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.
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.
CV Wrestlers Topple Solanco 41-32 January 6, 2017
To open the New Year, CV traveled to Quarryville on January 4, where they defeated the Golden Mules of Solanco 41-32, pushing their league record to 2-1.
The Dariychuk boys, Andrew and Pavel, led the way for the team, each winning their matches by pins. At 106, Andrew dropped his man in 5:05, while Pavel at 145 finished his opponent off early in the second period, putting Billy Madea's shoulders on the mat in 3:10.
Also registering a pinfall for the team was 132-pounder Jordan Hartranft, who had the fastest win in just 1:12 over Chase Charles.
Major decisions were recorded by Eddy Lopez at 160, and Connor Brinton at 182.
Seth Martin picked up three points with a decision at 120, while Austin Rider at 113 and Kyle Houser at 138 were winners by forfeit.
In December, the grapplers split matches with Penn Manor (a close 33-31 loss), and Warwick (victors by a 45-25 tally), putting their season to date at 1-1.
The boys' basketball team is off to a slow start, winning only one game in their first ten outings.
At the Wyomissing Holiday Tournament on December 29th, the team captured third place by defeating New Covenant Christian Academy 60-17.
To start the New Year in Section Two play, the team traveled to McCaskey High, where they were downed by the Red Tornado 79-58.
Junior Austin Monroe dropped in 20 points for the Bucks on four field goals, a pair of three-point bombs, and six-for-nine from the free throw line.
Brother Logan Monroe also was in double digit scoring for the team, with three deuces and a pair of treys for 12 points. Logan leads the team in scoring with an eight game average of 14.75, while Austin is in second with 11.63 per game total.
The girl's team currently sports an overall record of 3-6 and is rolling into its L-L portion of the season.
A tough loss at home to McCaskey 58-44 on January 3rd began the year for the girls after posting a third place finish over the holiday break in the Wyomissing tournament.
Hosting the Red Tornado, Rachel Robinson led the Bucks with 14 points, delivering three deuces, a pair of treys, and two free throws.
Kenzie Reed followed Robinson's efforts with 11 on four field goals and a perfect three-for three from the charity stripe.
To win the consolation third place game in the Wyomissing Holiday Tournament by a 40-34 score over Exeter, a balanced scoring attack was evident.
Robinson and Makayla Horning each scored seven, followed by Sydney Boulder's six, and Savanna Generella chipping in with five.
Reed (4), Jess Hoffman (4), Tricia Erb, Emily Clapper, and April Achey each contributed two points each, while Amber high added a foul shot.
Senior Robinson leads the scoring for the girls with 106 points in nine games broken down into 29 field goals, 10 treys, and 18 of 45 from the line to average 11.78 per game.
High follows Robinson with a total of 64 points for an eight per game average. She matches Robinson in scoring from behind the arc with 10 three-pointers made.
Both the boys and girls teams have lost three meets this year to league foes. Penn Manor beat the boys 99-7, while the girls lost 98-70 on December 13th.
Against Manheim Township on December 15th, it was 121-55 for the guys, and 136-46 with the girls.
Cedar Crest showed the boys improving their team score to 73 points, but losing to the Falcons 94. The girls lost 112-58.
The losing streak for the boys was broken on January 4th, when visiting Section Two foe Lampeter-Strasburg they came home with a 105-64 win.
Auden Block won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:52.99 and opened his action with a winning 200 free time of 2:06.
100 backstroke specialist Michael Raasch hit the end of the pool in 1:03.16 to win his event, while 100 breaststroker Nikolas Pham's time of 1:07.14 also won for the Bucks.
Rounding out the solo wins was Nick Lynam, whose individual medley time of 2:01.44 nipped his competitor by just .13 of a second and set a new pool record.
The team swept the relays, with Landon Hertzler, Raasch, Lynam, and Pham combining for a victory in the 200 medley relay (1:47.57).
Pham, Michael Janvrin, Logan Frey, and Lynam won the 200 freestyle relay (1:36.76), while the 400 freestyle relay event was won by Landon Hertzler, Sheldon Hertzler, Matthew Dougherty, and Raasch in 3:51.66
The girls were not as lucky, remaining winless at 0-4 with a 94-72 loss to the Pioneers.
