Local Sports

Danville irons out Midd-West

MIDDLEBURG — There are no moral victories in sports. A loss is a loss say the pundits. Midd-West girls basketball coach Lisa Wagner would respectfully disagree. Wagner had a smile on her face a mile wide even though the Mustangs dropped a 48-37 non-league contest to Danville on ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

CARLISLE — Molly Wagoner recorded a triple-double and finished with a game-high 21 points in Mifflin County’s 52-34 win over Carlisle in Mid-Penn Conference girls basketball Monday night. Regardless of Wagoner’s limited time on the court, she added 16 rebounds and 10 blocks. “We had ...

Huskies stand tall, win District 6 title

TYRONE — For the fifth time in eight years and the second consecutive year, the Mifflin County wrestling team is the dual meet king of District 6 Class 3A. Showing toughness, grit and determination — and getting a huge win from Trey Shoemaker against Bellefonte — the Huskies inched past ...

’Cats outmaneuver East Juniata

COCOLAMUS — East Juniata hung on for as long as it could but eventually fatigue settled in and Greenwood took advantage as the Wildcats defeated the Tigers 59-39 in a Tri-Valley League boys basketball game Saturday afternoon. “I was pleased I thought we had came in and grind it out, I ...

Scholastic sports

COCOLAMUS — East Juniata drove a truck through Newport’s defense, handing the Buffaloes a 59-16 loss in a Tri-Valley League girls basketball game Saturday. Contributing to the mercy-rule margin were three double-digit scorers. Clarye Guyer outscored Newport herself with 18 points, ...

Forest Hills stuns Trojans, ends season

SPRING MILLS — Forest Hills dominated Mount Union in every facet of the match on its way to a 64-15 defeat of the Trojans in the first round of the District 6 Class 2A team championships Friday afternoon at Penns Valley High School. Mount Union (8-12) managed only three wins — Bryce ...

Dragons fly past Mustangs late

MIDDLEBURG — Through two quarters of play the Midd-West boys had Lewisburg right where they wanted them. Holding a 23-22 lead at half, it seemed as if the Mustangs would have a chance to gut out a gritty home victory. Unfortunately for the home team, a strong second half by the Green ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

HUNTINGDON — A monster game from Tristan Henderson carried Belleville Mennonite over Huntingdon Christian 60-37 in boys basketball Tuesday night. Henderson scored 28 points in the contest, picking up 20 of them in the first half. It did more than give the Thunder a good-sized lead. “It ...

Local prominent coach, educator Dick Tressler left lasting impact

LEWISTOWN — The real secret of life is to be so engaged with what you’re doing that instead of calling it work, you realize it’s play. Dick Tressler grabbed hold of the secret at a young age and never let go. Tressler, who passed away recently at the age of 76, had three passions — ...