By Brody Patmore
The Lions started the season off right with a 35-12 win over J.P. McCaskey in the first regular season game of the year on Friday night.
Quarterback Zach Mentzer completed nine of his 15 passes for a total of 147 yards. Mentzer completed a three-yard swing pass to Elijah Workinger and a 22-yard throw to Randy Fizer for two touchdowns on the night.
With the Lions up 21-0 late in the first half it seemed liked J.P. McCaskey had finally arrived in the game with a good 53-yard drive down the field. However with under two minutes before half Jason Nazarenus intercepted a pass from the McCaskey quarterback and ran 94 yards the other way for a pick-six and the 28-0 lead.
Senior running back Tyler Ness ran 12 times for a total of 89 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. Ness also caught two passes for 57 receiving yards.
By Shreeji Patel
As the seasons change from winter to spring, the anticipation for the Red Lion Boys Volleyball team grows.
The season is slated to begin on Tuesday, Mar. 13 at 6 p.m. The boys will go on the road to take on Ephrata High School.
By Brody Patmore
Senior Peyton Shima is gearing up for her last season as a lady lion lacrosse player and hopes it’s a special one.
The standout athlete averaged 3.2 goals and 1.3 assists per game last year. “My brother started playing when he was in second grade and I was jealous,” she said. “He inspired me.”
By Zerick Nease
Spring sports are starting up at Red Lion Senior High School, and the Girls Track and Field team is more than ready. They have been practicing all winter for this season and it has arrived.
The girls team went 4-2 last year and are looking to use some of that momentum for this season.
By Nathan Steiner
Alec Shue, a senior at Red Lion Area Senior High School, is excited for the upcoming tennis season. Working up to this year, Shue has played tennis all of his life, and is very passionate about the sport.
Shue says that the goal for the season is for the team to move onto districts, and as a personal goal, to get second in counties.
When asked what his role as a leader consisted of, he described that he likes to lead by example. “I would say i'm more of a silent leader,” Shue said. “I believe that it's the best way to show the younger kids on the team how to handle themselves, and how to play a solid match of tennis.”
By Derek Etter
Social Media & Marketing Editor
In a new way to integrate sports, the Red Lion Special Education department has begun UNIFIED track and field in affiliation with the Special Olympics.
The program, which created the Team "Unified Lions,” is integrating special needs students into the track team under the mantra, "We are one."
With the goal of eliminating labels, the special needs students (called "athletes") have begun to practice with peer "partners" from the JV and Varsity teams.
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