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SPRING GROVE — Victoria Ross had to wait until Wednesday to make her decision to attend Limestone College next fall official.

The reality is, however, that decision actually didn’t take all that long to make in the first place.

She knew that Limestone was where she wanted to be almost from the moment she stepped on the campus in Gaffney, S.C. this summer.

“I can’t wait,” she said shortly after her letter-of-intent signing in the career center at Spring Grove High School.

While Ross, a three-time York-Adams League girls’ golf champion, was busy looking into other schools for the better part of a year, it was actually Limestone and its women’s golf coach, Zack Seifert, who found her.



“Coach (Seifert) emailed me about Limestone and I went to check it out,” Ross said. “And I really liked it. I felt like I had a really good connection with him while I was down there.”

After Seifert made her an official offer in early September, it didn’t take long for Ross to accept.

“He offered me a scholarship and I knew that I couldn’t pass that up,” she said. “I just knew (Limestone) was the one.”

The Saints recently concluded their fall season ranked No. 19 in NCAA Division II, so Ross knows she’ll be joining a well-decorated program. Like all other Division II golf programs, Limestone has both a fall and a spring season, so Ross will get plenty of chances to shine, while also being pushed by some of her female teammates, something she never was able to experience as the lone girl golfer at Spring Grove.

“I like playing with the guys, but it’s going to be different to have a whole girls’ team,” Ross said.

She’s also fortunate in that she won’t be the only District 3 golfer attending Limestone. Central Dauphin’s Ali Cooper, the girl who claimed the District 3-AAA crown in October after battling with Ross over five playoff holes, is also a Limestone recruit.

Despite falling to Cooper in that playoff, Ross holds no ill will toward her soon-to-be teammate.

Quite the opposite, in fact.

“I’m hoping that I can room with her,” said Ross, who is still undecided about her major. “She lives in Central Dauphin, so it’s really close for us.”

Besides playing with Cooper, Ross is looking forward to learning a lot about golf from Seifert.

“He had the video of my swing from the National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) website and he told me, ‘I bet your misses are a fade or a draw,'” she said. “And everything he said was like dead on. My strengths and weaknesses … he knew it. The stuff he was saying just really blew my mind.”

Other signings: Ross was far from the only local athlete to sign a letter of intent on Wednesday. Following are some of the other area signings:

At West York, Brett Kinneman signed on to play baseball at NCAA Division I North Carolina State, Kari Lankford will play basketball at Shepherd and Kelsey Weaver will play softball at Wheeling Jesuit.

At York Catholic, Shannon Moore is headed Kennesaw State to play lacrosse, Hannah Laslo is going to Seton Hill to play basketball and Marissa Ressler will attend Mansfield to play basketball.

At Eastern York, Lauren Reichard will play NCAA Division I volleyball at Georgia Southern, while Conrad Rhein will attend Lynn University and play lacrosse.

At York Suburban, Maura Brehl will play volleyball at Pitt-Johnstown and Ali Plonk will play field hockey at York College.

Finally, Gettysburg’s Maggie Fees will play field hockey at West Chester.

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at



In case you haven’t heard by now (you probably have), the Central York and Northeastern boys’ volleyball teams departed State College on Saturday with PIAA state gold medals.

That concluded runs by the most successful sports programs to come out of the York-Adams League this spring season, following a pair of District 3 titles between the teams, and Central beating Northeastern in the league tournament title game. The Panthers and Bobcats also finished one-two in the regular-season league standings.

It also brought an end to the spring sports season.

Well, for York-Adams League teams, anyway. The state tournaments for baseball and softball wrap up this week.

So, what better time than now to have a brief look back on what league teams did across all spring sports? To make things a bit easier, I thought it might be a good idea on doing a recap by the numbers. On second thought, maybe this wrap-up will make your brain hurt, if you, like me, would opt for banging your head against a wall instead of doing math.

State qualifiers: We’ll go in reverse order here, from the state tournament all the way back to division title winners. First up, we have state qualifiers. Boys’ volleyball led the way with three (the aforementioned Central York and Northeastern, along with York Suburban), followed by a pair of baseball teams (York Catholic and Northeastern, the latter reaching the state quarterfinals) and one softball team (Delone Catholic, which reached the quarterfinals as well).

Districts: The Central York and Northeastern boys’ volleyball teams each won District 3 gold. The York Catholic baseball and Delone Catholic softball teams were district runners-up. As far as district qualifiers, the sport of softball led the way with 10, followed by baseball (eight), volleyball (six), boys’ lacrosse (five), girls’ lacrosse (four) and boys’ tennis (three).

League: Dallastown won league tournaments in softball and boys’ lacrosse. The remaining three league tournaments had different winners: Central York in boys’ volleyball, Spring Grove in baseball and York Catholic in girls’ lacrosse.

