Monday, November 29, 2010

Athlete of the Week: Jordan Martin

Senior outside linebacker leads resurgent Cocalico defense.

Sr. OLB/RB Jordan Martin
Every week at Eagle football practice we can count one thing: coach Dave Gingrich telling us what a good game Jordan Martin played the previous Friday night. Well we are finally listening to the man in charge, J-Mart is our Athlete of the Week.

The senior had ten tackles against Conrad Weiser on Friday, as Cocalico held an offense that was averaging 40 points per game to just 16. The Eagles earned a berth in the District 3 AAA Championship Game for the first time since 1997.

Martin leads Cocalico with 30 tackles (17 solo) through three postseason wins. 13-seed Cocalico will face number three Bishop McDevitt at Hersheypark Stadium at 7pm Friday.

*Note: Cable-11 will broadcast the AAA Title game on a tape delay beginning at 9pm. The second half will air at 10:30 following News 11's Evening Report.

Sr. WR/DB Kevin Antol
Kevin Antol, Cocalico - 11/22/10

Apologies to the senior wideout and defensive back. In our Thanksgiving anticipation we failed to post last week's winner.

Antol earned Athlete of the Week honors for his all around performance in Cocalico's 28-7 District 3 quarterfinal victory over Susquehanna Township.

He scored on an 18-yard carry, picked off his first pass of the season and returned it for a 42-yard touchdown and also posted five tackles in the victory.

Friday, November 26, 2010

District 3 Football: Playoff Results

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District III A Championship

(3) Millersburg - 20 @ (1) Holy Name - 27 FINAL

District III AA Championship

(5) Wyomissing - 0 @ (3) Trinity - 28 FINAL

District III AAA Semifinals

(13) Cocalico - 17 @ (8) Conrad Weiser - 16 FINAL

(3) Bishop McDevitt - 40 @ (2) Lampeter-Strasburg - 10 FINAL

District III AAAA Semifinals

(8) Red Lion - 14 @ (5) Daniel Boone - 0 FINAL

(7) Cumberland Valley - 28 @ (6) Central Dauphin - 7 FINAL

*Cable-11 will broadcast Cocalico's District Championship game against Bishop McDevitt next Friday on a tape delay.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Warwick Athletes Seek Help for Adopted Child

Members of the Warwick football team are raising money to help bring a Filipino orphan home to her new family by Christmas.

The boys are helping Brian and Stephanie Carpenter adopt their third child with cerebral palsy. Watch this effort that quickly became a community-wide success:

The Warwick football players will be selling t-shirts Wednesday 3-5pm and Saturday 9-11am at the Bath Barn in Lititz.

Visit for more information.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cable-11 Will Air Cocalico at Conrad Weiser

Tape delay broadcast of District semifinal will begin 9pm Friday.

Eagles at Scouts - 9pm Fri.
Cable-11 will be there as the Cocalico Eagles look to make it three upsets in a row in the District 3 AAA playoffs. Blue Ridge will broadcast the team's semifinal game at Conrad Weiser this Friday.

Kickoff is at 7pm but our coverage will begin on a tape delay at 9pm. The News 11 Evening Report will air during halftime at 10:00, followed by second half action at 10:30.

The 13 seed Eagles knocked off District rival and 5 seed Susquehanna Township 28-7 on Friday. 8th seeded Conrad Weiser took down the top seed Greencastle Antrim 34-20 in the quarterfinals.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Emmaus Beats Cocalico in PIAA Championship

Eagles tie game in 2nd half before Hornets' late game-winner.

The Cocalico field hockey team's dream of a state championship came to an end this afternoon as the Eagles fell in the Triple-A title game 2-1 to Emmaus.

After falling behind 1-0 early in the first half, Taylor Kidwell tied the game off a penalty corner twelve minutes into the second period. Emmaus scored the deciding goal off their own corner with just three minutes left.

Cocalico finished the year 21-6, making it farther than any field hockey team in school history. Emmaus completed their undefeated season (27-0), winning the school's 10th PIAA Championship.

