SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

Ciccolini sets new record

PHILADELPHIA — In what’s already been a remarkable calendar year for Skylar Ciccolini, she has shown she can still get better.

Ciccolini competed in the Penn Relays where for the second straight year, she not only won the javelin toss, but she set the record — again.

This time, she set the mark with a throw of 184 feet-2 inches. If that number doesn’t jump out, consider this: that’s 45 centimeters off from the national prep record in the event.

“It’s been pretty incredible between winning twice and setting the meet record twice,” Ciccolini said. “I didn’t expect to throw it that far and that made it all the better.”

Success is something Ciccolini isn’t shying away from, but she’s not about to go out of her way to chase a record that is well within reach.

“I’m still approaching things the same way I always have,” she said. “I let the numbers take care of themselves and I don’t change anything about my approach when chasing the next big number.”

Skylar wasn’t the only Ciccolini to have success at the Penn Relays.

Younger sister Taylor placed eighth in the javelin toss with a throw of 131 feet.

“I was really fortunate to throw today even if I didn’t hit the number I was looking for,” Taylor Ciccolini said.

It was moment both will cherish as the spring season winds down and Skylar takes the next step in her throwing career when she heads to Missouri.

“It was super exciting. I was really excited that (Taylor) qualified. She had one chance and she came up with a P(ersonal) R(ecord),” Skylar said. “I’m really happy to be down here with her and it was really exciting to compete with her, especially with me going to college next year. I won’t be able to compete with her much longer.”

Taylor, too, didn’t take it for granted.

“I was just really happy to be able to come down here and compete with her for one of our last times while she’s in high school.”

Greenwood’s Mallory Kauffman also competed at the Penn Relay, taking second in the shot put with a throw of 46-9 3/4. The throw was the best of any athlete in the United States.

Softball

Bellwood-Antis 9, Mount Union 6

BELLWOOD — Mount Union got off to a fast start, but couldn’t sustain the offensive success in a 9-6 loss to Bellwood-Antis in Inter-County Conference softball Thursday afternoon.

McKenna Shields homered for the Trojans while McKenzie Boozel doubled.

Mount Union travels to Central today.

Bellwood-Antis 9, Mount Union 6

Mount Union 500 000 1 — 6-5-2

Bellwood-Antis 300 132 x — 9-10-3

WP: H. Schmidt. LP: M. Shields. SO: Shields (MU); Schmidt 2 (BA). BB: Shields 3, Schmidt 6 (BA). HR: Shields (MU); Schmidt, K. Robison, K. Taylor (BA). 2B: M. Boozel (MU); J. McCracken, F. Patton (BA). MH: M. Shields 2-2 (MU); Taylor 2-4, F. Patton 3-4 (BA). RBIs: Boozel 2, Shields 4 (MU); Schmidt, Taylor 3, Patton 3, Robison, J. Heaton (BA).

Line Mountain 16, East Juniata 2

COCOLAMUS — Eight runs in the seven inning carried Line Mountain over East Juniata 16-2 in a Tri-Valley League softball game Thursday.

Ashlynn Searer led the Tigers’ offense, going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles. Hailey Long and Kiersta Lightner each drove in a run.

East Juniata (2-12, 1-9) travels to Halifax Monday.

Line Mountain 16, East Juniata 2

Line Mountain 130 112 8 — 16-15-1

East Juniata 011 000 0 — 2-6-7

WP: Mace. LP: Aaliyah Lightner. SO: Mac 4, Matter 9 (L); A.Lightner 2 (EJ). BB: Mace (L); A.Lightner 6 (EJ). HR: A.Walker (L). 2B: Matter, Brezgel (L); Ashlynn Searer 2 (EJ). MH: Matter 2-4, Walker 2-4, Deiter 2-4, Ebersole 2-5, Brezgel 3-5 (L); Searer 2-3 (EJ). RBI: Matter 3, Walker 2, K.Klinger, Deiter 2, Mace 2, Brezgel 4, Gonsar (L); Hailey Long, Kiersta Lightner (EJ).

Lewisburg 4, Midd-West 3

LEWISBURG — Midd-West couldn’t hold off Lewisburg’s comeback in a 4-3 Heartland Conference softball loss Thursday.

Raya Kunes pitched 6 1/3 with seven strikeouts and four walks. Kunes went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Lauren Stahl came off the bench with a home run.

Midd-West travels to the Halifax tournament Saturday.

