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Mustangs hang on in tough mudder

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BEAVER SPRINGS — Some wins feel bigger than others. The one Midd-West earned Friday night felt humongous. The Mustangs seemed in control early, saw Penns Valley rally to force overtime, then watched as the Rams grab the lead in the extra period — only to miss the extra point try. It ...

Juniata’s first win on the gridiron is Klingensmith’s 300th

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MIFFLINTOWN — It was a day of mixed emotions for Juniata quarterback Jacob Condo. It started tragically, but he made sure the day ended triumphantly. After losing his grandfather Friday morning, Condo went out and delivered a four-touchdown performance in his first varsity start for the ...

Trojans trade lead to end

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MOUNT UNION — This is why they play the game. Claysburg-Kimmel came to 0-5 Mount Union with a 4-1 record. Yet for much of the contest, the game belonged to the Trojans. Trailing 21-14 going into the fourth, the Bulldogs came alive and rallied for 27 points and a 41-34 victory over the ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

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From staff reports HARRISBURG — Mifflin County earned its second win of the season in boys soccer Friday, knocking off Harrisburg 9-2 in a Mid-Penn Keystone contest. Jack Xanthopoulos and Leeum Noerr each had four goals for the Huskies. Reese Carter, who had the other goal, was the helper ...

Scelzi wins sprint car feature at Williams Grove

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MECHANICSBURG — It’s tough to win a World of Outlaws sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway — let alone for a 16-year-old from Fresno, California, that never raced at the speedway in a 410 sprint car. But Giovanni Scelzi is no ordinary driver. He took the lead from David Gravel ...

Tonight will show how much the Lions ‘grew up’

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Since Penn State joined the Big Ten, much has been made about the Nittany Lions lacking a true annual rival. As they call themselves, “Unrivaled.” And while we can split hairs, and have, over whether games with Pitt — PSU’s oldest rival — should be added at least ...

Reign and thunder

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BELLEVILLE — A little rain wasn’t enough to douse the fiery offense from Belleville Mennonite in the first half Thursday, leading to a 5-0 win over Sunbury Christian in boys soccer. “I’m pleased with the win — wins have been hard to come by for us but I’m pleased with the win,” ...

Rams spoil Huskies’ home debut

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LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County couldn’t contain Hope Rose and the Central Dauphin offense in a 6-0 Mid-Penn Commonwealth field hockey loss Thursday afternoon. At least they got to play at home. The conditions during the Huskies first game on their own field this year weren’t the ...

Johnson needs a big day to help Nittany Lions

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Juwan Johnson has a chance to be an outstanding receiver for Penn State, and he likely will need to come up big for the team to beat Ohio State on Saturday. So far this season, however, Johnson has had some issues getting open and holding onto the ball. The junior leads ...