PM Boys' Track Team Remains Undefeated April 28, 2017
In their last home meet of the season, the Comets kept their undefeated streak intact, toppling winless Warwick 89-61 last Monday.
"It was a great day to celebrate our seniors," said head coach Dan Myers. "Once again, we were able to score everywhere which contributed to our success."
The Comets, behind Taraje Whitfield and Theoren McElheny, outscored the Warriors 56-31 on the track and, behind senior Levi Diehl, they held a 33-30 edge in the field.
Diehl tossed a personal best 148-7 to win the discus and added a 48-7.75 to take the discus. Manor's only other field win was Whitfield's 20-0.5. The Comets did get a pair of seconds from Miguel Rivera in the long and triple jumps while Whitfield returned to the track where he did the most damage. The junior sprinter claimed the high hurdles in 14.4, won the 300's in 23.3 and anchored the 4x400 relay with Chad Mowbray, senior Isaac Novak and McElheny.
McElheny, also a junior, matched Whitfield's three wins with firsts in the 100 (11.5), the 200 (23.3) and the 400 where he led a sweep with Mowbray and Terry on his heels.
In the distance runs, senior Malachi Lyon won the mile (4:27.6) after anchoring the opening 4x800 relay with David Kramer, senior Doug Kramer, who was third in the mile, and Dylan Terry.
The Comets also swept the 3200 with Nick Fafel (10:45.2), Zach Schucker and Marco Rezkalla.
The girls' team, searching for its first win, found the going a bit tougher against a 3-2 Warrior squad and came out on the short end of a 101-44 final.
Winning just six events, the Comets found their strength in the field, claiming five of the seven events. Senior Sarah Stackhouse finished first in two of them, going 17-1.5 in the long jump and 34-3.75 in the triple. She was also third in the 100.
The shot putters went 1-2 with Gabreana Resch (28-2.5) and Emily Sensenich while Alison Murphy (90-1) and Hailey Magill, in the discus, finished first and third respectively.
Sarah Harthan added a win in the pole vault (10-0) and Brooke Gilbert cleared 5-0 for second in the high.
Picking up the only win on the track was Lindsey Lord in the 3200.
After losing their first six games, the girls' lacrosse team has picked up four wins in their last seven outings, including two in a row with a 15-5 result against Garden Spot on April 21 and a 12-9 thriller over Cedar Crest last Monday.
Monday's win was a make-up game with the bulk of the action played way back on March 30 but delayed due to the weather.
"In the early part of the game, Amanda DiCamillo was solid on attack," said head coach Jenn Forney. "The final part of the game, played Monday, was also controlled by the attack. AnnaKatherine Kirk scored our goal and Sarah Wiker contributed key saves to keep us ahead."
Isabelle Sherman and Kirk each tossed in a hat trick and led a 23-16 advantage in shots. DiCamillo and Anna Barbusca notched two goals while Jocelyn Bailey and Allison Hege settled for one apiece.
With an 8-2 lead at the half, the Comets outscored the Spartans 7-3 after the break to post the 15-5 win.
Kirk let all scorers with seven goals and Alexis Hemmerly followed with three. Barbusca scored twice with Sherman, DiCamillo and Bailey adding one each.
That two game win streak was broken up when the Comets faced the undefeated Streaks last Tuesday and suffered a 19-2 loss. Sherman scored once in each half to account for Manors' scoring.
They hosted L-S, the second best team in the league on Thursday, and suffered a 17-8 defeat. The Pioneers took charge in the first half, jumping to a 10-3 advantage. Manor buckled down after the break and kept within two, 7-5, but still came up short.
Barbusca tossed in five goals while Sherman, Kirk and DiCamillo each scored once.
Wiker faced 25 shots and came away with eight saves.
The tennis team wrapped up the regular season with a 7-0 loss against Cocalico on April 20. Freshman Alex Mowery put up a good fight at No. 4 but fell short 6-3, 6-4. He also teamed with freshman Jackson Heiney in No. 3 doubles. Despite a competitive effort, they fell on the short side of an 8-4 result.
After a 3-1 loss to Hempfield on April 12, the softball team has gotten back to their winning ways and pushed their winning streak to five straight with an 11-1 win over CV, and back-to-back 10-0 shutouts over Lebanon and Garden Spot. All three of those results were shortened to five innings.
On Friday, April 21, the Comets fought off a 1-0 deficit for two innings before plating 11 runs over the last three frames to top the Buckskins.
With a 13-3 advantage in hits, Pam Perez (3-4, 3 RBI), Brittany Hook (3-3, 1 RBI) and Abby Busswood (2-3, 3 runs scored) fueled the offense while Morgan Yingling capped a five-run fifth inning, and the game, with a two run double.
The Comets needed just ten hits to blank a two-win Lebanon squad last Monday on the road. Manor scored three in the first, two in the third, and ended the game with a five-run fifth.
For the second game in a row, Hook struck out seven batters as the Comets improved to 12-1 overall.
Hook not only fanned eight Garden Spot batters on Wednesday but helped her cause at the plate, going 2-3 with a two-run homer in a five-run third that saw the Comets blank the Spartans 10-0 in the last of the crossover games. A sac fly by Perez plated the first run in that third inning and a two-run single by Julia Tappany pushed the lead to 8-0 with Hook making it 10-zip and completing Manor's sixth shutout of the year.
"Brittany threw very well," said head coach Dave Stokes. "The team was very excited and goal focused after Solanco beat Hempfield."
Cheyenne Ortman, with a double, and Hook both went 2-3 on the day with Hook pushing in three runs. Tappany, Busswood and Duplissy, who also doubled, rounded out the seven hit attack.
The Comets are currently tied with Hempfield at 10-1 to lead the Section One standings.
The Comets hosted CV last Tuesday night and swept the series against the Bucks, winning 25-14, 25-9, 25-19.
"The first time we played them we were missing Evan Ressler and Alex Newport," said head coach Chris Telesco. "The scores were closer the first time around. Alex's impact was obvious with 11 kills."
Dan Fry finished with eight kills and four aces. Alex Krahulik, Fry, Coleman Raush and Newport all had one block and Reuben Kemrer distributed 25 assists as the Comets improved to 7-2 on the season.
"Josh Hess had seven digs on a night that very little hit the floor," said Telesco. "We were running smoothly all match. The boys are gearing up for the postseason."
And the biggest tune-up for the postseason came Thursday night when the Comets avenged their 3-2 first half loss to Hempfield with another 3-2 marathon, this time in Landisville.
The hard-fought 28-26, 27-25, 11-25, 19-25 and 15-6 results leave both teams tied for the top spot in Section One at 8-1.
Raush finished with 11 kills on the night, Newport put up four blocks, Ressler recorded 11 digs and Kemrer distributed the ball for 38 assists.
The Comets competed in the Wildcat Tournament on April 22 and knocked off the No. 1 team in the state, North Allegheny in two straight sets.
"We won our pool and then played three tough teams - all from District 3: Cumberland Valley, Northeastern and Dallastown," said Telesco. "We fought from behind to beat the No. 1 team in the state in AA in Northeastern. Then we hit Dallastown. They served and hit aggressively and we couldn't match it. However, I was thrilled with the performance of these boys all day."
