From staff reports
EAGLES MERE - It was the end of the road for East Juniata's Jeremy Pannebaker Saturday. The Tiger golfer carded an 82 - a four-stroke improvement over the first day of the District 4 Class AAA golf tournament - but could not make up lost ground to advance to the eastern regional.
Pannebaker shot a two-day 168, which put him 15 strokes away from advancement.
Defending champion C.J. Tyler of Shikellamy (150) and Selinsgrove's Justin Geedey (153, playoff) were the two who moved on.
Pannebaker was sixth overall in what started as a field of eight; one player withdrew after the first day.
"I'm impressed he shot 82, to be honest," East Juniata coach Mike Zendt said, noting Pannebaker hit the fairway only about a third of the time and had to play thick roughs. "I think his putting maybe bailed him out."
Despite recent struggles, Zendt said the senior never gave up.
"Jeremy's not the type of kid to do that," he said. "He's had a great career for me. I'm really going to miss him."
Overall, the coach said, it was a great accomplishment just to be among the elite on the final day of districts.
"He wanted regionals really bad, but it wasn't in the cards for him," Zendt said.
Midd-West 3, Williamsport 1
MIDDLEBURG - Corner kicks were a big deal Saturday for Midd-West, which used a pair of them to take an early lead over Williamsport. The Mustangs made it a 3-1 Heartland Conference win over the Millionaires on homecoming, clinching a District 4 playoff berth in the process.
"It was nice to see us finally finish off of corners, as our first two goals came from great serves from Tyler Arbogast," Midd-West coach Chris Sauer said. Those goals came at opposite ends of the first half.
It was the assist that Sauer noted on the final goal, a helper that came from Andrew Sassaman.
"Sassaman was very dangerous for us making some great runs down left side," Sauer said. "We hope to continue to improve heading into district playoffs in the next few weeks."
Midd-West (9-5, 7-3) hosts Lewisburg Monday.
Perry County tournament
ELLIOTTSBURG - A Seth Ferguson hat trick and two Tyler Fegley goals propelled Greenwood to a 7-0 victory in the opening round of the Perry County boys soccer tournament.
Fegley and Hunter Wirth each took delivery of a Hunter Roth ball to win the title.
In the opening game, Susquenita gave up all seven goals in the first half. Host West Perry led the final most of the way but saw the two Wildcats tallies come a minute apart in the second.
"It made it exciting, put it that way," Greenwood coach Tom Magill said. "The game definitely went back and forth in the first half and I thought we were a step slow to the ball."
LEWISTOWN - Altoona scored three second-half goals and goalkeeper Joe Smith made five saves in a shutout of winless Mifflin County in a non-league boys soccer game Saturday.
East Juniata 2,
Lancaster Country Day 1
LANCASTER - Megan Yeager scored the game winner Saturday as East Juniata slipped past Lancaster Country Day, 2-1, in a Tri-Valley League field hockey game.
For the Tigers, it was close call after the two traded goals in the first; East Juniata needs to keep pace with rival Greenwood for even a shot at the league title. But the win did cement a spot in the District 4 bracket for the Tigers.
Liz McClure had assists on both goals.
East Juniata (9-3-1, 5-1-1) visits Mifflin County Tuesday.
State College 0
MILLERSTOWN -Greenwood needed just one goal to beat State College and Kelsey Keener got it.
Keener's unassisted blast early in the first half held to the end in the non-league field hockey game.
East Juniata 4,
Line Mountain 1
MANDATA - McKayla Goodling had a goal and two assists as East Juniata topped Line Mountain, 4-1, in a Tri-Valley League girls soccer game Saturday.
Hannah School had a goal and an assist for the Tigers.