By Brianna Lehr
On Friday Sept. 22, chatter erupted from the Fitzkee Center as excited students got ready for the 2017 Homecoming Pep Rally.
And shortly after the final event, the constant chatter quickly ceased as the time came to announce homecoming queen.
By Marissa Burd
Over the years at Red Lion High School, students have started a tradition to support their sports teams, specifically varsity football. This group of school spirited students organized a Student Section and call themselves the “Rowdies.”
With every new school year, a graduating senior passes down the role of being the leader of the Student Section to a rising senior. This year, the legacy was passed down from last year’s leader, Tristan Fuentes (2017), to two seniors, Cole Gipe and Micah Davis.
By Rachel Lau
William Penn will be playing against Red Lion on Saturday, Sept. 24, as a result of a recent shooting at one of the York school’s Friday night games.
Every future William Penn football game has moved to Saturday afternoons, according to Ron Coursey, the athletic director at the school.
“The decision was made after we had a conversation with the chief of police, board members, and the superintendent,” Coursey said. “The superintendent made the final decision.”
The school will also increase their security on staff and crowd control at every football game to take extra precaution for the duration of the season. Red Lion already has 13 staffed security personnel and four regional officers.
When asked why he would decline offers of William Penn games being played at all away games, Coursey said, “I don’t want to rob my kids the experience of playing at home.”
By Allie Burd
What once began as girls and boys with a dream, the Red Lion Cheerleading Competition Squad has achieved their goal of making it to championships, placing fifth in the state and county champions.
RLC is looking to further their accomplishments by going to nationals this year which will be held at Walt Disney World in Florida. However, they will be relying on people’s help to do it.
Throughout the course of the season, the squad will be doing various forms of fundraising to help pay for all competitions this year. Fundraisers will include hosting competitions, community nights, car washes, and bake sales.
The biggest fundraiser of the year will be November 15, when they host a cheerleading expedition at the Red Lion High School. High school competition squads will come from many different counties for a chance to win a first place title at a competition at Red Lion.
Spectators are encouraged at this competition, and it will be judged by the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA). UCA judges many high school competitions all over the nation.
“We’re hoping that we get a good turnout with it being judged by UCA, I think that will bring squads in considering that’s who will be judging things like districts and counties,” RLC Coach Ms. Ashleigh Reinert said.
Along with hosting the competition, RLC will have programs to help raise money. “If we have a program for the competition, we’re going around to the community and asking people if they’d like an ad featured in it.”
The squad is also looking for sponsorships as another form of fundraising because it benefits the squad as well as benefitting the sponsors involved.
Car washes will also be held at Metro Bank during the season. All donations benefit the squad, and any amount helps.
By Bella McCarey
Prior to the football game against New Oxford on October 11, Red Lion is hosting a street festival on Horace Mann Avenue from 10 AM to 5 PM.
“We are looking at having a community celebration or a sort of street fair atmosphere,” said Mr. Don Dimoff, the head organizer of the festival.
“We are hosting and we would like for booster clubs, and organizations to come out and promote the activity and their own organization,” said Dimoff. “It is a great way for clubs and organizations to raise money for themselves.”
The festival will have 35 different vendors and sponsors will be there, such as Tastefully Simple, 31, and Tupperware. Food, games, and tournaments including Ultimate Frisbee and grass volleyball will all be available.
The day long tailgate will bring out community members, students and staff before the football game at 7 PM. Bring friends, family and school spirit!
By Adrianna Clinton
At the May 1 school board meeting, the board of directors approved the scoreboard replacement at Horn Field with a 7-2 vote.
The entire project will cost an estimated $201,948. The cost of the board will be covered by fundraising efforts and advertising with no tax dollars being utilized, according to District Marketing and Communications Manager, Don Dimoff.
The scoreboard model is manufactured by Nevco, who will perform the primary installation. A video screen will accompany the standard display on the scoreboard. The purpose of the screen is to enhance advertising opportunities for local companies as well as to provide an educational platform for students by having them produce a live feed during sporting events. The live feed would include elements such as live shots, instant replays and advertisements.
The scoreboard will be installed over the summer and be put up in time for the first sporting event of the 2014-15 school year, according to Athletic Director Arnold Fritzius.
The original long-standing scoreboard was sent down by straight-line winds last fall, resulting in the usage of a small borrowed scoreboard from York College for the remainder of the fall sports season.