• The 9th annual Susquehanna Smash volleyball tournament attracted 950 teams, including players from as far away as California to this year’s event at the PA Classics Soccer Park. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Susquehanna Smash is a hit

    Ninth annual event hosts 950 volleyball teams, more than 1,000 expected in 2018 Three cloudless, sunny days of low humidity greeted hundreds of players, friends, parents, coaches and volunteers at PA Classics Soccer Park last weekend. The...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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  • In his nine-year coaching career at Manheim Central, Chris Sherwood compiled an overall record of 147-82, including two Section Two championships and a trip to the District Three Triple-A finals in 2014.
    Sherwood steps down as Barons’ head coach

    Coming home on the bus from Manheim Central’s game in the PIAA State boys basketball playoffs this March, Coach Chris Sherwood began to consider a change. Drained both physically and mentally, the Barons’ boss was mulling stepping...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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  • Hopeland’s Daryl Weaver crosses the finish line in a winning time of 1:03:05 in the Lititz recCenter’s third annual triathlon last Sunday. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Weaver claims second LrC triathlon crown

    Steinweg repeats as women’s champ For the second time in three years, Hopeland’s Daryl Weaver emerged victorious in the Lititz recCenter’s annual sprint triathlon. In the third edition of the event, the 44-year-old Weaver claimed the men’s...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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  • Lititz players Colin Brubaker (11), Jackson Davies (4), Max Bright (26), Kaden Hunt (3), Adam Ricketts (13) and others celebrate on the Clipper Magazine Stadium infield after defeating SWS 4-2 in the LNP Midget Tournament finals last Friday. The Oddfellows’ victory clinched their fourth title in seven years, all in odd years — 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Big fifth-inning rally lifts Lititz to sixth LNP Midget title

    When the sixth inning was in the books, Lititz Oddfellows’ pitcher Colin Brubaker went looking for skipper Bill Weismandel in the dugout. The right-hander had a request. “I was like, ‘Bill, you’ve got to give me the...

    • Posted August 2, 2017
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  • Woodridge’s Jamison Kilgore takes a breath of air on his way to a ninth-place finish in the boys 8U 25-meter breaststroke at the League Swimming Championships last Saturday. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Woodridge takes third at Leagues

    Lititz Springs, Manheim also place Brady Schwartz took home individual gold in the boys 12U 50-meter breaststroke in 37.17 seconds and four relays were crowned champs, as Woodridge earned a third-place finish with 669 1/2 points at...

    • Posted August 2, 2017
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  • Warwick boys soccer coach Gordy Cowher chats with some players on the sideline during the Lititz Summer Showcase last Friday night at the Weaver Road Turf Fields. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Showcase gets positive reviews

    Organizers of the 12th annual Lititz Summer Soccer Showcase had an important goal they wanted to reach last Saturday and Sunday. The mission was to guarantee each team a minimum of three games. In all,. there were...

    • Posted August 2, 2017
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  • After recording a force out at third, Manheim’s David Cruz (left) jumps clear of Hempfield’s Ty Vaughn sliding into the bag. Also pictured for the Manheim VFW is shortstop Cody Gibble. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Hempfield escapes upset-minded Manheim in LNP quarters

    Manheim VFW didn’t have much of an option with their defensive alignment in the bottom of the seventh. With the score tied 2-all, Hempfield Black had the game-winning run at second base and number two hitter Cole...

    • Posted July 26, 2017
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  • Annual Lititz Summer Showcase will host 170 soccer teams

    In a couple of weeks, Wendell Hannaford will get very busy with his duties as head coach of the Warwick girls soccer team. That’s not to say, hAdd Newowever, that he hasn’t had his hands quite full...

    • Posted July 26, 2017
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  • Lititz’s Ian Schouten finished the Cayuga 50-mile Trail Championships in early June in 8 hourse 41 minutes, 10 seconds to win the national championship in the men’s 50-54 age group.
    Trail blazer

    Schouten becomes national champ in his age group in Cayuga 50-Miler Ian Schouten is a role model for not quitting on the things that you love to do. By his own admission, the Lititz man is not...

    • Posted July 26, 2017
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  • Lititz starting pitcher Dagen Young (5) gets congratulations from teammate Kaden Hunt (3) after tossing a scoreless inning against Solanco on Tuesday. Looking on for the Oddfellows is assistant Todd Shertzer. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Oddfellows advance to LNP Tournament semi-finals

    Josh Farina was already having a nice game by the time he stepped into the batter’s box in the bottom of the fifth inning on Tuesday night. In his previous two at-bats, the Lititz Oddfellows’ number two...

    • Posted July 26, 2017
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