Local Sports

Huskies drop season opener at home

LEWISTOWN — There’s a reason Lower Dauphin is the favorite to win the Mid-Penn Keystone division this season and the Falcons showed why against Mifflin County Saturday afternoon. Lower Dauphin came out on fire from three-point land, dominated the offensive glass, and rolled to a 71-35 ...

Scholastic sports

ALTOONA — Mifflin County’s competitive spirit team finished sixth in District 6 in the Small Varsity division at Saturday’s championships. The Huskies went up against nine other teams, and despite falling short of their main goal of qualifying for states, the team is pleased with its ...

Five alive

MIFFLINTOWN — It wasn’t pretty. As a matter of fact, it was downright ugly, but Juniata girls’ basketball coach Kevin Kodish will take the win anyway. Despite shooting 21 percent from the field (14-of-68) and 49 percent from the charity stripe (18-of-37), the Indians found a way to ...

Tigers open season with a win

MIFFLINTOWN — East Juniata’s girls basketball team played shut-down defense on Bellefonte for most of the game to give interim coach Denis Leister career win No. 1 in a 42-37 victory in the Juniata County Tip-Off Showdown on Friday. The Tigers (1-0) forced 21 turnovers and held the Red ...

Juniata cruises to finals berth

THREE SPRINGS — Mount Union fell behind early and Juniata took advantage behind a late offensive surge from Ben Lauveron the way to a 46-32 victory for the Indians in the semi-finals of the Southern Huntingdon tip-off tournament Friday. “It’s a good win — any win is a good win ...

Newport upends ’Cats

MILLERSTOWN — Points were a premium during the opening night of the Perry County girls basketball tournament. Defense was the specialty on the menu during the nightcap as Newport topped host Greenwood 31-17. “The first thing we said in the locker room was that 31 is a great number (to ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

DILLSBURG — Mifflin County got on the Eleana Eckley train and never looked back as she led the Huskies over Dover, 61-50, in an opening-day game at the Northern tip-off tournament Friday. “I can’t say enough about the effort of this team,” Huskies coach Roger Herto said. “I’m just ...

TVL honors 11 Tigers, Indians

LEWISTOWN — The Tri-Valley League’s football all-star team features plenty of local flavor in the selections. Juniata placed six on the first, second and honorable mention squads, while East Juniata had five selected. The Indians, 8-4 this season, saw first-team offensive and defensive ...

Greenwood vital to the Buffaloes

MILLERSTOWN — What lies behind the recent success of the Newport football team — a team that has won 38 games in the last four seasons, while claiming three Tri-Valley League crowns and a District 3 championship? In many ways, it is a cooperative agreement with neighboring Greenwood, one ...