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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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Warriors Compete In State Championships March 20, 2017

In a perfectly timed orchestration of weather, the winter sports season was extended by one more day for a few Warwick athletes as the PIAA AAA Swimming Championships, held at Bucknell University, were moved to Saturday and Sunday due to a repeat of last year's March snowstorm.

While nine Warrior swimmers had to wait just a little bit longer to test their mettle against the best the state had to offer, Warwick's two representatives in the Pennsylvania State High School Bowling Championships took to the lanes on Friday in Ephrata as scheduled.

When the dust finally settled on the alleys at Dutch Lanes and the after the choppy water of the Kinney Natatorium returned to its clear glass sheen Warwick had claimed three state medals and one new school record that was a whisper away from becoming a fourth.

Ben White and Isaac Erickson didn't have to travel very far from home to take part in the 2017 edition of the bowling championships on Friday after the duo both punched their qualifying tickets by ending up in the finals of the Eastern Regional tournament, a contest in which Erickson came out on top.

In similar fashion, Erickson found himself in the finals once again, although minus his teammate White who barely missed the stepladder championships. This time, however, Erickson took home the silver medal behind Jon Kleer of Moon who bested him 279-216 for the championship.

White finished sixth in qualifying after rolling a 224, 229, 199, 198, 180, and 258 for a total pin fall of 1288 which was only three behind Conrad Weiser's Daniel Althouse whose 1291 locked up the fifth and final spot.

Erickson rode three strong opening games to finish second in qualifying and earn a bye in both the opening and quarterfinal matches. His 228, 288, 236, 208, 186, and 225 gave him a 6-game total of 1371, easily placing him above Exeter's Antonio Reyes who rolled a 1318.

Althouse had a long day ahead of him as the number five seed needing four wins to claim gold, but after victories over Colin Whiteman of Hopewell and then Reyes in the quarterfinals his train ran out of steam when Erickson stopped him in the semis with a 213-180 result, setting up his match with Kleer in the finals and the silver medal.

From the hardwood alleys to the crystal blue waters, it was the strong effort of Emma Schouten that provided Warwick with its second state medalist as she turned in a time of 1:03.90 in Sunday's 100 meter breaststroke to claim the eighth and final spot on the podium.

She was joined in the race by teammate Lauryn Ober who clocked a finishing time of 1:06.40 which earned her the 28th spot. The dynamic duo had quite a busy weekend as they both took part in four events spread out over the two days of competition.

Both of the ladies swam in Saturday's 200 IM with Schouten finishing 14th in 2:05.89 while Ober swam to 17th place with a time of 2:06.60.

They also took part in two relays teaming with Tyler Mandrell and Brina Uhlin on the first day of competition to finish 12th in the 200 freestyle relay with a 1:47.52 and then the four hit the water again on Sunday in the 400 freestyle relay taking 18th place in 3:36.29.

Mandrell also swam a 24.68 in the 50 freestyle for 28th place and nabbed 22nd in the 100 backstroke, finishing in 58.58.

Joe Moll's newly minted school record in the 200 IM which he set only three weeks ago in the District Three meet was put to rest as the junior Warrior topped his own historic time on Saturday, finishing in 1:52.61 and setting the stage for Sunday in which he earned the third medal of the competition for Warwick.

While he finished ninth in that event, missing out on the eighth and final spot on the podium by only .31 seconds, Sunday's 100 backstroke proved to be Moll's shining moment in his first trip to the big stage as he notched a sixth place finish in the 100 backstroke with a time of 50.45 to claim his hardware.

Oliver Lance was with Moll every stroke of the way as he also participated in both the 200 IM and backstroke respectively finishing 36th in 2:01.06, and 27th in 53.32.

Four other boys took to the pool as well to represent Warwick in the season's final meet. Colin Sensenich swam in the 50 freestyle finishing in 32nd place with a time of 22.11 and also took part in the 100 butterfly in which his time of 52.45 was good enough for 30th.

In the 200 freestyle it was Keir Uhlin finishing 18th with a time of 1:42.52 followed by Ryan Hohman in 31st place in 1:46.23, and in the 500 freestyle it was a friendly competition between brothers as the Uhlins', Keir and Cade, finished 11th and 27th respectively in 4:36.48 and 44:43.69.

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Warriors Compete In State Championships March 20, 2017

In a perfectly timed orchestration of weather, the winter sports season was extended by one more day for a few Warwick athletes as the PIAA AAA Swimming Championships, held at Bucknell University, were moved to Saturday and Sunday due to a repeat of last year's March snowstorm.

While nine Warrior swimmers had to wait just a little bit longer to test their mettle against the best the state had to offer, Warwick's two representatives in the Pennsylvania State High School Bowling Championships took to the lanes on Friday in Ephrata as scheduled.

When the dust finally settled on the alleys at Dutch Lanes and the after the choppy water of the Kinney Natatorium returned to its clear glass sheen Warwick had claimed three state medals and one new school record that was a whisper away from becoming a fourth.

Ben White and Isaac Erickson didn't have to travel very far from home to take part in the 2017 edition of the bowling championships on Friday after the duo both punched their qualifying tickets by ending up in the finals of the Eastern Regional tournament, a contest in which Erickson came out on top.

In similar fashion, Erickson found himself in the finals once again, although minus his teammate White who barely missed the stepladder championships. This time, however, Erickson took home the silver medal behind Jon Kleer of Moon who bested him 279-216 for the championship.

White finished sixth in qualifying after rolling a 224, 229, 199, 198, 180, and 258 for a total pin fall of 1288 which was only three behind Conrad Weiser's Daniel Althouse whose 1291 locked up the fifth and final spot.

Erickson rode three strong opening games to finish second in qualifying and earn a bye in both the opening and quarterfinal matches. His 228, 288, 236, 208, 186, and 225 gave him a 6-game total of 1371, easily placing him above Exeter's Antonio Reyes who rolled a 1318.

