The field is set for the 2019 Boys Lacrosse Playoffs: Semifinals: Tuesday, May 7th at Comet Field 5:00 PM Hempfield (V) vs. Ephrata (H) 7:00 PM Lancaster Country Day/Lancaster Catholic (V) vs. Manheim Township (H)
Championships are Thursday, May 9th at 5:00 PM at Warwick. The Girls Championship will follow the boys.
The LL League inducted 5 new members in to the Hall of Fame.
Andy Amway- compiled nearly 1,400 victories coaching three sports across a 40-year teaching career at Hempfield High School. He was a boys tennis coach, founded the swimming and diving teams at Hempfield, and founded the cross country teams. He is the first, and thus far only, chairperson of LL Swimming since it became a league sport in 2000-2001.
Richard Balderston-has been the executive director of the Lancaster-Lebanon League since 1994. During his tenure, the league has grown to have 26-member schools participating in 24 sports. Prior to that he was the Athletic Director at Lampeter-Strasburg and was the state gymnastics chair when the PIAA sponsored gymnastics.
Bob Derr-field hockey coach at Warwick and wrestling official. His teams have won 594 games, 14 L-L section titles, six District Three championships, and three state titles, including back-to-back in 1999-2000. He has coached 4 USA National Team members and a member of the US Olympic Team.
Mr. Derr began officiating wrestling in 1972 and has worked nearly 40 sectional and District 3 championships, five PIAA Individual championships and two state team championships. In addition, he has also worked 15 NCAA National wrestling championships, including 13 Division I championships.
Joseph Geesey-Wrestling Official. Mr. Geesey was a standout official at all levels. He worked 11 PIAA individual tournaments, 10 NCAA Division I championships — including two finals — and one NCAA Division III tournament. He was Head Official for the L-L League championships for many years. Mr. Geesey passed away, at the age of 82, in June of 2018.
Audrey Stoner-Cocalico Coach and Athletic Director. Mrs. Stoner coached field hockey (21 years) and softball (13 years), winning 223 games at the varsity level. Mrs. Stoner served as Cocalico’s athletic director for 14 years, She was the inaugural chair of girls lacrosse for the LL League, chaired the LL League’s Athletic Director of the Year committee and the A. Landis Brackbill Award committee.
Under sunnier, but windier skies, compared to Day 1, the boys tennis flight tournaments completed Day 2 at Conestoga Valley.
Familiar faces square off in the AAA Flight 1 finals, as defending champion Jackson Muraika takes on Cedar Crest teammate (and AAA doubles finals partner) Dylan Tull.
On the AA Flight 1 side, there will be a new champion this year. Lancaster Catholic’s Brendan McNamara knocked off the 2018 champion in the semifinals, he will face Jonah Rebert of Lancaster Country Day in the finals.
Opposite Muraika and Tull in the AAA Doubles Flight 1 finals are Danny Engle and Collin Hall of Cocalico. In the AA Doubles Flight 1 finals Brady Burns and Devon Clemmer of Pequea Valley will play Rebert and George Markley of Lancaster Country Day.
Finals of all flights and Flight 1 playbacks are Monday, April 29th at 3:45 at Conestoga Valley
Now that the weather feels like the spring sports season, the Boys Tennis Team tournament is getting under way.
In today’s preliminary matches, Hempfield topped Manheim Central 3-2, and Lancaster Catholic downed Elizabethtown 3-1. The Knights will travel to Cedar Crest for tomorrow’s semifinal round against the Falcones, while Lancaster Catholic will head to Pequea Valley. Both matches will start at 4.
The 2019 Boys Tennis team championships get underway Monday; the entire league is in action in the flight tournaments beginning Thursday, April 25th.
The first 2 rounds of singles will be played at the following sites: Flight 1 – Conestoga Valley Flight 2 – Manheim Central Flight 3 – Warwick Flight 4 – Ephrata Play will begin at 9:00 AM. All Doubles play will be held at Conestoga Valley
Day two of the Tournament at Conestoga Valley will be Saturday, April 27th . Play begins at 8:45. Finals and playbacks at Conestoga Valley will be on Monday, April 29th. Play begins at 3:35.
Jackson Muraika of Cedar Crest and Brady Burns of Pequea Valley both return to defend their Flight 1 Singles Championships from 2018. Burns will pair with doubles partner Devon Clemmer in pursuit of a repeat title in Flight 1 AA Doubles.
The Lancaster-Lebanon League is proud to announce the winner of the log design contest.
Cocalico senior Kaleigh Betz designed the new logo. Athletically, she was a member of the Eagle’s girls soccer team and track and field team. Currently, she is in the Commercial Art program at the Brownstown campus of the Lancaster Career and Technology Center. Next year she will take her talents Thaddeus Stevens College’s Graphics Communications and Printing Technology program.
LL-League.com has been updated to reflect Kaleigh’s logo and color scheme. Congratulations to Kaleigh on winning the logo design contest and thanks for the fresh new look!
Spring Playoffs are scheduled to start Thursday, 4/18 with the Boys Tennis Team tournament preliminary round. BUT, we’re off to a complicated start, as there is the potential for a tie for the section 2 championship, depending on results from Wednesday, 4/18. By rule, a section championship tie needs to be broken by a tiebreaker match. That tiebreaker match would be played on Thursday, 4/18, pushing the preliminary round to Monday, Semifinals on Tuesday and finals on Wednesday. Stay tuned for updates later today.