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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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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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Lady Warriors Top E-town, Hempfield January 30, 2017

With only three games remaining on the schedule after last week's slate the Warwick girls found themselves well out of contention for both the Section title and advancing to the post-season.

However the season may have turned out, the games continue to be played and the ladies are showing that they still are playing to win as evidenced by their victories over Elizabethtown, 43-27 and Hempfield, 51-46.

Utilizing a balanced attack, the Warriors out pointed Elizabethtown in all four quarters of their matchup last Tuesday on the road.

Defensively they held the Bears to 13 total first half points while Rene Ross matched that total herself, leading all scorers on the night. Sydney Weismandel tallied nine, Taylor Gonzales put up five, Rylee Derr, Kasie Sheaffer, and Julia Forsyth all had four, while Abby Rodgers added three and Lailani Batty had one for the Warriors.

Elizabethtown could not find a rhythm and were only able to better the first half score by one in the second while Warwick put up a fairly even sided attack with 12 in the first 10 in the second and fourth and 11 in the third.

The Warriors had 17 attempts from the foul line and netted nine of them while the Bears were 5-12 in that category.

Hempfield proved a tougher task for the ladies but the Knights were playing from behind the entire game. Warwick built enough of a cushion early on to hold off the surging Black Knights.

Jumping out to an eight point lead by halftime Warwick watched as Hempfield closed to within seven but could not put away the Warriors who finished the game with their third league win and seventh overall.

Senior Rylee Derr led the team with 17 points and was a perfect 4-4 in free throws while Gonzales had 12 and was also dead on from the line, going 2-2. Ross finished with 11, Shaeffer had nine and Rodgers scored two.

On the other side, Hempfield had two players who scored in double digits as Julianna Clark put up 19 and Trinity Sumrall scored 16. Both were good on two 3-point shots apiece.

BOYS' BASKETBALL

In a much similar situation, the boys' basketball team also finds itself on the outside looking in as the season winds to a close. However, they found themselves on the losing end of last week's contests, bowing to Lebanon 69-44 and to Hempfield 90-85 in a game that took five overtime periods to decide.

It was a weak first quarter by Warwick and a strong finish in the fourth by the visiting Cedars that spelled the difference in last Tuesday's game. Lebanon held the Warriors to only four points to open the game and put up 21 to emphatically end it.

Ethan Price was the lone Warrior to put up double digits as he scored 12 and hit on two 3-point attempts. In contrast, three Lebanon players did as much with Camryn Shaak (19), Luis Aquino-Rios (12), and Shaquell Ortiz (11) leading the Cedars.

For Warwick three players, Alex Lalovic, Carter Forney, and Ryan Shirk all scored six points, Will Mobley and Tyler Trimarchi put up five apiece while Bryan Rottkamp and Dylan Zoccolo added two.

Lebanon opened up a 19-4 lead and was in control throughout the game while Warwick could not clamp down on the Cedar's offensive attack. Warwick also trailed at the foul line as Lebanon was 15-23 and the Warriors went 5-9.

Friday's game against Hempfield did not begin with much promise, but boy did it ever deliver in the end.

That end did not come until the buzzer rang at the end of the fifth overtime in a game that will probably go down in both schools' history books and one in which two players scored over 30 points and two had 20 or more.

It was quite a change from the opening quarter in which Warwick held an 8-4 advantage over the Black Knights.

"Both teams were more than capable of 8-4. We both knew it wasn't going to stay like that," said head coach Chris Christensen.

It sure did not stay like that as Hempfield stole the lead back from Warwick by halftime and entered the break ahead, 18-17.

Looking like they were going to run away with the victory, the Black Knights extended that lead to 34-29 in the third, but it was Alex Lalovic who gave the Warriors a renewed hope when he tied the game late in the fourth, sending it into overtime.

Who knew it would take 20 more minutes of game time to decide the winner. Even though it was a game full of excitement on both sides of the ball, someone has to lose and when Ryan Moffatt put the Knights ahead late in the fifth and deciding overtime period they never relinquished it.

Moffatt led all scorers with 38, points Bryan Karl scored 20 and David Martin-Robinson added 11 to lead the Knights. Lalovic netted 34, Trimarchi drained 26, and Price contributed 12 for Warwick.

