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LOCK HAVEN — Both the Mifflin County boys and girls track and field teams had a good amount of success Saturday afternoon at the Lock Haven Invitational. Skylar Ciccolini had the girls lone first place finish, taking the javelin with a throw of 165 feet-4 inches, breaking the 165-foot mark ...

McVeytown gets much-needed win over Beaver Springs

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LEWISTOWN — For McVeytown, the defending Mifflin County Babe Ruth League champions, it was a must win even though the season is in its early stages. McVeytown knocked off Strodes Mills, on Sunday, 5-0, causing a log jam at the top of the league. Belleville is 3-0 and then there are four ...

Penn State’s six draft selections are most team had since 2010

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State finished with six players selected in the NFL draft, the most since 2010, and the first one to hear his name called Saturday was a surprise to many people. Safety Troy Apke was selected by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round, No. 109 overall. Apke had a ...

Spartan pitcher blanks Huskies, 7-0

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LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County softball coach Jack McCurdy knew his team would have its hands full with Hempfield Area, back-to-back PIAA champions in Class 6A, coming to town for a nonleague contest on Friday. The Spartans showed why they have a good chance to make it three in a row with a 7-0 ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

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ALEXANDRIA — An offensive surge led by Dylan Gearhart powered Mount Union over Juniata Valley 11-0 in five innings in an Inter-County Conference baseball game on Friday. “Overall we played the best game all year,” Trojans coach Tim Hicks said. The Trojans scored 11 runs off 11 hits ...

Young arms drive Springs

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MCVEYTOWN — Beaver Springs manager Ryan Swineford is trying to build something special for the Snyder County based Babe Ruth team. On Friday night, he put down the first block toward what he hopes someday will be the Springs’ first Mifflin County Babe Ruth League title. Swineford used ...

Montieth overcomes difficult start

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MECHANICSBURG — After a rough start to his season at Williams Grove Speedway, Brian Montieth finally got the monkey off his back with a win in the 25-lap sprint car feature Friday night. For the driver known as “The Edge” from Phoenixville, his 24th career Grove win was worth ...