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Central York’s Greta Plapper takes a shot during field hockey practice Tuesday. The senior captain scored 10 goals and added 12 assists last season

Central York’s Greta Plapper takes a shot during field hockey practice Tuesday. The senior captain scored 10 goals and added 12 assists last season and looks to lead (Elijah Armold —
Abbie Timperio is back in goal for her senior season with Central York field hockey.

Abbie Timperio is back in goal for her senior season with Central York field hockey. (Elijah Armold —

In sports, as in life, confidence is key.

And one thing that can help build that crucial poise is experience.

The Central York field hockey team will use the awareness gained during last year’s successful season as it looks to capture its first division title since 2007. To do so, Central will have to first dethrone powerhouse Dallastown — a team with which it shared that ’07 crown.

The Panthers bolstered their aplomb most thanks to a victory against the Wildcats in last season’s District 3 Class AAA tournament. Central avenged two regular-season losses with a tight 0-0 game that was won 4-3 in penalty strokes before seeing its season end in the quarterfinals against Penn Manor.



Dallastown’s Bryna Cook, left, is the York-Adams Division I Co-Player of the Year in field hockey. She finished the year with 19 goals and 12

Dallastown’s Bryna Cook, left, is the York-Adams Division I Co-Player of the Year in field hockey. She finished the year with 19 goals and 12 assists. (YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO)
Central York’s Paige Harrold, right, is the York-Adams Division I Co-Player of the Year in field hockey. She finished the year with 18 goals and nine

Central York’s Paige Harrold, right, is the York-Adams Division I Co-Player of the Year in field hockey. She finished the year with 18 goals and nine assists. (YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO)

The Dallastown field hockey program is, without a doubt, the measuring stick against which all York-Adams League rivals compare themselves.

Having won an amazing 18 Division I titles over the last 22 seasons, the Wildcats and Coach Jeri Myers are pretty much synonymous with success.

Coach Lori Livingston is hoping to lead her Central York crew to that consistent level of success someday. That day may not be too far away, especially after the very special season that she and her Panthers enjoyed this year.

Both Myers and Livingston shared the York-Adams League Division I Coach of the Year award after completing very successful campaigns. Myers guided the Wildcats to their third Division I title in a row, while Livingston directed Central to runner-up finishes in the Division I and league playoffs, in addition to a victory over Dallastown in the District 3-AAA playoffs.

The sharing wasn’t limited to the coaches of the two schools either. Wildcat standout Bryna Cook and Panther star Paige Harrold were also selected co-players of the year as well.

All of the selections were made by league coaches.

Central York honors: “What made this season so special is that the girls got along really well with each other and they played together as a team,” Livingston said. “They finally learned to believe in themselves and this is what helped them to finally defeat Dallastown. For some reason, defeating Dallastown seemed like a goal they never believed they could achieve. They worked extremely hard, not only during the season but in the offseason as well.”

Being the last York-Adams League AAA school left standing in the district playoffs also set the bar for Livingston’s outfit in the future.

“As for the team, beating Dallastown was memorable because they are always on top,” she said. “After that victory, we were the only York County team left in districts to play in the quarterfinal round.”

The Panthers were able to achieve their success in large part because of Harrold, the team’s center-midfielder. She scored 18 goals and added nine assists while serving as a team captain.

“Paige deserved to be MVP because she was an all-around player who in four years rarely came off the field,” Livingston said. “She not only scored a lot of goals and had many assists but was also a key player defensively on corners, intercepting many passes. Because she excelled playing on the offensive and defensive ends of the field, I truly felt that she deserved to be the league MVP. Her experience helped her take charge and direct her teammates on the field. She had excellent vision and decision making.”

While Harrold and fellow senior all-star Alexis Young won’t be back next year, Livingston has a couple of other all-stars to build around for the future. Forward Gretta Plappert and defenders Sara Rilatt and Jordan Hersberger were named all-stars as underclassmen.

“Greta, in addition to playing forward, was also the flyer on defensive corners.” Livingston said. “Her speed allowed her to intercept many corner inserts from the opposing team. Jordan was great at slowing our opponents down and recovering the ball. And Sara not only played defense, but she was the inserter for us on penalty corners. She had nine assists and scored four goals as a result of this. In addition, she made many tackles and forced several turnovers on defense. She made several goal-line saves while defending on corners.”

Dallastown tradition: While Central is starting to grow accustomed to success, Coach Myers and her crew know that it takes a lot to build and then sustain a proud tradition. The biggest key to that is, not surprisingly, the seemingly endless flow of talented players through the program over the years.

