Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Athlete of the Week: Matt Lauver

Blazer senior takes down Central on injured ankle.

Matt Lauver has led his Lancaster Mennonite team all season more. Never more so than in crunch time in the District semifinals.

After the Blazers pushed Manheim Central to a fifth and final game last Friday, Lauver twisted his ankle with the Barons on top late. But the senior came back to put away three unanswered points as LMH defeated Central to qualify for the class AA District 3 Championship.

Lauver finished with a match high 22 kills.

His injury kept him out of the final, where Mennonite was swept by defending district and state champion Northeastern.

The senior led his team in kills in every District game except the final, totaling 69 kills through the tournament.

LMH won its PIAA opener tonight to qualify for quarterfinal pool play on Friday.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thompson Named L-L Player of the Year

Manheim Touchdown Club holds 13th Annual Banquet.

Deron Thompson put together a historic season in his final year on the Warwick football team. On Wednesday night the tailback was named L-L League Player of the Year at the Manheim Touchdown Club's 13th Annual Banquet.

The two other finalists were Cocalico's record-setting running back Austin Hartman and Conestoga Valley's beast of a two-way lineman Travis Switzer.

Thompson became just the second player in L-L history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in the regular season. He finished with 2,135 yards and 26 touchdowns.

More information on the award and banquet can be found here.

Watch Thompson's acceptance speech below:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Athlete of the Week: Derek Hart

Manheim Central standout ties career best to win District high jump.

In a true sport of inches, Derek Hart was one better than his competitors at the District 3 Track & Field Championships.

On Saturday Hart cleared six feet eight inches to claim the AAA High Jump gold medal. Garden Spot's Max Mahan and Ibn Short of Milton Hershey both jumped 6'7".

Hart also finished second in the 110 hurdles. He will compete in both events at this weekend's PIAA Championships and is the top seed in the high jump.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Baseball Championship Postponed, Softball On

Softball Championship game moved to 7:30pm at Garrett Park.

The L-L Baseball Championship between Warwick and Cedar Crest was postponed again today. It will be played tomorrow at 3pm at War Memorial Field as part of a doubleheader that you can watch live on Cable-11.

Ephrata's District 3 Play-In game with Penn Manor was also postponed today and will be played at noon. Both games will be aired in order on Cable-11 tomorrow.

As of now the L-L Softball Championship between Donegal and Manheim Central is still on for tonight, though the start time has been pushed back to 7:30pm at Garrett Park in Willow Street.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

L-L Baseball & Softball Title Games Postponed

Today's scheduled League championship games in baseball and softball have been postponed.

The baseball contest between Warwick and Cedar Crest has been moved to Friday at 7pm at War Memorial Field. Cable-11 will air that game live tomorrow.

The softball title game between Donegal and Manheim Central has been moved to Friday at 6pm at Garrett Park in Willow Street.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

District Baseball & Softball Brackets

Play-in rounds for the District 3 Baseball and Softball Championships begin Friday, with the first round beginning Monday and Tuesday.

Class AAAA bracket can be found here.
Class AAA bracket can be found here.
Class AA bracket can be found here.
Class A bracket can be found here.

Class AAAA bracket can be found here.
Class AAA bracket can be found here.
Class AA bracket can be found here.
Class A bracket can be found here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Athlete of the Week: Morgan Mummau

Baron junior wins two gold medals, one silver at L-L Championships.

Manheim Central spark plug Morgan Mummau finished just short of a golden trifecta at last weekend's L-L Track & Field Championships.

The junior won the 100m dash in 12.57 seconds and took the 200m in 25.73 seconds, the only girl to break 26 seconds at the meet.

Mummau finished with silver in the 400m dash (57.92) behind Hempfield's Sarah Helgeson (57.39).

She enters this weekend's District 3 Track & Field Championships as the three-seed in the 100 and two-seed in the 200.

Postponements for L-L and District Playoffs

Rain delays Baseball and Softball Semis, District 3 Lacrosse.

Yesterday rain washed out the L-L softball semifinals, today the remnants left soggy fields and unplayable conditions leading to another day of postponements. Note location changes for both lacrosse games.

L-L Baseball Semifinals - Wednesday at War Memorial Field**
Garden Spot vs. Warwick - 4pm
Cedar Crest vs. Lampeter-Strasburg - 7pm

L-L Softball Semifinals - Wednesday at Garrett Park
Donegal vs. Columbia - 5:30pm
Manheim Central vs. Warwick - 7:30pm

District 3 Lacrosse 1st Round - Wednesday
Boys: Carlisle vs. Ephrata - 4pm at Penn Manor
Girls: Exeter vs. Cocalico - 4pm at Warwick

**Blue Ridge will air both baseball semifinals live on Cable-11.

Monday, May 16, 2011

L-L Track & Field Championship Results

Hempfield won its fourth straight boys' team title over the weekend, while Elizabethtown took the girls' crown. Here are the complete results from this year's L-L Track and Field Championships.

The District 3 meet will be held this Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University.

Friday, May 13, 2011

District Soccer Brackets Released

The District 3 girls' soccer soccer brackets were released yesterday.

The AAA bracket can be found here.

The AA bracket can be found here.

District Lacrosse Brackets Released

The District 3 Lacrosse tournament begins Tuesday, May 17th. Both the Ephrata boys and the Cocalico girls will host first round games.

The boys' bracket can be found here.

The girls' bracket can be found here.

L-L Softball Championship Bracket

Do the Warriors have what it takes to claim back-to-back trophies?

Here are the matchups for the 2011 L-L Softball Championship. All games are played at Garrett Park in Willow Street.

