Thursday, May 31, 2012

[VIDEO] Central Softball Clinches Back to Back District Crowns

Manheim Central beats Greencastle-Antrim 3-2 to clinch back to back District 3 AAA titles. 

The Manheim Central softball team continues on its winning run; successfully defending its district 3 AAA title. The Barons bringing home the gold with 3-2 win over Greencastle-Antrim in the championship game at Lebanon Valley College.

Central went up 2-0 following an Ali Morton solo homerun in the bottom of the 1st, but a couple of errors later in the fourth inning allowed the Blue Devils to tie hings up at 2 apiece.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Under the Lights: Ephrata Lacrosse

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.

We take a closer look at the tight knit family-like atmosphere of the League and District 3 champion Mounts... and yes, they like to wrestle!

The video is just one click away!


Athlete of the Week: Kyle Felpel

Cocalico's expert thrower Kyle Felpel earns our Athlete of the Week honors.


His string of dominant throwing feats continued throughout last weekend's PIAA track and field meet.


Felpel in the act of shotput dominance.

On Friday he earned a bronze medal in the discus, then finally had his moment early on Saturday morning, winning his first ever state gold in the shotput with a throw of 59-1 and a quarter... and just a couple hours later adding a silver medal in the javelin to complete his trifecta.

Writing a storybook ending to his highschool throwing career.


Saturday, May 26, 2012

[VIDEO] Mast Brothers, the Perfect Match

Two brothers separated by age and distance, come together for the love of the game. 

If you know anything about Conestoga Valley tennis, you would have no doubt heard the last name, Mast.  

Alex coaching Darren at Bent Creek
Brothers, Alex and Darren are quite the power on the court. Alex, a former CV high school player, won 3 L-L League championships, and 2 state titles in his time as a Buckskin; and now his younger brother is holding to that winning tradition. Darren taking the L-L League championship home this year, qualified for States after finishing third in District play.

Now Alex is back home in Lancaster, teaching at the Bent Creek Country Club, and one of his students is his very own brother. Alex coaching Darren the past few months, hoping his experience will help Darren get past those first time jitters.

Friday, May 25, 2012

[VIDEO] Top 5 Plays of the Week, 5/25/12

Longstaff snatching the winner
We count down our top 5 plays from the last seven days of high school sports action.

Make sure to vote for your favorite play in our poll! The winning play from this week will survive... and we'll have a best-of-the-best contest at the end of the spring sports season.

Our list of weekly winners is growing... Manheim Central Softball's Brittiny Griffith earned the most votes last week... and she plays a prominent role in this week's countdown as well... 

Also let us know if you have any submissions or suggestions for play of the week! We're open to suggestions. Our e-mail addresses are located in the sidebar on the main page.

The Top 5 is just one click away!


[VIDEO] Mounts Win District Lax Crown

The Ephrata boys lacrosse team took down Carlisle 6-2 in the lacrosse district finals, to claim the D3 crown.


First the L-L League championship, and now the District 3 championship; 2012 will be one for the ages for the Ephrata boys lacrosse team.

The Mounts topped Carlisle 6-2 on Thursday at Hersheypark Stadium to claim the District 3 boys' lacrosse championship. This is the first time since 1991 an Ephrata boys team brings back district gold.

This makes it three straight wins for the L-L in districts - Hempfield and Manheim Township taking the first two, and Ephrata claiming the third.

The boys return to action next Wednesday, when the Mounts begin their campaign for a state title.

You can find highlights of the big win, along with interview with Brian Neff, Joey Sellers, and Coach Kevin Pletz after the jump.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

DePietro Named L-L Player of the Year

Manheim Touchdown Club holds 14th annual banquet


llleaguesports.com


Just as Lancaster Catholic senior interior lineman, Adam DePietro was taking his last steps as a high school student in his graduation, DePietro won one last award in a Catholic jersey, the Manheim Touchdown Club's L-L Player of the Year, Thursday night.

