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Red Lion’s Nick Shima gains possession with Susquehannock’s Tucker Devilbiss (11) in pursuit during lacrosse action at Red Lion on Thursday.

Red Lion’s Nick Shima gains possession with Susquehannock’s Tucker Devilbiss (11) in pursuit during lacrosse action at Red Lion on Thursday. Red Lion handed Susquehannock its first York-Adams League loss of the season, 17-8. (BILL KALINA —

RED LION — On paper, Thursday night’s match with Susquehannock was just another game on the regular-season schedule for the Red Lion boys’ lacrosse team.

In reality, however, that would be underestimating its importance just a tad.

The truth was, the game was a huge deal for a Lions outfit seeking to extend its season into the York-Adams League and District 3 playoffs.

The significance of the contest (a win would clinch a berth in the four-team York-Adams League playoffs), combined with the added importance of Senior Night, made for a very memorable evening for the home side.

Especially those seniors.

After falling behind by a couple of goals early, Red Lion rallied back with a five-goal run that seized momentum. The Lions refused to give it back, cruising to an impressive 17-8 triumph over the Warriors.

Susquehannock (9-2 overall and 9-1 league) suffered its first league loss of the season. The Lions (11-2, 8-2), meanwhile, clinched that coveted league playoff berth.

The joy of knocking off the top team in the 12-team league was especially meaningful to seniors such as Tanner Reif, who missed some games early in the season. Losses earlier in the season to Dallastown and West York forced the Lions into catch-up mode and they’ve responded.

“We had a rough start to the season,” said Reif, who finished with two goals and three assists. “But we’ve all played together and picked it up. We never quit.”

That was also the case in the early going, when the Warriors raced out to a 2-0 lead just a few minutes into action. But it was junior Jac Gemmill (two goals, two assists) that sparked a 5-0 blitz by the home side that got the Lion fans and players alike pumped up.

While Gemmill started the blitz, it was ultimately sophomore Sam Emig who proved to be the big difference maker on Senior Night. The Lion attacker shredded the Warrior defense for six goals, including a trio in the third quarter, when the Lions all but put the game away.

Emig’s six tallies pushed his season mark to 54.

“Sam is a heck of a player,” Reif said. “He means everything to us. He’s the third man on the attack and it’s great to have a young guy come up the ranks and perform.”

Another youngster on the Red Lion side is goalie Nick Serrano. Just a freshman, Serrano (10 saves) came up with some big stops.

“Our goalie played fantastic tonight,” Red Lion coach Stefan Striffler said. “He gave up those two goals early but he definitely helped out a lot.”

Striffler, who noted that his team had some injury woes earlier in the season, feels that his team’s confidence level has grown along with its health.

“When we get on a roll, we’re tough to stop,” he said. “And tonight we were on a serious roll and we can just pump them in.”

The setback marked the second loss in a week for the Warriors, who have a huge contest against Dallastown next Tuesday. Susquehannock coach Russ LeBlanc was not pleased with his team’s defense at all Thursday. The 17 goals allowed were the most his team allowed all season.

“Tonight really came down to our team defense,” LeBlanc said. “We had multiple breakdowns. I didn’t think that we made the plays that we needed to make tonight.”

Jack Allred led the Warriors with three goals while teammate Aiden Kirkendall chipped in two goals. Goalie Shane Silk, who faced 35 shots on the night, recorded 17 saves.


West York 19, Spring Grove 11: At West York, Hunter Betz and Devyn Roehm each had four goals and two assists to lead the Bulldogs. Seth Wise added four goals and one assist, while Tanner Brannon collected two goals and two assists and Nick Cintron chipped in two goals and an assist. Bryce Kephart led the Rockets with three goals and an assist. Dylan Griffiths and Tanner Bolton each added three Spring Grove scores. Cole Rinehart made seven saves to get the win in goal. Landon Ballou had eight saves for the Rockets.

Eastern 17, Kennard-Dale 1: At Wrightsville, Dom Particelli and Conrad Rhein led the Golden Knights by each scoring three goals and adding five assists. Also for Eastern, Brian Lehman had four goals and one assist, Tate Adamson had two goals and one assist and Nate Smith and Jimmy Kurnik each scored one goal and added one assist.

Central York 14, New Oxford 6: At Central York, the Panthers got four goals from Connor Hoch to cruise past the Colonials. Katon Yantek added a pair of goals and a pair of assists to the victorious cause. New Oxford’s John Wilson scored three goals and added an assist.