“We have great student-athletes,” Myers said. “And we have a great foundation program with the junior high and it progresses through the JV team to the varsity team. We have the dedication and commitment to make sacrifices for the team and we emphasize that we are family and we take care of each other. We are constantly striving to improve the program and we have the saying that ‘tradition does not graduate.'”

Unfortunately for Myers, Cook will graduate this spring before heading off to continue her career at the University of Massachusetts. Cook capped off her senior campaign with 19 goals and 12 assists.

“(Bryna) is an athlete with speed and endurance,” Myers said. “She has put in the time through club teams, tournaments and festivals that have improved her skills. As a sophomore and junior, I needed her as a midfielder and she sacrificed playing forward for the success of the team. This year she had her chance to shine as a forward and her skills and speed said the rest.”

Division II: The new kids on the block, Gettysburg, certainly made its presence felt in its inaugural season in the York-Adams League.

The Warriors won both the Division II title and the York-Adams League playoff crown behind Coach of the Year winner Janelle Ebaugh and Player of the Year winner Maggie Fees.

Gettysburg swept through its new division with a perfect 10-0 record before defeating Dallastown and Central in the league playoffs en route to a 19-2 record overall. The Warriors were, however, knocked out in the first-round of the District 3-AA playoffs by Greenwood, 2-0.

Fees, a West Chester recruit, led an offensively gifted Gettysburg squad that scored more than 100 times this season with 12 goals and five assists.

Division III: While Dallastown has dominated when it comes to Division I, Bermudian Springs has been equally impressive in Division III.

After winning another division title this season with a 10-0 record, the Eagles have claimed or shared 10 of the past 11 crowns.

Bermudian (16-4) was led by the quartet of Mackenzie Farley, Nicole Wolf, Lindsey Brehm and goalie Sara Crane.

YORK-ADAMS LEAGUE I coaches All-Stars


First Team

Central York: Paige Harrold (Co-Player of the Year), Gretta Plappert, Alexis Young.

Dallastown: Bryna Cook (Co-Player of the Year), Haylee Anders, Maggie Noll.

New Oxford: Kaelyn Long.

Northeastern: Ashley Meyer, Kirstin Josey.

Red Lion: Paige Taylor, Jayla Godfrey.

South Western: Hannah Glover, Montana Utz.

Second Team

Central York: Sara Rilatt, Jordan Hershberger.

Dallastown: Jenna Abrahamsen, Karley Andrews, Lydia Trout.

Dover: Hannah Taylor.

New Oxford: Katie Wildenstein

Northeastern: Carly Brenner, Scarlett Malave.

Spring Grove: Camille Lecrone.

South Western: Lauren Schmidt, Bailey Moses, Allie Bentley.


First Team

Eastern York: Tia Judy.

Gettysburg: Maggie Fees (Player of the Year), Sydney Tomassini, Megan Miller, Katelyn Gormley.

Kennard-Dale: Jordan Miller, Emmie Dressell.

Susquehannock: Camryn Burke, Kristy Langhan.

West York: Allyssa Howard, Madison Miller.

York Suburban: Tagan Lehr.

Second Team

Eastern York: Ashton Evans.

Gettysburg: Emma Bahm.

Kennard-Dale: Lindsay Dell, Elizabeth Six.

Susquehannock: Elizabeth Ferg, Brooke Morris.

West York: Paige Gembe.

York Suburban: Colleen Dommel, Paige Robison


First Team

Bermudian Springs: Mackenzie Farley, Nicole Wolf, Lindsey Brehm, Sarah Crane.

Biglerville: Maddie Wenk, Sierra Frock.

Delone Catholic: Zoie Klunk, Kayla McCleaf.

Fairfield: Madison Macharsky, Megan Leckemby, Lydia Westre-Stith.

Hanover: Lauren Werner, Morgan Herrick, Emily Albright.

Littlestown: Kelsie Dews, Shelby Dews, Alexis Morey.

Second Team

Bermudian Springs: Morgan Williams, Olivia Blasone.

Biglerville: Liz Burke.

Fairfield: Rebecca Moyer, Kayla Silko.

Hanover: Renee Eisenberg, Mackenzie Keeney, Haylee Wood.


