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15s roll past Altoona for District 8 title

WILLIAMSPORT — The Mifflin County 15-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team rolled to an easy victory over Altoona Sunday afternoon at Logue Field in Williamsport to earn a District 8 Championship. The team used a five-run second inning to jump out to an early lead and never looked back as Mifflin ...

Snyder County ousted from Danville

DANVILLE — While the youngsters from Snyder County may have squandered a few opportunities, they provided many more than they failed to cash in. And when you’re in all-or-nothing tournament play — even embroiled in some heated regular-season action — that can prove mighty ...

Post 287 falls in doubleheader

CLARENCE — Mifflin County battled back from a four-run deficit and eventually took the lead, but couldn’t keep a hold of it in a 6-5 loss to Clarence in the second game of an American Legion baseball doubleheader Saturday. Clarence also defeated Post 287, 4-0, in the opener. Post 287 ...

Mifflin County falls to West End

LOCK HAVEN — The Mifflin County Babe Ruth 13-year-olds had a good District 8 tournament and if it wasn’t for West End of Williamsport it would have been even better. West End eliminated Mifflin County in the championship game Sunday by score of 13-3. The game was over in five innings due ...

Bad inning proves costly for Post 287

LEWISTOWN — One error led to a bad inning, which snowballed into a 9-6 Mifflin County loss to State College in an American Legion Central Penn League baseball game on Friday. State College scored five runs in the second inning thanks to an error by Mifflin County that kept Post 245 alive ...

Mifflin County 15s avenge state loss

WILLIAMSPORT — The win for the Mifflin County Babe Ruth 15-year-olds came 11 months too late, but it was a good way to start the 2018 tournament trail. Mifflin County pounded West End of Williamsport, 12-3, in the first game of the District 8 tournament at Logue Field. Mifflin County will ...

With a win, 13s qualify for states

LOCK HAVEN — It didn’t take long for the Mifflin County 13-year-olds to qualify for the Pennsylvania Babe Ruth 13-year-old state tournament. Mifflin County needed to win one game to get into the state playoffs because three teams are being taken from the District 8 field of ...

Majors advance to state field

JOHNSTOWN — Mifflin County Little League’s major division softball team isn’t done yet. In fact, the squad, which traveled to West Suburban as District 5 champion, made a statement that ended with a couple of exclamation points on the way to the Little League state tournament, which ...

Dewease wings it to Victory Lane

MECHANICSBURG — Even with a top wing issue over the final laps, Lance Dewease couldn’t be beat in the Mitch Smith Memorial Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Dewease’s third Grove win of the season was the 90th of his career and tied him with Fred Rahmer for most wins all-time at ...

Dewease finds the Speedweek welcome mat out at Hagerstown

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Lance’s Dewease’s first career sprint car win came at Hagerstown Speedway in 1986, so the track holds special meaning to him. The Hall of Fame driver from Fayetteville, Pa., is still winning races there including Thursday night in the seventh round of Pennsylvania ...