Showing posts from November, 2021

Pioneers Rout Bulldogs, Advance to District Semifinals

Sometimes, a team simply has more talent than the other. It was one of those cases Friday night in Lampeter, as the Pioneers ran all over the Big Spring Bulldogs, bringing an end to the best season in Big Spring program history. Dual-threat QB Berkeley Wagner tallied 316 yards of total offense, while backfield-duo Payton Cunningham and Giovanni Malatesta combined for 159 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns.  While the game was close throughout most of the first half, the Pioneers railed off 42 unanswered points en route to a 62-13 victory. Coach Ridenour had high praise for his team following the game, “Our defense played a great game, Berkeley made some great plays. That kid has just been phenomenal all year.” Wagner is the leading passer and rusher for the Pioneers, with 1355 yards in the air and 754 more on the ground.  Wagner himself was quick to give credit to the big guys upfront. “It’s the offensive line just like every game we’ve had. It just starts upfront and when they go, we go.”

Football Program Holds Senior Night

On Tuesday night, the football team, marching band, and cheerleaders hosted their annual senior night. Here are several photos from the event. Photos by Cam Reynolds, LS News Photographer

Six Pioneer Athletes Participate in National Signing Day

On Wednesday morning, six Pioneer student-athletes officially committed their academic and athletic future to post-secondary institutions. More athletes will sign in the coming windows. Giovanni Malatesta, Washington College (Baseball) Giovanni will play baseball at Washington College. The Shoremen compete at the Division III level in the Centennial Conference, and finished with a record of 16-9 last season. He will join 2021 L-S graduate Jake Long on the team. Malatesta hit .273 last season for the Pioneers, stealing 13 bases and knocking in 16 runs.  Keiva Middleton, Lock Haven University (Softball) Keiva will play softball at Lock Haven University. The Bald Eagles compete at the Division II level in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and finished with a record of 10-22. She will join 2020 L-S graduate Summer Peters on the team. Middleton was a first-team all-state pitcher last season, leading the Pioneers to the 4A state title.  Emaly Garrett, Eastern Michigan University (La

Pioneers Claim Section Title With Record-Breaking Win

Some fans were still finding their seats when birthday-boy Payton Cunningham trotted into the endzone for a kickoff-return touchdown. In regards to the return, Cunningham stated “We’re always one block away. We finally did it tonight”. Berkeley Wagner in Game vs Penn Manor (Logan Thompson) Only fifty-some fans were in attendance due to the pouring rain and freezing temperatures. Those who were in attendance (shoutout to the inflatable dinosaur in the student section) were in for a treat. The Pioneers lit up the scoreboard with 68 points in the first half, adding 6 more in the second half. The defense also held strong, recording a shutout and three interceptions (all in the first quarter). The final score of the game was 74-0, the most points scored in program history. GAME STATS The Section 3 crown is staying in Lampeter. The Pioneers go into the District playoffs as the 2nd seed, earning a first-round bye. They will then host the winner of Conrad Weiser and Big Spring the following Fr

XC: Pioneers Bring Home District Crown

Saturday afternoon at Big Spring High School, both the boys and girls cross country team participated in the District III championship meet. The boys were overwhelming favorites going into the meet, projected to win by 21 points. Start of Race at Lancaster Mennonite (Logan Thompson) It was a little closer than projected, but the boys won the meet by 14 points, bringing home the first District III title in school history. Colin Whitaker placed 2nd individually, improving on his 3rd place finish from last year. Ben Devine and Parker Stoner also placed in the top 15. The boys will compete for the PIAA gold at the state meet next weekend in Hershey.  The girls placed 7th as a team, with Aubrey Magagna being the top individual finisher at 17th. Magagna has qualified for the state meet individually, and will also run in Hershey next weekend. The boys haven’t lost a meet in almost three years, they’ve won the last three Section 2 titles, and they now have a very legitimate chance at the state

Annual Halloween Parade Held in Strasburg

On Thursday, October 28, Strasburg Lions Club held its annual Halloween Parade. The parade began at 7 p.m. at the Strasburg Jaycee Park and proceed east on Miller, West Main, and East Main Streets to the Shenk Avenue intersection. Here are some photos from the event. Plus some video the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Marching Band's performance at the parade.: 2021 Halloween Parade performance By Cam Reynolds, LS News Photographer