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Mount Union keeps history books open

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UNIVERSITY PARK — There was simply no way Mount Union wanted its magical season to end just knowing it had won the first district championship in program history. Fortunately for the Trojans, they were able to add another chapter to the story in defeating District 7 runner-up Frazier, 9-6, ...

Greenwood wins state opener in 5

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ANNVILLE — Courtney Fleisher got through the defensive side of the first inning without a hitch, then took her spot as leadoff batter for Greenwood in Monday’s PIAA Class A first-round softball game against District 1 champ Faith Christian. Fleisher took two strikes, and what happened ...

District 4 champs too much for Wildcats

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NEWPORT — One big inning and a big day on the mound by Nate Sweet was enough for to power Sayre past Greenwood 5-2 in the opening round of the PIAA Class A baseball tournament Monday. “It was one of those games where the best team today won,” Wildcats coach Mark Sherman said. “They ...

McVeytown wins in seventh

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LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County Babe Ruth game between Strodes Mills and McVeytown was fast moving — an hour and fifty minutes. It was rolling along until the top of the seventh when McVeytown scored six times and in the process beat Strodes Mills, 8-2. Strodes’ Connor Cherry pitched a ...

Westover fans 17 in Post 287’s season opener

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LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County opened the 2018 Central Penn League American Legion season with a dominant performance on the mound by Drew Westover as he took down Huntingdon in a one-hit shutout, 5-0. En route to the complete game win, Westover struck out 17 batters, including striking out the ...

Penn State hires Kevin Freeman as assistant basketball coach

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UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) — Penn State has hired Kevin Freeman as an assistant coach on Patrick Chambers’ staff. The Nittany Lions announced the move Monday. Freeman spent seven years as the director of basketball administration for Connecticut men’s basketball program. “Penn State ...

Starks strikes for first Port Royal win

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PORT ROYAL — Trey Starks of Puyallup, Wash., struck his first career Port Royal Speedway sprint car win on Saturday night, out-dueling Aaron Reutzel and Greg Hodnett for the victory, worth $3,600. In the 30-lap Tri-Track Late Model Challenge event for super late models, Jeff Rine held off ...

Dietrich gets 19th win at the Grove

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MECHANICSBURG — Danny Dietrich took the lead from rookie Landon Myers on lap 16 and went on to win the 25-lap sprint car feature Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Dietrich earned $3,600, plus a $500 bonus, for his first Grove win of the season and fifth overall in the Gary Kauffman ...

Huskies punch tickets to state tourney

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ERIE – The Mifflin County softball team defeated Erie McDowell 4-1 in the PIAA 6A softball sub regional on Thursday afternoon hosted at Penn State Behrend. Senior pitcher Hanna Kanagy threw a complete game in the circle, striking out 11 of the 28 batters faced to help the Huskies (16-5) ...

McVeytown continues its strong week

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MCVEYTOWN — What a week for defending Mifflin County Babe Ruth League champion McVeytown. On Thursday, McVeytown knocked off fifth palce Burnham, 17-7, in a game that ended after six innings due to the 10-run rule. McVeytown (11-1) went 4-0 this week and took over first place in the ...