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Lippy Speech PPC 201

Ms. Branden Lippy, athletic director, delivers opening remarks.

Emma Speech PPC 201

Emma Gochnauer, Varsity Club president, thanks the community.

L-S Athletics Celebrated at First Pioneer Pride Classic

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Participants take to the Pioneer Field turf before the Pioneer Pride Classic.

The first Pioneer Pride Classic took place on the revamped Pioneer Field at JK Mechanical Stadium on Thursday, August 30. Representatives from each of the District's teams joined their families, friends, and members of the community to celebrate L-S athletics, revisit last year's accomplishments, and provide encouragement for the season ahead.

High school social studies teacher Mr. Matthew Shockey and his son Thomas Shockey, a senior and the 2018 Pioneer of the Year, served as the Pioneer Pride Classic emcees. The event kicked off with the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Marching Band's performances of the L-S Alma Mater and the National Anthem. Athletic Director Ms. Branden Lippy then welcomed the crowd to the new and improved stadium and thanked the community before turning it over to the varsity football cheerleaders for a Pioneer Nation celebration.

For the main event, the Shockeys took turns introducing each team and recounting their 2017-2018 achievements. Athletes and coaches, dressed either in their uniforms or in matching team shirts, stood as the crowd applauded. Each of the junior high teams - boys and girls soccer, field hockey, cross country, football, boys and girls basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, and track - each received a shout out before the marching band took to the field for a preview of this season's performance.

As the sun set on the first Pioneer Pride Classic, Varsity Club president Emma Gochnauer spoke on behalf of her fellow student athletes, thanking coaches, staff, and the community. The sentiment carried over to close the event with a giant banner that read "Thank You L-S Community!"

Band Performance PPC 201

The LSHS marching band performs against the backdrop of a gorgeous sunset.

Thank you LS Community

Cheerleaders hold handmade "Thank You L-S Community" banners.

2017-2018 Team Recaps

Softball

  • Finished the regular season ranked #6 out of 33 teams in 5A.
  • Section III Champions for the 4th time in the last 5 years.
  • Lost to Warwick in the 1st round of the L-L League Tournament, HOWEVER, they won the PIAA 5A State Championship beating West Allegheny 6-2 at PSU. First softball state championship in school history.

Baseball

  • Finished the regular season ranked #6 out of 29 teams in 5A.
  • Finished 2nd in L-L League Section II.
  • Played in the L-L League Finals and lost to Ephrata.
  • Qualified for the District III playoffs and lost in the quarterfinals to Ephrata.

Boys Lacrosse

  • Finished the regular season ranked #19 out of 31 teams in 2A.
  • There will be 2 sections for L-L League Boys Lacrosse starting this spring and the team looks to come back string and bring us a Section II championship.

Girls Lacrosse

  • Finished the regular season ranked #5 out of 26 teams in 2A.
  • They beat powerhouse Hempfield during the regular season, which was the first time in program history!
  • Beat #12 Twin Valley in the 1st round of the District III Tournament before losing to #4 Wyomissing in the quarterfinals.
  • This was the winningest season in girls’ lacrosse history and they look to continue this in spring 2019.

Boys Tennis

  • Finished the regular season ranked #22 out of 43 teams in AAA.
  • The following athletes qualified for the L-L League Tournament: Evan Winters, Alex Baker, Tyler Thorius, Ari Vaziri, Paul Keller, Cameron Keeler.
  • Alex Baker and Tyler Thorius advanced to the semifinals of the L-L League Tournament.
  • Evan Winters and Ari Vaziri qualified for the District III Tennis – Doubles Tournament.

Track & Field

  • The following athletes qualified for the District III Track and Field Championships: Madison Whitaker (100 hurdles), Lillian Hoke (high jump), Sydnie Smith (triple jump), Kristen Herr (discus), Ezra Mellinger (long jump and 100), Michael Kuhns (400), Josiah Zehr (300 hurdles), Gabe Frederick (shot put), Josh Eidemiller (javelin), Alex Stoeffler (javelin).
  • Ezra Mellinger won gold in the District III Long Jump.
  • The following athletes qualified for the PIAA Track and Field Championships: Kristen Herr (discus, Josh Eidemiller (javelin), Gabe Frederick (shot put), and Ezra Mellinger, (long jump).

Boys Basketball

  • Finished the season ranked #1 out of 37 teams in District III 5A.
  • Section II Champions (3rd year in a row).
  • Won the L-L League Championship for the first time in school history.
  • Qualified for the District III Championships and lost to Lower Dauphin in the quarterfinal round.
  • Qualified for the PIAA State Championships as the #6 seed from District III. Beat Bangor in the first round and lost to Archbishop Carroll in the second round.
  • 25 wins is the most ever by an L-S Boys Basketball team.
  • Coach Berryman was named L-L Section II Coach of the Year.

