Lebanon County HS Highlights - April 3
Game of the Day
Elco baseball 9, Cocalico 6
Game of the day goes to the Elco baseball team, which improved to 4-0 by pounding out 11 hits in this Section 3 triumph over the Eagles.
The Raiders' 1-2-3 hitters - Kyle Knight, Clay Hain and Cole Miller - did most of the damage, going 10-for-14 at the plate with 7 runs scored and four RBIs.
Elco jumped to a 7-0 lead 3 1/2 innings in and held on from there for the win. The Raiders have outscored their opponents by a combined 37-8 count en route to the 4-0 start.
Player of the Day
Emily Bidelspach, Elco girls track
Bidelspach had a busy day, winning 4 events in the Raiders' easy 111-34 win over Northern Lebanon.
Bidelspach took the high hurdles, high jump, triple jump and pole vault to help Elco improve to 2-0 in Section 3.
Pequea Valley 8, Annville-Cleona 7
A-C nearly came all the way back from a 6-0 deficit after 3 innings only to fall short in the end.
The Dutchmen put up 4 runs in their final at-bat before the rally was halted.
Cedar Crest 7, Warwick 4
The Falcons opened Section 1 play with an encouraging win thanks to the combined 3-hit pitching of Logan Horn and Joseph Carpenter.
Cedar Crest also banged out 11 hits and bunched all their runs in the third through sixth innings.
Manheim Central 11, Northern Lebanon 4
The Barons pounded out 13 hits en route to routing NL, which surrendered all 11 runs in the third through fifth innings.
Garden Spot 13, Lebanon 1 (5 innings)
The Cedars had a rough day at the office, suffering a mercy rule defeat and managing just four hits along the way.
Palmyra 10, Susquehanna Township 2
The Cougars scored early - four runs in the first - and late - six runs in the sixth - on the way to routing the Indians.
Isaac Blatt, Carl Reigle and Dylan Spagnolo each drove in a pair of runs for Palmyra.
Warwick 11, Cedar Crest 0
The Falcons managed just one hit while falling to 0-3 in the early going.
Cocalico 13, Elco 1 (5 innings)
The Raiders suffered a 10-run rule defeat, going down in 5 innings due in part to six errors in the field.
Sarah Yermalovich doubled and tripled in a losing cause for Elco.
Manheim Central 11, Northern Lebanon 1
The Vikings dropped their first game of the season, falling to 3-1 after Central unleashed a 16-hit attack and jumped to a 9-0 lead after 3 innings.
Conestoga Valley 15, Lebanon 0 (3 innings)
The Cedars were mercy ruled in 3 innings and did not manage a hit in the lopsided loss.
Lancaster Catholic 12, Lebanon Catholic 1 (5 innings)
The Beavers absorbed a 10-run rule defeat but managed to push across a fourth inning run to avoid the shutout.
Palmyra 7, Susquehanna Township 1
The Cougars continued their quick getaway in the Mid-Penn Keystone Division, improving to 2-0 behind a 4-for-4 day at the plate from Meagan Quigley.
Sara Boyer added two hits and two RBIs for Palmyra (2-1), and Payge Coburn and Molly Nelson also had two hits.
Boys Track and Field
McCaskey 78, Cedar Crest 72
The Falcons dropped a tight Section 1 tussle with the Red Tornado that was made all the closer by Nick Felty's wins in the 300 hurdles and the long jump.
Elco 98, Northern Lebanon 52
Tyler Horst swept the throwing events - shot put, discus and javelin - as the defending Section 3 champion Raiders stayed unbeaten in the early going.
Lebanon 92, Ephrata 58
The Cedars continued their strong start, improving to 2-0 by winning 8 of the 13 events, including Derin Klick's sizzling 1:59.00 effort to capture the 800.
Girls Track and Field
McCaskey 83 Cedar Crest 67
Double wins from the Holloman sisters, Destinee and DeAsia, and Ariel Jones weren't quite enough to get the Falcons past the Red Tornado.
Destinee won the 100 dash and the long jump, DeAsia both hurdle events and Jones the high jump and triple jump.
Elco 111, Northern Lebanon 34
Bidelspach picked up four wins to lead the Raiders to the lopsided win over county rival NL, while Lily Brubaker took the 1600 and 3200 runs and Jordan Rosengrant the long jump and the 300 hurdles.
Ephrata 130, Lebanon 19
The Cedars were dominated in this Section 2 encounter, winning only two events, including Ary'Anna Ortolaza's triumph in the shot put.
Hempfield 4, Cedar Crest 3
In South Lebanon, the Falcons dropped a heartbreaker to Section 1 rival Hempfield despite singles wins from No.1 and 2 guys Jack Muraika and Dylan Tull.
Tull was also victorious at No.2 doubles with partner Max Mesaros.
Annville-Cleona 7, Northern Lebanon 0
At A-C, the Dutchmen swept their Section 2 and county rival behind singles wins from William Klatchko, Koy Alwine, Drew Speraw and Sam Mintz.
Elizabethtown 5, Lebanon 2
Alex Mease was a bright spot in defeat for Lebanon, picking up the lone singles win and teaming with Luke Foster for a No. 1 doubles triumph.
Palmyra 5, Chambersburg 0
The Cougars rolled to the shutout win without dropping a set.
Ben Clary, Quinn Marcus and Brendan Byler led the way by sweeping the singles, while Evan Yost and Cameron Mitchell and Garrett Elliott and Joey DiJohnson took care of the doubles competition.
Manheim Central 3, Cedar Crest 0
The Falcons were blanked by scores of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-19. Mark Johns led Cedar Crest in defeat with 9 kills and Jake Cole added 16 assists.
CD East 3, Lebanon 0
The Cedars were shut out but got a nice effort in defeat from Tyler Bolden, who finished with 3 kills, 6 digs, 7 assists and 1 block.
Manheim Township 17, Cedar Crest 4
The Falcons fell behind 5-1 after the first quarter and never got into the game after that.
Mitch Tice tallied a pair of goals for Cedar Crest.
Manheim Township 20, Cedar Crest 2
The Falcons fell behind 13-1 at the half and never recovered. Callie Bernard and Olivia Hains accounted for the Cedar Crest goals.
Palmyra 9, Northern York 3
The Cougars continued their hot start behind a pair of three-goal outings from Nikki Bowman and Paige Frye. Katelyn Mark, Cheyenne Sprecher and Hannah Marx also scored for Palmyra, which jumped to a 5-0 halftime lead and never looked back.