STATE CHAMPIONS

Undefeated Cardinals score five in the sixth to win state title and go 28-0 season

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer • csrobwheary@gmail.com

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ROB WHEARY/Staff Photo From left, Trish Kopinetz, Katrina Hiester, and Kamryn Stine surround pitcher Megan Wolfe after she struck out the final batter to give Pine Grove the PIAA Class AAA Softball Championship.

STATE COLLEGE – The 10 seniors on the Pine Grove Area Lady Cardinal softball team have faced adversity before. This time, though time was running out.

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Lawrence J. Knorr Jr.

Robert C. Ney

Rodney Snook

Bentley Geiger

Robert Huntzinger

Robert Jones

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In remembrance

Shingara cross illuminated for David A. and LaRae Lucas

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor • rebecca-z@citizenstandard.com

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Dan Shingara Jr. gathered with family and friends of the late David A. and LaRae Lucas on Sunday evening and lit the Shingara cross on the Trevorton mountain in memory of the couple. The cross has been in place for 20 years and is lit when a coal miner passes. David A. Lucas and his wife LaRae were involved in a crash Friday, May 24, on Route 25 in Spring Glen. LaRae died at the scene and David A. passed Saturday, June 8, from injuries sustained.

TREVORTON – Family and friends of David A. and LaRae Lucas, a Hegins couple, who died as the result of an automobile crash, gathered on top of the Trevorton Mountain, Sunday evening, when the Shingara cross was lit in memory of David A. and LaRae.

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Wind energy companies seek zoning change in Hegins Township

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor • rebecca-z@citizenstandard.com

VALLEY VIEW – Representatives from two wind energy companies and an attorney attended Wednesday evening’s meeting of the Hegins Township Supervisors to ask the supervisors to consider a zoning change in the township.

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Wolf Administration visits Mahantongo Elementary to discuss broadband access for students

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor • rebecca-z@citizenstandard.com

KLINGERSTOWN – On Thursday, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins and Department of Education Deputy Secretary for Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller visited Mahantongo Elementary School in the Tri-Valley School District. Collins and Miller discussed how lack of access to high-speed internet hurts students’ ability to learn, and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal will help municipalities close the digital divide.

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Using mercy rule, Williams Valley advances to fifth straight state semifinal

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer • csrobwheary@gmail.com

PIAA Class A quarterfinals

Williams Valley 14, Old Forge 0

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ROB WHEARY/Staff Photo Stevie Unger crosses home plate to score a run in the PIAA Class A softball quarterfinal against Old Forge on Thursday, June 6 at Central Columbia High School. Williams Valley has scored 14 runs in each of the last two games going into the state semifinal against Millersburg on Tuesday, June 11.

ALMEDIA — In the first inning, Old Forge stymied the Williams Valley offense with their unique defense of bringing in the right fielder as a fifth infielder. By the second inning, the Lady Vikings followed the sage advice of hall of famer “Wee Willie” Keeler — “Hit ‘em where they ain’t.”

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Volunteers needed

Hegins Valley Fire-Rescue needs help with carnival

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor • rebecca-z@citizenstandard.com

HEGINS – Sometimes tornado warnings are a good thing.

The Hegins Valley Fire-Rescue learned last year that the tornado warning that canceled their firemen’s parade on opening night of the carnival actually helped them to understand it might be better to move the parade night for future events as well.

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Tremont Twp. will take Rausch Creek to court

Dispute over amusement tax reaches impasse

By Robert Wheary, Staff Writer • csrobwheary@gmail.com

TREMONT TWP. – Feeling that they have reached an impassive with the Rausch Creek Off-Road Park, Tremont Township will take the group to court over the township’s amusement tax.

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Championship Friday

Cardinals, Eagles, Indians, Vikings all claim district softball championships

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TODD GEARHART/For The Citizen-Standard The Millersburg Area softball team holds up the PIAA District III Class A title after defeated Halifax 6-2 to collect the title on Friday, May 31 at Lebanon Valley College, Annville.

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