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July 29, 2010
SALISBURY, Md. -- The Halfway Little League 11-12 All-Stars went through a change of leadership on Wednesday. Mike Gooden -- who managed Halfway's 10-11 All-Stars to the state tournament earlier this month -- took over for Les Martin as manager of the 11-12 All-Stars. "I'm going to (manage the team) as far as we can go," Gooden said after Halfway's 13-9 victory over Berlin in the losers' bracket final Wednesday. Martin could not be reached for comment Wednesday. When asked why he was managing the team instead of Martin, Gooden said, "I just know there were some family things Les had to take care of, and I'll just leave it at that.
NEWS
July 26, 2010
SALISBURY, Md. -- Matt Malphurs pitched a one-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts, leading the Halfway Little League 11-12 All-Stars to a 5-0 victory over Berlin on Sunday at the Maryland State Tournament. Halfway will face Brunswick on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the winners' bracket final at West Salisbury Little League. "They're very well-coached, a real good team," Halfway manager Les Martin said of Brunswick. "We're going to have our hands full and it's going to be a great game.
NEWS
By DAN KAUFFMAN | July 30, 2010
SALISBURY, Md. -- Simply put, the Halfway Little League 11-12 All-Stars ran out of arms and out of gas in the Maryland State Tournament championship round Thursday. With its four top pitchers unavailable after pitching earlier this week, Halfway was powerless to stop Brunswick's offense in an 18-2 loss at West Salisbury Little League. Brunswick tied the record for most runs in a state title game and set the record for largest margin of victory. Brunswick won its seventh state title -- its first since 1995 -- and earned a berth in the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Bristol, Conn.
NEWS
By BRETT NIEVES/Staff Correspondent | July 14, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! CHEWSVILLE -- Halfway's Bryce Ruppenthal started the game just as he finished -- throwing strikes. Ruppenthal pitched a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts Tuesday as Halfway defeated Valley 11-1 in four innings in the losers' bracket final of the Maryland District 1 11-12 Little League Tournament. "(Ruppenthal) gets better as he goes," Halfway manager Les Martin said. "He's one of the best in the county. " Ruppenthal struck out six of the first eight batters he faced Tuesday.
NEWS
By BRETT NIEVES/Staff Correspondent | July 11, 2010
HALFWAY -- It wasn't played in Los Angeles and wasn't shown on national television. But it was a Home Run Derby -- the Halfway All-Stars version. Halfway homered four times and piled on 19 runs to eliminate Clear Spring from the Maryland District 1 11-12 Little League Tournament on Saturday, winning 19-7 in a five-inning contest. Halfway slugger Brandon Gooden started the derby in the first inning with a grand slam -- his first of two home runs -- to put Halfway ahead 6-0. "It was a full count, I got focused and swung," Gooden said.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | July 17, 2010
HALFWAY -- The Halfway 11-12 All-Stars showed all the guts and determination they needed to steal the Maryland District 1 crown from Conococheague, the defending Maryland state champion, on Thursday. After losing to Valley on July 9, Halfway manager Les Martin spent the next week retooling the mindset of his team. It took a little Knute Rockne for motivation and some Mother Teresa for comfort. And he wrapped it up with some divine intervention. "I didn't expect this after we lost," Martin said after Halfway beat Conococheague 15-3 to win the league's fourth district title.
NEWS
By DAN KAUFFMAN | July 15, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! WILLIAMSPORT -- One team hit like a team that's played five games in the last six days. The other team hit like a team that hadn't played a game since Saturday. Halfway hit five home runs -- four in the first two innings -- and held Conococheague to one hit in a 10-4 victory in the Maryland District 1 11-12 Tournament championship round Wednesday. "It's the momentum coming in," said Halfway manager Les Martin. "Coming through the losers' bracket is not the same as practice.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | July 10, 2010
o View all of the photos for purchase! HALFWAY -- If Devin Robinson was a fisherman, he would have been credited with the catch of the day. Instead, the center fielder may have made the grab of the Valley 11-12 All-Stars' tournament. Robinson's grab of Zach Andrews' potential three-run homer at the fence in dead center field not only ended the second inning on Friday but it paved the way to Valley's 4-3 victory over host Halfway in the Maryland District 1 Tournament.
NEWS
By DAN KAUFFMAN | July 13, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! HALFWAY -- Brandon Gooden and Ryan Downes formed a formidable 1-2 punch for Halfway on Monday night. Gooden homered, doubled, singled and drove in six runs, while Downes homered, tripled, singled and drove in four in Halfway's 19-9 victory over South Mountain in the Maryland District 1 11-12 Little League Tournament losers' bracket semifinal at Nicholas James Adenhart Field. Halfway will travel to Valley tonight at 6 for the losers' bracket final.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | July 15, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! HALFWAY -- Zach Andrews showed the way. Tanner Canfield led the way. And Billy Miller pushed Conococheague out of the way. That was the way it went Thursday for the Halfway 11-12 All-Stars as they used an eight-run first inning and shut down the defending state champions 15-3 in 3 1/2 innings to win their fourth Maryland District 1 championship, the first since 1999. "I'm old school," said Halfway manager Les Martin.
