Bucks Find Success at District Track May 25, 2017
A handful of Conestoga Valley track and field athletes made the trip to Seth Grove Stadium on the campus of Shippensburg University to compete in the District Three Class AAA Championships on May 19-20 and three of them extended their season yet another weekend with PIAA qualifying efforts.
Aanyah Bermudez found success in both hurdle events. The senior continued his battle against Penn Manor's Taraje Whitfield in both the 110 highs and the 300's and settled for split results. Bermudez, who was seventh last year with a 15.24, matched his seed and grabbed gold in the high hurdles, clocking a 14.31 and holding off Whitfield's 14.46.
The Comet junior returned the favor in the 300's, taking the silver with a 39.25 while leaving Bermudez with the bronze (39.44). Wilson junior Alex Cluff was the gold medal winner with a 39.10.
Jane Livingston also found success in the hurdles. The sophomore brought home a pair of silver medals following Susquehanna Township's Yasmin Brooks, a senior, in both events. Brooks stopped the clock at 14.07 in the 100 hurdles. Livingston settled for a 14.22 and ran a 44.13 in the 300's, following Brooks' 43.64.
In the field, Jose Barbon, the top seed in the long jump, held up that position, earning gold with a 22-8.5. The junior was fourth last year.
Also earning top ten finishes was sophomore Aviona Saunders who placed ninth in the triple jump with a 36-3.25, bettering her 36-1 seeding position. She missed qualifying for states by 2.75 inches.
CV's 4x400 relay team of Aysha Shavkatova, Livingston, Sara Castronova and freshman Jordyn Hock also improved their seed time of 4:07.40 and placed 10th with a 4:05.57.
Lady Bucks Fall Short in Quest for Playoffs May 13, 2017
Dropping two of three games to league opponents last week sadly put the Bucks out of the league and district three playoff possibilities.
A win over Cocalico's Eagles on Tuesday, May 9th was the lone highlight for the week, as the team bested the visitors by a convincing 10-2 score.
Five runs in the bottom of the first helped carry the team to the victory, with a three run outburst in the fourth and solo scores in the third and sixth frames contributing.
The Eagles scored late inning solo runs in the sixth and seventh innings off relief pitcher Montana Habecker, who replaced starter and winner Alexia Trott in the third.
Playing on their home field against Solanco's Mares on Monday, May 8th, the girls were bested by a 6-4 score.
Taking a 3-2 lead into the top of the fourth inning, the Bucks watched the Mares score once in the fourth to tie, take the lead in the fifth with another, and put the game away with a pair of tallies in the sixth.
A CV rally in the bottom of the inning was cut short after one run for the final 6-4.
Trott went the distance, striking out three, walking one and surrendering 11 hits.
In a last chance effort to make the L-L playoffs, the team lost to Garden Spot by a tight 4-3 score in New Holland on Wednesday, May 10th.
The loss put the Spartans in second place ahead of the Bucks, and into the playoffs.
Tied going into the bottom of the seventh inning, CV watched as the Spartans starting pitcher doubled to the fence in center field, pushing in the winning run in the heartbreaking walk-off defeat.
The girls finish tied for third place in Section Two with Elizabethtown, both teams finishing 9-7. Overall, the girls sport an 11-8 record.
The boys ended their 2017 season on a high note, defeating visiting South Western High 7-3 on Tuesday, May 9.
The last game win gave the boys a final record of 5-16 for the season, while in Section Two they finished 2-14.
With solo runs in the first and third innings, the Mustangs took the early lead before the Bucks answered back with a three run fourth to gain the lead.
Four more scores in the bottom of the sixth put the team well out in front, and a solo run by the visitors was all they could rally in the seventh for the final score.
Six separate Bucks drove in a run (Logan Andrew, Addison Dienner, Dom Schlager, Gavin Horning, Jagger Blough, and Trevor High) with Dienner registering the only extra base hit, a triple.