DePietro helped the crusader win two of the last three PIAA AA state football championships. The Northwestern recruit adds this latest honor to an already impressive resume. The senior is a two time Pennsylvania Sports Writers' First Team All-State pick, and the reigning two time L-L League Section 3 Most outstanding Lineman of the year.

The two other finalists are Garden Spot's versatile quarterback, John Armbrust and Columbia's wideout Mike Burke IV.

Other awards given out include scholarships to several Manheim Central seniors, 

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

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Athlete of the Week: Mary Witmer

After a multiple medal-winning performance in the District 3 track and field meet, Ephrata's Mary Witmer is our athlete of the week.


It started last Friday in the triple jump, where Witmer placed third. Her great weekend continued on Saturday, where she added two more medals, including district gold in the intermediate hurdles.

All this coming, of course, after her Ephrata girls track team claimed their first section title in 25 years, and she had a similar medal-winning haul at the L-L league meet. It's been quite a couple of weeks for Witmer, and it should continue throughout this weekend's state championships.

Buckskin Booster Golf Tourney Looking for Golfers

 The Conestoga Valley Golf Tournament is looking for golfers and sponsors for its annual tourney. 

The Buckskin Boosters Golf Tournament is set for June 2 at the Lancaster Host Resort. The event helps raise funds for the CV booster club. The organization represents not only sports teams, but other extra curricular activities including, cheerleading and the marching band.

The event begins at 1 p.m. and it will include golf, a buffet dinner and prizes.

Organizers are looking for players and hole sponsors.

For more information contact CV athletic director Zac Kraft at 717-397-5231 or email zac_kraft@cvsd.k12.pa.us.


Click here for the entry form.


[VIDEO]NFL Stars Slugging for a Good Cause

Philadelphia Eagles and Bishop McDevitt grad LeSean McCoy hosting charity softball game to benefit ALS research.

 Philadelphia Eagles running back, LeSean McCoy, will host a celebrity softball game on June 23 at Clipper Magazine stadium to benefit ALS research and disadvantaged youth.

At a news conference at the Clip on Monday, McCoy  announced the teams will be made up by All-Pro players. Some of these NFL stars include Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice, Mike Wallace from the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Panthers' Cam Newton, Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks of the New York Giants, and Devin Hester from the Chicago Bears.

[VIDEO] District 3 Track and Field Championships

Local track and field athletes recover from the District 3 meet and prepare for this weekend's state meet. 

Tons of headlines this past weekend from both the track and field... with many of our local athletes earning medals and earning spots in States. We have some video highlights from both days of competition... including a list of state qualifiers and their seeds.

That list is as follows:

Friday, May 18, 2012

[VIDEO] Top 5 Plays of the Week

Barons' Brittiny Griffith
hits a homerun
We count down our top 5 plays from the last seven days of high school sports action.

Make sure to vote for your favorite play in our poll! The winning play from this week will survive... and we'll have a best-of-the-best contest at  the end of the spring sports season.

Manheim Central's Josiah Hershberger, CV's Lauren Pezzica, Manheim Central's Maddy Novak, CV's Morgan Higgins, Garden Spot's Reagan Horst and Ephrata's Joey Sellers have all won top honors as voted on by you. Five new contenders are below waiting for your vote.   

Also let us know if you have any submissions or suggestions for play of the week! We're open to suggestions. Our e-mail addresses are located in the sidebar on the main page.

The Top 5 is just one click away!

[VIDEO] Manheim Central Wins L-L Softball Title

The Barons make out a narrow 2-1 win over Conestoga Valley to claim the title.


Central's Griffith with an inside the park homerun
After being denied the league crown last year against Donegal, the Barons were certainly gunning for this year's trophy.

Standing in their way was Conestoga Valley, a team playing in the league playoffs for the first time ever (and making it all the way to the championship game).

Pitching aces Sara McKee for Central and Courtney Allen for CV struck out batters left and right, but Central's Brittany Griffith would have the deciding hit, an inside-the-park homerun that ended up being the game-winner.

