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Defensive play not enough for Huskies

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STATE COLLEGE — Mifflin County field hockey coach Courtney Kanagy knew her young, inexperienced squad would suffer some growing pains in the beginning of the season. With only five starters back, the Huskies are getting better each time out, but still have to learn how to play a complete ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

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SUNBURY — Alyssa Keister scored both of Midd-West’s goals in a 2-1 win over Shamokin in Heartland Conference girls soccer Wednesday evening. Keister scored the game’s first goal in the 16th minute and scored the game-winning goal in the opening minutes of the second half. The Mustangs ...

Change is in the air for area football programs

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LEWISTOWN — If there is one word to describe the current high school football season for our area teams that word would be change. Three new coaches and a new program debuted last month when Scot Sechler lost the interim tag at Mifflin County, Jamie Brumbaugh took over at Mount Union and ...

Menet, o-line progresses, but there’s work to be done

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Michal Menet seemingly had everything working against him coming into the season. He was asked to switch positions with Connor McGovern from right guard to center, and when put in game situations he saw a lot of atypical defensive packages from both Appalachian State and ...

Second-half surge powers Mustangs

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MIDDLEBURG — After a dominant first half that ended in a scoreless tie, Midd-West found the opening it needed in the second, where the Mustangs put away Central Columbia, 3-0, in a Heartland Conference boys soccer game. Carter Knepp had the goal that mattered most, taking a rebound after ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

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REEDSVILLE — Mifflin County had three boys finish in the top five and the Huskies defeated Central Dauphin East, 17-39, and Chambersburg 28-29. The girls team had a pair finish in the top five, but had split results, defeating Central Dauphin East, 25-35, while falling to Chambersburg, ...

World of Outlaws to sanction 51st Tuscarora 50

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PORT ROYAL — The 51st annual Tuscarora 50 has been rescheduled for Oct. 27, the second day of a two-day show sanctioned by the World of Outlaws. The Tuscarora 50 was rained out Saturday and could not be completed on its rain date, Sunday. The previously scheduled Nittany Showdown, paying ...

Franklin changed outlook, career with simple advice

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK —James Franklin often talks about building strong personal relationships and connecting with his players that it can come as a surprise to know he wasn’t always like that as a coach. Penn State hosts Kent State this week, and Golden Flashes coach Sean Lewis, 32, is the ...

Pitt’s failures masked PSU’s troubled spots

Sports Columns

Through two weeks, I still have no idea if Penn State is a really good football team. And the next two weeks won’t tell us much, either. We’re all just going to have to wait until Ohio State visits on Sept. 29 to find out. The Nittany Lions barely won their opener in overtime against ...

Pitt-iful

Penn State

PITTSBURGH — A lot of people waited a long time for the return of the Penn State-Pitt rivalry. But after the humiliating debacle that unfolded Saturday night, the ending of this series renewal might not come quickly enough for many fans. The Nittany Lions played OK. Just OK. They made a lot ...