Archive for the ‘Boys’ Basketball’ Category


Central York quarterback Nik Strine hands the ball off to running back Shyheim Goff during the Panthers’ game at South Western on Monday. The

Central York quarterback Nik Strine hands the ball off to running back Shyheim Goff during the Panthers’ game at South Western on Monday. The landscape of football in Pennsylvania changed drastically on Wednesday when the PIAA voted to expand the football playoffs from four classes to six classes. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO —

MECHANICSBURG – It wasn’t the first time in the PIAA’s history that the idea of expanding to six classes for high school football was kicked around.

But, after Wednesday’s vote, it was the first time it was approved.



The Northeastern boys’ volleyball team poses with the PIAA Class AA state championship trophy in 2013. The PIAA is considering expanding the number

The Northeastern boys’ volleyball team poses with the PIAA Class AA state championship trophy in 2013. The PIAA is considering expanding the number of classes in the football playoffs, which could lead to expanded classes in other sports, too, such as volleyball. (RYAN VANDERSLOOT — For The York Dispatch)

A high school state sports championship should mean something truly special.

It should be the culmination of years of blood, sweat and tears.

It should be a symbol of not just sustained excellence, but unrivaled greatness.



York Tech winners of the 2015 Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Awards are Donte Grim, left, and Keevon Rice. Each received a 7,500 scholarship from the

York Tech winners of the 2015 Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Awards are Donte Grim, left, and Keevon Rice. Each received a 7,500 scholarship from the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Award committee. (SUBMITTED)

The annual sports awards night at York Tech on June 3 was extra special this year for Donte Grim and Keevon Rice.

The seniors benefited from the boys’ basketball team having won its first Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Award at the end of the season. Grim and Rice recently won the two individual $7,500 scholarships awarded to senior members of the program.

The Spartans’ program was selected after the basketball season in a vote of the York Chapter of the PIAA Basketball Officials. The Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Fund board of directors then selected the individual scholarship winners in May.

Although Rice went to the ceremony knowing he had won something, the scholarship and what it was for came as a complete surprise.

“When we found out we got invited to the awards, and that everyone had won something, I thought mine would be for my attendance,” said Rice, who only missed one day of school from kindergarten through his high school graduation.

Grim had a slight idea that the scholarship was a possibility, but was still surprised to hear his name called.

“It was a nice surprise,” said Grim of winning the award. “I had a little bit of an idea it might come. It really means a lot.”

Gretchen Wolf Swartz was a York County basketball official from 1981 through 1995. Following her untimely death from leukemia in 1997, her fellow officials created the memorial team awards and a scholarship fund to promote and honor the sportsmanship she championed.

Each year, at season’s end, the York-Adams basketball officials vote to recognize one boys’ and girls’ program. The winning program displays the highest conduct all season long on many levels, including its players, fans, faculty, students, managers, coaches and cheerleaders, ranging from junior high through varsity.

This was the first year the Tech boys were chosen. The Biglerville girls’ program was also honored this season. Rebecca Isaac and Maddie Wenk were also awarded $7,5000 scholarships. The Canner girls were previously honored in 2007 and 2011. The Biglerville boys received the award in 2009.

Grim was not only delighted with winning the scholarship, but proud he could help the program win the award as well.

“It was a real honor because me and Keevon were the first to ever get it from Tech,” Grim said.

Rice echoed his teammates’ sentiments.

“That was a big thing, knowing that it was our first time ever winning,” Rice said. “And it was a big help to my college funds.”

Grim said he is leaning toward attending Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology to study either mechanical engineering or machining. He is also considering playing basketball for the school.

Rice, who also played football for the Spartans, is temporarily putting aside his athletic career to focus on architectural drafting at Pittsburgh Technical Institute. He is open to the possibility of a transfer to pursue college basketball in a few years.

Biglerville High School winners of the 2015 Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Awards are, front, from left, Rebecca Isaac and Madeline Wenk. In the back,

Biglerville High School winners of the 2015 Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Awards are, front, from left, Rebecca Isaac and Madeline Wenk. In the back, from left, are Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Award board members Pat Gebhart and Coni Wolf, and Biglerville athletic director Anthony Graham. (SUBMITTED)

This year’s $30,000 in total scholarships reflects a significant increase over last year, when one member from each winning team won a $7,500 scholarship, and another from each team won a $2,500 scholarship.

The first scholarships – both in the amount of $1,000 – were awarded in 2001. More than $50,000 in scholarship dollars have since been awarded.

— Reach Elijah Armold at



York County, as a whole, is 911 square miles.

