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Streaming Links

With fan attendance limited at athletic events, many schools are looking to give fans a way to watch from home.  The LL League is working to compile this information in one place:

Streaming Links

  • This listing is updated as we get information from member schools.
  • It is the host school’s prerogative as to which events are live streamed or not.
  • Some streams may have commentary; others may not.  Some streams will be a static camera angle of the entire playing surface; others will use camera operators.  Please keep in mind these are not ESPN productions and everyone is trying their best and learning as they go.

2020 XC Competitor Limits

In an effort to correct misinformation that is circulating regarding the LL League Cross Country season, here is the plan for regular season LL League competition:

In the past Junior High and High School teams competed on the same day at the same location.  For 2020, host schools have two options for holding their races: 
 
1. Junior High and High School on the same day
  • Jr. High boys – 12 runners
  • Jr. High girls – 12 runners
  • High School boys -12 runners
  • High School girls – 12 runners
  • *48 Total Runners
 
2. Split Junior High and High School into separate days
  • High School Day
    • “JV” HS boys – 12 Runners
    • “JV” HS girls – 12 Runners
    • Varsity HS boys -12 Runners
    • Varsity HS girls – 12 Runners 
    • * 48 Total Runners
  • A Junior High Day
    • “JV” JH boys – 12 Runners
    • “JV” JH girls – 12 Runners
    • Varsity JH boys -12 Runners
    • Varsity JH girls – 12 Runners 
    • * 48 Total Runners

Fall 2020 Playoff Schedule

The PIAA announced today that the 2020 fall sports season will happen.  A brief timeline of changes to the fall season:

  • August 5th:  The Lancaster Lebanon Secondary Schools Athletic Association votes to postpone the start of fall practices to September 4th.
  • August 7th:  The PIAA Board of Directors votes to pause the start of fall practices 2 weeks.
  • August 21st:   The PIAA Board of Directors votes to allow the start of fall practices.

District 3 has already published the revised playoff format on a sport by sport basis.  

Here is the rundown of fall playoffs for the LL League in chronological order:

  • Golf:  Monday, 9/21 at Meadia Heights.  9:00 a.m. start.
  • Girls Tennis:  Team championship 1st round Friday, 10/2; Finals Monday, 10/5.
    • The three section champions will qualify for the team championship.  The team with the highest District 3 Power Ranking will be placed directly in the finals, the other 2 teams will play the 1st round match.  The better ranked of those 2 teams will host the 1st round.
  • Girls Tennis:  Flight Tournament Thursday, October 8th, Saturday, October 10th and Monday, October 12th.  The exact format of the Flight Tournament is to be determined.
  • Boys Cross Country:  Tuesday, October 20th at Ephrata Middle School, 4 p.m. start. (Rain date 10/22)
  • Girls Cross Country:  Wednesday, October 21st at Ephrata Middle School, 4 p.m. start.  (Rain date 10/22)
  • Girls and Boys Soccer:  Semifinals Monday, October 26th; finals Wednesday, October 28th.
    • Section Champions will qualify for the semifinals.
  • Field Hockey:  Semifinals Tuesday, October 27th; finals Thursday, October 29th.
    • Section Champions will qualify for the semifinals.  The Section 1 Champion will play the Section 4 Champion in one semifinal; Section 2 Champion vs Section 3 Champion in the other.
  • Girls Volleyball:  1st round Wednesday, 10/28; finals Thursday, 10/29 at Cocalico.  
    • The three section champions will qualify for the team championship.  The team with the highest District 3 Power Ranking will be placed directly in the finals, the other 2 teams will play the 1st round match at a neutral site.

Delay of the Fall 2020 Season

In a meeting of the Lancaster Lebanon Secondary Schools Association today, the league voted 19-6 to delay the start of the fall 2020 athletic season.

The first day of practice for high school sports (varsity and JV) will be September 4th.  The lone exception is Golf, which will start on August 17th.  Football will be permitted to begin heat acclimation August 31st. 

Junior high sports will begin practice September 8th.

Fall Season Vote

The Lancaster-Lebanon League Board of Control met on Monday, August 3rd to discuss the start of the athletic season. The Board of Control values the safe reopening of schools and this remains a primary focus. Moreover, as member districts finalize their Health and Safety Plans, it is in the best interest of the League to make an informed decision. To this end, the Board of Control supports uniform action by the League regarding a return to play for fall sports.
 
