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Sentinel photo by JEFF FISHBEIN 
Malik Sechler of Mifflin County fights off Clearfield tackler Steven Sawyer in the second quarter of the Lezzer Lumber Classic all-star football game Friday in Altoona's Mansion Park. Sechler's reception from South quarterback Jarrett Cavalet of Hollidaysburg was his lone catch of the night.

Gridiron stars

Local Sports

ALTOONA — Five local athletes participated for the South team at the 33rd Annual Lezzer Lumber Football Classic at Mansion Park in Altoona on Friday night. Mifflin County’s Isaac Maclay, Malik Sechler, and Cole Middaugh, along with Mount Union’s James Woods and Caleb Ritchey braved the ...

Gonzalez has big game in State College’s victory

State College Spikes

UNIVERSITY PARK – Yariel Gonzalez produced four hits, including his first home run of the season, and the State College Spikes delivered 15 hits as a team in a 9-1 victory over the Batavia Muckdogs on Thursday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Gonzalez’s long ball came in the fourth ...

Babe Ruth season concludes

Local Sports

BELLEVILLE — Although nobody knew it at the time, the McVeytown-Belleville game played on Wednesday turned out to be the last one of the regular season in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League. It’s very similar to last year when McVeytown beat Burnham, 2-1, in the last game of the season ...

Announcing legend gets remembered

Sports Columns

Racing fan clubs are out in full force at area speedways this weekend. Selinsgrove Speedway hosts the York County Racing Club tonight. Club members receive a discount on general admission tickets purchased for the four division racing program. 360 sprint cars are joined by late models, pro ...

Sentinel photo by MATTHEW STRICKER 
Mifflin County’s Darcy Wilson, left, grabs a pop-up as District 6 teammate Keyara Morgan looks on in the PSBCA all-star game, Thursday, in University Park.

4 locals play in the annual all-star game

Local Sports

UNIVERSITY PARK — The annual Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association All-Star game didn’t lack for excitement as District 4 came away with a 9-8 victory over District 6 at Beard Field on Thursday. The game, delayed for an hour because of lightning, saw the District 6 squad make two ...

Sentinel photo by MATT STRICKER 
Renae Hobb-Sucham poses with her plaque commemorating her induction into the PSBCA Hall of Fame.

Hobbs-Suchan inducted into Hall of Fame

Local Sports

UNIVERSITY PARK — Renae Hobbs-Suchan burst onto the softball world as a wide-eyed freshman pitcher for Mount Union Area High School. With a composure and will to win beyond her years, Hobbs-Suchan led the Trojans to four District 6 playoff appearances. After high school, Juniata College ...

McVeytown wins 2017 league title

Local Sports

BELLEVILLE — All season long McVeytown has been in and out of first place in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League. From April 15 to May 22, McVeytown was in the top spot or tied for first place. The from May 22 to June 8, McVeytown was just outside the top spot, but never more than a game ...

Pa. Game Commission photo 
Pennsylvania’s state bird, the ruffed grouse, is facing tough times due to mortality caused by West Nile virus. Like a variety of other wildlife species, grouse depend on young forest – about 800,000 acres of which has been lost statewide since the 1980s. But agencies like the Game Commission and DCNR are working where they can to restore young-forest habitat.

Agencies partner in support of troubled game bird

Outdoors

HARRISBURG — A state-agency partnership is creating more habitat for two troubled game birds and other wildlife species that rely on young forest. Since 2011, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources have teamed to restore thousands of ...

Spikes never make up for early deficit

State College Spikes

UNIVERSITY PARK – Bryce Denton doubled in his first run with the State College Spikes, but 18 Batavia Muckdogs hits were too much for the Spikes to overcome in dropping a 9-4 decision at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Wednesday night. State College (1-2) fell behind 8-0 going into the ...

9 Mifflin County players named GEFA all-stars

Local Sports

LEWISTOWN — Nine Mifflin County Tomahawks made the 2017 Great Eastern Football Association Mountain Conference All-Star team selected last week. Quarterback Leshawn Brown, wide receivers Jordan Bell and Tim Beck, tight end Kevin Grenoble, and linemen Jason Schultz and Tony Shearer made the ...