2014-15 York-Adams League Girls’ Basketball Standings
Division I Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
New Oxford 3 0 5 0 50.4 25.6 6 5 3 24.8
Dallastown 2 0 5 0 56.0 40.4 9 5 2 15.6
Red Lion 2 0 4 2 48.3 39.5 11 6 2 8.8
South Western 1 2 2 3 45.4 43.8 15 5 3 1.6
York High 1 2 2 4 44.7 48.5 17 6 3 -3.8
Central York 0 2 3 2 45.2 41.8 14 5 2 3.4
Spring Grove 0 3 1 4 32.8 50.8 1 5 3 -18.0
Division II Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
West York 3 0 5 0 60.6 37.6 15 5 3 23.0
York Suburban 3 0 4 1 42.2 38.0 8 5 3 4.2
Dover 2 1 3 2 46.6 47.8 11 5 3 -1.2
Northeastern 2 1 5 1 52.5 42.7 22 6 3 9.8
Eastern York 1 2 2 3 43.2 47.8 12 5 3 -4.6
Gettysburg 1 2 1 5 33.8 55.5 3 6 3 -21.8
Kennard-Dale 0 3 2 5 38.0 52.6 16 7 3 -14.6
Susquehannock 0 3 1 5 42.5 47.2 9 6 3 -4.7
Division III Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
Delone Catholic 3 0 6 0 58.3 28.7 17 6 3 29.7
York Catholic 2 0 4 0 55.5 34.0 11 4 2 21.5
Biglerville 2 1 5 1 46.7 37.7 9 6 3 9.0
Bermudian Springs 1 1 1 5 36.7 41.7 8 6 2 -5.0
Hanover 1 2 1 5 37.7 48.5 8 6 3 -10.8
Fairfield 0 2 0 4 33.8 55.5 3 4 2 -21.8
Littlestown 0 3 1 5 20.2 32.7 1 6 3 -12.5

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Team Offense PPG
School GM PTS PPG
West York 5 303 60.6
Delone Catholic 6 350 58.3
Dallastown 5 280 56.0
York Catholic 4 222 55.5
Northeastern 6 315 52.5
New Oxford 5 252 50.4
Red Lion 6 290 48.3
Biglerville 6 280 46.7
Dover 5 233 46.6
South Western 5 227 45.4
Central York 5 226 45.2
York High 6 268 44.7
Eastern York 5 216 43.2
Susquehannock 6 255 42.5
York Suburban 5 211 42.2
Kennard-Dale 7 266 38.0
Hanover 6 226 37.7
Bermudian Springs 6 220 36.7
Fairfield 4 135 33.8
Spring Grove 5 164 32.8
Gettysburg 6 179 29.8
Littlestown 6 121 20.2

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Team Defense PPG
School GM PTS PPG
New Oxford 5 128 25.6
Delone Catholic 6 172 28.7
Littlestown 6 196 32.7
York Catholic 4 136 34.0
West York 5 188 37.6
Biglerville 6 226 37.7
York Suburban 5 190 38.0
Red Lion 6 237 39.5
Dallastown 5 202 40.4
Bermudian Springs 6 250 41.7
Central York 5 209 41.8
Northeastern 6 256 42.7
South Western 5 219 43.8
Susquehannock 6 283 47.2
Dover 5 239 47.8
Eastern York 5 239 47.8
Hanover 6 291 48.5
York High 6 291 48.5
Spring Grove 5 254 50.8
Kennard-Dale 7 368 52.6
Gettysburg 6 329 54.8
Fairfield 4 222 55.5

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Team FT %
School FT Made FT Attempt FT%
Biglerville 73 103 70.9
Central York 43 64 67.2
New Oxford 71 107 66.4
Red Lion 86 133 64.7
South Western 56 91 61.5
York Catholic 25 42 59.5
York Suburban 71 121 58.7
Gettysburg 23 40 57.5
Dallastown 61 108 56.5
Delone Catholic 59 105 56.2
Spring Grove 33 60 55.0
Kennard-Dale 88 161 54.7
Northeastern 43 79 54.4
West York 57 107 53.3
Susquehannock 48 91 52.7
Dover 43 85 50.6
Eastern York 40 83 48.2
York High 46 98 46.9
Hanover 35 76 46.1
Littlestown 34 75 45.3
Bermudian Springs 29 69 42.0
Fairfield 8 28 28.6

