Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Cougar Classic Tip-off

On Friday and Saturday CCS is hosting the 21st Annual Cougar Classic Tip-off Basketball Tournament.  Over the years there have been numerous teams that have participated.  This year we welcome Salem Christian, Christian School of York, and New Covenant Christian.  The tournament kicks off on Friday at 4:00 PM with York girls playing Salem girls and will be followed at 5:30 PM by their boys' teams.  The Lady Cougars will begin their season at 7:00 PM vs. New Covenant; this game will be followed by the varsity boys at 8:30 PM.  There will be a short ceremony with a prayer of dedication and the singing of the national anthem prior to the girls' game at 7:00 PM.  On Saturday games begin at 10:00 AM with the girls' consolation and will be followed by the boys' consolation at 11:30.  The girls' championship will begin at 1:00 PM, and the tournament will conclude with the boys' championship game at 2:30 PM.  Admission each day is $5 for adults and $2 for students K-12; 2018-19 family passes will be accepted.  Don’t forget to stop by the snack stand to support the Athletic Booster Club.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Survey Says?

Thank you to all who took the time to complete the athletic survey that was sent out in early August.  It was insightful to see the many desires CCS families have for the future of the athletic program.  As the school continues to grow, it is my desire to see continued growth in the athletic program as well.

Results from the survey show four sports with considerable interest at the high school level; they are golf, cross country, girls soccer, and tennis.  As a result,  I have begun looking at potential cooperative sponsorship options for these sports.  I see this as an initial step; as facility and numbers allow, we could then add them as sponsored sports at CCS.

Results at the elementary and middle school level were not as broad, but there is a desire to see additional sports such as girls soccer, girls lacrosse, cross country, and boys baseball added in the future.  Currently, the middle school does not have the numbers and/or interest to support one of the larger team sports.  As there is continued growth, these options will be pursued.

Please know that this survey was not comprehensive, and prior to adding a sport, through cooperative sponsorship or as a CCS-sponsored sport, there will be a complete study done of the current student body.  I anticipate doing a complete study this winter.  After analysis of this study I will share with you how CCS athletics will proceed.

Friday, June 8, 2018

2018-19 Athlete Information

If you or your student plans to be an athlete at CCS during the 2018-19 school year, an up-to-date sports physical (PIAA-Physical form) will be needed.  Dr. Schreier will be offering athletic physicals to CCS athletes on July 6, between 8:00 and 11:00 am, by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment, email me at between June 11 and 25.  Please give an approximate time, and I will do my best to accommodate; I will reply to your email with your appointment time.

Open Gym Schedule
Tuesdays:        6-7pm  HS Boys Basketball
Tuesdays:        7-8pm  HS Boys Group Workout
Tuesdays:        8-9pm  HS Boys Soccer
Thursdays:      6-7pm  HS Girls Volleyball
Thursdays:      7-8pm  HS Girls Group Workout
Thursdays:      8-9pm  HS Girls Basketball

*Please check in with your head coach for his/her preferred method of communication for cancellations.

       Boys Basketball - Mr. Parris
       Girls Basketball - Mrs. Turner
       Girls Volleyball - Miss Timberlake
       Boys Soccer - Mr. Yoder

Important dates for fall athletes
August 6              Physicals, sports fee, and athletic policy sign-off are due to Athletic Office
August 13            Parents, coaches, and players meeting at 5:30 PM - all fall sports
August 13            First official practice for high school
August 20            First middle school soccer practice
August 20            First middle school volleyball practice
Aug. 30-Sept. 1   HS soccer trip to Shoups' Lodge
September 1        HS Volleyball Tournament at LMH

You can access fall game schedules by clicking HERE, then go to calendar, and select the team you would like to view on the right side of the page.  Please note that these schedules can still change; to receive changes in schedules, sign up for notifications.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

High School Athletic Banquet

On Tuesday, May 22, the Conestoga Athletic Booster Club sponsored the Annual Athletic Banquet.  There were over 160 people in attendance including the coaches, athletes, and their families.  The evening included a great meal at Shady Maple followed by coaches giving highlights and awards.  The Booster Club concluded the evening by presenting the nine seniors with personalized blankets.  Below is a list of the awards given by the coaches.

