Category Archives: SPORTS

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CD boys lacrosse picks up win in scrimmage

Story submitted by CD Rams boys lacrosse team

Central Dauphin Rams boys lacrosse team completed its final preseason scrimmage on Monday night against a tough Red Land team.

Both teams played a hard, physical game with the intensity of a regular season matchup and not so much a preseason warmup.

CD jumped out to an early lead before Red Land rallied to briefly tie the game at 4–4.

The Rams managed to control many of the faceoff draws with good play at the X (behind the goal) and from the wings that helped the guys in green and white extend their lead to 10-5 at one point.

Red Land battled back to close the margin, but CD held on to edge the Patriots for a final score of 11-9.

CD’s regular season opener scheduled Friday at 7 p.m. against the Trinity Shamrocks at Trinity High School has been postponed. The game hopefully will be played on Monday, March 26.


Nick Koussis – 4 goals, 4 assists

Marco Bressi – 2 goals, 2 assists

Brenden Yingling – 3 goals

Noah Gerard – 1 goal

Matt Strickler – 1 goal

Max Anderson – 1 assist

Senior CD Rams senior defender Zack Kime (on left) and senior midfielder Kyle Mayberry comment on the Red Land scrimmage.





CD High b-ball head coach steps down

By Joe Gilloway
Linglestown Gazette sports director

A very attractive local high school coaching position was made available earlier this week with the resignation of long-time Central Dauphin boys head basketball coach Jay Crosier.

After six straight losing seasons, capped off by this year’s 3-20 mark, the move may have been a mere formality.

But Crosier was not without success manning the Rams bench. His ’09-’10 thru ’11-’12 teams won 63 games, highlighted by a run to the state semi-final game in 2012.

But with the graduation of All-American Devin Thomas after the state championship run, things got off track and were never restored.

His 10-year record with the team was 115-122.

The position vacated by Crosier has been posted, with no potential candidates yet to be interviewed.

Central Dauphin is a hotbed for successful athletic programs. The the boys and girls basketball teams play out of the very competitive Mid-Penn Commonwealth division.

Some top-notch names will surely be on the list of candidates.
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Lady Rams state playoff run ends

The Central Dauphin Lady Rams basketball team’s playoff run came to an end tonight in Berks County where they came up short against the William Allen Lady Canaries out of Allentown. Final score was 42-39.

The Rams had a tough first half and were down 25-19 at the break, according to a video report filed by Joe Gilloway

Point guard Sam Gress, the team’s leading scorer, got hit with three fouls and was on the bench for significant time during the second period. She ended the game with eight points, well below her normal output.

William Allen was gettable, said Gilloway, but the Rams didn’t find the fourth-quarter magic they regularly displayed during the last month or so of the regular season and their District 3 championship run.

Linglestown Gazette thanks our sponsors for helping pave the way to cover a great bunch of student athletes during the 2017-2018 season — Econ Wealth Management, Linglestown Fire House Bar, Fabio’s authentic italian cuisine, Fit39 personal training studio and Next Level Basketball Performance Academy.



New weekly local sports show launches

Joe Gilloway, Linglestown Gazette’s sports director, has launched a weekly video podcast that focuses on scholastic sports in the Harrisburg region and beyond.

Plus, every show will feature a “Above and Beyond” segment that will spotlight scholastic athletes who are excelling on and off the field of play.
Mentioned in this show are Bill Bostic, Central Dauphin Lady Rams Basketball and Diamond Bragg.




Central Dauphin Rams senior tight end Grant Smith has one more game to play in his high school career — the PA Scholastic Football Coaches Association East/West Game on Sunday, May 6 at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona, PA.

After the game, Grant’s football focus will shift to western PA where he will become a member of Indiana University of PA’s football squad.

         Ethan Van Buskirk

Joining Grant on the East squad will be senior Rams kicker Ethan Van Buskirk, who is looking to continue his football career at the University of Pittsburgh.

CLICK HERE for background info on the game, and HERE for info on this year’s game.

Meet the Singers, CD’s first family of basketball

Part 1 of episode 6 of Gazette Sports Chat uncovers Central Dauphin High basketball royalty.

You’ll meet Scott and Gabby Singer, a father-daughter duo, who were top performers on Rams basketball teams. And Gabby topped things off by playing a key role in the Lady Rams’ run in 2008 that produced a state championship.

The Singers are using their basketball prowess these days to help basketball players advance their games at their training facility, Next Level Basketball Performance Academy.

“This a must-watch for anyone into high school hoops,” said show host Joe Gilloway.



CD Rams standout receiver headed to IUP

Central Dauphin Rams senior tight end/wide receiver Grant Smith plans to continue his football and academic careers at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, according to a report by Eric Epler of

Grant earned an All-State honorable mention nod from last season.

He plans to study sports management at IUP, Epler said.

