East Juniata wins in final minutes

LEWISBURG — After a first half which East Juniata coach Valeria Dressler called “tough (and) slow,” the Tigers defeated Lewisburg, 2-1, in thrilling non-league girls soccer, Thursday afternoon.

Lewisburg struck for the game’s first goal in the 47th minute before Clayre Guyer tied the game in the 72nd minute. Hailey Swartz scored the game-winning goal with just over a minute left in regulation. Swartz had a say in both goals, assisting on the Tigers’ first goal.

“In the second half, we came out strong and had Lewisburg on their heels,” Dressler said. Both teams had the same amount of shots on goal (6) and corners (4) in a very balanced game.

East Juniata (3-0, 2-0) plays in the Altoona Tournament today.

East Juniata 2, Lewisburg 1

Second half

L — Selena Permyashkin (Ella Reish), 47:34; EJ — Clarye Guyer (Hailey Swartz), 72:48; EJ — Swartz, 78:40.

Shots: 6-6. Corners: 4-4. Saves: EJ-5 (Kayla Forry); L-4.

Girls soccer

Juniata 3, Susquenita 1

DUNCANNON — Coming out of halftime with the game tied, Megan Brubaker scored two goals to help Juniata defeat Susquenita, 3-1, in Tri-Valley League girls soccer, Thursday afternoon.

Brubaker’s goals came nearly two minutes apart and the Indians were able shut down Susquenita’s offense for the remaining 27-plus minutes.

Katie Martin scored the Indians’ and game’s first goal in the 20th minute.

Juniata (4-1) competes in a tournament in Altoona, Saturday.

Juniata 3, Susquenita 1

First half

J — Katie Martin, 20:20; S — Gabby Kichman.

Second half

J — Megan Brubaker, 29:43; J — Brubaker, 27:45.

Shots: J 23-9. Corners: J 7-3. Saves: J-8 (Kali Foltz); S-20.

Hershey 4, Mifflin County 0

HERSHEY — Four goals from four different players carried Hershey past Mifflin County, 4-0, in a Mid-Penn Conference girls soccer game Thursday.

Katie Coco, Zoe Carlson each scored in the first half while Kamrin Spots and Julia Parrey both added goals in the second half.

The Huskies lost in the JV game , 3-1, with Morgan Breon scoring the lone goal.

Mifflin County travels to Upper Dauphin, Saturday.

Hershey 4, Mifflin County 0

First half

H — Katie Coco (Abby Wilson), 27:37; H — Zoe Carlson (Abby Carlson), 33:50.

Second half

H — Kamrin Spots (Caroline Glus), 65:00; H — Julia Parrey, 80:00.

Shots: H 14-8. Saves: MC-10 (Allyssa Schnell), H-8

Juniata Mennonite 2, Blair County Christian 1

DUNCANSVILLE –Anna Taylor scored a goal and assisted on another in Juniata Mennonite’s 2-1 win over Blair County Christian Thursday evening.

Reanna Hoover scored the Lions’ other goal as all of the game’s scoring occured in the first half.

“I think we played a really good gam overall,” Juniata Mennonite coach Todd Taylor said. “We moved the ball well and we were able to score those two goals in the first half.”

The Lions (5-1) hosts Columbia County Christian today.

Juniata Mennonite 2, Blair County Christian 1

First half

JMS –Anna Taylor, 13:58; JMS — Reanna Hoover (Taylor), 29:23; BC — Kiersten Hileman (Sarah Cocoy), 36:46.

Shots: JMS 12-4. Corners: JMS 4-0. Saves: JMS-3 (Rachael Delancey); BC-10 (Meredith Dull).

Boys soccer

Midd-West 10, Milton 1

MILTON — Five different players scored a goal for Midd-West as it defeated Milton, 10-1, in Heartland Conference boys soccer, Friday afternoon.

Carter Knepp and Nic Eppley each recorded a hat-trick for the Mustangs while Evan Eppley scored a pair of goals.

Chase Strohecker and Colton Loreman also scored a goal for the Mustangs.

Midd-West also won the JV game, 3-0

Midd-West (6-0, 4-0) travels to Lewisburg, Tuesday.

Midd-West 10, Milton 1

First half

MW — Carter Knepp (Angus Strohecker), 9:21; MW — Chase Strohecker (Knepp), 21:30; MW — Knepp (Dustin Casner), 22:32; MW — Evan Eppley (Nic Eppley), 36:20; MW — Nic Eppley (Evan Eppley), 36:59; MW — Nic Eppley, 39:01.

Second half

MW — Knepp (Evan Eppley), 46:12; MW — Nic Eppley, 49:58; MW — Evan Eppley, 50:59; M — Colton Loreman, 55:00; MW — Knepp (Dominic Abate), 59:50).