The 400 freestyle relay team of Lauren Nedrow, Kristin Bechtel, Taylor Tardibuono, and Sarah Marston took the only first in the relays for CV with a time of 4:17.23.
Nedrow was a double winner in the individual events as well, winning both the 100 and 200 freestyles in times of 1:00.25 and 2:10.28 respectively.
Marston won the 50 freestyle in 50.17 for her second win on the day, while Elizabeth McCombs won the 100 butterfly in 1:12.75.
Avery Heisley finished the Bucks scoring with a win in the 200 individual medley, touching the end in 2:37.00.
On the alleys, the Buckskin keglers currently show a record of 2-2. They defeated McCaskey 7-0 December 12th, but lost to Cedar Crest 7-0 on the 15th. The alley cats then bested Lebanon 7-0 on the 19th to end 2016, and dropped a 7-0 meet to Elizabethtown on January 2nd to start the New Year.
Ryan Graham, last year's league individual champ, continues to lead the team this year averaging 213.55 pins per game.
His individual high so far was a 259 rolled in the loss to Cedar Crest
Dylan Winkler has rolled a three game 618 this year and holds a 206 average.
Conestoga Valley's sharpshooters are 2-1 heading into the New Year.
Wins over Garden Spot and Manheim Township were offset by an opening season loss to Elizabethtown.
Opening their schedule on December 15th at Elizabethtown, they lost to the host Bears marksmen 494-480.
On the 20th, the team nipped the Spartans 670-669, while besting the Blue Streak's shooters 487-483.
Alex Stoudt shot a 99 to pace the win over Township, backed up by a pair of 98's by Ethan Addicott and Avalea Bermudez.
Matt Turoczi (97) and Madeline King (95) rounded out the Bucks scoring.
Hosting Garden Spot on the 20th, it took up to the last shooters on the seven-member teams to declare a win for the home tram.
Although no CV participant scored a perfect 100, as one Spartan did, the combined scores from the Bucks bested the visitor's 100, 98, 95, 95, 94, 94, 93.
Stoudt's 98 led the way, with King and Lexus Henkel next with the pair of 97's.
Hunter Miller added in a 96, while Turoczi, Addicott, and Chase Miller posted a trio of 94's.
Stoltzfus Throws 250 yards in Season Finale November 6, 2016
Grant Stoltzfus ended his four-year career as quarterback for the Bucks with a loss to playoff bound and Section One champion Wilson West Lawn on Friday night, November 4th. Down 42-0 to start the third quarter, Stoltzfus guided the team to 21 unanswered points in the quarter, cutting the visitors lead to 42-21.
The Bucks opened the scoring in the third when they marched down the field from their own 16, and scored eight plays later when Connor Brinton plunged in from the two yard line. On the drive, Stoltzfus completed four of five passes for 75 yards before Brinton's score.
Stoltzfus then teamed up with receiver Bryce Shetter for a 30-yard TD following a punt attempt by Wilson that was mishandled, giving CV a short field to work with for their second score.
Brinton, after the Bulldogs were forced to give up the ball on a three and out, found a huge opening in the defense and rumbled down the sideline for a 38-yard touchdown with just over a half minute left in the quarter to end the scoring charge by the Bucks. The sprint by Brinton was the longest run for CV on the night and kept the team from having negative yardage in the run game, as they ended up with three total yards on 15 attempts on the ground.
Unfortunately for the home team, after their string of three touchdowns, no further scoring occurred for either team in the last 12 minutes, and the final score remained as it had at the end of the third.
The Bucks veteran QB ended his stint at Witmer with a game total of 250 yards passing from the line of scrimmage on 18 completions out of 34 attempts. Throwing darts into the 'Dogs defense, he found teammates Shetter for 107 yards on four receptions, Jose Barbon on four catches for 49 yards, and Zach Mower for a trio of nabs totaling 45 yards.
Stoltzfus finished his season with 2,275 passing yards and becomes CV's all-time leading passer with 7,273 passing yards. He threw for 2,065 yards last year. He also finishes as the third leading passer in the Lancaster-Lebanon League following Lancaster Catholic's Kyle Smith (8, 545 passing yards) and Lampeter-Strasburg's Collin Shank (8,013 passing yards). Township's Pat Bostick sits in fourth place with 7,260 passing yards.
Conestoga Valley finishes the season with a Section One record of 2-5, and an overall 4-6 mark.
