Midget tourney opens with twinbill tonight

By Dave Bryne
New Era Correspondent

After a three-year run of championships from 2001-03, Hempfield Black hopes to hoist the New Era Tournament Midget trophy again this year.

Hempfield was eliminated in the first round last season.

This year, the Black (20-3) is one of the favorites to get … Continue reading

Mountville hopes to defend J-M title

By Dave Bryne
New Era Correspondent

Mountville held off Lititz VFW in last year’s Junior-Midget championship game for its first New Era Tournament title.

Look for a rematch this year.

Last year’s finalists are favored to return to the title game again as the J-M tournament kicks off Thursday … Continue reading

Mountville to defend title at LNP Tournament

By Dave Bryne
LNP Correspondent

Is it the LNP Tournament, or the Mountville Indians Invitational? The 60th installment of the tournament gets underway Thursday with a Midget-Midget doubleheader at Mount Joy’s Kunkle Field.

And once again, the big question will be if anyone can unseat the Mountville Indians. Coach … Continue reading

Impressive openers for Solanco and Lititz

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

The proceeds of highly productive second innings propelled Solanco Gray and the Lititz Oddfellows into the Midget Division semifinals of the New Era Baseball Tournament Thursday night.

Solanco (21-2) batted around plus two in a 5-run second, then backed off the accelerator and … Continue reading

A trip around the bases

Brandon Kline’s two homers help power the Mountville Angels into the semifinals.

By Keith Schweigert
New Era Assistant Sports Editor

Brandon Kline just returned from vacation overseas.

Elizabethtown Blue’s players probably wish he had stayed there.

Kline crushed a pair of home runs — a two-run shot and a … Continue reading

Wins by Norlanco, Mount Joy open 60th LNP Tourney

By Dave Byrne
LNP Correspondent

The Norlanco Redbirds flirted with perfection while Mount Joy Blue flirted with disaster. Norlanco and Mount Joy broke the ice in the 60th LNP Midget Baseball Tournament of Champions, picking up victories on the opening night of the Midget-Midget division quarterfinals.

Madison Zimmerman and … Continue reading

Hempfield, Penn Manor romp

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

What a difference a year can make.

Donegal and Manheim Township Black, last year’s New Era Tournament Midget finalists, were unceremoniously eliminated from this year’s tournament, Friday night in a quarterfinal doubleheader at Ephrata’s War Memorial Field.

Manheim Townhip Black, winner over Hempfield … Continue reading