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Mifflin County’s Eleana Eckley slides into home under the tag of Cedar Cliff catcher Olivia Wagner scoring the first run in the Huskies’ three-run fourth inning Thursday in Lewistown.

Huskies ride Colts in Mid-Penn shutout

LEWISTOWN — Hanna Kanagy tossed a four-hitter and the Mifflin Count bats, silent through the first three innings, came alive down the stretch with seven hits and a 3-0 Mid-Penn Commonwealth softball victory over Cedar Cliff on Thursday. Kanagy struck out eight and walked one to pick up her ...

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Ciccolini fourth in javelin

PHILADELPHIA — Skylar Ciccolini saved her best for last — and for her effort, brought home a medal from the prestigious Penn Relays. Ciccolini, a sophomore at Mifflin County, unleashed a throw of 46.67 meters (153 feet, 1 inch) to take fourth place in the girls high school division of the ...

Scholastic sports: Trojans take two, with mercy

MORRISDALE — Runs came in bunches for Mount Union in its 17-7 and 10-0 sweep over West Branch in Inter-County Conference baseball Thursday. Both games lasted just five innings. Seth Smith allowed one hit in the second game. “Smith did an excellent job on the mound mixing his fastball ...

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Mifflin County first baseman Kevin Walker, right, races to first for the unassisted putout after fielding a grounder by State College batter Liam Clarke, left, Wednesday in Lewistown. Backing up the play is Mifflin County second baseman Cade Attick (2).

Lively fourth pushes Huskies to win

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County’s bats looked overwhelmed for most of the first three innings, but the Huskies batted around in the fourth to defeat State College, 4-3, in Mid-Penn Conference baseball Wednesday afternoon. The quick success came as no surprise as the Huskies were beginning to ...

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Juniata senior Chase Goodwin, center, flanked by parents Rich and Heidi, is headed to Washington and Jefferson to play soccer. With him at Wednesday’s recognition ceremony are, from left, principal Ed Apple, former Juniata coach Clint Brackbill, coach Nevin Burns, incoming coach Jared Byler and athletic director Alyssa Adam.

Goodwin ready to play college soccer

MIFFLINTOWN — Chase Goodwin has played soccer through the ranks, finishing his senior season at Juniata as one of, if not the offensive star on a team that was working its way through a rebuilding season. He may sense a bit of deja vu in the fall when he picks up the soccer ball again. ...

MC pounds Lions, even for season

STATE COLLEGE — Mifflin County had its bats ready and raring to go Wednesday afternoon when it faced Mid-Penn rival State College on the softball diamond. The Huskies pounded out a total of 15 hits on the afternoon en route to a 14-1 road victory over the Little Lions. Selena Breneman led ...

Top Babe Ruth teams winning

LEWISTOWN — There were no upsets in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League on Wednesday. All three of the top division teams won with Strodes Mills leading the way in an 18-1 win over Lewistown. Both Strodes Mills and Belleville (4-1) moved to within a half game of league-leading McVeytown ...

Scholastic sportsEarly inning hits hold up for East Juniata

NEWPORT — East Juniata plated three runs in the first and added a few more runs on the way to a 7-4 victory over Newport in Tri-Valley League softball Wednesday. Allison Beaver struck out four and didn’t walk anyone to pick up the win in the circle. Meghan Schilling, Eryn Houdeshel and ...

Scholastic sports: Indians have tough draw at districts

ALTOONA — Juniata’s No. 2 singles player, Seth Strawser, had a win in the first round of the District 6 Class 2A tennis tournament Tuesday, but that’s where the highlight reel for the Indians ended. Strawser in his first match faced Mitchell Johnson of Bishop McCort, whom he eliminated ...

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East Juniata first baseman Seth Rowe, left, stretches for a catch on a hit to the infield with backup from second baseman Ethan Jamison (8) Monday in Cocolamus.

Tigers can’t keep pace with St. Joe’s

COCOLAMUS — Posting an early 3-0 lead over the East Juniata baseball team, the St. Joseph’s Academy team busted out the bats for 11 hits and was able to hold the Tigers at bay for most of the evening, winning the non-league tilt 7-4. Leading the way offensively for St. Joseph’s were Zac ...