• Warwick junior Luke Hirtzel (top) works his way toward a 5-3 sudden-victory decision over South Western’s Ethan Baney in a first-round 152-pound bout at the District Three Championships last Friday night. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Hirtzel, Stewart collect District Three medals

    Warriors miss out on State Championships To describe the kind of weekend that Warwick wrestlers Luke Hirtzel and Ryan Stewart had at the Giant Center, bittersweet pretty much sums it up. Both had wanted to qualify for...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • With a host of Rockets converging on the hoop, Manheim Central’s Taylor Funk (33) puts in a nifty reverse lay-up in the District Three quarter-finals on Spring Grove’s home court. Funk finished with 32 points in the game. Photo by Mike Shull
    Barons bedeviled: Funk now just 16 points shy of Waltman for Manheim Central’s all-time scoring lead

    The Manheim Central boys played with some late desperation on Monday night. Unfortunately for the Barons, however, it wasn’t quite enough. Trailing by 17 points, 69-52, with just 2:30 left to play, the MC boys made a...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • Manheim Central freshman Will Betancourt finishes off a fall in 1:38 over Spring Grove’s Chase Bricker in a District Three Triple-A 106-pound first-round bout last Friday night. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Will the thrill: MC freshman wins District 106-pound title

    Cocalico’s Josiah Gehr had obviously done his homework. The Eagle junior came out firing in the District Three Triple-A 106-pound finals against Manheim Central’s Will Betancourt. He worked diligently to neutralize Betancourt’s bread-and-butter dump move. Each time,...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • Manheim Central freshman Will Betancourt (top) pins Lower Dauphin’s Jacob Vale in 1:41 for the Sectional 106-pound title last Saturday.
    Betancourt nabs Sectional title

    Barons’ trio advances The go-to move for Manheim Central’s Will Betancourt is his arm bar. A freshman 106-pounder, it was there against Ephrata’s Austin Jones in the L-L League finals in January and Betancourt capitalized. That surely...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • Warwick junior Ryan Stewart is shown atop the medal stand after repeating as the heavyweight champ at the District Three Triple-A Section Two Tournament. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Clark, Stewart win Sectional gold

    Butzer, Hirtzel also qualify for Districts In pre-match warm-ups last Saturday night, Warwick’s Evan Clark turned to singer Johnny Cash for a little bit of motivation. Specifically, Cash’s song, “God’s Gonna Cut You Down.” The Warrior junior...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • Manheim Central senior Taylor Funk, a St. Joe’s University recruit, drives to the basket past Waynesboro’s Jay Alvarez in Monday night’s game. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Bounce back game: Barons recover from L-L loss to advance in District playoffs

    It had a very real chance of being the final game on their home floor for Manheim Central’s seniors. If the 5th-seeded Barons and 4th-seeded Spring Grove both won their District Three 5A openers on Monday night,...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • Photo by Mike Shull
Manheim Central senior Amelia Dissinger is shown with her 8th-place medal in the girls 100-yard breaststroke atop the medal stand at last Thursday’s Lancaster-Lebanon League Girls Swimming Championships.
    Dissinger claims L-L medal

    Amelia Dissinger got a positive sign early in the Lancaster-Lebanon League Girls Swimming Championships last Thursday at the Lititz Rec. In the opening event, the Manheim Central senior swam a season-best split of 32.0 seconds in the...

    • Posted February 16, 2017
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  • Warwick sophomore Hayden Rucci (center) is shown on the field at Michigan State’s Spartan Stadium with MSU co-offensive coordinator/tight ends coach Jim Bollman (left) and offensive line coach Mark Staten (right) during his visit to East Lansing, Mich. last weekend.
    Rucci receives full-ride offer from Michigan State

      Still, the Warwick High School sophomore had no idea what was coming next. Sitting in the office of Spartans’ co-offensive coordinator/tight ends coach Jim Bollman, Rucci a tight end and defensive end/outside linebacker for the Warriors,...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • Senior Emma Schouten reacts to Warwick’s strong showing in the 500 yard freestyle race. In addition to Schouten’s gold, senior Anna Lance captured bronze and junior Allison Wyand earned the fifth place medal. Photo by Mike Shull
    L-L Champs! Warwick girls capture 22 medals while winning first League title

    Hours prior to the L-L League Girls Swimming Championships last Thursday, Warwick’s Emma Schouten and Lauryn Ober got themselves psyched during breakfast. “We just talked about, ‘We’ve got to do this,’” Schouten recalled. Do it, the Warwick...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • Senior guard Jay Barreto launches a three-point shot from the perimeter for the Barons. hoto by Kirk Neidermyer
    Barons fall to Hempfield in L-L quarterfinals

    Following previous losses this season, the message from Manheim Central coach Chris Sherwood to his players was always the same. Forget about it and move on. Not this time, however. Not after suffering a 40-35 loss to...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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