Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Big Day for CV's Suarez

On a day that saw Manheim Central hit three home runs in one inning en route to a victory over Garden Spot, the biggest hit was a bloop single by Conestoga Valley's Adrian Suarez that gave the Buckskins a walk-off win over Ephrata.

Here Suarez and head coach Eric Frey discuss the win:

Monday, April 25, 2011

Athlete of the Week: Sam Ginder

Manheim Central senior leads potent Baron offense.

Baron Sr. Sam Ginder
Manheim Central went three for three last week as a team, extending its winning streak to five in a row.

Leading the offensive charge was senior Sam Ginder. She hit .500 in three wins over Annville-Cleona, Lebanon Catholic and Lancaster Mennonite, with a double, two home runs and six RBI.

In those three victories the Barons outscored their opponents 27-3.

For the season, Ginder's excellent numbers include a .471 average, five home runs, 11 RBI and 12 runs scored. Her home run and runs scored totals are team highs.

Advantage Taekwondo in Lititz

Over the summer we brought you the story of Joshua Buitrago and Dakota Schnettler, two Ephrata high school students competing at the International Taekwondo Federation National Championships.

The two boys' journey has now taken them halfway around the globe, and brought a world championship home to Lititz.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Today's Broadcast Cancelled

Due to field conditions in Manheim, today's baseball game between the Barons and Lancaster Mennonite has been moved to LMH. The scheduled broadcast of that game on Cable-11 has been cancelled.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rainy Spring Continues to Wreak Havoc

Much of the L-L schedule was postponed today due to rain. Here are the cancellations we have received so far:

Baseball
Warwick at Hempfield - 4/26
Manheim Central at Garden Spot - 4/26
Cocalico at Solanco - 4/26
Lebanon Catholic at Lancaster Mennonite - 4/26
Ephrata at Conestoga Valley - 4/26

Softball
Conestoga Valley at Ephrata - 4/26
Garden Spot at Manheim Central - 4/26
Warwick at Hempfield - 4/26
Solanco at Cocalico - 4/26
Lancaster Mennonite at Lebanon Catholic - 4/26

Boys' Lacrosse
Holy Name at Cocalico - TBA

Girls' Lacrosse
Lancaster Catholic/LCD at Ephrata - TBA

Girls' Soccer
Hempfield at Ephrata - 4/26
Garden Spot at Annville-Cleona - 4/26

Tennis
Warwick vs. Penn Manor - 4/25

Monday, April 18, 2011

Athlete of the Week: Joey Sellers

Ephrata junior leads team in scoring.

Ephrata Jr. Joey Sellars
The Ephrata boys' lacrosse team is off to an 8-1 start in 2011, led by a deep and talented junior class.

Last week that grade's standout star was Joey Sellars. He netted 16 goals and four assists in three Mountaineer victories.

Sellars scored five against Penn Manor, seven versus Hershey and four against Garden Spot.

In Ephrata's win today over L-S, the Mounts' fifth straight, Sellars added three more goals to bring his team-high total to 30 goals so far.

Ephrata travels to Elizabethtown for a 7pm game on Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Beiler Pursues the NFL Dream

Conestoga Valley grad Tyler Beiler wasn't widely recruited out of high school in 2006 and chose Division III Bridgewater College in Virginia. Now the All-American wide receiver could be on his way to a professional football career.

See the story below including interviews with Beiler and former CV Head Coach Gerad Novak.

Wednesday Postponements

Rain, rain go away! See today's reported postponements below...

Baseball
Manheim Central @ Garden Spot - 4/19
Lebanon Catholic @ Lancaster Mennonite - 4/19
Warwick @ Hempfield - 4/19
Ephrata @ Conestoga Valley - 4/19
Cocalico @ Solanco - 4/19

Softball
Garden Spot @ Manheim Central - 4/19
Conestoga Valley @ Ephrata  - 4/19
Solanco @ Cocalico - 4/19
Hempfield @ Warwick - 4/19

Soccer
Warwick @ Ephrata - 4/20
Elizabethtown @ Conestoga Valley - 4/20
Garden Spot @ Cocalico - 4/14
Lancaster Mennonite @ Lancaster Catholic - 4/18

Boys' Lacrosse
Elizabethtown @ Garden Spot - 5/3

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cocalico set to hire DiMatteo

Former Eagle next in line to lead girls basketball program

According to Cocalico Athletic Director Audrey Stone, Tony DiMatteo will succeed Rich Kohler as head coach of the girls' basketball team.

DiMatteo is an instructional technology coach at Cocalico Middle and High School and has experience working with both the Eagle girls' and boys' varsity programs. He will await school board approval in July.

