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Yesterday @ 10:24AM

Spring Grove games PPD to 5/20

all games schedule for 5/7 with Spring Grove are PPD to 5/20

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5 days ago @ 1:19PM

5/3 softball 3:45 start

The 5/3 softball game at Chambersburg is going to start at close to 345 as possible due to incoming weather

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3 weeks ago @ 1:27PM

girls soccer 4/15 now 4:45 pm start

The girls ms soccer game with Shippensburg on 4/15  will now start at 445 instead of 4:00 due to bus issues.

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3 weeks ago @ 12:37PM

4/14 soccer ppd to 4/15

All soccer games with Shippensburg on 4/14 have been moved to 4/15 due to field conditions



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1 month ago @ 11:49AM

3/31 soccer PPD

All soccer games with CD East on 3/31/21 are postponed, make up date TBD

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1 month ago @ 11:46AM by Eric McIlquham

4/1/21 baseball and softball now 4/3 11am

All ball games with greencastle have been moved from Thursday April1 to Saturday April 3rd.  All games will start at 11 am

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3 months ago @ 9:05AM by Eric McIlquham

Links for Live Stream Winter 2021  all middle school events   hs wrestling and girls basketball    high school boys basketball

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4 months ago @ 1:11PM by Eric McIlquham

Home Spectator Policy Winter 2021








Spectator Attendance 2020-21 Winter Athletic Season


Everyone attending the sporting event, including coaches, officials, athletes on the sidelines, staff, and spectators, age 2 and older must wear face coverings (masks).   Anyone who refuses to adhere to our guidelines will be asked to leave.  If you have a medical condition that will inhibit you from wearing a mask then a shield must be worn. We greatly appreciate your cooperation. 


Athletic Event Spectator Procedures/Considerations


Due to differing numbers of participants on each team, the following procedures will be in place for Winter Sporting Contests:


  • Basketball (JHJV/JHV/HSJV/HSV):  Each Waynesboro student-athlete on the roster will receive two season passes which will be laminated and used for admission to games. Season passes will specify games for which pass holders will be admitted.
    • Member of the same household must sit together. 
    • No Visitor Spectators will be permitted. 
    • Spectators must wear a face covering at all times indoors and maintain social distancing protocols. 
    • Both teams will be permitted in the gymnasium, but will remain socially distanced. 
    • Games will be livestreamed on the district website.



  • Wrestling (JH/V):  Each Waynesboro student-athlete on the roster will receive two season passes which will be laminated and used for admission to games. Season passes will specify matches for which pass holders will be admitted.
    • Member of the same household must sit together. 
    • No Visitor Spectators will be permitted. 
    • Spectators must wear a face covering at all times indoors and maintain social distancing protocols. 
    • While the JH is wrestling the HS team will be outside of the gym and vice versa. 
    • Games will be livestreamed on the district website.
    • NOTE: During multiple team events, NO Spectators will be permitted in the gymnasium.



  • Attendance at any event is subject to appropriate behavior and adherence to our health and safety plans. Anyone who refuses to adhere to our guidelines will be asked to leave. 


  • Concession stands will NOT be open.


  • There will be NO charge to enter the event.



These procedures are subject to change as updated guidance from the State Government becomes available.




Thank you


Eric McIlquham













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4 months ago @ 1:08PM by Eric McIlquham

Start of Winter Season Note From AD

2020 has given us a new perspective on how we view everything and in particular athletics.  When something is taken away from you, you then realize how cherished it is.  In March of 2020 athletics was taken away from Waynesboro along with the entire state of Pennsylvania.  I still feel so bad for all of our seniors who missed out on competing that one final time.  The senior bios that were never read during the spring, the opportunity to make one more great memory that can last a lifetime and the chance for the parents to watch their children play one final time. 

We as a district are going to do everything we can to keep our student athletes playing and competing for Waynesboro.  I want our student athletes to take advantage of every practice, every game and every opportunity that is afforded to them. 


The uncertainty of the start of the winter season and how it is going to look; was and still is playing out before us.  We are now living in an ever changing climate that seems to sway with the wind.  I am so grateful that our students have the opportunity to compete here at Waynesboro. I want to personally thank each and every member of the Waynesboro area School Board for their tremendous support of athletics and all of our activities.  I truly believe that we as a district need sports, we as a family dynamic need sports, our students for both physical and mental health need sports.  Again I want to thank you for every student athlete, coach and parent for allowing them to compete.  The school boards efforts in the development of our student athletes plays a huge part in all of their successes on and off the field of competition.

I am going to do everything we can to get our parents into our home venues to watch their sons and daughters compete.  Parents please make sure you sign the handbook agreement and submit that to Coach prior to competitions.  I look forward to seeing you.


GO Boro


Eric McIlquham

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5 months ago @ 9:15AM

Online ticket link for 11/13 football



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6 months ago @ 2:11PM

West Perry Football Livestream

Game will be streamed on the West Perry Athletics YouTube Page:



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6 months ago @ 2:11PM

Physical Form Link



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6 months ago @ 8:35AM

$15 Winter Sport Physicals @ WellSpan

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6 months ago @ 4:24PM

Ticket Link to Varsity Football vs East Pennsboro 10-16-20

Follow this link to purchase tickets to Friday Night's Varsity Football Game vs East Pennsboro on 10-16-20.

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7 months ago @ 2:09PM

Field Hockey 10/7 canceled

Due to covid tracing issues at S Huntingdon the field hockey game for 10/7 has been canceled.



