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Barons Finish 4th in Districts, Just Miss States June 5, 2017

Warwick's baseball team completed its season on Thursday and just missed making the PIAA tournament with a tough 1-0 loss to Section One foe Penn Manor in the third place game of the District Three Class 6A championships.

After finishing in second place behind the Comets during the regular season, Warwick made an early exit from the L-L League playoffs with a first round loss to Lancaster Catholic and had a brief layover until the start of Districts on May 26th.

The fourth seeded Warriors matched up with number five seed Wilson in the quarterfinals after both teams sat out the first round with byes and scored a come from behind 5-3 victory.

That win moved them into the semifinals against top seeded Governor Mifflin which handed Warwick a 4-2 loss and sent them into the win-or-go-home contest with Penn Manor.

Wilson took the lead in the third inning when they scored twice against starting pitcher Zach Peters, the only two runs he would concede over five innings of work in which he gave up six hits while striking out two.

Scoreless heading into the fifth inning, Warwick got on the board when Ethan Heller crossed the plate on a Wilson error and then tied the game on an RBI single by Dagen Young (2-3, 1RBI) which scored Colby Martin (2-3) from third.

Two more Warrior runs crossed the plate courtesy of a RBI single by Nate Hess (2-4, 1RBI) and a misplayed ground ball by Justin Byler (1-3) before a fielder's choice by Peters (1 RBI)) plated Hess for the final run of the inning and put Warwick in the lead for good.

Governor Mifflin built a 4-0 lead over five innings before a two-run blast from Byler (1-3, 2RBI) into right field put the Warriors back in the hunt. Unfortunately it was not enough to catch the Mustangs as Peters took the loss giving up all four runs, only two of which were earned, while striking out two in a complete game effort.

That set up another meeting with the Comets, this time for the chance to advance to the next level. It was not meant to be, however, as a second inning home run off of starting pitcher Ethan Norman gave Penn Manor the margin of victory.

Norman pitched a strong game giving up five hits over five and two thirds innings with three strikeouts before Young came on in relief to record the final out.

Warwick's offense produced six hits and was powered by Martin (2-3, double) and Tyler Hess (2-3).

TRACK

Memorial Day weekend not only represented a holiday observance, but the biggest meet of the school year as well as athletes from all across the state converged on Shippensburg University for the PIAA championships held over two days.

Warwick not only took part in seven events but had three athletes place in the top ten including a fourth and fifth place finish.

Eric Garner entered the boys AAA javelin throw fresh off his second consecutive District gold medal and put together a nice grouping of throws to wrap up fourth place during the Saturday portion of competition.

"Eric had some great throws. He actually didn't have a bad throw in the bunch; all his throws were between 180-194," said head coach Alex Daecher. "He just couldn't quite get that 200 footer out there to bring home gold."

Garner and the other top three throwers all cleared the 193' mark that qualified them for the NFHS honor roll as well. Daecher praised his senior's work ethic over his high school career as well. "... I am very proud of him. He is a great kid who worked so hard the past 4 years with me. He is 2-time district gold medalist and is going to an awesome college. His future could never look brighter. "

Trinity Bitting-Ellis finished fifth in the District Three AAA high jump and repeated that performance at states, bettering her District jump by two inches. She cleared 5-5 in Saturday's early session earning praise from her coach as well.

"Trinity had a fantastic day. To jump 5-5 at the state meet is awesome, "commented Daecher who credited her clean jumps early on as the reason she could stay strong in the latter stages of the competition. "I am very excited for her and proud of how she performed."

Taking part in the 3200 run, Kate Dickow set a personal record with her time of 10:56.7 which garnered her a ninth place finish and bettered her seed time by an impressive 6.46 seconds.

Daecher likes what he sees in his distance runner and her progression. "Kate ran an awesome race. She had a PR and improved considerably from her 3200 run at last year's state meet. She just keeps getting better every year. I know she was thrilled with her time, and her coaches were too. Kate is such a worker and I have no doubt she will be getting a medal next year. "

Leah Graybill locked up the 14th qualifying position in the 200 on Friday by clocking a 25.61 and then just missed out in the semifinals with a 25.3 which was agonizingly close to making the final cut for the finals. "I know she missed getting a medal by .02 seconds and that can be hard to swallow for a kid," commented Daecher, "but she is a strong willed individual who will train hard and be ready to go next year to bring home the medal."

Warwick also had two girls' relay teams participate in the meet with neither making it out of the prelims. Cassidy Kline, Jaylyn Wagner, Deirdre White, and Emily Williamson posted a time of 9:37.5 in the 3200 prelims and only missed the cut by 3.5 seconds while Kline, Williamson, Graybill and Wagner finished with a prelim time of 3:58.74 which was only 1.4 seconds off the last qualifiers.

Meanwhile Connor Shields represented the final athlete at the meet in the 1600 where he ran a 4:28.27 in Friday's prelims which was 8.13 second off the pace for qualifying.

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Warwick Softball Bows in District 5A Opener May 26, 2017

Despite a third place finish in Section One, Warwick (13-7) held some momentum heading into the first round of the District Three 5A softball championships last Tuesday as they finished out the regular season by winning nine of their final ten games including a redemptive win over Hempfield that helped erase a 17-1 nightmare loss earlier in the year.

The Warriors entered as the number seven seed and opened at home with Dallastown (12-8) who was seeded tenth. Warwick overcame a 1-0 deficit in the first inning by tying the score in the fourth, but eventually gave up the winning run in the sixth and was eliminated in a 2-1 defeat.

Nicole Mengel took the loss despite only giving up one earned run over seven innings while surrendering seven hits. She recorded seven strikeouts and walked two over the span of the game.

Down 1-0 in the fourth inning with one out and needing a spark, Amanda Herr (2-3) drove a 0-1 pitch into left field for her second double of the game and then scored when Mengel (1-3, 1RBI) singled sharply to right.

Julia Forsythe then hit into a fielder's choice at third with Mengel forced out at second before Jolyssa High (1-3, double) flied out to short to end the inning tied at 1-1.

Dallastown threatened in the fifth with a runner in scoring position and two outs, but a laser by catcher Leann Runkle to Forsythe at third cut down the steal attempt and ended the inning.

Unfortunately the Dallastown offense finally got to Mengel in the sixth when they opened up with back-to-back doubles to go ahead 2-1.

However, later in the inning with one out, Herr executed a text book relay to second baseman Catie Brubaker after a Dallastown single to right field that was rifled home to Runkle who put the tag on the advancing runner to stop a potential two-run lead.

It turned out for naught, though, as Warwick sent only four batters to the plate in the final inning and could not force in High who doubled to right field with two outs but was left stranded to end the game.

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Warriors Top Red Lion in District Lax Opener May 22, 2017

While the boys' lacrosse team was bumped from the previous week's L-L League tournament by the eventual League champion Blue Streaks of Manheim Township, the Warriors who finished in a tie for third place in Section One with Cocalico, were good enough to qualify for the District Three tournament which began play last Tuesday.

Warwick opened first round play against Red Lion and utilizing a strong offensive surge early in the first half went on to stem a surging Lions' team in the second to earn a quarterfinal rematch against the second seeded Blue Streaks on Thursday.

Defensively the Warriors, led by Josiah Jewell's 11 saves in goal, held Red Lion to only one first half score while building on a 2-0 first quarter to take a 6-1 lead into halftime.

With Connor Brechbill and Joshua Croyle leading the way and each scoring a hat trick and adding an assist as well, Warwick peppered the Red Lion goal keepers with 33 shots during the match.

With a renewed vigor in the second half the Lions outscored Warwick 6-4, scoring three in both of the final quarters, but it was not enough to overcome the visiting Warriors.

Luke Hirtzel added two goals while Caleb Davis and Evan Crawford each had one apiece to round out the scoring for Warwick.

Thursday brought the heat, both from the temperature as well as the sticks. Unfortunately for Warwick, even though they once again played their Section One rivals close, it was more of a Blue Streak fire than it was Warrior as Warwick was bounced again from competition in a 10-5 affair.

Only down 2-1 after the first quarter, the boys scored again in the second to trail by only two goals at the break with MT leading 4-2. A four goal barrage by the Blue Streaks in the third out shadowed Warwick's lone score and provided more than enough cushion for the MT victory.

Croyle scored twice along with Caleb Davis and Conor Adams added the fifth while Jewell made five saves for the Warriors.

BASEBALL

Originally scheduled to play Lancaster Catholic Saturday, May 13, the Warriors and Crusaders had to wait until Monday to faceoff in the quarterfinals of the L-L League playoffs as bad weather forced a postponement.

In that game Lancaster Catholic came back from a 1-0 Warwick lead to score twice in the second and once in the fifth for an insurance run in defeating the Warriors 3-1.

Zach Peters got the start for Warwick and went five and two thirds innings, surrendering three runs on five hits while striking out six in the loss. Ethan Norman came on in relief in the sixth inning with runners on first and third and two outs before forcing a ground out to end the inning.

Nate Hess (1-4, 1RBI) came to the plate in his first at bat with Bryce Zimmerman (0-2) on second and Brendan Martin (1-3) on first after two consecutive walks to start the first inning. A wild pitch sent Zimmerman to third before Hess singled on a 0-2 pitch, plating Zimmerman and sending Martin to second.

That was the only time the Warriors would score as they stranded seven runners over the final six innings of play. Tyler Hess (1-3) and Dagen Young (1-1) represented the remaining hits for Warwick.

