Pioneer Sports This Week: A Roundup (December 21-23 -- Christmas Week)

It was an exciting -- albeit short -- week for sports in Pioneer Country. It's time to start treating the boys basketball team like they are the favorites to win the section, which after their big win over ELCO, they almost certainly are, but they're not the only team finding early season success. Here's an abbreviated roundup of Pioneer Sports This Week -- Christmas Edition -- in case you missed it.

Monday, December 21

Bear Shank became the first L-S player
named to the First Team All-State Football
Team since at least 2008, according to research
Photo courtesy of Mark Thiboldeaux
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Boys Basketball: Defeated ELCO 62-42 (see Benjamin Pontz's feature article and interview with Mr. Achille)
Girls Basketball: Defeated ELCO 48-41 (see Benjamin Pontz's article)

Tuesday, December 22

Wrestling: Lost to Conestoga Valley 54-18 (see Maggie Johnson's article)

Wednesday, December 23

Boys Basketball: Defeated Northern Lebanon 71-43 (see Benjamin Pontz's article)
Girls Basketball: Lost to Lebanon Catholic 44-35 (see LNP box score)

A Note from Fall Sports

Star quarterback Collin "Bear" Shank was named to the AAA First Team All-State squad, the first L-S football player to place there in recent memory. research indicates he the first Pioneer since at least 2008 to earn such prestigious placement.

Overall Records:

Bowling: 1-2 (1-2)
Boys Basketball: 9-0 (6-0)
Girls Basketball: 4-5 (3-3)
Boys Swimming: 0-3 (0-0)
Girls Swimming: 1-2 (0-0)
Wrestling: 0-3 (0-3)

--Benjamin Pontz, Editor-In-Chief

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