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Hidlay shoots for bronze

Local Sports

ESTONIA – Mifflin County’s own Trent Hidlay will wrestle for the bronze medal at the Junior World Freestyle Wrestling Championships in Estonia after going 3-1 on Tuesday. Hidlay out-scored his opponents 26-1 before falling in the semis. He will wrestle Miriani Maisuradze of Georgia for ...

Spikes tally eight runs in win

State College Spikes

From staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The State College Spikes started Tuesday night’s game with five runs in the first inning and kept the upper hand throughout the contest en route to an 8-6 victory over the Williamsport Crosscutters at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Two Williamsport ...

State College edges Crosscutters, 4-2

State College Spikes

Pat Borders liked the thought process and decision-making which got catcher Logan O’Hoppe and pitcher Gabriel Yanez to agree on an 0-1 change-up in the top of the eighth inning. But the execution of the pitch just wasn’t there. Yanez’s pitch center-cut the plate and State College’s ...

Franklin juggles life, football

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — There are a ton of workaholics in the world, and some jobs require that you be available to work pretty much all the time. When you’re young and single, you just deal with it. You embrace it, even. For many people, that constant drive to work becomes part of their ...

Spikes defeated by rival Williamsport

State College Spikes

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Kendall Simmons hit a grand slam and Bryson Stott added two home runs as the State College Spikes fell to the Williamsport Crosscutters, 10-3, on Sunday night at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field. Stott sent his first home run over the left-center field wall in ...

Dewease a lock for Knoxville’s A-main

Local Sports

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Although not at all satisfied with his sprint car’s performance Thursday night, Lance Dewease scored just enough points to lock himself into the Knoxville Nationals A-main Saturday night. The Donnie Kreitz-owned team earns at least $10,000 for making the main ...

Walk-on Johnson quietly makes name for himself at linebacker

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Jan Johnson came to Penn State as a walk-on, but he’ll end his career as a two-year starter at middle linebacker for “Linebacker U.” That’s a remarkable achievement, and no doubt Johnson has surprised many people along the way by his success. But when asked if ...

Pages turns game to Spikes

State College Spikes

STATE COLLEGE — Pedro Pages is one of the top catchers in the New York-Penn League and on Friday night, he proved it to all the fans at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Pages broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the eighth with a two-run double, giving the State College Spikes a 5-3 victory over ...

Local track athletes finding success

Local Sports

MOUNT UNION – Much like his track and field career, Tavin McMickens saw the finish line in attending Army West Point. Due to an injury, he just had to take a small detour to get there. The Mount Union Area High School product broke his finger playing football during his senior year of ...

Hidlay to Junior Worlds

Local Sports

From staff reports TALLINN, Estonia — The U.S. will send a talented team of men’s freestyle wrestlers, including Mifflin County graduate and two-time state champion Trent Hidlay, to compete at the UWW Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia next week. The UWW Junior World ...