Sports

Visit to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary worth the trip

Outdoors

DREHERSVILLE — Even in the pitch-black darkness of predawn the telltale rumble of crossing railroad tracks and the mist rising off the Schuylkill River indicate to visitors they are just minutes away from reaching their destination. They are winding their way to the top of the Blue Mountain ...

September means time for geese

Sports Columns

The first day of September always has been circled on my calendar. That date ushers in the official start to my hunting season with the opening of resident goose and dove seasons. For years I counted on a great goose hunt during the opening morning. Farmers cut their fields earlier, geese ...

Seesaw tilts toward Lower Dauphin

Local Sports

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County was able to clean up some of its sloppy-first half play on an even sloppier playing field Tuesday to tie its girls soccer game in the second half, but a pair of late Lower Dauphin goals did the Huskies no good in a 4-3 Mid-Penn Keystone loss to the ...

Scholastic sports

Local Sports

NEWPORT — East Juniata remains undefeated as its top four golfers all scored below 90, leading to a team total of 323 in wins over Millersburg (357) and Newport (379) in a Tri-Valley League golf match Tuesday. Will Orwig led the Tigers with a score of 78 while Tanner Barth placed second on ...

Decisive victory

Local Sports

MIFFLINTOWN — It went down to the very end but Juniata held off a late charging Fannett-Metal to get the monkey of its back — getting the first win in program history, 3-2, in a highly competitive non-league volleyball match Monday. “Oh my gosh, it is the best feeling ever. I honestly ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

Local Sports

NORTHUMBERLAND — After playing a solid first half of soccer, Belleville Mennonite made some costly mistakes and saw its lead disappear in a 3-1 loss to Northumberland Christian Monday afternoon. David Yoder scored the Thunder’s lone goal in the 38th minute of the first half. Caleb Renno ...

West’s embarrassing day should spark Big Ten realignment talk

Penn State

Saturday was humiliating for the Big Ten West and really the best example yet of why the conference’s division alignment is laughable. Everyone knows the division setup is lopsided. Everyone knows the Big Ten has received criticism for the imbalance. And everyone knows the league has ignored ...

Eight home duals highlight Nittany Lions’ wrestling slate

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State wrestling team, winners of seven of the last eight NCAA Championships, will wrestle in 14 dual meets and two in-season tournaments in preparation for March’s Big Ten and NCAA tournaments this season. The Nittany Lions return seven All-Americans, including ...

McSorley’s five TDs lead Penn State

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin has a man crush on Trace McSorley and isn’t afraid to admit it. “If you’re a young quarterback out there, watch Trace McSorley,” Penn State’s coach said Saturday. “The guy has been winning since he was in diapers.” Franklin went on and on ...

Scholastic sports

Local Sports

ALTOONA — Chayce Macknair and Brayden Harris finished second and third, respectively, to lead Mifflin County’s boys to a team overall win in Altoona’s Mount Lion Invitational cross country meet Saturday. The Huskies finished the girls race in fifth-place overall as Joy Galbraith ...