Althouse had a long day ahead of him as the number five seed needing four wins to claim gold, but after victories over Colin Whiteman of Hopewell and then Reyes in the quarterfinals his train ran out of steam when Erickson stopped him in the semis with a 213-180 result, setting up his match with Kleer in the finals and the silver medal.

From the hardwood alleys to the crystal blue waters, it was the strong effort of Emma Schouten that provided Warwick with its second state medalist as she turned in a time of 1:03.90 in Sunday's 100 meter breaststroke to claim the eighth and final spot on the podium.

She was joined in the race by teammate Lauryn Ober who clocked a finishing time of 1:06.40 which earned her the 28th spot. The dynamic duo had quite a busy weekend as they both took part in four events spread out over the two days of competition.

Both of the ladies swam in Saturday's 200 IM with Schouten finishing 14th in 2:05.89 while Ober swam to 17th place with a time of 2:06.60.

They also took part in two relays teaming with Tyler Mandrell and Brina Uhlin on the first day of competition to finish 12th in the 200 freestyle relay with a 1:47.52 and then the four hit the water again on Sunday in the 400 freestyle relay taking 18th place in 3:36.29.

Mandrell also swam a 24.68 in the 50 freestyle for 28th place and nabbed 22nd in the 100 backstroke, finishing in 58.58.

Joe Moll's newly minted school record in the 200 IM which he set only three weeks ago in the District Three meet was put to rest as the junior Warrior topped his own historic time on Saturday, finishing in 1:52.61 and setting the stage for Sunday in which he earned the third medal of the competition for Warwick.

While he finished ninth in that event, missing out on the eighth and final spot on the podium by only .31 seconds, Sunday's 100 backstroke proved to be Moll's shining moment in his first trip to the big stage as he notched a sixth place finish in the 100 backstroke with a time of 50.45 to claim his hardware.

Oliver Lance was with Moll every stroke of the way as he also participated in both the 200 IM and backstroke respectively finishing 36th in 2:01.06, and 27th in 53.32.

Four other boys took to the pool as well to represent Warwick in the season's final meet. Colin Sensenich swam in the 50 freestyle finishing in 32nd place with a time of 22.11 and also took part in the 100 butterfly in which his time of 52.45 was good enough for 30th.

In the 200 freestyle it was Keir Uhlin finishing 18th with a time of 1:42.52 followed by Ryan Hohman in 31st place in 1:46.23, and in the 500 freestyle it was a friendly competition between brothers as the Uhlins', Keir and Cade, finished 11th and 27th respectively in 4:36.48 and 44:43.69.

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Bowlers, Swimmers Compete in Districts March 6, 2017

As the winter sports season prepares for its final acts, Warwick finds itself with two of its own troupes still on stage looking to bring the house down. With District swimming and Regional bowling taking place this past weekend four Warriors were crowned champion with three runners up and two in third place.

Ben White and Isaac Erickson entered Friday's Eastern Regional bowling tournament with White riding the crest of a sixth place finish in Districts and Erickson coming off an eighth place qualifying round that was only 25 pins short of making the cut for the finals.

At the end of the afternoon both found themselves with a medal around their necks after an all Warwick final pitted the teammates against each other.

"It was great for the program to have the top two kids (out of 190). As a coach, it was a proud moment," noted head coach Neil Vital. Erickson came out on top, earning the gold with a 275-211 victory over the second seeded White.

In order to reach that point both bowlers had to first make the cut in qualifying which meant placing 12th or better in total pin fall of five games rolled. White's 1149 total was only two off of Conrad Weiser's Daniel Althouse who took the number one seed with an 1151.

Erickson, meanwhile, just snuck in with a 12th place qualifying total that almost was not enough. "As for getting to the final game, Isaac survived a shaky final qualifying game to take the 12th, and final spot in to the finals by just 2 pins," said Vital in reference to Erickson's 1104 total which edged out Austin Englehart of Mifflinburg.

As is sometimes the case, however, all you have to do is make the cut and anything can happen from there. After the close shave in qualifying Erickson made the most of his opportunity winning twice in the single elimination bracket while White enjoyed the two byes that came with his seeding.

In a close opening round game with Dauphin Vo-Tech's he advanced through to the quarterfinals on a 243-238 victory where he met up with fourth seeded Andrew Malozzi from Liberty.

After dispatching Malozzi with a slightly easier 208-173 game, Erickson took on Althouse who only needed one win to bowl for the championship. With momentum on his side, Erickson kept the ball rolling and knocked off the number one contender with a 223-192 victory to reach the finals where White waited.

Fresh off a 224-161 upset victory of third seeded Ryan Graham of Conestoga Valley, Neshaminy's 10th seeded Blaze Binkowski stepped into the semifinals as White's first opponent. Any momentum Binkowski had built up, however, fell off against White who easily waltzed into the finals with a 214-157 win.

In facing each other for the title, both Warriors were familiar with the other's bowling style which made for an interesting game that also held some anxiety, at least for the coach.

"Though I knew going into the final game I was going to have a happy champion, I also knew I would have a dejected runner-up," stated Vital. "But losing the championship to a teammate is much easier to take. So, in the end, it was definitely a win-win for everyone."

Three other Warwick bowlers participated in the singles tournament as well. Coming in under the qualifying cut were Tony Lutz who rolled a 1018, and Cole Snavely whose 832 was good for 153rd, while on the girls' side Ashley Sham rolled a 952 which placed her 24th out of a field of 147.

SWIMMING

Warwick's swimmers took to the pool on Friday at Cumberland Valley High School for the District Three meet and by Saturday had crowned three champions between the boys and girls and saw two school records fall by the wayside as Joe Moll iced the cake by putting his stamp on Warwick swimming history with his two victories.