WRESTLING

Last week marked the end of the regular season and the beginning of the long road to Hershey as the Lancaster-Lebanon League tournament took place at Garden Spot High School.

Warwick had a very disappointing season on the mat, only managing to garner one win, and dropped its season finale to Cocalico 55-12.

Cocalico had opened up a commanding 36-0 lead before Tate Cargas faced off against Alex May at 145. Cargas was able to outpoint May 4-0 for the three point decision. Warwick then went 3-4 in the final seven bouts as Cocalico ran away with it all.

Logan Boring earned a 4-3 decision over Nathan Quinn at 170 to make it 46-6 but the Eagles answered with two wins to make it 55-6 before Evan Clark decisioned Austin Shaver 7-3 at 220 and Ryan Stewart did the same to Brady Maxwell in a 4-2 win at 285.

Both of them also had a great weekend in New Holland as they walked away with L-L League championships while Boring finished second and Luke Hirtzel took fourth place for the Warriors. Warwick also finished sixth overall as a team with 115 points.

Clark came into the tournament as the number one seed at 220 and used two falls and a major decision to reach the finals where he met up with Northern Lebanon's Hunter Wallace whom he beat 7-3 for the gold.

He opened up the first round of wrestling with a pin over Ephrata's Clay Oberholtzer in 4:39, and then out-pointed Dennis Jefferis of Garden Spot 17-5 before pinning Joe Coblentz from Pequea Valley with only nine seconds remaining in the bout.

Stewart was also seeded number one and earned a fall over ELCO's Adam Koehler in only 49 seconds. That win placed him in the quarterfinals opposite McCaskey's Julian Sitts where he only needed 1:10 to earn the fall. In the championship bout he won the gold with a 3-1 decision over Brady Maxwell from Cocalico.

Boring used a third period fall over Derrick Via from Cedar Crest to advance to the quarterfinals against Cocalico's Wyatt Gehman where he walked away with a 5-2 win. Facing off against Dante Jones from Penn Manor, the two went to ultimate tie-breaker placing him in the finals where he fell to Luke Funck from Northern Lebanon in the first.

Hirtzel's tournament started off well with a fall over Marcus Falcon at 1:34 before he lost 15-0 to Solanco's AJ Wilson which placed him in the consolations. Once there he earned a fall over Trent Martin in 1:43, a 12-6 decision over Drew Finkey from Garden Spot and a 4-2 decision over Pequea's Daniel Wanner to make it to the third place bout against Wilson who beat him 10-1 for the victory.

SWIMMING

Warwick's boys' swimming team picked up its second league win of the season with a 92-77 win over Penn Manor while the girls maintained their unblemished record with a 103-64 victory over the Comets.

Keir Uhlin paced the Warriors with two individual wins as he took the 500 freestyle in 4:50.22 and the 200 IM in 2:05.42. Warwick won a total of seven events on the night including two relays.

Joe Moll, Oliver Lance, Ryan Hohman, and Colin Sensenich won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:32.99 while Moll, Cade Uhlin, Hohman, and Keir Uhlin took the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:23.38.

Finishing out the individuals were Moll in the 200 freestyle (1:48.73), Hohman in the 100 backstroke (1:00.68), and Sensenich in the 100 butterfly (0:55.39).

The lady Warriors all but swept the Comets, only losing one individual race and one relay. Lauryn Ober and Tyler Mandrell both came away with two individual wins as Ober took the 200 freestyle in 1:59.23 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.88 while Mandrell won the 50 freestyle with a time of 0:25.66 and the 100 backstroke in 1:03.23.

Other winners for Warwick included Brina Uhlin in the 100 freestyle (0:57.16), Anna Lance in the 500 freestyle (5:36.53), and Emma Schouten in the 100 butterfly (1:00.46).

Catherine Chen, Schouten, Ella Schnupp, and Katie Oberholtzer won the 200 medley relay in 1:56.72 and Schouten, Brynne McNelis, Lauren Sabol, and Isa Velez won the 200 freestyle medley in 1:51.65 to round out the meet.

BOWLING

Warwick maintained its grip on first place in Section One with a 7-0 sweep of Ephrata last week, the Warriors' fifth straight shutout of the season.