Fry finished the tournament with six aces and led in kills with 34, followed closely by Newport who had 26, despite missing two matches. Newport led with six blocks. Ressler added 22 digs and Kemrer dished out 87 assists.
In a crossover game that featured five hits by each team, the Comets took advantage of three errors and three walks by the home team Buckskins and scored a 5-1 rain-shortened victory on Friday, April 21. They hosted Donegal last Monday and came away with a second straight 5-1 result. This one featured a nine-hit attack and a season-high 15 strikeouts by Jeff Taylor.
Donegal scored its only run in the top of the first inning on a leadoff double, a walk, a passed ball and a steal of home.
The Comets came back with two in the bottom half on a leadoff single by Grant Gale, a run scoring triple by Brent Beiler and David Mowery's base hit.
"Grant is doing a great job at the plate and is batting well over .400," noted head coach Jim Zander.
Taylor struck out the side in the second inning and the Comets gained some breathing room with a three spot in the bottom of the sixth. With two outs and Dalton Landis on first, Dylan Frey singled to left. Jeremy Burkholder singled in Landis and Matt Tulli's hard grounder to left field plated the last two runs.
"Dalton Landis, our No. 1 reliever, is doing a nice job," said Zander. "He came on with two outs in the seventh, gave up a hit and struck out the last batter of the game."
Under the lights in Lampeter, the Comets notched its second come-from-behind win of the week, erasing a 5-run bottom of the fifth rally by the Pioneers with a four spot in the sixth and finished with a 7-5 road win Wednesday.
Tulli finished with seven strikeouts and three walks and got his first win of the season.
"Matt has drawn some tough Wednesday assignments," said Zander, "but he has battled and given us the opportunity to win.
"Grant finished with three hits and scored the run to put us up 6-5," he continued. "He also pitched two scoreless innings which is all he's pitched except one third of an inning against Hempfield.
"And Dan Fry came up with a big RBI double to start our sixth inning rally. He's only had six at bats as a pinch hitter and this one was big."
Last Tuesday the Comets dropped a 12-6 final against the top team in the league, Manheim Township.
"We fought hard the whole game but the unforced errors cost us," said head coach Zack Charles. "And the transition game in the third quarter put us in a hole, but we fought hard in the fourth and actually outscored them," he added.
Garrett Morgan and Connor Black each scored twice with Mason Garcia and Josh Heckman getting one each.
The Comets topped hosting Lampeter-Strasburg 14-5 under the lights Thursday night and improved to 6-3 in the league and 8-4 overall. Morgan upped his season total to 27 goals with a game-high six. Black and Aiden Mahoney both recorded hat tricks and Garcia scored twice and assisted once as the Comets led 7-1 in the first half and poured in seven more in the third frame.
Seth Wilton and Ian Young combined for seven saves in goal.
PM Comets HostYouth Football Camp April 28, 2017
The Penn Manor varsity coaching staff will run a Youth Football Camp on June 13, 14, 15. Each session begins promptly at 9 am and will end at 11:45 am. The camp is open for all boys interested in playing for the Penn Manor Junior Comets or the 7-9th grade Jr. High Football program. Current boys in grades 2-8th are eligible.
The camp is designed for young boys to continue learning basic football skills and provide unity within the entire football program. This camp is a non-contact camp and all campers will be in age appropriate groups for drills. There will be a certified athletic trainer available.
Please complete the on-line Registration form at www.pennmanorcometsfootball.com or contact camp director Barry Groff at email@example.com for registration forms.
All registration forms and payment are due by May 26, 2017. All campers will receive a free camp t-shirt.
Former "PM All -Stars" currently playing collegiate football will be in attendance!
Eastern Holds Off Susquehannock 4-3 April 20, 2017
In the world of sports, the easiest way to forget a losing streak is to rip off a winning streak of equal or greater length. The Lady Golden Knights pulled off such a feat with their 4-3, April 17th, victory over Susquehannock in Glen Rock.
Eastern plated three of their four runs in the top of the seventh to take their first lead of the game at 4-2. The bottom half of the frame saw the Lady Golden Knights hold their collective breath as the Lady Warriors sparked their own rally but it wasn't enough as Eastern held on for the win.
Maelynn Leber tossed all seven innings to earn the win, recording three strikeouts and issuing one walk to go with nine hits. Morgan Dobbeck, Morgan Winter and Amber Forry evenly split six of Eastern's nine hits.
The Lady Golden Knights followed their streak busting win over Middletown with a 14-2 drubbing of Bermudian Springs on April 12th. Leber pitched four of the six innings to pick up the win while Onalise Fenwick picked up the last two innings. The pair combined for 10 strikeouts and two walks in the ten-run rule victory. McKenzie Buchmyer and Haidyn Shaffer each tallied two singles with Buchmyer adding two walks. Forry smacked a triple and a base hit as the only other multiple hitter for Eastern.
The baseball team finds itself on the opposite side of the spectrum as losses in five straight games have the Golden Knights sitting at 3-6 with 11 games remaining.
The most recent loss, a 9-5 final against Dover, took place on April 17th. The Eagles used a six run sixth to chase starter Bryce Billet and his relief, Bren Taylor, as fuel for the four-run victory. Taylor took the loss after allowing four unearned runs during a stint on the mound that spanned one out. Billet covered the first five and one-third innings while Drake Renn finished things out. The trio struck out nine and walked five while surrendering 11 hits.
Taylor and Emmit Silar both enjoyed two RBI games with Taylor picking up a sixth inning triple. Silar split his run production into two at-bats, poking a single in the third to go with a double in the sixth.
Loss number four was a 7-1 final to Northeastern on April 13th. This time it was a big third inning that proved to be the undoing for Eastern. The Bobcats scored five of their seven runs in the top of the third to break a scoreless tie. Eastern managed a single run in the bottom half of the inning when Silar hit into a fielder's choice, allowing Taylor to score. Silar picked up his only hit of the game in the seventh while Taylor added a single and a double to that third inning triple.
Graybill's multi-hit day at the plate did little to ease the sting of taking the loss. The freshman drew the start for the Golden Knights but lasted just three and two-thirds innings thanks to that five run third by Northeastern. Renn and fellow freshman Derrick Hauck pitched in relief.
The Golden Knights had one other opportunity to snap their slide, an April 12th tilt opposite Bermudian Springs. Unfortunately, darkness shut that game down with the teams knotted at 9-9 in the top of the ninth. The two sides are working towards picking the game up after the conclusion of the teams' second meeting of the season on May 5th.
With losses to Kennard-Dale on April 11th and York Suburban on April 18th the boys' volleyball team is 0-6 on the season.
Against the Rams, Eastern offered enough resistance to put the final scores at 25-19, 25-15 and 25-20 in the 3-0 final. Greg Hauck finished with 16 assists, four digs and two blocks with Ben Leaman (eight kills) and Koury Green (five kills) on the receiving end of a lot of those assists. Both Leaman and Green added eight digs but were topped by Mike Shoff's 10 digs.
The April 18th loss to Suburban was controlled by the Trojans throughout, leading to finals of 25-10, 25-8 and 25-11. Individual stats were hard to come by as Ben Leaman and Green recorded a team high two kills with Leaman adding four digs and Green three blocks.
