LOCAL SPORTS | APRIL 21, 2017

LOCAL SPORTS | APRIL 21, 2017

LOCAL SPORTS | APRIL 21, 2017

The Penguins are into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Pens over Columbus in Game Five last night, 5-2. Washington or Toronto will be Pittsburgh’s second round opponent.

Mifflin County baseball won its second straight extra inning game, taking down Cumberland Valley 1-0 yesterday. Ross Underhill tossed seven and a third scoreless innings for the Huskies.

Juniata’s softball team, meanwhile, lost to Greenwood, 9-2. Courtney Fleisher had three hits, including a home run and four RBI, in addition to being the winning pitcher for the Wildcats.

The Phillies won yesterday, topping the Mets in New York, 6-4. The Fightin’s return home to play Atlanta this weekend. The Pirates, who had yesterday off, will host the New York Yankees.

Mifflin County’s boys track & field team beat Central Dauphin, 100-49. Malik Sechler was big for the Huskies, winning the 100, plus the long and triple jumps. The Mifflin County girls lost to Central Dauphin, 91-59. Elsewhere, the East Juniata girls eased past Berks Christian, 126-3, while losing to Susquenita, 99-51. Same deal for the EJ boys, beating Berks Christian, 95-32, but losing to Susquenita, 106-35.

The NFL unveiled its 2017 scheduled yesterday. The Steelers will open on the road, at Cleveland, on September 10th. The Eagles will also begin away from home, playing at Washington that same day. The season will kick off the Thursday prior, when defending Super Bowl champion New England plays host to the Kansas City Chiefs.

NASCAR is back after taking Easter weekend off. This week’s race is the Food City 500 at Bristol. Port Royal will drop the flags both tomorrow and Sunday.

In the NBA, Cleveland erased a 25-point second half deficit to take a three games to none lead on Indiana with last night’s 119-114 win. Milwaukee leads Toronto two games to one, winning at home last night, 104-77. And Memphis pulled withn two to one in its series with San Antonio. Grizzlies over the Spurs last evening, 105-94.

And the Huntingdon boys volleyball team blanked Dubois, 3-0. The Bearcats were led by junior middle hitter Julian Groenendaal with 11 service points, 11 kills, 3 aces, 3 blocks and 6 digs.

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