By: Brody Patmore
Four. The number of wins the boys senior high basketball team finished with last year, a disappointment to say the least. The sting of a poor season last winter was a huge motivating factor for the them to do better this time around.
“We all knew we could do better and we worked all off season to be better. We all want to play in the Giant center and play in districts,” said senior captain Jamel Foster.
Starting the season off 4-4 the team tied last years win total in just 8 games. But they didn’t stop there, finishing the regular season with a much improved 10-12 record.
Averaging 56 points per game as a team and led by Foster who averages 15.8 points a game himself they fell just a little short of qualifying for districts.
“Our ultimate goal was to win, we just wanted to win,” said Foster. Although coming up a little short of districts they did win 6 more games than last season.
Including a five game winning streak from January 19 to January 26 in which they outscored their opponents 291 to 221. The streak started with a close 55-52 win over traditional rivals Central York.
10-12 is a much better record than 4-18 and who knows maybe next years team can grow even more and keep improving.
By Marissa Burd
Hershey, Pennsylvania hosted the PIAA Competitive Spirit Championship, also known as “States,” from Jan 19-20.
Red Lion High School’s very own coed competition squad competed against 17 other teams in the Giant Center on that very Friday, Jan 19.
The divisions were split up into Small, Medium, and Large All-Girl, and Coed.
After placing in the top five for the coed division, the squad immediately moved onto finals, which was scheduled for Saturday, Jan 20.
The squad ended the season with a score of 80.27 and took third place overall in the state.
States invites competition squads from all over the state of Pennsylvania to compete in Hershey’s Giant Center.
The competition is set up over a two day period. Friday marked the first day where every team taking part in the competition competed. Later that day, specific teams were picked to move onto finals.
On Saturday, teams from each division performed their routine one final time in hopes to place in the competition and receive a title.
By Brody Patmore
The senior high wrestling program has had bright spots in recent years. From 2017 graduate Dylan Gurreri reaching 100 wins in his final year to multiple wrestlers qualifying for a chance at the postseason last year.
With a total of almost 40 junior high and senior high School athletes attending preseason workouts the future looks to be shining very bright for the program.
By Brody Patmore
Two years ago the Red Lion girls basketball team cut downthe nets at York College following their victory in the county championship against Central. It’s accomplishments like this one that the team wants to achieve again.
Finishing last season 11-11 and disappointingly missing out on districts by one spot, they’re hoping to improve upon last season. What will help this be possible? “A more aggressive defensive scheme this year,” said head coach Bill Novak.
By Marissa Burd
From Hershey to Orlando, Red Lion Coed Competition Cheerleading has had the opportunity to travel up and down the East Coast while doing the thing they’re most passionate about-cheer.
The competition squad originated in 2001, by Angie Masser, an English teacher and cheerleading coach at the high school. Masser has coached football, basketball, and competition cheer for Red Lion.
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