Soccer Playoffs Set

The dust has settled and final section standings have come in to focus.  The section champions are:

BOYS GIRLS
SECTION 1 Hempfield Conestoga Valley
SECTION 2 Elizabethtown Ephrata
SECTION 3 Lancaster Mennonite ELCO

Here are the pairings for the quarterfinals to be held Saturday, October 14th.

Girls:

  • Conestoga Valley vs Pequea Valley at Cocalico, 10 am
  • Ephrata vs Donegal at Manheim Central, noon
  • ELCO vs Manheim Township at Conestoga Valley, 10 am
  • Hempfield vs Lampeter Strasburg at Penn Manor, 2 pm

Boys

  • Hempfield vs ELCO at Conestoga Valley, noon
  • Elizabethtown vs Lancaster Catholic at Manheim Central, 10 am
  • Lancaster Mennonite vs Manheim Township at Penn Manor, noon
  • Warwick vs Ephrata at Cocalico, noon

2017 LL League Soccer Playoff Brackets

Soccer Playoff Scenarios

With one night still to play, 4 playoff spots are yet to be decided across boys and girls soccer.

On the girls side, Conestoga Valley has Section 1 locked up.  Hempfield and Manheim Township are still vying for the 2nd and 3rd place spots.  Ephrata has sewn up Section 2, ELCO Section 3.  Lampeter-Strasburg, Donegal and Pequea Valley have also punched their tickets to the playoffs.

But for those that love playoff math, Section 1 is where you want to be.  If Conestoga Valley and Hempfield would tie in points it would go to the 4th tiebreaker and Conestoga Valley has a +3 goal differential in section play.  For Hempfield girls to clinch 2nd place Hempfield girls need a win or a Manheim Township loss.  For Manheim Township girls to clinch 2nd place Manheim Township girls need a win and a Hempfield loss or tie.  OR Manheim Township could lock up second with a tie and a Hempfield loss (Manheim Township clinches second via head to head matchup tiebreaker in that case).

On the boys side, Section 2 is still up in the air.  E-town boys will clinch Section 2 with a win tonight over Solanco. A loss or tie by Etown and Ephrata wins Section 2.  Hempfield and Lancaster Mennonite have Sections 1 and 3 in the bag, respectively.  Other qualifiers are ELCO, Lancaster Catholic, Manheim Township and Warwick.

Complete brackets will be posted on Friday, including game locations and times.

Field Hockey Playoffs Posted

The 2017 Edition of the Lancaster Lebanon League Field Hockey Championships are set for Saturday, October 14th.

Quarterfinals Saturday, October 14th:

  • Warwick at Donegal, 10 am
  • Manheim Central at Penn Manor, 10 am
  • Lampeter-Strasburg at Annville-Celona, 2 pm
  • ELCO at Manheim Township, noon

Semifinals Tuesday, October 17th at Warwick
Finals Thursday, October 19th at Conestoga Valley
2017 LL Field Hockey Playoff Bracket

Astute fans will note the potential of a 2016 finals rematch in the semifinals this year, with Donegal and Penn Manor both being on the top half of the bracket.

Girls Tennis Flight Tournament Complete

The 2017 Girls Tennis Flight Tournament concluded today.  The Flight 1 Singles finals rematches of 2016 lived up to the hype, despite both being won in straight sets.  The twist, if you can call it that, is that last year’s runners up are this year’s champions.  Amanda Hagino of Hempfield topped Taylor Kopan of Manheim Township 7-5, 6-3 in the AAA Finals.  Isabel Midcap of Lancaster Catholic came out on top in a battle with her teammate Riley Smith by an identical score of 7-5, 6-3.

In the Flight 1 Doubles competition, Kopan did win league gold in AAA paired with teammate Kate Moore.  In AA Midcap and Smith played on the same side of the net to win AA gold.

2017 Flight Tournament Champions:

  • Flight 1 AAA Singles Amanda Hagino (Hempfield)
  • Flight 1 AA Singles Isabel Midcap (Lancaster Catholic)
  • Flight 1 AAA Doubles Taylor Kopan & Kate Moore (Manheim Township)
  • Flight 2 AA Doubles Riley Smith & Isabel Midcap (Lancaster Catholic)
  • Flight 2 Singles Caroline Ulrich (Hempfield)
  • Flight 3 Singles Sofie Granbios (Hempfield)
  • Flight 4 Singles Ellie Kready (Conestoga Valley)
  • Flight 2 Doubles Nicole Honrade & Lauren Martin (Manheim Township)
  • Flight 3 Doubles Makayla Miller & Mary Moyer (Cedar Crest)

Complete Flight Tournament Brackets

Girls Tennis Flight Tournament Day 2 Results

Deja vu all over again.  Finals in the Girls Tennis Flight tournaments are set for Monday, October 9th at Conestoga Valley.  If you like rematches, Flight 1 is for you.  In AAA Taylor Kopan of Manheim Township will play Amanda Hagino of Hempfield.  Including the LL Team finals, Kopan and Hagino split the season series.  A year ago Kopan won LL Gold.

