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Hempfield Rec Will Host Golf Outing June 23, 2017

The mission of the Hempfield Area Recreation Commission is to enrich lives in the community through programs and services. To ensure that all people with an interest - especially children - are able to participate, the Hempfield Rec offers financial aid toward the cost of tuition as needed.

"It's a great place," executive director Jeff Book said of the rec center, which is located at 950 Church St., Landisville. "It's family-oriented, so there are opportunities for everyone in the family."

During the summer, 260 children are attending Hempfield Rec's day camp, and more than 500 youngsters are participating in the playground program. A significant portion of the participating families received financial aid, Book noted.

As a way to continue making that assistance available, a golf outing will be held on Friday, July 28, at Four Seasons Golf Club, which is situated across the road from the rec center at 949 Church St., Landisville. Hempfield Rec had held a golf outing years ago, and the hope is to make it an annual event once again.

"We thought it was important to bring something like this back," Book said. "It's a way to get business people (and others) together on the course to support our community. The biggest thing is that it benefits kids."

Book would like to see at least 25 groups of four golfers participate in the outing, and he estimated that registration is about a third of the way there.

Separate costs for participation have been set for individuals and for groups of four. The deadline to register is Friday, July 21. Check-in on July 28 will begin at noon, and the shotgun start will be held at 1 p.m. Every golfer will receive a goodie bag containing snacks and bottled water, as well as other items. At the conclusion of the round, golfers may enjoy a dinner of roast pork, scalloped potatoes, and more, which has been included in the registration fee. Skill-based prizes will be awarded at the dinner, and door prize drawings will be held.

Additionally, a drawing will be held to select the winners of several grand prizes. A family membership, a single membership, and a membership for a couple, as well as three months of unlimited tennis court time, will be awarded in the drawing. Anyone may enter, and tickets may be purchased at the rec center's front desk. Winners do not need to attend the golf outing and dinner.

Hempfield Rec staff members and a golf professional have planned the outing. Volunteers to help during the event will be welcome, and sponsorship packages are available. For more information or to register to participate in the golf outing, interested individuals may contact Book at 717-898-3102, ext. 36, or Readers may visit to learn more about the organization and the programs it offers.


GEARS Sets Schedule June 23, 2017

GEARS has posted several upcoming programs and activities. Unless otherwise noted, separate fees have been set for GEARS members and for nonmembers. For more information or to register when requested, readers may call 717-367-0355 or visit

Movies at the Fairgrounds will take place on select dates in the amphitheater at the Elizabethtown Fairgrounds on East High Street. The lineup includes "Moana" on Tuesday, July 11, and "Finding Dory" on Tuesday, Aug. 1. Movies will begin at dusk, and there is no admission fee. There will be giveaways each night, and refreshments will be sold.

Fantastically Fashion Fabulous Camp, for youths ages 6 to 13, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday through Friday, July 10 to 14, at the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. Students will learn how to illustrate and design their own fashion models as well as their clothes and will create a sketch book of their own clothing and/or accessory line.

Field Hockey Camp will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday through Friday, July 17 to 21, at the Elizabethtown Area Jane Hoover Field, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. Elizabethtown Area High School (EAHS) coaches and players will teach fundamentals and basic skills to girls in grades two through five and more advanced skills and game concepts to girls in grades six through eight. Participants will need a field hockey stick, which can be provided for individuals who do not have one, as well as shinguards and a mouth guard. The fee includes a T-shirt.

Lady Bears Lax Camp, for youths in grades three through eight, will be offered at Jane Hoover Field from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 17 to 21. Campers will work on fundamentals while playing fun lacrosse games with EAHS Lady Bears varsity coach Mat Ealy and players.

