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Familiar with states, coach makes last trip

MIFFLINTOWN — Mike Robinson has been to Hershey as a wrestler. He’s been there as a dad. He’s been there as a coach. This year’s state tournament will be his last — Robinson plans to step down as Juniata’s coach after the season. If Robinson had his way, the first gold medal in ...

Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Caps past Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom each had a goal and an assist, and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 Wednesday night to reclaim sole possession of first place in the Metropolitan Division. Brett Connolly, Tom Wilson and Andre Burakovsky also ...

Wildcats lead TVL girls

Greenwood junior Kenedy Stroup was a unanimous first-team Tri-Valley League all-star and league MVP, the top selection of four local players named to the squad. Stroup was the TVL scoring leader with 328 points (20.5 points per game), as well as finishing first in freethrows made with 85 and ...

Clark unanimously selected

The Greenwood Wildcats came in first place in the Tri-Valley League West division with a 12-4 record and scored three all-star selections in Aaron Morder, Luke Myers and Andrew Loy. Morder, a senior, was the lone Wildcat to be selected to the first team. Morder was sixth among the league’s ...

Local has success on motocross track

LEWISTOWN — At an age when most girls her age are playing dress-up or with dolls, Kyndal Parson is busy racing motocross. The 5-year-old from Lewistown, affectionately named “Bug” by her parents, Bradley and Lia, has been riding for nearly two years and bringing home plenty of ...

Huskies send four wrestlers to states

ALTOONA — Five local wrestlers from the area punched their tickets to Hershey by placing in the top three at the Class 3A Northwest Regional wrestling championships Saturday at the Altoona Fieldhouse. Mifflin County has champions Nic Allison (106 pounds) and Trey Kibe (160), runner-up ...

Juniata’s Houtz wins backstroke

UNIVERSITY PARK — She’s back in the big show. Juniata swimmer Sydney Houtz punched her ticket to the PIAA swimming and diving championships and did it record time. Houtz, a junior, finished as district champion in the Class 2A 100-yard backstroke, breaking her own meet record with a time ...

Trio of Mustangs heading to Hershey

WILLIAMSPORT — Moments after he climbed down off the top step of the podium at Williamsport High School’s Magic Dome Saturday evening, Avery Bassett reluctantly admitted that he had put together a really good tournament. “I guess it was a pretty good weekend,” Bassett said. Indeed, ...

Season ends in consolation loss for East Juniata girls

MILTON — Days after facing Loyalsock’s juggernaut, the road to qualify for the PIAA Class 3A girls basketball state tournament got no easier for East Juniata against Lewisburg —the District 4 Clas 4A runner-up a season ago. The No. 3 seed Green Dragons (16-10) flexed their muscles early ...

Improvement is goal for district meet

UNIVERSITY PARK — One of the goals for each member of the Mifflin County swim team is to simply do their best and finish each race with their fastest time. In their first day of action in the District 6 Class 3A swimming and diving championships, all has gone well according to that plan ...