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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...

After falling to Titans, Easterday plans to reach or go over .500 on the season

After falling to Titans, Easterday plans to reach or go over .500 on the season

by Jason Byrd, Sports Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under Fall 2018, Showcase, Sports

On January 9, the girls varsity basketball team lost a tight game with high energy and big plays but the final seconds of the game put the Lancer down at the buzzer. Makaala Ambush, who finished with 17 points, carried her team through the game. With about 1.6 seconds left,  Ambush got the ball and...

Girls swimming drowns T.J. opposition in fifth meet

Girls swimming drowns T.J. opposition in fifth meet

by Ashley Nash, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The swimming and diving team finished their fifth meet against Thomas Johnson High School on January 9. The final score for the girls was a commanding 114-68 .  The six-man boys teams fell short with a score of 50-99. The girls team has excelled this season. Winning the county meet February 9 woul...

William Quansah’s top 5 entertaining soccer clubs to watch in 2019

William Quansah’s top 5 entertaining soccer clubs to watch in 2019

by William Quansah, Reporter

December 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The calendar year 2018 is coming to an end, yet we’re only halfway through the 2018-2019 season. So much has happened over the past four months in soccer. There has been amazing games, surprise teams, underperformers, and shocking results. As fans, we can get caught up looking at just results, yet...

Diving into the swim team

Diving into the swim team

by Peyton Johnson, Reporter

December 21, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Sports

The swim season has just begun and the swim team is excited to start. The team has just welcomed a new coach to the team, Joseph Hawkins, and they are working very hard to make this season great. On December 11th, the swim team competed at Middletown High School at their first meet of the season. ...

Varsity boys basketball loses to Oakdale Bears

Varsity boys basketball loses to Oakdale Bears

by Kendall Martin, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Sports

On December 18, the boys varsity basketball team lost to Oakdale Bears. The final score was 85-66. This was the Lancers' fourth game which ended their winning streak. In recent games they beat Walkersville 76-29, Frederick 76-72, and North Hagerstown 61-53. The top scorers of the night was Christian...

Despite Rowan’s 21 point game, Lancers fall to Oakdale 45-33

Despite Rowan’s 21 point game, Lancers fall to Oakdale 45-33

by Alex Dembeck and Jason Byrd

December 19, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Showcase, Sports

On December 18, girls varsity basketball fell short to the Oakdale Bears with a final score of 45-33. As both teams stepped on the court, the energy was high, but Oakdale had the advantage. Within the first few seconds of the game, Oakdale was able to take control of the first quarter, leading 16-4. The...

New Years Six and college football playoff predictions

New Years Six and college football playoff predictions

by Erich Miller, Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Showcase, Sports

The College Football Playoff starts in less than a months time and all the New Year's Six match ups are set. The New Year's Six is composed of the six college football bowls played on New Year's eve and New Year's day that are promised to be the pinnacle of the college football season. The six games ...

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