TRACK

Last Friday and Saturday marked two days of fierce competition between athletes from all across District Three as Shippensburg University once again hosted the annual District meet.

Warwick was represented well in both the boys' and girls' events with one champion crowned and seven individuals qualifying for the PIAA Championships. Four boys and three girls will be moving on to the next level of competition as well as two girls' relay teams.

Eric Garner knows what is like to wear District gold as the Warwick javelin thrower returned in his senior year to defend his title which he did so successfully during Saturday's round of field events.

His throw of 200-6 was just about seven feet longer than runner-up Alex Scheivert from Penn Manor who recorded a 193-11 for the silver. It was also 9 feet 9 inches longer than his opening throw of 190-9.

Leah Graybill had a stellar weekend on the track as she not only qualified to advance in the 200, but also in the 300. Her time of 57.44 in the latter was good enough to grab the silver while her finish of 25.05 in the 200 gave her the bronze.

Graybill also earned a silver medal by running anchor on the girls' 1600 relay team along with Jaylyn Wagner, Cassidy Kline, and Emily Williamson which took the second place spot by finishing in 3:58.74.

Three of those ladies also took fifth place in the 3200 relay as Kline, Williamson, and Wagner were joined on the second leg by Deirdre White and ran to a fifth place finish of 9:33.95.

As the final track qualifier on the weekend, Kate Dickow ran the 3200 in a time of 11:03.16 to claim seventh place overall.

Warwick's lone girl in the field to qualify was Trinity Bitting-Ellis who cleared 5-3 in the high jump to claim fifth place.

Joining Garner in the field was John Wilson who placed fifth in the high jump with a height of 6-2, while on the track Drayk Cassamajor placed fifth in the 800 with a time of 1:36.89 and Connor Shields posted a sixth place time of 4:23.67 in the 1600.

Meanwhile, Caleb Christner did not qualify but still posted a respectable eighth place finish in the pole vault by clearing 13-3.

When asked his thoughts on what his teams accomplished over the weekend coach Alex Draecher responded with praise for his athletes. "We had a great day. The kids did awesome. Their work ethic has been great all year and it paid off in the post season."

SOFTBALL

In advance of the District Three tournament the L-L League Coaches All-Star team was announced and three players from Warwick found their way on to the 1st team.

Nicole Mengel was named as a pitcher, Amanda Herr as first base, and Danielle Jones as an outfielder. Also earning an honorable mention was Leann Runkle as a catcher and Jolyssa High as on outfielder.

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Young Warriors Put Up a Fight Against MT May 15, 2017

To the naked eye the Warwick boys' volleyball team did not have very many noteworthy moments during this year's 2-10 campaign. However, if you look a little closer you will see that with a few exceptions they were in almost every game that they lost and but for a few missteps here and there could very easily have been above .500.

This is especially encouraging considering the fact that the Warriors are a young team, very young. During their senior night ceremony last Monday before the final match of the season with Manheim Township only one player, Justin Sensenig, was recognized. The rest of the roster contains two juniors, 10 sophomores and seven freshmen.

With Manheim Township (8-4) finishing third in Section One behind Penn Manor (11-1) and Hempfield (10-2), the fact that Warwick only lost by a combined 10 points in the 25-10, 25-22, 25-23 defeat shows what potentially lies in store for the Warriors down the road as they gain more experience.

Foster Lobb led offensively for Warwick as he recorded 10 kills on the night in the fore-mentioned match and Noah Miller served up three aces while Mateo Chacon tallied 13 digs.

BASEBALL

After dropping a 10-4 game to McCaskey last Monday Warwick was faced with a must-win situation on Tuesday against Hempfield in order to gain a berth in the L-L League tournament and the Warriors answered the call with a 5-1 victory over the visiting Black Knights. They also downed Conrad Weiser 5-0 in the final game of the regular season on Wednesday.

Scoring three times in the first inning against the Red Tornado, Warwick looked poised to earn a victory but after pulling to within 3-2 in the bottom half of the inning, McCaskey exploded for eight runs in the third to take a commanding lead which they did not relinquish.

Ethan Norman took the loss for the Warriors giving up eight runs on of six hits over two innings.

In the first inning of Tuesday's game with Hempfield, Zimmerman (2-3, 1RBI) doubled down the first base line and then came home for the 1-0 Warwick lead when Young (1-3, 2RBI) followed with another double that went into center.

With the score tied 1-1 in the fourth inning and the bases loaded again, Brendan Martin (1-3, 1RBI) gave the lead back to the Warriors when his single into center plated Evan Clark (1-3) from third before two hit batters with two outs added two more to make it 4-1.

Byler (2-3) provided Warwick more cushion in the fifth when he singled up the middle and subsequently scored later in the inning on a Hempfield error for the final score of 5-1.

Zach Peters (2-3) got the start going five innings and surrendering one run on five hits while striking out four before Young came on in the sixth, giving up only one hit for the save.

Martin and Nate Hess teamed up to throw a three-hit shutout against Conrad Weiser in the final game of the regular season on Wednesday with Martin accounting for the three hits over six innings for the win and Hess earning the save by retiring three of the four batters he faced in the seventh.

Peters (1-3) put Warwick in the lead early when his first inning ground ball single to left field was misplayed allowing Patrick Quinn to score from third to make it 1-0.

In the fourth, Tyler Hess (2-3, 1RBI) ripped a line drive single into center field which sent Byler (2-3, 1RBI) sprinting home from second for the 2-0 lead and in the fifth the Warriors got three more when Nate Hess (1-4, 2RBI) tripled, scoring Josh Weachter (0-2) and Zimmerman (1-3), and then Hess crossed the plate during the next at bat on a left field single by Byler.

SOFTBALL

In their final game of the regular season, the lady Warriors (12-4) overcame an early 1-0 deficit against McCaskey (0-15) by scoring 11 unanswered runs over five innings to force the 10-run rule and securing third place in Section One behind Penn Manor (15-1), and Hempfield (13-3).

Nicole Mengel gave up four hits in the start, striking out 10 and walking none while Julia Forsythe (3-3, 3RBI), Amanda Herr (1-3, homerun, 2 RBI), Marissa Triebley (1-3, double, 2RBI), and Nikki Shirk (2-4, 1RBI) led the offensive charge for the home team.

TRACK

Finishing the season tied in second place with Cedar Crest (4-2), Warwick (4-2) had high hopes heading into the girls' portion of the L-L League meet which was held this past weekend at Hempfield. After all was said and done, the lady Warriors had surpassed their expectations, coming away with first place overall in the team standings and setting an L-L league record in the process.

With a daunting task ahead of them and the weather making it seem as if it were early March instead of mid-May, they placed in the top-10 in 18 events with 16 of those scoring team points by landing in the top-eight.

"It was a great victory for the girls. It is an amazing accomplishment for a program that only won 5 dual meets in the past 6 years, " stated head coach Alex Daecher. "The girls were mentally tough for the day. They fought through the poor weather conditions and overcame all the ups and downs of the meet. All credit goes to the girls and my assistant coaches."

Scoring 107 points on the day the girls easily took the top spot in the team standings ahead of the 90.5 points garnered by second place Cedar Crest.

"Lily Palacio-Lewis (freshman) and Leah Graybill (sophomore) came through huge with their performances," added Daecher, commenting on the crop of young talent Warwick has. "We have a couple girls here who can place in the top of every race they run. Cassidy Kline (freshman) and Megan Quinn (freshman) really toughed it out and performed awesome. Kate Dickow (sophomore) and Emily Williamson (sophomore) also put in some impressive performances on the distance side that won us some much needed points. Trinity Bitting-Ellis (sophomore) and Nia Allen (senior) also had a solid day in the field events."

Perhaps the greatest win of the day came when the 1,600 relay team of Kline, Palacio-Lewis, Quinn, and Williamson ran to victory with a new League record time of 3:28.25, breaking the long-standing record of 3:58.8 from 2002 which was also held by a Warwick team.

Palacio-Lewis won the 100 with a time of 12.52 and was followed by Graybill in fourth with a 12.7, and Quinn who placed fifth with a 12.98. Palacio-Lewis also placed first in the 200 with a time of 25.26 with Graybill coming in a close second at 25.47. Graybill (57.64) also won the 400, with Kline (58.97) finishing in third.

Adding to the mix was Dickow who finished second in the 3,200 with a time of 11:13.23 as well as third in the 1,600 (5:15.33). The 3,200 relay team of Kline, Jaylyn Wagner, Deirdre White, and Williamson also ran to a third place time of 9:40.92, as did Juliette Delmotte, Graybill, Lewis, and Quinn in the 400 relay in 50.21. Williamson (2:24.32), White (2:25.35), and Wagner (2:32.50) respectively finished sixth, ninth, and 15th in the 800.

Warwick also had a good day in the field with Bitting-Ellis (5-0) placing second in the high jump, as well as Allen (36-0.5) taking third in the triple jump and ninth in the long jump (16-2.75) behind eighth place Mathilda Zartman (16-4.5).

Alexis Sheeley was 13th in the discus (85-4), and 21st in the shot put (24-4) and Abby Vance placed 16th in the javelin (86-0).

Finishing in 10th overall with 33.75 points, the boys' team placed 11 athletes in the top ten with nine scoring points.