Lewisburg 4, Midd-West 3

Midd-West 010 002 0 — 3-8-1

Lewisburg 000 003 1 — 4-9-2

WP: Hoffman. LP: Raya Kunes. SO: Hoffman 4 (L); Kunes 7 (MW). BB: Hoffman (L); Kunes 4 (MW). HR: Hoffman (L); Lauren Stahl (MW). 2B: McBride (L). MH: McBride 2-4 (L); Kunes 2-3 (MW). RBI: Hoffman, McBride, Rosevear, Koch (L); Stahl, Kaitlynn Erb, Kunes (MW).

Halifax 11, Greenwood 1

MILLERSTOWN — Greenwood struggled to contain Halifax’ offense in an 11-1 Tri-Valley League softball loss Thursday.

Mackenzie Wingert, Jenna Sherrick and Hannah Lesher each recorded a multi-hit game for the Wildcats.

Greenwood travels to Susquenita Monday.

Halifax 11, Greenwood 1

Halifax 011 160 2 — 11-6-2

Greenwood 100 000 0 — 1-9-6

WP: Steily. LP: Hannah Gorman. SO: Steily 2 (H); Gorman (G). BB: Gorman 6 (G). HR: Roland (H). 2B: Schumber (H); Jenna Sherrick (G). MH: Roland 2-2 (H); Mackenzie Wingert 2-4, Hannah Lesher, Sherrick (G). RBI: Steinhauer, Roland, Ingram 2, Scheib (H); Sherrick (G).

Baseball

East Juniata 7, Line Mountain 5

HERNDON — One big inning carried East Juniata over Line Mountain, 7-5, in a Tri-Valley League baseball game Thursday.

The Tigers were down 4-3 going into the sixth inning when they rallied and scored four runs in the frame.

Daniel Kanagy went the distance on the mound, allowing five runs — one of which was earned — striking out eight and walking one.

Kanagy also did some damage at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs. Jadyn Martin batted 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

East Juniata (5-8, 5-6) hosts Halifax Monday.

East Juniata 7, Line Mountain 5

East Juniata 001 024 0 — 7-11-7

Line Mountain 010 211 0 — 5-7-2

WP: Daniel Kanagy. LP: Neidig. SO: Kanagy 8 (EJ); Neidig 4, Gaw 2 (L). BB: Kanagy (EJ); Neidig 2 (L). HR: Kanagy (EJ). 2B: Owen Dimm (EJ); Gaw, Herb (L). MH: Nathaniel Losch 2-4, Kanagy 2-3, Jadyn Martin 2-3 (EJ); Gaw 2-4, Smeltz 2-4 (L). RBI: Losch, Kanagy 2, Martin 3, Cy Fronk (EJ); Gaw, Smeltz, Derk (L).

Tennis

District 6 Class 2A

ALTOONA — Zach Hemond and Max Lauver each won a first-round match but the two Juniata tennis players were eliminated in the second round of the District 6 Class 2A singles tournament Thursday.

Hemond put away Richland’s Tim Bodenschatz 6-4, 6-4 in his opener, while Lauver defeated Westmont Hilltop’s David Assad. But in the second round, Hilltopper Miles Zitnay, the third seed, eliminated Hemond in a close match (6-4, 7-5). Lauver fell to top seed Ryne Talko of Bishop Guilfoyle in straight sets.

“Great effort,” Juniata coach Sheri Landis said. “I look forward to doubles districts next Tuesday. Zach and Max will be a strong doubles team.”

Track and field

Boys: Huntingdon 97, Mount Union 53

Girls: Huntgindon 111, Mount Union 32

HUNTINGDON — It wasn’t the way that Mount Union wanted to end its regular season as both the boys and girls were defeated by Huntingdon in an Inter-County Conference track and field meet Thursday.

Huntingdon won the boys meet, 97-53. It took the girls meet by a score of 111-32.

The Trojans won six events on the boys side with Sam Rice winning the 110-meter hurdles and River Terry claiming the 400-meter dash. Hunter Chamberlain placed first in the 200-meter dash, Kevin Morehouse won the pole vault, Zachary Coder finished first in the javelin. Mount Union also won the 4×400 relay.

On the girls side, Trojans’ Emily Boozel won the pole vault and the discus events while Tyonna Hartley finished first in the shot put.

The Mount Union boys finish the regular season 4-10, 4-7 while the girls had a 2-12, 2-9 overall record.

