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Hershey Varsity Baseball Beats Spring Grove 8-4

Dan Hogan, Reporter

May 17, 2019


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Hershey Varsity Baseball team beat Spring Grove 8-4 for Hershey’s last game of the season on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. In the first inning Hershey jumped out to a 5-0 lead, but Spring Grove cut the lead to 5-4 in the third. After that, Hershey slowly pulled away over the next three innings. Ben ...

Hershey Baseball Loses in Extra Innings at Palmyra

Maddie Smith, Reporter

May 10, 2019


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Hershey faced a tough loss of 5-4 against Palmyra on the Cougars Senior night May 7, 2019. After Trojans were leading in the seventh inning, Palmyra tied it up to 4-4. The normal number of innings in high school is seven, but the tie resulted in an extra inning. In the bottom of the eighth innin...

MLB Free Agent Signings are likely Cause of Spike in Extensions

MLB Free Agent Signings are likely Cause of Spike in Extensions

Sam Allery, Reporter

May 3, 2019


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Extension-mania has begun. Over the past two months, several professional baseball players and their teams have opted to extend their current contracts rather than face free agency. The cause of this hysteria is likely an effect of the two free agent bidding wars that took place this off-season....

Palmyra shuts out Hershey Baseball 12-0

Kate Clark, Reporter

April 15, 2019


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Hershey High School (HHS) boys baseball was shut out by Palmyra ending the game mercy ruled at the 5th inning with a final score of 12-0 on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Starting out the game, the Palmyra Cougars set the stage scoring 3 runs in the first inning. Hershey’s offense couldn’t put any num...

Bryce Harper signs with record $330 million, 13-year contract with Phillies

Bryce Harper signs with record $330 million, 13-year contract with Phillies

Sam Allery, Sports Editor

March 6, 2019


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Outfielder Bryce Harper signed a 13-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies worth $330  million on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Harper’s signing came a week after spring training had already started for his new team. The contract is the largest in American sports history, surpassing Ma...

Robinson Cano suspended for steroid use

Robinson Cano suspended for steroid use

Sam Allery, Section Editor

May 24, 2018


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Another day, another suspension. On Tuesday, May 15th, Robinson Cano, second baseman for the Seattle Mariners, was suspended 80 games for violating the Major League Baseball (MLB) policy on performance enhancing drugs. Cano accepted the suspension rather than appealing it, meaning his suspensi...

Angels Rookie Ohtani Having Historic Start

Angels Rookie Ohtani Having Historic Start

Sam Allery, Sports Editor

April 20, 2018


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Too good to be true? Shohei Ohtani was one of the most talked about players in Major League Baseball’s offseason. His ability to both pitch and hit in the Nippon Professional Baseball League (Japan’s equivalent to Major League Baseball) made him one of the hottest items on the free agent market. ...

Editorial: Retiring Bonds’ Number is a Bad Decision

Editorial: Retiring Bonds’ Number is a Bad Decision

Sam Allery, Sports Section Editor

March 19, 2018


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Cheating is going unpunished. Barry Bonds defined the steroid era. As one of the premier players in the 90s and early 2000s, Bonds became an icon for all baseball fans and players. Little did they know that Bonds was involved in PED (Performance Enhancing Drug) usage deals with BALCO (Bay Area Labo...

Dodgers and Yankees Show Off Phenoms in 2017

Dodgers and Yankees Show Off Phenoms in 2017

Sam Allery, Sports Section Editor

December 11, 2017


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Easy victory for the young studs? The 2017 Rookie of the Year (ROY) awards will be announced soon, and this one could be no contest. The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger and the Yankees’ Aaron Judge both displayed power rarely seen by rookies, and few rival them in any aspect. But it’s not over unti...

MLB Managers to be honored come November

Sam Allery, Sports Editor

November 20, 2017


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Will the Astros win yet again? With another MLB season in the books, another awards season has arrived. All 30 managers are vying for the honor of Manager of the Year. Even though only two get the trophy, many more are deserving. American League Manager of the Year          ...

New York Rookie Makes History Again and Again

New York Rookie Makes History Again and Again

Sam Allery, Sports Section Editor

November 2, 2017


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He’s Judge, jury and executioner. Since his first home run of the year on April 10th, Yankees rookie Aaron Judge has been the talk of baseball. The California native was fighting for his spot on the roster in March, and now he's an MVP candidate. While it had its ups and downs, Judge’s season had more significance than just home runs. Judge was a starter f...

The Secret of Professional Losers

The Secret of Professional Losers

Evan Spinney, Reporter

October 5, 2017


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These pro sports teams just can’t catch a break. Of the 123 Big Four sports teams—football, baseball, basketball, and hockey—some of them appear to not be able to finish the season with a win. No matter how well they do in the regular season, the post-season games do not end how they’re exp...

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