Undefeated no more. With a 16-4 loss to York Catholic on April 18th the girls' lacrosse team fell from the ranks of the unbeaten. The flow of the game was flipped on the Lady Golden Knights as Catholic posted a 31-13 edge in shots, typically the advantage that Eastern enjoys. The result was 11 Emily Bodien saves in the loss. Addy Malone and Bri Pfeiffer split the goal scoring while Chelsea Forsyth picked up two assists.
The Lady Golden Knights ran their season opening winning streak to 10 games with a 13-5 victory over Carlisle on April 13th. Kylie Nikolaus (five goals), Pfeiffer (four goals) and Malone (three goals) led the attack with Alexus Rexroth picking up the final tally. Bodien posted another 11 saves in the win.
Win number nine of the season came on April 12th by a 13-11 final over Red Lion. Pfeiffer was tops with seven goals. Nikolaus added four while Malone and Rexroth capped the offense with one score each. Bodien needed just eight saves to preserve the two-goal win.
The boys' lacrosse team was not as fortunate against Red Lion, falling by a 14-9 count. Keven Royce turned away 13 of the Lions' 27 shots during the loss. Dom Particelli netted four scores to led the Eastern offense. Jimmy Kurnik added two scores and three assists while Cole Witman picked up just one score but dished out four assists. Bryce Smith tacked on the final goal.
The track and field teams have been busy with meets against Kennard-Dale, Northeastern and Susquehannock recently. Things kicked off on April 11th when the Golden Knights tangled with Kennard-Dale. Both sides posted easy wins with the girls blowing by the Lady Rams 126-23. Eastern won all but two events with Taylor Currier and Emily Stine leading the way in the field with two victories each. Currier captured the triple and long jumps while Stine topped the javelin and discus competition. Ashley Kerr added a shot-put victory, Solon a high jump win while Brittany Heistand rounded out the field victories by clearing 8-3 in the pole vault.
On the track, Heistand added wins in the 100H, 300H and was a part of the winning 1600m relay team as part of her busy day. Morgan Buckwalter, Madison Nalls and Hannah Myers joined Heistand on the 1600m relay team. Nalls also enjoyed a win in the 800m while taking part in the 3200m relay win along with Alaina Strittmatter, Katelyn Myer and Elizabeth Hardesty. Buckwalter and Myers were also part of Eastern's third relay win in the 400m relay. Haley Spyker and Peterson joined Buckwalter and Myers in that win while Myers added a solo victory in the 400m while Olivia McLain won the 1600m and Maddie the 3200m.
The boys managed 12 event wins in their 91-54 victory over the Rams. Nathan Lopez was the star of the day, winning the 1600m, 800m and joining the 1600m relay team. Tyrel Emig, Gavin Donnelly and Chase Reed were part of that 4x400 relay. Emig enjoyed a solo win in the 400m with a 58.6. Avian Leschke swept the hurdle events with an 18.9 in the 110H and a 47.3 in the 300H. Zach Falk picked up the final win on the track, taking the 3200m. The five field wins were split between five athletes, Brady Glatfelter (pole vault), Jared Baton (high jump), Celeb Fauth (javelin), Trey Bernstein (shot put) and Drake Brown (discus) earning wins.
Two days later the Lady Golden Knights rolled past Northeastern 99.5-46.5 with the bulk of the damage being done on the track. Eastern swept all three relays with Hardesty, Strittmatter, Myer and Nalls taking the 3200m relay, Buckwalter, Spyker, Tia Judy and Myers joining forces to win the 400m relay and Heistand, Buckwalter, Spyker and Nalls taking the 1600m relay. Maddie McLain locked down the distance events with wins in the 1600m and 3200m while Myers (400m) and Nalls (800m) combined to take the top spots in the mid-distance events. Heistand added a win in the 300H before turning her attention to the pole vault pit where she cleared 7-6 to earn the win.
Kerr added wins in the shot put and discus while Smith tossed the javelin 86-9. Stump picked up the final victory with the top spot in the triple jump.
The boys enjoyed a similar victory, topping the Bobcats 93-55. They captured all three relay races starting with Chase Reed, Conner Lanius, Taylor Cappeluti and Cameron Dedrick taking the 3200m relay to open the meet. Donnelly, Emig, Glatfelter and Lopez closed out the meet with a win in the 1600m relay. In between Balton, Donnelly, Brown and Logan Kline captured the 400m relay.
Eastern picked up a distance sweep thanks to Falk's 4:44.16 in the 1600m and 10:34.1 in the 3200m. Lopez and Leschke finished things out on the track with Lopez winning the 400m and 800m while Leschke took the 110H and the 300H.
Bernstein led the charge in the field by winning the triple jump and the shot put while Glatfelter took his spot atop the pole vault standings by clearing 10'. Balton (long jump) and Brown (discus) also earned wins.
April 18th brought another lopsided win for the Lady Golden Knights, this one by a 103-47 final over Susquehannock. Eastern was only able to win two of the three relays with Myer, Hardesty, and the McLain sisters taking the 3200m relay. Heistand, Buckwalter, Spyker and Myers locked up the 1600m relay with a 4:23.4. In between Maddie McLain ran wild in 1600m and 3200m victories with Heistand doing the same in her 100H and 300H wins. Myers joined in on the double win fun by taking the 100m and 400m while Buckwalter finished off the sprint sweep by winning the 200m. Heistand capped her day with a pole vault win while Currier (long and triple jumps) and Kerr (shot put and discus) added two wins each. Spyker finished things up with a high jump win.
The good times came to an end for the boys' side with an 85.5-64.5 loss to Susquehannock. Eastern earned just seven wins, five on the track, with Lopez and Falk leading the way. Both ran legs on the victorious 1600m and 3200m relay teams with Glatfelter and Pierre Allard taking the final two legs of the 3200m relay and Emig and Donnelly covering the remaining 1600m relay spots. Falk added wins in the 1600m and 3200m while Lopez clocked a 1:56.2 in the 800m. Glatfelter cleared 12-0 to take the top spot in the pole vault with Demonte Martin taking the high jump.
MT Hardballers Post 15-0 Shutouts April 17, 2017
The funny thing about the game of baseball is that the team which bashes one opponent's pitching on a given day might struggle to give its own pitching much run support the next.
The Blue Streaks' batters slugged their way to back-to-back 15-0 victories this week over Lancaster-Lebanon League foes McCaskey and Cedar Crest on Monday and Wednesday.
Oh yes, the "funny thing about the game of baseball" adage did raise its hand and make itself known on Thursday in a 3-2 loss to Ephrata. In fact, the 15-0 victories were sandwiched between that loss and another one by the same margin the previous Friday.
In Monday's home game, the Streaks took advantage of six walks and five fielding errors by the Red Tornado, needing nine hits to plate 15 runs. The biggest inning was the home half of the first where Township scored six times. The offense added three more in the second.
Joey Rudzinski needed to go only four innings to record a two-hit shutout.
Rudzinski and Tom Cesarone each doubled and drove in two runs. Ethan Kline scored two of the 15 runs and Hunter McClintock, who had a walk and a single, crossed the plate three times.
The Streaks bolted out of the gate quickly at Cedar Crest, scoring 12 runs in the first two frames. After a five-spot in the first, they added seven more in the second on eight hits, including doubles by McClintock (2-for-4, 3 RBI, 1 steal, 2 runs), Wade and Zach Schaefer, who scored three runs. Township also took advantage of five walks and four Falcon errors.