From that meeting, the entire Lancaster-Lebanon League Secondary School Athletic Association (LLLSSAA) is scheduled to meet and vote on the official start of the fall sports season. This vote is the responsibility of the Association, which means each school principal or his/her designee will have one vote. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 5th at 8:00 via Zoom.

OAL Sponsoring Free Physicals

Presenting sponsor of the Lancaster Lebanon League, Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, is once again offering free PIAA physical exams for athletes in grades 7-12 that are participating in a PIAA sport.  

Physicals at the Lancaster Office on North Pointe Boulevard will be July 11th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and July 20th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  The Lebanon Office on Cornwall Road will offer exams on July 15th and July 23rd, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on both dates.  

Appointments are required at both sites and can be made by calling 717-735-6649.  Required forms can be found on the OAL website.

See the flyer for full details.

2020 A. Landis Brackbill Scholar Athlete Award

The A. Landis Brackbill Scholar Athlete Award is sponsored by the Brackbill Family and is presented to athletes that are “exceptional student athletes within the greater community.”  Athletes must compete in at least two varsity sports their senior year and also have a GPA of at least 3.5.  Each school may nominate two athletes and the Brackbill Award Committee selects the most outstanding male and female athletes in the Lancaster-Lebanon League to receive this award.

The Lancaster-Lebanon League is very pleased to recognize Julianna Garber of Lampeter-Strasburg and Benjamin Mann of Manheim Township as the 2020 award recipients.

“Julz” has 3.97 GPA that places her 24/242 students at LS. She will attend the University of Delaware on an academic scholarship. She served as captain of both the field hockey team and the softball team. She has been named All-State in both field hockey and softball. In field hockey, her squad won a Lancaster Lebanon League title for the first time in school history and competed in the PIAA tournament. Her softball team won a state title during her sophomore year and finished as PIAA runner-up her junior year. Julz has an extensive list of accolades in community service and leadership. She will be continue her softball career for the Blue Hens.

Ben has a 4.0 GPA that places him in the top 10 in his class. He plans to attend Yale University. He was captain of the football, basketball, and lacrosse teams. As a sophomore he started on the state champion lacrosse team. In football he was recognized as a Mini Maxwell Award winner and a PA Football All-Academic Gold Star Award winner. Ben will play football in college.

The nominees from each school are:

Female Athletes

Anna Sotisrescu Lancaster Country Day
Caroline Bragg Pequea Valley
Deziree Balthaser ELCO
Elizabeth Lofgren Octorara
Jacquelyn McBride Conestoga Valley
Jocelyn Umana Ephrata
Junianna Garber* Lampeter-Strasburg
Kailey Stoner Penn Manor
Katie Haefner Lancaster Catholic
Katie Locker* Elizabethtown
Kendall Halsey Garden Spot
Kiera Baughman* Donegal
Lindsey Durkota Hempfield
Megan Grube Hempfield
Meghan Quinn* Warwick
Mia Deibert Penn Manor
Peyton Arnold-Paine Lebanon
Samantha Hatzfeld Lebanon Catholic
Lindsey McFeaters Northern Lebanon
Zara Zerman* Northern Lebanon
Shayla Bonzlet Cedar Crest
Sophia Rockwell Manheim Township
Tori Fahnestock Manheim Centra

 

Male Athletes

Adam Long Annville-Cleona
Bradley Stoltzfus Conestoga Valley
Hari Allen Lebanon
Jacob Sevcik Elizabethtown
Matt Gambler* Columbia
Adam Hershey Garden Spot
Logan Whitehouse Manheim Central
Andrew Long Annville-Cleona
Ben Mann* Manheim Township
Brandon Daniel-Morales Solanco
Brock Gingrich* Cocalico
Bryce Coletti ELCO
Caden Keefer* Ephrata
Christian Fulton Lancaster Country Day
Connor Adams Warwick
David Rudisill Octorara
Nathan Heller Solanco
Nicolas Moligoni Cocalico
Noah Swartzentruber Lancaster Mennonite
Oliver Klemmer Lancaster Catholic
Ryan Redding Columbia
Seth Beers Lampeter-Strasburg
Seth Karg Pequea Valley
Tem Hermansen Penn Manor
TJ Moore* Cedar Crest
William Small Donegal

*Indicates award finalists.  Finalists also receive scholarship awards.  

