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:

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.


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.