Sunday, September 30, 2012

[VIDEO] Exchange Student Assists Ephrata Volleyball

Brazilian exchange student, Ligia Manguino, finds a second home with the Ephrata girls volleyball team.


In the world of international sports now a days, nothing is more crucial than learning a new language. But for Brazilian foreign exchange student, Ligia Manguino, coming to the USA was much more than learning a new language.

Just talking to her, you realize language comes easily to her. Yes, there might be a few words here and there that she might struggle over, but that doesn't stop her.

 Ephrata volleyball didn't know what they were getting when she walked into the gym, but then soon realized this South American has some heat by the net.

And this learning experience is both ways. Ligia is learning about the USA, but the Lady Mounts are learning about Brazil.

This program an alliance on the court, and a forever type of friendship.

Here is the full story:


Saturday, September 29, 2012

[VIDEO] High School Game Night Week 5

Check out all the Week 4 action on High School Game Night's postgame show with Jacquie Franciulli and Bryan Kast.


 

[VIDEO] Football Week 5 Plays of the Week

Vote for your favorite play on the gridiron from Week 5!

First up it's Spencer Moser... takes the handoff and then it's crazy time. 75 yards including a manlike stiff arm as Cocalico blasts Solanco.

Next choice... Manheim Central's Taylor Geib takes a handoff down the left sideline... turns on the afterburners and beats all the Cedars to the promised land.

And finally... it's Anthony Brown from Conestoga Valley fielding a punt and refusing to go down... all the way to the house.

Check them all out and vote for your favorite!

The winner will be announced next Friday on our 5:30 newscast.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Emily Cameron Commits To Georgia

The Warwick swimming star makes her college decision.

Warwick's swimming sensation, Emily Cameron, is now Georgia bound. Cameron announcing on twitter, that she will be joining the class of 2017 at University of Georgia.

According to swimswam.com, Cameron was the #3 recruit of the 2013 class. The site also quotes her as being "the best breastroker." The senior is a member of the Junior National Team and is the defending NCSA Junior National Champion in the 200 IM.

Cameron is also the holder of several records in PIAA, district and L-L League competitions.

She had previously visited USC and Texas.

L-L League Football: Week 5 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.


Warwick -0 @ Manheim Township - 0, 1st

Solanco - 7 @ Cocalico - 43, FINAL

Lancaster Catholic - 14 @ Penn Manor - 28, FINAL

Manheim Central - 69 @ Lebanon - 7, FINAL

Lampeter-Strasburg - 31 @ Ephrata - 6, FINAL

Elizabethtown - 14 @ Conestoga Valley - 13, FINAL

Garden Spot - 40 @ ELCO - 7, FINAL

Other scores from around the L-L league:

Wilson - 43 @ Cedar Crest - 0, FINAL

Hempfield - 30 @ McCaskey - 44, FINAL

Columbia - 8 @ Donegal - 60, FINAL

Pequea Valley - 26 @ Northern Lebanon - 20, FINAL

Tamaqua - 54 @ Annville-Cleona - 21, FINAL

Cable-11 will broadcast the Solanco @ Cocalico game. Kickoff is live at 7:00 PM. For highlights from the rest of our local teams tune in to the High School Game Night postgame show at 10:30 PM.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Chad Tothero Named To Good Works Team

The Ephrata high graduate and current Franklin and Marshall junior earns a well-deserved honor.

Chad Tothero was named to the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team, which honors 22 college football players from around the nation.

He was one of five Division 3 players to be honored, and the award is one of the sport's most impressive... shining a light on the players most committed to making a difference in their communities.

Voting is underway in order to decide which of the 22 athletes will be the Good Works Team "captain".

Chad is definitely one of the options, and to vote for him (or any of the others!), just head here.

Here is our story from last week here.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Athlete of the Week: Moriah Pfautz

Ephrata goalscoring phenom Moriah Pfautz is our Athlete of the Week.

Pfautz earns the honor after a great week, even scoring a hat trick last Wednesday against Manheim Central (including a great goal from a tough angle in overtime that won the game.)

