Portzline sets new county record

From staff reports

HARRISBURG — Juniata Christian School’s Anson Portzline scored seven goals Tuesday, giving him the all-time single-season Juniata County high school soccer scoring record, as the Lions earned an 8-3 win over Harrisburg Academy.

The previous record for the boys was 45 goals and the previous overall record was 47. Portzline set both records Tuesday.

“He’s worked hard throughout the season but you have to give credit to his teammates,” JCS coach and Anson Portzline’s father Dave Portzline said. “They’ve sacrificed a lot to let him break the record. They’ve been feeding the ball to him and trying to get him the ball.”

The coach said a goal-scoring record requires the desire of teammates to see one of their own do something great.

“His teammates are willing to sacrifice for him,” Dave Portzline said. “That shows true teamwork. You’ve got a whole group of guys who just want to see him succeed. It’s cool to see a guy you played with have a county record for so many things.”

Alejandro Flores had the other goal for Juniata Christian. Avery Portzline had two assists as well.

Lions’ goalkeeper Micah Dressler stopped nine shots in the win.

Juniata Christian (13-2) returns to action Thursday at home against Lancaster Christian.

Juniata Christian 8, Harrisburg Academy 3

First half

HA–Goal (penalty kick), 39:22. JCS–Anson Portzline (Nate Byler), 30:29. JCS–An. Portzline, 30:07. HA–Goal, 5:21. JCS–An. Portzline, 2:18.

Second half

JCS–An. Portzline (Owen York), 34:26. JCS–An. Portzline, 29:05. JCS–Alejandro Flores (An. Portzline), 26:06. JCS–An. Portzline (Avery Portzline), 17:44. HA–Goal, 5:04. JCS–An. Portzline (Av. Portzline), 0:39.

Shots: JCS 12, HA 12. Corners: JCS 7, HA 7. Saves: JCS 9 (Micah Dressler), HA 4.

Boys soccer

Juniata 9, Line Mountain 0

MIFFLINTOWN — Bryce Rush led the way for the Juniata offense as the Indians defeated Line Mountain 9-0 in a Tri-Valley League boys soccer game Tuesday.

“Line Mountain was an improved team from the first time we saw them. We did a good job sharing the soccer ball and creating chances to score,” Indians coach Jared Byler said. “Everyone played well today. It was great to see freshman Mason Beward assist freshman Marcio Cardenas’ goal.”

Rush led with a hat trick and a assist. Henry Rivas scored two goals in the game.

Not only did the Juniata defense leave the Eagles scoreless, but did not allow a single shot on goal with the Indians outshooting Line Mountain 22-0.

Juniata travels to St. Joseph’s on Thursday.

Juniata 9, Line Mountain 0


J – Jelvin Cardenas (Bryce Rush), 37:05; J – Rush, 31:23; J – Own goal, 17:40; J – Rush (Will Saner), 16:37; J – Henry Rivas (Ben Wagner), 11:15.


J – Rivas (Henry Montoya), 38:00; J – Rush (Wagner), 33:10; J – Brant Walters, 28:25; J – Marcio Cardenas (Mason Beward), 3:50.

Shots: J 22-0. Corners: J 9-1. Saves: J-0, LM-18.

Girls soccer

Juniata Christian 9, Harrisburg Academy 0

McALISTERVILLE — Reanna Hoover and Peyton Burd combined for seven of Juniata Christian’s nine totals goals against Harrisburg Academy Tuesday in a girls soccer game.

Hoover dropped four goals for the afternoon while Peyton Burd scored a hat trick for the Lions. Annika Martin had a goal and two assists.

Juniata Christian (9-4) travels to Fannett-Metal on Friday.

Juniata Christian 9, Harrisburg Academy 0


J – Peyton Burd (Annika Martin), 34:04; J – Erin Sheaffer, 32:30; J – Reanna Hoover (Martin), 7:37.


J – Hoover (Sheaffer), 38:29; J – Burd, 26:24; J – Martin (Brinley Seler), 24:13; J – Burd (Martin), 20:30; J – Hoover, 10:37; J – Hoover, 0:05.

Shots: J 28-0. Corners: J 12-0. Saves: J-0 (Morgan Moyer), H-19 (Taryn Shover)


Juniata 3, Northern Dauphin 0

MIFFLINTOWN — Juniata took care of business Tuesday as the Indians defeated Northern Dauphin 3-0 in volleyball action. The Indians won by set scores of 25-8, 25-17 and 25-11.

Mackenzie Bennett dropped 13 kills, four digs and four aces. Adrianna King collected 21 assists.

Juniata hosts Sugar Valley Thursday.

Juniata 3, Northern Dauphin 0

Scores: 25-8, 25-17, 25-11

West Branch 3, Mount Union 0

MOUNT UNION — Mount Union’s volleyball team dropped a 3-0 volleyball match to West Branch on Tuesday, by set scores of 25-17, 25-10 and 25-11.

Minerva Sheeder led the Trojans with six service points and six digs.

“I felt really positive about first set,” Mount Union coach Tessa McCormick said. “We played well and were cohesive. Everything seemed to be going our way. But then, we seemed to have passing issues and we were missing serves we shouldn’t have missed. I feel like when we can adjust our serving issues and make everything work on same night, we’re gonna start winning some matches.”

The Trojans (2-7) host Juniata Valley Thursday.

West Branch 3, Mount Union 0

Scores: 25-17, 25-10, 25-11

Cross country

Boys: Susquenita 27, Juniata 30

Girls: Greenwood 23, Juniata 32

NEWPORT — Both Juniata boys and girls cross county teams fell in their respective Tri-Valley League meets on Tuesday.

The top Juniata runner for the boys was Logan Strawser who finished in first place overall with a time of 15:56.

For the girls, the Indians were led by Emily Houtz with an overall finish of fifth place at 22:51.



1. Logan Strawser, 15:56; 3. Wyatt Stroup, 17:23; 6. Joey Bomberger 18:22; 15. Micah Fausey 20:56; 17. Charlie Telfer 21:30.


5. Emily Houtz 22:51; 9. Jessie Bomberger 23:44; 15. Elizabeth Gaisior 25:13; 16. Peyton Sheaffer 27:34; 18. Joceline Telfer 39:08.


Boys soccer

McConnellsburg 10, Mount Union 0

MCCONNELLSBURG — Mount Union struggled to contain the McConnellsburg offense in its 10-0 loss Monday during boys soccer action.

The Trojans used two goalies in the game with Caleb Miller playing the first half saving 10 of 16 shots. Second half goalkeeper Hunter Flagle stopped 18 out of 22 shots on goal.


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