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Baseball: Pioneers Knock Off Previously Undefeated Barons

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  After a win against Section 2 foe Conestoga Valley on Wednesday night, the Pioneers were back in action Saturday morning against the Manheim Central Barons. The Barons were 12-0 entering the matchup, sitting on top of both the Section 3 standings and the District III 5A power rankings.  Jack Swarr in Game vs Cedar Crest (Cynthia Powell) Jack Swarr started on the bump for the Pioneers. In his previous start against J.P. McCaskey, Swarr pitched 6.2 no-hit innings before having to exit the game due to pitch count rules. Connor Rohrer was the starting pitcher for the Barons. Rohrer entered the game with a 0.64 ERA, having allowed only two runs on the season. The Pioneers kicked off the action early, as Xander Getchis laced a double over left fielder Colton Book's head to knock in Isaiah Parido. Parido had doubled himself on the previous pitch to put himself in scoring position. In the third inning, a groundout by Braedon Karpathios drove in a run to put the Pioneers up 2-0. Also in t

Boys' Lacrosse: Pioneers Win Backyard Bash Over Comets

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On Friday night, the boys' lacrosse team hosted the Penn Manor Comets. Both teams entered the game with a record of 9-3. Going into the game, the Pioneers were ranked 6th in the 2A District III power rankings, while the Comets were 8th in the 3A ranking. The game doubled as the annual Backyard Bash, which honors the late Ryan "Whitey" Weitzel who passed away after a battle with cancer in 2008. Connor Nolt Celebrating Goal in Game vs Garden Spot (@lsboys_lax IG) Roughly midway through the first quarter of play, Stewart McClain and Barrett Denlinger fired in a pair of goals to give the Pioneers the first points of the game and an early lead. The Comets quickly recovered, evening the score after goals from Clayton Hollinger and Dylan Keene. With 43 seconds remaining, Connor Nolt gave the Pioneers a 2-3 edge off an assist from McClain. That lead would hold for the remainder of the first quarter. It was all business for the Pioneers early in the second quarter, as a quick stri