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


Biglerville’s Lydia Garfinkle makes a leaping block as West York’s Alyssa Howard attempts a shot on goal during field hockey all-star action on

Biglerville’s Lydia Garfinkle makes a leaping block as West York’s Alyssa Howard attempts a shot on goal during field hockey all-star action on Wednesday at York Suburban. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO —

While Dallastown and Red Lion are, without question, the two biggest rivals in Division I of the York-Adams League, Central York is trying to thrust itself into that conversation.

After the Panthers ousted the Division I champion Wildcats from the District 3-AAA playoffs, Central is clearly heading in the right direction under Head Coach Lori Livingston.

But Wednesday night at York Suburban High School, the Wildcats and senior standout Bryna Cook had a bit of revenge in the York-Adams League Senior Field Hockey All-Star Showcase. The University of Massachusetts-bound Cook scored twice late in the first half to lead her pink-clad stars to a 3-0 triumph over the green-clad squad in the Division I contest.

In the other match Wednesday, the Division II-Division III contest, the green-clad Division II club claimed a 5-4 victory over the pink-clad Division III stars.

Cook, whose career at Dallastown didn’t quite finish the way she would have liked after losses to Gettysburg (York-Adams playoffs) and Central (district playoffs), actually sounded disappointed to not get a chance to play alongside the girls from Central.

“I was kind of hoping that we would play with Central,” said Cook, who scored 19 goals for the Wildcats this year. “I’m pretty good friends with a few of the girls on the team. And they’re great, but it was fun to play against them. It made it competitive.”

Cook and her Wildcat teammates were combined with players from Red Lion, Northeastern, Spring Grove and Red Lion to form the pink team. Players from South Western, Central, Dover and New Oxford comprised the green squad.

Dallastown coach Jeri Myers and Red Lion coach Carol Gillmen managed Cook’s side. Two of the more fiery coaches in the league, it was fun for Cook and her teammates to get to see a more subdued version of the coaches in an all-star setting.

“Yeah, it was pretty laid back and stuff,” said Cook, who plans to study communications while playing field hockey at UMass. “So we just got to have fun with it.”

That same word was also a term that Central York standout Paige Harrold used to describe the night’s showdown.

“It really was fun,” said Harrold, who scored 18 goals during the season for the Panthers. “You come out here and you know it really doesn’t mean anything. So it was just about having fun with everyone that you’ve seen around the county during the regular season.”

Fun could also be used to describe how the latter part of the season panned out for Harrold and company. The Panthers finished second in the Division I standings to earn the school’s first-ever berth into the York-Adams League Tournament.

Once there, they won a 1-0 contest in double overtime against Bermudian Springs to make it to the final. And, to cap it off, the victory over Dallastown in districts marked the first time any of the Central players had defeated a Wildcats club during their high school careers.

“It was definitely exciting for all of us,” said Harrold, who has verbally committed to continue her field hockey career at East Stroudsburg University next year, where she plans to study nursing. “And to beat Dallastown … that was so exciting. That was probably one of the best games of my life.”

Red Lion’s Taylor Bosley scored the other goal for the pink team in the victory.

Division II-Division III match: In the Division II-Division III contest, players from West York, Gettysburg, York Suburban, Susquehannock and Kennard-Dale made up the green side, while Biglerville, Fairfield, Hanover, Delone, Littlestown and Bermudian Springs formed the pink squad.

York Suburban’s Ali Plonk led the Division II team with a pair of goals. Gettysburg’s Maggie Fees and Sydney Tomassini also scored, as did Kennard-Dale’s Lauren Benedict. The Division III team got goals from Biglerville’s Maddie Wenk, Fairfield’s Lydia Westre-Stith and Meagan Leckemby, as well as Hanover’s Morgan Herrick.

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at


A back-and-forth scoreless regulation, followed by two scoreless overtime periods mostly controlled by Dallastown, led to a shootout Tuesday night in a first-round District 3-AAA field hockey matchup between the Wildcats and Central York.

Under the lights in rainy conditions at York Suburban’s Dick May Stadium, Dallastown and Central each put the ball in the back of the cage on their first two strokes in the best-of-five strokes shootout. On stroke No. 3 and No. 4, each team made a shot and had one blocked, bringing it down to the final stroke to decide the winner.

That is where Central junior goalie Abbie Timperio made the stop of her career, blocking a shot off the stick of Dallastown junior Olivia Talley to keep the shootout tied up. Central junior Amanda Miller followed up by making the fifth stroke, sealing the shootout, 4-3, and giving No. 12 seed Central York the victory. The final score officially read 1-0 over No. 5 seed Dallastown.

