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These are the Players of the Year of the Lancaster-Lebanon League’s spring

sports as chosen by coaches and sports writers.
Dakota Keefer
Ephrata
Boys’ Lacrosse
Emily McBride
ManheimTownship
Girls’ Lacrosse
Tony Deimler
Warwick
Tennis
Connor Merrill
Manheim Central
Tennis
Greta Lindsley
Penn Manor
Girls’ track
Steph Laudien
Hempfeld
Girls’ feld
Jon Peterson
Hempfeld
Baseball
Dawson Funk
Penn Manor
Volleyball
Courtney Martin
Lampeter-Strasburg
Softball
Jordan Weaver
Lampeter-Strasburg
Softball
Chance Post
Conestoga Valley
Boys’ track
Jhett Janis
Cocalico
Boys’ feld
S PRI NG S PORT S 2 0 1 4
Thomas
Haines
Sarah
Helgeson
Athletes of the Year
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Hempfeld Solanco
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Jon
Peterson
Hempfeld
Baseball Player
of the Year
Hempfield’s Jeremy Morrison led the
Black Knights to their first Lancaster-
Lebanon League championship since 2008
and the program’s ninth overall. Morrison
then guided Hempfield to its first District
Three Class AAAA final since 2004 and a
berth in the state tournament. Along the
way the Knights won 10 straight, including
six straight in the postseason.
JEREMY MORRISON
BASEBALL COACH OF THE YEAR
HUNTER TORRES
Jr., Cedar Crest
Pitcher; 4-1; 0.88
ERA; 57 SO
CAMERON ENCK
Jr., Lamp.-Stras.
Pitcher; 2-1; 3.05
ERA; 26 SO
ZACK LEONARD
Sr., Solanco
Pitcher; 4-2; 1.14
ERA; 54 SO
JUSTIN AMSPACHER
Sr., Donegal
Pitcher; 0.23 ERA;
30 SO
WILLIE BURGER
Jr., Lanc. Catholic
Pitcher; 2-2; 1.11
ERA; 51 SO
MICHAEL WARFEL
Sr., Lamp.-Stras.
Outfeld; .478; 4
HRs; 24 RBIs
SAM MECK
Sr., Lamp.-Stras.
Outfeld; .359; 3
HRs; 16 RBIs
JON PETERSON
Jr., Hempfeld
Outfeld; .436; 20
RBIs
BLAKE REIFF
Jr., Manheim
Central
Infeld; .491; 1 HR;
TRAVIS REAPSOME
Sr., Warwick
Infeld; .440; 15
RBIs
MATT WRIGHT
Sr., Lamp.-Stras.
Infeld; .444; 2 HRs;
13 RBIs
NATE FASSNACHT
So., Ephrata
Infeld; .431; 1 HR;
12 RBIs
JON BECK
Jr., Hempfeld
Catcher; .341; 10
RBIs
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The Black Knights’ outfielder/pitcher was the
Lancaster-Lebanon League Coaches’ choice for
the All-League outfield after the junior batted
.436 in the regular season and had an on-base
percentage of .551. Peterson was even better
in the postseason. Against top competition
in league and district playoffs, he hit
.526 (10 for 19) with five RBIs and three
runs scored. He also went 3-0 with
two complete-game shutouts. Over 22
innings he surrendered just two earned
runs for an ERA of 0.81, struck out 28
and yielded only 11 hits.
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DEREK HAGINO
Jr., Hempfeld
PIAA Class AAA frst round
District Three Class AAA
champion; L-L Class AAA
runner-up
TONY DEIMLER
Sr., Warwick
PIAA Class AAA frst round
District Three Class AAA
third place; L-L Class AAA
semifnalist
COLIN MURAIKA
Jr., Cedar Crest
PIAA Class AAA
quarterfnalist; District Three
Class AAA runner-up; L-L
Class AAA champion
ADAM BAHNEY
Jr., Elco
PIAA Class AA
quarterfnalist; District Three
Class AA third place
Connor
Merrill
Manheim
Central
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Tony
Deimler
Warwick
Losing a crop of Elco seniors after the Raiders’run to the
PIAA playofs in 2013, Zach Cook coached the team to
a 7-2 record and a spot in the District Three fnals. The
Raiders’Adam Bahney and Galen McNaughton fnished
second and third in the league singles tournament
and won the L-L Class AA doubles
title.
Victor Fissella coached Lancaster
Catholic to an undefeated record in
the section schedule and a Section
Two title. The Crusaders’doubles team of Josh Riley and
Tommy Slotcavage fnished second in districts doubles
and qualifed for the PIAA Championships.
TENNIS COACHES OF THE YEAR
ZACH COOK
VICTOR FISSELLA
CONNOR MERRILL
Fr., Manheim Central
L-L Class AAA semifnalist
Tennis
Players
of the Year
Deimler went 10-0 in singles
play during the regular season,
advancing to the league semifinals
before falling to eventual champion
Colin Muraika. Deimler capped
his career with a berth in the state
tournament.
Merrill, a freshman, posted a 12-0
record in the regular season at
the top spot in the Barons’ lineup.
He advanced to the semifinals of
the league tournament and the
quarterfinals of district singles.
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In his 14th season as head coach at
Lampeter-Strasburg, Tim Shoff directed
L-S to the second-best season in school
history, finishing 25-3 overall. Behind the
1-2 pitching punch of senior Courtney
Martin and sophomore Jordan Weaver
— who combined for 10 shutouts and an
opponents’ batting average of .085 — and
solid fundamentals at the plate and in the
field, the Pioneers swept to the Section
Three championship with a 15-1 record,
their first title since winning back-to-
back in 2006-07 and their third overall.
They then nailed down the league championship, defeating
Donegal 7-5 in the title game, winning their first league
crown since 2007 and second overall.
SOFTBALL COACH OF THE YEAR
HALEY HIRN
Sr., A-C
Catcher; .580
avg.; 29 hits;
13 doubles; 21
runs scored;
25 RBIs
SARA
BRAUNGARD
Jr., Lamp.-Stras.
First Base; .415
avg.; 22 hits; 4
triples; 19 runs
scored; 16 RBIs
REILLY
GEARHART
So., Manheim
Twp.
Pitcher; 9-1;
0.45 ERA;
612-e IP; 35 hits
allowed; 19 BB;
AMANDA
HOUCK
Sr., Pequea
Valley
Pitcher; 13-2;
0.84 ERA; 83 IP;
30 hits allowed;
BRIANNA GARBER
So., Lamp.-
Stras.
Second Base;
.547 avg.; 29
hits; 28 runs
scored; 12 RBIs;
ASHLEY ROYER
Jr., Warwick
Outfeld; .439
avg.; 25 hits;
5 doubles;
3 triples; 3
homers; 23
runs scored;
14 RBIs; 1.000
felding
KYRA BRAKEFIELD
So., Hempfeld
Outfeld; .421
avg.; 24 hits; 24
runs scored;
1.000 felding
percentage
MARIBETH AULT
Jr., Solanco
Shortstop; .566
avg.; 30 hits;
6 doubles; 23
runs scored; 17
RBIs
MADYSON
POPALIS
Jr., Hempfeld
Third Base; .561
avg.; 32 hits; 7
doubles; 2 triples;
2 homers; 28 RBIs
ABBY ADAMS
Sr., Lanc.
Catholic
Outfeld;
.375 avg.; 4
doubles; 2
triples; 12 runs
scored; 10 RBIs;
1.000 felding
percentage
KATIE ZOGORSKI
Sr., Manheim
Twp.
Outfeld; .431
avg.; 22 hits; 10
doubles; 2 triples;
14 runs scored;
23 RBIs
Softball Co-Players of the Year
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Jordan Weaver
Lampeter-Strasburg
In
seven
league
starts,
Weaver
was 7-0
with an
0.46 ERA
with five
shutouts.
All five were
no-hitters,
including two
perfect games.
In 46 innings,
she walked 13
and struck out
106 batters. As
an outfielder, she
earned Section
Three-Four All-
Star recognition
with a 1.000 fielding
percentage. This
sophomore hit .462
with 14 runs scored
and 10 RBIs, a .533 OBP
and .564 slugging
percentage.
Courtney
Martin
Lampeter-Strasburg
In nine league starts, Martin, a
senior, was 8-1 with an 0.89 earned
run average. She pitched five
shutouts, including two perfect
games, walking eight and
striking out 73 in 47 innings
of work. Splitting duties in
right field with Jordan
Weaver when the other
pitched, Martin hit
.348 with 12 runs
scored and 17 runs
batted in. She had
a .455 on-base
percentage, a
.457 slugging
percentage
and a .950
fielding
percentage.
TIM SHOFF
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Volleyball Player
of the Year
Dawson
Funk
Penn Manor
Dawson Funk is so good at all facets of volleyball that
his coach, Chris Telesco, was puzzled at which position
he should play. Telesco could have played him at outside
hitter, where he could swing away for kills. Or maybe
middle hitter, where he could block (and swing). Then there
was setter, where he could use his skills to put balls in the
right spots for his teammates’ spikes. Telesco chose setter
because Funk could, and did, set, block and get in a few
swings. Funk’s well-roundedness stretched to the back row
in coming up with digs and his jump serve was one of the
best in the L-L League.
If some of Penn Manor’s current volleyball players
become coaches someday, we’ll know why. It would be
traced to Chris Telesco, who is not only coaching his players
to become better players but coaching to make those
players leaders. He has handed his players responsibility
and has taught the players to be role models for the team’s
younger players. On top of that, he coached the Comets to
the L-L League title, which came in Penn Manor’s fourth
match of the season against rival Hempfield. CHRIS TELESCO
VOLLEYBALL COACH OF THE YEAR
CHRIS BOOTH
Jr., Hempfeld
257 kills; 15 blocks; 149 digs;
27 aces
DAWSON FUNK
Jr., Penn Manor
968 assists; 141 digs; 80 kills;
62 aces
BEN NAUMANN
Jr., Hempfeld
294 kills; 34 blocks; 133 digs; 64
aces
KURT MAYSILLES
Sr., Warwick
712 assists; 41 aces; 33 digs;
53 kills
MICAH HOSTETTER
Sr., Garden Spot
645 assists; 74 digs; 7 aces; 10
blocks
SAM GREENSLADE
So., Penn Manor
395 kills; 27.5 blocks; 37 digs;
28 aces
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WAYNE HUMMER
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Boys’ Lacrosse
Player of the Year
Despite graduating 11
players from a team that went
7-11 a year ago,
Hummer led
the Warriors to
a 12-8 mark this
spring, when
they earned
L-L League and
District Three
playoff berths.