Across all sports, six schools won multiple division titles in the York-Adams League, led by South Western (girls’ lacrosse, boys’ tennis, girls’ track) and Delone Catholic (baseball, softball, boys’ track) each winning three. Central York (boys’ volleyball, softball), West York (baseball, boys’ lacrosse), Susquehannock (baseball, softball) and Kennard-Dale (softball, girls’ lacrosse) each won a pair of division crowns. Spring Grove (baseball), Dallastown (boys’ lacrosse), York Catholic (boys’ tennis), Red Lion (boys’ track), York Suburban (boys’ track), Dover (girls’ track) and Biglerville (girls’ track) each had one division title.

Now for a quick recap.

Oh, never mind. I have to go find the nearest wall. Then figure out what to do until Aug. 11, the start date of fall sports practice.

— Reach John Walk at



It’s been a theme of late at Kennard-Dale High School.

An athlete shines in a sport where the Rams aren’t particularly known for being dominant and turns that program into something of a winner. Along the way, the athlete does well enough to earn a college scholarship at an NCAA Division I program.

Basketball player Sara Tarbert (University of Maryland Baltimore County) and wrestler Chance Marsteller (Oklahoma State) come to mind as the most recent examples. Soon to join them on the list will be boys’ lacrosse standout Jesse Schonbrunner.

The Rams’ senior attack will next attend Limestone College in South Carolina. No, it’s not an NCAA Division I school. And most York Countians likely haven’t heard of the liberal arts institution with a student population smaller than that of York College.

But to diehard lacrosse fans, they know that Limestone has one of the top men’s lacrosse programs at the NCAA Division II level. Just this past May 25, Schonbrunner was in attendance at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore when Limestone won the NCAA Division II men’s lacrosse national tournament championship game, capturing the third national title in program history.

“I never knew about Limestone at all,” Schonbrunner said. ” I went and did a tournament down there last year. When I finished up the tournament, the coach pulled me aside and wanted to give me a tour of the campus and I talked to him in his main office.”

Player of the Year: Schonbrunner tallied 60 goals and 27 assists this past season for K-D. For his efforts, the York-Adams League boys’ lacrosse coaches named him the 2014 Division II Offensive Player of the Year and Division II Most Outstanding Player of the Year.

“He did all of this with a limited supporting cast,” K-D coach Tom Nelson said. “He carried basically the team on his shoulders at times to move the ball up and down the field. We relied on him heavily. He was targeted and he was still able to score 60 goals and they knew it was coming.”

The league accolades were revealed recently and players were given awards at a banquet.

West York senior Trevor Smith (95 ground balls, two assists in 2014) earned Division II Defensive Player of the Year honors. Smith plans to play at NCAA D-III Susquehanna University next year.

Central York senior Max Haldeman (62 goals, 61 assists in 2014, 209 goals, 158 assists career) was named the Division I Offensive Player of the Year and Division I Most Outstanding Player of the Year. It’s the second season in a row of getting Player of the Year honors for Haldeman, who will play at NCAA D-I UMBC next spring.

Dallastown junior Addison Quinones (87 ground balls, 41 take aways, two assists, one goal) was named the Division I Defensive Player of the Year.

Coaches of the Year: First-year Central York coach Tom Mayne earned Division I Coach of the Year honors after leading the Panthers to a 14-2 league record, finishing tied with Dallastown for the top spot in Division I, and making an appearance in the league tournament title game and District 3 Tournament, finishing with a 15-4 overall record.

Grant Zimmerman earned Division II Coach of the Year honors by guiding Susquehannock to an 11-4 league record and an appearance in the District 3 Tournament, ending the year with a 13-7 overall record.

— Reach John Walk at

The York Dispatch




Wilson 22, West York 6

Hershey 15, Hempfield 11

Carlisle 15, Gov. Mifflin 7

Manheim Twp. 11, Ephrata 7


(1) Wilson (22-0) vs. (5) Hershey (18-2) at Lower Dauphin, 7 p.m.

(2) Carlisle (16-2) vs. (3) Manheim Twp. (18-1) at Lower Dauphin, 5 p.m.

West York 4 2 — 6

Wilson 20 2 — 20

Goals: WY, Roehm 3, Betz, Clauser, Zortman. W, Terefenko 3, M. Close 6, R. Connolly 3, Howell 4, A. Close 2, S. Connolly 3, Strobel; Assists: WY, Roehm, Betz, Clauser, Smith, Wilker. W, Terefenko 4, M. Close, R. Connolly 3, Howell, A. Close 2, Shaaber; Saves: WY, Rinehart (8), Lombardo (4). W, Roland (6), Bentz (3).




Lancaster Country Day 9, Exeter 8

Cumberland Valley 15, York Catholic 6

Kennard-Dale 24, Hershey 11

Manheim Twp. 21, Susquehannock 4


(8) Lancaster Country Day (17-4) vs. (4) Cumberland Valley (17-2) at Hershey, 7 p.m.

(2) Kennard-Dale (20-2) vs. (3) Manheim Twp. (19-2) at Hershey, 5 p.m.

Hershey 7 4 11
Kennard-Dale 17 7 24

Goals: C.Anderson 5, Luderitz 2, Lechleiter 2, Hughes, Wagner. KD, Day 9, Biederman 4, Dressel 3, Bracey 2, Cryser 2, Livezey 2, Zimmerman, Gerring; Assists: H, Luderitz 2, C.Anderson 2, Lechleiter. KD, Day 4, Bracey 2, Dressel, Gerring, Cryser, Biederman, Zimmerman, Burdette; Saves: H, A. Anderson 8. KD, Deaver 4.

