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The Susquehannock boys’ volleyball team remained alone in third place in the York-Adams League on Thursday night with a come-from-behind 20-25, 25-14, 25-13, 25-20 victory at West York.

The Warriors improved to 6-3 overall and 6-2 in the league, trailing only unbeaten state powers Northeastern and Central York.

A.J. Schaeffer had a monster night on offense and defense for Susquehannock, coming away with team highs in kills (21) and digs (27). Quinlan Kauffman contributed to the offensive effort with 13 kills, while Stephen Rouse passed the ball well, finishing with 35 assists. For West York, Brett Strickler paved the way with 18 kills and 21 digs, while Kenton Meckley chipped in with a 14 and 12 effort in the same categories.


Kennard-Dale 3, Eastern York 0: At Wrightsville, The Rams knocked off the Golden Knights, 25-19, 16-25, 15-25. Kyle Wooldridge paced the K-D offense, finishing with 20 kills, while Luke Criswell had 11 kills and nine assists. Greg Houck was the big performer for Eastern with 10 assists and seven digs.

Dallastown 3, Red Lion 0: At Dallastown, the Wildcats won three, hard-fought games, 25-22, 25-21, 25-20. Dallastown got strong contributions from a number of players. Aaron Ward had 12 kills and 12 digs, Peyton Ranck had 27 assists and 10 digs and Owen Terroso had 21 digs. Meanwhile, Red Lion got a 22-assist, 10-dig effort from John Longnecker, while Cole Brillhart led the team with 12 kills.

York Suburban 3, Spring Grove 1: At Suburban, the Trojans came back from a game down, rallying to win the final three to knock off the Rockets, 21-25, 25-11, 25-22, 25-20. Suburban’s Sepehr Vakili led the team with 13 kills, while Gavin Dean came up with 30 digs. Spring Grove got 42 assists from Austin Muff and 22 kills from Dalton Forbes.

New Oxford 3, Dover 1: At Dover, Ryan McMaster led the Colonials to the 22-25, 25-15, 25-23, 25-22 victory with 22 kills and 15 digs. Teammate Trey Noble had 43 assists and six digs. For the Eagles, Koleman Hoffman had 32 kills, eight digs and three blocks, while J.T. Crossan had 20 digs, five assists and three aces, and Zach Noll had 35 assists and seven digs. New Oxford won the JV match, 25-14, 25-15.


York Suburban cruised to a 25-10, 25-14, 25-20 non-league boys’ volleyball victory over Palmyra on Wednesday.

Matt Hogg (eight kills, four blocks) and Kaleb Ansell (29 assists) paced the Trojans, who improved to 5-4 overall.

Northeastern 3, Red Lion 0: At Manchester, the Bobcats made quick work of the Lions, winning in three games, 25-16, 25-20, 25-15, to remain unbeaten in regular-season competition. Reese Devilbiss had a match-high 13 kills, while Brent Williams passed the ball well, completing 27 assists. Red Lion was led by Cole Brillhart, who finished with a team-high nine kills and five digs.

Central York 3, Dover 0: At Central, the Panthers continued their strong season, rolling past the Eagles, 25-11, 25-8, 25-12. Central had six different players register at least two kills, with Landon Shorts leading the team with 11. Dover had a tough time getting anything going offensively, only recording nine total kills, five of which came from Koleman Hoffman.

Spring Grove 3, Eastern 0: At Spring Grove, Dalton Forbes pounded 10 kills to highlight the Rockets’ 25-14, 25-10, 25-16 sweep of the Golden Knights. Forbes also supplied eight digs. Austin Muff delivered 28 assists for the winners, and Luke Huffnagle recorded 10 digs. Ryan Kalke had two kills and two blocks for Eastern. The Golden Knights won the JV match, 25-18, 25-20.

New Oxford 3, West York 0: at New Oxford, the Colonials swept to a 25-17, 25-21, 25-16 victory over the Bulldogs. Ryan McMaster ripped 10 kills and made seven digs for the winners, and Trey Noble delivered 28 assists and nine digs. Cal Meyer and Alex Neiderer teamed for 16 New Oxford kills. Brett Strickler (four kills, 10 digs), Kenton Meckley (six kills, five digs) and Jacob May (13 assists and four digs) led West York. New Oxford also won the JV match, 25-14, 25-22.

