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Dietrich rules race at Grove

MECHANICSBURG — Danny Dietrich started on the pole and completely dominated the 25-lap sprint car feature Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Dietrich, of Gettysburg, earned $4,080 for his 20th career Williams Grove victory. “Before that red, I didn’t feel that great,” Dietrich ...

Indians take lesson from season opener

COCOLAMUS — Down three runs after half an inning, homestanding East Juniata had every reason to think they were in the game when Daniel Kanagy rocketed a pitch over the center field fence to remind rival Juniata that the Tigers were here to play. Kanagy was one of the bright spots for his ...

Juniata silences county, Tri-Valley foe East Juniata

MIFFLINTOWN — Juniata softball coach Dave Cisney had high hopes for the Indians’ offense and after having little to show for it Wednesday, the girls recovered rather nicely Thursday. The Indians had six batters drive in a pair of runs, five batsmen collect multiple hits and four hitters ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

MOUNT UNION— Mount Union took advantage of its opportunities in the bottom of the fifth inning leading to a 5-1 victory over Claysburg-Kimmel in an Inter-County Conference baseball game on Thursday. “It’s great to get a win,” Trojans coach Tim Hicks said. The Trojans had the bases ...

Huskies’ offense thunders out the Herd

LEWISTOWN — A day after Mifflin County struck for 10 unanswered runs in a comeback victory, the Huskies turned around and 10-run ruled Carlisle, 14-4, in Mid-Penn Conference softball Wednesday afternoon. The Huskies’ bats couldn’t be silenced early as they struck for six quick runs in ...

Juniata falls behind early, loses at home

MIFFLINTOWN — One bad inning snowballed into a disappointing season opener for the Juniata softball team on Wednesday. Susquenita capitalized on three Indian errors and a hit batter in a five-run first inning and kept the runs coming in a 16-1 Tri-Valley League victory. The game was called ...

Military, faith guide mat pioneer

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Wrestling, more than any other sport, is a family affair. From generation to generation, the roots of the sport run deep. For Warren Stewart, faith, family and wrestling are the bedrock of his life. Stewart was a district champion and PIAA qualifier at 132 pounds for ...

East Juniata gets best of Mount Union

MOUNT UNION — Happiness has different definitions, especially for high school coaches. Two of them were smiling Tuesday despite coming out on opposite ends of a season-opening track meet. East Juniata got by Mount Union twice in the nonleague event. The Tiger boys had an easy run, so to ...

Huskies fall short in meet

STATE COLLEGE — The Mifflin County track and field team opened its 2019 campaign against District 6 and Mid-Penn foe State College Tuesday, and while the Huskies battled tough on both the boys and girls sides, State College was too much for either squad on this day. In girls’ action the ...

Mifflin County rallies, wins

LEWISTOWN — The new look Mifflin County softball team showed its mental toughness in the season opener, rallying from a five-run deficit with 10 unanswered runs in its 10-5 Mid-Penn Commonwealth victory over Cedar Cliff on Tuesday. The Huskies scored six runs in the sixth inning to pull ...