Sports

Earlier start OK’d for buck

Outdoors

HARRISBURG (AP) — Deer hunting season in Pennsylvania will be starting on a Saturday rather than a Monday beginning in November. The Pennsylvania Game Commission voted 5-3 Tuesday to move opening day of deer rifle season to the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. Rifle season for hunting ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

Local Sports

MIFFLINTOWN — Juniata survived a scare in No. 3 singles to preserve a 5-0 shutout over Shikellamy in a tennis match Monday afternoon. Colin Mianulli was forced to go three matches before getting a 10-7 win to secure the victory. “Zach (Hemond), Lawson (Fitzgerald) and Jack (Strawser) ...

Heimbach’s first across at Port Royal

Local Sports

PORT ROYAL — Blane Heimbach maneuvered lap traffic and held off Lucas Wolfe and a hard charging Anthony Macri to pick up his 13th career 410 sprint car victory at Port Royal Saturday. “I don’t know if it looked any worse then it felt out there, but I just couldn’t do anything with ...

Scholastic sports

Local Sports

SELINSGROVE — Mallory Kauffman won two events and Paityn Wirth had a first and a fourth as the Greenwood girls put up a strong showing at the Don Wilhour Classic track and field meet Saturday. Kauffman was tops in her big events, the discus and shot put. Wirth won the 300 hurdles and placed ...

Safety first

Local Sports

PORT ROYAL — With the deaths of Jason Johnson and Greg Hodnett last season, sprint car racing industry leaders mandated changes to the chassis including the addition of two chassis support bars to the rollcage. Also, tracks across the country have been doing safety improvements to their ...

Mifflin County girls join boys with their own lacrosse club

Local Sports

LEWISTOWN — It’s a sport that isn’t new to the state or even to the Mid-Penn Conference, but lacrosse has been growing legs at Mifflin County High School. Just last year, the school board approved a club team on the boys side, and many knew it wasn’t going to be long before a girls ...

Comeback kids

Local Sports

LEWISTOWN — Facing a sizable deficit late, Mifflin County rallied to take a lead and eventually walk off with a 9-8 win over Central Dauphin in Mid-Penn Conference baseball Thursday afternoon. The Huskies (2-2) were trailing by six runs in the home half of the sixth, but there wasn’t a ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

Local Sports

LEWISTOWN — The climb to respectability is in progress for Mifflin County’s tennis team, a young team that has struggled against a series of top-flight Mid-Penn opponents. Thursday, it was a 4-1 victory by Central Dauphin East, but the final score doesn’t tell the story of the ...

Bad start dooms East Juniata in loss

Local Sports

COCOLAMUS — Penns Valley pounded out 16 hits and took advantage of nine walks and five errors to come away with a decisive 23-0 nonleague softball victory over East Juniata on a windy Wednesday afternoon. The game was called after three innings because of the 15-run rule. The Rams (2-3) ...

Stevens puts injuries in the past

Penn State

Tommy Stevens seems keenly aware of the questions or concerns some fans may have about him, and Penn State’s projected starting quarterback tried to rebut a couple of the narratives Wednesday. Speaking to reporters after practice, Stevens addressed issues about him being able to stay ...