Ethan Kline and Brenden Moshos each drove in two runs in support of sophomore starter Colin Yablonski, who pitched four innings for the win. Ryan Barbee had a strikeout in his one shutout inning in relief to finish the combined one-hitter.
Ephrata's league record improved to 4-2 with the one-run victory at Manheim Township on Thursday. The Streaks outhit the Mountaineers 8-7, including a solo homer by Moshos, a triple by Luke Emge and a two-bagger by Kline, who went 2-for-4. Schaefer also went 2-for-4 and stole a base. He scored the other Township run as Rudzinski's RBI single chased him home.
Township tied the game 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth only to give up the eventual winning run in the top of the seventh.
The softball team won two of its three league games this past week and improved to 2-4 on the year (3-5 overall).
The week began with what seemed to be a football score. But the 18-0 victory was not a gridiron clash between Section One foes Township and McCaskey; it was on the softball field.
Just as instrumental to the 10-hit attack was the total of 14 walks Township batters drew in this game.
Emily Smith had a huge game. The freshman had a pair of singles and drove in five runs. Smith, who also reached base by being hit by a pitch, scored three runs on the day. Another freshman who had a great day was Juliana Lueders. She drew three walks and hit a single, driving in three runs and scoring one more.
Senior Nicole Moldenhauer went 4-for-5 with three runs and a pair of RBI's. Casey Martin (2-for-3) also had a pair of RBI's. She walked twice and scored three runs, giving herself run support as she pitched a one-hit shutout with six strikeouts.
Wednesday's game against visiting Cedar Crest did not involve double-digit scoring, but with two runs in their final at-bat, the Streaks edged the Falcons 3-2.
Leuders led the way with three hits, including a RBI double and a run. Martin also drove in a run as did Mikayla Brennan, who went 2-for-4.
The two-run seventh inning helped make a winner out of Martin, who went the distance with three strikeouts while scattering five hits.
Township senior setter Zachary Keating dished out 26 assists in helping his team power past Warwick 3-0 in an L-L League clash at home on Wednesday.
The Streaks dominated the match, winning the three sets 25-12, 25-16, 25-21.
Christopher Paladino had eight kills and five aces, including a pair of aces in the first set. Brian Hines had two aces in that opening set and registered two blocks on the night. Also recording two blocks each were Mark Leaman, Nick Vicidomini, and Nicholas Plakens, while Zachary Musser led with 11 digs.
The win improved Township's record to 4-2 overall and 3-2 in Section One.
The Streaks were coming off a 3-0 loss at Penn Manor on Tuesday night. The Comets sneaked past the Streaks 25-19 in the opener and 25-20 in the third set with a 25-15 final sandwiched in between.
Keating had 17 assists while Paladino poured in nine kills and added one ace. Vicidomini also served one ace to go with five blocks. Township got eight digs from Musser.
In girls' lacrosse, the Streaks split their two games played last week, which included a non-league battle with the Agnes Irwin School on Wednesday.
The visitors from Bryn Mawr scored 10 goals in the first half and went on to top Township 17-9.
Sarah Elias led the Streaks with three goals. Sophomore Lucy Svetec and junior Maris Large each scored two while Shannon Elias and Dkylar Dorenkamp netted one goal each.
Township fell to 5-2 overall, but improved to 6-2 with its 21-1 defeat of L-L League opponent Garden Spot on the road Thursday night.
Taylor Kopan and Grier Walker notched hat tricks with the latter also putting up an assist while Sarah Elias scored two goals and assisted on one other. Shannon Elias had one goal and five assists. Svetiec, Julianne Walker and Ellen Connolly each scored twice.
As the Streaks out-shot the Spartans 27-6, they also got single goals from Chloe Cronin, Alyssa Penny, Claudia Newell, Haley McCullough, Grace Torrance and Lindsey Mellott.
Meredith Cardina and Izzie Drolet each had saves in goal.
TRACK & FIELD
The boys' track came up short against Section One rival Hempfield on Monday, but posted a non-league victory at Exeter on Thursday afternoon.
In the 83-67 loss to visiting Hempfield, the Streaks got first-place finishes from Evan Dorenkamp in the 800 (2:00.1) and 1,600-meter (4:41.8) races. Fellow sophomore Titan Cox won the 200-m dash in 23.4 seconds.
Another sophomore shined in the field events as Jack Rodenberger won the javelin with a 139-foot-8 throw. Ben Viau's 157-8 discus toss and 55-7 shot put throws were best on the day as well.
The high jump went to Noah Tull who cleared 6-0.
Tull also triple-jumped to victory in the Exeter meet, winning at a 40-01.25 measure and won the high jump at 6-1. He also anchored the 4x400 relay squad in the 86-64 win at Exeter. Along with Dorenkamp, Anderson Velozwong and 200-m dash winner Gavin Patterson (22.8) the relay team posted a time of 3:36.2.
Tull also won the high hurdles in 15.3 seconds. Dorenkamp ran the 1,600 in a first-place tie of 4:43.0 and the 800-m in 2:00.1.
Velozwong, who took first place (54.0) in the 400, was also part of the winning 4x800 relay team that included Jarrid McKenzie, Riley Horton and anchor Gavin Maurer.
It was business as usual for Viau, who won the shot put (57-8) and the discus (166-5) while Cox claimed the long jump (18-7).
The talented Township team topped Hempfield 79-71 in a close girls' meet on Monday. The meet turned into a close one as Knights nearly swept the field events with the exception of Township's Delaney McKnight winning the high jump at 4-10.
Ava Pasewicz, Kate Yoder, Claire Hummel and Leah Sassaman were one of two winning relay teams in this meet. They won the 4x400 in 4:16.8.
Emma Rogers, Emily Antonacci, Grace Weaver and freshman Hayley Astheimer claimed the 4x800 in 11:29.6.
Cassandra Wilk and Courtney German each won multiple events. Wilk set the winning pace of 5:24.3 in the 1,600 and won the 800 in 2:26.6. German dashed to victory in the 100- and 200-m events with respective times of 12.6 and 25.2, and also won the 400 in 59.3.
Hannah Dieterle went the distance in the 3,200, clocking an 11:50.8.
Dieterle also helped the 4x800 relay team post a victory in the Exeter meet. She teamed up with Wilk, Pasewicz and Kira Jenkins for a time of 10:07.0. Dieterle also won the 3,200 in 11:42.0.
The Eagles, however, would go on to win the meet 90-60 winning all but two field events in the process.
McKnight won the high jump again clearing 4-10 while junior McKenzie Horn won the pole vault at 8-6.
On the track, German came through with a winning time of 12.2 in the 100. Wilk won the 800 in 2:24.0 and Samantha Side ran the 1,600 in 5:42.0.
Just as the girls' team had done, the boys' lacrosse team played a non-league opponent on Tuesday before facing Garden Spot in a league match on Thursday.
Academy New Church hosted the Streaks in Bryn Athyn in a non-league game. The Streaks doubled up their hosts 12-6 in District One territory. They out-shot the Lions 32-24.
Township took a 6-2 lead into the half and extended that lead to 10-3 by the end of the third quarter.
Owen Miller and Sean Curcio each scored three times and assisted once. The team's top goal scorer, Grayson Sallade, scored twice and assisted on two more.
