MOUNT UNION - Jake Boozel ran slightly off the course, but came back to edge his teammate Shykai Banks by one-tenth of a second as the Mount Union boys collected a 22-33 win over Bald Eagle in a cross country meet Thursday.
The Mount Union girls picked up their second win of the season, defeating Bald Eagle 21-37.
Boozel and Banks have consistently run at the top of the Mount Union pack all season, but Thursday Banks was almost as good as Boozel.
"All the runners have improved a great deal," Mount Union coach Bob Wydock said. "Shykai did a great job today."
The girls turned in their second win of the season as Brooke Staley led with a time of 28:29.
Within 12 seconds of her were Marissa Aurand, who finished in 28:36, and Bailey Jansen, who crossed the line in 28:41.
All the runners battled tough conditions that included rain and mud, which made footing a challenge.
"Great job by both the boys and the girls," Wydock said. "They faced real tough conditions with the rain and mud and they ran a great race."
Mount Union will be in action Wednesday when the Trojans take part in the Inter-County Conference championships.
Shikellamy 3, Midd-West 0
MIFFLINBURG - Annie Herbster scored two goals for Shikellamy as her team dropped Midd-West by a 3-0 score in a Heartland Athletic Conference field hockey game.
Midd-West could not get its offense going, only taking four shots, all of which the Braves goalkeeper Jessa Houghton saved.
Midd-West will take the field next Saturday when it hosts Bloomsburg at 7 p.m.
Greenwood 0, Line Mountain 0
HERNDON - Greenwood and Line Mountain played to a 0-0 tie on Thursday in Tri-Valley League field hockey action.
Both teams fell victim to the tough conditions and were not able to get on the scoreboard.
Greenwood managed five shots while Line Mountain didn't get any off.
"It was wet and cold," Greenwood coach Kent Houser said. "Everyone's hands had to be freezing, I know mine were."
"I feel good for the goalies," Houser continued. "No one fell and cost their team the game."
Greenwood is in a good spot when it comes to its league standing.
If East Juniata loses a make-up game on Monday at Newport, Greenwood will win the Tri-Valley league title.
If East Juniata wins on Monday, East Juniata and Greenwood would split the regular season championship.
Greenwood will conclude its regular-season slate on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m when the Wildcats travel to Selinsgrove.
Carlisle 8, Mifflin County 0
CARLISLE - Mifflin County fell victim to a a hat trick by Carlisle's Evan Collins Thursday when the Thundering Herd scored eight times on the Huskies in the Commonwealth Division shutout win.
Carlisle scored four goals in the first half and four in the second.
Goalie Ben Renniger had 14 saves.
Mifflin County hosts Central Dauphin Tuesday.
East Juniata 2, Halifax 0
COCOLAMUS - Trevor Goodling scored twice and East Juniata knocked off Halifax 2-0 in a Tri-Valley League boys soccer contest Thursday.
"I thought we played really well considering the conditions," East Juniata coach Don Troutman said. "We passed the ball really well."
The East Juniata defense was on its game, limiting Halifax to virtually nothing offensively.
"We defended really well tonight," Troutman said. "They played with a lot of intensity in the back."
The Tigers improve to 10-3-3 overall and sit undefeated in league play at 9-0-3.
They will be in action next on Tuesday at 7 p.m. when they travel to Juniata.
Greenwood 6, Millersburg 0
MILLERSBURG - Seth Ferguson scored twice in the first half as Greenwood coasted by Millersburg 6-0 in Tri-Valley League boys soccer action Thursday.
Greenwood fired 26 shots on the day with six of them finding the back of the net.
"We hit an awful lot of shots at the keeper," Greenwood coach Tom Magill said. "He made a lot of nice saves though."
Greenwood wasn't able to finish many of those opportunities in part due to the field conditions.
"Conditions were wet," Magill said. "This was the first time we played in slop. The conditions got kind of deteriorated."
Greenwood was able to get some reserves some time late in the game due to the lopsided score as the Wildcats prepare for playoff action.