Junior Noel Veitch was named to the Section One Honorable Mention team for his play during the 2016 season on the links. Veitch guided the Bucks to an 18-24 record in the section, good for a tie for fourth place with Penn Manor's Comets.
In the 42 matches he competed in, Veitch averaged 80.43 strokes.
Joining Veitch on the team were Owen Miller (81.57 average), David Formica (84.83), Annie Shand (96.0), with Jon Garber and Chris Schoenberger also playing rounds for CV.
Lady Booters Go 1-1 in District Soccer Play October 30, 2016
The girls soccer season continued after a 5-2 besting of visiting 15th -seeded league foe Cedar Crest last Tuesday, October 25th in the District Three tournament.
After dropping behind 1-0 at the half on a Falcon goal 19 minutes into the game, the Bucks came back with five unanswered goals starting five minutes into the second half on a blast from Emma Weirich. Just two minutes later, senior Gianna Yurchak put her team ahead to stay, converting a loose ball scrum in front of the Falcon net for a 2-1 score.
Hood continued the string by beating the Cedar Crest goalie 55 minutes in, and was joined in the binge by Haley Peachy four minutes later. Yurchak then ended the run by dropping in her second goal with 15 minutes showing on the clock.
The Falcons managed a second goal, with seven minutes left in the game, but it was too little, too late.
Lauren Yoder saved two other Falcon attempts for the Bucks, while Stone had the lone assist.
This past Saturday, the girls played fifth seeded Cumberland Valley at Hershey High School, and sadly saw their season come to an end with a 3-0 loss to the Eagles.
"We have a lot to be proud of," said head coach Keith Nagley. "We told the kids after the game, three more in the wins column this year ends a solid season for them."
Last year the Bucks ended with a 15-6-1 record, while this year they finish at18-3.
The girls successful season was noted during the Lancaster-Lebanon All-Star Banquet, as Yurchak, Adalle Broadbent, and Yoder were named first team selections. Yurchak had also made the first team in her freshman and junior seasons.
Second team honorees were Weirich and Alexis Spencer, while Angela Edgell was named an Academic All-Star.
In addition to being named to the section all stars, Broadbent and Yurchak made the Big Eleven team for the league, while Yurchak also landed a spot on the all-state squad.
Coach Keith Nagey was named Section One Coach of the Year for guiding his CV team to a co-championship with Manheim Township.
Also competing in the District Three tournament, the boys team ended their season on October 25th with a hard-fought but disappointing 6-5 overtime loss to No. 2 seed Wilson, leaving them with a respectable 8-9-2 record for the year.
Both teams scored three first half goals, and both followed up in the second half with a pair of scores, before Wilson's Tommie Reinhart ended the game just 4:46 into extra time with a shot just beyond the reach of goalie Trey Orne, who, as a steady influence for the Bucks, had stopped 11 other Wilson shots before allowing the game winner.
In the first half, the home team Bulldogs opened a 1-0 lead with just over 1:30 gone, but were quickly answered by Pavel Dariychuk hammering home a shot at three minutes.
Wilson countered just seconds later and then pushed their advantage to 3-1 before Robie Krazinski beat the Bulldog net minder to cut the lead to 3-2 with 14:21 showing gone on the clock.
Dariychuk found a loose ball on a scrum in front of the Wilson net and skipped a low shot over the line to tie the score at 3-3 with 13 minutes left in the half, ending the scoring for the opening segment of the game.
The Bulldogs, stung a little by how close the game had been played to this point, came out in the second half and scored a pair of quick goals to jump out to a 5-3 lead.
Theo Blantz, a scoring threat all year for CV, matched the Bulldogs' effort and notched a pair of goals himself to even the contest at 5-all.
Blantz's tallies at 31 and 36 minutes gone in the frame,started a defensive struggle between the opponents that lasted the rest of the half and into the overtime, before the Wilson goal that ended Conestoga Valley's season.
After Jose Barbon lept over the Warwick Warriors defensive line and blocked an extra-point try early in the first quarter, it appeared as if Conestoga Valley would give the visitors all they could handle.
This was following a CV possession in which they were stopped by an interception that gave Warwick the ball, and allowed them to score two plays later.
