• After batting .315 in 32 games with the Jackson Generals, Lititz’s Zach Shank was promoted to the Seattle Mariners’ Triple-A club in Tacoma last weekend.
    Shank promoted to Mariners’ Triple-A club

      Zach Shank barely had any time to enjoy his 2-for-4 night in the Double-A Jackson Generals’ 5-2 win over the Chattanooga Lookouts last Saturday. Shortly after the game, the Lititz native learned from his manager, Daren...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Concentrating on his technique, Warwick junior Eric Garner prepares to release the javelin for a District Three gold medal-winning 187 feet, 7 inches in the rain at Shippensburg University last Saturday. Photo by Matt Libhart
    Garner-ing District gold

    From his very first javelin throw last Saturday, Warwick’s Eric Garner was feeling good. For that matter, the Warwick girls foursome of Leah Graybill, Samantha Shields, Deirdre White and Emily Williamson liked its chances in the 4×400...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • With Hersey runners at second and third in the top of the seventh, Warwick right-hander Zach Peters pitches out of trouble to preserve the Warriors’ 4-2 District playoff win on Monday. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.
    Warriors advance past Hershey 4-2 in District playoffs

    One ace pitcher can make all the difference at this time of year. Hence, it’s not all that surprising to see first-round upsets in the District baseball playoffs. On Monday, top-seeded Hempfield and No.2 Penn Manor both...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Manheim Central senior Tyler Hoag reached a distance of 56 feet, 4 3/4 inches to win the District Three Triple-A boys shot put title last Friday at Shippensburg. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.
    Crowning achievement: Hoag leads MC at Districts

    Throughout the season, Tyler Hoag has been shooting to reach the 58-foot mark in shot put. The Manheim Central senior came close last Friday, but fell slightly less than two feet short. It didn’t matter. With his...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Tackling the issue of concussions

    Penn Cinema to host presentation Todd Rucci knows all about game plans. As a former Penn State University lineman and a retired player for the NFL’s New England Patriots, Rucci has sat in countless meetings designed to...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Manheim Central senior Tyler Hoag prepares to release a school record throw of 57 feet, 10 3/4 inches for the gold medal in the shot put last Saturday at the L-L Meet. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
     Bollinger, Hoag, Sheppard claim L-L golds for MC

    As their Section Two titles will attest, the Manheim Central boys and girls track and field teams were a force during the dual-meet season. Based on the results of last weekend’s Lancaster-Lebanon League Championships, however, they also...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Manheim Central’s Tyler Lyons dives safely back into first base ahead of a tag on a pickoff attempt. (Photo by Stan Hall)
     Barons bow to PM in L-L quarterfinals

    Only once in its previous five outings had Manheim Central’s baseball team scored more than two runs in a game. So when Penn Manor took a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning on Monday night, the...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Manheim Central center fielder Jake Novak (far left) leaps onto the “dogpile” in celebration of the Barons’ Section Three-clinching 2-0 shutout of ELCO last Saturday at Ephrata’s War Memorial Field. The title is the program’s first Section title since 1994. (Photo by Stan Hall)
     Mummau’s debut delivers Section crown for MC

    Manheim Central’s Drew Mummau couldn’t have asked for a bigger spot to make his first varsity start on the mound. The Barons had lost back-to-back games with an opportunity to clinch the Section Three crown. With their...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Running the anchor leg of the 4x400 relay, Warwick freshman Emily Williamson digs deep to hold off Manheim Township’s Courtney German in the final turn. The Lady Warriors won the L-L gold in a time of 4:02.92. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
     Lady Warriors run away with three L-L titles

    Out of the corner of her eye, Warwick’s Emily Williamson saw Manheim Township anchor Courtney German closing fast. The Lady Warrior freshman had one thought. “We were coming around the back stretch, she was coming up behind...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Warwick senior Ian Harpel crosses the finish line in 50.34 seconds in the L-L’s 400-meter finals last Saturday at Hempfield. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Harpel’s gold leads WHS boys at Leagues

    When Ian Harpel was assigned to lane three for the 400-meter finals at last Saturday’s Lancaster-Lebanon League Track and Field Championships, it was a positive omen for the Warwick senior. “I was in one of my favorite...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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