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Sports: MiLB Players will be Paid by MLB Through May Due to Coronavirus Hiatus

Dan Hogan, Reporter

April 2, 2020

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday morning in a press release that the Major League teams will continue to pay their respective minor league teams’ players through at least May 31, due to the coronavirus hiatus. The players will receive $400 per week along with medical benefits. This will b...

Hershey Varsity Baseball Beats Spring Grove 8-4

Dan Hogan, Reporter

May 17, 2019

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

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

Bryce Harper takes a swing during one of his first games in a Phillies uniform on March 31. Harper signed a 13-year contract to land in Philadelphia. (Ian D’Andrea/Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sam Allery, Reporter

May 3, 2019

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

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 declares that he is happy to be a Phillie and wants to be there for a long time. Harper just signed the largest contract in baseball history with the Phillies. (Via/Phillies Twitter)

Sam Allery, Sports Editor

March 6, 2019

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 takes a swing at a pitch from Orioles starter Dylan Bundy. Cano will miss the next 80 games after being suspended for using PEDs. (Keith Allison/Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sam Allery, Section Editor

May 24, 2018

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

Shohei Ohtani hits a bases loaded triple against the Kansas City Royals. The Angels won the game 7-1. (Charlie Riedel/Associated Press)

Sam Allery, Sports Editor

April 20, 2018

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

Barry Bonds rounds the bases for the 744th time on May 5th, 2007. Bonds would break the all-time home run record later that season. (Art Siegel/Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0)

Sam Allery, Sports Section Editor

March 19, 2018

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

Aaron Judge makes a catch in right field at Camden Yards during the Yankees/Orioles game. The Yankees won the game 9-1. (Keith Allison/Flickr, CC-BY SA 2.0)

Sam Allery, Sports Section Editor

December 11, 2017

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

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

Aaron Judge hits his 39th home run of the year on September 7th against the Baltimore Orioles. The Yankees won the game 9-1. (Keith Allison via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sam Allery, Sports Section Editor

November 2, 2017

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...

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