The Bucks gained more momentum when Warwick fumbled on their next possession, and Eric Graff scooped up the ball. A seven-play drive culminated in running back Connor Brinton breaking through the defensive line and dragging a Warrior over the line for a touchdown from seven yards out. With the PAT good, the score was 7-6 Conestoga Valley.
In the second quarter, the visitors from Lititz opened the offensive power they had, and charged to the front with an 11-play, 65-yard drive and a 13-7 lead on a 13-yard finishing TD.
The home team then answered when Barbon, showing his offensive threat, collected a 45-yard pass/run TD from Grant Stoltzfus to return his team to the lead, 14-13.
Not long after, the Warriors once again moved out to the top with a 4th-down 30-yard field goal splitting the uprights, and a 16-14 edge.
To end the see-saw first half battle, Stoltzfus hooked up with Gavin Horning on a 23-yard scoring strike as time expired, giving CV a 21-16 lead going into the locker rooms.
The second half was a different story for both teams, as the Bucks offense sputtered, and the Warriors caught fire both offensively and defensively.
The third quarter had the visitors scoring 21 unanswered points, and jumping out to a 37-21 lead, mostly capitalizing on CV mistakes, including a blocked punt, an interception, and a forced fumble.
Not giving up, CV came back with a long drive starting deep in their own territory, and pushing the ball to the visitor's 2-yard line. Brinton crashed across for his second TD, and then paired with Stoltzfus for a two- point passing conversion, bringing the score closer at 37-29.
That was, however, as close as the Bucks would get as Warwick finished the game with 14 unanswered points and a 51-29 victory.
In an unusual statistic considering the score, the Bucks held the potent Warrior attack to zero yards passing for the contest, while Stoltzfus and his receivers amassed 284 yards on 28 completions in 49 attempts.
CV will look to end its three game losing streak and improve their overall record of 4-5 when they host Wilson this Friday, November 4, in the regular season ender.
In the District Three meet at Boiling Springs High School this past Saturday, October 29, the CV cross country runners all crossed the finish line with respectable finishes.
Ninety-eight schools from across the district sent runners to vie for the 20 medal slots in the meet, with all having to have made qualifying times during their regular season competitions.
In team scoring, the boys had 861 points, while the lady runners garnered 660.
Senior Danny Bowman, fresh off a 22nd place L-L League medal effort, once more led the boys, ending up in 77th place with a time of 17:20. Trailing him were senior Nick Haugherty (123rd place, 17:42), sophomore Jake Dissenger (208th, 18:37), junior Zach Leaman (221, 18:49), and sophomore Preston Brubaker (232, 18:59) as the top five counters.
Also running were sophomore Nathan Grucelski (19:03) and senior Matt Turoczi (19:12).
Sophomore Alexandra Slingluff's 67th place finish in 20:54 was the highest finish for both teams.
Lauryn Hall, another sophomore, ran second for CV and finished in 95th place with a 21:22 while senior Jenna Denlinger followed in 144th place with a time of 22:12. Sophomore Kate Snader (170th, 22:39) and freshman Kaila Burkholder (184th, 22:58) rounded out the scoring five.
CV Volleyball Closes Out Season October 23, 2016
The girls closed out their season with losses to Warwick at home last Monday, the 17th 3-0 (set scores unavailable), and Manheim Township 3-0 (25-22, 25-10, 25-10) on the 19th.
They end the season with records of 3-9 in Section One, and 4-12 overall.
Against the league leading Warriors, Rachel Robinson swatted across 6 service aces, Kenzie Reed blocked 2 attempts, Jess Giles slammed down 5 kills, and Charlize Miller set up 5 assists.
At Manheim, Robinson dove to the floor for 11 digs, Reed blocked another, Miller had 13 assists, Savannah Byers had 4 assists, and CeCe Leininger tallied 4 kills and 4 service aces.
Penalties in crucial situations damaged the Bucks chances for victory, as they lost at Hempfield 16-8 this past Friday evening.
"Penalties hurt us. Stopping drives needed to continue," said head coach Gerad Novak.
We had some costly penalties at some really inopportune times when we needed to come through and execute. You can't have 3rd and 25 or even 2nd and 25 in times when you need the yardage to be short, and expect to win the game."
The Black Knights showed they were ready for the contest early, taking their opening drive downfield for an early 3-0 lead on a short field goal.
CV tried to answer back, but their drive ended on a holding call deep in Hempfield territory and resulted in a punt. Both teams then dueled back-and-forth for the rest of the first quarter and most of the second.