Both of the teams' efforts showed in the final standings as well where the boys finished in second place with a score of 230.50 and the girls came in fourth by scoring a 201.

Moll's record setting times were split between the two days of competition with his first win coming in the 200 IM on Friday in a time of 1:52.69 and the second in Saturday's 100 backstroke in which he broke his own school record with a 50.92 finishing time.

Emma Schouten represented the third first place finish for Warwick by winning the 100 breast stroke on Saturday with a time of 1:05.15.

Schouten lived up to her number one seed in the event but it was not easy by a long shot as Hershey's Caylene Rippon gave her a run for the money by finishing just a fingertip behind in second place with a 1:05.18.

Schouten also earned a fourth place finish in the 200IM with a time of 2:05.67 where it was teammate Lauryn Ober that had the longer finger taking third by just .02 with a time of 2:05.65.

Ober also placed sixth in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:06.90 where Ella Schnupp represented the third Warrior in the event with a 23rd place time of 1:11.10. Schnupp had joined her two teammates previously in the 200 IM as well, placing 25th in 2:18.59.

In the 200 medley relay, the team of Tyler Mandrell, Schouten, Ober, and Emma Oberholtzer just missed their gold medal by finishing in 1:45.44 which was only .35 behind Governor Mifflin's winning 1:45.19.

Warwick had one other silver medalist in Keir Uhlin whose time of 1:42.42 earned him second place in the boys' 200 freestyle. Uhlin later added a fourth place finish in the 500 freestyle on Saturday with a time of 4:37.65.

Oliver Lance joined Ober as Warwick's second bronze medalist when he touched the wall in 52.46 in the 100 backstroke, adding to his fourth place finish in the 200IM on Friday with a time of 1:57.48.

In all, Warwick qualified 11 swimmers in 10 events to move on to the PIAA meet which will be held next weekend at Bucknell University. They are Ober and Schouten in the 200IM as well as the 100 breaststroke, Mandrell (50 freestyle, 100 backstroke), Keir Uhlin (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle), Ryan Hohman (200 freestyle), Moll and Lance (200 IM, 100 backstroke), Colin Sensenich (50 freestyle, 100 butterfly), and the Uhlin brothers in the 500 freestyle.

In the relays, it will be all girls with the 200 medley team and Schouten, Mandrell, Brina Uhlin, and Ober in the 400 freestyle.

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Four Warwick Matmen Compete in Districts February 27, 2017

It is that time of year again when some of the best talent in the nation begins the long hard journey to Hershey and the PIAA state wrestling championships. In what is probably the toughest high school sport from both the physical and mental aspects, Pennsylvania boasts the toughest talent pool and is largely respected as such.

Uniquely standing out amongst team sports, wrestling is more an individual effort that ties into the team concept. While dual matches use team points, they are garnered from separate bouts that feature one-on-one competition.

While there are team tournaments at the League, District, and State levels, the ultimate goal is for the individual wrestler to earn the same titles on his way to the pinnacle, a PIAA medal.

Sectional wrestling kicked off the month long grind to the top of the scholastic wrestling world and Warwick advanced four into the District Three tournament which ran last weekend at its new venue in the Giant Center, leaving its historic home of the Hersheypark Arena.

Dylan Butzer, Luke Hirtzel, Evan Clark, and Ryan Stewart all made the short journey to Hershey on Thursday to begin their own personal quests. Of the four, none were able to qualify for states next week. Stewart and Hirtzel just missed the cut finishing fifth and sixth respectively with the top four in each weight class advancing.

Stewart, in his final bid for a state medal, was on a roll through the first two rounds as he pinned his way into the semifinals at 285 against Michael Wolfgram of Central York. It was there that he hit a wall and dropped an 11-4 decision that landed him in the consolation bracket.

Wolfgram wrestled with a distinct physicality that gave him a 7-1 lead in the second period, but that also resulted in a technical violation when he continued with a takedown attempt after being whistled for locked hands, slamming Stewart to the mat.

Stewart was shaken up for a bit and had he not been able to continue, Wolfgram would have been forced to forfeit the bout. As it was, Stewart shook it off and was awarded one penalty point for the locked hands violation, and one more point for the slam after the whistle to close the gap to 7-3.

Wolfgram, working from the top position to start the third period, hit a reversal and another takedown after Stewart escaped to earn the victory and a trip to the finals.

In his first round matchup with Dallastown's Raymond Christas, Stewart was riding a 5-0 lead when he decked him in the third period in 4:26. That set up a quarterfinal bout with Hunter Adams of Big Spring that closely mirrored his previous match in that he built another 5-0 lead before earning the fall in 4:17.

After his semifinal loss, Stewart took on Exeter's Oscar Daniels in the consolation semifinals where he again earned a second period technical violation point which made it 6-3 in favor of Daniels heading into the third.

While he was able to counter an early reversal by Daniels with an escape to make it 8-4, Stewart was not able to score again while giving up a takedown for a 10-4 loss which put him in the match for fifth place and ensured he would not return to states.

He did make the best of the situation, however, earning a late takedown in the first period against Brady Maxwell from Cocalico to lead by a score of 2-0. Stewart only needed 22 seconds of work in the second to turn Maxwell from the top position, earning the fall at 2:22.

Hirtzel, wrestling at 152 pounds, also started off with a win in his first round match against South Western's Ethan Baney, a 5-3 decision that went into sudden victory.

Leading 1-0 following a second period penalty point, Hirtzel gave up an escape with just over a minute to go in the third to tie it up, but hit a takedown with 43 seconds remaining to go up 3-1. He was not able to ride out the rest of the period, however, as Baney scored a reversal 20 seconds later and the two finished regulation on their feet.

After needing blood and injury time in the first sudden victory period, Hirtzel was able to find a way to take Baney down with 33 seconds on the clock to advance into the quarterfinals.

