Ream is lone winner for Huskies

Local Sports

MECHANICSBURG —Mifflin County’s Anna Ream defeated Mechanicburg’s Ellie Williams in No. 2 singles Monday afternoon, but it was the only win for the Huskies, who fell 4-1, in Mid-Penn Keystone girls tennis action. Mifflin County’s Jamie Mahigel took her No. 1 singles match to three ...

Gesicki looms large in PSU arsenal

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s easy to tell when a tight end is good at catching the ball, and after a tough 2015 season, Mike Gesicki rebounded with a stellar 2016 campaign by hauling in just about everything thrown near him. Those pass-catching abilities make the 6-foot-6, 257-pound Gesicki a ...

Lions No. 6 in AP poll

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State is ranked No. 6 in the preseason Associated Press poll, the same ranking it received in the coaches poll and the program’s highest preseason ranking since 1999, when the Nittany Lions were No. 3. The Nittany Lions return 18 starters from last year’s Big Ten ...

Spikes’ bats held silent in Auburn

State College Spikes

AUBURN, N.Y. — Johan Oviedo went a career-long 7 1/3 innings on the mound, but the State College Spikes were eclipsed by the Auburn Doubledays, 6-1, on Monday night at Falcon Park. Oviedo (1-2) yielded just two runs before leaving the mound in the eighth, but was charged with four runs on ...

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Brandon Sheppard (1) takes the lead over Tyler Erb in turn two of the World of Outlaws Late Model race Saturday evening in Port Royal. Sheppard won the shortened race, his 13th of the season.

Sheppard notches 13th win this season

Local Sports

PORT ROYAL — Brandon Sheppard dominated the World of Outlaws late model’s return to Port Royal Speedway Saturday night earning his 13th series win of the season and $10,000. A thunderstorm hit the track as late model practice laps were completed. The rain caused about a three-hour delay ...

Classic worked well the first time, so let’s try it again

Sports Columns

Who said Bowman Field was a pitchers’ park? Josh Bell and Jedd Gyorko didn’t seem to think so with their home runs in the first two innings. Who said Bowman Field couldn’t host a Major League Baseball game? Plenty, and there was reason to be skeptical that a 91-year old minor-league ...

Hurst’s efforts not enough

State College Spikes

AUBURN, N.Y. — Scott Hurst became just the second player in State College Spikes history to record back-to-back four-hit games, but the Auburn Doubledays came back to beat the Spikes, 5-3, Sunday afternoon at Falcon Park. Hurst is now 10-for-11 at the plate over his last 11 at-bats ...

Nothing could ruin Manfred’s smile

Local Sports

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — The smile wouldn’t leave Rob Manfred’s face Sunday morning. Standing along media row at Volunteer Stadium, the commissioner of Major League Baseball didn’t even try to hide his excitement for the activities taking place on the field. In a line, members of the ...

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Hanna Kanagy winds up for a pitch in the Mid-Penn Conference softball championship game in May.

All-state nod for MC’s Kanagy

Local Sports

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County Huskies’ pitcher Hanna Kanagy was selected to the 2017 All-State softball team that was named by the Pennsylvania High School Softball Coaches Association. Kanagy, a junior in the 2017 season, previously named the Mid-Penn Conference MVP and was also selected ...