CV Softballers Vying For Section Lead April 14, 2017
Conestoga Valley found itself in first place in Section Three of Lancaster-Lebanon league play with a 6-2 win over Garden Spot at Witmer last Monday.
Three run outbursts in both the third and fifth innings were all winning pitcher Alexia Trott needed to best her opponent Elizabeth King. Trott struck out three while scattering seven hits.
The hold on first place was short lived for the girls as two days later they dropped an 8-1 decision to Solanco, leaving them in a tie with Garden Spot at 4-1, and one game each ahead of Solanco and Elizabethtown, both tied at 3-2.
Weak fielding by the Bucks (4 errors) and ten hits by Solanco allowed the Mules to push out to a 6-0 lead before CV scored their first and only run in the fifth inning. Solanco came back with two in the bottom of that inning to finish the scoring.
On April 7, the girls bested Ephrata in a mercy-shortened game at the Mountaineers home field, 19-0.
The Bucks pounded out 15 hits in the five innings and scored four in the first, six in the second, two in the third, and a seven run fifth to end the contest.
Trott struck out five and her control of her pitches only allowed one batter to reach on a single and another on a walk.
The boys were doubled up by the E-town Bears 14-7 at home in Witmer last Monday.
Shane Adams scored a hat trick and added an assist as CV's top scorer. Zach Mower, Michael Fisher, Jon Garber and Drew Perozich also tallied for the Bucks, with Mower and Garber also credited with assists.
Chris Mouser had 10 saves in goal.
Visiting Eastern York on Saturday, April 8, the Bucks lost to the leaders of their league from across the river, 18-4.
Down 8-4 at the half, CV struggled after the break while the hosts got rolling and poured in ten more goals to cap the scoring.
Mower, Fisher, Adams, and Garber shared the scoring with Garber also dishing out an assist.
Mouser had five saves in the loss.
The girls fared a little better than their male opposites in their home match against Eastern York, losing by an 18-7 score.
The visitors jumped out to an 11-5 lead in the first half and never looked back.
Two goals apiece were scored by CV's Alyssa Matheus, Allyson Andrews and Hannah Chadwick, with Taylor Zimmerman adding in a solo score. Chadwick was also credited with an assist.
Last Monday at the Bears Den, the team dropped a 21-7 battle to Elizabethtown, with a trio of goals scored by Karlie Monger, and solo scores by Peyton Kolb, Natalie Kiel (1a), Mateus and Chadwick.
In goal for the Bucks, Zimmerman had seven saves.
The girls are now 2-5 overall, and 1-3 in league play.
The Bucks finally broke into the win column with a 10-6 over Ephrata on April 7.
Playing at home, the boys scored in all six innings, running out to a 5-0 lead in three before Ephrata plated a pair in the fourth to close the gap to 5-2.
CV answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning to open the margin to 6-2, and after another Mountaineer run cut the deficit to 6-3 in their very next at bat, the Bucks responded with a pair in the bottom of the fifth, pushing the lead to 8-3.
Two more runs plated by CV in the bottom of the sixth were important ones, as in the top of the seventh Ephrata rallied for three before being shut down by the Bucks defense and relief pitcher Trevor High.
Three days later, visiting the Pioneers of Lampeter-Strasburg, the team lost to their hosts 11-7.
The Bucks jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the first on a blast by Luke Trainer that saw him circle the bases, and increased the lead to 2-0 and 3-0 in the second and third innings. Keegan Martin scored the run in the second, crossing the plate on a wild throw from the third baseman that ended up in right field.
Gavin Horney doubled in the third, and scored the third run on a single by Trainer, his second RBI of the game.
The Pioneers tied the game and then went ahead with a six run outburst in the bottom of the fourth to jump out to a 6-3 lead.
CV tied the game in the fifth inning, plating three on a single by Logan Andrews, a two- out walk to Trevor High, and a single by Addison Dienner.
Dienner's single scored Andrews, and both he and High scored on a series of miscues by the L-S defense.
The Pioneers cut the lead to 7-6 with one run in the fifth. CV matched that effort with one run in the top of the sixth to knot the score. Jagger Blough singled and Nick Kramer reached on an error that moved Blough to third. Gavin Horning scored Blough on a fly ball handled by the Pioneers shortstop who couldn't turn around and make an accurate enough throw to stop the speedy CV runner.
All of this went for nothing, as in the bottom of the sixth, L-S tallied four runs on five straight hits to come away with the win.
In a slugfest on Wednesday, the Bucks, with 14 hits, lost to Solanco at home 14-10.
Addison Dienner took the loss as the Mules plated five runners in the top of the seventh to break a 9-9 tie. A rally by CV was cut short with only a single run added in the bottom of the seventh.
The team had taken a 9-7 lead with a four run outburst in the fifth, but watched that lead evaporate when the visiting Mules, who connected for 17 hits on the day, brought home a pair of unearned runs in the top of the sixth for the tie.
The boys are now 1-6 overall, and 1-4 in L-L play.
At home last Tuesday, CV shut out visiting Cedar Crest 3-0. With set scores of 25-15, 25-19, and 25-13, the Bucks had little problems in defeating the Falcons for their third league victory in five matches.
Tom Lojpur registered a whopping 23 assists in the match, while Tou Pha dug out seven Falcons scoring attempts. Andrew Rave and Avery Barton each had a solo block, and Robbie Krasisnski served up a pair of aces.
TRACK AND FIELD
The boys bested Warwick at the Warriors home stadium last Monday by a score of 83-67.
CV took two of the three relay races, winning the 4x100 and 4x400 in 44.5 and 3:39.0 respectively.
In individual competitions, the Bucks were victors in six of the track events, led by Jose Barbon winning the 100 and 200m dashes in times of 11.4 and 23.0 respectively.
Joining Barbon as a double winner was Anyah Bermudez, who claimed firsts in both hurdle events, taking the highs in 14.3, and the 300m in 39.3 seconds.
Other winners included Michael Haugherty in the 800m with a 2:04.4, and Theo Thomas's 54.3 in the 400m.
The team did not fare as well in the field events, with only Barbon winning the long jump (his third win of the afternoon) with a leap of 21-0, and Joey Cardina finishing first in the triple jump at 36-7.
The girls didn't fare as well as their male counterparts against the Warriors, dropping their meet 103-46.
Livingston was a double winner in the hurdles, while Magdala Yilma won two field events for the only CV wins.
Livingston recorded a 15.1 to take the high hurdles, and finished her double with a 45.0 run in the 300m event.
Yilma spun the discus for a throw of 101-8, and also won the shot put.
After losing to the Falcons at home on April 7, 5-2, the netters won back-to-back contests against Lebanon and Penn Manor by 7-0 scores, also at home. Another shutout loss at Manheim Township last Wednesday brings the netters record to 4-4 in both league and overall action.
Against the Comets last Tuesday, the Bucks defeated their opponents soundly 8-1, 8-1, and 8-0. Leading off the sweep, Andy Wand and partner Daniel Scala bested Bryce Hanna and Toby Singer while Nathan May and Derick Thrush followed with the second 8-1 win, netting the victory over Alex Mowry and Nick Bernard.
The third doubles win was taken by Caleb Hoover and Donnie Jones over Cole Shank and Kyle Echterling.
In singles, Matthew Hoy took Bernard 6-0, 6-1 to start the singles sweep.
Thrush then took care of Mowry 6-3, 6-1, and was followed by May defeating Petris Karpouzis 6-4, 6-0. Completing the shutout, Scala bested Singer 6-1, 6-3.
Playing Lebanon one day later, the pairs were switched around, but the results were the same, as Wang and May won 8-1, Scala and Hoover came out winners 8-3, and Thrush paired up with Hoy for an 8-1 final.
In singles, Wang (6-3, 6-0), Scala (6-0, 6-1), May (6-1, 6-0), and Thrush (6-1, 6-0) took care of business in sweeping their matches.
Cedar Crest proved to be a tough foe for the Bucks, as only Hoy and Tegan Lapp won at doubles in the middle match of the three 8-5, and Hoy bested Tao Cheng 3-6, 7-5, 10-8 in the opening singles match.