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7 months ago @ 10:50AM

Link for Live Streaming Events at WASHS

Here is the link for our live streaming of home volleyball matches.

  Mid Penn broadcasting will  be live streaming our varsity football games.

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7 months ago @ 11:21AM

Live Feed For Friday Football and Saturday Soccer

We will be live streaming our events this coming Friday and Saturday

Varsity Football Friday September 25 at 7pm vs Shippensburg will be streamed on 2 different servers


It will also be streamed through




Varsity and JV boys soccer games will be steamed starting at 3pm on Saturday September 26 at



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7 months ago @ 9:57AM

Palmyra Football Scrimmage Live Stream

The football scrimmage at Palmyra will be live streamed from 11am to 1 pm Sauturday September 19


Please click on the following link



Live Link can be found @ from 11am-1pm

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10 months ago @ 10:16AM by Eric McIlquham

Physicals at WASHS July 13 and 20

WASHS and Wellspan will be offering sports physicals for our fall athletes at the high school gymnasium on Monday July 13 and July 20 from 5-7.  You must sign up through the attached link provided so we can insure physical distancing and keep everyone running through the process smoothly with little delay.


All participants must enter the building with a mask, thank you.


The cost for each physical will be $15.00 please make checks payable to Wellspan.


I also attached a copy of the PIAA physical form please have a copy with you if you are able to print one out.

Sign Up Link:


Physical form link:

Team News

1 year ago @ 6:13PM

Spring Parent Meeting 3/11/20

Our spring student athlete parent meeting will be held March 11 in the WAMS auditorium at 6:30


All parents who have not attended a meeting this school year need to attend.




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1 year ago @ 9:51AM

CV middle school address

Mountain View MS.  30 Bali Hai Road   Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

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1 year ago @ 10:12AM

James Buchanan games postponed

JB declared an early dismissal due to weather therefore all games on January 7 are postponed to TBD

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1 year ago @ 1:27PM

Boys@Mechanicsburg start time 530/7

Just a reminder that start times for boys basketball at Mechanicsburg are jv 5:30 and varsity 7:00

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1 year ago @ 10:18AM

MS Basketball 12/16 moved to 12/18

All WAMS basketball games with James Buchanan have been postponed from 12/16 to 12/18.  

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1 year ago @ 10:16AM

Gymnastics Cancel 12/16

Our gymnastics meet vs Huntingdon here at Waynesboro for 12/16/19 has been canceled.  Make up date TBD

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1 year ago @ 11:10AM

Football Address Manheim Central

gps address

350 memorial drive

manheim pa 17545

ALL tickets are $6.00

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1 year ago @ 10:07AM

10/28 jv football canceled

The JV football game scheduled with Northern for 10/28/19 has been canceled.  There is no makeup game

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1 year ago @ 11:36AM

Greencastle Junior High FH

Our  JH field hockey game scheduled with Greencastle for 10/7 has been postponed.  Date is TBD

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1 year ago @ 9:36AM

Bishop McDevitt Address

Bishop McDevitt Stadium


One Crusader Way, Harrisburg, PA 17111 (located right near CD East HS)

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1 year ago @ 9:39AM

JV Field Hockey Canceled 9/27

West Perry has canceled the JV field hockey game for 9/27 due to injuries

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1 year ago @ 2:17PM

Physicals August 1 at WASHS

last call for physicals I have only a few slots available for tomorrow morning if anyone needs one contact the AD through the website directly.  Simply hit contact us at the bottom of the athletic home page.


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1 year ago @ 11:52AM

Physicals August 1 at WASHS

If you need a sports physical for the upcoming year 2019-2020.  WASHS will be hosting PIAA physicals from 8-5 August 1st here in our training room.  If you have not already signed up and would like to please contact the athletic dept directly by emailing from the website your name and time requested. I will respond directly to you with a confirmation.  Please submit 2 different possible times as slots are filling up. (;15 miute increments).  Physicals will be $30 and I will email you all of the information.


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1 year ago @ 1:11PM

District playoff game ppd to 5/31

Our district 3 playoff game scheduled for 5/30 has been postponed to 5/31 at Cumberland Valley with a start time of 4:30.

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1 year ago @ 11:53AM

Softball District Playoff PPD to Friday

Our district 3 softball playoff game scheduled for thursday May 30 has been postponed to Friday May 30th with a 10 am start time.  The game will be played at Messiah College.  L-S has graduation tomorrow therefore the early start time.

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1 year ago @ 9:45AM

Cumberland Valley Address

Cumberland Valley High School

6746 Carlisle Pike

Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

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1 year ago @ 9:42AM

Directions to Wenger Field

Keep left to stay on I-81 N, follow signs for I-78/Hazleton/Allentown

19.1 mi

Take exit 89 for Interstate 78 E toward Allentown

0.6 mi

Continue onto I-78 E

5.3 mi

Take exit 6 for PA-343 toward Lebanon/Fredericksburg

0.2 mi

Turn left onto PA-343 N/Pine Grove Rd

Continue to follow Pine Grove Rd

0.2 mi

Turn right onto Market Dr

0.6 mi

Turn right onto Blue Mountain Rd

0.2 mi

Turn right onto US-22 W

Destination will be on the right

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1 year ago @ 10:54AM

D3 Playoffs

Waynesboro will be hosting Red Lion in the D3 baseball playoff Thursday May 23rd at 2pm.

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1 year ago @ 10:52AM

District III Playoff Game 2pm May 23rd

Waynesboro will be hosting Red Lion on Thursday May 23rd for a District III playoff game.