Awards from the 2017-18 Athletic Banquet

District 3 Awards
            Brooks Academic Award - Carissa Earnest
            Fackler-Hower Sportsmanship Award - Anne Lambert
            Coach’s Award - Anne Lambert
            Outstanding Athletic Achievement - Riley Latshaw
            Hustle Award - Lindsey Weaver
            Most Improved - Alyssa Fulton 
            All Conference – Girls Volleyball
     Raylee Feather
      Anne Lambert
      Riley Latshaw
            Coach’s Award - Christian Colón
            Cougar Award - Daniel Boyer
            Teammate of the Year - Blake Greenly
            Rookie of the Year - Conrad Yoder
          All Conference – Boys Soccer
                  Daniel Boyer
                  Blake Greenly
 Girls Basketball
            Coach's Award - Anne Lambert
            Most Valuable Player - Montana Schwinn
          Most Improved - Alexis Kohler
            All Conference – Girls Basketball
                  Anne Lambert
                  Montana Schwinn
Boys Basketball
            Mr. Defense - Daniel Boyer
            Mr. Basketball - Blake Greenly
            Most Improved - Conrad Yoder
            All Conference – Boys Basketball
                  Daniel Boyer
                  Blake Greenly
            Heart Award - Spencer Colón
            Coach's Award - Blake Greenly
            Cy Young Award (Pitching) - Taylor Martin
            Silver Slugger Award (Hitting) - Daniel Boyer
          Most Improved - Anthony Alexander
            All Conference - Baseball
                  Daniel Boyer
                  Blake Greenly
                  Taylor Martin
            Coach's Award - Olivia Denlinger
            Player of the Season - Brooke Stoltzfus
          Athletic Achievement - Anne Lambert
            Most Improved - LauraAnn Stauffer
            All Conference – Girls Lacrosse
                Amber King
                  Anne Lambert
                  Riley Latshaw
                 Brooke Stoltzfus
                  Chloe Watkins

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Cougars Complete Historic Season

The Conestoga Christian varsity boys basketball team began their season with high hopes as they returned four starters from last year.  There was also a buzz in the air as they were bringing in a class of four freshmen who would see varsity play.  Senior Daniel Boyer and junior Blake Greenly captained the team as they continued to improve throughout the season.

The Cougars began their season with a five-point loss to Christian School of York, but, as they would do all season, they did not get discouraged and proceeded to win their next five games.  At the conclusion of the regular season, the boys found themselves just outside of league play-offs but qualified for District III play as the seventh seed.  A win in the first round meant that CCS was guaranteed at least two more games as five teams from District III Class A make the PIAA state tournament.  A second-round loss placed the Cougars in the playback bracket against CCAC West Division champions, West Shore Christian.  The Cougars iced the game from the free throw line late in the game and won 54 – 50.  The next game was against cross-town rival and CCAC Champion, High Point Baptist, with a bid to PIAA state playoffs on the line.  After an extremely close first half, High Point came out and went up by 14 at the end of the third quarter.  When many thought the game was over, Conestoga Christian put on the full-court press and began to climb back into the game.  As the fourth quarter wound down, Conestoga Christian pulled ahead and again put the game away from the free throw line.   

The win over High Point placed Conestoga Christian into the PIAA state playoffs for the first time in school history.  The boys were elated and wanted to keep the season rolling.  In the first round match-up against Susquehanna Community High School, the Cougars found themselves down by 13 early in the game.  Drawing on the experience they had in their district games, the boys clawed their way back and tied the game with 40 seconds to play.  Unfortunately, this time the boys lost by 4 points as the Warriors put the game away from the line. 

Congratulations to the Conestoga Christian Cougars Varsity Boys Basketball Team on their historic season (16-11).

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Spring Athletes

This is a reminder to all who signed up for a spring sport.  Practices and games are posted on the CCS Athletics webpage.  Parents are strongly encouraged to sign up for notifications so you know when changes happen.  

HS athletes need to have a current PIAA physical on file with the athletic office prior to their first practice.  If the athlete has already played a sport this school year, he/she needs to complete section 7 (attached) prior to the first practice.

MS athletes need to have a current PIAA physical on file with the athletic office prior to their first practice.  If the athlete has already played a sport this school year, he/she does not need to complete any other forms.

All athletes need to submit the sports fee of $85 to the athletic office prior to their first practice.  If an athlete does not make the baseball team this spring due to cuts, the fee will be refunded.

First practice date:

HS Girls Lacrosse:  Monday, March 5
HS Boys Baseball:  Monday, March 5
MS/HS Track & Field:  Monday, March 12

Spring coaches & contact email:

HS Girls Lacrosse:  Jill Earnest -
HS Boys Baseball:  Jack Greenly -
MS/HS Track:  Amanda Thompson -