CV Volleyball Evens Overall Record at 2-2 April 7, 2017
The volleyball team traveled to Lancaster Mennonite on April 3rd and were shut out by the host Blazers 3-0.
The first set ended with the home team winning 25-15.
In what may prove to be one of the longest sets played in L-L's volleyball history, the Bucks pushed their opponents to the limits before falling by the incredible score of 35-33 in set two.
The third set ended at 25-23.
Avery Barton led the team with 12 kills, more than half occurring in the marathon second set. Dylan Shertzer went to the floor to register seven digs for CV, whose record falls to 1-2 on the young season.
Tom Lojpor set up many of the Bucks points with his 20 assists, while Trey Orner guarded the net and picked up three solo blocks.
In Lancaster on Thursday, CV battled McCaskey in a match that was decided by a total of 10 points. Behind ten kills by Trey Orner, the Bucks got off to a strong start, winning 25-20 in the first set.
The hosts dug deeper in the second set and pushed CV to extra points before bowing out 26-24. They used that momentum to challenge again in set three but the Bucks were up to the task and finished strong, winning 25-22 to secure the sweep.
Andrew Rave served up a pair of aces, and Lojpor dished out 27 assists and added two blocks as CV improved to 2-1 in Section One.
The diamond nine visited Donegal on April 3rd and came home 6-4 losers.
After a scoreless first inning, the Bucks plated two in the second to take the lead over their rivals. That edge only lasted until the bottom of the fourth, when the Indians took advantage of starting pitcher Trevor High and his relief teammate Logan Andrews to jump out to a 4-2 lead.
In the sixth, the Bucks picked up a pair of runs to tie the score, but saw that evaporate in the bottom of the inning when Donegal came back with a pair of their own for the final 6-4 score.
CV's Nathan Scheid took the loss in relief.
CV's softball team hosted Elizabethtown last Wednesday, April 5, and in a game that featured 21 total hits, came away with a 9-7 victory.
CV scored two in the bottom of the first inning but saw that lead disappear when E-Town scored three in the top of the third.
The margin increased to 4-2 in the fourth, and seemed to be the Bears' to win with another three in the top of the fifth. But the hosts finally got the offense going, scoring seven in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead and eventual win.
Alexia Trott, with two strikeouts and two walks, pitched all seven innings to garner the win.
The girls hosted the Lebanon Cedars on April 3rd and shut out the visitors 15-0 in a three-inning mercy rule shortened game. The Bucks collected 12 hits and took advantage of four Lebanon errors to help pull away.
Trott was credited with the shutout win, striking out five with one walk.
CV is now 3-1 for the year, and is tied with Garden Spot for the lead in Section Two with a 2-0 record.
The boys' tennis team recorded back-to-back shutout wins against league foes Ephrata and Garden Spot last week.
At Ephrata's home courts last Monday, Andy Wang and Nathan May led the doubles sweep with an 8-0 shutout.
At No. 2 doubles, Daniel Scala and Caleb Hoover bested their opponents 8-5, and playing third doubles, Derek Thrush and Danny Jones won 8-1 to complete the doubles sweep.
In singles play, Wang was a 6-0, 6-0 victor at No. 1 while Scala won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2.
Holding down the third slot was May, winning 6-1, 6-1. And in the toughest match of the day, Thrush rounded out the sweep with a 6-2, 1-6, 10-5 result.
At home against the Spartans Tuesday, the partners were switched around, but the results did not change for the Bucks.
At No. 1 doubles was Scala partnering with Thrush for an 8-1 win.
Wang and May were together again at No. 2 this time, but were still victors 8-1 while Matthew Hoy and Jones, playing No. 3, won 8-3.
Singles matches were won by May (6-4, 7-5), Thrush (6-2, 6-2), Scala (6-1, 6-0), and Wang (6-3, 6-1).
The Bucks are now 3-2 in league and overall play.
TRACK AND FIELD
Visiting the Comets last Monday, the boys' team lost to Penn Manor 89-61, while the girls bested their hosts 81-69.
On the boys' side, Jose Barbon starred for the Bucks, securing three individual firsts, and running a leg in the victorious 4x100 relay race.
In the 100m dash, he crossed the finish line in 11.0 seconds, in a virtual tie with Manor's Theron McElhany. His lunge at the finish just edged his rival.
Both he and McElhany met again in the 200m sprint, with Barbon this time taking the true win, nudging out the PM runner by one-tenth of a second, 23.3 to 23.4.
Running the anchor leg in the boys 4x100 relay with teammates Raymond Thomas, Anyah Bermudez, and Mike Staid, he crossed the finish for the team with their total time of 44.7 an easy first place.
He then moved over to the field events, where he lept 21-11.75 in the long jump to cap his day with another win.
Bermudez, running against a familiar foe from the Comets in Taraje Whitfield, finished second to him in the high hurdles, missing first by just two-tenths of a second, 13.7 to 13.9.
He reversed that loss by beating Whitfield in the 300m hurdles, his time of 39.7 edging the PM hurdler by the same two-tenths difference.
The only other winner on the track for the boys was Mike Haughney in the 800m run, winning in 2:03.3.
In the field events, Jonny Cardina won the high jump, clearing the bar in 5-8, while Tom Stead was first in the triple jump with a 37-9.
The girls were the better of the teams in their meet, with Mesgara Yilma leading the way in the field events with three firsts.
She and her teammates Sarah Snader and Kareena Sadis swept the shot put competition, with the three registering heaves of 30-10.5, 27-9, and 27-1 respectively.
In the javelin, her toss of 89-10 was a good three feet better than Penn Manor's second place effort, and with a discus throw of 96.0, she completed her field hat trick.
Hurdler Kylee Livingston won both the highs and the 300m hurdles with times of 14.7 and 46.4, while in the 200m dash, Sue Hock was first over the line in 27.2, just nipping Manor's Makayla Miller (27.3).
Long distance specialists Alexia Slingloff and Jenna Denlinger finished 1-2 in the 3200 run with times of 12:29.8 and 13:35.1.
The Bucks quartet of Livingston, Hock, Castronova and Shakatova won the 4x400 relay in 4:14.6 to round off the Bucks firsts for the day.
A meet against Central Dauphin on March 31st was postponed due to weather.
Conestoga Valley's boys recorded their second win of the season against host Garden Spot on April 5th with a 10-5 win over the Spartans.
The team used a pair of goals in the first two quarters to jump out to a 4-3 lead at halftime, then added a pair of threes in the last two frames for the win.
Michael Fisher was a one player wrecking crew, firing in four goals and adding a pair of assists to lead the Bucks.
Will Stone contributed two goals, with Zach Mower, Shane Adams, Charles Braught and Donnie Heck adding one each in the victory.
Adams was credited with an assist as well for the Bucks, while goalie Chris Mousley stopped 10 of the 15 shots fired at him.
The boys lost to host Exeter in Reading 10-5 on Saturday, April 1st.
The Bucks fell behind after the first quarter 4-1, but shut out their foes in the second frame 1-0 to only be down 4-2 at the half.
In the third quarter, CV scored an early goal to pull within 4-3 when the Eagles scored five unanswered goals to break away into the middle of the fourth quarter 9-3 before the Bucks found the goal again to bring it to 9-4. Another late goal by each side put the final score at 10-5.
Goalie Mousley was pummeled with 32 shots, and was credited with 16 saves in the loss.
Jon Garber scored two of the team's goals, with Fisher, Adams, and Steve Emerson also firing one each past the opponent's goalie.
Mower had the lone assist for the team.
On March 31st, the team lost to Lampeter-Strasburg 17-10. The Pioneers jumped out to a 6-0 lead after the first quarter, and increased the margin to 12-1 by the half.
CV outscored the Pioneers in each of the final quarters, 4-3 and 5-2, but the difference could not be made up.
A trio of players scored hat tricks for the Bucks, led by Garber, who added an assist to his totals. Also finding the back of the net for three were Fisher and Adams.
