Thursday, April 30, 2015

CCS Fitness Room

Have you had an opportunity to see the updated fitness room at CCS?  If you haven’t, please check it out.  For after-school opportunities to work out, CCS middle and high school athletes need to see Mr. Yoder or Mrs. Turner.  If timing isn’t right to stay at school to workout, you can see Mr. Yoder to receive a program that you can do at home at your convenience.  

Cougar Lacrosse Clinic and Intramural Program

Coach Jill Earnest and the varsity girls lacrosse team will be running a lacrosse clinic and intramural program in May.  This program will be for CCS students in grades 5-11 and will be held after school from 3:00-5:00 on May 20-22 and 26-28. The cost for participation will be $35.  Participants will need to provide their own mouth guard. (It must be colored.)  If participants have their own women's lacrosse stick, they should bring it along with goggles.  CCS will provide a stick and goggles to those who do not have them.  Please complete and return the registration form to the school office by May 8.  Participants will receive a t-shirt and have opportunities to win various prizes.  Click HERE for the registration form.

Spring Highlights

This week I had the opportunity to spend a day with the middle school and high school track teams at Messiah College.  On Tuesday, ten middle school students and on Wednesday, two high school students participated in the MACSA track meet.  This year is a first for many of these students to participate in track, therefore, there was some apprehension at the beginning of each day not knowing exactly what to expect in a large meet like this.  I was truly blessed in many ways throughout both of the days as each athlete stepped up and pushed themselves to the limit, many times setting personal records.  The following athletes place in events:

2nd Place Long Jump - Emily Green
2nd Place 200m Dash - Spencer Colon
3rd Place Long Jump - Jared Jones
3rd Place Shot Put - Emily Green
3rd Place 100m Hurdles - Emily Green
4th Place Discus - Emily Green

The most rewarding part of the two days for me was seeing the athletes cheering on their teammates, encouraging each other, and delighting in one another's accomplishments.



CCS - 4  vs. Mt. Calvary - 6
CCS - 0  vs. LCCS - 18

JV Lacrosse

CCS - 8   vs. Daniel Boone - 4
CCS - 15  vs.  Dayspring - 6

Varsity Lacrosse

CCS - 14  vs. Daniel Boone - 17

CCS - 7    vs.  Twin Valley - 19

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Summer Camp Options at CCS

For many, summer means sleeping in, being lazy, having a lack of routine, and sometimes even being bored.  The athletic department at CCS doesn't want this to happen to you.  This summer CCS is offering a full slate of summer camps for students in grades 3 - 12.  CLICK HERE for the camp brochure; be sure to sign up today.

Close One

The baseball team had 3 games scheduled over the past week, but due to soggy field conditions they were only able to play one.  Friday, April 17, the Cougars played at High Point and lost a close one 3-1.  The Cougars had the bases loaded with one out late in the game but were unable to drive in any runs.  The boys will next be in action on April 24 when they face Mt. Calvary, beginning at 4:00 pm at Home (3910 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook).

The lacrosse team has had a busy week playing 3 games; each was the rematch of an away game they lost earlier in the season.  This time around would be different.  The girls varsity team showed much improvement vs New Oxford on Friday, the JV team closed the evening with a close 3 - 4 lose.  On Monday the girls faced Conrad Weiser and fell behind 0-3 in the first 3 minutes of the game.  However, the outcome would be different as the Cougars would fight back and win the back and forth game by a score of 14-12.  Tuesday, Conestoga again had a Varsity and JV double header at home, this time vs. Daniel Boone.  The varsity girls came out to a slow start allowing Boone to get ahead 5-0.  Once again the Cougars would not quit and fought back to make it close at the half, but the Cougars could not make it all the way back, losing the game 14-17.  However, the JV team's story would be different; the Cougars were able to win 8-4.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring Fever

Spring has arrived slowly for the CCS baseball and lacrosse teams this year.  Team members were eager to begin practice in early March, but it wasn't until this past week that they were actually able to take their home field.  Having only practiced in the gym, both teams had two games under their belts prior to practicing outside.

The lacrosse team looks to rebound at home this week after beginning the season 0-4 on the road.  The last time out the Cougars fell two goals short, losing to Daniel Boone HS 10 - 12.  This week has started on a high note with the JV team notching a 12 - 2 home victory over Dayspring Academy.  The Cougars next face Harrisburg Christian under the lights Thursday night at 7 pm and again on Friday vs. New Oxford HS at 4 pm.  If you have not experienced the sport of lacrosse, come out and cheer on the Cougars. Admission will not be charged at these games.

Where does CCS play their home baseball games?  The answer is 3910 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook.  The Cougars, in only their second year, have begun to make a push for a CCAC playoff spot. CCS has won two of their last three games behind the pitching of freshman pitcher Taylor Martin.  Earlier today, the Cougars faced the Bobcats of West Shore for the second time this season.  The first was a game the Cougars would like to forget, and they played like it.  Jumping ahead 4 - 1 early in the game, the boys allowed the Bobcats to claw their way back and eventually tie the game in the top of the 6th inning.  In the bottom of the 6th, the Cougars loaded the bases with one out; Tyler Greenly connected on a pitch and pulled it to deep left field.  As the left fielder chased it toward the fence, it looked like it could be a grand slam. Just before getting to the fence he made the catch, but there was plenty of room for the runner on third to tag and score.  This run held up as the winning run as the Cougars got a much needed double play in the top of the 7th and then a fly ball out to finish the game.  You can catch the Cougars in action Friday, April 17, at High Point and then again vs. High Point at home on Monday, April 20.