Sports

Sanderson optimistic about PSU

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — With the top-ranked Penn State wrestling team’s biggest challenge to date on the horizon, coach Cael Sanderson sounded hopeful Tuesday that the Nittany Lions will be at full strength. No. 4 Michigan, fresh off an upset of then-No. 2 Ohio State, comes to Happy Valley for ...

Commission changes rules, expands mentoring

Outdoors

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a measure that would simplify requirements to wear fluorescent orange material while hunting. There would be no changes to the requirements that apply in many seasons. And the use of orange ...

Calling champ a humble legend

Sports Columns

In 2015, on a stage crowded with extreme talent, extraordinary turkey knowledge and calling experience, Billy Yargus heard his name called as the winner of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Grand National Calling Champion contest. One of the greatest accomplishments you can achieve as a ...

ATVs to boost Ozark tourism

Outdoors

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Kris Muldoon knows his way around the Ozark National Forest as well as others know their own neighborhoods. Muldoon has been riding ATVs in the Ozarks back country since he was a kid. Now, as president of the Clarksville Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, he wants ...

Shutdown doesn’t impact hatchery

Outdoors

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — The partial government shutdown didn’t stop personnel at the Norfork National Fish Hatchery from taking care of the fish being raised at the hatchery for eventual release in the tailwaters below Arkansas dams. It’s not the first time personnel with the U.S. ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

Local Sports

HUNTINGDON — A monster game from Tristan Henderson carried Belleville Mennonite over Huntingdon Christian 60-37 in boys basketball Tuesday night. Henderson scored 28 points in the contest, picking up 20 of them in the first half. It did more than give the Thunder a good-sized lead. “It ...

Local prominent coach, educator Dick Tressler left lasting impact

Local Sports

LEWISTOWN — The real secret of life is to be so engaged with what you’re doing that instead of calling it work, you realize it’s play. Dick Tressler grabbed hold of the secret at a young age and never let go. Tressler, who passed away recently at the age of 76, had three passions — ...

PGC step away from making Saturday opener for deer season

Local Sports

HARRISBURG — For the thousands of hunters who purchased a Pennsylvania hunting license with the primary purpose of hunting the firearms deer season, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is one step away from rewarding their loyalty. That final step is expected when the PGC Board of Game ...

Seeing double

Local Sports

MILLERSTOWN — For the second time this season the Juniata girls’ basketball team hung with 15-3 Greenwood for a half, but were not able to do so for a full 32 minutes. Back on Dec. 22 in Mifflintown, the teams went to the locker room knotted at 22-22, but the Wildcats dominated the second ...

Raiders get control late, top Juniata

Local Sports

BELLEFONTE — Monday night’s nonleague game between Juniata and Bellefonte was a rematch from the Penns Valley Ram Winter Jam. The Red Raiders won the first contest 53-29. For the Indians it was a chance to redeem themselves, but in the end, Bellefonte came out victorious, 53-36, over ...