York Suburban 10, Dallastown 9 (overtime): At Dallastown, Collin Mailman led the Trojans by scoring three goals and adding one assist. Also for Suburban, Joseph Sadock scored three goals, while Michael Sipes scored two goals and had one assist. For the Wildcats, Cade Gold scored three goals, Braven Morris scored two goals and Brian Prats had one goal and one assist. Suburban improved to 6-3 in the league and 8-4 overall, while Dallastown fell to 8-2 and 11-2.

York Catholic 14, South Western 9: At Hanover, Stevie Brenneman led the Irish by scoring four goals. Also for the Irish, Jacob Norton had three goals and two assists, Tommy Bowser had two goals and two assists, Tanner Yanick had four assists and Eddie Smith had two goals and one assist. For the Mustangs, Anthony DeVincent had five goals and one assist.


Kennard-Dale 24, Eastern York 5: At Fawn Grove, Morgan Day moved over the 400-goal mark for her career with an eight-goal, two assist performance. The senior now has 405 goals in her career. Lyndsey Duty (four goals, assist), Gillian Zimmerman (two goals, two assists), Emmie Dressel (three goals) and Maggie Biedermann (goal, two assists) also excelled for the winners. Riley Toomey had two goals and an assist for Eastern. K-D improved to 12-0 overall and 10-0 in the York-Adams League.

Susquehannock 20, Red Lion 2: At Glen Rock, Gena Speights (six goals, two assists), Ashley Valway (five goals, three assists) and Katelyn Welsh (four goals, four assists) powered the Warriors, who improved to 11-1 overall and 9-1 in the York-Adams League. Amber Orner made five saves to get the win in goal. Taylor Griffith made eight saves for the Lions.

Dallastown 18, Northern 9: At Dillsburg, the Wildcats dominated both halves, doubling up the Polar Bears in non-league play. Alyssa Layton’s six-goal effort led the way for Dallastown, while Amber Dubois chipped in with four goals and an assist.

York Catholic 14, South Western 5: At York Catholic, a strong defensive effort in the second half by the Irish led them to a bounce-back victory over the Mustangs. Lindsey China had a five-point night for York Catholic, scoring four goals and adding an assist, while Shannon Moore continued her impressive senior campaign with a three-goal and three-assist performance. Lauren Schmidt led South Western with three goals, while Erin Brown and Gabriella DiRienza each added one.

West York 15, Spring Grove 5: At Spring Grove, Ally Williams turned in a four-goal, two-assist effort in leading the Bulldogs to victory. Teammate Amanda Lehman chipped in with three goals and an assist. Marisa Landaverde and Casey Franklin each scored two goals for the Rockets.


GLEN ROCK — Coming off its first loss of the season this past Friday against unbeaten Cumberland Valley, the Susquehannock boys’ lacrosse team had an opportunity to steer the ship back in the right direction on Tuesday night against visiting York Suburban.

While it took a little while for the Warriors to get going, when they finally did, it was bad new for the Trojans.

Sophomore attacker Jack Allred rang up four goals in a row during a 7-0 second-quarter run for Susquehannock. Those four tallies were just a part of Allred’s seven-point night (six goals, one assist) that helped the Warriors cruise to a 15-7 victory.

“We were hungry to get back on the field,” Susquehannock coach Russ LeBlanc said.

It took the Warriors some time to whet their appetite. Much of that credit can be given to a Trojans squad that is in a tight race to earn one of the four York-Adams League playoff berths.

Suburban pulled to within 3-2 early in the second quarter on a goal by Cameron LeCates. Suddenly, however, the home team seized momentum.

“It’s just the team just working,” Allred said of his team’s spurt, that pushed the advantage to 10-2 late in the first half. “And getting looks.”

Allred is able to get those looks in large part because of a fantastic offense around him. Collin Riley (two goals, four assists), Aiden Kirkendall (two goals, two assists) and Dorian Faster (one goal, four assists) make it impossible for opponents to key in on any one attacker.

“Jack is doing really well making the move from the midfield to attack,” LeBlanc said. “He’s a big part of what we do. But he’s also complimented by a lot of talent around him.”

That is the beauty of the Susquehannock offense, which has shown the ability in big games this year to steal momentum quickly and forcefully.

“That’s the nature of the game,” LeBlanc said. “To have some runs in a game is common. But we were just able to do the right thing a lot. The guys worked hard and we put some plays together.”

Allred scored on four straight possession during a four-minute blitz midway through the stanza. Kirkendall and Zach Orner added goals, with Allred scoring again to end run with 1:22 left in the half.

That run helped sooth some bitterness after the Warriors were dropped handily (15-8) by Cumberland Valley this past Friday. The Warriors had some trouble passing the ball effectively and trailed 10-3 at the break.

