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North gets past six local athletes, South

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ALTOONA — Six local athletes participated for the South team at the 34th Annual Lezzer Lumber Football Classic at Mansion Park in Altoona on Friday night. Mifflin County’s Jake Yoder, Bryson Phillips, and Davis and Aaron Wagner, along with Mount Union’s Daunte Martin and Levi ...

McVeytown wins back-to-back titles

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McVEYTOWN — At the end of most Mifflin County Babe Ruth regular seasons, there is usually just one team that is happy. For the 2018 campaign that team will be McVeytown. McVeytown, the defending league champions, won its second straight title with a 21-3 record. Milroy forfeited its last ...

Vikings stand in Tomahawks way of Keystone Bowl

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LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County Tomahawks are one victory away from reaching a third consecutive Keystone Bowl. Standing in their way is Mount Conference rival Moshannon Valley. The semifinal battle in the Great Eastern Football Association playoffs kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday at Rec Park. ...

Spikes drop second game to Black Bears

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GRANVILLE, W.Va. — Nick Dunn drove in a run and scored one, and Edwin Figuera recorded his second consecutive multi-hit game, but the State College Spikes fell to the West Virginia Black Bears, 4-2, Friday night at Monongalia County Ballpark. Dunn opened the scoring with an RBI groundout in ...

Locals help District 6 down District 4

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UNIVERSITY PARK – Mount Union catcher Diana Roher scored the winning run in the bottom of the 11th after Central’s Olivia Smith got hit by a pitch to give District 6 the 2-1 walk-off victory over District 4 in the Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association All-Star game Thursday evening at ...

Drake honored by District 6

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UNIVERSITY PARK — A feeling of joy overcame Ashlynn Drake when informed she was going to be inducted into the District 6 Hall of Fame. Drake was inducted during mid-game ceremonies of the PSBCA all-star game between District 6 and District 4 at Penn State University’s Beard Field, ...

Belleville takes care of Strodes Mills

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LEWISTOWN — It was billed as the “Battle of the Conners” between Strodes Mills’ Connor Cherry and Belleville’s Casey Conner. The two 15-year-old Mifflin County Babe Ruth pitchers battled each other for five innings before Belleville’s bats came alive and won the game going away ...

Black Bears rally in 6th, down Spikes

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GRANVILLE, W.Va. — Edwin Figuera and Wadye Ynfante each delivered three-hit games at the plate for the State College Spikes, but a four-run sixth-inning surge from the West Virginia Black Bears was too much to overcome as the Spikes dropped a 4-3 decision Thursday night at Monongalia County ...

McVeytown wins 20th game

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MCVEYTOWN — McVeytown clinched at least a tie for the 2018 Mifflin County Babe Ruth League championship with a 20-6 win over Reedsville on Wednesday night. If McVeytown (20-3) wins its final game against Milroy it will win the title. Belleville (17-4) has three games remaining on its ...

Six local football players set to play in Lezzer Lumber Classic

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ALTOONA — Six football players from two local teams will represent the South team in the 2018 Lezzer Lumber Classic. The game will be played Friday at Altoona’s Mansion Park with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. Mifflin County has four players — Bryson Phillips, Aaron Wagner, Davis ...