But, in the realm of high school athletics, it might as well be broken into 15 separate entities, with each of the 15 York County schools that compete in the York-Adams League like their own island. Rarely, when you step inside one of those 15 areas, will you find someone who supports a team other than the school in his or her own district.

The fan bases are passionate, filling gyms and stadiums to cheer on their beloved athletes, while rival supporters aren’t afraid to venture into enemy territory for a road contest. It’s one of the many things that make high school sports something that athletes remember forever.

But, make no mistake about it, even though their rooting interests may differ, there is still a common bond between every single person in the area — they are all York County residents. There hasn’t been a more perfect example of that bond than when the county fans put their individual rooting interests aside and rally around an athlete, or any other student, who’s suffering from severe health problems.

The area has seen a number of teenagers fall ill to the horrors of cancer just in the past couple of years. It’s an illness so destructive to the mental and physical health of a human, that it can leave anyone remotely associated with someone diagnosed with cancer feeling devastated.

Four get our support: So, when four local teens each received the horrifying news from their doctors that they had cancer, the entire county felt the impact and the need to help. The four kids affected — Maddie Hill, Brandon Hohenadel, Peter Falci and Marcus Josey — were not only outstanding students at four different high schools, but also athletes.

Hill, a senior at Dover High School, suffers from myelodysplastic syndrome. In short, it’s caused by dysfunctional blood cells and forced her to undergo a bone marrow transplant back in the fall of 2013. She encountered problems earlier this year and needed to undergo another transplant.

Hohenadel, now a graduate of Eastern York, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2013, which affects the blood and bone marrow. He played basketball through his freshman year with the Golden Knights before stopping. Still, it was basketball, which he continues to play for fun, that helped him get through his treatment and help him rebuild his strength.

Falci, a senior basketball player at Central York, was diagnosed with testicular cancer in early March, just days before the Panthers took part in the PIAA state tournament.

And Josey, a junior at Northeastern and the quarterback for the Bobcats’ football team, was the most recent athlete to find out he had cancer, diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia on April 10, the most common form of childhood cancer.

Those four graced York County with their excellence on the court and field when they were healthy, so it was only fitting that the county came together to support them in their time of greatest need.

Raising money: T-shirt drives were the biggest source of fund raising for each of the patients’ families. The Dover community sold “Fight Like Hill” shirts for Hill, while Eastern sold “Brandon’s Battle” shirts with a cancer ribbon on them in support of Hohenadel. Central started a drive by selling “Play for Pete” shirts for Falci that the basketball team wore for warm-ups before its state tournament game and Northeastern is selling “#MarcusStrong” T-shirts for Josey’s fight.

But, instead of settling for the bare minimum to help, the York community continued to help these kids in any way possible. On top of the T-shirt drives, Dover held a marrow donor registry drive on March 14, so more victims like Hill don’t have to wait as long to find a match. This June will be the second annual Brandon’s Battle golf outing to help raise money for Hohenadel’s continuing medical expenses and for other pediatric cancer patients. Just in the last year, there’s been more than $12,000 raised for him and his family. And to show how the entire county is rallying around these kids, even York Suburban took part in helping raise money and awareness for Hohenadel’s fight, by holding a white out during the Trojans’ boys’ volleyball match against the Golden Knights in 2013.

In Josey’s case, a GoFundMe account was set up online under the name “Keep #MarcusStrong” to raise money for his treatment. Just in the week since it was created, more than 100 donors contributed more than $6,000 to his fight. It’s hard to imagine that other communities, besides Northeastern, haven’t helped contribute to that total.

Looking out for them: Josey said it best last week after he underwent his first day of chemotherapy: “The support is amazing,” he said. “I honestly didn’t think I had that many people out there caring for me and looking out for me. The people at my school are amazing. They’re honestly helping me get through this a lot better than I think I would without all that support.”

The outreach and support for these kids extends much further than the walls of their school and district. When any member of York County falls ill, the entire community rallies around them.

Individually, you’ve rooted them on during their athletic endeavors, but this is a battle for which the entire county can, and has, rallied around them. Now, more than ever, these kids need your support in a fight much bigger than anything they could’ve ever endured on the fields or courts.

And that’s something we can all come together and support.

— Reach Patrick Strohecker at




Blaine Claiborne knows better than most about the storied history of York Catholic basketball.

A 1993 grad of the school and a standout player for the Irish basketball program, Claiborne played for the team during some of its greatest heights. He was a guard on the 1990 PIAA Class AA state championship team and is a member of the York Catholic Athletic Hall of Fame.

Now, he’s in charge of resurrecting a program coming off an 11-13 season — a program that has hovered around the .500 mark for most of the last decade.

