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Burnham claims top position

YEAGERTOWN — It was Showdown Thursday in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League — all four of the top teams played each other. Burnham downed McVeytown, 10-8, while Reedsville took two from Beaver Springs, 7-6 in 10 innings and 8-7. Burnham is now in first place with a 10-3 record, while ...

Mount Union, Greenwood look to advance in state tournament

Two local baseball teams continue their quest in the state tournament today as the PIAA championships move to the quarterfinals. Mount Union advanced to the quarterfinals in the Class 3A bracket by dismissing Biglerville on Monday with a 10-4 victory, while Greenwood advanced in the Class A ...

Loht leads pack of locals in college success

UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s been roughly four years since Laura Loht retired from throwing the javelin competitively, but that doesn’t mean her track and field career isn’t still soaring. Now age 26, Loht is wrapping up her fifth year with the Penn State track and field program as the ...

Burnham gets win it needed

BURNHAM — It was a game Burnham had to win to stay in the pennant race in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League. Burnham got the win on Wednesday night. After trailing by three runs in the first inning, Burnham came back to get a 7-3 victory over league leading Beaver Springs. Tonight ...

Post 287 wins to open

ALTOONA— Mifflin County established an early lead and never looked back in its 2019 Legion baseball opener, defeating Altoona 7-1 at Mansion Park on Wednesday night. Post 287 got its offense going immediately with back to back hits by Brian Yetter and Colby Bodtorf before a Noah Wright ...

Post 287 prepares with high hopes for Legion start

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County Post 287 coach Bernie Howard has reason to be confident as the 2019 Central Penn League American Legion baseball season gets ready to roll. Mifflin County looks to repeat as CPL tournament champions and advance to the Mid-Atlantic Regional once again. Post 287 ...

Survive and Advance

CRESSON — Mount Union fought off a sluggish start to score eight unanswered runs in a 10-4 victory over Biglerville in the opening round of the PIAA Class 3A baseball tournament Monday at Mount Aloysius College. The Trojans face District 7 runner-up Hopewell, a 9-3 winner over Bedford, in ...

Combined no-hitter fuels Greenwood in 9-0 rout

NEWPORT — Luke Myers and Aaron Bollinger tossed a combined no-hitter in Greenwood’s PIAA Class A opening-round victory over District 2 champion Old Forge. “Both Myers and Bollinger threw the ball extremely well,” Greenwood coach Mark Sherman said. “They did a great job getting ahead ...

Milroy bests McVeytown

MCVEYTOWN — McVeytown used all aspects of the game on Monday night to beat Milroy, 6-3, in a Miflin County Babe Ruth League game. McVeytown got a strong pitching performace from Danon Beaston and Jaron Yoder. The two combined for a six hitter. Beaston, a 13-year-old, got the start and went ...