We've got highlights from the game, including Griffith's monster mash. That video will be uploaded soon!


[VIDEO]Lancaster Catholic Denied L-L Baseball Title

Pequea Valley rallies late to win, 4-3, ending Catholic's hopes of their first ever league title.

Catholic's Haberstroh hitting a triple to take the lead
It was a section 4 showdown at Clipper Magazine stadium for the L-L baseball crown... Lancaster Catholic had won 3 straight games against Pequea Valley... but this time, the Braves got their revenge.

Catholic took the lead in the 5th inning when Bryan Haberstroh laced a triple out to the left field fence... pushing their lead to 3-1... but Pequea Valley rallied in the top of the 7th to claim the game and the championship trophy.

Highlights from the game follow.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

[VIDEO]Comeback Crusaders Strike Again in L-L Baseball Semi-Finals

Lancaster Catholic comes back from a 3 run deficit to stamp its ticket to L-L baseball final.

Lancaster Catholic knocks out Hempfield 14-5 in the L-L baseball semi-finals to punch its ticket to its first L-L League championship game.

Catholic's Jake Rider
The Crusaders were down 3-0 in the third, when things just started going right for Catholic. Lancaster score one run in the third with a Bryan Haberstroh single; kept the Black Knights at bay in the top of the fourth, which set up a perfect fourth inning for the Crusaders.

In the bottom of the 4th, Bryan Haberstroh lands a triple to center to give the Crusaders a 6-3 lead, and the boys never looked back.

This sets up an all section 4 final against Pequea Valley.

L-L Semi-Final Scores

Lancaster Catholic 14 - Hempfield 5
Lampeter-Strasburg 4 - Pequea Valley 4

Finals 

Thursday at Clipper Magazine Stadium 7PM 

Highlights after the jump

[VIDEO]Central, CV Punch their Ticket to League Final

Conestoga Valley and Manheim Central will go head to head for the League championship.

CV's Courtney Allen
League Semi-Final Results

Manheim Central 2 - Annville Cleona 0
Warwick 1 - Conestoga Valley 2


Finals 


Thursday 7pm at Garrett Field.

Highlights of Tuesday and Wednesday nights action after the jump.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

L-L League Girls Soccer All-Stars

 The L-L League releasing its girls soccer All-Star list. 


CV's Pezzica named Section 2 MVP 
Here is a breakdown of who made the list with Blue-Ridge area athletes in bold.


ALL-STATE SELECTIONS
Ally Kasun, Hempfield
Brittany Simmons, Cocalico

Lauren Pezzica, Conestoga Valley

L-L Baseball Postponed

L-L baseball semi-finals moved to Wednesday due to rain. 

The War deemed unplayable due to rain


Tuesday's slated L-L baseball semi-finals are postponed due to unplayable conditions.

Here is how the schedule will look like for Wednesday at the War Memorial Field in Ephrata:

4 p.m. – Hempfield vs. Lancaster Catholic
7 p.m. – Pequea Valley vs. Lampeter-Strasburg

The final is still set for Thursday at 7 p.m. in Clipper Magazine Stadium.

No word on any other postponements.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Athlete of the Week: Ephrata Boys Lacrosse

We've got quite a few athletes of the week... the whole Ephrata Lacrosse squad gets the honor this week!

Ephrata celebrates title win
What a week for the Ephrata Boys Lacrosse team. After a regular season that only saw them lose one time in league play (to Manheim Township), their high hopes were finally realized in the league playoffs...

As they downed Hempfield in the semifinals and enacted revenge on Township in the League final Friday night to win the first lacrosse title in school history.

It was also the first time any other school other than Hempfield or Manheim Township had won the title.

Check out our highlights of the league final, postgame celebration and postgame interviews with the team from Friday night here.

[VIDEO]L-L Volleyball Playoffs Begin

First night of the tournament gets underway with four scintillating quarterfinal matchups.