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1 year ago @ 11:45AM

MS Soccer moved to Turf Field

Our 5/14 MS girls soccer game will be moved to the stadium turf field.  Game time has moved to 5pm.  1 game only

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1 year ago @ 10:04AM

MPC baseball championship moved to Wednesday 5/15

The Mid Penn Baseball Championship has been moved to Wednesday. If we cannot play Wednesday it will be canceled

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1 year ago @ 9:52AM

5/13 MS Soccer Games PPD to 5/15

Our middle school boys and girls soccer games against Mechanicsburg have been postponed from 5//13 to 5/15 due to field conditions at both venues.



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1 year ago @ 10:49AM

Mid Penn Playoff Now Tuesday 5/14

The Mid Penn Playoff will now be Tuesday 5/14 4pm at Northern York High School vs East Penn.

Game was changed due to weather postponing other league games.

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2 years ago @ 1:00PM

May 2 MS girls soccer ppd

Due to bus issues at Cedar Cliff the ms girls soccer game is being postponed to May 14th. 

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2 years ago @ 9:34AM

Biglerville ppd to Saturday 4/26

Our home varsity baseball game with Biglerville has been postponed to Saturday 4/26 with a 1pm start time.


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2 years ago @ 8:20AM

April 20 Mifflin County Varsity Baseball @WBO

April 20th Varsity Baseball games will be played at Waynesboro.  No games will be held at MC due to field conditions.  No JV games today.

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2 years ago @ 10:05AM

MS soccer games PPD 4/15 to 4/16

Due to field conditions at both WBO and Cburg.  All MS soccer games scheduled for april 15 have been moved to april 16.

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2 years ago @ 1:05PM

Spring Grove games moved from 4/5 to 4/4

All baseball and softball games with Spring Grove have been moved from 4/5 to 4/4 due to pending weather.

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2 years ago @ 5:14PM by Eric McIlquham

Spring Sports Parent Meeting 3/13 at WAMS

Our mandatory spring sports parent meeting will be held at the Waynesboro Area MIDDLE School.  March 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm.  All parents and athletes who have not attended a sports parents meeting for the 2018-2019 school year are required to be present.



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2 years ago @ 4:15PM

JB basketball Postponed

All basketball games with James Buchanan have been postponed.

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2 years ago @ 10:19AM

MS Bball 1/31 ppd to 2/5

All WAMS basketball games on 1/31 with Shippensburg have been postponed until 2/5 same times and locations.

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2 years ago @ 10:16AM

JV 1/31/19 moved to 2/1

Our JV basketball games scheduled for 1/31/19 have been moved to 2/1/19.  Girls jv will start at 3:00 pm and boys jv will start at 4:30 pm here at WASHS.

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2 years ago @ 9:37AM

D3 wrestling moved from 1/29 to 1/30/19

District 3 has postponed ALL district wrestling playoffs from Tuesday January 29 to Wednesday January 30.  6pm at Chambersburg

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2 years ago @ 9:33AM

District Wrestling Moved From 1/29 to 1/30

District 3 has postponed ALL district wrestling playoffs from Tuesday January 29 to Wednesday January 30.  6pm at Chambersburg

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2 years ago @ 11:51AM

boys MS basketball PPD 1-7-19

Our boys middle school basketball games at Big Spring (1/7/19) have been postponed.  We will reschedule them for a later date.  Our girls games are still be played here at WAMS.

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2 years ago @ 10:02AM

MS Boys BB @JB

12/10 MS boys @JB Varsity @345, jv to follow at 4:45

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2 years ago @ 11:40AM

Girls JV soccer game cancelled at JB

Girls JV soccer game canceled at James Buchanan 10/11; Varsity only game at 5:30 on football stadium field

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2 years ago @ 11:57AM

Girls Soccer game @Northern PPD

9/27 GIRLS soccer game AT Northern has been postponed due to field conditions. Date TBD  

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2 years ago @ 1:09PM

MS XC PPD from 9/26 to 9/27

Our MS XC meet @Cumberland Valley has been postponed from 9/26 to 9/27.  Same time

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2 years ago @ 1:06PM

HS XC PPD from 9/26 to 9/27

Our HS cross country meet @ Big Spring has been postponed from 9/26 to 9/27.  Start time the same 4pm

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2 years ago @ 11:21AM

High School XC at Big Spring PPD to 9/26

Our 9/25  HS XC meet at Big Spring is postponed to 9/26

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2 years ago @ 11:17AM

Middle School Field Hockey Postponed

Our 9/25/18 MS FH game at Big Spring has been postponed new date TBD

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2 years ago @ 12:56PM

MS FH 9/11 ppd to 9/13

Our MS FH game with  @West Perry has been postponed from 9/11 to 9/13

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2 years ago @ 11:54AM

MS FH Postponed

MS Field Hockey game at West Perry postponed due to field conditions.  Date TBD

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2 years ago @ 10:47AM

CD East Landis Field Address FH

Field Hockey Turf / Landis Field address at CD EAST

4600 locust Lane Harrisburg PA 17109

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2 years ago @ 10:47AM

CD East Landis Field Address FH

Field Hockey Turf / Landis Field address at CD EAST

4600 locust Lane Harrisburg PA 17109

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2 years ago @ 11:48AM

9/10 FH postponed to 9/28

All FH games with West Perry have been moved from 9/10 to 9/28 4 pm varsity with JV to follow.

