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MIFFLINTOWN — Juniata survived a scare in No. 3 singles to preserve a 5-0 shutout over Shikellamy in a tennis match Monday afternoon. Colin Mianulli was forced to go three matches before getting a 10-7 win to secure the victory. “Zach (Hemond), Lawson (Fitzgerald) and Jack (Strawser) ...

Heimbach’s first across at Port Royal

PORT ROYAL — Blane Heimbach maneuvered lap traffic and held off Lucas Wolfe and a hard charging Anthony Macri to pick up his 13th career 410 sprint car victory at Port Royal Saturday. “I don’t know if it looked any worse then it felt out there, but I just couldn’t do anything with ...

Scholastic sports

SELINSGROVE — Mallory Kauffman won two events and Paityn Wirth had a first and a fourth as the Greenwood girls put up a strong showing at the Don Wilhour Classic track and field meet Saturday. Kauffman was tops in her big events, the discus and shot put. Wirth won the 300 hurdles and placed ...

Safety first

PORT ROYAL — With the deaths of Jason Johnson and Greg Hodnett last season, sprint car racing industry leaders mandated changes to the chassis including the addition of two chassis support bars to the rollcage. Also, tracks across the country have been doing safety improvements to their ...

Mifflin County girls join boys with their own lacrosse club

LEWISTOWN — It’s a sport that isn’t new to the state or even to the Mid-Penn Conference, but lacrosse has been growing legs at Mifflin County High School. Just last year, the school board approved a club team on the boys side, and many knew it wasn’t going to be long before a girls ...

Comeback kids

LEWISTOWN — Facing a sizable deficit late, Mifflin County rallied to take a lead and eventually walk off with a 9-8 win over Central Dauphin in Mid-Penn Conference baseball Thursday afternoon. The Huskies (2-2) were trailing by six runs in the home half of the sixth, but there wasn’t a ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

LEWISTOWN — The climb to respectability is in progress for Mifflin County’s tennis team, a young team that has struggled against a series of top-flight Mid-Penn opponents. Thursday, it was a 4-1 victory by Central Dauphin East, but the final score doesn’t tell the story of the ...

Bad start dooms East Juniata in loss

COCOLAMUS — Penns Valley pounded out 16 hits and took advantage of nine walks and five errors to come away with a decisive 23-0 nonleague softball victory over East Juniata on a windy Wednesday afternoon. The game was called after three innings because of the 15-run rule. The Rams (2-3) ...

Quick start pushes Huskies

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County softball came out of the gates swinging to the tune of three runs in the first inning. The Huskies’ bats then joined the outside conditions and cooled down some. The three runs would have been enough, but they did find some more offensive success to hold off ...

Scholastic sports

MILLERSTOWN — Greenwood offered a reminder why it’s the team to beat for the Tri-Valley League track and field championship, knocking down East Juniata in a league meet Tuesday with the boys winning 124-26 and the girls 114-36. For the boys, Greenwood took first place 15 of the 18 total ...