Masser Shoots Lights Out on Senior Night, Ladies Prepare for Postseason Run
Feb-2023 The Lady Lions played their final regular season game vs Manheim Township on February 4 and came out with the win. Coach Dimoff’s basketball team finished with an impressive 16-6 record on the season. Before the game, fans and players took the time to celebrate three seniors: Bhrooke Axe, Tatiana Virata, and Kamauri Gordon-Bey.…
From a Cub to a Lion, Brandon Ritchey’s Baseball Success Story
The Boys Baseball team roared their way to a 9-3 record this season led by coaches Kevin Lawrence, Tyler Taylor, and Brandon White. Senior Captain Brandon Ritchey says that the story behind their great season thus far is the closeness and competitiveness of the team. Ritchey told The Leonid in an email interview, “The guys…
The Lions Roar Behind Grace Tollinger, Getting off to a 5-0 Start
The Lady Lions hit the ground running under the leadership of Head Coach Don Dimoff in his 26th season as they hope to take the next step in contending for a district title. Grace Tollinger, who has played basketball for 12 years, has high expectations for the team this year. “We have the talent to…
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The Lions Roar Behind Grace Tollinger, Getting off to a 5-0 Start
Top 10 NFL Teams Heading into the Second Half of the Season
Nine weeks have passed since the start of the NFL season, and it is safe to say that nobody could have predicted the top 10 teams at the midway point of the season. The Chiefs are not on this list and the Arizona Cardinals find themselves at number one. The writers at The Leonid ranked the top 10 NFL teams heading into the second half of the season.
Lexi Lakatosh and Sophie Lanius Claw Their Way into States
Senior Sophie Lanius and sophomore Lexi Lakatosh finished in the top eight at the state tennis tournament.
The girls stole second place at the county tournament and second place at the PIAA District III 3A doubles tournament. Lanius and Lakatosh lost their finals matchup to Jen Manta and Judith Manta of Muhlenberg, 1-6, 5-7.
Sports Guru Ranks the Top 10 NBA Players
By George Keene / Sports Editor / Heading into the NBA season which started last night, October 19th, I put together a list of the top 10 players in the NBA. This ranking was made based on their statistics and play from last season.
The Girl’s Tennis Team Serves its Way to The County Tournament
By George Keene Sports Editor-in-Chief The Red Lion Girls Tennis Team, coached by Troy Miller, had a winning season with a record of 9-2 overall, with a record of 6-2
WIN AGAINST NORTHEASTERN PROPELS LIONS INTO DELAYED SEASON
By Genevieve Turner/Sports Editor/Last night as Red Lion faced Northeastern in the second game of the season it set a different tone than in years past. Stands stood nearly empty as the referee blew the whistle to start the game.
School Sports Suspended
By Genevieve Turner/Sports Editor/Just as Red Lion athletes were ready to tip-off their winter season, high schools across Pennsylvania heard the news that K-12 sports would be suspended until early January. The suspension runs until 8 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2021.
Delaney Bittner Dominates the Poll for GameTimePA YAIAA Athlete of the Week
Genevieve Turner/Sports Editor/Soccer attacking center midfielder Delaney Bittner won the October 15 GameTimePA YAIAA Athlete of the Week. Each week people get the chance to vote for the GameTimePA YAIAA Athletes of the Week at https://www.ydr.com/gametimepa/.
Lanius and Lakatosh Combine Skills To Dominate on the Tennis Court
Genevieve Turner/Sports Editor/“There is no I in team,” is a common saying within many sports. Tennis, on the other hand, has its players compete in order to be ranked. While this happens on every team, every year, it still insights competitiveness between teammates.
Mrs. Gillmen Wins 300th Game Coaching Varsity Field Hockey
Shana Carey/Opinions Editor and Marketing Editor/ Cheers echoed throughout Spring Grove as the field hockey team celebrated Coach Carol Gillmen’s 300th win Wednesday, Oct. 7. The team painted a poster to run through, signed a framed picture for Coach Gillmen, and wore matching yellow shirts to honor their coach’s hard work.
Boys of fall win home opener as Horn Field Stadium remains closed to public
By Genevieve Turner/Sports Editor/Friday night football at Horn Field usually draws thousands of spectators. Parents, teachers, students, and other local fans show up to cheer on the Lions. This year is a different story. Red Lion beat South Western 43-21 on Horn Field Friday night.
LIONS FOOTBALL RETURNS FRIDAY TO LIMITED FANS AT HORN FIELD
By Genevieve Turner/Sports Editor/Football Friday returns to Horn Field this Friday as the Lions take on the South Western Mustangs. The event will be Senior Night for the football team, cheerleaders, and the Marching Lions.
STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: JACOB BRADLEY
By Genevieve Turner/Sports Editor/It’s a Friday night at Horn Field. The stands are full of fans as they cheer with anticipation of the rush of players to come (pre-COVID, of course). When the first arm breaks through the decorated banner, the screams and cheers come to a deafening roar.
MISSING SPRING SPORTS: SENIORS SAVOR LAST MOMENTS
By Julia Beiler/Sports editor/Springtime is filled with blooming flowers, rainy days, and rising temperatures. With the start of new life is also the start of spring sports all across high schools. Student athletes prepare through the long winter to be ready for their spring sport to finally begin.