BOYS’ LACROSSE
COACH OF THE YEAR
Dakota
Keefer
Ephrata
A crafty, explosive
senior midfielder who had
a knack for taking control
of a game whenever his
teammates needed it, Keefer
registered 69 goals and
63 assists to lead the
Mountaineers back to
the L-L playoffs and to
a berth in the District
Three playoffs. Keefer,
who also collected
32 ground balls
this spring,
will continue
his career at
Lebanon Valley
College in the
fall.
DAKOTA KEEFER
Sr., Ephrata
Midfeld; 69 goals; 63
assists; 32 ground
balls
JUSTIN HOOVER
Jr., Ephrata
Attack; 53 goals; 14
assists; 65 ground
balls
WILLY HENDRICK
Sr., Manheim Twp.
Attack; 80 goals; 33
assists; 51% shooting
percentage; 34
ground balls
MASON BUCCILLA
Sr., Warwick
Short-Stick Defensive
Midfeld; 3 goals; 3
assists; 56 ground
balls
HAYDEN MILLER
Sr., Hempfeld
Midfeld; 16 goals; 20
assists
ALEX READY
Sr., Manheim Twp.
Goalie; 139 shots
faced; 93 saves; 66.9
save percentage
NOLAN SACHS
Jr., Manheim Twp.
Defense; 5 goals; 7
assists; 52 ground
balls; 24 caused
turnovers
MATT SALLADE
Sr., Manheim Twp.
Long-Stick Midfeld;
9 goals; 13 assists;
73 ground balls; 47
caused turnovers
GRIFFIN SCHULTZ
Jr., Manheim Twp.
Defense; 1 goal; 2
assists; 42 ground
balls; 35 caused
turnovers
JOEL SKINNER
Jr., Elizabethtown
Long-Stick Midfeld;
25 goals; 3 assists;
103 ground balls
COLEMAN WAGNER
Sr., Warwick
Defense; 3 goals; 2
assists; 118 ground
balls
ZACK WARD
Jr., Hempfeld
Attack; 64 goals; 26
assists
TEDDY MAZAHERI
So., Lamp.-Stras.
Face-Of; 15 goals,
9 assists; 92 ground
balls; 187 of 290 face-
ofs won; 64.5 face-of
percentage
TOM POULOS
So., Elizabethtown
Midfeld; 33 goals; 8
assists; 123 ground
balls; 238 of 340
face-ofs won
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Girls’
Lacrosse
Player
of the
Year
Under the guidance
of Barbara Zeigler,
Lancaster Country Day/
Lancaster Catholic put
together its best girls’
lacrosse season in history
this spring, when the
Cougars successfully
defended their L-L
Section Two title
before advancing to the L-L League and
District Three finals for the first time in
program history. Lancaster Country Day/
Lancaster Catholic also made its inaugural
appearance in the PIAA Championships,
advancing to the quarterfinals before
bowing to Springfield-Delco, the second-
ranked team in the state.
GIRLS’ LACROSSE
COACH OF THE YEAR
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BARBARA ZEIGLER
GABBY CARDINA
Sr., Manheim Twp.
Attack; 44 goals;
65 assists; 44
ground balls; 37
draw controls
K A T E L Y N
COSTANZA
Sr., Cocalico
Midfeld; 56 goals;
26 assists; 46
ground balls; 69
draw controls; 16
caused turnovers
KELLY DAGGETT
Jr., Lanc. CD/Lanc.
Cath.
Midfeld; 97 goals;
29 assists; 80
ground balls; 95
draw controls; 25
caused turnovers
MADDIE EBERLY
Sr., Manheim Twp.
Defense; 5 ground
balls; 56 draw
controls; 32
caused turnovers
M C K E N N A
EDWARDS
Jr., Penn Manor
Midfeld; 50
goals, 11 assists;
33 draw con-
trols; 41 ground
balls; 15 caused
KATIE HAMMAKER
Jr., Ephrata
Goalie; 167 saves;
47.9 save percent-
age
EMILY MCBRIDE
Jr., Manheim Twp.
Midfeld; 125
goals; 31 assists;
51 ground balls;
54 draw con-
trols; 42 caused
turnovers
ELIZABETH PETROSKY
So., Manheim Twp.
Attack; 40 goals;
64 assists; 49
ground balls; 42
draw controls
NATALIE SUKANICK
Jr., Cocalico
Defense; 14 goals;
11 assists; 67
ground balls; 66
caused turnovers;
27 pass intercep-
tions; 21 blocked
passes
NICHOLE WAGNER
Jr., Cedar Crest
Attack; 63 goals;
28 assists; 55
draw controls
HANNAH WILLIG
Jr., Penn Manor
Defense; 4 goals;
3 assists; 10
draw controls; 18
ground balls
TONI YUKO
Sr., Manheim Twp.
Attack; 80 goals;
10 assists; 39
ground balls; 40
draw controls
RACHEL SMIGA
So., Manheim Twp.
Defense; 49
ground balls; 22
draw controls; 16
caused turnovers
Thanks
in no small
part to the all-
around efforts of
McBride, the L-L League’s
leading scorer this
spring, the Blue Streaks
won their fifth straight
L-L Section One title
and a fifth straight L-L
crown before capturing
their sixth consecutive
District Three championship. In
addition to amassing 125 goals and
31 assists this season, the junior
midfielder also collected 51 ground
balls, won 54 draw controls and
created 42 turnovers.
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BY GORDIE JONES
Correspondent
Really, Thomas Haines said, you
couldn’t beat the view. It is one only
11 other wrestlers in the history
of the Commonwealth had ever
enjoyed, and when he thinks back
now on what it was like on the vic-
tor’s stand that March day in Her-
shey, he has to admit he’s still “a
little bit in awe.”
Everyone in the Giant Center, it seemed,
was standing. And everyone was applauding
Solanco’s senior heavyweight.
“Just amazing,” he said recently.
Winning a single state champion-
ship is a triumph of DNA and dog-
gedness, of time and teamwork,
of mindset and musculature.
But to achieve the
heights Haines achieved
that day — to
become one of that
decorated dozen of
Pennsylvania wres-
tlers who have won four
straight PIAA titles — that
takes all of the above, for
the entirety of a high school
career.
Think of all the times Haines
might have slipped off track.
Think how often he might have been
done in by injury, complacency or
the vagaries of youth.
Instead he became one Singleted
Sensation, winning not only those
four titles but setting Lancaster-
Lebanon League career records for
victories (174, against five defeats)
and pins (119). He went 42-0 as a
senior, and lost exactly one match his
last three years.
His was, without question, the fin-
est L-L wrestling career ever. Which
is why he’s continuing his career at
Ohio State. And why he is a more
than deserving Lancaster Newspa-
pers Male Athlete of the Year.
“It’s definitely something that’s
very hard to do,” he said of his
quad-peat. “I controlled everything
I could. Everything else just fell into
place, I guess. I definitely had a little
bit of luck.”
While that never hurts, those
around him point out that luck is defi-
nitely a residue of design in his case.
“It seems like Thomas got more
hungry as each year went,” said
Ron Miller, who coached Haines in
soccer the last two years, but was an
interested observer of his grappling
exploits as well. “It’s incredible to
maintain that focus for four years.”
Miller, who used Haines first at
goalie and later as a midfielder and
striker, is convinced he could have
excelled at soccer, were that his
sole concentration. He had the speed, size and
strength, as well as a nose for the ball.
But wrestling was always his primary
sport, from a very young age. And he never
wavered in his pursuit of excellence. As Chris
Bentley put it, “He was always wanting more.”
Bentley owns and operates Renegade
Force, a Shippensburg-based wrestling club.
Once a wrestler at Northern High School and
also a former Army Ranger, he described his
place as being nothing special — just a garage
with a single wrestling mat. It has nonetheless
proven attractive to a number of top-notch
wrestlers, including Haines, a regular since
fifth grade.
Bentley quickly came to appreciate every-
thing Haines brought to the table. His physical
attributes, sure, but the rest of it as well. His
burning desire to excel. His self-awareness.
His willingness to accept feedback. Something
else, too.
“He’s got a great support network with his
family, training partners and everyone who’s
part of his life,” Bentley said. “That adds to his
natural gifts.”
It was Haines’ dad, David, who had first
gotten Thomas involved in organized wres-
tling, when he was in first grade. The elder
Haines once wrestled at Penn Manor, and
knew well the challenges and benefits of the
sport.
When he started out, Thomas Haines found
himself liking the coaches, as well as the
other kids. “I made a lot of friends,” he said. “I
wanted to keep going back. I wasn’t that good
at it, but I kept going back, so eventually I got
good.”
By fourth grade he was hanging with the
older kids on the mat. By fifth grade he was
beating them. And that’s pretty much how it
has been ever since.
In high school, Haines came under the tute-
lage of John Little, Solanco’s longtime coach.
It proved to be a fruitful, fulfilling partnership
for both.
“His dad,” Little said, “more or less entrust-
ed me with his livelihood. If you get a kid that
good, usually the parents are so involved it’s a
negative thing. … The parent always wants to
be sitting in the driver’s seat, or at least the pas-
senger’s side. But his dad said, ‘He’s yours.’ ”
Expectations were modest at first. Haines’
goal as a freshman was simply to make
districts. But he started winning once the
postseason began, and never stopped.
“That was an eye-opener,” David Haines
said.
And then some.
