramly (MAH) over Tye Jabs (JUHS) (Fall 2:53) 113: Hunter Shelley (JUHS) over (MAH) (For.) 120: Tansen Miller (JUHS) over Dylan Linn (MAH) (Dec 6-4) 126: Jacob Gilson (JUHS) over (MAH) (For.) 132: Clayton Reed (MAH) over Tanner Weiand (JUHS) (MD 11-3) 138: Trevor Bingaman (MAH) over Albert Heister (JUHS) (Fall 1:36) 145: Eric Gessner (MAH) over (JUHS) (For.) 152: Tyler Wileman (JUHS) over Cody Rokavec (MAH) (Fall 0:35) 160: Dominic Sampsell (MAH) over Jose Melgar (JUHS) (Fall 4:49) 170: Tyler Stoltzfus (MAH) over Jared Heister (JUHS) (Fall 3:11) 182: Garrett Gabel (JUHS) over Jansen Houdeshell (MAH) (MD 16-7) 195: Blake Wray (MAH) over Christian Benner (JUHS) (Dec 9-3) 220: Deven Doane (MAH) over (JUHS) (For.) 285: Evan Renninger (JUHS) over Craig Keister (MAH) (Fall 3:57)

Junior high

Boys basketball

¯ A-game: Juniata 39, Greenwood 17. High scorer, Gavin Kint, 8 points.

¯ B-game: Juniata 26, Greenwood 10. High scorer, Dan Freed, 12 points.

¯ 9th grade: Central Dauphin East 36, Mifflin County 32. High scorers, Hunter Wolfgang and Mark Shilling, 8 points.

Wrestling

¯ Mount Union 72, Juniata Valley 36. Mount Union had pins from Deegan Rittenhouse, Hunter Flagle, Caden Chilcote, Brock Woodward and Jayce Reck.

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