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Quick score fuels Mustangs

BETHLEHEM — Midd-West High School’s boys soccer team started off on the right foot and never left it on Tuesday night. The Mustangs routed Notre Dame-Green Pond 6-0 in the PIAA Class 2A first round game at Bethlehem-Liberty. They advance to Saturday’s state quarterfinals, where ...

Five area soccer, one field hockey team begin state play today

LEWISTOWN — Five area teams begin their quest for the ultimate prize when the PIAA championships start first-round play in soccer and field hockey today. East Juniata advanced both its boys and girls soccer teams in Class A while Midd-West and Juniata have boys soccer in Class 2A. Greenwood ...

Lewistown’s William Whisler is new Sentinel sports editor

From staff reports LEWISTOWN — Sentinel publisher Ruth Eddy is pleased to annouced that Lewistown native Will Whisler is the new Sentinel sports editor, effective today. Whisler replaces longtime sports editor Jeff Fishbein, who is stepping into the lifestyles and special projects editor ...

Third time’s the charm for EJ

MIDDLEBURG — East Juniata went into its rematch against Bloomsburg with the District 4 Class A girls soccer championship on the line. The Panthers played incredibly well against a Tiger team that made light work of its opponents in the first two rounds of district play. But it was East ...

Indians win D6, move on

ALTOONA — Juniata boys soccer coach Jared Byler calls junior midfielder Stuart Dare a big piece of his offense. “He’s kind of the engine that makes this team go,” Byler said. “He may not be the most vocal leader, but he is the emotional leader of the team. When Stu’s playing well, ...

Baublitz sixth, lone medalist among local contingent

HERSHEY — Juniata senior Garrett Baublitz captured his third state medal and Mifflin County sophomore Kylee Cubbison served notice she is a future force to reckon with at the PIAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday. Baublitz surprisingly struggled this year with the Parkview Course, ...

Greenwood claims district crown in thrilling win

HERSHEY — Greenwood field hockey is becoming a juggernaut. The Wildcats have claimed the last two District 3 Class A championships as a follow-up to their 2017 state title. Greenwood (17-1-2) took down previously unbeaten Oley Valley 1-0 Saturday to claim District 3 gold. The Wildcats ...

Tigers fall in district title game to Millville

MIDDLEBURG — Looking at the overall records, it appeared as if Millville had a significant advantage over the Cinderella team that was East Juniata. The Tigers, whose record hovered around .500 all season, played the Quakers tough for most of the game, but it was Millville that came away ...

Midd-West topped by Green Dragons

DANVILLE — While the pre-game chatter focused on creating scoring opportunities — and finishing them when they were available — it didn’t help. Oh, Midd-West’s Mustangs had a dandy chance in the opening moments yet that rip sailed high and wide and never hit the intended target. And ...

Juniata stymied by Clearfield defense

HYDE — Clearfield set the tone early in Friday’s District 6-9 class 4A semifinal with a suffocating defense and an efficient offense, taking a quick 14-0 first-quarter lead before rolling to a 35-7 victory over Juniata. The Bison forced a three-and-out on Juniata’s first possession, ...