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Individual PPG
Player Name School Games Points PPG
Maddie Comly DC 6 133 22.2
Soukaina Tracy Han 5 108 21.6
Kari Lankford WY 4 79 19.8
Amari Johnson Dal 5 98 19.6
Chyna Steele YH 6 117 19.5
Rebecca Isaac Big 6 112 18.7
Rajah Fink Dov 5 88 17.6
Jordyn Kloster Ne 6 98 16.3
Courtney Dimoff RL 6 90 15.0
Kaelyn Long NO 5 74 14.8
Claudia Mingora YS 5 73 14.6
Payton Hauck Ne 5 73 14.6
Kelsey Wisner CY 5 70 14.0
Debria Hendricks Dal 5 70 14.0
Devetche Johnson Get 6 82 13.7
Rayah Fink Dov 5 68 13.6
Emily Freese KD 7 90 12.9
Abby Herring F 4 51 12.8
Leah Myers EY 5 61 12.2
Jill Novak DC 5 61 12.2
Emily Wood WY 5 61 12.2
Ashley Stone Sus 6 72 12.0
Jacey Shipley SW 5 58 11.6
Kelsey Plonk YS 5 57 11.4
Hannah Laslo YC 4 45 11.3
Emma Saxton CY 5 56 11.2
Liz Burke Big 6 66 11.0
Kayleigh Thomas SW 5 54 10.8
Jasmine Beistline YH 6 63 10.5
Allyson Shipley DC 6 61 10.2
Ashley Meyer Ne 6 60 10.0
Taryn Crone NO 5 49 9.8
Haley Nalls EY 5 48 9.6
Katie McGowan Dal 5 48 9.6
Tyler Williams Sus 6 57 9.5
Gabby Emeigh BS 6 56 9.3
Kate Bauhof YC 4 37 9.3
Annie Roberts F 4 37 9.3
Sara Pilkey KD 7 64 9.1
Ashley Caster SG 5 43 8.6
Taylor Tannura Sus 6 51 8.5
Maddie Wenk Big 6 51 8.5
Amy Maciejewski RL 6 50 8.3
Hannah Myers EY 5 41 8.2
Molly Day YS 5 40 8.0
Natalie Reba RL 6 47 7.8
Marissa Ressler YC 4 31 7.8
Kynslee Shepherd RL 3 23 7.7
Abbie Marquette SG 5 37 7.4
Lauren Schmidt SW 5 37 7.4
Taylor Mayers BS 6 42 7.0

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Individual FT%
Player Name School FTM FTA FT %
Rachel Stoner BS 8 9 88.9
Liz Burke Big 21 24 87.5
Rebecca Isaac Big 26 30 86.7
Kynslee Shepherd RL 10 12 83.3
Debria Hendricks Dal 13 16 81.3
Ashley Stone Sus 16 20 80.0
Claudia Mingora YS 23 29 79.3
Payton Hauck Ne 11 14 78.6
Taryn Crone NO 7 9 77.8
Beanne Sauter NO 7 9 77.8
Courtney Dimoff RL 23 30 76.7
Kelsey Wisner CY 19 25 76.0
Abby Herring F 6 8 75.0
Emily Freese KD 38 52 73.1
Kaelyn Long NO 32 44 72.7
Abbie Marquette SG 16 22 72.7
Jacey Shipley SW 13 18 72.2
Mady Williams CY 12 17 70.6
Morgan Hagerman SG 7 10 70.0
Brooke LeCesa EY 7 10 70.0

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3-Point Leaders
Player Name School 3’s
Maddie Comly DC 12
Chyna Steele YH 10
Emily Freese KD 9
Jacey Shipley SW 9
Rebecca Isaac Big 8
Jordyn Kloster Ne 8
Kendra Meyer Ne 8
Alana Bortner Get 7
Courtney Dimoff RL 7
Debria Hendricks Dal 7
Rayah Fink Dov 7
Kelsey Wisner CY 6
Emily Wood WY 6
Claudia Mingora YS 4
Jensen Sneeringer NO 4
Kayleigh Thomas SW 4
Haley Nalls EY 4
Hannah Myers EY 4
Morgan Bamburger WY 4
Ashley Meyer Ne 4
Ashley Stone Sus 4
2014-15 York-Adams League Boys’ Basketball Standings
Division I Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
York High 3 0 4 1 74.2 54.2 23 5 3 20.0
Red Lion 2 0 4 1 49.8 37.2 13 5 2 12.6
Spring Grove 2 1 3 2 48.6 43.2 19 5 3 5.4
Central York 1 1 3 2 50.0 41.6 20 5 2 8.4
South Western 1 2 1 4 47.8 54.0 20 5 3 -6.2
Dallastown 0 2 2 3 50.8 61.7 18 5 2 -10.8
New Oxford 0 3 1 6 44.1 63.6 37 7 3 -19.4
Division II Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
Dover 3 0 5 3 59.6 50.0 33 8 3 9.6
Northeastern 3 0 5 0 64.0 40.4 34 5 3 23.6
Eastern York 2 1 3 2 57.6 48.6 16 5 3 9.0
West York 2 1 4 1 56.0 45.2 5 5 3 10.8
Gettysburg 1 2 3 3 56.7 41.5 27 6 3 15.2
York Suburban 1 2 1 5 49.2 56.7 16 6 3 -7.5
Kennard-Dale 0 3 3 4 42.1 38.6 31 7 3 3.5
Susquehannock 0 3 0 3 35.3 67.0 8 3 3 -31.7
Division III Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
Hanover 3 0 5 0 72.4 38.6 21 5 3 33.8
York Catholic 3 0 3 2 56.2 51.8 17 5 3 4.4
Bermudian Springs 2 1 2 4 39.8 41.8 13 6 3 -2.0
Delone Catholic 2 1 2 3 62.4 60.0 21 5 3 2.4
Biglerville 1 2 4 3 52.6 49.1 31 7 3 3.4
Fairfield 1 2 1 4 45.4 63.6 8 5 3 -18.2
Littlestown 0 3 0 7 32.3 64.1 3 7 3 -31.9
York Tech 0 3 0 4 42.0 60.5 11 4 3 -18.5