East Pennsboro's Matthew Danner was waiting for him there and used five takedowns to earn a 10-3 decision. Hirtzel scored two escapes in the second and one more in the third but could not get Danner to the mat.

A close 3-2 decision over Gettysburg's Daniel Ziegler in the consolation round lined him up for a consolation semifinal match with Drake Brenize from Chambersburg who used an escape and a resulting takedown in the third period to break a scoreless tie and earn the 3-0 victory.

In the fifth place bout, Hirtzel again met up with Danner who only gave up a takedown in the second and an escape in the third on the way to a 7-3 win.

Clark's season came to an abrupt end after a 3-1 quarterfinal loss to Nathan Young of Spring Grove in which he injured himself. As a result of the injury, Clark could not wrestle his consolation bout and had to forfeit to Milton Hershey's Justin Lecadre.

In his first round bout, Clark scored an early takedown against Galen Witmer of Cumberland Valley before giving up an escape shortly after as well as another one in the second making it 2-2 heading into the third.

Clark's escape from the bottom at the whistle led to a takedown for a 5-2 lead before he was able to turn Witmer for three nearfall points. Witmer was able to escape with 49 seconds left, but Clark fended him off for the 8-3 decision.

Wrestling at 113 pounds, Butzer ran into a buzz saw in the form of Rafael Portilla from Reading who earned a 16-0 technical fall. In his first consolation match against Exeter's Ryan Watts, Butzer wrestled into the second period before giving up a fall at 2:36.

BOWLING

District Three held its boys and girls bowling championships at Clearview Lanes in Mount Joy over the weekend and Warwick was well represented with four bowlers participating in Saturday's competition.

Ben White, Isaac Erickson, and Tony Lutz were joined by Ashley Sham with White advancing through the qualifying round to the single elimination finals where he placed sixth.

In order to reach the finals, each bowler had to roll six games with the top six pinfall totals out of a field of 36 qualifying in both the girls' and boys' divisions. White finished in the number five spot by rolling a 225, 211, 211, 201, 236 and a 224 for a 1308 series.

As the number five seed, White faced off with Exeter's Antonio Reyes in the quarterfinals but was eliminated by a score of 216-190.

"It was another great week for Ben," stated head coach Neil Vital about his lone senior. "He also made the finals in last week's (L- L) singles, finishing 4th."

Erickson rolled a 187, 199, 182, 268,210, and a 227 for a 1273 series to place eighth in qualifying, while Lutz came in at 27th with a 144, 211, 190, 172, 202, and 206 for a total of 1125 and Sham came in at the number 10 spot for the girls with a 179, 177, 150, 218, 223, and 192 for a finishing total of 1139.

Vital commented on his other bowlers as well, stating, "Isaac made a stirring comeback from a slow start. A bad break with two frames to go in the final game of qualifying kept him from advancing to the finals. Ashley also made a great comeback in qualifying, coming up just 19 pins short of making the girls finals. It was the second good week in a row for Ashley. She finished 3rd in last week's girls LL singles."

He also noted that Lutz had a slow start in his qualifying round, but was very optimistic about his bowlers in the near future, stating, "I look for all three boys, and Ashley to bowl well in Friday's Eastern Regional singles."

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Four Warwick Matmen Qualify for Districts February 20, 2017

Warwick's immemorable regular season which ended in a 1-7 effort had a ray of light cast upon it on Saturday as the Warriors joined 14 schools in competing in the District Three AAA Section 2 tournament and came away with four District qualifiers including two champions, one runner up, and a third place finisher as well.

In a realigned sectional format, Central Dauphin, Lower Dauphin, Milton Hershey, and Palmyra joined the usual L-L League contingency at Hempfield High School, minus Conestoga Valley, Cedar Crest, and Ephrata who were moved to Governor Mifflin which hosted Berks County.

Central Dauphin and Lower Dauphin each flexed their muscles by landing the number one and two spots in the team standings with 200 and 165 respective points while Warwick scored 94.5 and ended up in seventh place.

Warwick's Evan Clark and Ryan Stewart stole gold from each of those schools in the finals, however, as Clark, last year's runner up at 220, turned in a 4-3 decision over the Falcons' Hunter Harnish and returning champ Stewart got by the Rams' Evan Childs with a 1-0 score.

Luke Hirtzel faced a tough A J Wilson from Solanco in his championship bout at 152 and dropped a technical fall for the second place finish, while Dylan Butzer knocked off Matt Carroll, from Palmyra, 6-5 for third place at 113.

Stewart makes his return to Districts where, in his debut last year, he finished fourth and qualified for States as well. Seeded number one at 285 he earned a first round bye on Saturday and entered the quarterfinals against Donegal's Yonnie Harvey who was fresh off a 23 second fall in his first round match.

Stewart handed the spirited sophomore a 19-4 technical fall in the third period to advance to the semifinal round against Zion Parris from Milton Hershey where he earned a fall in 1:56 to make it to the finals against Childs where his escape from bottom in the second period stood as the lone point scored in the bout.

Clark, who is making a second appearance at Districts, also earned a first round bye and began his day against Elizabethtown's Connor Gill in the quarterfinals. He squeezed by with a 2-1 decision and faced off with Justin Lecadre from Milton Hershey in the semifinals where he worked a 3-1 decision over the Spartan and a spot in the finals where Harnish lurked.

Harnish, a returning Section champion and sixth place finisher in Districts last year, entered Sectionals as the number one seed at 220 and, as expected, proved a tough task for Clark who used an escape with 45 seconds left in the bout to break a 3-3 tie, after Harnish scored a reversal halfway through the third period, to secure the victory.

Hirtzel scored a third period fall in 5:30 over David DeNotaris from Lower Dauphin in his opening quarterfinal bout and then turned in a 9-1 major decision over Elizabethtown's Charles Alessi to make it to the finals against number one seed Wilson.

