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Bo knows championships

Penn State

CLEVELAND — There have been many magical moments in the history of the NCAA Wrestling Championships, but what Bo Nickal did Saturday night in Quicken Loans Arena may move to the top of the list. Nickal pulled off a dramatic pin of Ohio State’s Myles Martin to win his second consecutive ...

Houtz takes bronze, adds to her record

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LEWISBURG — Sydney Houtz had a historic and memorable Friday evening when she captured the first state medal by a swimmer wearing a Juniata uniform. Saturday was even better — she placed third in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.94, above her seed in the event and well above her ...

Tomahawks thrive with new offense

Local Sports

BURNHAM — The Mifflin County Tomahawks didn’t need the luck of the Irish to defeat Columbia County in their Great Eastern Football Association season opener on St. Patrick’s Day. The new look, revamped Tomahawk offense gained more than 300 yards while a smothering defense limited the ...

‘No regrets:’ Hidlay ready to work harder, try again next year

Penn State

CLEVELAND — In the end, Hayden Hidlay was beaten by a better wrestler Saturday night in the NCAA finals. He’ll be the first to tell you that. Hidlay, the former state champ from Mifflin County High School who is now a redshirt freshman 157-pounder for North Carolina State, fell to Penn ...

Penn State advances past Notre Dame in NIT

Penn State

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Tony Carr scored 24 points to extend his Penn State sophomore scoring record, Josh Reaves had 18 points and nine rebounds and the Nittany Lions beat Notre Dame 73-63 on Saturday in the second round of the NIT. Penn State scored the first two points of the game and ...

Lions draw rematch in NCAA hockey opener

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Last season Penn State made it the furthest it’s been in NCAA hockey tournament play, all he way to the regional final. That’s where the Nittany Lions ran into the overall No. 1 seed and eventual national champion Denver. This weekend, the Nittany Lions will have a ...

Juniata’s Houtz earns state swimming medal in butterfly

Local Sports

LEWISBURG — It’s the day that high school swimmers dream of. Juniata’s super sophomore swimmer, Sydney Houtz, represented her school as she swam unattached in the 100-yard butterfly Friday in strong fashion at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium. She made it through the morning ...

Hidlay, five Nittany Lions advance

Penn State

CLEVELAND — Mifflin County’s Hayden Hidlay is one win away from a national championship. That one win, however, will have to come against the defending NCAA champion. Hidlay, the Mifflin County High School grad who is a redshirt freshman 157-pounder for North Carolina State, defeated ...

Tomahawks ready to open season

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LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County Tomahawks begin the 2018 Great Eastern Football Association season on a mission. The Tomahawks and coach Brian Rodgers experienced the thrill of victory by making it to consecutive Keystone Bowl championship games, only to suffer the agony of defeat by coming ...

Hidlay to NCAA final

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CLEVELAND — Hayden Hidlay will be the second member of his family to wrestle for a gold medal this month. Hidlay won a major decision over Alec Pantaleo of Michigan Friday evening in the NCAA 157-pound semifinals. He will face Penn State's Jason Nolf for the title. At the end of the first ...