Boys and Girls Basketball Make School History

Boys Photos by Mr. Lisk and Chris Knight/LancasterOnline
Girls Photos by Chris Knight/LancasterOnline and Mark Palczewski

With their 51-43 win over Halifax in the District III-1A championship game at the Giant Center Feb. 27, the varsity boys became the first Country Day team to take the District crown. The next day at the Giant Center, varsity girls edged Greenwood, 35-30, to win the District 3 Class A girls basketball championship and earn a second school record. Next up for both teams is states, which means the fiercest competition and no rest for voices ragged from cheering.  

See news coverage for both teams below.

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2018-19 District 3 Girls' Championship, McDevitt vs. Lancaster Catholic
2018-19 District 3 Girls' Championship, McDevitt vs. Lancaster Catholic
2018-19 District 3 Girls' Championship, McDevitt vs. Lancaster Catholic
2018-19 District 3 Girls' Championship, McDevitt vs. Lancaster Catholic
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Lancaster Country Day vs Greenwood-D3 1A Girls Championships
2018-19 District 3 Girls' Championship, McDevitt vs. Lancaster Catholic
2018-19 District 3 Girls' Championship, McDevitt vs. Lancaster Catholic
2018-19 District 3 Girls' Championship, McDevitt vs. Lancaster Catholic
2018-19 District 3 Girls' Championship, McDevitt vs. Lancaster Catholic
2018-19 District 3 Girls' Championship, McDevitt vs. Lancaster Catholic
2018-19 District 3 Girls' Championship, McDevitt vs. Lancaster Catholic
Lancaster Country Day vs Greenwood-D3 1A Girls Championships

BOYS
LNP, Lancaster Country Day boys capture program’s first District 3 championship with 51-43 victory More>

ABC27, Lancaster Country Day wins 1A District title More>

PennLive, Lancaster Country Day tops Halifax for District 3-1A boys basketball championship More>

LLHoops.com, Lancaster Country Day Finds Sweet Redemption As Cougars Claw Past Halifax To Win District 3-1A Title More>

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LNP, Lancaster Country Day girls collect 1st District 3 basketball title More>

PennLive, Lancaster Country Day edges Greenwood for District 3 Class A girls basketball championship More>

ABC27, Lancaster Country Day girls outlast Greenwood for 1A title More>

Fox43, Lower Dauphin boys, Lancaster Catholic and Lancaster Country Day girls win district titles More>

Winter Sports Slideshow and Wrap-up

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By Athletic Director Zac Kraft

The LCDS girls’ basketball team finished the regular season with an overall record of 16-5, 6-4 in Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 5 play (3rd place). The Cougars are the No. 2 ranked team in the upcoming PIAA District 3 Girls’ Class 1A Tournament. LCDS will host the winner of the Lebanon Catholic (No. 7 seed) and New Covenant Christian (No. 10 seed) game at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb 22. To view the entire District 3 Class 1A bracket, click here

The LCDS boys’ basketball team finished the regular season with an overall record of 16-4, 7-3 in Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 5 play (tied 2nd place). The Cougars just missed out on the L-L League Playoffs — losing the tie-breaker to Columbia — and will begin preparation for the upcoming PIAA District 3 Boys’ Class 1A Tournament. As the No. 3 seed, LCDS will host Lancaster County Christian School (No. 6 seed) in the Quarterfinal Round at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. To view the District 3 Class 1A bracket, click here

The LCDS boys’ squash team finished the season with a record of 5-9. With 14 matches and additional scrimmages, this was the biggest schedule ever for the program. With one senior and one junior on the top of the roster — and the rest in ninth grade — the team was very young this year. Newcomers Jonah R. ’20 and Ben A. ’22 played important roles in rounding out the roster, with six other new players filling in as needed. The boys went 2-2 at the U.S. Squash National High School Team Championships in Hartford, Conn.

The LCDS girls’ squash team finished the season with a record of 3-9. With 12 matches and additional scrimmages, this was the biggest schedule ever for the program. The top of the roster was anchored by two experienced returning players, Whitney F. ’20 and Alexa S. ’19, with many newcomers in the remainder of the varsity group. Courtney C. ’19, Gaby K. ’19, Samantha E. ’19 picked up the game quickly and played admirably for their first and last season. The girls went 0-3 at the U.S. Squash National High School Team Championships in Hartford.

The McCaskey boys’ swimming team finished the regular season with an overall record of 5-4, 1-4 in Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 1. At the L-L League Championships, Christian F. ’20 placed sixth in the 100 freestyle (49.98) and eighth in the 50 freestyle (22.77), and Owen W. ’20 placed second in the 100 butterfly (53.37) and fifth in the 100 backstroke (55.83). Both Christian and Owen were on the 400 freestyle and 200 freestyle relays that finished third and seventh, respectively. The Red Tornado placed eighth in the team standings.

