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Carter’s hat-trick lifts Mifflin County

LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County boys’ soccer team opened the Mid-Penn Commonwealth season with a victory, its first of the year, getting a 3-0 win over Harrisburg on a hot, sweltering Wednesday afternoon. Reese Carter — who also kicks for the football team— scored the hat trick to move ...

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DUNCANNON — Tad Shellenberger had a pair of goals and assisted on another in Juniata’s 5-0 Tri-Valley League boys soccer win over Susquenita Wednesday afternoon. Shellenberger scored the Indians’ second and third goals of the first half and assisted on Josh Whitsel’s goal in the ...

Baseball history is rewritten by the Babe Ruth class of 2018

Mifflin County Babe Ruth’s class of 2018 is history. Here is a look back at the team and the supporting players from the past three years: ¯ Colby Bodtorf — A local fan at the Mid-Atlantic Regional said, “That Colby Bodtorf is the spark plug that makes Mifflin County run.” And so he ...

Group dominates record book

LEWISTOWN — The class of 2018 turned the Mifflin County Babe Ruth record book upside down. Eight of the nine offensive records are now held by a member of the recent national runner-up team. As a 13-year-old, Casey Conner was the top hitter at the Babe Ruth World Series. As a 15-year-old, ...

Rice is nice for ’Cats with two goals

COCOLAMUS — Greenwood controlled the ball for majority of the game and came out with a 3-0 win over Tri-Valley League foe East Juniata in boys soccer Tuesday evening. The score doesn’t quite reflect how dominant the Wildcats were with the ball, but much credit goes out to the Tiger ...

Huskies make strides in first court date

LEWISTOWN — They battled to the end. Despite falling behind 2-0 early on in their opening contest against Cedar Cliff, the Mifflin County girls volleyball team rallied for a win in the third game and then proceeded to go toe-to-toe with the Colts in the final game before losing 25-19. In ...

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MOUNT UNION — Juniata Valley won the first two games against Mount Union Monday, both by more than 10 points. Then the Trojans turned the table. The home squad rattled off wins in the next three sets for a 3-2 opening-night finish in Inter-County Conference volleyball. The Hornets wins ...

Pitt another Super Bowl

UNIVERSITY PARK — Welcome to Super Bowl LV week of the James Franklin era at Penn State. That’s 55 for the Roman numeral-challenged, representing the 55th game of Franklin’s tenure. “This is the Super Bowl for us,” the coach said of Saturday’s game at Pitt. “It is the most ...

Aaron Reutzel wins competitive race

PORT ROYAL — There are some in the racing community that claim you can’t have a good sprint car race on a daylight racing surface. Port Royal Speedway has been debunking that myth the past several years, and did so again Monday afternoon with the 67th running of the Labor Day Classic. In ...

Big day for local runners at BVI

MILROY — Juniata’s Garrett Baublitz captured the overall boys’ championship, while the Mifflin County duo of Chayce Macknair and Brayden Harris finished first and second in the Class 3A division at the Big Valley Invitational on Saturday. Baublitz, second at the BVI a year ago, crossed ...