Mower also whipped in a goal for the team while Mousley stopped 18 in goal.
On the girls' side of action, the Lady Bucks also bested Garden Spot, but at home in Witmer, bettering their male counterparts by six in a 16-5 win.
Allyson Andrews fired in six goals and added an assist to lead the Bucks crew in the victory.
Hannah Chadwick tossed in three goals with two assists to support her teammate.
Alyssa Mateus checked in with a pair of goals and two assists, with Peyton Kolb also finding her shots scoring two. Karli Monger, Nadia Swinton, and Hayley Schwartz added single goals, with Monger assisting on three scores.
Taylor Zimmerman (2) and Lindsay Alhouse (1) also assisted on goals.
Abby Forney stopped three shots in goal for CV.
The girls hosted Central York on Saturday, April 1st, and lost 18-9.
Andrews (4 goals), Mateus (2), Chadwick (2), and Zimmerman scored for CV, while Forney stopped eight shots for saves.
On March 31st, the team was visited by the Pioneers from Lampeter-Strasburg and lost 16-1.
Chadwick had the lone score for the Bucks, and Forney stopped three shots in the lopsided loss.
CV Volleyball Tops Warwick in Season Opener March 31, 2017
The Bucks boys started their 2017 season off with a 3-0 besting of host Warwick last Tuesday, March 28th. Each of the three sets were close, with scores of 25-21, 25-22, and 25-22 all favoring CV.
Dylan Shertzer registered eight kills and four service aces to lead the team, while Tao Pha had 11 digs and Nick Reed put up three solo blocks at the net.
Two days later, CV dropped a 25-22, 25-14, 25-23 series at home against Penn Manor, the defending District Three champ and PIAA runner-up.
Carter Lam recorded eight kills to lead CV, while Tom Lojpur recorded 20 assists. Trey Orner served up one ace and put up two solo blocks, with Shertzer and Lojpur also hammering down service aces.
The boys' lacrosse team split games to start their season, beating Central Dauphin East 16-7 at Witmer on March 24th, and losing to league foe Manheim Township, 19-3 on the 28th, also at home.
Under the lights at their home field, the Bucks fell behind 6-0 after the first quarter, and were down 13-1 at the half to the visitors from Manheim Township. Both the third and fourth quarters ended with 3-1 scores in favor of the Streaks.
Michael Fisher scored a pair for CV, with Zach Mower adding the other goal. Shane Adams was credited with an assist.
Chris Mousely had five saves in goal for CV.
Playing CD East, five goals in each of the first three quarters were all the team needed to best the visitors from the north.
Mower led the assault for the Bucks, scoring four goals, while teammates Shane Adams and Will Stone tallied hat tricks. Adams also had two assists during the contest.
Also adding goals for CV were Fisher with a pair of scores and four assists, Charles Braught with two, and Jon Garber and Ashton Knapik with one each.
Mousely registered 12 saves for the Bucks.
The girls lacrosse team lost to Manheim Township 23-3 at the Streak's home field last Tuesday, March 28.
CV scored two in the first half after they had fallen behind 14-1, and added another in the second for the 23-3 final. A. Andrews found the net for all three Bucks tallies.
A. Forney saved four shots in goal.
Opening their season at Central Dauphin East, the girls won 12-6 on Friday, March 24th.
Six goals in each half carried the visitors to the win, with A. Andrews tossing in four for the visitors. Kate Monger added a pair, while P. Kolb, A. Matheus, L. Alshouse, H. Chadwick, and N. Kiel added one each. Chadwick also helped out with assists on five of the CV goals.
After having to postpone their season opener away against Central Dauphin, the Bucks did get games in last Tuesday and Wednesday against league opponents Manheim Central at home, and Cocalico on the road. Both games ended with CV losses.
The team lost to Cocalico 3-2. After falling behind 2-0, the boys fought back to tie the score with single runs in the third and sixth, only to see the home team score in the bottom of the inning to take the lead and win when a Bucks seventh inning attempt to re-tie was thwarted.
On Monday, hosting the Barons, the Bucks saw a 3-1 lead evaporate in the top of the seventh, as Manheim scored eight runs to win going away 9-3.
Tim High started for the Bucks, and allowed just one run in his five innings of work.
The softball team entered the 2017 season with a 6-2 loss against visiting Lampeter-Strasburg on Friday, March 24th. They rebounded with a 4-3 win at Manheim Central last Monday.
Battling the Barons at their home field, CV ran up a 3-0 lead after just one inning, saw Manheim tie it in the sixth, and won it in the seventh with a solo run. Alexia Trott got the win for the Bucks, tossing all seven innings.
At L-S, the girls scored their only runs in the top of the seventh to avoid the shutout. In helping the Pioneers along, CV committed five errors leading to four unearned runs.
The game against Cocalico on the 29th has not been reported at press time.
Last Monday, March 27th, the boys' tennis team opened their season with a 5-2 victory over Elizabethtown on the Bears home courts.
In first doubles, Andy Wang and Nathan May defeated Lucas Overmoyer and Connor Babinchek 8-2.
Second doubles belonged to Daniel Scala and Derek Thrush who bested Ethan Lown and Logan Hoover, 8-4.
The Bucks lost the third doubles 8-5
At No. 1 singles, Wang defeated Overmoyer, 6-2, 4-6, 10-7 while Scala, at No. 2, took straight sets 6-2, 6-4 from Babinchek. Playing No. 4, Thrush was a winner over Dean Mc Bride, 7-5, 3-6, 10-3.
No. 3 singles was won by the Bears for the final 5-2 score.
Hempfield handed the Bucks a 7-0 home court loss last Wednesday, March 29.
A match against Ephrata on the 28th was postponed.
Dariychuk Wins Gold at Sectionals February 24, 2017
Pavel Dariychuk, CV's 145-pound wrestler, won gold at the District Three Sectional Tournament held at Governor Mifflin High School over the weekend of February 18th.
Seeded first with his record of 30-5, the Buckskin senior polished off all three of his opponents to advance to the District Three championships to be held at the Giant Center in Hershey, February 23-25th.
After getting a first round bye, the Buckskin grappler entered the second round against Joe Boecker from Twin Valley, and pinned the Raider in 3:07.
He followed this up with a 9-2 semifinal decision over Gage Moran of Exeter Township to set up his championship try for the gold, opposite Muhlenberg Muhls' Stephan Mayo, who held a record of 26-6, and was a returning sectional winner.
Not impressed with the opponent's record, Dariychuk controlled the match from the outset, and came away with an 11-5 major decision, and a coveted gold medal.
He now takes his 33-5 record into the District Three finals at the Giant Center and a match with Section Four fourth seed Matthew Proust (23-10 record).
Joining Dariychuk at Hershey will be teammates Jordan Hantranft at 132, and Connor Brinton, weighing in at 182. Both wrestlers finished second.
Hantranft, also awarded a first round bye, bested Jack Hickman from Twin Valley in the second round, pinning the Raider in just 52 seconds to go on to the semis.
Home school favorite from Governor Mifflin, John Aruntz, was dominated start to finish by the Bucks grappler, ending the match with a 19-5 major decision late in the second period. This put Hantranft into the finals against a league foe in Garden Spot's Christian Schilling, where he lost and settled for second place by a 6-1 final score.
Brinton also met a home school favorite in his championship match with Ben Maack, but was pinned by the Mustang in 3:39 and also settled for silver.
To get to the final match, he had been given a first round bye, pinned Jacob Zook from Garden Spot in 2:48 in the second round, and was victorious 6-5 over Michael Reinhart of Reading High in the semifinals.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
Several members of the Buckskin swim team are seeded in the District Three Meet which takes place this Friday and Saturday.
On the boys' side, sophomore Nick Lynam is the second seed in the 500 free with a 4:41.20. His 53.01 in the 100 backstroke is also good for a second seed.
Michael Raasch is 14th seed in the 100 breaststroke with his 1:03.52. He will also compete in the 200 medley as the 27th seed with a 2:07.66.
Sarah Marston is the 21st seed in the 100 freestyle with a 55.68.