Final scores from the court:

Garden Spot 0
Central trying to fend off Township
Hempfield 3

Manheim Township 3
Manheim Central 2

McCaskey 0
Lancaster Mennonite 3

Conestoga Valley 0
Penn Manor 3

We've got plenty of video highlights from all four games.

[VIDEO] Catholic Baseball Punches Ticket to Semi-Finals with Comeback Win

Lancaster Catholic Baseball makes up a 12 run defecit against Solanco to punch its ticket to the semi's.

Team Celebrating Mattison homerun
Lancaster Catholic baseball will never forget May 12, 2012.

The Crusaders looked down and out in the bottom of the third, losing 11-1 to Solanco in the L-L League baseball quarter-finals. Then some baseball magic happened at War Memorial Field.

[VIDEO} CV Claims Girls Soccer Gold

CV girls soccer take down Warwick 2-0 in the final to claim league gold.

The Conestoga Valley girls soccer team is the new queens of the league. The Buckskins blanked Warwick 2-0 at Manheim, to take the L-L league title.

CV broke the deadlock 6 minutes from time in the first half, with a Morgan Higgins cross that the Warriors couldn't clear. The ball eventually lands in front of CV's Michaela Horst, who taps it in to give CV the one goal lead.

In the second half, freshman Samara Yurchak gets fouled inside the area and is sent to the spot. Then Yurchak with a clinical penalty kick sends the Buckskins to a 2 goal advantage; and sends the team back to Witmer with league gold.

The match on Saturday was the ladies 19th win, which makes this team the winningest team in school history (the previous mark was 17, set two years ago).

The girls will begin District play on Wednesday.

After the jump check out all the highlights from Saturday's game including post game reaction with Coach Shellenberger, Michaela Horst, and Samara Yurchak.

[VIDEO] 4 Teams Remain Alive in Campaign for Softball Title

L-L League softball quarterfinals in the books with CV, Manheim Central, Warwick and Annville-Cleona moving on. 


Central moves on
Here are the scores for the first round of action from the L-L League softball Championships:


Conestoga Valley 4 - Pequea Valley 0 (Courtney Allen throws a no hitter)
Annville-Cleona 9 - Solanco 4
Warwick 7 - Donegal 0
Manheim Central 7 - Penn Manor 3

Semi-Final match ups on Tuesday: 

Annville-Cleona vs. Manheim Central at 5:30pm
Conestoga Valley vs. Warwick  at 7:30pm

Both game will be held at Garrett Field

Highlights of the Central and Warwick's quarterfinals after the jump.

Playoff Postponements

The rain causing some headaches to the postseason schedule. Here is a breakdown of the postponements:

L-L League Softball Semi-Finals

Tuesday
At Garrett Field in 
Manheim Central vs. Annville-Cleona @  5:30 p.m.  
Warwick vs. Conestoga Valley @ 7:30 p.m. 

District 3 Soccer

Manheim Central @Northern York Tuesday at 7PM 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

[VIDEO] L-L Track & Field Championships Day 2

A lot more on tap in Landisville for the second day of L-L Track and Field competition.

CV boys take the L-L team track title, but here is a breakdown of some of our Blue -Ridge area winners.
CV's Robbie Cardina wins gold
in the 100 hurdle


GIRLS
100 hurdles – Kristen Bass, Conestoga Valley – 14.92
300 hurdles – Mary Witmer, Ephrata – 44.66
1,600 relay – Ephrata (Witmer, Castillo, Voigt, Liebl) – 4:04.63
High jump – Breanna Barber, Manheim Central – 5-2
Triple jump – Mary Witmer, Ephrata – 37-11 1/2 (L-L League meet record)

BOYS
100 – Ethan Schmalhofer, Conestoga Valley –11.4
400 – Terrance Taylor, Conestoga Valley – 49.10
3,200 – Ben Mueller, Warwick – 9:40.33
110 hurdles – Robbie Cardina, Conestoga Valley – 14.33
300 hurdles – Robbie Cardina, Conestoga Valley – 38.90
1,600 relay – Conestoga Valley (Schmalhofer, Bogale, Taylor, Post) – 3:22.70
High jump – Max Mahan, Garden Spot – 6-8
Shot put – Kyle Felpel, Cocalico – 60-1 1/2 (L-L League meet record)
Javelin – Cole Proffitt, Manheim Central – 200-7
Team – Conestoga Valley – 102 1/2 points


Highlights of day 2 can be found after the jump.

