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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, ...

State College too much for Kish

LEWISTOWN — Sunday night’s Juniata Valley Football League Midget Super Bowl wrapped up a weekend of big games, hard hits, amazing plays and close games. In the finale, State College met up with a spunky Kish team that battled through the playoffs to earn a Super Bowl bid, coming in with ...

Mustangs punish short-handed guest

BEAVER SPRINGS — Football is a dichotomy — complex and simple at the same time. Through all the intricate offensive schemes and systems winning football still comes down to the basics of blocking and tackling. Games are won and lost on the line of scrimmage. Win the line and more often ...

Martin’s goal not enough; Blair County takes third

BELLEFONTE — The season came to an end Saturday for the Juniata Mennonite girls soccer team as it fell to Blair County Christian 2-1 in the third-place consolation game of the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association soccer tournament held at Centre County Christian in Bellefonte. A second ...

Trojans get first win on clutch kick

MOUNT UNION — As the Mount Union offense lined up for the last play of the game Friday, the Trojans trailed Moshannon Valley 14-12. Both teams knew that one swing of Trojans’ kicker Trevor Skopic’s leg would determine the outcome of the Inter-County Conference football game and each ...

Huskies capture fifth straight

GREENCASTLE — The playoff scenario was simple for Mifflin County on Friday night an Altoona loss to State College would vault the Huskies to the District 6 6A title game for the first time since 2013. Still on the line, and in the hands of Mifflin County, was a shot at the Colonial Division ...

Juniata routs Millersburg

MILLERSBURG — In a game Juniata coach Gary Klingensmith was worried the team would be flat, it instead dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball in a 55-7 win over Millersburg in Tri-Valley League football Friday night. Juniata (2-7, 2-6) made it apparent that it wanted to ...