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Sports April 18, 2014

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD:

East Juniata 84, Juniata 57

 

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD:

Juniata 86, East Juniata 55

 

SOFTBALL:

Halifax 15, Juniata 7; Midd-West 5, Shikellamy 3; Mifflin County 5, Red Land 2

 

BASEBALL:

East Juniata 9, Newport 0; Juniata 8, Halifax 3; Red Land 4, Mifflin County 1

 

TENNIS:

Hershey 4, Mifflin County 1

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL:

Longtime Lewistown and Mifflin County girls basketball coach Kevin Kodish has been named to the head coaching position of the Juniata girls’ team.  Kodish will replace Meghan Geedey, who resigned after leading the Indians to their first state playoff game in March.  Kodish, who is currently a Mifflin County Commissioner, guided Lewistown to state titles in 1997 and 1998.

 

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS:

NY Rangers 4, Flyers 1 - A double minor to Flyers’ rookie Jason Akeson led to a pair of power play goals for New York as the Ranger took game one of the series.  Andrew MacDonald scored Philadelphia’s only goal.  Game two is Easter Sunday at noon from Madison Square Garden.

Saturday: Columbus at Penguins-Pittsburgh leads 1-0

 

MLB:

Phillies 1, Atlanta 0 - Ben Revere drove in the game’s only run in the bottom of the eighth as the Phils salvaged a game in the series versus the Braves.  The teams traded 1-0 wins in the last two games of the set.  Antonio Bastardo got the win after A.J. Burnett tossed seven shutout innings for the Phillies, who begin a weekend set Friday night in Denver against the Rockies.

Pirates 11, Milwaukee 2 - Pedro Alvarez, Andrew McCutcheon, Gabby Sanchez, and Josh Harrison homered as the Bucs won a laugher Thursday night in Pittsburgh.  Edinson Volquez allowed two runs in seven innings for the win.  The series continues Friday through Sunday.

Friday: Orioles at Boston

 

NASCAR:

The cars are parked this weekend for the Easter break.  It’s just the fifth time in the last ten seasons that all of the top three NASCAR series are idle the same weekend.  Nationwide and Sprit Cup drivers are back in action April 25th and 26th in Richmond.

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 April 2014 07:54 )
 
Headlines April 18, 2014

TEACHERS PICKET IN DANVILLE

 

Students and teachers in the Danville School District are off Friday and Monday for the Easter holiday, but they will be off next week as well. Tuesday will mark the second day of a five-day teachers’ strike.  Negotiations between the Danville Education and the school district broke down Wednesday night, and the teachers walked off the job Thursday.  The impasse is over salaries.  The strike will be limited to five days in order to complete a full instruction year by June 30th.  No new negotiations are scheduled in the dispute.

 

JUNIATA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES READING PLAN

 

The Juniata County School Board has approved the purchase of professional development services, books, shelves, bins, and carts to implement a district-wide reading program.  The plan is priced at just over $219,000.00.  The new plan will help instructors teach reading on a more individualized basis.  The board also approved meal prices for the 2014-2015 school year.  Lunch for full-paying students will be $2.20 at the elementary level and $2.45 for secondary students.  Adult lunches will cost $3.45.  The board also rehired Metz Culinary Management to run district cafeterias in the next school year, at a guaranteed profit of not less than $10,000.00.

 

SNYDER COUNTY MAN INJURED IN CAR AND HORSE COLLISION

 

A Mount Pleasant Mills man sustained major injuries Thursday when his car hit a horse-drawn manure spreader in Union Township, Snyder County.  State Police at Selinsgrove say Daniel Kantz, 50, struck the implement being drawn by the horses of Clarence Martin, 60, of Selinsgrove.  Kantz was flown to Geisinger Medical Center fro treatment of major injuries.  Martin was not injured.  The horses were killed in the collision.  Officers say Kantz will be charged with driving at an unsafe speed in the 11:15 a.m. collision.

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 April 2014 07:44 )
 
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