From staff reports
ALTOONA - Nate Koller is headed to districts.
The Mifflin County golfer carded an 80 in the Eastern Sectional at Sinking Valley Tuesday, good enough for a fourth-place tie and a qualifying score that will send him to Scotch Valley for the District 6 Class AAA event Oct. 8.
State College's Christian Fineberg was the medalist with a 74.
"Overall Nate played very well. He did the job that needed to be done," Mifflin County coach Kevin O'Donnell said. "We're excited to see what can happen at districts. Now's an opportunity for Nate to score and see how far he can go."
Meanwhile, in Class AA, Mount Union's golf season came to an end Tuesday at Cresson's Summit Golf Club as the foursome representing the Trojans in their sectional failed to make the cut for the district field.
"We had a nice season. The guys battled hard but it's over," Trojans coach Matt Fiscus said.
Ryan Varner - the only senior among the four - and Zach Knable led the team with 95s. The cut was 88.
"We've been high 80s, low 90s all year," Fiscus said. "We were going to a new course and that's what we did."
Mason Craig carded a 105. Brady Goodling withdrew with six holes remaining with a mild injury; he was 14 over at the time.
Line Mountain 0
MILLERSTOWN - Hunter Miller scored his first career goal over the weekend. Tuesday, his output skyrocketed.
Miller scored four goals - including a natural hat trick in a span of barely five minutes - plus had an assist as Greenwood blanked Line Mountain, 8-0, in a Tri-Valley League boys soccer game Tuesday.
"He played fast tonight and that was the thing," Greenwood coach Tom Magill said. "To the kids' credit, they were feeding him the ball. They were starting to recognize he was the one who was getting open."
The Wildcats (7-2-2, 6-1-2) travel to Upper Dauphin Thursday.
Juniata 2, Upper Dauphin 0
MIFFLINTOWN - Nick Gilbert's goal at the start of the second half was the difference for Juniata as it defeated Upper Dauphin 2-0 in a Tri-Valley League boys soccer contest.
Matt Coldren saved all five shots he faced to help lift Juniata.
The Indians improve to 5-4-1 and will travel to Lancaster Country Day on Thursday.
Juniata Mennonite 3, New Covenant 1
LEBANON - Tony Gehman scored two goals as Juniata Mennonite defeated New Covenant 3-1 in an Allegheny Christian Athletic Association boys soccer game on Tuesday.
Juniata Mennonite scored on three of just eight shots and its first half goals held up in the second half en route to the win.
The Lions travel to Sunbury Christian on Oct. 8.
Mifflin County Christian Academy 2, Northumberland Christian 1
SHINDLE - Luke Todd scored twice for Mifflin County Christian Academy as the Eagles defeated Northumberland Christian 2-1 in a boys soccer game Tuesday.
Todd's first goal in the 30th minute tied the game at 1-1 and his second won the game with four minutes left.
"It was a pretty evenly matched game," Mifflin County Christian Academy coach Craig Todd said. "We told the boys at halftime that whoever worked the hardest the second half was going to win. Luke pushed, dribbled the ball past the 18 ready to take a shot and was knocked over and the ref awarded the penalty shot. He earned the shot, so he took it and put MCCA up 2-1 with about four minutes remaining."
Mifflin County Christian Academy goalkeeper Brad Smith held Northumberland scoreless the rest of the night and the Eagles improved to 4-2-1 on the season.
The Eagles will be in action next on Monday at Blair County.
Cedar Cliff 5,
Mifflin County 3
CAMP HILL - Winston Shugarts scored a pair of goals, but Mifflin County still fell short against Cedar Cliff in a Commonwealth Division boys soccer game Tuesday.
The Huskies host Chambersburg Thursday.
Cedar Cliff 2,
Mifflin County 0
LEWISTOWN - For a team that gains every time it shows growth, a 2-0 loss can be an improvement.
Against Cedar Cliff Tuesday, it was for the Mifflin County girls soccer team.
"We're improving every week," Huskies coach Trevor Eckley said. "I'm starting to get younger players that are starting to step up, they're starting to learn the game. It really makes you excited. It's nice that we're learning."
The second half was scoreless for the Colts, one of the Commonwealth Division's better teams. Mifflin County goalie McKenzie Bressler stopped 10 of 20 shots she faced; only two got by. She is one of several players who has become varsity in the wake of an injury bug.
The Huskies travel to Chambersburg Thursday.
Midd-West 3, Lewisburg 1
LEWISBURG - Janelle Arbogast scored twice, the second one the game winner for Midd-West in a 3-1 Heartland Conference girls soccer game against Lewisburg Tuesday.
Arbogast got her second with 15 minutes left to play, the same amount of time that had elapsed since Elke Belz tied it for the Green Dragons. Mustangs coach Russ Goodling said Belz could have been the hero.
"Our keeper Paige Kauffman came up big," he said. "There was a one on one with her and the Belz girl and she came off the line and made a spectacular sliding stop."
Midd-West also won the JV game, 4-1.
The Mustangs (5-6, 3-5) travel to Montoursville Thursday.
Boys: Mount Union 27, West Branch 29
Girls: West Branch 15, Mount Union 44
MORRISDALE - The Mount Union boys cross county team defeated West Branch 27-29 at West Branch on Tuesday while the girls lost by a 15-44 margin.
Jake Boozel led the way, coming in second overall on the boys side, finishing in 19:40.
"Jake Boozel led the team again," Mount Union coach Bob Wydock said. "He ran a really nice race today."
Marissa Aurand posted a team-best 26:34 mark for the girls, finishing sixth overall.
The boys team improves to 6-1 on the season and will be running next Wednesday at Bellwood-Antis.
Lancaster Country Day 2
LANCASTER - Hattie Kuhns scored two goals and added an assist as Greenwood toppled Lancaster Country Day, 6-2, in a Tri-Valley League field hockey game.
Although the Wildcats scored the first six goals, Greenwood coach said his team was challenged, while also taking advantage of an opportunity to experiment.
"I thought they gave us a pretty decent game," he said. "We tried to do some different things tonight."
The league-leading Wildcats (9-4, 5-1) host State College Saturday.
Central Dauphin 3,
Mifflin County 0
LEWISTOWN - Mifflin County improved upon its last match, but fell to Central Dauphin 3-0 in a Mid-Penn Commonwealth volleyball match Tuesday.
The Huskies got five assists and four service points from Kaitlyn Dreese as they lost by scores of 25-9, 25-8 and 25-10.
"They played together," Mifflin County coach Jill Zeger said. "The passes were better and the serves were better."
Jenna Snyder had three kills for the Huskies while Anna Arnaud and Chloe Benner each added five digs.
The junior varsity team fell 2-0 by scores of 25-7 and 25-6.
The Huskies will take on Upper Dauphin today.
* Mifflin County 4, Altoona 4: Goals by Sean Page, Tanner Hepner, Ross Cottrill and Thomas Remy; assists by Cottrill, Dylan Unger and Chayce Macknair.
* Mifflin County 15, Holidaysburg 8. Max Oburn and Camden Shawver each had touchdown pass receptions. Caleb Bressler and Hunter Ciccolini had a tackle in the end zone for a safety.