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Dick Guyer, seen here in a file photo from his head coaching days at York Suburban, is now an assistant coach with the Trojans.(Photo: YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO)

Dick Guyer was the face of York Suburban’s swimming program for more than four decades.

The legendary coach’s swimmers won team and individual honors at every level — state, district and league.

Guyer’s teams captured three state titles, 19 District 3 crowns and 28 York-Adams division titles.


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York Catholic preps for their District 3-A title football

Head Coach Eric Depew leads his team in prayer before practice as York Catholic preps for their District 3-A title football game against Camp Hill. (John A. Pavoncello – The York Dispatch)(Photo: The York Dispatch)

The York Catholic football team isn’t thinking about revenge.

Nor does it think that it’s a mere coincidence that it’ll take on Camp Hill for the second straight year in Friday’s District 3-A football championship game. Instead, the players and coaches expected this rematch to happen all along. They believe the two best teams in Class A are squaring off for the district title at Hersheypark Stadium for the second consecutive year.


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York College vs. Messiah in men's basketball

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GRANTHAM — The York College men’s basketball team was hit with several doses of adversity when the Spartans visited Messiah on Tuesday evening.

While they responded well to most of the problems in general, they were not able to overcome them all.


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It’s been a good year for Michael Shuster.

The senior quarterback is in the midst of leading Camp Hill on what the team hopes is a long playoff run.

In Friday’s District 3-A semifinal win over Millersburg, Shuster displayed the skillset that makes him arguably the best quarterback in the Mid-Penn. Shuster manipulated the pocket with aplomb, taking the right step in the right direction at the right time routinely. He had an interception, but Shuster finished 6-for-10 with two touchdowns, including a perfectly-thrown strike to Logan Vallati for a 58-yard touchdown right before halftime.



Dallastown High School graduate Phil Sprenkle, top, was honored for his wrestling accomplishments last week.(Photo: PHOTO COURTESY OF LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY)

Dallastown High School graduate Phil Sprenkle, a 197-pound wrestler for Lock Haven University, has been named both the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and Eastern Wrestling League Athlete of the Week for his efforts over the weekend.


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York County School of Technology head coach Brian Hanson talks to a reporter during the York-Adams Football Media Day at the York Newspaper Company back in August. Hanson and his entire staff were told they would not be coming back after going 2-8 in his only season as the varsity team’s head coach.(Photo: The York Dispatch)

Brian Hanson’s tenure as the varsity football coach for York Tech lasted all of four months.

Now, the Spartans are the fourth York-Adams League team searching for a head coach, after Hanson and his entire staff didn’t have their contracts renewed following the 2015 season.


Four Y-A League schools will compete at the 6-A level the next two seasons in both football and boys’ basketball

It took years for the PIAA to finally decide to expand from four classes to six in football and several other sports.

Now, as each month passes and deadlines come and go, state high schools are getting closer and closer to a brave new world in Pennsylvania prep sports.

The PIAA recently released its classification reports for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 high school sports seasons.


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YAIAA Girl's Volleyball All-Star Match

(Photo: John A. Pavoncello – The York Dispatch)

DALLASTOWN — It seems like more and more high school girls’ volleyball players are playing the sport all year long.

But not every girl who takes to the court has to go that route to be successful.

Such was the case Sunday afternoon for the second annual York-Adams League Senior All-Star Match at Dallastown High School.


York Catholic back in familiar place

Posted: November 23, 2015 in Football

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York Catholic head coach Eric DePew leads the Irish through practice earlier in the season. The Fighting Irish will play in their third consecutive District 3-A championship game on Friday afternoon against Camp Hill.(Photo: JOHN PAVONCELLO ; jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)

How you gauge the success of the York Catholic football team over the last few years all depends on how you define the term.

On one hand, you can give the team credit for making it to three straight District 3-A title games, a current run that no other Class A school can rival. Or, you could knock the Fighting Irish for never finishing on top and losing in the championship game in each of the last two seasons.


Three local players honored by PSAC

Posted: November 20, 2015 in Following Up
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Spring Grove grad Cortlin Dell excelled for Shippensburg University this fall at linebacker, despite missing approximately half the season with an injury.(Photo: PHOTO COURTESEY OF SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY)

Three former York-Adams League players have earned all-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference recognition in football.

Spring Grove High School graduate Cortlin Dell was named an all-PSAC East First Team selection at linebacker.

Dallastown grad Nick Reed (offensive guard) and Delone Catholic grad Kodi Reed (wide receiver) were picked to the All-PSAC East Second Team.