Local Sports

Mifflin County corrals Herd

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County coach Roger Herto knows that to compete against the top teams in the Mid-Penn Commonwealth that his Mifflin County girls’ basketball team is going to need its entire team to succeed. The Huskies (5-0, 2-0 Mid-Penn Commonwealth) showcased their full potential and ...

Mustangs cling to lead, top ’Cats

MILLERSTOWN — Midd-West was able to hold off a late-charging Greenwood despite the Mustangs’ own foul troubles and fourth-quarter shooting problems to win a nonleague girls basketball game Friday, 48-41. The Mustangs made the shots when they needed to after Greenwood closed to within a ...

Nine still wrestling at King

MILL HALL — The Mifflin County wrestling team pushed four into the quarterfinals and have five more still alive in the wrestlebacks after day one of the King of the Mountain tournament on Friday. Christian Fisher (113), Logan Wise (132), Trent Hidlay (182) and Kross Todaro (220) moved on to ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

FLINTON — Keairra Worthy scored 20 points and Karrigan Woodward 12 as Mount Union topped Glendale 56-44 in an Inter-County Conference girls basketball game Friday. “We started off strong and then fairly quickly started turning the ball over trying to force things that weren’t open,” ...

Bassett, Mustangs fall short to Braves

MIDDLEBURG — A year ago, a Shikellamy freshman named Cade Balestrini made his mark, compiling a 32-6 record on the mats, falling one win shy of hardware in the Class 3A state tournament. On Thursday, Midd-West freshman Avery Bassett gave Balestrini a match and a half. The outcome, like the ...

Newport stampedes past East Juniata

COCOLAMUS — Newport put its foot on the gas pedal in the second quarter and did not let up in its 58-39 victory over East Juniata in a Tri-Valley League boys basketball game on Thursday. “Well we didn’t shoot the ball well again unfortunately and we weren’t able to keep anybody in ...

Scholastic sports

MILLERSTOWN — Greenwood needed a big second half, and got it to secure its first win of the season beating Susquenita, 65-35, in Tri-Valley League boys basketball Thursday night. After scoring just 15 points before halftime, the Wildcats went off for 50 thanks in large part to the 3-point ...

Wildcats get the best of Tigers

COCOLAMUS — After opening their season just one day before, the East Juniata boys basketball team welcomed a talented Mifflinburg team to the East Juniata gym Wednesday night. With a lineup full of scorers, the Wildcats were scoring from all over the court as they played the unfriendly ...

Mount Union has second wind

MOUNT UNION — Just like Frosty’s hat there must have been some magic in the halftime speech of Mount Union boys’ basketball coach Scott McClain. The Trojans, holding a slim three-point lead at halftime, cranked up the offense and clamped down on defense to come away with the 62-41 ...

Scholastic sports

From staff reports MILLERSBURG — Josie Swartz scored 20 points and Olivia Clark tacked on another 15 and Juniata defeated Millersburg, 54-31, in Tri-Valley League girls basketball Wednesday. Swartz had four 3-pointers in the contest which was more than everybody from both teams combined. ...