From staff reports
MILLERSTOWN -Katie Barton scored four goals and Mallory Fortenbaugh three as Greenwood stifled Belleville Mennonite, 10-0, in a non-league field hockey game Tuesday.
Fortenbaugh added four helpers in the game as well. Hattie Kuhns tallied one and assisted four others as the Wildcats built a 7-0 halftime lead and cruised. Belleville Mennonite was unable to get a shot or a penalty corner in the contest.
Despite the struggle, Thunder coach Morgan Foote was pleased with how well her small squad held up against an opponent that clearly overmatched the visitors.
"We played a pretty good game," she said. "They have a million girls on their team and we have 13. I felt we held up pretty well actually."
Greenwood coach Kent Houser said he was impressed with the way Belleville Mennonite stayed with it.
"I thought their goalie played pretty well. I thought their kids tried," he said.
The Thunder (1-4) travels to Southern Huntingdon Thursday. Greenwood (4-2) hosts Line Mountain the same day.
East Juniata 3, Lancaster Country Day 1
COCOLAMUS - Three first-half goals - two by Steph Dressler - held up for East Juniata, which snapped its brief two-game losing streak with a 3-1 Tri-Valley League field hockey win over Lancaster Country Day Tuesday.
Tiger coach Billie Haines said she changed the positions of several players to try and generate more offense.
"Even though I moved Steph to a more defensive position she did a great job creating opportunities for herself to score," East Juniata coach she said. "With this line up we were able to pass the ball better, utilizing more of our players."
East Juniata (4-2, 2-0) travels to Newport Thursday.
Shikellamy 2, Midd-West 1 (OT)
SHIKELLAMY - A rematch of a District 4 tournament game from a year ago had a similar outcome, as Shikellamy edged Midd-West, 2-1, in a Heartland Conference field hockey game Tuesday.
There wasn't much rivalry from a year ago - "It was pretty low key, actually," Midd-West coach Mandi Romig said - but there also wasn't much production by the Mustangs in the second half.
"We only had one penalty corner and they earned a lot," Romig said. "I felt like we were holding on the entire second half."
The Mustangs held the lead for most of 50 minutes before Shikellamy's Jade Cox scored the equalizer with 90 seconds to play. The game winner came 4:30 into overtime.
The JV game ended in a scoreless tie.
Midd-West (1-5, 1-2) travels to Lewisburg Thursday.
Boys: Cumberland Valley 20, Mifflin County 44; Carlisle 18, Mifflin County 49
Girls: Cumberland Valley 16, Mifflin County 46; Carlisle 15, Mifflin County 48
MECHANICSBURG - Darien Knudsen's fourth-place overall finish was the high point of the day Tuesday for Mifflin County, which saw its boys and girls cross country teams dropped Commonwealth Division decisions to Carlisle and host Cumberland Valley.
Knudsen ran a 17:15, but the next closest teammate to cross was 17th overall.
Mifflin County coach Greg Loht said he knew Carlisle - led by Zach Brown, the state champ in the 800 in track last spring - would me hard to get by. But he thought there would be a better chance against the Eagles.
"It was a tactical race up front," he said. "We were packed in nice, but we just went too slow."
It was the opposite for the girls; Cumberland Valley was top five in this sport a year ago. Four of the Huskies finished in the top 20, led by Maggie Wilson, who was 10th.
"I was actually happy with the girls," Loht said. "They went right out and got a lot of PRs. They ran hard."
Mifflin County (Boys: 2-3, 1-3; Girls: 3-2, 2-2) travel to Big Springs for the Ben Bloser Invitational Saturday.
Boys: Mount Union 26, West Branch 30; Southern Fulton 24, Mount Union 34
Girls: West Branch 17, Mount Union 38; Southern Fulton 15, Mount Union 49
MOUNT UNION - A trio of runners finishing in the top 10 helped Mount Union to a non-league boys cross country win over West Branch Tuesday.
But the Trojans did not fare so well against the West Branch girls, and league opponent Southern Fulton swept the races.
"We were able to pull out that West Branch meet when our No. 4 and 5 runners were able to slip in there and do some damage," Mount Union coach Bob Wydock said. "Southern Fulton is a tough one."
The Mount Union boys are now 4-1 overall while the girls are 1-4. The losses to Southern Fulton represent the Inter-County Conference opener for both.
The Trojans host Juniata Valley Sept. 24.
Northern 3, Mifflin County 2
LEWISTOWN - Two of Mifflin County's three singles players kept the Huskies in contention, but Northern proved just a little too much on the tennis court Tuesday afternoon, winning the Mid-Penn match, 3-2.
Both No. 2 Emily Hurlburt and No. 3 Kate Hugendubler won second sets and pushed their opponents to the limit in the first and third, but neither was able to carry a win out of the day. Hurlburt fell 6-4, 4-6, 7-5; it was 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 for Hugendubler.
"They were really good matches. They were matched very well," Mifflin County coach Glenn Kyle said. "The key was who was going to be the most consistent."