“We didn’t execute our fundamentals,” said Allred of that loss to CV. “It just wasn’t our game.”

In a sense, that loss helped refocus the Warriors, who are hoping to gear up for a lengthy run in the District 3 playoffs next month.

“After losing to Cumberland Valley we just needed to start rolling over teams and play as hard as we can,” he said.

Mike Sipes and Collin Mailman led the Trojans with two goals each.

Susquehannock improved to 9-1 overall and 9-0 in the league. Suburban fell to 7-4 and 5-3.

Boys’ lacrosse

York Catholic 23, Kennard-Dale 4: At Fawn Grove, the Irish used a nine-goal second quarter to pull away from the Rams in the York-Adams League contest. Jacob Norton led all goal scorers with seven goals for York Catholic, while Tanner Yanick added four goals and three assists. Dean Huntzinger registered a hat trick for Kennard-Dale, while Elliot Stauffer scored the other goal.

Red Lion 15, Central York 10: At Central York, Tanner Reif poured in six goals and added an assist in leading the Lions to victory. Teammate Sam Emig contributed a hat trick to the winning cause. Central York was led by four-point efforts from Connor Hoch (three goals, one assist) and T.J. Ross (two goals, two assists).

West York 17, Eastern York 16: At Wrightsville, the Bulldogs erased a three-goal fourth-quarter deficit by outscoring the Golden Knights 9-5 in the final frame to squeak out a one-goal victory. Hunter Betz led West York with four goals, while Devyn Roehm, Tanner Brannon and Nick Cintron each added three. Conrad Rhein, Dom Particelli and Evyn Witman paced the Eastern attack, each registering four goals.

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Dallastown 17, South Western 6: At Dallastown, Brian Prats led the Wildcats with eight goals and two assists. Also for Dallastown, Andrew Kvasnovsky had three goals and one assist, Dom Gurreri had two goals and one assist, Trip Prindle scored two goals and Dom Roda and Max Lohss each had one goal and one assist. Dallastown improved to 11-1 overall and 8-1 in the York-Adams League.

New Oxford 15, Spring Grove 14: At New Oxford, the Colonials scored in the first overtime frame to prevail over the Rockets in this close battle between league foes. John Wilson recorded a team-high six goals for New Oxford and added two assists for eight points. Tanner Bolton had five goals and three assists for Spring Grove, matching Wilson with a game-high eight points. Jorge Medina made 17 saves in goal for the Colonials. Dylan Griffiths added three goals and two assists for the Rockets, while Bryce Kephart had three goals and an assist.

Hershey 19, West York 3: At Hershey, the Bulldogs were outmatched in this non-league contest against the Trojans. Hunter Betz, Devyn Roehm and Trevor Sweitzer each had a goal for West York, while Roehm and Sweitzer each added an assist. Brook Briggs recorded a game-high nine points for Hershey on three goals and six assists.


New Oxford 21, Spring Grove 9: At Spring Grove, Braxtin Reddinger led the Colonials to the York-Adams League victory by scoring a game-high nine goals and adding three assists. For the Rockets, Casey Franklin scored a team-high four goals and added one assist, while teammate Sam Richards scored three goals.



York Suburban’s Kevin Moats defends Red Lion’s Tanner Reif on Thursday at Suburban. Reif finished with a goal and four assists. Red Lion won

York Suburban’s Kevin Moats defends Red Lion’s Tanner Reif on Thursday at Suburban. Reif finished with a goal and four assists. Red Lion won the match, 9-8. (BILL KALINA —

Momentum plays a major factor in sports. That is especially true in lacrosse, where a team can turn things around in a hurry.

Such was the case Thursday night when York-Adams League rivals Red Lion and York Suburban squared off in a contest that carried playoff implications.

The home-standing Trojans controlled much of the first half, building a four-goal lead. A late tally by the Lions before the intermission, however, shifted momentum toward their side. Red Lion scored four more goals in the third quarter to take the lead, but Suburban rallied to even the score with under two minutes left.

That set the stage for Red Lion standout Tyler Dunlap, who ripped home the game-winning score with 30 seconds left.

The 9-8 triumph was big in the league standings for the Lions, who improved to 8-2 overall and 6-2 in the league. Suburban fell to 7-3 and 5-2.

“Every game is important this year,” Red Lion coach Stefan Stiffler said. “Absolutely.”

It all started with a goal by standout attacker Jac Gemmill (five goals) that came with under a second left in the first half. Gemmill’s tally cut the Suburban lead to 6-4 at the break.

