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Babe Ruth tournaments by the numbers

Local Sports

Here are some trivia notes from the Babe Ruth tournament trail: ¯ Mifflin County has a 17-9 record in opening games in the Mid-Atlantic Regional and is 7-3 in 13-year-old contests. Mifflin County’s record in Altoona is 16-20. ¯ Since 1998, when the 14-year-old program was started by ...

Franklin challenged on ‘elite’ comments again

Penn State

CHICAGO — Penn State has made huge progress during James Franklin’s tenure, and the coach can to point to many areas when discussing the strength of the program entering his sixth season. Still, some comments he made about not being elite following last year’s gut-wrenching 27-26 loss ...

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Local Sports

MILROY — Mifflin County’s Deakon Scheaffer will never forget the championship game of the 2019 Pennsylvania Babe Ruth 13-year-old state tournament. On Thursday night Scheaffer hit a 1-1 pitch to left field that scored Ryan Hine with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning ...

Ray Wilde honored for a half century of service

Local Sports

MILROY — For 50 years, one man has been a walking, talking public relations machine for the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League. It’s hard not to notice Ray Wilde at a game. From his faded blue and white MC cap, to rocking a sweater in 90-degree weather without breaking a sweat, Ray is a ...

Weather interferes again with tourney

Local Sports

MILROY — For the second consecutive day, Mother Nature wreaked havoc at the Babe Ruth 13-year-old state tournament at Armagh Field. Once again Wednesday the rains came and washed away the semifinal game between Mifflin County and Franklin Township, with the host squad now leading 13-0 over ...

Spikes fall to Black Bears in road matchup

State College Spikes

GRANVILLE, W.V. – Pedro Pages drove in a run with his first professional triple in the opening inning, but the State College Spikes were held in check by the West Virginia Black Bears in the late innings in a 4-1 defeat on Wednesday night at Monongalia County Ballpark. Pages, the ...

MC 13s suspended by downpour

Local Sports

MILROY — The Babe Ruth 13-year-old all-stars hold a 10-0 lead in the bottom of the second over Franklin Township when the rains came and forced a suspension of its semifinal game Tuesday at Armagh Field. The contest will pick up at 5 p.m. with Mifflin County still batting and runners on ...

MC 15s edged in Babe Ruth tourney

Local Sports

UPPER DARBY — This year’s 15-year-old class from the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League has spent three years trying to prove itself. Although the season ended Tuesday for the boys, it did so only after an act of overachievement for the ages. The team that has played in the shadow of a ...