“The best thing for me to do is to not look at their eyes and their body because then they just try to fake you out,” Timperio said when asked how she went about blocking Dallastown’s final pair of shootout strokes. “You really have to watch the ball. You just try to last as long as you can. And believe in yourself that you can do it.”

It’s the first time Central York (14-5-1) has advanced to the district quarterfinal round since 2006. It’s also the first time the Panthers beat Dallastown (16-4) in many years — not even longtime coach Lori Livingston could recall the last time that happened.

“It feels great right now because we’ve never beat Dallastown before,” Timperio said. “To beat them in stroke-outs, that’s a huge thing for me. It’s a great feeling.”

Timperio tallied seven saves in regulation and the two 15-minute overtime periods. While Central battled throughout the night, the Panthers managed to put one shot on goal, something longtime Dallastown coach Jeri Myers pointed out after the game.

“Oh, definitely we dominated. All we had to do was put the ball in the cage. That’s all we had to do,” Myers said. “Their goalie had one unbelievably lucky shot because that ball was going in several times. And on the corners, same thing. Sometimes goalies are lucky.”

The York-Adams Division I champion Wildcats beat Central, the league tournament runner-up, in both regular-season matchups, each time by a two-goal margin. But Livingston noted her team has slowly been building to full strength and is now clicking on all cylinders.

“Our first game against them (Dallastown) this year we had a lot of players out of position. We were still trying to figure out our lineup the first game,” Livingston said. “The second time we played them we had a couple players out with injuries and we didn’t play well. But by the end of the season we got everybody back. And we kind of got everybody in the positions we felt were best. And we were playing very well. I had a couple coaches in the league tell me we might be able to beat them if we stuck to our game plan.”

Next round: The Panthers will next face No. 4 seed Penn Manor on Saturday at a site and time to be determined. Penn Manor (19-3) beat No. 13 seed Governor Mifflin (12-9), 3-0 on Tuesday. Penn Manor last year reached the district semifinals and two years ago won the district title. Central might be outmatched on paper, but it’s worth noting the last time a Panthers team came this far eight years ago, Central was a No. 13 seed and pushed No. 5 seed Central Dauphin to overtime.


Conrad Weiser 3, Bermudian Springs 0: At Lower Dauphin, the Eagles’ season came to an end with a first-round Class AA loss. Bermudian won the York-Adams Division III regular-season crown. The 10th-seeded Eagles finished with a 16-4 record. Seventh-seeded Conrad Weiser improved to 15-4. Sarah Crane had 14 saves for Bermudian.

Greenwood 2, Gettysburg 0: At York Suburban, the York-Adams League champion Warriors were ousted in the first-round of the AA playoffs. The sixth-seeded Warriors finished at 18-2. No. 11 seed Greenwood improved to 15-5. Emma Bahm made 10 saves for Gettysburg.

— Reach John Walk at


Central York’s Alexis Young, right, and Bermudian Springs’ Morgan Williams chase after the ball on Thursday night. Young scored the

Central York’s Alexis Young, right, and Bermudian Springs’ Morgan Williams chase after the ball on Thursday night. Young scored the game-winning goal in Central’s 1-0 overtime victory. (Bil Bowden photo)

MANCHESTER — In the world of field hockey, dominating play doesn’t always translate to dominating victories

On the other hand, sometimes it does.

Central York and Gettysburg can both confirm that after dominating the York-Adams League Tournament semifinals Thursday night at Northeastern High School.

The Panthers led in every statistical category throughout the night against Division III champ Bermudian Springs but were unable to turn that into a goal through regulation. A 12-3 edge in shots on goal and an 18-4 advantage in penalty corners didn’t matter. The Eagles’ defense and their goalie, Sarah Crane, were able to foil the Division I runner-up.

Even after a goal was waved off early in the first overtime, Central remained confident. And despite a level of frustration that was building after failing to capitalize on many opportunities, senior Alexis Young capped things off with one big shot. Young scored with 7:43 left in the first overtime to send Central to Friday’s final with a 1-0 victory.

Conversely the Warriors had no such experiences against Division I champ Dallastown. Gettysburg thoroughly dominated the scoreboard against Dallastown all night long, even if the final stats ended up fairly even. Nonetheless, Gettysburg cruised to an impressive 3-0 victory to make its first foray into the York-Adams League playoffs a successful one.

Central York (13-5-1) and Gettysburg (18-1) will now square off for the league title at York Suburban at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the league title contest.

The opener was heavy on chances for the Panthers, but light on goals.