The Bucks had a great chance to go ahead in the contest, driving down to the Knight's 25 before a dropped pass on third and short stopped them.
An attempt for a tying field goal was stymied by a holding call that moved the line of scrimmage back too far for the kick to be attempted.
"If they are not executing, that's my fault," said Novak. "I'm not getting them to execute what needs to be done to keep the ball and keep the drives alive."
Punting the ball back to the Hempfield offense, the home team drove down on a series of pass and run plays, and scored on a half- ending touchdown pass to go into the locker room ahead of the Bucks, 9-0 when the kick for the PAT failed.
Battling in the third, the Knights pulled ahead 16-0 on a short pass play that just evaded the outstretched hands of the Bucks defenders.
Conestoga Valley finally found the end zone with just over 3:30 left to play on a 49-yard Grant Stoltzfus to Jose Barbon bomb. A two-point pass play from Stoltzfus to Zack Mower pulled the team to within eight at 16-8, but an onside kick failed, and the clock ran out on the comeback attempt.
Stoltzfus, the junior tosser, ended his night with a 23 for 31, 266 yards effort.
CV will return home on the 28th to meet the Warwick Warriors.
The girls were ousted from the L-L league playoffs on a very controversial call late in the game that resulted in the Elizabethtown Bears winning on a penalty kick for a 1-0 final last Tuesday night at Manheim Central.
Lauren Yoder stopped three shots before allowing the PK to get past her 75 minutes into the contest.
The Bucks, with an 18-2 record, are ranked fourth in the District Three playoffs which get underway this week when they battle No. 16 Cedar Crest Tuesday at 7 pm at home.
CV's boys lost to eventual league champ Hempfield 4-2 last Tuesday in the league playoffs. The defense fell apart for the Bucks in the second half, as they gave up four second half scores, three in only seven minutes time.
Trey Orner stopped three shots in the contest.
Landon Hertzler opened the day's scoring 13 minutes in on a screaming boot to the top right corner of the Knight's net. After Hempfield tied the game early in the second half, Hunter Jones took a cross feed from Theo Blantz to give the visitors a 2-1 lead before the Township trio of goals destroyed the Bucks chances to advance in the tourney.
With an 8-7-2 record, CV snuck into the District Three tournament as the 15th seed. They take on No. 2 seed Wilson, Tuesday the 25th at West Lawn at 5:30.
Five runners from the boys cross country team, and an equal number of girls had fast enough times this past season to participate in the District Three run October 29th at Big Springs High School.
In the L-L Meet last Tuesday at Ephrata Middle School, Danny Bowman finished in 31st place in leading the team to a 10th place finish of the 20 teams running with 270 team points. Bowman had a time of 17:30.9, just two seconds behind the runners in 29th and 30th places.
Nick Haugherty crossed next for CV, placing 36th with an 18:01.5 and Nate Grucelski was close behind in 42nd place with a time of 18:08.5
In 71st place, Preston Brubaker was the team's fourth finisher. His time of 18:55.7 bested three other runners behind him by only four seconds while he was beaten out for 70th by a mere half second.
Matthew Turoczi rounded out the top five counters in 103rd place with a time of 19:35.
Also running for CV were Jacob Dissenger (105th place, 19:41.2), Zachary Leaman (109th, 19:48.3), and Jack Emry (118th, 20:08.2).
For the lady harriers, Alexandra Slingluff led the CV runners with a 31st place finish in 21:14.8. Lauryn Hall was close behind at 37th in 21:35.
Third finisher for CV breaking the tape in 59th was Kaila Burkholder and her 22:20.5 time.
Jenna Denlinger earned 61st place in 22:36.6 and Kate Snader was 72nd in 23:15.3 to round out the scoring five.
Kathleen Fowler (91st, 24:16.5), and Savannah Mead (115th, 26:18.0) were also in the running.
The team finished in 10th place with 237 team points, just behind Garden Spot's 220 and in front of Solanco's 258.
CV Volleyball Tops N. Lebanon, McCaskey October 16, 2016
The volleyball team ran off a modest two game win streak before Cedar Crest stopped them with a 3-0 loss last Thursday.
