Individual Bowling Championships

The 2016 Individual Bowling Championships were held this past week.  In the girls competition, all bowlers rolled 5 games in round 1.  The field of 55 was pared down to 22 and those remaining rolled 4 more games.  The top 6 advanced to the finals which were in a step ladder format:  the bottom ranked finals qualifier bowled the next lowest ranked bowler.  The winner bowled against the third lowest ranked bowler and so on until the top ranked finalist plays the remaining finalist in a winner take all game.

Samantha Heindel of Ephrata had the highest single game of the day, rolling a 277 in game 9, the final game of round 2 but did not have enough to make the finals.  Olivia Farwell, Kaylay Hablieb, Bryanna Young, Brittany Ritzman, all of Elizabethtown, Allison Hresko of Cedar Crest, and Randi Rambo of Solanco were the finalists.

Hreshko entered the finals ranked 5th of 6 and won a pair of games before falling to teammate Young (ranked 3rd).  Young won a pair herself before falling to the 2016 LL League Girls Bowling Champion Oliva Farwell of Elizabethtown.

On the boys side, pins were flying early as Jordan Wakefield of Penn Manor and Dylan Smith of McCaskey both rolled 300 games in round 1 on their way to round 2 (35 of 87 boys moved on).  Wakefield did it again in round 2 on his way to the top spot in the step ladder finals, the perfect game achievement being matched in round 2 by teammate Nick Fisher and Jon Pleger of Lancaster Catholic.

In the finals, Pleger came out of the 4th spot to win twice before falling to number 2 Ryan Graham of Conestoga Valley.  It was Graham who prevailed in the final game to become the 2016 LL League Boys Bowling Champion.

2016 Complete LL Singles Bowling Results Spreadsheet

Team Bowling Results

The 2016 Team Bowling Championships are in the books.  Elizabethtown outlasted Warwick and Conestoga Valley to punch their ticket to the finals, while Penn Manor cruised by Manheim Central then ELCO.

In the finals, the Bears took game one 1111 to 1049 had the Comets on the ropes in game two until Jordan Wakefield completed the spare in the 10th frame.  The Comets took game 2 1031 to 1023 to force the deciding game 3.  Penn Manor won that one 1062 to 968.

Bowling Team Bracket

Basketball League Season Complete

It was not a typical schedule, but the 2016 version of the League Basketball Championships are complete.

The Red Tornado boys won their 18th section championship and continues to lead the league with 14 league championships.  Lebanon, Lampeter-Strasburg and Lancaster Catholic took home the other 3 section trophies.

The Crusader girls won their 6th section championship in a row (22 overall) and made it an even dozen league championships.  Cedar Crest, Ephrata and Northern Lebanon were the other section champions, the Vikings ascending to the top of the section table for just the second time, the last time being 1986.

2016 Basketball Playoff Complete Brackets


Swimming Results

The 2016 edition of the LL swimming season is in the books following the All League Meets at Lititz Rec.  The book needed a lot of white out as EIGHT league records were broken over the course of the season, half of those at the All League Meets:

  • Girls 200 Medley Relay, Warwick – 1:47.42; Mandrell, Schouten, Ober, Oberholtzer
  • Boys 200 Medley Relay, Hempfield – 1:36.82; Sahd, Fissella, Buterbaugh, Hunter
  • Boys 200 Freestyle, Jacome (McCaskey) – 1:41.64
  • Boys 100 Butterfly, Wilson (Conestoga Valley) – 50.29
  • Boys 200 Freestyle Relay, Hempfield – 1:27.96; Hunter, Fissella, Lear, Sahd
  • Boys 100 Backstroke, Wilson (Conestoga Valley) – 49.78
  • Boys 100 Breaststroke, Fissella (Hempfield) – 58.32
  • Boys 400 Freestyle Relay, Hempfield – 3:13.05; Fatta, Glass, Lear, Hunter

Manheim Township came away with the Girls Championship; Hempfield won the boys at the All League Meet.

2016 All League Meet Complete Results-Boys
2016 All League Meet Complete Results-Girls

Boys Basketball Semifinals Postponed

The weather has forced the postponement of the Boys Basketball semifinals.  Boys and Girls will now both play on Wednesday, 2/10:

  • Boys Semifinal #1: CV vs. JPM at Penn Manor 7:00 PM
  • Boys Semifinal #2: LMH vs. CC at Warwick 8:00 PM
  • Girls Semifinal #1: Lancaster Catholic vs. Cedar Crest at Warwick 6:00 PM
  • Girls Semifinal #2: Northern Lebanon vs. Lebanon Catholic at Lebanon 7:00 PM

The double header at Warwick will be 1 ticket for both games.  The gym will NOT be cleared following the girls game.

2016 Basketball Playoff Brackets

Girls Basketball Quarterfinal Results

The quarterfinals for the 2016 edition of the LL League Girls Basketball Tournament are complete:

  • Cedar Crest 51, Cocalico 35
  • Lancaster Catholic 61, Elizabethtown 32
  • Lebanon Catholic 41, Ephrata 38
  • Northern Lebanon 47, Manheim Township 41

Semifinals are Wednesday, 2/10, both games at 7 pm

  • Cedar Crest will play Lancaster Catholic at Warwick
  • Lebanon Catholic will play Northern Lebanon at Lebanon

2016 Basketball Playoff Brackets

Boys Hoops Quarters Are In The Books

The 2016 Boys Basketball Quarterfinals are complete:

  • McCaskey topped ELCO 71-55
  • Conestoga Valley beat Lancaster Catholic 54-48
  • Regulation and extra time wasn’t enough as Lancaster Mennonite outlasted Lebanon 75-74 in 2 OTs
  • Cedar Crest won over Lampeter Strasburg 59-52

The Semifinals will be Tuesday, 2/9, both games at 7 pm:

  • McCaskey vs Conestoga Valley at Penn Manor
  • Lancaster Mennonite vs Cedar Crest at Warwick

2016 Basketball Playoff Brackets

Basketball Quarterfinals Are Set

The Quarterfinals for both the Boys and Girls LL League Basketball Playoffs have been set.  The boys start things off Saturday, 2/6:

  • Section 3 Runner Up ELCO at Section 1 Champion McCaskey, 6 pm
  • Section 2 Runner Up Conestoga Valley at Section 4 Champion Lancaster Catholic, 7 pm
  • Section 4 Runner Up Lancaster Mennonite at Section 2 Champion Lebanon, 7 pm
  • Section 1 Runner Up Cedar Crest at Section 3 Champion Lampeter-Strasburg, 7 pm

Semifinals are Tuesday, 2/9; Finals Thursday 2/11 at Manheim Township at 7 pm.

The girls start Monday, 2/8:

  • Section 3 Runner Up Cocalico at Section 1 Champion Cedar Crest, 7 pm
  • Section 2 Runner Up Elizabethtown at Section 4 Champion Lancaster Catholic, 7 pm
  • Section 4 Runner Up Lebanon Catholic at Section 2 Champion Ephrata, 7 pm
  • Section 1 Runner Up Manheim Township at Section 3 Champion Northern Lebanon

Semifinals are Wednesday, 2/10; Finals Friday 2/12 at Warwick or Annville Cleona.

Tickets for $6 for adults and $4 for students.  Only PIAA, District 3, Lancaster-Lebanon League and authorized Press Passes will be accepted.

2016 Basketball Playoff Brackets