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Sentinel photo by FRANK DIMON 
Snyder County shortstop Julian Krainak, right, prepares to put the tag on Juniata County’s Owen Dressler during the second inning at Milton's Mary F. Byers Memorial Complex Monday night. Dressler was out on the play but Juniata pulled out a 6-5 victory after a 48-minute rain delay.

Juniata County advances to semifinal

MILTON — Rich Rush never had a doubt about sending Danny Freed home from third on the front end of a double steal attempt with the game on the line, particularly after a 48-minute delay for lightning and a bit of rain at the Mary Byers Memorial Complex at Milton. His sixth inning strategy ...

Sentinel photo by MATTHEW STRICKER 
Big Valley catcher Truitt Davis prepares to tag out State College base runner Adam Schirf at home Monday in State College. Big Valley won the game, 7-4.

Big Valley offense shows early fireworks

STATE COLLEGE — They came to play. In its opener of the District 5 Minor 10 tournament against State College Grey, the Big Valley 9- and 10-year-olds showed they were coming out swinging. The aggressive allowed the club tp jump out to quick lead and held on for the 7-4 victory. At one ...

Sentinel photo by JEFF FISHBEIN
Mifflin County Tomahawks’ Harry Lowber (00) reaches for a touchdown in the GEFA Keystone Bowl game Saturday in Shippensburg. Mount Joy’s Dajone Fairell, left, tries to stop Lowber while Mifflin County’s Tony Shearer blocks from behind.

Tomahawks struggle in title contest

SHIPPENSBURG — The game was supposed to be a blowout, an easy win for Mount Joy, the most dominant team in the league. Someone forgot to tell the Mifflin County Tomahawks. The clash between the two best teams in the Great Eastern Football Association in Keystone Bowl XIII lived up to ...

Sentinel photo by MATT STRICKER
Big Valley’s Landon Eichorn slides into home as Bellefonte catcher Alex Eberling attempts a tag during a Little League District 5 Major baseball game Sunday in Belleville.  Eichhorn was safe.

No-quit Big Valley rallies to advance

BELLEVILLE — Early on things didn’t fare to well for the Big Valley 11-12-year-olds in their Little League District 5 Major baseball opeber against a loaded Bellefonte team. The Red Raiders built up an early 5-0 advantage going into the bottom of the second — but a true test of any good ...

Bats thrive for softball minor team

STATE COLLEGE — Mifflin County got the start to the all-star season that it hope for as four batters had multiple hit games in an 11-5 victory over State College in a Little League District 5 Minor 10 softball game Saturday. “It feels great I mean I can’t say enough about our girls,” ...

Sentinel photo by TIM SHUMAKER
Ryan Taylor (20) spins and collects Jon Brennfleck (4B) during heat race action Saturday at Port Royal Speedway.

Rollover can’t keep Wolfe from win

PORT ROYAL — Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg came back from an opening-lap rollover and a restart position of 16th to blast to his third 410 sprint car victory of the season at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, taking $3,200 for the win. In the 22-lap super late model main, Jim Yoder took the ...

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

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 ...

Babe Ruth season concludes

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

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

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 ...