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Huskies’ heart, determination led to solid season

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STATE COLLEGE — The magical season for the Mifflin County football team ended where it began with the Huskies dropping a 42-7 decision to State College in the District 6 Class 6A championship game Friday night at Memorial Field. The Little Lions had too much athleticism and too much speed ...

Despite playoff loss, Midd-West proud of program’s maiden voyage

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SELINSGROVE — The season of firsts hit its final night as Midd-West’s football team walked off the turf of Selinsgrove’s Harold L. Bolig Memorial Field Friday. Most of the players who took part in the District 4 Class 4A semifinal game — a 21-9 loss to the Seals in the first playoff ...

DISTRICT 6: Huskies earn rematch with State College

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LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County football program returns to the playoffs for the first time in five years when the Huskies travel to Memorial Field to face State College for the District 6 Class 6A championship tonight at 7. Mifflin County is 1-7 lifetime against the Little Lions with the ...

DISTRICT 4: Mustangs ready for inaugural Snyder County battle

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MIDDLEBURG — When the co-op in football with East Juniata ended after the 2017 season, many wondered if the Midd-West players, who comprised most of the athletes in the merger, would ever have a team of their own. Now, a year later, the Mustangs not only have their team but made the playoffs ...

East Juniata blanks Griffins in semi

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WILLIAMSPORT — Experience is vital. So too is a good passing game, quick athletes and great strikers. East Juniata had all of that in its 9-0 win over Sullivan County Wednesday in a District 4 Class A girls soccer semifinal Thursday night at Loyalsock High School. The Tigers (21-0) put ...

Hilltoppers top Juniata

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LORETTO — The Juniata boys soccer team blitzed its first two playoff opponents by a combined score of 15-0 on its way to the school’s first District 6 Class 2A title game appearance. A much stiffer test stood between the Indians and district gold, however, in top-seeded 19-0 Westmont ...

Mustangs taken to limit

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SELINSGROVE — For the fifth time in as many years the Midd-West and Lewisburg boys soccer programs faced off in District 4 playoff action in a win-or-go-home game. Thursday night, Midd-West came out on top for the first time. The Mustangs controlled the flow of the game throughout but ...

Pushing through

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SELINSGROVE — Milton did a good job in the early going Wednesday, putting pressure on Midd-West and even getting the first goal. But the Black Panthers were unable to be the second team to lodge an upset win at Selinsgrove’s Harold L. Bolig Memorial Field on Halloween. The top-seeded ...

Franklin: McSorley is best college QB

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UNIVERSITY PARK — There hasn’t been a shortage of nice things Penn State coach James Franklin has said about the team’s quarterback, Trace McSorley, this season. And why should there be for a man who has taken possession of a large number of Penn State’s records? The graduate ...

Wildcats headed to district title game

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ELLIOTTSBURG — When you play as often as the Newport’s and Greenwood’s field hockey teams do, it is hard to stay masked — even on Halloween. Greenwood maintained its supremacy over its down river neighbors Wednesday, drubbing the Buffaloes 4-0 in the District 3 Class A semifinal at ...