Friday, December 30, 2011

Top11 Sporting Moments of 2011 #1-5

As another year comes to a close, we are counting down the Top 11 Sports Moments of 2011. Here is the second half of our countdown, we have the full list on the "Top 11 of 2011" page on the right. 


5. John Armbrust and Connor Schlegel 

Garden Spot duo, John Armbrust and Connor Schelgel quite the double threat for Garden Spot with both the QB and wideout racking up some impressive numbers. 


4. Manheim Central Softball

The Lady Barons had a season for the books, winning their first District crown in program history and making a run at states.


3. Warwick Field Hockey

The Lady Warriors win a league title over section rival, and go far into November with a trip to the state final.



2. Lancaster Mennonite Boys Soccer

LMH soccer not only got back to back district crowns in 2011 to add to its trophy case, but the Blazers added state gold to their collection, winning the school's first ever PIAA title.



1. Lancaster Catholic Football

The Crusaders had the perfect season, literally. A 16-0 record, a 7th consecutive section title, a district title, and their second PIAA title in three years.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top 11 Sporting Moments of 2011 # 11 to 6


As another year comes to a close, we are counting down the Top 11 Sports Moments of 2011. Here is the first half of our countdown, we have the up to date list on the "Top 11 of 2011" page on the right. 

11. Atlantic League Dominance

The York Revolutions and the Lancaster Barnstormers had quite the season. Both battled it out for prestige, with the Revs winning its second consecutive championship.


10. F&M's Glenn Robinson

Franklin and Marshall's Men's Basketball Coach,  Glenn Robinson reached a milestone this season, notching his 800th win:


9. Lancaster Catholic Boys Basketball

The Lancaster Catholic boys basketball team had a season for the books; remaining perfect in the regular season, and winning its first district title in program history.


8. Emily Cameron

Warwick swimmer, Emily Cameron continued where she left off in 2010, breaking state records and adding some gold medals to her mantle:


7. Warwick Boys Soccer

Warwick boys soccer did what was 13 years coming, the Warriors won league championship gold:


6. Manheim Central Football

The Manheim Central football team fought one of its hardest battles on September 2nd when the Barons went on the field for the first time without their four fallen teammates. Coach Mike Williams called their win over Lower Dauphin that night, one of the best.


Monday, December 19, 2011

Athlete of the Week: Roman Clay

Roman Clay rushes for 154 yards to help Lancaster Catholic win state gold. 

Clay gets the first down
Lancaster Catholic's Roman Clay gets the nod for "Athlete of the Week," after his performance on Saturday helped his team get its second PIAA state title in three years. 

Clay escapes a tackle
Clay steamrolled through the Tyrone defense rushing for 154 yards and 1 touchdown. The running back's performance gave him 1,899 yards and 32 touchdowns this season, which are both Lancaster Catholic single season school records.

The running back finished as the top rusher in the L-L.

And by the way, Roman Clay is just a junior.



Lancaster Catholic Wins State Crown

Lancaster Catholic beats Tyrone to win its second PIAA state title in three years.

Lancaster Catholic made it a clean sweep Saturday, adding  the "AA" PIAA State title to its trophy case along with the District 3, and Section title the team won earlier in the year.

The Crusaders held off Tyrone to win 17-7. This is the second title in three years for the Crusaders, who made it 2 for 2 in state championship appearances.

The Crusaders ended the season 16-0, and for more on how much this win meant to the team click on the video below.


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Under the Lights: Lancaster Catholic Football


Our Under the Lights feature takes a look at one local athlete or team and shows who they are on and off the playing field. Watch our past stories below:

12/16//11 Lancaster Catholic Football
Lancaster Catholic Football is one game away from having the perfect season. The Crusaders will fight for their second PIAA state crown in three years. On the gridiron they get the job done, and it might even get a little "wild".


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Jeff Reinhart on Lancaster Catholic vs. Tyrone

Lancaster Catholic faces Tyrone in the PIAA "AA" final in a defensive showdown.

 Lancaster Catholic is one game shy of making it a clean sweep; winning every game and every trophy up for grabs in the 2011 season. But the Crusaders meet Tyrone, who have quite the pedigree in the state championships, and have quite a few threats themsevles.

L-L Leaguesports e-news' Jeff Reinhart breaks down the game.

Lancaster Catholic Football: A Brotherhood

Lancaster Catholic football players reflect on the season and their bond together.

The Lancaster Catholic football team has had quite the season. The Crusaders are 15-0, one game shy from having a perfect season, but most importantly one game away from maybe adding a new trophy to its case,

Catholic returns to Hershey for the second time in three years to fight for the PIAA "AA "state crown.

Click on the story below to see how at Lancaster Catholic blood isn't thicker than this gridiron gang.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Kyle Felpel Commits to University of Alabama

Cocalico's Kyle Felpel is headed to University of Alabama next fall.

He was named the defensive linebacker of the year this fall, and amazed us with quite a few amazing catches.  But Kyle Felpel will be using his arms a little differently this season.

The throwing specialist will have to get used to the warmer climate, with the Eagles senior giving a verbal commitment to the University of Alabama.

Felpel had been linked to a couple other colleges, including Penn State and Oklahoma. 

Last spring, Felpel won the district three triple A shot put title, and claimed silver in states.

