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13-year-olds facing a difficult bracket

MCCANDLESS — After the first inning on Friday morning, it looked like the game between Broomall-Newtown and Mifflin County might be a close affair. Neither team scored in the first inning, but after that it was all Broomall-Newtown as it cruised to a 6-0 victory. Mifflin County finished ...

Mount Union leads softball state team

Ten local softball players — two from Mifflin County, seven from Mount Union and one from Midd-West — were recently named to the 2018 Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association all-state team. Seniors Hanna Kanagy and Eleana Eckley were picked from Mifflin County. Kanagy was a force to ...

Rahmer wins at the Grove

MECHANICSBURG — Freddie Rahmer has been getting faster and more confident in his sprint car over the last few weeks. That showed Friday night as the defending track champion took the lead from Greg Hodnett and went on to score the $4,000 win — his first of the season at Williams Grove ...

Decision delayed

NEW BERLIN — It took two late-inning rallies to close the gap but it wasn’t enough to seal the deal as Juniata County and Mifflinburg were stopped in a 6-6 tie after eight innings of play during the Little League Junior District 13 baseball championship game Thursday. The suspended game ...

Post 287 wins, advances in Central Penn

LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County American legion baseball team suffered through loads of adversity during the regular season. From lack of depth to injuries, the one thing all the struggles cultivated in the squad was a determined, never-say-die attitude. At no time was that Pitbull-like ...

13s rebound in state win

MCCANDLESS — Things looked pretty desperate for the Mifflin County 13-year-old All-Stars after two innings on Thursday afternoon. Trailing Keystone 5-0 and facing Broomall-Newtown, the top team in the pool, on Friday, it looked like Mifflin County could go 0-3 in pool play and then have to ...

15s face Altoona in opener

WILLIAMSPORT — Mifflin County will face a familar foe as it opens the Pennsylvania Babe Ruth 15-year-old tournament on Friday. For the third straight time, Mifflin County will take on Altoona. Mifflin County beat Altoona twice in the District 8 tournament, 11-1 and 10-2. The 10-2 win came ...

Hodnett: Speedweek ‘ugly;’ wanted Port

SELINSGROVE — Once again, the Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek championship came down to the finale at Selinsgrove Speedway. Four-time Speedweek champion Greg Hodnett came into the 10th and final race with a 28-point lead on the strength of four runner-up finishes over three-time race ...

Mifflin County’s late rally adds a day

By BRIAN CARSON Sentinel correspondent LEWISTOWN — Hall-of-Fame catcher and homespun philosopher Yogi Berra made famous the saying, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” For Mifflin County, truer words were never spoken. Down 8-4 in the seventh, Post 297 rallied with four runs in ...

13-year-olds open states with close loss

MCCANDLESS — It was an up and down game for the Mifflin Couny Babe Ruth 13-year-old all-stars on Wednesday morning against Westmoreland. In the end it was down. Mifflin County scored three runs in the seventh inning, but it wasn’t enough as it lost, 9-8, in a state tournament pool game. ...