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Twice as nice

LORETTO — It was deja vu all over again for the Mifflin County softball team in the District 6 Class 6A finals at Red Flash Field in Loretto on Wednesday. For the second consecutive year the Huskies had a walk-off hit for the victory. ­Sophomore catcher Alyssa Souders lined a single up ...

McVeytown dominates Strodes Mills

MCVEYTOWN — It didn’t take long for McVeytown to bounce back from its loss to Belltown on Tuesday night. On Wednesday, McVeytown scored 11 runs in the first inning and crusied to a 14-1 victory over Strodes Mills in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League. The game ended after five ...

All eyes on Ciccolini, medal quest

LEWISTOWN — Skylar Ciccolini, defending state champion in the javelin, leads a five-person Mifflin County contingent heading into the PIAA Class 3A track and field championships at Seth Grove Stadium on the Shippensburg University campus Friday and Saturday. Besides Skylar, representing the ...

Large Juniata group focused on goal

MIFFLINTOWN — As the week winds down and the nerves ramp up, members of the Juniata track and field team who are heading to states have shared the same thoughts. Sleepless nights and anxious feelings have been common for the Indians but the focus has been simple — keep working on what has ...

Trojans oust Rams in quarterfinals

MOUNT UNION — Kobe Hand hit a grand slam and Dylan Gearhart stymied the Ligonier Valley bats as Mount Union defeated the Rams 9-2 in the quarterfinals of the District 6 Class 3A baseball tournament on Monday. The Trojans advance to the semifinals against top seed Tyrone, a 10-0 winner over ...

Mounties edge Mount Union girls

PHILIPSBURG — Mount Union found itself playing where no team would want to start the District 6 Class 3A softball tournament. The No. 6 Trojans had to travel to Philipsburg-Osceola which just happens to be the defending state champion. The Trojans didn’t seem to let that bother them as ...

Reedsville tops league with win

LEWISTOWN — Lewistown led 3-0 against Reedsville after the first inning on Monday night, Then Reedsville (6-2) woke up and smelled first place as it beat Lewistown 19-8 in five innings in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League. The game was tied, 4-4, going into the top of the third and ...

Another big victory for Belltown

MCVEYTOWN — Belltown has pulled off some stunning wins in the past week. On Saturday, Belltown swept a doubleheader from Belleville and on Tuesday Belltown edged league-leading McVeytown on the road, 10-9. Darion Molek picked up the victory in relief for Belltown, throwing the last three ...

Hidlay to wrestle for US at junior worlds

RALEIGH, N.C. — Not many people can say they are the best in the country at what they do. Former Mifflin County wrestler Trent Hidlay can. Hidlay, fresh off a win at the U.S. Open in April, defeated Victor Marcelli 2-0 in a best of three series at the Junior World Team Trials on Saturday. ...

Swineford gets gold, advances

WILLIAMSPORT — Even though Kailey Swineford was sitting on top after a series of preliminary-round throws, Midd-West’s senior shot putter was keeping an eye on her fellow competitors just in case she needed to find some extra muscle in the tank. As it turned out, Swineford’s early work ...