Manheim Central High School
|Manheim Central High School|
Manheim Central Barons athletic logo
|400 Adele Avenue
Manheim, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, 17545
|School district||Manheim Central School District|
|Superintendent||Fred Cummins (Interim)|
|Principal||Mr. Jeffrey Hughes|
|Assistant principals||Dr. Felice Stern|
|Color(s)||Maroon & Gray|
|Website||Manheim Central High School|
Manheim Central High School has an accomplished football team. In 2003, the Barons football team had an undefeated season and were the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Triple-A State Champions. Also, in 2009, the team went undefeated all the way up to the state championship game where they were named the runner-up. The 2009 team had a 15-1 record. In 2011, the team suffered a detrimental loss to the team,4 student-athletes had died in a 2 car accident on January 16, 2011. Nick Bryson, Cody Hollinger, John Griffith, and Devaughn Lee had attempted to get air in a fellow Teammates car and when they landed they had spun sideways into the other lane and got hit broadside that had sent the car flipping into a nearby field. That year for the team then became about adversity and the ability to overcome it. With 4 crucial players gone the team was young and inexperienced, the first game of the 2011 season was filled with emotion and was dedicated to the 4 boys tragically lost in the accident. The game had 4 touchdowns for a total of 28 points. The town speculated each touchdown represented one of the boys and the total had represented another teammate who had also died in another car accident, due to a brain aneurysm in 2010. The Barons had finished that season 8-3 defying all odds that were against them.
In the 2011 season, the Manheim Central Girls Softball team were the LL League Section 3 Champions, the District 3 Champions, and were the runner ups in the PIAA Triple A States.
The Manheim Central Marching Barons, under the direction of John Brackbill, won first place in the Liberty A Division of the 2010 Cavalcade of Bands Championships in Harrisburg.
- "Administrative Staff". Manheim Central School District. Retrieved 2008-12-19.
- "High School Administration". Manheim Central School District. Retrieved 2008-12-19.
- "2003 Season". Kirk Blauch. Retrieved 2008-12-19.
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