The boys 200 medley relay is the 12th seed with a time of 1:42.43. Members swimming are Sheldon Hertzler, Nikolas Pham, Matthew Dougherty, and Lynam.
INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD
Jose Barbon qualified in the long jump and teammate Aanyah Bermudez joined him in the 60-m hurdles for the state indoor Pennsylvania Track And Field Coaches Association (PTAFCA) championship meet Saturday, February 25th at State College.
To get to the state meet Barbon placed second in the long jump at the PTAFCA carnival with a jump of 22-6.75, just inches out of first place. He also ran fifth in the 60-m dash, just missing qualifying in that event as well.
Bermudez, at the same carnival, ran the hurdles in 8.27 to finish second and qualify.
Jamie Livingston, running in the girls 60-m hurdles, nearly qualified for the state meet, finishing her race in 9.32 and in fifth place.
CV Boys Win Three of Last Four Games February 10, 2017
CV's boys' basketball team finished the season by winning three of four league games, including besting Warwick 75-66 in overtime on February 3rd, and Penn Manor 56-48 on the 7th. The wins brought the team's record up to 4-10 in Section One, and 5-17 overall.
In the season finale at home against the Comets, junior Logan Monroe poured in a game-high 22 to lead the way.
CV opened a ten-point lead after the first period, using their long distance skills by hitting a trio of shots from behind the arc. Theo Blantz, Grant Stoltzfus, and Monroe all hit from deep to assist in building the 15-5 margin, aided by a strong defensive effort that held the visitors to a three point conversion and a field goal.
The lead slowly slipped away from CV in the second and third quarters, as Penn Manor came back by outscoring their hosts 14-10 in the second, and 18-13 in the third to come within a point going into the fourth quarter 38-37.
In the last eight minutes, Monroe, both an inside and outside threat for CV, was sent to the foul line eight times, making five, to help the team re-build its lead.
CV actually won the game from the charity stripe in the fourth, making 15 of 18 shots to pull away. For the game, the Bucks were 19-for-23.
LL'Rae Robinson contributed nine points, while Blantz, along with his early trey, hit a field goal and a pair at the line for seven. Austin Monroe chipped in with eight, Stoltzfus added his trey, as did Jalen Ransing. Trevor High and Sean Holmes rounded out the scoring with two each.
Visiting the Warriors on Friday the 3rd, the boys fell behind at halftime, 31-27, before charging back in the third to take a 49-41 lead at the end of three.
A surge by the Warriors in the last eight of regulation found the teams tied at the buzzer 63-all.
Taking charge on the shoulders of game-high scorer Logan Monroe, the Bucks nabbed the first four points in the OT, and never looked back, outscoring their hosts 12-3 for the final 75-66 score.
Monroe ended his efforts with a season high 34 points on 13 field goals, a pair of treys, and two-for-four shooting from the line. Sibling Austin Monroe got into the scoring act with 21, including 13-of-15 from the charity stripe. As a team, the Bucks were 18-of-27 from the foul line.
Blantz was also in double figures for the team, tacking on 11. High, Holmes, and Ransing added in a pair each, with Stoltzfus tossing in one from the line to finish the Bucks scoring.
The girls ended their season by splitting a pair of league contests, beating visiting Warwick 57-41 on February 3rd, but losing a heartbreaker at Penn Manor, 37-36.
Going into the fourth quarter ahead 24-19, the girls lost control and the game when the host Comets scored the first six to grab the lead away from the Bucks 25-24, and continue to regain and hold the advantage through back-and-forth scoring the remainder of the game.
Senior Rachel Robinson led the team with 13 points, followed by Makayla Horning and Kenzie Reed with seven each. Tricia Erb added four, Amber High three, and Jess Hoffman two to finish the CV scoring.
Hosting the Warriors on February 3rd, the girls grabbed a 14-9 first quarter lead and never relinquished it, controlling the scoring in all four quarters.
A trio of Bucks were in double figure scoring, led by Reed's 14. Robinson and High added a dozen each, while Hoffman came close with eight. Horning tossed in three field goals for six, while Erb contributed four. Savannah Byers went two-for-two from the line for her points.
Conestoga Valley finishes their season in fifth place in Section One with a 5-9 record. They are 8-13 overall.
Robinson led the girls in scoring, averaging 11.05 ppg in her 21 appearances.
A pair of sophomores, High and Reed, were next, both scoring at over seven points per game.
Ryan Graham rolled games of 174, 213, and 204 in a 7-0 loss to Cedar Crest at Dutch Lanes on February 3rd.
A match against Lebanon bowled at Palmyra Lanes on the 8th has not been reported.
Four CV sharpshooters hitting the targets for 99's were not enough to register a win, as visiting Ephrata had two with perfect 100's and nipped their hosts 496-494 on February 7th.
Missing the bullseye once each were Matt Turoczi, Ethan Addicott, Madeline King, and Lexus Henkel. Alex Stoudt was one behind his teammates with a 98.
The Bucks are now 2-6 in league action, 3-9 overall.
The Buckskin grapplers hosted a quad meet on February 4th, and bested all three of their visitors.
Local opponent Garden Spot fell to the Bucks 43-23, Berks League's Tupehockin was undermanned and lost 69-9, while Midd-West High gave the team its greatest challenge before losing 38-36.
Four early forfeits aided CV against MWHS, as the Bucks opened up a 24-12 lead over the visitors and hung on. The meet was finally decided in the last match of the day when Andrew Dariychuk posted a major decision 14-4 victory at 106 pounds to lift the team to the win.
The visitors from Tupehockin could only bring four wrestlers, forfeiting ten matches to the hosts.
Wins in two of the matches wrestled were recorded by Trent Martin at 152, who won 5-3, and Thomas Weidman, who pinned his opponent in just 40 seconds.
Battling local foe Garden Spot, a run of five wins for 23 points by the Spartans in the middle weights was offset by the Bucks in the classes from 170 on out, with Andrew and David Dariychuk logging in with decisions at 106 and 113 to cap 32 straight points by CV.
Lady Buckskins Battle Top Teams in Section February 8, 2017
The Lady Buckskins dropped a pair of games to league foes Lampeter-Strasburg, the top team in Section Two, and Cedar Crest, undefeated in Section One and on the season, by scores of 58-29 and 57-27, respectively, on January 21st and 24th.
In the game against the Cedar Crest Falcons at Witmer, the girls were tied 12-12 at the end of the first period, and down just six, 28-22 going into the locker room at the break.
The team was held to a single field goal in the third quarter, after attempting ten, and hit one-of-seven in the fourth with a foul shot added in against the undefeated Falcons (10-0, 17-0).
While the Lady Bucks were stymied in their offense, the Falcons had no such trouble, dropping in 15 and 14 points in the second half quarters to pull away after the halftime break.
One of the biggest problems seemed to be at the charity stripe. CV connected on 6-of-9 attempts while the visitors dropped in 16-of their 22 attempts.
A long-range assault also hurt the Bucks with Cedar Crest hitting seven triplets as opposed to only one for the home team.
Kenzie Reed collected eight points to lead CV in scoring, followed by Rachel Robinson's six. Jess Hoffman and Tricia Erb added four and three points, respectively, while Sydney Boulder, Amber High, and Savannah Generella finished out the scoring with two each.
Hosting the Pioneers for a Saturday afternoon game, the Bucks gave up 20 first quarter points while only making four, and could not recover from that 16 point deficit.
The long distance shooting game was again a problem, as the visitors tossed in seven from behind the arc, while CV only made one.
Hoffman connected for seven points, Makayla Horning contributed six, Robinson added and High put in three while Erb, Paige Miller, April Achey, and Lauren Thrush scored two points each.
The girls are now 3-7 in league play and 6-11 overall.
The Buckskin matmen hosted Manheim Township last Wednesday, January 25th, in a league meet, and came away easy winners, 57-9. The Bucks were aided by the Blue Streaks having to forfeit six matches (145, 160, 220, 285, 106, and 126) for 36 of the points garnered by CV.
