Local Sports

Mustangs outgain Blue Devils in rout

SHENANDOAH — Shenandoah Valley had few bright moments Friday in its non-league game against Midd-West. Only a few. The homestanding Blue Devils spend most of the game going backward on offense and didn’t have enough up front to stop the Mustangs on the offensive or defensive side of the ...

Juniata denied by Eagles in overtime

MANDATA — Sitting outside the Juniata locker room at Glenn Ressler Field on Friday night, Juniata coach Gary Klingensmith was reliving another tough loss, this one in overtime. Yet he remained upbeat and positive about his team. The Indians had battled back and forth all night with Line ...

Scholastic sports

MCALISTERVILLE — The duo of Anna Taylor and Emily Moyer led the way for Juniata Mennonite in its 7-0 victory over Columbia County Christian in an Allegheny Christian Athletic Association girls soccer game on Friday. “We had a little bit of a slow start,” Lions coach Todd Taylor said. ...

Red flag, rain storm force early stop at the Grove

MECHANICSBURG — A rogue rain shower hit Williams Grove Speedway and postponed the sprint car features Friday night. The 30-lap, $5,077 to win Al Hamilton Tribute Race and Dirt Classic Qualifier began with Greg Hodnett grabbing the lead over Lucas Wolfe. Lance Dewease took second from Wolfe ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

LEWISBURG — After a first half which East Juniata coach Valeria Dressler called “tough (and) slow,” the Tigers defeated Lewisburg, 2-1, in thrilling non-league girls soccer, Thursday afternoon. Lewisburg struck for the game’s first goal in the 47th minute before Clayre Guyer tied the ...

Defensive play not enough for Huskies

STATE COLLEGE — Mifflin County field hockey coach Courtney Kanagy knew her young, inexperienced squad would suffer some growing pains in the beginning of the season. With only five starters back, the Huskies are getting better each time out, but still have to learn how to play a complete ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

SUNBURY — Alyssa Keister scored both of Midd-West’s goals in a 2-1 win over Shamokin in Heartland Conference girls soccer Wednesday evening. Keister scored the game’s first goal in the 16th minute and scored the game-winning goal in the opening minutes of the second half. The Mustangs ...

Change is in the air for area football programs

LEWISTOWN — If there is one word to describe the current high school football season for our area teams that word would be change. Three new coaches and a new program debuted last month when Scot Sechler lost the interim tag at Mifflin County, Jamie Brumbaugh took over at Mount Union and ...

Second-half surge powers Mustangs

MIDDLEBURG — After a dominant first half that ended in a scoreless tie, Midd-West found the opening it needed in the second, where the Mustangs put away Central Columbia, 3-0, in a Heartland Conference boys soccer game. Carter Knepp had the goal that mattered most, taking a rebound after ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

REEDSVILLE — Mifflin County had three boys finish in the top five and the Huskies defeated Central Dauphin East, 17-39, and Chambersburg 28-29. The girls team had a pair finish in the top five, but had split results, defeating Central Dauphin East, 25-35, while falling to Chambersburg, ...