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By DAN KAUFFMAN | July 30, 2010
SALISBURY, Md. -- Simply put, the Halfway Little League 11-12 All-Stars ran out of arms and out of gas in the Maryland State Tournament championship round Thursday. With its four top pitchers unavailable after pitching earlier this week, Halfway was powerless to stop Brunswick's offense in an 18-2 loss at West Salisbury Little League. Brunswick tied the record for most runs in a state title game and set the record for largest margin of victory. Brunswick won its seventh state title -- its first since 1995 -- and earned a berth in the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Bristol, Conn.
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NEWS
July 29, 2010
SALISBURY, Md. -- The Halfway Little League 11-12 All-Stars went through a change of leadership on Wednesday. Mike Gooden -- who managed Halfway's 10-11 All-Stars to the state tournament earlier this month -- took over for Les Martin as manager of the 11-12 All-Stars. "I'm going to (manage the team) as far as we can go," Gooden said after Halfway's 13-9 victory over Berlin in the losers' bracket final Wednesday. Martin could not be reached for comment Wednesday. When asked why he was managing the team instead of Martin, Gooden said, "I just know there were some family things Les had to take care of, and I'll just leave it at that.
NEWS
July 26, 2010
SALISBURY, Md. -- Matt Malphurs pitched a one-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts, leading the Halfway Little League 11-12 All-Stars to a 5-0 victory over Berlin on Sunday at the Maryland State Tournament. Halfway will face Brunswick on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the winners' bracket final at West Salisbury Little League. "They're very well-coached, a real good team," Halfway manager Les Martin said of Brunswick. "We're going to have our hands full and it's going to be a great game.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | July 17, 2010
HALFWAY -- The Halfway 11-12 All-Stars showed all the guts and determination they needed to steal the Maryland District 1 crown from Conococheague, the defending Maryland state champion, on Thursday. After losing to Valley on July 9, Halfway manager Les Martin spent the next week retooling the mindset of his team. It took a little Knute Rockne for motivation and some Mother Teresa for comfort. And he wrapped it up with some divine intervention. "I didn't expect this after we lost," Martin said after Halfway beat Conococheague 15-3 to win the league's fourth district title.
NEWS
By DAN KAUFFMAN | July 15, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! WILLIAMSPORT -- One team hit like a team that's played five games in the last six days. The other team hit like a team that hadn't played a game since Saturday. Halfway hit five home runs -- four in the first two innings -- and held Conococheague to one hit in a 10-4 victory in the Maryland District 1 11-12 Tournament championship round Wednesday. "It's the momentum coming in," said Halfway manager Les Martin. "Coming through the losers' bracket is not the same as practice.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | July 15, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! HALFWAY -- Zach Andrews showed the way. Tanner Canfield led the way. And Billy Miller pushed Conococheague out of the way. That was the way it went Thursday for the Halfway 11-12 All-Stars as they used an eight-run first inning and shut down the defending state champions 15-3 in 3 1/2 innings to win their fourth Maryland District 1 championship, the first since 1999. "I'm old school," said Halfway manager Les Martin.
NEWS
By BRETT NIEVES/Staff Correspondent | July 14, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! CHEWSVILLE -- Halfway's Bryce Ruppenthal started the game just as he finished -- throwing strikes. Ruppenthal pitched a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts Tuesday as Halfway defeated Valley 11-1 in four innings in the losers' bracket final of the Maryland District 1 11-12 Little League Tournament. "(Ruppenthal) gets better as he goes," Halfway manager Les Martin said. "He's one of the best in the county. " Ruppenthal struck out six of the first eight batters he faced Tuesday.
NEWS
By DAN KAUFFMAN | July 13, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! HALFWAY -- Brandon Gooden and Ryan Downes formed a formidable 1-2 punch for Halfway on Monday night. Gooden homered, doubled, singled and drove in six runs, while Downes homered, tripled, singled and drove in four in Halfway's 19-9 victory over South Mountain in the Maryland District 1 11-12 Little League Tournament losers' bracket semifinal at Nicholas James Adenhart Field. Halfway will travel to Valley tonight at 6 for the losers' bracket final.
NEWS
By BRETT NIEVES/Staff Correspondent | July 11, 2010
HALFWAY -- It wasn't played in Los Angeles and wasn't shown on national television. But it was a Home Run Derby -- the Halfway All-Stars version. Halfway homered four times and piled on 19 runs to eliminate Clear Spring from the Maryland District 1 11-12 Little League Tournament on Saturday, winning 19-7 in a five-inning contest. Halfway slugger Brandon Gooden started the derby in the first inning with a grand slam -- his first of two home runs -- to put Halfway ahead 6-0. "It was a full count, I got focused and swung," Gooden said.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | July 10, 2010
o View all of the photos for purchase! HALFWAY -- If Devin Robinson was a fisherman, he would have been credited with the catch of the day. Instead, the center fielder may have made the grab of the Valley 11-12 All-Stars' tournament. Robinson's grab of Zach Andrews' potential three-run homer at the fence in dead center field not only ended the second inning on Friday but it paved the way to Valley's 4-3 victory over host Halfway in the Maryland District 1 Tournament.
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