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JCSD suspends winter sports

MIFFLINTOWN — The Juniata County School District announced on Wednesday that it is delaying the start of the winter athletic season until students are able to return to in-person learning, according to a statement released by the district. The school district will remain fully remote ...

Offense shines as Nits open with win

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team used a balanced offensive attack to secure an 84-45 season-opening victory over Coppin State Wednesday night at Bryce Jordan Center. Seven Lady Lions finished with eight or more points as freshman Tova Sabel led the way with 14 ...

MCHS suspends winter sports

LEWISTOWN — Following a surge in COVID-19 cases in Central Pennsylvania, especially inside the county, Mifflin County High School has decided to extend its remote learning through Jan. 8, the school announced on Tuesday afternoon. According to a letter released by Mifflin County School ...

Bailey signs to play baseball at LHU

LEWISTOWN — Without a 2020 high school baseball season, recruiting efforts became much different for college hopefuls looking for an opportunity. Mifflin County’s Rylan Bailey made the most of his opportunities to play throughout the summer and turned into a star in the middle of ...

Mifflin County adding unified bocce

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County High School has added a unified bocce team for the upcoming winter sports season, according to Mifflin County athletic director Tish Maclay. The team, which will compete as a member of the Mid-Penn Conference, is looking for players for the 2020-21 season. ...

MCHS delays practice 1 week

From staff reports LEWISTOWN—Mifflin County High School has delayed its first date of winter practice by a week, according to athletic director Tish Maclay. The PIAA is allowing winter sports practices to begin today across the state, but Mifflin County will now begin practicing for the ...

Winter sports to practice, per PIAA

MECHANICSBURG — The PIAA announced that it is allowing schools to begin winter sports practices as originally scheduled this Friday at its Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday afternoon. While winter sports practices will proceed as scheduled, the PIAA’s Sports Medicine Advisory ...

Mid-Penn Conference announces week-delay to beginning of winter sports

From staff reports HARRISBURG — The Mid-Penn Conference announced Tuesday that it plans to proceed with the winter sports season as scheduled, although it will delay the first regular season contest date by one week. The first practice date for the winter season can begin on Friday, Nov. ...

Thunder drop match to Rovers, 4-0

BROCKWAY — The historic season for the Belleville Mennonite boys soccer team quietly came to an end Saturday afternoon in the PIAA Class A quarterfinals as the Thunder fell 4-0 to Brockway. “This wasn’t the way I envisioned this ending," Thunder coach Brian Renno said. “I liked the ...

Penns Valley too much for Trojans

MOUNT UNION—The Mount Union Trojans ended their 2020 season receiving a 54-0 thrashing by Penns Valley at Mount Union High School on Friday night. The loss ended a season that started off with promise, but was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We were debating on whether to come ...