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Wednesday, July 1
2015 Fall Registration for Baseball & Softball Season

Thursday, July 23
West Hanover Fall Baseball Signups Closed on July 31st.

West Hanover Fall Baseball 

Ponies:Boys ages 7 - 9, date of birth between 5/1/2005 and 4/30/2008

Midgets:Boys ages 10 - 11, date of birth between 5/1/2003 and 4/30/2005

Teeners: Boys ages 12 - 15, date of birth between 5/1/1999 and 4/30/2003

Teener: Boys ages 7-15 (as of 4/30/2015) can register to play Fall baseball at West Hanover for the upcoming season. Registrations will be accepted through July 31st.

Please complete the attached form and mail the completed form along with the registration fee to either Brian Shafer (for Ponies/Midgets) or Brett Stehr (for Teeners). Online registration through our website will be available soon (http://whbaseballsoftball.com/). Please note that if you do register online you will be charged a processing fee of $4.63 for Ponies/Midgets and $5.98 for Teeners. This is a great opportunity for the boys who will be moving up to the next level of baseball next spring as well as those who just didn't get enough baseball this past Spring! Practices should start towards the end of August with games beginning in early September. Last year all of the games for the Pony and Midget teams were scheduled on Saturdays in the late morning or early afternoon. Please note that boys who are going into 7th grade and will not be 13 by 4/30/2016 (next year) have the option to move up to Teeners in the Spring instead of playing another season of majors. If your son meets this criteria and you are considering making this move next Spring then I highly recommend that your son play on the Teener team this Fall. This will give him the opportunity to get use to the larger field with 75 foot bases (15 feet farther than in Midgets) and a 54 foot pitching mound (8 feet farther than in Midgets). Leading off and stealing are key elements at the Teener level that will be taught during the Fall season.

If you have any questions about Teeners, please contact Brett Stehr (bnbbstehr@verizon.net or 651-9362).

Handout: Baseball & Softball Sign Up forms

Wednesday, July 8
West Hanover Baseball July 29th Mini-Camp Update


Due to the high temperature forecast for Wednesday, we will be running a modified mini-camp. The camp will be held from 7:00 to 8:15. Please have your son to the field for warm-ups at 6:45. We will also have a sign-in sheetWednesday and at all future mini-camps. Please make sure to put your son's first and last name on the sign-in sheet. If you are not going to stay at the ball fields the entire time please also include your cell phone number in case of an emergency. Thank you. One of the stations will give the boys the opportunity to practice sliding into a base. They will be sliding on sheets of cardboard (shoes off) which will be placed on the grass. I highly recommend that your son either wear baseball or sweatpants so that they don't get brush burns. The last day for Fall baseball registrations is this Friday. You can turn in your son's registration form to me at the mini-camp on Wed if you like. Here are the stations we will have this Wed. July 29nd (7:00 – 8:15)

Station #1 (Batting Cages): Hitting · Soft toss/pitching from 20-25 feet (both cages)

Station #2 (Major infield, 3rd base foul territory): Sliding · Sliding on cardboard without shoes

Station #3 (Major outfield): Outfield Skills · Catching fly balls and then throwing to cut-off Competition (Major & Minor outfields): Catching fly balls

Free ice pops afterwards!


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Monday, July 13
8U won their championship tournament.

8U won their championship tournament.

Monday, June 29
The West Hanover Boys 10U All-Star

The West Hanover Boys 10U All-Star team participated in the Hershey Summer Slam baseball tournament this past weekend. The 3-day tournament was reduced to 2 days because of the weather on Saturday. The team was comprised of Aidan Bilder, Tyler Blask, Benjamin Burke, Caleb Castanon, Brendan Glass (not pictured), Kyle Hoyt, Dominic Iozza, Grant Novinger, Sean Roadcap Jr, Joseph Sembrot, Gavin Yutesler, and Brendan Zeppuhar. The head coach was Bryan Hoyt who was assisted by Mike Yutesler, Ben Novinger, and Jason Zeppuhar. Congratulations to the boys who were selected for the team! A special thank you goes out to the coaches for the additional post-season work they provided for this team.


Wednesday, June 17
Undefeated Season for 10U Blue Bombers softball team

Congrats to our 10U softball team for completing the regular season 12-0 and then finishing second in the championship. Good job Blue Bombers for a great winning season.


Wednesday, June 24
LPWH All-Star Team

Congratulations to Max Ludwig and Cole Lentz for being selected for the 2015 LPWH All-Star teams. Good luck and represent West Hanover well!

Friday, June 5
West Hanover Parks & Rec department

The West Hanover Parks & Rec department recently approved a tow away zone on Minute Road (back road by the guard rails and minor field). The signs should be going up within the next 2 weeks. Once the signs are up they will tow cars that are parked there. This is a result of neighbors complaining about their mail boxes and drive ways being blocked and cars being parked on their grass. So, if you typically park on Minute Street for practices or games, please start parking at the school or in the gravel parking lot by the senior teener field. I apologize for the inconvenience but there is nothing we can do about this at this point.

If you have any questions or concerns about this please contact West Hanover Township  

Thanks, West Hanover Baseball & Softball

Friday, June 5
Message from one of our sponsors regarding training

Dear West Hanover Baseball & Softball

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Handout: Misc

Tuesday, March 17
Patriot News - WH Baseball & Softball

A West Hanover Township Supervisor disagreed with West Hanover's Park and Recreation chairman during ball field fee negotiations on Monday night, but in an unexpected way. West Hanover baseball.jpg 
Parks and Recreation Chairman Jeff Holt presented township supervisors with proposed contract renewal for the West Hanover Baseball/Softball Association to pay $2,500 for the use of township fields this season.
Supervisor Don Steinmeier said the association shouldn't pay anything.
"People pay their taxes to support these fields. Charging them another $2,500 to use them is outrageous," Steinmeier stated.
Holt said he negotiated the initial contract during a past term as president of the baseball/softball association and considered it a "win-win situation" for both parties. Before that, the association actually paid more in field maintenance costs.
Supervisor Chairman Adam Klein motioned to accept the contract renewal, but it quickly failed because no one else on the board moved to seconded it.
"What do we do now?" Parks and Recreation Coordinator Dixie Fesig asked.
Supervisor Jay Megonnell said that he didn't have a problem with the $2,500 fee. What he did have a problem with, he explained, was "all the fields being tied up" by the baseball/softball association.
"If somebody else wants to use the fields, they can't," Megonnell said.
Fesig said residents are welcome to reserve the fields whenever they're not in use by the baseball/softball association.
"It only becomes an issue about 10 times a year," Fesig noted.
Megonell made a second motion to accept the contract proposal, which the supervisors approved in a 3-1 vote.
Steinmeier voted against the proposal. Supervisor Gloria Zimmerman was absent
According to the township's website, Houck Memorial Park on Florence Drive is the primary location for the West Hanover Baseball/Softball Association's program.
The 6.5-acre facility includes a teener field; a Babe Ruth field; two midget fields; and two concession stands.
The baseball/softball association also uses fields at the Houck Manor Park directly outside of the township's park and recreation center on Walnut Street. The park is owned by the West Hanover Township Fire Company but is leased to the township for the baseball/softball program.
Holt said that the baseball/softball association has around 300 youths playing on 20 teams.

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