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COCOLAMUS — A second half surge of offense carried East Juniata over Bald Eagle Area, 27-23, in a nonleague girls basketball game Friday. The Tigers outscored the Eagles 17-13 in the second half after being tied at 10 apiece at halftime. Carly Beaver led the Tigers with seven points. The ...

Holiday hoops, more set to be unwrapped after Christmas

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The holiday season is here, and with it brings a number of tournaments that area basketball and wrestling teams will participate in. There won’t be much down time following Christmas for three basketball teams — Mount Union’s boys and girls teams and the East Juniata girls are set to ...

Scott’s 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Rider over PSU

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UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) — Nazeer Bostick may have made a bold proclamation that inadvertently became bulletin board material on Friday night. Rider coach Kevin Baggett reached for his marker and whiteboard where he scrawled the Penn State guards’ words toward the Rider bench during warm-ups ...

Ex-Penn Stater Gress dies at 26

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Former Penn State offensive lineman Adam Gress has died, the school confirmed Friday. He was 26 and would have turned 27 on Dec. 29. Gress played for Penn State from 2009 through 2012 and developed into a starting tackle for three games his final season. He was a native of ...

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Mifflin County’s Trent Hidlay, left, grips the jaw of State College opponent Ryan Kunz during the 182 lb. bout Thursday evening in Lewistown. Mifflin County won the dual, 46-29.

State College pinned by Mifflin County

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LEWISTOWN — After falling to rival State College last season despite holding an 18-point lead, it’s not hard to imagine why the Mifflin County wrestling team came out roaring to go Thursday night. The Huskies used pins in seven bouts to top Mid-Penn rival State College, 46-29, inside a ...

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Juniata Mennonite’s Nevin Yorks, left, snags a rebound away from Belleville Mennonite’s David Yoder Thursday in Belleville.

Lions claw back for win over Thunder

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BELLEVILLE — Juniata Mennonite lived up to the saying “better late than never” in a 35-30 win over Belleville Mennonite in boys basketball Thursday night. The Lions nearly matched their point total from the first three quarters in the final eight minutes of action, capping off 17 ...

Greenwood takes care of East Juniata

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MILLERSTOWN — Greenwood took advantage of the mistakes made by East Juniata and then jumped on the Aaron Morder train who scored 25 points leading to a 56-37 victory for the Wildcats in a Tri-Valley League boys basketball game on Thursday. “I thought it was kind of a choppy game but I ...

Lauver, Indians get TVL win

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MIFFLINTOWN — Ben Lauver scored 17 points and Juniata defeated Newport, 43-34, in Tri-Valley League boys basketball game Thursday night. It comes as no surprise to Juniata coach Al Ream that Lauver led the team in points, but Ream also enjoys what else is happening around the ...

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Juniata's Tyler Feltman, right, pulls Newport's Daniel Capozzoli to the mat in their 145-pound bout in a Tri-Valley League dual meet at East Juniata Wednesday. Newport want the meet, 48-27,

Juniata loses odd meet in later rounds

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COCOLAMUS — Juniata’s Tri-Valley League dual meet against Newport Wednesday will be defined by more than the Indians’ 48-27 loss to one of the contenders for the league title. In fact, the outcome may have been among the more routine aspects of the meet (although it’s fair to note ...

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Ryan Walker, center goes to the board between Cumberland Valley defenders J.D. Drury, left, Ethan Levis, and Dylan Buzalka who is not pictured, Wednesday in Lewistown.

Eagles soar past Mifflin County

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LEWISTOWN— The Mifflin County High School boys’ basketball team went out looking to play spoiler at home against Cumberland Valley. That plan went by the wayside quickly thanks to a strong first half by the Eagles as they used a 13-point run in the first quarter to coast to a 68-49 victory ...