Sentinel photo by JEFF FISHBEINJuniata’s Garrett Gabel, left, takes Marion Center’s Garmen Gett to the mat in their 182-pound semifinal in the District 6 Class 2A wrestling tournament Saturday in Altoona. Gabel advanced to the final and was runner-up.

Golden guys

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ALTOONA — Josh Boozel walked out of Altoona’s field house a year ago a disappointed runner-up, victim of a rough and unusual ending. Andrew Todaro left here on three prior occasions at the bottom of the medal class. Levi Hockenberry wasn’t even that lucky. On Saturday, they all had a ...

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Midd-West’s Avery Bassett, rear, hooks up a cradle against Southern Columbia’s Ian Yoder during the 126-pound final of the South Section championships at Southern Columbia High School Saturday night.

Mustangs send 10 to districts

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CATAWISSA — It’s safe to say that after his performance in the 126-pound final of the District 4 Class 2A South sectional tournament the scouting report on Avery Bassett will emphasize that the Midd-West freshman has a really good near side cradle. Bassett hooked up the pinning ...

Lions trample Buffalo in finale

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UNIVERSITY PARK — The No. 1 Penn State wrestling team celebrated senior day and its final dual meet of the seaons in decidedly Nittany Lion fashion Sunday to the delight of 6,431 fans. The 41st straight Rec Hall sellout crowd witnessed Penn State’s 45th consecutive victory, a record 55-0 ...

Sturtz reaches century mark as Lions snap slide

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Junior Andrew Sturtz became the second Nittany Lion in program history to reach the 100-point milestone as he collected a goal and an assist to lead No. 16 Penn State past Michigan State, 3-2, in Big Ten men’s ice hockey Saturday at Munn Ice Arena. Penn State snapped ...

No. 6 Purdue holds off Penn State

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Carsen Edwards scored 27 points to lead sixth-ranked Purdue to a 76-73 victory over Penn State on Sunday night. Dakota Mathias added 18 points and Isaac Haas had 12 points and six rebounds for the Boilermakers (24-5, 13-3 Big Ten), who snapped a season-worst ...

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Mount Union's Andrew Todaro, right, pushes back on Tyler Lingafelt of Richland in a second-round match at 152 pounds in the District 6 Class 2A wrestling championships Friday.

7 local wrestlers advance to semifinals

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ALTOONA — There will be plenty of blue and gold in this morning’s semifinals in the District 6 Class 2A wrestling championships. Five of Mount Union’s six quarterfinal wrestlers advanced in the championship bracket. A pair of Juniata wrestlers will be in the semis as well. Wrestling ...

Macknair a late qualifier for states

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Chayce Macknair showed up at Thursday’s indoor track meet — the final regular-season event for Mifflin County - with numbers up and down his arm. It wasn’t the latest in fashion tattoos. It was the times he was looking for in each of the 15 laps of the 3,000-meter ...

Penn State drops first of series to Micigan State

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EAST LANSING, Mich. – The 16th-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions dropped a 4-2 decision to Michigan State Friday night in Big Ten Conference action from Munn Ice Arena in the first game of a weekend series. The loss drops Penn State to 13-13-5 on the year and 6-10-5-2 in Big Ten play. ...

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Juniata’s Josie Swartz goes up for a layup as Upper Dauphin’s Kaylee Gessner tries to block the shot in the TVL girls basketball championship game, Thursday, in Duncannon.

Indians victorious in title game

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DUNCANNON — When points are at a premium, a dynamic scorer becomes all the more valuable. Enter Josie Swartz. The Juniata senior delivered half of team’s points as they defeated Upper Dauphin, 32-29, in an otherwise defensive slugfest of a Tri-Valley League Championship game held at ...