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Mifflin County’s late rally adds a day

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By BRIAN CARSON Sentinel correspondent LEWISTOWN — Hall-of-Fame catcher and homespun philosopher Yogi Berra made famous the saying, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” For Mifflin County, truer words were never spoken. Down 8-4 in the seventh, Post 297 rallied with four runs in ...

13-year-olds open states with close loss

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MCCANDLESS — It was an up and down game for the Mifflin Couny Babe Ruth 13-year-old all-stars on Wednesday morning against Westmoreland. In the end it was down. Mifflin County scored three runs in the seventh inning, but it wasn’t enough as it lost, 9-8, in a state tournament pool game. ...

Defense keeps MC girls in play

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THORNDALE — The Mifflin County Little League major division team stayed alive through the first consolation round in its state tournament Wednesday, shutting out Fairchance 8-0. Mifflin County dropped its opener to host Avon Grove on Tuesday. Playing as home against Fairchance, the locals ...

Snyder County rallies to district title

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BERWICK— The momentum from Monday’s loss appeared to carry over as Juniata opened the District 13 Major baseball championship with two quick runs. The only problem was the momentum quickly fizzled as Juniata could only muster two more runs the rest of the way as Snyder County’s ...

13s get set to play in state tournament

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MCCANDLESS — The Mifflin County Babe Ruth 13-year-olds will get their first taste of state competiton early on Wednesday. It might be more like a breakfast call with over easy baseballs and a few sliders on the side. Mifflin County takes on Westmoreland at 9 a.m. on Wednesday in the first ...

Juniata County forces winner-take-all

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BERWICK— Prior to taking the field, Juniata manager Ed Jamison told his players Jack Hoffman would end up being the player of the game as they prepared to take on Snyder County. The Little League District 13 major baseball championship will go one more day as Hoffman — who hit a grand ...

Walks hurt Post 287 in season finale

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LEWISTOWN — Walks were the hobgoblin for Mifflin County in its American Legion Central Penn League regular season finale against Philipsburg Monday afternoon. Post 287 pitchers walked eight batters with four of them scoring for Philipsburg as Post 437 came away with the 6-4 victory, despite ...

Spikes shut down Muckdogs

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BATAVIA, N.Y. — Jim Voyles, Hector Villalobos, Will Changarotty and Kevin Hamman combined on a five-hit shutout as the State College Spikes notched their third shutout of the year and captured their second consecutive series victory with a 3-0 win over the Batavia Muckdogs Monday night at ...

Big Valley downs Philipsburg-Osceola

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REEDSVILLE — There were some big moments happening Sunday in the Big Valley. Two teams that have become very familiar with each other as of late met for the third time to decide the fate of the Little League District 5 Minor 11 baseball title. Big Valley, after winning a nail biter in ...

Hodnett’s 5th crown not as easy as 1-2-3-4

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SELINSGROVE — The 10th and final race in the Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek series went down to the final laps as did the chase for the Speedweek championship. Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg scored the Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial win after a side-by-side duel for laps with Danny ...