Cumberland Valley 8 7 15
York Catholic 3 3 6

Goals: CV, Bowman, Eberly, Gradzka 4, Hager 5, Harman 2, Schneeberger 2. YC, Gabriele, Ingram, Moore 2, Robbins, Team; Assists: CV, Ball 2, Bowman, Bunner, Hager, Harman, Schneeberger. YC, Givens, Held, Mazzur; Saves: CV, Pierson (13). YC, Shellenberger (6).

Manheim Twp. 13 8 21
Susquehannock 1 3 4

Goals: MT, McBride 6, Yuko 4, Walker 3, Bernhardt 2, Cardina 2, C. Mann 2, Petrosky 2, E. Mann 1 S, Fourhman, Speights, Valway, VanLuit; Assists: MT, McBride 4, Bernhardt 3, Cardina 3, Petrosky 2, Walker. S, Fourhman; Saves: MT, Curtis 6. S, Orner 13.




Monday’s First Round

(16) Hempfield vs. (1) Reading at George Field, Reading, 7 p.m.

(9) Wilson at (8) Gov. Mifflin, 4:30 p.m.

(13) Penn Manor at (4) Cumberland Valley, 4:30 p.m.

(12) Red Land at (5) Spring Grove, 4:30 p.m.

(15) Chambersburg at (2) Lower Dauphin, 4:30 p.m.

(10) Waynesboro at (7) Cedar Cliff, 4;30 p.m.

(14) Central York at (3) Ephrata, 7 p.m.

(11) Warwick at (6) Exeter Township, 4;30 p.m.


Monday’s First Round

(16) Middletown at (1) West York, 4:30 p.m.

(9) Donegal at (8) Northeastern, 4:30 p.m.

(13) Bishop McDevitt at (4) Susquehannock, 4:30 p.m.

(12) West Perry at (5) Northern Lebanon at Wenger Field, 6 p.m.

(15) Fleetwood at (2) Greencastle-Antrim, 4;30 p.m.

(10) Oley Valley at (7) Manheim Central, 4:30 p.m.

(14) Eastern at (3) Lampeter-Strasburg, 7 p.m.

(11) Northern York at (6) Hamburg, 4:30 p.m.


Monday’s First Round

(8) Biglerville at (1) Susquenita, 3 p.m.

(5) Annville-Cleona at (4) Upper Dauphin, 4:30 p.m.

(7) Trinity at (2) Berks Catholic, 4;30 p.m.

(6) Camp Hill at (3) Delone Catholic, 4;30 p.m.


Monday’s First Round

(8) Mount Calvary Christian at (1) Lancaster County Christian, 4:30 p.m.

(5) West Shore Christian at (4) Antietam, 4:30 p.m.

(7) High Point Baptist at (2) York Catholic, 4:30 p.m.

(6) Harrisburg Christian at (3) Millersburg, 4:30 p.m.

York-Adams League Championship

Susquehannock 200 000 0 2 4 3
Spring Grove 340 200 x 9 6 0

SQ: J. Houser, Lebo (2) and Tattersall, Calhoun (5); SG: Brooks and Hoiles; WP: Brooks; LP:Houser; 2B: SG, Hoiles; HR: SG, Hoiles.

Regular-Season Linescore

Biglerville 000 004 0 4 4 1
East Pennsboro 010 000 1 2 6 3

BG: Redding, Sheets (3), Ayers (5) and Asper; EP: Yoder, Miller (6) and Shellenberger; WP:Ayers; LP: Yoder; 2B: BG, Sheets. EP, Miller, Stambaugh.




Tuesday’s First Round

(1) Daniel Boone vs. (16) Central Dauphin East at Muhlenberg High, 6 p.m.

(8) Cumberland Valley vs. (9) Warwick at Elizabethtown Park, 4:30 p.m.

(4) Manheim Twp. vs. (13) South Western at Garrett Field, 6:30 p.m.

(5) Elizabethtown vs. (12) Chambersburg at Hershey High, 4:30 p.m.

(2) Central York vs. (15) Red Lion at Hershey High, 6:30 p.m.

(7) Lower Dauphin vs. (10) Central Dauphin at Messiah College, 4:30 p.m.

(3) Dallastown vs. (14) Mechanicsburg at York Suburban High, 4:30 p.m.

(6) Solanco vs. (11) Hempfield at Garrett Field, 4:30 p.m.


Tuesday’s First Round

(1) Greencastle-Antrim vs. (16) Conrad Weiser at Carlisle High, 3:45 p.m.

(8) Kennard-Dale vs. (9) Middletown at Spring Grove High, 4:30 p.m.

(4) Shippensburg vs. (13) Palmyra at Big Spring High, 4:30 p.m.

(5) Susquehannock vs. (12) Hamburg at Millersville University, 4:30 p.m.

(2) Lampeter-Strasburg vs. (15) Dover at Millersville University, 6:30 p.m.

