• 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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  • 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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  • Woodridge’s Morgan Stuhltrager comes up for a breath of air while swimming to a fourth-place in the girls 12U 50 breaststroke last Saturday in 38.97 seconds. (Photo by Mark Haines)
    Woodridge finishes runner-up at Divisionals

    The Woodridge swimmers earned a second-place finish at the Division One Championships last Saturday, taking runner-up honors by just 49 points behind only host Adamstown. Going into the afternoon session, Woodridge trailed by 93 points, 501-408, but...

    • 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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