LOCAL SPORTS | MAY 16, 2018

LOCAL SPORTS | MAY 16, 2018

Juniata’s girls track & field team finished fifth at yesterday’s District VI Class AA championships. Ellie Shepps had a great day for the Indians, finishing third in the 300-meter hurdles and fifth in the 100-meter hurdles. Juniata’s Sydney Sheaffer was sixth in the high jump. Juniata Valley’s Taylor Leidy, meanwhile, was fourth in both the 100 and 100-meter hurdles.

Huntingdon won its District VI 3A quarterfinal baseball game with Philipsburg, 11-1. The 18-1 Bearcats will play Penn Cambria on Saturday at Juniata College. Also in 3A, Mount Union knocked off Richland, 7-5. Juniata Valley bested Blacklick Valley in single-A, 4-2. Southern Huntingdon and Northern Cambria were rained out and will try again today in AA. Same goes for the Tri-Valley baseball and softball semifinals, they’ll try again today. Mifflin County and Chambersburg, meanwhile, played a regular season doubleheader. The Huskies lost both ends, 4-3 in 12 innings, and 8-3.

The Pirates have moved into a tie for first place in the National League Central after winning again last night, The Bucs have won six of seven with yesterday’s 7-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Also yesterday, the Phillies and Orioles were rained out.

Boston is up two games to none in its first to four NBA Eastern Conference final with the Cavaliers. Celtics won at home again last night, 107-94. Game Three is Saturday in Cleveland.

Huntingdon takes on Bishop Guilfoyle today for the District VI-AA boys volleyball championship. They’ll play that one at six tonight in Tyrone.

Barring any trades, the Sixers will have a bunch of picks in next month’s two-round NBA draft. Philly, which made the Eastern Conference semifinals, has the 10th and 26th picks in the first round, adding four more in the second round.

And, in the Eastern League, Harrisburg and Bowie were suspended for the second night in a row. Altoona beat Richmond, 5-1.

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