Cocalico went 0-16 in L-L League play last season, just 2-19 overall. The Lady Eagles haven't had a winning record since the 2005-06 season when they were section champions.

Athlete of the Week: Emily Osborne

Warwick senior allows one goal in a week of overtime games

Osborne makes sliding stop to preserve scoreless game vs. Hempfield

In two games last week, Warwick's Emily Osborne was just plain outstanding between the posts...allowing just one goal in 190 minutes. On Monday against the defending L-L League Champion, Osborne and the Warriors battled to a double overtime 0-0 tie. The senior stopped 8 Hempfield shots in the effort.



On Wednesday, it was another overtime outing, this time ending in favor of the Warriors. Despite giving up their first league goal of the season in the second half, Osborne kept the Comets out of the net in overtime helping the team to a 2-1 sudden victory.

At the conclusion of last week, Emily had allowed just 3 goals in 7 games, making 22 saves.

The Warriors are 5-0-1 in league play, 5-1-1 overall. Their only loss was a 1-0 edging by the defending PIAA champs, Hershey.

April Showers Bring Postponements

Here are the rescheduled games we received notices about for Tuesday.

Baseball
Ephrata at Cocalico - 4/14
Elizabethtown at Ephrata (Suspended from Monday) - 5/6 doubleheader
Warwick at Manheim Township - 4/14
LMH at Lancaster Catholic - 4/14
-- CV at LMH scheduled for 4/14 now TBA
Northern Lebanon at Manheim Central - 4/28

Softball
Cocalico at Ephrata - 4/14
CV at Lebanon - 4/14
Garden Spot at L-S - 4/14
Manheim Township at Warwick - 4/14
-- Warwick at Manheim Central scheduled for 4/14 now 5/10

Soccer
LMH at Elco - 4/14
L-S at CV - 4/14
Ephrata at Solanco - 4/14
Warwick at Elizabethtown - 4/18

Boys' Lacrosse
Holy Name at Cocalico - 4/19
Warwick at CV - 4/27

Girls' Lacrosse
Garden Spot at Ephrata - 4/28
CV at Cocalico - 4/19

Tennis
Cocalico at CV - 4/19
Manheim Township at Ephrata - 4/19

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Athlete of the Week: Chloe Hayter

Senior tallies six goals against section rival Hempfield.

Hayter (center) scores one of her six goals against the Knights.

Warwick lost a heartbreaker to Hempfield in the second game of the season but would not have been that close without the efforts of our Athlete of the Week.

Senior Chloe Hayter scored six times against the Lady Knights for half of Warwick's offensive output.

The Warriors bookended that loss with two wins, Hayter scored once against Exeter and twice against Cedar Crest.

Warwick aims for revenge against the Knights in a rematch at Hempfield next Tuesday.

More Rain, More L-L Postponements

Here are the postponements and rescheduled dates we have received so far:

Warwick at Manheim Central softball - 4/14
Palmyra at Manheim Central baseball - 4/30
Ephrata at Manheim Central track and field - 4/7
Cedar Crest at Ephrata soccer - 4/7
Cocalico at Garden Spot baseball - 4/7
Garden Spot at Cocalico softball - 4/7
Ephrata at L-S softball - 4/7
Conestoga Valley at Cocalico girls lacrosse - 4/6
Catholic/LCD at Ephrata girls lacrosse - 4/8
Exeter at Garden Spot baseball - 4/16
Exeter at Garden Spot softball - 4/30
Ephrata at Penn Manor tennis - 4/14

Friday, April 1, 2011

Rain Postponements Across the L-L League

More wet weather has postponed a number of today's high school athletic contests. Here are the changes we have received:

Cocalico at Garden Spot baseball - postponed to 4/5
Cumberland Valley at Ephrata baseball - postponed to 5/11
Garden Spot at Cocalico softball - postponed to 4/5
Warwick at Manheim Central softball- postponed to 4/5
Lancaster Catholic at CV softball - TBA
Ephrata at L-S softball - postponed to 4/5
Garden Spot at Elco girls soccer - postponed to 4/5
Cedar Crest at Ephrata girls soccer - postponed to 4/5
CV at Conrad Weiser boys lacrosse - TBA
Ephrata at L-S girls lacrosse - postponed to 4/9
Ephrata Track and Field - cancelled

Saturday games already postponed:
L-S at Garden Spot girls soccer - postponed to 4/7
Exeter at Garden Spot baseball - TBA
CV at Wyomissing boys lacrosse - TBA
Exeter at Garden Spot softball - TBA