The short run of wins started Monday, October 10th at Northern Lebanon 3-0 (25-12, 25-21, 25-19). Rachel Robinson had eight solo blocks, Allison Stoltzfus four aces, and Kenzie Reed four kills in the match.
Meeting McCaskey at home on Tuesday, the girls earned another shutout, 25-17, 25-11, 25-14. Robinson (nine digs), Stoltzfus (nine aces), Savannah Byers (nine digs), and Jess Giles (six kills) led the team to the victory.
Hosting the Falcons, the team dropped the match 25-12, 25-16, 25-16. Stoltzfus (two aces, seven assists), Robinson (six kills, six digs), and Taylor Newman (one solo block) led the team.
After their disappointing 2-0 loss to the Blue Streaks of Manheim Township last week, the Buckskin girls rebounded with convincing wins over Cedar Crest 3-0 at home, and 5-0 over Penn Manor at Millersville.
Last Tuesday, Lexi Spencer rapped in a clearing attempt from the Falcon defense halfway through the first half for a 1-0 score. Just three minutes later, Rita Blessing was led by a crossing pass from Deanna Hood pushing the lead to 2-0 at end the first half.
In the second half, Gianna Yurchak put the game away when she slammed home a shot from close in 73 minutes in for a final 3-0 score. The goal broke her sister Samara's single-season record of 22 goals.
Lauren Yoder needed just two saves to record her 12th shutout.
In Millersville on Thursday, Yoder ran her shutouts to 14, and only faced a single shot.
Yurchak punched through a hat trick for the visitors, with scores at 11 minutes and 30 minutes of the first half, and ending the scoring in the 64th minute. Her efforts broke yet another scoring record on the week, passing Theresa Rynier's career record 63 goals.
Following Yurchak's first half pair, Leah Amico rolled one across just two minutes into the second half, and Lauren Barone tallied just two minutes before the Yurchak finale.
Emma Weirich was credited with an assist in the win.
The Bucks finished the regular season in a first place tie with Manheim Township, both teams ending with 11-1 records.
On Saturday, in the L-L League quarterfinals, the girls played Manheim Central, the second place team from Section Two at Penn Manor's field.
Although giving up a pair of second half goals, the Bucks came away 4-2 winners. Yurchak again anchored the offense and opened the scoring with a drive 14 minutes in off of a feed from Weirich. After a Barons tackle inside the box resulted in a penalty shot, she converted the reward to give the team a 2-0 lead.
Weirich extended the lead, and scored the game winner with just a minute left in the half, off of an assist from Yurchak.
Manheim opened the scoring in the second half but Yurchak assisted on another goal at the 61-minute mark, aiding her teammate Leah Amico in the last CV tally.
Yoder was called on for six saves in the contest.
The team plays a semifinal game against Elizabethtown Tuesday the 18th in Manheim.
The boy's team finished their regular season last Tuesday on the road with a 9-0 drubbing of the Lebanon Cedars. All nine of the Bucks scores came in the first half.
On Saturday the 15th, the boys nipped the Lancaster Mennonite Blazers 2-1 in an opening round match of the L-L League playoffs.
Pavel Dariychuk ripped home a shot off of a pass from Connor Kime just 1:30 into the game for the only first half score.
Theo Blantz knocked home what proved to be the game winner ten minutes into the second half from an assist by Landon Hertzler.
The Blazers made a game of it, scoring a goal late in the game, and tried to battle back for the tie, but goalie Trey Orner, with four saves, stood tall after the Mennonite tally to preserve the win.
The team will play Hempfield in a semi-final contest at Penn Manor this week.
Over the weekend of October 6-10, the girls competed in the L-L individual championships in singles and doubles play.
In Flight Two doubles at Conestoga Valley, partners Lauren Weaver and Catherine Scala made their way to the championship round before losing to Emily Garvin and Nicole Honrade from Manheim Township by an 8-6 score.
To get to the finals, the duo first defeated Kaitlyn Welsh /Sydney Pollock of Elizabethtown 8-3. They next took on Kandace Liebi and Karissa Lapp from Ephrata and dispatched them easily 8-0. In the semifinal round, CV's teammates bested Emily Ashley and Ariah Bucks of Donegal 8-2.
Flight Three doubles battles saw Rachel Eby and Christina McBride best Haley Campbell and her partner Marley Roher from Penn Manor 8-0. Rolling into the second round, the CV duo then defeated Abby Klein and Sara Bretous from Annville-Cleona 8-1, but in the semifinals the pair lost to eventual champs Serena Chang and Halle Koslowski 8-4 to end their attempt for a title.