Shots: MW 20-2. Corners: MW 2-1. Saves: MW -1 (Chase Roush); M-10 (Colton Loreman, Zackary Burkhart)

Belleville Mennonite 6, Sunbury Christian 1

SUNBURY — David Yoder scored four goals and Belleville Mennonite held off Sunbury Christian, 6-1, in boys soccer, Thursday afternoon.

Yoder struck for a pair of goals in each half, including the game-winner in the first half.

It’s been a work in progress and Thursday, the Thunder put it all together.

“We set ourselves up and created opportunities, even through the losing streak,” Belleville Mennonite coach Brian Renno said. “It was about finishing and tonight we did that. It was a good team win, and hopefully we can carry that into (today’s) game.”

The Thunder (1-4) host Forbes Road today.

Belleville Mennonite 6, Sunbury Christian 1

First half

BMS — David Yoder (Anthony Thompson), 37:55; SC — Micah Savige, 25:26; BMS — Yoder, 14:37

Second half

BMS — Rhiley Parks (Yoder), 34:52; BMS — Yoder, 26:18; BMS — Yoder (Caleb Renno), 3:25; BMS — Renno (Mark French), 0:51.

Shots: BMS 15-3. Corners: BMS 8-0. Saves: SC-7 (Cameron Sinqmars); BMS- 2 (Frankie Pannizzo)

Field hockey

Central Columbia 2, Midd-West 1

BLOOMSBURG — Sydney Keister scored the game’s first goal, but the Midd-West fell short, 2-1, to Central Columbia in Heartland Conference field hockey Thursday afternoon.

Keister’s goal was coming off a corner — an area the Mustangs outdid the Blue Jays, 12-9.

Midd-West travels to Shikellamy today.

Central Columbia 2, Midd-West 1

First half

MW — Sydney Keister (Marlo Spriggle/Lynsey Fultz), 0:00; CC — Olivia Zeisloft (Macy Harman), 17:37.

Second half

CC — Harman (Zeisloft), 28:19.

Shots: CC 9-7. Corners: MW 12-9. Saves: MW-7 (Aleah Gemberling); CC-6 (Makiah Brewer)


East Juniata 360, Millersburg 402, Newport 405

MILLERSBURG — East Juniata had four golfers record double-digit scores for a win over Millersburg and Newport in Tri-Valley League golf.

The Tigers finished with a score of 360, while Millersburg shot 402 and Newport finished with a 405.

Will Orwig shot a day’s best 82, with teammate Colby Breeding shooting an 89.

“It’s always a real positive when we get four guys in double digits,” East Juniata coach Mike Zendt said. “Will really carried us today, and that’s big for him as it is for our team.”

Tanner Berth (91) and Max Lauver (98) rounded out the Tigers’ scoring.

East Juniata (13-0) looks to keep the undefeated season alive as it hosts Newport and Millersburg, Tuesday.

East Juniata 360, Millersburg 402, Newport 405

East Juniata

Will Orwig 82, Colby Breeding 89, Tanner Berth 91, Max Lauver 98

Cumberland Valley 321, Red Land 331, Carlisle 342, Mechanicsburg 384, Cedar Cliff 393, Mifflin county 397

CAMP HILL — Mifflin County had three golfers finish with double-digit scores, but it wasn’t enough as the Huskies finished last with a team score of 297 in a Mid-Penn golf meet, Thursday afternoon.

Bryan Chilson had the top score of 94 for the Huskies with Cole Chilson notching a 96 and Adam Sheetz finishing with 99.

“Despite the losses, there were some positive moments to take from today,” Huskies’ coach Aaron Bubb said.

Kolbi Knode rounded out the team scoring with a 108.

Mifflin County (0-25) travels to Bellefonte, Monday.

Cumberland Valley 321, Red Land 331, Carlisle 342, Mechanicsburg 384, Cedar Cliff 393, Mifflin county 397

Mifflin County

Bryan Chilson 94, Cole Chilson 96, Adam Sheetz 99, Kolbi Knode 108


West Branch 3,

Mount Union 2

MOUNT UNION — Mount Union even the match in the fourth set, but had some issues in the fifth, falling to West Point, 3-2, in Inter-County Conference volleyball, Thursday night.

The Trojans won the first set, 25-19, before falling in the second (21-25) and third (23-25) sets. They went on to win the fourth and force the winner-take-all fifth set where West Branch won, 15-6.

Kaidyn Crisswell had six aces and 21 service points while teammate Morgan Brumbaugh had 20 digs.

“I honestly thought that we had it. It was just a few, small communication mistakes in the last set. Both teams played their hearts out,” Mount Union coach Tessa McCormick said. “They did everything we asked them to do tonight. … I’m happy with it over, but that last set, we just had some breakdowns. It was a high-pressured game.”

Camille Posey had eight kills while Destinie Myers recorded 15 assists.

Mount Union (3-1) travels to Southern Fulton Monday.

West Branch 3, Mount Union 2

19-25, 25-21, 25-23, 23-25, 15-6

Junior high


¯ Juniata 38, State College 20.