MHS Looks to Reboot in 2012
By Don Scott
It was a rough year for Milton Hershey’s baseball team last spring, winning just once in 16 outings but as second year coach Bill Shipman pointed out, a plan was put in place that should start paying dividends this season. Full Story
A friend of mine once described sports as any game or competition in which you can get hurt. The guy happens to be a bowler. On the surface, that definition might seem a bit broad in nature, but pretty close to the truth.
Very few athletes, in fact, have been able to enjoy the thrill of victory without experiencing the agony of injury. Full Story
The Hershey swimming and diving team was presented with the state runner-up trophy at Bucknell University, Thursday, March 15. Pictured are seniors Peter DeLuce, Philip Mancuso, Kyle Ruddle, Tanner Wilfong and William Lee. Full Story
Spring Sports Have Sprung
Alex Newhart clears the bases for Palmyra with a booming shot to deep center field in a scrimmage against Milton Hershey, Monday, March 19. Photo: Geno Simonetti. Full Story
‘We’re going to be a better team’
Coming off a season that saw the Hershey volleyball team win its last three games to finish 5-5 in Keystone Division games and 7-10 overall, including a district loss, coach Nate Erdman is looking at those numbers being a bit better this year. Full Story
Hershey cheerleaders were recently selected to participate in the Big 33 program this summer. Full Story
The Hockey Corner
Week In Review
Dany Sabourin (14-9-4), giving up just six goals, backstopped Hershey (34-20-4-6, 78 points) to a weekend sweep in wins over Adirondack and Albany twice. Full Story
Pitch, Hit and Run Contest
The Lower Dauphin Baseball League will host a pitch, hit and run competition at Sunset Park in Middletown, Saturday, April 14, at 9 a.m.
Registration to the event, which is open to ages 7 to 14, will begin at 8 a.m. Participants can also preregister for the event. There is no charge to enter the competition. Full Story
Optimist Club Hosts Bball Contest
The Hummelstown Optimist Club will host its annual Tri-Star Basketball contest Saturday, March 24, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Lower Dauphin Middle School gym.
The contest is open to boys and girls, ages 7 (and under) to 12.
All participants should be at the gym by 8:45 a.m. Bring your filled out application form to the contest. There will also be forms at the event. Full Story
The Lower Dauphin Elementary wrestling team placed seven wrestlers during the CPWA tournament at Cedar Cliff High School. Pictured are (front): Tyler Walters (third place), Joey Stoak (first place), Casey Ahem (second place), Caleb Wehrey (fourth place). Back row: Clay Spenser (third place), Brendan Shaffer (first place), T.T. Full Story
Ties to Sun Country
City Islanders Coming to LD
Even though they call Harrisburg home, the City Islanders pro soccer team has deep roots here in Sun Country.
Owner Eric Pettis and his family live in Sun Country. His son, Garrett, graduated from Lower Dauphin and Lipscomb University, where he had all-star soccer careers. Another son, Isaiah, is a young athlete of much promise at Lower Dauphin Middle School. Full Story
Lower Dauphin’s Megan Saich slides in safely to second after stealing the bag during the Falcons’ Wednesday, March 14, scrimmage. Photo: Geno Simonetti. Full Story
Trinity UM Raystown Trip
Trinity United Methodist Church is sponsoring a trip to Lake Raystown Resort on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
The trip includes a buffet lunch cruise aboard the Proud Mary, followed by a train ride on East Broad Top Railroad and free time for gift shopping.
For more info and cost, contact Mary Brinser at 566- 6946. Full Story
LD After-Grad Fundraiser April 7
Lower Dauphin Care Club’s annual chicken barbecue, which helps the club pay for an after-graduation party for Lower Dauphin High School’s graduating seniors, will be held Saturday, April 7, at the Hummelstown Fire Department from 9 a.m. until sold out. Full Story
Bracale Scores Three in Opener
Freshman midfielder Lance Bracale scored three of DeSales University’s first five goals of the season and led the Bulldogs to a seasonopening 12-9 lacrosse victory over Immaculata on March 3.
Bracale, a Lower Dauphin grad, has started all five games for the Bulldogs and has scored four goals and registered three assists.
The team is 2-3 in the early going. Full Story
WWE Smackdown At Giant Center
WWE Smackdown live will be at the Giant Center, Tuesday, May 17, beginning at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available at the Giant Center box office or by phone at 534-3911.
For more info, go to www.HersheyEntertainment.com. Full Story
Outdoors in Sun Country
The Perfect Deer Rifle
I know it’s not the proper time of year to address deer rifles, but I have to do these things when the mood strikes me, and the thoughts are fresh in my fuzzy mind. It took me 43 years but I finally found the perfect deer rifle for Penn’s Woods. Full Story