A. Landis Brackbill was the first Executive Director of the Lancaster-Lebanon League.

Brackbill was born and raised in Gap. He attended Salisbury High School and graduated from the F&M Academy. Brackbill had a love for baseball and was a very talented left-handed pitcher.

After High School, he was recruited by Jack Coombs, baseball coach at Duke University.  While at Duke, Brackbill injured his left arm ending his competitive pitching. Although he had an arm injury, he still was able to pitch some batting practice for the Philadelphia Athletics under manager Connie Mack.  Over the years Brackbill had a close relationship with Mr. Mack.

He continued at Duke earning a degree to become a mathematics teacher and started his teaching career at Salisbury High School.  Brackbill continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania obtaining a Master’s Degree with certification as a secondary principal. He became Principal at Terre Hill High School and later moved to Millersville as principal of Manor High School, which is now Penn Manor.

Thank you to the Brackbill family for sponsoring the awards in honor of their father.

The Manheim Touchdown Club began awarding scholarships to each of the Brackbill recipients in 2006.  Because the Brackbill Award Committee already had in place a process to select the most outstanding female and male athletes in the Lancaster Lebanon League, the decision was made to provide scholarship awards to the Brackbill winners instead of establishing a separate award. The Brackbill Committee is autonomous and has no relationship to the Manheim Touchdown Club.

Scholarship money for the finalists was provided by Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, presenting Sponsor of the Lancaster Lebanon League.

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LL League Hall of Fame Class of 2020

It is with great pride that we present the  Lancaster-Lebanon League Hall of Fame Class of 2020!

Edwin McGehee, Administrator
In a 33-year education career at Hempfield High School, Ed McGehee served as Director of Athletics from 1957 until his retirement in 1989.

During this time he oversaw the growth of athletics at Hempfield, which tripled from five sports to 18, including instituting a full slate of girls sports.

He also served as president of the Lancaster-Lebanon League Athletic Director Association for 16 years. During this time he was honored as PSADA Athletic Director of the Year in 1989, the NCSSAD National Athletic Director of the Year (1990), and with the NIAA Award of Merit (1989).

He was inducted into the Hempfield Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.

Lenny Neff, Official
In a 41-year career as a basketball official Lenny Neff earned the respect and admiration of his peers as well as players and coaches.

Inducted into the Conestoga Valley Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005, Neff earned eight varsity letters in football, basketball, track and field and baseball. He was a two-time Red Rose Conference honoree in football, earning First Team recognition in 1962, as well as District Three All-State Honorable Mention.

Enlisting in the U.S. Air Force following graduation, Neff had several postings in the Far East during his four-year hitch, including two years in Okinawa and a year in South Vietnam. While in the military he received a tryout invitation with the Columbia Raiders semi-professional football team and, after mustering out, played a year with the Lebanon Rams semi-pro franchise.

As an official, Neff worked over 50 post-season games across L-L League, District Three and PIAA State tournaments, including the 2005 State Championship game. He served as President of the L-L League Chapter of Basketball Officials in 1987-88 and was the winner of the H. Grant Hurst Memorial Award for the 1984-85 season.

Michael Seigfried, Coach
Over a 34-year, and counting, career coaching soccer Philadelphia native Mike Seigfried has set a high standard with a record of 412 wins, 192 losses and 34 ties.

His Eastern Lebanon High School boys teams won PIAA State championships in 1986, ’98 and 2003 and were state runners-up in 2002. The 2003 team was ranked 16th in the US Final NSCAA ranking. His teams were District Three champions in 1990, ’98, ’99, 2002, and 2003. He coached one National All-American, five Regional All-Americans and seven Pa. All-State honorees.

Beyond their accomplishments on the pitch, Seigfried’s team earned NSCAA Team Academic Awards in 1998 and 2001-05, 2007-11 with two National Academic All-Americans and three Regional Academic All-Americans.