That goal came in at #1 on our Top 5 Plays of the Week, which you can see (and vote on!) right here.

The Mounts are 6-1 and are currently ranked 5th in the latest District 3 AAA power ratings.



[VIDEO] Top 5 Plays of the Week, 9/24/12

Check out our Top 5 Plays of the Week and vote for your favorite in our poll!

[VIDEO] News 11 Sports Earns Emmy Win

 Jacquie Franciulli's story featuring Manheim's Olivia Stone won the Mid-Atlantic Emmy for best sports story. 


We are proud to announce that News 11 Sports' Jacquie Franciulli won the Mid-Atlanitc Emmy for best sports story for her feature, "Manheim's Sweetheart: Olivia Stone."

The sports department would like to thank Olivia and her family for letting us tell their story, and extend a thank you to former Manheim Central girls basketball coach, Tom McCabe, the Central girls basketball team and the Manheim community. This story was made possible through all of you, and we share this award with you.

We are humbled by this honor.

Here is the story once again, about one of the strongest girls we know - remember her name because one day she will be winning a gold medal in whatever sport she chooses.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

[VIDEO] High School Game Night Week 4

Check out all the Week 4 action on High School Game Night's postgame show with Jacquie Franciulli and Bryan Kast.


Friday, September 21, 2012

[VIDEO] Many in Lancaster Target Paintball

The paintball and airsoft craze has hit Lancaster County; with many locked and loaded to try it out. 

Lancaster is now a war zone. Folks around the area are falling into the world of paintball and airsoft.  Ambush Outdoor Adventure in Conestoga, is the base camp for both extreme sports. 

Although both sports have similarities, paintball is more like a crazy game of tag, while airsoft is more of a tactical war simulator.

 To find more about the sport, and when  you can try it out- check out Ambush Outdoor Adventure's website.

Check out the video below for a look at how an extreme battle looks like:


[VIDEO] Football Week 4 Plays of the Week

Vote for your favorite play on the gridiron from Week 4!

First up it's Jhett Janis... the Cocalico speedster on a punt return adventure... will end up in the books as a 66 yarder but he ran far more than that.

Next... Ephrata's Blake Weaver takes the handoff right side... and explodes through the hole... 35 yard touchdown run as the Mounts win their first game of the season (and of the Scott Shelley era).

And we go back to Cocalico for the final choice... Spencer Moser with a fumble recovery... and sprints 99 yards to paydirt... that's why they run wind sprints... as Cocalico shuts out Conestoga Valley, 48-0.

Check them all out and vote for your favorite!


The winner will be announced next Friday.

L-L League Football: Week 4 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.


Lebanon - 13 @ Ephrata -41, FINAL

Conestoga Valley - 0  @ Cocalico - 48, FINAL

Cedar Crest - 23 @ Warwick - 24, FINAL

Manheim Central - 54 @ Elizabethtown - 27, FINAL

Donegal - 23 @ Garden Spot - 34, FINAL

Other scores from around the L-L League:

Manheim Township - 14 @ Lancaster Catholic - 28, FINAL

Solanco -  7 @ Lampeter-Strasburg  - 45, FINAL

Penn Manor - 49 @ Hempfield - 0, FINAL

McCaskey - 12 @ Wilson - 57, FINAL

ELCO  - 34 @ Pequea Valley - 7, FINAL

Northern Lebanon - 14 @ Annville-Cleona - 42, FINAL

Columbia - 8  @ Berks Catholic - 28, FINAL

Cable-11 will broadcast the Conestoga Valley @ Cocalico game. Kickoff is live at 7:00 PM. For highlights from the rest of our local teams tune in to the High School Game Night postgame show at 10:30 PM.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Athlete of the Week: Zach Hurst

Warwick's senior QB claims the Athlete of the Week honors after a stellar beginning to the season.

Zach Hurst is back under center for the Warriors this year, and he's been making the most of the opportunity. He's led his team to a 2-1 mark, including a comeback win over Conestoga Valley and a rivalry victory over Ephrata last Friday night.

He fired a cold-blooded TD pass on 4th and 12 late in the game to Austin Myers to seal that victory and keep the George Male trophy in Lititz.