“That goal before the half was a game changer,” Stiffler said. “We weren’t getting a lot of really good looks on offense (in the first half), but then everything started to click.”

The Lions dominated play in the third period, scoring four more goals to take an 8-6 advantage. Gemmill had two more goals during that surge, while Dunlap and Sam Emig also scored.

Some penalties hurt the visitors in the fourth quarter, when the Trojans were able to cash in with goals from Ryan Yost and Cam LeCates to even it up. LeCates’ tally with 1:29 remaining in the game came with a man-advantage.

The home team had possession after that goal, but the Lions were able to turn it over before Dunlap scored the game-winner.

“I just cut and Tanner Reif (one goal, four assists) threw me the ball,” Dunlap said. “Then it just happened. It was just instinct. We’re a really close team and have been playing together forever. And then we just connected there at the end.”

The Lions were able to run out the clock successfully over the final half minute, setting off a big celebration on the same field where they fell 9-8 a year ago.

“It was close last year,” Dunlap said. “We had to get them this year. And this was an important game for us in the division.”

While the Trojans failed to secure the victory, first-year coach Luke Beam refused to blame his team for the setback. Instead he put the onus squarely on himself.

“This is on me,” he said. “I need to coach better in order to get a W. (My kids) need to hold their heads high and get ready for next week.”

Collin Mailman led the Trojans with thee goals, while goalie Pat Keane tallied eight saves. Red Lion goalie Nick Serrano finished with seven saves.


West York 13, Central York 12: At West York, the home rallied from a 4-0 hole after one period to earn the win. The Bulldogs used a 10-4 edge in the middle two periods to regain the lead. West York improved to 8-1 overall and 7-1 in the York-Adams League. Central fell to 6-5 and 4-4. Hunter Betz (two goals, four assists), Devyn Roehm (three goals, assist), Tanner Brannon (two goals, assist), Trevor Sweitzer (three assists), Ryan McCauley (two goals), Seth Wise (goal, assist) and Ian Lichty (goal, assist) led the winners. Central was paced by Connor Hoch (three goals), Katon Yantek (two goals, assist), Alex Kilgour (two goals, assist) and T.J. Ross (goal, two assists). Cole Rinehart had eight saves to get the win in goal. Pearson Hinkle had nine saves in a losing cause.

Dallastown 15, York Catholic 9: At York, the Wildcats improved to 9-1 overall and 7-1 in the York-Adams League. Braven Morris (three goals, assist), Brian Prats (three goals), Cade Gold (three goals), Andrew Kvasnovski (two goals, assist), Dom Gurreri (two goals) and Max Lohss (two goals) paced Dallastown. Jack Marks made seven saves in goal. York Catholic was led by Jacob Norton (three goals), Luke Brennan (two goals, assist) and Tanner Yanick (goal, assist). Alex Reichart had eight saves for York Catholic.

Eastern York 13, South Western 8: At Hanover, Conrad Rhein’s eight-point game paced the Golden Knights. Rhein scored a team-high five goals and added three assists. On the other side, South Western’s Anthony DeVincent tried to match Rhein point-for-point, tallying five goals and two assists for a team-high seven points.

Susquehannock 15, New Oxford 5: At Glen Rock, Aidan Kirkendall led the Warriors by scoring five goals and adding one assist. Also for the Warriors, Jack Allred had four goals and two assists, Collin Riley had two goals and three assists, Colin Kelly had two goals and one assist, Dorian Faster scored two goals and Alex Rebich added two assists. For the Colonials, John Wilson scored two goals and added one assist.

Correction: The winner of Wednesday’s lacrosse match between Red Lion and York Catholic was incorrectly reported in Thursday’s Dispatch. Red Lion won the match, 14-11.


South Western 10, Eastern York 4: At Wrightsville, Erin Brown and Lauren Schmidt each had three goals for the Mustangs. Kylie Nikolaus had two goals and an assist for the Golden Knights. Both Tristyn Keller (EY) and Laura Silver (SW) made six stops in goal.

Susquehannock 25, New Oxford 11: At New Oxford, A big second-half by the Warriors helped break the game open. Katelyn Welch had a game-high six goals and added three assists, while Ashley Valway chipped in with five goals for Susquehannock. New Oxford’s Braxtin Reddinger had team-high seven points, coming on five goals and two assists.

Kennard-Dale 24, Spring Grove 1: At Fawn Grove, an 18-0 halftime lead for the Rams allowed them to cruise. K-D had 14 different girls score goals, including a game-high four from Emmie Dressel. Lauren Grove scored the only goal for Spring Grove.