(7) Big Spring vs. (10) Muhlenberg at Creekview Park, 6 p.m.

(3) Donegal vs. (14) Northern York at Elizabethtown Park, 6:30 p.m.

(6) James Buchanan vs. (11) West York at Carlisle High, 5:45 p.m.


Tuesday’s First Round

(8) Schuylkill Valley vs. (9) Littlestown at Manheim Central, 6 p.m.

(7) Bishop McDevitt vs. (10) Trinity at New Oxford High, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday’s Quarterfinals

(1) Brandywine Heights vs. Schuylkill Valley-Littlestown winner, TBA

(4) Delone Catholic vs. (5) Annville-Cleona, TBA

(2) Susquenita vs. Bishop McDevitt-Trinity winner, TBA

(3) Pequea Valley vs. (6) Kutztown, TBA


Thursday’s Semifinals

(1) Millersburg vs. (4) Greenwood, TBA

(2) Upper Dauphin vs. (3) Halifax, TBA

Boys’ volleyball



Thursday’s First Round

Lower Dauphin 3, Wilson 2

Exeter 3, Warwick 1

Central Dauphin 3, Red Lion 1

Gov. Mifflin 3, Hershey 0

Monday’s Quarterfinals

Central York vs. Lower Dauphin at Dallastown, 7:30 p.m.

Hempfield vs. Exeter at Dallastown, 6 p.m.

Penn Manor vs. Central Dauphin at Hempfield, 7:30 p.m.

Cumberland Valley vs. Gov. Mifflin at Hempfield, 6 p.m.


Thursday’s First Round

Susquehannock 3, West York 0

Cocalico 3, Fleetwood 0

Bethlehem Catholic 3, Brandywine Heights 1

Monday’s Quarterfinals

Northeastern vs. Susquehannock at Central York, 7:30 p.m.

Lancaster Mennonite vs. York Suburban at Central York, 6 p.m.

Garden Spot vs. Cocalico at Milton Hershey, 7:30 p.m.

Schuylkill Valley vs. Bethlehem Catholic at Milton Hershey, 6 p.m.



GLEN ROCK — The Hershey girls’ lacrosse team made the 90-minute bus ride Thursday down to Susquehannock High School, where the Trojans met Kennard-Dale in the District 3 quarterfinals.

K-D, the York-Adams League runner-up, led by 10 goals at halftime over Hershey, the Mid-Penn Conference runner-up, and went on to win, 24-11.

The Rams are the lone York-Adams League team remaining in the district tournament. The York Catholic girls and Susquehannock girls lost in the quarterfinal round Thursday, as did the West York boys. The Irish (18-3) went down, 15-6, to Mid-Penn Conference champion Cumberland Valley (17-2). The Warriors (13-6) were defeated, 21-4, by the five-time defending Lancaster-Lebanon League tournament champ Manheim Township (19-2). West York (16-5) lost to No. 1 seed and unbeaten Wilson (22-0), 22-6.

Perhaps that further exemplifies how tough it is to reach the district semifinals, as Kennard-Dale (20-2) has now down in back-to-back seasons for the first time in program history.

However, it’s likely expected of the Rams at this point. That’s how well-respected the program has become over the years. And given the lopsided score Thursday, some might feel K-D again has had it easy in this postseason run.

Except it’s been anything but simple for these Rams. They graduated six players from last year, including leading scorer Nicole Black, who is now on the roster at NCAA Division I La Salle.

Then in one of the last regular-season games against visiting York Catholic, one of K-D’s top players, Lyndsey Duty, went down with a season-ending left knee injury. The junior attack is set to get surgery Tuesday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Duty’s absence was noticeable last week when York Catholic handed K-D a 14-12 defeat in the York-Adams League Tournament title game.

Bouncing back: Since then, though, the Rams have bounced back. First they beat Hempfield (10-8), 19-13, in opening-round District 3 action earlier this week before Thursday’s win over Hershey (15-5).

“When she (Duty) went down, we had worked together so well. So I had to adapt to find people who could work with me and try to get to the same level me and Lyndsey were at,” said K-D junior Morgan Day, who tallied game-highs in goals (nine) and assists (four) in Thursday’s win.

She didn’t have trouble connecting with teammates in the victory on Thursday. Seven other players scored, including six others with multiple goals. Rams’ goalie Emily Deaver made four saves, all coming in the second half.

Rematch: K-D will now face its toughest opponent yet in the District 3 semifinal round, where the No. 2-seed Rams will go up against No. 3-seed Manheim Township on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Hershey High School. It will be a rematch of last year’s District 3 title game, which Manheim Township won, 14-10.

According to Rams’ coach Kelly Wetzel, Manheim Township lost just one senior from that club.

“They’re a tremendous team,” Wetzel said of Manheim Township. “They’re loaded with talent. We’ll have to play good lacrosse to be competitive.”


Cumberland Valley 15, York Catholic 6: At Hershey, the No. 5 seed Irish trailed 8-3 at the half and were unable to recover, dropping the District 3 Tournament quarterfinal vs. No. 4 seed CV. Shannon Moore led the offense for the Irish with two goals. York Catholic finished the season at 18-3.

