The Lance

Lancer Media Madness 2019: Round 1

by Braden Weinel, Editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Sports

Here's how the competitors see their advantages. Braden Weinel Braden selected the University of North Carolina to be this year's National Champions. He selected UNC because the coach, Roy Williams is an experienced tournament coach, leading the Tar Heels for 16 years, and he knows how to gui...

Lancer Media Madness: May the best Journalist win

Lancer Media Madness: May the best Journalist win

by Braden Weinel, Editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring 2019

March is upon us, which can only mean one thing… basketball, basketball, and more basketball. Seven journalism students are competing to see who is the best at predicting this year’s Division 1 Men's College Basketball national tournament, or as most people know it, March Madness: Jacob Bolger, Ma...

AAF: the most exciting league you’ve never heard of

AAF: the most exciting league you’ve never heard of

by Erich Miller, Reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under Sports

Sad that the NFL season is over? Then you haven't heard of the new football league that is taking the world by storm. The Alliance of American Football league, or AAF, kicked of its inaugural season in 2019.  The league consists of eight teams competing in a ten-game regular season. The playoffs in ...

Boys indoor track repeats, takes home first state championship of the school year

Boys indoor track repeats, takes home first state championship of the school year

by Bailey Spore, Keifer Spore, and Jake Bolger

February 21, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring 2019

On February 19 the boys indoor track team dominated the 3A State Championship meet, bringing home the first title of this school year. In 2018, the boys squeezed out a one point victory for the state title. This year they didn't have to worry about that, as the team racked up 72.5 points, beating second pla...

Poor track conditions don’t stop boys track team from dominating regional meet: Photo of The Day 2/8/19

Poor track conditions don’t stop boys track team from dominating regional meet: Photo of The Day 2/8/19

by Bailey Spore and Elizabeth Rajnik

February 8, 2019


Filed under Photo of the Day, Showcase, Sports, Spring 2019

On February 7, the Maryland 3A West Regional Championship for indoor track and field was held at the 5th Regiment Armory in Baltimore. The Armory, a track often criticized by athletes, made the Regional Championship much more difficult for the competing athletes. Despite the handicap, boys won the meet and...

Girls swimming falls short on senior night

Girls swimming falls short on senior night

by Katie Roach, Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On January 24 the swimming and diving team went up against Oakdale High School and came out with a score of girls 94-92 and boys 150-25. The girls put up a tough fight but fell just short at the end.  This meet was special because it was senior night. Seniors Taylor Koch, Grace Winpigler, and Kali Na...

U.S. soccer fans should be excited as they look toward 2026

U.S. soccer fans should be excited as they look toward 2026

by William Quansah and Warren Stewart

January 25, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The last couple of years have been tough for supporters of the U.S. Men’s national team(USMNT). Having been without a coach for almost a year, a lack of consistency in performances, and not being able to qualify for the World Cup in Russia Summer 2018, there’s been a decline in interest by the American public, and fans have become discouraged. Despite these setbac...

David Bly brings the pole vault team to new heights

David Bly brings the pole vault team to new heights

by Ethan Hart and Carter Holsinger

January 24, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

After 28 years of experience with pole vault, Linganore pole vault coach David Bly is just getting started. Bly, who has coached the pole vault team since 2017, has been a catalyst for a program that previously had not had much success. Since his takeover, Bly and his jumpers have become the backb...

Bocce Ball: Team enjoys friendship and sport

Bocce Ball: Team enjoys friendship and sport

by Katie Roach and Shannon Coggins

January 23, 2019


Filed under Fall 2018, Sports

The Bocce Ball club is made up of 16 athletes in differently abled student pairs. Since the season started in mid November, the team has won two matches and lost one. After just under five weeks of practice, the team had their first match on December 19. The team went to Urbana High School and wo...

Boys indoor track and field place second at counties; girls place fourth

Boys indoor track and field place second at counties; girls place fourth

by Braden Weinel, Reporter

January 22, 2019


Filed under Fall 2018, Sports

On January 18, The Frederick County indoor track and field championships were held at Hagerstown Community College. The boys team placed second overall, just behind the first place Oakdale Bears. Joey Felton, Carter Holsinger, Colby Bannon, and Michael Belmaggio all dominated in their events to push the Lancers' score higher and higher. Felton placed first...

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