Expanded tournament opens with M-M play

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff
If they were to return from the great beyond, George Kirchner, the father of the New Era Midget Baseball Tournament, and Charlie Henry and Bill Carroll, men whose steady hands guided it for over 50 years, would likely not recognize their baby.

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E-town, SWS to battle for crown

Penn Manor eliminated from J-M chase in back-to-back losses

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

For four days Dan Eshleman waited to get his pitch.

For four days the Strasburg/Willow Street White Sox waited to get back to where they once belonged.

Eshleman got what he wanted, insuring his Sox … Continue reading

Cast of familiar characters

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

One of the best lines in the classic film Casablanca, a film redolent with memorable lines, has Claude Rains’ character prefect-of-police Captain Louis Renault, order an underling to, ” … round up the usual suspects.”

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Taking stock of J-M field

Play-in games set for Thursday

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

As Donegal, the Mountville Indians, Manheim VFW and the Warwick Phillies prepare to open the New Era Tournament Midget-Midget championship series on Monday, their Junior-Midget brothers dip their toes into the tournament pool Thursday night with play-in qualifying games.

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Sauders, baseball in Mountville closely linked

Guides Indians as Midget-Midget qualifying gets under way tonight

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

Hall of Famer Walter Alston managed the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers for 23 years, famously on a series of one-year contracts.

Lancaster baseball has its own Walter Alston in Bob Sauders, who has coached the Mountville … Continue reading

Manheim VFW storms past Comet Blue

Lightning, rain postpones nightcap

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

Severe weather left its mark on the first night of the 67th New Era Tournament’s Midget Division schedule.

Not only did Thursday night’s storm postpone the second game of a scheduled quarterfinal doubleheader at Clipper Magazine Stadium, it truncated the … Continue reading

PM tops SWS for extra-inning win

Comets’ Herr outduels White Sox’s Eshleman for 3-1 victory

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

Back in their heyday, Tom Seaver and Steve Carlton went mano-a-mano in some classic pitching duels worthy of their Hall-of-Fame pedigrees.

Most of which went Seaver’s way, through no fault of Carlton.

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Warwick, Mountville set stage for showdown

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

Memo to the Philadelphia Phillies: You can outhit your fielding mistakes. You can overcome baserunning blunders.

The Warwick Phillies proved that Monday night in a 7-4 victory over top-seeed Donegal in the opening night of the 68th New Era Tournament’s Midget-Midget championship series.

They … Continue reading