Barth under 80 in state round

YORK — East Juniata’s Tanner Barth shot an 8-over 79, finishing in a five-way tie for 34th out of 72 entrants in the PIAA Class 3A golf championship, played Tuesday at York’s Heritage Hills Golf Resort.

It was the second year the Tiger senior made it to the state’s final round, shooting 81 for 35th place a year ago.

The winner, on a second playoff hole, was Nick Gross of Downingtown West, who shot 2-under 69, as did Billy Pabst of North Pocono. Only one other player stayed at or below par on the day, third-place finisher Calen Sanderson (Holy Ghost Prep), at minus-1.

East Juniata competes in the large-school classification in golf because of its co-op with Juniata.

Barth, along with East Juniata alum Will Orwig, took their school into the state team tournament in 2019.

“I’ve been very fortunate. Guys like those two have helped the program tremendously over the past three to four years,” East Juniata coach Mike Zendt said. “That says something about them and the caliber of players behind them. We’ve had a string of a lot of good golfers and a couple of great golfers who have carried us the past few years.”

Barth had an injury setback over the summer that kept him off the links, and played in just three regular-season matches this fall.

“It showed on his shorter shots today,” Zendt said. “He had trouble with his wedges.”

Zendt said the course was in good shape, although a bit of wind challenged the golfers. The greens were quick but holding, he said, and fairways had decent roll.

“There were definitely teacherous putts to be had there,” he said.

Zendt added that players were allowed to lift, clean and place in bunkers rather than dropping, although he admitted he wasn’t sure why.

“How much of an advantage that was I don’t know,” he said.

At least there was no controversy in the Class 3A field as there was in Class 2A a day earlier — a PIAA official left a cart near a fairway; a female golfer hit it on her tee shot and her ball caromed out of bounds. She finished a stroke off the winner after being forced to take the penalty.

Barth also plays basketball at East Juniata, and Zendt said Barth may take a stab at baseball in the spring.

“He’s a good athlete. He’ll be tough on the basketball court and he’d be good for the baseball team, too,” the coach said.


Juniata 3, Millersburg 2

MIFFLINTOWN — It went down to the fifth and final set where Juniata dug down deep and defeated Millersburg 3-2 in a Tri-Valley League volleyball game Tuesday.

After losing the first set, the Indians fought back and won the next two. Millersburg went on to take the fourth set before Juniata came out on top in the fifth set, 15-9, to take the victory.

Mackenzie Bennett led the Indians with 15 kills, four digs and two aces. Alexea Frontz had 13 kills, seven digs and nine aces. Imarylis Mercado collected three kills, 31 digs and two aces. Adrianna King recorded 38 assists for the evening.

Juniata travels to face cross-county rival East Juniata on Thursday.

Juniata 3, Millersburg 2

Scores: 18-25, 25-23, 25-19, 18-25, 15-9

Mount Union 3, Moshannon Valley 0

HOUTZDALE — After a close first set, Mount Union took care of business and defeated Moshannon Valley 3-0 in an Inter-County Conference volleyball match.

The Trojans were able to sneak by Moshannon Valley in the first set 26-24, but came back strong in the second set 25-12 before closing it out 25-16.

Chelsea Williams led the Trojans with 10 aces, nine assists and five kills. Kendra Garder had four aces, three kills and seven digs.

Mount Union (3-9) hosts a doubleheader with Glendale on Thursday.

Mount Union 3, Moshannon Valley 0

Scores: 26-24, 25-12, 25-16

Girls soccer

Lower Dauphin 8, Mifflin County 2

HUMMELSTOWN — Seven goals in the second half carried Lower Dauphin past Mifflin County in an 8-2 Mid-Penn Conference girls soccer game.

The Huskies scored a goal in each half with Brynn Knepp and Lily Yoder combining to score the first goal of the match. Kate Bickhart then found Aubrey Strohecker who then knocked in the second goal for Mifflin County.

Mifflin County (7-8-1, 6-4-1) will host Mechanicsburg on Thursday.

Lower Dauphin 8, Mifflin County 2


MC — Brynn Knepp (Lily Yoder), 8:37; L — Jaime Swartz (Justyce Hollenbach), 19:08.


L — Layla Snow, 43:43; L — Hollenbach (Katelyn Economopoulos), 50:36; Hollenbach (Kristen Economopoulos), 52:32; MC — Aubrey Strohecker (Kate Bickhart), 59:59; L — Snow (Talya Macfarlane), 61:37 ; L — Hollenbach (Macfarlane), 68:46; L — Swartz, 71:04; L — Hollenbach, 77:17.

Shots: L 18-9. Corners: L 4-0. Saves: MC-10 (Bailey McNitt), L-7 (Lauren Wahlers).

Boys soccer

Midd-West 1, Millville 0

MILLVILLE — One goal was all that was needed for Midd-West to overcome Millville in Heartland Conference boys soccer action Tuesday.

With some help from Kyle Ferster, Nathan Hartman scored the only goal in the game for the Mustangs.

Midd-West (17-1, 7-1) completes the regular season and is the presumptive No. 2 seed in District 4 Class 2A.

Midd-West 1, Millville 0


MW — Nathan Hartman (Kyle Ferster), 24:46.

Shots: MW 9-0. Corners: M 12-1. Saves: MW-0, M-8

Field hockey

Lewisburg 2, Midd-West 1

MIDDLEBURG — Despite a late goal, Midd-West fell short against Lewisburg Tuesday in a Heartland Conference field hockey match.

Marlo Spriggle scored the lone goal for the Mustangs.

The Mustangs also lost the JV game, 1-0.

Lewisburg 2, Midd-West 1


L — Rylee Dyroff, 3:13.


L — Madi Redding, 1:55.


MW — Marlo Spriggle, 13:57.

Shots: L 5-1. Corners: L 6-0. Saves: MW-3, L-0


Lower Dauphin 5, Mifflin County 2

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County was defeated by Lower Dauphin 5-2 in a Mid-Penn Conference girls soccer game on Monday.

Aubrey Strohecker and Brynn Knepp each scored a goal in the game for the Huskies.

Lower Dauphin 5, Mifflin County 2


L — Jaime Swartz (PK), 1:35; L — Justyce Hollenbach (Kristen Economopoulos), 4:57; L — Economopoulos, 15:52; L — Economopoulos, 17:04; MC — Aubrey Strohecker (Kate Bickhart), 24:49.


MC — Brynn Knepp (PK), 62:07; L — Swartz, 64:21.

Shots: L 16-4. Corners: L 3-0. Saves: MC-11 (Bailey McNitt), L-2 (Lauren Wahlers).


Millersburg 3, East Juniata 0

MILLERSBURG — East Juniata struggled against Millersburg in its 3-0 loss on Monday.

Kylie Jewell collected eight digs for the Tigersand Marissa Lauver had three kills.

The Tigers also lost in the JV game 2-1.

Millersburg 3, East Juniata 0

Scores: 25-4, 25-14, 25-9


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