LOCAL SPORTS | JUNE 5, 2017

LOCAL SPORTS | JUNE 5, 2017

Mifflin County’s Skylar Ciccolini competed in Idaho over the weekend, making the longest throw of any high school girl this season in winning the event. Ciccolini’s javelin throw went 164’9”.

The Huntingdon and Juniata Valley baseball teams kick off what they hope will be deep runs into the state tournament today. In 3A, the Bearcats will play Mt. Pleasant while, in single-A, the Green Hornets battle Greensburg Central Catholic.

Also today, the Pittsburgh Penguins till again try to win their third game of the best-of-seven NHL Stanley Cup finals. Nashville pulled within two games to one with Saturday’s 5-1 home victory. Game Four tonight will also be hosted by the Predators.

Freddy Galvis smacked a pair of homers to lead the Phillies past San Francisco yesterday, 9-7. The Pirates also won, blowing out the New York Mets, 11-1. The Bucs are off today while the Fightin’s are in Atlanta.

Golden State leading Cleveland two games to none in the NBA Finals is not completely shocking. What is shocking is the way in which the Warriors took the two homes games, winning by an average of just over 20 points. The series shifts to Cleveland following last night’s 132-113 Golden State victory. Game Three of the best-of-seven is this Wednesday night.

Lucas Wolfe won the 410 Sprints at Port Royal on Saturday night with Jeff Rine taking Late Models. Bill Powell won Xtreme Stocks, with Will Brunson running second. Ryan Zook, a Port Royal 17-year-old, placed third after starting in 11th position.

 The Mifflin/Juniata Special Olympians had a great weekend at the state games in State College. In the swimming competition, Olivia Fisher a gold and bronze, Craig Sainsbury earned a pair of silvers, Danika Homan a silver and bronze, Erin Pyle a couple of bronze, Kristy McClosky a bronze and Annie McCartchey placed sixth. In basketball, the Mifflin/Juniata Thunder went 2-2 in to finish third in the state, capturing a bronze medal. That team consisted of Bobby Fisher, Tracy Woy, David Fye, Zach VanHorn and Chris Alters.

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