Watch highlights from the championship game followed by reaction from coach Krista Page and seniors Jessica Lawville and Jordan Page:

--Emmaus' Lena Phillips gets one past Eagle keeper Haley Mitchell 9:28 into the match. 1-0 Green Hornets.

--Off an Eagle penalty corner, Carissa Witmer assists Taylor Kidwell's game-tying goal with 18:26 left in the second half.

--Off an Emmaus corner, Allison Mikelson swipes in the game winning goal with 3:08 left in the match.

Friday, November 19, 2010

District Three Football: Playoff Results

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District III AAAA Quarterfinals

(7) Cumberland Valley - 28 @ (2) Wilson - 14
(6) Central Dauphin - 35 @ (3) Governor Mifflin - 26

(8) Red Lion - 14 @ (1) Dallastown - 6
(5) Daniel Boone @ (4) Harrisburg - Saturday

District III AAA Quarterfinals

(13) Cocalico - 28 @ (5) Susquehanna Township - 7
-- Austin Harman (Coc): 167 yds, 2 TDs.
(8) Conrad Weiser - 34 @ (1) Greencastle Antrim - 20

(7) Manheim Central - 20 @ (2) Lampeter-Strasburg - 25
(11) Hershey - 0 @ (3) Bishop McDevitt - 63

District III AA Semifinals

(5) Wyomissing - 21 @ (1) Lancaster Catholic - 14
(7) Bermudian Springs - 12 @ (3) Trinity - 48

District III A Semifinals

(4) Steel High - 7 @ (1) Holy Name - 42
(3) Millersburg - 13 @ (2) York Catholic - 12

Although not confirmed yet, Cable-11 will likely broadcast Cocalico's semifinal game versus eight seed Conrad Weiser next Friday. Details to come.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

L-L Field Hockey All-League Team

The Lancaster-Lebanon League announced its All-League team for the 2010 Field Hockey season. Warwick's Bethany Ashworth made the squad, as did Cocalico's Jordan Page, who has 22 goals and 23 assists entering Saturday's PIAA Championship.

For a full list, including the All-Section teams click here.

Warwick's Bethany Ashworth
Bethany Ashworth, Warwick
Lauren Brooks, Hempfield
Maddy Hess, Penn Manor
Mary Lynam, Donegal

Katie Breneman, Penn Manor
Laura Gebhart, Donegal
Jordan Page, Cocalico
Renee Suter, Penn Manor

Katie Andrews, Lancaster Mennonite
Rachel Dickinson, Lanc. Mennonite
Helen Doolittle, Penn Manor
Olivia Leaman, Donegal

Amanda Hooven, Manheim Twp.

Cocalico Secures Bid in State Championship

2-0 victory leads to 1st State Final appearance in school history.

With a 2-0 win over Mount Saint Joseph last night, the 2010 Cocalico Eagles are the most successful field hockey team in the school's history.

The Eagles used a first half goal from Courtney Ueberroth, a second half insurance goal from Liza Morgan (both assisted by Jordan Page), and fifteen saves from goalie Haley Mitchell to eliminate the Magic.

Cocalico (21-5) had never made it past the opening round of States as a Triple-A school and has never been to the State Championship game until now.

The Eagles will face undefeated Emmaus (26-0 and winners of 10 PIAA crowns in school history) at 1pm Saturday at Whitehall High School. The Hornets beat Hempfield 3-0 in the early game.

Watch highlights from Cocalico's win and hear from the team:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Field Hockey and Soccer Postponed

PIAA Semifinals pushed back a day

Wednesday November 17 

Triple-A Field Hockey @ Exeter H.S.
Hempfield vs. Emmaus - 4pm
Cocalico vs. Mount Saint Joseph - 6pm

Double-A Boys' Soccer
LMH vs. Archbishop Wood, 8pm West Chester East H.S.

Hempfield vs. Pittsburgh Central Catholic, 6pm Mansion Park - Altoona

Monday, November 15, 2010

Athlete of the Week: Jessica Lawville

Senior forward scores overtime game-winner in PIAA Quarterfinal.

The Cocalico Eagles are in the midst of their finest field hockey season as a Triple-A school. And right in the middle of the action is senior Jessica Lawville.

