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Baseball history is rewritten by the Babe Ruth class of 2018

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Mifflin County Babe Ruth’s class of 2018 is history. Here is a look back at the team and the supporting players from the past three years: ¯ Colby Bodtorf — A local fan at the Mid-Atlantic Regional said, “That Colby Bodtorf is the spark plug that makes Mifflin County run.” And so he ...

Group dominates record book

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LEWISTOWN — The class of 2018 turned the Mifflin County Babe Ruth record book upside down. Eight of the nine offensive records are now held by a member of the recent national runner-up team. As a 13-year-old, Casey Conner was the top hitter at the Babe Ruth World Series. As a 15-year-old, ...

Bear, snail, snake and sunburn on river

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WILKES-BARRE (AP) — Sure, there was the bear cub that seemed to disappear into thin air, the snail they named Gary and the snake named Rizzo. There was the evening movie about peoples native to the river, the obligatory (and tasty) campfire s’mores and the realization most people make the ...

PFBC issues invasive species alert state waterway

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HARRISBURG — After confirming the presence of the aquatic invasive species known as New Zealand Mudsnail in Little Lehigh Creek, Lehigh County, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is reminding anglers and boaters that cleaning their gear is the easiest, most effective means of ...

Rice is nice for ’Cats with two goals

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COCOLAMUS — Greenwood controlled the ball for majority of the game and came out with a 3-0 win over Tri-Valley League foe East Juniata in boys soccer Tuesday evening. The score doesn’t quite reflect how dominant the Wildcats were with the ball, but much credit goes out to the Tiger ...

Huskies make strides in first court date

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LEWISTOWN — They battled to the end. Despite falling behind 2-0 early on in their opening contest against Cedar Cliff, the Mifflin County girls volleyball team rallied for a win in the third game and then proceeded to go toe-to-toe with the Colts in the final game before losing 25-19. In ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

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MOUNT UNION — Juniata Valley won the first two games against Mount Union Monday, both by more than 10 points. Then the Trojans turned the table. The home squad rattled off wins in the next three sets for a 3-2 opening-night finish in Inter-County Conference volleyball. The Hornets wins ...

Pitt another Super Bowl

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Welcome to Super Bowl LV week of the James Franklin era at Penn State. That’s 55 for the Roman numeral-challenged, representing the 55th game of Franklin’s tenure. “This is the Super Bowl for us,” the coach said of Saturday’s game at Pitt. “It is the most ...

Game wardens combine training with vacation

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A stiff breeze pushed two floating hoops around one of Granite Springs Reservoir’s small coves at Curt Gowdy State Park. Hiding in what little shade could be found, spectators anxiously watched Nebraska game warden Jeff Jones wind up his first cast. With a rod and ...

Aaron Reutzel wins competitive race

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PORT ROYAL — There are some in the racing community that claim you can’t have a good sprint car race on a daylight racing surface. Port Royal Speedway has been debunking that myth the past several years, and did so again Monday afternoon with the 67th running of the Labor Day Classic. In ...