Susquehannock 3, York Suburban 0: At Glen Rock, A.J. Schaeffer had a highly productive night for the Warriors as they swept the Trojans, 25-18, 25-10, 25-21. Schaeffer finished with 15 kills and 20 digs. Schaeffer’s teammmate, Stephen Rouse, provided 20 assists and 17 digs, and Quinlan Kauffman added seven kills, 20 digs and three blocks. Sepehr Vakili ripped 14 kills for Suburban, and Kaleb Ansell assisted on 28 Trojans’ points. Suburban won the JV match, 25-23, 25-14.

Dallastown 3, Kennad-Dale 0: At Fawn Grove, the Wildcats won, 25-15, 25-16, 25-18. Aaron Ward (10 kills), Zach Zerr (six kills, six blocks) and Peyton Ranck (27 assists) led the Wildcats. Dallastown also won the JV match, 2-0.

Dalton Forbes of Spring Grove spikes the ball past a Mechanicsburg defender on Monday.

Dalton Forbes of Spring Grove spikes the ball past a Mechanicsburg defender on Monday. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO —


Spring Grove 3, Mechanicsburg 0: At Spring Grove, the Rockets rolled to an easy three-set win over the Wildcats, 25-13, 25-23, 25-13. Dalton Forbes recorded a match-high 16 kills for Spring Grove, while Luke Huffnagle came up with a team-high 11 digs and Austin Muff had a match-high 23 assists. The win improved the Rockets’ overall record to 7-3.

Kennard-Dale 3, Lititz Christian 0: At Fawn Grove, the Rams won the non-league match, 25-11, 25-15, 25-14. Kyle Wooldridge led the Rams with 16 kills. Also for K-D, Luke Criswell had 18 assists, five kills and three aces, while Josiah McConville had 12 assists and six kills. The Rams won the JV match, 2-0.

Cumberland Valley 3, Susquehannock 0: At CV, the host team rolled to a 25-18, 25-14, 25-15 victory. No other details were available.



Spring Grove 3, Dallastown 2: At Dallastown, Dalton Forbes led the Rockets to the 16-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-22, 15-12 victory with 28 kills and 16 digs. Also for the Rockets, Austin Muff had 38 assists, five digs and three kills, Liam Flaherty had eight kills and Luke Huffnagle had 14 digs. For the Wildcats, Aaron Ward had 17 kills and six digs, while Chadd Jones had 16 kills and eight blocks and Peyton Ranck had 56 assists, 18 digs and three aces. Dallastown won the JV match, 25-11, 25-14.

Red Lion 3, Kennard-Dale 2: At Red Lion, the Lions won a thriller, 16-25, 25-18, 25-16, 22-25, 15-5. Dillon Hildebrand and Cole Brillhart dominated at the net for Red Lion, combining for 36 kills, while John Longnecker had game-highs of 38 assists and 13 digs. Kyle Wooldridge had 23 kills for K-D, while Luke Criswell contributed six blocks.

Northeastern 3, Dover 0: At Dover, Reese Devilbiss led the unbeaten Bobcats to the 25-13, 25-16, 25-13 victory with 11 kills and five aces. Also for the Bobcats, Brett Williams had 30 assists, Phil White had nine kills and Brandon Arentz and Jeff Reynolds had six kills apiece. For the Eagles, Zach Noll had 14 assists and five digs, while Koleman Hoffman had 11 kills and J.T. Crossan had six digs. Northeastern won the JV match, 25-13, 24-26, 15-9.

Central York 3, West York 0: At West York, the Panthers remained unbeaten with a 25-19, 25-8, 25-13 victory. Landon Shorts (eight kills, five aces, 10 digs, nine assists), Jason Gardner (13 kills, 11 digs), Trevor Holderegger (10 assists, six digs) and Carter Luckenbaugh (16 assists) led Central. West York’s leaders were Jacob May (13 assists) and Brett Strickler (nine kills, seven digs). Central won the JV match, 25-6, 25-13.

Susquehannock 3, Eastern York 0: At Wrightsville, the Warriors triumphed, 25-20, 25-12, 25-15. The Warriors were led by A.J. Schaeffer (14 kills, 14 digs, four blocks), Bryan Sheddy (10 kills, 14 digs) and Steven Rouse (29 assists, five digs). Eastern was paced by Greg Houck (seven assists) and Jarad Woods (five kills). Susquehannock also won the JV match, 25-18, 25-17.