Wilson recorded two falls in a combined time of 58 seconds to reach the championship bout where Hirtzel almost took him the distance before succumbing at the 5:47 mark. He was able to score three escapes in the final two periods but nothing more against the champion.

Butzer punched his ticket to Hershey as well, but took the long way through the consolation round to do it. He began the day with a fall over McCaskey's Noel Montanez before dropping a 9-3 decision against Palmyra's Matt Carroll, a loss that was redeemed in the third place bout.

In order to earn that rematch Butzer used some late heroics against Donegal's Dylan Bowers in his first consolation bout where, down 7-6, he completed a five point combination with a takedown and three near fall points with only 27 seconds remaining for the 11-7 victory.

A medical forfeit by Manheim Central's Connor Zeamer in his next bout set up the second showdown with Carroll where his escape with only 16 seconds left on the clock gave him the one point victory.

Five other Warriors took to the mat on Saturday as well with Travis Espenshade, Andrew Morgan, and Charles Lumene each being eliminated after first round losses while Mateo Chacon and Logan Boring each advanced into the consolation round.

Chacon, wrestling at 120, won his first round matchup with Lampeter-Strasburg's Mason Blank 9-6 in a back-and-forth affair that featured four lead changes before Chacon's escape and subsequent takedown with 37 seconds remaining in the third period gave him the win.

Jarod Loose, Hempfield's star sophomore, waited in the quarterfinal round and secured a fall in the first period sending Chacon into a consolation match up with Donegal's Davon Brantley who was able to out-point him 5-1 for the victory.

After a first round bye Boring matched up with Josh Beiler from L-S in the quarterfinals where he tied the match in the second period with a takedown which followed a penalty point and escape for Beiler. His escape with 1:40 left in the bout spelled the difference in the 3-2 victory and sent him into the semifinals against Leo Higgins from Palmyra.

After giving up a first period penalty point and a reversal early in the third, Boring scored an escape with 39 seconds remaining, however, Higgins immediately secured a takedown to secure his 5-1 win.

Dropping into the consolation semifinals, Boring took on Central Dauphin's Mitchel Talbot where a win would guarantee him a trip to the District tournament.

Boring scored an escape in the second period to take a 1-0 lead, but he gave up a stalling point as well for a 1-1 tie that held up through regulation. Talbott eventually won in the ultimate tiebreaker on an escape with only four seconds on the clock to end Boring's run to Districts.

He did wrestle one more bout, the fifth place match where he re-matched Beiler, but dropped a 5-3 decision to take sixth overall.

BOWLING

Warwick had an amazing run during the regular season where they opened up with a 4-3 loss to Cedar Crest and then never lost another match on its way to a Section One title. The Warriors notched six shutouts over that span and two wins over rival Penn Manor to unseat the Comets for the crown.

Last Tuesday marked the start of L-L League tournament play with the team segment of the championships taking place at Cain's Lanes in Manheim where the Comets exacted revenge by winning the team title, its fourth consecutive, two games to one over Warwick in the finals.

It also marked the third installment of the battle between the Vitale brothers who coached together at Penn Manor before Neal Vitale left his assistant job with Chris to take over the program at Warwick this season.

In the first round of best of three the Warriors scored a 2-0 shutout over Lancaster Catholic by out rolling the Crusaders 837-707 in the first game and 782-626 in the second to advance to the semifinals against Elizabethtown where Warwick needed all three games to secure the victory and guarantee the third matchup with the Comets in the finals.

Elizabethtown, which bested Manheim Central in a two game shutout in the opening round, came out firing in the first game taking it 821-771. Not rattled in the least, Warwick answered with two definitive wins of 822-785, and 807-751 for the faceoff in the finals.

Penn Manor, meanwhile, easily dispatched Northern Lebanon in the quarterfinals with an 877-800, and 967-847 shutout of the Vikings. In the semifinals they faced Cedar Crest, 2-1 winners over Cocalico, where the Comets won 2-1 after dropping the first game 930-922.

In the finals Warwick took a pasting in the first game, 967-890, but rebounded well in the second with an 857-795 score before the Comets shut the door with a resounding 949-690 victory.

On Thursday, the boys descended on Clearview Lanes to determine this year's League champion with seven from Warwick competing in the tournament.

In the first round, each bowler rolls five games with the top 38 in total pin fall advancing to the second round where they roll another four games. The first round score is carried over and added to the second round pin fall with the top five advancing to a step ladder final.

In that final round, only single games are rolled with the fifth place finisher taking on the fourth place finisher and the winner taking on the third place finisher. The winner of that game then faces off with the second place finisher for a spot in the final game opposite the first place finisher.

Ben White was the lone Warrior to reach that final round as the fourth seed with a total pin fall of 1973 through the first two rounds. He rolled a 256, 202, 225, 225, and a 194 for a first round score of 1102. He followed that with a 204, 228, 227, and 212 for an 871in the second round.

In his first game of the finals he bowled against Scot Garett from Cedar Crest and came out victorious with a 234-204 result. That placed him against Kolby Bennett, also from Cedar Crest, where he barely lost 190-181 to the eventual champion for fourth place.

Isaac Erickson rolled a 256, 183, 187, 226, and 205 for a 1057 first round pin fall which was good enough for 12th and was joined by Cole Snavely (184, 190, 194, 234, 215-1017) who finished 18th in advancing to the second round.

Erickson rolled a 243, 213, 245, and a 188 for a combined 1946 pin fall in that round and just missed the cut in sixth place while Snavely (179, 195, 236, 180-combined 1807) finished 21st.

Bowing out in the first round were Tony Lutz (179, 162, 203, 204, 196-944), Jordan Hershey (190, 172, 159, 164, 179-864), Carter Snavely (156,168,134, 195, 162-815), and Braden Beebe (144, 125, 132, 118, 163-682).