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2 years ago @ 3:05PM

9/5 VB rescheduled to 10/6

Our VB game with New Oxford(9/5) has been rescheduled to 10/6

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2 years ago @ 11:38AM

9th Grade Football Canceled 9/5

Gettysburg has canceled the 9th grade football game due to the heat advisory and are unable to move the time do to back to school night.

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2 years ago @ 11:35AM

FH games moved back to 5pm start

Our home field hockey games have been moved back to a 5pm start time for the Varsity and the Jv game will follow and 6:15.  

The game were pushed back due to the heat.


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2 years ago @ 10:23AM

8/29 football now 5:30 kickoff

the kick off time for our 8/29 football game is now set for 5:30 instead of 5pm due to visiting team travel.

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2 years ago @ 7:34AM

Admission for District 3 Softball Playoff Games Today, 5-23-18

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2 years ago @ 8:11AM

District 3 Softball Playoff Game @ WASHS Postponed to 5-23-18

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2 years ago @ 8:18AM

Baseball Playoff Game GPS Address for Palmyra HS

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2 years ago @ 1:21PM

Varsity Softball Scrimmage @ Spring Grove Canceled Due to Field Conditions, 5-17-18

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2 years ago @ 11:03AM

GPS address MP Playoff

Northern York HS 653 S. Baltimore St  Dillsburg PA 17019

6:30 start time 

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2 years ago @ 10:58AM

Mid Penn Baseball Playoff Game Moved

Our Mid Penn baseball playoff game with Red Land has been moved from Mechanicsburg to Northern York High School is Dillsburg PA.  The start time has also changed from 4pm to approx 6:30.  The game will start after the conclusion of the first semi final game, which starts at 4pm.



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2 years ago @ 10:10AM

Varsity Softball Canceled 5/14

Our Varsity softball game with Cumberland Valley is canceled, no make up game. 

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2 years ago @ 12:29PM

5/10 jv softball Cancelled

Our JV softball game against Southwestern has been canceled for 5/10 here at Waynesboro.  I am looking for a new game tomorrow 5/11.

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3 years ago @ 9:47AM

The GPS Address for Today's MS Soccer Games at Cedar Cliff

The GPS address for todays game at Cedar Cliff is 550 Lowther Road, Lemoyne, PA

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3 years ago @ 2:35PM

jv softball at Boiling springs

jv softball at boiling springs forfeited





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3 years ago @ 2:32PM

JV softball game forfeited 4/24

I received a call at 226 pm from Boiling Springs that they do not have enough players to field a team today and will be forfeiting the game.  Our bus left at 2:00 pm with Varsity baseball.

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3 years ago @ 11:15AM

Ship baseball postponed to 4/21

Our BASEBALL games with Shippensburg have been postponed to 4/21 first pitch 11am

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3 years ago @ 11:13AM

Ship softball postponed to 4/20

Our SOFTBALL games with Shippensburg have been postponed to 4/20

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3 years ago @ 11:12AM

MS soccer 4/19 ppd to 5/1

Our MS soccer games with Mechanicsburg have been postponed from 4/19 to 5/1

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3 years ago @ 11:54AM

Lower Dauphin rescheduled to May 7

Our baseball games with Lower Dauphin have been rescheduled to May 7th.  Original date was March 23rd.

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3 years ago @ 10:32AM

MS soccer 4/16 ppd to 4/20

All Middle School soccer games with Chambersburg have been postponed from 4/16 to 4/20 same places and times.


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3 years ago @ 10:27AM

baseball/ softball postponed 4/16 to 5/14

All baseball and softball games scheduled with Cumberland Valley have been postponed from 4/16 to 5/14.

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3 years ago @ 10:27AM

JV softball 4/16 canceled

Our4/16 JV softball game @CV has been canceled, we will play them 4/21 in a tournament

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3 years ago @ 2:45PM

4/7 start times@ northern

All games to be played at Northern

12 noon Varsity baseball and jv softball

2pm Varsity softball and jv baseball

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3 years ago @ 1:01PM

JV baseball address boiling springs

We will be playing at the Woodcrafters Field today.  The address is 1 Woodcraft Drive, Mt. Holly Springs, PA  17065

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3 years ago @ 9:21AM

MS girls soccer moved to turf field

4/5 ms girls soccer game will be moved to the stadium turf field with a start time of 5pm due to field conditions of the grass.


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3 years ago @ 9:17AM

MS track meet postponed 4/4 to 4/20

Our MS track meet at Chambersburg has been postponed from 4/4 to 4/20 due to field conditions and high winds advisory.

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3 years ago @ 9:58AM

Track meet postponed from 4/3 to 4/19

Our track meet at Big Spring has been PPD from 4/3 to 4/19 due to weather

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3 years ago @ 9:54AM

baseball/softball postpone 4/3 to 4/6

All softball and baseball games have been ppd from tuesday 4/3 to Friday 4/6.

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3 years ago @ 11:31AM

MS soccer postponed to 4/10

All middle school soccer games with Red Land have been postponed from 4/2 to 4/10 both home and away.

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3 years ago @ 9:37AM

Chambersburg rescheduled for 4/23

All softball and baseball games with chambersburg have been rescheduled to 4/23.

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3 years ago @ 2:25PM

JB track meet moved to May 1st

Our track/field meet at James Buchanan has been moved from Tuesday March 27 to Tuesday May 1.  JB throwing areas still have weather affected areas.


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3 years ago @ 2:22PM

Softball and Baseball postponed to 3/28

Our Varsity and JV softball/baseball games have been postponed from monday 3/26 to Wednesday 3/28.  Field conditions at both sites were poor from the spring snow storm.