Tuesday's Soggy Scorecard

The rain postponing many of our area games today. 

Here is a breakdown of all the games postponed:

Field Hockey

Warwick @ Penn Manor PPD to 9/19 4PM
Conestoga Valley @ Hempfield  PPD to 9/19 4PM

Girls Soccer

Donegal @ Lancaster Mennonite PPD to 9/19 7PM

Boys Soccer

Dallastown @ Warwick PPD to 9/20 4PM 

Volleyball

Lancaster Mennonite @ Lebanon Catholic PPD to 9/19 7PM

Cross Country

Manheim Central @ McCaskey PPD to 9/20 4:30PM
Warwick & Conestoga Valley @ ELCO PPD to  9/19 4PM
Lancaster Mennonite @ Northern Lebanon PPD to 9/19 4PM 

Girls Tennis

Conestoga Valley @ Ephrata PPD to 9/25 4PM
Garden Spot @ Lancaster Catholic PPD to 9/19 4PM

Monday, September 17, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

[VIDEO] Tothero Tackling Worthy Causes

Former Mount and current F & M tackle, Chad Tothero, nabs honor for his community service. 


Tothero helping out in a summer Group Workcamp
Linebackers are generally the strongest, biggest, and toughest guys on the football team.  Franklin and Marshall tackle and former Ephrata football player, Chad Tothero, is certainly a hard man to power through; but he is a softy at heart. The junior blocking defenses, but tackling other issues to better the community.

Tothero participating in many community service projects. On campus, he is a student facilitator for the F & M chapter of "1in 4" - a group dedicated to rape and sexual assault prevention nation-wide; and he is also the founder of "Dip Faith," a Christian athlete ministry at F & M.

[VIDEO] Week 3 Football Plays of the Week

Vote for your favorite play on the gridiron from Week 3!

 First up it's Cody Keefer... the Ephrata Mounts on a mission to score their first TD of the year... and this tricky pass-and-lateral helped set it up.

From the same game... could it be Zach Hurst... on 4th down... a clutch throw to Austin Myers down the middle of the field to ice the game for Warwick.

And the final choice comes from Manheim... Colin Fry airing it out to Dan Wiederrecht... 84 yard pass finds paydirt.

Check them all out and vote for your favorite!

The winner will be announced next Friday.

 

[VIDEO] High School Game Night Week Three

Check out all the Week 3 action on High School Game Night's postgame show with Jacquie Franciulli and Bryan Kast.

Friday, September 14, 2012

L-L League Football: Week 3 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.

Governor Mifflin - 28  @ Cocalico - 14, FINAL

Ephrata - 7 @ Warwick - 17, FINAL

Daniel Boone - 0 @ Manheim Central - 29, FINAL

Conestoga Valley - 7 @ Garden Spot - 49, FINAL

Other scores from around the L-L League:

Red Lion - 17  @ Lampeter-Strasburg  - 21, FINAL

Penn Manor - 24 @ Dallastown - 7, FINAL

Wilson - 31 @ Reading - 12, FINAL

Central York - 51 @ Hempfield - 14, FINAL

Manheim Township - 27 @ Carlisle - 7, FINAL

McCaskey - 14 @ Exeter - 30, FINAL

Hershey - 42  @ Cedar Crest -31, FINAL

Lower Dauphin - 38 @ Elizabethtown - 0, FINAL

Solanco - 0 @ Oxford - 7, FINAL

ELCO  - 40 @ Lebanon - 18, FINAL

Annville-Cleona - 6 @ Schuylkill Valley - 28, FINAL

Trinity -  40 @ Columbia - 6, FINAL

Donegal - 81 @ Palmyra - 27, FINAL

Hamburg - 34 @ Northern Lebanon - 13, FINAL

Octorara - 25 @ Pequea Valley - 6, FINAL

Cable-11 will broadcast the Ephrata @ Warwick game. Kickoff is live at 7pm. For highlights from the rest of our local teams tune in to the High School Game Night postgame show at 10:30 PM.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Athlete of the Week: Kathleen Lawver

The senior center forward has led the line of attackers for the Eagles thusfar in the early going.