Check out Epler’s story for more information on Grant’s plan to prepare playing football for the IUP Hawks, which compete in NCAA’s Division II.
Photo by Neil Renaldi Photography



Gress has big night in Lady Rams road win

By Joe Gilloway
Linglestown Gazette sports director

CHAMBERSBURG (Jan. 26) — “Someone better start shadowin’ that number 14 chick,” said a woman in the stands Friday night at Chambersburg Area High School, “cause she ain’t gonna miss.”

That “chick” was Central Dauphin junior guard Sam Gress, and the woman in the stands was a pretty good evaluator of what was transpiring on the gym floor.

Gress put together a tidy 25 points on the evening, which was a tad more than the entire Trojans team could muster up. Five 3’s, four from inside the arc, and 2-2 from the line was how she got there as the Rams dominated the Trojans 54-24.

But it wasn’t without a good bit of quality ball movement from her teammates, who were much more than just onlookers wearing the same green and white uniforms.

This team just isn’t built that way. Because … well, it’s a team. The scoring is typically more balanced, which is a signature of this season’s Lady Rams. They just knew it was Sam’s night.

Rams head coach Randy Gambelunghe entered the contest with a few main objectives. The primary one was to tack on another Commonwealth Division W before a key out-of-league match-up this afternoon at York-Adams league power Dallastown.

But wait, there was more.

He also hoped to see his team keep up their recent super-stingy defensive ways (26 ppg surrendered against the last four league opponents), and continue to grow as a sum of their parts. You can check both of those boxes as well.

And as of this writing, the cherry on top is the Rams moved up three huge spots in the District-3 6A power rankings to an all important #3. The top four teams in the rankings at the end of the regular season earn a first round D-3 tournament bye.

After the late-season gauntlet the team has been dealt due to some inclement weather reshuffling of their schedule, Coach G will gladly take the extra few days away from competition for a little rest and some extra time in the practice gym if they can stick in the top four.

One game at a time, his team will have control of that target the balance of the regular season.
Photos by Neil Renaldi Photography



Youth baseball sign-up time has arrived

Linglestown Baseball Association will hold player registration for the spring season this Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm at the Koons Park Clubhouse. For more details about the program, head to the association’s website.

Be sure to mark your calendar for opening day ceremonies that will be held on April 28, 2018 from 11 am to noon.

All the Linglestown teams from tee ball to teenagers line up on the field for a guest speaker, national anthem and other activities.. It is a great event at Koons Park with a couple hundred little leaguers and the parents and families in attendance.
Photo is from last year’s opening day ceremony.



CD Rams lineman Heshler piling up offers

UPDATE (Jan. 24, 2018) – Central Dauphin High’s standout offensive lineman Bo Heshler will join the Warrior Nation of East Stroudsburg University to continue his academic and football careers.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL — Central Dauphin Rams senior offensive lineman Bo Heshler has received offers to continue his academic and athletic careers at two state universities, the East Stroudsburg University Warriors and the Bloomsburg University Huskies.

Heshler is scheduled to check out two more colleges this week, according to a Facebook update.

He was a Mid Penn Commonwealth Division first-team offensive lineman selection this past season.

Bo did the Gazette’s first-ever Ram player interview during the second week of training camp last August.

An earlier version of the post incorrectly reported that Heshler had decided to attend East Stroudsburg University.



CD Ram nabs all-state football honor

Ethan Van Buskirk, senior Central Dauphin kicker, recently was named to the Pennsylvania Football News Class 6A All-State Team. He was the only Mid Penn Conference player to be named to the first-team offense.

Plus, he is a 2017 Mini Max High School Award winner and was among those honored by the Maxwell Football Club at an awards dinner in Drexel Hill, Pa.

Topping off his haul of hardware, Van Buskirk was selected in November to the Mid Penn Commonwealth Division first team football all-stars.

The 2017 season was a productive one for Van Buskirk with 72 points. He hit on 36 or 37 extra points (PAT) and 12 of 17 field goal attempts, with the longest boot being a 49 yarder in the season’s opening game against Susquehanna Township.

Van Buskirk also was the team’s punter, averaging 30 yards on 28 punts.

Linglestown Gazette salutes Van Buskirk for a job well done both on and off the field. Congrats!
Central Dauphin junior linebacker and fullback Adam Burkhart got an honorable mention on the Pennsylvania Football News Class 6A All-State Team for his defensive play last season.

Photo: Ethan Van Buskirk (center) is pictured with Central Dauphin head football coach Glen McNamee (left) and strength and Central Dauphin kicking coach Denny Duttenhoffer (right).

Interview with Van Buskirk first published on Linglestown Gazette’s YouTube page on Oct. 27, 2017.



Lady Rams Hoops Weekly for Jan. 11, 2018

The week’s LRHW puts the spotlight on senior forward Nadia Romanchock, #25.

Host Joe Gilloway quizzes Nadia’s about the state of her game and has some fun during the “Keepin’ It Light” segment that is becoming a fan favorite.

The show’s title sponsor is Econ Wealth Management. Get more info about this Linglestown-based financial services firm by visiting their website.

Still photography used in this show was graciously provided by Neil Renaldi. Check out his world class sports photography at his website.