Speaking of assists, Jack Kingsbury was the model of unselfishness, providing four assists to no goals of his own.
Zach Diamond also had two goals while Eddie Newman, Bryce Hutchinson and junior Dan Klotz each netted one goal. Tommy Mann contributed with one assist.
MT goalie Caton Johnson had 12 saves to keep the Streaks ahead.
The 17-1 defeat of Garden Spot improved the Streaks' record to 8-1 and upped the league mark to 5-0.
Playing on their home turf, the Streaks got goals from 12 different players. The only hat trick came from Zach Dotter, who also had an assist. The goals and assists in multiple counts also came from Sallade (2, 3), Lou Geyer (2, 1) and Jeff Sturla (2, 0)
Single goals came from Hutchinson, Colton Pierson, John Grandrimo and Solen Layser. Mann, Diamond, Ben Mann and Tre Freeman also had one goal each to go along with one assist.
Matt Chess manned Manheim Township's goal, recording three saves in the win.
Softball Team Improves to 4-2 With Two Wins April 17, 2017
Maintaining their hunt for gold in Section One, Warwick's softball team completed a 2-1 run last week and came away with a 4-2 record on the season.
Unfortunately, the one loss came at the hands of section leader Hempfield which widened the gap between them and the third place Warriors to two games with a 17-1 victory last Monday.
Warwick ended the week strong, however, with a 24-6 shellacking of McCaskey on Wednesday and a 9-1 win over Garden Spot on Thursday.
Amanda Herr got the start for Warwick on Monday night and had only given up one run on three hits when Leann Runkle sent a 3-2 pitch rocketing over the fence in left-center field to tie things up in the bottom of the third inning.
That stood as the only run the ladies would score as Hempfield used a 13 run seventh inning to put any hopes of a Warwick comeback on ice.
Herr went six and a third innings while giving up 14 runs on 19 hits, 13 of which were earned, before Nicole Mengel came on in relief surrendering three runs on three hits before retiring the side.
Herr led the team at the plate going 2-3, while Catie Brubaker, Julia Forsythe and Runkle all were 1-3.
Looking to rebound, the ladies took it to the Red Tornado of McCaskey, scoring 11 runs in the first inning, five in the second, and eight in the third to end the game on runs.
Marissa Treibley took the ball first for Warwick earning the win while giving up six runs on five hits over two innings before Herr came on in the third to end the game.
Jumping out to their huge lead in the first inning, the ladies only needed three hits as McCaskey walked in two runs, gave up two more on hit batters, and surrendered one on an error.
Treibley helped her cause at the plate, going 2-2 with 4RBI including a two-run double to center field in the third inning with Herr (1-4, 4RBI), Abby Erickson (3-4, 4, RBI), and Forsythe (1-2, 3RBI) leading the charge.
Using 10 hits behind a one-hit shutout by Nicole Mengel, Warwick blanked Garden Spot in a game that was scoreless through four innings before Runkle's RBI triple to left field put the ladies on board in the fifth.
Danielle Jones, who reached second on a double to right-center, raced home on Runkle's hit, and two batters later Herr drove a 2-2 pitch into right field for a triple, which scored Runkle, and then crossed the plate herself when Mengel singled to center.
In the sixth, Forsythe singled and reached third on an error which placed Erickson on first. Nikki Shirk laid down a sacrifice bunt that sent Forsythe home and Erickson to third who then scored when Jones singled. Treibley sealed the victory in the seventh with a two-run blast that cleared the fence in right-center.
Despite a 9-1 loss to Lampeter-Strasburg on Thursday, the Warwick baseball team used a 2-1 victory over Hempfield and a 9-0 defeat of McCaskey to grab first place in Section One behind the Black Knights and Penn Manor.
Monday's game at Hempfield needed only one inning to decide the outcome as the Warriors collected two runs on three hits in the fifth and held the Knights to only one run in the bottom half of the inning.
With two outs, Bryce Zimmerman (2-4) singled and Nate Hess (2-4, 1RBI) and Justin Byler (1-3, 1RBI) each followed with an RBI double to account for the Warriors' runs.
Zach Peters pitched a complete game for the win, surrendering only one run on five hits while striking out six.
An eight-run outburst in the third inning helped Warwick to surge past McCaskey while Brendan Martin and Nate Hess combined for the four-hit shutout. Martin went four innings striking out four while Hess pitched three innings and struck out two.
Peters' (2-3, 2RBI) sacrifice fly to center scored Zimmerman in the first and he added another RBI in the eighth as Byler (3-4, 2RBI), Colby Martin (1-4, 1RBI), Adam Ricketts (1-3, 1RBI), and Tyler Hess (3-3, 1RBI) all combined to help the Warriors to victory.
After Peters scored in the fifth inning against L-S on an error to cut the lead to 2-1, the Pioneers scored twice more in the sixth and added five in the seventh to secure the win.
Ethan Norman took the loss for Warwick, throwing five innings and giving up three runs on eight hits while striking out four. Colby Martin took over in the sixth and finished the game with six runs scored on three hits with one strikeout.
Warwick took on Conestoga Valley last Monday with mixed results as the boys lost 83-67 while the girls earned a 103-46 win.
While the boys only won three events on the track, they were able to sweep the throwing events and split even on the jumps.
Nick Coomer stood as the only multiple winner as his toss of 47-2.75 in the shot put garnered a first place finish as did his throw of 131-0 in the discus.
Drayk Casssamajor, Connor Shields, Christian Hess, and David Bach teamed up in the 3200 relay to out-run the Buckskins with a time of 8:34 for the lone relay victory while Shields' time of 10:04.1 in the 3200 and Jeremy Bell's 4:47.9 in the 1600 also stood as the fastest times.
In the girls' blowout victory the ladies earned wins in all events excluding the high and 300 hurdles, the shot put, and the discus.
Two athletes won multiple events as Kate Dickow won the 800 (2:32.14) and the 1600 (5:36.7), and Lily Palacio took the 100 (12.4) and the 200 (26.1). Palacio also ran second leg on the winning 1600 relay team with Leah Graybill, Emily Williamson, and Cassidy Kline in 4:04.
Graybill was also a winner in the 400 with a time of 60.0, while Leigha Martin won the 3200 (12:34.2). Other winners included: Abigail Vance in the javelin (87-9), Mathilda Zartman in the long jump (16-2), Juliette Delmotte in the triple jump (32-9.5), Trinity Bitting-Ellis in the high jump (5-4), Samantha Delmont in the pole vault (7-3), and the team of Caitlyn Wagner, Martin, Isabella Forgione, and Katherine Parker in the 3200 relay (11:31).
It was a tough week for the boys as they lost 3-1 to Hempfield and 3-0 to Manheim Township.
After dropping the first game to Hempfield 25-14, the Warriors rallied in the second to pull out a close 27-25 win to tie the match. From there on out it was all Hempfield as they won the final two games with identical 25-12 scores.
Noah Miller and Foster Lobb each had eight kills for the Warriors while Mateo Chacon served up one ace.
Manheim Township took a commanding 2-0 lead and then fought off a hard charge by Warwick in the third for a 25-21 win in the set. Lobb, Miller, Chad Meeder, and Lucas Sauder all had three kills apiece for Warwick with Meeder putting up 10 assists and Sauder securing one service ace.