Isaac Erickson rolled a match high 696 series with a 279, 190, and 227, while Ben White rolled a 244, 237, and 203 for a 684, Cole Snavely rolled a 254, 212, and 202 for a 668, Tone Lutz rolled a 222, 210, and 200 for a 632, and Ashley Sham rolled a 211, 224, and 190 for a 625 in the victory.

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Warriors Hold Down Fourth Place in Section One January 23, 2017

Warwick's boys have been competitive so far and it shows in their hold on fourth place in Section One. Warwick (5-4, 8-9) is just doing enough to stay in the hunt for a District Three berth but it appears as if Lebanon (9-0, 12-3), barring a catastrophic meltdown, will run away with the Section Crown.

Two losses out of three last week certainly didn't help the Warrior cause, but they were both within five points, a 78-73 loss to Cedar Crest and a 57-53 defeat at the hands of Red Lion, and both needed overtime to decide the winner. They put away Penn Manor 61-53 earlier in the week.

Riding two hot hands against the Comets in Alex Lalovic, who scored 19, and Tyler Trimarchi, who put down 18, the Warriors overcame a 20-10 Penn Manor lead in in the first quarter to finish strong and earn the win.

With Trimarchi hitting two 3-pointers and going 8-8 from the foul line Warwick pulled to within four at the half, making it 28-24 and putting the boys well within striking distance.

Not at all happy about losing their early advantage, the Comets came out to start the second half determined not to give up any more ground, widening the gap to 38-32, but it was all Warwick after that.

Outscoring their opponent by 14, the Warriors made up for lost time while posting 29 points to put an emphatic note on the dramatic come from behind win.

Also scoring for Warwick was Nate Martin (9), Ethan Price (6), Will Mobley (5), and Bryan Rottkamp (4).

Four Warriors scored in the double digits against second place Cedar Crest on Friday in an overtime thriller that included a 22 point showing by Lalovic, who also had five from downtown, but it just was not enough to get by the surging Falcons.

Cedar Crest also had four players reach double figures with 23 point efforts by both Blake Thomson and Cole Laney to counter balance Warwick's attack.

It was a classic back-and-forth between the two squads with the Falcons taking an early 20-14 lead and then losing it in the second quarter as Warwick's offense, led by Lalovic's effort as well as Trimarchi who drained 16, including four from outside of the arc, Price who put up 13, and Mobley who added 12, pulled ahead to lead 32-26 at the break.

At the end of three, the Falcons tied the score at 44-44, and both sides had a huge fourth quarter with 22 points from each to send the game into an extra period tied at 66-66.

Despite their herculean effort, Cedar Crest's offense proved to be too much for the Warriors. They took the lead for good late in the frame, securing the win in an instant classic of a game.

Saturday's game against Red Lion was even more grueling as it took two overtime periods to figure out a winner.

Red Lion's Jamel Foster lit up the court with a game-high 29 points and went an equally amazing 10-12 at the foul line to pace the visiting Lions.

Warwick faded as the game wore on scoring only 16 points in the final three periods as opposed to 37 in the first three, spelling its downfall, despite 26 points combined overall from Trimarchi (16), and Lalovic (10) who also continued to stay hot from 3-point land draining 4 and 2, respectively.

Warwick maintained a lead through the first three quarters and was ahead 37-32 heading into the fourth quarter before slowing down considerably on offense. Red Lion also settled down offensively, only scoring 13 through the overtime periods, but was able to take the lead in the second and hold on for good.

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

So far this year the Warwick girls have struggled in making the win column, having only accomplished that feat five times and only once in a league game. The Warriors are led by senior Rylee Derr who is first on the team in scoring and is roaming around in the top five in the L-L League.

Last week the ladies earned another non-league win, this one against South Western 41-39, but dropped a close 30-28 contest to Penn Manor, and lost to Section One leader Cedar Crest 51-28.

Derr tied with the Comets' Alyssa Schriver as the top scorer with 17 but Rene Ross (7) and Carson Armstrong (4) were the only other Warrior contributors in the game. Both Derr and Ross hit on a 3-pointer while Derr went 6-7 at the line.

Warwick, playing from behind to start the game, eventually overcame a four point deficit and tied the game at 20-20 to start the fourth quarter. Penn Manor led at the half 16-12 and outscored Warwick 10-8 in the final quarter to avenge an early season 52-50 loss.

