Midgets step up in LNP Tournament

By Dave Bryne
Sports Staff

Play in the Midget Division of the 64th LNP Tournament of Champions gets under way this afternoon at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

In order to fit the tournament into a road trip by the Clip’s tenant, the Lancaster Barnstormers, the midgets will play four straight … Continue reading

JM tourney will have retro feel with wood bats

By Dave Bryne
Sports Staff

There will be a new, but familiar (to us old-timers), sound at the old ballyard tonight when the Junior Midget Division of the 64th New Era Tournament of Champions gets underway at Mt. Joy’s Kunkle Field.

The sweet sound of hickory meeting horsehide.

No … Continue reading

Diamond days for youth players

By Dave Bryne
Sports Staff

If it is July, it must be time for the mid-summer classic.

No, not MLB’s bloated All-Star extravaganza.

“This Time It Counts!!!”


No, it is time, once again, for the New Era Midget Baseball Tournament.

The 64th edition of the icing on every … Continue reading

Donegal erases 4-run deficit to top Mountville

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

After they rubbed the stars from their eyes and got settled in, the lads in Donegal green had themselves a pretty good time.

Unaccustomed to success after a dismal season that saw the Marietta and Maytown programs, individually, total three wins last year, the … Continue reading

Ephrata Pride, Bears Blue advance to semifinals

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

Packing the equipment for their New Era Tournament Midget Division first-round matchup, the members of Bears Blue brought everything a team needed for a baseball game.

Bats? Check.

Gloves? Check.

Shaving cream for “pie” to prank teammate doing post-game interview after victory?


Dutifully … Continue reading

Angels, White Sox off to running starts

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

Wood bats?


The introduction of wooden bats in the Junior-Midget division of the New Era Tournament was a great success, judging from the first night’s action at Mt. Joy’s Kunkle Field.

The Mountville Angels (16-3) earned bragging rights in the borough, defeating the … Continue reading

Weiderecht, Flanagan share shutout for Manheim Maroon

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

“We didn’t lose the game,” observed a Hempfield assistant. “We just didn’t win it.”

And while that might sound a tad strange, it surely was the best way to cope with a heartbreaking decision.

Daniel Wiederecht out-dueled Jon Peterson as Manheim VFW shaved Hempfield … Continue reading