Warwick played four matches last week and came away with only one win as they defeated Penn Manor 7-0, but lost 7-0 to Hempfield, 4-3 to McCaskey, and 5-0 to Cocalico.
Hosting McCaskey on Tuesday the Warriors' Nate Deimler and Cameron Moody accounted for each of the three Warwick wins as they teamed up in doubles to down Tyler Trump and Tyler Coder 8-3 and then won their respective singles matches as Moody dispatched Coder 6-0, 7-5 and Deimler took care of Trump 6-3, 6-1.
In the sweep of Penn Manor, Garrett Nissley and Jonathon Martin beat Petros Karpouzis and Nick Bernard 8-1, Deimler and Moody took down Bryce Hanna and Toby Singer 8-5, and Zach Bomberger and Jaron Weidler defeated Alex Mowery and Cole Shenk 8-2 to close out the doubles.
In singles play, Bomberger had his work cut out for him as he and Bernard went to two tie-breakers in the match with Bomberger emerging victorious with a 6-7 (2), 6-3, 1-0 (5) win.
With much easier results, Nissley defeated Mowery 6-2, 6-1, Moody beat Singer 6-0, 6-1, and Deimler took out Hanna 6-1, 6-0.
It was a good week for the lady Warriors as they faced off three times and came away with three wins, two in dominating fashion. They dismantled Garden Spot 26-3, ran by Elizabethtown 13-5, and held on to beat Palmyra 14-10 to improve to 3-2 and hang onto sixth place in Section One.
Katie Pyle scored eight times and the Warwick defense held Garden Spot to only four shots on goal in Tuesday's blow-out win.
With 37 shots on the day, the ladies put up 13 goals in each half and completely shut down the Spartan offense in the second, holding them scoreless to end the game.
Talia Bertrando scored five goals, while Zoey Winters (4), Carson Armstrong (3), Sulivan Herritt (2), Olivia Robinson (2), Emma Leister (1), and Morgan Bomberger (1) all contributed as well.
After putting up 11 goals in the first half against Elizabethtown, Warwick settled in with only two in the second, but it was more than enough to handle the Bears.
Jenna Rodgers stopped nine shots on goal and Herritt and Pyle led on offense with four goals apiece while Bertrando tallied three and Winters added two for the Warriors.
With a 10-5 lead at halftime at Palmyra on Thursday, Warwick had to fend off the Cougars in the second half as the Warrior offense cooled with only four goals in the final frame.
Pyle led again with seven scores, followed by Bertrando (4), Herritt (1), Armstrong (1), and Robinson. Defensively, Rodger finished with 14 stops in the net.
Meanwhile the boys kept pace with Hempfield (6-0), and Manheim Township (5-0) as they split last week with a 10-8 win over Elizabethtown and an 11-6 non-league loss to Palmyra, leaving Warwick (4-1) in third place in Section One.
Wednesday's game with the Bears did not start off well as the home team quickly took a 5-1 lead in the first quarter. Warwick battled back to make it 5-4 at halftime and took the lead for good in the third at 7-6.
Joshua Croyle led with five goals and Josiah Jewell stopped three shots in goal for the Warriors.
Against Palmyra, Warwick broke a 3-3 tie in the second quarter to lead 5-3 at the half but were outscored 8-1 in the second half for the loss.
Baron Tracksters Defeat Cocalico, Elco April 17, 2017
The Manheim Central track team posted double wins against both Cocalico and Elco in Lancaster-Lebanon League competition last week.
Central hosted Cocalico on Monday, April 10 in a Section Two collision as the boys team (4-0) led by Cole Sunderland, with two firsts on the track, and Ryan Carter, who claimed two wins in the field, soared past the Eagles 96-55.
Sunderland won the 800 (2:06), and the 1600 (4:45.1). Other track winners included Gunnar Royer 100 (11.0), and Brock Hochstetler 200 (23.0). The Barons also won the 4x100 (44.2) with the team of Hochstetler, Zach Reed, Caleb Weaver, and Sunderland and took the 4x400 (3:37.3) with Weaver, Ian Lauver, Brandon Griest, and Sunderland took first place in the 4x800.
In the field, Carter was tops in the high jump with a leap of 5-10 and pole vault with a height of 12-6. Jay Barreto - javelin (177-3), and Will Rivers - triple jump (40-11.75), also picked up firsts.
Billie Jo Bollinger fueled the girls' team (4-0) with three wins on the day, sparking a 103-46 victory against Cocalico.
Bollinger was tops in the high hurdles (15.1), and the 300 hurdles (48.5), and Kiera Wells won the 100 (12.6), and the 200 (27.0). Mallory Sunderland sprinted to a pair of first place performances in the 1600 (5:37.9), and the 3200 (12:59). Emily Kline was first place in the 400 (60.04), and teammate Alexis Hosler took the 800 (2:37.1).
They tacked on the 4x400 with the team of Autumn Greiner, Hosler, Kline, Billie Jo Bollinger while Hosler, Marianne Fitzkee, Taylor Noll, and Sunderland snagged the 4x800.
Bollinger collected her field event triumph in the high jump with a leap of 4-8 and her sister Codi Bollinger seized one win in the long jump with a distance of 15-4.75. Kline contributed with a first place heave of 31-5 in the shot.
The team traveled to Elco in a non-league clash on Wednesday, April 12 as the boys' team won all but one event in a 130-20 rout of the Raiders that featured Carter breaking a school record in the pole vault with a height of 13-7. The record of 13-6 stood since 2011.
Sunderland won the 400 (56.0), 800 (2:15.7), and the 1600 (4:50.2) to pace the win. Royer 100 (11.7), Hochstetler 200 (23.5), Carson Hepner 3200 (10:39.5), Barreto high hurdles (15.8), and Reed 300 hurdles (43.0), also obtained wins.
The team secured the 4x100 (45.0), Ryan Santiago, Weaver, Reed, Sunderland 4x400 (3:51.3), to go along with Lauver, Weaver, Griest, Sunderland 4x800 (9:43.1).
Barreto javelin (162-9), long jump (19-5.25), Elliot Martin shot put (43-10), and Rivers triple jump (41-6.5), were other winners in the field events. Carter also added the high jump (5-6).
Good paced the girls' to a 99-47 win with three wins on the day. She claimed the 200 and was tops in the long and triple jumps.
Bollinger followed with two wins, taking the 100 hurdles (15.7), and the 300 hurdles (48.9). Other winners were Wells -100 (13.5), Kline -400 (60.49), Hosler -800 (2:39.9), Sunderland -1600 (5:59.5), and Fitzkee -3200 (12:59.5), Greiner, Sunderland, Noll, Kline - 4x400, and Hosler, Noll, Aspen Bollinger, Sunderland 4x800.
In the field, the team won three more events as Madalyn Nelson took the javelin with a throw of 94-2, Aspen Bollinger placed first in the high jump (4-8), and Carley Sheppard cleared a height of 9-6 in the pole vault.
Playing a total of 28 innings, the baseball team collected 38 hits, 31 runs, and 9 errors and remained unbeaten with wins against Elco, Lebanon, Cocalico, and Pequea Valley last week. They lead Section Three with a 7-0 overall record.