Same start times

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3 years ago @ 12:19PM

Jan 10 Fueling the Athlete

6pm tonight HS Auditorium    "Fueling the Student-Athlete"  BE THERE

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3 years ago @ 1:43PM

9/5 cross country meet postponed to 9/6

9/5 cross country meet postponed to 9/6

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3 years ago @ 9:43AM

August 22nd Mandatory parent/athlete meeting

Reminder Mandatory athlete/parent meeting is tonight Tuesday August 22 at 6pm in the high school auditorium.

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3 years ago @ 11:23AM

August 22nd Mandatory parent/athlete meeting

August 22 at 6pm in the WASHS auditorium we will have our mandatory student-athlete and parent meeting.  All athletes and parent/guardian are required to attend.  We will also have members from Summit Health in attendance.

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3 years ago @ 10:58AM by Eric McIlquham


“Keep Yourself at 17 Inches”


Photo Credit: Gerald Klein (Nations Park Home Plate) via Wikimedia Commons

I recently came across a fantastic story written by Coach Sperry, that a couple of friends of mine sent to me via Face Book. I thought that it was something that should certainly be shared with everyone and worth the read…especially parents and coaches.

In Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA convention.

While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran coaches rumbling about the lineup of speakers scheduled to present during the weekend. One name, in particular, kept resurfacing, always with the same sentiment — “John Scolinos is here? Oh man, worth every penny of my airfare.”

Who the heck is John Scolinos, I wondered. Well, in 1996 Coach Scolinos was 78 years old and five years retired from a college coaching career that began in 1948. No matter, I was just happy to be there.

He shuffled to the stage to an impressive standing ovation, wearing dark polyester pants, a light blue shirt, and a string around his neck from which home plate hung — a full-sized, stark-white home plate. Pointed side down.

Seriously, I wondered, who in the hell is this guy?

After speaking for twenty-five minutes, not once mentioning the prop hanging around his neck, Coach Scolinos appeared to notice the snickering among some of the coaches. Even those who knew Coach Scolinos had to wonder exactly where he was going with this, or if he had simply forgotten about home plate since he’d gotten on stage.

Then, finally …

“You’re probably all wondering why I’m wearing home plate around my neck. Or maybe you think I escaped from Camarillo State Hospital,” he said, his voice growing irascible. I laughed along with the others, acknowledging the possibility.

“No,” he continued, “I may be old, but I’m not crazy. The reason I stand before you today is to share with you baseball people what I’ve learned in my life, what I’ve learned about home plate in my 78 years.”

Several hands went up when Scolinos asked how many Little League coaches were in the room. “Do you know how wide home plate is in Little League?” After a pause, someone offered, “Seventeen inches,” more question than answer.

“That’s right,” he said. “How about in Babe Ruth? Any Babe Ruth coaches in the house?”

Another long pause.

“Seventeen inches?”came a guess from another reluctant coach.

“That’s right,” said Scolinos. “Now, how many high school coaches do we have in the room?” Hundreds of hands shot up, as the pattern began to appear. “How wide is home plate in high school baseball?”

“Seventeen inches,” they said, sounding more confident.

“You’re right!” Scolinos barked. “And you college coaches, how wide is home plate in college?”

“Seventeen inches!” we said, in unison.

“Any Minor League coaches here? How wide is home plate in pro ball?”

“Seventeen inches!”

“RIGHT! And in the Major Leagues, how wide home plate is in the Major Leagues?”

“Seventeen inches!”

“SEV-EN-TEEN INCHES!” he confirmed, his voice bellowing off the walls.

“And what do they do with a a Big League pitcher who can’t throw the ball over these seventeen inches?” Pause. “They send him to Pocatello!” he hollered, drawing raucous laughter.

“What they don’t do is this: they don’t say, ‘Ah, that’s okay, Bobby. You can’t hit a seventeen-inch target? We’ll make it eighteen inches, or nineteen inches. We’ll make it twenty inches so you have a better chance of throwing the ball over it. If you can’t hit that, let us know so we can make it wider still, say twenty-five inches.’”


“Coaches …”


” … what do we do when our best player shows up late to practice? What do we do if he violates curfew? What if he uses drugs? Do we hold him accountable? Or do we change the rules to fit him? Do we widen home plate?

The chuckles gradually faded as four thousand coaches grew quiet, the fog lifting as the old coach’s message began to unfold.

Then he turned the plate toward himself and, using a Sharpie, began to draw something. When he turned it toward the crowd, point up, a house was revealed, complete with a freshly drawn door and two windows. “This is the problem in our homes today. With our marriages, with the way we parent our kids. With our discipline. We don’t teach accountability to our kids, and there is no consequence for failing to meet standards. We widen the plate!”

Pause. Then, to the point at the top of the house he added a small American flag.

“This is the problem in our schools today. The quality of our education is going downhill fast and teachers have been stripped of the tools they need to be successful….to educate and discipline our young people. We are allowing others to widen home plate! Where is that getting us?”

“And this is the problem in the Church, where powerful people in positions of authority have taken advantage of young children, only to have such an atrocity swept under the rug for years. Our church leaders are widening home plate!”

I was amazed. At a baseball convention where I expected to learn something about curveballs and bunting and how to run better practices, I had learned something far more valuable. From an old man with home plate strung around his neck, I had learned something about life, about myself, about my own weaknesses and about my responsibilities as a leader. I had to hold myself and others accountable to that which I knew to be right, lest our families, our faith, and our society continue down an undesirable path.