A trip to the Atlantic City Airshow will take place on Wednesay, Aug. 23, with a 7 a.m. departure from the parking lot at EAHS, 600 E. High St. The show typically runs from noon to 3 p.m., and the USAG Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds will be a highlight of the show. Attendees may enjoy the day as they like. The fee will include lunch, a seating voucher, and more. The seating voucher will allow the holder to sit in the covered reserved seating area on the steel pier, and seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Tanglewood Golf Results Posted June 22, 2017

The results for the Tanglewood Women's 18-Hole League's Memorial Tournament on June 20 are as follows:

Low Gross Champion: Karen Miller, 83.

Low Net Champion: Pat Robertson, 66.

Flight A: Low Net, Cathy Enck, 68.

Flight B: Low Gross, Cindy Tanner, 97; Low Net, Nancy Anderson, 73.

Flight C: Low Gross, Pat Robertson, 101; Low Net, Susan Melrath, 79.


Team Wins Bronze Medal In Tournament June 22, 2017


New Holland Swim Team Results Posted June 22, 2017

The New Holland Swim Team recently posted its results from a competition on June 20, when it defeated Mountville 272 to 158. Results for New Holland swimmers who won their events are as follows:

Girls: 8U 25M Freestyle - W. Kelly, 22.51; 10U 25M Freestyle - J. Bills, 16.49; 12U 50M Freestyle - K. Parry, 31.15; 14U 50M Freestyle - K. Gebhard, 29.64; 8U 25M Backstroke - O. Cuthie, 29.32; 10U 25M Backstroke - M. Parry, 19.75; 12U 50M Backstroke - K. Parry, 36.47; 14U 50M Backstroke - A. Parry, 34.68; Open 50M Backstroke - M. Stone, 34.13; 8U 25M Breaststroke - J. Eby, 31.90; 10U 25M Breaststroke - H. Horning, 21.62; 12U 50M Breaststroke - L. Horning, 44.65; 14U 50M Breaststroke - M. Fritz, 38.61; Open 50M Breaststroke - R. Gebhard, 36.31; 8U 25M Butterfly - M. Hershey, 33.46; 10U 25M Butterfly - A. Rideout, 19.56; 12U 50M Butterfly - K. Parry, 33.87; 14U 50M Butterfly - A. Parry, 31.30; 8U 25M Freestyle Relay - J. Eby, E. Kerchner, S. Nugent, and W. Kelly, 1:38.76; 10U 25M Freestyle Relay - H. Horning, A. Rideout, A. Ludwig, and J. Bills, 1:10.69; 12U 50M Freestyle Relay - I. Caramenico, P. Rideout, L. Horning, and M. DeTrempe; 14U 50M Freestyle Relay - E. Hasse, M. Fritz, K. Gebhard, and A. Parry, 1:59.42; and Open 50M Freestyle Relay - M. Caramenico, R. Fulford, R. Gebhard, and M. Stone, 2:01.54.

Boys: 12U 50M Freestyle - C. Ludwig, 33.00; 14U 50M Freestyle - M. Lemishko, 26.01; 12U 50M Backstroke - P. Hasse, 39.64; 14U 50M Backstroke - A. Horning, 35.29; 12U 50M Breaststroke - E. Lloyd, 44.27; 12U 50M Butterfly - Z. Delgado, 37.64; 14U 50M Butterfly - M. Lemishko, 27.82; and 14U 50M Freestyle Relay - A. Horning, C. Simes, S. Risser, and G. Witmer, 2:00.12.


Swim Team Receives Recognition June 21, 2017


Tanglewood Golf Results June 16, 2017

Tanglewood Women's 9-hole league results for June 13: Tournament - Throw out 3 Water Holes. Flight A: Denine McCardell 40, Barbara Mertz 43. Flight B: Colleen Shoemaker 48. Flight C: Jo Anne Dissinger 51.

Women's 18-Hole League: Tournament - Tee to Green. Overall Low Gross: Karen Miller 89. Flight A: Low Net: Dawn Kreider 40.2. Flight B: Low Gross: Nancy Anderson 94. Low Net: Diane Finkbiner 35.4. Flight C: Low Gross: Cindy McNamara, JoAnn Pennington 103.

