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Huskies’ Cubbison places 7th at Mid-Penn Championships

NEWVILLE — Mifflin County’s Kylee Cubbison brought home a seventh place finish out of 159 girls competing in the varsity race Saturday at the Mid-Penn Conference Cross Country Championships in Newville.

Her finish time of 19:32 is right in the ballpark of many of her finishes this season but on a more difficult course, said Huskies girls coach Neil Breneman.

“That’s progress that we celebrate as she gets closer to competing in districts to make her third run toward the state championships,” Breneman said. “Today after the race Kylee reflected on some of the mental rehearsal that went through her mind during the race. Kylee is incredibly strong physically so focusing on her mental toughness and confidence is also key to be in sync with her physical ability. Running is so much more than a physical sport.

“The remainder of the girls team are facing some twists and turns that have been challenging but I am so proud of Sarah (Diehl) and Ava (Wagner) for going out there today and bravely giving their best. We can be proud that they also represent a hard working “fighting spirit” on the course for Mifflin County.

The Mifflin County boys cross country team placed eighth in the AAA race Saturday.

Led by sophomore Caden Bell’s 30th place finish (17:42), the Huskies pushed their next four scoring runners across the finish line in just over a minute. CJ Coffey finished 42nd (17:54), Chris Royer was 49th (18:08), Cody Fultz was 63rd (18:45) and Ben Hartzler finished in 64th place (18:46) to round out the Huskies’ scorers.

Luke Breneman came across 67th (18:59) and Maxwell Laudermilch crossed the finish line in 85th (19:43) to aid the varsity cause.

The championship meet races the A, AA, and AAA teams simultaneously and then scores according to each school’s classification.

“The boys turned things up another notch today,” Huskies boys coach Gregory Loht said. “The course has a lot of rolling hills which adds to the challenge of racing 5,000 meters. They executed the race plan perfectly and managed to jump ahead of our pre-race rank in a tough 17-team field.”

Mifflin County hosts Susquenita and Juniata in a tri-meet Thursday.

Field hockey

West Perry 2, Mifflin County 1 (OT)

LEWISTOWN — A fourth-quarter goal from Hailee Sheetz with 2:58 remaining tied the score and forced overtime, but Mifflin County fell to West Perry by a 2-1 score in that overtime Saturday in a field hockey game at Mifflin County High School.

Goalkeeper Sophie McCurdy registered 11 saves for the Huskies.

Mifflin County travels to Cumberland Valley today.

Benton 7, East Juniata 1

BENTON — East Juniata dropped a 7-1 field hockey contest to Benton on Saturday that was halted at halftime due to inclement weather.

Nicole Huentequeo, on an assist from Karah Goss, scored the Tigers’ lone goal at the 8:20 mark of the second quarter.

Hailey Yeater made 15 saves for East Juniata.

Benton 7, East Juniata 1

Score by quarters

EJ 0-1-X-X — 1

B 4-3-X-X — 7

First quarter

B–Carlee Charles (Hannah Nichols), 12:05, B–Haydee Stout, 9:38; B–Ava Michael, 8:33; B–Michael, 2:18.

Second quarter

B–Dalilah Beck (Makenna Bish), 14:26; B– Nichols (Kellsey Eyer), 9:02; EJ–Nicole Huentequeo (Karah Goss), 8:20; B–Erica Morris (Eyer), 4:36.

Shots: B 22-2. Corners: B 6-2. Saves: EJ 15 (Hailey Yeater), B 1 (Lilly Whitenight).

Girls soccer

Mifflin County 3, Waynesboro 1

WAYNESBORO — Mifflin County got three goals from three different players and the Huskies earned a 3-1 girls soccer victory over Waynesboro on Saturday.

Maddie Finkenbiner, Sarah Henry and Aubrey Strohecker each tallied a goal for Mifflin County.

Strohecker and Kate Bickhart recorded assists for the Huskies.

Mifflin County (71-6-1, 6-2-1) hosts Lower Dauphin on Tuesday.

Mifflin County 3, Waynesboro 1

First half

MC–Maddie Finkenbiner (Aubrey Strohecker), 8:30; W–True Benshoff, 14:51; MC–Sarah Henry (Kate Bickhart), 35:45.

Second half

MC–Strohecker, 70:30.

Shots: MC 6-3. Corners: MC 5-3. Saves: MC 2 (Bailey McNitt), W 3 (Kiaya Mouer).

Juniata 7, Halifax 1

HALIFAX — Juniata got two goals apiece from Ashlyn Pannebaker and Keiley Smith en route to a 7-1 Tri-Valley League girls soccer victory Saturday in Halifax.

Haley Mummah, Victory Frantz and Amelia Smith also recorded goals for the Indians.

Juniata’s Mariska Beward stopped two of the three shots she faced while Jessie Bomberger recorded three saves in net for Juniata.

Juniata 7, Halifax 1

First half

J–Victory Frantz, 4:15; J–Haley Mummah (Amelia Smith), 12:15; J–Ashlyn Pannebaker (Emma Pannebaker), 20:13; J–Kailey Smith (Frantz), 30:34; H–Paetyn Eyster, 33:52; J–A. Pannebaker, 37:38.

Second half

J–A. Smith, 0:30; J–K. Smith (Mariska Beward), 25:10.

Shots: J 20-6. Corners: J 5-0. Saves: J 5 (Beward 2, Bomberger 3), H 13 (Ava Savage).

Lewisburg 3, East Juniata 0

LEWISBURG — East Juniata couldn’t muster much offense Saturday and dropped a 3-0 decision to Lewisburg in a girls soccer contest.

Goalkeeper Grace Hibbs stopped nine of the 12 shots she faced during the game for the Tigers.

East Juniata hosts Juniata Christian today.

Juniata Christian 8, Johnstown Christian 1

McALISTERVILLE — A hat trick from Annika Martin and two goals each from Peyton Burd and Reanna Hoover proved to be plenty of offense for Juniata Christian in its 8-1 girls soccer victory Saturday over visiting Johnstown Christian.

The Lions (12-4) dominated play, racking up 17 shots on goal while allowing only one, despite the poor conditions.

“The weather made things very difficult today,” Juniata Christian coach Todd Taylor said. “The girls played well through the rain and poor field conditions and were able to come away with a nice win. We finished the week with four wins and I couldn’t be more happy with the way they played.”

Juniata Christian’s final regular season game is today at East Juniata.

Juniata Christian 8, Johnstown Christian 1

First half

JC–Reanna Hoover, (Annika Martin), 36:57; JC–Peyton Burd (Martin) 29:23; JC–Martin, 28:10; JC–Burd (Erin Sheaffer) 27:22; JOHNSTOWN–Ellie Spegle, 20:09; JC– Hoover (Kylene Moyer) 8:37; JC–Sheaffer 2:52.

Second half

JC–Martin (Sheaffer) 38:20; JC–Martin (Burd) 30:40.

Shots: JCS 17-1. Corners: 1-1. Saves: JCS 0, JOHNSTOWN 9 (Unity Miller).

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