“If I am lucky,” Coach Scolinos concluded, “you will remember one thing from this old coach today. It is this: if we fail to hold ourselves to a higher standard, a standard of what we know to be right; if we fail to hold our spouses and our children to the same standards, if we are unwilling or unable to provide a consequence when they do not meet the standard; and if our schools and churches and our government fail to hold themselves accountable to those they serve, there is but one thing to look forward to …”

With that, he held home plate in front of his chest, turned it around, and revealed its dark black backside.

“… dark days ahead.”

Coach Scolinos died in 2009 at the age of 91, but not before touching the lives of hundreds of players and coaches, including mine. Meeting him at my first ABCA convention kept me returning year after year, looking for similar wisdom and inspiration from other coaches. He is the best clinic speaker the ABCA has ever known because he was so much more than a baseball coach.

His message was clear: “Coaches, keep your players — no matter how good they are — your own children, and most of all, keep yourself at seventeen inches.

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4 years ago @ 10:01AM by Eric McIlquham

Wanted College Bound Athletes Seminar February 21

On February 21 at 7:30 pm in the Waynesboro High School Auditorium the Athletic Department will be hosting a FREE seminar to help answer all of your collegiate athletic questions.  We will be sponsoring:


The Nationally acclaimed program "GUIDING THE COLLEGE BOUND ATHLETE"


Learn how to get RECRUITED

?How to become ACADEMICALLY eligible


How to setup COLLEGE visits

Why START as early as 9th GRADE


For Athletes and Parents grades 8-12

Attendees will receive a Free SAT/ACT prep DVD


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4 years ago @ 9:00AM by Eric McIlquham

Good article on injuries for single sport athletes

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4 years ago @ 11:19AM

Softball and Baseball Going To Playoffs

For the first time in 6 years both the baseball and softball teams are heading into district 3 playoffs.

On Thursday, District 3 released its final power rankings and playoff brackets for baseball and softball, creating a path to the state tournament.  The top 3 teams in baseball and top 4 teams in softball will gain an automatic berth to the state playoffs.

Waynesboro will be competing in  Class AAAA, the Indians (14-6), under Coach Greg Chandler enter as the No. 10 seed, drawing a first-round baseball matchup at No. 7 Cumberland Valley (13-6) on Monday at 4:30 p.m.

The Maidens (13-6) under first year coach Aaron Burke will play on Tuesday, traveling to face No. 3 Penn Manor (19-3) as the 14-seed in Class AAAA. Start time is also 4:30.

If Waynesboro wins in baseball, the Indians will play either No. 2 Penn Manor or No. 15 Exeter Township.


If the Maidens win in softball, they will advance to face either Central Dauphin and Solanco.


Good Luck Teams

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5 years ago @ 10:36AM by Eric McIlquham

All events for January 25th Canceled

All athletic events for January 25th have been canceled.  Reschedule date TBD

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5 years ago @ 8:34AM by Eric McIlquham

Recruits and social media

I found this article interesting.  Its not just athletic recruiters, its admission recruiters, employers and military.  I also found it interesting that an 11 year old boy could determine your collegiate career.


FORT MYERS - They're watching.

When it comes to tweets, recruits better give a hoot.

One of the first things college coaches do when vetting a potential player is monitor their Twitter account. They're hoping to not find racist, sexist, vulgar or profane posts.

"It's so big," said Florida Gulf Coast University women's basketball recruiting coordinator Chelsea Lyles. "If a kid is cussing and every other day being negative, you really don't want to bring that to your program."

Last year Marymount (Va.) men's basketball assistant Brandon Chambers summed up the risk in nine words and some numbers.

"Never let a 140 character tweet cost you a $140,000 scholarship," Chambers tweeted.

There have been some expensive social violations.

Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand tweeted last year: "Dropped another prospect this AM due to his social media presence ... Actually glad I got to see the 'Real' person before we offered him."

And the monitoring doesn't end with a verbal offer and acceptance. Georgia football coach Mark Richt told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution last year that he dropped a stubborn player, who already had committed to his program, because of his tweets.

"We told (the kid and) we told his coach we don't condone that, and he was a guy who was already committed to Georgia," Richt said. "And he persisted. Well, actually he changed his (Twitter) handle and continued to do that kind of thing thinking we wouldn't find out. And we found out about it, and we cut him."

That's not happened with FGCU's women's basketball program, but has it with the men's basketball program under both Andy Enfield, who's been at USC since leading the 2013 Sweet 16 run, and current coach Joe Dooley. Early on, before visits.

"We've actually stopped recruiting kids in the past because of something they put on Twitter," longtime FGCU assistant Michael Fly said. "I thought they were really good players, but it was literally that, me going to Coach and saying, 'Hey, I just want you to see this. This is the kind of kid we're dealing with.' And we shut it down because of stuff like that."

College coaches aren't just looking for the obvious red flags. They also monitor for signs that a player doesn't get along with his coaches or teammates. Dreads practice. Hates homework.

"A lot of times what you learn the most is their general attitude about things," FGCU women's basketball coach Karl Smesko said. "If everything's a burden ... If they don't want to get up, don't want to go to practice, that's obviously someone you don't want in your program."

Tweets can look bad for the coach assigned to his or her recruitment.

"'You know what, I'm not putting this one in front of the boss,'" Fly said. "Because as an assistant, if you bring a kid to the table, then that kid doesn't pan out or isn't a high-character kid, it's a reflection on you.