The senior said he still hasn't picked an event to specialize in yet, and that he'll worry about that when he'll worry about that when he gets to Tuscaloosa.

Athlete of the Week: Warwick Girls Bowling

Warwick Girls Bowling rolls to win Athlete of the Week.

Warwick's Brianna Weaver
The athlete of the week for the week of December 9th comes from the bowling lanes, with the Warwick bowling team having quite the week.

This week the team rolled to a 2-0 start for the season with wins over Manheim Township and Cedar Crest.

The girls then showed off a little in the Ice Breaker Tournament, where they beat 12 high school teams from Central Pennsylvania, Allentown and Philadelphia for the gold.

Crusaders Win a Spot in State Title Game

Lancaster Catholic beats West Catholic to land a spot in state final.


Harbach and team celebrate after win

Lancaster Catholic is going to the state title game after its 23-20 win against West Philadelphia Catholic. The Crusaders will now face Tyrone in Hershey for the state title.

And the Crusaders had to dig deep for the win against the Burrs. The Crusader D stepping up after a Lancaster Catholic fumble, holding West Catholic to get back the ball after a botched punt. From there the offense took over, and in the same style Lancaster Catholic won in 2009 in Coatsville, Sean Titus brings in the winning touchdown with less than a minute on the clock.

Click on the video below to see all the reaction from Coatsville.

Athlete of the Week: Charles Sweigert

Sweigert Celebrating after TD
Charles Sweigert Sparks Crusaders' Offense in Quarterfinals. 

"Athlete of the Week" for the week of December 3rd  is Lancaster Catholic's Charles Sweigert, after his performance against Mount Carmel in the PIAA quarterfinals.

Sweigert hauling in the TD
The game in Shamokin was all about nailing the big plays, with Mount Carmel keeping the Crusader offense more quiet than usual. So when the Crusaders offense needed a spark,  Sweigert sprung into action.  The wide out helped the Catholic offense in the second quarter, hauling in a 78 yard catch all the way to the end zone.

Sweigert finished the day with four catches for 157 yards.








Lions Club Honors Trio

John Armbrust, Robbie Gillin, and Johnnie Martin awarded Frantz-Rider-Yohe Award

Lions Club Awards Trio
The Lions Clubs of Columbia, Elizabethtown, and Lititz recognized three of the leagues most outstanding football players.

With one honoree from each L-L League Section, Garden Spot's John Armbrust,Wilson's Robbie Gillin, and Donegal's Johnnie Martin  were the 2011 recipients of the Frantz-Rider-Yohe Award.

The Spartan earned the honor after working the option this season, throwing for 29 touchdowns and rushing for over 500 yards.

Armbrust was joined by his parents and coach Matt Zamperini while receiving the award.

Click on the video below to hear from the honoree Spartan.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

LL League Football All Stars: Section Two

COACH OF THE YEAR: Mike Williams, Manheim Central
OFFENSIVE BACK OF THE YEAR: John Armbrust, Garden Spot
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Jeff Pickel, Lampeter-Strasburg
WIDE RECEIVER OF THE YEAR: Connor Schlegel, Garden Spot
DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE YEAR: Tyler Stitz, Solanco
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Kyle Felpel, Cocalico
LINEBACKER OF THE YEAR: Andrew Kauffman, Manheim Central
OUTSTANDING BACK OF THE YEAR: John Armbrust, Garden Spot
OUTSTANDING LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Jeff Pickel, Lampeter-Strasburg 


FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
QB - John Armbrust, Garden Spot
RB - Anthony Brown, Conestoga Valley
RB - Joe Welk, Solanco
RB - Jordan Groff, Lampeter-Strasburg
WR - Connor Schlegel, Garden Spot
WR - Ray Lopez, Lampeter-Strasburg 
WR - Kirby Breault, Elizabethtown
TE - Taylor Geib, Manheim Central
C - Austin Good, Manheim Central
OG - Eric Price, Solanco
OG - Jeff Pickel, Lampeter-Strasburg
OT -Matt Boulden, Solanco
OT - Robbie Barrett, Garden Spot
K - Bryant Myer, Manheim Central
KR - Joe Welk, Solanco

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DE - Nate Henry, Manheim Central
DE - Kyle Felpel, Cocalico
DT - Josh Cooper, Elizabethtown
DT - Andre Dienner, Lampeter-Strasburg 
DT - Derek Shaub, Manheim Central
ILB - Andrew Kauffman, Manheim Central
ILB - Jason Lindlsey, Lampeter-Strasburg
OLB - Jeff Pickel, Lampeter-Strasburg 
OLB - Joe Welk, Solanco
DB - Ray Lopez, Lampeter-Strasburg
DB - Reid Pavlik, Manheim Central
DB - Tyler Stitz, Solanco
DB - Ryan Connell, Garden Spot
DB - Kirby Breault, Elizabethtown 
P - Bryant Myer, Manheim Central

