SWS wins LNP Midget title in 8-inning thriller

BY DAVE BYRNE
Sports Writer

As he passed his center fielder, Conner Brown, in the darkened parking lot of Clipper Magazine Stadium Monday night, SWS coach Steve Shank called out, “Sleep well!”

Brown certainly made it possible that Shank — as well as all his teammates — would sleep well … Continue reading

Hempfield, SWS advance to championship game

BY DAVE BYRNE
Sports Writer

Given that they had the best records in the Lanco School League this summer, and that they finished the regular season tied for the league lead, it should come as no surprise that Strasburg/Willow Street and Hempfield Black will meet in the championship game … Continue reading

Hempfield Black, Ephrata Pride reach LNP Midget semifinals

BY DAVE BYRNE
Sports Writer

With a little adjustment, Matt McGillan battled through adversity while his offense ran the gamut. Likewise, Alec Miller overcame early unpleasantness and finished strong.

McGillan and Miller pitched their respective teams, Ephrata Pride and Hempfield Black, into the semifinals of the LNP Midget Tournament … Continue reading

SWS, Garden Spot advance to LNP Tournament semifinals

BY DAVE BYRNE
Sports Writer

For a while, it appeared Strasburg/Willow Street wouldn’t have to worry about its record in LNP Tournament Midget finals. They were in danger of not getting out of the first round.

Meanwhile, Garden Spot stated its case for championship consideration.

SWS (13-2) scored six … Continue reading

History for and against SWS as LNP Midgets take the field

BY DAVE BYRNE
Sports Writer

LNP Tournament history works both for and against the Strasburg/Willow Street midgets as they prepare for Wednesday’s quarterfinal doubleheader at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

As a program, SWS is 0 for 7 in NET Midget championship games, including four straight barren appearances, 2009-12.

But this … Continue reading