Midget teams next up in LNP Tourney

By Dave Bryne
Sports Staff

The 65th LNP Tournament enters the home stretch tonight as play in the Midget Division get underway.

Over the next four nights, weather permitting, Clipper Magazine Stadium will host the cream of the local 16-and-under baseball crop.

The tournament opens at 5:15 tonight with … Continue reading

Junior Midgets take the tournament stage

By Dave Bryne
Sports Staff

Last year’s integration of wood bats into the Junior-Midget division of the New Era Tournament was an unqualified success and the sweet sound of hickory meeting horsehide (OK, maple mashing cowhide) will once again resound from Mt. Joy’s Kunkle Field.

The Junior-Midget division of … Continue reading

LNP Tournament returns with M-M action

By Dave Bryne
Sports Staff

While the LNP Baseball Tournament of Champions is now eligible to collect Social Security, there is little talk of retiring this annual gathering of Lancaster’s baseball best.

Ever refreshed by a constant infusion of youth, the NET stays relevant even as it kicks off … Continue reading

Game-changers: SWS Blue, Manheim VFW advance

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

In baseball, one play can make the difference between a win and a loss.

In baseball, one play can get buried in a deluge of plays.

Both axioms held true Monday evening as the Midget Division of the 65th New Era Tournament got underway … Continue reading

SWS, Lititz throw shutouts in openers

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

Back in the sluggin’ ’70s, a simpler time when 35 homers or so would lead the major leagues, when a batter hit a home run it was said he “dialed 8”.

Dialing eight being the way a hotel guest would access long distance.

Homers. … Continue reading

Manheim, Warwick to LNP Tournament semis

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

For a team that couldn’t buy a victory in the early going, Manheim VFW has certainly found its winning ways.

The latest example, for a team that started the season 0-for-8, was an exciting 7-6 victory over the Mountville Indians, Thursday night in the … Continue reading

St. Leo’s, Hempfield join semis in slugging showcase

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

There’s no pressure coming in as a quarterback candidate on the defending Class AA state football champion, right?

No pressure being a candidate to fill the hightops of the state record holder for touchdowns, yardage, etc., right?

And there’s no pressure standing in with … Continue reading

Manheim, Solanco advance; Lions toss perfecto

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

The compensation from St. Louis when Curt Flood refused to report to Philadelphia in a six-player trade, Willie Montanez was one of the most popular Phillies in the early ’70s.

As Philly would simmer under the summer sun, Willie would often shout, “I like … Continue reading