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Team Offense PPG
School GM PTS PPG
York High 5 371 74.2
Hanover 5 362 72.4
Northeastern 5 320 64.0
Delone Catholic 5 312 62.4
Dover 8 477 59.6
Eastern York 5 288 57.6
Gettysburg 6 340 56.7
York Catholic 5 281 56.2
West York 5 280 56.0
Biglerville 7 368 52.6
Dallastown 6 305 50.8
Central York 5 250 50.0
Red Lion 5 249 49.8
York Suburban 6 295 49.2
Spring Grove 5 243 48.6
South Western 5 239 47.8
Fairfield 5 227 45.4
New Oxford 7 309 44.1
Kennard-Dale 7 295 42.1
York Tech 4 168 42.0
Bermudian Springs 6 239 39.8
Susquehannock 3 106 35.3
Littlestown 7 226 32.3

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Team Defense PPG
School GM PTS PPG
Red Lion 5 186 37.2
Hanover 5 193 38.6
Northeastern 5 202 40.4
Gettysburg 6 249 41.5
Central York 5 208 41.6
Bermudian Springs 6 251 41.8
Spring Grove 5 216 43.2
West York 5 226 45.2
Eastern York 5 243 48.6
Biglerville 7 344 49.1
Dover 8 400 50.0
York Catholic 5 259 51.8
South Western 5 270 54.0
York High 5 271 54.2
Kennard-Dale 7 384 54.9
York Suburban 6 340 56.7
Delone Catholic 5 300 60.0
York Tech 4 242 60.5
Dallastown 6 370 61.7
New Oxford 7 445 63.6
Fairfield 5 318 63.6
Littlestown 7 449 64.1
Susquehannock 3 201 67.0

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Team FT %
School FT Made FT Attempt FT%
Spring Grove 46 62 74.2
Bermudian Springs 37 51 72.5
Gettysburg 43 60 71.7
York High 65 95 68.4
Eastern York 56 82 68.3
Kennard-Dale 143 210 68.1
Dover 100 148 67.6
Delone Catholic 54 80 67.5
Central York 60 89 67.4
New Oxford 45 68 66.2
York Catholic 54 84 64.3
Hanover 69 108 63.9
Dallastown 73 116 62.9
Northeastern 67 110 60.9
Biglerville 69 118 58.5
Susquehannock 12 21 57.1
West York 43 76 56.6
Red Lion 57 104 54.8
Littlestown 25 50 50.0
York Suburban 47 95 49.5
South Western 35 72 48.6
Fairfield 53 112 47.3
York Tech 25 53 47.2

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Individual PPG
Player Name School Games Points PPG
Dylan Kreiger Han 5 131 26.2
Broguen Nicholas EY 5 119 23.8
Ryan Beck Dov 8 190 23.8
Eli Brooks SG 5 99 19.8
Noah Ayers Big 7 116 16.6
Paul Martello YC 5 81 16.2
Kobi Nwandu Ne 5 80 16.0
Donte Grim YT 4 63 15.8
Darin Gordon SG 5 77 15.4
Jahaire Wilson YH 5 75 15.0
Ty Brown YT 2 30 15.0
Cheyzae Carter YS 6 90 15.0
James O’Boyle DC 5 72 14.4
Ryan Trott KD 7 100 14.3
Marquise Camel Get 6 84 14.0
Najah Fink Dov 8 110 13.8
Brock Geiman SW 5 68 13.6
Josh Bailey WY 5 67 13.4
Kristopher Johnson YH 5 65 13.0
Stone McCreary RL 5 65 13.0
Darian McCauley WY 5 64 12.8
Brandon Smallwood YH 5 64 12.8
Kyle Krout Han 5 63 12.6
Tavian Dorsey DC 5 63 12.6
Josh Stroup BS 6 75 12.5
John Wessel NO 7 84 12.0
Jonny Sutton Dal 5 60 12.0
Colin Bortner Get 6 71 11.8
Darius Rowelette SW 5 59 11.8
Bryce Mondorff DC 5 59 11.8
Jared Wagner CY 5 58 11.6
Austin Albright Dal 6 67 11.2
Jason Rebuck RL 5 54 10.8
Devon Duvall NO 7 75 10.7
Nick Grams F 5 53 10.6
Sam Saxton CY 5 52 10.4
Will Mcqueen Han 5 52 10.4
Tyler Lampe Get 6 60 10.0
Andrew Forjan YC 5 47 9.4
Jake Rhodes Han 5 47 9.4
Jared Achterberg EY 5 47 9.4
Marcus Trust YS 6 56 9.3
Logan Alexander DC 5 46 9.2
Charlie Gingerich CY 5 46 9.2
Cody Shaffer Big 7 63 9.0
Aaron Portner Sus 3 27 9.0
Donovan Mears YS 6 53 8.8
Montrel Morgan YH 5 44 8.8
Nick Bell Big 7 58 8.3
DeAireus Brown Ne 4 33 8.3
Michael Coleman Ne 5 41 8.2
Wyatt Tyson RL 5 41 8.2
Derrick Hoffman Ne 5 41 8.2
David Riley F 5 40 8.0
Kyle Wooldridge KD 7 56 8.0
Zach Echevarria YC 5 39 7.8
Tanner Fuhrman SW 5 38 7.6
Adam Freese KD 7 52 7.4
Tanner Yanick YC 5 37 7.4
Tate Myers BS 6 44 7.3
Trey Shiflett YH 5 36 7.2
Jared Woods EY 5 36 7.2
Jerry O’Neal Dov 8 57 7.1

