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MIFFLINTOWN — Juniata didn’t get a lot of offensive contributors, but it didn’t need them in a 46-31 win over Line Mountain in a Tri-Valley League boys basketball game Friday night. The Indians got contributions from less players than there were on the court at a single time with Ben ...

Penn State extends winning streak

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Before No. 5 Ohio State’s six-game win streak started, its last loss was a 4-0 home loss to Penn State. On Friday night, the Nittany Lions got the best of the Buckeyes once again winning 5-2, snapping the Buckeyes’ win streak while extending their unbeaten streak to ...

Carr lifts PSU to win over Nebraska

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Tony Carr scored nine of his 17 points, including a game-winning long jumper with three seconds left in overtime, and Penn State beat Nebraska 76-74 on Friday night. Lamar Stevens scored 26 points and Mike Watkins added 20 and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Nittany ...

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Juniata’s Josie Swartz (5) is fouled by Upper Dauphin’s Olivia Halterman as she drives the lane in Thursday’s Tri-Valley League girls basketball game in Mifflintown.

Reach for the top

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MIFFLINTOWN —It wasn’t exactly a must-win game for Juniata, but it sure felt like it. The Indians responded nicely in a 59-44 win over Upper Dauphin in Tri-Valley League girls basketball. The teams are atop their respective divisions in the league, so this game — the only meeting ...

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Huntingdon’s Brynen Kisiel reacts as Mount Union’s Josh Boozel pulls him down from underneath in their 126-pound bout Thursday in Mount Union.

Mount Union stumbles early

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MOUNT UNION — The Mount Union wrestling team needed to win the toss-up bouts and prevent giving up bonus points to have any chance of beating Huntingdon for county bragging rights Thursday night. They couldn’t do it. The Bearcats, seeded first in District 6 Class AA, took three of the ...

Scholastic sports

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HARRISBURG — Mifflin County dropped the hammer on Harrisburg, scoring seven falls in its 57-23 Mid-Penn Conference wrestling win over the Cougars Thursday. Kross Todaro had the fastest win of the meet for the Huskies at 220 pounds, where he pinned Nazeir Morrell in just 23 seconds. Other ...

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Midd-West’s Alyssa Keister, left, looks to pass in the Mustangs’ Heartland Conference basketball game at Central Mountain on Wednesday.

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

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MILL HALL — If you look at the Midd-West girls basketball roster you’ll see a few names scratched out that were expected to be key players for the Mustangs this winter, and at least one midseason call up already on the list. The team didn’t do well Wednesday, its coach will tell you. But ...

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Mifflin County graduate Andrew Traxler (96) kicks for Lycoming College, but also had a chance to try the sport Canada-style.

Traxler still getting kicks

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WILLIAMSPORT — Representing your country as an athlete is one of the most rewarding things that sports can provide a person. That’s why Andrew Traxler, a 2015 Mifflin County High School graduate and a former kicker for the Huskies, jumped on the opportunity to play with Lycoming College ...

Baseball community mourning

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During the month of December, three former Mifflin County Babe Ruth volunteers passed away. All three were on coaching staffs in Belltown and Yeagertown. Denny Reed coached or managed Yeagertown from 1984-1997. He had a 93-158 record at Yeagertown and was the manager of the 13-year-old ...

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A winter bass trip on the Juniata River with Jason Halfpenny of Shallow Water Guide Service is an opportunity to produce some rewarding results.

Guide provides hot winter bass action on Juniata

Outdoors

LEWISTOWN — Bass fishing is more than shirts with sponsor patches to rival those worn by NASCAR drivers and 150 mph professionally rigged bass boats. At least, it is for anglers living in the northeast who try to be on the water a minimum of 10 months out of the year. For professional ...