Solanco’s hardworking Haines
still in awe of four PIAA golds
Highest heights
THE THOMAS
HAINES FILE
High School
Solanco
College
Ohio State University
Varsity sports
Soccer, wrestling
Athletic
achievements
Four-time PIAA Class AAA
champion
12th wrestler in the 77-year
history of the PIAA meet to win
four championships
Career win-loss record of 174-
5, making him the winningest
wrestler in the history of the L-L
League
L-L record 119 career falls
Four-time District Three Class
AAA sectional champion
Three-time District Three/
Southcentral Regional Class
AAA champion
Captain of Solanco soccer
team in senior season
Notable
Haines lost four matches his
freshman year, one at the Penn
Manor tournament, two at the
PowerAde Holiday Tournament
and in the District Three final. He
only had one more loss, at the
PowerAde, his junior year, to
Kyle Snyder of Our Lady of Good
Counsel, Owings Mills, Maryland.
Snyder passed on scholastic
competition this year to train at
the Olympic Development Cen-
ter in Colorado. He and Haines
will be roomates at Ohio State.
Quotable
“It’s definitely something
that’s very hard to do. I con-
trolled everything I could. Ev-
erything else just fell into place, I
guess. I definitely had a little bit of
luck.”
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Athletes of the Year 2013-14
Solanco’s
Thomas Haines
celebrates his
fourth PIAA
wrestling
championship
this winter. He
became just
the 12th athlete
in state history
to accomplish
the feat.
Blaine T. Shahan/Staff
Please see HAINES, page 16
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Drive to succeed is a hallmark
for Hempf ield’s Helgeson
Tenacious H
THE SARAH
HELGESON FILE
High School
Hempfield
College
Stanford University
Varsity sports
Field hockey, basketball,
track and field
Athletic
achievements
Career totals of 35 goals, 24
assists in field hockey
Two-time All-State First
Team selection in field hockey
Two-time All-State selection
in track
Two-time runner-up in PIAA
Class AAA 400 meters
L-L League record in 400 (55.13
at states in 2012)
L-L League record in 200 (24.60
at districts in 2012)
District Three Class AAA
champ in 200 and 400 (senior sea-
son)
Notable
Female winner of the 2013-14
A. Landis Brackbill Award. Also
a member of the National Honor
Society and Society of Aca-
demic Excellence in a Foreign
Language. Also a National Field
Hockey Coaches Association
Scholar of Distinction.
Quotable
“I have learned the impor-
tance of making good decisions
and staying on top of my school-
work. My decisions are made
with the knowledge that my
actions are larger than me. ...
Sports has instilled in me an insa-
tiable drive that I apply to all as-
pects of my life.’’
BY PETE KAUFFMAN
Sports Writer
pkauffman@lnpnews.com
She hates the cold.
She hates to lose even more.
The first fact comes from Sarah Helgeson
herself.
The second comes from so many of her
Hempfield coaches, teammates and even op-
ponents and opposing coaches that the final
tally wore out the calculator.
OK. That last part — about the calculator
— might not be true.
But Helgeson not
liking to lose is
what is known as
a cold, hard fact.
“She hates to
lose,’’ Hemp-
field head
track coach Curt Rogers said.
“She can’t stand not winning,’’ said Black
Knights assistant track coach Barb Wolf.
“For Sarah, it’s all about performing at
her best and making the team better,’’ said
Knights field hockey coach Julianne Bojanic-
Collier. “And, she can’t stand losing.’’
“I’m driven,’’ said Helgeson, who has
been named the Lancaster Newspapers 2014
Female Athlete of the Year.
She beat out Penn Manor’s Greta Lind-
sley (cross country, track) and Manheim
Township’s Emily Mann (tennis, swimming,
lacrosse) in the final voting among local
sports writers.
“It’s kind of been that way all my life,’’
added Helgeson, who will play field hockey
at Stanford on an athletic scholarship.
And by all her life, she really means it.
There are stories of heated board games
in the Helgeson household that ended when
things “got a little out
of control sometimes,’’
Helgeson said.
There were numer-
ous backyard competi-
tions among family
members that “could
have used a referee at
times,’’ she added.
There were aca-
demic pursuits as well.
Helgeson said her goal
was to graduate in the
top 20 in the Class of
2014. “I finished 19th,’’
she said with a
laugh.
She also
was awarded
the prestigious
2013-14 A. Landis
Brackbill Scholar-Ath-
lete Award.
“That was huge,’’
Helgeson said of
receiving that honor,
bestowed annually
to a male and female
athlete who are out-
standing in both sports
and academics by the
Lancaster-Lebanon
League Athletic Direc-
tors Association.
“But this (winning
athlete of the year)
might be even bigger,’’
she added. “I really don’t know what to say.
I’m just. ... I’m just ecstatic.’’
While winning the athletic honor came
as somewhat of a surprise to Helgeson, her
coaches — and even opposing coaches —
could see it coming.
“She very purpose-driven and sets high
expectations for herself and those around
her,’’ Rogers said in an email.
“Tenacious would be an excellent word.
Or driven,’’ Wolf said. “She has an inner fire
in her that you can’t coach and you can’t
teach.’’
“Quiet. Determined. Goal-oriented. Self-
assured,’’ Bill Bowers, now an assistant and
formerly the head track at Hempfield, wrote
about Helgeson in an email.
Helgeson finished her career unbeaten
dual meets in the 400-meter race. She twice
earned silver medals at states and set the
all-time L-L League record of 55.13 seconds
during a runner-up finish at states in that
event as a sophomore.
Helgeson also clocked the fastest 200-me-
ter time in L-L history when she won the
District Three Class AAA crown in 24.60 in
2012.
Having missed most of the postseason
with a hamstring injury as a junior, Helgeson
blazed back to the top of the pack in her final
year. She won league titles in both the 200
and 400 and was second in the 100. She went
on to win district titles in the 200 and 400,
then capped her career by taking second in
the 400 in 55.60 and sixth in the 200 in 24.98
at the PIAA Class AAA Championships.
Her athletic future, though, will be on the
field hockey pitch in Palo Alto, California as
a member of the Cardinal. Helgeson takes
with her 35 goals and 24 assists in her career,
along with a Class AAA state title during her
sophomore season.
Donegal coach Jessica Shellenberger re-
membered a postseason practice the Indians
had with Hempfield.
“Sarah received a pass from the backfield
and, with two touches, had received, beat two
defenders and was swiftly heading towards
the circle,’’ Shellenberger said.
“That moment sealed it for me that she
was an impressive field hockey player.
The amount of control, clean footwork and
coordination it took receive, eliminate and
continue to move forward in a tight space
under pressure is a very high skill.’’
Or as longtime Warwick coach Bob Derr
noted in an email: “Not only is she very
gifted physically with speed, quickness
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Athletes of the Year 2013-14
Please see HELGESON, page 16
Hempfield’s
Sarah Helge-
son wins the
Class AAA
400-meter
dash at this
year’s District
Three meet.
Jeff Ruppenthal/Staff
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Girls’ Track & Field
REAGAN HESS
Fr., Annville-Cleona
100; L-L League champ,
12.07; District Three
Class AA champ, 12.56;
PIAA Class AA 3rd,
12.62; Long Jump
L-L League champ, 17-
10½; District Three Class
AA champ, 18-0¾; PIAA
Class AA, 2nd, 18-2¼
SARAH HELGESON
Sr., Hempfeld
200; L-L League
champ, 24.81; District
Three Class AAA
champ, 24.91; PIAA
Class AAA 6th, 24.98
400; L-L League
champ, 56.66; District
Three Class AAA
champ, 56.74; PIAA
Class AAA 2nd, 55.60
MEREDITH NEWMAN
So., Manheim Township
800; L-L League
champ, 2:14.04; District
Three Class AAA,
2:12.48 (meet record);
PIAA Class AAA 2nd,
2:10.08 (All-time fastest
in 800)
GRETA LINDSLEY
Sr., Penn Manor
1,600; L-L League
champ, 5:18.45; District
Three Class AAA champ,
4:56.26; PIAA Class AAA
4th, 4:52.28; 3,200
L-L League champ,
11:07.71
STEPH WAHL
So., Cocalico
High Hurdles; L-L
League champ, 15.76
ANYA HONG
Jr., McCaskey
Intermediate Hurdles;
L-L League champ,
46.69; District Three
Class AAA, 7th, 46.80
SUNNY GREENE
Jr., Conestoga Valley
Shot Put; L-L League
champ, 39-1¼; District
Three Class AAA, 4th,
38-8½; PIAA Class AAA,
7th, 40-8
SOPHIE IOSUE
Sr., Manheim Central
Discus; L-L League 7th,
104-9; District Three
Class AAA 4th, 116-10;
PIAA Class AAA, 11th,
117-10
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Sarah
Helgeson
Hempfeld
Girls’ Track Co-Athletes of the Year
Greta
Lindsley
Penn Manor
Lindsley, who
is headed to
Penn State
to run for
the Nittany
Lions,
was the
dominant
distance
runner in
the area. She
won her fourth
straight L-L
League titles in both the
1,600 and 3,200 runs. She also
won the District Three Class
AAA 1,600 for the third year in
a row and finished fourth in states
in that event. She holds the all-time
record in the league in the 1,600 at
4:51.77.
Helgeson is a standout
sprinter who holds the
all-time fastest times in
L-L League history in
both the 200 (24.60) and
400 (55.13) dashes. She
won both events at leagues
and districts this year
to finish out her
scholastic career.
Helgeson received
an athletic
scholarship to
Stanford for field
hockey.
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Simon led the
Little Dutchmen
to a 6-0 record and
the Section Three
title. That was just
the beginning of
an outstanding
postseason that saw
A-C go 9-1 overall
and finish second in
the L-L League meet,
second at districts and seventh at
states in the team standings.
JEROME SIMON
GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD
COACH OF THE YEAR
Steph Laudien
Hempfeld
Girls’ Field
Athlete of
the Year
CRYSTAL HARTMAN
Sr., Ephrata
Javelin; L-L League
champ, 123-1; District
Three Class AAA, 4th,
128-9; PIAA Class AAA
4th, 138-10
STEPH LAUDIEN
Fr., Hempfeld
Triple Jump; L-L League
champ, 38-7 (meet
record); District Three
Class AAA, 2nd, 38-
10¾; PIAA Class AAA,
2nd, 39-3
SIDNI PEIFFER
Sr., Annville-Cleona
High Jump; L-L League,
5th, 5-0; District Three
Class AA champ, 5-3;
PIAA Class AA, 9th, 5-0
ERIN WINTERS
Jr., Lebanon
Pole Vault; L-L League
champ, 12-8 (meet
record); District Three
Class AAA champ, 12-0;
PIAA Class AAA, 4th,
12-0
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Laudien had a
breakout season,
coming within 1¼
inches of breaking
the league’s all-
time record in the
triple jump when
she leaped 39-3d-v to
win the Shippensburg
Invitational title.