Manheim Twp. 21, Susquehannock 4: At Millersville, the 11th-seeded Warriors were no match for No. 3 Manheim Twp. Emily Fourham had a goal and an assist for the Warriors. Amber Orner had 13 saves. Susquehannock finished 13-6.


Wilson 22, West York 6: At Hempfield, the Bulldogs’ season came to an end with a loss to powerhouse Wilson, which is seeded No. 1 in the tournament and improved to 22-0. Devyn Roehm had three goals and an assist for West York, which finished at 16-5.

— Reach John Walk at

The York Dispatch


Northeastern 187 3 — 19 18 1

York Suburban 101 0 — 2 5 1

NE: Shimkus and Blymire; YS: Mowrey, Myers and Stein, Schaffer; WP: Shimkus; LP:Mowrey; 2B: NE, Ely 2, Reeser, Qualters, Skehan; 3B: NE, Blymire; HR: NE, Sprenkle.

Hanover 103 001 0 5 12 0
York Tech 002 000 x 2 6 2

H: Trish and Sheaffer; YT: Mathew Rossi and Justin Nell; WP: Trish; LP: Rossi; 2B: H, Trish;3B: H, Trish.

Solanco 000 400 1 5 9 2
Dallastown 200 000 0 2 9 4

S: Walton, Thomas (6) and Keys; DT: Hamberger, Deardorff (5) and Somverville; WP: Walton;LP: Hamberger.

Red Lion 110 001 00 3 10 1
South Western 100 011 01 4 5 0

RL: B. Taylor, Urey (5) and Landis; SW: Kelch, Raubenstine (6) and Monahan; WP:Raubenstine; LP: Urey; 2B: RL, B. Taylor, Godfrey. SW, Taylor; HR: SW, Francis.

York Catholic 105 000 3 9 10 1
Delone Catholic 001 000 0 1 7 2

YC: Bohn, Krevetski (5) and Mills; DC: Ames, Golanoski (3), Kint (3) and Roth;. WP: Bohn;LP: Ames; 2B: YC, Bohn, Clement, Haney; HR: YC, Krevetski.

Spring Grove 000 010 0 1 6 1
Central 200 100 x 3 5 0

SG: Brooks and D. Hoiles; CY: Wagner, Sepic (2) and Kroeger; WP: Sepic; LP: Brooks; 2B: CY, Sepic, Crum.

Mount Calvary 300 030 0 6 4 3
Fairfield 100 013 0 5 7 3

MCC: Wolfe, Shannon (5) and Ogilivie; F: Stone, Sachs (6) and Ford; WP: Wolfe; LP: Stone;2B: F, Kletz, Sachs.

West York 020 030 1 6 8 2
New Oxford 100 030 0 4 5 1

WY: Fries, Traettino (5) and Bixler; NO: Lippy, Duble (5), Kibler (7) and Chesney; WP: Fries;LP: Lippy; 2B: WY, Santiago.


York Catholic 000 0 2 2
Delone Catholic 4(12)x 16 10 1

YC: Ricks, Fix (2) and Nigro; DC: K. Laughman and King; WP: K. Laughman; LP: Ricks; 2B:DC, K. Laughman, Rider; HR: DC, Holcomb (3).

Susquehannock 101 000 0 2 7 0
Dover 000 003 x 3 7 2

S: Lynch, Staub (6) and Yoakum; DO: Gohn and Blauser; WP: Gohn; LP: Staub; 2B: SQ, Shockey. DO, Gohn; 3B: SQ, Staub.

Dallastown 003 220 1 8 14 2
New Oxford 100 000 2 3 4 3

DT: Merriman and Hartman; NO: Peck and Smith; WP: Merriman; LP: Peck; 2B: DT, H. Anders; 3B: DT, Grant (2).

West York 011 100 1 4 6 1
Littlestown 212 100 x 6 8 3

WY: Michael, Shipley (3) and Weaver; L: Schroeder, Somers (7) and Lanahan; WP: Schroeder;LP: Michael; 2B: WY, Weaver. L, Price 2, Dews; 3B: L, Skillman.

Hanover 000 230 1 6 12 2
York Tech 460 013 x 14 10 2

H: Daley and Albright; YT: McWilliams and Rice; WP: McWilliams; LP: Daley; 2B: H, Albright (2). YT, Tolley.

Central York 000 340 0 7 9 0
Eastern York 002 000 x 2 8 4

CY: Resh and Dziwis; EY: Arnold, Duraski (6) and Kalke; WP: Resh; LP: Arnold; HR: CY, Rohrbaugh.

Red Lion 200 030 60 11 12 3
South Western 201 030 51 12 13 1

RL: Schultz, Steinhoff (6), Dewees and Montgomery; SW: Toomey, Fleming (7) and Savino;WP: Fleming; LP: Dewees; 2B: RL, Gould, Posey; HR: RL, Schultz. SW, Fleming, Toomey.

