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Juniata claims District 6 tennis title

Indians sweep Hilltoppers in D6 title match

From staff reports

LEWISTOWN–Juniata’s incredible tennis season continued on Wednesday as the Indians defeated Westmont-Hilltop 5-0, to win the District 6 Team title. As they did during many matches in the season, Juniata got a win in all five matches, most of which were dominated by the Indians’ players.

Max Lauver, Adam French and Gavin Kint each picked up wins in the singles matches with relative ease. Lauver defeated Charlie Snee, 6-2, 6-1.

French was nearly perfect in his match against Cael Long, winning 6-1, 6-0 in straight sets.

Gavin Kint picked up a 6-0 win in the first set before Taha Al-Ubaidi, fought back in the second set. Kint managed to hold off Al-Ubaidi, winning 7-6 (10-3 tiebreaker).

In the doubles matches, Emmett Hibbs and Jack Strawser took down the Westmont duo of David Assad and Nathaniel O’Stafy, 6-2, 6-2.

Zach Marshall and Xane Whitesel finished off the match, and the sweep, with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Reilly Malcolm and Elijah Ellsworth.

The District 6 Team title comes on the heels of an all-Juniata District 6 Doubles finals which saw Lavuer and French defeat Kint and Strawser for the gold medal and a berth into the state tournament. Lauver finished as the District 6 singles runner-up, as well.

Juniata will continue their fantastic season as they are slated to play the second-seeded team from District 3 in the first round of the team state tournament, on May 18.

Juniata 5, Westmont 0

Singles

Max Lauver, J, def. Charlie Snee, 6-2, 6-1.

Adam French, J, def. Cael Long, 6-1, 6-0.

Gavin Kint, J, def. Taha Al-Ubaidi, 6-0, 7-6 (10-3 tiebreaker)

Doubles

Emmett Hibbs-Jack Strawser, J, def. David Assad-Nathaniel O’Stafy, 6-2, 6-2.

Zach Marshall-Xane Whitesel, J, def. Reilly Malcolm-Elijah Ellsworth, 6-1, 6-2.

Track and field

DUNCANNON — Some strong individual performances powered the Juniata and East Juniata track and field teams at the Tri-Valley League meet on Wednesday night at Susquenita, but overall it was Greenwood who dominated, coming away with a pair of TVL titles in boys and girls track.

The East Juniata boys team finished third overall with 84 points while the girls finished fifth with 11 points. The Juniata girls and boys teams finished fourth with 35 and 47.34 points respectively.

East Juniata’s Logan Strawser led the way for the Tigers, winning both the mile (4:41.72) and the 3,200 (10:37.03), while Rowan Smith picked up the other victory for East Juniata in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 41.94. Smith also finished second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.55 seconds.

Brody Powell finished second in the 800-meter run (2:11.60), Jake Brackbill finished second in the javelin (142, feet, 1 inch) and third in the discus (107 feet, 11 inches) and Caleb Seeger was second in the 200-meter dash (24.11 seconds) and the 400-meter run (53.84 seconds). Kierstyn Fogle had the lone Top 3 individual finish for East Juniata, finishing second in the 400 with a time of 1:03.60.

Juniata’s Ashlyn Pannebaker won both the 100-meter (13.16 seconds) and 200-meter dash (27.30 seconds), while Tyson Aurand cleared 11 feet to win the pole vault for the Indians. James Hazard finished third in the 3,200-meter run (10:57.14) while Charlie Barton finished third in the 110 hurdles (17.54 seconds). Ty Shellenberger and Stuart Dare finished third in the 400-meter dash (54.33 seconds) and the triple jump (36 feet, 9 inches) respectively.

Baseball

Mount Union 9, Claysburg-Kimmel 2

CLAYSBURG–Mount Union used six insurance runs in the final two innings to secure a 9-2 win over Claysburg-Kimmel in an Inter-County Conference baseball game on Wednesday.

The Trojans got most of their run producing from Cameron Donaldson, Tyler Renninger, Vince Lear and Ryan Scott who each drove in a pair. Lear and Scott eached smacked the home run in the win.

Bryce Danish got the start for Mount Union and pitched six innings of great ball. Danish struck out eight batters while allowing two runs. Ryan Plank came in and closed the door on Claysburg-Kimmel in the bottom of the seventh.

Mount Union hosts a doubleheader against Glendale today beginning at 3 p.m.

Mount Union 9, Claysburg-Kimmel 2

MU: 000 302 4–9-12-0

CK: 000 200 0–2-5-2

WP: Bryce Danish. LP: Preston Bush. SO: Danish 8 (MU); Bush 3 (CK). BB: Danish 3, Ryan Plank 2 (MU); Bush, Caleb Oakes (CK). HR: Ryan Scott, Vince Lear (MU). 2B: Cameron Donaldson 2, (MU); Parker Dibert (CK). MH: Danish 2-3, Donaldson 2-4, Ian Brodbeck 2-4, Tyler Renninger 2-4, Braylan Knable 2-3 (MU); Dibert 2-3 (CK). RBI: Donaldson 2, Renninger 2, Lear 2, Scott 2, Knable (MU); Dante Francona, Oakes (CK).

