Looking Back at the Fall Sports Season

 GOLF

The golf team captured the Section 3 championship with an unbeaten record of 12-0. Katie Lapinsky was crowned the individual girls' league champion after shooting an 8-over 78 at Meadia Heights Golf Club, the Pioneers' home course. Ben Wilson, Matt Wilson, and Gehrig Harsh all qualified for the District III tournament along with Lapinksy. Lapinsky and Matt Wilson were named L-L League all-stars at the end of the season. 

Ben Wilson at L-L League Championship (Suzette Wenger LNP)

GIRLS' TENNIS

The girls' tennis team earned a third straight Section 2 championship with a record of 8-3 (7-1). Kylie Gerhardt, Ryan Gerhardt, and Kendall Winters were among the top performers for the team. The team reached both the L-L League final and District III semifinal but fell to Manheim Township on both occasions. Gerhardt and Winters were named Section 2 all-stars at the end of the season. 

Kendall Winters in Match vs Cocalico (Logan Thompson)

BOYS' CROSS-COUNTRY

The boys' cross-country team won the Section 2 title for the 3rd year in a row with an undefeated record of 11-0. At the time of writing this, it has been 773 days since the team has lost a meet (vs Manheim Central in October 2018). The team placed 5th at the L-L League meet and 3rd at the District III 2-A meet. Freshman standout Colin Whitaker placed 11th at the PIAA 2-A State meet to finish the season. Parker Stoner, Nate Eberly, Adrian Elia, and Luka Vranich were all named Section 2 all-stars at the end of the season. 

Peyton Harsh in meet vs Cocalico and Manheim Central (Logan Thompson)

GIRLS' SOCCER

The girls' soccer team had an outstanding season, reaching the District III championship game. The girls finished with an overall record of 8-2-2 and were the best defensive team in the L-L League, allowing only 6 goals in the regular season. Jenna Daveler, Lizzy Deardorf, Maggie Johnson, Kendall Hadesty, and Molly Bucher were all named Section 2 all-stars at the end of the season. Daveler was also named the Section 2 MVP. 

Jenna Daveler in District III 3-A Championship Game (Patrick Blain LNP)

VOLLEYBALL

The volleyball team finished with a record of 3-11, defeating Lebanon, Solanco, and Cocalico. Emily Mullin was named a Section 2 all-star at the conclusion of the season. 

2019 Volleyball Team (via L-S Girls Volleyball Facebook)

BOYS' SOCCER

The boys' soccer team had another strong season, finishing with a record of 8-3-1. Luke Kelly, Landon Rice, and Derrick May were among the top goal scorers for the team. The team qualified for the District III playoffs, suffering a heartbreaking loss to Fleetwood in the quarterfinals. Luke Kelly, Gavin Shue, Landon Rice, and Andrew Reidenbaugh were named Section 2 all-stars at the end of the season. 

Ryker Holsinger in Game vs McCaskey (Logan Thompson)

FIELD HOCKEY

The field hockey team had a great season, winning the first Section 2 title in program history. The team finished with a record of 11-4, reaching both the L-L League championship game and the District III quarterfinal. Chloe Blantz, Daisy Frank, Keiva Middleton, Maggie Swarr, and Brooke Zuber were all named Section 2 all-stars at the end of the season. 

Ema Hollinger Hits Ball in L-L League Championship Game (Andy Blackburn LNP)

GIRLS' CROSS-COUNTRY

The girls' cross-country team finished near the top of Section 2 with a record of 9-2. Aubrey Magagna, Jaclyn Martin, and Tori Smith were among the top runners for the team. The team finished 10th at the L-L League meet and 3rd at the District III 2-A meet. Magagna was named a Section 2 all-star at the end of the season. 

Aubrey Magagna in Meet vs Cocalico and Manheim Central (Logan Thompson)

FOOTBALL

For the second consecutive season and third time in school history, the football team was crowned District III champions after a win over Conrad Weiser. The team finished the regular season undefeated, winning the Section 3 title. The team also reached the PIAA state semifinal, falling to Jersey Shore in a tightly-contested battle. Sean McTaggart, Parker Owens, and Berkeley Wagner were among the seventeen Section 3 all-stars. 

Parker Owens Tackles Player in PIAA State Semifinal Game (Jon Klein)

By Logan Moyer, LS News reporter

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