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Ryan extends family tradition with title

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ALTOONA — Mount Union wrestling coach Corey Wertz described his feelings after the District 6 Class 2A championships on Saturday as if he was playing a slot machine. “I guess we hit a bonus,” Wertz said in reference to his three regional qualifiers. “I thought coming in we’d get ...

Mustangs send 10 to D4 titles

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CATAWISSA — Wrestlers are dreamers. They see no reason why it shouldn’t be them at the top of the sectional podium or winning a state title. Midd-West’s Avery Bassett is one of those dreamers and he took another step toward fulfilling that dream Saturday night as the Mustang sophomore ...

PSU pummels Illinois in team’s Big Ten dual finale

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — No. 1 Penn State (13-0, 9-0 B1G) pummeled No. 19 Illinois (2-9, 1-8 B1G) Sunday in the Big Ten dual meet finale for coach Cael Sanderson’s Nittany Lions. Penn State won eight of 10 bouts to post a 39-9 win over the homestanding Illini, helping secure Penn State at ...

Edwards leads No. 12 Purdue past PSU

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Matt Haarms gave No. 12 Purdue a boost of energy. Carsen Edwards added the scoring punch. Together, they were a knockout combination. Edwards scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half Saturday and Haarms celebrated his return to the starting lineup with a ...

Ryan stands alone in semis; wins 100th

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ALTOONA — The Ryans are well known for their wrestling contributions to Mount Union’s program. Friday marked another addition from the family as Jake Ryan collected his 100th career victory in his District 6 Class 2A 285-pound second-round match. “I’m not going to lie. It was pretty ...

Penn State crushes Spartans

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Just when you think you’ve seen it all from the No. 1 Penn State wrestling team, it debuts something new. On Friday night in a 37-10 rout of Michigan State, the Nittany Lions introduced several novelties. There was Bo Nickal’s blue hair and another “secret move” ...

Scholastic sports

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MILTON — Emily Garvin’s 17-point total fell just one shy of Juniata Mennonite as a team, as Northumberland Christian knocked Juniata Mennonite to the third-place game in the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association tournament with a 41-18 semifinal win Friday at Meadowbrook Christian. The ...

Set the record straight

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Each track season has its own boutique event. In the spring, the steeple chase is ran only in big invitationals, and always proves to be an entertaining run. Indoor’s signature event is a grueling one. The distance medley relay requires the four runners to carry the ...

Conklin offers bill that would allow PIAA to split playoffs

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UNIVERSITY PARK — The push for change to the PIAA’s playoff system may be getting a shove thanks to a bill proposed by state Rep. Scott Conklin (D-Philipsburg) that would require separate playoffs for public and private (non-boundary) schools. House Bill HB-919 will be available for ...

Lions win ACAA playoff opener

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MILTON — Tough and physical play on the defensive side of the ball carried Juniata Mennonite past Cambria County Christian, 41-25, in the first round of the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association girls basketball playoffs held at Meadbowbrook Christian on Thursday. “I’m very pleased ...