Logan Andrew went three-for-four to lead the 12 hit attack. He and Horning also snatched a pair of bases each in the win.
Keegan Martin tossed six innings for his team, getting the victory allowing four hits while striking out ten.
The team also registered a win over Solanco on Monday, May 8th on the Golden Mules field, 3-2. Nate Scheid knocked in a pair to lead the team, with High the only one to get on base with two hits.
High, who struck out three and walked four, also pitched a complete game for the Bucks, scattering seven Mules hits.
TRACK AND FIELD
Monday, May 8th the track teams hosted Manheim Township, and lost to the visitors 98-52.
Jose Barbon continued his dominance in the dashes, winning both the 100m and 200m with times of 11.2 and 22.6. He also won the long jump with a leap of 22-1.25.
Anyah Bermudez also continued his winning ways in the hurdles, beating everyone in both the 110 highs and the 300m (39.5).
The Bucks also won the 4x100 relay.
They end the season with a 1-5 record.
The girls' team also fell short against the visiting Streaks, 91-59.
Kylee Livingston once more dominated the girls' hurdle events, with times of 14.4 and 44.7 in the 100 and 300's respectively.
Magdala Yilma picked up firsts in the shot put (30-4) and discus (95-5), with Alissa Saunders winning the long jump with a leap of 34-8.5.
CV also won the 4x100m relay.
Like the boys, the girls finish 1-5 for the 2017 season.
The lacrosse team ended their season with an 18-2 loss to Hempfield's Black Knights on Friday, May 5th.
Shane Adams and Jon Garber scored, with Mike Fisher adding an assist.
Chris Mousley stopped seven shots in goal.
The boys finish the season 4-13 overall, and 2-9 in Section One play.
Visiting Hempfield beat the girls' lacrosse team 20-4 on Monday, May 5th to end the regular season.
Peyton Kolb, Allison Andrews, Karlie Monger, and Taylor Zimmerman tallied for the Bucks, with Alyssa Mateus adding an assist.
Abby Forney stopped five shots in goal.
The team finishes with a 3-8 league mark, and 7-11 overall.
Sophomore Allyson Andrews was named to the L-L all-star second team for her midfield play this season. Honorable Mentions were awarded to sophomore Hannah Chadwick and junior Karli Monger.
The volleyball squad posted a 3-2 upset over defending L-L champion Hempfield Monday, May 8th at home.
Set scores were 25-18, 16-25, 25-20, 19-25, and in the tie breaker, 15-8.
Carter Lam and Avery Barton smacked down 15 and 10 kills respectively to lead the team, while Tom Lojpur dished out 35 assists and added one service ace. Tanner Shertzer dove to the floor for 12 digs and also recorded a service ace, while Barton added four solo blocks at the net.
In their season ending match against visiting Manheim Township on Wednesday, May 10th the boys dropped a 3-0 decision, moving them out of contention for the league playoffs.
Lam slammed down 11 kills and recorded a service ace. Lojpur lifted up 32 assists, and tacked on one ace. Tanner Shertzer had eight digs, and Barton recorded two solo blocks and one ace.
The boys end their regular season 7-5 in Section One, and 7-7 overall.
Lady Bucks' Lacrosse Team Wins Two of Three May 6, 2017
The girls' lacrosse team dropped to 7-9 overall and 3-7 in league play with a 19-10 loss at Warwick on Tuesday, May 2nd.
Allyson Andrews and Karli Monger each scored four goals, joined by Hannah Chadwick's two goals and an assist.
Abby Forney faced 27 shots and recorded eight saves on the day.
Anxious to get back on track, the Bucks trounced visiting Muhlenberg 22-3 on April 29th.
Thirteen different girls found the net for CV, led by Chadwick's three goals and two assists. Recording two goals each were Peyton Kolb, Alyssa Mateus, Andrews, Lauryn Hall, and Alaina Przywara. Solo scores were credited to Lindsay Alshouse, Taylor Zimmerman, Tess Rodgers, Miah Miller, Jacque Thornton, Maddie Handwerger, and Delaney Dugan.
