Central breaks L-S football winning streak

"Every time I try and every time I win."

That lyric from Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" might best describe last night's football match-up. Entering the game both the Pioneers and Manheim Central boasted records of 3-0.

Each team's offense has been juggernauts. Last week quarterback Todd Shelley threw for 434 yards with five touchdowns in the double overtime victory over Conestoga Valley in the famed Lampeter Bowl. In addition, Cam Niemeyer completed 12 catches bringing the Pioneers total yardage to 558.

On the other side of the field, Central posted 530 yards and 49 points in their previous contest.

During the first half, L-S kept Central off their game boasting a six point lead at the half with a score of 13-7.

Unfortunately after the half, the Barons answered that six point deficit with four touchdowns in the third quarter to defeat the Pioneers, 41-20.
The Pioneers now 3-1 will be looking for redemption next week as they defend their hoe turf a…

High School teacher's art currently on display in three different states

This month you can find Lampeter-Strasburg High School art teacher Margaret Lau's work on display in three different galleries in three different states.

The first is at Red Raven Art Company here in in Lancaster.

The second is at Hood College for the Hood Alumni Show in Boonsboro, Maryland.
The third is the national juried exhibition, Material Matters in Brooklyn, New York. The exhibition is work that explores ideas about form and function in work using clay, glass, wood or metal alone or in combination.
Congratulations to Mrs. Lau!

In match-up of two undefeated teams, Etown walks away with win in Volleyball

On Tuesday, September 19, Elizabethtown traveled to Lampeter-Strasburg to challenge the Girls Volleyball team. It was a battle between two undefeated teams with 3-0 records. Unfortunately, it was Etown that remained undefeated. 
Come support the Pioneers on Tuesday, September 26 when the team travels to Garden Spot. 

--Photos by Cindy Powell

Help the L-S Community Closet by donating your formal wear

The L-S Community Closet is once again hosting a formal clothing drive for Homecoming. This year, it will be a little different, however. In the past, the event has only had dresses but starting this year, Formals for Formal will have both dresses and men’s clothing. LSCC will be partnering with Aevidum to organize and host the event. Donations will be appreciated but not required. All donations will go towards Maya, the school’s service dog.
Formals for Formal is open to anyone, whether you’re someone who can’t afford to buy anything new, or for those who just don’t want to shell out for some clothes they might only wear once.

The event will be October 4 and 5 and will start during RTII and go until 6 pm both days.

The only way to make this happen is if we receive donations! So put any unwanted formal clothing into the boxes in the school.

--By Emma Medlock, LS News reporter

Girls Soccer crushes both Lancaster Mennonite & Lebanon

On Monday September 11, the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Girls Soccer teams played Lancaster Mennonite at home. Both games were supposed to start at four, but due to injuries on the LMH team the Varsity game started at four and the Junior Varsity game started at 5:30 pm. Varsity defeated Mennonite 4-0. JV had an equally successful winning 2-0.
The following day Lebanon High School traveled to L-S to challenge the Girls Soccer team. The varsity match-up started at 4 pm since Lebanon did not have enough girls to field a JV team. The Pioneers proceeded to shut-out Lebanon, 9-0. Six goals were scored in the first half of the game and three goals were scored in the second half of the game.

--By Gwenn Spotts, LS News reporter

L-S students and staff donate 80 pints of blood

Over eighty students and staff gave blood at today's senior class blood drive. Senior class blood drives are a regular occurrence in the high school happening several times a year. 
Donors must be at least 17-years-old to donate. However, a 16-year-old can donate as well as long as they have parent permission.

In My Own Words: Building the set for 'Robin Hood'

In My Own Words In this installment of In My Own Words, Wren Miller talks her about experience helping with set construction for this year's fall play The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood.
On Friday afternoons after many Lampeter-Strasburg High Schoolers have started their weekend, a dedicated group of students can be found on the stage of the Performing Arts Center building the set for this year's fall play, The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood. Technology education teacher Mr. Adam Zurn oversee set construction and recruits students every year to help build. Every week, on Fridays and Wednesdays, set construction takes place from 2:45 to 4:30 pm. Though I can only go on Fridays, as I have Art Club on Wednesdays, I still get to do a lot of the construction.
We are currently building a castle and a platform for the Iron Throne to sit on. 