Friday, May 11, 2012

[VIDEO] Ephrata Mountaineers New L-L Lacrosse Champions

The Mounts become the first team not from Hempfield or Manheim Township to claim the league title.

Ephrata Mounts take home first league title
What a night (and a season) for the boys from Ephrata. After losing to Township 10-9 in the regular season, they would get another crack at the Streaks tonight in the League Final... and they made it count.


Ephrata won 8-5... their first ever win against Manheim Township.

We've got plenty of video highlights and postgame interviews with the team.


[VIDEO] A Manheim Team is Racing to Grant a Wish

Racer X Motorsports joining the Mother's Day Truck Convoy to raise money for "Make a Wish."


A Manheim based racing team will be joining to raise awareness, and help fund raise for the "Make a Wish Foundation" this weekend.

Racer X Motorsports will provide some entertainment at the Mother's Day Truck Convoy on Sunday. This is the largest convoy in the United States to raise money for the "Make a Wish Foundation."

The team will have their Racer X hauler at the event entrance at Burle Industries from 9am to 1pm. There kids and families can check out race cars up and personal, and get the chance to sit inside one of the team's go-karts.

Team driver, Randy Kaylor, will also be on hand to sign autographs. Kaylor says he loves this event every year, and looks forward to see the same kids year after year.

[VIDEO] L-L League Track and Field

Day 1 of the L-L track and field championships gets underway.

CV's Robbie Cardina with a 6'8" jump
to take silver
In the javelin... Manheim Central's Cole Proffitt uncorked a Baron school-record 200-7 to win gold...

 While in the high jump... Garden Spot's Max Mahan and Robbie Cardina both cleared 6'8... but Mahan awarded the gold because he took less attempts.

Ephrata's Mary Witmer also put in a phenomenal performance... going 37-11 1/2 in the triple jump... breaking a 25 year old meet record.

We've got a few video highlights from all the action this afternoon.


[VIDEO] Top 5 Plays of the Week

Warwick's Brittany Hasson gets the winner
against Hempfield
We count down our top 5 plays from the last seven days of high school sports action.

Make sure to vote for your favorite play in our poll! The winning play from this week will survive... and we'll have a best-of-the-best contest at the end of the spring sports season.

Manheim Central's Josiah Hershberger, CV's Lauren Pezzica, Manheim Central's Maddy Novak, CV's Morgan Higgins and Garden Spot's Reagan Horst have all won top honors as voted on by you. Five new contenders are below waiting for your vote.   

Also let us know if you have any submissions or suggestions for play of the week! We're open to suggestions. Our e-mail addresses are located in the sidebar on the main page.

The Top 5 is just one click away!


L-L League Lacrosse All Star List

The L-L League lacrosse coaches releasing the boys and girls lacrosse all-stars. 



It's that time of year when local athletes get recognized for their hard work. And today the L-L League coach releasing their choices for the L-L League boys and girls lacrosse All-Stars.

Here is a breakdown of both boys and girls lacrosse teams, with athletes in the Blue Ridge Area in bold.

L-L League Girls Soccer All Star List

The L-L League releasing their All-Star Girls Soccer list today .

CV's Morgan Higgins taking aim
The L-L League coaches coming together to name their All-Star girls soccer list across the sections today. Here is a breakdown of all names that made the cut... with athletes in the Blue Ridge coverage area in bold.



