A solid weekend at states for our two area representatives. Mifflin County’s Trey Kibe placed second, Mount Union’s Bryce Beatty fifth at the PIAA wrestling championships.
As for area basketball, Altoona defeated both Mifflin County teams in the District VI finals; 56-49 in the boy’s game, 59-49 in the girls. East Juniata’s boys, meanwhile, lost to Wyalusing in the D4 final, 59-40.
Fifth-seeded Penn State is into the Big Ten men’s hockey semifinals after beating four-seed Notre Dame, 6-3. The Lions play top-seeded Wisconsin this afternoon.
Martin Truex, Jr. won yesterday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Phoenix. Joey Logano ran second, Denny Hamlin third. Locally, at Port Royal Speedway, Lance Dewease won 410’s and Trevor Feathers took Super Late Models.
The Sixers’ offense exploded yesterday, even without injured star Joel Embiid; Philly 134, San Antonio 99.
Justin Thomas shot -4 for the day, -14 for the tournament, taking the PGA’s Players Championship. Lee Westwood finished one stroke back.
And, in spring training action, the Phillies edged the Pirates, 6-5.