Local Sports

Huskies head into unfamiliar territory

LEWISTOWN — For the first time since 2011 the Mifflin County football team meets a District 6 opponent not named State College. The Huskies were independent their first year of existence when they faced Tyrone, Huntingdon, Bellefonte, and Central Mountain. The Wildcats being the last D6 team ...

Milestone year for Invitational

LEWISTOWN — This Saturday marks the 45th annual Big Valley Invitational taking place at Indian Valley Elementary School. It’s an event that first started with a handful of schools showing up and even had older people running in the event on a blacktop course, and has since turned into the ...

Huskies have tough day on the course

LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County golf team opened up the 2018 season in the most undesirable of conditions with sweltering humidity and greens that played slower than molasses due to the wet ground. Add to the mix a young Husky team with only two seniors on the squad and it’s easy to see ...

Olympic swimmers

It’s the dream that many Special Olympians work for all season long, a trip to compete with the best of the best in their respective sport. This summer, Mifflin and Juniata counties were well represented by swimmers Erin Pyle, Megan Maclay and Annie McCartchey at the Summer Games in June. ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

ALTOONA — In a tournament hosting more than 50 regional golfers, Mount Union’s Trey Heffelfinger came out on top, shooting an even par 72 at the Sinking Valley Invitational Monday afternoon. “It was an honor for him to win this,” Mount Union coach Matt Fiscus said. “This is the kind ...

Spikes fall to Muckdogs, in playoff race

BATAVIA, N.Y. — Lars Nootbaar continued his late-season surge with three runs batted in and his second professional home run, but the Batavia Muckdogs got two homers from Sean Reynolds and delivered an 11-6 defeat to the State College Spikes Monday night at Dwyer Stadium. The Spikes (34-35) ...

Rookie Reeser, USAC’s Bitner take checkers

PORT ROYAL — Port Royal Speedway played host to Open Wheel Madness II on Saturday with rookie Tyler Reeser of Orwigsburg scoring his first career 410 sprint car win over Steve Buckwalter. Reeser took $3,600 for the victory and became the 191st sprint car winner in the history of the ...

Haus claims Route 35 crown

SELINSGROVE — The 2018 Route 35 Dirt Late Model Challenge Series between Selinsgrove and Port Royal speedways is now in the history books with Hamburg’s Andy Haus claiming the third series title. Haus closed out the series with a win at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday. With Haus’ win ...

Won and oh!

HOMETOWN — After a 16-year co-op program with East Juniata came to an end, Midd-West made a long trip to Schuylkill County to take on Marian Catholic in its first football game in program history. While one brand-new program took the field for the first time, Marian opened the 2018 season ...

Big plays doom Mifflin County in opener

STATE COLLEGE — Things can change quickly in the game of football. If Mifflin County hadn’t already learned this lesson, it did Friday night. A competitive first quarter that saw the Huskies driving to cut into State College’s lead ended with a high snap that stymied the march. The ...