Assists were also registered by Andrews (2), Hayley Schwartz (2), Kolb, Hall, Thornton, and Natalie Kiel (one each).
After an opening goal by the Mules, CV answered with a series of seven scores, and entered halftime well ahead at 13-3. An additional nine were added in the second half, and the visitors were held scoreless after the break.
Forney only had to make one save, as the Bucks defense limited Muhlenberg to only four shots.
On Thursday, April 27th, the team visited Cedar Crest, and came back 12-8 winners over the Falcons.Six scores by CV in each half were good enough for the needed league win.
Andrews gunned in five tallies and Chadwick added a pair.Kolb, Monger and Kiel chipped in with one each, with two goals listed as "team scores".Chadwick also dished out CV's only assist.
In goal, Forney faced 17 shots and turned back nine, while CV peppered the Cedar Crest goal with 29 shots, eight of which were denied by the Falcon's goalie.
In a game with a score more like lacrosse or football, the Lady Bucks lost an 11-10 battle at the Bears Den in Elizabethtown on Monday, May 1st.
The Bucks took an early lead, scoring three in the top of the second inning, but found themselves down 4-3 when the Bears scored in the bottom of the third. CV went back in front with a four-spot in the fifth but saw the home team add a solo run in the bottom half to draw within two at 7-5.
Both teams put three on the board in the sixth to show the Braves up 10-8 with one inning left. The CV squad drew a blank that inning, and watched in pain as the Bears racked up three in the bottom half, with the tying and winning runs both being plated with two outs. The Bears rally was helped along by a tough throwing error in the field that prolonged the contest.
Alexia Trott took the loss, pitching a complete game for CV, striking out four.
Rebounding from the tough loss to E-town, the girls hosted Ephrata on Wednesday, May 3rd, and came away with a 6-1 win.
Trott had a pitching gem for CV, only allowing a single unearned run by the Mountaineers in the fourth inning.
She gave up two hits, struck out six, and walked none in her seven innings of work.
Her team's offense backed her up by scoring a go-ahead run in the bottom of the first, another pair in the third, and broke the game open with a three-run fifth inning.
Back on April 28th, the team also beat Lebanon at the Cedars home field, 9-8.
After taking a 2-0 lead in the first, and increasing the margin to 4-0 in the third, the Bucks saw the Cedars close the gap to 4-3 in the bottom of the fourth.
Gaining another run in the top of the fifth to go up 5-3, the team not only saw that lead evaporate, but were down 6-5 on three unearned runs in the home team's half of the frame.
Lebanon's lead only lasted until CV's next at bat, as they found holes in the defense and scored three times on five hits to regain an 8-5 margin.
Another important run was tallied by catcher Michele Lopez on a solo home run to put the Bucks up 9-6 in the top of the seventh. It proved to be the winning score when the Cedars rallied for two in the bottom of the inning for the final 9-8 finish.
The girls now sport an overall record of 10-6, and are tied for second place in Section Two with Garden Spot, both team records standing at 9-5. The Spartans and CV are two games behind leader Solanco with two games left to play.
A two game win streak was snapped by visiting Warwick on Tuesday, May 2nd, as CV lost to the Warriors 16-3.
Warwick opened up a 6-0 first quarter lead before the Bucks got on the board in the second quarter with a pair of strikes. Warwick answered with another score to end the half ahead 7-2.
Four and five goal quarters by the visitors put the game away, with the Bucks finding the net once more in the waning seconds for the final.
Michael Fisher had two of the three CV scores, with Steven Emerson firing home the other. Zach Mower, Shane Adams, and Eric Graff contributed an assist each.
Chris Mousley stopped eight shots in goal.
On Saturday, April 29th, the team recorded their first shutout of the season over visiting Muhlenberg, 20-0.