Starting off the actual wrestled matches at 152, Trent Martin battled Ian McCoy to a 7-4 victory.
Township won the next contest at 170 by decision to bring the scoring at that time to15-3 in favor of CV.
Connor Brinton, a favorite to do well in the upcoming District Three tournament at 182, pinned Michael Stegar in 3:13 to push the lead out to 21-3.
At 195, Thomas Weidman went the distance, but scored a 3-1 win over Miles Deshaw, extending the lead to 24-3.
After a series of three forfeits put the match out of reach, 42-3, the visitors won the next bout at 113, as Austin Rider lost by the close one, 10-9 to Malcom Shuyler.
Rafael Rodriguez got those three points back in his match by defeating Anthony Bernieri 6-1 in their 120-pound battle.
One more forfeit win by the Bucks at 126 brought up the final three points for Township, as their 132-pound competitor won by a 7-2 decision.
The closing match at 138 saw the only other pin in the contest, as Kyle Houser pushed Charlie Leidig's shoulders to the mat in 1:38.
The Bucks cap the dual meet season with a final Section One record of 6-1, tri-champions with Cocalico and Penn Manor.
The woes for the boys' cagers continued, as they dropped league games to Lampeter Strasburg 56-48, and Cedar Crest 74-42.
In a home game against the Falcons on January 24th, the team found the visitors to have a very hot hand from the floor, hitting on 22 of 34 deuces, while the Bucks only could muster up five of 23 attempts.
CV was forced to play catch up from the opening tipoff, as they fell behind 6-0 in the opening minutes, and got no closer than four points from that point.
Logan Monroe was the only CV player with double figures, scoring ten while four Falcons hit ten or more points.
Austin Monroe followed with eight points, while Trevor High and Jordan Ransing connected for six each. Grant Stoltzfus, Theo Blantz, Jalen Ransing, and Joe Cardina all had three points each.
Visiting the Pioneers on Saturday, the 21st, the Bucks held close the entire game, but a fourth quarter comeback needed a bit more time.
Logan Monroe matched Lampeter's Ryan Smith for game high honors, both scoring 20.
Blantz stepped up with 11, including three from behind the arc, matching Logan from that range. Other scorers included Stoltzfus with seven points, High with six, and LL'Rae Robinson added three.
Normally more of a factor, Austin Monroe was limited to only one point on a free throw.
The team is now 1-9 in Section One, and 2-16 overall.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
The swim team competed against the Bears at Elizabethtown College on January 26th with mixed results. The boys continued their assault on the league after a slow start this year, besting the Bears 105-64, while the girls, on the other hand, fell to the home team by almost the reverse score, losing 103-65.
In the boys meet, Nikolas Pham and Nick Lynam were big winners, each claiming four first places. Pham was involved in a swimming rarity with teammate Logan Frey, as both swimmers touched the wall in 24.20 in the 50 freestyle. He was also an individual winner in the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.91.
Nick Lynam won the 100 freestyle in 48.99, and the 200 individual medley in 2:01.94. He and Pham competed with Michael Raasch and Landon Hertzler to win the 200 medley relay and with Matthew Dougherty and Hertzler to take the 200 free medley.
Raasch won the 200 freestyle in 1:58.23, and the 500 freestyle in 5:22.68.
The boys are now 5-0 in Section Two of the league, tied with Cocalico for first place.
Overall they are 5-3.
Leading the girls in the pool was Sarah Marston, who earned CV's only individual firsts on the day. She clocked a win in the 500 freestyle (5:49.91) and 200 individual medley (2:22.08).
CV also picked up a win in the 200 free. Nina Kramer, Terri Tuckey, Kristen Bechtel, and Taylor Tardibuono combined for a 1:57.51.
The girls are 1-4 in the league and 1-7 overall.
On the lanes, the Bucks lost a pair of matches to Section Two foe Elizabethtown 5-2 and crossover opponent Penn Manor, from Section One, 7-0.
The double defeats dropped the team to 3-6 in the league.
Senior Ryan Graham rolled a three game 749 series against the Comets on the 23rd at Leisure Lanes, with a high game of 277 in the middle of the set. His other games of 204 and 268 gave him an average of 249.67, which bested the highest averages and total pins for the match.
Against the Bears on the 20th, Graham rolled games of 231, 182, and 211 in the loss at Dutch Lanes.
Graham has knocked down 5972 pins in his nine matches for a respectable 221.19 average this season.
Shooting at Manheim Township's home range on the 26th, the Bucks lost to their hosts 496-489.
Ethan Addicott and Lexus Henkel both shot 99's to lead the CV marksmen. Wayne King, Alex Stoudt, and Sam Lorenz all tied with 97's.
The sharpshooters took host Garden Spot to the sixth round before losing 589-588 on Tuesday the 24th.
King shot a perfect 100 to lead the team. It was only the second time this season that mark has been reached by CV.
Stoudt and Lorentz missed one shot each and finished with 99's to follow King. Fourth in the match belonged to Matt Turoczi with his 98, while Chase Miller and Avalea Bermudez followed with a pair of 96's.
Willoh Robbins hit the target for a 100 for the Spartans.
The losses drop CV's record to 3-7 overall, and 2-7 in league action.
Lady Bucks Outlast E-town, Robinson Nets 15 February 3, 2017
Riding on the 15-point performance of senior Rachel Robinson, the Lady Buckskins pulled out a 45-39 victory over league rival Elizabethtown on January 31st.
Playing in the friendly confines of their home gym, the girls opened up a 32-23 lead in the third quarter after being tied at halftime 21-all.
Limiting the Lady Bears to a single third period field goal, and with Robinson powering the ball from inside, the team had little problem when the visitors attempted a fourth quarter comeback, even when they were outscored in the last eight minutes 16-13.
The win puts their L-L Section Two record at 4-8, and ups the overall mark to 7-13.
Along with Robinson's 15, seven other teammates contributed points in the win, with Kenzie Reed next with eight. Others scoring included Jess Hoffman (6), Amber High (5), Makayla Horning, Sydney Boulder, and Savannah Generella (3 each), and Emily Clapper (2).
On January 27th, the team fought back from a 28-19 halftime deficit, but ran out of time at McCaskey, losing a heartbreaker, 50-48.
Playing tough the entire game, the Bucks went ahead briefly twice in the third quarter, only to see the Red Tornado recover and re-take the lead.
The girls were out shot from the floor 43-36, but made up that difference from the charity stripe, hitting on 12 of 17 attempts, while the hosts were only 7 of 14.
Reed led CV in scoring with 13 points, including five-for-seven from the foul line. Tricia Erb connected for nine points, hitting the team's only pair of treys and going three-for-four at the stripe. Boulder tossed in seven, while Robinson and Horning added six each. Jess Hoffman scored five and Clapper finished up with a bucket.
Pavel Dariychuk was the lone Bucks winner at the L-L tournament on the 27th and 28th at Garden Spot High School. He was seeded second of the 19 wrestlers in the 150-pound weight class.
The muscular senior registered one of the fastest pins in his preliminary round match, dropping William Small of Donegal to the mat in just 41 seconds.
He followed that up with a quarterfinal pin, this time besting Manheim Central's Ryan McKee in 3:20.
Going into the semi-finals, his opponent was one of the tournament favorites, Stevie Herb from Northern Lebanon. The Buckskin grappler, executing a first period takedown, and using an escape when starting from the down position, had the favorite finding himself on the wrong end of a 3-1 score at the match's end.
In the championship, Garden Spot wrestler Connor Finkley found no answer to the CV middleweight, as Dariychuk came away with a pair of takedowns and an escape for a 5-1 final score.
Conestoga Valley's other top ten finalists included Pavel's younger brother Andrew, a sophomore who finished in fourth place at 106. After pins in his first two matches, the younger Dariychuk found himself matched with the tournament's top seed, Austin Jones of Ephrata. Trying his best in his first league tournament, Dariychuk took Jones to the limit before losing the bout by a 3-1 score.
