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Juniata’s Joshua Parson, left, goes up for a shot over Mount Union’s Mykell Smith during their District 6 Class 3A boys basketball quarterfinal game Thursday in Mifflintown.

Juniata’s late lead delivers win

MIFFLINTOWN — The Juniata boys’ basketball team clinched a berth in the state tournament and advanced to the District 6 Class 3A semifinals in a tough, grinding 45-38 slugfest over Mount Union Thursday night. The Indians improved to 20-4 on the season, winning only their second district ...

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Everett’s Kaitlyn Maxwell, left, and Juniata’s Olivia Clark fight for a rebound during their District 6 Class 3A girls basketball quarterfinal Thursday in Mifflintown.

Offensive woes plague Indian girls

MIFFLINTOWN — Juniata coach Kevin Kodish said Everett has the pieces to make a deep run, not only in the District 6 Class 3A girls tournament, but in the state tournament. It certainly looked that way Thursday night with Everett taking care of matters from the first whistle in a 57-27 road ...

’Cats knocked to D3 consolations

LANCASTER — A poor second quarter was the difference in Greenwood’s District 3 Class A boys basketball quarterfinal, which the Wildcats lost 60-47 to Lancaster County Christian Thursday. Greenwood (12-12) is still alive in the tournament, with fellow Tri-Valley League member Lancaster ...

School board passes routine agenda items

LEWISTOWN - Routine business was the order of the day Thursday during the voting meeting of the Mifflin County School District Board of Directors. Prior to voting on the lengthy agenda, the board heard a sales presentation from representatives of Questeq, a Coraopolis firm that provides ...

Next step awaits 2A wrestlers

LEWISTOWN — One week down and the next rung of the ladder towards the PIAA championships begins for the local contingent of Class AA wrestlers still alive after district and sectional competition. Mount Union has five wrestlers and Juniata four headed to the Indiana University (Pa.) campus ...

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Mifflin County’s Ericka Lepley (21) launches a field goal attempt over State College defender Taylor Love (33) Wednesday in Lewistown

Mifflin County falls despite late rally

LEWISTOWN —Rattled early, Mifflin County put on a comeback effort in the second half, but came up just short both on the scoreboard, and on Rylie Rittenhouse’s attempt for a game winning 3-pointer in the game’s final second. State College defeated the Huskies, 50-48, concluding the ...

Photo courtesy The (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat 
Actors Michael Ontkean, left, Paul Newman, center, and Johnstown Jet Ned Dowd chat during a break in the filming of ‘Slap Shot’ at Cambria County War Memorial Arena in 1976. Johnstown will host a celebration of the sports film Saturday, the 40th anniversary of its release.

Ligonier looks back on its role in iconic hockey film

LIGONIER (AP) — Former Ligonier Mayor Chick Cicconi was a bit star-struck one morning 40 years ago when Art Newman, brother of Hollywood legend Paul Newman, walked into his office in town hall. “Art looked identical to his brother except his head was shaved like Yul Brynner. Art said Paul ...

Playoff game is at 7

LEWISTOWN — Tonight's District 6 Class 6A girls basketball game between Mifflin County and State College begins at 7 p.m. An incorrect time appeared in the schedule on Page B1 of today's print and All Access editions. The Huskies host State College in Lewistown.

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Mount Union’s Tyrik Hartley goes up for a layup while West Shamokin’s Ben Vicini looks on during their District 6 Class 3A boys basketball first-round game Monday in Mount Union.

Mount Union advances in District 6

MOUNT UNION — It was a classic — not how one starts, but how one finishes — between Mount Union and West Shamokin in the opening round of the District 6 Class 3A boys basketball tournament Monday. Mount Union put on its best show in the fourth quarter, scoring 24 points to take its ...