Red Lion 17, York Suburban 8: At Red Lion, a 10-2 second-half scoring advantage for the Lions turned a one-goal halftime lead into a nine-goal victory. Jenna Godfrey (five goals), Peyton Shima (four goals), Emily Harrington (three goals) and Josie Raver (three goals) each had multi-goal performances for Red Lion. Karlee Wasilweski scored a team-high three goals for the Trojans.

West York 19, Central 10: At Central, Lakyn Brenneman led the Bulldogs by scoring a game-high six goals. Also for West York,Kelley Dietz scored four goals, Chloe Smith scored three goals and Ally Williams and Samantha Gentzler each scored two goals. For the Panthers, Addison Billings scored five goals, while Hannah Gilhool scored two goals.

York Catholic 13, Dallastown 2: At Dallastown, Anna Linthicum led the Irish by scoring three goals and adding two assists. Also for the Irish, Lindsey China and Amanda Tufano each scored two goals and added two assists, while Shannon Moore had one goal and three assists and Kayleigh Pokrivka scored two goals. For the Wildcats, Alyssa Layton scored both goals for the home team.

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at


The Red Lion boys’ lacrosse team earned a 14-11 triumph vs York Catholic on Wednesday.

Jac Gemmill lead the way for the Lions with a five-goal effort in the triumph. He also had three assists. Sam Emig added four goals and two assists for Red Lion.

Eli Doyle scored five goals to help the Irish. Tanner Yanick contributed a pair of goals and three assists to the setback. Alex Reinhart made 16 saves.

In girls’ action, Carlisle rolled to an 18-4 non-league triumph over Spring Grove. The Rockets received one goal apiece from Zabrina Enders, Casey Franklin, Jordyn Miller, Dena Myers and Sam Richards.


West York 8, South Western 7: At Hanover, the Bulldogs outscored the Mustangs by a single goal in the second half to break a halftime deadlock and earn the one-goal victory. Ally Williams had two goals and one assist to lead West York with three points. Lauren Schmidt led all scorers with a game-high three goals for South Western.

Kennard-Dale 17, York Suburban 3: At Suburban, Morgan Day poured in eight goals to lead K-D. Lindsey Duty (two goals, two assists), Hannah Bracey (two goals, two assists), Emmie Dressel (two goals, two assists) and Morgan Bowing (goal, assist) also excelled for the Rams. Karlee Wasilewski paced Suburban with two goals. The Rams improved to 8-0 overall and 7-0 in the York-Adams League.

Susquehannock 20, Eastern York 3: At Wrightsville, Ashley Valway helped the Warriors cruise to the win over the Golden Knights with a game-high six goals. Kayla Held had a seven-point game for Susquehannock, scoring a single goal to go along with a game-high six assists. Rylie Toomey scored twice for Eastern, while Hailee Fried had the other goal.

York Catholic 19, Red Lion 5: At York Catholic, Lindsey China led the Irish by scoring a game-high six goals and adding two assists. Also for the Irish, Shannon Moore had two goals and five assists, Anna Linthicum had four goals and one assist, while Maura Palandro had two goals and three assists. For the Lions, Emily Robbins had two goals and one assist, while Peyton Shima scored two goals.



West York 18, South Western 9: At West York, Hunter Betz’s 10-point game led the Bulldogs. He split his distribution evenly, with five goals and five assists, while Tanner Brannon also added five goals for West York. Anthony DeVincent was the high scorer for South Western, recording five goals and two assists.

York Suburban 18, Kennard-Dale 1: At Fawn Grove, Michael Sipes collected three goals and five assists for Suburban, while Collin Mailman (two goals, two assists) and Ryan Yost (four goals) also excelled for the Trojans. Justice Gettle added two goals for the winners.

Dallastown 12, New Oxford 2: At Dallastown, Brian Prats led the Wildcats by scoring a game-high five goals. Cade Gold had two goals and one assist, while Dom Gurreri scored two goals. Dallastown goalie Jack Marks made 12 saves.

Susquehannock 19, Eastern York 6: At Wrightsville, Aiden Kirkendall’s six-goal game helped the Warriors cruise. Noah O’Brien, Jack Allred and Zach Orner also had hat tricks for Susquehannock. Eastern was led by Conrad Rhein, who had three goals and an assist.

Central York 15, Spring Grove 7: At Central York, a big night from T.J. Ross helped the Panthers cruise. Ross recorded six goals and three assists. Thomas Kurland had a hat trick and an assist for the victors. Spring Grove got a pair of goals each from Dillon Griffiths, Bryce Kephart and Tanner Bolton.

