• Senior Alex Lalovic, who led the Warriors in scoring this season with 18.5 ppg, dribbles the ball against Conestoga Valley last Friday. Photos by Kirk Neidermyer
    Warriors end season with losses to CV, Township

    Close, but not meant to be. That became a story line for the Warwick boys basketball team this winter. For the fourth time in six games last Friday night, the Warriors took a game into OT. Unfortunately,...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Photos by MIke Shull Manheim Central’s Roman Wagner (30) draws a crowd as he goes to work inside against Ephrata on Tuesday night.
    Playoffs start early for the Central boys

    Win over Ephrata sets up one-game playoff against L-S for the Section Two crown The Manheim Central boys didn’t want to hear the negative comments. Sure, they had suffered back-to-back losses. But the truth was, the Barons...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Warwick bowlers (left to right) Ashley Sham, Cole Snavely, Ben White, Isaac Erickson, Tony Lutz and their coaches and teammates claimed sole possession of the Section One title Tuesday at Dutch Lanes. Photos by MIke Shull
    Warriors pin down Section One title

    Describing his bowlers in just one word is an easy assignment for Warwick coach Neal Vital. “They’re competitors,” he said. “That’s the number one thing.” That trait is certainly coming up big this winter. On Tuesday, facing...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Lititz's Todd Rucci blocks for his Patriots teammate QB Drew Bledsoe. The two played together in Super Bowl XXXI in 1997.
    Rucci remembers how tough it was to block Reggie White in Super Bowl XXXI

    The Boston Red Sox were preparing to go to spring training. The Bruins and Celtics were in mid-season. And the Patriots had a date with the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans. It...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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  • After pinning defending L-L champ Austin Jones, of Ephrata, in 1:38 in the L-L’s 106-pound finals last Saturday, Manheim Central freshman Will Betancourt gets his arm raised in victory by the referee. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Freshman phenom

    Betancourt tops defending champ to win L-L’s 106-pound title Controlled aggressiveness. That’s a solid way to describe the style of Manheim Central wrestler Will Betancourt. And it certainly worked for the Baron freshman last Friday and Saturday...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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  • Warwick’s Morgan Stuhltrager swims to a strong finish on the second leg of the girls 200 medley relay, helping the Lady Warriors finish first in 1:56.04 in Tuesday night’s meet against Cedar Crest. Photo by Mike Shull
    Perfection

    Warwick girls complete run to first Section title with unbeaten record Even after their emotional win over Manheim Township at the beginning of January, the Warwick girls swimmers kept their foot on the gas. Hempfield? Check. McCaskey...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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  • After scoring his 1,707th career point to become the all-time leading scorer in Manheim Central basketball history last Friday, senior Taylor Funk ran into the stands to hug his parents and accept congratulations from fans. Photo by Alan Johnson
    Funk breaks Barons’ all-time scoring record

    After squaring up in the right corner, Taylor Funk thought initially that his three-point attempt was going to end up short last Friday night As it turns out, it caught nothing but net. “Hey, it might have...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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  • Warwick’s Tyler Mandrell pushes herself to a first-place finish in the girls 100 backstroke. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Warwick girls on the verge of Section crown: WHS swimmers sweep PM

    The Warwick girls swimming team moved within one win of clinching its first Section One championship, knocking off Penn Manor 103-64 at the Lititz recCenter on Tuesday night. The victory improved the Lady Warriors’ record to 4-0...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • Manheim Central senior Nick Brown catches Lampeter-Strasburg’s Josh Beiler in a double-leg takedown in the 182-pound bout last Wednesday. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Barons improve to 5-0 atop Section Two, Finish 1-4 at Exeter Duals

    Battling from behind wasn’t the perfect scenario for the Manheim Central wrestlers. But when the Barons turned the corner to 106 heading into the final eight bouts of the match against Lampeter-Strasburg last Wednesday, coach Troy Sunderland...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • Photo by Stan Hall Larry Frymyer, a contributor and super fan of Warwick High School athletics for the past 50 years, was honored at halftime of the Warrior boys basketball game against Lebanon on Tuesday night. Shown here with Warwick’s seniors — (left to right), Alex Lalovic, Kyle Weaver, Ethan Price, Will Mobley and Tyler Trimarchi — Frymyer, who is retiring from his duties consisting of updating the roster boards, video work and stats to enjoy coming to sporting events as a fan, received a standing ovation from both teams and the fans. Warwick Hall of Fame coach Dave Althouse and former Warrior boss Brian Brewer were also on hand to help recognize Frymyer on his special night.
    On Frymyer’s special night, Warriors fall to Lebanon

    Warwick had been in this same spot before. The spot where an opponent is just shooting the lights out. McCaskey did it early against the Warwick boys on Jan. 6, only to see the Warriors rally for...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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