VIDEO: BOWLING TEAM CELEBRATES SENIOR NIGHT AND INAUGURAL SEASON
Edited by Aubrie Wise/Voiced by Margaux Rentzel/Produced by C. Kelkis/RED LION, PA–Watch here to learn about the club bowling team celebrating their senior night at Lion Bowling Center. Coach Mike Zelger explains the genesis of the team, while students share their thoughts on finding a fun activity.
SHAW SHOWS SUCCESS IN STRONG SEASON
Margaux Rentzel/Social Media Editor and Marketing Director/SWIIIISHHHHH! The six-foot forward, Makiah Shaw shoots the basketball and scores yet another basket. Shaw’s long arms help her to maintain the block when playing the game. The sounds of squeaky shoes, screaming fans, and the blows of a whistle fill the Fitzkee center when the Lady Lions basketball team plays.
COMPETITION CHEERLEADING FLIES TO SUCCESS
By Julia Beiler/Sports Editor/With three districts wins in the past four years, seven consecutive county wins, has competed eight times in the state rounds, and has made it to the top five in states, the competition cheerleading team has grabbed all these accomplishments over the years.
BALD EAGLES SINK NAVY AT SECOND ANNUAL RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE
By Margaux Rentzel/Lock Haven took the lead in the first half with a score of 12 to 6 at intermission. Before the last match, Navy almost caught up with a score of 16-15 as fans from both teams cheered on their wrestlers. “The support from this area has been really big,” Scott Moore, the head wrestling coach at Lock Haven University said.
RED LION HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE
Julia Beiler/Sports Editor/Lock Haven returns to Red Lion this Friday for another year of Rumble in the Jungle. This year they take on a new opponent, the Naval Academy. The second annual Rumble in the Jungle will kick off Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Fitzkee Center at Red Lion Senior High School. This NCAA Division I wrestling match is a huge event for Red Lion.
RED LION FOOTBALL: TEAM BONDS LIKE FAMILY IN FALL 2019
By Ryelee Stone/Editor/The lights were brightly shining, the commentator’s voice was booming, and spectators of all ages were beginning to form a crowd for a Friday night football game. The highly anticipated senior night football game between Red Lion and Dallastown on Friday, Oct. 25. was the last game of the 2019 football season, so the pressure was on the Lions to win.
UNIFIED TRACK TEAM COMES TOGETHER IN FIRST MEET
By Brody Patmore/Sports Editor/The first Unified Track meet was last Tuesday at home. Unified Track is a track team made up of students with disabilities and an equal number of students without disabilities who participate in three meets over the course of the season.
LIONS LEAVE THE WILDCATS SCORELESS AT SECOND HOME GAME
By Marissa Burd/Editor-in-Chief/Red Lion Baseball played rival Dallastown on Wed., Apr. 3. Senior CJ Czerwinski started at pitcher for the Lions and the defense holds the Wildcats scoreless. The Lions got their offense started off early when a Senior Channing Bratton lead the game off with a walk and Czerwinski followed by singling to left center to put the Lions up 1-0 in the bottom of the first.
LIONS WIN HOME-OPENER IN WALK OFF FASHION
By Marissa Burd/Editor-in-Chief/Supporting friends and families came out to cheer on Red Lion Varsity Baseball at their home-opener Mon., Apr. 1. In the top of the second inning, opponents the Spring Grove Rockets scored two runs, leaving the score at 2-0.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THAT BASE: LOWE SETS SIGHTS ON COLLEGE
By Natalie Rentzel/Staff Writer/It’s a brisk early Saturday morning, Megan Lowe stands beside the large purple mat as she and the Red Lion Coed Cheer prepares to perform at their first showcase of the season. The Fitzkee Center is filled with rowdy supporters and the energy captivates the team.
BOYS BASKETBALL FINISHES SEASON WITH YOUNG TEAM
By Brody Patmore/Sports Editor/Red Lion boys basketball season started early December with a 58-40 win against Mifflin County. Just under two months later the season came to an end Wednesday, Feb. 5 as the Lions fell to Dallastown by a final score of 56-46. The teams season ended with a 10-12 overall record and 4-10 in YAIAA Division I play.
RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE INVITED THOUSANDS TO FITZKEE CENTER
By Marissa Burd/Editor-in-Chief/The Lock Haven University vs. Arizona State University “Rumble in the Jungle” NCAA Division I wrestling match has been the talk at Red Lion for the past couple of months. For the first time ever, Red Lion High School hosted a college wrestling match.
RL HOSTING NCAA WRESTLING MATCH
By Brody Patmore/Senior Editor/Red Lion is hosting a NCAA Division I wrestling match this Friday, January 25 in the Fitzkee Center. The match is between Arizona State and Lock Haven University, two top-15 ranked schools in the nation. An event like this, at least in recent history, has not taken place in York County.
FOOTBALL BEATS DALLASTOWN AND BECOMES DIVISION I CHAMPIONS
By Brody Patmore/Sports Editor/Red Lion football won the Division I title last Friday. That’s now the third Red Lion fall sports team that’s won the Division I title this 2018 season. Red Lion, Central York, and William Penn all began the day with a 5-1 divisional record and any of the three could’ve been champions.