"There have been several kids I've stopped recruiting or not brought to the table because of stuff they've put out there."

The Rise of Twitter

According to CBS News, Piper Jaffray, an investment bank and assets management firm, did a study last year and found nine of 10 American teenagers use social media.

Twitter is used by 59 percent of them, 14 percent more than use Facebook. Twitter kicked off in 2006, and as of last May reportedly had more than 500 million users, 302 million of them active.

Being on Twitter an awful lot can also raise red flags.

"When are they taking care of their responsibilities?" Lyles said.

Generation Gap

Dooley said he has an ace in the hole in 11-year-old son Max, who's no stranger to Twitter.

"I've got an advantage because Max follows a bunch of stuff," Dooley said. "He told me the other day the guys we're recruiting haven't written anything stupid yet, so that made me happy."

Dooley, 49, said coaches sometimes misread a recruit's tweet. In that case, if no one on the staff can interpret it clearly, a clarification from the kid is called for.

"If it was really egregious, you don't follow it up," Dooley said. "But sometimes it's something you need to ask because sometimes what they said wasn't what you thought they meant."

Other times, there's no need for interpretation.

"Offensive language, because they know it's a public deal," Dooley said. "Anything racist, sexist, those type of things are reasons to stop recruiting the guy.

"I do think, though, in the last couple of years student-athletes have gotten much more savvy and they understand that and they don't do that as much as they used to."

They'd better not.

Arkansas football assistant Jemal Singleton tweeted last year while at Oklahoma State.

"Had to unfollow/stop recruiting a young man this evening," he wrote. "Still amazed by what recruits tweet/retweet/College coaches are watching."


October 1, 2015

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5 years ago @ 9:14AM

Waynesboro Pride Youth Travel Basketball Team Tryouts

Please follow the link for information regarding Waynesboro Pride Youth Travel Basketball Team Tryouts on October 9, 6pm-8pm in the WASHS Gymnasium:

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6 years ago @ 8:36AM

Multi-Sport Athletes........You Decide





The days of earning multiple varsity letters are dwindling, at least for the best of the best. Visit any high school basketball game, and you'll likely find the school's football stars watching from the bleachers. You'll rarely see them on the court, no matter how strong their basketball skills.


Once an athlete shows talent in one sport, he or she is generally encouraged to drop the other sports, to concentrate on the sport that could be his ticket to a college scholarship. They start playing that one sport year round, working with trainers and private coaches to further develop their skills.

It's happening all over the country, but it doesn't make sense. Just look at the athletes drafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, held over the weekend in Chicago. The website dug into the draftees' high school profiles to see how many concentrated solely on football. It turns out the single-sport athletes were in the minority.

NFL teams selected 256 players. Of those, 224 played multiple sports in high school. That's 88 percent, including No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston and 27 other first-round picks. Only four first-round picks didn't play more than one sport.


More than a third – 94 of the 256 – played three sports in high school.

Tracking Football found that 63 percent of the players ran track, while 48 percent played basketball, and 10 percent played baseball.

The website did not say whether these players were multi-sport athletes throughout high school, or if they instead dropped their extra sports after freshman or sophomore year, around the time colleges generally start showing scholarship interest. Regardless, they show that there's still something to be said for mixing it up, for playing various sports and taking at least short breaks from football.



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6 years ago @ 3:35AM

Jan 6 games rescheduled to Jan 17

Due to schools being canceled in the WASD all basketball games scheduled for Jan 6, with Shippensburg have been rescheduled to January 17.  both the boys and the girls will play at Shippensburg on Saturday January 17th and then all boys and girls games will be played at Waynesboro on Friday January 30.

Basketball Schedule

Saturday January 17th

4:00pm jv boys @Shippensburg

5:30 pm V girls @Shippensburg

7:00pm V Boys @Shippensburg


Friday January 30

4:30 pm jv boys @Waynesboro

6:00 pm V girls @Waynesboro

7:30 pm V boys @Waynesboro

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6 years ago @ 4:41AM

Referee's Take on a Blown Call

This is a repost from a Sports Illustrated article. It deals with Hockey but we can relate.


A referee's take on blown calls, game control, and fans' misconceptions

From mini-mite to the NHL, coaches often vent their fury at on-ice officials while playing a key role when things do not go the way they want during a game. Photo:

From mini-mite to the NHL, coaches often vent their fury at on-ice officials while playing a key role when things do not go the way they want during a game.


Hockey, I was reminded recently, can be a very emotional game.

It was during another weekend spent watching my youngest son darting and dashing and generally having fun despite a score that was not going his team's way in the sort of game that would have made me crazy when I was his age. Fortunately he's a pretty even keel type of kid. He hates losing, but he saves his venting for the car ride home.

Not everyone finds it so easy to keep their cool in the middle of the action, though. Some of the kids were throwing their arms up in frustration. More than a few parents were heard ranting.

But it wasn't our team's ineffective passing or sloppy defense that was the object of their ire. It was the officials. The stripes made for an easy target, but as the aggrieved leatherlungs shouted for penalties and control it was clear that they had no earthly clue what these men and women on the ice were actually responsible for.

Ken Reinhard, Referee-In-Chief of USA Hockey's Rocky Mountain District, wants to clear things up.

“Referees call penalties for actions by players or coaches that fall outside the rules of the game,” he said. “Through the calling of penalties, it's hoped the player changes his behavior.

"But officials cannot control the game, he said. "That's up to the players, coaches and most important, the parents."