Laudien added wins
in both leagues and
districts, then finished
runner-up at states.
Relays
400 Relay
Ephrata (So. Cassandra Dhliwayo-Vaitl, Sr. Yasmina Davis, So. Kay Liebl, Jr. Kelly Liebl) L-L League
champ, 49.44
1,600 Relay
Manheim Township (Jr. Madison Kiefer, So. Meredith Newman, Fr. Courtney German, Sr. Sarah
Gottschalk)
L-L League champ, 4:02.31; District Three Class AAA, 2nd, 3:59.33
3,200 Relay
Manheim Township (Jr. Madison Kiefer, Jr. Anna French, Jr. Brynn Hackett, So. Meredith Newman,
So. Jamie Helm)
L-L League, 5th, 10:07.46; District Three Class AAA, 3rd, 9:37.37.
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Relays
400 Relay
Cedar Crest (Sr. Peter Grof, Sr. Jared Brandt, Sr. Mitchell Weaver, Jr. Damon
Edwards, Sr. Denzel Pierre)
L-L League champ, 43.17; District Three Class AAA champ, 42.88; PIAA Class
AAA, 4th, 42.40
1,600 Relay
Lebanon (So. Omel Francois, Fr. Darin Klick, Jr. Ethan Arnold-Paine, Jr. Jeronimo
Rodriguez)
L-L League, 2nd, 3:24.96; District Three Class AAA, 2nd, 3:24.19
3,200 Relay
Cedar Crest (Jr. Jared Glosser, Fr. Jesse Cruise, Jr. Jordan Cruise, Sr. Jarrod
Cruise)
L-L League champ, 8:12.60; District Three Class AAA, 3rd, 8:01.38; PIAA Class
AAA, 12th, 8:05.26.
Chance
Post
Conestoga
Valley
Boys’ Track
Athlete of the Year
Post
capped his
standout career
by running the
fastest 300-meter
intermediate hurdles
time in L-L League
history when he clocked
36.93 seconds to win the
PIAA Class AAA title. He
also won league and district
titles in both the intermediate
and high hurdles events.
His future plans were
undetermined.
DUNCAN HOPKINS
Jr., McCaskey
3,200; L-L League
champ, 9:46.90
CHANCE POST
Sr., Conestoga Valley
High Hurdles; L-L
League champ, 14.02;
District Three Class AAA
champ, 14.48; PIAA
Class AAA, 3rd, 14.37;
Intermediate Hurdles;
L-L League champ,
37.43; District Three
Class AAA champ,
37.91; PIAA Class AAA
champ, 36.93 (all-time
fastest in L-L history)
TYLER HOAG
So., Manheim Central
Shot Put; L-L League
champ, 50-4¾;
District Three Class
AAA, 2nd, 50-8½;
PIAA Class AAA, 15th,
48-5
TORY LONG
Jr., Hempfeld
200; L-L League
champ, 22.03
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DEREK DIANGELIS
Sr., No. Lebanon
Pole Vault; L-L League,
8th, 12-0; District Three
Class AAA, 2nd, 14-3;
PIAA Class AAA, 3rd,
14-6
TROY BERRY
So., Solanco
High Jump; L-L League
3rd, 6-2; District Three
Class AAA, 2nd, 6-5;
PIAA Class AAA, 3rd,
6-7
ED MOORE
Sr., Columbia
Triple Jump; L-L
League, 2nd, 43-8¼;
District Three Class AA,
2nd, 45-2; PIAA Class
AA, 9th, 43-6
DAVID LUCAS
Jr., Warwick
Discus; L-L League
champ, 167-1; District
Three Class AAA
champ, 153-10; PIAA
Class AAA, 2nd, 187-3
JHETT JANIS
Sr., Cocalico
Javelin; L-L League
champ, 190-8; District
Three Class AAA
champ, 194-5; PIAA
Class AAA champ,
203-11
JUSTUS NORMAN
Sr., Conestoga Valley
Long Jump; L-L League
champ, 22-5¾; District
Three Class AAA
champ, 23-0; PIAA
Class AAA, 5th, 23-0
DENZEL PIERRE
Sr., Cedar Crest
100; L-L League
champ, 10.79; District
Three Class AAA, 2nd,
11.02
AUSTIN STETLER
Sr., Penn Manor
1,600 L-L League
champ, 4:30.30; District
Three Class AAA, 8th,
4:26.25
JARROD CRUISE
Sr., Cedar Crest
800; L-L League
champ, 1:58.07; District
Three Class AAA, 2nd,
1:55.60
JERONIMO RODRIGUEZ
Jr., Lebanon
400 L-L League
champ, 50.03; District
Three Class AAA, 4th,
50.42; PIAA Class AAA,
5th, 49.23
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Shane Adams guided the Barons
to the Section Two crown, going 7-0 in
league dual meets and 9-1 overall. It
was the first section title since 1990 for
Central, which has finished second in
the section four times since 2009 under
Adams, who began his coaching career
for the Barons in 2006.
BOYS’ TRACK & FIELD
COACH OF THE YEAR
Jhett
Janis
Cocalico
Boys’ Field
Athlete
of the Year
The
Eagles senior
is headed to the
University of Oregon on
a track and field scholarship.
Janis won league, district and state
javelin titles to cap his outstanding
scholastic career. He was also an all-star in
football.
SHANE ADAMS
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Baseball
Softball
Boys’ Volleyball
SECTION ONE
FIRST TEAM
Name (Grade, School) Position
Nick Farlow (Sr., Ephrata) .........................MH
Chris Booth (Jr., Hempfield) .......................OH
Ben Naumann, Jr., Hempfield ...................Opp
Dawson Funk, Jr., Penn Manor .................... S
Sam Greenslade, So. Penn Manor ............OH
Griffin Sangrey, Jr., Penn Manor ................. L
Kurt Maysilles, Sr., Warwick ........................ S
Gavin Schaffer, Sr., Warwick ..................Opp
SECOND TEAM
Zach Livering, Sr., Cedar Crest .................OH
Clayton Kurtz, Sr., Ephrata ........................OH
Colton Frey, Sr., Hempfield ............................ L
Cameron Hoover, Sr., Hempfield ..............OH
Sam Prescott, Sr., Hempfield ........................ S
JJ Ruhl, Sr., Manheim Township ...............OH
Noah Leichliter, Jr., Penn Manor ..............MH
Zach Gingrich, Sr., Warwick ......................OH
HONORABLE MENTION
Jeff Lesher, Sr., Cedar Crest ......................... S
James Mackle, Sr., Cedar Crest ...............OH
Alex Modrzecki, So., Ephrata ....................... S
Alex Dubosky, Sr., Hempfield ...................MH
Andy Jones, Sr., Manheim Township ....Opp
Conner Herbert, Sr., Penn Manor ............MH
Jon Gonzales, Sr., Warwick ........................OH
Colton Keller, Sr., Warwick........................MH
MVP: Ben Naumann, Hempfield
SECTION TWO
FIRST TEAM
Mitch Stauffer, Jr., Cocalico ............. OH/MH
Andrew Barton, Sr., Conestoga Valley .Opp
Alex Myers, Sr., Garden Spot ...................MH
Micah Hostetter, Sr., Garden Spot .............. S
Matt High Sr., Garden Spot ........................OH
Tucker Ford, Jr., Manheim Central ..........OH
Jarred Sands, Jr., Lanc. Mennonite ..........OH
Zach Alderman, Jr., Lanc. Mennonite ....MH
SECOND TEAM
Garrett Strunk, Jr., Cocalico ......................... S
Justis Lorah, Sr., Cocalico .............................. L
Bailey Eisenberger, Sr., Con. Valley ........MH
Aaron Straubel, Sr., Garden Spot .............OH
Garyd Martin, Jr., Lanc. Mennonite ............ S
Eric Weaver, Jr., Lanc. Mennonite .............. L
Corey Remlinger, Sr., Lebanon ................MH
Craig Miller, Sr., Elizabethtown .................... S
HONORABLE MENTION
John Waskowicz, Jr., Cocalico ..................OH
Thomas Vulgaris, Jr., Conestoga Valley MH
Anderson Nguyen, Sr., Con. Valley ...........OH
Austin Sindall, Jr., Garden Spot ................MH
Jared Harnly, Sr., Manheim Central ........... L
Logan Garber, Sr., Lanc. Mennonite .......MH
Ethan Cleis, Sr., Elizabethtown .................MH
Dylan Sattazhan, Jr., Cocalico ...................OH
MVP: Micha Hostetter, Garden Spot
SECTION ONE
FIRST TEAM
Name (School) Position
Cody Simet (Penn Manor) .............................P
Hunter Torres (Cedar Crest) ........................P
Jon Beck (Hempfield) ......................................C
Carter Krick (Manheim Township) ....P/INF
Hunter McVey (Penn Manor) ..............P/INF
Travis Reapsome (Warwick) ...............P/INF
Conor Bawiec (Cedar Crest) .....................INF
Collin Groff (Penn Manor) ...........................INF
Michael Hernandez (Hempfield)................INF
Miguel Torres (McCaskey) ........................INF
Seth Earle (Warwick) .................................. OF
Derek Manning (Hempfield) ....................... OF
Jon Peterson (Hempfield) ........................... OF
SECOND TEAM
Ryan Dornes (Manheim Township) ............P
Thomas Elliot (Warwick) ...............................P
Alec Miller (Hempfield) ...................................P
Ian Hart (Warwick) ..........................................C
Anthony Knight (Penn Manor) .....................C
Dan Vucovich (Manheim Township) ..........C
Tim Gailor (Hempfield) ................................INF
Chase Gilbert (Hempfield) ...........................INF
Ben Keyser (Warwick) ................................INF
Gavin O’Donnell (Manheim Township) ...INF
Tommy Garner (Warwick) ....................... OF
Jack Hankin (Manheim Township) .......... OF
Gavin Smith (Cedar Crest) ......................... OF
SECTION TWO
FIRST TEAM
Bailey Keys (Solanco) .....................................C
Colin Albright (Ephrata) .................................C
Daulton Martin (Conestoga Valley) .........INF
Nate Staffieri (Conestoga Valley).............INF
Nick Stoner (Elizabethtown) ......................INF
Nate Fassnacht (Ephrata) ..........................INF
Jake Terry (Cocalico) .................................. OF
Damon Kreider (Solanco) ........................... OF
Austin Hillsher (Elizabethtown) ................. OF
Charlie Warden (Ephrata) .......................... OF
Zack Leonard (Solanco) .................................P
Brandon Martin (Conestoga Valley) ..........P
Austin Lowrey (Ephrata) ..............................P
Morgan Stauffer (Ephrata) ..........................P
SECOND TEAM
Mark Anthony (Cocalico) ...........................INF
Brady Thomas (Solanco) ............................INF
Eric Lefevre (Solanco) .................................INF
Joe Murray (Solanco) ..................................INF
Nick Sweigart (Elizabethtown) .................INF
Chase Weik (Ephrata) .................................INF
Zach Rider (Conestoga Valley) ................. OF
Alec Gibbons (Elizabethtown) ................... OF
Brady Sipe (Ephrata) ................................... OF
Tyler Williams (Conestoga Valley) ......P/INF
Grant Dohner (Elizabethtown) ............ P/OF
Darren Rutledge (Solanco) ............................P
Gavilan Fogarty-Harnish (Ephrata) ...........P
Hunter Thomas (Elizabethtown) .................P
HONORABLE MENTION
INF Bobby Nye (Ephrata); OF Josh Gehman
(Ephrata); UTL Caleb Groff (Solanco); UTL Zack
Leonard (Solanco); INF Kelvin Reyes (Conestoga Val-
ley); OF Tony Hydock (Conestoga Valley); P Colin My-
ers (Cocalico); UTL Jeremy Marshall (Cocalico); INF
Luke Longenecker (Elizabethtown).
