• Manheim Central senior Tanner Brenize fights through the physical play of Ephrata’s Nikita Patrushev to go on attack for the Barons.
    Barons settle for 1-1 draw with Ephrata

    The Manheim Central boys soccer team was in lock-down mode against Ephrata on Monday night. The Barons seemed to be headed toward a 1-0 victory over their Section Two rivals. But then disappointment struck. Junior forward Nikita...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Warwick’s Rene Ross (left) and Manheim Central senior Jenna West (center) go airborne to head the ball in Saturday night’s action at Manheim. Ross scored the winning goal in OT.
    Ross scores in OT to lift Warwick in back-yard rivalry

    Central rebounds with 2-1 win over Ephrata Warwick sophomore Rene Ross had probably hoped to get a little more leg into her OT shot last Saturday night. It was effective, however. Surrounded by defenders, Ross fired away...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Zach Shank batted .302 in Single-A Clinton to earn a promotion to the Seattle Mariners’ High-A affiliate, the High Desert Mavericks, in July. (Photo courtesy of Southwest Times)
    Climbing the ladder

    Zach Shank was ready to turn the page on July. In his first 25 games since being promoted to High Desert, the Seattle Mariners’ High-A affiliate, Shank was batting just .214. Admittedly, the 2009 Warwick High School...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Warwick defensive back Chris Borg (left) fights off a stiff arm from Cedar Crest’s Evan Horn while making a tackle in the first quarter last Friday. (Photo by Cathy Chapis)
    Warriors win nail-biter, 17-14

    The play was drawn up in the huddle. The result was perfect. Sprung by a critical lead block from running back David Weaver, Warwick QB Colin Gibble scrambled into the right corner of the end zone to...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • With Ephrata’s Morgan Weaver (21) defending, Manheim Central’s Jillian Wolgemuth (10) creates enough space to release the first scoring shot for the Lady Barons. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Lady Barons alone in first in Section 2 standings

    The focus of the Manheim Central field hockey team has been singular. One game at a time. Don’t look past the next opponent. Their mindset has resulted in big rewards. With Emma Beamesderfer picking up her eighth...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Manheim Central senior Haley Goodling studies a putt at the L-L League Championships on Monday at Pine Meadows Golf Course. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Goodling captures L-L silver

    Two strokes were all that separated Haley Goodling from repeating as the Lancaster-Lebanon League girls golf champion. It wasn’t difficult to point to where the Manheim Central senior could have made them up. “I two-chipped a few...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Warrior boys runners take 3 of 4

    The Warwick boys cross country team placed three runners in the top six and finished 3-1 in a quad-meet at Penn Manor on Tuesday. Karl Bruhn finished third overall in 17:56, Matt Polonus was fifth in a...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • With 8:26 left in the first half, senior fullback Justin Moreno (43) fights his way off the left side to give the Barons a 6-0 lead over Cedar Crest.
    Staffieri scores three TD’s in Barons’ rout of Crest

    Manheim Central’s veteran coach Mike Williams speaks softly but his words following a week two loss at Hempfield carried an edge. When he gathered his team, spectators and others could not hear his words but their body...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Warwick senior Noelle Kephart (left) concentrates on her shot on goal as Penn Manor’s Brooke DeBerdine steps in to defend.
    Penn Manor edges Warwick in battle of Section One leaders

    When Penn Manor took a 1-0 lead midway through the first half on Friday, Warwick had no reason to think they couldn’t get it back. In their first seven games, the Lady Warriors were averaging nearly four...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • In first half action on Monday, Manheim Central senior John Hess (12) works for a passing lane against Bears’ defender Tommy Block (22).
    Central boys pull off second-half comeback

    The odds were stacked against the Manheim Central boys soccer team. In a showdown between Section Two leaders, the Barons found themselves trailing 2-0 in the second half at Elizabethtown, a team which had won six straight...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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