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In the family

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BEAVER SPRINGS — If you are a Mifflin County Babe Ruth fan, it would be nice to sit around the Arbogast dinner table at Christmas time. Up until Wednesday night, the biggest win for the Beaver Springs franchise came on June 27, 2010, when the Springs beat Lewistown, 6-3, in the finals of ...

Belleville takes win in extras

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BURNHAM — Belleville scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning and then held on to beat Burnham, 10-8, in a key game in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League Tuesday night. Belleville now has a 9-2 record and is two games out of first place, which is held by Beaver Springs ...

Beaver Springs closer to pennant

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BELLTOWN — Beaver Springs moved another day closer to the 2020 Mifflin County Babe Ruth title wirh a 14-4 win over Belltown on Monday. The game ended after five innings due to the 10-run rule. Beaver Springs’ win eliminated Burnham (7-4) from repeating as league champions. On Monday, ...

Getting even

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MOUNT UNION — It didn’t take long for the Mifflin County bats to get rolling on Sunday and when they did, it was a beautiful sight to behold. Mifflin County (14-3) executed the hit-and-run to perfection and used four long balls to push past Mount Union, 12-11, in a Central Penn Division ...

Gravel cruises to Williams Grove Outlaw victory

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MECHANICSBURG —There was no stopping David Gravel at Williams Grove Speedway Saturday night as the Connecticut native led all 30 laps of the Summer Nationals main event for the World of Outlaws Sprint cars. He earned $20,000 for his seventh career Grove win. It was his third Outlaws win of ...

McVeytown claims a forfeit victory

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MCVEYTOWN—It was a rough night for Burnham, the defending Mifflin County Babe Ruth League champions. Burnham had to forfeit to McVeytown due to a pitcher throwing too many innings in a week. The Babe Ruth rules state that a pitcher may only pitch seven innings in a week from Monday ...

Stewart perseveres, it pays off

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MECHANICSBURG — Shane Stewart almost quit sprint car racing at the end of last season, but even without a full-time ride, the veteran driver decided to continue racing this season. Piecing together a schedule with a few different rides, Stewart’s perseverance paid off with an $8,000 win ...

Sports lost a real hero, role model

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One thing that surprised a lot of folks when I was sports editor was my attitude toward a lot of sports. I watched very few NFL or Major League Baseball games. I really didn’t care for the NBA at all. I watched hockey in postseason. It was different at the lower levels. The Hershey Bears ...

Mt. Union edges Mifflin County in extras

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MOUNT UNION — In a battle of Independent League heavyweights, Mifflin County and Mount Union seemed destined for a wild finish. No one could have guessed it would be this wild, though. Mount Union (12-3) held the early leverage after a two-run home run by right fielder Vince Lear, but it ...

Beaver Springs remains perfect

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BURNHAM — Beaver Springs joined the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League in 2009, but has never won a league title. The boys from the Springs took a giant step toward that first championship on Thursday with a 14-2 win over Burnham. The game was called after six innings due to the 10-run ...