SECTION THREE
FIRST TEAM
Michael Warfel (Lampeter-Strasburg) ... OF
Ben Bomberger (Manheim Central) ........ OF
Dave Brooks (Northern Lebanon)............ OF
Wyatt Beakler (Northern Lebanon) ........INF
Matt Wright (Lampeter-Strasburg) .......INF
Blake Reiff (Manheim Central) .................INF
Conner Bowers (Donegal) ..........................INF
Cody Horst (Elco) .............................................C
Cameron Enck (Lampeter-Strasburg) ......P
Ian Whitman (Northern Lebanon) ................P
Justin Amspacher (Donegal) ........................P
Camren Ney (Donegal) ...................................P
Sam Meck (Lamp.-Stras.) .......... UTL/INF/P
SECOND TEAM
Dan Wiederrecht (Manheim Central) ..... OF
Logan Eby (Garden Spot) ........................... OF
Austin Martinez (Donegal) ......................... OF
Brock Kauffman (Garden Spot) ...............INF
Travis Zimmerman (Elco) ..........................INF
Damon Crouse (Manheim Central) ..........INF
Colin Fry (Manheim Central)......................INF
Austin Mellinger (Donegal) .........................INF
Reagan Hershey (Lampeter-Strasburg) ..C
Drew Bene (Northern Lebanon) ..................C
Alex Brown (Lampeter-Strasburg) ............P
Andrew Bucher (Manheim Central) ...........P
Sam Lazowski (Donegal) ................. UTL/DH
SECTION FOUR
FIRST TEAM
Mitch Rodkey (Annville-Cleona) ..........INF/P
Willie Burger (Lancaster Catholic) ......INF/P
Adam Bennett (Annville-Cleona) ..............INF
Adam Geltz (Columbia) ...............................INF
Derek Sheckard (Columbia) ......................INF
Robbie Beidler (Annville-Cleona) ..............INF
Brian Peterson (Pequea Valley) ...............INF
Jordan Meck (Lebanon Catholic) .............INF
Brandon McCafferty (Lanc. Catholic)..... OF
Tanner Schmitt (Pequea Valley) .............. OF
Paul Frederickson (Lanc. Mennonite) ..... OF
Keenan Reigel (Lancaster Catholic) ........ OF
Beau Heagy (Pequea Valley) ........................C
Colton Long (Annville-Cleona) ......................P
Jeremy Newswanger (Lanc. Mennonite) .P
SECOND TEAM
Matt Hess (Lancaster Mennonite) ...........INF
Bailey Jamanis (Lancaster Catholic) ..INF/P
Casey Regan (Lancaster Catholic) ..........INF
Braden Elliott (Annville-Cleona) ................INF
Colton Long (Annville-Cleona) ...................INF
Matt Kern (Lebanon Catholic) ...................INF
Brian Shenk (Lancaster Mennonite) ........ OF
Chris Schreder (Lancaster Catholic) ....... OF
Caleb Setlock (Annville-Cleona) ................ OF
Austin Roberts (Columbia) ......................... OF
Mike Huber (Pequea Valley) ...................... OF
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SECTION ONE
FIRST TEAM
Name (School) Position
Kate Hohman (Sr., Hempfield) ......................P
Madyson Popalis (Jr., Hempfield) .........P/3B
Lacy Smith (Jr., Manheim Twp.) ..........P/SS
Reilly Gearhart (So., Manheim Twp) ...P/SS
Kylie Myers (Fr., McCaskey) .......................P
Keiley Lloyd (Fr., McCaskey) .......................C
Mikahla Pomarici (Sr., Penn Manor) ..........C
Emma Spang (So., Cedar Crest) .......... C/OF
Jenny George (Sr., Warwick) .......................C
Amber Morris (Sr., Hempfield) .....................C
Nikole Rottkamp (Sr., Warwick) ...............1B
Katie Gable (Sr., Cedar Crest) ....................2B
Victoria Byler (Sr., Warwick) .....................SS
Liz Burkholder (Sr., Penn Manor) ..............3B
Nykiria Reid (So., McCaskey) .................... OF
Ashley Royer (Jr., Warwick) ..................... OF
Kyra Brakefield (So., Hempfield)............... OF
Kathleen Zogorski (Sr., Manheim Twp. .. OF
HONORABLE MENTION
Tessa Eckman (Sr., Warwick) .....................P
Victoria Kauffman (Sr., Penn Manor) .P/1B
Katie Ford (Sr., Cedar Crest) ................ C/OF
Lexie Diaz (Jr., Penn Manor) ............... 1B/OF
Vanessa Strohm (Jr., Warwick) ................2B
Aubrey Hartman (Jr., Hempfield) ..............2B
Molly Finley (Jr., Cedar Crest) ....................SS
Joanna Bauza (So., McCaskey) .................SS
Nikki Rhoads (Jr., Hempfield) ......................SS
Jessie Bogner (Sr., Manheim Twp.) ......... OF
Kelly Pozda (Jr., Manheim Twp.).............. OF
SECTION TWO
FIRST TEAM
Sara Young (Sr., Cocalico) .............................P
Nicole Allen (Sr., Conestoga Valley) ............P
Heather Secord (Sr., Elizabethtown) ..........P
Kortnee Kreider (Sr., Solanco) .............P/DH
Jenna Yarger (Jr., Ephrata) .........................P
Alyssa Schmeck (So. Cocalico) ....................C
Nicole Baker (So., Elizabethtown) ...............C
Marissa Trokie (Sr., Lebanon) ......................C
Emily Parmer (Sr., Solanco) ..........................C
Brittany Fisher (Sr., Solanco) ......................3B
Brianna Fready (Sr., Elizabethtown) ........3B
Emily Brubaker (So., Elizabethtown) .......SS
Caitie Riegal (So., Cocalico) .........................SS
Morgan Almodovar (Jr., Con. Valley) ......SS
Maribeth Ault (Jr., Solanco) ........................SS
Brittany Ritter (So., Ephrata) .....................SS
Kirsten Mumma (Fr., Elizabethtown) ...... OF
Kerri Mauger (Sr., Solanco) ....................... OF
HONORABLE MENTION
Mariah Rodriguez (So., Lebanon) ................P
Lexi Hershberger (Fr., Ephrata) ..................C
Joanie Miller (Jr., Conestoga Valley) ..........C
Lily Beamenderfer (Jr., Con. Valley).........1B
Alexia Lovell (Sr., Ephrata) .........................2B
Gabe Grove (Columbia) .................................C
Hunter Long (Annville-Cleona) .....................C
Shawn Henry (Lancaster Catholic) .............P
Lauren Chambers (Sr., Lebanon)...............SS
Lauren Stricker (Sr., Cocalico) .................. OF
Payton Halbleib (So., Elizabethtown) ...... OF
SECTION THREE
FIRST TEAM
Taylor Martin (So., Garden Spot) ................P
Jessica Kreiser (So., Northern Lebanon) ...P
Claire Shaak (Jr., ELCO) .................................P
Sophie Leaman (Sr., Donegal) ......................P
Courtney Martin (Sr., Lamp.-Stras.) ..........P
Jordan Weaver (So., Lamp.-Stras.) ............P
Isabella Miranda (Sr., Lamp.-Stras.) ...........C
Rachel Mummau (Jr., Donegal) ...................C
McKenna Achenbach (Sr., ELCO) .............1B
Erin Tirko (Jr., Donegal) ...............................1B
Sara Braungard (Jr., Lamp.-Stras.) ..........1B
Brianna Garber (So., Lamp.-Stras.) ..........2B
Morgan Burkholder (Sr., Man. Cent.) .......3B
Makyla Yoder (Fr., Donegal) ......................3B
Olivia Hess (Sr., ELCO) ..................................SS
Rachel Robinson (Fr., Donegal) ..................SS
Amber Schreder (Sr., Lamp.-Stras.) ........SS
Molly Mount (Jr., Northern Lebanon) ...... OF
HONORABLE MENTION
Courtney Petersheim (Jr., Garden Spot) ..C
Courtney Hoffer (Jr., Manheim Central) ...C
Cortney Hostetter (Jr., N.Lebanon) ............C
Beth Hess (Jr., ELCO) ......................................C
Juliana Sheaffer (Jr., Manheim Central) ..1B
Sydney Nichols (Fr., Garden Spot) ............SS
Katelyn Hossler (So., N. Lebanon) ..............SS
Sara Fink (Jr., Manheim Central).............. OF
Courtney Hogeland (Jr., ELCO) ................. OF
SECTION FOUR
FIRST TEAM
Amanda Houck (Sr., Pequea Valley) ..........P
Chrisi Lerchen (Sr., Annville-Cleona) .....P/IF
Kaleigh Gerringer (Jr., Lamc. Menn.) .........P
Emma Lerchen (So., Annville-Cleona) ........P
Jenai Plowden (Sr., Columbia) ......................C
Haley Hirn (Sr., Annville-Cleona) ..................C
Jennelle Neatrour (Sr., Lebanon Catholic) .C
Kellie Wallace (Sr., Pequea Valley) ..............C
Alex Slick (Sr., Columbia) .............................1B
Ashley Schoenstadt (Sr., Pequea Valley) 2B
Anique Varela (Sr., Annville-Clenoa) ........3B
Victoria DeHaven (Sr., Pequea Valley) ....3B
Kayla Diluzio (Jr., Pequea Valley) ..............SS
Sarah Mahoney (Sr., Lanc. Catholic) ........SS
Lindsey Whilte (So., Lanc. Menn.) ..............SS
Abby Adams (Sr., Lancaster Catholic) ... OF
Taylor Glad (So., Lebanon Catholic)......... OF
Nancy Reichert (Sr., Lanc. Catholic) ........DP
HONORABLE MENTION
Shelsea Snyder (Fr., Columbia) ....................P
Carolyn Krasley (Sr., Lanc. Menn.) .............C
Emily Yanchuck (Sr., Lancaster Catholic) C
Katie Adams (Sr., Lanc. Menn.) .................1B
Mackenzie Lindenberg (Jr., Columbia) ....2B
Sydney Snyder (Sr., Lebanon Catholic) ...3B
Hannah Fischer (So., Annville-Cleona) ..... OF
Monica Pastal (Jr., Lebanon Catholic) ... Util.
