ELLIOTTSBURG - Greenwood's girls team proved to be the best in the field at Saturday's Mustang Invitational track and field meet at West Perry.
The Wildcats collected 157.5 points to win the meet ahead of Hollidaysburg (144). Juniata (122.5) finished third, while the other Mustangs - Midd-West - ended the day in seventh place.
In the boys meet, Greenwood was second to the host school with 114.5, trailing West Perry's 128. Juniata (79.5) and Midd-West (50) finished fifth and sixth, respectively.
Nine girls teams and 10 boys squads took part in the event.
Among the local contingent, first-place finishes went to Juniata's Rachel Brown in the high jump, long jump and triple jump; the Indians' Mariah Williams won the discus and Greenwood's Lauren Wilson in the 100 hurdles. Juniata had two gold medalists on the boys side: Adam Goshorn in the 100-meter dash and the long jump, and Neil Bodley in the 200. Greenwood's Jared Myers won the triple jump and Dayton Kratzer of Midd-West took the javelin.
Greenwood also won the boys 4x800 relay with the quartet of Patrick Horting, Sal Buonocare, Garrett Byers and Darren Shoemaker. The boys 4x100 relay was won by Juniata, with Garrick Paden, Eric Haubert, Goshorn and Bodley carrying the baton.
Greenwood's Myers and Juniata's Brown were named field MVPs in their respective genders.
Juniata 13, West Perry 0 (5 inn.)
ELLIOTTSBURG - Maddie Zendt threw a one-hitter and Juniata's offense delivered a much-needed win, 13-0 in five innings of on-league softball at West Perry Saturday.
The Indians scored eight in the first inning and never looked back. Tori Cisney was 4-for-4 at the plate; Megan Shoop delivered a triple while Tiffany Shoop and Micheh Horning each doubled in the game.
Juniata (4-7) is back home today against Mifflin County.
West Perry 8,
Juniata 7 (8 inn.)
MIFFLINTOWN - It was Dakota Zook's day in all ways but one Saturday.
The Juniata baseball player struck out eight batters, went 2-for-3 with a double - his team's only extra-base hit - and drove in a pair of runs.
But for the second time in the week, his effort was for naught in extra innings, as the Indians fell to unbeaten West Perry, 8-7, in eight innings Saturday.
It wasn't the only thing that looked familiar, Juniata coach Nick Beward said. For the second time in a week Juniata had the winning runner in scoring position with two outs in the bottom of the seventh but failed to get a hit.
Three errors also proved costly, he said.
But, he added, the attitude was solid after a devastating loss the night before.
"I couldn't be more happy with those kids. West Perry came in there and they thought theywere going to thrash us," he said. "I didn't have to build them up. They were frustrated about Friday's loss and they showed up to play."
West Perry also won the JV game, 15-0 in five innings.
Juniata (3-7) travels to Mifflin County today.