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‘I wanted to make my mom proud’
The second consolation round that took place Friday morning at the PIAA-AA individual wrestling championships was a rainmaker.
Tears were falling fast in the hallway in back of the Giant Center mats, as several sorrowed AA wrestlers, fresh off a particularly wounding loss, sought refuge in doorways and corners. The tears were not limited to wrestlers, however. Full Story
One and Done in States
Palmyra Girls Hoops
The last local team standing in the PIAA basketball playoffs, the Palmyra girls, saw their season end on a sour note March 10 in the first round at Hershey High.
Just as it did in the District 3-AAA semifinals against Lancaster Catholic, the lack of a true point guard came back to haunt Palmyra in its PIAA-AAA game against Bethlehem Catholic. Full Story
Miller Gets Honors at Ship
Lower Dauphin grad Jimmy Miller was recently named the PSAC Eastern Division pitcher of the week at Shippensburg University.
Miller earned a victory as a starter in a game against Concord, Saturday, March 3. He allowed one unearned run in six innings of work, striking out four. Full Story
Palmyra’s Harro Picks Ship
Palmyra’s Jordan Harro has signed a letter of intent to play football at Shippensburg University this fall.
Harro, a senior at Palmyra, helped lead the Cougars football team to the district 3-AAA quarterfinals this season.
The 6-0, 180-pound Harro is expected to play at the wide receiver position for the Red Raiders. Full Story
Hershey Wins Bears Cup
After a year absence, the Hershey High School hockey team is back as Bears Cup champions, after winning a 6-5 thriller over Cumberland Valley, Friday, March 9.
As was the case in Hershey’s semifinal showdown with CV last week, the game at Hersheypark Arena wasn’t without drama. Full Story
The Hockey Corner
Week In Review
The Bears (31-20-4-6, 72 points), despite missing several key forwards, were able to salvage a point in the two games against the Atlantic Division leading St. John’s IceCaps in their only games for the week. They now trail second Wilkes-Barre/Scranton by seven points with 15 games remaining in the regular season. Full Story
In Basketball… Mid-Penn All Stars Named
Eight student athletes from Sun Country were named to the boys’ basketball 2011-12 Mid-Penn Conference All Stars.
Hershey’s Matt Banas, Jim Brier and Harold Brantley were named to the Keystone Division first team.
The trio helped lead the Trojans to a 20-1 regular season record and a berth in the District 3- AAA playoffs. Full Story
Falcon Golf Outing Set
The Lower Dauphin Falcon Foundation’s fifth annual golf outing will be held Friday, April 27, at the Hershey Links Golf Course.
Registration for the event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the outing. A shotgun start is slated for 1 p.m.
A dinner and awards ceremony will follow the event at the golf course. Full Story
Bowman Trust Baskets Available
The William S. Bowman Trust for the Horticultural Beautification of Hershey is now accepting orders for Mother’s Day baskets – hanging baskets filled with the same flowers that decorate Chocolate Avenue. Full Story
This will be an interesting girls’ soccer season for Sun Country high school teams, to say the least. With the sport moving to the fall, it’ll be close to two seasons rolled into one.
For teams like Hershey and Lower Dauphin who traditionally make deep post-season runs well into June, it means eight short weeks of down time before starting anew. Full Story
The Hershey Rush soccer team was crowned champions at the LDC United Spring Warm-up tournament held March 2 through March 4. Full Story
Volleyball Out to Defend Title in ‘12non
Lower Dauphin, defending Keystone Division champ, has no plan to give up that title this season according to Dave Machamer, who enters his 14th year as the head coach of the Falcons’ volleyball team. Full Story
‘Higher’ Expectations in ‘12
“Going into my second year, I’d say my expectations are higher since they know the standards I’ve given for them to succeed. Not just last spring but having spent time with them in the summer, they got to know me as well,” Hershey baseball coach Ryan Bown pointed out. Full Story
Sea Lions at Junior Olympics
Eight Sea Lion swimmers swam in 36 events at the Middle Atlantic Junior Olympic Championship meet March 8-11 in Sewell, N.J.
The competition included more than 1,100 swimmers representing 87 teams in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Full Story
Hershey Aerials’ gymnast Jada Webber took first place for her floor routine at the 18th annual Hug and Kiss Meet, Feb. 11 and Feb. 12, at Annville-Cleona High School. Full Story
Liza Legro, a 10th grader at Lower Dauphin High School, recently finished second overall in the Pennsylvania State Alpine Ski Championships at the Elk Mountain Ski Area in Union Dale. Full Story