John Wilson found himself in a four-way tie, matching the height of 6-2 against Derek Heisey from Elizabethtown, Rob McHugh from Solanco, and Juan Maldonado from Lebanon, and Eric Garner, who is looking to return to championship form in the District meet, threw a 190-8 as they both led in the field with second place finishes.

"Eric Garner had some good javelin throws, but I know he was not satisfied with getting the silver medal," Daecher said of his star athlete. "Eric is a tough kid and I know that it is going to make him work even harder this week to repeat as District Champion."

Christian Hess, who finished 13th behind Wilson in the high jump (18-4.5), also placed 21st in the long jump (38-8.25), Ryan Fegley (38-8.25) was 18th in the triple, and Matthew Ensinger (98-10) took 18th in the discus and was 20th in the shot put (37-9.5) to round out the field events.

Connor Shields had a team high third place finish in the 1600 (4:24.99) and was followed by Drayk Cassamajor in seventh (4:29.74). The two also finished sixth and seventh in the 800 with Cassamajor timing out in 1:59.83 and Shields clocking a 2:00.07, respectively.

Fegley fared well on the track as well, finishing sixth in the 200 (23.44) and teaming with Charles Lumene, Preston Simmons, and Patrick Tocci to place eighth in the 400 relay (45.17).

Brendan Gates (41.11) was third in the 300 hurdles, Noah Martin (10:09.17) placed 16th in the 3,200, and Hess (56.02) finished 20th in the 400 to round out the individual races.

Meanwhile, Cassamajor, Hess, Shields, and Wilson placed 10th in the 1600 relay 3:37.74, and Jeremy Bell, Gage St. Pierre, Wilson, and Parker Keares were ninth in the 3200 (8:33.08).

Daecher acknowledged the hard work of both his teams and believes they have more in them for the upcoming weeks. "It is great to have such young kids on the team and have them perform in the rain and slop, and not have the conditions get to them. We are very excited for Districts and states and we are hoping to have similar success."

LACROSSE

Warwick earned their way into the L-L boys' Lacrosse tournament by beating Penn Manor last week and as a result of their number four seed, were paired up with number one seed Manheim Township. The Streaks scored three unanswered goals to break a 1-1 tie and eventually won 8-3.

Like Hirtzel scored the game tying goal with 1:39 left in the first quarter but could only manage two more in the second half when Conor Adams and Evan Crawford both added one.

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Warwick Girls' Lax Caps 6-5 League Record May 8, 2017

Scoring two victories last week the Warwick girls' lacrosse team was able to end the season with a winning record. At 6-5 the lady Warriors ended up in sixth place in Section One, one game ahead of Elizabethtown (5-6) and one game behind Cocalico (7-4).

While they were able to finish out the season with a 19-10 win over Conestoga Valley and an 18-11 outcome over Penn Manor, Warwick did not qualify for the L-L League tournament.

Sullivan Herritt led the offensive charge against Conestoga Valley with four goals, and Jenna Rodgers stopped eight shots as the ladies used a 14 goal first half to open up a huge 10-point lead at the break.

No less than nine players got in on the scoring action for Warwick which slowed down in the second half and was actually outscored 6-5 by the Buckskins, but had built enough of a cushion to absorb the blow.

With Talia Bertrando and Olivia Robinson adding three goals apiece, Warwick also benefitted from two goals each from Carson Armstrong, Katie Pyle, and Zoey Winters, while Madison Wagner, Morgan Bomberger, and Abby Care each accounted for one goal.

Thursday's game with Penn Manor again included a double digit first half as Warwick outscored the Comets 11-6 during that span while Rodgers' strong play in goal resulted in 10 saves and combined to help lead the ladies to victory. A 7-5 scoring advantage in the second half added extra insurance.

Herritt bested her previous performance, scoring six goals against the visiting Comets but was closely trailed by Bertrando (5), and Armstrong (4). Wagner, Winters, and Robinson contributed one goal each.

Warwick's boys' team also fared well last week as they racked up two victories to end the season at 8-3 and tied in third place with Cocalico who actually owns the tiebreak advantage over the Warriors with a head-to-head victory earlier in the season.

The only advantage provided the Eagles is that they earned a third place seeding in the L-L League tournament while Warwick ended up as number four when they defeated Penn Manor 4-1 in the final game of the season. They preceded that win with a 16-3 drubbing of Conestoga Valley on Tuesday.

Two players accounted for over half of the Warrior's goals versus the Buckskins as Joshua Croyle and Caleb Davis each tallied five to spearhead the charge. Josiah Jewell provided four saves on seven CV shots on goal.

With defensive shutouts in both the first quarter (6-0) and third quarter (4-0), Warwick held CV to two goals in the first half and only one in the second in the easy victory. Connor Brechbill and Conor Adams each scored twice for the Warriors while Trey Glass and Justin Minnich each had one.

With the final spot in Leagues up for grabs, Warwick and Penn Manor faced off in Millersville on Thursday and both teams showed up ready to go but in the end the day went to Warwick and the play of goal keeper Jewell.

With each team taking over 20 shots, the Warrior keeper turned away 15 to help secure the playoff spot. He blanked Penn Manor in the first half while Warwick took a slim 1-0 lead into the break and held the home team to only one goal in the fourth quarter, but by then it was too late as the Warriors added one in the third and two more in the final frame for the victory.

Luke Hirtzel took charge on offense as the junior put up a hat trick. Glass provided the difference with one goal, adding an assist along the way.

VOLLEYBALL

Warwick (2-9) dropped both of its matches last week putting the Warriors in sixth place in Section One. They lost to Penn Manor and Hempfield by identical 3-0 scores.

Noah Miller had nine kills and one ace while Mateo Chacon, Foster Lobb, and Connor Baer each added one ace apiece against the Comets on Tuesday.

Although it was a sweep by the visiting team, the match was closer than the score made it appear. Warwick played the Comets tough but unfortunately came up short in the 25-17, 25-20, 25-21 loss.

In the 25-17, 25-14, 25-14 defeat at the hands of Hempfield, both Miller and Chad Meeder led on offense, racking up four kills apiece while Meeder joined with Evan Troop to account for two Warrior aces. Baer chipped in with 12 assists as well.

TENNIS

Four Warwick players played in last week's L-L League flight tournament to end the season for the Warriors. Nate Deimler, Cam Moody, Garrett Nissley and Jonathon Martin all took in both the singles and doubles portion of the championships.

In flight one singles, Deimler drew seventh seeded Jarod Snader from Cocalico and fell in straight sets 6-0, 6-0 while Moody began his play in flight two with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over McCaskey's Tyler Coder to set up a match with number three seed Daniel Scala from Conestoga Valley. Moody was able to pull off a 7-5, 6-3 upset, but then lost 6-0, 6-1 to second seed and eventual champion Colby Martin from Cocalico. Garrett Nissley finished out singles play for the Warriors in flight three but lost to McCaskey's William Fenimore in straight sets.

Deimler and Moody teamed up in flight one doubles where they opened play against Hempfield's sixth seeded team of Damion Deck and Ben Cooke. They took the Knight duo to the limit but dropped out with a heart breaking 6-2, 6-7 (4), 11-9 loss.

Nissley and Martin won their first doubles match in flight two, defeating Garden Spot's Nathan Nguyen and Matthew McCormick 8-3, but then lost to Dawson Smith and Adam Omar of ELCO 8-3.

SOFTBALL

While Penn Manor (14-1) and Hempfield (13-2) locked up spots in the L-L League championships last week leaving Warwick (11-4) on the outside looking in, it was the final game of the week that made all the difference to the lady Warriors.

After losing to the Comets 2-0 on Monday, Warwick rebounded with a 10-4 win over Manheim Township to set up a rematch with Hempfield on Thursday. The 2-1 victory redeemed an early season smack down and locked up third place in Section One.

To start the week, Warwick struggled offensively against the Comets only managing two hits, both of them singles by Danielle Jones and Catie Brubaker while Penn Manor got to starting pitcher Nicole Mengel for five hits and two runs, only one of which was earned.

Penn Manor broke the scoreless tie by notching a run in the fourth and then added some insurance in the sixth with another to seal the victory.

Amanda Herr got the start against the Blue Streaks and went seven innings while allowing four runs on six hits and striking out four. Mengel went 3-4 at the plate with two doubles and a home run while driving in four runs.

After taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning off of Mengel's first double of the game which scored Leann Runkle (1-5), Herr held Township to one hit through three innings before surrendering the lead on three hits and an error in the fourth to fall behind 4-1.

Warwick's bats responded, however, as Abby Erickson (2-3, 3RBI) scored Jolyssa High (1-3) from second on a single in the bottom half of the inning to make it 4-2 and the ladies added four more in the fifth and sixth innings.

After Mengel doubled again in the fifth to put Herr (1-1) on third, Julia Forsythe (2-4, 2RBI) sent them both home on a line drive double to center field before scoring later in the inning when Erickson sent her and High both home on a base hit.

Jones (1-4) started the sixth with a single followed by a Herr walk, setting up a long line drive over the left field fence by Mengel to put the Warriors up 9-4. Marissa Triebley (3-3, 1RBI) later singled to center scoring Forsythe for the final run of the game.

Back on April 10, Herr was on the rubber when Hempfield pounded out 13 runs in the seventh inning to blow open a 4-1 lead. While Herr (1-2, 2RBI) wasn't pitching on Thursday, she exacted her revenge with the bat in the top of the third inning when she stepped to the plate with two outs and Brubaker (0-3) on third.

