Sports

‘Research and development’ on Juniata a success

Outdoors

MILLERSTOWN — To a recreational angler an evening on the Juniata River is likely viewed as a time for relaxation and escaping the daily grind. For two outdoors writers, however, their outing was all business (wink, wink). They were on a mission of “research and development” — as in ...

Expanded opportunity for ‘webless’ birds

Outdoors

HARRISBURG — The 2018-19 waterfowl seasons are similar to the previous year, although hunters will enjoy longer seasons for doves, woodcock, and other “webless” migratory game bird species this year. Annual migratory game bird seasons are selected by states from frameworks established ...

Spikes drop 2nd game on road trip

State College Spikes

NORWICH, Conn. — Michael Baird held the Connecticut Tigers hitless for five innings, and the State College Spikes combined for 6 2/3 innings of no-hit ball as a staff, but the Tigers surged late to top the Spikes, 3-0, Wednesday afternoon at Dodd Stadium. Baird, the St. Louis Cardinals’ ...

Weather postpones tournament a day

Local Sports

MILROY — While it may not be prudent to start building an ark just yet, the persistent rain the last four days already is wreaking havoc on the 15-year old Babe Ruth Mid-Atlantic Regional championship. Day one of the tournament on Tuesday at Armagh Field was a washout and a bleak weather ...

Babe Ruth pushed back to Thursday

Local Sports

MILROY — Despite the efforts of the field committee in Milroy, no games will be played Wednesday in the Babe Ruth Mid-Atlantic Regional. Originally, it was reported that the tournament would be delayed a second day. But organizers said late Wednesday morning that games could be played at ...

School leaders talk PIAA

Local Sports

Representatives of nearly a third of Pennsylvania’s school districts met in State College Tuesday to discuss what officials of those schools call an unfair balance between public and what have come to be called non-boundary schools — those that draw from an area beyond a finite school ...

Athletes, that nagging pain one feels could be a sports hernia

Sports Columns

If you play sports like hockey, soccer, wrestling or football, you probably know someone who has experienced a sports hernia — a painful, soft tissue injury that appears in the abdomen. “Though symptoms are similar to a traditional hernia, a sports hernia is not really a hernia at all, ...

Spikes fall to Connecticut

State College Spikes

NORWICH, Conn. — Delvin Perez produced a multi-hit game and Diego Cordero delivered a quality start on the mound, but the State College Spikes dropped the first game of a three-game set at Dodd Stadium to the Connecticut Tigers, 4-1, Tuesday night. Cordero (1-1) yielded three runs on six ...

Let the games begin

Local Sports

MILROY — One thing is for sure, the Mifflin County Babe Ruth 15-year-olds hit their way to the Pennsylvania state championship. In nine games, including three in district play, Mifflin County pounded out 119 hits. That comes out to an average of 13 hits a game. If Mifflin County is to ...

No games today in Babe Ruth tournament

Local Sports

MILROY — The Babe Ruth baseball Mid-Atlantic Regional for 15-year-olds, scheduled to begin this morning, will be postponed for a day due to the rain that has soaked the Juniata Valley over the past few days. A member of the field committee said that organizers were hopeful games could begin ...