The Bucks took a 9-0 lead into the start of the second quarter, and were never troubled by the visitors, finding the net for six, three, and two goals in the other three frames.
Adams, Will Stone, Jon Garber, and Emerson all scored hat tricks, with Fisher and Ryan Querry adding two goals each. Mower, Charles Braught, Ashton Knapik, and Owen Rappa finished the onslaught with one score each.
Mousley and CJ Ballard split time in goal, both credited with a save.
Playing at home against Cedar Crest, the Bucks nipped the Falcons 8-7 on Friday, April 28th.
Emerson, Garber, and Adams each scored twice, with Mower and Braught chipping in with one goal each. Braught was credited with CV's lone assist.
Mousley had a big day in the net, stopping 13 shots for saves.
The long season for the boys on the diamond continued as they lost three games out of four since April 28th.
Thursday May 4th, the team lost to the second place team in the section, Lampeter-Strasburg, 7-2. The Pioneers led 3-2 after three complete and pulled away after scoring runs in three of the last four innings.
Nathan Scheid and Dom Schlager combined for six strikeouts, four walks and scattered 12 hits.
Taking a trip to Ephrata on Wednesday, May 3rd, the boys suffered a heartbreaking 4-3 loss, when the Mountaineers broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the seventh.
The Bucks had battled back from Ephrata's 3-0 first inning lead to tie the game with a three run burst in the fifth before the seventh inning finale.
CV outhit the Mounts 9-3 but dished out eight walks and committed two errors.
Elizabethtown bested the team Monday, May 1st on the Bucks home field, 9-1. The boys scored their lone run in the bottom of the seventh to avoid shutout.
On the road at Central Dauphin East, the team had a relaxing bus ride home after defeating their hosts 8-3 on Saturday, April 29th.
Late inning heroics aided the victors, who plated three runs in both the fifth and seventh innings, and sandwiched a solo score in the sixth.
Donegal visited Witmer on Friday, April 28th, and handed CV a 7-2 defeat. The boys scored both of their runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to cut the Indian lead in half, 4-2, but were undone by a three run burst by the visitors in the fifth.
CV is now 2-16 overall, and 1-14 in league action.
Visiting Hempfield beat the boys on Monday, May 1st 86-64 to drop the team's record to 1-4 in league meets.
Jose Barbon ended up a winner in four events to highlight the Bucks day. He took the 100 and 200 meter dashes in 10.7 and 22.2 seconds, ran a leg of the winning 4x100m relay, and moved to the field events, where he won the long jump with a 22-3.5.
Anyah Barbon continued to dominate the hurdling events, finishing the high hurdles in 14.1, and the 300m event in 40.1. He also ran a leg for the winning relay team.
Sean Haugherty won the 800m run in 2:01.3 for CV's only other win.
The girls lost to the Black Knights on Monday, May 1st at home 89-61, but had more individual and team firsts than their male teammates.
Kendal Shavkatova, Sarah Castronova, Kylee Livingston, and Geena Hock won the 4x400 relay beating their opponents with a time of 4:12.2.
Hock won the 200m dash with a time of 26.1, with Castronova's 62.9 winning the 400m.
Like her male counterpart, Livingston continued to dominate the hurdles, winning both the 100 (14.3), and 300m (44.3).
Magdala Yilma captured the shot put and discus for CV, with tosses of 31-9 and 115-11. Alyssa Saunders bested all in the long and triple jumps with a 17-0 and 36-1 respectively.
In the girls' high jump, Ashley Dodd cleared the bar at 4-10 to win CV's fifth field event.
The netters claimed a victory over visiting McCaskey 3-1 on Tuesday, May 2nd.
Set scores were 25-15, 25-19, 20-25, and 25-14.
Carter Lam pounded the net for 14 kills, with a pair of solo blocks added in. Tom Lojpur showed his ability to set up scores, assisting on 36 points. Tanner Shertzer had 10 digs, and Avery Barton delivered three service aces.