Claiborne has been named the next head basketball coach at York Catholic, replacing Ryan Luckman, who was not rehired after only one season. He’ll be the team’s third head coach in as many seasons.

“I’m honored that the principal and the committee had the faith in me to give me the opportunity,” he said. “It’s special because the thing we accomplished as a program before I was there, while I was there and even afterward for a few years, they were still good and competing for district and state championships. So, it’s just an honor to be given the responsibility to try to get back to those levels.”

On the surface, the hiring of Claiborne looks like the typical homecoming for a former student-athlete now hoping to give back to his alma mater. But it’s much more than that.

Prior experience: Claiborne is a guy with past coaching experience, spending five years as the girls’ varsity coach at York High and last season as the junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant at York Suburban. But it’s the job that he encountered at York High that made him seem like a good fit to become the next Irish head man.

When he first signed on to coach the Bearcats six years ago, the girls’ program was in a shambles.

“I think the York High girls, which was a totally broken program when I took over, (had) maybe eight, nine or 10 girls were in the total program,” Claiborne said. “We’re talking about varsity, JV, junior high and freshman team. We didn’t have teams, coaches, anything.”

Claiborne spent five seasons at York High, eventually building the program to the point where up to 40 girls were involved from the varsity level down to the junior high level. So, while the Irish program isn’t quite in the same boat the Bearcats were when Claiborne took over, it’s in a state where changes need to be made.

“York Catholic is not broken at all, but it needs repaired,” Claiborne said. “It’s not where it should be, but it’s not broken.”

So, now it’s up to Claiborne to repair it.

Expectations: He understands that the success he had as a player raises expectations of him as a coach, especially after showing glimpses of promise at rival schools. But nothing quite matches the intensity that comes with coaching your alma mater, and the hope that comes along with it of returning the program to its glory days, which include four state championships and 11 District 3 crowns.

“I was a little cautious of (coming home) because sometimes going home is not always the best thing,” Claiborne said. “… It wasn’t a large concern for me, but it was something that I did consider. Like, will that be a good move?”

If nothing else, York Catholic is hoping that Claiborne can give it some consistency. Three coaches in three years isn’t the best path for success of a program.

Finding a middle ground: After Joe Keesey was let go two years ago, he said it was because he wasn’t charismatic enough. Last year, the more fiery Luckman was dismissed. So, it’ll be up to Claiborne to find a middle ground as he tries to turn around the program.

“My main job is to have my guys organized and ready to play and we take care of that at practice,” he said. “… In a game, if it takes for me to get excited and I need to put a charge in my guys, then that’s what I’ll do. If they’re playing well, then I’ll sit down on the sidelines and watch the game as an active spectator.”

Claiborne’s name is part of York Catholic’s lore. Some of the best years the basketball program ever had came during his time as a player.

He knew there would be expectations and pressure surrounding him when he took the job. Now, it’s up to him to block all of that out and help repair the program.

“I needed to do it,” Claiborne said, “and not be worried about what might go wrong and just think about the possibilities of what will go right.”

— Reach Patrick Strohecker at


The great thing about sports is that they can often give you some relief from the harsh realities that every day life can bring.

Whether it’s engulfing yourself in an event on television for a couple hours or playing a pick-up game with friends in the park, athletics can help you escape many problems.

Such was the case for Brandon Hohenadel, when he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in December 2012 as a senior at Eastern York High School. In between chemotherapy sessions and his bone marrow transplant last spring, Brandon’s outlet was basketball, a sport he played up through his freshman year at Eastern.

While he was still too frail to play the sport, he watched it on television, following two of his favorite teams, Villanova and Syracuse. When he finally worked up the strength to begin exercising again, the basketball court served as his gym.

It was there that he got back to, not only living a much more typical life, but back to his normal strength. He regained his strength and stamina to the point where playing pick-up games with his friends hardly affected him anymore.

“At first, I’d get really winded pretty quick and I wasn’t able to do very much,” he said. “I didn’t really have any leg strength and I’d get fatigued really easily. But now I can do pretty much what I always could before — jump and run like I used to. So my conditioning is pretty good now. Back to normal.”

Brandon even had the opportunity to go up to Syracuse this past December and got to meet the men’s basketball team before one of its practices and then sit court side at the Dec. 22 game against Colgate.

But that was all information that he revealed when The York Dispatch first did a story on his condition last year.

Since then, his condition has only improved. The Eastern York grad has been in remission now for more than a year and just a year removed from his transplant, both of which are giant milestones in his path to recovery.

Brandon’s Battle: The one-year mark is monumental not just from a health standpoint, but also serves as the moment when Brandon could get in touch with his donor and finally put a name and a face to the person who saved his life.