Following the same format as the boys, the girls took part in their singles tournament on Friday at Dutch Lanes with Ashley Sham and Tara Will representing Warwick.

Will had a good showing for the Warriors rolling a first round pin fall of 542 on games of 117, 114, 100, 118, and 93 but finished in 48th place and missed the cut for the second round.

Sham, however, not only made the second round by finishing ninth with a 203, 205, 204, 156, and 191 for a total pin fall of 959, but finished third overall.

In the second round she rolled a 247, 172, 258 and 188 for an 865 and total combined score of 1824 to finish in the fifth and final qualifying position.

In the step ladder finals she first faced off with Randi Rambo of Solanco and edged her by two pins, 218-216. That win placed her against Cedar Crest's Paige Boyd where Sham took the 185-162 win to face off with eventual champion Allison Hresko, also from Cedar Crest, but fell 227-172.

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Hoop Teams Battle Streaks in Season Finales February 13, 2017

Warwick (5-9, 8-14) ended its 2016-2017 campaign with a showdown against backyard rival Manheim Township (9-5, 14-8) and a 79-60 loss that placed the boys in sixth place for the year.

After a short drive down Rt. 501, the Warriors took to the court in an attempt to stymie the Manheim Township offense and find a way to topple the third place Blue Streaks and end the season on a positive note. Township had other plans, however, and took it to the Warriors, outscoring the visitors by a 25-10 margin in the first quarter and extending that lead to 38-17 by halftime.

Tyler Trimarchi and Alex Lalovic poured in 13 and 12 points respectively to lead Warwick, but Tyler Crespo matched those 25 points and then some with 28 of his own in the Blue Streaks' victory.

A spirited third quarter by the Warriors saw them cut that deficit to 15 points before Township came back in the fourth and put the game away.

Warwick received points from six other players as Ethan Price scored nine, Kyle Weaver and Carter Forney each added six, Will Mobley and Clayton Mohler put up five apiece and Bryan Rottkamp netted two.

The home team enjoyed an advantage at the foul line with a 76 percent free throw rate compared to Warwick's 52 percent while Warwick's Trimarchi, Lalovic, Price, Weaver, Forney, and Mohler each sank one 3-pointer apiece, outscoring the Streaks 18-12 from beyond the arc.

As the boys were taking their bus ride to Neffsville, they probably passed the Manheim Township girls as they traveled to Lititz where the lady Warriors were waiting to put an end to their season as well.

Warwick (3-11, 7-14) found themselves in seventh place in Section One after third place Manheim Township (9-5, 14-8) left the court with a 55-34 victory last Tuesday night.

Team leader and future Kutztown University Golden Bear Rylee Derr was effectively held in check by the Township defense, netting only 10 points including one free throw and one 3-pointer. Taylor Gonzales followed with nine, Rene Ross scored eight, Lailani Batty added five and Abby Rogers put up two in the loss.

Manheim Township outscored the Warriors in all but the final quarter including a 17-2 run in the second that put them ahead 27-8 at halftime and with a lead they would not relinquish.

SWIMMING

If you do two things that no other team in your sport at your school has done before you, what better way to top that then by adding another school first to your resume along with two new league records for good measure.

Warwick's girls swim team completed a season for the ages two weeks ago when they finished with the first perfect season in school history which went hand-in-hand with their first ever Section Championship.

Thursday night they proceeded to blow away perennial powerhouse Manheim Township with a score of 158-102 to claim the school's first ever League Championship. In addition, Emma Schouten took down a seven-year-record in the 100 breaststroke and then teamed with Lauryn Ober, Catherine Chen, and Tyler Mandrell to break the League record in the 400 freestyle relay which has stood for 13 years. Both were meet records as well.

Schouten's time of 1:04.61 in the breaststroke edged Ober, who finished second with a time of 1:05.95 and beat the record of Warwick alum Emily Cameron by only .14 of a second. Ella Schnupp finished sixth in the race with a time of 1:10.58.

How fitting that after locking up the League Championship and being able to swim without the added pressure that in the final race of the meet the second record should fall. The 400 freestyle relay team blew by the 2004 Hempfield team's time of 3:36.36 by over half a second with a time of 3:35.87.

Warwick won seven events on the historic night including all three relays while Schouten also took the 500 freestyle in overpowering fashion. Her time of 5:04.81 was just under 11 seconds better than Manheim Township's Paige Newman who finished in 5:15.73. Anna Lance (5:17.56) finished third behind teammate Schouten and Allison Wyand (5:32.76) took fifth.

Mandrell, Ober, Schouten, and Emma Oberholtzer got things rolling in the right direction when they swam to first place in the 200 medley relay with a winning time of 1:47.60, while later in the night Chen, Brina Uhlin and the Oberholtzer sisters teamed up to win the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:41.42.

Ober won the 200 IM with a time of 2:06.65 and set an L-L meet record by almost a full second in the process. Morgan Stuhltrager (2:18.58) and Ella Schnupp (2:19.15) finished fifth and sixth, respectively, and Mandrell swam to a first place finish in the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.50 while Uhlin (1:03.19) finished in fifth.

Other results included the 200 freestyle where Lance (1:59.96) finished fourth, Maya Hartzler (2:00.34) was sixth, and Wyand (2:06.33) took tenth.

In the 50 freestyle Mandrell (24.40) was second, Chen (25.37) finished seventh, and Emma Oberholtzer (25.52) finished ninth.

In the 100 butterfly Warwick was second, third, and fourth with Uhlin (58.43), Stuhltrager (1:01.98) and Hartzler (1:02.45) and in the 100 freestyle Chen (54.55) finished fifth while Katherine Oberholtzer (56.56) finished 12th.