The forward tallied two assists and one goal in the team's two state victories last week.

In overtime of Saturday's state quarterfinal game against Hershey, Lawville broke up a Hershey corner attempt, then led a fast break down the field. After passing the ball to Courtney Ueberroth, whose shot was denied, Lawville knocked in the rebound for the game-winner (see highlight below).

The Eagles will play District 1 runner up Mount St. Joseph in the semifinals tomorrow evening at 6pm at Exeter High School.

District 3 Football Survivors

L-L League reps cut from 11 to 5 after first round

District 3 Quarterfinal Matchups - Friday November 19th

(8) Red Lion @ (1) Dallastown
(5) Daniel Boone @ (4) Harrisburg
(7) Cumberland Valley @ (2) Wilson
(6) Central Dauphin @ (3) Governor Mifflin

(8) Conrad Weiser @ (1) Greencastle-Antrim
(13) Cocalico @ (5) Susquehanna Township* 
(7) Manheim Central @ (2) Lampeter-Strasburg
(11) Hershey @ (3) Bishop McDevitt 

*Cable 11 Broadcast - Tape Delay 9pm 

(5) Wyomissing @ (1) Lancaster Catholic
(7) Bermudian Springs @ (3) Trinity

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Final Four

Cocalico field hockey wins revenge game, advances to PIAA semifinals

Against the same Hershey field hockey team that bounced them from the District 3 tournament, Cocalico returned the favor today in the PIAA quarterfinals. And once again it took overtime to declare a winner.

Cocalico 3, Hershey 2 - Final/OT

1. Hershey's Alyssa Voelmle starts the scoring off a penalty corner, 8:41 into the contest.

2. Tied at 1 at halftime, Cocalico's Jordan Page uses the same tactic off the corner serve from Taylor Kidwell, puts the Eagles ahead 2-1 with about 13 minutes left in the game.

3. Trojans get an equalizer with 8:31 to play from Lauren Wilson, forcing overtime.

4. OT - After breaking up a Hershey corner, Jessica Lawville starts the counter attack, gets it forward for Courtney Ueberroth, then follows up her teammate's shot for the game-winning goal with 4:18 left in the extra period.

The Eagles (20-5) meet Mount Saint Joseph in Tuesday's semifinal at Exeter H.S., 6pm.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Vote for the Play of the Week: Dist. 3 1st Round

Use the poll on the right side of our blog to vote for the best play from the first round of Districts. The poll will remain open through Tuesday. Here are the choices in order of appearance: 

1. Brandon Artman jumps the Dover route for an interception and takes it 20 yards to the endzone. Manheim Central won their opener 64-14 over Dover.

2. Lancaster Catholic's Charles Sweigert returns a kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown as the defending state champs opened their title defense with a 56-21 dismantling of Schuylkill Valley.

3. Cocalico's Austin Hartman refuses to go down, dragging multiple tacklers for a 22 yard gain. The senior rushed for 265 yards and three touchdowns in Cocalico's 28-21 upset of West York.

4. CV's Diaire Brison hauls in a nine yard touchdown catch against Dallastown. The Bucks fell 28-14 to the top seed.

District 3 Football Results: 1st Round

District III AAAA

(16) Conestoga Valley - 14 @ (1) Dallastown - 28
(9) McCaskey - 13 @ (8) Red Lion - 14
(13) Penn Manor - 28 @ (4) Harrisburg - 75
(15) Manheim Township - 21 @ (2) Wilson - 48
(11) Warwick - 7 @ (6) Central Dauphin - 42

District III AAA 

(13) Cocalico - 28 @ (4) West York - 21
(15) Big Spring - 13 @ (2) Lampeter-Strasburg - 41
(10) Dover - 14 @ (7) Manheim Central - 64

District III AA

(8) Schuylkill Valley - 21 @ (1) Lancaster Catholic - 56

District III A

(5) Columbia - 32 @ (4) Steel High - 41

L-L League Football: Playoff Live Scores

Refresh this post for live District scores updated throughout the night. Follow us on Twitter @News11Sports for updates from the sidelines.

