Rheems, CV romp to victories in LNP Tournament openers

By Dave Byrne
LNP Correspondent

The 54th LNP baseball tournament of champions got under way Thursday night with Rheems Gray and the Conestoga Valley Braves notching the first victories of the tournament .

The two teams advanced to the Junior-Midget quarterfinals as CV stopped Hempfield White 16-9 and Rheems … Continue reading

Nelson’s HR lifts Rheems; Stoltzfus stars for Braves

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

Finally! After seven blowouts, the New Era Tournament got a little competitive.

Junior-Midget action returned to Mount Joy’s Kunkle Field Monday night with a pair of thrilling quarterfinal games.

In the opener, Aaron Nelson slugged a game-winning home run with one out in … Continue reading

3 teams beat heat, win in Era Tourney

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

How hot was it at the New Era Tournament Midget quarterfinals on Saturday?

It was so hot, people in the shade got sunburn.

It was so hot, even the 10-run mercy rule, which was enforced in two of the three games, brought no … Continue reading

Township edges Hempfield in M-M opener

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

There are many athletic rivalries in Lancaster County. None match the fire, the deep-seated, stick-in-the-craw intensity of Manheim Township/Hempfield.

It’s the Hatfields and McCoys. The Montagues and Capulets.

And it begins here. The foundation of the 2005 Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 1 baseball race … Continue reading

PV, W. Lampeter to meet again in LNP Midget title game

By Dave Byrne
LNP Correspondent

Familiarity, it is said, breeds contempt.

There can be no denying the two LNP Tournament Midget finalists are familiar with each other.

The Pequea Valley Braves and West Lampeter Pioneer Blue reached Friday’s final game of the NET with victories Saturday at the Baron … Continue reading