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Late rally in opener propels Burnham

BURNHAM — There were plenty of veterans playing on Wednesday night in the season-opener between Burnham and McVeytown in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth league. Only two 13-year-olds played in the game, but it was a rookie that stole the show. Burnham’s Calin McKnight had three hits and he ...

Dobson’s 7 RBI night propels Mifflin County past Mount Union in slugfest

MOUNT UNION — Getting the perfect present for mom on her birthday is not an easy task. Most children would buy flowers, chocolate, or maybe even jewelry, but Mifflin County’s Bryce Dobson had other ideas. To help celebrate his mother’s birthday, the slugger drove in seven runs as Mifflin ...

Babe Ruth league set to begin season

BURNHAM — The Mifflin County Babe Ruth League will open its 66th season on July 1 as eight teams set to battle for the 2020 title. Due to COVID-19, the league will play just 14 games, with the winner of the regular season being crowned the champion. From Aug. 4 through6, the league will hold ...

Larson edges Rahmer for victory

BECHTELSVILLE — Kyle Larson took the lead from Freddie Rahmer with less than two laps remaining in the Hodnett Cup feature Tuesday night at the Grandview Speedway in race number five of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek. For Larson, of Elk Grove, Calif., it was his third win in his last four ...

Rico Abreu notches his 2nd career Speedweek victory

ABBOTTSTOWN — Rico Abreu dominated the 30-lap Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek feature Monday night at Lincoln Speedway. The Californian earned $7,000 for his first career Lincoln sprint car win and second career win in Speedweek competition. Abreu was never seriously challenged even ...

Mifflin County pitching staff powers MC past Huntingdon

From staff reports HUNTINGDON —Mifflin County received a huge boost from its pitching staff on Saturday, as Bryce Dobson and Zach Williams combined for a 3-0 shutout victory at Huntingdon in an Independent League baseball contest. Dobson threw five stellar innings, striking out three and ...

Dietrich gets second victory in Speedweek

SELINSGROVE — Danny Dietrich dominated the Jan Opperman / Dick Bogar Memorial Sunday night at Selinsgrove Speedway for his second straight Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek victory. His win was worth $5,000 and unofficially gave him the Speedweek point lead. During the first half of the ...

Dietrich holds off Larson at Lincoln

ABBOTTSTOWN — Danny Dietrich came out on top of a back and forth battle with Kyle Larson to win the Kevin Gobrecht Memorial Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. The victory for Dietrich in the second race of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek was worth $9,200. Larson led from the drop of ...

Bell’s donation used for field improvements

REEDSVILLE — For years, Little League baseball teams had practiced on an old worn down patch of dirt alongside the Reedsville playground on Honey Creek Road in Reedsville. Thanks to a donation from John Bell, players now have a brand new field to call their own, complete with a new ...

From family farm to golf course: Riden celebrates 50 years

MCCLURE — The Indian Run Golf Course has long been a family tradition for Bill Riden. The course, which was designed by Riden and opened in 1970, is celebrating its 50th anniversary today. The front nine of the course opened in 1970, while the back nine was created many years ...