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Huskies fall to tough Wildcats roster

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From staff reports    MECHANICSBURG — The Mifflin County girls basketball team fell behind early and never fully recovered against one of the top teams in the state as the Huskies fell, 64-40, at Mechanicsburg in a Mid-Penn Keystone Division contest on Wednesday night.   The Huskies ...

Huskies finding identity in late stretch

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LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County girls basketball team found itself stuck in a rut at the beginning of the season as the Huskies were missing players, shooting slumps were prevalent and the obstacles were mounting for a talented team in its first season in the Mid-Penn Keystone Division. In ...

Wildcats’ height too much for Huskies

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LEWISTOWN— The Mifflin County Huskies were at a noticeable size disadvantage in their 49-24 loss on Tuesday night to Mechanicsburg, but in the first half, the Huskies were able to keep the game close due to their relentless effort and hustle. “Our kids fought. They battled and they were ...

Barth, Dressler lead Tigers to TVL win

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From staff reports East Juniata 48, Newport 39 NEWPORT — It was a tale of two halves as East Juniata made a second half surge to pull out a 48-39 victory over Newport in a Tri-Valley League boys basketball game on Tuesday. The Tigers were led by the trio of Tanner Barth, Owen and Wayne ...

Hayden, Trent Hidlay among top seeds at ACC Championship

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RALEIGH — North Carolina State and former Mifflin County High School wrestlers Hayden and Trent Hidlay once again find themselves in similar situations entering the 2021 ACC Wrestling Championships that will take place on Sunday at NC State’s Reynolds’ Coliseum. Hayden Hidlay, ranked ...

Stuck, King shine in Husky tri-meet

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BURNHAM—The Mifflin County girls split its swim meet between Bellefonte and Penns Valley on Tuesday at the YMCA. The Huskies defeated the Rams 37-34, but fell to the Red Raiders, 55-23. “Finally saw them come together with the things we’ve been working on all season,” Huskies coach ...

Skunked

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Just when you thought the No. 2 Penn State wrestling team couldn’t get any younger, or better, the Nittany Lions debuted yet another blue-chip freshman Monday night. In a 44-0 dismantling of Maryland (0-8) at Rec Hall, Penn State (6-0) celebrated both its seniors and its ...

Bassett, Heckman advance to Regionals

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WILLIAMSPORT—Avery Bassett literally slipped into second place at the District 4 Class 2A wrestling tournament Saturday night and teammate Conner Heckman slid to a fifth place finish. That was the bad news for the senior duo from Snyder County. The good news is that both Midd-West ...

Garza sets Iowa’s scoring record in win over PSU

Penn State

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The chase to become Iowa’s all-time leading scorer got to Luka Garza only once during Sunday’s game against Penn State. Garza looked at the scoreboard going into a media timeout in the second half and saw that he needed to make both of the free throws he was about ...

Beatty the lone Trojan to move on

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ALTOONA—Whittled down to eight-man weight classes after four sectional tournaments were held earlier in the week, the District 6 Class 2A Tournament had some deep weight classes. Mount Union’s five-man contingent took on those deep weights on Saturday at the Altoona Fieldhouse. The ...