Sports

The goal of LSNews.org is to cover each home athletic event, as well as produce original feature stories on each team.


Sports Editor: Benjamin Eidemiller

Assistant Sports Editor: Maggie Johnson

Read some of our articles below, sorted by team.

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Spring Sports

Baseball

A sad end to a disappointing season: Baseball team falls 7-6 (May 11, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
Jacoby leads baseball team to 6-4 victory as it works to re-enter playoff picture (April 29, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
Groshong's gem snaps losing streak for L-S baseball team (April 27, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
McCaskey notches first win of the season over skidding baseball team, which has lost six of seven (April 23, 2016) -- Ashley Zehr
Groshong dazzles with complete game shutout as L-S baseball snaps three-game skid (April 18, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
Baseball team to raise money for A Week Away (April 16, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
Sloppy inning plagues Pioneers again as E-Town earns 7-4 victory (April 13, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
Baseball adds a win over CV, 8-4 (April 9, 2016) -- Ashley Zehr
Pioneers drop the ball with three errors against Ephrata in 9-6 loss (April 6, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
Baseball team rides strong start from Groshong, downs Pequea Valley 10-2 (March 30, 2016) -- Ashley Zehr
Baseball team overcomes disastrous fifth inning with redeeming sixth to beat Barons 7-4 (March 24, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz

Boys Lacrosse

Boys lacrosse team's record-breaking season ends with loss to Hershey (May 20, 2016) -- Taylor Griffin
Boys lacrosse makes history, winning first round playoff match against Hempfield (May 18, 2016) -- Taylor Griffin
Township edges L-S to win third straight league crown (May 13, 2016) -- Taylor Griffin
Total annihilation: A 22-1 victory for the boys lacrosse team over Cocalico (April 25, 2016) -- Ivy McComsey
Senior night victory propels boys lacrosse team forward (April 22, 2016) -- Ivy McComsey
Sudden victory: L-S beats Palmyra in second overtime (April 16, 2016) -- Ivy McComsey
Pioneers chop down Cedar Crest 22-7 in boys lacrosse (April 13, 2016) -- Ivy McComsey
Streaks stop streak of winning for L-S boys lacrosse team (April 11, 2016) -- Ivy McComsey
Still undefeated boys lacrosse team trounces Ephrata (April 1, 2016) -- Ivy McComsey
Mauling McDevitt: L-S boys lacrosse notches big victory (March 30, 2016) -- Ivy McComsey
Mazaheri powers offensive explosion that leads L-S lacrosse to 16-10 win (March 24, 2016) -- Ivy McComsey

Boys Tennis

Trouble on the tennis courts: A 5-0 loss ends the season for the boys tennis team (April 26, 2016) -- Maggie Johnson and Grant Davis
Eagles soar to victory over Pioneers in tennis (April 18, 2016) -- Max Nguyen
Central cruises to tennis victory, continuing streak (April 14, 2016) -- Grant Davis
Beating the Braves: Tennis team downs Pequea Valley 6-1 (April 12, 2016) -- Max Nguyen
Tennis team drops match to Annville-Cleona (April 1, 2016) -- Grant Davis
Boys tennis team shuts out Northern Lebanon (March 24, 2016) -- Max Nguyen
Photo gallery from 4-1 win over McCaskey (March 18, 2016) -- Payton King

Girls Lacrosse

Saturday morning success for girls lacrosse team (April 24, 2016) -- Joanna King
Senior night for girls lacrosse ends with another win (April 19, 2016) -- Joanna King
Girls lacrosse defeats Warwick 10-3 (April 8, 2016) -- Maggie Johnson
Buckskins fall flat in face of L-S girls lacrosse (April 6, 2016) -- Joanna King
L-S girls lacrosse coasts to 13-3 win over Cocalico (April 5, 2016) -- Joanna King

Softball

Heading for states: Softball team recovers to win third place game in district playoffs (June 2, 2016) -- Eric Gross

