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Trojans stumble in playoffs

JOHNSTOWN—Heading into this season, the expectations were high for Mount Union. The Trojans were looking to improve off their 5-6 record from a year ago with nearly a fifth of their roster complied with senior leadership. It seemed like Mt. Union could very well make a run at a District 6 ...

Wirth, Lesh lead Wildcats to dominant playoff win

HUMMELSTOWN — Greenwood was too much for Tulpehocken to handle as Paityn Wirth and Grace Lesh led the charge for the Wildcats in their 5-0 victory over the Trojans in the District 3 Class A third place field hockey game at Lower Dauphin middle school Saturday. Greenwood will play District 1 ...

Mifflin County falls in a close contest

LEWISTOWN — For the third week in a row the Mifflin County football team played with confidence, tenacity and heart. Unlike the past two weeks, the effort wasn’t enough to defeat Waynesboro. The Indians scored the tying touchdown just before halftime and reached the end zone on the first ...

Indians defense to be tested

MIFFLINTOWN — With the loss of so many key seniors from a year ago the Juniata football team seemed to be in rebuilding mode as the 2017 season began. Instead, the returning veterans kicked it up a notch and the newcomers provided vital contributions. The result — the Indians are back in ...

Trojans look to rebound

MOUNT UNION — For Mount Union football coach David Smith, it’s deja vu all over again. The Trojans started last season 5-1 until injuries and illness saw them lose five straight to end the season — including a 56-10 loss at the hands of Bishop McCort in the District 6 Class 2A ...

Regional racers set to participate in World Finals

The World Finals conclude today at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The three-day program got underway Thursday night with qualifying for the World of Outlaws sprint cars and late models plus Dirtcar modifieds. Several area sprint car and late model competitors were expected to ...

Mustangs win District 4 championship

DANVILLE — Kelli Beiler has had a hand in pretty much any measure of Mustang soccer success in the three years she’s been mainstay on the girls roster. It should be no surprise, then, that she paced Midd-West, the No. 1 seed in District 4 Class 2A, to a championship Thursday with a 3-1 ...

Midd-West falls in heartbreaker

DANVILLE — Four was the magic number for the Green Dragons Thursday night in Danville. Four times in a row the Lewisburg team had made district finals, four times the championship game was played against Midd-West, and all four times Lewisburg came away with the distinction of District 4 ...

EJ shut down in title game

WILLIAMSPORT — Bloomsburg’s solid defense and physical play were too much for East Juniata to handle, falling 3-0 in the District 4 Class A girls soccer championship game, Thursday at Loyalsock high school. East Juniata (19-3-1) will open against District 3 champion Fairfield in a ...

Camp Hill proves formidable in title contest

HERSHEY — Camp Hill represented one of the few blemishes on Greenwood’s record before Wednesday night’s District 3 Class A boys soccer championship game. Now, the Lions account for two. Jake Coniglio scored once in each half to lead Camp Hill to a 3-0 win in the final at Hersheypark ...