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Bassett advances to states

WILLIAMSPORT — A tough opening round Friday night saw just one Midd-West wrestler advance to the semifinal round of the PIAA Class 2A Northeast Regional tournament Saturday in Williamsport. Avery Bassett was that wrestler, and Saturday at Williamsport Area High School became the lone ...

Locals successful in pool

UNIVERSITY PARK — With day two in the books at the PIAA District 6 Swimming Championships, Juniata’s Sydney Houtz and the Mifflin County swim team both walked away with a lot to be proud of. Houtz — who previously won the Class 2A girls 100-yard butterfly Friday night — made it ...

Huskies advance quartet to semifinals

ALTOONA — Mifflin County advanced four into the semifinals on day one of the Northwest Regional Class 3A Tournament Friday evening in Altoona. Christian Fisher (113), Trey Kibe (152), Trent Hidlay (170), and Kross Todaro (220) moved on in the winner’s bracket, while seven Huskies are ...

Mifflin County, Juniata make a splash

UNIVERSITY PARK — In her second year of representing Juniata High School, sophomore Sydney Houtz penciled her way back to the PIAA Championships with a thrilling victory over best friend, Penns Valley’s Sophia Gearhart in the girls 100-yard butterfly Friday afternoon. “She has been ...

Bassett is lone semifinalist in Northeast

WILLIAMSPORT — It was a promising start for Midd-West in the Class 2A Northeast regional wrestling tournament Friday night. Avery Bassett dispatched Lake Lehman’s Bob Long to the 126-pound consolation bracket in short order, racking up an 8-0 lead in the first period and recording a fall ...

Greenwood claims fifth in districts

HERSHEY — Greenwood is winning with defense. The Wildcats have held their opponents to 28 or fewer points in each of their three District 3 Class A playoff wins while working their way into a spot in the PIAA tournament. On Thursday, Greenwood downed a scrappy Harrisburg Christian squad ...

Mifflin County and Midd-West wrestlers continue quest to states

LEWISTOWN — With the tournament trail in full swing, 14 area wrestlers continue on their mission for a PIAA medal with the Class 3A Northwest regional and Class 2A Northeast regional on tap today and Saturday at Altoona and Williamsport, respectively. Mifflin County advanced 10 to the ...

’Cats head to states on a winning note

ENOLA — The Greenwood boys launched a long distance barrage to defeat Berks Christian 64-60 in the District 3 Class A consolation basketball game on Wednesday. With their third-place effort, the Wildcats (16-9) will face the champion from District 4 in a first-round PIAA game on March 9. ...

Rebounding woes plague Trojans

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Rebounding problems hurt the Mount Union boys basketball team in Monday’s District 6 Class 3A semifinal loss to Ligonier Valley. It haunted the Trojans again Wednesday in the consolation game to decide third and fourth place. Central Cambria secured third place with a ...

Greenwood set to play for fifth seed

HARRISBURG — Greenwood jumped out to a quick 10-point lead and carried it to a 41-28 win over Veritas Academy in a District 3 Class A girls basketball tournament consolation semifinal Tuesday night at Central Dauphin East. Greenwood (13-13) plays Harrisburg Christian Thursday in the fifth ...