Relegated to the wrestlebacks, he beat Garden Spot's Jonah Groff 7-2 to advance to the match for third place against Kyler Anspach of Northern Lebanon. Dariychuck, tired after his long day of matches, was beaten by the Viking wrestler by major decision, 18-4, and had to settle for fourth place.
A pair of third place finishes were captured by 182-pound senior Connor Brinton, who took third by pinfall over Lampeter-Strasburg's Josh Beiler in 2:35, and by senior Thomas Weidman, who medaled at 195 with a pinfall at 4:15 over Manheim Central's Eliott Martin.
Tournament fourth place finishes were gotten by 126-pound Seth Martin, who lost in the semis to eventual champ Tanner Ball of Pequea Valley, and had his bid for third stopped by Austin Burkholder of Donegal, and Josh McNamara, who dropped an ultimate tie-breaker, 3-2, against Scott Fox of Elizabethtown.
As a team, the Buckskin grapplers finished in a respectable fifth place in the 22 team tourney with 140.5 points, just five behind Solanco's 145.
A match against Reading on February 2 at CV ended up with a rare loss for the Bucks, 40-32.
David Dariychuk opened the match with a win at 113, scoring a major decision, 14-2.
The next Bucks win came at 132, where Jordan Hantraft won by pinfall in 4:50 and then team leader, Pavel Dariychuk at 145, pinned his opponent in 1:31.
Four successive wins by Reading, however, put the Bucks behind 34-16 before Brinton won a 10-1 major decision, pulling the team back into contention, 34-20.
Weidman (220) brought the team closer with a pin in 1:27, pulling the team within eight at 34-26. But a win by the visitors at 285 put the match out of reach, 40-26.
Andrew Dariychuk, at 106, finished the meet with a win by pin in 5:48 for the final 40-33 score
A January 27 home court win over visiting McCaskey gave the Bucks their second league win of the season, 68-50.
Logan Monroe, after being held to just a three point shot in the first half, erupted to score 20 in the second half.
There was actually little doubt in the outcome, even with Monroe's limited scoring in the opening quarters, as the Bucks held the Red Tornado to just two first quarter points, while tallying 14 of their own, and owned a halftime difference of 29-20.
As a team, CV scored 12 of 13 from the charity stripe, as opposed to 5 of 10 for the visitors.
LL'Rae Robinson had his best game of the year, putting in 18, backing up Monroe's high scoring total. Austin Monroe tacked on 15, while Theo Blantz added six more. Rounding out the scorers were Jalen Ransing with four, and Sean Holmes with two.
Visiting Lebanon on the 31st, the Bucks were defeated, 71-60.
The Monroe's, Logan and Austin, both outscored the highest Cedar player, with Logan having the game high with 24, and Austin adding 18. The high for Lebanon was 11 from Camryn Shank.
The game deciding difference came from outside the three-point arc, where the home team dropped in seven, as opposed to the Bucks two.
Blantz and Trevor High each scored six points for CV. Ransing added three, Robinson deposited a field goal, and Grant Stoltzfus hit a foul shot.
The boys are 2-10, as of this writing, in league play, and 3-17 overall, with two league games remaining.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
Battling for the section championship at the Ephrata recreation center on February 2nd, the boys swim team found themselves coming home in second place to Cocalico, losing 98-72.
CV managed to win two individual events, with Michael Janvrin taking the 200 freestyle in 1:45.41, and Nick Lynam touching the wall first in the 500 freestyle in 4:52.83.
The team ends the regular season with a 5-1 record in Section two, and 5-4 overall.
The girls, who were already eliminated from any chance at a league title, came home winless as well, dropping their meet to the Mounts 111-56.
Sarah Marston was a double winner in the individual events, placing first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.16, and taking the butterfly in 1:02.81.
Lauren Nedrow won the only other individual for CV with a time of 2:26.70 in the 200 individual medley
Marston also was the anchor for the Bucks lone relay win in the 200 freestyle. She teamed up with Kristen Bechtel, Nina Kramer, and Elizabeth McCombs to clock a 1:53.70.
The ladies finish 1-5 in Section Two, and are 1-8 overall.
On the firing range against visiting Wilson West Lawn January 31st, the Bucks found themselves on the short end of a 494-490 score. Alex Stoudt led the riflemen with a 99, followed by a trio of 98's from Ethan Addicott, Sam Lorenz, and Chase Miller, while Madeline King posted a 97.
Missing top bowler Ryan Graham, the Bucks relied on newcomer Andrea Gribble to carry the load for CV on January 30th.
Although the score ended up 7-0 in favor of Ephrata, Gribble did finish with the high average, her 218.67 the best of the rollers that day. Her individual scores were 203, 249, and 204 for a total of 656 pins, which just nipped the best of her opponents by two pins.
On the 27th, Graham was the only roller for the Bucks, as they were defeated 4-3.
His three game average easily bested the high roller of Manheim Township, 247-194.67, but the other rollers, plus the handicap advantage given the Blue Streaks was more than sufficient to drop the CV team to 3-8.
At the Winter Track Invitational held by Franklin and Marshall on the 27th and 28th, several CV runners showed their abilities.
Aanyah Bermudez finished second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.44, just behind Penn Manor's Taraje Whitfield's 8.38. He was also tenth in the 200-meter dash in 23.90.
Jane Livingston won the girls 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.09 and was 10th in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.16.
Jose Barbon won the long jump with a leap of 22-2.75 and also finished third in the 60-meter dash, including winning his preliminary heat in a time of 7.16 seconds.
Alexandra Slingluff was seventh in the 3000-meter run with a time of 12:10.98.
Bucks Notch First League Win, Top PM 64-56 January 20, 2017
The Bucks basketball team finally broke into the win column in Section Two play with a 64-56 victory over Penn Manor at Millersville on January 13th.
The winning streak was very short-lived, however, as four days later they lost at Hempfield to the Black Knights 58-47, and then to Manheim Township 57-47 on the 19th.
Battling Township, Logan Monroe pushed through 15 points for the team lead, followed by senior Grant Stoltzfus, who tallied 11. Austin Monroe chipped in with nine, and Jalen Ransing along with teammate Zion Morales contributed three each. Theo Blantz, Trevor High, and LL'Rae Robinson scored two points each in the loss.
Against the Knights, the boys were in the contest for the first half, with only a one-point deficit at halftime, 20-19.
Things rapidly changed in the third quarter, as the Hempfield squad took charge and ran off 20 points to CV's six.
Trying to stage a comeback in the last quarter, the team outscored Hempfield 22-18, but ran out of time.
The Monroe duo of Logan and Austin tallied 20 and 14 points, respectively, including a combined seven-for-seven from the free throw line (Logan with four, Austin with three). They were the only CV players to journey to the line all night. Logan's 20 was also the game high for both teams.
Robinson added four, and Stoltzfus three, with the trio of High, Sean Holmes, and Jordan Ransing putting in two points each.
Playing the Comets on their home court, the Bucks took advantage of late mistakes to come home victors for the first time in Section Two.
Logan Monroe, aided by scoring on five of the eight late Comet ball-handling miscues, scored 19 of his game high 32 points in the last quarter. He had also dropped in a pair of three pointers in the opening minutes of the game, but then was held mostly in check until his hot streak in the last frame.
The Bucks went to the line 13 times as a team in the last quarter, depositing 11 freebies. For the contest, the boys connected on 24-of-26 free throws, many after scoring field goals for three point plays.
Behind 33-29 at halftime, and 44-41 after three, with the aid of Logan Monroe's heroics, the team outscored their hosts 23-12 to run away with the win.
Theo Blantz netted the team's second high total, depositing nine, including three-for-three from the foul line. Austin Monroe added seven, Jalen Ransing five, Stoltzfus and Robinson four, and High finishing the CV scoring with three.
The team is now 1-8 in Section One play, and 2-14 overall.
A long six-day stretch saw the Bucks play four games at home, three in Section One play, and sadly losing three of them.
In the latest game against Manheim Township on January 19th, the CV ladies lost to the Blue Streaks 57-51.
The loss was decided at the free throw line, as the visitors went to the line 27 times, making 21, as opposed to CV's five-for-nine.