"Players control the game through the choices they make while playing," he said. "Coaches control players by granting or denying ice time. If a player fails to play within the rules, regardless of whether or not an official penalizes that action, it is the coach's responsibility to teach proper and safe play and discipline that player by denying ice time. That is control of the game. If a coach fails to act on his authority, then it's the coach who has failed to teach and control the player.

“Parents also control the player by approving or disapproving of the play of their child," he said. "If a player has a greater fear of a referee calling a penalty than he does of his coach's discipline or his parents' approval, then something is wrong.”

That's the stop-you-in-your-tracks truth right there, something that everyone involved in the minor hockey chain should take a minute to chew on.

Reinhard backed it up with a story from his own youth hockey days. He'd delivered a vicious slash to an opposing player's wrist that escaped the attention of the referee ... but not his father. When he came off the ice, his dad took his stick away and snapped it in half. "You use your stick for shooting, passing and defending. That's all. Understand?"

Reinhard took the lesson to heart, one of many he picked up along the road as a hockey lifer. He worked his way up the minor hockey ranks as a player, eventually skating a year of juniors in the same circuit as Joey Mullen (“Our teams played each other,” he demurred. “Trust me. Joey wasn’t worried about me.”) He started officiating in New York and New Jersey back in 1973 when he was a freshman in college. “I needed the ice time and the money didn’t hurt either,” he said. Turned out that was his real calling on the ice. He went on spend the next four decades wearing the stripes, working youth, college, junior and some low level minor pro leagues.

He finally hung up his skates at the end of the 2012-13 season, but continues to impact the game as in his position with USA Hockey.

Forty years of experience have given Reinhard a unique perspective that allows him to deftly handle problems and foster a better understanding of the role of the officials in the game today.

“Referees call penalties after something happens,” he said. “We have no way to prevent something from happening. We can’t protect the player, ensure their safety or prevent injuries. Everything a referee does is a reaction to something that occurred. Whether it's an offside, icing or a penalty, it has to happen first. There's no provision in the rule book for us to stop play on the belief that something bad is about to happen or make up rules to eject a player who is misbehaving. We report the news, we don’t make it.”

Officials do, however, make the occasional gaffe. No one feels worse about it after it happens, but it is inevitable.

Reinhard's advice? Get over it.

“Referees make mistakes,” he said. “Players make mistakes. Coaches make mistakes. It's a game played by humans, coached by humans and officiated by humans. But players have more opportunity through the course of a game to influence the outcome than a referee who just 'blew' a call.

“A missed offside, a bad penalty call or non-call? Those are mistakes, but no greater than [butchering] a pass, shooting wide of a yawning net, missing a check, making a bad line change or taking an undisciplined penalty. It's all part of the game. Players need to work through it, coaches need to coach around it and referees [have to] work hard not to make the same mistake again. These things happen but they do not cause a team to lose.”

That reality isn't always easy for an aggrieved party to swallow, especially when passions are running high. But Reinhard says it's important for everyone to focus on the elements of the game that they can control. He said he often refers back to the words of one of college hockey's greatest coaches.

“Jackie Parker from Boston University told his players that there are three jobs going on out there. You play, I coach and they officiate. If you're doing your job, you can’t be focused on their job or my job. Once you start worrying about what the referees are doing, you lose your focus as a player. So, you do your job, I’ll do mine and they'll do theirs.”

Sound advice.

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6 years ago @ 5:28AM

good video



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6 years ago @ 8:47AM

Parking for today, October 3, 2014

Hello.  This is just a friendly reminder that Second Street will be closed today 10/3 from 4:30 to 4:50 for a parade.  If you arrive after 4:30PM today to watch the game, we ask that you park on Enterprise Avenue.  Thank you!

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6 years ago @ 9:04AM

Field Hockey Practice for Thursday 10/2 is Canceled

Varsity and JV Field Hockey practice for today, Thursday, October 2, 2014 is canceled.   Thank-you. 

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6 years ago @ 4:04PM

Varsity scores

G soc Wbo 2 Chambersburg 1 2 ot

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6 years ago @ 11:02AM

Varsity scores

Bsoccer Central York 4 Wbo 2 Lower dauphin 2 Wbo 0 G soccer Wbo 2 Gettysburg 0

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6 years ago @ 6:11AM

Varsity Scores

Field hockey Waynesboro 3 spring grove 0 Football Waynesboro 53 Kennard-Dale 7

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7 years ago @ 10:43AM

Girls Softball Games for Wed. April 30th are postponed to Thurs. May 1st

The Varsity and JV softball games against Big Springs have been postponed from Wednesday April 30th to Thursday May 1st.  Varsity @ Home with a first pitch of 4:15 and JV at Big Springs with a first pitch of 4:15. Go Boro!

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7 years ago @ 10:39AM

Baseball Games for Tomorrow 4-30 postponed to 5-1

The baseball games scheduled against Big Springs on Wednesday April 30 are postponed until Thursday May 1st. Varsity first pitch at Big Springs is 4:154PM and JV first pitch at home is at 4PM. GO BORO! 

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7 years ago @ 5:22AM

January 7th games postponed

Due to the cancelation of schools at both Waynesboro and James Buchanan all JV and Varsity competitions have been postponed until Monday January 13.

JV tip off will be at 6 and the varsity to follow at 7:30

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7 years ago @ 10:48AM

New motivational video


5:03 Unstoppable - Motivational Videoby

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7 years ago @ 8:16AM

Parent meeting video part 2



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7 years ago @ 8:15AM

Parent meeting video part 1


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