Winter Season Underway!

The 2022-2023 Winter Sports Season kicks off today!  Best of luck to all of the LL athletes that will compete this winter.

Noteworthy this winter: Eleven LL schools have approved Girls Wrestling as a sport.  Girls Wrestling was granted Emerging Sport status last year by the PIAA and the number of sanctioned programs across the state continues to grow.  While there is no formal adoption of Girls Wrestling by the LL at this time, keep an eye on the Boys Wrestling schedule for these schools.  When they meet head to head in dual meet competition you will likely see some girls bouts (and if numbers and match ups allow, maybe even a girls dual meet!)

Schools Sponsoring Girls Wrestling
Manheim Township
Penn Manor
Pequea Valley

The start of the season always brings new goals and challenges.  With seven LL Championships to be won this winter, mark your calendars for the LL’s winter postseason, sponsored by Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster.


2023 Wrestling Championships
Friday, January 27th and Saturday, January 28th at Manheim Township

2023 Swimming Championships
Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th at Wilson

2023 Rifle Championships
Saturday, February 11th at 9 a.m. at Conestoga Valley

2023 Girls Basketball Playoffs
Quarterfinals:  Saturday, February 11th at Section Champions
Semifinals:  Tuesday, February 14th
Finals:  Thursday, February 16th at 7 p.m. at Manheim Township

2023 Boys Basketball Playoffs
Quarterfinals:  Monday, February 13th, Section Champions host
Semifinals:  Wednesday, February 15th
Finals:  Friday, February 17th at 7 p.m. at Manheim Township

2023 Bowling Championships
Team Championships:  Tuesday, February 14th at Rocky Spring, 9 a.m.
Girls Singles Championships:  Thursday, February 16th at Palmyra Bowling Center, 9 a.m.
Boys Singles Championships:  Friday, February 17th at Leisure Lanes, 9 a.m.

Fall Championship Scoreboard

It was a busy night for LL League Championships presented by Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster.


Girls Volleyball contested the semifinals and champions were crowned in field hockey and girls and boys soccer.

In girls volleyball Hempfield and Elizabethtown will vie for LL gold for the second year in a row.  Hempfield prevailed over Northern Lebanon 25-13, 25-15, 26-24.  In the second semifinal the Bears defeated Conestoga Valley 25-19, 25-22, 25-10.  The finals are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Conestoga Valley.
2022 Girls Volleyball Bracket

In championship events, the first LL trophy of the night went to Manheim Township’s girls soccer team, victors over Warwick 4-0.
2022 Girls Soccer Bracket

The second championship to be awarded on the night went to Penn Manor in Field Hockey, 2-1 winners over Manheim Township.
2022 Field Hockey Bracket

The final championship of the night went late in to the night.  Knotted at 2-2 after regulation and two overtimes, Manheim Township prevailed over ELCO 3-2 in PKs.
2022 Boys Soccer Bracket


Fall Semifinal Tuesday Scoreboard

If high school sports playoffs are your thing, tonight is your night.  Champions were crowned in cross country and finalists were decided in soccer and field hockey in the LL League championships presented by Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster.


In Field Hockey, Penn Manor and Manheim Township are running back the 2021 finals.  Penn Manor was a 4-0 victor over Garden Spot in semifinal number 1.  In semifinal number 2, Manheim Central took Manheim Township to overtime before falling 1-0.  The finals are Thursday, October 20th at Conestoga Valley at 7 p.m.

In Boys Soccer, Manheim Township punched their ticket to the finals by beating Cocalico 3-0.  They will meet ELCO, 2-1 winners over Lancaster Catholic, in the finals on Thursday October 20th at Warwick at 7:30 p.m.

In Girls soccer, Warwick knocked off their second section champion of the tournament, defeating Ephrata 2-1.  Manheim Township’s girls made it three Blue Streak teams in Thursday’s finals, defeating ELCO 1-0.  The finals are Thursday, October 20th at Warwick at 5:30 p.m.

2022 Cross Country Results

It was an afternoon of familiar faces at the LL League Cross Country championships presented by Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster.


The boys raced first and Hempfield came away with the team title for the third year in a row, scoring just 37 points, knocking 10 off their 2021 total.  

However it was not a Black Knight that was first across the line as the sole first time champion of the day was Colin Whitaker of Lampeter-Strasburg.  He took a lead in the first mile and never looked back, clocking in at 15:49.9

2022 Boys Individual Results
2022 Boys Team Results

In the second race of the day it was deja vu all over again as Manheim Township repeated at girls league champion.  And although their point total increased from 2021, their margin of victory grew as well.

Also repeating as champion was individual champion Isabella Shertzer of McCaskey, shaving over 20 seconds off her 2021 time to get to 19:26.8

2022 Girls Individual Results
2022 Girls Team Results

2022 Boys Cross Country Champions
Section 1 Champion: Hempfield
Section 2 Champion: Lampeter-Strasburg
Section 3: Annville-Cleona
League Meet Champion: Hempfield
Individual Champion: Colin Whitaker, Lampeter-Strasburg, 15:49.9

2022 Girls Cross Country Champions
Section 1 Champion: Manheim Township
Section 2 Champion: Elizabethtown
Section 3 Champion: Annville-Cleona
League Meet Champion: Manheim Township
Individual Champion: Isabella Shertzer, McCaskey, 19:26.8


Girls Volleyball Bracket Set

The LL League Girls Volleyball playoffs, presented by Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, get underway on Wednesday, October 19th.


