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Jayson Villarouel, Staff Writer

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Football:

With big expectations this season, the Little Lions football team did not disappoint. Coach Matt Lintal (10-1) built his team around the dynamic quarterback, Tommy Friberg (Sr.), speedy Cohen Russell (Sr.), 4 star Penn State commit Keaton Ellis (Sr.), stocky Jeremy Bullock (Sr.) and the explosive tailback, Isaiah Edwards (Jr.). The Little Lions got the season rolling with an impressive six-win streak, including a win over St.Augustine’s Prep (New Jersey). State High is set to play their first playoff game against McDowell (Erie, PA), and are primed for a deep playoff run.

 

Soccer:

The State High boys soccer team stepped up its play this year, and currently has a record of 13-6-2. The Little Lions highlighted their season with a win against Cumberland Valley and multiple wins over Altoona. After beating Erie McDowell in the play-in game for states 2-0, they continued their run in the first round of states, beating Norwin HS 2-1 (OT) with help from goals by Ben Vollmer and Marc Rodgers as well as stellar defensive performances from Garrett Callenberger and Richard Sodeinde. The Little Lions look to continue their playoff run and build off of their immense success this season.

 

Girls Soccer:

The State High Girls soccer team also had success this season. The girls finished with a record of 8-6-1. They highlighted their season with consecutive wins over the Chambersburg Trojans. The girls proceeded to win the District 6 AAAA Championship against Altoona. Unfortunately, the girls lost to Erie McDowell in overtime in the PIAA Sub-regional playoffs. The girls look to build off of this season next year.

 

Volleyball:

The girls Volleyball team experienced abundant success in the 2018 ’19 season. The girls finished with a record of 37-4-2. The girls got the season rolling with three consecutive wins, including a 2-0 victory over Berks Catholic. State High had an impressive 12 win streak throughout the stretch of the season. The ferocious Lady Little Lions battled through adversity all season long, and it proved rewarding as their wins could attest. Unfortunately, the girls lost to defending state champs, North Allegheny on Saturday.

 

Field Hockey:

State High’s Field Hockey team had an excellent learning experience this season. They finished with a record of 9-9-1. Although the girls did not have the most wins this season, they fought through adversity all year long. They posted huge wins over Cedar Cliff, Chambersburg and Carlisle. The State High Field Hockey team looks to build off of this season, as well as use it as a learning experience for next year.

 

Boys’ Cross Country:

The boys’ cross country team celebrated immense success this year. Among many other feats, they won the Mid Penn conference and proceeded to win the District 6 conference as well. Impressively, the boys went on to States and finished 8th despite not being ranked in the top ten. The boys look to build off of this success for the following years to follow.

 

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