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Bad luck strikes Post 287 in final inning

GREENSBURG — One of the adages of sports is that “Baseball is a game of inches.” That was shown in Mifflin County’s tough 8-7 loss to Bedford in the opening round of the Region 7 Pennsylvania American Legion Baseball Tournament Friday afternoon. Mifflin County will play host East ...

Dewease rallies past Schatz for preliminary feature victory

MECHANICSBURG — Lance Dewease passed Donny Schatz with five laps to go and went on to win the Summer Nationals preliminary feature for the sprint cars Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. The win was worth a base pay of $8,000, plus a $5,000 bonus for the winning the Morgan Cup which ...

Road to redemption

WILLIAMSPORT — In 2016, the Mifflin County Babe Ruth 13-year-old All-Stars won the national title. Then in 2017, Mifflin County was beaten in the 14-year-old state title game by West End of Williamsport, 11-9. The word around the Mifflin County camp this summer was ...

Juniata County forced into consolation

SAYRE — Host Sayre served notice that it was locked and loaded from the outset of Thursday’s Section 3 playoff game against Juniata County. The home team only scored twice in the opening inning, but an 11-run fifth inning proved decisive in Sayre’s 14-0 win. From the moment Luke ...

Juniata County wins in opening round

SAYRE— Juniata County defeated Montoursville 10-3 in the opening round of the Little League Section 3 junior baseball tournament, behind the strong pitching performance by Josh Bomberger. In the second inning, Montoursville struck first. Marco Pulizzi reached via a one-out error by the ...

Defense lifts 15s into state title game

WILLIAMSPORT — All through the Pennsylvania Babe Ruth 15-year-old tournament, Mifflin County has batted and pitched its way to win after win. On Wednesday, Mifflin County showed that it can play defense too. The gloves were out in full force as Mifflin County beat Broomall-Newtown, 14-4, in ...

Post 287 riding momentum into regionals

LEWISTOWN — After an up and down regular season, the lightbulb finally came on for the Mifflin County American Legion Baseball team and Post 287 is riding a wave of momentum into the Regional 7 tournament. Mifflin County earned its spot in the tournament with a 3-0 performance in the Central ...

Comeback try falls short, season ends

BEECH CREEK — Snyder County was down on pitchers as it entered its elimination game against Pottsville Monday. Despite being out of aces, Snyder County’s Ryland Portzline looked ready as he retired the first two Pottsville batters of the first inning. Pottsville’s offense wasn’t down ...

15s advance to semis in a gem

WILLIAMSPORT — You can call this final four finish a Diamond Jubilee. Mifflin County defeated Lansford, 16-1, on Monday night to advance into the Pennsylvania 15-year-old final four. Mifflin County will play today at 8 p.m. against either Broomall/Newtown or Altoona. This marks the 75th ...

No. 1 in No. 1

PORT ROYAL — Logan Wagner scored his first win anywhere for the Zemco No. 1 racing team at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night by upending Greg Hodnett in thrilling and dramatic fashion for the $3,600 payday after drag racing him down the front stretch to the finish line on the final ...