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Schatz gets twentieth Grove win

MECHANICSBURG – Donny Schatz had dominated Williams Grove Speedway for a long time. But the 10-time World of Outlaws sprint car champion had been shut out of victory lane at the Grove since May 2015. Schatz, of Fargo, N.D., broke that winless streak Saturday night in the 30-lap Summer ...

Rare win for Shaffer vs. Outlaws

MECHANICSBURG — Tim Shaffer picked a good time to break a 19-year win drought at Williams Grove Speedway. Shaffer, of Aliquippa, beat the World of Outlaws and the Pennsylvania Posse in the opening night of the Summer Nationals Friday night earning $8,000 for his first Grove win since ...

Postseason run ends for Mifflin County

ALTOONA — The Mifflin County Babe Ruth 13-year-old all-stars have had some tough losses during the 2019 tournament trail, but the one on Thursday night might have been the toughest. Mifflin County fell to West End (Williamsport) 5-2 in the Mid-Atlantic final four. Semifinal winner West End ...

Spikes lose pitching duel to Scrappers

NILES, Ohio – Enmanuel Solano produced another quality start for the State College Spikes, and Jack Ralston continued to rack up scoreless innings, but the Mahoning Valley Scrappers took a 2-1 decision on Wednesday night at Eastwood Field. Solano (1-5) produced his third outing of six ...

Post 287 loses Region 7 championship in extras

LATROBE — Mifflin County Post 287 and Hempfield East Post 981 played a game of answers in the American Legion Region 7 Tournament championship Tuesday night at Latrobe High School. Mifflin County manager Bernie Howard talked about “a game of inches” after the game and the adage certainly ...

Ciccolini takes second in Pan-American Junior games

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Mifflin County graduate Skylar Ciccolini finished second in the Pan-American U20 Championship for the 600g javelin throw, contested Tuesday. With an impressive throw of 53.58 meters (175 1/2 feet), Ciccolini easily secured the silver medal over soon-to-be ...

MC 13s move on again

ALTOONA — The Mifflin County Babe Ruth 13-year-old coaching staff had a plan for its game with Valley of Syracuse (Western New York runner-up). The plan was to get all the players in and use three pitchers without adding to their pitch counts. But, Valley surprised Mifflin County and took ...

Spikes bit by Scrappers

NILES, Ohio — Junior Gonzalez continued his resurgence on the mound for the State College Spikes, but the Spikes were blanked after the opening frame in a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Tuesday night at Eastwood Field. Gonzalez (2-2) took the loss despite both ...

Esh secures first Sprint Car victory

PORT ROYAL—Jared Esh has been so close to tasting victory at the Port Royal Speedway in Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car action. Just last week, Esh was leading the feature by a large amount when he nearly made contact with a lap car and allowed Dylan Cisney to close the gap. Motor issues ...