- The ‘Great Eastern Wizard’ of the Park House hotel
- Manheim woodworker crafts bodies for Martin Guitar
- Siblings homeless after being separated 40 years
- Going, going, gone! Local beer events selling out quickly
- ‘American Idiot’ at EPAC
- Finally: the Ephrata Brewfest!
- The fallout of 11 MC bomb threats
- Memorial Day Parade
- Second Friday the 13th
- Farmers market opens May 21
It almost seems hard to believe that by this time next week, the L-L League playoffs will be upon us.
For most sports, anyway.
Boys tennis, of course, kicked things off for the spring sports teams this past week and the athletes from Warwick and Manheim Central represented themselves extremely well.
That includes Warrior Tony Deimler, who really has had a marvelous senior season, going 13-1 up to this point heading into the District Three Singles Tournament. I had the opportunity to talk with him shortly after he won the bronze and silver in L-L singles and doubles.
I was really quite impressed with what he said during our conversation, keeping things in great perspective when speaking about his first loss of the season to Cedar Crest’s Colin Muraika in the L-L singles semi-finals and talking very graciously about the opponents he faced in the tournament.
West Chester University is getting a quality player and person in their program in Deimler. Good luck to Tony, Manheim Central’s Connor Merrill and all the other local players in Districts.
Moving on to other sports, as of deadline, many local teams are currently positioned for playoff spots in the District Three Power ratings
In baseball, Manheim Central is 3rd in Triple-A, while Warwick is 7th in Quad-A.
In softball, Warwick holds the 10th spot in the Quad-A rankings.
The Warwick boys lacrosse team is 15th out of 16 teams who advance, while the Warrior boys volleyball team is 11th among the top 12 in Triple-A.
Bubble teams include the Warwick girls lacrosse team, which is 20th and trying to get into the top 16, and the Manheim Central boys volleyball team, which is 13th with an eye on the top 11 in Double-A.