Sports

Lions get best of Mifflin County boys

Local Sports

LEWISTOWN — When a first-year coach tries to install a new system and change a culture there are going to be growing pains. Mifflin County boys basketball coach Scott Gaffey had an up-and-down debut with the Huskies falling 58-40 to Red Lion in the season opener Friday night at the Husky ...

Defense helps Tigers cruise in opener

Local Sports

COCOLAMUS — East Juniata was not going to allow Southern Huntingdon to ruin its homecoming as the Tigers came in defensively and grounded the Rockets 37-19 in a nonleague girls basketball game Friday night. “Anytime you hold a team to 19 points we’ll take it,” Tigers coach Travis ...

Juniata’s streak ends in openers

Local Sports

MIFFLINTOWN — Bellefonte delivered a powerful punch in the first quarter by outscoring Juniata 18-15 and continued the pressure the entire game, defeating the Indians in a close 46-41 nonleague girls basketball contest. The win breaks a nine-game win streak by the Indians in season-opening ...

Scholastic sports

Local Sports

From staff reports COLUMBIA — With a 13-0 lead to open the game, Mifflin County was sitting in the cat-bird seat. When Big Spring’s girls came back with 16 second-quarter points, it was a game — and not one favoring the Huskies. Foul trouble led to Molly Wagoner and Brianna Bodtorf ...

Regional teams are set for the start of the winter sports season

Local Sports

The winter sports season gets underway tonight with a number of the region’s teams getting in on the act. Mifflin County’s girls basketball team will look to get to the District 6 Class 6A championship game and try to change its fortunes, having missed state qualification in each of the ...

What can Big Ten do for CFP?

Penn State

The simplest solution for any given problem is usually the correct one — a concept known as Occam’s razor — yet we like to overcomplicate stuff and make things more difficult than they need to be when something happens that we don’t like. Let’s use the College Football Playoff as an ...

Wyoming man uses business to support veterans

Outdoors

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — It was known simply as Red Rocks a generation ago, the restaurant and motel on the north side of U.S. Highway 26 just before the big curve 20 miles east of Dubois. While the meals may have been memorable, what goes on inside the former restaurant and motel complex is ...

Expert archery advice, part two

Outdoors

Previously I broke down some hot topics from the archery world with my dear friend Curtis Ashcraft, but I didn’t stop there. As a hunter, I have always believed that the more information I can learn, the better it makes me as an outdoorsman. So I had the chance to question a man I am lucky to ...

Pathway to Parks’ aim is diversity

Outdoors

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — There were some sketchy moments as Tanya Cummings thought her self-described “short, little legs,” wouldn’t get her up and over the boulders way taller than her 4-foot-11, well-coiffed and manicured frame, or out of the deep woods in the Plott Balsam ...