Playing in Flight One, the Brooke Kready paired with Emily Wilczek, but the duo fell in round one to Emily Blaman/Livia Jackson from Hempfield 6-1, 7-5.
Results in first round singles play (Flight One) at Conestoga Valley saw Kready lose to Katie Donnell from Hempfield, 6-1, 6-2.
In Flight Two played at Manheim Central, Scala advanced past Annie Rakes of Warwick 5-7, 6-3, 10-3. Cedar Crest's Tatyana Goleb was next for Scala, and she bested the Falcon netter 6-3, 7-5, but then returned to her home court and lost to Emily Gavin of Manheim Township 6-2, 6-1.
Weaver traveled to Lititz and the Warwick nets to play in her Flight Three match against Ronnie Burke of Cocalico, and was a 6-1, 6-0 victor. She then bested Warwick's Kari Eshelman 6-1, 6-1 but was eliminated by Anna Farmer from Donegal 7-6(6), 6-3.
In the best singles match of the tournament, Wilczek shut out Elco's Madison Gray 6-0, 6-0 at Ephrata. She next took care of Elle Harquist of Garden Spot 6-2, 6-1. Returning to CV for her semifinal match, Wilczek advanced to the championship by beating Natalie Stoltzfus from Pequea Valley 6-2, 6-0. Unfortunately Wilczek's run came to a close with a 6-3, 6-4 finals loss to Serena Cheng of Cedar Crest.
After the league tournament was over, CV's Brooke Kready was named to the Section One All-Star team.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
The lady harriers came close to defeating league foe Warwick last Tuesday, dropping the race by a score of 26-29.
Alexandra Slingluff led a trio of CV runners placing third in 20:54. She was closely followed by Lauren Hall, crossing the line in 21:09 for fourth place, and Jenna Denlinger in 21:36 in fifth.
Kate Snader and Kaila Burkholder placed eighth (22:06) and ninth (22:12) respectively to round out the top five counters.
Savanna Mead also competed, placing in 15th place with a time of 27:04 while Katherine Fowler was one place and five seconds behind.
The girls finished their season with a league record of 1-7, and overall were 1-9.
The boys also lost their league finale against the Warriors, 21-43.
Danny Bowman's third place finish in 17:03, just three seconds out of second place, was his best time and placing for the year. Following next, also with a best time and finish was Nicholas Haugherty in fourth at 17:21. The next highest finish for the Bucks was Preston Brubaker in twelfth place, running the course in 18:10.
Nathan Grucelski (14th place, 18:35) and Jacob Dissenger (15th place, 18:36) also ran in the scoring for the harriers.
The gridiron gang suffered a disappointing 23-7 loss to Penn Manor on Friday in Millersville.
Zach Mower snatched a 17-yard pass from Grant Stoltzfus in the early moments of the third quarter that gave CV a brief 7-6 lead before the Comets ran off 17 unanswered points.
The run of points included two gifts from the Bucks, as a snap back to the punter was too high to handle, resulting in a safety and an 8-7 Comet lead, coupled with a fumble return of 86 yards for the final score of the loss.
Except for the errors, all the statistical leads belonged on the visitor's side, with CV accumulating a 332-262 advantage in total yards.
Stoltzfus completed 22 of his 32 attempts through the air for 224 yards, compared to just 93 from his opposing member on the Comets side.
Two penalties were assessed to CV for 20 yards, while the home side was called for 75.
The loss dropped the Bucks to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in Section One play.
They will meet the Black Knights at Hempfield this Friday.
The field hockey team finished its season with shutout losses to Warwick 2-0, and Penn Manor 6-0, before winning their final game against McCaskey 4-0.
Carolyn Spotts made a combined 11 saves on the week, running her total for the year to 78.
Facing the Red Tornado, all four of the goals were scored in the first half.
Kayla Allgyer (12:38), Maddie Handwerger (19:47), Theodora Dillman (26:09), and Jada Martin (27:03) contributed to the balanced attack against the Red Tornado. Madeline Weaver, Martin, and Dillman were credited with assists.
The girls finish 6-6-0 in L-L play in fourth place of Section One, and 9-8-0 overall.