• Manheim Central senior pitcher Tanner Fahnestock delivers against Cocalico on Monday. He yielded just one earned run on five hits while going the distance for the victory. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Barons, Indians force one-game playoff for section title

    Manheim Central baseball coach Matt Huber was at home last Friday when he started receiving text messages from his players. It was good news. Turns out Section Three-leading Donegal had suffered a 1-0 loss to Northern Lebanon,...

    • Posted May 6, 2015
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  • Warwick senior Ashley Royer (second from left) celebrates with teammate Vanessa Strohm (far left) after slugging a first-inning two-run homer off of Hempfield pitcher Lauren Lichtenwalner in the Lady Warriors’ 5-3 Section One-clinching win on Monday. Also pictured for Warwick is Amanda Herr (far right). (Photo by Stan Hall)
    Section One champs!! Lady Warriors win first title since 2012

    Of the five home runs that Warwick senior Ashley Royer has slugged this season, none were bigger than her two-run blast in the first inning on Monday afternoon. First of all, it gave the Lady Warriors a...

    • Posted May 6, 2015
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  • Senior Vanessa Strohm, shown here making a throw to first base, has been a key player for Warwick at shortstop this spring. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
     Warwick maintains first-place lead

    When Cedar Crest scored two runs in the top of the first inning on Monday, the Warwick softball team suddenly found itself in unfamiliar territory. It marked the first time all season that the Lady Warriors had...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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  • After going 3-for-5 on Tuesday night, Lititz’s Zach Shank is now batting .296 in his first season with the Seattle Mariners’ Double-A affiliate Jackson (Tenn.). (Photo by Nat Thomas/Jackson Generals)
     ‘Welcome surprise’ for Shank

    WHS grad starts season with Mariners’ Double-A club When the Jackson Generals opened their season on Thursday, April 9, Zach Shank hated not being able to contribute. The 2009 Warwick grad broke spring training with the Seattle Mariners’...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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  • Manheim Central’s Andrew Bookman (left) and Galen Fitzkee (right) are all smiles after winning the L-L League’s Flight Three and Flight Two titles, respectively, on Monday at Conestoga Valley.
     Fitzkee, Bookman claim L-L gold

    Galen Fitzkee knew no quit. The Manheim Central No. 3-seeded sophomore trailed 8-2 against Cocalico’s Austin Noll in the tiebreaker in the L-L League’s Flight Two boys tennis semi-finals last Saturday, but rallied to win, 6-4, 6-7...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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  • After establishing two personal best throws at the Penn Relays discus competition on Friday, Warwick’s David Lucas makes one final attempt to surpass 199-7. (Photo by Mike Shull)
     Record throw earns Lucas silver at Penn Relays

    For a few minutes, Warwick senior discus thrower David Lucas occupied the inside track at the historic Penn Relays. His first throw of 198 feet, 7 inches in the high school championships last Friday not only represented...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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  • On a squeeze play with one out in the top of the sixth inning, Manheim Central catcher Skylar Wilson tries to apply the tag as Donegal’s Derek Mohr (21) reaches for the plate. Mohr scored the first of four runs in the Indians’ half of the inning. (Photo by Mike Shull)
     Indians put the squeeze on MC

    Barons fall one game back in Section race Manheim Central skipper Matt Huber described Donegal’s sixth-inning squeeze play as a turning point. Donegal coach Chris Miller didn’t disagree. In a bang-bang play at the plate, Indians’ base...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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  • Warwick senior Brogan Galbreath draws the attention of Ephrata’s defense as he goes on the attack in the Warriors’ key 13-3 win on Monday night. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Warriors capture Ream Cup

    Edge closer to L-Ls with 13-3 win over Ephrata Coming off its worst loss of the season&tstr;a crushing 15-1 blow last Thursday against unbeaten Hempfield&tstr; Warwick Boys Lacrosse Coach Wayne Hummer was eager to see how his...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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  • Warwick Little League’s founding fathers Barry Todd (second from left) and Barry Raiser (far right), along with Kevin Ranck’s children Tim and Erika, hand out commemorative bracelets to the players as they run onto the field during the league’s 20th anniversary Opening Day ceremonies last Saturday.
    Warwick Little League celebrates 20th Opening Day

    Erika Ranck still recalls updating the manually-operated scoreboard when Warwick Little League was still in its infancy stages. Her brother, Tim, looks back on his 9-year-old memories as a player like they happened yesterday. Last Saturday under...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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  • Barons’ pitcher Blake Reiff fires a strike to the plate during a recent Manheim Central win. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Sixth inning haunts MC … again

    The sixth inning with two outs hasn’t been kind to the Manheim Central baseball team lately. A couple of weeks ago, the Barons were clinging to a one-run lead against back-yard rival Warwick when Drew Keller hit...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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