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Midd-West's Wyatt Bassett, right, completes a reversal of Shikellamy's Cade Ballestrini in the first period of their 126-pound bout Thursday in Middleburg. Shikellamy won the dual, 46-27.

Bassett, Mustangs fall short to Braves

MIDDLEBURG — A year ago, a Shikellamy freshman named Cade Balestrini made his mark, compiling a 32-6 record on the mats, falling one win shy of hardware in the Class 3A state tournament. On Thursday, Midd-West freshman Avery Bassett gave Balestrini a match and a half. The outcome, like the ...

Newport stampedes past East Juniata

COCOLAMUS — Newport put its foot on the gas pedal in the second quarter and did not let up in its 58-39 victory over East Juniata in a Tri-Valley League boys basketball game on Thursday. “Well we didn’t shoot the ball well again unfortunately and we weren’t able to keep anybody in ...

Scholastic sports

MILLERSTOWN — Greenwood needed a big second half, and got it to secure its first win of the season beating Susquenita, 65-35, in Tri-Valley League boys basketball Thursday night. After scoring just 15 points before halftime, the Wildcats went off for 50 thanks in large part to the 3-point ...

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East Juniata’s Wayne Dressler, center, attempts a shot between Mifflinburg defenders Jake Young and Daniel Zack, right, Wednesday in Cocolamus

Wildcats get the best of Tigers

COCOLAMUS — After opening their season just one day before, the East Juniata boys basketball team welcomed a talented Mifflinburg team to the East Juniata gym Wednesday night. With a lineup full of scorers, the Wildcats were scoring from all over the court as they played the unfriendly ...

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Mount Union’s Quinton Posey (10) goes for a layup over Glendale defenders Colton Leyo (21) and J Kitko (54) Wednesday evening in Mount Union.

Mount Union has second wind

MOUNT UNION — Just like Frosty’s hat there must have been some magic in the halftime speech of Mount Union boys’ basketball coach Scott McClain. The Trojans, holding a slim three-point lead at halftime, cranked up the offense and clamped down on defense to come away with the 62-41 ...

Scholastic sports

From staff reports MILLERSBURG — Josie Swartz scored 20 points and Olivia Clark tacked on another 15 and Juniata defeated Millersburg, 54-31, in Tri-Valley League girls basketball Wednesday. Swartz had four 3-pointers in the contest which was more than everybody from both teams combined. ...

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Mifflin County’s Jenna Fleegal (11) takes a shot in the second quarter against Chambersburg Tuesday evening in Lewistown.

Mifflin County gets by Trojans

LEWISTOWN —Mifflin County girls basketball coach Roger Herto had some concerns for his injured squad starting the season with the Huskies having to play five games in eight days. So far, so good. The Huskies, behind a strong first half, defeated Chambersburg 67-46 in their home and ...

Thunder fall short in opener

BELLEVILLE — Belleville Mennonite started the season with a shortage — only two extra players on the bench — and was tested in its season opener Tuesday when a starter left the game early in the second quarter and missed most of a half. An early 10-point run by non-league opponent Grace ...

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East Juniata’s Clarye Guyer, left, goes to the board against Greenwood defender Kenedy Stroup Tuesday in Cocolamus.

Greenwood gets late, free help

COCOLAMUS — It went down to the wire but Greenwood was able to pull out the win thanks in large to the efforts of Kenedy Stroup helping the Wildcats to a 28-21 victory over East Juniata in a Tri-Valley League girls basketball game Tuesday. “It’s a league opener and that was what we said ...

Huskies take care of matters in home meet

LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County swim team made a big splash in its home opener Tuesday at the Juniata Valley YMCA, sweeping the competition in both boys and girls action — the latter good for two wins. The girls started their season in grand fashion as they took care of both Central ...