Pioneers March Into Ephrata and Clinch Section 3 Title

It's a good time to be a Pioneer. With the football team's 54-16 win over the Ephrata Mountaineers, they become the 5th L-S team to win a section title this fall (joining the girls' tennis, field hockey, golf, and boys' cross country teams). It is the 8th section title all time and the first since 2015 to arrive in West Lampeter.  Section 3 Trophy (via L-S Football Twitter page) After a flurry of turnovers that included interceptions by Conner Nolt and Berkeley Wagner, Ephrata opened scoring after Owen Morrongiello tackled Sean McTaggart in the end zone resulting in a safety, giving the Mounts a 2-0 lead. This was the first time that the team had been trailing in a game since September 25th against the Lebanon Cedars. Early in the 2nd quarter, Andrew Reidenbaugh put a 30 yarder through the uprights to give the Pioneers a one point lead. The Pioneers never looked back from there, scoring 44 more consecutive points throughout the 2nd and 3rd quarter. Alex Knapp, Sean McTag…

Cross Country League Meet: Both Teams Qualify for Districts

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the boys' and girls' cross country teams headed to Ephrata for the L-L League Meet. The meet yielded positive results both team-wise and individually for the Pioneers.  Luke Smith, Luka Vranich, Nate Eberly, Colin Whitaker, Parker Stoner, David Pritchard, Adrian Elia, and Ben Devine (pictured left to right) On Tuesday, the boys' team finished 5th overall, much improved from last year's 13th place result. Colin Whitaker was the top finisher for the Pioneers at 13th place and was also the first freshman to finish overall. Whitaker finished with a time of 17:15. Parker Stoner, Adrian Elia, Luka Vranich, and David Pritchard rounded out the team's top 5. Penn Manor's Graham Thomas won the meet with an impressive time of 16:07. Hempfield won the team title by an impressive margin of 15 points.  Emma Drouillard, Aubrey Magagna, Morgan Wright, Selah Drouillard, Megan Stratton, Tori Smith, Molly Wissler, and Jaclyn Martin (pictured left to right) T…

The Show Must Go On. Fall Play tickets NOW on sale!

The show must go on, and despite COVID-19's best attempt, this year will be no different. 
The Lampeter-Strasburg Thespian Society is proud to announce this year's fall play--10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine, a short comedy by Don Zolidis. 

Well, technically, there is one difference. The show is presented via live stream so you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own couch.
Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased through Eventbrite. Purchase InformationFriday, November 13 at 7 pm Saturday, November 14 at 2 pm Saturday, November 14 at 7 pm 10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine SynopsisIf you’re spending a long time at home, it can be challenging to keep yourself occupied. Luckily, 10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine is full of handy solutions, from putting on a musical with your dog to becoming an announcer for a made-up sport to falling in love wi…

Pioneers Keep Rolling, Nearly Blanks Garden Spot

On Friday night, the Pioneer football team took on the Spartans from Garden Spot. Going into the game, the Pioneers were ranked 4th in the state among 4A teams and 1st in the district ahead of Bishop McDevitt, Cocalico, and Berks Catholic. The Pioneer offense continues to fly high, now averaging about 44 points per contest. The defense has also been spectacular, allowing under 10 points and about 180 yards per game. 
The Pioneers opened scoring just 3 minutes into the game after a big 26-yard reception by Beau Heyser after a beautiful throw from QB Sean McTaggart. McTaggart currently has the highest QB rating among eligible Section 3 players. The Pioneers are now making somewhat of a habit out of blocking punts, this week by Conner Nolt.  After a fumble recovery by Alex Knapp, Sean McTaggart threw for his 2nd TD of the night, this time finding Ian Herr. Near the beginning of the second quarter, the duo of Brady Cole and Parker Owens continued their reign of terror over opposing offenses…

Cross Country: Boys Clinch Section Title, Girls Split

On Tuesday afternoon, the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams took on the Donegal Indians and the ELCO Raiders in Myerstown. It was a very good day to run, as the course was relatively flat and the temperature was around 60 degrees. The race was very important as the Donegal boys and the L-S boys both held records of 9-0 going into the meet, meaning that the winner would hoist the L-L League Section 2 trophy.   Adrian Elia and Parker Stoner finish race vs Manheim Central and Cocalico (Logan Thompson)
Freshman Colin Whitaker won the boys race with a time of 16:30. Brock Overlander led the way for Donegal and Trenton Brubaker led the way for ELCO, with times of 16:55 and 17:17 respectively. Parker Stoner, Adrian Elia, Luka Vranich, and Nate Eberly rounded out the scoring five for the Pioneers. The Pioneers defeated the Indians by a score of 21-36 and the Raiders at a 20-39 scoreline. 
All was not lost for the Indians, as their girls team also won the Section championship by defeating the Ra…

Boys Soccer: Late Goal Propels Pioneers Over Bears

On Monday night, the Lampeter-Strasburg Pioneers and the Elizabethtown Bears fought through the elements under the lights at Shultz Transportation Field. The Pioneers won the first meeting between the two teams by a score of 4-3 on September 28th.  Ryker Holsinger controls the ball in the match vs. McCaskey (Logan Thompson)
Just five minutes into the game, a beautiful shot from Elizabethtown's David Fry put the Bears up 1-0. The Pioneers then took control of the game, knocking on the door many times until Landon Rice rolled one into the net, equalizing the score at 1 with about 8 and a half minutes remaining in the first half. The assist on the goal went to Ryker Holsinger. 
The Bears were carded twice in the second half, both yellows. One card was given to Wyatt Rachael, and the other was given to Luke Brumm. The latter led to a penalty that was not converted after a shot by Landon Rice was saved by Elizabethtown goalkeeper Donny Henriques. Henriques finished the night with six save…

Pioneers Fire On All Cylinders, Move to 4-0 after defeating Donegal

The Pioneers picked up right where they left off from last Friday's 48-0 demolition of the Lancaster Catholic Crusaders. All aspects of the game were working tonight for the Pioneers. The offense put up 42 points, the defense forced 4 turnovers and had many TFLs, and the special team group blocked a punt leading to a touchdown. 
The Pioneers scored on the first drive of the game after a 2-yard touchdown run from Austin Stoltzfus. L-S scored again on the next drive as Drew Harris ran untouched to the end zone on a big 30 yard gain. With just 30 seconds remaining in the 1st quarter, Beau Heyser swatted a punt attempt by Garrett Blake and returned it for a touchdown. An interception by Brady Cole led to another quick score, this time an Alex Knapp touchdown reception. 
On the drive after Cole's interception, Berkeley Wagner joined the takeaway club by forcing another interception from Donegal QB Trent Weaver. Drew Harris extended the L-S lead to 35 by running for his 2nd touchdown …