After taking a called strike on the first pitch, she connected on the second and sent a screamer over the center field fence for what turned out to be the deciding two runs in the game.

Not only did Warwick avenge the former loss, the win also knocked Hempfield out of first place with Penn Manor.

Mengel pitched a gem of a game only giving up three hits while striking out five for the complete game and the win.

BASEBALL

With only two league games remaining on the schedule, Warwick (9-5) ended up tied with Hempfield (9-5) in second place after two heart-breaking losses last week. They dropped an extra inning contest to Penn Manor 6-1 on Monday and then lost 6-4 to Manheim Township on Wednesday.

Monday's loss was especially hard to swallow as both teams scored once in the fourth before the Comets blew up for five runs in the top of the ninth to take first place in Section One.

With ace Zach Peters dealing through seven and two thirds innings, the Comets put up only one run on six hits, but the Warriors could only manage one run of their own off of one hit over the same span.

Down 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth and with two outs, Justin Byler (1-2, 1RBI) smoked the first pitch he saw for a double, scoring Nate Hess and tying the game at 1-1.

After Peters maxed out his pitch count in the eighth, Colby Martin came on in relief and retired the side. However, Hempfield was able to figure him out in the ninth, touching Martin for five runs on five hits and securing the victory.

Evan Clark (2-3, 3RBI) stepped to the plate with two outs and the bases loaded in the first inning against Township and ripped a 3-2 line drive double that cleared the bases to extend the lead to 4-0, but that was the last time Warwick would score.

Brendan Martin surrendered six runs on seven hits over three innings before Dagen Young came on in the fourth and shut Township down for the rest of the game, only giving up two more hits.

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Warwick Track Teams Post Mixed Results May 1, 2017

In their fifth meet of the regular season, the boys' and girls' teams of Warwick took on Penn Manor with mixed results. The girls improved their record to 3-2 with a 101-44 triumph while the boys remained winless in an 89-61 loss.

While no one on the boys' team won multiple events several athletes did win individual events.

Drayk Cassamajor took the 800 with a time of 2:01.3, Ryan Fegley's distance of 39-6 in the triple jump placed him in first, John Wilson won the high jump by clearing 6-1, Caleb Christener cleared 12-0 to win the pole vault, and Eric Garner threw the javelin 201-5 for first place.

For the girls, two athletes won multiple events on the track as Warwick only conceded first place in the 3200.

Leah Graybill led with three wins on the day, taking the 100 with a time of 12.4, the 400 in 58.22, and the 200 with a best time of 26.5. Cassisdy Kline followed with a two-win performance by taking the high hurdles (16.2) as well as the 300 hurdles (49.1).

Deirdre White ran the fastest time in the 1600 with a 5:50.4 and Kate Dickow topped out in the 800, running a 2:28.

Penn Manor ruled the day in the field events by winning five of seven with Warwick's Trinity Bitting-Ellis winning the high jump by clearing 5-2 and Abigail Vance taking the javelin with a throw of 89-9.

VOLLEYBALL

Warwick played two matches last week and came away with a split. They visited Cedar Crest on Tuesday and earned a 3-0 win but lost 3-0 to visiting McCaskey on Thursday.

Nick Miller led with eight kills against Cedar Crest while Lucas Sauder served up five aces and Connor Baer put up 23 assists in a match that Warwick controlled from the outset. The Warriors put away the Falcons 25-17, 25-15, and 25-10 in the shutout.

After losing 25-13 against McCaskey in the first game, Warwick battled hard over the next two losing a 28-26 heartbreaker in the second and falling 25-23 in the third. Noah Miller had nine kills and Chad Meeder had one ace.

SOFTBALL

With a logjam at the top of Section One with Hempfield (11-1) and Penn Manor (11-1), third place Warwick (9-3) can only do one thing and that is take care of what they can control. With a little luck, things could go their way and last week was exactly what the Warriors needed.

In three games they came away with three wins and remained in the hunt. They began by downing Conestoga Valley in a dominant 15-3 victory, then shutout Lebanon 10-0 and followed that act by blanking Cocalico 6-0.

While Amanda Herr was dealing a seven hit complete game against the lady Buckskins and only surrendering three runs in the process, Nicole Mengel (3-4, 2HR, 4RBI) and Marissa Triebly (1-4, HR, 4RBI) were getting it done at the plate.

After Danielle Jones (2-4, double, 2RBI) sent Leann Runkle (1-3, 1RBI) home in the first inning with her two-bagger to left-center Mengel came to the plate with one out and went yard on a 1-1 pitch to put Warwick up 3-0.

With the score 7-0 in the second inning after a few errors and a bases clearing double by Herr and the bases juiced, it was time for Triebly to flex some muscle as she sent an 0-1 pitch deep into left center field for the grand slam and an 11-0 Warwick lead.

Mengel's final act came in the fifth inning with the 13-0 game already firmly in hand. With one out and Jones on second she again went deep into left center for the two-run blast that ended the scoring.

In the game with Lebanon it was Runkle (1-3, 3RBI) who put the ladies on the board first, but it wasn't until the third inning of a scoreless game with the Cedars when her sacrifice fly to deep short scored Catie Brubaker (1-3) to make it 1-0 before Herr (1-3, 1RBI) tripled home Jones (1-2, 1RBI), and then scored on a single by Mengel (1-2, 2RBI).

Warwick scored seven more runs in the fourth, giving more cushion to Mengel who pitched the complete game shutout while only giving up three hits.

Herr stole the spot light against the Falcons by throwing a five hit shutout and backing it up with a 3-4 performance at the plate that included a RBI triple in the first inning. Julia Forsythe (2-3, 2RBI) doubled in the fifth and drove in two runs in a three-run inning that helped seal the victory.

BASEBALL

Using three wins last week, the Warwick baseball team was tied with Penn Manor at 9-3 atop the standings in Section One. The Warriors completed the perfect week by beating Conestoga Valley 3-2, Donegal 11-5, and Cedar Crest 5-2.

It doesn't get any better than it did on Monday for Zach Peters. In a classic shot at redemption, he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the seventh after surrendering the game-tying run in the top half of the inning.

With the bases loaded and one out, CV's Trevor High worked the count to 1-2 in an effort to work his way out of a very bad situation when Peters took the next pitch to right field for the walk off single.

After Colby Martin retired the side in a sixth inning relief position to preserve a 2-1 Warwick lead, Peters (1-3, 1RBI) was called on to close out the game and, after retiring the first two batters, a trio of singles tied it at 2-2 and set up the celebratory ending.

After Donegal erased a 1-0 Warwick lead by scoring twice in the third, an Evan Clark (1-1, 1RBI) RBI single in the fourth tied the game at 2-2 before the Warriors exploded for a nine-run sixth inning and then held off a late three-run rally by the Indians in the seventh to ice the victory.

Peters took the mound to start the game and went six innings, giving up two runs on four hits and striking out five before Colby Martin came on in the seventh. Brendan Martin (2-2, double, 3RBI) helped lead the Warriors at the plate.

Ethan Norman got the start against Cedar Crest on Friday earning the win. He went six and a third innings and gave up two runs on four hits while striking out three while Colby Martin recorded the save.

The Falcons touched Norman in the second for a run to take a 1-0 lead but Warwick scored twice on errors in the third to lead 2-1.

In the seventh inning the Warriors capitalized on more Cedar Crest miscues to score three more times and then held them to only one run in the bottom half of the inning to secure the victory. Dagen Young (2-4), Justin Byler (1-3), and Adam Ricketts (1-2) represented the only hits for Warwick.

LACROSSE

Warwick's boys ended last week by going 2-1 and earned a fourth place tie with Penn Manor as both teams shared a 6-3 record. They sandwiched a 13-2 loss to Hempfield with an 11-2 win over Lancaster Country Day/Lancaster Catholic and a 17-9 victory over Ephrata.

Joshua Croyle blew up the LCD/LC defense for five goals on Monday and Josiah Jewel stopped 13 shots on goal as the Warriors cruised to the easy victory.

Scoring four unanswered first quarter goals, the Warriors took a 6-1 lead into the break and then scored five more over the final two while holding the visitors to one goal per half.

Corey Snyder scored two for Warwick and Evan Crawford, Connor Brechbill, Luke Hirtzel, and Trey Glass each scored one goal apiece.

The Warriors had the tables turned on them against Hempfield as the Black Knights' defense held them to only one goal in the first quarter and one more in the third.

Snyder and Hirtzel each scored for Warwick while Jewel made eight saves.

With a slim 5-3 lead over Ephrata after one quarter of play, the Warriors offense took off, scoring 12 more times throughout the game while holding the Mounts to only six goals over the same span.

Caleb Davis came up big, scoring four goals while Crawford and Croyle each added three apiece. Also scoring for Warwick was Brechbill and Glass with two apiece, and Hirtzel, Conor Adams, and Hilton Michael each had one.

Warwick's girls have fought hard all season, and last week was no different as they lost to LCD/LC 19-5, and Hempfield 18-12, but rebounded with a 24-13 win over Ephrata. That placed them in sixth place in Section One with a 4-5 record.

After a huge 15 goal first half by LCD/LC, the lady Warriors held them to only four in the second while scoring four of their own in the loss.

