Winter Athletes Excel in District Competition
Boys Basketball - Beers Joins 1,000 Point Club
Senior Seth Beers joined an exclusive group of Pioneer athletes on February 24 by scoring 1000th point of his high school basketball career. He is only the eighth player in L-S history to reach that benchmark. Seth helped to lead the Pioneers to their fifth consecutive Section 3 victory.
The varsity boys basketball team celebrates with Seth Beers after he scores his 1,000th point. Photo/LS News
Bowling - Cox Qualifies for Regional Championships
Senior Brent Cox's performance at this year's LL League Championship earned him a spot at the 2020 Eastern PA Regional Championships. The event was held February 28-29 at Leisure Lanes in Mountville.
Pioneer bowler Brent Cox in action at Rocky Springs.
Wrestling - Seven Compete, Harnish Advances to States
Seven wrestlers qualified for the 2020 District III M&T Bank Wrestling Championships at Spring Grove High School. The team finished 20th out of 53 AAA teams with 34 points. Junior Zac Shelley advanced to the quarterfinals and finished fifth in his class. Junior Arik Harnish advanced to semifinals and finished third in his class. Arik will compete at the PIAA Individual State Wrestling Championships, which will be held at the Giant Center in Hershey from March 5-8.
2020 District III Wrestlers
Austin Reiff - 106 lbs
Arik Harnish - 126 lbs
Bradey Cunningham - 160 lbs
Liam Feister - 170 lbs
Logan Davidson - 182 lbs
Zac Shelley - 285 lbs
Logan Bradley - 220 lbs
District III Wrestling Highlights: Arik Harnish takes third (left and center) and Zac Shelley takes fifth (right). Photos/Kevin Franklin
Swimming - 12 Compete at District Meet, Horner Advances to States
After celebrating the L-S swim program's first-ever girls section victory, the Pioneers will send a dozen swimmers to the PIAA District III Swimming Championship Meet. The meet was held February 28-29 at Cumberland Valley High School. Swimmers ended the weekend with three individual medals, one relay medal, and three new school records. Senior Catherine Horner qualified in the 100 backstroke for the 2020 PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships, which will be held March 11-14 at Bucknell University.
100 freestyle - Catherine Horner
100 backstroke - Bre Fluhr, Catherine Horner (7th)
100 breaststroke - Lexi Wagner
200 IM* - Elizabeth Horner (8th)
200 medley relay* - Elizabeth Horner, Bre Fluhr, Kara Scranton, Catherine Horner (7th)
400 freestyle relay - Elizabeth Horner, Bre Fluhr, Kara Scranton, Catherine Horner
500 yard freestyle* - Elizabeth Horner (4th)
Alternates - Ellie Parido, Abby Nagle, Molly Nagle
100 backstroke - Justin Miller
200 medley relay - Justin Miller, Kyle Spaulding, Ryan Smecker, Andrew Reidenbaugh
400 freestyle relay - Justin Miller, Kyle Spaulding, Ryan Smecker, Andrew Reidenbaugh
*new school record
The Section 2 champion girls swim team poses with their trophy. Catherine Horner (holding the trophy) qualified for the state meet in the 100 backstroke. Photo/Kylie Turner
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