Central York rallied from a 4-3 halftime deficit to down Lower Dauphin 8-7 on Monday in non-league boys’ lacrosse action.

Connor Hoch led the Panthers with three goals.

Also for Central, Kanton Yantek scored two goals, T.J. Ross had two assists and Thomas Kurland scored one goal and added one assist.


York Catholic 16, Lancaster Country Day 9: At York, Alex Reichart (five assists), Jacob Norton (four goals), Tanner Yanick (two goals, two assists), Luke Brennan (two goals, two assists) and Eddie Smith (two goals, assist) paced the Irish to the non-league victory. York Catholic used a 7-2 third-quarter edge to break open a game it led 5-3 at halftime.

York Suburban 16, Mechanicsburg 1: At Suburban, the Trojans got hat tricks from Collin Mailman, Cameron LeCates and Joseph Saddock to pace the explosive offense to the non-league win. Mailman added two assists to finish with a game-high five points.

Red Lion 17, Palmyra 7: At Palmyra, Tanner Reif led the Lions to the non-league victory by scoring three goals and adding two assists. Also for Red Lion, Christian Castle had two goals and three assists, Tyler Dunlap scored three goals, Sam Emig had two goals and one assist and Jac Gemmil picked up two assists.


Susquehannock 22, Northern York 0: At Glen Rock, the Warriors had no trouble in this one, shutting out the Polar Bears. Morgan LeBlanc scored a game-high five goals, while Maddie Ellis added a goal and game-high three assists. Susquehannock led 16-0 by halftime.

Dallastown 11, New Oxford 9: At Dallastown, the Wildcats opened up a 7-4 halftime lead and then held off the Colonials’ second-half rally to earn the win. Alyssa Layton led the way with four goals for Dallastown, while Melissa Clapsaddle chipped in with three. Braxtin Reddinger continued her impressive scoring run, netting a game-high six goals for New Oxford.


Susquehannock’s Jack Allred is defended by West York’s Cody Richter, left, during action at Susquehannock on Thursday. The Warriors won the

Susquehannock’s Jack Allred is defended by West York’s Cody Richter, left, during action at Susquehannock on Thursday. The Warriors won the game, 14-6. (BILL KALINA —

GLEN ROCK — With each boys’ lacrosse contest weighing a bit heavier on a team’s ledger this season, one hiccup could prove troublesome in the York-Adams League.

So it wasn’t good news for the Susquehannock Warriors when they found out that standout attacker Aidan Kirkendall would miss Thursday night’s showdown with West York.

Good teams, however, boast more than just one good player, and the unbeaten Warriors proved that against the Bulldogs in a battle of 5-0 teams.

Despite losing five of the first six face-offs, the Warriors were able to storm out to an early lead. Buoyed by a strong defense in addition to a big game by Dorian Faster, the home team solidified its claim as the league’s best squad after downing the Bulldogs, 14-6.

“Going into tonight, every goal was big,” Susquehannock coach Russ LeBlanc said. “West York is a very formidable opponent and we just wanted to put our best foot forward. And I’m really proud of the way the guys played tonight.”

Coming out on top in their only head-to-head showdown just added to the significance of the clash, according to LeBlanc.

“I think it makes it a lot more fun,” LeBlanc said of the league’s new format. “I’m really happy with the change to one division. It puts a lot more emphasis on each game. So, yeah, I really like it.”

Faster was able to pick up the slack for Kirkendall’s absence. The midfielder scored four goals and had two assists. The junior’s goal with 8:10 left in the first quarter put the Warriors up 2-0. He added another tally to begin the second period that put Susquehannock ahead 4-1.

“He had a really great game,” LeBlanc said. “His effort was there. He fixed some fundamentals and went back to some basics and had some success with that.”

The real key to the victory, however, was the Susquehannock defense. Despite the Bulldogs winning most of the face-offs in the first half, the defenders — mainly Kevin Clapp, Jordan Stahm and Alex Founds — were able to keep the Bulldog attack away from goalie Shane Silk.

While West York was able to get off shots, they were often from long range, resulting in either saves or shots off target.

“Our defensive effort was very good tonight,” LeBlanc said. “We killed a lot of penalties and played as a unit. Our hats go off to them.”

Colin Riley added three goals and three assists for the Warriors, who got 15 saves in net from Silk.

Cole Rinehart registered eight saves for West York, who received two goals apiece from Hunter Betz and Ryan McCauley.