“We have been able to contact the donor now and that’s something that’s very touching for us because without him, Brandon probably wouldn’t be here right now,” Brandon’s mom, Lisa Hohenadel said. “He literally saved Brandon’s life. So, that’s something that we’re really pleased that we were able to find out about him too.”

“It was one more part of the recovery process that Brandon could cross off his checklist. The next might be taking up another sport, besides basketball.

Brandon hasn’t played a whole lot of golf since his childhood, but now might be the time to rekindle those memories. Brandon’s family began the Brandon’s Battle Foundation as a way to raise money to pay for his treatments, but also to help other pediatric cancer patients.

When Brandon was holed up inside Hershey Medical Center, there wasn’t a whole lot for him to do in the time between chemo sessions. So, part of the foundation’s purpose was to raise money to buy activities to give to patients to help pass the time. Puzzles, drawings, paintings and other small, but precious, activities are bundled together in goody-bags that can be bought and donated to pediatric patients.

Between Brandon’s monthly doctor appointments and gathering items for the goody-bags, bills became expensive. That’s where golf comes into play.

This year, the Hohenadel family will hold the second annual “Brandon’s Battle” Golf Tournament at Cool Creek Golf Club, the main event for Brandon’s Battle Foundation in its fund-raising efforts to help foot the bill for Brandon’s numerous check-ups and to make sure that other patients can still receive their goody-bags. The outpouring of support and donations have led to Brandon’s Battle raising more than $12,000 since it began in January 2013.

The event is only a small token of appreciation from the Hohenadel family.

“You don’t hear about so many pediatric patients until you become the family to a pediatric patient,” Lisa said. “And there’s so many people in this area that have sick children, or have had sick children, that have lost the fight and it’s just amazing how many people reach out to you. …It’s just amazing how so many become your personal contact.”

As of right now, entries for this year’s golf outing are off to a slow start, but Lisa believes that as the June 27 date nears and families coordinate vacation plans, it will again get a nice turnout, like last year’s event. As for Brandon, he’s looking toward the next chapter in his life. With his health steadily improving every day, he’s turned his attention to enrolling in college and starting his pursuit of becoming a sports agent in the fall 2015 semester. He’s currently waiting to hear back about acceptance into the University of Miami and, of course, Syracuse.

For more information on how you can donate and support the Brandon’s Battle Foundation and this summer’s golf outing, visit

— Reach Patrick Strohecker at


Delone Catholic’s Maddie Comly, center, battles Dallastown’s Samantha Smith, left, and Debria Hendricks this past season. Comly was named to

Delone Catholic’s Maddie Comly, center, battles Dallastown’s Samantha Smith, left, and Debria Hendricks this past season. Comly was named to the Class AA all-state girls’ basketball team. (YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO)

Three York-Adams League players and two more from the now-closed Hilda Goodling Impact Academy have been named to the Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State Basketball Teams.

Delone Catholic’s Maddie Comly was selected to the Class AA Girls’ First Team, while Dallastown’s Amari Johnson was picked for the AAAA Girls’ Second Team.

On the boys’ side, York High’s Jahaire Wilson named to the AAAA Third Team. In Class A boys, Caesar DeJesus from the Goodling prep team was selected for second-team honors, while Juwan Gooding, from the Goodling scholastic squad, made the third team in Class A.

The 5-foot, 7-inch Comly was the leading girls’ scorer in the York-Adams League at 22.8 points per game. The senior moved up to the AA First Team after earning second-team honors as a junior.

Comly helped the Squirettes to a 21-7 overall record, a share of the York-Adams Division III championship and a berth in the York-Adams League championship game.

She finished her career with 1,648 points and has earned an NCAA Division I scholarship from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Comly was also an all-state volleyball player and helped Delone to the AA state girls’ volleyball title as a junior.

Johnson has also earned an D-I scholarship with Rhode Island.

The 6-1 senior averaged 16.8 points per game this past season, helping Dallastown to an 18-7 overall record, including a York-Adams Division I crown.

She moved past the 1,000-point mark for her career against rival Red Lion in early February.


Wilson, meanwhile, was a do-everything performer for the Bearcats (26-5), leading them to York-Adams Division I, York-Adams League Tournament and District 3-AAAA titles. The 6-4 senior averaged 18.0 points, 11.6 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game.

He topped the 1,000-point mark for his career in mid-January against Spring Grove.

DeJesus, a 6-3 senior, pumped 23.4 points per game for the Goodling prep team. He’s now finishing his high school studies at Steel-High.

