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Mother lode

HERSHEY — Trey Kibe didn’t want to wrestle Clayton Ulrey on his feet, but Ulrey wasn’t going to make it easy to go to the mat. Late in the third period of the 160-pound championship bout in the PIAA Class 3A wrestling tournament Saturday, the two were clamped together, turning on the ...

Ryan wins second state medal, a silver

HERSHEY — By virtue of the weight class, Jake Ryan didn’t get to wrestle in front of a full house at Giant Center. But his family by the dozen was more than enough to make up for it. While the cheering and support was there for Mount Union’s 285-pound wrestler, his offense fell ...

Wildcats romp Chester Charter in state playoffs

ENOLA — The Greenwood girls’ basketball team put on an impressive show in its 52-11 victory of Chester Charter School For The Arts in the first round of the PIAA Class A tournament. Two junior Wildcats — Kenedy Stroup and Alli Walton — each rang up double-doubles. Stroup scored 26 ...

Kibe brings football skills to the mat

HERSHEY — It’s a good thing Trey Kibe got so much experience at linebacker during the football season. The Mifflin County sophomore found that his skills playing defense were necessary to propel him into the final four of the PIAA Class 3A wrestling championships Friday at Hershey’s ...

Another champ in Mifflin County

HERSHEY — Mifflin County's Trey Kibe won the 160-pound title Saturday in the PIAA Class 3A wrestling championships. It was the fourth gold medal for a county wrestler in four years. Mount Union's Jake Ryan was runner-up in Class 2A.

Jake Ryan advances to gold medal match

HERSHEY — Jake Ryan said Thursday he wanted to wrestle a different style in this year’s state tournament. The Mount Union heavyweight looked early at a headlock Friday, but instead moved like a 106-pounder in his PIAA Class 2A quarterfinal, eventually pinning Union City’s Matt Long, ...

Greenwood unable to overcome Knights’ offense

WILLIAMSPORT — Despite St. John Neumann batting injuries, Greenwood couldn’t make up for the Knights’ passing and shooting game in a 52-43 loss in the Class A boys basketball tournament opener. Neumann has resembled a M.A.S.H. unit at times with all but one starter missing time. Neumann ...

Port schedule offers plenty – including a delay

PORT ROYAL — Promoter Steve O’Neal schedules March racing at Port Royal Speedway hoping for a warm early spring day. Port Royal’s season was scheduled to kick off with a rare Sunday afternoon racing program featuring the sprint cars and late models, but that isn’t happening — the ...

O’Neal honored again as top sprint car track promoter

PORT ROYAL — Port Royal Speedway has come a long way. It wasn’t really that long ago that the future of the venerable old speedway looked bleak. Steve O’Neal, his promotional team, countless volunteers, along with the support of the Juniata County Agricultural Society, changed the ...