Scholastic sports

BOALSBURG — Juniata scored a three-peat defeating West Branch and Philipsburg-Osceola 15-50 and St. Joseph’s 23-38 in a nonleague cross country meet Thursday.

“They worked together as a team and got the job done. Everyone of them ran their hearts out especially after running such a difficult course on Tuesday at Susquenita,” Indians coach Jeff Miller said. “We knew going into this one we would be in the same situation as Tuesday. It was going to be a close meet and we needed our four and five runners to pull through. The kids came away from this meet feeling good about themselves.”

The Indians dominated on the boys side scoring five runners in the top 10 with Garrett Baublitz winning with a blazing time of 16:40.

Emily Houtz was the top runner for the girls finishing fourth at 23:09 while Katrina Weber ran her personal best.

Juniata travels to Mifflin County on October 18.

Boys: Juniata 23, St. Joseph’s 38; Juniata 15, West Branch 50; Juniata 15, Philipsburg-Osceola 50

Boys

1. Garrett Baublitz 16:30, 4. Clay Yeager 18:39. 5. Albert Heister 18:40, 6. Isaak Fausey 19:18, 7. James Hazard 19:18.

Girls

4. Emily Houtz 23:09, 24. Katrina Weber 34:00.

Cross country

Boys: Mount Union 15, Bald Eagle Area 50

Girls: Mount Union 15, Bald Eagle Area 50

WINGATE — Mount Union defeated Bald Eagle Area 15-50 in both boys and girls nonleague cross country on Thursday.

“It was a tough one with the weather conditions but we were glad to be able to pull out a win,” Trojans coach Bob Wydock said.

Despite the muddy conditions, the Trojans took the top three spots during the boys race. Bryce Beatty took home first place with a time of 22:29.

“The boys with the top three spots, they’ve been consistent all year and they performed that way again today,” Wydock said.

On the girls side of things Mount Union scored three runners in the top five and five overall in the top 10 as Emily Boozel placed third at 28:54.

“The girls ran well today as a team,” Wydock said. “Emily was able to finish well, however times were slow cause of the course conditions.”

Both Mount Union boys and girls are (5-3, 4-2) and gearing up to host the Inter-County Conference championships on Wednesday. Wydock expects a strong showing from his team.

“I’m looking forward for our runners to perform at their best,” Wydock said. “Especially since we are on our course.”

Boys: Mount Union 15, Bald Eagle Area 50

Girls: Mount Union 15, Bald Eagle Area 50

Boys

1. Bryce Beatty 22:29, 2. Aiden Hollibaugh 23:06, 3. Briar Stone 23:42, 6. Kevin Morehouse 24:45, 8. Caden Chilcote 25:28.

Girls

3. Emily Boozel 28:54, 4. Lilli Kenawell 30:54, 5. Brooke Latherow 31:38, 6. Carmen Loner 32:10. 8. Maraea Hopper 36:31.

Boys soccer

Northumberland Christian 1, Belleville Mennonite 0

BELLEVILLE — Belleville Mennonite hung in tough, but a late goal carried Northumberland Christian over the Thunder, 1-0, in a boys soccer game Thursday.

“It came down to the wire,” Thunder coach Brian Renno said. “We had opportunities, I thought we maintained a good competitive soccer from the starting whistle to the ending whistle. We gave it a great effort.”

With five minutes remaining in regulation, Logan Kauffman slipped past the Thunder defense and launched the ball by Frankie Pannizzo, who faced nine shots in the game.

“Frankie played a nice game,” Renno said. “He has really come along this season. Frankie has been very strong for us.”

Belleville Mennonite (3-12) hosts St. Joseph’s Tuesday.

Northumberland Christian 1, Belleville Mennonite 0

Second half

NC – Logan Kauffman (Aaron Knauss), 4:38.

Shots: NC 9-2. Corners: 5-5. Saves: BMS-8 (Frankie Pannizzo); NC-2 (Justin Ross).

Girls soccer

Mechanicsburg 7, Mifflin County 1

MECHANICSBURG — Mifflin County struggled to contain a Mechanicsburg offense that scored six goals in the first half in the Huskies 7-1 loss to the Wildcats in a Mid-Penn Keystone girls soccer game Thursday.

Kylee Cubbison scored the lone goal for the Huskies.

Mifflin County travels to West Perry Saturday.

Mechanicsburg 7, Mifflin County 1

First half

Me — Halle Engle (Meg Schrass), 1:38; Me — Isabelle Martin (Engle), 5:23; Me — Lanie Anderson (Schrass), 6:05; Me — Engle (Schrass), 6:45; Me — Martin (Caroline Fea), 11:07; Me — Anderson (Elana Hinkson), 39:11.

Second half

Me — Engle (Isabel Debernardis), 55:36; MC — Kylee Cubbison (Maddie Finkenbiner), 59:00.

Shots: Me 19-7. Saves: Me-6 (Lindsey Costello); MC-12 (Allyssa Schnell).

Volleyball

Claysburg-Kimmel 3, Mount Union 0

MOUNT UNION — Each set was close but in the end Mount Union couldn’t put the nail in the coffin as the Trojans fell to Claysburg-Kimmel, 3-0, in an Inter-County Conference volleyball match Thursday.

“We went in bursts,” Trojans coach Tessa McCormick said. “We played well at times but struggled with getting aces. Our serving wasn’t as consistent as it should be.”

The Bulldogs won all three sets, but none by more than three points. Mount Union had its moments to win a set, but failed to execute.

“There were some moments at the end of each set but we just couldn’t capitalize on it,” McCormick said.

Mount Union (7-8, 6-6) hosts Everett on Monday.

Claysburg-Kimmel 3, Mount Union 0

Scores: 25-23, 27-25, 25-22

Field hockey

Bloomsburg 3, Midd-West 2

BLOOMSBURG — Midd-West played well against one of the best teams in its district but Bloomsburg came in in the second half in the Mustangs’ 3-2 loss to the Panthers in a Heartland Conference field hockey game Thursday.

Midd-West held onto a one-goal lead before Bloomsburg scored all three of its goals in the final twenty minutes of the game.

Marlo Spriggle scored both goals for the Mustangs, one in each half.

Midd-West travels to Forbes Road today.

Bloomsburg 3, Midd-West 2

First half

MW — Marlo Spriggle (Brenna Brown), 26:37.

Second half

B — Lindsey Fogelslanger (penalty stroke), 19:22; Aydan McFarland, 17:15; B — McFarland, 14:21; MW — Spriggle, 1:54.

Shots: B 16-8. Corners: B 19-7. Saves: MW-13 (Aleah Gemberling); B-6 (Maddy Trivelpiece).

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