Gooding, a 6-foot senior, poured in 23.8 points per game for the Goodling scholastic team, helping them to a 12-8 record and a District 3-A crown. Shortly after winning the district championship, the Goodling school closed down because of financial difficulties and the Goodling scholastic team forfeited its right to compete in the state playoffs.

— Reach Steve Heiser at




PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kelly Jekot, Cumberland Valley

COACH OF THE YEAR: Bill Wolf, Cumberland Valley


Jackie Benitez, Poncono Mountain West, 5-9, Sr., 26.3

Cecily Carl, Mechanicsburg, 6-3, Sr., 15.8

Alayna Gribble, Norwin, 6-0, Sr. 17.5

Kyla Irwin, State College, 6-2, Jr., 20.0

Kelly Jekot, Cumberland Valley, 6-0, Jr., 19.2

Nicole Munger, Central Bucks West, 5-10, Sr., 17.5


Michaela Gelbaugh, Central Dauphin East, 5-10 Sr., 14.3

Amari Johnson, Dallastown, 6-1, Sr., 16.7

Ashley Jones, Cheltenham, 5-7, So., 22.6

Amanda Kalin, Pine-Richland, G, 5-8, So., 21.4

Maria Palarino, Penn-Trafford, 5-10, Sr., 17.5

Deja Rawls, Abington, 5-7, Sr., 12.3

Brittany Robinson, Central Dauphin East, 6-2 Sr., 17.2


Mackenzie Carroll, Central Bucks West, 5-10, Sr., 11.4

Julie Cross, Upper Dublin, 6-2, Sr., 15.0

Abby Gonzales, North Allegheny, 5-7, Jr., 11.6

Andi Lydon, Shaler, 6-2, Sr., 16.4

Mary Sheehan, Cardinal O’Hara, 5-10, So., 12.5

Kristen Smoluk, Palmyra, 5-10, Sr., 11.9

Courtney Zezza, Plum, 6-3, Sr., 16.9


PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Chassidy Omogrosso, Blackhawk

COACH OF THE YEAR: Steve Lodovico, Blackhawk


Aubree Brown, Archbishop Wood, 6-0, Sr., 12.1

Bailey Greenberg, Archbishop Wood, 5-11, Jr., 13.3

Alyssa Monaghan, Bonner-Prendergast, 5-7, Sr., 18.0

Chassidy Omogrosso, Blackhawk, 5-5, Sr., 27.1

Kalista Walters, Bethlehem Catholic, 6-0, Sr., 22.1

Sammie Weiss, McGuffey, 5-11, Sr., 25.9


Jenay Faulkner, Greencastle-Antrim, 5-11, So., 17.0

Jess Genco, Scranton Prep, 5-4, Sr., 15.2

Alexa Golden, Chartiers Valley, 5-9, Sr., 16.0

Kaitlyn Lewis, North Pocono, 5-7, Sr., 21.0

Devon Merritt Berks Catholic, 6-2, Jr., 17.2

Claire Oberdorf, Greensburg Salem, 5-7, Sr., 27.1

Maddie Ritsick, Crestwood, 6-0, Jr., 24.3


Miranda Hoover, Susquenita, 5-10, Sr., 18.5

Kayla Kline, Mifflinburg, 5-10, Jr., 21.0

Kayley Kovac, Jim Thorpe, F, 5-11, Fr., 24.6

Allison McGrath, South Park, 5-10, Jr., 17.8

Lexi Posset, Beaver, 5-7, Sr., 22.7

Kaitlyn Slagus, Belle Vernon, 6-2, Sr., 22.6

Courtney Vannoy, Blackhawk, 5-11, Sr., 12.2


PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ciani “C.C.” Cryor, Neumann-Goretti