They opened the week at Elco and used a three run top of the third inning and a home run by Brandon Fisher to overwhelm the Raiders 9-5.
Central, who outhit Elco 11-9, crossed two runs in the top of the second inning and added a three run third to take a 5-0 lead. The Raiders responded in the bottom of the inning and trailed the Barons 5-3.
Another run by the Barons in the top of the fourth stretched the score to 6-3 and then 8-3 after a pair of runs in the top of the fifth. Manheim scored their last run of the game in the top of the seventh. Elco tallied two runs in the bottom of the inning but could get no closer.
Bryce Eberly (4K, 0BB), and Drew Mummau (4K, 1BB) split the Barons pitching duties.
On Tuesday, April 11 the Barons hosted Lebanon in a rescheduled game. Fisher's grand slam in the bottom of the first inning sparked an 11 hit attack and set up a 12-5 victory over the Cedars.
The home team plated four runs in the first inning. Mummau led off with an infield single and then stole second base. Tyler Lutz followed with a one out single to centerfield and Eberly drew a walk that loaded the bases. Fisher then cleared the bases for an early 4-0 lead.
Key hits sparked a five run second inning. Jake Novak reached on a Lebanon fielding error and moved up on a Mummau single. Tyler Simon worked a walk that loaded the bases. Lutz then cranked a RBI single down the third base line that plated Novak and Mummau (6-0). Eberly slugged a RBI double to push across Lutz and Simon (8-0), and Taylor Rohrer scored Eberly on an RBI single to hold a 9-0 advantage.
Lebanon (3 hits) scored two runs in the top of the third and one in the fourth but the Barons countered with two more runs in the bottom of the fourth with RBI's by Rohrer and Tyler Lyons (11-3).
After a two out RBI double to center field in the top of the fifth, the Cedars were down 11-5 before Central scored one more in the bottom of the sixth to claim their fifth win this season.
Simon (2K, 3BB), and Trevor Hosler (0K, 2BB), both pitched for Manheim.
At home on Wednesday, the Barons outslugged Cocalico 8-1, took advantage of five errors and scored runs in all but two innings to blank the Eagles 7-0.
Rohrer pitched a full seven innings, striking out 10 and allowing two walks.
In a Section Three and Four crossover clash at home against Pequea Valley on Thursday, April 13 the Barons came from behind to edge the Braves 3-2.
Manheim scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first but PV (4hits) plated two runs in the top of the second for a 2-1 lead.
After three scoreless innings, Loser stroked an RBI sac fly to right field to bring home Lutz in the bottom of the sixth that knotted the score 2-2.
With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, and two runners on base, Lutz bounced an infield single to third base that crossed Novak for the game winning run.
Eberly (3K, 2BB) and Simon (0K, 1BB), shared the pitching for Manheim. Lutz played a strong game at catcher having a tag out at the plate for the third out of the fourth assisted by centerfielder Novak.
A successful season has continued for the state ranked boys' volleyball team as the Barons put two more matches into their win column last week.
Central (9-0) hosted a resilient Ephrata squad and easily defeated the Mountaineers 3-0 (25-11, 25-6, 25-10).
Mason Nissley provided the offense with 10 kills and served up four aces. Ben Burkhart was a help up front with 15 assists and Tanner Stauffer guarded the back court with a pair of digs. Chase Fahnestock contributed with five blocks.
In a key showdown at third place Garden Spot, the Barons Brandyn Musser smashed a game high 16 kills and rolled past the Spartans 3-0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-18).
Stauffer (4 aces, 4 digs, 2 blocks), and Burkhart (35 assists) also contributed to the win.
The softball team defeated Elco and Cocalico and suffered a setback to Pequea Valley last week, improving their current Section Three record at 3-6.
In a nightcap hosting Elco, the Lady Barons ripped 13 hits and scored nine runs between the second and third innings en route to a 14-2, five inning win.
Freshmen Jordan Walter struck out 11 Elco batters and surrendered 5 walks.
At Cocalico, Central outhit the Eagles 7-1 and used a four run third inning for their third victory of the season 8-1.
Jordan Walter tossed a full seven inning game, striking out five Eagles batters and allowing only one walk.
The team traveled to Pequea Valley at Paradise Park under the lights in a Section Three and Four crossover contest on Thursday. The Braves used five hits and three runs after the first and fourth innings to slip past Central (3 hits, 2 errors) in a dramatic 3-1 finish.
Maddie Walter hurled a complete seven inning game, gunning down 10 PV batters and did not allow a single walk.
The undefeated boys' tennis team (11-0), with a talented and experienced roster, should be able to repeat as Section Two champs this year. They placed four more matches into their win column against Downingtown West (5-2), Lancaster Catholic (7-0), Pequea Valley (7-0), and Central York (5-0).
Manheim Central and Dallastown are the only undefeated teams remaining in District Three with the Wildcats ranked first and the Barons fourth.
Donegal Softballers Post Four-Win Week April 17, 2017
Donegal's softball team kept the wins coming last week as they went 4-0 in keeping pace with Lampeter-Strasburg (6-0) at the top of Section Three. With only one league loss coming at the hands of the Pioneers, Donegal (5-1) can only control what they do in the chase for the section crown.
They did just that with a close 1-0 win over Northern Lebanon and dominating victories over Dover 19-1, ELCO 15-0, and Lancaster Catholic 11-0.
Mikyla Yoder pitched a one-hit gem against the Vikings last Monday while the Indians managed only two of their own in a game that was decided in the first inning when the ladies put one on the board and rode it through to the end.
Yoder struck out 13 and only walked two while teaming with Savanna Kolenda at the plate as they both went 1-3 to lead the team.
Sierra Neiss got the start against Dover and made the most of it with a two hit showing in which she had one unearned run and struck out four over five innings.
After taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning, Donegal tacked on three more in the third before Dover made it 4-1 in the bottom half of the inning. A nine-run fourth inning followed by six more in the fifth put to rest any fears of a Dover comeback attempt as the ladies forced the 10-run rule.
Kaitlyn Witmer led Donegal at the plate as she went 3-4 with 3RBI including a double followed by Kolenda (2-3, 3RBI), Peighton Hornick (2-5, 3RBI), Neiss (2-5, 1RBI), Shaianne Boyer (2-2, 2RBI), Yoder (1-3, 3RBI), and Rachel Overlander (1-4, 1RBI).
Wednesday's contest with ELCO was even shorter as Donegal put up nine runs in the first, four in the second, and two in the third while keeping the Raiders off the board in another run shortened game.
Grace Miller (2-2), Emily Graham (1-2), and Neiss (3-3) all drove in two runs apiece, while Kolenda (3-3), Morgan Biesecker (1-3), Witmer (1-3), and Yoder (1-3) all had 1RBI each.
Yoder started and struck out six of the 11 batters she faced while walking none and giving up two hits.
Against Lancaster Catholic, the Indians racked up 13 hits while Yoder only surrendered three with six strikeouts over five innings.
Donegal took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-run double by Witmer and then exploded for six runs in the third sparked by Yoder's RBI triple to right field. Two more in the fourth and one in the fifth sealed the victory for the visiting Indians.
It has been a struggle for the Indians to find a way to win so far this season and after last week's slate of games they found themselves in fifth place in Section Three with a 1-4 record. Donegal lost 9-6 against Elizabethtown, 8-7 against Ephrata, and 9-5 to McCaskey, but were in each game and had opportunities to pull off the victory.