Girls Basketball

  • Finished the season ranked #4 out of 31 teams in District III 5A.
  • Section II Champions (2nd year in a row).
  • Qualified for the District III Championships. Lost to Susquehannock in the quarterfinal round.
  • Qualified for the PIAA State Championships as the #5 seed from District III. Beat Mastery-North in the first round and lost to Southern Lehigh in the second round.
  • Coach Fink was named L-L Section II Coach of the Year.
  • Won the 2017-18 L-L League Girls Basketball Sportsmanship Award.

Bowling

  • The Bowling finished the season 45-46 and team had a few student-athletes qualify for the L-L League Singles Tournament: Cassie Hatfield, Stephanie Mays, and Andrew O’Connor. Cassie Hatfield also qualified for the District III Singles and Eastern PA Regionals Bowling Tournament. She placed 11th in District III Singles.

Swimming

  • Qualified for the L-L League Swim Championships: Nathan Eberly, Dylan Grau, Everett Honert, Dalton Kreider, Justin Miller, Brandon Prouse, Nathan Tobler, Anya Curran, Breanna Fluhr, Amanda Hay, Olivia Honert, Catherine Horner, Elizabeth Horner, Emma Kury, Abby Nagle, Molly Nagle, Ellie Parido, Lexi Wagner.
  • Qualified for the District III Swim Championships: Nathan Eberly, Dylan Grau, Dalton Kreider, Justin Miller , Nate Tobler, Bre Fluhr, Olivia Honert, Catherine Horner, Elizabeth Horner, Abby Nagle, Molly Nagle, and Lexi Wagner.
  • The 200 medley relay set a new school record of 1:56.51 (the previous record was 1:57.15). They got 5th place overall at districts. The team was Elizabeth Horner, Catherine Horner, Breanna Fluhr and Lexi Wagner.
  • Elizabeth Horner placed 7th in the 500 free.
  • Bre Fluhr placed 6th 100 Back with also breaking a school record of 1:00.85.
  • Lexi Wagner broke a school record in the 100 breast with a time of 1:10.45.
  • The 400 freestyle relay team of Abby Nagle, Molly Nagle, Elizabeth Horner and Catherine Horner placed 8th.
  • Overall, the girls’ team placed 6th in the Districts.
  • Bre Fluhr qualified for the PIAA State Swimming Championships as the #30 seed in the 100-yard backstroke.

Wrestling

  • Finished the regular season ranked #14 out of 58 teams.
  • Made it to the District III Team Wrestling Championships for the first time since the early 1990’s. Lost to Central Dauphin in the first round.
  • Arik Harnish (113lbs) was a District III Qualifier, missing the PIAA state tournament by one win.

Cross Country

  • Girls Cross Country team won the Section II Championship for the second straight season.
  • The following athletes qualified for the L-L League and District III Championships: Colleen Gilbert , Kelsey Kimmel , Sarah Capoferri, Olivia Gard, Kyla Drouillard, Micah Gordley, Olivia Honert, Marissa Denlinger, Jansen Miller , Everett Honert, Michael Kuhns, Noah Pritchard, Josiah McCarthy, David Helms, Josh Eidemiller, Thomas Sellers.

Field Hockey

  • Finished the regular season ranked #3 in Section II and #8 out of 34 in District III AA.
  • Lost to Donegal in the quarterfinals of the District III Championships. Lost to New Oxford in the District III Consolations, which with a win would have qualified them for the PIAA state tournament for the second straight season.

Football

  • Finished the regular season ranked #4 in Section II and #6 out of 21 teams in District III 4A.
  • Beat Northern Lebanon in the first found of Districts. Lost to Bishop McDevitt in the semifinals.

Girls Tennis

  • Finished the regular season ranked #19 out of 48 in District III AAA.
  • Qualified for the L-L League Flight Tournament: Larson Kessler, Erin Harnish, Rachel Marcroft, Isabella Brown, Sami Williams, and Nora Holmes.

Golf

  • Finished the regular season ranked #2 in Section II.
  • Completed in L-L League Tournament: Andrew Fink, Shannon Campbell, Eric Buck, Ryan Smith, Patrick Holmes, and Katie Lapinsky.
  • Shannon Campbell and Katie Lapinsky both qualified for the District III Championships. Andrew Fink qualified as an alternate.

Boys Soccer

  • Finished the regular season ranked #3 in Section II and #6 out of 35 in District III AAA.
  • Lost to Greencastle-Antrim in the quarterfinals of the District III Championships.

Girls Soccer

  • Finished the regular season ranked #2 in Section II and #6 out of 34 in District III AAA.
  • Lost to Hempfield in the first round of the L-L League Playoffs.
  • Lost to East Pennsboro in the semifinals of the District III Championships.
  • Qualified for the PIAA Championships for the first time in school history (lost to Villa Joseph Marie).

Volleyball

  • Finished the regular season ranked # 3 in Section II and #20 out of 24 teams in District III AAA.
  • Qualified for the L-L League Championships as the #3 seed in Section II and lost to Hempfield in the first round.
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