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Huskies get by Little Lions, D6 curse

LORETTO — It was a story that needed a happy ending at some point for Mifflin County, and it got that Wednesday at Saint Francis University. In defeating State College 5-4, the Huskies captured the District 6 Class 6A softball championship. It ended a four-game losing streak to the Little ...

Trojans head back to 2A title contest

MOUNT UNION — Mount Union advanced to the District 6 Class 2A softball final for the second consecutive year after handing Northern Cambria a 10-0 defeat in five innings of their semifinal contest on Wednesday. The Trojans (19-1) will face the winner of today’s game between third seed ...

Strodes has to fight for late victory

LEWISTOWN — Lewistown put a scare into Strodes Mills on Wednesday night. In the only game played in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League, Strodes Mills had to hold off Lewistown in the bottom of the seventh for a 9-8 win. Strodes Mills entered the seventh with a three-run cushion, but ...

Moose power way to victory

LEWISTOWN — Behind strong pitching from Myka Simmons, Moose defeated T&J’s 11-0 in Cal Ripken baseball Monday night. Simmons struck out nine in five innings. He allowed just one hit. He was also a tough out at the plate, going 2-for-3. Dupree Reed pitched the last inning for the ...

Huskies’ fight lasts until the bitter end

ALTOONA — It was the style of baseball all Mifflin County opponents have seen this season. Timely hitting, aggressive base running and some stellar defensive play have been the recipe to help the Huskies defeat the likes of Altoona twice already this year. The same could not be said the ...

Quartet announces college plans

LEWISTOWN — Eleana Eckley, Hanna Kanagy, Cade Shoemaker and Allison Prendergast will continue their athletic and academic careers at the next level after announcing their college choices Monday evening at Mifflin County High School. Eckley will play basketball and softball at Messiah; ...

Four athletes to serve nation

LEWISTOWN — Two Mifflin County athletes are heading to the military to continue their athletic careers after announcing their college choices Monday evening at Mifflin County High School. Maddie Amspacker is off to the Air Force Academy to play softball while Davis Wagner will try his hand ...

Belleville wins, back in front

MILROY — Belleville took advantage of Reedsville and the schedule to jump back into first place in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League. Belleville downed Reedsville 15-5 and now has a 7-1 record. McVeytown, which was idle, is a half game back at 6-1. The Big Valley club had nine hits and ...

East Juniata’s Moyer finds way back to front in 300 hurdles

WILLIAMSPORT — As he approached the finish of the 300-meter intermediate hurdles race, John Moyer had the opportunity to do the improbable for the second year in a row. Last year’s surprise District 4 Class 2A champion in the grueling event was perhaps an even bigger underdog this year, ...

Showdown goes to McVeytown

BELLEVILLE — It was a battle for five innings. McVeytown had only a one-run lead going into the top of the sixth inning against undefeated Belleville on Sunday in a game for first place in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League. The defending league champions then exploded for five runs and ...