Weaver's 15-strikeout one-hitter paces Pioneers to playoff progress (May 26, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
Pioneers launch Rockets in round one of the District playoffs (May 24, 2016) -- Robin Feaster
Hempfield hands L-S softball team first loss in playoffs (May 14, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
Undefeated: Softball team beats Central to close out 20-0 regular season (May 12, 2016) -- Robin Feaster
Crushing the Crimson Tide: Mercy rule invoked after three innings (April 27, 2016) -- Robin Feaster
For the love of the game: Softball team excels with passion, attention to detail (April 26, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
Another game, another mercy rule victory for the L-S softball team (April 23, 2016) -- Robin Feaster
Sixth inning rally propels Pioneers to victory over rival Indians (April 13, 2016) -- Robin Feaster
Softball team routs ELCO 15-0 (April 6, 2016) -- Delaney Baker
Jordan Weaver throws a no-hitter as Pioneers defeat Comets (March 31, 2016) -- Robin Feaster
Contagious hitting, dominant pitching pace Pioneers to softball victory in season opener (March 25, 2016) -- Robin Feaster

Track and Field

Winter Sports

WINTER SPORTS WRAP-UP: PIONEERS PRESS ONWARD (February 24, 2016) -- Staff

Bowling

Bowlers upset Barons 4-3 (January 29, 2016) -- Caleb Gawne
Bowling team falls to E-Town (January 11, 2016) -- Maggie Johnson
Bowling team triumphant over the Vikings (January 4, 2016) -- Caleb Gawne
Down to the final pin: Bowling against the Eagles (December 19, 2015) -- Caleb Gawne

Boys Basketball

Bishop McDevitt hands Pioneers loss in District semifinals (February 22, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
L-S plays its game to overcome Gettysburg in district quarterfinals (February 19, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
L-S downs Dover in round one of district playoffs (February 16, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
Pioneers a bounce away from victory, but fall short to Cedar Crest 59-52 (February 6, 2016) -- Kevin Reed
Section champion L-S Pioneers win big on senior night (January 28, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
Section 3 is Pioneers' to lose after big win over ELCO, 71-60 (January 22, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
Pioneers stem the Crimson Tide ... barely (January 13, 2016) -- Kevin Reed
Pioneers rebound to defeat Susquehanna Township 61-47 (January 9, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
Eagles soar to victory, handing L-S its first loss (January 8, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
Pioneers dodge trap game, defeat Northern Lebanon before Christmas (December 23, 2015) -- Benjamin Pontz
From underdogs to favorites: Basketball team embraces change in role (December 22, 2015) -- Benjamin Pontz
Achille's defense, foul shooting propel Pioneers to edge Barons 52-50 in boys basketball (December 18, 2015) -- Benjamin Pontz
L-S builds on early season winning streak with decisive victory over Lebanon Catholic (December 16, 2015) -- Kevin Reed
Achille and Sandberg lead boys basketball team out of 15-point deficit to win by 11 (December 12, 2015) -- Benjamin Pontz

Girls Basketball

Loss spoils senior night for girls basketball team (February 2, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
Girls basketball falls to Northern Lebanon (January 27, 2016) -- Benjamin Eidemiller
Girls basketball team beats the snow ... and the Buckskins (January 21, 2016) -- Caleb Gawne
L-S girls stay focused to beat Manheim Central 48-37 (January 19, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
Six-and-a-half minute fourth quarter drought notwithstanding, girls edge Pequea Valley (January 15, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
Lady Pioneers trounce the Blazers (January 11, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
L-S Ladies reign victorious over Donegal on the hardwood (January 5, 2016) -- Caleb Gawne
Overshadowed by showdown in Lebanon, girls take care of business too (December 21, 2015) -- Benjamin Pontz
Lady Pioneers prevail in Hyphen-Bowl (December 14, 2015) -- Caleb Gawne
Nevin Hoenninger's 31 points not enough to overcome Warwick (December 10, 2015) -- Lauren Mast

Swimming

Wrestling

Final home wrestling match ends with loss to Cocalico (January 29, 2016) -- Maggie Johnson
Wrestling team earns a win on senior night (January 14, 2016) -- Maggie Johnson
Young wrestling team falls to CV (December 23, 2015) -- Maggie Johnson

Weekly Roundups

December 7-12 (Benjamin Pontz)
December 14-19 (Benjamin Pontz)
December 21-23 (Benjamin Pontz)
January 4-9 (Benjamin Eidemiller)
January 11-16 (Benjamin Eidemiller)
January 18-23 (Benjamin Eidemiller)
January 24-30 (Benjamin Eidemiller)

Winter Track

Winter track program helps athletes prepare for spring (February 4, 2016) -- Maggie Johnson