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
QB - Caleb Walton, Manheim Central
QB - Nate Shank, Lampeter-Strasburg
RB - Dan Neff, Lampeter-Strasburg
RB - Spencer Moser, Cocalico
RB - Nick Reitenbach, Cocalico
WR - Kyle Felpel, Cocalico
WR - Alex Kuhn, Labanon
WR - Josh Good, Manheim Central
TE - Mike McNelis, Lampeter-Strasburg
C - Shae McGarvery, Conestoga Valley
OG - Tyler Good, Conestoga Valley
OG - Logan High, Cocalico
OG - Ben Sensenig, Garden Spot
OT - Manny Del Carpio, Manheim Central
OT - Erick Caba, Lebanon
K - Robbie Cardina, Conestoga Valley
KR - Ryan Connell, Garden Spot

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DE - Matt McCrudden, Lampeter-Strasburg
DE - Eric Price, Solanco
DE - Chris Lynn, Manheim Central
DT - Shae McGarvery, Conestoga Valley
DT - Matt Christie, Garden Spot
DT - Austin Fromm, Cocalico
ILB - Jed Murray, Lebanon
ILB - Dalton Kern, Cocalico
OLB - Mark Pyles, Lebanon
OLB - Jason Nolt, Garden Spot
DB - Anthony Brown, Conestoga Valley
DB - Steven Padillas, Lebanon
DB - Jordan Groff, Lampeter-Strasburg
DB - Dan Neff, Lampeter-Strasburg
DB - Spencer Moser, Cocalico
P - Tanner Reed, Garden Spot

HONORABLE MENTION: OFFENSE
QB - Alex Trautman, Lebanon
RB - Dakoda Leid, Garden Spot
RB - Ryan Connell, Garden Spot
RB - Matt McCrudden, Lampeter-Strasburg
WR - Andrew Seiverling , Manheim Central
C - Tyler Ayers, Solanco
C - Ben Weaver, Garden Spot
C - Chad Harrison, Lampeter-Strasburg
C - Josh Cooper, Elizabethtown
OT - Drew Stauffer, Lampeter-Strasburg
OT - Tony Lonardi, Elizabethtown
K - Troy Harmon, Garden Spot
K - Wyatt Dungan, Cocalico
KR - Drew Murray, Lebanon
KR - Ryan Connell, Garden Spot

HONORABLE MENTION: DEFENSE
DE - Dan Mullins, Cocalico
DT - Trent Lilley, Manheim Central
ILB - Tyler Petri, Conestoga Valley
ILB - Rob King, Garden Spot
OLB - Caleb Martin, Manheim Central
OLB - Nate Shank, Lampeter-Strasburg
OLB - Tanner Leid, Garden Spot
DB - Tyler Kolb, Conestoga Valley
DB - Josh Good, Manheim Central
P -  Robbie Cardina, Conestoga Valley
P - Kyle Felpel, Cocalico
P - Nate Shank, Lampeter-Strasburg
P - Steven Padillas, Lebanon

LL League Football All Stars: Section One

COACH OF THE YEAR: Doug Dahms, Wilson
OFFENSIVE BACK OF THE YEAR: Rodney Gillin, Wilson
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Ethan Werner, Wilson
WIDE RECEIVER OF THE YEAR: Diante Cherry, McCaskey
DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE YEAR: Daulton Parmer, Penn Manor
LINEBACKER OF THE YEAR: Dominic Moyer, Wilson
OUTSTANDING BACK OF THE YEAR: Rodney Gillin, Wilson
OUTSTANDING LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Tom Devenney, Warwick


FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
 QB - Brennan Scott, Manheim Township
RB - Rodney Gillin, Wilson
RB - Joey Gamble, Hempfield
RB - Brady Forney, Warwick
WR - Diante Cherry, McCaskey
WR - Daulton Parmer, Penn Manor
WR - Daulton Ritter, Cedar Crest
WR - Jacob Morgan, Wilson
TE - Matt Rothrock, Wilson
C - Mike Farley, Manheim Township
OG - Cody Stryker, Penn Manor
OG - Isaiah Brown, Wilson
OT - Ethan Werner, Wilson
OT - Clayon Schannauer, Wilson
K - Mark Hoffman, Hempfield
KR - Chase Miller, Manheim Township

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DE - Kevin Sollenberger, Ephrata
DE - Matt Rothrock, Wilson
DT -Austin Young, Hempfield
DT - Jordan Mayes, Manheim Township
DT - Tom Devenney, Warwick
ILB - Dominic Moyer, Wilson
ILB - Scott Sallade, Manheim Township
OLB - K.J. Pederson, Hempfield
OLB - Noel Burgos, McCaskey
DB - Chase Miller, Manheim Township
DB - Daulton Parmer, Penn Manor
DB - Diante Cherry, McCaskey
DB - Rodney Gillin, Wilson
P - Adam Sahd, Penn Manor

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
QB - Garrett Levengood, Cedar Crest
RB - Tim Murray, Ephrata
RB - Alex Pstrak, Ephrata
RB - Brandon Stone, Penn Manor
RB - Dillon O'Dell, Manheim Township
WR - Kyle Bushong, Manheim Township
WR - Chase Miller, Manheim Township
TE - Darin Kline, Cedar Crest
C - J.D. Aument, Hempfield
OG - Marcus Grant, Manheim Township
OG - Chris Bishop, Cedar Crest
OT - Tom Devenney, Warwick
OT - Clayton Hoffmaster, Manheim Township
K - Shawn Mearig, Warwick
KR - Daulton Parmer, Penn Manor