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Boys’ Lacrosse
Girls’ Lacrosse
FIRST TEAM
Player, School Position
Mason Buccilla, Warwick .................................... SSD Midfield
Willy Hendrick, Manheim Twp. .....................................Attack
Justin Hoover, Ephrata ...................................................Attack
Dakota Keefer, Ephrata ............................................... Midfield
Teddy Mazaheri, Lamp.-Strasburg ......................... Face-off
Hayden Miller, Hempfield .............................................. Midfield
Tom Poulos, Elizabethtown ......................................... Midfield
Alex Ready, Manheim Twp. ........................................... Goalie
Nolan Sachs, Manheim Twp. ...................................... Defense
Matt Sallade, Manheim Twp. .................................LS Midfield
Griffin Schultz, Manheim Twp. ................................... Defense
Joel Skinner, Elizabethtown ....................................LS Midfield
Coleman Wagner, Warwick ....................................... Defense
Zack Ward, Hempfield .....................................................Attack
SECOND TEAM
Player, School Position
Wyatt Barnett, Penn Manor ....................................... Midfield
Alex Bushong, Warwick ..................................................Attack
Davis Carr, Manheim Twp........................................... Midfield
Trent Daggett, LCD/LC ............................................... Face-off
Cameron Epple, Warwick ............................................... Goalie
Shane Galway, Warwick ............................................. Face-off
Alec Groff, Lamp.-Strasburg .............................. SSD Midfield
Tyler Gross, Penn Manor ............................................ Defense
Kyle Madonna, Penn Manor ........................................ Midfield
Nate Patterson, Lamp.-Strasburg ...............................Attack
Connor Ream, Penn Manor ....................................LS Midfield
Blake Weaver, Ephrata ............................................... Defense
Zach Wentzel, Hempfield ............................................. Defense
Max Warmingham, Lamp.-Strasburg ........................Attack
HONORABLE MENTION
ATTACK — Chris Augeri, Manheim Twp.; Mi-
chael Drager, LCD/LC; Chris Durkota, Hempfield;
Reagan Ketchum, Manheim Twp.; Brett Kupp, Cocal-
ico; Aaron Longstaff, Cocalico; Ryan Miller, Manheim
Twp.; Wade Ogurcak, Cedar Crest; Austin Sensenig,
Ephrata.
MIDFIELD — Tyler Black, Cedar Crest; Kevin
Curcio, Manheim Twp.; Devon Delpiano, Cocalico;
Cullen Dussinger, Hempfield; Dylan Speitel, Manheim
Twp.; Colin Strange, Hempfield; Andre Zimmerman,
Lanc. Mennonite.
DEFENSE — Dylan Garrett, Lamp.-Strasburg;
Nick Griffith, Hempfield; Chris Husson, Ephrata; Tate
Hutchinson, Manheim Twp.
FACE-OFF — Aaron Kager, Manheim Twp.;
Grant Williams, Hempfield.
LONG-STICK MIDFIELD — Will Blair, Hempfield.
SHORT-STICK DEFENSIVE MIDFIELD — Kade
Kubicki, Manheim Twp.; RJ Rawa, Elizabethtown;
Joshua Zimmerman, Lanc. Mennonite.
GOALIE — Damon Cummins, Penn Manor; Justin
Mease, Ephrata; Marco Peticca, Lamp.-Strasburg.
Most Valuable Attacker
Gabby Cardina ..........................................Manheim Township
Most Valuable Midfielder
Emily McBride ...........................................Manheim Township
Most Valuable Defender
Maddie Eberly ...........................................Manheim Township
FIRST TEAM
Name, School Position
Gabby Cardina, Manheim Twp. ...................................Attack
Katelyn Costanza, Cocalico ......................................... Midfield
Kelly Daggett, LCD/LC .................................................. Midfield
Maddie Eberly, Manheim Twp. ................................. Defense
Mckenna Edwards, Penn Manor ............................... Midfield
Katie Hammaker, Ephrata ............................................. Goalie
Emily McBride, Manheim Twp. .................................. Midfield
Elizabeth Petrosky, Manheim Twp. ............................Attack
Alexandra Rich, Cedar Crest ...................................... Midfield
Rachel Smiga, Manheim Twp. ................................... Defense
Natalie Sukanick, Cocalico ........................................... Defense
Nichole Wagner, Cedar Crest ........................................Attack
Hannah Willig, Penn Manor ......................................... Defense
Toni Yuko, Manheim Twp. .............................................Attack
SECOND TEAM
Name, School Position
Paige Brown, LCD/LC .................................................... Midfield
Blair Duscha, Hempfield ............................................... Defense
Courtney Forry, Cocalico ...............................................Attack
Cortney Gensemer, Cocalico ........................................Attack
Samantha Helgeson, Hempfield .................................. Midfield
Erin Holt, LCD/LC ........................................................... Defense
Amy Lee, Lamp.-Strasburg ........................................ Defense
Lauren Marte, Cocalico .................................................... Goalie
Taylor Nolan, Hempfield ................................................ Midfield
Amanda Rhine, Cedar Crest ....................................... Defense
Logan Ryan, Hempfield ...................................................Attack
Bridget Umble, LCD/LC ...................................................Attack
Sayde Walker, Manheim Twp. ................................... Midfield
Boys’ Track & Field
Girls’ Track & Field
100
1. Denzel Pierre, Cedar Crest ................................ 10.7
2. Tory Long, Hempfield .......................................... 10.8
3. Jhett Janis, Cocalico ............................................ 10.9
3. Tyree Ballenger, McCaskey .............................. 10.9
3. Preston Swett, Hempfield .................................. 10.9
3. Malik Parsons, Garden Spot .............................. 10.9
3. Shawn Gordon, Elco............................................. 10.9
200
1. Christopher Vazquez, McCaskey ..................... 21.7
2. Shawn Gordon, Elco.............................................. 22.0
3. Tory Long, Hempfield ......................................... 22.03
4. Tyree Ballenger, McCaskey ............................... 22.2
5. LaVonta Jones, Penn Manor .............................. 22.3
6. Denzel Pierre, Cedar Crest ............................... 22.35
400
1. Jeronimo Rodriguez, Lebanon .......................... 49.23
2. Wade Beamesderfter .......................................... 50.3
3. Shawn Gordon, Elco.............................................. 50.4
4. Anstron Tejeda, McCaskey .............................. 50.54
5. Darnell Lathon, Hempfield ................................... 50.7
5. Ian Harpel, Warwick ............................................. 50.7
800
1. Jarrod Cruise, Cedar Crest .............................. 1:55.6
2. Nathanael Erk, Manheim Central ................. 1:57.54
3. Jordan Cruise, Cedar Crest.............................. 1:58.5
4. Austin Stetler, Penn Manor .............................. 1:58.7
5. Jared Glosser, Cedar Crest ............................. 1:59.2
6.Chad Bomgardner, Cedar Crest ...................... 2:00.0
1,600
1. Austin Stetler, Penn Manor ............................ 4:25.13
2. William Bragg, Cedar Crest ............................. 4:29.7
3. Alex Smith, Ephrata .......................................... 4:29.9
4. Seth Spykstra, Warwick ................................ 4:30.98
5. Cole Sunderland, Manheim Central ................ 4:31.6
6. Chad Bomgardner, Cedar Crest ..................... 4:33.2
3,200
1. Duncan Hopkins, McCaskey ........................... 9:46.9
2. Austin Stetler, Penn Manor ........................... 9:51.01
3. Seth Spykstra, Warwick ................................. 9:51.5
4. Chad Bomgardner, Cedar Crest .................... 9:55.0
5. Mike Urban, Warwick ...................................... 9:57.5
6. Brian Delaney, Manheim Township ............ 9:57.95
110 HURDLES
1. Chance Post, Conestoga Valley ....................... 14.02
2. Devon Santos, Hempfield .................................... 14.2
3. Malik Parsons, Garden Spot ............................. 14.52
4. William Cooney, Solanco ...................................... 14.8
5. Mitchell Weaver, Cedar Crest .......................... 14.94
6. Anstron Tejeda, McCaskey .............................. 15.04
300 HURDLES
1. Chance Post, Conestoga Valley ....................... 36.93
2. Devon Santos, Hempfield .................................. 38.65
3. Andrew Pogue, Hempfield ................................. 39.47
4. Mitchell Weaver, Cedar Crest .......................... 39.97
5. Anstron Tejeda, McCaskey .............................. 40.28
6. Nicholas Auchenbach, Northern Lebanon ..... 40.39
400 RELAY
1. Cedar Crest ........................................................... 42.4
(Brant, Pierre, Weaver, Groff)
2. McCaskey ............................................................. 43.1
(Martinez, Jacobo, Vazquez, Ballenger)
3. Hempfield ............................................................... 43.5
(Swett, Pogue, Santos, Long)
4. Garden Spot ........................................................ 43.65
(Parsons, Shaub, Brannan, Caldwell)
5. Elizabethtown ..................................................... 43.88
(Fuhrman, Cottle, Mongno, Quaye)
6. Warwick ............................................................... 43.91
(Dowwood, Gates, Rodriguez, Harpel)
1,600 RELAY
1. Lebanon .............................................................. 3:24.19
(Francois, Klick, Arnold-Paine, Rodriguez)
2. Cedar Crest ....................................................... 3:24.85