In AA teammates Riley Smith and Isabel Midcap of Lancaster Catholic will meet again.  In 2016 Smith won the LL Championship, it is unclear what the season series between the two is considering they probably play daily in practice.

Flight Tournament Brackets after Day 2:

Girls Tennis Flight Tournament Brackets Posted

The 2017 edition of the Lancaster-Lebanon League Girls Tennis Flight Tournaments gets underway on Thursday, October 5th at sites around the county.

Defending AAA Champion Taylor Kopan of Manheim Township is the 2 seed, having been defeated by top seeded Amanda Hagino of Hempfield in a thriller of a match during the regular season that was decided by a 3rd set tiebreaker.  Kopan advanced to the finals in 2016 as a 4 seed, a finals in which she topped Hagino.

Lancaster Catholic’s defending AA champion Riley Smith is the top seed in that bracket.  She and teammate #2 seed Isabel Midcap swap seeds from 2016.

Kopan does get a #1 seed in AAA doubles as she and her partner Kate Moore return to defend their 2016 championship.   Smith and Midcap are atop the AA Doubles draw in 2017 having been runners up in 2016.

Thursday, October 5th at Conestoga Valley

Thursday, October 5th at sites around the league

Play continues on Saturday, October 7th with all matches at Conestoga Valley and concludes on Monday, October 9th again at Conestoga Valley.

League Golf Tournament Results

In what will surely go down as one of the hottest Lancaster-Lebanon League Golf Championships in history, the first LL Champions of the 2017-2018 athletic year were crowned at Honeybrook Golf Club.

In the boys tournament Brock Fassnacht of Warwick carded an even par 70 to win the boys championship.  Ellen Wager of Manheim Township did him one better, the only golfer of the day to finish under par at -1.

Wager’s teammates backed her up with several other nice rounds as the Streaks brought home their 18th LL League Golf Team championship and 8th in a row.  During the regular season Township garnered their 13th Section 1 championship.  Cocalico came away atop Section 2 and Lancaster Mennonite Section 3.

The top 19 boys in AAA and 6 boys in AA as well as any girl shooting under 104 advance to the District 3 tournament.  Full results are available on the very thorough LL Golf League Page courtesy the LL League Golf Coaches.

2017 Brackbill Award Winners

It is with great pride and pleasure that the Lancaster-Lebanon League presents the 2017 A. Landis Brackbill Award Winners presented to the top male and female scholar athletes in the league.

The female award winner for 2017 is Rachel Robinson of Donegal.  In the classroom, Rachel is in the top 10% of her class.  She is a member of the National Honor Society and is an officer in her class and student council.

Rachel has earned 11 varsity letters (missing the 12th due to injury) across Field Hockey, Basketball and Softball.  She is a 1000 point scorer in Basketball and was the League Player of the Year in Softball as a Sophomore.   Field Hockey, however, is how she will continue her athletic career on a full scholarship at the University of Virginia.

The male recipient for 2017 is Colby Smith of Hempfield.  Colby carries a perfect 4.0 GPA and is also a member of the National Honor Society.

Colby has earned 8 varsity letters matching soccer with lacrosse.  In the fall he will enroll in The Ohio State University where the Buckeyes have awarded him a full scholarship.

Congratulations to Colby and Rachel, and best of luck to all of the class of 2017!

 

Monday Night Playoff Bonanza

With weather postponing 8 games on the diamond and volleyball scheduled for semifinals, there were lots of playoffs contested Monday evening.

Baseball (Quarterfinals)
Elizabethtown 13, Manheim Central 9
Garden Spot 6, Lampeter Strasburg 2
Penn Manor 1, Annville-Cleona 0 (9 innings)
Lancaster Catholic 3, Warwick 1

Softball (Quarterfinals)
Donegal 17, Garden Spot 2 (4 innings)
Hempfield 6, Pequea Valley 4
Penn Manor 2, Annville-Cleona 1
Solanco 7, Lampeter-Strasburg 5

Boys Volleyball (Semifinals)
Manheim Township 3, Penn Manor 2 (29-30, 25-13, 19-25, 26-25, 15-13)
Manheim Central 3, Hempfield 2