District III AAAA

(16) Conestoga Valley - 14 @ (1) Dallastown - 81 FINAL

(11) Warwick - 7 @ (6) Central Dauphin - 42 FINAL

District III AAA

(10) Dover - 14 @ (7) Manheim Central - 64 FINAL

(13) Cocalico - 28 @ (4) West York - 21 FINAL

District III AA

(8) Schuylkill Valley - 21 @ (1) Lancaster Catholic - 56 FINAL

Cable-11 will broadcast the Dover-Manheim Central contest. Kickoff is at 7pm. For highlights from the rest of these games and scores from around the District tune in to the postgame show at 10:30pm.

High School Game Night Blue Ribbon Awards

The final installment includes Most Valuable Player and Coach of the Year.

With ten weeks of L-L football behind us, we are handing out awards for the regular season. We call them the "HSGN Blue Ribbon Awards" for the teams in our coverage area. Today's winners:

Most Valuable Player - Deron Thompson, Warwick RB

Deron Thompson - MVP
The key to any MVP discussion is to picture the team without the candidate. Where would Warwick be without Deron Thompson this season? That is a scary thought for any Warrior coach, player or fan.

With props to an excellent offensive line and the lead blocking of fullback Bryan McCall, Thompson was the Warwick offense in 2010. He became just the second player in Lancaster-Lebanon League history to eclipse the 2,000 yard mark in the regular season (along with Ephrata Athletic Director Tommy Long in 1996).

Entering tonight's District 3 Quad-A opener at Central Dauphin, Thompson has rushed for 2,017 yards and 26 touchdowns. And he's done that with opposing defenses knowing precisely who to stop week in, week out.

Even more impressive, Thompson is the team's second leading tackler from his linebacker position. He takes quite a beating every Friday night, averaging 30 carries and 9 tackles per game.

While Thompson would probably need another game or two, he still has an outside shot to break Kevin Kelley's L-L record of 2,327 yards set a year ago (in twelve games). It all starts tonight for 11 seed Warwick against the 6th seeded Rams. 

Coach of the Year - Mike Williams, Manheim Central

Mike Williams, 309 career wins
As the saying goes in Baron Nation, Manheim Central does not rebuild. They reload.

Despite incredible roster upheaval with most of the starters from last year's state finalist squad gone to graduation, the Barons are yet again a dangerous team heading into Districts. While Williams spent all year telling us his team wasn't that good, we know a lot of teams that would happily take a 7-3 record and home game in the first round of playoffs.

The Barons three losses came by a total of 12 points. They were the closest to knocking off undefeated Wilson this season, losing by three in West Lawn.

While Central lost Justin Gorman, Dakota Royer, Dan Trafford and the rest, Williams and his staff made Chase Moyer, Derek Hart and Brandon Artman stars of Section 2's second-best passing offense.

The 7 seed Barons (who host 10th seeded Dover tonight on Cable 11) have won four in a row entering playoffs and don't forget they, not upstart Lampeter-Strasburg or top ranked Greencastle Antrim, are the defending Triple-A champs.

In addition to the Blue Ribbon Awards, we are having a little fun with some Season Superlatives. Look for a few added on to each new award post:

Most Likely to Confuse a Tackle for a 2pt. Takedown - Garden Spot

So. FB Adam Haas
After a winless 2009, the Spartans began their turnaround this year with a 4-6 season that kept them in the District picture until the final week.

We attribute this to the fighter mentality exhibited by the wrestlers on the team (including coach Matt Zamperini used to coach wrestling) including fullback Adam Haas, center and defensive end Anthony Huber and more.

Now we will see if the Spartans can complete the reversal (2 points) with a young roster that will return standouts like Haas and quarterback John Armbrust in 2011.

Jim Vieland
Most Ingenious Quotes - Jim Vieland, Eph.

Ephrata's head honcho had by far the most creative sound bites. It made Mounts practice that much more exciting, we never knew what we would get.

The top two from 2010: After two early wins, Vieland described the momentum as a tidal wave that they had to keep riding. Later in the season, when asked what it to be a good offensive line, he said the unit should be like a pack of pit bulls going after a piece of raw meat. Priceless!

