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Spring Musical tickets for Godspell NOW on sale!

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The Lampeter-Strasburg High School Thespian Society is proud to announce this year's spring musical-- Godspell . You can watch the broadcast from home on April 8-10 and 15-17 at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased through  showtix4u.com . The Story Godspell is a classic and timeless musical. It revolves around a troupe of traveling performers that consider how to build a community.  To do this they reenact several biblical parables with a contemporary view. The music is by Stephen Schwartz of Wicked and Pippin fame.  The show begins fun and funny, but it becomes more serious in tone as it looks at the sacrifices that must be made to create and sustain faith, love, and community. The cast is an eclectic mix of personalities with differing musical and comedy styles. It is good for the entire family.   Click here to view the Playbill.

Pioneers Shutout Berks Catholic in Season Opener

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651 days ago the Pioneers were at Lubrano Park fighting for what would have been the program's third PIAA title. They haven't played a competitive game since. After a very long wait, the Pioneers have finally begun their Section 3/L-L League title defense. Despite the near 50 MPH wind gusts, it felt like a beautiful day for baseball. Derek Brynildsen started on the bump for the visiting Berks Catholic Saints, while senior Caleb Guyer was handed the ball for the Pioneers. Caleb Guyer in Scrimmage vs Cocalico (Jon Klein) The Pioneers struck first, with Andrew Whitehead scoring on a ground ball hit by Owen Fikkert in the bottom of the second inning. Guyer had his best stuff going, striking out 9 batters in 4 innings of work. The Saints were unable to enter the hit column until the fourth inning, when Russell Emrich hit a ground ball up the middle for a single.  The serious damage came in the fourth inning, with the Pioneers scoring 7 runs and hitting around the batting order. Giov

Pioneers start spring season in scrimmage against Cocalico

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Spring sports are have arrived! Here are some images from a recent baseball scrimmage against Cocalico.  Photos by Jonathan Klein, LS News Editor-in-Chief.

Pioneers Fall to Shippensburg in District Quarterfinals

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On Thursday night, the boys' basketball team traveled to Shippensburg to take on the Greyhounds in the quarterfinals of the District III tournament. The Pioneers entered the game with a record of 9-3, defeating Northeastern on Tuesday night to advance to the quarterfinals. The 3rd seeded Greyhounds boast an impressive 15-2 record and have won 7 games in a row heading into tonight's matchup.  Berkeley Wagner in Game vs Lancaster Mennonite (Jon Klein) The Greyhounds looked locked in at the beginning of the game, jumping out to an early lead. Jayden Statum scored 8 points during the quarter, knocking down 3 mid-range jump shots and banking in a layup. Towards the end of the quarter, the Pioneers went on a mini-run to bring the score to 15-8 going into the second quarter. The momentum carried into the second quarter for the Pioneers. After a scoreless first quarter, Tyler Burton knocked down 2 three-pointers and scored 8 points during the quarter. Isaiah Parido had a great first ha

Lady Pioneers Bow Out in First Round of District Tournament

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On Wednesday night, the Lady Pioneers headed to Hummelstown for a playoff matchup against the Lower Dauphin Falcons. The Falcons were favored going into the game, as they posted a record of 13-4 during the regular season. Unlike previous renditions of the District III tournament, there is no consolation bracket. This is due to only the winner of the tournament qualifying for the PIAA bracket.  Hailey Leaman in Game vs Cocalico (Chris Knight LNP) With usual starter Kiersten Hostetter unavailable to play in the game, sophomore Maggie Swarr recorded her first start of the season. The Falcons put on a defensive clinic in the first quarter, making the Pioneers work for every shot and point. The Pioneers turned the ball over 11 times during the quarter, primarily due to pressure from the Falcon defense. The Falcons went into the second quarter up 14-5. The beginning of the second quarter was favorable for the Pioneers. Just when it started to look like it might be a long night for the Pionee

Burton and Vranich Combine for 44 as Pioneers Advance to District Quarterfinals

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On Tuesday night, the boys' basketball team hosted the Northeastern Bobcats in the first round of the District III playoffs. The Bobcats were 11-6 entering the game, earning themselves the 11th seed in the tournament. The Pioneers (8-3) were seeded in the 6th spot and were coming off a tough loss to Lower Dauphin in their last game. Unlike previous renditions of the District III tournament, there is no consolation bracket. This is due to only the winner of the tournament qualifying for the PIAA bracket.  Luka Vranich in Game vs Lancaster Mennonite (Jon Klein) The Pioneers started off the game on an 8-0 scoring run after a bucket from Luka Vranich and two three-pointers from Tyler Burton. The Bobcats answered right back, going on an 8-0 run of their own thanks in part to great three-point shooting. With 30 seconds remaining in the quarter, Burton hit a jump shot to send the Pioneers into the second quarter up 10-8.  The Pioneers were undeniably the better team in the second quarter,

Pioneers Lose Thriller To Lower Dauphin

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The stage was set for a fierce battle. If the JV game (a 33-30 win for the Pioneers) was any indication, we were in for 32 minutes of hard-fought basketball. The Pioneers entered the game with an 8-2 record, placed 4th in the District III power rankings. The opposing Lower Dauphin Falcons (14-3) sat 2 spots ahead of the Pioneers in 2nd.  Ty Burton in Game vs Cocalcio (Jon Klein) After a game-opening bucket from the Falcons, the Pioneers went on a 12-2 scoring run to give themselves an early first-quarter lead. The Falcons then went on a run of their own to bring the score to 14-8 by the end of the quarter. Sean McTaggart starred in the first quarter, scoring 10 of the Pioneers' 14 points and knocking down 2 three-pointers.  The second quarter was equally entertaining, with both offenses functioning like a well-oiled machine. The Falcons used their high-intensity blueprint offensively, passing the ball around at the speed of light and generating open looks. Tyler Burton carried the

Pioneers Cruise Past Indians on Senior Night

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  On Monday night, the Lady Pioneers hosted the Donegal Indians. The Indians were winless going into the game with a record of 0-11. The Pioneers were looking to secure a spot in next week's District III playoffs, as they were seeded 13th going into the game. It was also senior night in West Lampeter, as all the Pioneer seniors were honored before the game.  Jada Willard in Game vs Garden Spot (Jon Klein) The Indians jumped out to an early lead but didn't hold it for long. Hailey Leaman knocked down shots from downtown on back-to-back possessions, followed up by another three-pointer from Megan Manion. The Pioneers continued to roll from there, forcing turnovers defensively and cashing in on easy shots at the other end. At the end of the quarter, the Pioneers led by a score of 23-12.  The Pioneers' momentum carried into the second quarter. The Indians couldn't seem to take the lid off of the basket, while the Pioneers drained seemingly every shot and were constantly exp