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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 ...

Babe Ruth team has history on its side

Mifflin County’s 15-year-old state championship team, by the numbers: ¯ This will mark Mifflin County’s 25th appearance in a Mid-Atlantic Regional, a state record. Mifflin County has a 51-44 record in the regionals and has a 21-14 mark in games played in New York state. ¯ Bub Parker ...

Babe Ruth games postponed

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. — The Babe Ruth 15-year-old Mid-Atlantic regional tournament was slowed by rain today, and some games, including Mifflin County's opener against Northern New Jersey, were postponed.

Hidlay has great performance

FARGO, N.D. — Most wrestlers would be thrilled to be a double finalist at the Junior National Championships — not Trent Hidlay. Hidlay, who lost in the Freestyle finals to Aaron Brooks of Maryland last Tuesday, dropped a 7-2 decision to Andrew Berreyesa of Nevada in the 170-pound finals ...

Rain cancels Saturday’s feature race

MECHANICSBURG — All qualifying events were complete Saturday night when rain hit Williams Grove Speedway during the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals. After waiting for 30 minutes, and with rain still falling, Williams Grove and World of Outlaws officials decided to postpone the 30-lap, ...

14s show uncharacteristic play in loss

LEHIGHTON — Levittown couldn’t do it. Broomall-Newtown didn’t do it. And Mifflin County can now say the same thing. All three of those leagues won 13-year-old Babe Ruth national titles and none of them could repeat as state champions. Mifflin County, which won the national title in ...