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East Juniata girls return to final four, earn rematch with Southern Columbia

LANCASTER — East Juniata’s train blew right through the PIAA Class A quarterfinal station Saturday but stayed on track to return to the state semifinals for the second consecutive year. The Tigers didn’t go 20 minutes without scoring a goal in defeating District 12 (Philadelphia) champ ...

Mustangs shock D3 champs

LEBANON — The Midd-West boys soccer team and coach Chris Sauer scored certainly one of the biggests win in school history with a 1-0 victory over Lancaster Mennonite on a windy and raw Saturday in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class 2A tournament. The Blazers, four-time state finalists in ...

Greenwood clubs Sacred Heart

LANCASTER — After a win in the opening round of the PIAA Class A field hockey tournament that Greenwood coach Kent Houser said was frustrating, things went a lot different in the second round Saturday. This time Houser saw something he didn’t see much of in the first game: ball movement. ...

Trio of teams look to make it to semifinals

Three area teams remain in contention to win a state championship in either soccer or field hockey with the quarterfinals being played across the commonwealth today. Two of those teams — East Juniata girls soccer and Greenwood field hockey — enter familiar territory, having gotten past ...

Soothe sore joints and stay active

Staying active with regular exercise is an important part of overall wellness. But if you’re just getting started, recovering from an injury or dealing with the effects of aging, you might be looking for options that get you in shape without excess stress on the joints. “Exercise, good ...

The one they wanted

MANCHESTER — It’s a game that East Juniata hoped for — a crack at redemption for last season’s biggest loss. Falling to Camp Hill in the PIAA Class A semifinals a year ago, the Tigers got the rematch they craved in the opening round of the state tournament this year. They avenged that ...

District 2 champ no match for Mustangs

MOUNTAIN TOP — Sometimes, your team is simply outmatched. That proved to be the case Tuesday night at Crestwood, where Midd-West used speed and skill to eliminate Wyoming Seminary from the state playoffs. “My hats off to them,” Seminary coach Aaron Littzi said. “They’re a great ...

’Cats squeeze by stout Dragons on road to repeat

ELLIOTTSBURG — It wasn’t a pretty win for the Greenwood field hockey team but coach Kent Houser will take it. The Wildcats began defense of their state championship with a 2-1 victory over Lewisburg in the opening round of the PIAA Class A field hockey championships Tuesday at West ...

Midd-West girls reach end of the road

WILLIAMSPORT — Midd-West tried to battle its way back after a slow first half but the comeback fell short. Wyoming Area defeated the Mustangs 2-1 in the opening round of the PIAA Class 2A girls soccer tournament on Tuesday at the Balls Mills soccer complex. The Mustangs (18-4) end a round ...

Quartet chases state gold starting today

It takes four wins from this point in the season to win a state championship in soccer or field hockey. Of the four area teams still alive, three of them made it past the first day of play a year ago (the fourth was not a state qualifier); two of them played in the final four of their ...