Sports

Lower Dauphin, Palmyra to States


Palmyra and Lower Dauphin, playing on their home courts on May 21, took giant steps toward District 3 volleyball championship showdowns. LD swept Northern York 25-11, 26-24, 25-16 in a District 3 2A quarterfinal match. The Falcons were again on their home court for a May 24 semifinal match with Garden Spot. They won that one too, by scores of […]

‘We’re in a Good Spot’


For the second consecutive season, the Hershey girls’ lacrosse team had an outstanding regular season and rode that positive momentum into the postseason, hoping to secure a trip to the PIAA tournament. But for the second straight year, the Trojans’ season came to an end in the District 3 tournament. After winning the Mid-Penn Conference title and coasting past New […]

Speedsters Make History


Danny Byrd had high expectations for his Palmyra boys’ track team as it took to Shippensburg University’s field and track for the District 3 3A meet last Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, at Seth Grove Stadium. The Cougars’ track coach would not be disappointed. His boys finished second in the field of 44 teams, behind Cumberland Valley. And, the four […]

Foot Notes


Stop to Smell (and Document) the Roses Even as a runner, it’s important to stop and smell the roses once in a while. But have you ever taken time to smell the roses, photograph and catalog them? With the help of a plant identification app, that’s exactly what I did during a recent 7.5-mile exploration run along my local roads […]

Falcons Fly On


Not much separates the 16 teams in the District 3 5A softball playoffs, as evidenced by first-round results that took place May 23. Lower Dauphin and Palmyra, which tied Mechanicsburg for the Mid-Penn Keystone Division championship, had to go extra innings in their playoff openers. Fourth-seeded LD rallied at home to beat No. 13 Manheim Central 5-4 in eight innings, […]

Palmyra Letters of Intent

Palmyra High School student-athletes announced their college decisions during a signing ceremony at the school, Wednesday, May 18. Pictured, from left, are Logan Smith (volleyball, Elizabethtown College), Jase Jones (lacrosse, Penn Tech), Anthony Mansfield (football, Millersville), Alex Furhman (football, King’s College), Jon Eisenhooth (football, Ursinus), Quinton Townsend (track, Shippensburg), Jacob Deimling (baseball, York), Hanna Rohrer (track/cross country, University of Tampa), […]

LD Grads at Louisville


Lower Dauphin alum Sofia Pendolino had an exciting sophomore year at the University of Louisville. Playing field hockey with fellow former Falcon Alli Bitting, the Cardinals went 16-4 and tied the school record for most wins in a season. They won the ACC regular season championship and were ranked No. 6 in the country, before seeing their season end with […]

Mahaffeys Move on to States


Palmyra’s dream of being the state’s top 3A boys’ tennis team of 2022 came to an abrupt end at the Hershey Racquet Club Saturday morning. Lower Merion dominated the local school team 3-0, in a May 17 PIAA semifinal match. The Aces went on to beat Central League rival Conestoga in the PIAA finals, taking the state title for the […]

Foot Notes


Carlisle Downtown MileThursday, May 19, in CarlisleRunners: 188Winner: Brian Fuller, Mechanicsburg, 4:14; Top Female: SophiaRodriguez, Seven Valleys, 5:07Sun Country FinishersPalmyra: Tyler Lundquist (4th in 4:27), Rick Stahl (5:11), BobPorambo (5:14)Elizabethtown: Emily Addams (7:20)Hummelstown: Nicole Nygard (8:46), Emily Grant (9:32) Manheim Rock-N-Glow 5KSaturday, May 21, in ManheimRunners: 262Winner: Michael Greenwald, Manheim, 18:35; Top Female: Milana Breuninger, Lancaster, 20:02Sun Country FinishersElizabethtown: Todd […]

Double the Fun


Aidan and Tyler Mahaffey are cooking up something special. Palmyra’s sophomore twin dynamos defended their District 3 3A doubles title Saturday at Hershey Racquet Club when they defeated Hayden Koons and Daniel Wu of Dallastown, 6-2, 7-5, in the championship final. To reach the final — and clinch a second straight PIAA berth in the process — the Mahaffeys repelled […]


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