After Elizabethtown took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning, the Indians came back strong, scoring five unanswered runs over the second and third innings, but surrendered two in the sixth and six in the seventh.
Dawson Magar got the start for Donegal and threw six and a third innings giving up four runs on seven hits while striking out five before losing pitcher Ryan Buckius came on in relief.
The Indians tied the game in the second inning when Drew Bechtold (2-4, 4RBI) hit a line drive to left field with one out and scored Seiler Edwards from second and eventually took the lead on Tanner Kohler's two-run single to center field.
In the third it was Bechtold coming through again with a bases loaded single to right field which scored Edwards and pinch runner Elijah Myers to make it 5-1, but the Bears tied the game in the seventh and took the lead for good off of Buckius.
On Wednesday, even though the Indians out hit Ephrata 10-4, they could not hold off the Mounts and gave up the come-from-behind victory.
Updegraff ( 1-4, 1RBI) put Donegal on the board in the first inning when he singled home Dale Houser (2-3) from second for the 1-0 lead. Ephrata tied the game in the second off of starting pitcher Brady Steinman but three more Donegal runs in the third made it 4-1 in the Indians' favor.
Ephrata again tied the game by scoring three times in the bottom of the inning before Kohler's two-run single in the fourth put Donegal ahead yet again. Kohler (2-5, 2RBI) then scored on Patrick Beaudoin's (1-4, 1RBI) single to center field giving Donegal the 7-4 lead, but it was the final run Donegal scored.
Ephrata scored once more in the fifth and added three more in the bottom of the sixth for the win.
Against McCaskey, the Indians were playing catch-up the entire game beginning in the first inning when they gave up two runs to the home team. Donegal answered in the second with a run but surrendered three more in the bottom of the inning.
After putting up two in the third, the Indians watched McCaskey once again widen the gap to 7-3 in the bottom half but closed it with two of their own in the fourth to make it 7-5 before giving up two more in the sixth for the final score.
Continuing their excellent start to the season, both the boys' and girls' track teams ran their record to 3-0 last week with a 105-45 win over ELCO for the boys, and a 90-60 win for the girls.
Silas Buckwalter and Brooks Bear each scored two wins as Buckwalter won the 1600 in 4:50, as well as the 800 with a time of 2:11.4 and Bear took care of business in the throws with a shot put win of 46-5.75, as well as a discus throw of 124-8.
They also swept the relays as Cody Canterbury, Keith Atayde, Ryan Zuch, and Buckwalter won the 3200 in 8:51.6, Cameron Arntz, Jared Collazo, Tyler Rupp, and Avery Walker won the 400 in 46.0, and Keeryen Stevens, Calvin Woods, Rupp, and Walker took the 1600 (3:47.5).
The only running events Donegal did not win were the 300 hurdles and the 3200 as Stevens won the high hurdles in 16.8, Collazo won the 100 in 11.7, Ryan Stainecker won the 400 in 54.2, and Arntz took the 200 in 24.6.
Meanwhile the boys split the jumping events with ELCO as Woods cleared 5-8 in the high jump and Jarred Ford won the pole vault by clearing 11-6.
Other Indians that placed included Woods who took third in both the high hurdles (17.0) and the 300 hurdles (44.9), Walker was second in the 100 (11.7) and the triple jump (40-5.5), Rupp was third in the 100 (11.7) and second in the 200 (24.7), Atayde was second in the 1600 (4:56) as well as the 800 (2:12.2), Aedan Wilkinson was third in the 400 (57.0), Stevens was second in the 300 hurdles (44.4), Canterbury was third in the 800 (2:13.3), Stainecker was third in the 200 (24.8), Zuch was second in the 3200 (11:32.6), Payton Luft was third in the long jump (18-5.75), Adam Hawbaker was third in the triple jump (37-2), Andrew Stwalley was third in the high jump (5-2), Davon Brantley was third in the pole vault (9-6), Nicholas Ketner was second in the javelin (167-5) ahead of Bear who finished third with a 162-9, Nathan Brubaker was third in the shot put (38-2.5), and Cael Rapp finished third in the discus with a 105-7.
It was another record breaking week for the girls as well as Taylor Nissly, Ashley Maxwell, Alice Fernald, and Kaylee Fahndrich bested their own school record in the 400 relay with a time of 50.2, and Nissly broke her own school record in the 200 with a time of 25.7.
Nissly also won the 100 in 12.7 and joined Erin Slattery as the only two multiple event winners for the girls. Slattery was first in the high hurdles with a 17.5, and the 300 hurdles with a 51.0
Seneca Straub, Nissly, Maxwell, and Caroline Goodwill turned in the winning time of 4:23 in the 1600 as the ladies also won two of the three relays.
Other winners for Donegal included Fernald (59.5) in the 400, Carly Diffenderfer (30-3.5) in the triple jump, Lauren Becker (4-6) in the high jump, and Alyssa McNece (111-5) in the javelin.
Placing for the Indians were Kalee Fahndrich who was second in the 100 (13.0) ahead of Fernald (13.1), who also was second in the 200 (27.0), Straub who was second in the 1600 (6:090.3) as well as the 800 (2:43.5), Miranda Nagle who was third in the 1600 (6:18.3) and second in the 3200 (13:48.9), Aliza Young who was third in the 400 (66.4), Lauren Redcay who was third in the 300 hurdles (55.5), Megan Myers who was third in the 3200 (14:10.4), Diffenderfer who was second in the long jump (14-4.5), Hannah Lloyd who was third in the triple jump (28-10.5), McNece who was third in the high jump (4-6) as well as second in the javelin (108-9), Jaiden Droege who was third in the pole vault (6-6), Hannah McNece who was second in the javelin (108-9), Rosalind Staie who was third in the javelin (75-8) and second in the shot put (35-9.5), Jamilyn Nimo who was third in the shot put (33-0), Aliza Johns who was second in the discus (91.5) and Chrysten Hynes who was third in the discus (82-111).
The boys had a strong start to the week with 7-0 wins over Northern Lebanon and Octorara, but ended with two losses, a 7-0 defeat at the hands of Cocalico and a 3-2 loss to Reading.
Donegal dominated the Vikings on Monday as Northern Lebanon only won five total games on the day. Andrew Ashley and Aaron Stehman won 8-0, Mark Pickle and Joseph Johns pulled off an 8-4 victory, and Jarrett Herr and Noah Hoffmaster won 8-0 to wrap up the doubles, while in singles it was Ashley 6-0, 6-0, Stehman 6-1, 6-0, Herr 6-0, 6-0, and Hoffmaster 6-0, 6-0.
Against Octorara it was a little bit more competitive, but still a walk through for the Indians as Ashley and Stehman won 8-1, Herr and Hoffmaster won in tiebreaker 9-8 (2), and Aaron Rugh and Austin Hollinger won 8-2. In singles it was Ashley 6-3, 6-4, Stehman 6-2, 6-2, Hoffmaster 7-5, 6-4, and Herr 6-1, 6-0.
Donegal's tightest match of the week unfortunately ended in a loss, but it was a close one. Reading swept the doubles play, but Ashley and Stehman both won in straight sets with identical 6-0 scores.