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Mifflin County baseball postponed

Mifflin County's District 6 Class 6A baseball semifinal game against Altoona has been postponed until Monday. The game is now scheduled to start 1/2 hour earlier, at 5 p.m., at Altoona's Mansion Park.

Two-time state champ is two-time Tate recipient

LEWISTOWN — Trent Hidlay was honored Wednesday with the Rod Tate Award, which is presented annually to Mifflin County high school’s best wrestler. Junior Christian Fisher finished second in the voting with freshman Trey Kibe coming in third. Hidlay won the Tate for the second straight ...

Pupo is first to win new honor for field hockey

LEWISTOWN — There are firsts for everything and Marcella Pupo can certainly relate as she was the inaugural winner of the Tish Maclay Field Hockey Award Wednesday night. Selena Brenneman was runner-up while Emily Shilling finished third in the voting, respectively. “It’s definitely ...

Yoder’s blocking made him the Huskies’ best

LEWISTOWN — Jake Yoder was honored Wednesday with the Alex Ufema Award, which is presented annually to Mifflin County high school’s best football player. Aaron Wagner came in second in the voting while Kross Todaro and Gage Schaeffer finished in a tie for third place. Yoder was a ...

Eckley repeats as Jenna Feathers trophy winner

LEWISTOWN — The engraver may have misspelled her name, but make no mistake about it, Eleana Eckley is the recipient of the 2018 Jenna Feathers Award. This is the second consecutive year Eckley has won the honors for Mifflin County. Rylie Rittenhouse finished second in the voting while ...

Walker stands out on court, wins second time

LEWISTOWN — Ryan Walker is the all-time leading scorer in Mifflin County boys basketball history. He can now add a two-time winner of the Harry Rothrock/Dick Webber boys basketball award winner to his high school resume. “I think it really represents how much time I put on the floor,” ...

Pair of Indians qualify for state meet

ALTOONA — If you looked at the seedings coming into Tuesday’s District 6 Class 2A track and field championships, you’d have to figure Juniata was in position to be well represented at this year’s state meet. Lady luck’s smile cracked at the Indians well before the trip to Mansion ...

Mount Union overcomes defensive woes

MOUNT UNION — Take one gander at the stat line Mount Union’s Dylan Gearhart put together Tuesday afternoon and it would be safe to assume the Trojans had themselves a great ball game against Richland. Gearhart allowed no earned runs in six innings of work. He struck out six, walked two and ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

BENTON — Offense was at a premium Monday afternoon, but Midd-West found a way to win, 3-0, over Benton in Heartland Conference baseball. Denzel Sampsel was the only player to have a multiple hit performance, going 2-for-3 for the Mustangs. He also had the game’s lone extra-base hit, a ...

Mifflin County enjoys return of its ace

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County softball coach Jack McCurdy is mighty grateful he has Hanna Kanagy on his team. The Husky senior, back in the circle after missing three games due to tendonitis, tossed a three-hit shutout as the Huskies took out Mid-Penn Commonwealth champion Chambersburg 4-0 in ...