COACH OF THE YEAR: Andrea Peterson, Neumann-Goretti


Sydney Bordonaro, Burrell, 5-7, Sr., 20.6

Maddie Comly, Delone Catholic, 5-7, Sr., 22.8

Ciani “C.C.” Cryor, Neumann-Goretti, 5-5, Sr., 11.5

Alexis Lewis, Holy Redeemer, 5-9, Sr., 27.1

Sianni Martin, Neumann-Goretti, 5-8, Sr., 12.5

Cassidy Walsh, Seton-LaSalle, 5-9, Sr., 11.3


Megan Eripret, Salisbury, 6-3, Sr., 18.3

Theresa Fachetti, Harbor Creek, 5-8, Sr., 20.6

Brooke Hinderliter, Redbank Valley, 5-8, Jr., 20.0

Ana Hollen, Bellwood-Antis, 5-7, Sr., 17.1

Deja Reynolds Imhotep Charter, 5-8, Sr., 11.3

Kayleigh Semion, Dunmore, 5-6, Sr., 13.8

Ahnje “A.J.” Timbers Neumann-Goretti, 5-11, Sr., 10.6


Christina Aborowa, Neumann-Goretti, 6-4, Sr., 6.0

Becca Gravatt, Franklin, 5-9, Sr., 22.4

Karlee Krchnavi, Palisades, 6-0, Jr., 17.9

Tiffany Lapotsky, North Schuylkill, 5-6, Jr., 15.8

Nicolette Newman, Seton-La Salle, G, 5-7, Sr., 14.0

Conor Richardson, Carlynton, 5-10, Sr., 20.8

Haley Thomas, Bishop McCort, 5-10, Sr., 16.1


PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Brenna Wise, Vincentian

COACH OF THE YEAR: Ron Stacchiotti, Old Forge


Martine Fortune, Shipley, 6-4, Sr., 12.9

Madison Johnson, Keystone, 5-9, Sr., 20.5

Chelsey Koren, Blairsville, 5-11, Sr., 18.1

Maria Morgan, Bucktail, 5-6, Sr., 28.0

Tori Tansley, Old Forge, 5-7, Sr., 17.0

Brenna Wise, Vincentian, 6-1, Sr., 20.8


Lili Benzel, Bishop Guilfoyle, 5-8, So., 19.3

April Bocian, Kennedy Catholic, 6-3, Jr., 11.4

Maci Bower, Millville, 5-11, Jr., 22.8

Sam Breen, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, 6-2, So., 22.8

Ali Hillson, North Penn-Mansfield, 5-8, Jr., 14.3

Nia Holland, Shipley, 5-5, Sr., 11.9

Emma Spinelli, Shade, 5-4, Jr., 21.6


Torrieoanna Cash, Vincentian, 5-9, Jr., 8.4

Keyen Green, Phil-Mont Christian, 6-1, Jr., 20.9

Lexi Griggs, Vincentian, 6-0, Jr., 7.9

Bronwyne Mellott, McConnellsburg, 6-0, So., 22.2

Maci Thornton, Clarion, 5-5, Jr., 21.0

Mikayla Vaughn, Friends Central, 6-3, So., 17.6

Lexi Wozniak, Portage, 5-4, Jr., 14.8



PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tony Carr, Philadelphia Roman Catholic

COACH OF THE YEAR: Chris McNesby, Philadelphia Roman Catholic


Levan “Shawn” Alston, Haverford School, 6-4, sr, 19.4 ppg

Tony Carr, Philadelphia Roman Catholic, 6-4, jr, 12.8 ppg

Chris Clover, St. Joseph’s Prep, 6-3, sr, 20.7 ppg

Sammy Foreman, Martin Luther King, 6-1, sr, 14.2 ppg

Matty McConnell, Chartiers Valley, 6-2, sr, 29.5 ppg

Jahaad Proctor, Harrisburg, 6-3, sr, 24.4 ppg


Cole Constantino, North Allegheny, 6-2, sr, 23.4 ppg

Kobe Gantz, McCaskey, 6-4, jr, 17.8 ppg

Kason Harrell, Hempfield (D-7), 6-2, sr, 25.2 ppg

Amir Hinton, Abington, 6-4, sr, 19.8 ppg

Lamar Stevens, Haverford School, 6-7, jr, 18.3 ppg

Lonnie Walker IV, Reading, 6-4, so, 17.0 ppg

Derrick Woods, Pennsbury, 6-8, sr, 16.3 ppg


Nazeer Bostick, Philadelphia Roman Catholic, 6-3, jr, 12.5 ppg

Luke Connaghan, Archbishop Wood, 6-5, sr, 19.0 ppg

Ramon Creighton, Taylor Allderdice, 6-1, jr, 12.0 ppg

Jonny David, Mount Lebanon, 6-2, sr, 18.5 ppg

Gemil Holbrook, Philadelphia Roman Catholic, 6-4, sr, 13.9 ppg

David Krmpotich, La Salle College, 6-7, sr, 13.7 ppg

Jahaire Wilson, York, 6-4, sr, 18.1 ppg


PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Derrick Jones, Archbishop Carroll

COACH OF THE YEAR: Greg Lezanic, Indiana


Milik Gantz, Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt, 6-4, sr, 18.3 ppg

