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Huskies looking for state berths

The second phase of the tournament trail begins today in Altoona for Mifflin County and Juniata at the Northwest Regional Class 3A tournament. Meanwhile, three Mid-West grapplers try to punch their tickets to states at the Northeast Class 2A regional in Williamsport. The Huskies advanced 12 ...

Greenwood drops narrow 59-58 district game to LCC

From staff reports LANCASTER — The Greenwood boys basketball team used a big fourth-quarter surge but couldn’t complete the comeback in a 59-58 loss to Lancaster County Christian School in the third place game of the District 3 Class A tournament. The Wildcats were led by Thomas ...

District tourneys a thing of the past

LEWISTOWN — In 2017, the local Babe Ruth district was disbanded and taken into District 8. That started a trend as now there will be no district play in Babe Ruth baseball in Pennsylvania. “There were only two districts in the state playing last year,” said Jim Winder, the former ...

Reigle’s number to be retired by MC Babe Ruth

REEDSVILLE — Only three Mifflin County managers have had their numbers retired in the 65-year-history of the league. Reedsville’s Bob Reigle (34), Yeagertown’s Fred Zook (99) and Milroy’s Gary Fultz (3). This summer, Reedsvile’s Scott Reigle (45) will take his place with the other ...

Greenwood falls in districts, MC completes 2019-20 year

HALIFAX—The Greenwood boys basketball team let a 12-point lead slip away in the fourth quarter of a District 3 Class A playoff game Monday night as the Wildcats fell to Halifax, 47-43. Halifax struggled all game to score, but Nathan Blasick stepped up and dropped 14 points in the final ...

Crowning Achievement

ALTOONA—Winning wrestling in its purest form is simple but difficult to achieve. It takes just two steps. Step 1 - put your hands on your opponent and step 2 - treat him poorly. Impose your will on the other guy and get your shots in. If you don’t shoot, it’s tough to win. Saturday ...

Bassett leads Mustangs to regionals

WILLIAMSPORT—Don’t expect Midd-West’s Avery Bassett to dwell on his Saturday night loss to Sullivan County’s Nathan Higley for very long. Sure, championships are nice, but this time of year the real goal is to simply keep advancing on the road to Hershey and Bassett did that at the ...

Ryan earns his way to Hershey

INDIANA—A few years ago, Jake Ryan found himself singing “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” as he prepared to take the wrestling mat representing Mount Union. To his surprise, he did quite well in the match, leading him to draw the conclusion that he doesn’t need to ...

Three Trojans advance to second day

INDIANA — There were plenty of milestone moments at the Southwest Regional Class 2A Wrestling Tournament at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Friday night. Several wrestlers recorded their 100th career victories. Another notched his 150th career win. None could compare to the mark Jake ...

Midd-West has five alive for Day 2

WILLIAMSPORT — Avery Bassett admits he’s not quite at the same performance level he was back in October. Four months ago the Midd-West junior sprung on to the national scene at the Super 32 tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina, with an unexpected eighth-place finish in the ...