Friday marked the boys start to the post-season as they took to the pool for the second night of the League championship. Warwick took control early over the four time defending champion Black Knights of Hempfield and maintained that lead through 10 events.

Unfortunately, the final race of the night spelled doom for the Warriors as their slowly dwindling lead was lost amidst the choppy waters of the 400 freestyle relay which Hempfield won with a time of 3:15.57, almost three seconds better than Warwick's third place time of 3:18.84.

That win gave the Black Knights 18 points while Warwick was awarded 12 for a final score of 115.5-113 in favor of Hempfield.

Despite only winning one event on the night, Warwick amassed enough top five finishes to stay on top most of the meet. Joe Moll's winning time of 1:57.78 in the 200 IM edged teammate Oliver Lance who finished second with a 2:01.17 and combined with the eighth place finish of Reid Harpel in 2:05.60 to give Warwick a 48-39 lead after three events.

Colin Sensenich followed with a second place finish in the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.31 which increased that lead to 15, and at 55-40 represented the largest margin for the Warriors.

By the time the 400 relay rolled around, that lead had been cut down to 3.5 with the score standing at 101-97.5. Hempfield overcame an early lead by Manheim Township in that final race to pull it out down the stretch while Ryan Hohman, Cade Uhlin, Lance, and Keir Uhlin finished third, two seconds behind MT and the second place finish that would have made it closer, but still not been enough.

Lance, Moll, Sensenich, and Adam Deckard put the Warriors on the board first by taking second place in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:40.21, only .20 seconds ahead of Hempfield's Dylan Roeder, Andre Fissella, Alec Fatta, and Nathan Heisey.

A strong second, third and fifth place showing in the 200 freestyle by Keir Uhlin (1:446.84), Hohman (1:48.11), and Cade Uhlin (1:48.80) preceded the 200 IM and the 50 freestyle to open up the largest Warrior lead of the night.

Sensenich (53.66) finished fourth in the butterfly, while in the 100 freestyle it was Keir Uhlin in third (48.80) and in the 500 freestyle Cade Uhlin (4:6.91) finished third and Hohman (5:01.62) took fifth.

Sensenich, Moll, Deckard, and Keir Uhlin finished second in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:30.81, while in the backstroke it was Moll (53.17) and Lance (53.31) taking second and third to round out the scoring for the night.

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Warriors Battle McCaskey, CV on the Hardwood February 6, 2017

With the season finally winding down, section races and seeding for the Lancaster-Lebanon League and District Three tournaments are beginning to fall into place as teams are sorted into those extending their seasons and those caught on the outside looking in.

Warwick's boys have struggled to find a foothold this year and have not been able to reach the .500 plateau despite putting up many spirited efforts including a five overtime loss to Hempfield two weeks ago.

Nine times the Warriors have been involved in losses that were five points or less, a statistic that is indicative of how they approach each game and leave it all on the court. Sometimes, however, the ball just does not bounce Warwick's way.

Last week the boys suffered losses at the hands of McCaskey and Conestoga Valley, 81-71 and 75-56, respectively. With only one more game remaining Warwick (5-8) will not be able to crack the top three in Section One thus missing out on the L-L League tournament, and their number 16 power ranking in 6A means they will not qualify for Districts as only the top 12 advance.

The tandem of Alex Lalovic and Tyler Trimarchi has worked well for the Warriors this year as the two lead the team in points with respective 395 and 259 totals. Lalovic added a combined 43 last week and Trimarchi netted 33.

McCaskey hosted the Warriors last Tuesday and despite being tied 37-37 at halftime found a way to come out on top. A 14-6 third quarter spelled doom for the visitors who, despite putting up 28 points in the final frame, could not climb the mountain fast enough.

Trimarchi hit on six 3-point attempts and added three field goals for a team high 24 points against the Red Tornado who got 31 points from William Joseph and 24 from Jathan Gonzalez. Lalovic put up 16 including three from beyond the arc and went 3-5 at the foul line.

Ethan Price (10), Will Mobley (8), Bryan Rottkamp (7), Nate Martin (4), and Hayden Rucci (2) all contributed as well.

In their second overtime game in two weeks, Warwick used a strong fourth quarter in which they outscored Conestoga Valley 22-14 to force the fifth period, but gave up a margin of nine points to end the game.

Lalovic took the lead scoring position for the Warriors with 27 while going 8-10 at the line, but C-V's Logan Monroe put up a game high 34 to pace the Buckskins. Price added 15 for Warwick followed by Trimarchi (9), Rottkamp (5), Mobley (4), Kyle Weaver (2), and Carter Forney (2).

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

After a hot start to the season in which the Warwick girls went 4-1, all things seemed possible, but then they went on a 10 game losing streak and finished up last week with losses to McCaskey 54-36 and Conestoga Valley 57-41 to finish 3-12 over the last 15 games with only one remaining.

Senior Rylee Derr has been the kingpin to this Warriors' team and as of last week her 358 points on the season placed her fifth in the league. She was sixth in PPG average with 17.9 and tied for fifth in 3-point shots with 39. Twice she netted five shots from long distance in a game.

While putting forth a strong effort each time they took to the court, Warwick (3-10) was in seventh place in Section One with one game remaining which disqualified them from the L-L League tournament. In addition, they were ranked 17th in the 6A power rankings which was well outside of the 12th position needed to get into Districts.

Warwick hosted the Red Tornado last Tuesday and Derr led with a game high 16 points while Rene Ross put up seven including one shot from 3-point range. McCaskey put up three strong quarters offensively to get the better of the lady Warriors.

In the fourth Warwick outscored the visitors 17-11 for their best quarter of the game, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Tornado offense which featured three double digit scorers on the night.

Kasie Sheaffer netted five points while Olivia Bernardini put up three and Taylor Gonzales and Lailani Batty each had two for the Warriors.

