Boys Soccer defeats Eastern Lebanon in overtime

On September 7, the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Boys Soccer team traveled to Eastern Lebanon to challenge the Bobcats. The first half of the game was back and forth with nobody scoring. The two teams appeared equally matched.

Everyone's adrenaline was moving fast every time the Pioneers got really close to the goal. We had a lot of good shots on the goal, but we just couldn't get it past the goalie.

Then half-time came and everyone went to the concession stand to get snacks and drinks. 
The second half started with a similar situation as the first half both teams were trying their hardest. Neither team's goalie was not letting anything go by them. 
The buzzer sounded with a score of 0-0. That means overtime!

In My Own Words: L-S vs West York football game, but from the perspective of the L-S Marching Band

In My Own Words
In this installment of In My Own Words,Krista Lambert recalls her experience at Saturday's West York football game as a marching band member. 

Now, this is not how I would have liked to spend my Saturday, but here we are.

It's 10 am on a Saturday morning. Any other Saturday, I would still be asleep. But this Saturday will be my Saturday with the band. As I begin putting on my band uniform and inwardly lamenting the fact that I'll be wearing this hot uniform on an even hotter bus, I can't help but feel excited for the day ahead; a day with my friends, a day with my instrument, a day to show off what we've been working on for ages. It's game day.

The hour-long bus ride is uneventful and unworthy of its own paragraph. Upon arrival, the standard bus unpacking procedure begins. You'd be surprised by how many marimbas can fit into a single truck. You'd be even more surprised how long it takes to get them out of the bus.

Oh, the football team is…

Gut Wrenching Game: Girls Soccer loses to Hershey in double overtime

The overtime clock runs down...5,4,3,2, the last possible second the striker puts all her power into this kick. Past Lizzie. Past Tara. And then past the keeper.

The sidelines erupt into tumultuous cheers. Ranging from the enthused screams of the coach to the defeated whimpers of our bench. The game was over, we'd lost, Hershey 3, L-S 2. The field players come off in tears, sobbing and defeated they return to the bench. Everyone was upset. Despite playing a good game, we did in fact, lose.

The tensions are high as everyone thinks about how the game started. As Hershey kicks off our striker McKenna Conklin immediately takes it from them and goes to goal. She's the fastest girl I've ever seen. She's sprinting down the line, going, going, shot. SHE SCORED!!!!!!!!! in the first 15 seconds of the game!

As we go to restart, Hershey comes in hot. They brush right past our midfield, our defense, and then our goalie. They come right back at us with some fancy footwork and…

Football remains undefeated in 49-6 win over West York.

The Lampeter-Strasburg Football team improved their overall record to 3-0 on Saturday* after defeating West York, 49-6.

The game started rocky for the Pioneers when they fumbled the opening kickoff but quickly found their groove with the offense racking up 517 total yards. Standout players included Bryan McKim who rushed for 120 yards and quarterback Connor Nolt who was four for seven with a trio of touchdown passes.

On Friday, the Pioneers will host rival Conestoga Valley for the Section 2 opener in the Lampeter Bowl. Don't miss it!

* The game was held on Saturday at 1 pm instead of the traditional Friday night 7 pm start time due to a referee shortage in York County. 

Photos by Jonathan Klein, LS News Editor-in-Chief and Ethan Sauder, LS News Vice President

Muddy Boots and Great Nights Ruined: How to have a Successfully Fun Time at the Lampeter Fair

We're already in September. School is back in session and sports teams have begun playing games and matches. Before you know it, the Lampeter Fair will be here. Most times it'll catch you by surprise. Here's how to guarantee a great experience at the fair.

Plan AheadOne thing that I know has ruined the fair in the past is tight schedules and limited time to enjoy it. The best way the prevent this from happening is to look at what you have going on and sort out your priorities.

Often times sports coaches will require you to be at practice, and especially games, rather than the fair. So, maybe if you have soccer practice right after school you could bring a change of shoes (and potential clothing) and go directly after practice. Try to pick a night where you have the most time to go. 
Don't forget about the homework!

Come PreparedNobody likes ruining their nice clean shoes right? Well then check the weather and wear old shoes! Last year the fairgrounds were a muddy swamp. …

Football shuts out Penn Manor 35-0

Going into Friday's Lampeter-Strasburg vs Penn Manor football, the Pioneers were full of emotion after losing starting quarterback, Sean McTaggart, for the season to an injury last week.

Turns out L-S didn't have anything to worry about defeating the Comets 35-0 in non-league matchup.

Come out and support the Pioneers as they cross the Susquehanna to challenge West York Saturday afternoon at 1 pm.
Photos by Jonathan Klein, LS News Editor-in-Chief
And Ethan Sauder, LS News Photographer.

FFA Attends State Convention in Penn State

On June 11, 12 and 13th, members of the Garden Spot FFA Chapter at the Lampeter-Strasburg High School traveled to the Penn State University to attend the 90th State Convention, which featured competitions, sessions, awards and more.

Students participated in Career Development Events (CDE) or Leadership Development Events (LDE). These competitions allowed members to gain knowledge about certain careers. Part of the process for CDEs and LDEs requires members to attend county or regional level competitions before attending states for those competitions. During the first two days of states, members competed for their chance of being able to represent the Pennsylvania FFA at National FFA Convention in October.

Garden Spot FFA members competed in various events and received awards. The Agricultural Issues Forum team received First place at State and will be representing the Pennsylvania FFA at the National FFA Convention. The team consisted of Jess Herr, Jeslyn Krebs, Gracie Hess, Danae Ra…

Pioneers explode defeating Spring Grove 50-6

On Friday night, The Lampeter-Strasburg Pioneer Football team earned their first win over the Spring Grove in a 50-6 victory.

The game started cautiously, but the Pioneers exploded during the final 15 minutes of the first half earning 36 points.

Here's a fun fact: -1. That's how many yards the L-S defense gave up in the first 13 rushing attempts by Spring Grove. Boom!
Come support the football team on Friday when they travel to Millersville to challenge the Penn Manor Comets who are also 1-0.

Photos by Jonathan Klein, LS News Editor-in-Chief
And Ethan Sauder, LS News Photographer.

Opinion: You MUST know these tips as a freshman

I am currently a freshman myself and wish that someone would've given me tips for this school year. So I hope this will help current and future freshman to get through their first high school year.

1. Prepare
Yes, I know this isn't fun but you need to prepare for your classes and at least know some of the basics of the course. An easy way to do this is to ask someone who previously took the class and start learning some of the concepts. This will help you immensely when you're actually taking the course and give you a leg up.

2. Procrastination Don't procrastinate because it will make your life really miserable. If you try to take a break and wait until the last minute you will panic and become swamped by the continuously assigned homework. The teachers aren't going to stop assigning work if you need to finish something! (I did not follow this and am now panicking as completing this)

3. Google Apps If you haven't already download google docs, slides, and drive on …