New Oxford’s Lippy to be a Blue Jay

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photo submitted (L to R- father Chris Lippy, AD Ken Shaffer, Anthony Lippy, New Oxford baseball coach Ken Anderson, mother Frances Lippy)

New Oxford three-sport athlete Anthony Lippy has committed to Elizabethtown College where he plans to play baseball for the Blue Jays.

 

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Quick Breakdown: District 3 baseball rankings (as of 4/19)

The PIAA District 3 has released their first round of baseball rankings. Click on each of the classifications to go to district’s complete rankings.

CLASS AA 
(Top 8 teams qualify for postseason)

Currently No. 1: Delone Catholic (10-2)

PHOTO FROM EVENING SUN -- JEFF LAUTENBERGER

PHOTO FROM EVENING SUN — JEFF LAUTENBERGER

Hanover-area contenders: 1. Delone Catholic, 7. Biglerville
Rapid Reaction: Delone’s schedule the rest of the way is realatively easy aside from a game against Susquehannock on April 29. The record of their remaining opponents is 22-36. No team may have been more affected by Mother Nature than Biglerville. The Canners have 10 games over the next 17 days.

 

CLASS AAA

(Top 16 teams qualify for postseason)

Currently No. 1: West York (10-1)
Hanover-area contenders: 12. Bermudian Springs, 15. Littlestown
Rapid Reaction: Littlestown is hanging to to its spot in the playoffs by a thread. They currently have a power rating of .599 and 17th place Bishop McDevitt has a rating of .593. Better explained, Littlestown needs to keep winning or else.

CLASS AAAA
(Top 16 teams qualify for postseason)

Currently No. 1: Cumberland Valley (6-2)
Hanover-area contenders: 12. Spring Grove.
Rapid Reaction: Sitting just outside the top 16 is New Oxford at 23. They are not completely out of contention but they may need to run the tables to have a chance. If the Colonials get in they deserve it. Their remaining schedule sees them playing teams with a combined 59-41.

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The Week Ahead: April 21-26

MONDAY, APRIL 21

Baseball

Spring Grove at Delone Catholic, 4:15: Two of the top teams in the Hanover-area square off against each other as Spring Grove travels to McSherrystown to take on Delone Catholic. The Rockets have been hard-luck losers in their last two contests, falling to West York 3-0 and Susquehannock 2-1. The Rockets have received strong pitching performances all year long. Outside of their season opening 25-11 win against Solanco, Spring Grove pitchers have allowed 2.1 runs per game. Delone Catholic comes into the contest at 8-2 having just stopped a two-game losing streak and they are three-and-a-half games up in the YAIAA Divison IV race. The Squires are led by ace Dalton Haymaker who has four wins on the season and has also chipped in three doubles with his bat. This game has the makings of a masterpiece.

Tennis

South Western at Central York, 3:30: If this looks familiar in the look-ahead blog, it should. South Western was scheduled to travel to Central York last week, but a rainout prevented the showdown. Now the match is the last for either team, both undefeated in the YAIAA-I, for the regular season. The No. 3 matchup between South Western’s Gavin Kenny and Raphael Hotea will give one of the netters their first loss. The winner of this contest claims the YAIAA-I title.

TUESDAY, APRIL 22

Track and Field

Dallastown at South Western, 3:45: The Dallastown girls suffered a loss to Red Lion earlier this year, so that title is still up for grabs after the Wildcats visit South Western. However, for the boys, this will likely be the showdown for the YAIAA division title. Dallastown is the favorite in 11 of 18 events based on this year’s results, but the Mustangs will have the home track advantage. The matchup between South Western’s Logan Bowman and Adam Stetzer in the 400 should be a treat.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

Baseball

Delone Catholic at Bermudian Springs, 4:15:  The Squires will be put to the test this week. After a tough match-up on Monday against Spring Grove, the Squires come right back and square off with Bermudian Springs. The Eagles are the hottest team in the Hanover-area having won four straight games. In that span they have outscored opponents 44-20. Bermudian sits two-and-a-half games behind YAIAA Division III leader Susquehannock, who the Eagles fell to 3-1 earlier. The season is winding down and if the Eagles hope to make the league tournament, Wednesday is a must-win game.

THURSDAY, APRIL 24

Lacrosse

South Western at Dallastown, 4:15: South Western currently sits atop the YAIAA Division I standings, holding a two-game lead over Dallastown. The Wildcats have been up and down all season long, unable to play consistent lacrosse. The Mustangs have fell on a string of bad luck recently, losing their last two contests by a total of six goals. South Western possesses the third most potent offense in the YAIAA and have four goal scorers with 30 goals or more. Make no mistake about it, the Mustangs go as Callie Kavanaugh goes. The senior leads the team with 55 goals but is also a force defensively. A South Western win will pretty much wrap up the division.

FRIDAY, APRIL 25

Tennis

YAIAA Singles tournament, YTD: An entire season of tennis comes down to one big tournament held at South Western and Dallastown. The area’s top players will begin a three-day tournament that decides who will go on to the District 3 Championships. South Western’s Quin Meyer is the most likely candidate from the Adams/ Hanover area.

