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Juniata’s Ellie Shepps, right, reaches for the ball against Tyrone’s Lindsay Fusco in their District 6 Class 3A girls basketball playoff game Friday in Mifflintown.

Juniata stumbles with Tyrone

MIFFLINTOWN — Juniata was able to erase a 12-point deficit late in the third quarter, but couldn’t get much to go its way after that in a 62-49 loss to Tyrone in a District 6 Class 3A girls basketball quarterfinal game Friday. Juniata’s season isn’t over; the Indians play Central ...

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Mount Union’s Jake Ryan collects back points over Burgettstown’s Riley Kemper. Ryan defeated Kemper 14-1.

Three Trojans, one Indian still seek gold

INDIANA, Pa. — Both Mount Union coach Corey Wertz and Juniata coach Mike Robinson felt pretty positive about Friday. And that was after the wrestling was done. Robinson’s squad has all four wrestlers still alive while Wertz’s team suffered just one elimination after the first day of ...

Trio of Mustangs in semis

WILLIAMSPORT — Avery Bassett describes his wrestling style as like a dancer. His opponents might think otherwise. Bassett, Midd-West’s freshman 126-pounder, moved into this morning’s semifinals of the District 4 Class 2A wrestling tournament with a blistering 15-0 technical fall in ...

’Cats fall in District 3

LEBANON — Greenwood had no answer for Lebanon Catholic in a 58-20 District 3 Class A girls basketball loss Friday night. The Wildcats will play Veritas Academy at Central Dauphin East Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the consolation bracket. “Our girls matched everything they threw at us. ...

Greenwood qualifies for state tourney

SHIREMANSTOWN — Greenwood scored when it needed to and buckled down on defense on its way to defeating West Shore Christian, 44-35, in the quarterfinal round of the District 3 Class A boys basketball tournament. Greenwood (15-9), which qualified for the state tournament with the win, will ...

Mifflin County on march for 4th title in seven years

LEWISTOWN — The quest for a fourth District 6 Class 3A tournament team championship in seven years and the march to individual PIAA gold begins in earnest for the Mifflin County wrestling team Saturday in Altoona. The Huskies ended the dual meet portion of their season with a 12-7 record ...

Mount Union, Juniata and Midd-West aim for states

INDIANA, Pa. — Mount Union and Juniata combined have 10 wrestlers still alive after the District 6 Class 2A championships, while Midd-West advanced 10 by itself through the District 4 Class 2A South sectional last weekend. The Trojans, who placed second as a team in the district tournament ...

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Mifflin County’s Rylie Rittenhouse, right, attempts a layup while defended by State College’s Gracie Pilato Wednesday in Lewistown.

Little Lions dispatch Huskies, again

LEWISTOWN — Wednesday’s District 6 Class 6A girls basketball game left Mifflin County fans with an eerie feeling similar to 2017’s playoff game between the Huskies and State College. Wednesday’s game also ended in familiar fashion. State College got off to a fast start and carried it ...

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Juniata’s Ben Lauver, left, and Mount Union’s Tyreki Seacrest fight for a rebound Wednesday.

Revenge for Trojans against Juniata

MIFFLINTOWN — The Mount Union boys’ basketball team played shutdown man defense and Quinton Posey provided the offense as the Trojans knocked off No. 3 seed Juniata 48-33 in the quarterfinals of the District 6 Class 3A boys basketball tournament Wednesday. Mount Union (14-9) earned a ...

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Mifflin County senior Jake Yoder, second from left, signs a letter of intent to play football at Bloomsburg University while joined by, from left, brother Derek, mother Angie and father John.

Yoder stays a Husky, with different colors

LEWISTOWN — After a stellar career on the gridiron locally, Mifflin County football player Jacob Yoder signed his letter of intent to play for Bloomsburg University Wednesday. “We are extremely excited that Jake has decided to continue his academic and athletic careers here at Bloomsburg ...