On Thursday night, the field hockey team hosted Manheim Central in a crucial Section 2 matchup. Both the Barons and the Pioneers were looking to keep their foothold in the title race. The Pioneers won the last meeting between these teams 4-0.
The Pioneers struck first. A shot from Tori Heiserman thundered against the frame of the goal, rebounding right onto the stick of Marissa Rice and into the net. After tumultuous pressure, Kiley Hoser finally equalized the score shortly before the halftime whistle.
With 2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter, the Barons were awarded a penalty shot, which was saved by a diving Brooke Zuber. Shortly into the 4th quarter, Ally Raub tapped in a goal from close range off a beautiful pass from Heiserman. Not to be outdone, the Barons quickly leveled the score at 2 with a Ella Brubaker shot. Maggie Swarr had a great chance to score what would be the game-winner with 9 minutes remaining, but her shot bounced off the left frame. The game was destined for overtime.
The Pioneers were on the back foot throughout the entirety of the overtime period. Brooke Zuber continued to do her thing, with the defense helping her out mightly. With 6 and half minutes left in the period, Kylie Krosen scored the game-winner for her second goal of the game. The Barons won by a score of 3-2.
Following the game, Pioneer coach Katrina Swarr had high praise for both sides. "This is probably one of the best evenly matched games we played this season. They had really fast forwards, we have really fast forwards. They have a good defensive unit, we have a really good defensive unit. They have a good goalie, we have a really good goalie, so evenly matched, there's nothing you can really do the ball just bounced the wrong way at the end".
On Thursday night, the annual Powder Puff game was held. No game was held last year due to the pandemic, meaning that both the Junior and Senior teams were going in inexperienced. With the homecoming king being crowned at halftime, the stage was set for an amazing night. The Seniors started off fast, with Jenna Daveler and Molly Bucher breaking off touchdown runs in the first quarter to give the elders a 14 point advantage. In the second quarter, Daveler found a wide-open Maggie Visniski, who made a man miss on her way to an 87-yard touchdown reception. Towards the end of the half, the Juniors finally looked like they had a chance to score. However, the clock ran out, and the Seniors went into the break with a 22-0 lead. Out of eight possible candidates, Nick del Grande was selected as homecoming king. The other candidates were Isaiah Parido, Chad Royer, Bennett Stoltzfus, Payton Cunningham, Owen Filson, Andrew Reidenbaugh, and Grant Beiler. The homecoming queen was crowned at the hal
Achieving straight As, or an unweighted GPA of 4.0, is the goal of many high school students. Getting straight As involves a lot of hard work, but it isn't impossible. Here is how I believe you can get all As. Do your homework. The number of students who do not do their homework shocks me. But doing your homework has many benefits and will help keep your grades up. Those five points you receive for a homework check matter, and when you get a 0 out of 5, it matters even more. Doing your homework also helps you learn the information, raising your test and quiz grades as well. Don't procrastinate. Procrastination is the downfall of many high school students who are capable of good grades. When you receive an assignment, do it ASAP. And when you are given the date of a test, start studying immediately instead of waiting and then cramming the night before. When you do this, you are likely to be less stressed, which increases the quality of the work you do. Don't put
On Thursday night, the Pioneer volleyball team hosted the Solanco Golden Mules for a sectional battle. The matchup doubled as senior night for the Pioneers, as all 2022 graduates were honored before the game. The Pioneers entered with a record of 6-5, hoping to grab a crucial win in the hunt for a district playoff berth. The Pioneers started off strong, jumping out to a 12-3 lead. Midway through the set, Morgan Lapp went on a six-point serving run to bring the Pioneers within a point of winning the set. The set was never a contest, as the Pioneers won 25-12. The second set was more competitive than the first, but the Pioneers still held a slight lead throughout the set. Neither team could get on a set-defining run, with no more than 2 or 3 points being rallied at a time. Despite a late comeback attempt from the Mules, the Pioneers reigned supreme, 25-20. The Mules started the third set on a run, taking a 6-2 lead. The Pioneers, aided by a rambunctious student section, rallied back and