By Molly Merson
News and Features Editor
Senior Jacob McIntyre has followed his passion for golf for about six years. His practice and perseverance has led him to this year’s county competition. He was the only competitor from Red Lion to place in the tournament for the varsity golf team.
With an average score of 82, McIntyre hopes to keep improving his skills. He has already noticed great improvement in his score during his golfing career.
By Alex Zelger
After a tough season, the Lions golf team were able to claim fifth place in the division.
Hopeful for next year, upcoming junior Jake McIntyre and sophomore Dalton Gray have a big hole to fill with the loss of seniors and co-captains Ian Schaeffer, Grant Fickes, and Micah Osenbach.
“It will hurt,” said coach Ryan McCleary. “Ian and Grant were our top two (players) and losing them will make a big impact on the team next year.”
When asked on how the team performed this year coach McCleary explained, “We placed about where we expected.” The Lions finished fifth out of seven teams. “We were consistent with our scores throughout the year and that is important.”
The team was lead by three co-captains, including Ian Schaeffer, who placed at the top of his team and was ranked 12th in the division, Grant Fickes, who finished 17th, and junior Jake McIntyre who finished 21st. All three captains made it to Counties.
Bringing pride to Red Lion on and off the course, the golf team came together this year and held a benefit event for former teammate and friend Jake Linn, who passed away in a tragic car accident in January of this year. After a home match held at Pleasant Valley Golf Course, the Lions held a fundraiser to raise money for Jake Linn’s memorial scholarship.
The team’s family members all pitched in and donated food items to sell during the match. The team raised over $100 for the scholarship.
By Ben Logan
As with every time of the year, Fall offers a rave of fresh sports. These include big-time attention grabbers such as football and soccer. It’s safe to say that these teams are looking forward to a successful season, but what about the other sports such as golf? Well, they too are looking forward to a great year, as they strive to drive to the top of the ranks, this season.
Placing fourth overall in the pre-season bracket, the Red Lion golf team has already made a nice impression on the other teams of York County. An impression that has held ground already at the start of the regular season, as the team placed second, and third at the South Hills, and Outdoor Golf Clubs respectively. Currently, the Lions hold second place in the Division I standings with 27 points, tied with Central York.
This year the team is led by seniors James Caskey, Jake Linn, junior Dylan Reichart, and rising sophomore Kevin Crumbling. “We expect big things this year,” says coach Don Dimoff, “It should be a good season.”
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