The Wildcats will take the field Tuesday when they welcome in Lancaster Country Day at 4 p.m.
Juniata 5, Line Mountain 0
MIFFLINTOWN - Juniata knocked off Line Mountain 5-0 in Tri-Valley League action Thursday.
The Indians will take the field next on Tuesday when they host East Juniata.
Juniata 3, Central Mountain 1
MILL HALL - With three games left in the regular season, the Juniata girls soccer team is playing the soccer it wants to play, as was indicated by a 3-1 win over non-league opponent Central Mountain Thursday.
"We're playing good soccer right now. We hope we can keep it going. Tonight was a good non-league opponent for us," Juniata coach Brian Strawser said, who further explained that the team has really been focusing on possessing the ball and increasing its offensive aggression, both of which happened for the Indians Thursday.
Leading the offense was Janelle Swartz, who scored two of her team's three goals. Christen Baublitz picked up the third.
Juniata (10-5) travels to Tri-Valley League opponent Lancaster Country Day Wednesday.
Midd-West 1, Milton 0
MILTON - After 78 scoreless minutes, Midd-West's Janelle Arbogast found the back of the net, giving the Mustangs a 1-0 victory in a Heartland Athletic Conference girls soccer game Thursday.
Arbogast netted the shot when a foul across midfield allowed Brianna Beiler to serve a kick into the box, and Arbogast was there to collect the winning goal.
In what was mostly a defensive battle, Midd-West was slow with its shooting in the first half, but picked up five of its seven shots in the second half.
Goalie Paige Kauffman kept Milton at bay with seven saves.
"The first half we started out a little slow, but we did pick it up a little better in the second half," Midd-West coach Russ Goodling said.
The Mustangs (6-7-1, 4-6-1) travel to Lewisburg Saturday.
Cumberland Valley 3, Mifflin County 0
MECHANICSBURG - Cumberland Valley was more than the Huskies could handle on the volleyball court Thursday, as the Huskies could score no more than 11 points in a single set en rout to a 3-0 Commonwealth Division loss.
"Cumberland Valley has a great program. We did fairly well in most sets in terms of passing," said Mifflin County coach Jill Zeger, who further explained that when the team struggled, it was because of difficulties passing.
Mifflin County's Kaitlyn Dreese had 10 digs and four set assists, while teammate Hayley Hower notched four service points, one of which was an ace.
Cumberland Valley won the JV match 2-0 with two straight sets ending in a 25-9 score.
Mifflin County (3-15, 3-12) will host Halifax Monday.
Mount Union 3, Moshannon Valley 0
MOUNT UNION - It was an enjoyable experience for the Mount Union volleyball team Thursday when the Trojans topped Inter-County Conference opponent Moshannon Valley, 3-0.
"We were talking more about being more upbeat and actually enjoying the game," Mount Union coach Tessa McCormick said, whose team won the match in straight sets, 25-17, 25-12, 25-7.
Part of the reason the Trojans were able to enjoy the match is because they improved their serving and passing, cutting the number of their typical passing errors in half.
Those racking up service points for the Trojans included Abby Grove (10), Ashley Foor (12) and Brya Crawley (6).
Mount Union lost the JV match, 2-1.
The Trojans (9-6, 7-3) host Hollidaysburg Monday.
Due to field conditions, East Juniata's field hockey match at Newport has been postponed until Monday at 6 p.m.
8th-grade team: Mifflin County 28, Park Forest 12. Touchdown runs by Gavin Vega, Jun Garcia, Ryan Walker and a touchdown on a fumble recovery by David Druckemiller. Mifflin County is now 4-2.
Mifflin County 8, Penns Valley 0. Goals by Thomas Remy (3), Ross Cottrill (3), Dylan Unger and Hunter Eckley. Assists by Remy (3), Jack Xanthopoulos, Harrison Sweeney, Rylan Bohn and Josh Nichols.
Mifflin County 2, Penns Valley 1. Goals by Sierra Shawver and Rachelle Bohn.