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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 ...

Devils send Indians home for season

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Juniata girls basketball team racked up 23 wins on its way to a Tri-Valley League championship and a No. 2 seed in the District 6 Class 3A playoffs. The playoff run was short-lived, however. Back-to-back defeats — their second and third of the year — ended the ...

Mount Union stumbles in second quarter

HOLLIDAYSBURG — In what started as a promising feature game for a District 6 Class 3A boys basketball semifinal, Mount Union found itself struggling in the middle periods. Ligonier Valley took advantage of being able to dominate the boards and speed the game up to defeat the Trojans, 72-54, ...

’Cats can’t convert chances

HUMMELSTOWN — Desperation is not a strategy. The Greenwood boys learned that lesson Monday in their 41-40 loss to Lancaster Country Day in a District 3 Class A boys basketball semifinal at Lower Dauphin. The Wildcats had their chances and delivered in tight spots all night, but were ...

Boozel inches closer to record with gold

INDIANA, Pa. — Mount Union’s Josh Boozel said that everyday at practice since a freshman, he’d look up at the leader board in the locker room and envisioned himself at the top. On Saturday, the Trojan senior got himself there by claiming his first Southwest Regional Class 2A title ...

Macknair, Phillips not hanging their heads

UNIVERSITY PARK — One thing was lacking when two Mifflin County athletes came home from the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association indoor state championships Sunday: medals. Neither Chayce Macknair, running the 3,000 meters, nor 800-meter runner Seth Phillips, were able to place ...

Mustangs advance 4 to regionals

WILLIAMSPORT — Midd-West’s wrestlers didn’t cart any gold hardware out of the Williamsport High gym as the District 4 Class 2A wrestling championships ended Saturday night. But the Mustangs will have four wrestlers headed to the regional tournament and a chance to qualify for the ...

Huskies boast 3 champs; 10 advance

ALTOONA — Trent Hidlay etched his name deeper in the Mifflin County record book and his young protege, Trey Kibe, put the wrestling world on notice at the District 6 Class 3A championships Saturday in Altoona. The Huskies crowned three champs, advanced 10 into regionals and finished second ...

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 ...

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 ...