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PIAA: Fall sports to go on as scheduled

The PIAA is “staying the course” with its plan to open football heat acclimatization beginning Aug. 10 and practices on Aug. 17, it announced at its monthly Board of Directors meeting Wednesday. The state’s high school athletics governing body then released a statement in which it said it ...

McVeytown tops Belleville

BELLEVILLE — In a pennant race, the close games must go your way if you plan to come out on top. On Monday, Belleville edged Burnham, 4-3, to move to 5-1 and remained one game behind the Mifflin County league leader Beaver Spring (6-0). It was a different story for the Big Valley club on ...

PSAC suspends fall sports, plans to play fall sports in spring

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — The Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference voted on Tuesday, July 14, to suspend all mandated conference athletic events and championships through the fall semester in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Conference has already ...

Mifflin County survives Clarence rally

MILROY — Mifflin County’s offensive firepower was once again on full display, as Mifflin County batted around in the second inning, creating an insurmountable lead as seven runs scored in the frame in Mifflin County’s 7-5 win over Clarence in an Independent League baseball contest on ...

Lewistown tops Strodes

From staff reports LEWISTOWN —The score was tied 5-5 going into the top of the sixth inning before Lewistown scored five runs and added one in the seventh to top Strodes Mills in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League. Lewistown used three pitchers. Ryan Hine started, Doug Weaver pitched the ...

Rally in sixth too much for Burnham

BELLEVILLE — With two out in the top of the sixth inning on Monday, Belleville manager Bill Corbin made a defensive move at second base. He put in Braden Peachey. The score was tied with Burnham, 3-3, in a key Mifflin County Babe Ruth League game. The winner of the contest would move to ...

Gearhart’s gem too much for MC

MILROY — In a matchup of elite local pitchers, Dylan Gearhart and Colby Bodtorf didn’t disappoint. The two stars on the mound mowed down hitters all night and at times cruised on the mound, sending players back to the dugout shaking their heads. In the end, Gearhart’s star power was ...

Halligan edges Cisney for 410 victory

PORT ROYAL — Jeff Halligan came out on top of an epic battle with Dylan Cisney, earning his first Port Royal Speedway Sprint car win Saturday night. The pair traded the top spot multiple times over the final laps. Halligan squeezed between Cisney and the turn two fence to keep the lead, and ...

New sports HOF made in Mifflin County

LEWISTOWN - After unsuccessful attempts to create a sports hall of fame in the past in Mifflin County, a new project resulted in the successful creation of a Mifflin County Sports Hall of Fame. The idea stemmed from a text conversation in November of 2019 between former Sentinel sportswriter ...

Buckwalter, Macri pick up wins at Williams Grove

MECHANICSBURG—Williams Grove Speedway has had very little luck beating Mother Nature the last few seasons. But they did Friday night as rain from Tropical Storm Fay stayed to their east allowing Steve Buckwalter to score the sprint car win holding off a fast-closing Matt Campbell at the ...