This weekend, the Bolts’ winter season opened for boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling, and swimming.
The boys basketball team headed to Biglerville to participate in the Canner Classic Tip-Off tournament on Friday, December 8, 2017. On Friday, they played a hard fought game against Big Spring, losing 46-42. Despite their loss on Friday, they came out stronger on Saturday to win 65-14 against Susquenita. This game was a team effort, and almost every member on the team was able to get some points on the board. Logan Collins led the score book with 15 points and 12 rebounds on Friday and 17 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 8 steals on Saturday. He was named to the all-tournament team in response to his presence in the score book. Coach Forster believes that this tournament is a great predictor for the season, as the team showed resilience, hard work, excellent defense, and a strong team effort. “This is a great group of guys and if they continue to come together the ceiling is very high for this team.” The boys will play next on Tuesday, December 12 vs. Biglerville.
The Lady Bolts also participated in a tournament this weekend at Northern Lebanon High School. The girls faced some difficult competition on Friday against Palmyra, with a loss of 19-64. On Saturday, the Bolts played the Kennard Dale Rams and put up a fight for the full 32 minutes. The Rams were able to pull a win, with a score of 23-43. Despite their hard weekend, the Bolts hope to have a great season this year by challenging themselves with some hard competition from the start. Their next game will be at Biglerville on Tuesday, December 12.
Varsity wrestling took part in the Havoc at the Hanna Tournament this Saturday, December 9th. On Saturday, the Bolts claimed 3 champions: Carl Harris (182), Jason Penton (160), and Connor Brown (106). Ayden Dillon (113) took second, and Mason Hurst (126) took third. The team performed well overall. Jason Penton and Connor Brown were able to capture their first high school tournament championship in their career. This tournament was tough, but it shows that the Bolts have some wrestlers who we can expect a lot from this upcoming season. Coach Walls said, “It's gonna be tough at team events but the team is working hard and looking to make some noise as individuals.” Their next match will be Wednesday, December 13 vs. Bermudian Springs.
Finally, Littlestown’s lone swimmer, Brigid Costello, competed at the Dover invite on Saturday, December 9th. She was able to claim 5th in the 200 Free (2:14.06) and 7th in the 100 Free (1:01.53). Brigid Costello practices with the Getty Sharks and competes individually. The past three years, she has made it to districts with the hope of returning again this year.
Congratulations to everyone who competed this weekend and best of luck in the rest of your seasons!