Prior to his arrival at Elco, Seigfried coached four seasons at Philadelphia Community College. After stepping down as boys head coach, Mike coached the Elco, junior high girls for three seasons. He also coached the Lanco United Premier ’90 Girls team from 2002-07. He then joined the coaching staff at Conestoga Valley High School, assisting one of his former players, Dave Hartlaub. He continues to assist at CV.

Seigfried has served on the NSCAA Associate National Staff – instructing NSCAA coaching courses – for 27 years and as the NSCAA Technical Coordinator since 2005.

Seigfried was President of the L-L Soccer Coaches Association from 1992-94. He was L-L Coach of the Year in 1987, ‘90’ ’92, ’94, 2000, ’03 and ’11; PA. State Coach of the Year in 1994, 2004 and ’11. He received the 2004 PSAHPERD Excellence in Coaching Award, the 2010 NSCAA High School ‘Mario Donangelo’ National Merit Award, the 2011 L-L League ‘Lanny Ammon’ Service and Dedication Award, was twice the NSCAA National Associate Soccer Coach of the Year (1998, 2008) and in 2014 was awarded the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame/Honor.

Joyce Zangari, Coach
Joyce Zangari taught and coached in the Donegal School District for over 39 years, earning the Outstanding Teacher Award in 2002.

She coached girls tennis for four seasons, girls gymnastics for three seasons and Junior High/Senior High Cheerleading for eight years. But her greatest coaching impression was made on the field hockey pitch where she coached the Indians for 22 seasons, 19 as varsity head coach.

Over that time her teams never had a losing season, winning the Lancaster County and District Three championships in 1972 and turning out numerous All-Star players. She was honored with the National High School Coaching ward in 1987 and received the Lancaster-Lebanon Field Hockey Coaches Association Appreciation Award in 1985.

Special thanks to Dave Byrne for helping to compile these biographies!

PIAA Cancels 2020 Spring Season

Yesterday the PIAA made the heartbreaking announcement that all remaining Winter and Spring sports and championships have been cancelled.

As difficult as this decision was, it was the right decision.  At the forefront of this decision is the student-athletes, officials and member schools’ safety and well-being.

The PIAA Board of Directors will meet in the coming months to address any concerns that arise from the membership from the COVID-19 pandemic. While PIAA remains hopeful that summer activities will be able to commence July 1, it is still too early to reach any decisions or offer guidance at this time.

Remember to practice social distancing and continue to follow the orders of the governor and the Secretary of Health.

Be well and stay safe!

Ron Kennedy

Executive Director Lancaster-Lebanon League.

2020 Swimming Champions

At long last, the full results of the Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster LL League Swimming Championship results for 2020.

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Both Manheim Township squads (boys and girls) prevailed in the dual meet season in Section 1 and came out on top in the all league meet.  Ephrata captured the Boys Section 2 title and Lampeter-Strasburg was Girls Section 2 champions.

Individually for the girls:

  • 200 Medley Relay: Manheim Township
  • 200 Freestyle: Ashley Parry (Garden Spot)
  • 200 Individual Medley: Claire O’Neill (Donegal)
  • 50 Freestyle: Hannah Greenway (Warwick)
  • 100 Butterfly: Gabby Stramara (Manheim Township)
  • 100 Freestyle: Catherine Horner (Lampeter-Strasburg)
  • 500 Freestyle: Liz Perot (Manheim Township)
  • 200 Freestyle Relay: Warwick
  • 100 Backstroke: Catherine Horner (Lampeter-Strasburg)
  • 100 Breaststroke: Jordynn Park (Donegal)
  • 400 Freestyle Relay: Hempfield
  • Full 2020 Results

For the boys:

  • 200 Medley Relay: Manheim Township
  • 200 Freestyle: Ashley Parry (Garden Spot)
  • 200 Individual Medley: Claire O’Neill (Donegal)
  • 50 Freestyle: Hannah Greenway (Warwick)
  • 100 Butterfly: Gabby Stramara (Manheim Township)
  • 100 Freestyle: Catherine Horner (Lampeter-Strasburg)
  • 500 Freestyle: Liz Perot (Manheim Township)
  • 200 Freestyle Relay: Warwick
  • 100 Backstroke: Catherine Horner (Lampeter-Strasburg)
  • 100 Breaststroke: Jordynn Park (Donegal)
  • 400 Freestyle Relay: Hempfield
  • Full 2020 Results