York Suburban 012 401 200 10 17 5
Spring Grove 021 610 001 11 11 6

YS: Eytcheson and Turybury; SG: Jacoby and Cornman; WP: Jacoby; LP: Cornman; 2B: SG, Jacoby, Wivell; 3B: SG, Norton; HR: SG, Cornman.


Dallastown 3 3 1 2 — 9

Central York 0 1 3 2 — 6

Goals: Dt, Ierley 3, Gold 2, Gurreri 2, Haines, Kvasnovsky. CY, C.George 2, Desenberg 2, G.George, Hartzell; Assists: Dt, Kvasnovsky 2, Lohss; Saves: Dt, Marks 6, Walker 5, Hinkle 5.


York Catholic 8 6 14
Kennard-Dale 6 6 12

Goals: YC, Givens 3, Gabriele 3, Bilyeu 3, China 3, Biederman, Robbins. KD, Day 5, Livezy 2, Dressel 2, Bracey 2, Cryser; Assists: YC, Moore, Ingram, Mazzur. KD, Dressel 2, Biederman 2, Zimmerman, Bracey; Saves: YC, Shellenberger 8. KD, Deaver 9.



Central York’s Landon Shorts celebrates a team score on Thursday night. The Panthers beat Northeastern 3-0 to win the York-Adams League

Central York’s Landon Shorts celebrates a team score on Thursday night. The Panthers beat Northeastern 3-0 to win the York-Adams League regular-season title. (BIL BOWDEN — For The York Dispatch)

EMIGSVILLE — “They’re the best team,” was all that Northeastern boys’ volleyball coach Matt Wilson could say about the Central York Panthers after Thursday night’s York-Adams League showdown between two of the best teams in the state.

“They’re not just the best team in York County, and I’ll go on the record and tell you. They’re the best team in the entire state. I have not seen anybody that can do what they do.”

What ‘they’ did was put on a clinic against the defending PIAA Class AA state champions.

Blocking. Check.

Defense. Check.

Serving. Check.

Attacking. Check.

The Panthers controlled all three games played Thursday at Central York High School and rolled to a 25-14, 25-18, 25-20 triumph. The victory over the only other unbeaten school in the league heading into the night clinched the regular-season title for coach Brad Livingston’s team.

While Central is known for having five attackers on the court who can put the ball away at any time, it was the Panthers’ play on the defensive side that was quite remarkable Thursday. And that’s something that Livingston and his coaching staff put a lot of effort into.

“We take great pride and really emphasize dig-to-kills,” Livingston said. “We want to get the ball up and come right back at you and put it on the floor. And I would imagine we did that pretty well tonight.”

The Central front line finished with 14 stuffs off a Northeastern attack that resulted in a point. One of the leaders in that category was Jeremiah Dadeboe, who led the Panthers, along with Jason Gardner, with four blocks.

“A brick wall,” Dadeboe said of his team’s effort. “We’ve been trying to implement our block all season and today it finally showed.”

Dadeboe, who only picked up the sport a tad more than a year ago, was arguably the best player on the court. He finished with a team-high eight kills, which tied with Gardner and Landon Shorts, as well as a team-high 10 digs.

“He does very well,” Livingston said. “It’s amazing sometimes when, all of a sudden, he shows up and makes some dig-to-kills. He can do quite a lot.”

Central, the No. 1 ranked team in Class AAA according to the latest Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association poll, scored the first four points in Game 1 to set the tone. The Bobcats, ranked No. 2 in that same poll in Class AA, were never able to get any type of rhythm going, which forced Wilson to try to change things up all night.

While the changes helped in Game 2 and Game 3, which were a lot closer, the end result was something that clearly disappointed the veteran coach. Not even the thought of a potential rematch next Tuesday in the league playoff finals against Central perked Wilson up a bit.

“Right now I’m just hoping that we can claw back,” he said. “I don’t think we deserve a chance to step on the floor with them. Right now we don’t deserve a chance to step on the same floor as them and that’s where we are right now.”

The Bobcats, who played without the services of all-state setter Luke Braswell, were led by Reese Devilbiss offensively. Devilbiss, just a sophomore, registered a game-high 14 kills, while teammate Casey Winand added five.

Setter Matt Schaeffer dished out 26 assists, while Philip White recorded four blocks for Northeastern.

Dylan Hose dished out 32 assists to lead the Panthers, while Anthony Savage and Shorts each tallied three aces.

Notes: Northeastern is hoping to have Braswell back in the lineup a couple of weeks from now in the District 3 playoffs. There is a chance, however, that he may be ready come Tuesday for the league semifinals and finals.

If that were to happen, Livingston didn’t sound as if he would mind it one bit.

“Obviously when you lose a player like him, it makes a difference,” Livingston said of Braswell. “I’ve kind of been amazed at how that team has been able to come together and fight through that. That’s a good volleyball team right now and they don’t have Luke playing. I don’t know what it would be like if he were playing, but I’m sure it would be a battle royale.”

