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Mifflin County’s Gage Scheaffer, center, bounces outside a block by Zach Bickhart on West Perry’s Randy Negley Friday in Lewistown.

Huskies snap streak for homecoming

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LEWISTOWN — Success is always sweeter for those who struggle to get there. No one knows this more than the Mifflin County football team. After a tumultuous week that saw their coach resign the Huskies found solace on the football field. Bound together by adversity, Mifflin County staged a ...

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East Juniata’s Kameron Kline, left, looks to make a stop on Susquenita quarteback Chance Hare during their game Friday in Beaver Springs.

Tigers struggle in final home game

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BEAVER SPRINGS — It did not go the way East Juniata wanted it when the lights turned out for the final time at West Snyder Elementary School. The Tigers fought to the end, but ultimately came up short, 17-10, to Tri-Valley League foe Susquenita in their final home game. With the loss, ...

Another close one for Juniata

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MIFFLINTOWN — Juniata outlasted Line Mountain Friday night, winning their Tri-Valley League football game 14-6 — a huge statement game for the Indians after Line Mountain’s upset win over Newport a week ago. Friday night’s game started just like it was anticipated — hard and ...

Trojans comeback effort falls short against Panthers

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MOUNT UNION — The final play of the game Friday in Mount Union summed up the entire night pretty accurately. Trailing by eight points with just a single second remaining, a fourth-down pass was deflected over the middle and landed just a hair’s width away from the grasp of the Trojans’ ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

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BLOOMSBURG — Despite its best effort, defensive miscues were Juniata Mennonite’s undoing in its 5-0 loss to Northumberland Christian in an Allegheny Christian Athletic Association girls soccer semifinal at Columbia County Christian Friday. “We played a very good game overall,” Lions ...

AIC shocks Penn State hockey

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UNIVERSITY PARK — After Thursday night’s celebration for the Penn State men’s ice hockey team, Friday proved to be frustrating to the Nittany Lions. In an overall sloppy game and a costly slip in overtime, Penn State fell 3-2 to American International. The Lions got off to a slow ...

Matchup triggers high-stakes game, stretch

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It doesn’t get much better than this. Penn State, 6-0 and having climbed to No. 2 for the first time in almost 20 years, taking on Michigan on the grandest of whiteout stages at Beaver Stadium before a national TV audience, boldly underscores how far the Nittany Lion program has come back ...

Penn State faces No. 19 Michigan with high stakes

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This team is back. That team is back. The practice of proclaiming that a struggling traditional college football power has returned to elite status after a big win is fraught with false steps. The truth is that a return to glory can rarely be narrowed down to a single game. But if there ever ...

Port Royal to wind up season

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The 2017 racing season comes to a close today at Port Royal Speedway with Open Wheel Madness, three divisions of sprint cars (410, 360 and 305 racers) battling for bragging rights. The 360 portion of the show is sanctioned by the United Racing Club. The PASS/IMCA organization is in charge of ...

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Midd-West’s Kelli Beiler (21) tangles with Shikellamy’s Hannah Persing for the ball during their Heartland Conference girls soccer game Thursday in Middleburg.

Mustangs clinch HAC-I title

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MIDDLEBURG — Midd-West was able to avenge its only loss of the season, winning a 2-1 showdown with Shikellamy and its second straight Heartland Conference Division I girls soccer title Thursday at Sports Boosters Park. “It’s just exciting for our program to repeat back-to-back league ...