Quarterfinals - Saturday, May 14th

(2-1) Solanco vs. (3-2) Donegal - 10am
(3-1) Manheim Central vs. (2-2) Elizabethtown - 12pm
(1-1) Warwick vs. (4-2) Annville-Cleona - 2pm
(4-1) Columbia vs. (1-2) Cedar Crest - 4pm

Semifinals - Monday, May 16th

Winner Solanco/Donegal vs. Winner Columbia/CC - 5:30pm
Winner MC/E-Town vs. Winner Warwick/A-C - 7:30pm

Championship - Wednesday, May 18th

L-L Baseball Championship Bracket

Will home-field advantage help defending champ Ephrata?

Here are the matchups when the 2011 L-L Baseball Championship begins tomorrow. All games are at War Memorial Field.

Quarterfinals - Saturday, May 14th

(2-1) Elizabethtown vs. (3-2) Garden Spot - 10am
(3-1) L-S vs. (2-2) Ephrata - 1pm
(4-1) Pequea Valley vs. (1-2) Warwick - 4pm
(1-1) Cedar Crest vs. (4-2) Lancaster Mennonite - 7pm

Semifinals - Tuesday, May 17th

Winner E-Town/Garden Spot vs. Winner PV/Warwick - 4pm
Winner Cedar Crest/LMH vs. Winner L-S/Ephrata - 7pm

Championship - Thursday, May 19th

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

L-L Soccer Semifinals Set

Results from today's quarterfinal round:

L-L Quarterfinals at Penn Manor:

Warwick defeats Elco 4-1
Hempfield defeats Manheim Central 2-1, OT

L-L Quarterfinals at Warwick:

Conestoga Valley defeats Lancaster Mennonite 2-1
Penn Manor defeats Donegal 1-0

L-L Semifinals at Manheim Central Thursday:

Warwick vs. Hempfield - 5pm
Penn Manor vs. Conestoga Valley - 7pm

Monday, May 9, 2011

Athlete of the Week: Josiah Hershberger

Central outside hitter leads the Barons in two victories.

The Manheim Central Barons won two key boys' volleyball matches last week to establish themselves as the team to beat in Section 2.

If Central holds on it would be the program's third straight Section crown.

And the Barons were led last week by a player who has only been around for one of those.

Sophomore Josiah Hershberger had a team-high 15 kills in Central's 3-1 victory over Garden Spot on Tuesday. Hershberger followed it up with 17 kills and five blocks, both team highs, against Conestoga Valley.

The victory over Garden Spot gave the Barons the inside track to the Section title, though the regular season finale at Lancaster Mennonite could be a stumbling block.

Hershberger is second on the team in kills and leads the Barons in blocks.

L-L Soccer Championship Brackets Set

Manheim Central and Donegal were co-Section 3 Champions, with the goal differential tie-breaker giving the Barons the top seed from the section. Here are the matchups for Tuesday's quarterfinal round:

L-L Quarterfinals at Penn Manor

(2-1) Warwick vs. (4-2) Elco - 5pm
(3-1) Manheim Central vs. (1-2) Hempfield - 7pm

L-L Quarterfinals at Warwick

(4-1) Lancaster Mennonite vs. (2-2) Conestoga Valley - 5pm
(1-1) Penn Manor vs. (3-2) Donegal - 7pm

L-L Lacrosse Championship Brackets Set

The teams are the locked in and the matchups are set for the 2011 L-L League Lacrosse Championships. Here are the games to look forward to when semifinals begin Wednesday:

L-L Boys' Semifinals at Penn Manor

#3 Ephrata vs. #2 Hempfield - 5:30pm
#4 Penn Manor vs. #1 Manheim Twp. - 7:30pm

L-L Girls' Semifinals at Warwick

(1-1) Manheim Township vs. (2-2) L-S - 5:30pm
(2-1) Cocalico vs. (1-2) Penn Manor - 7:30pm

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Athletes of the Week: Winters and Wilson

Manheim Central duo slugs seven home runs in four games.

Winters heads to the plate.
Manheim Central's lineup was about as productive as it gets last week. In four games the team as a whole hit .477 and drove in 58 runs.

The best of the bunch were Austin Winters and Ryan Wilson. The pair combined for seven of the team's fourteen home runs last week.

Wilson, a junior, had three jacks and drove in eight runs.
Wilson goes deep against PV.

Winters, a senior, had just plain silly numbers. He had eleven hits in seventeen at bats (.647 avg.), hit four homers and drove in twenty runs.

Quite a week by the Barons, especially those two in the heart of the order.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Rain Postpones Baseball, Softball Games

Rain in the area has postponed all baseball and softball games today, including our telecast of Cocalico at Ephrata baseball. 

That game, and our telecast, are rescheduled for 7pm on Tuesday, May 10th. Here are the rest of the day's postponements:

Manheim Central vs. Northern Lebanon - 5/10
-- Previously rescheduled game with NL moved to 5/5
Garden Spot vs. Lampeter-Strasburg - TBA
Lancaster Catholic vs. Lancaster Mennonite - 5/11
*Cocalico vs. Ephrata - 5/10
Manheim Township vs. Warwick - 5/5
Conestoga Valley vs. Lebanon - 5/10

Ephrata vs. Cocalico - 5/10
Northern Lebanon vs. Manheim Central - 5/10
Warwick vs. Manheim Central - scheduled for 5/10, moved to 5/12
Lampeter-Strasburg vs. Garden Spot - 5/5
Lancaster Mennonite vs. Lancaster Catholic - 5/11
Lebanon vs. Conestoga Valley - 5/10
Warwick vs. Manheim Township - 5/5

*Cable-11 broadcast live at 7pm.