Under the Lights: Bryan McCall

Warwick's senior LB/FB is the heart and soul of the playoff-bound Warriors.

Our Under the Lights feature takes a look at one athlete and shows who they are on and off the playing field.

Today we feature Warwick linebacker and fullback Bryan McCall. The senior is leading the Warriors in tackles for the third year in a row. He is the emotional leader of this team ... and also the subject of some pretty good pranks, enjoy:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

High School Game Night Blue Ribbon Awards

The honors continue with Rookie of the Year, Play of the Year and more.

With ten weeks of L-L football behind us, we are handing out awards for the regular season. We call them the "HSGN Blue Ribbon Awards" for the teams in our coverage area. Today's winners:

Rookie of the Year - DeVaughn Lee, Manheim Central

Central Fr. DeVaughn Lee
Earning a starting spot at Manheim Central is no easy task. Not to mention doing it as a freshman.

DeVaughn Lee burst onto the scene for the Barons this year at running back, outside linebacker and on special teams. At 5'11", 180 pounds he doesn't look like a 9th grader and  he didn't play like one either.

Despite playing most of the year with a cast on his right hand, Lee posted almost eight tackles per game, averaged more than eight yards per carry and returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown in Week Eight against Elizabethtown.

Lee also plays basketball and we can't wait to see the impact he has on Central's hoops team this winter.

Coach Mike Williams says Lee was one of the teams best players as a freshman and with three more seasons to star could very well be a scholarship athlete by the time his Baron career is over. Here is our "Under the Lights" piece we ran on the freshman, featuring Lee, Williams and Tyler Griffith:

Play of the Year - Cocalico Tops CV in Double OT

Hands down the most incredible, outrageous, ridiculous (and a whole lot of other outlandish adjectives) play of the year happened Week Nine in Witmer.

With playoff hopes in the balance for both teams, Cocalico and Conestoga Valley went to double overtime. With the Eagles attempting a game-winning field goal the Bucks Anthony Brown comes up with the block ... and then things get really crazy.

In the scramble for the ball sophomore kicker Wyatt Dungan, a soccer player, scoops it up and throws a pass all the way across the field. Senior wideout Kevin Antol comes back to the ball, catches it despite the cast on his hand and goes untouched for a 25 yard touchdown and a 41-35 Cocalico victory.

The win kept Cocalico's playoff chances alive (they would qualify in Triple-A as the 13 seed) while putting CV's season on the brink (The Bucks needed a Week 10 upset of L-S to get in to the Quad-A field as the 16 seed).

In addition to the Blue Ribbon Awards, we are having a little fun with some Season Superlatives. Look for a few added on to each new award post:

Most Likely to be on TV - John Roda, Lancaster Catholic

The senior quarterback told us he would love to be a sportscaster someday, and here are some reasons why he could excel:

3. Sports Knowledge - Roda can follow the likes of Troy Aikman and Steve Young from under center to the broadcast booth.

2. Solid Sound Bite - Always willing to talk to Cable-11, Roda walked the fine line between confident and cocky. His best analysis came when he said, based on an improved defense, that this year's Catholic team was actually stronger than last year's state champs.

1. Handles Expectations - Doesn't matter who Roda replaces at his first job, there is no way that person will be nearly as good as Kyle Smith was. And Roda has been just fine replacing the state record holder this year.

Least Likely to Sugarcoat - Mike Williams, Manheim Central

The face of Baron Nation is one heck of a football coach (his 309 career wins are the most in District 3 history) and tells it how it is during interviews. His answers range from the funny ("The Billies and the Joes, the X's and the O's") to the brutally honest ("We're just not that good"). Here are some highlights:

Best Accessory - Kevin Antol's Cast

The senior receiver broke his hand midway through the season and was forced to wear a cast. This raised the level of difficulty and made his three touchdowns against Lebanon, his catch on the Play of the Year and plenty of other highlights that much more entertaining.

District 3 Football Preview: CV vs. Dallastown

Buckskins try for two upsets in two weeks against undefeated Wildcats.