Thursday, May 10, 2012

[VIDEO] CV, Warwick will Dance for the L-L League Soccer Crown

Conestoga Valley and Warwick are moving on to fight for the L-L League girls soccer title. 

It is an all section two final this Saturday,  with Conestoga Valley and Warwick punching their ticket to the L-L League girls soccer title.

The ladies from Warwick preparing to shock Hempfield
In the earlier game at Manheim Central, CV took the game over Cedar Crest 2-1, with Morgan Higgins and Jocelyn Yurchak in the mark for the Bucks.

In the second game Brittany Hasson becomes the hero. Hasson scoring the game winner with less than 3 minutes to play, to send the Warwick to the finals, beating Hempfield 1-0.

The finals will now be back at Manheim on Saturday at 11am.

Check out highlights from both games, including interviews with both CV and Warwick after their respective matches.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

[VIDEO] L-L Lacrosse Finals Set

Friday's L-L Lacrosse Championships are set after thrilling semifinal action.

In the Boys bracket, Ephrata took down Hempfield 9-7... their third straight win over the Black Knights... and in the other semi, Manheim Township wins 17-1 over Penn Manor.

Mason Quickel and the Mounts stick it to
Hempfield
This sets up an Ephrata/Township final... a rematch from the title game a year ago.

 To the Girls bracket... where Penn Manor upends Cocalico 12-9... ousting the Lady Eagles from the tournament... and Manheim Township blasts Lancaster Country Day/Lancaster Catholic 22/7.

The Comets and Streaks will vie for the title Saturday at 2:00 at Warwick's Grosh Field, while Ephrata will get another crack at the Streaks Friday at 7:30 at Comet Field in Millersville.

Highlights from tonight's action and postgame sound from Ephrata's Evan Hornberger and Cody Keefer are posted after the jump.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

[VIDEO] 4 Girls Soccer Teams Punch their Ticket to League Semi-Finals

CV, Cedar Crest, Warwick, and Hempfield stamp their ticket to the L-L League Semi-Finals. 
CV's Higgins nets 2 goals to help her squad
punch its ticket to the semis
Here are the scores from tonight:

Conestoga Valley                        4 - 3                 Donegal  
Michaela Horst 53'                                                  Rebecca Yunginger 33'                    
Morgan Higgins 55', 78'                                        Elizabeth Mummau 78'
Ashlee Hoover 89                                                     Kristen Stark 80'


Lancaster Mennonite              2  - 3               Cedar Crest 
Trisha Tshudy 51', 64'                                            Adrienne Yoder 7', 75'
                                                                                        Haleigh Echard 71'


Cocalico                                         0 - 2                 Warwick
                                                                                       Brittany Hasson
                                                                                       Tori Kramer


Hempfield                                      2  - 1               ELCO
Kasun 48'                                                                     Willhoyte 65'
Breault 53'                                                          
                                                                                   
    
Semi-Final games are as follows:


CV vs Cedar Crest
Hempfield vs. Warwick


Games will played on Thursday at Manheim Central, times TBD.

Click after the jump for highlights of the first three matches including post game interviews with CV's camp (Pete Shellenberger, Morgan Higgins and Ashlee Hoover) and with Warwick's camp (Mike Logan, Tori Kramer, and Brittany Hasson)

Rain Postpones Area Games

Here is the list of all the games postponed in our area: 


Softball

Garden Spot @ ELCO ppd 5/10  4:15 PM
Ephrata @ Elizabethtown ppd 5/10  6:00 PM
Solanco @ Cocalico 5/9 4:15 PM


Baseball
Lancaster Mennonite @ Columbia ppd 5/9 4:15 PM


Minor League Baseball
Richmond @ Harrisburg ppd to July 13th.
(That game is now part of a doubleheader starting at 6PM. Anyone with tickets can head to the Metro Bank Park and exchange their tickets for a game of their choosing- depending on availability.)

Monday, May 7, 2012

[VIDEO] Lady Mounts Win First Track Section Crown in 25 Years

The Ephrata girls win section two track and field crown after a quarter of a century.


