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How to fuel for your first marathon

If you’ve signed up for a marathon, you’re about to take on perhaps one of the most difficult and rewarding physical challenges you’ve ever faced. First and foremost, start with a proper training plan. Following an established plan that helps you build up to 13.1 miles over time and ...

McVeytown rallies in 6th inning

BELLEVILLE — It’s not very often that the visiting team gets to have a bottom of the sixth inning rally and win the game. But that is just what McVeytown did on Wednesday night. McVeytown was the home team and it rallied for four runs to defeat Belleville, 6-3, and take over first palce ...

Extra-innings heroics lift Mifflin County

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County was down to its final out twice, and on both occasions made them count in a 4-2, nine-inning win over Beech Creek in Legion baseball Tuesday night. Post 287 overcame deficits in both the seventh and ninth innings to somehow overshadow a combined no-hitter by ...

Strodes Mills tops McVeytown

MCVEYTOWN — McVeytown just installed a new scoreboard and it was working for the first time Tuesday. Unfortunatley for the home team, the numbers under its name didn’t get a work out until the last inning. And by then, the game was in hand for Strodes Mills who won 11-5. The big story ...

Best season ever ends one shy of final

DUBOIS — Mount Union coach Matt Fiscus was on repeat for the past two weeks, saying the competition was going to get tougher as the Trojans advanced through the PIAA Class 2A softball tournament. He also knew the pitching the Trojans were going to see would get tougher, but had the utmost ...

Belleville comes back on Lewistown, stays in hunt

BELLEVILLE — The sun was starting to set in Belleville Monday night, and as the light was fading so were Belleville’s chances for the Mifflin County Babe Ruth 2018 pennant. The Big Valley club trailed Lewistown 10-7 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. Belleville needed four runs ...

Husky trio earn league honor

LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County Huskies had three players selected to the 2018 Mid-Penn Conference Commonwealth Division softball all-star team in Hanna Kanagy, Eleana Eckley and Olivia Ahern. Senior pitcher Kanagy was selected to the first team. She was a force to be reckoned with in the ...

Wildcats atop conference squad

Greenwood went 11-1 in the Tri-Valley League (17-4 overall) to become co-champions with Upper Dauphin. TVL coach of the year Troy Gantt led his team to a District 3 Class A title and into the state playoffs. The team produced three selections to TVL’s all-conference team. “There was a ...

Mount Union’s season ends in semis

DuBOIS — Mount Union's softball team fell 3-1 to District 7's Mohawk Monday in the PIAA Class 2A tournament. The Trojans won their first District 6 title and made their first state appearance on the way to the final four. See Tuesday's edition of The Sentinel for complete coverage.