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Year in Review: March

Lady Bears basketball saw their most district play success since 2008, advancing to the semifinals of the District 3 Class 6A tournament where they would lose to Central York. The team beat Penn Manor 38-28 in the quarterfinals, with senior Amber Orban scoring 10 points and junior Sydney Pierson contributing 8 points and 20 rebounds. The Bears lost 48-37 to Central York in the semifinals. Though the Bears stayed within the 10 points for most of the contest, key starters Marena Lonardi and Amber Orban fouled out in the fourth quarter, which gave Central York the opportunity to pull away.

In the PIAA Class 6A tournament, the girls lost to Garnet Valley 56-53 in a down-to- the-wire finish. The Bears opened a 10-point lead going into halftime, but Garnet Valley opened the third quarter with an 8-0 run. With 50 seconds to go, the Bears trailed 54-48. A 3-pointer from Amber Orban and a putback from Autumn Royer cut the lead to 1 point. But Garnet Valley nailed two free throws to put the game out of reach for the Bears. The loss ended what has been the most successful season in recent history.

West Donegal Township supervisors discussed changes to the ElizabethtownRegional Emergency Management Agency, including a change to its headquarters anda possible successor to the volunteer director. The current operations center is at the Elizabethtown Fire Department’s station next to the Conoy Creek. This location is prone to flooding, which has become problematic in emergencies like Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. Warren Mueller Jr. was the current volunteer director of the agency, but planned to retire. Gene Galeshewski, who has been volunteering with the agency for over six years, was the prospective replacement. County and state emergency management agencies needed to give their approval for Galeschewski to take over.

Girls bowling finished third at the Pennsylvania State High School Bowling Championships. The team as a whole put up a combined score of 2,739 during the qualifying round and 1,011 for the two Baker sets for a total qualifying score of 3,750, earning them the fourth seed

for the four-team stepladder finals. The team beat Butler, winning the first and third games, to advance to the semifinals. Their run would end with Muhlenberg, who beat the Bears 2-1. Shikellamy won the championship for the second year in a row.

One of two people charged with the robbery of an Uber driver in Elizabethtown expedited her identification and arrest by leaving her purse behind with her driver’s license inside, according to court records. The other person, who was found because he left footprints in the snow led from the crime scene to his home, was accused of hitting the victim on the head and arm with a hatchet. A 20-year-old Elizabethtown man and a 19-yearold

York woman were both charged with first-degree felony robbery and other offenses. The driver was working for Uber, a service that uses a smartphone app to connect drivers — who use their own cars — with riders.

Elizabethtown College broke ground on the Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness, and Well-Being. The project, which saw a ceremonial ground breaking on Feb. 2 and earthwork, will be completed by High Construction. The $21 million facilities will span 81,900 square feet. Work is scheduled for completion in summer 2019.

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