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The Lancaster-Lebanon League field hockey playoffs are less than a week away, but the postseason picture is still a little blurry.

Seven of the eight qualifiers have been decided, but the order of those teams is still to be finalized. Manheim Central and Northern Lebanon have clinched their respective sections, but the No. 1 seed in Section One and the final berth from Section Three are still on the line.

Take a look at which teams are poised for the playoffs and what's still on the line heading into the final two days of the regular season on Thursday and Friday.


Conestoga Valley (10-1) has already won the section title – its first in school history – but the question remains if the Buckskins will have the crown all to themselves or have to share it with Penn Manor.

It all comes down to Thursday night at Penn Manor, where the Comets will host CV at 7 p.m. If CV wins, the Buckskins snap Penn Manor's streak of 12 straight section titles. If Penn Manor (9-2) wins, however, the teams will be co-champions, just like Penn Manor and Palmyra were in the 2014 PIAA Class 3A championship.

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In their first meeting this season, CV pulled off the 1-0 upset on a penalty stroke by Carli Eberly.

Manheim Township (9-3) has also clinched its playoff spot, ending the regular season with a 5-1 win over Ephrata — the Blue Streaks fourth straight victory and eighth in their last nine games.


For the first time since 2015, the Section Two title belongs to Manheim Central (11-1-1). The Barons topped Donegal 4-1 in an early season match up and won four of their last five games, with the other game ending in a 1-1 tie at Lampeter-Strasburg, en route to snapping Donegal's hold on the section.

The Indians (10-3-0) made it a tight race heading into the final two weeks of the season thanks to a 1-0 win over visiting Central on a first-half goal from Kiera Baughman. They then won four of their next five games, but a 1-0 road loss as Sapphire Martinez made sure McCaskey's lone shot found the back of the net ended Donegal's chances at a seventh consecutive championship — a span that included four Section Two titles and two Section Three crowns.

Lampeter-Strasburg (8-4-1) claimed the final league berth despite a 2-1 setback at Cocalico on Wednesday.

Central wraps up the regular season at Garden Spot Friday at 4 p.m., while Donegal will host Elizabethtown Thursday at 7 p.m.


Northern Lebanon clinched its first section title in more than 30 years with a 5-1 win at Lancaster Mennonite on Wednesday. The Vikings (12-0-1) will have a say in the rest of the playoff picture, however.

The squad will try to close out its first undefeated season since the 1980s when Annville-Cleona comes to visit Friday at 4 p.m.

A-C (9-1-3) pulled into second place, the final qualifying spot in the section, with a 2-0 win over Elco on Wednesday. But Elco's not quite out of it yet.

If A-C beats Northern Lebanon, the Little Dutchmen will lock up the playoff berth. A loss gives Elco (9-3-1) one last shot as the Raiders host Lancaster Country Day (4-8-1) Friday at 4 p.m.

The first time A-C and Northern Lebanon played ended in a 1-1 tie at A-C last month. Elco edged Lancaster Country Day 2-1 on the road thanks to Anya Kissinger's late second-half tally.


The L-L is down to just 10 teams in line for a District Three berth according to the power rankings updated following Wednesday night's games.

In Class 3A, Penn Manor sits at No. 5, CV at No. 6 and Township at No. 9. In Class 2A Central holds the seventh seed, L-S is eighth, Donegal is ninth and Cocalico (5-8, 9-8) is 15th.

Northern Lebanon holds the area's highest seed, checking in at No. 3 in Class 1A, followed by A-C at No. 10 and Elco at No. 13.

Warwick (now No. 14 in Class 3A) and Garden Spot (No. 18 in Class 2A) were in the playoff picture heading into Monday's games, but have since fallen in the rankings.