The Ephrata girls track and field team is part of school history. The lady Mounts bringing home the section two title, Monday night, after an impressive showing at Lampeter-Strasburg.


Ephrata girls celebrate section crown. 
The Mounts sealed the section with a 79-70 win over the Pioneers, ending their season 7-0.

After the win, the ladies received a heroes welcome at the Ephrata K-Mart  with family and friends waiting to cheer on the girls. But thats not all. A couple of fire trucks were also on hand to parade the new section champions back to the high school.

For more reaction, including interviews with Mary Witmer and Coach John Keller check after the jump.



Athlete of the Week: Darren Mast

CV's Darren Mast wins the L-L Singles Tennis Championship; and rallies his way to our "Athlete of the Week" list. 


Conestoga Valley's Darren Mast continues in the family tradition, and wins his first flight 1 "AAA" singles title.
Serving up for the singles title win
 Mast topped Cedar Crest's Weston Fortna in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4). This is the first singles crown for the junior. During the match, Mast was the definition of consistent. The CV tennis ace, recorded few unforced errors, and rarely needed a second serve against Fortna. All qualities that suit our athlete of the week.

Mast also took home the co player of the year honor along with Fortna.

Mast was the fifth overall CV player to take home the title-a list that includes his big brother, Alex.

You can see highlights of that match right here.





Saturday, May 5, 2012

[VIDEO] Mast Prepares to Rally to District Glory

CV's Darren Mast going for his second crown this Saturday at the District 3 tennis singles tournament.

Conestoga Valley's Darren Mast will start his campaign for the District 3 crown on Saturday at the Hershey Racquet Club. Mast, the number 1 seed in the tournament, is the reigning L-L League Flight 1 AAA Champion.

The junior became the fifth CV player to win the league title, and the second Mast to accomplish the feat; with Darren's big brother, Alex, leaving quite the mark on the CV program. Alex Mast not only won the league title three consecutive times, but two state titles to boot. However, Darren is on his way to being as accomplished.

You can find interviews with Darren Mast and CV's tennis coach, Dale Gregg after the jump; plus the full district 3 bracket.

Friday, May 4, 2012

L-L Playoff Brackets

The playoff brackets are set for L-L lacrosse and girls soccer.

Manheim Central's Jenna West Taking Aim
We've got all the matchups posted after the jump!

[VIDEO] Top 5 Plays of the Week: 5/4/12

We count down our top 5 plays from the last seven days of high school sports action.

Make sure to vote for your favorite play in our poll! The winning play from this week will survive... and we'll have a best-of-the-best contest at the end of the spring sports season.

Manheim Central's Josiah Hershberger, CV's Lauren Pezzica, Manheim Central's Maddy Novak and CV's Morgan Higgins have all won top honors as voted on by you. Who will go up against them at the end of the regular season? The five new contenders are below waiting for your vote.   

Also let us know if you have any submissions or suggestions for play of the week! We're open to suggestions. Our e-mail addresses are located in the sidebar on the main page.

The Top 5 is just one click away! Video is posted after the jump.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

[VIDEO] Cocalico "Sticks It" to Blood Cancer

The Cocalico boys lacrosse team is lacing up to raise awareness for the HEADstrong foundation. 

 The Cocalico boys lacrosse team is not just fighting L-L League lacrosse teams on the field; the team is lacing up and facing off against a deadly disease.

The Eagles wearing lime green laces to raise awareness for the HEADstrong foundation. A foundation started up by Ridell, PA native, and Hofstra University standout, Nick Colleluori.

Colleluori passed away due to blood cancer in November 2006. But through this foundation, his family hopes his legacy will live on. The foundation not only hopes to raise awareness for the disease, but hopes to provide financial assistance for those coping with blood cancer, provide scholarships to student athletes who want to enter the medical field, and of course help to find a cure.

Check out after the jump for more information how you can help with the cause; and with more on why the Cocalico Eagles decided to join the effort.