Rachel Robinson led the team's try for a win, scoring 15 points. Jess Hoffman with 12 and Kenzie Reed with 11 also hit for double figures. Makayla Horning (6), April Achey (4), Brittany McFalls (2), and Savannah Generella (1) finished the team scoring.
Hempfield's Lady Black Knights bested the Bucks at Witmer on the 17th by 44-33 final.
The big scoring difference came from behind the arc, where CV missed all their shots, while the visitors popped in five.
Reed led the team with nine points, while Robinson and Horning contributed eight each.Amber High connected on all four of her foul s hots, while Tricia Erb and Lauren Thrush added two points each.
On a rare Saturday day game, January 14th, visiting Boiling Springs won 45-38.
A furious comeback try fell short for the Lady Bucks in the final minutes. Trailing 37-23 going into the last quarter, the girls outscored the visitors 15-8 to pull within seven, but just ran out of time.
Robinson was the game high scorer with 16 points, while Sydney Boulder, who was 4-for-4 from the foul line, was next with eight. Horning, Reed and Generella each chipped in with four points and Hoffman added three in the loss.
The lone win in the quartet of skirmishes was against visiting Penn Manor on Friday the 13th. The team jumped out to a 16-9 lead after the first quarter, added another 18 in the second, and led at halftime by 34-18.
The girls outshot the Comets from the floor 17-9 in two point field goals, but lost that advantage from behind the arc, where Penn Manor held a 5-1 edge.
The biggest difference was on the charity line, where the Bucks were 13-of-20, while their opponents only visited for five freebies on seven shots.
Robinson garnered game high scoring honors with 15, including six-for-seven from the foul line. Both Reed and High added 12 each, High going four-for-five from the line. Horning (5), Generella (3), and Hoffman (2) also scored, while Boulder scored her only point at the line.
The grapplers met Cocalico at Witmer on the 19th in a league meet which saw the Bucks prevail 34-33.
After falling behind 6-0 in the first match of the evening at 285, Andrew Dariychuck evened the score with a pin in 3:04.
The Eagles won each of the next two bouts to forge ahead 16-6, but a pin by Seth Martin at 126 in a time of 1:11 cut the lead to four, 16-12.
A Cocalico decision in the next class opened their lead to 19-12, but was cut back to a four point difference of 19-15 on a win by Kyle Houser in a 10-9 overtime decision over Seamus Finnegan.
Pavel Dariychuk (145), with a 1:05 fall over Alex May, gave the Bucks their first lead of the contest, 21-19.
The Eagles retaliated by taking the next two bouts, and moving out to a 29-21 lead.
At 170, Josh MacNamara started a CV comeback, winning by a major decision to move the team closer, 29-25.
Connor Brinton then bested Wyatt Gehman 3-1 decision cut the lead to one, 29-28.
A major decision win by the Eagles put it all on the shoulders of heavyweight Yodhe Desta to win or lose the meet in his 220-pound match. Desta wasted no time in winning it all for the team, slamming Austin Shaver to the mat and pinning him in just 34 seconds.
Facing the Black Knights at Hempfield's gym, the team won over their league foe 51-24 on the 18th.
Starting the night at the 220 pound class, Thomas Weidman disposed of Tim Forry in a stunningly short 13 seconds to give the Bucks a 6-0 start.
After the Knights matched that with a pin of their own at the heaviest weight, 285, Andrew Dariychuk and Austin Rider were awarded forfeit wins at 106 and 113 that put the team out in front for good, 18-6.
Dropping a pinfall at 120, the Bucks bounced back at 126 with a decision by Seth Martin to extend the lead to 21-12.
Jordan Hantraft pushed the margin to 27-12 with a 1:38 pin over Tyler Graham at 132.
The 138 class belonged to the home team by decision, but that rally was stopped fast by Pavel Dariychuk, who pinned Ian Edwards in 4:38, pushing the CV lead to 33-15.
Hempfield worked another fall at 152 but CV won by forfeit at 160 to keep the margin at 18 points, 39-21.
Josh MacNamara (170) and 182 competitor Connor Brinton finished the Bucks scoring with pins in 3:06 and 1:13 respectively.
A loss at 195 by decision to the Knights wrapped up the scoring for the evening.
The Bucks now are in a three way tie for first place in Section One with a 5-1 record, attained by besting formerly undefeated Cocalico, and matching Penn Manor's 5-1 mark. Overall they are 6-3 for the season.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
On January 19th, the teams traveled to the Ephrata recreation center to swim against the Mountaineers. The boys' swimmers bested the Mountaineers by 97-71, while the girls dropped a 90-79 contest.
CV took two of the three relays in the meet, winning the 200 medley and 200 freestyle events. In the medley, Sheldon Hertzler, Nikolas Pham, Matthew Dougherty, and Nick Lynam touched the wall first in 1:47.09.
Freestylists Hertzler, Michael Janvrin, Dougherty, and Logan Frey nipped the Mountaineer foursome by just under a second, winning with a time of 1:40.28.
Individually, Lynam was a double winner, taking firsts in the 200 and 500 meter freestyle swims. His time in the 200 was a near-personal best of 1:47.95, while in the longer event he touched first in 4:41.20.
Hertzler picked up the only other first for CV with a 1:04.81 in the 100 backstroke.
In the girls competition, Sarah Marston and Lauren Nedrow were both individual double winners, with Nedrow also swimming for the two Bucks relay wins for a total of four firsts in the meet. Marston also swam the anchor leg in the winning 200 freestyle relay, bringing her firsts total to three.
Marston's individual wins were in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke, with times of 56.28 and 1:15.00.
Nedrow's times of 2:14.99 and 5:47.38 earned her wins in the 200 and 500 freestyles.
Aiding the duo in winning the 200 freestyle relay event in 1:52.88 were teammates Taylor Tardibuono and Nina Kramer.
Kramer and Tardibuono were joined by opening leg swimmer Avery Heisley in teaming up with Nedrow for a winning 4:13.58 in the 400 freestyle relay.
The CV boys are in a first place tie with Cocalico in Section Two, both undefeated at 4-0. The Bucks overall record is 4-3, the losses coming against Section One foes in crossover events.
The girls are 1-3 in Section Two, 1-6 overall.
The CV shooters were beaten by Elizabethtown on the 19th at home, 493-490.
Wayne king recorded a perfect 100 to pace the team, the first Buckskin to hit that mark this season. Ethan Addicott and Lexus Henkel tied for second with 98's.
A pair of 97's by Matt Turoczi and Sam Lorentz finished up the scorers for CV.
At their home range on the 17th, the Bucks marksmen were bested by visiting Manheim Central, 494-490.
Turoczi and King both came within one shot of perfect 100's, both ending with 99's. Madeleine King and Henkel finished one shot back with 98's, and Alex Stoudt followed with a 97.
League records show the team at 4-3 with Central, Township and Wilson. They are 5-3 overall.
The keglers dropped a 7-0 league game to Ephrata on the 13th, falling to 3-4 overall. Ryan Graham rolled games of 256, 264, and 183 for a three game 703 total.
Results for the match against Manheim Central on the 17th were unavailable.
Lady Bucks Rally to Beat Warwick in Lititz January 13, 2017
The lady Buckskins upped their record to 4-6 overall and 2-4 in league play with a 41-37 besting of the host Warwick Warriors on Tuesday, January 10th.
Falling behind at the end of the first quarter 13-7, the team roared back to win each of the remaining periods (10-5, 10-8, 14-11) to take the victory.
Although the Bucks were outscored from behind the arc 24-9, they were much more efficient from the inside, garnering 20 points on 10 field goals as opposed to the Warriors six points on three.
Sophomore Amber High was the game's high scorer, depositing 18 points on five two-pointers, a three point shot, and five-for-seven from the free throw line. Senior swingman Rachel Robinson added nine points, and was a force on the boards, snatching 12 rebounds, many coming from missed tries by the home team from beyond the three-point arc.
Only three other CV players added in to the final score, Tricia Erb (6 points), Makayla Horning (5), and Kenzie Reed (3).
