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CM Week in Review: Wildcats’ tennis, golf teams competed in playoffs

Central Mountain’s girls tennis and boys golf competed in postseason play, cross country is off and running, and football suffered its first loss of the season.

The girls tennis team has been nothing short of spectacular this season. The trio of Carolina Carpenetti, Olivia Anastos and Kati Kwiatek have continued to dominate in singles. The Wildcats defeated Selinsgrove, 5-0, last Monday and came back home to earn a 5-0 win Wednesday against Mifflinburg for the team’s 11th win of the season.

Carpenetti and Anastos competed in districts on Thursday and both went 1-1. The Wildcats will look to finish out their strong season Wednesday as the team hosts Shikellamy at 4 p.m.

The boys soccer team had a tough outing against Selinsgrove last Tuesday and the Wildcats were shut out, 7-0. Two days later, the Wildcats tied Mifflinburg, 1-1. On Saturday, the team fell at Warrior Run, 5-1. The boys soccer team was back in action Monday night against Jersey Shore.

The girls soccer team lost to Selinsgrove, 4-0, and fell on the road to Mifflinburg, 4-0, early last week. The Wildcats ended the week with a 3-0 loss to Milton on Saturday. Despite its winless week, the team continues to show signs of improvement. The Wildcats will look to rebound as they travel to Shamokin today.

The girls volleyball team posted a 2-1 record this past week. The Wildcats defeated Huntingdon in three sets Tuesday. Later in the week, Central Mountain beat Saint Joseph’s, 3-0, and fell to Bald Eagle Area, 3-0. Central Mountain now sits at 4-1 and will host Penns Valley tonight.

In golf, Gunner Redman’s 39 nine-hole score Monday at the Williamsport Country Club solidified Central Mountain’s undefeated season. The Wildcats win over Montoursville also earned Central Mountain the PHAC championship for the fifth straight year. Aside from Redman, Jason Floruss shot a 42.

Floruss placed third at sectionals Thursday, as he posted an 18-hole score of 76.

The cross country team competed on Sept. 15 against Montoursville as the Warriors swept the competition in the girls (24-33) and boys (23-32) races.

In the girls race, Central Mountain’s Sophie Dressler grabbed the race’s top spot overall with a winning time of 21 minutes, 54 seconds. Gianna Dressler was the team’s next best finish as she finished in fourth place with a time of 23:34. Maddie Jones finished seventh (24:04) and Autumn Garman (24:31) rounded out the top 10 for the Wildcats.

For the boys team, Eddie Newman’s fifth-place time of 21:00 was Central Mountain’s best. Behind Newman at sixth was Evan Wells (21:01). Right after Newman and Wells, Ben Streator (21:09) and Bryce Gray (21:11) finished in seventh and eighth place.

The cross country team also competed against Jersey Shore on Tuesday as Sophie Dressler placed second at 22:30, and Bryce Gray placed sixth with a time of 20:45 in the girls and boys races, respectively.

The football team suffered its first loss of the season when the Wildcats fell to Jersey Shore, 55-7. Brett Gerlach connected with Micah Walizer for the team’s lone touchdown of the game. The Wildcats, now 2-1, host Milton on Friday night.

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