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Mifflin County’s Anthony Fultz, top, works Cumberland Valley’s Jacob Hart to the mat for a first-period fall in their Mid-Penn Commonwealth dual meet Thursday in Lewistown.

Mifflin County’s fate turns on ounces

Local Sports

LEWISTOWN — An error by the Mifflin County coaching staff interpreting the weight class rules likely cost the Huskies a dual meet victory against Mid-Penn Commonwealth rival Cumberland Valley Thursday, the team’s at senior night. Down 30-24, Mifflin County sent out returning PIAA champion ...

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Juniata’s Ben Lauver (23) drives to the basket against Midd-West’s Sam Brummett Thursday in Mifflintown.

Lauver paces Indians in win

Local Sports

MIFFLINTOWN — Juniata was able to get ahead early in large part to the performance of Ben Lauver. That led to a 49-34 win over Midd-West in a nonleague boys basketball game on Thursday. “It’s a good victory,” Indians coach Al Ream said. “Midd-West is improving — getting better ...


Local Sports

From staff reports MIDDLEBURG — Each team had a star player step up, but only Juniata had the winning score. The Indians, led by Olivia Clark, set aside the Rachel Teats-dominated Midd-West girls, 55-34, in a nonleague basketball game Thursday. Teats had a double-double with 17 points ...

Scholastic sports

Local Sports

MIDDLEBURG —Led by strong performances from Sam Brummett and Logan Shoemaker, Midd-West defeated Carson Long, 43-36, in non-league boys basketball Wednesday night. Brummett went a perfect 6-for-6 at the free-throw line and scored a game-high 16 points with Shoemaker adding another 11. The ...

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Ron Shaulis, center, holds his record-breaking typical whitetail deer rack taken with a compound bow on Oct. 24, 2017. He is with official Boone and Crockett Club scorer Ray Brugler, left, and Game Commission Big-Game Scoring Program Coordinator and official B&C Club scorer Bob D’Angelo.

State hunter has new No. 1 buck


HARRISBURG — A trophy whitetail rack shattered the previous record in the Typical Archery category in Pennsylvania’s record book. Ron Shaulis, of West Newton, harvested the trophy buck on Oct. 24, 2017, with a compound bow on public land in Westmoreland County. The rack had a net score ...

Penns Valley group receives fish and wildlife grant funds


MILLHEIM — Penns Valley Conservation Association (PVCA) has received a $107,000 grant from the Central Appalachia Habitat Stewardship Program of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, one of eight 2017 grants in Pennsylvania funded by the Richard King Mellon Foundation. The grant ...

High school rifle teams take aim at scholarships, Olympics


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — They’d all skipped caffeine at school and cut back on sugar to keep their heart rates down and their nerves steady. They donned thick canvas uniforms to hold their bodies rigid when they aimed. Some knelt. Some stood. A few lay prone on mats spread out on the cold floor. ...

PSU is growing into ‘Hockey Valley’

Penn State

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — In the shadow of Beaver Stadium stands a sparkling rink with two sheets of ice that Terry Pegula hopes will be the incubator for the growth of hockey in Pennsylvania and across the United States. Eight years ago, Pegula and his wife, Kim, gave more than $100 million to ...

Gophers top Lions in overtime

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Dupree McBrayer scored 14 of a career-high 24 points in the second half and overtime and Minnesota beat Penn State 95-84 on Monday night. Nate Mason added 25 points and Jordan Murphy scored 22 and grabbed 19 rebounds for the Golden Gophers (14-6, 3-4 Big Ten) who ...

Indians have way with Tigers

Local Sports

COCOLAMUS— One of the Tri-Valley League’s biggest rivalries hit the hardwood for the first time this season as Juniata traveled to East Juniata Saturday night. Juniata wasted no time grabbing the edge, using two scoring runs in the first half to gain a substantial lead, before turning to ...