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Vikings stand in Tomahawks way of Keystone Bowl

LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County Tomahawks are one victory away from reaching a third consecutive Keystone Bowl. Standing in their way is Mount Conference rival Moshannon Valley. The semifinal battle in the Great Eastern Football Association playoffs kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday at Rec Park. ...

Locals help District 6 down District 4

UNIVERSITY PARK – Mount Union catcher Diana Roher scored the winning run in the bottom of the 11th after Central’s Olivia Smith got hit by a pitch to give District 6 the 2-1 walk-off victory over District 4 in the Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association All-Star game Thursday evening at ...

Drake honored by District 6

UNIVERSITY PARK — A feeling of joy overcame Ashlynn Drake when informed she was going to be inducted into the District 6 Hall of Fame. Drake was inducted during mid-game ceremonies of the PSBCA all-star game between District 6 and District 4 at Penn State University’s Beard Field, Thursday ...

Belleville takes care of Strodes Mills

LEWISTOWN — It was billed as the “Battle of the Conners” between Strodes Mills’ Connor Cherry and Belleville’s Casey Conner. The two 15-year-old Mifflin County Babe Ruth pitchers battled each other for five innings before Belleville’s bats came alive and won the game going away ...

Black Bears rally in 6th, down Spikes

GRANVILLE, W.Va. — Edwin Figuera and Wadye Ynfante each delivered three-hit games at the plate for the State College Spikes, but a four-run sixth-inning surge from the West Virginia Black Bears was too much to overcome as the Spikes dropped a 4-3 decision Thursday night at Monongalia County ...

McVeytown wins 20th game

MCVEYTOWN — McVeytown clinched at least a tie for the 2018 Mifflin County Babe Ruth League championship with a 20-6 win over Reedsville on Wednesday night. If McVeytown (20-3) wins its final game against Milroy it will win the title. Belleville (17-4) has three games remaining on its ...

Six local football players set to play in Lezzer Lumber Classic

ALTOONA — Six football players from two local teams will represent the South team in the 2018 Lezzer Lumber Classic. The game will be played Friday at Altoona’s Mansion Park with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. Mifflin County has four players — Bryson Phillips, Aaron Wagner, Davis ...

Big opening inning lifts Mifflin County

REEDSVILLE — An early offensive surge and big time pitching from Arika Henry carried the Mifflin County All-stars over State College 8-4 in the opening round of the District 5 Majors softball tournament on Tuesday. “It was great,” Mifflin County coach Casey Yoder said. “First of all, ...

McVeytown looks to keep league title defense hopes alive during tough week

LEWISTOWN — McVeytown has to play two of the top five teams this week in its hopeful run to the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League title. Due to wet grounds in Burnham the game was played at the Mifflin County Middle School. It was another tough foe in Burnham Tuesday and this time it was ...

McVeytown wins big

BEAVER SPRINGS — For the past two years, Beaver Springs has been a thorn in the side of McVeytown in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League. McVeytown has lost just seven games over the last two seasons and three of those have been to the Springs. On Monday, McVeytown had a road trip to ...