Cedar Crest came calling on Friday and showed why it is undefeated and in first place by holding the Warriors to only one double digit quarter when they allowed 10 points in the third.

Derr was likewise held to single digits, posting only nine points while being a perfect 2-2 at the line. Ross' six point total was all from beyond the arc as she drained two 3-pointers on the night, and Taylor Gonzales dropped five while Armstrong, Abby Rogers, Julia Forsythe, and Lailane Batty all added two points apiece.

A stifling Falcon defense held the Warwick offense in check while the leading scoring duo of Alyssa Austin (16) and Ariel Jones (14) kept the game out of reach.

Fighting against a huge 29-14 lead by halftime the Warriors put forth their best effort in the third, but were unable to keep any momentum going to finish out the game.

Saturday proved to be the charm in the lady Warriors third game of the week, a non-league showdown against South Western at home. While it wasn't easy it was still a win, none the less, and that will always wash away the bad taste of a loss.

A tough defensive stand in the third allowed Warwick the opportunity to overcome a 24-17 Mustang lead at the half and set up a thrilling fourth quarter in which they were able to hold off a late push and come away with the one point victory.

Derr and Gonzales led Warwick with 19 and 10 points, respectively with Derr hitting five of 10 free throws and Gonzales draining one 3-point shot. Ross followed with six points while Armstrong, Kasie Shaeffer, and Rodgers all contributed two points apiece.

WRESTLING

In a bid to win just its second match of the season, Warwick gave Manheim Township everything it could handle on Wednesday night but, even after receiving three forfeits, could not hold off a Blue Streak charge late in the match and fell 34-33.

Leading 33-12, Warwick could only watch as Manheim Township won the final five bouts, starting with decisions at 113 and 120, a major decision at 126 and two straight pins to pull out the improbable victory.

Starting at 145, Tate Cargas accepted a forfeit followed by a quick one minute fall by Luke Hirtzel at 152 to put the Warriors ahead 12-0.

Manheim Township's Jose Lao-Cooper then got the pin at 160 followed by a Steven Seepaul injury default to the Blue Streaks' Carter Hasson at 170 to tie the match.

Charles Lumene then needed only 1:09 at 182 to earn a fall over Michael Steger before Logan Boring decisioned Myles Deshal at 190 to make it 21-12.

Evan Clark and Ryan Stewart both accepted forfeits at 220 and 285 to widen the gap to 33-12 before the Blue Streaks rallied, putting a stake through the heart of the Warriors.

SWIMMING

It was a long time coming, but the Warwick boys finally secured a Section One win in the pool with a 96-73 victory over McCaskey last Tuesday. Joe Moll earned two individual wins in the meet taking the 50 freestyle in a time of 0:22.93, and winning the 500 freestyle in 4:54.38 to pace the Warriors who also used a win in the final race of the night to secure the victory.

Colin Sensenich, Ryan Hohman, Reid Harpel, and Adam Deckard delivered the winning time of 3:42.62 in the 400 freestyle relay to ensure that Warwick would have at least one Section win before the end of the season.

Warwick's girls, meanwhile, continued their dominance in the pool, sweeping all 11 events to easily swim past McCaskey 115-56. The Red Tornado has only one win on the season and is still searching for its first in the Section.

In order, the race winners were Catherine Chen, Brynne McNelis, Brina Uhlin, and Emma Oberholtzer in the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:02.95, Emma Schouten (2:00.70) in the 200 freestyle, Ellen Schnupp (2:21.05) in the 200 IM, Maria Poliski (:46.08) in the 50 freestyle, Lauren Sabol (1:10.97) in the 100 butterfly, Lauryn Ober (:57.08) in the 100 freestyle, Uhlin (5:38.39) in the 500 freestyle, Ober, Maya Hartzler, Oberholtzer, and Alianna Ovalle (1:54.70) in the 200 freestyle relay, Katelyn Oberholtzer (1:08.28) in the 100 backstroke, Tyler Mandrell (1:12.46) in the 100 breaststroke, and Ella Schupp, Oberholtzer, Hartzler, and Sabol (1:03.42) in the 400 freestyle relay to end the meet.

BOWLING

Section One leader Warwick had no friction at all in defeating Lebanon 7-0 last Wednesday, putting the Warriors at 7-1 on the season.