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DE - Junior Joseph, Wilson
DE - Trent Crider, Penn Manor
DT - Deshon Giddens, Wilson
DT - Dante Swinton, McCaskey
DT - Errol Hammond, Penn Manor
ILB - Dylan Weber, Penn Manor
ILB - Will Hollis, Hempfield
OLB - Alex Opp, Manheim Township
OLB - Jimmy Waters, Wilson
DB - Garrett Levengood, Cedar Crest
DB - Collin Harrop, Wilson
DB - Tyler Karpinski, Manheim Township
DB - Daulton Ritter, Cedar Crest
P - Brennan Scott, Manheim Scott

HONORABLE MENTION: OFFENSE
QB - Adam Sahd, Penn Manor
QB - Johnathan Hulyo, McCaskey
QB - Seth Klein, Wilson
RB - Josh Ransing, McCaskey
RB - Anthony Boak, Warwick
RB - Dominic Moyer, Wilson
TE - Kevin Sollenberger, Ephrata
TE - Dylan Weber, Penn Manor
C - Dalton Bollinger, Warwick
OG - Dante Swinton, McCaskey
OG - Harry Schenberger, Hempfield
OG - Jared Good, Warwick
OG - David Sanchez, Manheim Township
OG - Austin Noss, Wilson
OT - Matt Sollenberger, Hempfield
OT - Xavier Solis, McCaskey
OT - Mitch Sweigart, Penn Manor
K - Daulton Ritter, Cedar Crest
K - Alex Woolley, Manheim Township
K - Blaise Glover, McCaskey
KR - Tim Murray, Ephrata
KR - Diante Cherry, McCaskey
KR - Daulton Ritter, Cedar Crest
KR - Jacob Morgan, Wilson

HONORABLE MENTION: DEFENSE
DE - Matt Sourber, Manheim Township
DE - Xavier Solis, McCaskey
DE - Simon Williams, Manheim Township
DE - Alex Quinn, Penn Manor
DE - Dalton Bollinger, Warwick
DE - Luke Deffenderfer, Hempfield
DT - Gregg Jones, McCaskey
ILB - Corey Shirk, Ephrata
ILB - Demetrius Young, Wilson
ILB - Albert Powell, Warwick
OLB - Adam Hess, Penn Manor
OLB - Bobby Nye, Ephrata
OLB - Madison Miller, Wilson
OLB - Chad Messimer, Warwick
DB - Evan Weaver, Ephrata
DB - Stu Helgeson, Hempfield
DB - Austin Minnich, Warwick
DB - Mike Bucek, Penn Manor
P - Madison Miller, Warwick
P - Blaise Glover, McCaskey




Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Athlete of the Week: Roman Clay, Brandon Hollister


Clay Running for First Down

Lancaster Catholic's Roman Clay and Brandon Hollister are the Athletes of the Week. 

Lancaster Catholic is the definition on efficiency on the offensive side of the ball, and when you talk about the Crusader offense no one can forget about the two men leading the assault on the ground, Roman Clay and Brandon Hollister.

Both running backs combining for nearly 2,500 yards this season, and on Friday these two held their own against Wymoissing leading the Crusaders to their 6th district crown.
Hollister Running to Endzone


Clay rushed for 6 yards and a touchdown, while Hollister ran for 174 yards, including a 34 yard TD run, which would prove to be the winning score.

Coming into Friday's game Clay had 102 rushes for 1,328 yards, averaging 13 yards per carry, with 25 dances to the end zone. Hollister had 120 rushes for 1,134 yards, averaging 9. 5 yards per carry, and 11 touchdowns.

Catholic Wins 6th District AA Football Crown

Lancaster Catholic wins 6th District AA Football Championship. 

Lancaster Catholic continues to write its names into history books. The Crusaders left their mark in Double A competition, winning their 6th crown over Wyomissing on Friday.

The Crusaders beat the Spartans 21-14, tying with Delone for the most district titles.

Click on the video below for all the reaction from Hershey Park Stadium.

Spartans' John Armbrust Signs with ESU

Garden Spot's John Armbrust signs to play baseball at East Stroudsburg University. 

John Armbrust had a great season on the gridiron this fall for Garden Spot, but he will be devoting his future to his first love, baseball. 

Armbrust will play ball at East Stroudsburg University, and he signed his intent in front of family and Garden Spot Baseball Head Coach , J D Stern on Wednesday. 

Armbrust, a shortstop and a pitcher, was an All-State pick last spring, batting .522 and fielding .909. 


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Local Hockey Team Battles Off the Ice

Cocalico/Garden Spot Ice Hockey Team trying to keep the club alive. 

No winter sports schedule would feel right without an ice hockey game, but for Cocalico and Garden Spot it's a battle to keep getting back on the ice.

The two high schools joining  forces to create the "Spagels" after participation started to decrease. One of the reasons for the low turnout the last few seasons is plainly the cost. The equipment alone can run up the tab up to hundreds of dollars. The team tries to organize fund-raisers to help cut the cost.

Click on the story below for more of a detailed look at the team.



