Port Royal expected to begin season

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PORT ROYAL — Racing promoters in Central Pennsylvania are hopeful they can race this weekend despite last week’s snow storm. “If the weather keeps cooperating like it has been we are going to race Saturday,” Port Royal Speedway promoter Steve O’Neal said on Tuesday night. The ...

Pennsylvania’s new wildlife plan gains approval


HARRISBURG — An updated blueprint for continued management and protection of Pennsylvania’s fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need has been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This revision updates the 2005 Pennsylvania Wildlife Action Plan that has guided ...

Never say a turkey won’t do that


As anyone who has spent time in the woods in any kind of hunting and has had success knows, there are many hunts and success stories stored in an individual’s memory bank. We all know that there is always that one story, that one moment that all things known, or thought to have been known, ...

Penn State turns the page after great ‘16 season

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s 2016 season was remarkable by any measure, but coach James Franklin has a clear message about the team’s focus as spring practice begins today. “We understand that 2016 was nice and it was a great experience, but 2017 is a completely different animal,” ...

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Trent Hidlay (left), Christian Fisher (center) and Noah Myers stand during a special presentation 
honoring their success at the PIAA state wrestling tournament.

Wrestling trio honored by Mifflin County

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LEWISTOWN – An enthusiastic, appreciative crowd was on hand at the Mifflin County high school gymnasium to honor PIAA champion Trent Hidlay, state place winner Christian Fisher and state qualifier Noah Myers on Monday evening. Mifflin County coach Kirby Martin took three to Hershey with ...

Scholastic sports: Huskies tennis falls on road in season opener

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ALTOONA — Mifflin County started its season off on the wrong foot, falling in all five matches to Altoona. Isiah Harshbarger won his first set in No. 3 singles, and forced the third set to go into a tiebreaker where he lost to Jared Marasco. The Huskies (0-1) host Cumberland Valley today.

We are… National champs

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ST. LOUIS — Penn State produced arguably the most astounding finals performance in NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships history Saturday night at the Scottrade Center to win its second consecutive national championship and sixth in seven years. The Nittany Lions won five consecutive ...

No. 15 PSU captures first Big Ten title

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DETROIT, Mich. — Freshman Liam Folkes potted both goals including the game-winner at 6:43 of the second overtime period to lift fourth-seeded Penn State past No. 2 Wisconsin, 2-1, in the Big Ten Tournament Championship this evening from Joe Louis Arena. Penn State becomes the fourth ...

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Juniata’s Sydney Houtz swims in the girls 100-yard backstroke during the PIAA Class 2A swim championships at Bucknell’s Kinney Natatorium Friday.

Houtz is seventh, and she’s also first

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LEWISBURG —Day one was a day of soaking everything in — litterally and figuratively — for Sydney Houtz at the PIAA Class 2A Swimming and Diving Championships. Day two, however, was a different story. Seeded fifth in the state in the 100-yard backstroke, Houtz lost a bit of timing from ...

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Penn State’s Bo Nickal grapples with Nebraska’s T.J. Dudley in a 184-pound quarterfinal match in the NCAA Division I wresting championships Friday in St. Louis.

Five from PSU in finals; title in sight

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ST. LOUIS — For the second year in a row, Penn State has pushed five wrestlers into the finals of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships and, in the process, has put a chokehold on its second consecutive team title and sixth in seven years. The Nittany Lions’ Murderer’s Row of Zain ...