Three games, five goals. That's the week Kathleen Lawver had for Cocalico, as the Eagles notched two victories against Manheim Central and ELCO. Even in a loss to Lampeter-Strasburg, Lawver put one in the net.

Kat is also Cocalico's all-time leading scorer.

Monday, September 10, 2012

[VIDEO] Top 5 Plays of the Week: 9/10/12

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 will survive, and we'll have a best-of-the-best contest at the end of the season.

Also let us know if you have any submissions 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.

 

[VIDEO] Roman Clay Rolls to 4,000 Yard Club

Clay joins the 4,000 yard club after rushing for 249 yards against Governor Mifflin. 


One week after rushing for the L-L League record in a single game, Lancaster Catholic running back, Roman Clay, joined the prestigious 4,000 yard club.

Clay ran for 249 yards in the Crusaders' 27-20 win over Governor Mifflin- scoring 4 touchdowns. This is after the 442 yards, 6 touchdown effort in week one's game against Dallastown. His two game totals are: 44 carries for 691 yards and 10 TDs.

Friday, September 7, 2012

[VIDEO] Football Week 2 Plays of the Week

Vote for your favorite play on the gridiron from Week 2!

 First up it's Tyler Petrie from Conestoga Valley just on a mission to the endzone showing off some strength and speed.

Or will it be Roman Clay... quickly becoming a legendary figure... a 65 yard rush to the promised land... 23 carries for 249 yards in the game and 10 total TDs on the year.

And the final choice... Austin Haas on a punt return adventure... never lets his knee hit the ground and sneaks in for the score.

Check them all out and vote for your favorite!

The winner will be announced next Friday.

L-L League Football: Week 2 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 - 34  @ Reading -0, FINAL

Garden Spot - 21 @ Ephrata - 0, FINAL

Manheim Central - 14 @ Hempfield - 17, FINAL

Warwick - 21 @ Conestoga Valley - 20, FINAL

Other scores from around the L-L League:

Lancaster Catholic - 27  @ Governor Mifflin -20, 4th - FINAL

Lampeter-Strasburg - 14 @ Penn Manor - 49, FINAL

Donegal - 27 @ Fleetwood - 7, FINAL

Columbia - 0 @ Northeastern - 33, FINAL

Manheim Township - 42 @ Red Lion - 7, FINAL

Harrisburg - 21 @ Wilson - 13, FINAL

McCaskey - 18  @ York - 15, FINAL

Lower Dauphin - 21 @ Cedar Crest -0, FINAL

Solanco - 14  @ Dover - 52, FINAL

Elizabethtown - 32 @ Hershey - 36, FINAL

Lebanon - 0 @ Northern Lebanon - 21, FINAL

Steel-High - 33  @ ELCO - 13, FINAL

Kutztown - 3 @ Pequea Valley - 13, FINAL

Annville-Cleona - 25 @ Hamburg - 20, FINAL

Cable-11 will broadcast the Garden Spot @ Ephrata game. Kickoff is live at 7pm. For highlights from the rest of our local teams tune in to the High School Game Night postgame show at 10:30 PM.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

[VIDEO] High School Game Night Week One

Just to get you excited for week two of football. Here is the complete "High School Game Night" week one show! The video includes highlights from Warwick vs. Manheim Central; Daniel Boone vs. Cocalico; CV vs. Cedar Cliff; Ephrata vs. Exeter; and Twin Valley vs. Garden Spot. 

Enjoy! 

 

Monday, September 3, 2012

[VIDEO] Walk the Line: Literally

Slacklining is griping Lancaster County, with many trying out their balance at local parks.

It's a sport that proves with just a one or two inch line anything is possible. Slacklining is the sport of walking on small flat nylon report between two points. What began with rock climbers, has spread even to those in Lancaster County.

Slacklining accomodates all skill levels, from nifty tricks to just walking, there is something for everyone.

Check out the video to find out more about the sport. And thanks again to the guys of Eastern Mountain Sports for teaching me a few tricks!