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Individual FT%
Player Name School FTM FTA FT %
John Wessel NO 8 8 100.0
Adam Freese KD 8 8 100.0
Aaron Ward Dal 8 8 100.0
Montrel Morgan YH 10 11 90.9
Kyle Krout Han 8 9 88.9
Alex Tweardy BS 8 9 88.9
Darin Gordon SG 15 17 88.2
Noah Ayers Big 28 32 87.5
Benjamin Lehman NO 7 8 87.5
Josh Stroup BS 11 13 84.6
Avery Eyler Lit 21 25 84.0
Michael Coleman Ne 10 12 83.3
Charlie Gingerich CY 16 20 80.0
Rayvon Dillard Get 8 10 80.0
Donnell Williams KD 19 24 79.2
Broguen Nicholas EY 37 47 78.7
Brandon McGlynn Dal 18 23 78.3
Ryan Beck Dov 59 76 77.6
Eli Brooks SG 20 26 76.9
Jonny Sutton Dal 13 17 76.5
Jake Rhodes Han 13 17 76.5
Tavian Dorsey DC 16 21 76.2
Devon Duvall NO 19 25 76.0
Bryce Mondorff DC 17 23 73.9
Brady Topper Lit 14 19 73.7
Tyler Lampe Get 14 19 73.7
Derrick Hoffman Ne 11 15 73.3
Najah Fink Dov 16 22 72.7
Kyle Trebilcock EY 8 11 72.7
Andrew Forjan YC 8 11 72.7
Marquise Camel Get 8 11 72.7
Jahaire Wilson YH 15 21 71.4
Trey Shiflett YH 10 14 71.4

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3-Point Leaders
Player Name School 3’s
Ryan Beck Dov 19
John Wessel NO 17
Ryan Trott KD 15
Noah Ayers Big 14
Cody Shaffer Big 14
Kyle Krout Han 13
Broguen Nicholas EY 10
Marquise Camel Get 10
Kristopher Johnson YH 9
Sam Saxton CY 8
Brock Geiman SW 8
Nick Sprenkle Ne 8
Stone McCreary RL 8
Darin Gordon SG 7
Donovan Mears YS 7
Colin Bortner Get 7
Donovian Maxfield Ne 7
Jacquez Cesiano YH 7
Joe Giannotto NO 7
Adam Freese KD 7
Brandon Shaffer CY 6
James O’Boyle DC 6
Benjamin Lehman NO 6
Max Lampe Get 6
Josh Stroup BS 6
Jacob Deppen KD 6
Matias Bowman DC 5
Tavian Dorsey DC 5
Andrew Forjan YC 5
Austin Albright Dal 5
Jonny Sutton Dal 5
Tanner Fuhrman SW 5
Collin Conaboy SW 5
Kobi Nwandu Ne 5
Paul Martello YC 5
Jordan Zirkle Ne 5
Bobby Weikert Get 5
Joe Stiles NO 5
Brady Bowman Dov 5

Dover improved to 5-3 on the season with a 62-48 non-league victory over visiting Middletown on Thursday night.

Ryan Beck paced the Eagles with 23 points, while Najah Fink added 17.

Middletown’s Ryan Hughes led all scorers with 26 points.

Dover used a 35-20 surge over the middle two quarters to grab the win.

Middletown dropped to 1-6.

OTHER BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Kennard-Dale 69, Littlestown 45: At Fawn Grove, the Rams poured in eight 3-pointers en route to the non-league victory.

Ryan Trott led the way for K-D with 25 points, including three 3-pointers. Kyle Wooldridge added 14 for the Rams, who improved to 3-4. Littlestown (0-7) got 10 points from Bryson Eyler.

By DICK VANO’LINDA
505-5405/@ydsports

SPRING GROVE — When swimming practice opened at Spring Grove High School this year, Colton Boyles had a flashback to three seasons ago.

“My freshman year, we only 12 on our team,” Boyles said.

This year’s team has even fewer swimmers. Just 10 represented the Rockets in Thursday’s crossover meet against Dover.