Quade Green, Neumann-Goretti, 5-11, so, 17.8 ppg

Derrick Jones, Archbishop Carroll, 6-7, sr, 19.3 ppg

Lamarr “Fresh” Kimble, Neumann-Goretti, 6-0, sr, 14.5 ppg

Nehemiah Mack, Susquehanna Twp., 6-0, jr, 14.1 ppg

Daron Russell, Imhotep Charter, 5-10, so, 16.5 ppg


Sam Allen, Lewisburg, 6-8, jr, 21.9 ppg

Tarojae Brake, Octorara, 6-2, sr, 22.5 ppg

Daylon Carter, Ambridge, 6-4, sr, 24.0 ppg

John Castello, Mars, 6-5 jr, 17.8 ppg

Zane Martin, Neumann-Goretti, 6-2, jr, 16.5 ppg

Riley Stapleton, Indiana, 6-4, sr, 13.1 ppg


Travis Blankenhorn, Pottsville, 6-2, sr, 16.6 ppg

Josh Creach, Beaver Falls, 6-6, so, 17.7 ppg

DaShon Giddings, Delaware Valley Charter, 6-4, sr, 16.5 ppg

Donovan Jeter, Beaver Falls, 6-5, so, 17.5 ppg

Dom Keyes, Steel Valley, 6-7, sr, 19.4 ppg

David Morris, Erie Strong Vincent, 6-1, so, 20.1 ppg

Tim Rose, Scranton Prep, 6-0, sr, 15.2 ppg

Josh Sharkey, Archbishop Carroll, 5-10 jr, 12.4 ppg


PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Stevie Jordan, Conwell-Egan

COACH OF THE YEAR: Frank Sciolla, Conwell-Egan


Jair Bolden, Westtown, 6-4, jr, 17.0 ppg

Nelly Cummings, Lincoln Park Charter, 6-0, so, 24.5 ppg

De’Andre Hunter, Friends Central, 6-7, jr, 20.8 ppg

Stevie Jordan, Conwell-Egan, 5-10, jr, 16.8 ppg

Stephon McGinnis, Aliquippa, 5-9, sr, 17.0 ppg

Trey Staunch, West Middlesex, 6-5, sr, 23.6 ppg


Kyle Datres, Loyalsock Twp., 5-10, sr, 10.2 ppg

Noah Davis, Bellwood-Antis, 6-3, jr, 24.7 ppg

Tim Guers, Germantown Academy, 6-3, sr, 16.4 ppg

Jason Kenny, Mid Valley, 6-2, sr, 21.4 ppg

LaPri McCray-Pace, Conwell-Egan, 6-2, jr, 11.4 ppg

Ryan Norkus, Seton-La Salle, 6-3, sr, 18.1 ppg

Kody Trude, West Branch, 6-4, jr, 21.4 ppg


Julian Collazo, Lancaster Mennonite, 6-0, sr, 23.2 ppg

Vinny Dalessandro, Conwell-Egan, 6-7, jr, 10.5 ppg

Austin Gilbertson, Camp Hill Trinity, 6-2, so, 17.8 ppg

Sam Lindgren, Germantown Academy, 6-6, sr, 12.6 ppg

Matthew Miller, Upper Dauphin, 6-1, jr, 24.1 ppg

Romano Sebastiani, Greensburg Central Catholic, 6-4, sr, 22.7 ppg

Ben Sosa, Loyalsock Twp., 6-2, sr, 15.9 ppg


PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ahmad Gilbert, Constitution

COACH OF THE YEAR: Robert Moore, Constitution


Samir Doughty, Math, Civics & Sciences, 6-4, sr, 24.5 ppg

Ahmad Gilbert, Constitution, 6-7, sr, 17.6 ppg

Brandon Martinazzi, Bishop Carroll, 5-9, sr, 22.4 ppg

Malik Miller, Farrell, 6-3, jr, 20.0 ppg

Nate Sestina, Cameron County, 6-8, sr, 21.5 ppg

Kimar Williams, Constitution, 6-1, sr, 16.2 ppg


Chad Andrews-Fulton, Constitution, 6-7, sr, 11.0 ppg

Julian Batts, Jeannette, 5-11, sr, 22.4 ppg

Caesar DeJesus, Goodling Impact Academy, 6-3, sr, 23.4 ppg

Dane Jackson, Cornell, 6-1, sr, 28.0 ppg

Sagaba Konate, Kennedy Catholic, 6-8, jr, 16.1 ppg

Tyerell Mann, Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg, 6-4, sr, 23.0 ppg