If you would like to donate or request information about the team, contact Rose Ackerman at:

PO BOX 96 Adamstown, PA 19501.
phone: 717-484-0496

If you would like to join the team please contact Coach Randy Leisey at:
717-484-0496


LMH Soccer Wins First State Crown in History

Lancaster Mennonite wins first PIAA Boys Soccer title in program history. 


L-M-H made history on Friday, winning its first state soccer title in history. The Blazers took down Tulpehocken for the second time this season, winning  2-1 with a pair of Caleb Cole goals.

With this win the Blazers are one for one in a state championship game. Mennonite add this latest addition to its District title the team won earlier in the season.

News11 caught up with the team with all the reaction to the historic win.

Under the Lights: Lancaster Mennonite Soccer



Our Under the Lights feature takes a look at one local athlete or team and shows who they are on and off the playing field. Watch our past stories below: 

11/18/11 Lancaster Mennonite's Boys Soccer
L-M-H has put together a season for the record books. We talk to Keegan Rosenberry, CJ Sturges, Benji Kennel, Caleb Cole, and Coach Fred Whiney to find out what it takes to make it work up front.

Under the Lights: Warwick Field Hockey



Our Under the Lights feature takes a look at one local athlete or team and shows who they are on and off the playing field. Watch our past stories below: 

11/18/11 Warwick Field Hockey
The girls from the Warwick field hockey team have quite the chemistry. And we talked to the seniors before the PIAA Finals about what it takes to "connect"

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Behind the Lines at Lancaster Catholic

Lancaster Catholic's offensive line continue to overpower opponents.


In a season where Lancaster Catholic has two running backs rushing for over a 1000 yards, a top ranked passer, and a perfect record- something has to be said for its offensive line.

News11 goes deep inside the trenches at Lancaster Catholic.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lanc. Catholic's Harbach Reaches Milestone

Lancaster Catholic's head coach, Bruce Harbach, wins his 100th win as a Crusader.

 Lancaster Catholic's Bruce Harbach is the second L-L  League coach this season to earn his 100th career win, when the Crusaders beat Boiling Springs 61-7 last Friday.

That places Harbach among a list of four active L-L coaches that reached 100 or more wins, which includes Manheim Central's Mike Williams.

The Crusaders' coach improved to 100-24 overall, winning 7 section titles, 3 district titles and 1 PIAA title during his career.

Click on the video below to see why his team says they win more than just a good record under  Harbach.


Kicking it with Manheim's Martial Arts Champions


Manheim ATA Martial Arts School heads to Nationals and comes back with a large medal count.



Students from Manheim ATA's Martial Arts School recently came back from a national competition in Orlando.  The students, ranging from 7 years old to their mid-teens, collected 12 medals.  The students were judged on their forms, weapons display and sparring.

For a break down on the medal winners click on the video below. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Athlete of the Week: Kiersten Cepeda

Warwick junior, Kiersten Cepeda, nabs Athlete of the Week after her team's push for state glory.

Warwick's Kiersten Cepeda is not the flashiest player, according to Coach Bob Derr; but she certainly gets the job done.

Cepeda after her goal against Whitehall

Cepda not a senior, but is certainly stepping up leading the attack. The junior Warrior is Warwick's leading scorer with 24 goals, and she netted two goals against Whitehall over the weekend to send her team to the quarterfinals.

"What she does is, she is at the right place at the right time," says Coach Derr, "Her knowledge of the game, her positioning and her stick and eye coordination really helps her. A lot of her goals are shots that go off wide and she just pushes it in."

Monday, November 14, 2011

Cable-11 Winter Sports Schedule Released

Cable-11 is ready for another exciting fall season complete with high school boys and girls' basketball, wrestling, and ice hockey. 

For a complete schedule of what's on the agenda this winter, click here.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Vote for your Play of the Week

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


1. Lancaster Catholic's Sean Titus catches his third touchdown of the game


2. Garden Spot John Armbrust and Connor Schlegel connect for a first down.


3. Manheim Central's Caleb Walton runs it to the goal line in a drive that the Barons would score to take the lead.




Friday, November 11, 2011

L-L League Football District Playoffs Round 1 Results

Blue Ridge Area:

Garden Spot - 8 vs. Conrad Weiser - 36

Palmyra - 34 vs. Manheim Central - 31 (Overtime)

Boiling Springs - 7 vs. Lancaster Catholic - 61


Other Games:

South Western - 42 vs. Manheim Township - 35

Penn Manor - 17 vs. Wilson - 38

Hempfield - 7 vs. Governor Mifflin - 35

Donegal - 14 vs. Bishop McDevitt - 49

Northern - 6 vs. L-S - 42

Trinity - 42 vs. Delone Catholic - 27

Red Land - 42 vs. Hershey - 41 (Overtime)

Millersburg vs. Columbia - N/A

L-L League Football Football District Playoffs: 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.

Garden Spot - 8 vs. Conrad Weiser - 36, Final

Palmyra - 34 vs. Manheim Central - 31, Final (OT)

Boiling Springs - 7 vs. Lancaster Catholic - 61, Final

Cable-11 will broadcast the Palmyra-Manheim Central contest. Kickoff is live at 7pm. For highlights from the rest of these games tune in to the Evening Report at 10:00pm.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Vieland Resigns from Ephrata Football

Head Coach Jim Vieland has resigned as Ephrata Football's head coach.

