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No magic for Huskies in district game

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LEWISTOWN — There was no dramatic comeback in store for the Mifflin County baseball team in its rubber match against State College. In fact, the Huskies squandered numerous opportunities in a 6-2 loss to the Little Lions in the District 6 Class 6A semifinal game on Friday evening. Mifflin ...

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SHIPPENSBURG — For the first time in 21 years, no one from Juniata County holds the District 3 Class 2A girls record in the discus. Greenwood’s Mallory Kauffman unleashed a throw of 160 feet, 3 inches, shattering the 158-6 thrown by East Juniata’s Heather Colyer in 1998. Kauffman, ...

Gravel slips by Pitman for Outlaw win at Grove

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MECHANICSBURG — David Gravel took the lead from Daryn Pittman and went on to win the World of Outlaws sprint car series feature Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Gravel, a native of Watertown, Connecticut, earned $8,000 in the Jason Johnson Racing sprinter. “I think I need to ...

Five Huskies move on to state event

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ALTOONA — The Mifflin County track and field team was well aware of the stakes when it arrived at Altoona’s Mansion Park Thursday. The pressure to compete in the District 6 Class 3A championships is immense — athletes must win or go home, or at least reach a state qualifying ...

Sisters in arms share common goal

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ALTOONA — It’s no secret that throwing the javelin runs deep in the Ciccolini family. Skylar Ciccolini’s journey at Mifflin County High School and competing in the javelin has taken her all over the world. She won the state championship last year with a throw of 167 feet, 4 inches. She ...

Mount Union blanks Rockets for league crown

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MOUNT UNION — The last time Mount Union and Southern Huntingdon met the Trojans struggled to get runs on the board and lost. It was a different story this time around as the Trojans, representing the North, defeated the South division champs 9-0 to win the Inter-County Conference baseball ...

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WILLIAMSPORT — Despite late inning scoring, Midd-West failed to rally back in its 12-6 loss to Neumann Regional Academy in a nonleague baseball game Thursday. Hunter Wolfley led the Mustangs going 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Neumann 12, Midd-West 6 Midd-West 000 033 0 — 6-5-2 Neumann 425 010 ...

Belleville’s early lead erased in romp

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BELLEVILLE — Belleville led 2-0 after two innings on Thursday night over Burnham in a key Mifflin County Babe Ruth game. But, when the game ended, it was Burnham that came out on top 12-6 and took over first place in the Mifflin County league. Burnham tied the game in the third and took ...

Juniata boys a dominant force in district meet

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ALTOONA — It came down to one final relay Wednesday with Juniata knowing it needed a spot in the top three for a state berth — and a big finish to stay in line for its first District 6 Class 2A track and field championship. The Indians were led by two incredibly strong performances — ...

Brian Yetter

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LEWISTOWN — Brian Yetter was honored with the inaugural Buck Riden/Jim Hockenbrock Award, which will be presented annually to Mifflin County High School’s best baseball player. The first award was given Wednesday during the school’s athletic awards ceremony. Tristen Lockett finished ...