Huskies see 7 win medals

CHAMBERSBURG — Seven Mifflin County athletes combined for 11 medals in Saturday’s Mid-Penn track and field championships.

One non-placing runner claimed two school records in the meet.

The two gold medalists should be no surprise. Skylar Ciccolini had the top throw in the javelin — 169 feet, 7 inches — while her sister Taylor was the silver medalist at 130-3.

Chayce Macknair’s 4:17.40 was the winning time in the 1,600-meter run.

There was a second runner-up in Seth Phillips, who ran the 800 in 1:59.36.

The lone third-place went to Ella Spriggle, but she didn’t stop there — Spriggle was the only Husky to place in three events in the meet. Her third was in the high jump (5-0); she also was fourth in the 100 hurdles with a school-record time of 15.37, and fifth in the 300 hurdles (47.45).

Taylor Ciccolini and Kiana Sechler each had two places. Ciccolini added the pole vault (9-6, eighth) to her medal collection, while Sechler was seventh in the triple jump at 34-4 and sixth in the long jump at 16-9 3/4.

Brayden Harris was seventh in the 3,200 with a time of 9:46.02.

Although she was not a top-eight finisher, senior distance runner Joy Galbraith finished the day as owner of the school record in the girls 3,200 (11:53.50) and the senior record in the 1,600 (5:33.21).

Mifflin County travels to Altoona Thursday for the District 6 Class 3A meet.


Midd-West 5, East Juniata 4

BEAVER SPRINGS — Midd-West picked up a much-needed win in a nonleague baseball game Saturday as the Mustangs scored in the bottom of the seventh to edge East Juniata, 5-4.

The key inning was the third, where the Tigers answered an early Midd-West run in the top before the Mustangs put three on the board in the bottom.

Daniel Kanagy went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for East Juniata. Chase Mattern matched that for Midd-West. The Mustangs’ Ben Kratzer also had a double and Camden Richard was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. The Mustangs are back on the field today at Bloomsburg.

Midd-West 5, East Juniata 4

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Midd-West 103 000 1 — 5-10-1

WP: Logan Rager. LP: Daniel Kanagy. SO: Kanagy 3, Nathaniel Losch 1 (E); Chase Mattern 1, Cade Crossgrove 4, Rager 2 (M). BB: Kanagy 1, Losch 1 (E); Mattern 4, Crossgrove 3, Rager 5 (M). 2B: Kanagy (E); Mattern, Ben Kratzer (M). MH: Evan Clouser 2-4, Kanagy 2-3 (E); Hunter Wolfley 2-4, Camden Richard 2-4, Marc Piccioni 2-4, Mattern 2-3 (M). RBI: Logan Wagner, Kanagy, Jadyn Martin (E); Richard 2, Oakley Bennett, Mattern (M).


Selinsgrove 12, Juniata 1

MIFFLINTOWN — Samantha Artley threw a gem for Selinsgrove Saturday, striking out 13 Juniata batters on the way to a 12-2 win for the Seals in a nonleague softball game.

Juniata, which scored the first run in the first inning, was unable to stop the visitors after that. Brooke Longacre led the senior-laden team from Snyder County, going 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and an RBI.

Juniata’s Laney Dowling had two of her team’s four hits. Hunter Johns had the Indians’ only extra-base hit, a double.

Juniata ends the season at 6-14 overall, 6-10 in the Tri-Valley League.

Selinsgrove 12, Juniata 1

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WP: S.Artley. LP: Ally Misal. SO: Artley 13 (S); Misal 2 (J). BB: Artley 2 (S); Misal 1, Abby Adair 1 (J). 3B: B.Gingrich (S). 2B: K.Shrawder, B.Longacre (S); Hunter Johns (J). MH: E.Hessek 2-5, Shrawder 2-5, Longacre 3-4, H.Bingaman 2-5, Gingrich 3-3, R.Botdorf 2-4 (S); Laney Dowling 2-3 (J). RBI: Hessek, Shrawder 3, Longacre, K.Kerstetter, I.Kidd, Gingrich 2, Botdorf (S).