A match against the Cocalico Eagles saw the team drop a 3-1 decision on Monday, May 1st.
After winning the opening set 25-19, the boys dropped the next three, 27-25, 25-19, and in a marathon fourth set lost 31-29.
Trey Orner had eight kills and three service aces, with Lojpur finding his open teammates for 27 assists. Connor Brabant blocked a pair of Eagle shots, and Dylan Shertzer dove to the deck for three digs.
The split games leaves the team 5-4 in league action, and 5-6 overall.
The team wrapped up Lancaster-Lebanon League tournament action on Tuesday, May 2nd.
Andy Wang lost to eventual champion Jackson Muraika of Cedar Crest 6-1, 6-0 as CV's top finisher.
Track Teams Fall Short in Battle at McCaskey April 28, 2017
The Conestoga Valley track teams visited McCaskey last Monday, April 24 and came home with a pair of losses. The boys' team fell short 85-57 while the girls' suffered a 95-55 results.
In the most exciting event of the day's track portion, the 100m relay was called a dead heat, with both anchors crossing the finish in 4.1 seconds. Anyah Bermudez, Trey Thomas, Joseph Stead and anchor Jose Barbon logged the tie for the Bucks.
Barbon was also a winner in the 100m dash with a time of 10.9, and in the long jump won the event with a leap of 21-9.5.
Bermudez also was a triple winner for CV. In addition to the relay, he commanded both hurdle events winning the 110 highs in 14.0 flat and the 300's in 39.6.
Joey Cardina's winning leap of 5-10 in the high jump was CV's only other event win.
Kylee Livingston was a triple winner for the girls' team, continuing her hurdles dominance by sweeping both the high hurdles and 300's with times of 14.9 and 44.9 respectively. She also earned a win in the 200m dash with a 26.30, just ahead of McCaskey's second place finisher who logged a 26.35.
Geena Hock won the 100m dash for the only other track first, her 12.4 besting several other competitors.
In the field events, Alyssa Saunders took firsts in both the long and triple jumps with leaps of 15-9, and 32-5 respectively and Ashley Dodd cleared 4-10 to win the high jump.
The boys hosted the McCaskey nine on Wednesday, April 26th, and lost to the visitors 12-2 in a mercy-shortened five-inning game.
Down by only 5-2 going into the fifth inning, the Bucks saw the visitors send 12 batters to the plate and score seven runs to jump out to the 12-2 final.
Dom Schlager, who started for CV, struck out four, walked one and took the loss. Addison Dienner came in to relieve Schlager in the troubled fifth inning.
On Monday, April 24th, the team traveled to Lititz where the Warwick Warriors bested them by a tight 3-2 score.
Warwick scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to break a 2-2 tie and prevent extra innings.
The Bucks had rallied from a 2-0 deficit with solo runs in the top of the sixth and seventh to know the game, before Warwick prevailed in the bottom of the seventh.
Connor High took the hard luck loss for CV, pitching the complete game, striking out four and allowing just five hits.
Penn Manor defeated CV 5-1on Friday, April 21st by a 5-1 score.
The Comets scored all of their runs in the first three innings in a game that was shortened to five innings by weather related issues.
Three Comet runs were the product of CV errors in the field.
The Bucks crossed the plate with their solo run in the bottom of the fifth.
Nate Scheid, who gave up five hits, took the loss.
The Bucks are now 1-10 in league play, and 1-12 overall.
The crossover portion of the schedule has not been kind to the softball team as they dropped games to Section One foes Penn Manor and Warwick before besting McCaskey in a mercy-shortened 15-0 game.
Against the Red Tornado of McCaskey on April 26th, the girls plated a solo run in the first, four in the second, six in the third, and ended the game with another four run outburst in the top of the fourth.
Alexia Trott tossed a one-hitter in her three-plus innings of work, before giving way to Habecker, who finished the game.