Dallastown 7, Eastern York 1: At Dallastown, the Wildcats defense stymied the Golden Knights, only allowing a single goal. Brian Prats and Cade Gold each had three goals for Dallastown, while Jack Marks stopped 12 shots in goal. Brian Lehman scored the lone goal for Eastern.

Central York 18, Kennard-Dale 2: At Central York, Katon Yantek scored five goals, while Tim Ross added four for the Panthers in their offensive explosion against the Rams. Connor Hoch also had a big game for Central, recording a hat trick. Dean Huntzinger scored the only two goals of the game for K-D.

York Suburban 12, York Catholic 7: At Suburban, Joe Saddock was the offensive star in this one, scoring a game-high five goals for the Trojans as they knocked off the Irish.

Spring Grove 14, South Western 7: At Spring Grove, Tanner Bolton poured in seven goals to lead the Rockets, while Dylan Griffiths added three goals and two assists.

Red Lion 15, New Oxford 9: At New Oxford, Sam Emig (five goals) and Tanner Reif (two goals, four assists) powered the Lions. Joey Giannotto paced the Colonials with four goals.


Red Lion 9, New Oxford 5: At Red Lion, Emily Harrington registered a hat trick to lead the Lions. Josie Raver and Peyton Shima also recorded multi-goal games for Red Lion, with each scoring twice. For New Oxford, Raleigh Bateman scored three goals, while Braxtin Reddinger added two.

Kennard-Dale 23, Central York 8: Maddie Day had a seven-point day, scoring six goals and adding an assist in the Rams’ big win. Renee Gerring, Emmie Dressel and Maggie Biederman each had three-goal performances for K-D. For Central York, Addison Billings, Hannah Gilhool and Emily Kurland each scored twice.

Eastern York 9, Dallastown 8: At Wrightsville, after the Golden Knights took a 5-4 advantage into halftime, that proved to be the difference, with the two sides trading goals in the second half. Eastern got a hat trick from Bri Pfeiffer, as well as multi-goal efforts from Rylie Toomey, Rachel Deppen and Kylie Nikolaus. The Wildcats were led offensively by Alyssa Layton, who had a game-high five goals.

Susquehannock 18, West York 1: At West York, the Warriors had little trouble in this one, opening up a 10-1 lead by halftime. Ashley Valway led the way with eight goals, while Katelyn Welch and Maddie Ellis each added two goals and two assists.

York Catholic 15, York Suburban 2: At Suburban, Lindsey China, Kayleigh Pokrivka and Carlin Mayer each recorded hat tricks for the Irish. Shannon Moore had the biggest offensive day for either side, finishing with five points on two goals and three assists. The Trojans got their two goals from Karlee Wasilewski and Zoe Zambito.

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at


WEST YORK — Two York-Adams League lacrosse heavyweights traded blows for 48 minutes and then some Tuesday afternoon in a match that was every bit as good as advertised.

When it was over, West York had emerged with a 7-6 overtime victory against rival Dallastown, the Bulldogs’ third consecutive overtime triumph this season. The victory sets up another key contest for the Bulldogs Thursday afternoon at Susquehannock.

The win keeps West York (5-0) unbeaten while Dallastown falls to 4-1 in league play. And with the new league format this season in which schools meet only once (instead of twice), both sides knew how big this one was.

“We talked about the new format and we knew that if we could win, we’d stay ahead of them, but if we lost, it would be tough to get in front of them (later in the season),” said junior Ryan McCauley, who scored the game-winner for the Bulldogs 2 minutes, 19 seconds into OT on a beautiful assist from sophomore Cody Richter.

Bulldogs’ coach Rodney Tamblin was quick to sing the praises of Richter on the play.

“Cody is a kid that does a lot of things for the team that don’t show up in the stats,” said Tamblin, who took a timeout with 3:29 remaining in OT to set up strategy. “He does the grunt work, and the thinking after the timeout was to get the ball and dodge, dodge, not to shoot, and dodge and see what they give you. The middle was open and he was able to slip it off.”

McCauley didn’t miss the point-blank shot.

“I knew I had a shot because the defender slid off me,” he said. “We were actually pretty relaxed in overtime because we knew what to expect since we had been involved in overtime the last two games.”

As might be expected, the game’s statistics revealed an even contest. West York had 31 shots while Dallastown attempted 28.

“It’s always a dogfight between us,” Tamblin added. “We go back and forth. They have some great guys and they’re well-coached. We stressed we can’t let this game get away because of the new format. We play them once and it’s done.

“We talked about it. Last week and this week, we’re in a four-game stretch that’s going to define our season as far as the playoffs. You could be out of the playoffs really early with your schedule as far as counties go and be on the outside looking in if things don’t go your way.”