Details: (16) Conestoga Valley at (1) Dallastown - 7pm

Sr. RB Derek Burkholder
About the Bucks: Entering the final week of the regular season CV needed a win and a whole lot of help to get in to the Quad-A District 3 bracket. They got the victory, handing L-S its first loss of the season 33-21, and then learned that Central York, South Western and Central Dauphin East had all lost. The Bucks were in.

Conestoga Valley (5-5, 5-2 in Section 2) had a heart attack-inducing regular season, with seven games decided by a touchdown or less. The Bucks average 267 yards per game on offense, while allowing 291. The offense is led by dual-threat quarterback Alex Dienner (961 yards passing, 454 yards rushing, 17 total TD) and running back Derek Burkholder (819 yards, 5.4 avg, 7 TD).

CV won the District 3 Triple-A title in 1991 and has played in four other championship games.

Top-seed Dallastown (10-0)
About the Wildcats: Starting with a Week One comeback victory over Warwick, Dallastown went undefeated during the regular season en route to the York-Adams Division I title. The Wildcats have never played in the District 3 championship game.

Dallastown averages 28.0 points per game while the Wildcats give up just 11.7 points per game. Their leading rusher is Ryan Behrmann (757 yards, 5.8 avg, 8 TD) and linebacker Ben Kline, the leading tackler, is a Pitt recruit.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

High School Game Night Blue Ribbon Awards

With ten weeks of L-L football behind us, we are handing out awards for the regular season. We call them the "HSGN Blue Ribbon Awards" for the teams in our coverage area. Tonight's winners:

Team of the Year - Lancaster Catholic

The Crusaders dominated their opposition this year, beating everyone by double-digits. They won their sixth straight Section 3 title this season and have won 23 straight games dating to last season.

Entering the year with plenty of holes to fill after a State Championship season, the 2010 roster did something last year's group couldn't: go undefeated through the regular season.

A well balanced offense and stifling defense helped Catholic top the L-L in turnover ratio (+15) and scoring margin (an unreal +336). The Crusaders are second in the league in both team offense and team defense (behind another unbeaten, Wilson).

Lancaster Catholic begins its District 3 and PIAA title defense Friday at home against Schuylkill Valley.

Biggest Upset - Ephrata 21, Cocalico 20

The Ephrata Mounts had not beaten Cocalico since 2003. At least until Week Two this of the 2010 season.

It took a Jeremy Franck 67-yard keeper on the game's second play, an Andrew Burkholder halfback-pass to Evan Weaver for another touchdown, a missed extra point and finally a Scott Liebl field goal block to seal it.

The win was part of a fast start for Ephrata, while it took Cocalico the rest of the season to climb back into the playoff picture after that defeat.

In addition to the Blue Ribbon Awards, we are having a little fun with some Season Superlatives. Look for a few added on to each new award post:

Most Riveting Locker Room Speech - Bob Locker, Warwick

Before the Warriors Section-opener against Cedar Crest, head coach Bob Locker had this to say to fire up the troops. High grades for intensity and results, Warwick demolished the Falcons 52-20.

Best Nickname - Cocalico's "Three-Headed Dragon"

Way back in the preseason Eagle senior Jordan Martin warned us about a dangerous monster threatening any opponents' attempts to halt the Cocalico ground game. The three-headed dragon of senior tailbacks Austin Hartman, Roman High and Martin.

Now apparently this nickname was news to the other two, but don't worry they ran with it. Hartman leads the way with 1,289 yards this season (and a school record 4,458 for his career), while High and Martin both average almost six yards per carry (352 and 301 yards this year, respectively).

Most Likely to Show Up at Your Door with Knives - Alex Dienner, CV

Strange as that may sound this is not a Buckskin-version of the latest Hollywood thriller.

When he isn't leading CV to upset victories over the likes of Lampeter-Strasburg, the senior quarterback sells CUTCO cutlery.

His toughest customer? Coach Tom Nichols, who figures Alex makes more money selling sets of knives than Nichols does coaching the Bucks.

