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Penn State rolling toward mat title

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PITTSBURGH — For the second year in a row, one man has stood in the way of Hayden Hidlay’s championship dreams — Penn State’s two-time defending 157-pound champion, Jason Nolf. Hidlay pushed Nolf to the limit before ultimately succumbing, 3-2, Friday night in PPG Paints Arena in the ...

Posey leads Trojans to romp in opener

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MOUNT UNION — Quinton Posey had a grand slam and totaled five RBIs to lead Mount Union to a 14-2 win in five innings over Juniata Valley in the season and Inter-County Conference opener for both schools on a frigid Friday afternoon. The Trojans, down 1-0 to start the second, exploded for ...

Adjustments pay off early for Hidlay

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PITTSBURGH — After finishing as a national runner-up in his freshman year at North Carolina State, Hayden Hidlay knew he needed to improve his game to make that last step to the top of the podium. Through two matches Thursday at the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in PPG Paints ...

Nolf and Nickal look to make history

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PITTSBURGH — If Penn State’s Bo Nickal and Jason Nolf are nervous about trying to advance to a fourth straight NCAA final and win a third straight championship, they sure didn’t show it Wednesday. Those two Nittany Lions addressed the media, along with fellow No. 1 seeds Yianni ...

Field schools create conservation ambassadors

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MADISONBURG – Most often, attending a Wildlife Leadership Academy Field School is described as a life-changing experience by participants. Designed for participants between the ages of 14-17, the WLA is holding five specialized field schools designed to engage and empower high-school age ...

Hunting heritage in Pa. is unmatched

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As I sat and wrote an article a few weeks prior to this one, I pondered why it seems so many more people hunt in Pennsylvania as opposed to other states I’ve visited and have lived in. Then I remembered a photo that hangs in my hallway. I walk past the photo multiple times each day and ...

State’s deer harvest is largest since 2004-05

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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania hunters posted their highest overall deer harvest in 14 years when they took 374,690 deer during the state’s 2018-19 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported. The 2018-19 deer harvest topped the previous year’s harvest ...

Local stars shine on diamond

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Mifflin County High School product Hannah Ruby had hoped to pick up right where she left off last season with the Mount Aloysius College Mounties. The Belleville native was a workhorse in the circle in 2018, putting together an 11-5 record with a sparkling 2.10 ERA and 94 1/3 innings pitched, ...

Duo comes full circle for PSU

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UNIVERSITY PARK — For Shakur Rasheed and Anthony Cassar, the lead up to the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships has come full circle from preparing for last year’s tournament. It’s also 180 degrees different. This time last year, Rasheed was prepping for his first NCAA tournament as the ...

Wolfe wins opener at home track

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MECHANICSBURG — Lucas Wolfe won his first career sprint car track championship at Williams Grove Speedway last season. That came after he scored the opening day win as well. He was hopful history would repeat itself. It did as he once again scored the opening day win at the historic track ...