Conestoga Valley hosted the Warriors on Friday and used a balanced attack to outscore Warwick in all four quarters despite a 20 point effort from Derr which included four 3-pointers and a perfect 4-4 at the line. As a team, Warwick held the advantage at the foul line with 54 percent on a 7-13 night compared to CV's 36 percent on 4-11.

Ross scored seven points, Sydney Weismandel and Batty each added four apiece and Gonzales and Sheaffer each had three to round out the scoring for Warwick.

SWIMMING

Warwick's lady swimmers have put together a season to remember, one in which they made their mark in not one, but two pages of the Warrior history book. With their dominant 112-58 victory over Cedar Crest last Tuesday the girls completed the first ever undefeated season at 5-0, 8-0 and earned their first Section crown as well.

Losing only two events, Warwick had control from the first entry into the water to the final touch of the wall as they opened up a 41-21 lead after four events. The Falcons could only watch as Warwick continued to widen the gap to 76-34 at the midway point of the meet with three swimmers earning two individual wins on the night.

Tyler Mandrell won the 50 freestyle in 25.13 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.41, while Emma Schouten took the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:57.25 and the 500 freestyle in 5:07.47, and Lauryn Ober won both the 100 backstroke (1:00.45) and the 100 butterfly (0:59.31).

Katelyn Oberholtzer, Morgan Stuhltrager, Maya Hartzler, and Emma Oberholtzer helped set the tone of the meet by opening with a win in the 200 medley relay in 1:56.04, one of two relays won by Warwick, while Jessica Schlotter, Brynne McNelis, Isabella Velez, and Elise Landis scored a third place finish in 2:10.03.

Warwick also won the 400 freestyle relay as Schouten, McNelis, Katelyn Oberholtzer, and Brina Uhlin swam a combined 3:52.21, while in the 200 freestyle Ober, Velez, Lauren Sabol, and Schlotter took second in 1:54.20 just barely edging Katelyn Oberholtzer, Elise Landis, McNelis, and Audrey Weaver which finished third with a time of 1:54.23.

Catherine Chen represented Warwick's other first place finish by taking the 100 freestyle in 55.20 while Hartzler (0:55.46) took second.

While the boys have not enjoyed the same type of success, they pulled off a 91-75 come from behind win to earn a third place finish at 3-2 in the section, 6-2 overall.

After Cedar Crest opened with a first and third place finish in the 200 medley relay, sandwiching Joe Moll, Matthew Weber, Keir Uhlin, and Adam Deckard in second with a time of 1:44.89, the Falcons held a 10-4 advantage.

First and second place finishes by Warwick in both the 200 freestyle and 200 IM, however, gave the Warriors a slight edge at 24-22 before Cedar Crest's Matthew Moffitt tied the meet at 31-31 with a win in the 50 freestyle in 22.91, just ahead of Warwick's Keir Uhlin who had a second place time of 23.04.

From that point on Warwick jumped ahead for good by winning seven of the final eight events

Oliver Lance (1:50.42) and Ryan Hohman (1:52.16) finished first and second in the 200 freestyle and Cade Uhlin won his first of two by swimming a 2:09.39 in the 200 IM followed by Colin Sensenich (2:10.54) in second.

Moll joined Uhlin as a winner of two individual events for Warwick by taking the 100 butterfly (53.58) and the 100 breaststroke (1:04.32) with Uhlin also winning the 100 freestyle (51.52).

Hohman (5:07.23) and Lance (5:07.81) finished first and second in the 500 freestyle and Sensenich Cade Uhlin, Reid Harpel, and Deckard (1:33.94) took second in the 200 freestyle relay. Keir Uhlin (57.39) and Ethan McSparren (1:07.94) went first and third in the 100 backstroke, while Lance, Hohman, Harpel, and Sensenich (3:29.33) won the 400 freestyle relay with McSparren, Connor Haines, Nicolas Altenderfer, and Joseph Sweigert (4:09.83) finished third to end the meet.

WRESTLING

Mat time has not been kind to the Warriors this year as Warwick (1-6) has struggled to reach the win column. With two champions and a second and fourth place showing at the L-L League tournament, however, the grapplers have shown signs of promise for the future.

Last week the Warriors traveled to Manheim to face the Barons and led 15-9 on Ryan Stewart's pin at 285 after trading a pair of decisions and a pair of falls in the first four bouts, but then went 1-7 with one no contest to finish the match, including two forfeits, in a 47-18 loss.

Logan Boring tied the match at 3-3 after he worked a 3-1 overtime decision over Nick Brown at 182 on the heels of Roland McClune's overtime decision at 170 in favor of the Barons.

Evan Clark responded to Manheim's fall at 195 by Charles Lumenel by pinning Cayden Warner with only 45 seconds on the clock in his bout at 220, knotting the score once again at 9-9.

After Stewart made quick work of Tyler Dougherty in only 42 seconds neither team sent a man on the mat at 106 and it wasn't until Luke Hirtzel squeaked by Connor Miller at 152 with a 1-0 decision that the Warriors scored again.

BOWLING

With a 4-3 win over Hempfield (3-7) and a 5-2 victory over second place Penn Manor (8-4) last week Warwick guaranteed itself a Section One title with only one match remaining on the schedule.

Ben White led the in total pin fall in both matches including one perfect 300 against the Comets to pace the Warriors.

White rolled a 221, 236, and 213 for a 670 series followed by Tony Lutz (192, 256, 204-652), Isaac Erickson (178, 222, 248-648), and Ashley Sham (185, 223, 212-620).

With an opening 300 in the first game against Penn Manor, White followed with a 224, and 203 for a match high 727 series followed by Erickson (219, 219, 234-672), Lutz (207, 224, 200-631), Sham (204, 203, 223-630), and Cole Snavely (203 177, 220-600).

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