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Put me in, Coach: The PA Challenger Division

Whether it is hitting a ball into the outfield, sliding onto first base or throwing a perfect pitch, baseball is a sport that all kids should be able to enjoy. This was Mike Junkins’ line of logic when he created the Dillsburg Youth Challenger Division Team in 2006. The Challenger Division is a baseball league created specifically for kids with special needs and disabilities. The main focus of the division is to teach kids ages 6 to 24 about baseball, to promote teamwork and—more importantly—to have a lot of fun.

Take the field with these local baseball teams

Take the field with these local baseball teams

Youth and high school leagues are already underway and soon local minor league teams will be too. Here’s a look at what the Harrisburg Senators, Lancaster Barnstormers and York Revolution offer...

USA Hockey changes youth checking rules

USA Hockey changes youth checking rules

As a focus on safety continues to sweep sports, hockey has made a slight change to its most physical facet—checking...

Area field hockey teams going strong

Field hockey in the area has reason to brag as all District 3-AAA field hockey teams advanced to the PIAA quarterfinals...

Lower Dauphin field hockey, Hempfield volleyball win state titles

One of the most common philosophies in sports is “defense wins championships,” and for the Lower Dauphin field hockey team the adage held true...

Take a time out!

Take a time out!

Athletes often compete against the clock as much as they do their opponents, but few appreciate the value of a stopwatch or a timer. Time has always been on a huge scoreboard or in the corner of the TV...

Signs of dehydration in a young athlete

Strenuous exercise, high temperatures and humidity can be a risky combination for young athletes. Heat-related conditions, such as dehydration is more likely to affect preteens and teenagers who participate in organized, competitive, strenuous aerobic activities. Dehydration occurs when the body is low in fluids because a person is not drinking enough to replace what...

Head Injuries in School Sporting Activities Could Need Doctor's OK

The House recently passed legislation requiring youth who play interscholastic or club sports and sustain head injuries/concussions have an evaluation and be cleared by a qualified health care provider prior to return to play. This bill is now working its way through the Senate...

LGH Express offers easy concussion testing

LGH Express offers easy concussion testing

With all the news about concussions the past few years, parents may be hesitant before letting their children play sports...

Rivals set to meet in district semifinals

Archrivals Cumberland Valley and Carlisle are set to battle again, this time with a chance in the District 3-AAA boys soccer championship game on the line...




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