York Suburban 3, New Oxford 0: At Suburban, Kaleb Ansell turned in a well-rounded performance with 24 assists and 13 digs in helping the Trojans win, 25-13, 25-17, 25-17. Ansell also threw in two aces, a block and a kill for good measure. Matt Hogg slammed a team-high seven kills for Suburban, while he also had three blocks and four assists. New Oxford got a game-high 11 kills from Ryan McMaster. He also had a team-high 10 digs. Trey Noble dished out 23 assists for the Colonials.

Some of the top teams in the state will converge on Central York High School this weekend for the 2015 Koller Classic boys’ volleyball tournament.

The junior varsity division begins play at 4 p.m. Friday, while the varsity division starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Defending state Class AA champion Northeastern highlights an impressive list of some of the most elite AA programs in Pennsylvania. Perennial AAA powers Hempfield, North Allegheny and Parkland will also compete vs. the host team, Central York, the defending AAA state champion.

Perennial state powers Ambridge (AA), Cambridge Springs (AA), Cumberland Valley (AAA), Emmaus (AAA), Montour (AA), Pennsbury (AAA) and State College (AAA) will be joined by Fair Lawn High School of New Jersey to lend a state-wide and interstate flavor to the event. Ambridge is the defending tournament champion.

York-Adams teams Dallastown and York Suburban will be joined by Penn Manor of the Lancaster-Lebanon League and Chambersburg of the Mid-Penn Conference to give the 2015 tournament a strong District 3 representation.

In all, a total of 20 teams will show up to serve, dig, spike and block their way to the championship trophy. When the dust settles, Bruce Koller (the Central head coach from 1970-2001) will be on hand to present the championship awards.

The Koller Classic was started 40 years ago by Coach Koller.

Tickets will be sold at the door. Ticket prices on both days are $2 for students and $5 for adults. Concessions will also be sold. All proceeds benefit the Central boys’ volleyball team through the Central York Athletic Booster Club.


Central York’s Hayden Wagner goes up for the kill against Dallastown on Tuesday. The Panthers won the match, 3-0.

Central York’s Hayden Wagner goes up for the kill against Dallastown on Tuesday. The Panthers won the match, 3-0. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO —

EMIGSVILLE — There’s always excitement and enthusiasm when Jeremiah Dadeboe is on the volleyball court for the Central York Panthers.

Dadeboe, a returning all-state outside hitter, is a player who never lets his team get too far down if things aren’t going right.

But an illness prevented the Central York standout from taking the court Tuesday night when the Panthers hosted Dallastown in a York-Adams League battle.

While it’s almost impossible to say exactly how much his absence impacted his team, it was pretty easy to tell that it wasn’t a positive one. Central fell behind the Wildcats by as many as eight points early in Game 1 without their standout on the court.

Central, however, has many weapons, even without Dadeboe. One of them is another all-state player, Jason Gardner, who helped turn the tide for the home side. Gardner pounded a team-high 15 kills for the night to help the Panthers rally for a 25-22, 25-17, 25-20 triumph.

While Central prevailed, Gardner sure would have preferred having his fellow outside attacker on the court smashing down kills.

“Jerry is the type of player that brings a lot of energy,” Gardner said. “He definitely helps us get out and get going right away.”

The Panthers appeared to be stuck in a rut early on, trailing 14-6 in Game 1. Slowly but surely they steadied themselves by winning a couple of points in a row, sometimes with the help of some errant Dallastown serves (six errors in Game 1).

Central closed out Game 1 on a 7-2 run that definitely pumped up the Panthers, while also deflating a Wildcat side that was looking for an upset.

“Yeah, there was definitely some disappointment,” Dallastown coach Lance Ranck said. “But when you start to feel that momentum shift, one of the things we have to be able to do is kind of pull that momentum back.”

Central took control midway through Game 2 to go up 2-0 in the match before storming out to a big lead in Game 3. Dallastown, however, rallied back late in Game 3, closing a 19-10 deficit to within 22-20, but again couldn’t pull it out in the end.

While Central coach Brad Livingston would have loved for his team to have played better throughout the night, he was nonetheless pleased to see some resolve from a club that is coming off a PIAA Class AAA championship a year ago.

“One of the things that we’re trying to give (the kids) is a chance to learn,” Livingston said. “I can be real quick on the trigger with timeouts, and sometimes you just have to give the kids a chance to see what they can do. You have to remember that it’s a best-of-five match and you have to let them see if they can swing this around. And then some things started to happen. I was going to call a timeout when they got to 15, but then we started to side-out, side-outside out, side-out. So the kids (with their play) were pretty much just telling me to sit down and watch and that we have it in hand. And a lot of times you just have to know when to not get in their way.”

