The Lance

One Tribe: Lancer seniors stay positive through COVID-19

Grace and Alaina worry they will wear graduation robes only for photo shoots.

by Grace Gaydosh and Alaina Burger

April 3, 2020

For the seniors, this school year seemed to be a series of losses.  Linganore High School’s class of 2020 lost the spirit stick during the Homecoming Spirit Week. They lost their last football state championship game as well. Now, due to COVID-19, they might lose prom, graduation, and their last su...

Athletic Coaching: Lessons for Life

Coach Dylan Miller and Suscha Campbell play tee ball.

by Matthew Gelhard, Managing Editor

May 30, 2019

Andrea Poffinberger’s Athletic Coaching class utilized their coaching knowledge to create a lesson for the Learning for Life program. In preparation for the experience, a tee-ball game in May, a practice was held in the auxiliary gym. Poffinberger’s students covered six different activities: a war...

Volleyball players coach in the annual middle school clinic: Photo of the Day 5/20/19

Grace Coccagna practices at the volleyball clinic.

by Madeline Williamson, Reporter

May 20, 2019

On May 20th the the volleyball program began a four-day clinic for middle school girls. The clinic is run by the varsity head coach Andrea Poffinberger as well as former members of the high school team. The students coaching the camp include Grace Coccagna, Piper Shields, Jessica Young, Emma France, R...

Varsity and junior varsity softball teams scrimmage to prepare for upcoming games: Photo of the Day 3/18/19

Class of 2021 member Darbe Reesman steps up to the plate to practice hitting in a game situation while class of 2021 member Alex Dembeck practices catching.

by Gabby Llewellyn, Reporter

March 18, 2019

On March 15, the softball teams had a joint practice to help set up the field and to scrimmage each other. The varsity team raked and prepared the field itself, while junior varsity set up nets around the batting cage and hung posters. Due to the recent rain, the field was messy, so raking and dragg...

#NationalSigningDay: Everett signs to fly with the Bridgewater Eagles

Sam Everett poses with family after officially signing to play softball for Bridgewater college.

by Matthew Gelhard and Gabby Llewellyn

February 14, 2019

Sam Everett, captain and center fielder for the girls varsity softball team, signed her National Letter of Intent to play at Bridgewater College. When it came to selecting where to attend, Everett had offers from Limestone College and Arcadia University. She had to take into account not only athletics...

#NationalSigningDay: Wilhelm will play softball at Chowan

Paige Wilhelm signs her National Letter of Intent for Chowan University softball.

by Emily Webb and Sierra Rossman

February 11, 2019

On February 6, Paige Wilhelm, a dedicated two-sport varsity athlete, signed her National Letter of Intent to play Division II softball at Chowan University in South Carolina. “I made the decision I wanted to play in college back in 7th grade. I had this coach, he passed away a few years ago, but we were really...

The high school sports playing field is never level

MAC groups Gold Two and Pre-Senior practice for an upcoming meet.

by Emily Lotito, Reporter

October 25, 2018

As freshmen, high school sports is something we are excited to join to represent our school teams; however, some of us have already been drawn to club sports.  Students playing at the club level have a real advantage: They are more often chosen for high school teams, or they are choosing to skip the...

No sweat: Gym should not be required for athletes

Love exercise but hate gym class?

by Emily Webb, Editor

September 24, 2018

Amidst all of the excitement of the new school year, one thing has not changed -- gym class. For decades, students have replaced school clothes with running shoes and braved a semester of enforced physical activity. From haphazard volleyball games to the dreaded PACER Test, gym class is familiar to all...

Varsity softball pitches their way into the post season: stopped by loss to Westminster

Cailyn Barthlow, Logan Breidenstein, Lindsey Thomas, Mckayla Mcfarland, Jordan Specht and Kaitlyn Naill celebrating senior night 2018

by Julie Walker, Reporter

May 25, 2018

The 2017-2018 season was more than successful for the  Lancers varsity softball team. They ended their regular season with a 14-2 record and amazing stats; although they lost in the post season.  The Lancers only lost to Walkersville High School and Governor Thomas Johnson High School in the regular...

Rebounding from injury, Cailyn Barthlow commits to Hood College for softball

Cailyn Barthlow signs the National Letter of Intent to play softball at Hood College.

by Emily Webb, Reporter

November 9, 2017

On November 8th, Cailyn Barthlow officially signed the National Letter of Intent to play softball at Hood College in Maryland. During her four years at Linganore, she has played varsity volleyball, basketball, and softball. In addition to playing on multiple high school teams, she is also a membe...

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