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at



Dallastown’s Dezmond Jones loses the ball with pressure from Central York’s Jake Villier, right, during the York-Adams League Lacrosse

Dallastown’s Dezmond Jones loses the ball with pressure from Central York’s Jake Villier, right, during the York-Adams League Lacrosse Championship at Susquehannock on Thursday. Dallastown won the game, 9-6. (BILL KALINA —

GLEN ROCK – A five-goal halftime lead Thursday night in the York-Adams League boys’ lacrosse title game had withered to a two-score contest following three-straight Central York goals to open the third quarter.

Having lost one of their leading scorers, Max Haldeman, to injury in the first half, the Panthers were rallying and seemed to be on course to complete a great redemption story.

But Dallastown crushed any momentum Central had when Wildcats’ attack Dom Gurreri scooped up a ground ball and scored with just seconds remaining in the third quarter.

The Panthers made another comeback attempt in the final period to cut the deficit to two goals, only to be thwarted by Dallastown’s Tanner Ierley, when the Wildcats’ senior sent one to the back of the net in what proved to be the final score of the game.

Having split the head-to-head regular-season series, Dallastown took the third matchup Thursday by holding Central scoreless over the last eight minutes to win, 9-6, capturing the program’s second league tournament title in three years.

“They (Central) had that run,” Ierley said when recalling the third quarter. “Obviously a little worried but never had my doubt in our defense.”

Central (15-3) won last year’s league tournament title game over West York by overcoming a four-goal deficit with under four minutes remaining. But the Panthers had trouble doing something similar this year.

They drew to within 6-4 in the third quarter and 8-6 in the fourth quarter but could never get any closer. Dallastown’s defense was aided a bit by the loss of Central’s Haldeman, who got carted off the field with a right leg injury at the 8:22 mark of the second quarter and left the stadium at Susquehannock High School shortly thereafter.

“That was a huge advantage,” Dallastown coach Phil Bates said. “Max is a great player. It’s sad to see that happen. I coach Max in the summer time. He’s just a phenomenal player.”

Still, the Wildcats’ defense held talented Central attack Ian Desenberg to a pair of goals while keeping another scoring threat, Katon Yantek, scoreless.

Collin George (two goals), Gavin George (one goal) and Will Hartzell (one goal) accounted for the rest of Central’s offense.

Wildcats’ goalie Jack Marks went the entire way, making a total of six stops in the net.

And Ierley helped him out a few times on the other end. Ierley scored his first goal with five minutes left in the opening quarter to make it a 3-0 lead, his second goal with a second left on the clock in the second quarter to make it a 6-1 advantage at halftime and finally his third goal with 8:07 to play in the fourth quarter to make it a 9-6 game.

“The last quarter again worried. Close game,” Ierley said. “Had a plan in mind when it came down to two minutes left. We basically just ran it. It was more of a possession game in the third quarter.”

Along with Ierley, Dallastown (17-2) was also paced by Gurreri and Cade Gold, both of whom tallied two scores.

— Reach John Walk at



Central York’s Katon Yantek, right. picks up the ball while covered by Susquehannock’s Logan Foore on Tuesday. Central York won the match,

Central York’s Katon Yantek, right. picks up the ball while covered by Susquehannock’s Logan Foore on Tuesday. Central York won the match, 11-10. (BIL BOWDEN — For The York Dispatch)

EMIGSVILLE — Katon Yantek’s play may have fallen a little flat during the middle of the season, but when the Central York boys’ lacrosse team needed him most, Yantek delivered.

Seconds after teammate Max Haldeman was stoned on an attempt by Susquehannock goalie Shane Silk (18 saves), Yantek stepped up in the clutch Tuesday night.

In the midst of a 10-10 tie, Yantek scored the game-winning goal with 2:54 left to blunt a 6-1 Warrior run.

While it was tense over the final seconds, the Panthers held off Susquehannock to capture an 11-10 victory in a York-Adams League Tournament semifinal tilt at Central York High School.

The Division I champions (15-2) will face rival Dallastown (16-2) in the finals Thursday night at Susquehannock High School. The Wildcats captured the other semifinal 11-6 over Division II champ West York.

York Catholic, the No. 2 seed out of Division II, also punched its ticket to the girls’ final on Thursday after downing Division I champ South Western, 20-11. The Irish will battle Division II champion Kennard-Dale, which thrashed Dallastown, 26-1.

Central coach Tom Mayne’s confidence never wavered in Yantek despite a bit of a lull during parts of the season.

“Kayton is a tremendous player,” Mayne said. “He had a strong start to the season and you may say he was a little flat in the middle, but he is capable of those types of things every time. He just has to believe it every game.”

To his credit, Yantek remained confident in his abilities, especially when his team needed a pick-me-up.

“It was getting into crunch time,” Yantek said of his third and final tally of the night. “I knew what I had to do.”

The Warriors, who trailed by as many as five goals (8-3) in the second half, gave it their all down the stretch. Aiden Kirkendall scored five goals to lead the Division II runners-up.

With some extra attention focused on Kirkendall after he drew Susquehannock (13-6) within 9-7 with 10:23 left, his Warrior teammates were able to pick up the slack. Zach Gloeckner, Zach Orner and Colin Riley notched goals to even the score at 10-10 with 3:43 remaining.

