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Home, not so sweet

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BEAVER SPRINGS — Speed kills. Just ask Midd-West. Playing in front of nearly 1,800 fans for their first home game in program history, the Mustangs had no answer for Blue Mountain’s blitz packages or strong running game in a 35-0 loss. The Mustangs couldn’t establish much of anything ...

Huskies come up short

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LEWISTOWN — Hollidaysburg quarterback Brady Walters combined for 327 yards of total offense to lead the Golden Tigers in a 39-28 defeat over a scrappy Mifflin County squad Friday night at Mitchell Field. Walters passed for 234 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 93 yards and a score as ...

Tri-Valley overcomes ‘weird plays’

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HEGINS — Tri-Valley dominated every statistical category in its Tri-Valley League opener with Juniata. But with 4:23 left in the game the Dawgs were losing the most important stat: the scoreboard. Down a point, quarterback Daulton Leedy and the offense changed that very quickly. Leedy ran ...

Hornets end experiment, make hay of Trojans

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ALEXANDRIA — Juniata Valley experimented with playing quarterback Quinn Zinobile at wingback and backup Caden Rupert at quarterback to start Friday night’s game against Mount Union. Hornets coach Bill Musser, though, ended the experiment in the final minutes of the second quarter, and ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

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BELLEVILLE — Belleville Mennonite struggled to close out allowing Meadowbrook Christian to force overtime and in overtime Meadowbrook’s Dillon Stokes scored for a 3-2 victory for the Lions Friday in Belleville Mennonite’s season-opening tournament. “I thought we played within ...

Link to PSU past at home

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There’s a familiar name on the Appalachian State coaching staff who will be marking a homecoming of sorts today when Penn State launches its 2018 season at Beaver Stadium. Greg Gasparato is in his first year as the Mountaineers’ safeties coach. His father, the late Nick Gasparato, was ...

Four hits for Diaz in Spikes’ loss

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Imeldo Diaz recorded four hits in the Spikes’ 7-2 loss to the West Virginia Black Bears in the team’s home finale on Friday night. Diaz produced his first four-hit game as a professional since last August with Rookie-level Johnson City to power the Spikes’ (34-39) ...

McSorley: New cast will keep Penn State at top

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UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) — Trace McSorley sported a different look at No. 10 Penn State’s practice this week. Otherwise, it was the same McSorley that the Nittany Lions have come to expect. Wearing a clear visor for the first time, the Penn State quarterback burned the scout team defense in ...

Lions win opener with balanced play

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McALISTERVILLE — Juniata Mennonite was lights outs offensively in the first half which helped carry the Lions to a 6-0 win over DuBois Christian their girls soccer season opener Thursday. “I think we play real well tonight. They did some things that we have asked them to do (like) move ...

First half success carries JMS to victory

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MCALISTERVILLE — Juniata Mennonite did its damage in the first half and never let up as the Lions took care of business against DuBois Christian 4-0 in a non-league boys soccer game Thursday. “It feels great,” Lions coach Dave Portzline said. “All (credit) goes to the kids. They ...