Presidents’ Day Weekend traditionally marks the end of the league postseason and the start of the District postseason. 2023 is no different as singles bowling champions were crowned and basketball championships were decided in the LL League Championships presented by Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster.
On the oiled hardwood Morgan Kline of ELCO was the top bowler in the Girls Singles competition after the first 6 games, wracking up 1405 which was nearly 200 ahead of #2 Taylor Miller of Warwick. Lacey Slaymaker of Penn Manor was #5 but emerged from the Step Ladder bracket to face Miller. Miller won that matchup, but fell to Kline 224-203 as Kline brought home the gold.
Later that night the hardwood was dry and the ball bouncy as Lebanon and Columbia took the floor for the Girls Basketball Championship sponsored by Fulton Bank.
Columbia came out on top 51-44 to win their second LL League Girls Basketball Championship.
Friday the boys took the lanes for the Boys Singles competition. Nathan Barnica of Ephrata led after 6 games, shooting a 1336. Zach Wentzel of Elizabethtown was third overall and emerged from the step ladder tournament to face #2 Nick Tomlinson of Manheim Township. Tomlinson prevailed and went on to beat Barnica 219-143 to win the boys crown.
The last league event of the season was the Boys Basketball Championship sponsored by Fulton Bank. Hempfield held off Manheim Central 57-46 to break through to the gold medal after several runner up finishes in recent year.