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Atkinson Mills Sportsmen’s Club ¯ Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The club is located at 55 Sportsmen Club Lane, McVeytown; email atkinsonmillssportsmensclub@gmail.com; online at http://atkinsonmills-sportsmensclub.weebly.com Blue Rock Sportsman ...

Grand Canyon pressured to close after virus outbreak

Outdoors

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Calls mounted Tuesday for the federal government to close Grand Canyon National Park after the popular tourist destination saw its first case of the coronavirus in a hospitality worker. The man who tested positive for COVID-19 lived at a dorm within the park and ...

Pennsylvania Game Commission releases deer harvest report

Outdoors

From staff reports Pennsylvania hunters posted their highest overall deer harvest in 15 years when they took 389,431 deer during the state’s 2019-20 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported. The 2019-20 deer harvest topped the previous year’s ...

Hayden Hidlay honored by the ACC

Local Sports

RALEIGH — Success has followed Mifflin County graduate and NC State wrestler Hayden Hidlay in every stage of his wrestling career and on Tuesday, the 157-pounder added another honor to his long list of accolades. Hidlay was named the 2019-20 ACC Wrestler of the Year by the ACC league office. ...

Hidlay earns top freshman honor

Local Sports

RALEIGH — Following a perfect 81-0 record and two state titles in his final two seasons at Mifflin County High School, redshirt freshman Trent Hidlay has made a name for himself at NC State, earning the 2019-20 ACC Freshman of the Year award, the league office announced on Tuesday. Hidlay ...

PIAA to make no changes, for now

Local Sports

From staff reports MECHANICSBURG — On Monday, March 30, 2020, the PIAA Board of Directors, due to the closure of schools and the “stay at home” directives imparted by Governor Wolf in 26 counties, met via teleconference to discuss various items that would have been part of its ...

Middleburg grad leading Panthers

Local Sports

HELLERTOWN — When Chad Shirk applied for the wrestling coaching job at Saucon Valley in the Lehigh Valley, he knew if he didn’t produce he’d be looking for another position. The Middleburg High School graduate figured he’d need a couple of years to turn around a good but not great ...

Time at home vital for Lions

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has a chance to enjoy a great football season this fall — if there actually is football — but a lot of what happens months from now on the field will depend on what the players do at home over the coming weeks and months. There’s no spring practice, no ...

Sabolewski: Staying safe outdoors

Local Sports

With the warm weather comes outdoor sports and activities, exercise and vacations. All this increase in activity leads to an increase in the potential for injuries. From training for a marathon to simply running around outside with your kids and grandchildren, it’s easy to become too ...

Mifflin County grad serves PSU coach

Local Sports

UNIVERSITY PARK — Ever sit down to watch a Penn State football game and think that the guy standing behind coach James Franklin looks familiar? Kyle Smith, a 2016 graduate of Mifflin County High School, has served as Franklin’s personal equipment manager for the past two football ...