Local Sports

Late run propels Huntingdon

HUNTINGDON — A spirited effort by the Mount Union girls basketball team through three quarters showcased what the Trojans are capable of when they are at their best. It also showed why the team is 1-6. After three strong quarters, a scoring drought of more than four minutes resulted in ...

Bearcats stretch past MU again

HUNTINGDON — In the opening minutes, the Mount Union boys basketball team seemed up to the task of competing with an undefeated Huntingdon squad. That mirage quickly faded. Trailing by six entering the second frame, the Bearcats went on a 24-5 scoring run over the final 9:25 of the first ...

Inspirational youth Viera dies at age 14

HEGINS — Josiah Viera lived life to the fullest during his 14 years, and he left a lasting impact on so many of those he inspired along the way. Viera, a well-known, popular and beloved member of the central Pennsylvania community, died Christmas Eve Monday at age 14. The young man was born ...

’Cats untie game in the third

MIFFLINTOWN — A big third quarter by Greenwood broke a halftime tie and propelled the Wildcats to a 51-39 Tri-Valley League girls basketball victory over Juniata on Saturday. With the score knotted at 22 at the break, Greenwood (5-1, 4-0) won the third quarter 14-4 led by Alli Walton and ...

Scholastic sports

CARISLE — Distance runners had the biggest day Saturday as Mifflin County’s indoor track and field team opened up the season at Dicksinson College’s Holiday Invitational. Brayden Harris eclipsed a 22-year-old record as he won the the boys 3,200-meter run in 9:32.11. The old record was ...

Defense, rebounding can’t hold Lions

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County played stellar defense and rebounded effectively against State College. Unfortunately, the Huskies were ice cold from the field in a 43-28 Mid-Penn Commonwealth girls basketball loss on Friday. Mifflin County (2-5, 1-4) failed to hit double figures in any quarter ...

Little Lions open gap late

STATE COLLEGE — For three quarters, the Mifflin County boys basketball team stayed within striking distance, trailing by only single digits for most of the contest. However, an early scoring run in the final stanza proved to be too much for the feisty Huskies to overcome as they fell 54-37 ...

Scholastic sports

From staff reports NEWPORT — Olivia Clark and Malin Kint carried Juniata past Newport 47-23 in a Tri-Valley League girls basketball game Friday night. “We shook off a sluggish first half and played an excellent third quarter and put distance between us,” Indians coach Kevin Kodish ...

Scholastic sports

BURNHAM — Ella Stuck, Hannah Bonson and Macy Becker were individual winners and the same three teamed with Morgan Robinette for the Huskies’ lone relay victory in a Commonwealth Division swim meet against Hershey Thursday at the Juniata Valley YMCA. Hershey won both meets, with the local ...