Fifteen hits were pounded out by the team for the day.
At home against the Warriors, the team lost by the mercy rule, 15-3 in five innings last Monday, April 24th.
The girls scored a single run in the second inning, and a pair of runs in the fourth, but Warwick had put the game out of reach early on with an eight run outburst in the top of the second to run out to an 11-0 lead.
Sarah Eby took the loss, with Trott coming in to relieve her in the second inning.
In the game at the Comets home field on Friday, April 21st, the girls lost 11-1.
The Bucks took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, and held that until the Comets racked up four in the bottom of the third, followed by two in the fourth, and ending the game with a five run rally in the fifth inning.
Eby was tagged with the loss in that game as well, and was relieved by Montana Habecker in the fifth inning.
Only three Bucks reached base on hits, with a runner reaching on a fielding error, and another on the only walk issued by Penn Manor's Brittany Hook.
The losses dropped the team's league record to 6-4 in Section Two, a half game behind second place Garden Spot, and a game behind leader Solanco.
Overall, their record is 7-5.
Visiting Ephrata on Tuesday, April 25th, Michael Fisher rifled in four goals and Jon Garber three in the boys' 18-12 loss.
Shane Adams had a pair of goals along with two assists, Zach Mower added two scores and Charles Braught scored once. Ryan Querry added one assist.
Chris Mousely, peppered with 31 Mountaineer shots, stopped seven for saves in goal for his team.
The team won its third game of the year in a non-league contest at Daniel Boone High School on Saturday, April 22nd, 9-6.
Taking a 4-3 lead into halftime, they traded goals in the third to hold onto their one goal difference before outscoring the home team 4-2 in the final quarter.
Adams had the sharpshooter sights in this game, firing home a hat trick on just five shots. Braught and Will Stone added a pair each, with Mower and Fisher chipping in with one goal each. They both added assists.
Mousely stopped eight shots in goal.
With the league loss, the boys are 1-7 in league play, while the non-league win put their season record at 3-11.
Ephrata journeyed to Witmer on Tuesday, April 25th, and were handed a 16-11 defeat by the CV girls.
Eight goals in each half decided the win for the home team. Allyson Andrews lead the way with a double hat trick of six scores and two assists.
Karli Monger fired in four goals with Hannah Chadwick and Peyton Kolb scoring a pair each. Chadwick also added two assists. Alyssa Mateus and Taylor Zimmerman finished the scoring with one goal each.
Abby Forney stopped two shots for saves in goal.
Hosting the team from Daniel Boone, the girls won on April 22nd, 15-12.
Andrews was the top gun in this game as well, with five goals and two assists leading all scorers from both teams.
Chadwick found the range for four scores and three assists, while Kolb and Natalie Kiel hit the back of the net for a pair each. Monger and Hayley Schwartz also scored for CV, with assists added by Kiel Zimmerman and Alaina Przywara.
In goal, Forney stopped six of the 28 shots.
The girls now have a 2-6 league record, and are 5-8 overall.
The boys tennis team has finished their regular season schedule with a 5-5 league record, and a 6-6 overall mark. They are gearing up for the league tournament.
The boys' volleyball team dropped to 4-5 in the L-L league with a 3-0 loss to Penn Manor on Tuesday, April 25th. Set scores to the Comets were 25-14, 25-9, 25-19.
Trey Orner and Avery Barton each slammed down four kills with Tom Lojpur dishing out 12 assists. Carter Lam and Dylan Shertzer each were credited with three digs, and Orner, Barton, and Connor Brabant all had a service ace.
CV Tennis Team Topples Warwick 5-2 April 21, 2017
CV hosted Warwick last Tuesday afternoon and dealt the Warriors a 5-2 loss.
Leading a sweep in doubles were partners Daniel Scala and Caleb Hoover, who won their match 8-3. In the middle was Andy Wang and Nathan May who were pushed to the limit before defeating their opponents 9-7, while the duo of Derick Thrush and Matt Hoy ended the sweep with an 8-6 win.
