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Juniata’s Jamie Bailer, right, attempts a layup over the outstretched arms of Greenwood’s Aaron Bollinger Monday in Mifflintown.

Juniata pulls away from ’Cats

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MIFFLINTOWN —Juniata went into the second half of Monday night’s Tri-Valley League boys basketball contest against Greenwood looking sluggish. That is, until Luke Myers drained his first 3-pointer of the game to give Greenwood its only lead of the game, early in the third quarter. That ...

Huskies dominant, win big

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MILL HALL — It’s been a rough start to Central Mountain’s season. After dropping their first two games of the year, the Wildcats suffered a lopsided, mercy-rule loss to the Mifflin County Huskies, 85-19, in a non-league girls basketball game on Monday. Even after the defeat, Central ...

Midd-West holds off Warriors’ comeback attempts

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MIDDLEBURG — Once Midd-West had a lead it was able to hold onto it, but that didn’t stop Northumberland Christian from putting up a fight in Monday’s non-league girls basketball game, the front half of a mixed doubleheader between the two schools. In the end, the visiting Warriors just ...

Northumberland Christian too much for Mustangs

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MIDDLEBURG — A week ago, a Montana girls high school basketball team became the 20th in the past 110 years to be shut out in a basketball game. As Midd-West’s boys basketball game neared the end of the first quarter Monday, it seemed possible that the Mustangs could be No. ...

Scholastic sports

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COVE — Bryce Martin, Xavier Clement and Jake Kinzer each had double-digit points and East Juniata sailed to a 55-46 win over Susquenita in a Tri-Valley League boys basketball game Monday. Martin had a game-high 16 points while Clement finished with 11 and Kinzer scored 10, ...

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Mifflin County’s Tyreen Smalley, center, attempts a layup between Lower Dauphin defenders Will Bowen and Brian Swist, right, Saturday in Lewistown.

Huskies drop season opener at home

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LEWISTOWN — There’s a reason Lower Dauphin is the favorite to win the Mid-Penn Keystone division this season and the Falcons showed why against Mifflin County Saturday afternoon. Lower Dauphin came out on fire from three-point land, dominated the offensive glass, and rolled to a 71-35 ...

Scholastic sports

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ALTOONA — Mifflin County’s competitive spirit team finished sixth in District 6 in the Small Varsity division at Saturday’s championships. The Huskies went up against nine other teams, and despite falling short of their main goal of qualifying for states, the team is pleased with its ...

Penn State ends calendar year with home victory

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UNIVERSITY PARK — The Nittany Lions ended their 2017 calendar year with a 7-4 victory over Robert Morris as they extended their win streak to eight games, having won their last four series. For the second straight game, the Colonials struck first, this time in just 27 seconds, courtesy of ...

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Juniata’s Chloe Zendt attempts to muscle a shot through Southern Huntingdon defenders McKenzie Yohn, Raven Booher, right, and Hannah Booher (10) Friday in Mifflintown. Also in the play is Juniata’s Malin Kint, left.

Five alive

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MIFFLINTOWN — It wasn’t pretty. As a matter of fact, it was downright ugly, but Juniata girls’ basketball coach Kevin Kodish will take the win anyway. Despite shooting 21 percent from the field (14-of-68) and 49 percent from the charity stripe (18-of-37), the Indians found a way to ...

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East Juniata’s Lily Sankey (23) attempts a shot between Bellefonte defenders Abbey Bruni, left, and Maddie Steiner Friday in Mifflintown.

Tigers open season with a win

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MIFFLINTOWN — East Juniata’s girls basketball team played shut-down defense on Bellefonte for most of the game to give interim coach Denis Leister career win No. 1 in a 42-37 victory in the Juniata County Tip-Off Showdown on Friday. The Tigers (1-0) forced 21 turnovers and held the Red ...