Section 1 Champion Hempfield will host a pair of quarterfinal matches:
Lancaster Mennonite vs Conestoga Valley at 5 p.m.
Hempfield vs Ephrata at 7 p.m.
Lancaster Mennonite, tied in league standings with Lancaster Catholic and ELCO, earned the 2nd spot out of Section 3 by virtue of a higher District 3 power ranking.

Section 3 Champion Northern Lebanon has earned a bye in to the semifinals to be played Thursday, October 20th at Elizabethtown.  The Vikings get the winner of Ephrata/Hempfield at 5 p.m.

Elizabethtown hosts the semifinals by virtue of being the top seed out of Section 2.  Section Co-Champions with Ephrata, the Bears had a better District 3 power ranking than the Mounts to earn the right to host.  Elizabethtown gets the winner of Lancaster Mennonite vs Conestoga Valley.

2022 Girls Volleyball Bracket

Quarterfinal byes and hosting privileges for the Girls Volleyball Playoffs are assigned to sections on a rotating basis.  In 2022 top teams from Sections 2 and 3 had byes to the Semifinals, and the top team from Section 1 was afforded the opportunity to host the quarterfinals.

Field Hockey Quarterfinal Results

Fall Semifinal Tuesday is set with the conclusion of the Field Hockey Quarterfinals, presented by Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster.


Quarterfinal Scores:
Penn Manor 8, Lancaster Mennonite 0
Garden Spot 2, Elizabethtown 1
Manheim Central 4, Cocalico 0
Manheim Township 3, Annville-Cleona 0

The Semifinals are Tuesday, October 18th at Donegal
Penn Manor vs Garden Spot at 5 p.m.
Manheim Central vs Manheim Township at 7 p.m.
2022 Field Hockey Bracket

Soccer Quarterfinal Scoreboard

It was a beautiful day for the Lancaster Lebanon Soccer Quarterfinals presented by Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster.


Girls Quarterfinal Results:
Warwick 2, Lancaster Mennonite 1
Ephrata 2, Cocalico 1 in double overtime
ELCO 5, Elizabethtown 0
Manheim Township 7, Pequea Valley 0

The Girls Semifinals are:
Tuesday, October 18 at Lancaster Catholic 
Warwick vs. Ephrata at 5:30 p.m.
ELCO vs. Manheim Township at 7:30 p.m.
2022 Girls Soccer Bracket

Boys Quarterfinal Results:
Manheim Township 4, Lancaster Mennonite 1
Cocalico 2, Elizabethtown 1
ELCO 1, Ephrata 0 in overtime
Lancaster Catholic 1, Hempfield 0

The Boys Semifinals are: 
Tuesday, October 18 at Manheim Central
Manheim Township vs. Cocalico at 5:30 p.m.
ELCO vs. Lancaster Catholic at 7:30 p.m.
2022 Boys Soccer Bracket

Fall Playoff Saturday (and Monday)

The field is set in three fall sports for the LL League post season presented by Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster.


Boys and Girls Soccer get underway Saturday, October 15th.
Boys Soccer
Quarterfinals:  Saturday, October 15, section champions host
Cocalico at Elizabethtown, 10 a.m.
Ephrata at ELCO, noon
Lancaster Catholic at Hempfield, noon
Manheim Township at Lancaster Mennonite, 4 p.m.
2022 Boys Soccer Bracket

Girls Soccer
Quarterfinals:  Saturday, October 15, section champions host
Cocalico at Ephrata, 10 a.m.
Warwick at Lancaster Mennonite, 2 p.m.
Elizabethtown at ELCO, 2 p.m.
Pequea Valley at Manheim Township, 2 p.m.
2022 Girls Soccer Bracket

Field hockey has been moved to Monday, October 17th
Quarterfinals: Monday, October 17th, section champions host
Lancaster Mennonite at Penn Manor, 7 p.m.
Elizabethtown at Garden Spot, 5:30 p.m.
Cocalico at Manheim Central, 7 p.m.
Manheim Township at Annville-Cleona at In The Net, 4 p.m.
2022 Field Hockey Bracket

Girls Tennis Wrap Up

The LL League Girls Tennis season wrapped up yesterday with the conclusion of the flight tournaments, presented by Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster.


Champions were

AAA Flight 1 Singles:  Catharine Rabatin, Penn Manor
AA Flight 1 Singles:  Sienna Castelli, Lancaster Country Day
AAA Flight 1 Doubles:  Kurtz & Miller, Manheim Township
AA Flight 1 Doubles: Castelli & Auman, Lancaster Mennonite
Flight 2 Singles:  Paula Valverde Gomez, Conestoga Valley
Flight 3 Singles:  Sidney Harris, Conestoga Valley
Flight 4 Singles:  Megan Wendel, Hempfield
Flight 2 Doubles:  Miller & Lamichane, Manheim Township
Flight 3 Doubles:  Price & Hornberger, Ephrata
2022 Girls Tennis Flight Tournament Brackets

Girls Tennis Flight Tournaments Day 2

Day 2 of the LL League Girls Tennis Flight Tournaments presented by Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster is complete.


A familiar name sits in the top slot of the Flight 1 AAA Single Finals, with defending champion Catherine Rabatin of Penn Manor looking to repeat.  That match will be up first, along with the other singles flight championships and playback matches for 3rd place in AAA singles and 3rd and 5th in AA singles.  

Waiting for available courts will be playback matches for 5th and 7th place in AAA singles and the championships in doubles from all 5 doubles flights.  Play begins at 4 at Conestoga Valley on October 10th.

Girls Tennis flight Tournament Brackets after Day 2