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Mifflin County falls to Altoona

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ALTOONA — Mifflin County and Altoona entered Saturday’s game one-two, respectively, in the District 6 Class 6A rankings. The two teams were close enough that the outcome would decide which one finished first. Altoona broke open a close game late in the third quarter and held on for a 53-49 ...

Juniata powers past Bellefonte

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MIFFLINTOWN — The Juniata girls basketball team continued their successful run through its schedule, defeating a feisty Bellefonte team, 53-40, Saturday afternoon. The Red Raiders didn’t make it easy for the Lady Indians as they kept the game close for most of the game before Juniata put ...

Huskies doomed by slow start

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ALTOONA — The Mifflin County boys basketball team took a road trip to Altoona Saturday afternoon, and coach Dave Sheetz was pretty straightforward with his reasoning for the Huskies’ struggles against the Mountain Lions. “We definitely didn’t get off the bus very well,” Sheetz ...

Penn State beats up on Iowa in front of NCAA record crowd

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Prior to Cael Sanderson’s arrival in Happy Valley, anytime Iowa showed up on Penn State’s wrestling schedule, fans would wonder if the Nittany Lions could compete. Now, in the ninth season of the Sanderson regime, Nittany Lion fans wonder how bad Penn State can beat ...

Scholastic sports

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MECHANICSBURG — Mifflin County sent six swimmers — Braden Kibe, Kevin Neavling and Ethan Andrews for the boys and Macy Becker, Hannah Bonson and Ella Stuck for the girls — to the Mid-Penn swimming championships this past weekend at Cumberland Valley High School. Bonson had the best ...

Garner, Carr help Nittany Lions defeat Illinois

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Shep Garner scored 16 points and Tony Carr had 15 points to lead Penn State to a 74-52 victory over Illinois on Sunday night. Illinois missed its first nine second-half shots and didn’t score for seven-plus minutes as Penn State went on a 12-0 run to make it 49-36. ...

Huskies unable to build off great start

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HERSHEY — Back-to-back pins by Trey Kibe and Trent Hidlay opened the door for Mifflin County to exact revenge on Central Dauphin and in the process win a dual meet in the PIAA Class 3A team wrestling championship. It wasn’t enough. The second of two holes that leaked six forfeit points ...

Mustangs struggle throughout

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NEWPORT — The Mustangs were down a few cylinders in Newport last night, and when the check engine light came on, there was nothing Midd-West skipper Brent Bobb could do about it in his team’s 65-31 non-league loss. “Our top scorer (Sam Brummett) and most aggressive player (Chase ...

Scholastic sports

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MILLERSTOWN — Greenwood ended its regular season on a high note thanks to a big offensive surge in the fourth quarter leading to a 65-44 victory over Harrisburg Christian Friday night. The Wildcats had a 41-36 lead going into the fourth quarter before they dropped 24 points in the frame ...

Huskies dominated by Eagles on mats

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HERSHEY — If Trent Hidlay doesn’t take up coaching, he’ll have missed his calling. Hidlay, the defending state champion at 170 pounds who showed Nazareth’s Jake Dressler why in the opening round of the PIAA Class 3A team wrestling tournament, spent the time before his mat appearance ...