Student-Athletes To Continue Careers April 28, 2017
Elizabethtown Area High School (EAHS) recently held its Spring Sports Recognition Day. The celebration was for EAHS athletes who plan to continue their sports careers at the collegiate level. Joining the athletes in the high school auditorium were their families, teammates, coaches, faculty members, and administration.
As part of the program, the 12 honorees were saluted by their coaches for the contributions each made to his or her sports program. The coaches read off the accolades earned by each student-athlete, with common themes including Lancaster-Lebanon League all-stars, team captains, and MVP awards, as well as leadership qualities.
The honorees were as follows: Charles Alessi, lacrosse, King's College; Ryleigh Edmonds, track, Susquehanna University; Elise Forry, soccer, Slippery Rock University; Talia Grynkewicz, soccer, Millersville University; Hannah Keener, soccer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Jamie Marsico, soccer, Bloomsburg University; Bri Polites, basketball, Penn State - Altoona; Braydon Shuck, soccer, Lebanon Valley College; Lauryn Six, soccer, Penn State - Harrisburg; Megan Stoltzfus, soccer, Houghton College; Nick Stoner, baseball, Bloomsburg University; and Logan Yohn, football, Bloomsburg University.
Students Commit To Ursinus March 29, 2017
Twin Valley School District officials have announced that two Twin Valley High School seniors signed letters of intent to play sports for Ursinus College in the fall of 2017.
Braden Burns signed a letter of intent to play soccer. Burns' accolades include All-Division Berks II during his junior year, All-Division Berks II during his senior year, and the NCAA Award of Excellence.
Darren Sipf signed a letter of intent to play football. His accomplishments include the Berks County Combine third-place tire flip in 2014; third-place bench press in 2014; 1,500 pound club in 2014; and 1,565 pounds total, comprising the following: squat, 495; bench, 315; deadlift, 505; and power clean, 250. In the 2016-17 school year, he was named First Team All-League Tight End and Defensive End, Second Team All-Berks Defensive End, and Berks County All-Academic Team member.
Basketball Team Earns Success March 21, 2017
The St. Theresa varsity boys' basketball team recently won the 65th annual Harrisburg Diocese Championship held at Trinity High School from March 3 to 5. The team qualified for The Final 8 in the state championship tournament held at Seton Hill University in Greensburg from March 17 to 19.
The team won its first-round game on March 17 against St. Thomas More of the Allentown Diocese and advanced to the program's first State Tournament Final 4 since 1963. St. Theresa came up just short in overtime to eventual state champion St. Frances Cabrini of the Philadelphia Archdiocese. St. Theresa finished in third place overall in the state with a win against Divine Mercy Academy of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese on March 19.
The team finished the regular season and postseason with an overall record of 37-4. In addition to its third-place finish at the state tournament, the team won the Bishop Daley Tournament, the Harrisburg League Regular season with a 20-2 record, and the Harrisburg League Tournament, as well as the St. Theresa's preseason tournament.
The team is led by head coach Jason Grace and assisted coaches Scott Rider, Steve Kuntzelman, and Chris Schemeck. St. Theresa Parish and School is located in New Cumberland.