Junior Midget 50th anniversary

Tonight we turn back the clock 50 years to 1961. The Lancaster Red Roses are playing at Stumpf Field. Teammates Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle are locked in a home run battle. And the first New Era Tournament Junior Midget championship game is played at Farnum Field in Lancaster.

The … Continue reading

New team will claim M-M title

By Dave Bryne
Sports Staff

The 66th New Era Midget Baseball Tournament gets underway Thursday evening as the cream of Lancaster County’s 12-and-unders battle to crown a new Midget-Midget Division champion.

And a new champion it will be as the 2010 M-M champ, the Strasburg/Willow Street Cardinals, did not … Continue reading

Stage set for J-M powers

By Dave Bryne
Sports Staff

The clash of New Era Tournament titans takes place as the Junior Midget division begins play Thursday evening. The defending champion Manheim Lions, the SWS White Sox and Hempfield Black can all stake a legitimate claim to the title 2011 NET Champions.

And the … Continue reading

Hempfield Black eyes defense of Midget title

By Dave Bryne
Sports Staff

The Midget division of the 66th New Era Tournament of Champions returns to Clipper Magazine Stadium with play beginning tonight.
It’s a synergistic marriage as the cream of the area’s 14-16 year olds get to compete in the finest facilities in these parts … Continue reading

SWS Blue outduels Hempfield

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

It may have been a year late, but better late than never.

Especially given the significance of the better.

Strasburg/Willow Street Blue served up a heaping helping of payback and, in doing so, turned the New Era Tournament’s Midget Division upside down.

In a … Continue reading

Black Thursday

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

It was hotter than the sweatband in a fireman’s helmet Thursday night in the opening game of the 66th New Era Tournament’s Junior-Midget division.

And so was Hempfield Black pitcher Jon Peterson.

Figuratively and literally.

Bringing fastball heat in the mid-70s, in the stifling … Continue reading

Warwick, Donegal move on

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

The Warwick Phillies’ tenuous grip on the No. 1 seed was loosening with every curveball Mount Joy Blue’s Collin Brown threw.

And then he threw one too many.

With his team trailing 3-2 with two out in the fifth inning, and buried 0-2 on … Continue reading

Solanco, Lititz, St. Leo to Midget semis

St. Leo avoids upset trend with 11-1 rout of Manhemp Twp. Black

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

St. Leo pitcher Ian Bentley showed up hungry Friday night at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

No, seriously, the lad was hung-gree. Jonesing for sustenance.

“My dad’s tried this new (nutritional) program. You’ve got … Continue reading