Local Sports

Cory Haas cruises to Grove win

MECHANICSBURG – Cory Haas returned to Williams Grove Speedway sprint car victory lane Friday night leading all 25 laps of the main event. It was his first win at the historic speedway this season. He earned $3,800 in a car owned by long-time owner John Trone. Haas, of York, started on the ...

Spikes drop series finale, 9-1

From staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Brylie Ware put the State College Spikes out in front with an RBI double in the second inning, but the Mahoning Valley Scrappers took it from there and ended up victors by the score of 10-3 on Friday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Ware’s ...

Five Spikes selected for NYPL All-Star Game

From staff reports STATE COLLEGE  — The State College Spikes will send five players to the 2019 New York-Penn League All-Star Game on Wednesday, August 21 at Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George in Staten Island, N.Y. Pitchers Andre Pallante and Hector Villalobos will join ...

Local athlete finds fit with decathlon

SHIPPENSBURG — David Brantley has always been a man of many talents. The former East Juniata High School standout played football, basketball and competed in track and field when he was younger. It wasn’t until his college years that the 5-foot-11, 175-pounder homed in one athletic event ...

White makes jump to college track

MIFFLINTOWN — Alex White has seen his track and field career soar by leaps and bounds. Certainly, competing at a high level in the high and long jumps has helped the Juniata High School product’s success. White went from jumping off the blacktop at Juniata to jumping at makeshift ...

Local Babe Ruth league still strong

There were a lot of smiles around the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League when all the dust had settled on the tournament trail this past summer. Mifflin County was the only league in the Pennsylvania to have all three age groups advance into the state’s final four. Before we go too far, ...

Scrappers too much for State College

UNIVERSITY PARK — Mahoning Valley stunned State College by rallying from a 5-1 deficit to end the Spikes two-game winning streak with a 7-5 rain-delayed victory Wednesday evening at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The Scrappers (27-30) scored five runs in the seventh to take their first lead ...

Hidlay captures bronze

ESTONIA — Trent Hidlay proved beyond a shadow of a doubt he belonged on the grand stage after capturing the bronze medal at the Junior World Freestyle Wrestling Championships in Estonia on Wednesday. Hidlay posted a dominating 9-0 victory over Ivars Samusonoks of Latvia at 86 kilos (189 ...

Monroe sets sights on 2020 Olympics

BOULDER, Colo. — There’s something special about running in the purest sense that no matter how good you are, it is something that simply can’t be mastered. At the highest level, the sport requires dedication, discipline and an endless amount of determination. Former Indian Valley High ...

Hidlay shoots for bronze

ESTONIA – Mifflin County’s own Trent Hidlay will wrestle for the bronze medal at the Junior World Freestyle Wrestling Championships in Estonia after going 3-1 on Tuesday. Hidlay out-scored his opponents 26-1 before falling in the semis. He will wrestle Miriani Maisuradze of Georgia for ...