On Friday, January 6th, the team visited Elizabethtown, and came home with a 33-29 victory in another league matchup.
Like the victory at Warwick, the Bucks fell behind in the first quarter (10-5), but came back to earn the win.
A 13-5 run after halftime gave the girls a lead of 27-22, which they held onto despite being outscored 7-6 in the final minutes.
High tossed in a team-high 12, including four-for-five from the charity stripe. Robinson added six points, while Reed and Jess Hoffman contributed five each.
Robinson continues to lead the team in scoring with 121 points for an 11 per game average, followed closely by High, with a 9.4 per game average.
The grapplers took to the mats in Lancaster on January 11th, and came back to Witmer easy winners 54-18, over McCaskey.
The boys won with the help of six pinfalls, with Andrew Dariychuk at 106 and Austin Rider at 113 going back-to-back with pins in less than two minutes.
Andrew Dariychuk dropped his man with the fastest fall of the night in 1:33. It took Rider just five seconds longer (1:38) to earn his fall.
Older brother Pavel Dariychuk, competing at 145, added to the pin parade, decking Joseph battled in 5:13.
Joining that trio in pin production was Jordan Hantraft, who opened the evening's meet with a 5:32 fall at 132.
Trent Martin followed Pavel Dariychuck with a 5:44 over Pablo Beltran at 152 and Thomas Weideman (195) finished the pinning with a 3:59 victory over Z. Hollingsworth.
In the second match of the event, Kyle Houser, wrestling at 138, scored a technical fall, his bout being stopped in the second period (4:36) with the score at 17-2.
Josh MacNamara, at 170, also picked up five team points, blanking Zach Fortney 15-0 in 4:47.
Connor Brinton took the entire allotted time to best his 182-pound counterpart with a final score of 12-9.
In the lowest scoring match of the evening, Daniel Stoltzfoos won by a mere 3-1 score in his
Rounding out the scoring, and in the feature match finale, Seth Martin went back-and-forth with his 126-pound opponent, John Pacheco, before winning a 9-8 decision to cap the final score.
Battling the Warriors at home on January 10th, the boys basketball team came close to getting their first league win, but fell to 0-6 with a heartbreaking 53-52 loss.
Falling behind by just a point at halftime, 22-21, the Bucks roared back to outscore the Warriors 21-12 after the break and take a lead of 42-34 headed into the final frame.
Various mistakes then doomed the home team, as six costly turnovers and a suddenly weak defense allowed the visitors to pile on the points (19), while holding the Bucks to just 10. CV could not manage to get off a good shot in the last seconds, and lost their chance for the win.
Logan Monroe tossed in nine field goals for a game high 18 points in the losing cause. LL'Rae Robinson added eight points and Austin Monroe, Trevor High, and Jordan Ransing all chipped in with six.
Back-to-back games on Friday January 6th and Saturday the 7th had the boys host Lebanon and then travel to West York to challenge Central York High.
Against the Cedars, a 23-21 CV halftime lead was quickly overcome by Lebanon as the visitors put up 18 third quarter points to the Bucks 12 to take a 39-35 lead.
The fourth stanza also saw Crest out-point the home team 19-10 for a final 58-45 score.
Most of Lebanon's points came on shots outside the arc, as they bested the Bucks 8-3 from long range.
A trio of Bucks were in double figure scoring led by Austin Monroe's 11. He was joined by sibling Logan with 10, and Theo Blantz, also with 10.
Going across the Susquehanna to York County to play the host Eagles, a tired Bucks squad took the home team into overtime before bowing 74-65.
The team went into the locker room at halftime tied 24-all, came out in the third to trail by four at 43-39, and took the game into an extra period, winning the fourth quarter 17-13.
The two games in two nights finally took a toll on the Bucks, as they tried, but could not pace the Eagles, dropping the final frame 18-9.
The Monroe boys tied for game high scoring honors with Courtney Batts as all three deposited 23 points in the hard-fought contest. Austin Monroe's total included a pair of triples and a 5-for-7 outing at the free throw line while Logan canned a game-high 4 treys and was 3-for-5 from the stripe.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
Franklin and Marshall's natatorium was the home site for Lancaster Catholic in a meet against the Bucks last Thursday. The boys, with a sweep in the relays, continued their winning ways, defeating the Crusaders 100-67.
In the 200 medley, the quartet of Landon Hertzler, Vijay Rathod, Nikolas Pham, and Nick Lynam finished with a time of 1:50.84.
The 200 freestyle was taken by Logan Frey, Michael Raasch, Auden Block and Hertzler with a 1:29.23 while Block, Michael Janvrin, Ray Proch and Lynam combined for a 3:46.01 in the 400 freestyle relay.
In individual contests, Lynam's 22.21 seconds was a winner in the 50 freestyle, while Block won the 500 freestyle in 5:44.46. Hertzler, Pham, and Matthew Dougherty won individual contests in the 100 backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly with times of 1:03.71, 1:06.67, and 1:01.78, respectively, to finish the Bucks scoring.
The girls were not as fortunate, losing 108-60.
In the relays, the girls only had one winning time, besting their opponents in the 200 medley (Lauren Nedrow, Taylor Tardibuono, Sarah Marston, Avery Heisley) by a time of 2:05.59.
Individual winners were Heisley in the 50 freestyle (27.57), and Marston in the 100 freestyle (56.20).
Both the boys and girls teams were victorious against Manheim Central on January 6th at the Lititz Recreation Center.
Swimming against their male counterparts, the Buckskins nearly swept the Barons 123-38, placing first in all but the 500 freestyle event.
All three relays belonged to CV, with times of 1:52.33 in the 200 medley (Block, Sheldon Hertzler, Dougherty, Logan Frey), 1:44.48 in the 200 freestyle (Block, Rathod, Alex Puleo, Frey), and 4:00.60 winning the 400 freestyle (Janvrin, Puleo, Ryan Nedrow, Hertzler).
In the individual events, Frey, Block, and Hertzler touched the wall first in the 50, 100, and 200 freestyles with times of 23.87, 53.97, and 2:07.13 respectively.
Nick Lynam won the 100 backstroke in 53.02, and Raasch swam the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.58 for another win.
Rounding out the firsts for CV was Dougherty in the 100 butterfly in 1:02.11, and Pham in the 200 individual medley in 2:18.58.
The lady Bucks won their first meet of the season by swimming past their opponents 98-65.
Nedrow, Tardibuono, Marston, and Nina Kramer were victors in the 200 relay with a 2:09.77.
The 200 freestyle relay also was claimed by CV with the quartet of Heisey, Kramer, Kristin Bechtel, and Nedrow winning in 1:54.66.
The Bucks won six of the seven individual events and got double wins from both Marston (100 breaststroke in 1:15.20 and 200 IM in 2:33.63) and Heisey (200 free in 2:18:09 and 100 butterfly in 1:13.83).
Elizabeth McCombs won the 500-meter freestyle in 6:43.70 and Nedrow captured the 100 backstroke (1:09.20).
At Dutch Lanes the Bucks split two competitions against league foes. On Friday, January 6th, the team bested Hempfield by a 5-2 score, but dropped a match against on January 9 against Warwick, 7-0.
In the Hempfield contest, Dylan Winkler rolled games of 238, 225, and 223 for a total of 686 pins to lead his team to the victory.
Ryan Graham knocked down 686 pins with games of 231, 217, and 238 in the loss to the Warriors.
The Bucks lost to host Ephrata 493-486 on Thursday, January 12th, dropping their league record to 2-3 and overall to 3-3.
Ethan Addicott, Alex Stoudt, and Lexus Henkel all found the targets for 98's.
Wayne King and Matt Turoczi shot 96's to finish the team scoring.
The sharpshooters were 485-478 victors in a rare non-league match against visiting Governor Wednesday the 10th.
Henkel pulled the trigger well enough for a 99, while teammate Sam Lorentz shot a 98. Turoczi, King, and Montana Habecker ended their rounds with identical 96 scores to add to the team total.