(Brant, Cruise, Candelario, Groff)
100
1. Danielle Bland, Hempfield .................................... 11.8
2. Reagan Hess, Annville-Cleona .......................... 12.07
3. Sarah Helgeson, Hempfield ............................... 12.08
4. Nesta Petit-ton, Garden Spot ............................. 12.1
4. Kelly Liebl, Ephrata ............................................... 12.1
6. Desiree Holloman, Cedar Crest .......................... 12.2
200
1. Sarah Helgeson, Hempfield ............................... 24.81
2. Kelly Liebl, Ephrata ............................................. 24.98
3. Reagan Hess, Annville-Cleona ............................ 25.5
4. Danielle Bland, Hempfield .................................... 25.6
4. Meredith Newman, Manheim Township ......... 25.6
6. Katie Gable, Cedar Crest ................................... 25.68
400
1. Sarah Helgeson, Hempfield ................................. 55.6
2. Meredith Newman, Manheim Township ......... 57.1
3. Steph Laudien, Hempfield .................................... 57.8
4. Greta Lindsley, Penn Manor ............................... 59.4
5. Clara Forney, Conestoga Valley ........................ 59.9
Boys’ Tennis
SECTION ONE
FIRST TEAM
Colin Muraika ........................................................... Cedar Crest
Tommy Athey ..............................................................Hempfield
Derek Hagino .................................................................Hempfield
Ben Wirth .....................................................Manheim Township
Tony Deimler .................................................................. Warwick
HONORABLE MENTION
Nathan Amspacher ......................................Conestoga Valley
Bobby Belser ..............................................Manheim Township
SECTION TWO
FIRST TEAM
Adam Bahney .......................................................................... Elco
Galen McNaughton ................................................................. Elco
Josh Riley .......................................................Lancaster Catholic
William Wanner .......................................Lancaster Mennonite
Connor Merrill ................................................ Manheim Central
HONORABLE MENTION
Josh Brubaker .................................................................. Donegal
Tommy Slotcavage ....................................Lancaster Catholic
Caleb Darkes-Burkey .................................Northern Lebanon
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3. Conestoga Valley ............................................. 3:25.77
(Whitfield, Latschar, Fowler, Post)
4. Warwick ............................................................... 3:26.6
(Samuelson, Gates, Garner, Harpel)
5. McCaskey ......................................................... 3:28.06
(Myers, Gray, Vazquez, Tejeda)
6. Elco ........................................................................ 3:28.9
(Rolon, Troutman, Gilbertson, Gordon)
3,200 RELAY
1. Cedar Crest ...................................................... 7:54.79
(Bragg, Redcay, Dellinger, Bomgardner)
2. McCaskey ........................................................ 8:08.97
(Gray, Gutierrez, Hopkins, Myers)
3. Warwick .............................................................. 8:15.3
(Spykstra, Urban, Howland, Martin)
4. Ephrata ............................................................. 8:21.72
(Hershberger, Wolde, Becker, Smith)
5. Penn Manor ........................................................ 8:24.3
(Bye, Metzler, Kramer, Stetler)
6. Manheim Township ........................................ 8:24.94
(Hummel, Delaney, Maillie, Vaughen)
SHOT PUT
1. Tyler Hoag, Manheim Central ............................51-8
2. Cain Resch, McCaskey ........................................50-7
3. Alex Wilson, Garden Spot .............................. 49-10¼
4. Bryce Sadler, Donegal ..................................... 49-9a-x
5. Austin Zook, Garden Spot ............................... 49-9¼
6. Austin Brinser, Elizabethtown ............................49-6
DISCUS
1. David Lucas, Warwick .......................................187-3
2. Austin Brinser, Elizabethtown ..........................157-7
3. Cain Resch, McCaskey ......................................150-5
4. Patrick Donley, Cedar Crest ............................149-3
5. Tyler Hoag, Manheim Central ..........................147-0
6. Austin Hart, Manheim Central .........................146-6
JAVELIN
1. Jhett Janis, Cocalico ........................................ 203-11
2. Evan Horn, Cedar Crest .....................................183-4
3. Phillip Hess, Donegal ......................................... 181-4
4. Jed Sweigart, Donegal ..................................... 177-7
5. Tyler Hoag, Manheim Central ........................ 175-5
6. Wyatt Steffish, McCaskey .............................. 169-9
LONG JUMP
1. Justus Norman, Conestoga Valley ................... 23-0
2. Tyree Ballenger, McCaskey .........................21-10a-x
3. Tyler Cottle, Elizabethtown ............................21-9a-x
4. Steve Young, Manheim Central .....................21-9¼
5. Wade Beamesderfer, Manheim Central ........ 21-8
6. Landy Cruz, Cedar Crest .................................21-7a-x
TRIPLE JUMP
1. Tyree Ballenger, McCaskey ...........................45-7a-x
2. Ed Moore, Columbia ............................................ 45-2
3. Domonic Trader, Northern Lebanon ............43-7a-x
4. Tyler Cottle, Elizabethtown ............................... 43-6
5. Dominic Trader, Northern Lebanon ..............43-1a-x
6. Toby Kreider, Solanco ...................................... 42-11
HIGH JUMP
1. Troy Berry, Solanco ...............................................6-7
2. Tyree Ballenger, McCaskey .................................6-6
2. Adam Karl, Hempfield ............................................6-6
4. Alex McCord, Warwick .........................................6-5
5. Nick McKnight, Manheim Township ...................6-4
5. Marqel Wansley, Columbia ...................................6-4
POLE VAULT
1. Derek DiAngelis, Northern Lebanon ............... 14-6
2. Dan Neiswender, Cedar Crest .......................... 14-3
2. Diego Cruz, Lancaster Catholic ........................ 14-3
4. Dustin Peck, Hempfield ...................................... 13-6
4. Hunter Johnson, Solanco ................................... 13-6
4. Isaac Robins, Lancaster Mennonite ................ 13-6
6. Emily Conklin, Solanco .....................................113-11
LONG JUMP
1. Reagan Hess, Annville-Cleona ............................18-7
2. Kelly Liebl, Ephrata ......................................... 17-11¼
3. Katie Gable, Cedar Crest ............................... 17-10a-x
4. Hannah Knowlton, Lancaster Catholic ......... 17-3a-x
5. Kay Liebl, Ephrata ............................................ 16-9a-x
6. Steph Laudien, Hempfield ................................ 16-9a-v
TRIPLE JUMP
1. Steph Laudien, Hempfield ................................39-3d-v
2. Hannah Knowlton, Lancaster Catholic .............36-2
3. Greta Mellinger, Lampeter-Strasburg .........34-8d-v
4. Anya Hong, McCaskey .................................... 34-3a-x
5. Destinee Holloman, Cedar Crest ......................33-11
6. Brooke Zerphey, Elizabethtown ......................33-10
HIGH JUMP
1. Sidni Peiffer, Annville-Cleona ................................5-3
1. Alexis Mongeau, Lampeter-Strasburg ..............5-3
2. Sheridan McNell, Warwick ....................................5-2
3. Anna Williams, Hempfield ......................................5-0
3. Logan Reedy, Cedar Crest ....................................5-0
3. Maddie Troop, Lampeter-Strasburg ..................5-0
3. Alex Siebecker, Annville-Cleona ..........................5-0
3. Lauree Weigand, Manheim Central ....................5-0
3. Caitlin Hickey, Manheim Township .....................5-0
POLE VAULT
1. Erin Winters, Lebanon ......................................... 12-8
2. Samantha Becker, Annville-Cleona ..................11-9
3. Jordan Hess, Penn Manor ...................................11-3
4. Danielle Poletti, Hempfield ...................................11-0
4. Brooke McCardell, Solanco .................................11-0
4. Jeannie Showers, Lebanon .................................11-0
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Abby Zorrilla, Lamp.-Strasburg ................................. Midfield
HONORABLE MENTION
Name, School Position
Laurence Busque, Manheim Twp. ............................ Defense
Morgan Edwards, Penn Manor ....................................Attack
Caroline Kolva, LCD/LC ................................................ Midfield
Kali Lapp, Conestoga Valley ....................................... Defense
Meghan McMurtrie, Penn Manor ................................Attack
Carolyn Mann, Manheim Twp. .....................................Attack
Jamie Martin, Warwick ..................................................Attack
Olivia Martin, Lamp.-Strasburg ..................................... Goalie
Brooke Overly, Ephrata ............................................... Midfield
Lauren Snader, Warwick ............................................. Defense
Julia Steckbeck, Cedar Crest ...................................... Midfield
Kayla Strothers, Garden Spot .................................... Midfield
Courtney Weaver, Warwick ....................................... Midfield
Hannah Wertz, Manheim Twp.................................... Midfield
Grace Zechman, LCD/LC ...............................................Attack
6. Ashley Stoltzfus, Lampeter-Strasburg ......... 1:00.0
800
1. Meredith Newman, Manheim Township .... 2:10.08
