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Clement, Dressler named as All-Stars

COCOLAMUS — During the 2019-20 season, East Juniata earned a District 4 playoff spot and finished third in the Tri-Valley League West Division. Following the season, the Tigers’ Billy Dressler and Xavier Clement picked up TVL Second-Team honors for their outstanding play during league ...

Port Royal makes call on April races

From staff reports PORT ROYAL — After discussions with the various touring series that support us and in accordance with Governor Tom Wolf’s 30-day mandate extension regarding social distancing and the closing of non-essential businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Port Royal ...

Four Wildcats get TVL All-Star nod

MILLERSTOWN — Greenwood capped off a strong basketball season, as both the boys and girls basketball teams advanced to the PIAA playoffs. The Wildcats were rewarded for their efforts with multiple Tri-Valley League All-Star selections, as Kenedy Stroup and Alli Walton earned first-team ...

Bailer, O’Donell named TVL All-Stars

MIFFLINTOWN— In the 2019-20 season, Al Ream and his Juniata Indians finished second in the Tri-Valley League West Division with a record of 9-7 in conference games. Impressing the opposing coaches with their play, both Jamie Bailer and Emannuel O’Donell were named TVL All-Stars. Bailer, ...

Hayden Hidlay honored by the ACC

RALEIGH — Success has followed Mifflin County graduate and NC State wrestler Hayden Hidlay in every stage of his wrestling career and on Tuesday, the 157-pounder added another honor to his long list of accolades. Hidlay was named the 2019-20 ACC Wrestler of the Year by the ACC league office. ...

Hidlay earns top freshman honor

RALEIGH — Following a perfect 81-0 record and two state titles in his final two seasons at Mifflin County High School, redshirt freshman Trent Hidlay has made a name for himself at NC State, earning the 2019-20 ACC Freshman of the Year award, the league office announced on Tuesday. Hidlay ...

PIAA to make no changes, for now

From staff reports MECHANICSBURG — On Monday, March 30, 2020, the PIAA Board of Directors, due to the closure of schools and the “stay at home” directives imparted by Governor Wolf in 26 counties, met via teleconference to discuss various items that would have been part of its ...

Middleburg grad leading Panthers

HELLERTOWN — When Chad Shirk applied for the wrestling coaching job at Saucon Valley in the Lehigh Valley, he knew if he didn’t produce he’d be looking for another position. The Middleburg High School graduate figured he’d need a couple of years to turn around a good but not great ...

Sabolewski: Staying safe outdoors

With the warm weather comes outdoor sports and activities, exercise and vacations. All this increase in activity leads to an increase in the potential for injuries. From training for a marathon to simply running around outside with your kids and grandchildren, it’s easy to become too ...

Mifflin County grad serves PSU coach

UNIVERSITY PARK — Ever sit down to watch a Penn State football game and think that the guy standing behind coach James Franklin looks familiar? Kyle Smith, a 2016 graduate of Mifflin County High School, has served as Franklin’s personal equipment manager for the past two football ...