Rockets Hit Israeli Heartland As Offensive Begins – Yahoo News

Both were intercepted by the “Iron Dome” rocket defense system, with the second shown on live TV, as a winding plume of smoke followed the interceptor into the black skies, culminating with a flash. Late Tuesday, Hamas said it fired four rockets toward Jerusalem, and two distant booms were heard from the city’s center. Three rockets landed in the Jerusalem area, officials said, and police said there were no injuries. The Israeli military said one rocket exploded in the northern Israeli city of Hadera, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Gaza, in the farthest distance a rocket from Gaza has reached so far. It caused no injuries, the army added. With its new reach, Hamas’ rockets now have an estimated 5 million people more than half of Israel’s population in range.
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American Legion baseball: Southwestern tops Hanover in tourney – Evening Sun

He threw 61 of his 98 pitches for strikes. “I left a curveball up to one of their best hitters and he didn’t miss it,” Mills said. “Sometimes that happens. I knew there was a lot of game left to play after that and pitched that way.” Jared Peterman, who beat Southwestern during the teams’ regular season meeting on June 25, worked around an error in each of the first three innings to keep the visitors off the scoreboard. In the top of the fourth, Matt Taylor and Bishop Elder worked back-to-back walks to start the frame and Jimmy O’Boyle followed with a single just inside third base and down the left-field line to load the bases for Brandon Utz. Batting with a 1-1 count, Utz sliced a liner to left that just evaded the diving attempt of Hanover left fielder Ryan Strevig and rolled to the fence to score two runs.
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