Men's 18-Hole League results for June 14: Pick Your US Open Partner. WHITE Tees: A Flight: Low Gross - Jim Howell Jr./R. Fowler - 139. Low Net - Steve Amspacher/R. Fowler - 134. B Flight: Low Gross - Mike Albert/R. Fowler - 145. Low Net - Vernon Stoltzfus/B. Koepka - 134. C Flight: Low Gross - Greg Minnich/P. Reed - 151. Low Net - TIE - Marv Charles/J. Rose and Jeff Minnich/B. Snedecker - 138.

GOLD Tees: A Flight: Low Gross - Mike Dings/J. Spieth - 155. Low Net - Dave Miller/R. Fowler - 134.

B Flight: Low Gross - Joe Abramo/J. Rose - 162. Low Net - TIE - Gary Decker/J. Spieth and Ron Kubart/J. Rahm - 138. C Flight: Low Gross - Jerry Bandy/C. Hoffman - 167. Low Net - Bob Shapiro/R. Fowler - 133.

Skins - Bob Berczik 1, Mike Albert 4, Jim Howell Jr. 5, Rick Robinson 13, Jason Lyon 14, and Phil Hershey 16.

EAGLE - Al Lapp eagled the par 4 378-yard ninth hole using a driver and 8 iron.


Softball League Slates All-Star Game June 15, 2017

The annual Lancaster County Senior Modified Softball League will host the 2017 All-Star Game on Friday, June 23, at 6 p.m. at Garrett Field in Willow Street. The field is located at the corner of Penn Grant Road and Route 272 North.

The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held to benefit the Challenger Little League (LL) and to showcase the talent of the Senior Softball League. This year's game will be between last year's league champion, New Danville, and All-Stars who have been selected from the other 13 league teams. The event will include drawings for door prizes, which will be given away between each inning. Food and beverages will also be available. The evening's events will be announced by John Witmer, the announcer for the Lancaster Barnstormers. Cylo, the Barnstormers' mascot, will be in attendance.

According to Senior Modified League president Joe Ives, each team donated $100 for the Challenger LL program, which provides an opportunity for children with disabilities to play baseball. The league will donate $2,500 to the Challengers, which will enable them to provide uniforms and equipment to the players at no cost. This year, the senior league has 14 teams with nearly 300 players between ages 60 and 85.

The evening will commence with a check presentation to the Challenger LL, followed by the singing of the national anthem and the All-Star activities. A home run hitting contest featuring league players and local professional and all-state players will be the first part, with the game to follow. Following the completion of the second inning, a two-inning exhibition game of the Challenger LL will take place.


Dearing Receives Scholar Athlete Award June 15, 2017

Brendan Dearing received the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Philadelphia Area Chapter's Scholar Athlete Award on May 24 at Villanova University. He and 33 other high school scholar-athletes from throughout the tri-county region were recognized for their outstanding performance in football, academic achievement, school leadership and citizenship.

Dearing graduated from Bishop Shanahan High School this year and had attended Sacred Heart School in Oxford. He demonstrated academic achievement and was a member of the Bishop Shanahan Student Council for four years. At Shanahan, he was a two-time First Team all-conference, area, and county player, as well as a First Team all-state recipient during his senior season. He played varsity basketball, helping lead Shanahan's boys' basketball team to its first state playoff berth in 22 years.

Dearing plans to continue his education and football career at Franklin & Marshall College.


Softball Teams Remember Coach June 9, 2017

On May 30, players, friends, and family gathered before the start of the Manheim Township 10U Lightning softball game to remember Jason Oswald, who died in an automobile accident last fall.

Prior to the game, players and coaches from several teams in the Manheim Township Rec softball program gathered to honor his memory and to show their support for his wife, daughter, and son. Oswald had coached in the league for several years.

All of the teams are remembering Oswald this season by wearing a special commemorative logo on their jerseys. Oswald's daughter, Olivia, threw the ceremonial first pitch before the game. The 10U Lightning won the game by one run.

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