By Molly Merson
News and Features Editor
Senior Jacob McIntyre has followed his passion for golf for about six years. His practice and perseverance has led him to this year’s county competition. He was the only competitor from Red Lion to place in the tournament for the varsity golf team.
With an average score of 82, McIntyre hopes to keep improving his skills. He has already noticed great improvement in his score during his golfing career.
By Shawn Gunarich
Red Lion girls volleyball make it to state level competition after winning districts in a five set nail-biter against Hempfield.
Senior captain Lindsey Blevins expressed what the win was like for her. “It’s such a relieving feeling because we know what we worked for,” Blevins said. “Four years and we can finally say we won. Also I love banners and medals.”
Blevins received the set and slammed the win against Suburban on Oct. 25. This would set the team up for three district matches, in which Red Lion would have to win all three if they wished to become 2016’s district 3 champs.
By Eli Gregory
Marketing and Communications Editor
After a 5-1 record, Red Lions swim team prepared to take another win during their meet against South Western at home.
“I think it should be an easy win for us,” said senior swim captain Emma Rhinehart. “But we are going into the meet giving it our all.”
The results of the meet were as expected; a blowout for Red Lion with the boys 111 to 59 and the girls 125 to 45. Both the girls and the boys teams showed determination to win, and it payed off for them greatly. The meet started off with senior captain Connor Brandt rallying the team with an inspiring chant.
Red Lion dominated a majority of events, with some events having all of Red Lion’s swimmers in the top places. The women’s 100 yard breaststroke, the men’s 500 yard free stroke, and the men’s 200 yard IM were some of these events where Red Lion’s swimmers took the top three spots.
A few of the top performers included Dylan North and Emma Rhinehart. In the 100 yard fly, Senior Dylan North came 7.15 seconds ahead of second place, and 5.22 seconds ahead of second in the 200 yard IM.
Senior Emma Rhinehart was another swimmer who finished long before the competition, almost 17 seconds ahead of second place in the 500 yard free. Her lead was established as soon as the race started and she maintained the gap the entire event.
“Watching them do well and have fun makes me really miss the team and family atmosphere,” said senior and former swimmer Garrett Aguilar. He was one of many Red Lion students in the stands to cheer on the Lions.
Throughout the meet, Red Lion continued to rally each other on and keep morale boosted. Team members walked alongside swimmers or waited at the edges of the pool, shouting and cheering.
“It’s awesome to be on a team like this,” said freshman Olivia Moore. “They are always there for you and make the races so much better.”
By Shawn Gunarich
News and Feature Editor
Red Lion’s competition cheer squad has made nationals now for the second year in a row. “I never would have imagined making nationals let alone twice”, Angela Masser English teacher and coach said, “if someone would have told me that last year I would have laughed”.
Red Lion competition cheer has faced some challenges along the way as well with several injuries in the squad, forcing others to step up, like Emma Kurshan who was put at the position of base who holds the flyer in the air and is one of the most important stunt person.”She really stepped up to the plate”, Ashleigh Reinert coach and physical education teacher said,”She really pulled through”.
Nationals will take place this coming February at Disney Florida, where Red Lion will be up against around 50 schools around the United States, “were ready Florida”, Bronson Warner Junior and cheer member, “Bring it on”.
The cheer squad also welcomed some new members as Bronson Warner, Nick Argento and Stephen Tierney, all who are Juniors and all starting varsity football players, all joined for separate reasons but were welcomed all the same as one of the crew. “All the other guys made us feel welcomed”, Stephen Tierney said, “we were part of the crew in no time”.
But while cheer gains they also lose, this is the last year for five seniors who in the past have carried the team, “this is my passion, I want next year’s cheerleaders to have the same ambition and passion as is do”, Judge Kunce, senior and cheerleader. The seniors wish all the best of luck to future cheerleaders.
By Paul Jones
While the girls soccer team has gone through a tough stretch early this season, the team is still going strong. Standing at 2-11, the girls can still bounce back and be a spoiler in the division.
Led by their team captains, juniors Jackie Matthews and Glori Keough, as well as sophomore Abby Castle, the Lady Lions can still ruin the season of their cross-town rival, Dallastown.
There have been, however, some players who have stepped up into big roles. Freshmen Emily Tollinger, Paige Fry, and Gabby Young have all become key players in the Lady Lions efforts.
Understanding that this is an extremely young team, the record in future years will improve. Some other players have also stood out this season and have shown that Red Lion’s girls soccer will be good for years to come.
By Molly Merson
Social Media Editor
On October 7, Red Lion’s girls field hockey team took the win against Spring Grove. Goals were scored by Amy Maciejewski and Gillian Orwig. The team defeated West York in a battle of 3-0 in the tournament. The team has had a solid season so far, with great progress.
The goal to be “uncommon” remains as a constant motivator for the team. “I think we are a solid team with a lot of love for the sport,” Captain Emily Gillmen says.
On October 14, the team had an unfortunate loss against Central High school in overtime, resulting in a score of 1-0. They headed to Spring Grove on October 15, to take home a win for their final official game of the season.
Luckily, no major injuries occurred for any of the athletes. “We made 14th in districts” Captain Gillmen says. Based on the current progress, there is a positive outlook on the wrap-up of this season. Next year, the same goal will be strived for.
This field hockey season was a representation of hard work and being motivated to achieve a goal. The team stayed committed and dedicated, resulting in a solid season. The next scrimmage is on October 21, against Susquehannock. If the progress continues, the team will proudly take home yet another win for Red Lion.
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