Ephrata football coach, Jim Vieland resigned from his head coaching position Wednesday morning.

According to Ephrata's Athletic Director, Tommy Long, Vieland gave his letter of resignation at the end of the season meeting.

Vieland took the position on March 2008, after leaving his assistant coach position at Hempfield. In four seasons, Vieland coached two years in section 1 and two years in section 2 compiling a 5-35 overall record as the Mounts' head coach, 1-13 in section play.

Ephrata is set to shift back down to Section 2 for the 2012-13 cycle.

We will update the story with more information as we receive it.



Joe Paterno Era Over

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and school president Graham Spanier fired over handling of rape allegations. 


Penn State's legendary coach preached winning the right way, but now Joe Paterno ends his career at the helm of the program in the midst of scandals.

The university's board of trustees deciding Wednesday night to fire both Paterno and school president, Graham Spanier. This comes hours after Paterno made a statement saying he was going to retire at the end of the season, his 46th.

Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley will serve as interim coach while Rodney Erickson will be the interim school president.

 Paterno came under harsh criticism for not taking more action in 2002 after then-graduate assistant and current assistant coach Mike McQueary came to him and reported seeing former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky in the Penn State showers with a young boy.

Click on the video below to hear what Manheim Central's head coach, Mike Williams says should be real focus.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

L-L League Football: 9 Weeks in Under a Minute

As seen on Week 10's High School Game Night, here is a look at some of the best moments of the 2011 season through nine weeks.

Enjoy!


Friday, November 4, 2011

Vote for your Play of the Week

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

1. Garden Spot's John Armbrust finds Connor Schlegel in the endzone to tie the game. 


2. Cocalico Nicholas Reitenbach runs all the way to the promised land untouched. 


3. Manheim Central's Caleb Walton passes to Taylor Geib to seal the game. 


L-L League Football Week 10 Results

Blue Ridge Area:

Garden Spot - 7 vs. Manheim Central - 14

Cocalico - 35 vs. Solanco - 21

L-S - 28 vs. Conestoga Valley - 16

McCaskey - 22 vs. Ephrata - 15

Warwick - 14 vs. Wilson - 40

Other L-L League Games:

Penn Manor - 42 vs. Cedar Crest - 7

Manheim Township - 42 vs. Hempfield - 28

Elizabethtown - 13 vs. Lebanon - 20

Donegal - 49 vs. Columbia - 34

ELCO - 7 vs. Lancaster Catholic - 51

Northern Lebanon - 33 vs. Pequea Valley - 6

Williams Valley - 25 vs. Annville-Cleona - 0

L-L League Football Football Week 10: 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.

Garden Spot - 7 vs. Manheim Central - 14, Final

Cocalico - 35 vs. Solanco - 21, Final

L-S - 28 vs. Conestoga Valley - 16, Final

McCaskey - 22 vs. Ephrata - 15, Final

Warwick - 14 vs. Wilson - 40, Final

Cable-11 will broadcast the Garden Spot-Manheim Central contest. Kickoff is live at 7pm. For highlights from the rest of these games tune in to the postgame show at 10:30pm.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Crunch Time for L-L Football Teams

A lot of teams in Section 2 are fighting for their spot in district playoffs.

A lot of big games on the docket this week with a lot of teams fighting at a chance to battle for district gold. And of course who can forget the big section two showdown between Garden Spot and Manheim Central, where the winner will get a home game in the first round of playoffs.


L-L League Sports' Jeff Reinhart breaks it all down in the video below.


Bryant Myer: A Kick Above the Rest

Manheim Central's Bryant Myer proving special teams can be a huge tool to win games. 

Manheim Central kicker Bryant Myer has been a weapon for the Barons this season. The senior was named the third best punter in the nation, and the 56th best kicker even before the season started.

Not only has Myer been great at field positioning, making sure other teams have to work on offense with his perfectly placed punts and kick offs, he has also racked up some points with so far this season, including a 43 yard field goal.

Here is a glimpse at the high rated kicker.



Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Garden Spot's Well Armed Offense

Garden Spot continues to have one of the most lucrative partnerships on the gridiron.

Garden Spot quarterback, John Armbrust, and wide out, Connor Schlegel continue to impress on the gridiron for the Spartans.

Armbrust has now thrown for 28 touchdowns, 18 of those heading Schlegel's way! Theses stats puts them up there with state records.

Here is a look at the partnership that continues to reap in rewards.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Athletes of the Week: Alex Pstrak, Tim Murray, and Jeremy Franck

Three Mountaineers rack up Athlete of the Week honors after comeback win.

Jeremy Franck, Tim Murray, and Alex Pstrak all got the weekly nod after their part in the comeback on Friday. Ephrata down 35-13 at the end of the first half, to Cedar Crest scored 22 unanswered points in the third quarter to take its first win of the season.

Alex Pstrak
Tim Murray
Jeremy Franck

 Franck finished 11 for 13 for 173 yards and 3 TDs in the victory, while Murray rushed for over 160 yards on 15 carries, and Pstrak led the them in the pivotal third quarter, with two scores. The running back ended the night with 3 touchdowns and 150 yards rushing.


Week 9: Busy Guys on the Gridirion

 As seen on High School Game Night on Friday, here are the two short videos highlighting two players who are working hard for their team. 

