By Kenny Varner
LEWISTOWN – Wednesday, all eyes of the MIfflin County sports scene was focused on the Huskies auditorium and the MIfflin County athletes that are continuing their game to the next level as well as the athletes that will be defending our country as they decided to go into the Armed Services.
First up was Bailey McNitt. McNitt will continue her soccer career at Shepherd University, West Virginia as she majors in nursing.
She will be playing Division II under Coach Sam Odell
MicNitt was a member of the MCHS Wrestling Career, Medical Careers Club, Nursing Assistant Internship, Lewistown Hospital, Indoor Track and Field team, Outdoor Track and Field and Soccer.
She was a 4-time Letter Winner, 2-time MPC All-Star. As a goalie she finished with 548 Career Saves.
She played in the District VI Championship in 2022.
Veteran Lacrosse player Sadie Fike will taking her talents to Wilson College. Fike will be majoring in Nursing.
Wilson competes in the CSAC – Colonial States Athletic Association.
Playing in Division III, Fike will be playing for Coach Brooke Hunley
Her high school activities were
National Honor Society, Key Club, Mini-Thon, Senior Class Officer, Soccer and Lacrosse.
Some of her numerous accolades were; MPC Player of the Week, and Husky Athlete Award.
Brenna Dobson will be extending her Lacrosse career to Mount Aloysius where she will be studying
Ultrasonography and Radiology.
Mount Aloysius competes in the United East Conference
Also playing in Division III, she will be playing for Coach Adam Sprague.
Her high school activities include Field Hockey. She was a 2-time Letter Winner. She was a 3-times letter winner in Lacrosse.
Accolades include Husky Hustle Award.
She was a member of the Key Club, Mini-Thon, Pawsitive Vibes and Student Council.
Mifflin County softball hurler Maddie Wolfgang will continue playing Softball for Penn State Hazelton. She will be studying Medical Laboratory Technology.
Penn State Hazelton competes in the Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference.
She will play under Coach Dan Caruso in Division III.
Her Activities in school were Softball
Where she was a MPC All-Star, Husky Athlete Award, Jaynee Carolus Winner, 3-time Letter Winner.
She was also a member of the Key Club, Homecoming Court and Distinguished Honor Roll.
Teammate Reagan Shafranich will be also playing Softball for the University of Pittsburg-Bradford where she will study Psychology.
Pitt-Bradford competes in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Competing in Division III, she will be playing for Coach Tina Phillips
Her activities were Golf where she was a 3-time Letter Winner, 4-time MPC Qualifier – winning the qualifier in 22-23, 3-time District VI Qualifier.
In Softball she was a 2-time Letter Winner and she Competed at USA Softball Championships for Summer Ball.
Academically, she was a member of the Honor Roll.
Cross country and track and field runner CJ Coffey will be playing close to home as he will play for Juniata College. He will study Criminal Justice.
Juniata competes in the Landmark Conference
Coach Jon Cutright will be Coffey’s head mentor going into his freshman year.
His high school activities include the Honor Roll, Cross Country Treasurer, Cross Country State Qualifier and Track and Field.
Cameron Barben will be heading to college to continue his Lacrosse career as a member of Juniata College. While there he will study Criminal Justice
Juniata competes in the Landmark Conference.
A a Division III school, Barben will be
Coached by James Stumpo.
His high school Activities consisted of Lacrosse and Cross Country.
Field Hockey’s Monica Druckemiller will be heading to Stevenson University in Maryland. While there she will be studying Marketing and Financing.
Stevenson competes in the Middle Atlantic Conference
A member of Division III, Drukemiller will play under Coach Morgan Bitting.
Her high school activities consist of
Field Hockey where she was a 4-time Letter Winner, 2nd Team MPC Commonwealth Division All-Star
And 1st Runner-Up Tish Maclay Award (21-22).
She was also a member of the Lacrosse team, Mini-Thon, Key Club, Student Council and Pawsitive Vibes.
Wrestler Jacob Cunningham will continue his career at Messiah University. He will be studying Environmental Science.
• Messiah competes in the Middle Atlantic Conference
Messiah is a Division III team and he will wrestle under Coach Bryan Brunk
His high school activities consist of
Wrestling, where he was a 3-time District Medalist and Regional Medalist.
Huskies pitcher Bryson Bubb will be continuing his Baseball career at La Roche University. He will be studying Communications, Media and Technology.
La Roche competes in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Playing in Division III, Bubb’s coach will be Adam Dukate
His high school activities consist of Baseball, Golf, Student Section, Fan of the Year and Honor Roll.
Elijah Osborne will continue his Football career at Lycoming College where he’ll be studying Biology.
Lycoming competes in the Middle Atlantic Conference.
Playing at Division III, Lycoming is coached by Mike Clark.
Osborne’s Activities in high school were Football (MPC Honorable Mention, Captain) and Honor Roll.
Cory French will be a member at the Air Force Academy where he will study Biology.
His high school Activities have included Football as a Team Captain. He competed in Track and Field, the Key Club National Honor Society (Class Officer).
Reagan Ettinger has signed on for service in the United States Marine Corp.
He will work to become a Combat Engineer.
His high school activities were Football, where he finished in the Top 10 in PA for tackles, and Lacrosse.
Quaid Westlin has signed to defend our country in the United States Air Force.
He will pursue being in the Medical Field/Physician Assistant Degree
His high school activities include the Lacrosse team, Medical Careers Club where he was the President.
Good luck to all the local athletes for taking that next step in their lives.