By Carly Guise
Red Lion’s varsity swim team has made rebuilding a priority this year.
“We had a top few swimmers graduate last year,” said Hannah Coligan, head varsity swim coach, “so we need the younger swimmers to step up and fill spots.”
And a few of them have. Coach Coligan called junior Jacob Lorenzen “an energizer bunny” and the “master of distance,” while sophomore David White is versatile with strength in various strokes.
On the girls’ team, senior Claire Aggen is one of the team’s strongest swimmers, both in and out of the pool. “She can out-bench, -squat, and -deadlift anyone on the team,” Coligan said.
By Paul Jones
The Red Lion girls basketball team has been a powerhouse in York County. Under former coach Don Dimoff, the team won a total of 14 York-Adams county championships, along with a streak of 12 straight from 2001-2012.
However, Mr. Dimoff is coaching at Millersville University now, leaving a coaching vacancy for the team for the first time in 22 years.
“Don was here for 22 years,” Athletic Director Arnold Fritzius said. “So we knew going into it that finding somebody to replace Mr. Dimoff was going to be virtually impossible.”
The impossible was reached however, as the next coach was found right within the program. Assistant coach, Bill Novak, was elevated to the head coaching position and done so at the suggestion of Don Dimoff himself.
By Brianna Lehr
The Red Lion competition cheer team has been working since August to ensure they reach top ten in nationals.
“Walking off the mat at nationals feels so unreal because everything we worked so hard for finally paid off,” senior cheerleader Steph Healy said.
The team qualified for nationals on their most recent competition on Dec. 4 and compete at districts on Dec. 17 and if they’re placed at the top of their division, they are able to go to states, which is located at the Giant Center in Hershey, on Jan. 20 & 21.
By Gary Hunt
Red Lion has a new wrestling coach. With last year’s record of 16 - 4, we interviewed Red Lion’s captains and new head coach to get some details on the upcoming year.
New wrestling coach Albert Gleichauf said his plans for this upcoming season are to win a lot of matches and build relationships with his wrestlers. He hopes to improve the team’s previous record this year.
Gleichauf said his goal for the season is to be champions in both county’s and district “I feel my team is that good.” Gleichauf said
By Claire Mankin, Rachel Lau and Paul Jones
In 1974, the University of Alabama was one of the top teams in the country and the Red Lion football team went undefeated in the regular season.
It seems as if 2016 is repeating history as both teams are in the same place that they were before. The Red Lion team from 2016 won every game by an average of at least four touchdowns, making them one of the most dominant teams to come through the York-Adams division in a long time.
By Corey Eyler
It was a dark cool morning when 5,000 people lined up to run the annual Turkey Trot race on the morning of Thanksgiving for the YMCA.
Caleb Gatchell, 21, of Red Lion won the race with a chip time of 15:00.08. Gatchell ran for the track team and cross country team for Red Lion during his high school career.
The fundraising for the Turkey Trot is very important because it goes to the YMCA Membership for all organization. This organization offers help to anyone who can not pay for the membership. Without the help it would cause them to not be able to stay fit in a comfortable and safe environment.
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