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MECHANICSBURG — Mifflin County sent six swimmers — Braden Kibe, Kevin Neavling and Ethan Andrews for the boys and Macy Becker, Hannah Bonson and Ella Stuck for the girls — to the Mid-Penn swimming championships this past weekend at Cumberland Valley High School. Bonson had the best ...

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Mifflin County’s Derek Burk, left, works on Mitchell Arch of Central Dauphin, in the 120-pound match in the first-round consolation of the PIAA Class 3A team wrestling tournament, Friday, in Hershey.

Huskies unable to build off great start

HERSHEY — Back-to-back pins by Trey Kibe and Trent Hidlay opened the door for Mifflin County to exact revenge on Central Dauphin and in the process win a dual meet in the PIAA Class 3A team wrestling championship. It wasn’t enough. The second of two holes that leaked six forfeit points ...

Mustangs struggle throughout

NEWPORT — The Mustangs were down a few cylinders in Newport last night, and when the check engine light came on, there was nothing Midd-West skipper Brent Bobb could do about it in his team’s 65-31 non-league loss. “Our top scorer (Sam Brummett) and most aggressive player (Chase ...

Scholastic sports

MILLERSTOWN — Greenwood ended its regular season on a high note thanks to a big offensive surge in the fourth quarter leading to a 65-44 victory over Harrisburg Christian Friday night. The Wildcats had a 41-36 lead going into the fourth quarter before they dropped 24 points in the frame ...

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Mifflin County's Bronson Smith-Price puts Justyce Searock of Nazareth on the mat at 285 pounds in the PIAA Class 3A team wrestling tournament, Thursday, in Hershey.

Huskies dominated by Eagles on mats

HERSHEY — If Trent Hidlay doesn’t take up coaching, he’ll have missed his calling. Hidlay, the defending state champion at 170 pounds who showed Nazareth’s Jake Dressler why in the opening round of the PIAA Class 3A team wrestling tournament, spent the time before his mat appearance ...

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Mifflin County's Katey Kline competes in the triple jump during Thursday's State College High School Invitational in State College.

Mifflin County has success in final meet

UNIVERSITY PARK — In one of the last tuneups before state track and field competition, the Mifflin County Indoor track team went north to battle at the State College Invitational at the Horace Ahsenfelter III Indoor Track on the campus of Penn State University. Competing against the likes ...

Scholastic sports

MIFFLINTOWN — It was a battle of the top two teams in the Tri-Valley League and thanks to a strong second half, Juniata was able to hand Halifax its first TVL loss by the score of 40-36 on Thursday. “This was a very good win for us,” Indians coach Al Ream said. “The top two teams in ...

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Mifflin County’s Anthony Fultz wrestle’s Altoona’s Colin Allmond earlier this season. Mifflin County will wrestle defending state champion Nazareth in the opening round of the PIAA Class 3A state team tournament tonight in Hershey.

Huskies seek 1st state dual win

LEWISTOWN — There are many accomplishments in the seven-year history of the Mifflin County wrestling program — four District 6 Class 3A dual meet championships, three District 6 tournament crowns and a Northwest Regional title. Even with all the accolades, one team goal on coach Kirby ...

Seasons of change happening for local baseball organizations this spring

LEWISTOWN — A couple years ago, there was an effort to merge Mifflin County Youth Baseball and Big Valley Little League under one umbrella. Now, thanks to a change in affiliation by MCYB, which serves mainly Burnham and Lewistown boroughs, both organizations technically have the right to ...

Pace yourself, and other tips for runners who want to prevent injuries

Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series of features about sports medicine provided by Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. For every story about a woman who started running at age 60 and completed a marathon within a year, there are several less notable stories about people of all ...