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Pair of Greenwood athletes sign letters to be Nittany Lions

Local Sports

MILLERSTOWN — Two Greenwood athletes signed letters of intent Wednesday to further their careers at Penn State. Paityn Wirth, who led the field hockey team to the school’s first team state championship of any kind, affirmed what she previously had committed to verbally. Mallory Kauffman, ...

Penn State makes use of Classic

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Some people see the 10-team Keystone Classic field and wonder why Penn State would bother to drive to Philadelphia to wrestle those teams in a fabled basketball arena. Penn State coach Cael Sanderson looks at the other nine teams — Appalachian State, Drexel, Duke, ...

Sanders takes roles as starter, leader seriously

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — He may not be Saquon Barkley, but Miles Sanders certainly put on a show that for even a fraction of a second reminded fans of the promise that was to be after the All-American back left for the draft. With Barkley now doing his thing for the New York Giants, the Nittany ...

The time is here for Hunters Sharing the Harvest

Outdoors

HARRISBURG — According to Hunters Sharing the Harvest executive director John Plowman, a lot of people and organizations share in the ongoing success of the organization To date, since the formation of HSH in 1991, the program has generated more than 1.3 million pounds of venison ...

Group brings vets together for adventure

Outdoors

OHIOPYLE (AP) — Enjoying life: it’s just one of the things they went to war to preserve. A group of veterans came together in October to seek adventure and savor the day as a unit by hitting the rapids of the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle State Park. One of those veterans, Gail Schnell, ...

‘Fish Detective’ praised for research

Outdoors

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologist who identified an innovative forensic sleuthing technique to investigate illegal fish introductions is having his research published in an international peer-reviewed scientific journal. Sam Bourret, a fisheries biologist ...

EJ girls stopped in semifinals again

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DANVILLE — It’s a different year, but the result of Tuesday’s PIAA Class A girls soccer semifinal game was eerily similar for East Juniata. All of Southern Columbia’s scoring happened in the first half, and East Juniata attempted to mount a second-half comeback. East Juniata again ...

Mustangs can’t solve Tigers, season ends

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HARRISBURG — The incredible run of the Midd-West boys soccer team came to an end in a 6-2 loss to Fleetwood Tuesday in a PIAA Class 2A tournament semifinal at Central Dauphin’s Landis Field. The Tigers (19-7-2) used their speed and the goal-scoring prowess of forward Haydyn Zagorski, who ...

No repeat in store for Wildcats

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BLOOMSBURG — The memory of last year’s state championship game was fresh in everyone’s minds. It altered Wyoming Seminary’s game plan and mindset Tuesday night at Central Columbia High School. It also served as inspiration, reminding the talented Blue Knights they were not ...

DeSales is next for BMS’ Echard

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BELLEVILLE — Two years ago, Leah Echard was facing a potential end to her field hockey career. On Tuesday, she took a step toward its next phase. Echard, a senior at Belleville Mennonite School, committed to play college hockey at DeSales, a Division III Catholic university south of ...