“We had a phenomenal year my freshman year,” Boyles said. “We lost just one meet (Dallastown) and tied South Western. We didn’t have a whole bunch of guys, but the skill set we had was outstanding. This year, I believe is the same as my freshman year.”

The small sqaud came up big on Thursday afternoon by gaining a hard-fought 92-83 decision.

The Dover girls, meanwhile defeated the Spring Grove girls, 106.5-78.5.

The boys’ meet went down to the final event, the 400 freestyle relay. Spring Grove entered with an 84-77 lead, and the Rockets’ quartet of Boyles, Taylor Myers, Nolan Kling and Collin Ruby clinched the victory by finishing first in a time of 3 minutes, 30.87 seconds.

Spring Grove also captured the other two relays, the 200 medley and 200 freestyle. The three victories accounted for 24 points.

Kling, Myers, Ruby and Justin Culp were on the 200 medley team, and Boyles, Culp, Jay Kuhn and Corey Roberts comprised the 200 freestyle team.

Kling (200 freestyle), Myers (200 individual medley), Ruby (50 freestyle) and Culp (100 breaststroke) won individual races.

“With 10 guys, it’s so hard, you know, because we have one open lane in almost every event,” Boyles said. “I knew it was going to be a tight one today. My coach told me that if we got second in the last relay, we would win by one point. We’re determined to win. We set our hearts on it (winning Thursday’s meet), and we got it. We achieved it.”

Spring Grove head coach Peggy Kile reworked the lineup a number of times heading into meet against Dover.

“Some of them (Spring Grove swimmers) were not in their comfort zone today swimming their normal events,” Kile said. “Luckily, it worked out. My 500 (freestyle) swimmer, Corey (Roberts) did really well. He swam the 500 (second place), then the 200 free relay and the backstroke (second place). That’s three events in a row, and that happens when you only have 10.”

Kile, like Boyles, was not surprised the outcome wasn’t determined until the 12th and final event.

“We saw them (Dover) at the Dover Invitational, and knew they would swim well, I was really pleased with the way my guys performed,” she said.

Casey Marshall earned first-place finishes for Dover in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.

Girls’ meet: The Dover girls, meanwhile, delivered an impressive showing, winning eight of 12 events, including all three relays.

The Eagles’ Morgan Staub put up the best times in the 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle, and Lindsay Brenneman won the 500 freestyle and took second in the 100 butterfly. Both Staub and Brenneman swam on two of the winning relay teams.

Spring Grove’s Emily Jenkins touched home first in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly.

Dover has captured the York-Adams Division II title the past four seasons, but the Eagles began the season minus a group of talented swimmers (Nicole Smith, Summer Dacheux, Mia Becker, Shea Beierschmitt and Rachel Spaulding), all of whom graduated last spring.

“Our kids performed above expectations today,” Dover head coach Rich Janosky said. “”It was nice to see them do season-best and lifetime-best times. It looked on paper like we would be third or fourth in our division and that we wouldn’t win the crossover with Spring Grove. Now, I think we have a viable chance in our division.”

OTHER BOYS’ SWIMMING

Dallastown 143, Susquehannock 37: At Dallastown, the Wildcats captured first place in all 12 events to secure the non-divisional victory. Individually for Dallastown, Spencer Hill won the 200 free and 500 free, while Logan Brockway won the 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley.

New Oxford 95, West York 75: At Graham Aquatics Center, Kyle DuPree led the Colonials to the non-divisional victory by capturing the 200 IM and 500 free. For the Bulldogs, Ben Spangler, Jake Spangler, Greg Landis and Jared May combined to win both the 200 free relay and 400 free relay.

Central York 121, Northeastern 61: At Central, the Panthers captured first place in all 12 events. As a team, the Panthers captured 36 points between the three relays.

OTHER GIRLS’ SWIMMING

Dallastown 152, Susquehannock 31: At Dallastown, the Wildcats captured first in all 12 events to sweep to the non-divisional victory. Individually for the Wildcats, Erica Wise won the 50 free and 100 free, while Mikaelie Gonzalez won the 100 butterfly and 100 back.

West York 94, New Oxford 76: At Graham Aquatics Center, the Bulldogs, behind the foursome of Maelyn Elder, Claudia Keller, Taylor Hoover and Maddi Stoner, combined to win both the 200 free and 400 free relays to secure the non-divisional victory. Individually for West York, Hoover won the 200 free and 500 free, while Stoner won the 200 IM and 100 breast.

Central York 117, Northeastern 67: At Central, the Panthers captured first place in 9 of the 12 events. The Panthers picked up 32 points between the three relay events.

— Reach Dick VanOlinda at dvanolinda@yorkdispatch.com.

By JOHN WALK
505-5406/@YorkSportsGuy

Red Lion’s Corey Shane, top, pins New Oxford’s Matthew Poust during their 132-pound match on Thursday.

Red Lion’s Corey Shane, top, pins New Oxford’s Matthew Poust during their 132-pound match on Thursday. (BILL KALINA — bkalina@yorkdispatch.com)

The uphill climb for Red Lion to return to the top of the mountain in York-Adams Division I is still on track.