Zoey Winters scored two goals for Warwick, while Katie Pyle, Talia Bertrando, and Carson Armstrong each scored one. Jenna Rodgers saved nine shots on goal.

Bertrando's four goals led the ladies against Hempfield in a game that saw them down only 8-7 at halftime. However, the Knights put up 10 in the second while Warwick only scored five.

Armstrong and Sullivan Herritt each added three for Warwick and Winters put away two.

Putting up double digit numbers in consecutive games is bound to net some success and the lady Warriors found it against the Mounts. With Bertrando's seven goals boldly leading the way, Warwick jumped out to a 16-7 first half lead and continued with eight more goals in the second to gain the victory.

Superb efforts by Herritt (5), Pyle (3), and Olivia Robinson (3) were supported by Armstong's two scores and single goals by Madison Wagner, Winters, Emma Leister and Emalie Martzall.

Rodgers (2) was joined in the net by Zoe Stauffer (4) as the two combined to hold the Mounts at bay.

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Warriors Tied With Comets on Top of Section April 24, 2017

After winning two of its three games in last week's slate, Warwick's baseball team landed a seat in first place in Section One, tied with Penn Manor at 6-3. An 11-3 win over Solanco (2-6) and a tight 3-2 victory over Ephrata (5-4) preceded an 8-2 Warrior loss to Elizabethtown who was undefeated at 9-0.

Brendan Martin started the game against Solanco and held the Mules to three runs on three hits over six innings while recording four strikeouts. He also drove in two runs at the plate while going 1-3 with a single and two walks.

A huge seven run second inning gave the Warriors an early lead, but only one of those runs came off of a hit when Tyler Hess (1-3, 1RBI) hit a sacrifice fly to center field that plated Zach Peters (1-1, 1RBI) from third for the final score of the inning. One hit batter and five walks accounted for the first six.

Warwick added another run in the fourth When Martin's hard grounder to third was misplayed, sending Ryan Aukamp (2-3, 1RBI) home. That run answered a three-run third inning by Solanco making the score 8-3 in favor of the Warriors who added three more in the top of the seventh to secure the win.

With the score tied at 2-2 against Ephrata in the bottom of the fifth inning and the bases loaded, Peters (1-3, 3RBI) stepped to the plate and hit a fielder's choice ground ball to short, scoring what turned out to be the winning run for Warwick.

Peters' heroics began in the first inning, however, when he singled to center field scoring Bryce Zimmerman (2-3, double) from third and Nate Hess (3-3) from second for an early 2-0 lead.

He then proceeded to the mound where he stymied the Mounts for six and a third innings, giving up two runs in the third while only allowing three hits and striking out five before Ethan Norman came on for the save.

Warwick's game against Section Two leader Elizabethtown was a heartbreaker as the Warriors gave up five runs in the bottom of the sixth after battling back to within one run at 3-2 in the fourth.

Norman took the loss while giving up three runs, two earned, off of five hits over three innings of play. Justin Byler came on in the fourth and gave up five runs, four earned, off of four hits while Warwick came up with eight hits on the day.

Trailing 1-0 in the third inning and with two runners in scoring position, Byler (0-3, 1RBI) hit a sharp fielder's choice ground ball to second base that scored Zimmerman from third to tie the game, but Elizabethtown answered with two more runs in the bottom half of the inning to regain the lead at 3-1.

Adam Ricketts (1-2, 1RBI) hit a two-out double to left field in the fourth to score Colby Martin (2-2) and pull Warwick back into the game at 3-2, but the disastrous sixth inning loomed for the Warriors and stopped any come-back bid.

SOFTBALL

Warwick (6-3) dropped a 7-1 loss against Solanco (6-3) early last week but rebounded with three straight victories winning 6-3 against Manheim Central (4-4), 11-1 against Ephrata (1-7), and 10-0 against Elizabethtown (4-5). That placed the ladies in third place in Section One behind Hempfield and Penn Manor.

Nicole Mengel got the start against Solanco on Monday and pitched a complete game surrendering 11 hits while striking out four.

Warwick managed five hits in the game but its only run came in the first inning when Mengel (1-4, 1RBI) sent a 2-2 pitch into left field which scored Leann Runkle to tie the game at 1-1. Solanco then scored one in the second, four in the fourth and once more in the seventh for the win.

Julia Forsythe (2-2), Marissa Triebley (1-3), and Abby Erickson (1-3) accounted for the remaining Warrior hits.

Three Warwick home runs and three lead changes highlighted the game against Manheim Central. Amanda Herr pitched a complete seven inning game, striking out eight and surrendering eight hits that resulted in three runs, only one of which was earned.

A two-hit third inning put Warwick in the lead after falling behind 1-0 in the first as Danielle Jones (2-4, 1RBI) and Mengel (1-3, 1RBI) each hit solo shots, however the Barons responded by tying the game in the bottom half of the inning.

Forsythe (1-4, 1RBI) gave Warwick the lead for good in the fifth, singling with two outs and sending Jones home from third. An error by the center fielder on the same play allowed Herr (2-4, 2RBI) to score from second and advanced Forsythe to third where she was stranded, ending the inning with Warwick leading 4-2.

Herr came to the plate with two outs in the sixth and blasted a 2-2 pitch for a home run that scored Runkle (2-4) from first making it 6-2 and rendering Manheim's one run in the seventh moot.

A five-run first inning which featured a two-run home run by Jones (3-3, 4RBI) signified the beginning of the end for Ephrata as Warwick put up three more runs in both the second and third innings to end the game via mercy rule after five.

Herr (1-3, triple) got the start and went three innings giving up one run on four hits while striking out four before Mengel (1-2, 1RBI), who had a solo home run in the second inning, came on in relief, throwing two innings of no hit ball to end the game.

In the shut-out of Elizabethtown on Friday, Mengel threw a complete five inning game and only surrendered one hit while recording six strikeouts. Warwick put up three runs in the first before scoring five in the second and two more in the fourth.

Runkle (1-2, 1RBI) got things started with a solo shot to left-center field in the game's first at bat and then Herr (2-2, 3RBI) sent a two-run blast to the same spot, scoring Jones (1-2) who had singled previously. Forsythe (2-3, 3RBI), Triebley (1-3, 1RBI), and Mengel (1-3, 1RBI) contributed at the plate as well.

TRACK

Warwick took on Manheim Township last week with mixed results as the boys lost 84-66 and the girls won 79-71. With the win, the lady Warriors improved their record to 2-2 and found themselves tied with Hempfield in fourth place while the boys remained winless on the season.

The boys won four events on the track and three in the field with no multiple winners. Preston Simmons won the 100 with a time of 11.6 and Brendon Gates was first in the 300 hurdles finishing in 42.9 while Drayk Cassamajor's winning time of 1:59.1 in the 800 and Ryan Fegley's 22.8 in the 200 wrapped up the race winners for the Warriors.

In the field it was Christian Hess who won the long jump with a 40-10 followed by Caleb Christner clearing 13-0 in the pole vault and Eric Garner throwing the javelin 198-7.

Leah Graybill led the girls in their thrilling victory accounting for two of the Warriors' six wins on the track. She won both the 400 (60.3) and the 200 (25.5).

Lily Palacio-Lewis won the 100 (12.2), Kate Dickow (5:26.4) won the 1600, Cassidy Kline (48.6) was first in the 300 hurdles, and the 1600 relay team of Emily Williamson, Palacio-Lewis, Kline, and Jaylyn Wagner ran to victory in 4:07.5.

Three girls won field events for Warwick as well with Trinity Bitting-Ellis taking first in the high jump, clearing 5-2, Abigail Vance winning the javelin with a throw of 92-11, and Alexis Sheely throwing the discus 89-5.

VOLLEYBALL

In what was a rough week, the Warwick boys lost two matches as Conestoga Valley won 27-25, 25-23, and 25-19 in a closely contested 3-0 shutout and Exeter won 25-20, 16-25, 25-22, 25-21 for a 3-1 victory.

Noah Miller recorded 12 kills and Connor Baer had 26 assists against the Buckskins while Miller added another 15 kills and Aaron Morrissey had 12 assists in the match with Exeter.

TENNIS

Warwick played one away match last week at Conestoga Valley and came away with a 5-2 loss. Nate Deimler defeated Andy Wang 6-2, 6-3 and Garrett Nissley beat Nathan May 6-4, 6-4 for the Warriors.

LACROSSE

With three matches last week the boys began with an 8-4 loss to Cocalico but earned a 19-4 victory over Danville and an 8-4 win over Exeter for a 4-2 record on the season and a share of fifth place with the Eagles.

Four players scored goals for Warwick against Cocalico last Tuesday but the Warriors were playing from behind the entire game as the Eagles jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter and withstood a Warwick rally in the second.

Despite putting up two goals just before halftime the Warriors were down 6-2 heading into the third. They scored two unanswered during that time, but surrendered two in the fourth for the loss. Kyle Weaver, Connor Brechbill, Joshua Croyle, and Conor Adams all scored for Warwick.

Luke Hirtzel and Caleb Davis each scored four against Danville in a lopsided affair where Warwick held a 41-7 shot advantage. A 10-goal explosion in the second put Warwick ahead 14-1 and the game out of reach for the visitors who had no answer for the Warrior offense.

Croyle scored three, followed by Brechbill (2), Adams (2), Evan Crawford (1), Corey Snyder (1), and Hayden Rucci (1).

