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  • The Warwick girls volleyball foursome of Jensen Burnheimer, Jayna Class, Kristin Sellers and Suzanna Whiting placed second in the 18U girls quad division at the Susquehanna Smash.
    Annual Susquehanna Smash Volleyball Tourney continues to thrive at new site

    A couple of years ago, there were discussions of taking the Susquehanna Smash Grass Volleyball Tournament to a different venue. Namely, PA Classics Soccer Park in Manheim. It wasn’t the right time, however. But at the completion...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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  • Manheim Central soon-to-be eighth-grader Haydn Shreiner finished 5-0 in the 120-pound School Boy division to win Key¬stone gold.
    Shreiner wins KSG gold in wrestling

    For Haydn Shreiner, the best defense is a good offense. And the soon-to-be Manheim Central eighth-grader was certainly on the offensive a lot last weekend at the Keystone State Games, outscoring his five opponents by a combined...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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  • After seeing his professional playing career cut short by injuries, Lititz 24-year-old Tyler Hostetter has joined the coaching ranks as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Revolution Junior A club.
    Hostetter joins Flyers’ legend behind the bench

    If Tyler Hostetter had his druthers, he’d still be playing hockey. The Lititz native signed an NHL entry level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2009 and went on to play three pro seasons from 2011-14. That...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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  • Manheim's Danielle Fittery competes in the girls 14U breaststroke at the League Championships last Saturday. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
     Sensenich leads Manheim at League Swim Meet

      Colin Sensenich medaled in two individual events and the Manheim swim team earned a 17th-place overall finish at the Lancaster Summer Swim League Championships last Friday and Saturday at New Holland Pool. Their 58 total points...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • After fielding a ground ball up the middle, Manheim VFW shortstop Hunter Bruckhart (left) feeds an underhand toss to teammate Taylor Lyons (21) to complete a fifth inning force-out at second base. (Photo by Mike Shull)
     Manheim VFW bows to GS in LNP quarters

      Taylor Rohrer did his job. The Manheim VFW lefty delivered a nasty 3-1 slider to Garden Spot’s Connor Finkey in a crucial sixth-inning situation last Thursday. “Taylor threw the perfect pitch and the kid (Finkey) caught...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • Tanner Haines earned an eighth-place finish in the boys 12U 50-meter butterfly in 35.83 seconds for Lititz Springs. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
     Waverunners place 14th at Leagues

      The Lititz Springs Waverunners competed at the Lancaster Summer Swim League Championships last Friday and Saturday at New Holland Pool and returned home with a 14-place finish (99 points). The Waverunners had 15 place-finishers combined in...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • Approximately 100 colleges coaches attended boys and girls exhibition games last Friday night in the Lititz Summer Showcase. (Photo by Stan Hall)
     Making their (Show)case

        To see Rothsville’s Forney Field abuzz with activity during the weekend is not unusual. Many times, however, it’s the Lancaster Polo Club which is entertaining the onlookers. There was no shortage of entertainment last Friday...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • Lititz’s Reed Martin, who earned the win in the LNP Midget Tournament championship game last Sunday with 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, gets mobbed by his teammates, including Evan Clark (6), Stephen Poliski (35), and Justin Byler (19). (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
     One for the thumb

    Lititz’s Reed Martin knew to be prepared. If starting pitcher Justin Byler ran into trouble against Cocalico on Sunday night, he was the guy. “It wasn’t just out of the blue,” Martin said. “I warmed up a...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • Emma Oberholtzer takes a breath of air on her way to a bronze medal in the girls 14U 50 breaststroke in 35.80 seconds. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
     Woodridge takes runner-up at League Championships

      Through the relay events last Friday at the Lancaster Summer Swim League Championships at New Holland Pool, Woodridge was setting the pace with 488 points, exactly 60 ahead of runner-up Overlook 428. They also had a...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • Erik Kratz, who has 180 games of big-league experience with four organizations, prepares to step into the batting cage prior to a game with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs last Wednesday. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Kratz on Shank: ‘He’s got what it takes’

      As a 29th round draft pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2002, catcher Erik Kratz knows the hard work that it takes to reach the big leagues. He’s played in 180 games with the Pirates,...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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