Fall Sports

Cross Country

Running home: LSXC comes away with five total wins in final home meet (October 6, 2015) -- Benjamin Pontz and Megan Doolittle
McClintock, Welchans lead girls; Raum leads boys in L-S XC's home meet (September 8, 2015) -- Megan Doolittle

Field Hockey

Field hockey team defeats Solanco to close season (October 14, 2015) -- Makayla Malcolm
Field hockey team fails to avenge previous loss to Manheim Central, falls 3-0 (October 7, 2015) -- Makayla Malcolm
Sports Roundup: Boys' soccer, field hockey teams each fall 1-0 (September 23, 2015) -- Benjamin Pontz
Lady Pioneers' Field hockey team notches 1-0 victory (September 21, 2015) -- Makayla Malcolm
Field hockey team avenges loss from yesterday, dominates ELCO (September 16, 2015) -- Makayla Malcolm
Field hockey team loses nail biter to Elizabethtown (September 15, 2015) -- Makayla Malcolm

Football

All-State quarterback Bear Shank to attend Millersville to play football; Metz brothers to join (January 23, 2016) -- Benjamin Pontz
Football team finishes season with disappointing loss at Solanco in playoffs (November 23, 2015) -- Kevin Reed
Pioneers pummel Palmyra (November 14, 2015) -- Kevin Reed
Pioneers handle Garden Spot, move into three-way tie for section lead thanks to Solanco loss (November 7, 2015) -- Kevin Reed
Pioneers clobber Cedars, 62-21 (October 30, 2015) -- Kevin Reed
Pioneers chug past Crusaders, 34-14 (October 23, 2015) -- Kevin Reed
Pioneers shock the critics to spoil Manheim Central's Homecoming, 40-27 (October 16, 2015) -- Kevin Reed
From battling cancer to battling defenses: The Bear Shank story (October 16, 2015) -- Benjamin Pontz and Kevin Reed
E-Town fails to finish, Pioneers score 28 unanswered points to win 35-27 (October 9, 2015) -- Kevin Reed
Pioneers plow to victory over Cocalico (October 5, 2015) -- Benjamin Pontz
Column: If this is your house, we're content to go home (September 26, 2015) -- Kevin Reed and Benjamin Pontz
Pioneers dominate in the trenches to win Lampeter Bowl (September 18, 2015) -- Kevin Reed
Penn Manor turns over victory to Pioneers (September 11, 2015) -- Kevin Reed
Pioneers struggle early, late in game, lose to Hempfield (September 4, 2015) -- Kevin Reed
Gridiron Grit: Pioneers' success hinges on battle in the trenches (August 31, 2015) -- Kevin Reed

Golf

Golf team maintains section lead with notable home match (September 14, 2015) -- Benjamin Eidemiller

Soccer (Boys)

Boys' Soccer falls during penalty kick "sudden victory" in first round District playoff (October 31, 2015) -- Lauren Mast
Nil-nil: Boys soccer team ties E-Town 0-0 (October 14, 2015) -- Lauren Mast
Pioneers edge Garden Spot 1-0 in boys soccer (October 5, 2015) -- Lauren Mast
L-S smokes Cocalico in 6-0 shutout (October 1, 2015) -- Lauren Mast
"Palpable tension" notwithstanding, L-S defeats Solanco in soccer, 6-1 (September 29, 2015) -- Lauren Mast
Boys' Soccer falls to Elizabethtown 3-0 (September 26, 2015) -- Lauren Mast
Sports Roundup: Boys soccer, field hockey teams each fall 1-0 (September 23, 2015) -- Benjamin Pontz

Soccer (Girls)

Tennis

Dreary weather dampens final match; L-S wins anyway (September 30, 2015) -- Maggie Johnson
Determined for Districts: Girls' tennis defeats Pequea Valley, clinches spot at Districts (September 24, 2015) -- Maggie Johnson
Despite distractions, L-S edges Elizabethtown 4-3 (September 17, 2015) -- Maggie Johnson
A quick article about a quick tennis match ... L-S beat ELCO (September 16, 2015) -- Maggie Johnson
Tennis team digs deep to defeat Lancaster Mennonite 5-2 (September 5, 2015) -- Maggie Johnson
A message to the league: Tennis team defeats Cocalico 4-3 (August 28, 2015) -- Maggie Johnson

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