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Pair of Greenwood athletes sign letters to be Nittany Lions

MILLERSTOWN — Two Greenwood athletes signed letters of intent Wednesday to further their careers at Penn State. Paityn Wirth, who led the field hockey team to the school’s first team state championship of any kind, affirmed what she previously had committed to verbally. Mallory Kauffman, ...

EJ girls stopped in semifinals again

DANVILLE — It’s a different year, but the result of Tuesday’s PIAA Class A girls soccer semifinal game was eerily similar for East Juniata. All of Southern Columbia’s scoring happened in the first half, and East Juniata attempted to mount a second-half comeback. East Juniata again ...

Mustangs can’t solve Tigers, season ends

HARRISBURG — The incredible run of the Midd-West boys soccer team came to an end in a 6-2 loss to Fleetwood Tuesday in a PIAA Class 2A tournament semifinal at Central Dauphin’s Landis Field. The Tigers (19-7-2) used their speed and the goal-scoring prowess of forward Haydyn Zagorski, who ...

No repeat in store for Wildcats

BLOOMSBURG — The memory of last year’s state championship game was fresh in everyone’s minds. It altered Wyoming Seminary’s game plan and mindset Tuesday night at Central Columbia High School. It also served as inspiration, reminding the talented Blue Knights they were not ...

DeSales is next for BMS’ Echard

BELLEVILLE — Two years ago, Leah Echard was facing a potential end to her field hockey career. On Tuesday, she took a step toward its next phase. Echard, a senior at Belleville Mennonite School, committed to play college hockey at DeSales, a Division III Catholic university south of ...

East Juniata on the prowl for revenge

COCOLAMUS — The much-anticipated rubber match between East Juniata and Southern Columbia is a reality and will take place at Danville High School in the PIAA Class A girls soccer semifinals today at 6 p.m. East Juniata defeated Southern 1-0 in a rain-soaked regular season game only to have ...

Mustangs seek historical win

MIDDLEBURG — The Midd-West boys soccer team are on the verge of making it to the PIAA Class 2A finals for the first time in school history. Standing in the way is District 3 runner-up Fleetwood, a 3-1 winner over Notre Dame-Green Pond in quarterfinal action on Saturday. The Mustangs take ...

Greenwood seeks same result in different year

MILLERSTOWN — It’s a rematch that has been a year in the making. This time, instead of being for a state championship, it’s for the right to play in the championship game. It’s Wyoming Seminary vs. Greenwood part two. The biggest difference this time around is that the Blue Knights ...

East Juniata girls return to final four, earn rematch with Southern Columbia

LANCASTER — East Juniata’s train blew right through the PIAA Class A quarterfinal station Saturday but stayed on track to return to the state semifinals for the second consecutive year. The Tigers didn’t go 20 minutes without scoring a goal in defeating District 12 (Philadelphia) champ ...

Mustangs shock D3 champs

LEBANON — The Midd-West boys soccer team and coach Chris Sauer scored certainly one of the biggests win in school history with a 1-0 victory over Lancaster Mennonite on a windy and raw Saturday in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class 2A tournament. The Blazers, four-time state finalists in ...