First up, Manheim Central's Caleb Walton is in charge of leading a very young Baron offense.Up to Week 8, the Central quarterback is 92 of 147 for 1,076 yards and 7 TDs.  Walton though also working on the ground.  rushing for 539 yards, 10 TDs and  averages about 5 yards a carry.



Ephrata's Tim Murray is certainly one not shy of giving his all on the gridiron. The running back has done it all for the Mounts. Be it running, passing, receiving or defending Murray has stepped up for his team. The senior has rushed for 464 yards and 3 touchdowns, catching for 424 yards and 1 TD.


Monday, October 31, 2011

Weekend Snow Freezes Playoff Schedule

All outdoor fall sports district three playoffs rescheduled for tomorrow.

Soccer

District 3 quarterfinals
Tuesday, November 1
Triple-A

Conestoga Valley vs. Hempfield at Warwick, 7 p.m.

Double-A
Lancaster Mennonite vs. York Suburban at Hempfield, 5 p.m.

 Field Hockey

District 3 quarterfinals
Tuesday, November 1
Triple-A

Hempfield vs. Hershey at Milton Hershey, 4 p.m.
Penn Manor vs. Central Dauphin at Hershey, 6 p.m.
Warwick vs. Red Lion at Governor Mifflin, 6 p.m.
Cocalico vs. Lower Dauphin at Comet Field in Millersville, 7 p.m.

Double-A
Manheim Central vs. Fleetwood at Governor Mifflin, 4 p.m.
Donegal vs. Susquenita at Milton Hershey, 6 p.m.

Semi Finals will now be played on Thursday rather than on Wednesday.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Vote for your Play of the Week

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


1. Garden Spot's Tyson Petersheim passes to Connor Schlegel for a big gain. 


2. Ephrata's Tim Murray gets the hand off and does the dance to the endzone. 


3. Cocalico's Spencer Moser with the catch that keeps the Eagles' comeback alive. 



L-L League Football Week 9: Results

Blue Ridge Area:

Conestoga Valley - 14 vs. Cocalico - 17

Garden Spot - 35 vs. Solanco - 10

Lebanon - 18 vs. Manheim Central - 31

Ephrata - 48 vs. Cedar Crest - 35

Hempfield - 24 vs. Warwick - 19

Other L-L League Games:

Manheim Township - 35 vs. McCaskey - 14

Penn Manor - 6 vs. Wilson - 29

Lampeter-Strasburg - 42 vs. Elizabethtown - 0

Columbia - 30 vs. Pequea Valley - 34

Donegal - 48 vs. ELCO - 14

Lancaster Catholic - 54 vs. Annville-Cleona - 14

Palmyra - 35 vs. Northern Lebanon - 14

L-L League Football Week 9: 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.

Conestoga Valley - 14 vs. Cocalico - 17, Final

Garden Spot - 35 vs. Solanco - 10, Final

Lebanon - 18 vs. Manheim Central - 31, Final

Ephrata - 48 vs. Cedar Crest - 35, Final

Hempfield - 24 vs. Warwick - 19, Final

Cable-11 will broadcast the Conestoga Valley-Cocalico contest. Kickoff is live at 7pm. For highlights from the rest of these games tune in to the postgame show at 10:30pm.

District 3 Playoffs Postponed

The snow in the forecast, yes snow, has forced the PIAA to move back playoffs until Monday. Here is the break down of the postponements: 


FIELD HOCKEY
Triple-A

Monday, October 31
Hempfield vs. Hershey @ Milton Hershey, 4 p.m.
Cocalico vs. Lower Dauphin @ Penn Manor, 5 p.m.
Penn Manor vs. Central Dauphin @ Hershey, 6 p.m.
Warwick vs. Red Lion @ Governor Mifflin, 6 p.m.

Double-A

Monday, October 31
Manheim Central vs. Fleetwood @ Governor Mifflin, 4 p.m.
Donegal vs. Susquenita @ Milton Hershey, 6 p.m.

BOYS’ SOCCER
Triple-A

Monday, October 31
Hempfield vs. CV/MT winner @ Lancaster Mennonite, 7 p.m.

Double-A

Monday, October 31
Lancaster Mennonite vs. York Suburban @ Hempfield, 5 p.m.


Girls Volleyball
Triple A

Monday, October 31
Garden Spot vs. Gettysburg @ Penn Manor, 7 p.m.
Solanco vs. Lower Dauphin @ Dallastown, 6 p.m. 

Under the Lights


Our Under the Lights feature takes a look at one local athlete or team and shows who they are on and off the playing field. Watch our past stories below:

10/28/11 Brady Forney, Warwick Football
No doubt this season the Warwick football team has faced some adversity. The Warriors battled through injury after injury. Some players muscled through those injuries on Friday nights, while others adapted to new roles. The team really did prove its name every week, and one player asked to get out of his comfort zone was Brady Forney. We find out a little bit more about the wide out, who transforms every time he puts on a helmet.

Athlete(s) of the Week: Emma Rissinger and Ryan Bertrando


Warwick Seniors Emma Rissinger and Ryan Bertrando receive the "Athlete of the Week"nod. 