Lavelle Rush, Monessen, 6-1, jr, 18.1 ppg


Kevin Anderson, St. John Neumann, 6-1, so, 19.1 ppg

Michael Bryja, Portage, 6-4, sr, 20.5 ppg

Bo Burleigh, North Penn-Mansfield, 6-2, sr, 18.3 ppg

Juwan Gooding, Goodling Impact Academy, 6-0, sr, 23.8 ppg

R.J. Laugand, Clarion-Limestone, 5-11, sr, 17.6 ppg

Nasza Short, St. John Neumann, 6-2, sr, 18.9 ppg

Jeff Yordy, Pottsville Nativity, 6-2, sr, 22.4 ppg

Girls: Team#1

Emily Clinton – NO

Taryn Crone – NO

Jensen Sneeringer – NO

Debria Hendricks – Dtown

Amari Johnson – Dtown

Katie McGowan – Dtown

Kelsey Wisner – CY

Kayleigh Thomas – SW

Maddie Comly – DC

Rebecca Issac – Bville

Shannon Kuhn – BS

Coaches: Scott Wisner – CY

Mike Sanders – NO

Team #2

Kari Lankford – WY

Emily Wood – WY

Sela Fuhrman – WY

Claudia Mingora – YS

Ashley Meyer – NE

Payton Hauck – NE

Leah Myers – EY

Haley Nalls – EY

Annie Lehr – YC

Marissa Ressler – YC

Hannah Laslo – YC

Coaches: Marley Klunk – Dover

Cheryl Land – EY

Boys: Team #1

Jahaire Wilson – YH

D’Montie Shaw – YH

CJ Boxley – YH

Peter Falci – CY

Sam Saxton – CY

Stone McCreary – RL

Austin Albright – DTown

Darius Rowlette – SW

Jimmy O’Boyle – DC

David Riley – Fairfield

Donte Grim – YTech

Coaches: Kevin Schieler – CY

Scott Motter – Ltown

Team #2

Diego Torres – WY

Kyle Einsig – WY

Ryan Beck – Dover

Derrick Hoffman – NE

Michael Coleman – NE

Colin Bortner – Gburg

Tyler Lampe – Gburg

Dylan Krieger – Han

Paul Martello – YC

Josh Stroup – BS

Coaches: Brian Schmoyer – Dover

Jeff Bair – Gburg

Division I Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
York High 11 1 26 4 74.8 57.7 128 30 12 17.1


York High 375 582 64.4

Year Player # Total Points Games Avg 3-pointers FT Made FT Att. FT%
D’Montie Shaw sr 1 180 30 6.0 2 24 47 51.1
Brandon Smallwood jr 2 372 29 12.8 0 45 81 55.6
Bryshon Sweeney sr 3 3 3 1.0 1 0 0
C.J. Boxley sr 4 82 29 2.8 1 32 45 71.1
Kristopher Johnson jr 5 274 30 9.1 34 36 61 59.0
Napolean Snellings jr 10 8 3 2.7 0 1 2 50.0
Jacquez Cesiano soph 11 180 30 6.0 35 17 25 68.0
Montrel Morgan jr 13 322 30 10.7 22 84 111 75.7
Nathan Delmotte sr 14 39 16 2.4 4 5 9 55.6
Trey Shiflett jr 15 296 30 9.9 25 29 41 70.7
Jeremiah McCarter soph 21 16 16 1.0 1 5 8 62.5
Messiah Anderson soph 22 4 3 1.3 0 0 2 0.0
Jahaire Wilson sr 23 470 26 18.1 3 97 150 64.7
YAIAA Div I W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
Central York 10 2 20 9 59.9 50.2 156.0 29.0 12.0 9.7

Year Player # Total Pts Games Avg 3-pointers FT Made FT Att. FT %
sr 0 Mitch Marino 94 25 3.8 4 10 18 55.56
sr 3 Peter Falci 91 28 3.3 11 15 27 55.56
sr 5 Brandon Shaffer 162 29 5.6 27 15 20 75.00
sr 12 Griffen Harter 48 19 2.5 0 4 8 50.00
sr 15 Calvin Luckenbuagh 87 29 3.0 11 12 15 80.00
jr 20 Onterio Edmonds 21 12 1.8 0 5 5 100.00
sr 21 Sam Saxton 451 29 15.6 57 54 83 65.06
jr 24 Jared Wagner 319 28 11.4 20 69 98 70.41
jr 25 Nathan Markey 175 29 6.0 30 17 26 65.38
soph 31 Niko Sobestanovich 5 10 0.5 0 1 2 50.00
soph Carter Luckenbaugh 2 1 2.0 0 2 2 100.00
soph Evan Czulada 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 #DIV/0!
soph Thomas O’Neill 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 #DIV/0!
fr Garrett Markey 2 1 2.0 0 0 1 0.00
jr 40 Charlie Gingerich 278 28 9.9 0 72 98 73.47



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