The McCaskey girls’ swimming team finished the regular season with an overall record of 1-8, 0-5 in Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 1. LCDS had a total of six students compete on the girls’ team this winter, Allison M. ’19, Lauren W. ’20, Crystal F. ’20, Evie A. ’20, Alexa A. ’22, Riley K. ’22.

The Penn Manor Ice Hockey team finished the regular season with an overall record of 13-5, winning eight consecutive games and nine out of their last 10 to close out the season. The Comets defeated Annville-Cleona 10-2, in the first round of the CPIHL playoffs, before falling to West Shore Christian in Round 2. Jack K. ’19 was selected to participate in the CPIHL All-Star Game. Other key contributors from LCDS included Matthew G. ’19, Wesley G. ’20, Shaan T. ’20 and Thomas K. ’22.

Fall Sports Slideshow and Wrap-Up

As the fall sports season comes toward the finish line, five varsity teams have secured berths in the postseason, whether in League or District play, and two others could achieve the same with a strong finish to the regular season and some helpful losses from their League competitors. Below is a thorough team-by-team summary compiled by Director of Athletics Zac Kraft.

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The Girls’ Tennis team ended the regular season with an overall record of 10-1, 5-1 in L-L League Section 4 (second place). The Cougars lost to Lampeter Strasburg in the first round of the L-L League Team Tournament. The Cougars (No. 4 Seed) qualified for the District III Team Tournament and will face Delone Catholic (No. 5 Seed) in the first round today. Individually, Cassidy G. ’21 placed fourth in the L-L League 2A Singles Tournament, and, along with Kendall K. ’19, qualified for the District III Singles Tournament which will begin Friday at Hershey Racquet Club.

The Golf team finished the regular season with an overall record of 22-8, 19-6 in L-L League Section 3 (second place). Matt B. ’19 and Nick H. ’19 finished second and third, respectively, in Section 3 scoring average. At the L-L League Individual Championships at Conestoga Country Club Sept. 24, Matt (t-ninth) Nick (t-15th) and Phoebe S. ’22 (11th) earned medals and qualified for the PIAA District III Championships at Briarwood Golf Club. Nick placed fourth (+11 over two days), Berkenstock 10th (+18) in the 2A Boys and Stover placed fifth in the 2A girls. Nick and Phoebe advanced to the PIAA Regional Qualifier Monday, Oct. 15 at Golden Oaks Golf Club in Berks County.

The Girls’ Soccer team is currently 7-8 overall, 4-8 in L-L League Section 4 (fifth place) with two non-league games remaining on the schedule. The Cougars will miss out on the L-L League Playoffs, but have quailed for the PIAA District III Single A Tournament which will begin Monday, October 22.

The Boys’ Soccer team finished the regular season 12-4-1 overall, 9-3 in L-L League Section 4 (third place). The Cougars will miss out on the L-L League Playoffs, but have qualified for the PIAA District III Single A Tournament, and will host a Quarterfinal Round game Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The Field Hockey team is currently 10-6-1 overall, 9-5-1 in L-L League Section 3 (fifth place). The Cougars will miss out on the L-L League Playoffs, and must win their regular season finale at home vs. ELCO on Friday to have a chance at qualifying for the PIAA District III Single A Tournament.

The McCaskey Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country teams finished the regular season 7-3 and 5-5, respectively, and will now begin preparations for the L-L League Championships Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Ephrata Middle School, District III Championships Oct. 27 at Big Spring High School and PIAA State Championships Nov. 3 in Hershey. Arielle B. ’21 is ranked among the top female runners in the League.

The LCHS Girls’ Volleyball Team is currently 9-5 overall, 6-3 in L-L League Section 3 (third place) with three matches remaining. With a strong finish, the Crusaders could qualify for the L-L League and PIAA District III playoffs.

Spring Sports Slideshow

By Athletic Director Austen Hannis

All three varsity programs are poised to play in the PIAA District III playoff​s.​ In addition to the tennis team earning a team playoff berth, Jonah ​R.’20 and ​ George M​.’19​ have earned bids to the singles tournament while Herbert ​B.​’18 and Carter A​.’18 will compete in the doubles tournamen​t.​ Girls Lacrosse has earned a place in the Lancaster-Lebanon League playoffs after completing a regular season league record of 9-2​. ​Nick A​.’18 competed at Penn Relays as he anchored the 4 x 100 meter relay team from J​.​P. McCaskey​ and Boys Lacrosse remains in contention for a Lancaster-Lebanon League Playoff spot after beating Warwick for the first time in 12 years.

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