Exeter held a 3-1 lead after one quarter of play and led 4-2 at halftime but Warwick's defense clamped down in the second half allowing no goals while the offense put up three in the third and fourth quarters for the come from behind victory. They were led by Coyle's' three goals and seven saves by Josiah Jewel.

Also playing three games but coming away with much different results were the girls who lost 18-14 to Wyomissing, 17-6 to Cocalico, and 16-6 to Exeter. The losses dropped them to 3-3 on the season and a tie for sixth place with Penn Manor.

Talia Bertrando was on fire for the ladies scoring 11 goals through those three games while both Katie Pyle and Carson Armstrong scored five apiece during the same span.

Jenna Rodgers and Zoe Stauffer split duties in goal for the team with Stauffer stopping 18 shots on goal while Rodgers denied 13.

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Softball Team Improves to 4-2 With Two Wins April 17, 2017

Maintaining their hunt for gold in Section One, Warwick's softball team completed a 2-1 run last week and came away with a 4-2 record on the season.

Unfortunately, the one loss came at the hands of section leader Hempfield which widened the gap between them and the third place Warriors to two games with a 17-1 victory last Monday.

Warwick ended the week strong, however, with a 24-6 shellacking of McCaskey on Wednesday and a 9-1 win over Garden Spot on Thursday.

Amanda Herr got the start for Warwick on Monday night and had only given up one run on three hits when Leann Runkle sent a 3-2 pitch rocketing over the fence in left-center field to tie things up in the bottom of the third inning.

That stood as the only run the ladies would score as Hempfield used a 13 run seventh inning to put any hopes of a Warwick comeback on ice.

Herr went six and a third innings while giving up 14 runs on 19 hits, 13 of which were earned, before Nicole Mengel came on in relief surrendering three runs on three hits before retiring the side.

Herr led the team at the plate going 2-3, while Catie Brubaker, Julia Forsythe and Runkle all were 1-3.

Looking to rebound, the ladies took it to the Red Tornado of McCaskey, scoring 11 runs in the first inning, five in the second, and eight in the third to end the game on runs.

Marissa Treibley took the ball first for Warwick earning the win while giving up six runs on five hits over two innings before Herr came on in the third to end the game.

Jumping out to their huge lead in the first inning, the ladies only needed three hits as McCaskey walked in two runs, gave up two more on hit batters, and surrendered one on an error.

Treibley helped her cause at the plate, going 2-2 with 4RBI including a two-run double to center field in the third inning with Herr (1-4, 4RBI), Abby Erickson (3-4, 4, RBI), and Forsythe (1-2, 3RBI) leading the charge.

Using 10 hits behind a one-hit shutout by Nicole Mengel, Warwick blanked Garden Spot in a game that was scoreless through four innings before Runkle's RBI triple to left field put the ladies on board in the fifth.

Danielle Jones, who reached second on a double to right-center, raced home on Runkle's hit, and two batters later Herr drove a 2-2 pitch into right field for a triple, which scored Runkle, and then crossed the plate herself when Mengel singled to center.

In the sixth, Forsythe singled and reached third on an error which placed Erickson on first. Nikki Shirk laid down a sacrifice bunt that sent Forsythe home and Erickson to third who then scored when Jones singled. Treibley sealed the victory in the seventh with a two-run blast that cleared the fence in right-center.

BASEBALL

Despite a 9-1 loss to Lampeter-Strasburg on Thursday, the Warwick baseball team used a 2-1 victory over Hempfield and a 9-0 defeat of McCaskey to grab first place in Section One behind the Black Knights and Penn Manor.

Monday's game at Hempfield needed only one inning to decide the outcome as the Warriors collected two runs on three hits in the fifth and held the Knights to only one run in the bottom half of the inning.

With two outs, Bryce Zimmerman (2-4) singled and Nate Hess (2-4, 1RBI) and Justin Byler (1-3, 1RBI) each followed with an RBI double to account for the Warriors' runs.

Zach Peters pitched a complete game for the win, surrendering only one run on five hits while striking out six.

An eight-run outburst in the third inning helped Warwick to surge past McCaskey while Brendan Martin and Nate Hess combined for the four-hit shutout. Martin went four innings striking out four while Hess pitched three innings and struck out two.

Peters' (2-3, 2RBI) sacrifice fly to center scored Zimmerman in the first and he added another RBI in the eighth as Byler (3-4, 2RBI), Colby Martin (1-4, 1RBI), Adam Ricketts (1-3, 1RBI), and Tyler Hess (3-3, 1RBI) all combined to help the Warriors to victory.

After Peters scored in the fifth inning against L-S on an error to cut the lead to 2-1, the Pioneers scored twice more in the sixth and added five in the seventh to secure the win.

Ethan Norman took the loss for Warwick, throwing five innings and giving up three runs on eight hits while striking out four. Colby Martin took over in the sixth and finished the game with six runs scored on three hits with one strikeout.

TRACK

Warwick took on Conestoga Valley last Monday with mixed results as the boys lost 83-67 while the girls earned a 103-46 win.

While the boys only won three events on the track, they were able to sweep the throwing events and split even on the jumps.

Nick Coomer stood as the only multiple winner as his toss of 47-2.75 in the shot put garnered a first place finish as did his throw of 131-0 in the discus.

Drayk Casssamajor, Connor Shields, Christian Hess, and David Bach teamed up in the 3200 relay to out-run the Buckskins with a time of 8:34 for the lone relay victory while Shields' time of 10:04.1 in the 3200 and Jeremy Bell's 4:47.9 in the 1600 also stood as the fastest times.

In the girls' blowout victory the ladies earned wins in all events excluding the high and 300 hurdles, the shot put, and the discus.

Two athletes won multiple events as Kate Dickow won the 800 (2:32.14) and the 1600 (5:36.7), and Lily Palacio took the 100 (12.4) and the 200 (26.1). Palacio also ran second leg on the winning 1600 relay team with Leah Graybill, Emily Williamson, and Cassidy Kline in 4:04.

Graybill was also a winner in the 400 with a time of 60.0, while Leigha Martin won the 3200 (12:34.2). Other winners included: Abigail Vance in the javelin (87-9), Mathilda Zartman in the long jump (16-2), Juliette Delmotte in the triple jump (32-9.5), Trinity Bitting-Ellis in the high jump (5-4), Samantha Delmont in the pole vault (7-3), and the team of Caitlyn Wagner, Martin, Isabella Forgione, and Katherine Parker in the 3200 relay (11:31).

VOLLEYBALL

It was a tough week for the boys as they lost 3-1 to Hempfield and 3-0 to Manheim Township.

After dropping the first game to Hempfield 25-14, the Warriors rallied in the second to pull out a close 27-25 win to tie the match. From there on out it was all Hempfield as they won the final two games with identical 25-12 scores.

Noah Miller and Foster Lobb each had eight kills for the Warriors while Mateo Chacon served up one ace.

Manheim Township took a commanding 2-0 lead and then fought off a hard charge by Warwick in the third for a 25-21 win in the set. Lobb, Miller, Chad Meeder, and Lucas Sauder all had three kills apiece for Warwick with Meeder putting up 10 assists and Sauder securing one service ace.

TENNIS

Warwick played four matches last week and came away with only one win as they defeated Penn Manor 7-0, but lost 7-0 to Hempfield, 4-3 to McCaskey, and 5-0 to Cocalico.

Hosting McCaskey on Tuesday the Warriors' Nate Deimler and Cameron Moody accounted for each of the three Warwick wins as they teamed up in doubles to down Tyler Trump and Tyler Coder 8-3 and then won their respective singles matches as Moody dispatched Coder 6-0, 7-5 and Deimler took care of Trump 6-3, 6-1.

In the sweep of Penn Manor, Garrett Nissley and Jonathon Martin beat Petros Karpouzis and Nick Bernard 8-1, Deimler and Moody took down Bryce Hanna and Toby Singer 8-5, and Zach Bomberger and Jaron Weidler defeated Alex Mowery and Cole Shenk 8-2 to close out the doubles.

In singles play, Bomberger had his work cut out for him as he and Bernard went to two tie-breakers in the match with Bomberger emerging victorious with a 6-7 (2), 6-3, 1-0 (5) win.

With much easier results, Nissley defeated Mowery 6-2, 6-1, Moody beat Singer 6-0, 6-1, and Deimler took out Hanna 6-1, 6-0.

LACROSSE

It was a good week for the lady Warriors as they faced off three times and came away with three wins, two in dominating fashion. They dismantled Garden Spot 26-3, ran by Elizabethtown 13-5, and held on to beat Palmyra 14-10 to improve to 3-2 and hang onto sixth place in Section One.

Katie Pyle scored eight times and the Warwick defense held Garden Spot to only four shots on goal in Tuesday's blow-out win.

With 37 shots on the day, the ladies put up 13 goals in each half and completely shut down the Spartan offense in the second, holding them scoreless to end the game.

Talia Bertrando scored five goals, while Zoey Winters (4), Carson Armstrong (3), Sulivan Herritt (2), Olivia Robinson (2), Emma Leister (1), and Morgan Bomberger (1) all contributed as well.

After putting up 11 goals in the first half against Elizabethtown, Warwick settled in with only two in the second, but it was more than enough to handle the Bears.

Jenna Rodgers stopped nine shots on goal and Herritt and Pyle led on offense with four goals apiece while Bertrando tallied three and Winters added two for the Warriors.