PIAA Update

Field Hockey, Boys Soccer Quarterfinal Games

LMH edges S. Lehigh 2-1 to advance to the AA quarterfinals


Double-A Boys' Soccer
(3-1) Lanc. Mennonite vs. (4-1) Lewisburg, Milton Hershey H.S. 3pm 

Triple-A Boys' Soccer
(1-4) Pennsbury vs. Hempfield (3-4), Hamburg H.S. 7pm

Triple-A Field Hockey
(3-4) Hempfield vs. (1-4) Council Rock North, Exeter H.S. 3pm
(3-2) Penn Manor vs. (11-1) Emmaus, Exeter H.S. 5pm
(3-5) Cocalico vs. (3-1) Hershey, Governor Mifflin H.S., 1pm

Cocalico shuts out N. Allegheny 4-0

L-L League Field Hockey All-Star Team

Bethany Ashworth earned 1st Team All-Section Honors.

 The Lancaster-Lebanon League released its All-Star teams for the 2010 Field Hockey season. Listed below are the 1st Team All-Section selections for area teams. For a full list, including 2nd Team and Honorable Mention, click here.

Taylor Kidwell
Jessica Lawville
Haley Mitchell
Nine Eagles earned All-Section honors.
Jordan Page
Courtney Ueberroth
Carissa Witmer

Conestoga Valley
Taylor Higgins
Alyssa Martin

Rachel Stauffer

Garden Spot
Britt Horst

Manheim Central
Sarah Bomberger
Morgan Mummau

Bethany Ashworth
Alexis Charles
Emily Harting
Alyssa Manley

Monday, November 8, 2010

Athlete of the Week: Curtis Ranck

Curtis Ranck leads Lancaster Mennonite to District crown.

Ranck's game-winning save in the semifinals.
Lancaster Mennonite played the role of underdog to perfection in three straight matches, en route to the school's first District III boys soccer title in 14 years.

After an opening round shutout of Section 4 rival Lancaster Catholic, the eight-seed Blazers knocked off top ranked Tulpehocken, four-seed Palmyra and finally two-seed East Pennsboro in Saturday's championship match.

LMH shutout three of those four opponents and was led the entire way by senior goalie Curtis Ranck. He made eight saves in the final, following up an eight-save performance in the semifinals which included the game-winner in sudden death penalty kicks.

Lancaster Mennonite opens the PIAA tournament tomorrow at 7:30 pm against Southern Lehigh at Hershey Park Stadium.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

PIAA Brackets: Soccer & Field Hockey

PIAA First Round: Tuesday

Boys' Soccer
Class AA
(11-2) Southern Lehigh vs. (3-1) Lanc. Mennonite, Hersheypark Stadium 7:30pm
Class AAA
(6-1) Hollidaysburg vs. (3-4) Hempfield, Altoona 7:30pm

Field Hockey 
Class AA
(3-2) Donegal vs. (2-2) Wyoming Seminary, Milton Hershey 4pm
Class AAA
(1-1) Wissahickon vs. (3-4) Hempfield, Central Bucks West 3pm
(3-2) Penn Manor vs. (1-2) Central Bucks South, Governor Mifflin 6pm
(7-1) North Allegheny vs. (3-5) Cocalico, Penn State University 7pm

Full brackets at

PIAA Cross Country Results

Click below for final results from Saturday's races

AA Girls Final Results
AAA Girls Final Results
AA Boys Final Results
AAA Boys Final Results

District 3 Football Pairings

11 L-L League teams make cut

First Round
Friday November 12th (unless otherwise noted)

(16) Conestoga Vally @ (1) Dallastown
(9) McCaskey @ (8) Red Lion
(13) Penn Manor @ (4) Harrisburg (Saturday 1pm)
(12) Cedar Cliff @ (5) Daniel Boone
(15) Manheim Township @ (2) Wilson
(10) Spring Grove @ (7) Cumberland Valley
(14) York @ (3) Governor Mifflin
(11) Warwick @ (6) Central Dauphin