In singles action, Thrush won 6-0, 6-1, and Scala bested Cameron Moody in a long match 3-6, 7-6 (3), and 10-3 in the tie breaker.
In a non-league match against visiting Altoona, the team suffered a 5-0 defeat.
The Bucks sit in the middle of Section One with a 5-5 league record, and are 6-6 overall.
The Cedar Crest Falcons traveled to Witmer on Tuesday to face the Buckskins' track and field teams. The boys came away with an 86-63 loss and the girls fell 104-46.
Jose Barbon was CV's big winner, taking firsts in the 100m (11.0) and 200m (22.7) dashes, and added a win in the long jump (22-0.5) for his third winning effort.
Once again, Anyah Bermudez showed his dominance in the hurdles, winning both the high and 300m events in 14.6 and 40.8 respectively.
Grucelski clocked a 10:05.9 for a win in the 3200 and the Bucks claimed the 4x100 relay in 44 seconds flat to round out the track.
In the field, Ford picked up a win in the discus (102-3), Ngame Bamungwa cleared 5-10 to claim the high jump, and Mark Martin won pole vault (9-6).
For the girls, Kylee Livingston posted the top times in both the 100 hurdles (14.8) and the 300's (45.3) and ran a leg on the winning 4x00 relay team with Kendal Shavkatova, Sara Castronova, and anchor Geena Hock (4:10.1).
The losses leave both CV teams at 1-2 in the L-L league.
Wednesday, the Bucks diamond nine traveled to Manheim Township, and dropped a 13-7 game to the Streaks.
Township jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, and that margin held until the Bucks batted in the top of the third, when they plated five to take a 5-2 lead.
The Streaks manufactured two scores in their half of the frame to draw within one, and
tied the game with another in the fourth.
CV pushed across a pair in the sixth and seemed to be poised for a win, when suddenly Township scored eight runs on just two hits to put the game away.
The Bucks committed four errors in the inning, and with losing pitcher Keegan Martin adding in seven total walks in his four innings, the team gifted the Streaks with six unearned runs in that frame.
Hempfield visited Witmer on Monday, April 17th, and dealt the Bucks a 13-2 loss. CV pushed across solo runs in the fourth and fifth innings to avoid the shutout.
On Thursday, April 13th, CV traveled to Lebanon and suffered a 4-1 loss to Cedar Crest.
Their lone run scored in the top of the sixth, with the Falcons already up by four.
The boys are 1-7 in league play, and 1-9 overall.
On Monday, the softball team traveled to Hempfield where the home team showed little mercy in defeating the Bucks 10-1.
The Knights helped themselves to a six-run bottom of the first, from which the Bucks couldn't recover.
CV scored its lone run in the third, but the Knights answered with one of their own in the bottom half to maintain their edge.
Alexia Trott was given a rare day off from pitching, leaving Sarah Eby to take the loss.
Against visiting Manheim Township last Wednesday, the Bucks came away with a 5-1 win.
Falling behind when the Streaks plated a run in the top of the first, the girls finally tied the score at 1-all in the bottom of the fourth.
In the home half of the sixth, CV rallied for four runs on only two hits to take the lead, and winning pitcher Trott put the visitors down one-two-three in the seventh for the win.
Last Thursday the girls hosted Cedar Crest and nipped the Falcons 6-5 in ten innings.
Twice the girls had to come from behind, the first in the eighth after the Falcons had moved ahead 4-3, and again in the tenth when they fell behind 5-4. The winning run was plated on a single by winning pitcher Trott.
Currently, the girls are in second place in Section Two with a 5-2 league record, one half game behind leader Garden Spot. Overall, the Bucks are 6-3.
Hosting non-league opponent Spring Grove last Monday, the boys were dealt a 17-9 loss to the visitors from across the Susquehanna.
