LOCK HAVEN - The Mifflin County girls swim team was on fire Saturday when the girls landed in top spots time and again for the eventual 92-52 win over Central Mountain.
First place finishers for the girls included Rachel Heckman (100 butterfly), Sarah Bonson (200 individual medley and 500 freestyle), the 200 medley relay team (Rachel Stimeling, Kaitlyn Eckley, Bonson and Besch) and the 400 freestyle relay team (Eckley, Besch, Bonson and Megan Becker).
On the boys end, although the Huskies fell to Central Mountain 98-47, there were still some strong individual performances.
First place finishes for the boys included Evan Becker (200 individual medley) and the 400 free relay team (Zack Bonson, Anthony Elliott, Shane Sennett and Drew Kline).
Kline also finished in 2nd in the 100 breastroke with a time which qualified him for districts.
Mifflin County coach Connie Welch said the meet was a strong one for her team, and she was glad to see some new names in placewinning spots.
Mifflin County (Girls: 2-6, Boys: 1-7) faces Central Mountain again when the Huskies host the Wildcats on Jan. 29.
Indoor track and field
Kevin Dare Invitational
UNIVERSITY PARK - Mifflin Country harrier Jon Colwell has been having a series of strong meets lately.
Jan. 12, at the Golden Bear Invitational, Colwell qualified for states. Saturday, when Mifflin County competed at the Kevin Dare Invitational at Penn State University, Colwell continued to stand out when his 8:45.99 in the 3000 meter ranked in as the number two time in Pennsylvania and the number eight time in the nation.
"It's not totally unexpected, but at the same time it's great to see him perform the way that he has been," Mifflin County coach Scott Gantz said. "I think as the season progresses here, I think there's a lot more to get out of him and I think he's going to surprise a lot of people by the end of the season."
Other highlights for the Huskies included Nathan Baumgardner's personal best 20 feet two inches in the long jump, Kelsey Spicher's 2:35.57 in the 800 and Erika Shawver's 27.59 in the 200.
It was Mifflin County's third meet of the season, and Gantz was pleased with what he saw from his team.
Mifflin County's next meet is on Friday at Franklin and Marshall college.
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MANHEIM TOWNSHIP - Both teams got off to a slow start - combining for only 13 points - when Juniata traveled to Lancaster Country Day for boys Tri-Valley League basketball action Saturday, but it was Juniata which got over the hump sooner, resulting in a 52-35 win.
In every quarter but the second, Juniata outscored Lancaster Country Day, putting up a game-high 16 points in the fourth quarter.
Juniata's Scott Sneath was a force on the offense, recording 14 points in the contest.
The Indians (2-11) host TVL opponent East Juniata on Tuesday.
Upper Dauphin 66,
East Juniata 47
ELIZABETHVILLE - It was an off night for the East Juniata boys basketball team Saturday, and it showed in the final 66-47 score against Tri-Valley League opponent Upper Dauphin.
"We were outplayed offensively, defensivley and mentally all night," East Juniata coach Brock Anders said.
East Juniata's Nick Lorenz put up a game-high 25 points, but offensivley the rest of the Tigers struggled, as none of the others were able to break double-digits.
"We didn't execute our stuff, they did, and we didn't play well enough to win," Anders said.
East Juniata (11-3, 7-2) hosts Midd-West today.
Greenwood 62, Newport 31
NEWPORT - The Greenwood boys displayed once again why they top the Tri-Valley League standings, when on Saturday they doubled Newport's points in the 62-31 victory.
Greenwood started out strong, outscoring Newport 13-5 in the first quarter, and continued to expand upon its lead throughout the rest of the game.
From the Kerstetters - Ryan and Nick - came one of Greenwood's greatest offensive threats of the night, as the two combined for six 3-point goals. In addition to his threes, Ryan led the game in scoring with 16.
Greenwood (15-2, 11-0) is off until Friday, when the Wildcats host TVL opponent Juniata.
MIFFLINBURG - In every quarter but the first, Midd-West paced right along with Mifflinburg in Inter-County Conference boys basketball action Friday. But, the Mustangs only put up five points in the first, and were never able to recover from the early deficit in the 54-42 loss.
Colton Keister had a team-high 11 points for the Mustangs.
Mifflinburg won the JV contest, 61-48.
Midd-West (3-9, 0-7) travels to non-league opponent East Juniata today.
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MANHEIM TOWNSHIP - The Juniata girls shut Lancaster Country Day down in Tri-Valley League action Saturday - plain and simple.
Lancaster Country Day only scored 15 points in the contest - which is only two more than the Indians put up in the first quarter - to lose, 57-15.
Maddie Zendt had a game-high 15 points for the Indians, and Victoria Varner trailed her with 13.
Juniata (13-1) travels to Millersburg today.
Danville 39, Midd-West 12
MIDDLEBURG - The Midd-West girls hosted Danville Saturday looking for their sixth win of the season, but instead dropped the non-league contest, 39-12.
Allie Camp and Makenzi Kauffman each had four points, and that was the most any individual Mustangs were able to score in the game.
"We played great defense...held them to 39, but had problems offensively," Midd-West coach Dave Fadale said.
Midd-West (5-8) hosts Jersey Shore on Tuesday.
BELLEFONTE - The Midd-West wrestling team went 1-2 Saturday at the Bellefonte Duals, pulling out a close 39-37 win over Hazleton, but falling to Pius X and State College.
Alex Lieberman (160), Corey Stauffer (106) and Zachary Heeter (145) all went 3-for-3 on the day for the Mustangs.
Of the three, each recorded two pins, Lieberman took a 4-2 decision over State College's Alexander Stover, Stauffer handed Pius X's Robbie Shoemaker a technical fall and Heeter won a major decision over State College's Derek Horner.
Midd-West travels to Milton on Thursday.
- 8th grade: Tyrone 40, Mifflin County 29. High scorer Ryan Walker 11.
- 7th grade: Tyrone 33, Mifflin County 10. High scorer Cade Shoemaker 6.
Mifflin Country's next game is today at Huntingdon