LANCASTER - George Donahey had an over-the-top night Friday.
The Mifflin County pole vaulter cleared 13 feet, 9 inches at the Franklin and Marshall Invitational, qualifying for the indoor track and field state championships and putting his name in the record book - the 13-9 measure is a county record.
"It was really quite exciting to see George do so well because he really puts a lot into it," Mifflin County coach Scott Gantz said. He loves to vault and works extremely hard to improve."
Donahey finished second in the event, and was joined by several teammates as placewinners.
For the boys, Darien Knudsen was fifth in the mile. Caleb Smith and Jordan Fisher both were seventh-place finishers, the former in the shot put and the latter in the high jump.
The girls got a third-place finish out of Kelsie Kennedy in the 55-meter hurdles. Anna Aurand was fourth in the triple jump and Makala Rearick sixth in the shot; the girls 4x200 relay was fifth. Three other relays placed as well - the 4x800 and one of two 4x400 entries were seventh; the other 4x400 unit was eighth.
"Overall, we could not have been happier with the way the day went," Gantz said. "Our younger athletes are starting to come into their own, which is very encouraging."
The Huskies travel to Penn State for the State College Invitational on Feb. 20.
Milton 50, Midd-West 26
MIDDLEBURG - Midd-West was stymied by Milton's potent offense, suffering a 50-26 loss in Heartland Conference boys basketball Saturday.
The Black Panthers posted an 18-point lead by the break. Midd-West made a comeback attempt in the third but couldn't sustain it. Andrew Karchner led the Mustangs with 12 points.
Milton also won the JV game, 40-31.
Midd-West (3-13) travels to Halifax today.
Carson Long 22
MILLERSTOWN - Greenwood trailed Carson Long by a point after the opening quarter Saturday.
The Wildcats barely allowed the visiting Warriors to score one after that, going on a rampage toward a 62-22 non-league boys basketball victory.
Adam Harrison led the charge with 15 points; Kevin Sheaffer and Nick Kerstetter delivered 11 apiece. The 'Cats dialed long distance 11 times in the game, with Sheaffer and Kerstetter connecting three calls each.
Greenwood (14-5) visits Line Mountain today.
Williams Valley 42,
East Juniata 28
COCOLAMUS - The East Juniata girls basketball team's struggles continued Saturday in a non-league loss to Williams Valley, 42-28.
Shelly Gabel's five-point effort was the best the offense could muster, while the visitors saw two in double figures, led by Cassidy Pinchorski's 13, 12 of which came from behind the arc.
The Tigers (10-8) continue their quest to clinch a District 4 playoff spot at Millersburg Tuesday.