Tourney debut at ‘The Clip’ leaves lasting impression

By Jeffrey Reinhart
New Era Sports Writer

The New Era Midget Tournament has found a new home.

And here’s hoping Clipper Magazine Stadium will be the tournament’s home for a long, long time.

The gorgeous two-year-old stadium, which is the home of the Atlantic League’s Lancaster Barnstormers, hosted its … Continue reading

Once again, Hempfield looks like team to beat

By Dave Bryne
New Era Correspondent

After several near misses in the ’90s, Hempfield Black has made a habit of winning the New Era Tournament’s Midget division.

Black, the defending NET champion, has won five titles since 1997, four in the last five years, and appears poised to repeat … Continue reading

Championship is up for grabs

By Dave Bryne
New Era Correspondent

Gazing into the crystal ball last year our fearless forecaster foresaw a New Era Tournament Junior-Midget championship game that would be a repeat of 2004, pitting Lititz VFW against the Mountville Angels.

So Lititz went out in the first round and Mountville exited … Continue reading

Usual suspects ready to battle in M-M tourney

By Dave Bryne
New Era Correspondent

Hopefully, when Ron Wagner elects to retire from his day job, it will last longer than his retirement from coaching youth baseball.

By all appearences, Mt. Joy Blue’s venerable coach went out on top last year as his team defeated Hempfield Black 5-0 … Continue reading

Manheim VFW downs Mennonite

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

Manheim pitcher Jeff Knosp went from gem to jam Wednesday night, but with a little help from his friends, came away the king of the diamond.

Knosp won his eighth game of an undefeated summer as Manheim VFW (17-3) outscored Lancaster Mennonite 9-6 … Continue reading

Garber leads E-town past Hempfield Black

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

Among the dugout chatter you’ll likely hear at a baseball game is this: “Come on, have a day!”

Brad Garber had a day Thursday night, going 3-for-4 at the plate with five RBI and two runs scored. Included in his offensive outbreak was … Continue reading

Norlanco avoids upset bid from Hempfield Black

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

Sometimes, Goliath ducks and David’s stone whizzes harmlessly by.

That was the case Thursday night, when the Norlanco Redbirds dodged a determined upset bid from Hempfield Black, prevailing 8-6 in eight innings to reach the Midget-Midget semifinals of the 61st New Era Tournament … Continue reading