With a 10-5 lead at halftime at Palmyra on Thursday, Warwick had to fend off the Cougars in the second half as the Warrior offense cooled with only four goals in the final frame.

Pyle led again with seven scores, followed by Bertrando (4), Herritt (1), Armstrong (1), and Robinson. Defensively, Rodger finished with 14 stops in the net.

Meanwhile the boys kept pace with Hempfield (6-0), and Manheim Township (5-0) as they split last week with a 10-8 win over Elizabethtown and an 11-6 non-league loss to Palmyra, leaving Warwick (4-1) in third place in Section One.

Wednesday's game with the Bears did not start off well as the home team quickly took a 5-1 lead in the first quarter. Warwick battled back to make it 5-4 at halftime and took the lead for good in the third at 7-6.

Joshua Croyle led with five goals and Josiah Jewell stopped three shots in goal for the Warriors.

Against Palmyra, Warwick broke a 3-3 tie in the second quarter to lead 5-3 at the half but were outscored 8-1 in the second half for the loss.

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Warwick Boys' Lax Tops Pioneers, Spartans April 10, 2017

With a 15-7 win over Lampeter-Strasburg, a 17-2 blowout of Garden Spot, and a 5-4 non-league loss to Governor Mifflin last week, the boys' lacrosse team landed in third place behind Hempfield and Manheim Township which were both undefeated at 4-0.

Warwick (3-1) received four goals from Joshua Croyle and three from Evan Crawford to lead the charge over the Pioneers in last Tuesday's matchup.

The Warriors blew things wide open by breaking a 2-2 tie with 5 goals in the second quarter to take a 7-4 lead into halftime. Josiah Jewell's nine saves on the day helped the visiting Warwick team to hold L-S to only one goal in the third and two in the fourth while they scored eight over the same span.

Corey Snyder, Caleb Davis, and Trey Glass each scored twice while Luke Hirtzel and Evan Popalis added one apiece in the win.

Ten different Warriors scored in Friday's big victory over Garden Spot while Warwick outshot the Spartans 42-9.

With a 9-0 lead at the break, Warwick's defense let up just the tiniest bit by allowing two second half goals by the visitors, but the offense added eight more in the landslide win.

Led by Snyder and Conor Adams who each had three goals, it was Connor Brechbill, Croyle, and Davis with two apiece, and Evan Crawford, Hirtzel, Christian Springer, Hayden Rucci, and Popalis each with one to round out the scoring.

Warwick led 3-1 at the half against Governor Mifflin but gave up two unanswered in the third quarter that spelled the difference in the one point loss. Snyder and Croyle each had two while Jewell stopped 10 shots on goal.

The lady Warriors held an early 7-6 advantage after the first half in their lone match against L-S but only managed one goal in the second as they fell 10-8 at home. Katie Pyle led with four goals.

VOLLEYBALL

It has been a rough start to the season for Warwick's boys' volleyball team so far with the Warriors falling to 1-3 while dropping into sixth place in section one after last week's play.

McCaskey (1-3) sat just above Warwick in the standings due to a Warrior loss that came at the hands of the Red Tornado last Tuesday via a 3-1 verdict in Lancaster and a subsequent 3-0 loss to Penn Manor at home on Wednesday.

The evening started out in Warwick's favor against McCaskey as the Warriors scored a 25-19 first game win, but the home team began to rally in the second holding on for a 25-21 win and riding that momentum through a 25-15 third before closing things out in the fourth with a 25-20 finish.

Noah Miller's nine kills combined with Mateo Chacon's 2 aces and 17 assists helped to keep it close for the Warriors in the tightly contested match.

Wednesday's match proved a much taller task as the boys traveled to Millersville, home of the Comets who finished as last year's District Three AAA champions and PIAA runners up.

Chad Meeder provided the Warriors with six kills and two aces on the evening while Chacon added 11 assists. Miller racked up six kills as well but it was not enough to slow down the red hot Comets who swept Warwick 25-17, 25-15, and 25-20.

BASEBALL

Warwick went 3-1 last week to keep pace with undefeated Hempfield and secure second place in Section One while maintaining a one game lead over third place Penn Manor.

After sustaining a 7-4 loss to Cedar Crest on Monday, the Warriors responded by defeating the Comets 1-0 on Wednesday, Manheim Township 3-2 on Friday, and South Western 11-1 on Saturday.

Justin Byler took to the mound for the start against the Cedars and threw four innings giving up four runs on five hits while striking out three.

With the score 3-2 in favor of Cedar Crest after a run in the third and two in the fourth erased a 1-0 first inning lead by Warwick, Colby Martin came on in relief but gave up two runs in the fifth before Reed Martin spelled him for the final inning and a third.

The Cedars scored two more runs in the sixth before a two run rally by Warwick in the bottom of the seventh fell short.

Zach Peters threw a two-hit shutout against Penn Manor while the Warriors only managed three against Matt Tulli, all in the first inning, culminating in an RBI single by Peters that scored Bryce Zimmerman with two outs to give Warwick the one run lead that held through the rest of the game.

Peters struck out nine and gave up no walks in his complete game gem while Zimmerman and Byler both went 1-3 along with Peters.

Nate Hess arose as the hero against Manheim Township when he not only tied the game in the fifth with a two-out RBI triple, but topped it with a 2-run walk off home run in the bottom of the seventh to secure the come from behind victory.

Trailing 1-0 after the Streaks scored in the fourth, Hess drove a 1-2 pitch into center field which scored Josh Weachter from second making it 1-1.

After Manheim Township re-took the lead in the seventh, Warwick quickly gave up two outs before Weachter singled up the middle and was replaced on the bases by pinch runner Tyler Hess who then scored on Hess's game ending shot to right center.

Using 12 hits in their non-league matchup with South Western, the Warriors utilized the 10-run rule in the sixth inning to take the lopsided victory.

Byler hit a three-run home run in the third to break a scoreless tie and Warwick added four more in both the fifth and sixth innings to end the game.

Brendan Martin got the win, going five innings while giving up one run and striking out five before giving way to Reed Martin in the sixth who surrendered one hit and no runs.

Byler was 2-4 on the day with 3 RBI while Zimmerman went 3-3 with an RBI to lead the team offensively at the plate.

SOFTBALL

Behind strong pitching by Nicole Mengel and solid hitting at the plate, Warwick was able to go 2-1 last week as they sandwiched a 3-2 loss to Penn Manor between an 11-0 win at Cedar Crest and a 9-0 victory against Manheim Township. The two wins helped the third place Warriors (2-1) keep pace with both the Comets and Hempfield who were tied at 3-0.

While Mengel worked her way through a no-hit shutout against Cedar Crest last Monday in which she went six innings with seven strike outs, Amanda Herr went 3-3 with 2RBI on a double and two triples to lead the ladies at the plate.

Warwick scored three times in the first inning, twice in the third, once in the fifth and five more times in the sixth to end the game.

Mengel helped her own cause by going 3-4 at the plate with a triple and 2RBI and Marissa Treibley chipped in as well, going 3-4 with 2RBI.

Herr got the start against Penn Manor going the full seven innings while surrendering three runs on seven hits and striking out nine. She also continued to shine at the plate where she drove in one run while hitting a home run and a triple.

Penn Manor took a 2-0 lead after scoring once in the second and again in the fourth before Herr scored from third on a wild pitch in the bottom half of the inning, shortening the lead to 2-1.

The teams traded runs in the sixth with Herr's solo shot to left center pulling Warwick back to within a run, but the ladies were retired in order in the seventh to end the game. Treibley, Mengel, and Danielle Jones all went 1-3 for the Warriors.

Continuing with their on-field success, the dynamic duo of Herr and Mengel teamed up once again on Friday when Mengel threw a two-hit shutout against Manheim Township while both went 2-3 with 2RBI and a home run.

After Mengel's two-run blast to center field put Warwick ahead 2-0 in the third, Leann Runkle made it 3-0 when she singled home Julia Forsythe in the fourth. Her sacrifice bunt in the sixth scored Abby Erickson, and a one-run triple to right field in the seventh completed a 2-3, 3RBI day for the freshman catcher. Catie Brubaker was 2-1 with a run scored to help lead the ladies to victory.

TRACK

Both track teams took a hit last week in their meet with Hempfield as the boys lost 98-52 and the girls followed suit with a 96-54 defeat.

While none of the boys came out as multiple winners they were able to win five events, including the 1600 relay where Christian Hess, Jeremy Bell, Connor Shields, and Drayk Cassamajor timed out at 3:40 for the victory.

Cassamajor also took first place in the 400 with a time of 53.3 while Matthew Weber won the 200 in 24.8, Nick Coomer threw a 45-7.75 to win the shot put, and Michael Rawlings' throw of 137-6 was good enough to win the javelin.

Lily Palacio-Lewis earned two wins for the ladies when she ran a 12.4 in the 100 and followed that up with a 26.2 in the 200. Kate Dickow won the 800 with a time of 2:30.4, and Trinity Bitting-Ellis took the high jump by clearing 4-10 to round up the individual winners.

Warwick dominated in the relays by taking two out of three on the day. Cassidy Kline, Wagner, Deirdre White, and Leah Graybill won the 1600 with a time of 4:13, while White, Wagner, Emily Williamson and Dickow took the 3200 in 10:18.4.

TENNIS

Warwick squared off against Ephrata and Elizabethtown on the hardcourts last week and emerged with respective victories of 6-1, and 4-3.

