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League standings tighten up

LEWISTOWN - With the Mifflin County Babe Ruth season just past the midway point, four teams are still battling for the 2019 championship — Beaver Springs, Burnham, McVeytown and Reedsville. All four teams have been in first place or shared the top spot. Beaver Springs finds itself on top of ...

McDowell too much against Huskies

CRESSON — Dominant. Powerful. Impressive. Even these adjectives don’t do justice in describing the Erie McDowell softball team. The Trojans are big and strong with a potent lineup one through nine and a first-rate pitcher. All their imposing characteristics were on display as the ...

Great week for McVeytown

MCVEYTOWN — For most teams in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League it wasn’t a very good week — most of the games were rained out. But one team had a great week — McVeytown. On Monday, McVeytown beat one of the top teams in the league, Beaver Springs, and on Friday, McVeytown downed ...

Dietrich snatches Grove win

MECHANICSBURG — Danny Dietrich nipped race-long leader Dylan Cisney at the checkered flag, stealing the sprint car feature win Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Dietrich’s second Grove win of the season and seventh overall in Gary Kauffman’s sprinter was worth $3,680 and came by ...

Two teams in hunt for PIAA baseball gold

LEWISTOWN — Two area teams remain alive in their quest for a state title as the PIAA baseball championships begin today at various sites around the Commonwealth. Mount Union, a 1-0 winner in extra innings over Philipsburg-Osceola in the District 6 Class 3A final, takes on District 3 ...

Lorenzo enters Hall

STATE COLLEGE — As hard as it is to imagine, there was a time when Rich Lorenzo, whose name is as synonymous with Penn State wrestling as any other, gave no thought to coaching. A quirk of fate in the late 1960s, as Lorenzo was finishing up his degree at Penn State, spawned a Hall of Fame ...

Imperioli all smiles at the end

ALTOONA — Former Mount Union baseball coach Nick Imperioli stood in the PNG Field home dugout, arms crossed, a wide smile across his face. The Trojans just captured their 18th District 6 championship in 28 appearances and the first title since 2012 after beating a game Philipsburg-Osceola ...

Second D3 Class A title for Greenwood

YORK — Timely hitting and solid work on the mound from Luke Myers carried Greenwood over Halifax 8-3 to win it’s second straight District 3 Class A baseball championship Tuesday at PeoplesBank Park. “It’s a different thing from last year — last year that was the first one in school ...

Gearhart, McClain play hero in nine

ALTOONA — Dylan Gearhart pitched the game of his life and Grayson McClain came through with a walk-off, bases-loaded single in the ninth to lift Mount Union to a 1-0 win over Philipsburg-Osceola for the District 6 Class 3A championship at PNG Field on Tuesday afternoon. The win was the 18th ...

Chip off the ol’ block

PORT ROYAL — It was a battle between father and son in the Bob Weikert Memorial for the sprint cars Sunday night at Port Royal Speedway. Logan Wagner grabbed the lead from his dad, Mike, following a restart and went on to the biggest win of his sprint car career. “I can’t even talk ...