Spring Grove jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the first quarter only to see the Bucks rally for five goals in the second frame to cut the lead to 8-6 at the break. A 9-3 second half deficit, however, favored the visitors.
Shane Adams led the way with four goals while Charles Braught and Jon Garber added two scores each. Zach Mowrer chipped in with one goal while Michael Fisher and Drew Perozich finished with one assist each.
The team traveled to Millersville to take on the Comets last Tuesday night, and came home with a 15-1 league loss.
Braught scored the lone Bucks goal in the second quarter, with the Comets already in front by ten.
Chris Mousley halted eight shots in goal for CV.
In a game postponed from March, the boys lost to the combined Lancaster Country Day/Lancaster Catholic team 8-5 last Thursday.
Jon Garber had a hat trick for the Bucks, with individual goals scored by Shane Adams and Michael Fisher.
Fisher also assisted on two scores, and Adams on one.
Chris Mousley (nine saves) and CJ Ballard (8 saves) split time in goal for CV.
The three losses put the team's record at 2-9 overall, and 1-6 in league play.
Playing a makeup game against Lancaster Country Day/Lancaster Catholic, the girls lost to their hosts, 19-5 last Thursday.
Allyson Andrews scored four goals, and Hannah Chadwick one for the visitors. Chadwick and Karlie Monger were also credited with assists.
Abby Forney stopped three shots in goal for CV.
The girls were home against Penn Manor on Tuesday, and lost their game to the Comets 16-8.
The team fell behind 9-3 in the first half, and were unable to gain any ground on the visitors in the second half.
Chadwick was the big gun for the Bucks, scoring four of her team's eight goals, and adding an assist. Andrews added a hat trick, and an assist, with Peyton Kolb scoring a solo goal. Natalie Keil also assisted on a goal, while Forney stopped 13 Comets shots in the net for CV.
Visiting Spring Grove last Monday, the girls beat the talented York County Rockets team by the close score of 12-10.
CV took a 9-7 lead into halftime, and matched three scores by the Rockets in the second half with three of their own for the win.
Chadwick again showed her dominance, this time finding the back of the net for five goals and an assist. Andrews chipped in with four goals, while Monger, with two assists, and Kolb also scored. Lauryn Hall was also credited with an assist.
One CV goal was credited when a ball went into the Spring Grove goal off of their own errant passing.
The girls overall record for the year goes to 3-8, and their league record drops to 1-6 with the Penn Manor loss.
In a home match against Warwick on Thursday, CV topped the Warriors 3-0 (27-25, 25-23, and 25-19).
Trey Orner had a great time, blasting the Warrior defense for 12 kills, and a service ace.
Many of his kills were set up by Tom Lojpur, who was credited with 31 assists on the night.
Carter Lam dove for five digs, and also slapped over a service ace, while Dylan Shertzer and Avery Barton stopped two shots for solo blocks each. Shertzer also had the third of the three service aces by the Bucks back line.
The team played at Manheim Township in a league match on Tuesday, and were dealt a 3-0 loss by Blue Streaks.
Orner, Dylan Shertzer, and Barton all put down four kills each in the match, which saw the Bucks push their opponents to the limit after a slow start. Losing the first set 25-12, the boys rallied in each of the second sets, coming back from deep deficits only to lose both, 25-22, and 25-21.
Lojpur assisted on 16 points, Connor Brabant and Barton each had a pair of solo blocks, and Tanner Shertzer finished with six digs and one ace.
Playing the Black Knights on their home court on April 13th, CV suffered a 3-0 loss to the Section One leaders.
Lam and Orner each slapped down six kills for the Bucks, and Lojpur put up another 16 assists in the 25-14, 25-20, 25-23 defeat.
Orner, Dylan Shertzer, and Barton fired up service aces, with Tanner Shertzer once more hitting the floor with six more digs. Barton added a pair of solo blocks.
The Bucks are currently 4-3 in Section One play and 4-4 overall.
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.