Set pieces are made mostly out of wood. We cut and measure the wood to create the different parts we need, and then drill and nail them toget…

The Lampeter Bowl: Is Seven Our New Lucky Number?

In My Own Words In this installment of In My Own Words, Alyssa Zaepfeltalks her about experience in the marching band at last Friday's Lampeter Bowl. 

Last Friday, September 18, we traveled a short distance to Conestoga Valley for an away game. By the third game, I considered myself experienced with the vibe of the football game, but nothing could have prepared me for the electric enthusiasm of the Lampeter Bowl.

Every year, Lampeter-Strasburg and Conestoga Valley play in the Lampeter Bowl, symbolizing the different hemispheres of Lampeter- the east and the west. The L-S district includes the west, while C-V has the east. So far, L-S has won six years in a row, and we were fully prepared to win for the seventh.

We added further special effects to our show. During a section in the second part, we swirl around as if we are in a tornado, symbolizing the chaos in the Masquerade ball. We also created a disappearing effect at the end of the show. People would break from the ending format…

Girls Tennis celebrates senior night with win over Manheim Central

Yesterday, the Lampeter-Strasburg Girls Tennis team celebrate senior night by defeating Manheim Central 6-1.

Box Scores
Isabelle Brown,Lampeter-Strasburg, def. Eliana Shenk, Manheim Central,6-3, 6-3.
Singles: Rachel Marcroft,Lampeter-Strasburg, def. Janae Bright, Manheim Central,6-2, 7-5.
Singles: Erin Harnish,Lampeter-Strasburg, def. Grace Roberts, Manheim Central,7-5, 6-3.
Singles: Larson Kessler,Lampeter-Strasburg, def. Hannah Kowalski, Manheim Central,6-1, 6-4.
Doubles: Larson Kessler and Rachel Marcroft,Lampeter-Strasburg, def. Hannah Kowalski and Janae Bright, Manheim Central,8-2.
Doubles: Erin Harnish and Isabelle Brown,Lampeter-Strasburg, def. Grace Roberts and Olivia Good, Manheim Central,8-4.
Doubles: Eliana Shenk and Courtney Weaver,Manheim Central, def. Nora Holmes and H. Dawson, Lampeter-Strasburg,8-2.

--Photos by Cindy Powell

Girls soccer loses to Ephrata but defeats Garden Spot

On Thursday, September 14, 2017, Lampeter-Strasburg traveled to Ephrata Mountaineer Field. Per usual, we were expecting nice wins to come home with, but only one of the Pioneer soccer teams would actually come away with a victory.
The Junior Varsity game, which started at 5:45 pm, fifteen minutes later than it was scheduled, went nice and easy. Though Jacky Shultz, a junior that usually plays center defense, didn’t start either of the two halves, the Pioneers still played just as strong in the start of the game. The Junior Varsity ended up winning their game 1-0. The goal was scored by Emily Snyder. This goal was the first of the freshman’s high school soccer career, and hopefully the start of a long line.
The JV team then sat back and prepared for Varsity to gain a similar win. Unfortunately, the Varsity team wasn’t blessed with the same results losing, 2-1. Ephrata scored early on in the first half of the game, and it wasn’t until a mere 16.5 seconds were left on the clock that Hann…

Girls Volleyball wins Ephrata invitational tournament

Last weekend, the Lampeter-Strasburg Girls Volleyball team won the Ephrata Invitational Girls Volleyball Tournament beating out 14 other teams. Here are some photo highlights.

--Photos by Cindy Powell

L-S wins Lampeter Bowl in double overtime victory

Last night the Lampeter-Strasburg football team defeated Conestoga Valley 57-54 in a double overtime victory. This marks the seventh straight victory for the Pioneers in the East meets West Lampeter Bowl.

Next week the L-S travels to Manheim Central.