DILLSBURG - Shane Whalen became the final district qualifier from Mifflin County in swimming as his 13th-place time in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Polar Bear Plunge was good enough to make the cut.
The Huskies took part Saturday in the Mid-Penn invitational event, held at Northern York High School.
"The team had some great swims with personal best times and they all seemed to enjoy the meet. This Mid-Penn invitational was the last chance for our swimmers to qualify for districts and it was great to see Shane Whalen qualify," Mifflin County coach Connie Welch said. "The team now has eight swimmers who qualified in individual events."
The best individual performances came from Drew Kline, who was 11th in the 100-yard butterfly, and Seth Barger, 11th in the 100 breaststroke. Barger also was top 20 in the 50 freestyle. He, Kline, Whalen and Anthony Elliott were on the ninth-place 200 medley relay team.
The girls had a top-20 200 medley relay as well with Rachel Stimeling, Analee Gentzel, Rachel Heckman and Allison Besch. Besch was in the top 30 in two individual events.
"It was evident how much our swimmers have molded into a team, as they were huddled at the end of each lane cheering on their teammates," Welch said. I don't think they sat down for the whole meet."
Other personal best times were recorded by Melany Angney, Emily Berryman, Analee Gentzel, Kristen Neavling, Makayla Pearce, and Shane Sennett.
Line Mountain 48
MANDATA - Greenwood and Line Mountain went downtown Saturday, combining for 15 3-point buckets in the Tri-Valley League final for both boys basketball teams.
The homestanding Eagles had the top scorer - Cole Rickert, with 26 - and a seven-point lead at the half, but Greenwood clamped down in the second half, holding Line Mountain to just 13 points in the final two frames of a 58-48 victory.
Greenwood, the top seed in District 3 Class A, ends the regular season at 19-3, with a 15-1 league record.
Ryan Kerstetter, who hit for of his team's eight long balls, led the Wildcats with 23 points. Adam Harrison (13) and Josh Ferguson (12) also made double digits.
Greenwood hosts the winner of a first-round game between Lancaster County Christian and Harrisburg Academy Friday.
* Dubois Duals: Mifflin County went 5-0 on the day to win the Dubois Duals on Saturday. The Huskies finish the season with a record of 24-1.