2. Greta Lindsley, Penn Manor .......................... 2:14.97
3. Bri Thomas, Hempfield .................................... 2:21.99
4. Madison Kieffer, Manheim Township ......... 2:23.07
5. Marissa Gingrich, Cocalico ............................... 2:24.3
6. Carly Allport, Solanco ..................................... 2:24.51
1,600
1. Greta Lindsley, Penn Manor .......................... 4:52.28
2. Natalie Crum, Solanco ..................................... 5:21.55
3. Gabrielle Arters, Penn Manor ....................... 5:21.66
4. Allison Arters, Penn Manor ............................ 5:21.85
5. Erika Echternach, Warwick .......................... 5:22.46
6. Katie Ashley, Lancaster Mennonite ............ 5:26.32
3,200
1. Greta Lindsley, Penn Manor ........................ 11:07.71
2. Kara Mueser, Elizabethtown....................... 11:41:82
3. Karlee Grudi, Elizabethtown .......................... 11:54.9
4. Courtney Johnson, Solanco .......................... 11:55.29
5. Martha Boben, McCaskey ........................... 11:57.94
6. Amanda Graber, Warwick .......................... 11:58.91
100 HURDLES
1. Steph Wahl, Cocalico .......................................... 15.76
2. Nesta Petit-ton, Garden Spot ........................... 15.84
3. Brittany Braun, Penn Manor ............................ 16.05
4. Lindsey Kreider, Lancaster Mennonite .......... 16.17
5. Erin Gamble, Hempfield ..................................... 16.21
6. Anya Hong, McCaskey ...................................... 16.37
300 HURDLES
1. Anya Hong, McCaskey ........................................ 46.8
2. Erin Gamble, Hempfield ....................................... 47.0
3. Kaylyn West, Elizabethtown ............................ 47.76
4. Megan Gingrich, Cocalico .................................. 47.79
5. Nesta Petit-ton, Garden Spot ............................. 48.0
5. Maria Yoder, Hempfield ...................................... 48.0
400 RELAY
1. Ephrata ................................................................ 49.44
(Dhilwayo-Vaitl, Davis, Ka. Liebl, Ke. Liebl)
2. Cocalico ................................................................ 49.54
(Sensenig, Wahl, Johnson, Fassnacht)
2. Hempfield ............................................................. 49.54
(Freidman, Gamble, Klag, Bland)
4. Annville-Cleona ..................................................... 50.2
(Malloy, Clark, Merone, Hess)
5. Cedar Crest ........................................................... 50.4
(Wolf, Holloman, Davis, Gable)
6. Manheim Township ............................................. 51.3
(German, Johnson, Cubell, Gottschalk)
1,600 RELAY
1. Manheim Township ......................................... 3:59.33
(Kieffer, Newman, German, Gottschalk)
2. Hempfield ........................................................... 4:00.94
(Laudien, Thomas, Yoder, Helgeson)
3. Cedar Crest ......................................................... 4:12.9
(Burris, Peters, Moore, Echard)
4. Elizabethtown ................................................... 4:13.07
(Ingold, Lepez, Bostdorf, West)
5. Annville-Cleona ................................................. 4:13.79
(Conners, Kreamer, Siebecker, Dove)
6. Solanco ............................................................... 4:17.14
(Yoder, Allport, Crum, Eberly)
3,200 RELAY
1. Manheim Township ........................................ 9:37.37
(Helm, Kieffer, Newman, Hackett)
2. Hempfield .......................................................... 9:43.76
(Yoder, Allison, Helgeson, Conrad)
3. Ephrata ............................................................. 9:49.28
(Schaller, Wilkerson, Mahlandt, Castillo)
4. Cocalico ........................................................... 10:00.63
(Meckley, Gingrich, Dungan, Bollinger)
5. Solanco ............................................................ 10:01.79
(Crum, Yoder, Johnson, Allport)
6. Warwick .......................................................... 10:05.98
(Echternach, Graber, Martin, Shields)
SHOT PUT
1. Shanna Sweigert, Cedar Crest ....................... 41-8a-x
2. Sunny Greene, Conestoga Valley ......................40-8
3. Avree Wright, Annville-Cleona ...................... 39-6a-x
4. Alecia Rohrer, Hempfield .....................................36-9
5. Aliyah Striver, McCaskey ...................................36-7
6. Emily Stauffer, Cocalico ......................................36-2
DISCUS
1. Sophie Iosue, Manheim Central ......................117-10
2. Ali Kohl-Henry, Garden Spot.............................116-2
3. Danita Sauder, Garden Spot .............................115-6
4. Alex Zimmerman, Manheim Township ..........115-4
5. Shanna Sweigert, Cedar Crest .........................114-5
6. Sunny Greene, Conestoga Valley ....................113-8
JAVELIN
1. Crystal Hartman, Ephrata ..............................138-10
2. Ryleigh Blakely, Garden Spot ...........................130-8
3. Alecia Rohrer, Hempfield ...................................121-9
4. Jenna Lawville, Cocalico ....................................117-7
4. Alyssa Patches, Annville-Cleona .....................117-7
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and quickness in acceleration, she has
great vision and poise on the field. She
not only presents a huge threat on the
field with her speed, but her knowledge
and poise allows her to be more of a
threat because she inspires others to
raise their level of play too.’’
Bojanic-Collier said she thinks Hel-
geson’s brighter days on the field are
still ahead.
“She doesn’t have super-refined
skills, yet, but also has only trained
three months out of the year for the last
six years,’’ Bojanic-Collier said of Hel-
geson, who earned four varsity letters
in track, two in basketball and three in
field hockey at Hempfield.
“Training year-round, her skill level
will take off.’’
Helgeson said she’s not sure what
position she’ll play at Stanford, which
went 16-5 and won its fifth NorPac
West title in a row last fall. She played
forward and midfield for the Black
Knights.
“I just want to go out and contrib-
ute,’’ Helgeson said. “I’m hopeful I can
play right away. I’d like to. Who wants
to sit on the bench? I’d rather be on the
field.’’
“I want to help them win.’’
Sounds familiar.
“It was a couple of weeks in a row
of, ‘Wow, how is this happening?’ ”
Thomas Haines said.
The wows kept coming, every
March. Little continued to dispense
advice, and marveled at how readily
his pupil soaked everything in: Tell him
something once, the older man said,
and right away he would look to imple-
ment it, even in mid-match. It was like
nothing Little had ever seen.
And Haines continued to hone his
craft at Renegade. Sometimes he would
train against formidable kids who were
at or near his age, like East Pennsboro’s
Zach Nye (now at Virginia) or Chest-
nut Ridge’s Austin Buttry (bound for
West Point). Sometimes it was against
Bentley. Or maybe Chris Barrick,
once an All-American at Shippensburg
University.
“I’ve gotten my butt kicked count-
less times up there,” Haines said.
But never when it mattered most.
His state medals are now on a shelf
near the door in his bedroom. Most of
the time he just breezes past them, but
every now and then he stops and looks.
And, he said, “I just have to smile.
It’s been a heck of a ride, that’s for
sure.”
All the way to the top. Wonderful
view.
Helgeson Haines
Continued from 8 Continued from 9
The Nominees
In the annual search for Lancaster Newspapers’
male and female Athletes of the Year, the sports staff
asked for nominations from readers. With more than
500 responses through phone calls, comments, Face-
book messages, Twitter mentions and emails, here are
the athletes people recommended (in alphabetical or-
der):
Boys
Tyree Ballenger — McCaskey, football, track and
field
Charlie Bell — Penn Manor, football
Nate Delgado — Conestoga Valley, soccer
Owen Geedey — Pequea Valley, soccer
Joey Goodhart — Hempfield, football, wrestling
Collin Groff — Penn Manor, baseball
Thomas Haines — Solanco, wrestling
Matt Hess — Lancaster Mennonite, soccer, basket-
ball, baseball
Justin Hoover — Ephrata, lacrosse
Micah Hostetter — Garden Spot, soccer, volleyball
Jhett Janis — Cocalico, football, track and field
Zach Lehman — Lancaster Mennonite, soccer, bas-
ketball
Stephen Loiseau — Lancaster Catholic, wrestling
David Lucas — Warwick, track and field
Arthur Markley — McCaskey, swimming
Ben Martin — Garden Spot, cross country, baseball
Kelvin Reyes — Conestoga Valley, baseball
Jeronimo Rodriguez — Lebanon, football, track and
field
Marc Royer — Manheim Central, football
Connor Sheehan — Solanco, golf, wrestling
Ben Swarr — Garden Spot, football, wrestling
Marqel Wansley — Columbia, football, basketball,
track and field
Dan Weiderrecht — Manheim Central, football, bas-
ketball, baseball
Tyrell Wickersham — Hempfield, football, basket-
ball
Matthew Wright — Lampeter-Strasburg, football,
soccer, baseball
Chad Zunich — Manheim Central, football, baseball
Girls
Danielle Atkinson — Lancaster Catholic, basketball
Martha Boben — McCaskey, cross country, swim-
ming, track and field
Reilly Gearhart — Manheim Township, softball
Carissa Gehman — Lancaster Mennonite, field
hockey
Crystal Hartman — Ephrata, track and field
Sarah Helgeson — Hempfield, field hockey, basket-
ball, track and field
Kortnee Kreider — Solanco, softball
Kelly Liebl — Ephrata, soccer, basketball, track and
field
Greta Lindsley — Penn Manor, cross country, track
and field
Emily Mann — Manheim Township, tennis, swim-
ming, lacrosse
Chelsea Merklinger — Pequea Valley, bowling
Meredith Newman — Manheim Township, swim-
ming, track and field
Rachel Suter — Penn Manor, field hockey
Jordan Weaver — Lampeter-Strasburg, softball
Elizabeth Wenger — Warwick, field hockey
Gianna Yurchak — Conestoga Valley, soccer