BOYS

Huntingdon 97, Mount Union 53

4×800 relay: Huntingdon, 9:21.59; Mount Union 110 hurdles: Sam Rice, MU, 19.95; J.Tanner, H; Zachary Coder, MU. 100 dash: Knode, H, 11.57; Lane, H; Miller, H. 1,600 run: Frye, H, 5:08.97; Reamer, H; Briar Stone, MU. 400 dash: River Terry, MU, 55.56; Hunter Flagle, MU; Lender, H. 4×100 relay: Huntingdon, 46.09; Mount Union. 300 hurdles: Hosler, H, 45.90; Coder, MU; Tanner, H. 800 run: McDivitt, H, 2:17.64; Trevor Skopic, MU; Scheider, H. 200 dash: Hunter Chamberlain, MU, 25.09; McDermott, H; Colt Parson, MU. 3,200 run: Frye, H, 11:37.33; Aiden Hollibaugh, MU; Deline, H. 4×400 relay: Mount Union, 3:54.25; Huntingdon. Javelin: Coder, MU, 135-8; Edwards, H; Scaccie, H.

Long jump: Lane, H, 18-9; Weglerz, H; Darling, H. Shot put: Houp, H, 36-0; Darling, H; Xavier Wright, MU. High jump: Miller, H, 5-8; Terry, MU; Darling, H. Triple jump: Lane, H, 37-9; Weglerz, H; Shakur Fortson, MU. Discus: Culbertson, H, 93-0; Sechrist, MU; Houp, H. Pole vault: Kevin Morehouse, MU, 11-0; Darling, H; Laver, H.

GIRLS

Huntingdon 111, Mount Union 32

4×800 relay:

100 hurdles: Gewinn, H, 18.13; Enodsnoter, H; Cindy Jiang, MU. 100 dash: Gewinn, H, 13.70; Cook, H; Troup, H. 1,600 run: Tietjens, H, 6:33.06; Kenawell, MU; Bush, H. 400 dash: Beatty, H, 1:08.75; Walters, H. 4×100 relay: Huntingdon, 53.14; Mount Union. 300 hurdles: Gewinn, H, 50.06; Jiang, MU; Enodesnoter, H. 800 run: Fiscus, 3:04.37; Henney, H; Brooke Latherow, MU. 200 dash: Cook, H, 28.76; Beatty, H; Gewinn, H. 3,200 run: Tietjen, H, 14:16.00; Latherow, MU. 4×400 relay: Huntingdon, 4:55.69; Mount Union. Javelin: Snook, H, 91-10; roup, H; Boozel, MU. Long jump: Simpson, H, 13-2; Deline, H; Camille Posey, MU. Shot put: Tyonna Hartley, MU 28-4; Alexis Ryan, MU; Banks, H. High jump: Gewinn, H, 4-6; McKinney, H; Woodman, H. Triple jump: McKinney, H, 30-3; Gelorrioso, H; Deline, H. Discus: Boozel, MU, 89-2; Troup, H; Ryan, MU. Pole vault: Emily Boozel, MU, 8-6; McKinney, H; Gewinn, H.

Junior high

Softball

¯ Mount Union 16, Bellwood-Antis 0. Makaelyn Huffnagle threw a no-hitter.

Boys soccer

¯A-game: Shippensburg 3, Mifflin County 0

¯B-game: Shippensburg 4, Mifflin County 0

Girls soccer

¯ A-game: Mifflin County 7, Shippensburg 0. Top scorer: Aubrey Strohecker 3 goals.

¯ B-game: Shippensburg 4, Mifflin County 0.

Babe Ruth baseball

Milroy 5, Strodes Mills 3

LEWISTOWN — Milroy picked up its second win of the young Mifflin County Babe Ruth season with a come-from-behind 5-3 victory over Strodes Mills on Thursday.

Anson Wagner was the hero for the second game in a row. The 15-year-old pitcher came on in relief, stiriking out nine in four shutout innings. The win was Wagner’s second of the campaign.

Strodes Mills led 3-0 after three innings.

Ryan Esh and Wagner each had singles in the sixth.

Tyler Hunter had a perfect day for Strodes Mills, going 3-for-3.

Burnham 8, McVeytown 1

MCVEYTOWN — Rylan Bailey started his 15-year-old season off with a bang as he pitched and hit Burnham to an 8-1 win over two-time defending league champion McVeytown.

Gavin Knode reached on an error and Xavier Smith was hit by a pitch before Bailey unloaded for his first home run of the season — a three-run blast in the third inning.

Bailey went the distance as he tossed a three hitter. He struck out 10 and walked six.

McVeytown got singles from Eli Pennebaker, Kaden Mitchell and Logan Stimely.

The game was called for darkness in the top of the seventh inning.

COMMENTS