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Zearfoss wins Sprint Car feature

MECHANICSBURG — Brock Zearfoss won his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series main event Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway in the opening night of the Summer Nationals. His victory was worth $8,000 and came in the Aaron Long No. 58 – a team that debuted at the ...

15s capture state title in bizarre fashion

BELLEVILLE — It wasn’t a pretty win, but Mifflin County manager Bub Parker will take it with a big smile on his face. Mifflin County, down a pair of runs, rallied for seven in the sixth inning to capture the Babe Ruth 15-year-old state championship with a 12-8 victory over West End on ...

Weather pushes back 14s championship

LEHIGHTON — The 14-year old Babe Ruth state championship game started well for Mifflin County. Whether it will finish well will have to wait for this evening — the game was suspended early in the fifth inning when lightning was seen at the field, and postponed when a torrential downpour ...

15s rally late to advance to title game

BELLEVILLE — Seth Benson had no clue when he got to the ballpark Wednesday afternoon that he would be the deciding factor in the semifinals of the Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Star contest between Mifflin County and 21st Ward. Benson didn’t realize until he came to bat in the sixth inning ...

14s power past Drexel Hill in semis

LEHIGHTON — The 14-year-old Babe Ruth state tournament semifinal game came to an end rather quickly as Mifflin County defeated Drexel Hill, 10-0, Wednesday afternoon. This will mark the 44th appearance for a Mifflin County team in the state finals as it takes on West End at 5 p.m. ...

15s claw back from early game deficit

BELLEVILLE — Whether or not one likes them, or believes in them, superstitions play a factor in sports. For the Mifflin County 15-year-old all-stars, their superstition comes in the form of a home greeting bear. Yes, a bear holding a fish that reads the word ‘welcome’. The players have ...

14s blank Altoona, stay perfect

LEHIGHTON — Mifflin County Babe Ruth 14-year-old manager Justin Yoder wanted to find out how deep his pitching staff was before his team entered the final four portion of the state torunament. On Tuesday, he used two more different pitchers in helping Mifflin County beat Altoona, 13-0, in a ...

13s fall, season ends

ALTOONA — Mifflin County looked to go out with a win but was unable to figure out Tri-Township pitcher Ryan Lennox. The Mifflin County 13-year-olds were able to muster just one hit in a 4-0 loss to Tri-Township in the Babe Ruth state tournament Tuesday at Seitz field. “Nobody likes a ...

Brooks tops Hidlay at Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — He might not yet be a senior in high school, but Trent Hidlay takes the long-term view when it comes to his wrestling career. The PIAA Class 3A champion from Mifflin County kept that in mind on Tuesday after he lost 13-3 to Aaron Brooks of Maryland in the 170-pound title match ...

Mifflin County stages late comeback

LEHIGHTON — Down by eight runs heading into the bottom of the sixth and seemingly having no way to get an edge on Broomall-Newtown, it seemed the Mifflin County 14-year-olds were not going to escape the Babe Ruth state tournament unblemished. When Brian Yetter bashed a three-run double to ...