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East Juniata’s Moyer finds way back to front in 300 hurdles

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WILLIAMSPORT — As he approached the finish of the 300-meter intermediate hurdles race, John Moyer had the opportunity to do the improbable for the second year in a row. Last year’s surprise District 4 Class 2A champion in the grueling event was perhaps an even bigger underdog this year, ...

Showdown goes to McVeytown

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BELLEVILLE — It was a battle for five innings. McVeytown had only a one-run lead going into the top of the sixth inning against undefeated Belleville on Sunday in a game for first place in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League. The defending league champions then exploded for five runs and ...

Coach looks for bright side after loss

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MOUNT UNION — It’s not common for a coach to remain optimistic and look at the silver lining after a season-ending loss. Mount Union coach Tim Hicks was, of course, disappointed to see the season conclude Friday night after the Trojans lost 9-2 to Bald Eagle Area in a District 6 Class 3A ...

Striders hold track meet at MCHS

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LEWISTOWN — The Juniata Valley Striders’ annual end-of-season track and field meet began Friday, with six athletes winning more than one of the 26 events. Here are the athletes who finished third or better in an event: Tanner Ferguson had the most successful day by winning the high jump ...

Belleville wins, stays unbeaten

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BELLEVILLE — Belleville remained undefeated in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League with a 5-2 win over Burnham on Friday. Ethan Eichhorn made sure of that with his arm and bat. The Big Valley club is now 6-0. Eichhorn threw a complete game as he struck out 14, walked two and gave up three ...

Two from Greenwood to states in first day in District 3

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SHIPPENSBURG — Greenwood’s Mallory Kauffman is one of two Wildcats to advance to the PIAA Class 2A state track and field meet next weekend. Kauffman won the discus with a throw of 146 feet, 10 inches Friday afternoon at the District 3 track and field meet. Joining Kauffman in a return ...

Setting the record

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ALTOONA — Going into the finals of the girls javelin at the District 6 Class 3A championship meet Thursday, all eyes were on the leader — Mifflin County’s Skylar Ciccolini. Her first throw in that round — fourth overall — was a mere 144 feet. About 11 feet more than the seed throw ...

Macknair, Phillips put friendship before selves

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ALTOONA — Chayce Macknair won three gold medals in the District 6 Class 3A track and field meet Thursday, but he’ll be using only two of them in Shippensburg. Although track and field is an individual pursuit, Macknair — and Brayden Harris — gave up the opportunity to win a state ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

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MONTOURSVILLE — After starting the game with three scoreless innings, Montoursville struck for runs in three consecutive innings to put Midd-West away, 7-0, in Heartland Conference baseball Thursday afternoon. Chris Elliott was the lone Mustang to pick up multiple hits, going 2-for-3 on the ...

Pair of athletes medal for Midd-West

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WILLIAMSPORT — After winning the bronze medal as a freshman and again as a sophomore, Midd-West junior shot putter Kailey Swineford just wanted a silver in Thursday’s District 4 Class AAA championship track and field meet. Swineford was seeded second at 35 feet, 7 ™ inches, and she knew ...