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Zearfoss picks up second win of year

PORT ROYAL — Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown struck for his second Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car win of the year on Saturday night, worth $3,200. In the 25-lap super late model main, Danville’s Jeff Rine raced to his fourth win of the year, pushing himself up the all-time win list with a ...

Babe Ruth has enjoyed last 50 years

When was the last time that the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League had a losing season? One would probably think it was somewhere between 25 or 35 years ago. Not a bad guess, but the last losing season occurred 50 years ago. The campaign occurred in 1967 when Babe Ruth was then a single ...

Obstacles were no match for Harris

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Representing the Juniata Striders at the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships at the University of Kansas, Brayden Harris had himself one great weekend. Harris placed first in the 3,000-meter run in 9:14.49 and was runner-up in the 1,500-meter ...

15s defied odds in all-star tournament

In the Mifflin County Babe Ruth media guide all of the state championship teams have a story written about them with a headline that tells something about the team’s experience in winning the title or how they did in the regional or Babe Ruth World Series. When the next media guide is ...

Van Slyke, Gibson pay visit to Bowman

WILLIAMSPORT — Former Major Leaguers Bob Gibson and Andy Van Slyke visited Bowman Field Monday as a promotion for both Little League and the Aug. 20 MLB Little League Classic Aug. 20 between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals. Gibson, a Hall of Fame pitcher for the St. Louis ...

15s fall short in regional championship

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. — Of all the Babe Ruth games to lose, this one is the toughest as Mifflin County fell to Southern New Jersey, 5-4, in the Mid-Atlantic regional finals of the 15-year-old Mid-Atlantic Regionals. Southern New Jersey will now advance to the Babe Ruth World Series in Tennessee. ...

Lafferty scores biggest win in his career

PORT ROYAL — Rick Lafferty dominated the Living Legends Dream Race Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway scoring the biggest win of his sprint car career. Lafferty, who tows 2.5 hours to race at Port Royal, earned a total of $12,510. “This is the motor I ran in the beginning of the ...

Pool perfect

NISKAYUNA , N.Y. — The second game of the day started off a little rocky for the Mifflin County Babe Ruth 15-year-olds Friday night, against host Niskayuna. Both teams were unbeaten going into the last game of pool play. Niskayuna jumped out to a four-run lead, but Mifflin County battled ...

15s remain perfect behind big inning

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. — Mifflin County Babe Ruth 15-year-old team manager Bub Parker was hoping his team would have a big inning. It just came a little later then he anticipated. Mifflin County scored 10 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on Wednesday as it downed Northern New Jersey, ...

15s perfect record carries into regionals

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. — When Mifflin County enters play in the Babe Ruth 15-year-old Mid-Atlantic regional, pitching will be the key to the team’s success. Mifflin County opens play today at 2 p.m. against Northern New Jersey. On Wednesday, Mifflin County will play at 11:30 a.m. against Western ...