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Hanna Kanagy winds up for a pitch in the Mid-Penn Conference softball championship game in May.

All-state nod for MC’s Kanagy

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County Huskies’ pitcher Hanna Kanagy was selected to the 2017 All-State softball team that was named by the Pennsylvania High School Softball Coaches Association. Kanagy, a junior in the 2017 season, previously named the Mid-Penn Conference MVP and was also selected ...

Dietrich tops Stars, wins Jack Gunn race

MECHANCISBURG — Danny Dietrich won the Jack Gunn Memorial Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, beating the All Star Circuit of Champions touring drivers for his second Grove win of the season. His win in the Gary Kauffman sprinter was worth $5,000. “It’s great,” Dietrich said. ...

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East Juniata’s Chase Kepner putts while Midd-West’s Dylan Loss looks on at the Lost Creek Golf Club, Thursday, in Oakland Mills.

Midd-West off to a great start

OAKLAND MILLS — The East Juniata and Midd-West golf teams opened up the 2017-18 high school sports season, bringing the Tri-Valley League with them at Lost Creek Golf Club Thursday afternoon. The Mustangs shot a 374 to outdistance their TVL counterparts, followed by Millersburg (379), East ...

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Skylar Ciccolini, left, and Taylor Ciccolini pose with their javelins and three trophies at the AAU Junior Olympic games in Detroit, Mich.

Ciccolinis medal in three events

DETROIT, Mich. — In what has already been an incredible year, Skylar Ciccolini has added to her success. Participating in the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Detroit, Mich., Ciccolini set the AAU national record with a javelin throw of 155 feet, 7 inches. The previous record was ...

15s make local history in state run

LEWISTOWN — With the close of another Mifflin County Babe Ruth postseason, it’s time to look back at the record book. The 15-year-old all-stars finished as the second-place team in the Mid-Atlantic regional and won the league’s 22nd state title. Before the loss in the regional final, ...

Schatz wins exciting race at Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, IOWA — Donny Schatz inherited the lead when David Gravel broke on lap 22 and then kept Kyle Larson at bay as they negotiated a tricky, rough cushion to score his 10th Knoxville Nationals Championship in the 57th edition of the event Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. Schatz, of ...

Gravel records perfect qualifying night

KNOXVILLE, IOWA — For the first time since 1992, a driver had a perfect qualifying night at the Knoxville Nationals. On Thursday night, David Gravel, of Watertown, Conn., scored a perfect 500 points by setting fast time, winning his heat race, and the 25-lap main event both from the eighth ...

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Kyle Larson celebrates his victory at Knoxville Raceway, Wednesday, in Knoxville, Iowa. It was the opening night of the 57th annual Knoxville Nationals.

Kyle Larson takes first on opening night

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Kyle Larson drove to victory in the opening night of the 57th annual Knoxville Nationals Wednesday at Knoxville Raceway. Larson, 25, of Elk Grove, Calif., put himself in good position for Saturday night’s main event, however, due to his NASCAR contract restrictions, he ...

Hodnett locks a spot in A-main race

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Greg Hodnett has not had the best season in central Pennsylvania, but he’s had a great week in Iowa so far, including a third place finish in his preliminary feature Wednesday night — locking him into Saturday’s Knoxville Nationals A-main. The last few seasons, ...

Local racer set to begin big weekend

KNOXVILLE, IOWA — The opportunity exists to make a lot of money at the Knoxville Nationals for Sprint cars this week in south-central Iowa. Over $1 million in total purse money, to be exact. That’s why it attracts the best sprint car teams and drivers from around the country including ...