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Mack is academic, Brady soars and more

Mack excels on the field and in the classroom

Allison Mack (New Oxford) had a strong freshman campaign for Binghamton University on the soccer field. She started in 14 of the Bearcats 18 games and tallied two assists. Continue reading “Mack is academic, Brady soars and more” »

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Boys’ lacrosse leaders through 4/18

- New Oxford can breathe a sigh of relief after their 10-3 victory over Lancaster Mennonite. The win was the Ox’s first of the season, assuring there will be no winless team in the YAIAA this year. The 10 goal outburst is a season high for New Oxford who coming into the contest had only had one game decided by five goals or less and that was a double-overtime loss to York Suburban. Congrats to the Ox and maybe they can end the season on a roll. Continue reading “Boys’ lacrosse leaders through 4/18” »

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Girls’ lacrosse leaders through 4/18

-As the girls lacrosse season begins to head down the homestretch, several things are for

Photo by Shane Dunlap

Photo by Evening Sun- Shane Dunlap

sure. After Spring Grove’s win against Red Lion recently, no team will finish the season without a win. The Rockets got off the schnide with a 7-6 win over Red Lion on an overtime goal from Jordyn Miller. Continue reading “Girls’ lacrosse leaders through 4/18” »

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Boys’ track leaders through 4/16

With beautiful weather and a pair of high-competition track meets over the weekend, athletes raised the bar for YAIAA/ Gettysburg area leaders this week.

Bermudian Springs, Delone Catholic, Eastern York, Gettysburg, Hanover, Littlestown, Northeastern, South Western and York Suburban all traveled to Northern High School for the 9th Annual Arctic Blast Invitational.

Central York, Red Lion and William Penn went a little further north to Central Dauphin Middle School for the 26th Annual Pan Ram Invitational.

Over the weekend, several boys improved their best times and distances of the year, 37 to be exact. Scroll to the bottom for area leaders.

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Girls’ track and field leaders through 4/16

With beautiful weather and a pair of high-competition track meets over the weekend, athletes raised the bar for YAIAA/ Gettysburg area leaders this week.

Bermudian Springs, Delone Catholic, Eastern York, Gettysburg, Hanover, Littlestown, Northeastern, South Western and York Suburban all traveled to Northern High School for the 9th Annual Arctic Blast Invitational.

Central York, Red Lion and William Penn went a little further north to Central Dauphin Middle School for the 26th Annual Pan Ram Invitational.

Several girls improved their best times and distances of the year, 42 to be exact. Here are a few stories that didn’t make the print edition.

Scroll to the bottom for area leaders.

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Brehm earns Pitcher of the Week honors

 

McDaniel College’s Caroline Brehm (New Oxford) was named Centennial Conference

photo by David Sinclair

photo by David Sinclair

Pitcher of the Week for April 7-13.

The junior led McDaniel to a 5-1 record on the week. She struck out 55 batters in 33 innings.

Brehm was nearly automatic on the week going 5-0 with a 0.64 ERA.

On the season, Brehm is 16-7 with a 1.51 ERA striking out 214 batters in 148 2/3 innings.

Brehm leads the Centennial Conference in strikeouts, with the second place pitcher having 72.

The Green Terror are currently 18-10 on the season and are in third place in the Centennial Conference.

 

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The week ahead: April 14-18

MONDAY, APRIL 14

Girls Lacrosse

Kennard-Dale at South Western 4:15 – Strap on your seat belts, this one has the makings of a shootout. The two teams are one and three in the league in goals per game average respectively. Kennard-Dale comes in at 6-1 and boasts the YAIAA leading goal scorer in Morgan Day. She comes into the contest with 51 goals and 21 assists. On the other side of the field is the Mustangs who have one of the most potent offenses in the league. They have four players who have double-digit goals on the season and are led by senior Callie Kavanaugh and her 33 goals and 14 assists. In addition to having a potent offense, the Mustangs also posses the league’s top ranked defense. The Mustangs have allowed a league low 42 goals.

TUESDAY, APRIL 15

Softball

West York at Delone Catholic, 4:15 – The Squirettes haven’t lost since their first game against Littlestown. They’ll put their win streak on the line when they face West York, a team that beat the Thunderbolts, 3-2, a week before.
Kennard-Dale and West York are still in a battle for first place in the YAIAA-3, so both teams have plenty to play for. Delone’s reward if they beat West York? A home game against Kennard-Dale the next day.

Boys’ tennis

South Western at Central York, 3:30 – The Mustangs were the favorite to win the division entering the season and have played up to that potential. A 7-0 sweep of New Oxford and a 5-2 win against Dallastown has left only Central York to beat. The Panthers are 9-0 this season and won’t lay down for the Mustangs. Last year South Western was the favorite to win the division and lost a 4-3 match to Dallastown. The Mustangs won’t want to let that happen again.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16

Baseball

West York at Spring Grove 4:15 – West York comes in undefeated at 5-0 and they are the reigning two-time PIAA Class AAA state champion. The Bulldogs sit atop the YAIAA Division II standings and are led by NC State bound-junior Brett Kinneman who has three doubles on the season. Spring Grove is at the head of the class in Division I at 6-2 on the season and are riding a three game winning streak. The Rockets have pounded out 12 extra base hits and are allowing a mere three runs per game. If you are a baseball fan, this is a can’t miss game!

THURSDAY, APRIL 17

Boys’ Tennis

Delone Catholic at Littlestown, 3:30 – Being at the bottom of the standings can be difficult, but one of these teams will head into the holiday weekend with its first win. Delone Catholic senior Ben Gutierrez got his first win versus Bermudian Springs and will look to keep it going. Brandon Staub will do what he can to prevent that.

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