Dornes powers MT Black

Slugs two HRs to down Donegal; Lions blank PM

By Kevin Freeman
Assistant Sports Editor

Had Ryan Dornes been aiming at a flagstick while playing another of his sports — golf — he may have used a 7-iron or 8-iron.

But Dornes was playing baseball and was using a … Continue reading

MT tops Hempfield, Mountville edges Manor Ridge, 5-4

By Aaron Griffith
Staff Writer

Manheim Township faced off against Hempfield, while Mountville took on Manor Ridge in the 66th New Era Midget-Midget baseball tournament Friday.

Township (21-7) defeated Hempfield 16-6 and Mountville came from behind to steal the win against Manor Ridge, 5-4.

Manheim Township head coach Jason … Continue reading

Blue bats subdue Solanco; Oddfellows hold off St. Leo

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

At some point during Strasburg/Willow Street’s three-hour pummeling of Solanco Gray, a press box observer said, “Somebody forgot to tell SWS they were the eighth seed.”


Upstart SWS Blue (10-7) continued its sustained assault on the New Era Tournament Midget division bracket with … Continue reading

Hempfield to meet MT Black

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

Strasburg/Willow Street coach Dan Herr summed it up succinctly when he observed, “They’re the No. 1 seed for a purpose.”

“They,” being the Hempfield Black, had just defeated his White Sox 9-4, rallying for six runs in a fifth-inning bat around plus three, to … Continue reading

Oddfellows grab midget title

No. 7 seed surges past SWS, 11-6

By Dave Byrne
Sports Staff

There can be little argument that the Lititz Oddfellows and Strasburg/Willow Street Blue were seeded seventh and eighth in the New Era tournament on merit.

There is also no argument that these two programs are among the … Continue reading