Braden Neal led the Panther defense with 12 digs, while Trevor Holderegger, Landon Shorts and Carter Luckenbaugh combined to dish out 23 assists. Aaron Ward led the Wildcats with 10 kills, while setter Peyton Ranck dished out 24 assists.

Central improved to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the York-Adams League. Dallastown is 3-2 and 3-4.


Dover 3, Eastern York 2: At Dover, the home team rallied for a 25-12, 17-25, 23-25, 25-16, 15-7 victory. The Dover stat leaders were: Zach Noll (47 assists, eight digs), J.T. Crossan (15 digs, five assists), Koleman Hoffman (33 kills, nine aces, nine digs) and Taylor McKeever (10 digs). Eastern was led by Greg Houck (30 assists) and Jarad Woods (15 kills). Eastern won the JV match, 25-14, 25-19.

York Suburban 3, West York 0: At West York, the Trojans triumphed, 28-26, 25-11, 25-14. Kaleb Ansell (33 assists, seven digs), Matt Hogg (nine kills) and Gavin Dean (13 digs) paced Suburban. West York was led by Brett Strickler (nine kills, five digs) and Jacob May (13 assists, five digs). Suburban also won the JV match, 25-9, 25-7.

Northeastern 3, Spring Grove 0: At Manchester, the Bobcats rolled, 25-10, 25-17, 25-17. Reese Devilbiss (10 kills) Philip White (11 kills) and Brent Williams (15 assists) led the Bobcats. Austin Muff (14 assists, six digs) and Dalton Forbes (eight digs, seven kills) paced the Rockets. Northeastern improved to 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the York-Adams League. Northeastern won the JV match, 25-9, 25-13.

New Oxford 3, Red Lion 2: At New Oxford, Ryan McMaster led the Colonials to the 20-25, 25-14, 25-19, 15-7 victory with 25 kills, 21 digs and six blocks. Teammate Trey Noble had 32 assists and 12 digs. For the Lions, Cole Brillhart had 18 kills, eight digs and six blocks, Dillon Hildebrand had 11 kills and 10 digs and Bennett Frey had seven kills, six blocks and 13 digs. New Oxford won the JV match, 25-22, 25-19.

Susquehannock 3, Kennard-Dale 1: At Glen Rock, A.J. Schaeffer led the Warriors to the 24-26, 25-14, 25-23, 25-17 victory with 17 kills, 16 digs and three aces. Also for the Warriors, Brian Sheddy had 23 digs and 15 kills, Quinlan Kauffman had 19 digs, seven kills and three blocks and Stephen Rouse had 36 assists and four digs. For the Rams, Kyle Wooldridge had 23 kills, while Josiah McConville had 30 assists, five blocks, five digs and three kills, and Luke Criswell had seven kills, four blocks and three assists.

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York Suburban and Spring Grove earned non-league boys’ volleyball victories on Monday night.

Suburban edged visiting Manheim Central, 21-25, 23-25, 25-18, 27-25, 15-4, while Spring Grove swept Northern York, 25-20, 25-20, 25-11, in Dillsburg.

Liam Ridings led the Trojans with 15 kills, four blocks, four digs and three aces. Also for Suburban, Matt Hogg had 11 kills and six blocks, Kaleb Ansell had 45 assists and eight digs and Jack Schultz had 10 kills and nine blocks. Suburban won the JV match, 25-16, 26-24.

Dalton Forbes led Spring Grove with 12 kills, while Dakota Parker added nine. Austin Muff recorded 26 assists.

The Central York Panthers finished second to the host team at the Fox Chapel Classic in boys’ volleyball action in Pittsburgh on Saturday.

The host Foxes came into the tournament ranked No. 1 in Class AAA by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association, while Central York was ranked No. 5.

In its first pool of the day, Central went undefeated by sweeping Central Catholic and Penn-Trafford. Following the first round, the teams entered a second pool based on their results in the first pool. Central’s second pool included three other teams that finished first in the first round pools.

Central swept the second pool, defeating Saegertown on point differential, Fox Chapel on point differential and sweeping the Bethel Park Hawks 2-0. The Panthers’ sweep of the second pool gave them the No. 1 seed entering the playoffs. Fox Chapel held the No. 2 seed.

All playoff round matches were formatted to play one set (game) to 25 points. Central swept by the Plum Mustangs 25-14 and advanced to the semifinals against Bethel Park, with the Panthers grabbing a 25-19 victory.