The Bulldogs, which had scored at least 10 goals in each of its previous victories, jumped out to a 4-1 advantage early in the second period. The Wildcats’ Brian Prats, who led Dallastown with three goals, gave his team a 1-0 lead midway through the first period only to see West York score four unanswered goals.

Devyn Roehm scored the first of his two goals late in the first period to tie it at 1-1. Just 32 seconds later, Seth Wise gave West York its first lead. Richter and Ian Lichty also had first-half goals for the Bulldogs.

Before the half ended, however, Braven Morris and Cade Gold scored for Dallastown.

Andrew Kvasnovsky tied the score at 4-4 at the 8:36 mark of the third period and from there it was back and forth until McCauley’s game-winning shot in OT.

“We have a lot of firepower on this team,” Tamblin said. “I think we just relaxed a little bit when we had the lead. Either that or we just like overtime games.”


York Catholic 21, New Oxford 5: At York, Tanner Yanick scored five goals and added a pair of assists as the Irish breezed. Teddy Trapeni and Jacob Norton had three goals each and Eddie Smith dished out eight assists for York Catholic.

Red Lion 13, Eastern York 5: At Red Lion, Sam Emig’s five goals and an assist powered the Lions. Justin Dashler, Jac Gemmill and Tanner Reif each scored a pair of goals for Red Lion, with Reif adding three assists. Eastern got a pair of goals each from Conrad Rhein and Brian Lehman.

South Western 17, Kenanrd-Dale 6: At South Western, Anthony DeVincent stole the show with a balanced five-goal, five-assist game in leading the Mustangs to victory. Elijah Fuhrman added a hat trick for the victors. K-D was paced by Dean Huntzinger’s four goals and an assist.

Central York 12, York Suburban 7: At Central, Katon Yantek led the Panthers by scoring two goals and picking up three assists. Also for Central, Connor Hoch scored three goals, while Thomas Kurland, Alex Kilgour and Christian Hoch each scored two goals and added one assist. T.J. Ross scored one goal and added one assist. For the Trojans, Collin Mailman and Raine Sindicich each scored three goals.


Kennard-Dale 15, South Western 5: At K-D, the Rams were treated to quite the performance from Morgan and Maddie Day. Morgan turned in a four-goal, three-assist effort, while Maddie added two goals and an assist of her own in the K-D victory. Lyndsey Duty and Emmie Dressel each picked up hat tricks. The Mustangs got two goals each from Erin Brown and Lauren Schmidt. K-D improved to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the York-Adams League. South Western fell to 4-3 and 3-2.

Red Lion 10, Eastern York 4: At Eastern, Emily Harrington helped the Lions capture the win by scoring four goals. The Lions blew the game open in the second half, outscoring Eastern York 9-3. Josie Raver, Peyton Shima and Emily Robbins each scored a pair of goals for the victors. Eastern was led by Kylie Nikolaus’ two goals. Rylie Toomey and Bri Pfeiffer recorded the other Golden Knight tallies.

Susquehannock 20, Spring Grove 1: At Susquehannock, Ahsley Valway’s five goals sparked the Warriors. Gena Speights added three goals and Katelyn Welsh recorded two goals and two assists. Spring Grove’s goal came from Lauren Grove off an assist from Jordyn Miller.

York Suburban 10, Central York 9: At Suburban, the Trojans exploded for eight second-half goals on their way to victory, led by a four-goal game from Karlee Wasilewski. Zoe Zambito added two goals and an assist to the winning cause. Central got a four-goal effort from Addison Billings, who also had an assist. The Panthers also got three goals from Hanna Gilhool.

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York Catholic 19, New Oxford 5: At New Oxford, the Irish led 13-2 by halftime and cruised to the victory. Shannon Moore had a nine-point game for York Catholic, scoring six goals and adding three assists. Five other Irish players registered multi-goal games. New Oxford’s Braxtin Reddinger had three goals.

West York 16, Dallastown 3: At Dallastown, Kelly Dietz and Ally Williams led the Bulldogs by each scoring four goals. Also for West York, Amanda Lehman and Maddie Austin each scored two goals, while Sami Gentzler scored one goal and added one assist.

Cedar Crest 15, Red Lion 12: At Red Lion, Peyton Shima had four goals for the Lions, while Emily Robbins, Sam Collis and Gianna D’Alria each added two.


York Suburban 9, Conestoga Valley 3: At Suburban, Collin Mailman had five goals and an assist to lead Suburban to the non-league victory. Justice Gettle was 100 percent on faceoff wins. Suburban won the JV game, 8-7.


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