“They had a great game plan,” Central coach Tom Mayne said. “They played great. And more power to them. They stayed in the game with us. We weren’t hitting shots and we had more opportunities, but if you’re not hitting the cage, you can’t score.”

York Catholic’s Sarah Gabriele scores a goal at the end of the first half in the Irish’s game against South Western on Tuesday. York Catholic

York Catholic’s Sarah Gabriele scores a goal at the end of the first half in the Irish’s game against South Western on Tuesday. York Catholic won the match, 20-11. (BIL BOWDEN — For The York Dispatch)

After Yantek’s tally put the home team ahead, the Warriors pulled their goalie in an effort to get the ball back. It worked. They forced Central’s Max Haldeman (three goals, two assists) out of bounds to get the ball back with under a minute remaining.

Colin George secured a ground ball with about 10 seconds left for Central and he was able to run out the clock to secure the victory.

Ierley leads Dallastown: At Glen Rock, Tanner Ierley (four goals), Bailey Haines (two goals, assist) and Dom Gurreri (goal, assist) led Dallastown to the victory. Seth Wise (two goals, assist) and Tanner Zortman (goal, assist) led West York.

Jack Marks made six saves to get the win in goal, while Jordan Lombardo (six) and Cole Rinehart (two) combined for eight West York saves. Dallastown outshot West York, 19-12. West York fell to 15-4.


York Catholic 20, South Western 11: Despite falling behind early, the Division II runners-up were able to regain control late in the first half.

Led by seven goals from Sarah Gabriele and four more by Lindsey Givens, the Irish (16-2) were able to go on a 9-0 run that spanned the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half.

“It was a game of possessions,” said York Catholic coach Rob Linthicum. “At halftime I told them that we have to control the draw, so we switched some things up at the draw circle and the girls did a good job controlling it.”

Callie Kavanaugh led South Western (14-4) with a goal and six assists, while Braxtin Reddinger and Lauren Schmidt each scored three goals.

The Irish outscored the Mustangs 12-5 in the second half en route to securing one more shot at the Rams.

York Catholic has never defeated K-D since the sport became sanctioned by the PIAA. They have, however, come as close as you can get, dropping a couple of one-goal games, the last of which was in overtime (14-13) just a few weeks ago.

“They’re obviously a very strong team,” Linthicum said. “We didn’t have Lindsey (Givens) the first time we played them and the second time we had her she was probably 70-75 percent. She seems to be looking pretty good now, so hopefully she’s back now ready to play at full strength.”

Kennard-Dale 26, Dallastown 1: At Glen Rock, Morgan Day (seven goals), Emmie Dressel (six goals, two assists), Hannah Bracey (three goals, four assists), Abby Cryser (three goals) and Renee Gerring (three goals) powered the Rams.

K-D (18-1) outshot Dallastown, 40-1.

Mary Eckert had 14 saves in a losing effort for Dallastown (7-8-1).

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at

York Dispatch Staff Report

Freddy Seitz scored his fourth goal of the game when he found the back of the net in overtime to allow the Kennard-Dale Rams to capture a 12-11 York-Adams Division II boys’ lacrosse victory over West York on Monday.

Seitz also added an assist earlier in the contest. Also for K-D, Jesse Schonbrunner scored four goals, while Albert Greaver scored two goals. For the Bulldogs, Devyn Roehm scored four goals and added four assists, while Seth Clauser scored three goals and had one assist. Tanner Zortman scored two goals. West York finishes league play at 14-2-0 and falls to 15-3-0 overall, while K-D finishes league play 6-10-0 and falls to 7-10-0 overall.


South Western 14, Spring Grove 2: The host Mustangs scored all 14 goals in the first half and went on to win, improving to 13-3 in York-Adams League competition to stay atop the Division I standings. Callie Kavanaugh (four goals, four assists), Erin Brown (two goals, two assists) and Braxtin Reddinger (two goals, one assist) led the Mustang attack. Courtney Axe and Casey Franklin scored Spring Grove’s two goals.

York Catholic 24, Eastern York 4: The visiting Irish improved to 14-2 in York-Adams League competition by tallying 14 goals in the first half and adding 10 more after intermission to get the win. Six York Catholic players had multiple scores, led by Ashley Ingram (three goals, two assists), Kayla Held (three goals, two assists) and Sarah Gabriele (three goals, two assists). Rylie Toomey had a pair of goals to pace Eastern.

New Oxford 17, Central 13: At New Oxford, Tiffany Brzenk’s five goals led the Colonials. For the Panthers, MacKenzie Windsor had eight goals and added one assist. Also for Central, Addison Billings scored two goals, while Alexis Balanda and Kaycee Klinedinst each scored one goal and added one assist.

Dallastown 12, Red Lion 11, OT: On Senior Night at Dallastown, the game went to overtime, where the host Wildcats won it on a goal by Bryna Cook (two goals) 18 seconds in to the extra period. Kayla Thomas (four goals) also tallied multiple scores, while goalie Mary Eckert collected seven saves. Sierra Donovan led Red Lion with a game-high six goals. Lions’ goalkeeper Larissa Herbert made six stops.


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