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Trent Hidlay (left), Christian Fisher (center) and Noah Myers stand during a special presentation 
honoring their success at the PIAA state wrestling tournament.

Wrestling trio honored by Mifflin County

LEWISTOWN – An enthusiastic, appreciative crowd was on hand at the Mifflin County high school gymnasium to honor PIAA champion Trent Hidlay, state place winner Christian Fisher and state qualifier Noah Myers on Monday evening. Mifflin County coach Kirby Martin took three to Hershey with ...

Scholastic sports: Huskies tennis falls on road in season opener

ALTOONA — Mifflin County started its season off on the wrong foot, falling in all five matches to Altoona. Isiah Harshbarger won his first set in No. 3 singles, and forced the third set to go into a tiebreaker where he lost to Jared Marasco. The Huskies (0-1) host Cumberland Valley today.

Sentinel photo by JIMMY MAY
Juniata’s Sydney Houtz swims in the girls 100-yard backstroke during the PIAA Class 2A swim championships at Bucknell’s Kinney Natatorium Friday.

Houtz is seventh, and she’s also first

LEWISBURG —Day one was a day of soaking everything in — litterally and figuratively — for Sydney Houtz at the PIAA Class 2A Swimming and Diving Championships. Day two, however, was a different story. Seeded fifth in the state in the 100-yard backstroke, Houtz lost a bit of timing from ...

Houtz sets personal record in butterfly, looks forward to day 2

LEWISBURG — If there were any jitters about performing at the state championships, Juniata freshman Sydney Houtz did not show it. Houtz placed 12th in the 100-yard butterfly at the PIAA Class 2A swimming and diving championships Thursday at Bucknell University, finishing in 58.63 seconds ...

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Mifflin County's Trent Hidlay right, dives for a takedown against Ryan Resnick of Owen J. Roberts in a 160-pound semifinal in the PIAA Class 3A wrestling tournament Saturday in Hershey.

Family tradition

HERSHEY — Winning a state wrestling title requires hard work, determination and sacrifice. And if you’re from Mifflin County, it apparently doesn’t hurt any to be named Hidlay. Trent Hidlay etched his name into the annals of Mifflin County wrestling history Saturday, winning a 5-3 ...

Sentinel photo by JEFF FISHBEIN 
Mount Union's Josh Boozel, top, works for an escape from Jacob Blair of Muncy in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class 2A Wrestling Championships Friday in Hershey.

Boozel falls in 106 pound championship

HERSHEY — Beau Bayless was one of a small number of wrestlers looked upon favorably as a likely champion in this year’s PIAA tournament. Bayless also was Josh Boozel’s only opponent on Saturday, the final day of the PIAA Class 2A championships. The two met in the 106 pound title ...

Sentinel photo by JEFF FISHBEIN 
Mifflin County's Christian Fisher, right, works free from Penncrest's Dayton DelViscio during a second-round consolation match in the PIAA Class 3A wrestling tournament Friday.

Fisher takes eighth place in Hershey

HERSHEY — Christian Fisher’s day ended on the medal stand Saturday, but it wasn’t where he wanted to be. More accurately, he wasn’t in the spot on the podium that he thought he could be in. Fisher went 3-3 on the Giant Center floor, but his wins came early, meaning he ended the season ...

Greenwood has tough going in states

SOUTHAMPTON — Scoreless in the first quarter and a monster game from Jennifer Kremp pushed Greenwood out in the opening round of the PIAA Class A girls basketball tournament Saturday evening. Kremp scored 28 points and Jenkintown defeated the Wildcats, 46-28. “You know, we’re 13-13 ...

Sentinel photo by JEFF FISHBEIN 
Mount Union's Josh Boozel, top, works for an escape from Jacob Blair of Muncy in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class 2A Wrestling Championships Friday in Hershey.

Boozel headed to finals

HERSHEY — If there’s such a thing as kismet, Josh Boozel could well be the beneficiary. Boozel, Mount Union’s 106-pound wrestler and the last man standing from the area in the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships, turned what looked like a Peterson move into a berth in today’s state ...