The Week Ahead: 3/24-3/28
It is finally Spring! Although we are still being hit with the occasional burst of cold air, there is little Mother Nature can do now from preventing Spring sports from starting. Let’s take a look at what is on tap for this upcoming week:
MONDAY, MARCH 24
Boys tennis- New Oxford at Delone Catholic 3:30 p.m.: New Oxford has opened their season with a bang. The Colonial's have wins against Susquehannock and Gettysburg. Junior Mike Gruver returns as the team’s number one. He leads a relatively young New Oxford team that looks to improve on their 9-3 record last year. The Squires are coming off of a Division II co-title and hope to continue the momentum.
TUESDAY, MARCH 25
Track - Delone Catholic at Littlestown 3:30 p.m. - Track season opens with a bang as Delone Catholic, last year’s Division C girls champions, take on Littlestown, last year’s Divisoin C boys champion. The Squirettes return senior Cambria Wierman who is a five-time district medalist, and a 2012 PIAA qualifier in the long jump. On the boys’ side, Littlestown returns a bevy of experienced throwers and middle distance runners and looks for a repeat performance from last year.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26
Girls’ lacrosse - Kennard-Dale at Spring Grove, 7 p.m. -
Kennard-Dale at Spring Grove, 7 p.m. - The Rockets face a tough early season contest as they take on the reigning Division II champs who finished last season 22-1. The Rams return junior Morgan Day who scored 137 goals last year. Spring Grove finished third in Division I, but only return two of eleven players from last year’s team.
THURSDAY, MARCH 27
Baseball - Delone Catholic at Littlestown, 4:15 p.m. - In a reunion of sorts, first-year Delone Catholic head coach Doug Arnold heads back to Littlestown where he was an assistant coach for four years. This will be a matchup of two of the top teams in the Hanover-area.
FRIDAY, MARCH 28
Boys and girls lacrosse - South Western at New Oxford (boys), 7:30 p.m.; New Oxford at South Western (girls), 4:15 p.m. - The Hanover-area only boasts three schools with lacrosse and Friday’s matchup pits two of them against each other. South Western girls are the reigning YAIAA Division I champs and return senior Callie Kavanaugh. New Oxford is a young program that hopes to see their program continue to grow in the right direction.