It began a season ago, when the Lions came out of nowhere to place fourth in Division I and qualify for the District 3-AAA team tournament, marking the program’s best season in a handful of years.

All but six starters return this season, leading some to feel Red Lion could be a serious contender in Division I for the first time since 2009 — so long as the Lions take that next step forward.

On Thursday night, the next step was proving it could hang with another Division I contender when an experienced and talented New Oxford club came to town.

The Lions fell behind early, losing the first two bouts and four of the first six, before turning a corner at the midway point and not looking back, leading to a 38-20 win over New Oxford.

“We came into this match saying: ‘Last year they beat us. They creamed us. We gotta take it to ‘em,'” Red Lion heavyweight Jared Schell said.

Schell is one of five returning Red Lion starters who finished a win shy of qualifying for the individual District 3-AAA tournament last season. And he was involved in one of a number of rather entertaining bouts Thursday night.

With the host Lions trailing, 9-0, through two bouts, Schell defeated New Oxford’s Brock Hartman, 5-2. That win came despite Schell missing practice all week battling bronchitis.

“I lost to him (Hartman) once (last year) at the Cumberland Valley tournament. First period he took a headlock and I didn’t see it coming and I just got pinned,” Schell recalled. “This year I came out with a new mindset thinking ‘I know what he’s coming back for. I know he’s gonna try for the headlock. All I have to do is get in, shoot for the leg and I have the match.’ I pushed him to the second period. Thought I had it. Third period I was getting dead because of my throat and my sickness getting to me. I just pushed the limits, just pushed him until he couldn’t move.”

Schell’s effort served as a good example for what was to come. Down 17-9 to New Oxford, Red Lion’s Corey Shane (138), another returning starter who was a win away from districts last year, was tied, 8-8, in the third period before putting the shoulders of Matthew Poust on the mat for the pin, pulling Red Lion to within 17-15. Red Lion then won five of the last six bouts by pin, two major decisions, pin and decision to pull out the win in what was the Lions’ league opener.

The Colonials are now 0-2 in league action with tough losses to South Western and Red Lion.

League action doesn’t pick back up again for Red Lion until the second week of January, so the Lions have another few weeks yet to get ready for Division I heavyweights South Western and Spring Grove. And at least one Red Lion wrestler in particular feels Thursday’s effort against New Oxford should catch the attention of the Mustangs and Rockets.

“Yeah. South Western should be paying attention to us,” Schell said. “And anyone else that thinks they can beat us.”

Jesse Stermer (138) and Luke Joines (160) and Jake Frock (106) also had pins for Red Lion.

OTHER WRESTLING

West York 57, Eastern York 21: At West York, the Bulldogs rolled behind pins from Gavin Toomey (132), Cole Rinehart (138), Allen Stauffer (145), Ryan Narber (160) and Daniel Myers (182). Eastern got pins from Scott Elliot (220) and Lucas Barshinger (285). Barshinger got his fall in just 25 seconds, while Myers needed only 21 seconds.

Spring Grove 62, Northeastern 15: At Manchester, the Rockets cruised behind pins from Aaron Gunarich (120), Trent Baker (145), Marcus Kehr (160), Hunter Sterner (195) and Owen Jacobs (285). Northeastern got pins from Cameron Aucker (138) and Blaine Yinger (220).

Dover 36, Gettysburg 33: At Gettysburg, the Eagles outlasted the Warriors in a tight York-Adams Division II match. Dover improved to 3-4 overall and 2-0 in the division. Gettysburg fell to 0-2 in the division.

—Reach John Walk at jwalk@yorkdispatch.com.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Northeastern 47, Bermudian Springs 37: At York Springs, the Bobcats led 22-13 at the half and went on to capture the non-divisional victory. Payton Hauck led the Bobcats with 16 points. Teammate Jordyn Kloster scored 12 points.

ICE HOCKEY

Carlisle 8, Susquehannock 3: At York City Ice Arena, the Warriors gave up the first five goals and dropped an 8-3 decision to Carlisle in Central Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League Tier 3 action. Susquehannock (3-6-1) finally scored a goal with 2:48 left in the second period, but at that point, was still down 5-1. Andrew Darragh, Carson Kratzer and Dean Huntzinger scored for the Warriors.

MSM 6, West York 4: At Twin Ponds East, Mechanicsburg-Susquehanna Township-Bishop McDevitt scored three third-period goals to erase a 4-3 deficit and knock off the Bulldogs 6-4 in CPIHL Tier 3 action. The game-tying and game-winning goals came only 62 seconds apart in the final four minutes of the third period. Nicholas Cintron provided the only offense for West York (5-6), scoring all four goals.

Hanover rolled to a 54-10 non-divisional wrestling victory over Eastern York on Wednesday night in Wrightsville.

The Nighthawks received pins from Nicholas Miller (285), Travis Golden (132) and Dylan Stair (182) to secure the win.

For the Golden Knights, Dakota Mackley (152) picked up a pin.