Midd-West 10, Milton 1

MILTON–Midd-West rolled over Milton in a 10-1 win on Wednesday. The Mustangs scored seven runs over the final two innings to pad their lead. Midd-West scored 10 runs on just six hits, but took advantage of five errors by Milton.

Brayden Swineford knocked in three runs for Midd-West, two of which came on a first-inning double, giving the Mustangs an early lead.

Hunter and Caden Wolfley each drove in a pair and Preston Arbogast added an RBI of his own in the win.

Garrett Leitzel struck out five Milton batters over the course of six innings, allowing three hits and one earned run. Julian Krainak pitched a scoreless seventh inning to finish off the rout.

Midd-West 10, Milton 1

MW: 201 004 3–10-6-1

M: 000 001 0–1-3-5

WP: Garrett Leitzel. LP: Ethan Rowe. SO: Leitzel 5, Julian Krainak (MW); Luke Reitz 3, Rowe 2 (M). BB: Leitzel 2, Krainak (MW); Chase Hoffman 4, Rowe 2, Reitz 2 (M). 2B: Brayden Swineford (MW). MH: Griffen Paige 2-4 (MW). RBI: Swineford 3, Hunter Wolfley 2, Caden Wolfley 2, Preston Arbogast (MW).

Softball

Danville 10, Midd-West 0 (5 innings)

DANVILLE–The Midd-West Mustangs were blanked by the Danville Ironmen, 10-0, on Tuesday, in a Heartland Conference softball game.

Alanna Keister picked up the lone hit for the Mustangs, finishing the day batting 1-for-2.

Bella Parra was the starting pitcher for Midd-West and was not helped out by the defense behind her. Parra allowed nine runs, only three of which were earned.

Danville 10, Midd-West 0 (5 innings)

MW: 000 00X X–0-1-2

D: 003 61X X–10-10-0

WP: M. Wagner. LP: Bella Parra. SO: Wagner 11 (D); Parra (MW). BB: Wagner 5 (D); Parra, Storm Wilt (MW). 2B: M. Herriman, C. Bohner, C. Starr, K. Snyder, A. Tucker (D). MH: K. Snyder 2-3, L. Cashner 2-3, Herriman 2-2 (D). RBI: Snyder 2, Cashner 2, Starr, Bohner (D).

Mifflinburg 13, Midd-West 3

MIDDLEBURG–The Midd-West defense had a rough day, committing five errors in its 13-3 loss to Mifflinburg on Wednesday in Middleburg in a PHAC contest.

Mifflinburg took an 8-1 lead after the first two innings and sailed to a win in six innings. The Mifflinburg bats exploded for three home runs in the contest.

Rachel Keister when 2-3 for Midd-West with an RBI. Alanna Keister and Bella Parra also drove in a run in the loss.

Mifflinburg 13, Midd-West 3

M: 350 113 X–13-11-1

MW: 100 002 X–3-7-5

WP: P. Stewart. LP: Bella Parra. SO: Stewart 5 (M); Parra 3 (MW). BB: Stewart 2 (M); Parra 2, Storm Wilt (MW). HR: E. Osborne, B. Karchner, C. Hanselman (M). 2B: Osborne, J. Keister, C. Murrey (M); Alanna Keister (MW). MH: Karchner 2-4 , K. Hackenberg 2-3, Osborne 3-3, J. Keister 2-4 (M); Rachel Keister 2-3 (MW). RBI: J. Keister 4, Osborne 2, Murrey 2, Karchner, Hackenberg, C. Miller (M); R. Keister, Alanna Keister, Parra (MW).

Juniata 10, Greenwood 4

GREENWOOD–Juniata picked up a win against Tri-Valley League opponent Greenwood, defeating the Wildcats 10-4 and scoring in all but two innings.

Olivia Laub had the big bat for the Indians, going 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs. Liz Gaisior also drove in a pair for Juniata in a 1-for-4 afternoon.

Gaisior struck out 10 batters over the first five innings, allowing no runs. Alexea Frontz pitched the final two frames, allowing four runs but keeping Greenwood at arm’s length.

Juniata 10, Greenwood 4

J: 122 401 0–10-6

G: 103 000 0–4

WP: Elizabeth Gaisior. SO: Gaisior 10, Frontz 2 (J). BB: Frontz 8, Gaisior 2 (J). 3B: Olivia Laub (J). MH: Laub, Navi Jackson (J). RBI: Gaisior 2, Laub 2, Cheyenne Kirk, Frontz, Mackenzie Lyter (J).

Juniata 5, Muncy 3

MUNCY–Juniata’s Liz Gaisior has had a phenomenal season on the mound and her resume got even more impressive as she tossed a no-hitter against Muncy in a 5-3 win.

Gaisior struck out 15 batters and walked three. She did not allow an earned run in the victory and went 2-for-2 at the plate with a double

Cheyenne Kirk, Olivia Laub, Presley Goodwin, Shalelyn Armstrong and Alexia Berry each drove in a run for the Indians.

Juniata 5, Muncy 3

J: 500 000 0–5-8

M: 000 000 3–3

WP: Liz Gaisior. SO: Gaisior 15. BB: Gaisior 3. 2B: Gaisior. MH: Gaisior 2-2, Shalelyn Armstrong 2-3 (J). RBI: Cheyenne Kirk, Olivia Laub, Presley Goodwin, Shalelyn Armstrong and Alexia Berry (J).

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