High team average for the match went to Ben White who had a 250 and rolled a 236, 258, and 257 for a 751 series, also a team high.

Braden Beebe had the team high game at 259 in the first followed by a 202 and 206 for a 667 series and a 222 average while Cole Snavely followed with a 213, 196, and 212 for a 621 series and a 207 average.

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Derr Drops in 15 in Loss to Conestoga Valley January 16, 2017

In the beginning of this season things were looking good for the lady Warriors. After a loss in their first game they rattled off four wins in a row and were sitting high atop Section One.

They now have not won a game in the past month and are searching for an answer as to why. Frustratingly, four of those losses have come by way of five points or less including last week's 41-37 defeat by Conestoga Valley and a 44-39 loss to Manheim Township.

Team scoring leader Rylee Derr contributed 15 points in last Tuesday's matchup with the Buckskins but the Warriors found themselves trailing 27-26 in the third after jumping out to an early 13-7 advantage to start the game.

CV methodically worked its way back into the game, led by game high scorer Amber High's 18 points and by holding Warwick to only 13 points over the second and third quarters.

Fighting to get back in the game, the ladies put up a final run in the fourth quarter but Conestoga Valley's defense was able to put the clamps on and maintain the lead up until the final buzzer.

Rene Ross was the second highest scorer for Warwick with eight points including two 3-pointers and drained her only two free throw attempts. Taylor Gonzales and Lailane Batty both scored six and Julia Forsythe added two as well.

Manheim Township used a huge 21 point third quarter to erase a 14-7 first half deficit and held on as Warwick rallied in the fourth, but again fell just short.

Neither team did much offensively in the opening half as the Warriors, again led by Derr (13), opened with a 7-5 advantage and then held the Blue Streaks to only two points in the third before MT exploded out of the locker room and did just enough to keep Warwick from completing the come-from-behind win.

Warwick did outscore the home team 17-16 in that final quarter but had dug themselves into a hole too deep to be able to climb out of.

Sydney Weismandel followed Derr with seven points scored while Abby Rogers ended with six, Ross and Emily Williamson each tallied four, Gonzales put up three and Kasie Sheaffer added two.

BOYS BASKETBALL

With two wins last week the Warwick boys reached 4-3 and pulled into a four way tie for second place in Section One behind undefeated Lebanon. Cedar Crest, Hempfield, and McCaskey all share the second spot with the Warriors who defeated Conestoga Valley 53-52 and Manheim Township 55-49.

Warwick found itself in a back-and-forth with CV in which the Warriors held onto a slight one point lead at the half but then saw the Bucks come out with guns blazing in a 21 point third quarter barrage.

After the smoke had cleared the Warriors were facing an eight point deficit at 42-34 with one quarter left to play. With a tough offensive performance they took the fight to the Bucks and went on a 13-5 late in the game to pull off the tight victory.

Alex Lalovic and Will Mobley each scored double digits with 17 and 11 points, respectively. Lalovic also drained two from long range and both players made one free throw apiece.

Ethan Price and Nate Martin both added seven points while Bryan Rottkamp scored five, Tyler Trimarchi had three, Brock Fassnacht put up two and Kyle Weaver scored one on a free throw.

Manheim Township also tested the Warriors, but this time it was straight out of the gates as the visiting Blue streaks took a 14-7 lead to start the game and held it through three quarters before Warwick took over in the fourth.

By halftime the Warriors had closed the gap and pulled within three, 20-17, but Manheim Township answered the call, extending that lead to 37-31 and giving Warwick all that they could handle.

With a gut check moment, Warwick proved its mettle by putting on an offensive display in the fourth in which they outscored MT 24-12, overtaking and eventually holding on to beat the Blue Streaks in a thriller.

Lalovic drove Warwick to victory outscoring all players with 24 including two 3-pointers and hitting 8-of-13 foul shots. Trimarchi helped fuel the win with 13 and by draining three from beyond the arch while Price scored eight, Mobley and Rottkamp added four apiece and Brandon Perezous added two.

WRESTLING

After beating Hempfield to start the season Warwick has not been able to find the win column, losing its next four matches including last week's 45-33 defeat at the hands of Solanco.

After exchanging forfeits at 106 and 113 to start the match, Solanco ran out to a 30-6 lead via an injury default and three straight pins before Tate Cargas took to the mat at 145.