OTHER WRESTLING

Littlestown 54, York Tech 21: At Spry, the Thunderbolts received pins from Adam Smith (160), Matt Guilday (195), Daniel Arnett (220), Josh Trousdale (106) and Zachary MacCleod (285) to earn the victory. For the Spartans, Ryan Knisley (126) picked up a pin.

South Western 43, Kennard-Dale 24: At Hanover, the Mustangs received pins from Seth Janney (220), Ben Doll (106), Cory Stanton (138) and Nate VanCampen (170) in the triumph. For the Rams, Harley Eagle (195), Andrew Barnett (120) and Austin McNamee (145) each picked up pins.

By RYAN VANDERSLOOT
505-5446/@yaiaascores

Whoever came up with the master league schedule for girls’ basketball in the York-Adams League this season is either psychic or just plain lucky.

Either way, the battle for the first place in all three divisions will be on the line Friday night.

Perhaps the most unlikely of the three showdowns — Dallastown at New Oxford in Division I, York Suburban at West York in Division II and York Catholic at Delone Catholic in Division III — is the Division II battle.

While there were many fans picking the Bulldogs (5-0 overall, 3-0 Division II) to come out on top this season, not too many were picking the Trojans (4-1, 3-0) to be in contention. But that’s exactly the position that Coach Jess Barley has her club in after knocking off both Northeastern and Eastern York in the past week.

Suburban has been particularly impressive in rallying back from slow starts in both of those victories. Barley’s club was down 13-6 against Northeastern before prevailing 57-47. They also trailed 14-4 against Eastern Tuesday before escaping with a 47-42 triumph in double overtime.

“We know that we have to get better and put together four full quarters every night to win games in our league,” Barley said.

The Trojans will face their biggest challenge when they venture into West York to take on a club that appears to be in midseason form. Veteran head coach Darrell Wildasin, in his first year coaching the Bulldog girls’ program, has steered his club atop the standings behind a league-best 60.6 points-per-game average offensively.

Perhaps just as impressive as West York’s offense this season is its depth. That depth was sorely needed when senior guard Kari Lankford injured her wrist in Monday’s triumph over Trinity. Lankford (19.8 ppg) sat out Tuesday night against Susquehannock, but it was no problem. Her team still scored a 62-50 victory.

Fellow senior Emily Wood followed up a 15-point showing against the Shamrocks by going for a game high 20 against the Warriors Tuesday. Sela Fuhrman chipped in a season-high 12 points, helping the ‘Dogs overcome the loss of Lankford, who became just the fifth West York girl to reach 1,000 points for her career in the win vs. Trinity.

Division I: No one can say they are really surprised that the Colonials and Wildcats are unbeaten in Division I, along with Red Lion (2-0), at this point of the season. Both clubs returned the nucleus of successful squads from a season ago.

Dallastown (5-0, 2-0) started the season with a pair of impressive victories over District 3-AAAA heavyweights Wilson and Hempfield. Coach Mary Manlove’s team did get a test from Central York, which pushed the Wildcats into overtime before falling, 55-50.

The trio of Rhode Island-bound Amari Johnson, Katie McGowan and Debria Hendricks have led the offense, with Johnson topping out at 19.6 points a contest. McGowan, who forms a nice 1-2 punch with Johnson in the paint, scores a shade under 10 points (9.6) a game.

Hendricks, known more as a pass-first guard earlier in her career, has really stepped up her offensive output this season. She’s averaging 14.0 points a game.

“(Debria) gives us a lot of outside scoring ability,” Manlove said. “And to have a guard that can knock down shots like that consistently — and we did not have it consistently last year when it mattered — is huge.”

While the size of Johnson (6 feet, 1 inch) and McGowan (6-0) gives opponents fits on the defensive end, the Colonials have also made their mark the past two years on that side of the ball under Coach Mike Sanders. New Oxford (5-0, 3-0) is allowing a league-low 25.6 points a game, behind a pressure defense that thrives on creating turnovers.

That number is pretty amazing when you consider this: the Colonials’ top two scorers — Kaelin Long and Taryn Crone — have combined to score 123 points, or just five points less than the combined totals of New Oxford’s five opponents (128).

Division III: In the recent past, the Squirettes and Irish have played one another in the final contest of the league cycle. This year the schedule was accelerated, with the unbeaten teams facing off before the Christmas break.

Delone standout guard Maddie Comly, a Fairleigh-Dickinson recruit, is hoping to help put an end to York Catholic’s nine-year reign atop the District 3-AA field. Comly is averaging a league-best 22.2 points a contest for a Delone side that is holding opponents to just 28.7 points a night.

While Comly accounts for over a third of her team’s points, the Irish are a more balanced-scoring outfit. Seton Hill recruit Hannah Laslo leads Coach Kevin Bankos’ club at 11.3 points a game, while freshman Kate Bauhof supplies 9.3 points a game.

Four other Irish players — Marissa Ressler (7.8), Japriya Carroll (6.8), Madison Dormer (5.7) and Megan Salter (5.3) — all average more than five points a game.

Delone enters the game at 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the division. York Catholic is 4-0 and 2-0.

The Irish are ranked No. 8 in the state in AA by Pennlive.com. Delone is listed among the teams to watch in the same poll.

