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Bickhart to live out dream, play at Juniata College

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County’s Zach Bickhart found himself laying on the grass at Mitchell Field with a devastating injury on homecoming night of his senior season. Just six games in, Bickhart’s season was over. The versatile senior, who saw time at wide receiver, defensive back and kick ...

Gingrich earns Mid-Penn selection

Editor’s note: Mifflin County’s Nic Allison, Trey Kibe, Blaine Davis, Derek Burk and Brycen Hassinger all were Mid-Penn All-Stars in wrestling. A story will appear in an upcoming edition of The Sentinel. LEWISTOWN — Marissa Gingrich made the second-team in the recently announced ...

Tri-Valley League announces All-Stars

From staff reports The Tri-Valley League released its All-Stars for the 2019-2020 winter sports season, on Tuesday, with multiple players getting honored from Juniata, East Juniata and Greenwood. For the Wildcats, both Kenedy Stroup and Alli Walton were recognized for their efforts this ...

Port Royal postpones racing two weeks

PORT ROYAL — After the entire sports world has dealt with postponements and cancellations, the Pennsylvania dirt track community was the one thing that was unphased by COVID-19 concerns. On Tuesday, that changed as Port Royal Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, ...

PIAA releases statement on the upcoming spring sports season

From staff reports On Friday, March 13, 2020, Governor Wolf issued a directive to close all schools in the Commonwealth for 10 business days starting today, March 16, 2020. This means all school activities including sports practices, plays, musicals, mock trial, field trips, etc. The intent ...

Macedo brings home win at Williams Grove

MECHANICSBURG — Carson Macedo needed to get better at Williams Grove Speedway. So, when the World of Outlaws canceled their races in Texas this weekend, Macedo and the Kyle Larson Racing Team made the 1,300-mile trek to the Grove’s season opener Sunday afternoon. While his goal was to ...

Sobolewski: Stay safe during ATV season

ATV season is coming fast. Stay safe out there. It may not feel like it, but spring is right around the corner. Muddy fields and forests mean all-terrain vehicle (ATV) season is finally here — with the adrenaline rush that comes with it. Have fun out there, but don’t forget you’re ...

Dewease cruises to win at Port Royal

PORT ROYAL — Lance Dewease crushed the Sprint car field Saturday afternoon at Port Royal Speedway. He started on the pole and led all 25 laps winning by an impressive 7.584 seconds. His 113th career Port Royal win came without a challenge and was worth $4,000. It came in front of a good ...

Virus, weather did not ward off fans

PORT ROYAL - After breaking an attendance record during Opening Day, nobody really knew what to expect as far as support from teams and fans when Port Royal Speedway decided to go ahead and race Saturday afternoon. It’s still late-winter and it was chilly, combined that with the Coronavirus ...

Wagner, Dietrich battle for second

PORT ROYAL – While Lance Dewease drove away to victory in the Sprint car feature Saturday afternoon at Port Royal Speedway, Logan Wagner and Danny Dietrich had a great race for second, along with Brent Marks. In the end, it was two-time defending track champion Wagner finishing second and ...