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Rain could impact plans at speedway

PORT ROYAL — Rainy weather has impacted the entire 2018 racing season in central Pennsylvania and the final weekend of the season won’t be any different. The World of Outlaws sprint car series will be at Port Royal Speedway tonight for the Nittany Showdown and tomorrow for the rescheduled ...

After 50 years, Klingensmith says it’s time for a new coach

MIFFLINTOWN — Gary Klingensmith joined an elite fraternity this year when he coached his 300th high school football victory — in his 50th season, no less, all at the same school. Juniata’s coach, who has been on the sideline for 520 games to date, will be part of a less exclusive club ...

Indians crush Penn Cambria boys

WINGATE — After Penn Cambria established an aggressive attack in the game’s first 10 minutes, it was all Juniata in an 8-0 District 6 Class 2A boys soccer opener Wednesday at Bald Eagle Area High School. Juniata (12-6) will play the winner of today’s game between Cambria Heights and ...

Juniata girls dismissed in first round of districts

BELLEFONTE — It wasn’t exactly overpowering, but Penns Valley found ways to make its opportunities matter in a 3-0 win over Juniata in the opening round of the District 6 Class 2A girls soccer tournament. Before Juniata coach Jessica King could get herself ready on the sideline, she saw ...

Second-half effort lifts Mustangs

BLOOMSBURG — Midd-West coach Lance Burris knows when his team puts balls to feet, they’re a vastly better team than when they’re just kicking it around. That concept was displayed perfectly Wednesday night in the District 4 Class 2A girls soccer tournament. After being out-shot in ...

Football playoffs await Mifflin County, Midd-West

LEWISTOWN — The goal of every high school football team is to survive the regular season and play deep into November. With one game remaining, the Mifflin County Huskies and Midd-West Mustangs know where they stand with both squads clinching playoff berths last week. They have climbed the ...

Wildcats claw Mustangs out of playoffs

SELINSGROVE — The fact that Midd-West was a playoff team after seeing its field hockey roster decimated by graduation is impressive. The fact that the Mustangs held one-goal leads over Mifflinburg was stunning. When the fifth-seeded team had a team that won the only meeting between the ...

Eight teams begin chase for PIAA state championship this week

The playoffs officially begin today for teams in the Juniata Valley. The first district competition including an area team will feature Midd-West’s field hockey team, the fifth seed among eight entries in District 4 Class A. The Mustangs play Mifflinburg tonight at 7 at ...

Cavanaugh honored by college

LANCASTER — Indian Valley graduate Jason. S. Cavanaugh has been inducted into the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Athletic Hall of Fame. “The honor bestowed upon our inductees is a true testament to their dedication to their sport, as well as a demonstration of their ...

Juniata peewees upend Lions

LEWISTOWN — For the second straight year, the Juniata peewee football team can call themselves champions. The Little Indians’ stellar all around play showed that they weren’t to be taken for granted, defeating State College in the Juniata Valley Football League peewee title, ...