Power Rankings

1. West York (5-0): This year’s squad feels like a true “team,” all the way down to their matching headbands.

West York’s Olivia Sollberger, center, goes up for a shot while being covered by Miranda Nixon of Trinity, Monday December 15, 2014.

West York’s Olivia Sollberger, center, goes up for a shot while being covered by Miranda Nixon of Trinity, Monday December 15, 2014. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO — jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)
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2. Dallastown (5-0): Having a guard (Debria Hendricks) who can handle the ball, score (14.0 ppg), AND make free throws (81.3 percent) when needed in the game’s final minutes should prove invaluable.

3. New Oxford (6-0): If defense truly does win championships, there’s a chance that the York-Adams League title finishes up on the Adams County side for the first time since Delone won it back in 2001.

4. Delone Catholic (6-0): The Squirettes haven’t won the division outright since claiming it back in 2009.

5. York Catholic (4-0): While leading scorer Hannah Laslo is not a surprise, the emergence of the freshman Kate Bauhof only makes this club more scary.

6. York Suburban (4-1): Claudia Mingora, who leads the Trojans in scoring at 14.6 points a contest, is sixth in the league in free throw shooting at 79.3 percent (23-of-29).

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at sports@yorkdispatch.com.

By JOHN WALK
505-5406/@yorksportsguy

Nick Shields first exploded onto the high school wrestling scene in the 2011-2012 season.

As a freshman competing at 106 pounds, the Dallastown wrestler placed third at the District 3-AAA Tournament and went 1-2 at states to finish with a 33-13 record.

A year later, Central York’s Dylan Chatterton very much followed in the footsteps of Shields. As a freshman wrestling at 106 pounds in the 2012-2013 season, Chatterton placed third at districts and finished fifth at states, posting a 31-4 individual record in the process.

This season, Shields and Chatterton are arguably two of the best returning prep wrestlers in York County, with three District 3-AAA bronze medals between them and a combined 142-39 record. But they’ve competed at different weight classes the past two seasons, which makes the 2014-15 campaign all the more intriguing, since both Shields and Chatterton are wrestling at 145 pounds.

“We weren’t the same weight the last two years. But with me jumping up four or five weight classes I’ll probably have the opportunity to face him. So it should be a great match,” Chatterton said during an interview last week.

The much-anticipated bout could have happened Thursday night at the earliest, but Thursday’s Dallastown-at-Central match was pushed back until Jan. 10. It may not matter, though. Because Shields and Chatterton will likely either square off next month or wait to do so until the postseason, where they’ll likely meet up in the sectional tournament and possibly again in the district tournament, should they make it that far.

Friendship: But this promising showdown is more than just a dream match for local wrestling fans. Really, it’s a meeting between a pair of standouts whose relationship on the mat began years ago and eventually bloomed into a friendship.

“We’ve always been wrestling growing up,” Shields said last week. “We probably became good friends about two years ago through Modern Day Gladiators (wrestling club). We just kind of became friends through that.”

Both have also been through humbling experiences on the mat. For Shields, a senior, he’s been trying to recapture the magic he had as a freshman. Shields made it back to districts as a sophomore but came up one match short of qualifying for states when he lost to Spring Grove’s Zack Clingan, 4-2, in the consolation rounds.

“Probably the main reason I lost that was he (Clingan) wrestled a better match than I did,” Shields said. “He controlled more. So it was a bit of a scramble.”

Shields reached districts as a junior last year but went 1-2, losing to Northern York’s Jonathan Ross, 6-0, and Oley Valley’s Joey Fick, 4-0, to again miss qualifying for states. However, he did finish the year with an impressive 27-6 record.

“Same with last year I wrestled two great kids. Jon Ross and Joey Fick. They just beat me technique-wise,” said Shields, who is 9-0 this season and 19 wins why of the century mark for his prep career. “We were probably same strength and same conditioning. But they came out with better technique.”

Cutting weight an issue: For Chatterton, he captured the district bronze medal again as a sophomore at 113 pounds last season, but lost both of his bouts at states following a fifth-place finish at states a year before. Now a junior, Chatterton blames his performance at states last season on cutting weight.

“Definitely a lesson learned to say the least,” said Chatterton, who is 8-0 this season and 31 wins shy of the century mark for his career. “I was definitely burned out come district time. At districts I didn’t have the best performance by any means, but I was able to pull it off and go to states. But that’s not my goal. Ultimately, it’s to be high on that podium. To be first. I was exhausted. I was definitely burned out from the weight cuts. Pulling it from October to March, it was just too much for my body to handle.”

Moving up: So Chatterton hit the weight room and packed on some muscle over the offseason, bumping up five weight classes to 145 pounds this winter, which should result in a match with Shields at some point this season. It would be the first meeting of the wrestlers since junior high.

“It was a good, hard battle,” Chatterton recalled of that previous match. “I wrestled him in his basement this past summer, just play-wrestling. He’s a great wrestler and I’m looking forward to it.”

— Reach John Walk at jwalk@yorkdispatch.com.


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