Mifflin County travels to Cedar Cliff today.
East Juniata 6, Upper Dauphin 0
COCOLAMUS - McKayla Goodling and Amber Knouse each scored twice as East Juniata blanked Upper Dauphin, 6-0, in a Tri-Valley League girls soccer game Tuesday.
Knouse added a pair of assists to lift the Tigers, who host Line Mountain Thursday.
State College 7, Mifflin County 1
STATE COLLEGE - Haley Crawford and Victoria Crawford each scored twice to lead State College past Mifflin County, 7-1, in a Commonwelath Division girls soccer game Tuesday.
Victoria assisted Haley on the first tally of the game, barely two and a half minutes in. It was 4-0 at the half and all of the Little Lions' goals were on thebooks when the Huskies put one in the net with two minutes left in the game.
Mifflin County travels to Carlisle Thursday.
Juniata Mennonite 8, Walnut Street Christian 0
JERSEY SHORE - Juniata Mennonite fired the ball at the goal only nine times against Walnut Street Christian Tuesday.
Six of those went in. Add two more scored as own goals, and it's an 8-0 rout by the Lions in an Allegheny Christian Athletic Association boys soccer game.
Adrian Martin had a hat trick in the contest. Nehemiah Courtney had a goal and an assist.
Northumberland Christian 4, Mifflin County Christian 2
SHINDLE - Jon God scored twice in a span of six minutes, but was playing catch up with both, which led to Mifflin County Christian Academy's 4-2 loss in boys soccer to Northumberland Christian Tuesday.
Northumberland Christian, unbeaten abd the top boys team in its league, scored twice in the first half but was closed to a one-goal lead when God found the back of the net 16 minutes after the break. He and Andrew Groninger, who scored twice, traded goals a minute apart after the 60th minute of play. But that was as close as the Eagles came.
"For some reason, we had a tough game tonight. Our minds just were not in the game," Mifflin County Christian coach Craig Todd said. "A few injuries did not help, but overall just kind of an off night. Hopefully we will bounce back for Thursday's game."
Mifflin County Christian (1-2) travels to Emmanuel Baptist that day.
Lewisburg 2, Midd-West 0
LEWISBURG - Unbeaten Lewisburg stayed that way as the Green Dragon boys scored twice in the second half to get by Midd-West in a Heartland Conference boys soccer game Tuesday.
Midd-West (4-3, 2-2) travels to Milton Thursday.
Cumberland Valley 3, Mifflin County 0
LEWISTOWN - Cumberland Valley swept Mifflin County in Commonwealth Division volleyball Tuesday, a loss coach Jill Zeger said could be attributed at least in part to lack of effort.
"We lost because my girls did not show up to play tonight," she said, especially compared to the the division's No. 2 team, State College. "I felt like State College gave us a more impressive show."
Chloe Benner led the Huskies in digs and Jenna Snyder in kills.
The Eagles also won the JV match in straight sets, 25-11 and 25-17.
Zeger heads home Thursday as Mifflin County plays her alma mater, Chambersburg.
East Juniata 354, Newport 361, Millersburg 361, Lancaster Country Day 363
OAKLAND MILLS - Jeremy Pannebaker stayed in the 70s as East Juniata hosted the Tri-Valley League golf contingent to Lost Creek Tuesday, but coach Mike Zendt said the Tigers can credit their win more to Justin Mingle and Grant Leonard, who came in behind him with scores in the 80s.
It was still a difficult day, he said, as his team had an eight and a nine individually on holes.
"We're just blowing up on some holes," he said. "That's more what got us today than slow greens or anything else like that."
East Juniata (14-5-3, 11-5-2) plays Thursday at Millersburg's home course, Lykens Valley.
Mount Union 362, Huntingdon 444
MOUNT UNION - Zach Knable shot an 83 to lead Mount Union in a 362-444 non-league golf win over Huntingdon Tuesday.
Knable was the only Trojan to stay below 90 in the match on their home course, the American Legion Country Club.
"Anytime you beat your rival you've got to be happy but we actually shot better away from home yesterday," Mount Union coach Matt Fiscus observed.
Mount Union (7-1) hosts Bellwood-Antis Sept. 24.
Shikellamy 331, Selinsgrove 340, Midd-West 356, Williamsport 371, Loyalsock 419, Mifflinburg 425
MIDDLEBURG - Ascher Marks and Aidan Edmiston each carded 85s to lead Midd-West, but the Mustangs could do no better than third Tuesday as the the Heartland Conference visited Shade Mountain.
It's one of two matches played there; Mifflinburg, which finished last, actually was the home team.
Midd-West (12-13) is fourth in the overall standings but cut its deficit against 14-11 Williamsport.
* Williamsport 24, Mifflin County 14: Touchdowns by Noah Wright and Wyatt Henry. Brock Capouillez had a two-point conversion.
* Altoona 4, Mifflin Coounty 3: Goals by Thomas Remy, Tanner Hepner, Sean Page; Ross Cottrill two assists.