Lebanon H.S. Highlights: Crest district playoff berth near
Game of the Day
Cedar Crest girls volleyball 3, Penn Manor 1
After dropping the first set 25-23, the Falcons roared back to win the next three sets, 25-17, 25-15, and 25-19. Grace Miller led the way with 24 digs and 17 kills, while Brooklyn Varner had 34 assists.
Cedar Crest coach Chad Nolen says even though his team is in a good spot, it's still a young team, learning how to handle everything that can come at them during the course of a season.
"They knew where they were at with the game. I wanted them to come out and set the tone and they got a little too aggressive," Nolen said. "But after that, they settled into the game more and shook out the nerves. We also need to learn to build our confidence more in closing out sets. So we have to overcome some of those mental hurdles."
The win all but solidifies a spot in the District 3 playoffs, something that hasn't been done in a long time.
"They put in a lot of work in these last four years, and its finally paying off," Nolen said. "Our section is so tough, and the girls have been playing really well right now."
Player of the Day
Serena Cheng, Cedar Crest girls tennis
Cheng won the Lancaster-Lebanon League Flight Four Singles Tournament, defeating Conestoga Valley's Emily Wilczek, 6-3, 6-4, Tuesday at Conestoga Valley High School. Cheng won her first two tournament matches, 6-4, 6-3 over Ephrata's Karissa Lapp, and then Donegal's Ariah Bucks, 6-2, 6-1.
Lancaster-Lebanon League Flight 3 Doubles Tournament
Cedar Crest's Cheng and Hallie Koslowski dropped their finals match to Pequea Valley's Natalie Stoltzfus and Riannon Peachy, 8-2, Tuesday at Conestoga Valley High School.
Cedar Crest 3, Solanco 1
Raymond Moose, Adam Brightbill and Collin Jones all scored in the Falcons' win. Moose got his team on the board in the 21st minute. Then with the game tied at one, Brightbill gave his team the lead again in the 57th minute, and Jones sealed the win in the 78th minute.
Boys Cross County
Hempfield 15, Lebanon 54
Manheim Township 23, Lebanon 41
Derin Klick was the lone Cedars runner with a top-10 finish, placing eighth with a time of 17:00. Daryl Werni was the next highest placer in 15th with a time of 17:36.
Cedar Crest 22, McCaskey 36
Cedar Crest 21, Penn Manor 36
In a productive day for the Falcons, five runners finished inside the top 10, including three top-five placers. Jesse Cruise led the way with a second-place finish in 16:56, 54 seconds behind the winner. Adam Wolfe and Jake Barrett followed in fourth and fifth, with times of 17:12 and 17:13, respectively. Devyn Stump was eighth in 17:27, while William Sheffield was ninth in 17:35.
Donegal 27, Elco 28
Elco 15, Garden Spot 46
Five Raiders put in top-10 finishes, including three in the top five. Ryan McAllister finished second in 17:20, followed by Nick Madigan in third at 17:27, and Cole Nelson in fourth at 17:28.
Lancaster Catholic 20, Northern Lebanon 42
Lampeter-Strasburg 20, Northern Lebanon 44
The Vikings did have two runners inside the top 10, including Jordan Berger in fourth in 17:52, and Klayton Adams in ninth with a time of 18:23.
Girls Cross Country
Hempfield 15, Lebanon 55
Manheim Township 15, Lebanon 55
The Cedars did not have any runners participate in this meet.
McCaskey 22, Cedar Crest 33
Penn Manor 29, Cedar Crest 30
Shayla Bonzelet, Cate Strunk, and Taylor Laliberte finished in seventh, eighth, and ninth, respectively for the Falcons. Bonzelet was seventh in 21:02. Strunk was eighth in 21:02 as well, and Laliberte was ninth in 21:46.
Garden Spot 19, Elco 40
Donegal 21, Elco 40
Lily Brubaker led the Raiders with a third-place finish in 19:47, while Emily Williams finished 10th in 23:00.
Lancaster Catholic 15, Northern Lebanon 55
Lampeter-Strasburg 15, Northern Lebanon 55
No Vikings runner placed inside the top 15 in a tough afternoon.
Penn Manor 11, Cedar Crest 0
The Falcons had a rough time defending the DeBerdine sisters, who scored about half of the Comets goals. The Falcons were also outshot 18-2.
Columbia 3, Lebanon 0
The Cedars just couldn't find their rhythm, losing 25-28, 25-10, and 25-18. Vanesa Rivera led the way with 15 aces, while Margret Hinkel had 11 assists.
Northern Lebanon 3, Elco 1
After taking the first two sets 25-20, the Vikings dropped a hard-fought third set 28-26, before bouncing back to win the fourth set, 25-18. Zoe Zerman led the way with 10 digs and Brianna Hossler had 24 assists. Peyton Kline led the Raiders with 12 digs.
High Point Baptist 3, New Covenant 0
The Flames went down hard in the first two sets, 25-13, and 25-11, before losing the third set 25-20. Danielle Rudy led the way with two kills.
Conestoga Valley 3, Cedar Crest 0
The Falcons fell in a 2-0 hole going into halftime and couldn't recover. The Falcons were also outshot 15-3.
Solanco 6, Lebanon 0
Allowing four second-half goals doomed the Cedars, who remain winless in Section 2 play.
Harrisburg Christian 5, New Covenant Christian 4
Anna Cardillo's goal late in the second half burned the Flames. Mallory Swope, Morgan Shirk, Kylie Murray, and Abigail Zeisloft had the New Covenant goals.