• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kevin Starner is a key player in the middle of the Manheim VFW’s batting order, hitting for a .310 average this season.
    Manheim, Lititz ready for LNP Tourney openers

    If there’s a good time to be hitting your stride in Lancaster County Midget Baseball action, it’s now. With the LNP Tournament getting underway last night (Wednesday) at Clipper Magazine Stadium &tstr; culminating on Sunday with the...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • Andrew Wenger, a Philadelphia Union midfielder, signs autographs for fans at Clipper Magazine Stadium last Wednesday. (Photo by Bruce Morgan)
    Homeward bound: Wenger, Union to play at the Clip

    Dave Collins, the voice of the Lancaster Barnstormers, last week described Warwick grad Andrew Wenger as one of the top five athletes that Lancaster County has ever produced. For those who recall the Lititz native being selected...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • Lititz VFW infielder Kyle Gibble puts a late tag on Elizabethtown base runner Devyn Clair stealing second base in the fourth inning last Thursday at Kunkle Field. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Aggressive-swinging E-town team eliminates Lititz from LNP Tourney

    Brendan Martin thought he made a quality pitch. So did everyone else in the Lititz VFW’s dugout. But Elizabethtown Navy’s Larry Locker got enough of it and hit a high fly ball which managed to clear the...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  •  MC hoops team, K-9 unit prep for benefit game

      Instead of layups, the Manheim Central boys basketball team will be looking to connect for base hits next week. With the start of hoops season still four months away, the two-time reigning Section Three champs are...

    • Posted July 15, 2015
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  • Warwick grad Alli Weaver follows her putt while participating as a non-competitive marker at the U.S. Women’s Open last Saturday. (Photo by Blaine Shahan)
    Dream Weaver

      Most times, Alli Weaver will keep score when she is playing golf. Last Saturday and Sunday, however, didn’t qualify as routine days on the links. The 2009 Warwick High School grad created some lifetime memories after...

    • Posted July 15, 2015
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  • Warwick grad Alyssa Manley, a soon-to-be senior at Syracuse University, has been selected to play with the U.S. Women’s National field hockey team in the Pan American Games, which are currently being held in Toronto, Canada.
    Manley selected to play with USWNT in Pan Am Games

      If all goes according to plan, the U.S. Women’s National field hockey team will be in Rio de Janeiro next year for the 2016 Summer Olympics. If that’s the case, Lititz’s Alyssa Manley is hoping to...

    • Posted July 15, 2015
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