Zach Bomberger and Jaron Weidler found themselves in a tight battle with Ephrata's Jaron Wenger and Jared Groff, but pulled out an 8-5 win before Garrett Nissley and Jon Martin made short work of Ellis Martin and Dan Mantsevich with an 8-0 whitewash. Nate Deimler and Cameron Moody ended doubles play with an 8-2 victory over Ryan McKim and Nick Ohline for a commanding lead.

In singles, Martin worked a 6-4, 6-4 win over Wenger, Moody swept Martin 6-0, 6-0 and Deimler defeated McKim 6-4, 6-1.

Elizabethtown split with Warwick in singles matches, but they were out matched 2-1 in doubles as Deimler and Moody defeated Lucas Overmoyer and RJ Smith 8-2, and Bomberger and Martin took down Ethan Lown and Conner Babinchak in a tie breaker, 9-8 (8-6).

Deimler then earned a 6-2, 6-1 win against Overmoyer and Moody defeated Lown by a score of 6-4, 6-2 to nail down the victory.

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Warwick Volleyball Goes 1-1 in Opening Week April 3, 2017

While last week's fickle weather may have wreaked havoc on the start of much of the spring sports season, the cozy confines of high school gymnasiums around the Lancaster-Lebanon League have remained open for business as boys' volleyball gets into full swing.

Warwick opened with a pair of matches which it split to begin the season 1-1. Conestoga Valley visited last Tuesday and swept the Warriors 3-0 while the home team flipped the script against Cedar Crest on Thursday with a 3-0 result in its favor.

CV may have earned the shutout victory over the Warriors but it was not a laydown as the margin of victory was no more than four points in each of the sets. With eight kills from Noah Miller and Foster Lobb's two aces, Warwick fought the Buckskins tooth and nail falling just short with a score of 25-21 in the first frame and identical 25-22 scores in the final two.

Dylan Shertzer led the visitors with eight kills, adding four aces in the process while Miller and Justin Sensenig had one block each for Warwick.

Facing the Falcons of Cedar Crest two days later, it was Lobb's eight kills that complemented Sensenig's four aces as the Warriors found themselves in yet another hard fought battle, but this time with favorable results. Cedar Crest took Warwick to the brink twice in three games as they wrapped identical 27-25 scores in the first and third games around a 25-16 second for the victory.

TRACK

It was a rough start to the season on the track for both the boys and girls of Warwick as they traveled to McCaskey last Monday and left with respective losses of 91-59 and 87-63.

Cassidy Kline won two events for the ladies as they out-dueled the Red Tornado on the track, but represented the lone multiple race winner in the individual events. Kline's time of 17.1 in the 100 hurdles was good enough for the top spot while she also ran to victory in the 300 hurdles with a time of 49.7.

Kline also ran third on the 1600 relay team with Meghan Quinn, Emily Williamson, and Leah Graybill for a first place time of 4:01.8, the only relay Warwick was able to wrest from the home team.

Graybill placed first in the 100 with a time of 12.2, and Lily Palacio-Lewis won the 200 which she ran in 26.1 to wrap up Warwick's day on the track.

McCaskey also dominated in the field as Aliyah Striver won all three throwing events while Trinity Bitting-Ellis represented Warwick's lone victor by winning the high jump with a 5-4 effort.

For the boys it was a wash in the relays as McCaskey ran to victory in all three events, but they did manage to pull out wins in two of the individual races. Brendon Gates put up five points with his victory in the 110 hurdles with a time of 17 seconds while Drayk Cassamjor's time of 2:04.4 was at the top in the 800.

Warwick broke even in the jumps as John Wilson cleared 5-10 in the high jump and Asher Christner cleared 11-6 in the pole vault, but fell short in the throws as Nick Coomer's 129-1 in the discus gave the Warriors their lone victory.

TENNIS

It was a week of ups and downs for the boys' tennis team as they went from one end of the spectrum to the other with a 7-0 victory over Lebanon on Monday followed by a 7-0 loss to Manheim Township on Wednesday.

Warwick had no problem dealing with the Cedars as they only gave up seven games total in the entire match.

Nate Deimler and Cameron Moody had the toughest matchup of the day as Luke Foster and Alex Mease battled back-an- forth with the duo and almost won half of those games in an 8-3 loss to start doubles play.

Garret Nissley and Zach Bomberger had little resistance in their contest with Tavian Sumlin and Liam Maguire winning 8-1, while Jonathan Martin and Jaron Weidler blanked Bryce Spangler and Deybel Andujar 8-0.

Deimler stood across the net from Foster again in singles play and roared through the first set 6-0, while in the second Foster fought back to no avail as Deimler stifled him 6-2.

In number two singles the second half of the quartet played as Moody and Mease battled, but it was no contest as Moody handled business with a 6-0, 6-0 victory.

Nissley and Sumlin took to the court as the number three singles with the Warwick sophomore only giving up one game in a 6-1, 6-0 win and Bomberger easily dispatched Maguire in straight sets with another sweep, 6-0, 6-0.

LACROSSE

Both the boys and girls split a pair of L-L League matchups last week as they each defeated Cedar Crest 9-7 and 11-8, but lost to Manheim Township 10-1 and 20-6, respectively. Saturday marked a third match for the boys and they took on Red Lion in a non-league contest which they lost 9-8.

Talia Bertrando scored a total of eight goals for the girls in their two matchups including five in the win over Cedar Crest. Warwick put four points on the board in the first half against the visiting Falcons and entered the break with a 4-2 lead, but had to hold off a Cedar Crest charge in the second to secure the victory.

Jenna Rodgers stood tall in the net for the Warriors, making 22 saves on the day and helping Warwick to victory as they barely outscored the Falcons 7-6 in the second half but did enough to take the game.

Katie Pyle and Zoey Winters each scored two for Warwick and Carson Armstrong and Sulivan Herritt each added one.

Manheim Township proved to be a much tougher opponent for Warwick on Thursday, outworking the lady Warriors in the first half and taking an insurmountable 14-1 lead .

Despite a second half effort from Warwick which netted five goals, the Streaks were able to wrap up the win as they outshot the home team 32-9 overall.

Bertrando scored three for Warwick, while Herritt tallied two and Armstrong put up one. In goal it was a team effort as Rodgers stopped three and Zoe Stauffer turned away nine.

With 18 shots on goal between both teams it is no wonder that Warwick's boys' game against Cedar Crest was decided by only two points. Led by Corey Snyder, Joshua Croyle, and Luke Hirtzel, the Warriors were able to take advantage of Josiah Jewell's 11 saves in goal as the trio scored two goals apiece.

Essentially it was a game that only needed one quarter to decide the outcome as the two squads battled to a scoreless tie heading into the fourth and final frame before they each figured the other's defense out.

Evan Crawford, Haydn Rucci, and Caleb Davis each added one goal apiece to help in the victory.

Connor Brechbill's goal in the third quarter on Thursday against Manheim Township represented Warwick's only point scored against the Streaks as their defense held the Warriors to only five shots on goal. Jewell turned away six in the net for Warwick.

Red Lion overcame a 4-2 halftime deficit, outscoring the Warriors 6-4 in the second half to complete a come-from-behind overtime win on Saturday morning.

While Warwick outshot the Lions 29-22, they could not hold off Red Lion's late surge in regulation which tied the score at 8-8. That momentum carried over for the home team as they squeaked out the one-point win.

Crawford led Warwick with three goals, while Brechbill and Croyle scored two each and Christian Springer added one.

SOFTBALL

With rain washing out much of the schedule last week, the lady Warriors were able to play only one game when they hosted Lampeter-Strasburg in a 10-4 loss.

Junior ace Amanda Herr started for the Warriors and pitched a complete game with nine earned runs on 15 hits with five strikeouts and only one walk.

Herr was touched early by the Pioneers who scored twice in each of the first two innings before Warwick was able to climb back into the fray by scoring once in the third.

It was a six-run fifth inning by L-S, however, that opened the game up for the visitors and built a 6-1 lead that the lady Warriors could not overcome.

Warwick had a few opportunities, the first coming when Herr tripled with two outs in the bottom of the first, but was left stranded on third.

Another came in the third when Nicole Mengel put Warwick on the board with an RBI single to make it 4-1 but L-S pitcher Brynne Baker shut the inning down with bases loaded to preserve the lead.

Warwick scored once more in the bottom of the fifth and tacked on two more in the sixth, but fell short in its comeback bid.

Mengel led the ladies, going 2-3 with 2 RBI along with Danielle Jones (2-3, 1 RBI), and Leann Runkle (1-4, 1 RBI).

BASEBALL

Bad weather also affected the baseball schedule last week leaving Warwick with only one game to play, a non-league road trip on Wednesday against Muhlenberg which the Warriors won 3-0.

Warwick scored twice in the first inning and did not score again until the seventh to ice a combined two-hit effort by Zach Peters and Ethan Norman.

Peters took to the mound for the start and threw six complete innings, giving up only one hit while striking out five and walking three. Norman came on in relief in the seventh and surrendered one hit while striking out two with no walks.

Justin Byler went 1-3 and had the only RBI for the Warriors who used six hits and five walks to squeeze out the victory. Four of those hits were shared between Nate Hess (2-4) and Bryce Zimmerman (2-3) with Josh Weachter (1-2) accounting for the last.

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