That set up a title match with Fox Chapel. With the score tied at 28-28 in the finals, the Panthers forced a Fox Chapel error and the 29th point went up on the scoreboard for the Panthers. After a lengthy deliberation by three of the four officials, and despite protestations by the Panther staff, the 29th point was wiped off the board and awarded to the Foxes. On the next rally the Foxes won the tournament title by besting Central York, 30-28.

The Panthers finished 7-1 on the day and won 10 of 13 sets.

Jeremiah Dadeboe and Landon Shorts earned all tournament honors and Jason Gardner led the Panthers with points scored in the playoffs.

Central York’s statistical leader for the entire tournament were: Zach Beam (26 digs), Jeremiah Dadeboe (36 kills, nine blocks, 15 digs), Jason Gardner (47 kills, nine blocks, six aces, 14 digs), Trevor Holderegger (18 digs, 75 assists), Cole Johnson (17 kills, eight blocks), Carter Luckenbaugh (17 digs, 81 assists), Braden Neal (10 blocks, 16 digs), Landon Shorts (42 kills, 10 blocks, 13 aces, 18 digs, 12 assists) and Hayden Wagner (25 kills, 10 blocks).

Kennard-Dale defeated New Oxford, 3-2, in York-Adams League Division I volleyball action on Thursday night.

After the visiting Colonials took the opening set, 25-23, the host Rams took the next two sets, 25-22, 25-15, before New Oxford took the fourth set, 25-18, to force a fifth and deciding game. K-D took the fifth set, 15-13.

The Colonials were led by Ryan McMaster, who had 24 kills, while Trey Noble passed the ball well, recording 38 assists.

The Rams’ Joe McConville had 50 assists and 11 digs. Kyle Wooldridge finished the match with 29 kills and Luke Criswell added 21.


Central York 3, Red Lion 0: At Red Lion, Jeremiah Dadeboe slammed a team-high 10 kills and added two blocks and two digs in leading the Panthers to the 25-13, 25-17, 25-17 victory. Trevor Holderegger and Carter Luckenbaugh each handed out 14 assists. Red Lion received 10-kill efforts from Dillon Hildebrand and Cole Brillhart.

Dallastown 3, Dover 0: At Dallastown, the Wildcats won, 25-11, 25-18, 25-17. Aaron Ward led the home team with nine kills and seven digs. Also for Dallastown, Chadd Jones had nine kills and six blocks, Peyton Ranck had 29 assists and Zach Zerr had eight kills and three blocks. For the Eagles, Koleman Hoffmann had 14 kills and five digs, while Zach Noll had 11 assists and five digs and Taylor McKeever had four digs. Dallastown won the JV match, 25-16, 25-17.

Northeastern 3, York Suburban 0: At Manchester, the Bobcats won, 25-18, 25-19, 25-19. Philip White and Reese Devilbiss led the Bobcats with 19 kills apiece. Also for Northeastern, Matt Schaeffer had 37 assists and Brandon Arentz had four kills and three digs. For the Trojans, Caleb Ansell had 17 assists and seven digs, while Matt Hogg had 10 kills and Gavin Dean had 12 digs. Suburban won the JV match, 23-25, 25-19, 16-14.

West York 3, Eastern 2: At Wrightsville, the Bulldogs trailed 2-1 (25-21, 22-25, 20-25) but rallied to win the final two games (25-9, 18-16). Brett Strickler led the Bulldogs with 15 kills and 26 digs. Also for West York, Kenton Meckley had 17 digs and 10 kills, Jacob May had 18 assists, nine digs and three aces and Matt DellOrfano had 13 digs, five kills and five blocks. For the Golden Knights, Jared Woods had seven kills and three digs, while Elijah Lowe had six kills and three blocks and Dalton Liek had 18 assists. Eastern won the JV match, 19-25, 25-8, 15-5.

Susquehannock 3, Spring Grove 1: At Spring Grove, the Warriors won, 14-25, 25-13, 25-17, 25-23. A.J. Schaeffer led the visitors with 24 kills, 17 digs and four aces. Also for the Warriors, Brian Sheddy had 11 kills, 12 digs and three aces, Quinlan Kaufmann had nine kills, 12 digs and three aces and Stephen Rouse had 44 assists and five digs. For the Rockets, Dalton Forbes had 24 kills and five digs, while Austin Muff had 28 assists and six digs, while Garrett Leib had 11 digs. Susquehannock won the JV match, 25-21, 23-25, 15-12.


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