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15s rally late to advance to title game

BELLEVILLE — Seth Benson had no clue when he got to the ballpark Wednesday afternoon that he would be the deciding factor in the semifinals of the Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Star contest between Mifflin County and 21st Ward. Benson didn’t realize until he came to bat in the sixth inning ...

14s power past Drexel Hill in semis

LEHIGHTON — The 14-year-old Babe Ruth state tournament semifinal game came to an end rather quickly as Mifflin County defeated Drexel Hill, 10-0, Wednesday afternoon. This will mark the 44th appearance for a Mifflin County team in the state finals as it takes on West End at 5 p.m. ...

15s claw back from early game deficit

BELLEVILLE — Whether or not one likes them, or believes in them, superstitions play a factor in sports. For the Mifflin County 15-year-old all-stars, their superstition comes in the form of a home greeting bear. Yes, a bear holding a fish that reads the word ‘welcome’. The players have ...

14s blank Altoona, stay perfect

LEHIGHTON — Mifflin County Babe Ruth 14-year-old manager Justin Yoder wanted to find out how deep his pitching staff was before his team entered the final four portion of the state torunament. On Tuesday, he used two more different pitchers in helping Mifflin County beat Altoona, 13-0, in a ...

13s fall, season ends

ALTOONA — Mifflin County looked to go out with a win but was unable to figure out Tri-Township pitcher Ryan Lennox. The Mifflin County 13-year-olds were able to muster just one hit in a 4-0 loss to Tri-Township in the Babe Ruth state tournament Tuesday at Seitz field. “Nobody likes a ...

Brooks tops Hidlay at Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — He might not yet be a senior in high school, but Trent Hidlay takes the long-term view when it comes to his wrestling career. The PIAA Class 3A champion from Mifflin County kept that in mind on Tuesday after he lost 13-3 to Aaron Brooks of Maryland in the 170-pound title match ...

Mifflin County stages late comeback

LEHIGHTON — Down by eight runs heading into the bottom of the sixth and seemingly having no way to get an edge on Broomall-Newtown, it seemed the Mifflin County 14-year-olds were not going to escape the Babe Ruth state tournament unblemished. When Brian Yetter bashed a three-run double to ...

13s fortunes turn around

ALTOONA — The Mifflin County Babe Ruth 13-year-olds needed something good to happen to them. On Monday, something good did happen in an 8-4 win over Tri-County. It has been an unlucky tournament trail for the 13-year-olds dating back before the start of the tournament when the team lost ...

15s win at all times of day

BELLEVILLE — For the Mifflfin County 15-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars, it doesn’t matter what time of day the game is played the results have been the same — a victory. Mifflin County has played in the evening, at noon and on Monday it was in the morning and the result was just the same, ...

Broomall sizzles as MC lead fizzles

ALTOONA — Despite leading for most of the game, Mifflin County dropped a heartbreaker at the end as Broomall/Newtown charged to a 6-5 victory in the 13-year-old Babe Ruth state tournament Sunday. “Nobody likes a loss especially when you’re up five nothing,” Mifflin County coach ...