Scholastic sports: Indians have tough draw at districts

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ALTOONA — Juniata’s No. 2 singles player, Seth Strawser, had a win in the first round of the District 6 Class 2A tennis tournament Tuesday, but that’s where the highlight reel for the Indians ended. Strawser in his first match faced Mitchell Johnson of Bishop McCort, whom he eliminated ...

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East Juniata first baseman Seth Rowe, left, stretches for a catch on a hit to the infield with backup from second baseman Ethan Jamison (8) Monday in Cocolamus.

Tigers can’t keep pace with St. Joe’s

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COCOLAMUS — Posting an early 3-0 lead over the East Juniata baseball team, the St. Joseph’s Academy team busted out the bats for 11 hits and was able to hold the Tigers at bay for most of the evening, winning the non-league tilt 7-4. Leading the way offensively for St. Joseph’s were Zac ...

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Mifflin County’s John Hurlburt looks to return a ball in the Huskies’ match against Hershey Tuesday.

Mifflin County down, but not out yet

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LEWISTOWN — It may not have been the start to the busy week Mifflin County’s tennis team had hoped for, but losing to Hershey 5-0 in a Keystone Division tennis match Monday afternoon didn’t leave coach Glenn Kyle and the team hanging their heads. “(Hershey’s) kids have grown up at ...

Penn State’s best QB may be backup Stevens

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has a potential Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback, and yet he was not the most impressive quarterback during Saturday’s Blue-White Game. Granted, it was just a scrimmage, and he played mostly against reserves, but backup Tommy Stevens looked every bit ...


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MIFFLINTOWN — Hannah Welfley fell a double short of hitting for the cycle, and Juniata rallied from down seven to win 8-7 Monday in Tri-Valley League softball against Newport. Cassidy Hambright, Hunter Jones and Kali Foltz combined to hit five doubles for the Indians. Juniata travels to ...

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Rick Eckert, left, leads Greg Satterlee out of turn one Sunday during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race at Port Royal Speedway. Eckert won the race.

Lucas Oil Late Model Port Royal debut goes to Eckert

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PORT ROYAL — In the first ever visit by the Lucas Oil Late Model Series to Port Royal Speedway, it was Pennsylvania’s own Rick Eckert scoring the $10,000 win. A huge crowd was on hand at the Juniata County Speedway on Sunday night. Gregg Satterlee started on the pole and drove into ...

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Penn State running back Mark Allen, left, gets stopped by Desi Davis Saturday during the Penn State Blue-White game at Beaver Stadium.

Roster shows promise for PSU

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UNIVERSITY PARK — When injuries decimated the Penn State football team’s linebacking corps early last season, Cam Brown got thrown into the fire. Literally, in a sense, as his redshirt had to be burned. “Developmentally, (I was) not ready,” Brown said with a big grin. In the long ...

Baublitz, Sheaffer pace Juniata track

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SHIPPENSBURG — Juniata’s Garrett Baublitz and Sydney Sheaffer each were first-place winners Saturday at the 91st Jack Roddick Track and Field Invitational at Shippensburg University. East Juniata and Greenwood also competed at the meet. Baublitz won the 1,600-meter run in 4:27.28, ...

Penn State recruiting on the rise

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UNIVERSITY PARK — If building depth was the theme for the Penn State football team during spring practice, it certainly appears to have crossed over to the recruiting side, too. The Nittany Lions lost a highly-regarded offensive tackle prospect on Friday, but, before they even kicked off ...