(16) Hamburg @ (1) Greencastle-Antrim
(9) East Pennsboro @ (8) Conrad Weiser
(13) Cocalico @ (4) West York
(12) Gettysburg @ (5) Susquehanna Township
(15) Big Spring @ (2) Lampeter-Strasburg
(10) Dover @ (7) Manheim Central  ----- LIVE ON CABLE 11
(14) Kennard-Dale @ (3) Bishop McDevitt (Saturday 1pm)
(11) Hershey @ (6) Shippensburg

(8) Schuylkill Valley @ (1) Lancaster Catholic

(5) Columbia @ (4) Steel High

Friday, November 5, 2010

Vote for the Play of the Week

Use the poll on the right side of our blog to vote for the best play from Week Ten. The poll will remain open through Tuesday. Here are the choices in order of appearance:

1. Ephrata's Zach Sandoe makes a leaping catch, then spins and bounces off tackles into the endzone.

2. CV's Alex Dienner hits Diaire Brison for a long reception. It would have been a touchdown but the Buckskins were called for a block in the back right outside the endzone.

3. Manheim Central's Tyler Griffith scoops up a Garden Spot fumble and goes 26 yards to the endzone, one of his three touchdowns on the night.

4. Warwick's Matt Rissinger makes a fantastic one-handed catch and manages to keep his feet in bounds against Wilson.

5. Cocalico's Austin Hartman breaks free for a 63 yard touchdown run as the Eagles qualified for Districts.

L-L League Football: Week Ten Results

Section 1

Cedar Crest - 21 at Penn Manor - 56
Ephrata - 21 at McCaskey - 35
Hempfield - 15 at Manheim Township - 38
Wilson - 48 at Warwick - 19

Section 2

Solanco - 14 at Cocalico - 35
Conestoga Valley - 33 at Lampeter-Strasburg - 21
Lebanon - 42 at Elizabethtown -14
Manheim Central - 42 at Garden Spot - 7

Section 3

Annville-Cleona - 17 at Williams Valley* - 28
Columbia - 47 at Donegal - 27
Lancaster Catholic - 39 at Elco - 18
Pequea Valley - 28 at Northern Lebanon - 56


L-L League Football: Week Ten Live Scores

Refresh this post throughout the night for live scores updated throughout the night. Follow us on Twitter @News11Sports for updates from the sidelines.

CV wins 1st Lampeter Cup
Solanco - 14 @ Cocalico - 35 (FINAL)

Conestoga Valley - 33 @ L-S - 21 (FINAL)

Ephrata - 21 @ McCaskey - 35 (FINAL)

Manheim Central - 42 @ Garden Spot - 7 (FINAL)

Lancaster Catholic - 39 @ Elco - 18 (FINAL)

Wilson - 48 @ Warwick - 19 (FINAL)

Cable-11 will broadcast the Wilson-Warwick contest. The pregame show airs at 6:30pm with kickoff at 7pm. For highlights from the rest of these games tune in to the postgame show at 10:30pm.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Game-Winning Touchdown: Cocalico vs. CV

Click on the video below to see Cocalico's game-winning touchdown in double overtime from Week 9 against Conestoga Valley.

Kicker Wyatt Dungan's field goal attempt is blocked, he scoops it up and makes the 25yd TD pass to Kevin Antol to win the game in double OT.  Final: Cocalico 41, Conestoga Valley 35

Courtesy: Cocalico Football

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Athlete of the Week: Roman Clay

Catholic's Roman Clay carries six times for 255 yards. Enough said.

After one of the more impressive 15 minutes of football of the 2010 season, Lancaster Catholic's Roman Clay earned our Athlete of the Week honor.

Last Friday against Annville-Cleona Clay rushed for 255 yards and four touchdowns before the starters were removed in the second quarter. And he did that on six carries. That is an average of 42.5 yards per carry, not too bad for the sophomore.

Clay's touchdown runs went for 48, 66, 80 and 34 yards as the Crusaders clinched their sixth-straight Section 3 title.

Clay is academically ineligible for the regular season finale at Elco this week, but is not expected to miss any playoff games.

He is over 1,200 yards for the season and with a deep enough postseason run could break Jordan Stewart's school single-season rushing record of 1,570 set just last year.