 Rissinger in the L-L Semi-finals
The week of October 17 was certainly a great week for Warwick athletics, both the field hockey and the soccer team won league gold, and they did it by winning against some old rivals. So its no surprise that when it came down to choosing the "Athlete of the Week" this week, it was a tough decision, when I wanted just to nominate two whole teams. But two seniors have definitely stepped up this season for their respective teams.

Warwick field hockey's Emma Rissinger is definitely one to always step up in clutch situations for her team.  In this past week alone, Rissinger not only scored the winning goal against Penn Manor in Championship game (she also scored that great goal against the Comets in the regular season), she is a threat from all areas on the field.

Bertrando celebrating after goal against Township
To the pitch where midfielder, Ryan Bertrando, also stepping up to the task. The Warrior fought hard in the battle against Hempfield for the league crown to win the fight in the middle third;  and got the start his team needed against Conestoga Valley by netting a goal within the first couple of minutes of play.

Both teams won its first league crown after a significant drought.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Week 8: Boak goes Pound for Pound

Warwick's Anthony Boak stepping up for the Warriors in an injury plagued season.


Warwick's Anthony Boak is not the biggest guy at 145 pounds but don't tell him that. Boak leads the league in carries, gaining over 700 yards this season


Here is a glimpse at what Boak can do as seen on last week's High School Game Night.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Vote For Your Play of the Week

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

 1. Warwick's Tyler Farnan finds Brady Forney who runs to the endzone. 

2. Lancaster Catholic's Roman Clay dashes 90 yards to get the score for the Crusaders.


3. Ephrata's Jeremy Franck connects with Kevin Sollenberger in the endzone to cut Hempfield's lead to 7. 


4. Elizabethtown's Kirby Breault recovers a fumble and takes it home for the bears.

L-L League Football: Week 8 Results

 Blue Ridge Area:

Cocalico 14 vs. 21 Garden Spot

CV 28 vs. 0 Lebanon

Hempfield 35 vs. 21 Ephrata

Manheim Central 14 vs. 7 E-Town

Warwick 20 vs. 34 Penn Manor


Other L-L League Teams:

Columbia 28 vs. 70 Lancaster Catholic

Cedar Crest 20 vs. 35 McCaskey

Wilson 19  vs.6  Manheim Township

Solanco 0 vs. 35 Lampeter-Strasburg

Annville-Cleona 12 vs. 41 Columbia

Northern Lebanon 34 vs. 35 Donegal OT

Pine Grove 28 vs. 0 Pequea Valley

L-L Football Week 8: 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.

Cocalico, 14 vs. Garden Spot, 21 - FINAL

CV, 28 vs. Lebanon, 0 - FINAL

Hempfield, 35 vs. Ephrata, 21 FINAL

Columbia, 28 vs. Lancaster Catholic, 70 - FINAL

Manheim Central, 21 vs. E-Town, 14 - FINAL

Warwick, 20 vs. Penn Manor, 34 FINAL

Cable-11 will broadcast the Hempfield, Eprhata contest. Kickoff is live at 7pm. For highlights from the rest of these games tune in to the postgame show at 10:30pm.

L-L Football Week 8: Moving Forward

Cocalico and Garden Spot looking to move forward in week 8.

Cocalico heading to Garden Spot Friday, for the section two game. The Spartans are trying to move on from last week's heart-breaker against Lampeter-Strasburg and look ahead to attaining the home field advantage in districts. The Eagles looking to continue on its winning streak. With a 2-2 section record, Cocalico has a chance to make some noise.

For the full preview of the game click on the video below.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

PIAA District 3 Brackets Set

The PIAA has released the upcoming brackets for both field hockey and soccer.

Warwick's Asher Klahold 
 Our region has quite a number of high school teams representing the L-L next week!

In Triple A Soccer, Warwick and Conestoga Valley won home field advantage for their opening games, while Ephrata , Garden Spot, and Manheim Central will fight in the preliminary round.

Click here to see what's next: PIAA AAA Soccer Brackets. 

In Double A Soccer, the number one double a team in the state Lancaster Mennonite will kick off its run on October 26th against East Pennsboro or Big Spring.

For the full bracket click here: PIAA AA Soccer Championships.


Warwick celebrating against Penn Man
To field hockey AAA competition where Cocalico, Warwick and CV will start its district campaign on October 25th. While Ephrata will start a little earlier on October 22nd against Cedar Cliff.

For the full breakdown click here: PIAA AAA Field Hockey

And finally in double A field hockey, Manheim Central will play its preliminary round on Saturday against Berks Catholic.

For the full bracket click here: PIAA AA Field Hockey





Monday, October 17, 2011

Week Seven: Moser Rushing to Impress

Cocalico's Spencer Moser leads Cocalico attack on the ground.


Cocalico's Spencer Moser might only be a sophomore, but don't let the fool you. Moser has shown some quicks this season, and is currently the leading rusher for the Eagles.

Check out how he unleashes his speed on teams in the link below.

Friday, October 14, 2011

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 One. The poll will remain open through Wednesday. Here are the choices in order of appearance:

1. McCaskey's Diante Cherry picks off Tyler Farnan and after two laterals runs over 90 yards for a TD

2. Garden Spot' Connor Schlegel's diving catch to set up TD.


3. Lancaster Catholic's Roman Clay runs into the endzone.