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Relentless attack pays off as Mifflin County girls win second

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County was in constant attack mode against Big Spring and it paid off in a form of a 1-0 victory in a nonleague girls soccer game on Saturday. “It was sloppy but we got the win,” Huskies coach Barrett Knepp said. “It wasn’t our best game by far — we’ve just ...

Scholastic sports

HERSHEY — Garrett Baublitz was third overall in Class 2A varsity at the PIAA Foundation cross country meet Saturday. He recorded a 16:26 on the course, just a second off the silver medal time. Josh Lewis of North East won in 16:10. The meet is run on the Parkview course used for the state ...

Huskies hound Shippensburg in win

LEWISTOWN — On Friday night, coach Scot Sechler and his Mifflin County Huskies had had enough of just being close. They wanted — maybe needed — a win in a season that has seen possible victory slip through the Huskies’ fingers more than once. This one didn’t get away. Mifflin ...

Juniata still seeks victory

MIFFLINTOWN — One look at the box score and it’s tough to see that one play made all the difference, but that is the case in Williams Valley’s 37-12 win over Juniata in Tri-Valley League football Friday night. The Vikings had a great start and finish to the contest, but the ending may ...

Victory eludes Mount Union

MOUNT UNION — The Mount Union football team had victory in the palm of its hands but one of the hard lessons a young team has to go through is learning how to win. The Trojans, trailing by one in the fourth quarter, failed to capitalize on a 10-play drive that stalled on two dropped passes ...

Mustangs can’t stop Olympians’ offensive prowess

JIM THORPE — Midd-West knew what it was up against Friday night. The Mustangs were facing an unbeaten and unscored upon Jim Thorpe team that had mercy-ruled three of its first four opponents. Midd-West came out swinging, however, ripping off a couple of big offensive plays early and ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

MECHANICSBURG — Mifflin County’s boys and girls fell to Cumberland Valley in a Mid-Penn Commonwealth cross country meet on Friday. The boys lost 29-30 while the girls lost 19-40. Three runners from the boys team finish in the top five. Brayden Harris won the race with a time of 16:15. ...

Imbalance of power

COCOLAMUS — Greenwood scored four goals in the first four minutes of Thursday’s Tri-Valley League field hockey game at East Juniata. That’s not unexpected — the home team has one senior, a new goalie and only a handful of returning starters on the roster. Greenwood’s lopsided ...

Hard-luck Huskies wrenched in shutout

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County fell behind early on in the first half and couldn’t recover in its loss to Mechanicsburg, 5-0, in a Mid-Penn Keystone boys soccer game on Thursday. “We are consistently good at giving teams a goal within the first two minutes of the game and we’re really ...

Mustangs slip past Defenders

MIDDLEBURG — There were a lot of factors that worked in Midd-West’s favor in a 2-0 win over Warrior Run in Heartland Conference girls soccer action Thursday. The Mustangs not only had speed on their side, but the wind was favorable to them as well. They also managed to have a game that ...