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Carson: Top 5 PA wrestlers

As I begin year number 28 covering high school wrestling, I recently drifted off into a little reflection about the best wrestlers I’ve had the pleasure of watching in almost three decades writing about the best sport on earth. After a good bit of time thinking on the subject, I knew it ...

Huskies top rival Wildcats

MILL HALL — Regardless of how you look at the dual meet when Mifflin County and Central Mountain lock horns, you can be sure that somewhere both teams have the matchup circled on their calendar. In many recent years, the battle has served as a barometer for dual-meet supremacy in District 6 ...

Wertz gets win No. 300

From staff reports ALEXANDRIA - Mount Union coach Corey Wertz won his 300th match after his Trojans defeated Juniata Valley 39-27 in a Inter-County Conference victory on Thursday. Wertz is only the eighth coach in District 6 history to reach the 300-win milestone. He is now 300-114 in his ...

Tigers hold off surging Bald Eagles

COCOLAMUS — After its early lead started to slip, the East Juniata girls’ basketball team needed to dig deep in the final minutes. Using a fierce zone defense to create opportunities on the offensive end, the Tigers found their stride behind Cypress Feltman and Alyssa Robinson and survived ...

Mount Union overcomes late Panthers’ run

MOUNT UNION—After starting the season on a five-game skid, the Mount Union girls basketball team has won consecutive games as it defeated Northern Bedford County on Monday night, 42-39. While six different Trojans scored in the win, it was Karrigan Woodward who put up the most interesting ...

Wildcats coast to TVL win

From staff reports DUNCANNON — The Greenwood boys basketball team wasted no time establishing an early lead and coasted to a convicing 52-25 win over Susquenita in a Tri-Valley League contest on Monday night in Duncannon. Greenwood’s Thomas Pyle and Aaron Bollinger combined for four ...

Port Royal honors 2019 champions

LEWISTOWN – Port Royal Speedway honored its 2019 track champions Saturday night at the Lewistown Moose Family Center. The annual awards banquet was held with heavy hearts due to the recent passing of Juniata Co. Agricultural Society president Don Clark, who had courageously fought cancer for ...

Wildcats defeat Juniata

From staff reports MIFFLINTOWN — Greenwood took advantage of the offensive woes from Juniata as the Wildcats defeated the Indians 49-19 in a Tri-Valley League boys basketball game Saturday. Aaron Bollinger led Greenwood in scoring with 17 points while Emmanuel O’Donell was the leading ...

Indians pour it on, rout rival Newport

MIFFLINTOWN — It was a complete team effort as Juniata powered past Newport 63-34 in a Tri-Valley League girls’ basketball contest on Friday night. “I’m pretty happy with how we played,” Indians coach Mike Smith said. “There was a couple of things in the second half that we need ...

Carson: Locals continue to excel on mats

The Southern Scuffle is a nice tournament to start the New Year. Throughout its history, the Scuffle has grown in stature and size, bringing heavy hitters like Penn State, Oklahoma State and North Carolina State to Chattanooga. Winning or placing is a precursor to nationals for some and for ...