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Posey leads Trojans to romp in opener

MOUNT UNION — Quinton Posey had a grand slam and totaled five RBIs to lead Mount Union to a 14-2 win in five innings over Juniata Valley in the season and Inter-County Conference opener for both schools on a frigid Friday afternoon. The Trojans, down 1-0 to start the second, exploded for ...

Adjustments pay off early for Hidlay

PITTSBURGH — After finishing as a national runner-up in his freshman year at North Carolina State, Hayden Hidlay knew he needed to improve his game to make that last step to the top of the podium. Through two matches Thursday at the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in PPG Paints ...

Local stars shine on diamond

Mifflin County High School product Hannah Ruby had hoped to pick up right where she left off last season with the Mount Aloysius College Mounties. The Belleville native was a workhorse in the circle in 2018, putting together an 11-5 record with a sparkling 2.10 ERA and 94 1/3 innings pitched, ...

Wolfe wins opener at home track

MECHANICSBURG — Lucas Wolfe won his first career sprint car track championship at Williams Grove Speedway last season. That came after he scored the opening day win as well. He was hopful history would repeat itself. It did as he once again scored the opening day win at the historic track ...

Player losses mean Tomahawks are facing a season of change

LEWISTOWN — The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “There is nothing permanent except change.” After years of success and stability, the Mifflin County Tomahawks and co-owner/coach Brian Rodgers enter the 2019 Great Eastern Football Association season facing sweeping ...

Honors to 4 from JMS

Juniata Mennonite boys basketball coach Joe Tusing is quick to point out the strengths Luke Sheaffer and Trey Tusing bring to the Lions. Those strengths didn’t go unnoticed by other coaches in the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association either as they were recently named league ...

Houtz places 4th for 5th career medal

LEWISBURG — Juniata swimming phenom Sydney Houtz has been quite familiar with success at Bucknell University. The junior has been competing since her freshman year on the big stage of the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships held on the Bison campus, medaling five times since her first ...

Mid-Penn Commonwealth honors six Mifflin County athletes

LEWISTOWN — Six Mifflin County athletes — four in wrestling and two in girls basketball — were selected as Mid-Penn Commonwealth all-stars for the 2018-19 season. Recently crowned PIAA 160-pound sophomore state champion Trey Kibe, along with freshman Nic Allison (106) and senior ...

Houtz ‘flys’ to another state medal

LEWISBURG — As a team of one, Sydney Houtz has been pretty successful. Houtz, a junior from Juniata High School, earned her fourth state medal in three years Wednesday with a sixth-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly in the PIAA Class 2A Swimming and Diving Championships at Bucknell ...

Greenwood girls fall; ’Cats state dreams dashed

BLOOMSBURG — It was a homecoming of sorts for Greenwood coach Jeff Deitz as the Wildcats took on Susquehanna Community in the second round of the PIAA Class A girls basketball tournament Wednesday at Bloomsburg University’s Nelson Center. It wasn’t the welcome back Deitz — who picked ...