Cargas and Billy Maeda battled through the first period but Cargas only needed 15 seconds in the second before earning the fall and making it 30-12.

Solanco's AJ Wilson secured a decision at 152, but Andrew Morgan answered with a 6-1 decision over Tucker Pierson at 160, bringing the Warriors back to 33-15.

Logan Boring's forfeit at 182 was sandwiched between Solanco pins at 170 and 195 making it mathematically impossible for the Warriors to pull out the win, even with two bouts remaining, but they did go down fighting.

Kaleb Tucker took Warwick's Evan Clark down to the wire before the 220 pounder secured the fall at 5:55 in the third period and at 285 Ryan Stewart also earned a fall over Averex Grant with only four seconds remaining in the second period.

SWIMMING

While the Warwick girls swam out convincingly to a quick and early lead that they never relinquished in a 117-53 win over Hempfield last week, the boys found themselves in a dog fight of a meet that included various lead changes and six events in which Warwick had the top finisher.

In the end it all came down to an exciting final race, the 400 freestyle relay, in which Warwick's anchor Keir Uhlin came from well back to get the win in 3:19.21, just .03 of a second faster than Hempfield's second place finisher. Unfortunately the Black Knights, who were up by six points heading into the relay, also took third place which secured the overall win at 87-83.

Hempfield started the meet by winning the 200 medley relay in 1:40.59, but after wins by Keir Uhlin in the 200 freestyle (1:47.01), and Joe Moll in the 200 IM (1:58.71) and another Black Knight win by Alec Fatta in the 50 freestyle (:22.67) the score was knotted at 23-23.

Hempfield won the 100 butterfly and the 100 freestyle but Warwick answered with Cade Uhlin's win in the 500 freestyle (4:56.19) and Colin Sensenich, Moll, Keir Uhlin, and Adam Deckard winning the 200 freestyle relay (1:31.36).

That along with Moll's second individual win of the meet in the 100 backstroke (53.58) gave Warwick the lead once again, but Hempfield grabbed it back for good by winning the 100 breaststroke before the thrilling finish by Warwick's Ryan Hohman, Olive Lance, and the Uhlin brothers.

Meanwhile the lady Warriors had no trouble in handling the Black Knights and maintained their undefeated season by winning nine total events for the evening.

Warwick had two swimmers who doubled up on individual wins as Lauryn Ober won the 200 freestyle in 1:59.37 as well as the 100 butterfly in 0:59.99 and Emma Schouten took the 200 IM in 2:09.65, and also won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.74.

Tyler Mandrell, Emma Oberholtzer, Schouten, and Katie Oberholtzer got the ball rolling for the ladies by winning the 200 medley relay in 1:51.82 and then Ober and Schouten's wins made it three wins in a row.

Hempfield's lone wins came courtesy of Sophie Lear who took first in the 50 freestyle (0:24.74) and the 100 freestyle (0:58.08) before Warwick closed things down for good.

Anna Lance won the 500 freestyle in 5:26.22, followed by the Schouten, Emma Oberholtzer, Katie Oberholtzer, and Ober in the 200 freestyle relay (1:41.65), Mandrell in the 100 backstroke (1:01.27), and Maya Hartzler, Brina Uhlin, Mandrell, and Ober in the 400 freestyle relay (3:49.52).

BOWLING

Keeping its fantastic season rolling along, Warwick (6-1) racked up another two wins last week and maintained a comfortable lead over Penn Manor (4-3) while remaining in first place.

So far this season the Warriors have appeared unstoppable as they have posted three shut out wins including two last week over Conestoga Valley and Manheim Township. Its only misstep came against Cedar Crest in the opening meet of the season in the form of a 4-3 loss, but they have rattled off six straight since then.

Against the Buckskins last Monday Tony Lutz recorded the team high series with a 237, 223, and 217 for a 677 followed by Isaac Erickson (267, 182, 200-649), Cole Snavely (174, 225, 223-622), and Ben White (202, 216, 193-611).

White led the charge against the Blue Streaks on Friday with a 245, 258, and 227 for a 730 series followed by Lutz (226, 234, 257-717), Erickson (245, 190, 216-651), and Ashley Sham (208, 233, 191-632).

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