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Underclassmen make future exciting for Mifflin County cross country teams

NEWVILLE — The future is now for the Mifflin County cross-country teams. Well, not completely, but the present is pretty good and the future is very bright. Mifflin County had its best showing since joining the Mid-Penn Conference six years ago as it produced four all-league performers and ...

Huskies’ Hartman resigns

LEWISTOWN — In a surprising twist to an already angst-filled season, Brent Hartman stepped down as coach of the Mifflin County football program on Monday. Hartman confirmed his resignation to The Sentinel. More information will be included in a story in Tuesday's Sentinel.

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Brock Zearfoss (3) and Donny Schatz (15) race around turn two during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Spring Car Series race Saturday at Port Royal Speedway.

Schatz outlasts Zearfoss’ scare in World of Outlaws

PORT ROYAL – Donny Schatz returned to Port Royal Speedway’s famous victory stage for the first time since 2004 after the World of Outlaws sprint car main event Saturday night. Schatz, of Fargo, ND, passed Port Royal track champion Brock Zearfoss on lap 18 and then survived a late-race ...


MIDDLEBURG — Carter Knepp scored Midd-West’s lone goal, and it was enough as the Mustangs defeated Williamsport, 1-0, in Heartland Conference boys soccer Saturday afternoon. The ball came off a corner kick by Evan Liddington that hit off the head of Cole Sauer where Knepp eventually ...

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Mount Union’s Ethan Carbaugh (11) is wrapped up by Bellwood-Antis’ David Porter as he runs the ball Friday evening in Mount Union.

Devils mount late comeback

MOUNT UNION — The battle for football supremacy in the Inter-County Conference between Bellwood-Antis and Mount Union was well worth the price of admission. Two blocked extra points and a rally in the fourth quarter propelled the Blue Devils to the come-from-behind, 35-34 victory over the ...

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Juniata’s R.J. Becker, left, scores a touchdown as Halifax’s Broc Grosser is unable to make the stop Friday at Dietrick Field.

’Cats below zero on ground

MIFFLINTOWN — Pick a stat, any stat. Chances are whatever you chose, Juniata had a decided edge over Halifax in it Friday night. The Indians’ defense forced a dozen negative plays, putting the Wildcats’ rushing total at minus-51 yards for the night while the offense had little trouble ...

Tigers win fourth in five games

PINE GROVE — Opportunities lost. Pine Grove had several chances to grab its first win Friday, but failed to capitalize on them and East Juniata left Cardinal Stadium on Pine Grove’s senior night with a 20-6 victory. One example: Pine Grove took the opening kickoff and marched 50 yards ...

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Greenwood’s Bo Gothel (4) kicks the ball away from East Juniata’s Cade Brubaker (6) as Glenn Rice (27) and Adam Finkbiner (17) join the play Thursday evening in Millerstown.

East Juniata gets by Wildcats

MILLERSTOWN — Despite heavy pressure late in the game, the East Juniata defense held Greenwood in check as the Tigers were victorious over the Wildcats 1-0 in a Tri-Valley League boys soccer game on Thursday. “It was just a great effort. I mean we knew that we were better than when we ...

Huskies lead, then take Polar Bear plunge

DILLSBURG — Mifflin County was able to establish the running game and get some quick scores, but went stagnant in a 28-17 loss to Northern York at Robert F. Bostic Field. The game saw three lead changes in the second half as the Polar Bears got their running game going and eventually made ...

Juniata Mennonite blanks Walnut Street

MCALISTERVILLE — A huge display of offense carried Juniata Mennonite over Walnut Street Christian 7-0 in its final Allegheny Christian Athletic Association girls soccer game of the regular season on Friday. “I think we played a good overall game,” Lions coach Todd Taylor said. “We had ...