“This was very hard,” Central coach Lori Livingston said after surviving against a game Bermudian side. “We had a lot of chances. A lot of chances, but they stopped them all. But then I thought we scored that one (that was waved off). And you just never know.”

All of those worries disappeared when Young was able to break the deadlock with the biggest goal of her season.

“It was a good sound,” said Young, who couldn’t stop smiling. “I haven’t really been a big scorer this year. My teammates have gotten more publicity than myself, but now I feel really good about myself so this makes me feel a little better.”

Young, who had to curl around to the left before her winning shot, was pleasantly surprised that she was able to finish things off.

“I wasn’t sure if it was going to go past (the defender),” Young said. “It wasn’t my strong side (left side), but once I got past her I just kind of moved to the right and was able to get it past the goalie.”

Now the Panthers are off to the program’s first league title game in the tournament’s five-year existence. They’ll face the new kid on the block in Gettysburg. Win or lose Friday, Young and company are not shocked to be in the position they find themselves in.

“A lot of us play together in club, so we knew that we’d be stronger this year,” Young said. “I know in a lot of other sports (at Central) are really good and bring home a lot of championships, but for field hockey I think it’s been since 2007. So to win (Friday) would be great.”

Warriors roll: While the Panthers were waiting for their domination to pay off, there was no such problems for the Warriors.

“We looked really good,” Gettysburg coach Janelle Ebaugh said. “We were strong going after the ball and we really held up strong defensively. Coming out with a 3-0 victory is nice, but I can’t say that I was anticipating it to be that much.”

Ebaugh’s club was dominant throughout the first 30 minutes of play. They set the tone early with two goals and refused to give Dallastown much of a chance to make it a game.

“That first half couldn’t have been any more beautiful,” Ebaugh said. “We could have played a little more, Gettysburg-hockey, in the second half, but we played defensively and that’s fine.”

The Warriors, who scored more than 100 goals during the regular season, got tallies from Megan Miller and Lene Montenegro in the first half in addition to another from Haley Spangler in the second half.

For the Wildcats, who outshot Gettysburg 6-5 and held a 6-4 edge in penalty corners, Head Coach Jeri Myers summed up her team’s play in five simple, but disappointing words.

“It just wasn’t our night,” she said.

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at

York Dispatch Staff Report

Central York is the No. 1 seed for the upcoming District 3-AAA Boys’ Soccer Tournament.

The Panthers were the only York-Adams League team to earn a top seed on Thursday when the district unveiled its brackets for the boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer and field hockey tournaments. Susquehannock captured No. 2 seeds in both boys’ soccer and girls’ soccer in Class AA.

In all, seven local teams made the boys’ soccer field, while 10 qualified in girls’ soccer and six made the cut in field hockey.

Seedings for all three tournaments were based on power ratings.

AAA boys’ soccer: The Panthers, who won the York-Adams League Division I championship with a perfect 12-0-0 record, are 16-1-1 through Wednesday’s games.

The only other York-Adams team to qualify for the 20-team AAA boys’ field was Dallastown (14-3-1), which was seeded No. 6.

Both the Panthers and Wildcats will open district play on Tuesday. Central York will play host to the winner of Saturday’s game between No. 16 Exeter (9-5-3) and No. 17 Central Dauphin East (11-6-1) at 7:30 p.m. Dallastown will play host to No. 11 Central Dauphin (12-5-1) at 7 p.m.

AA boys’ soccer: In AA boys’ soccer, York-Adams Division II champion Susquehannock (13-4-0) earned the No. 2 seed. Four other York-Adams teams also qualified for the AA bracket: No. 3 Gettysburg (13-3-0), No. 6 West York (12-4-1), No. 7 Biglerville (14-4-0) and No. 12 York Suburban (10-7-0). Biglerville is the York-Adams Division III champion.


All five local teams in the 18-team AA field will open play on Monday. Susquehannock will play host to the winner of Saturday’s game between No. 15 ELCO (11-6-1) and No. 18 Lampeter-Strasburg (4-11-3) at 7 p.m. Gettysburg will welcome No. 14 Boiling Springs (7-6-3) at 7 p.m., West York will play host to No. 11 Middletown (12-6-0) at 4 p.m., Biglerville will welcome No. 10 Pequea Valley (12-5-1) at 6 p.m. and York Suburban will visit No. 5 Fleetwood (12-4-1) at 5 p.m.

The are no York-Adams teams competing in the 12-team Class A boys’ soccer tournament.

AAA girls’ soccer: In AAA girls’ soccer, three York-Adams teams grabbed berths in the 20-team bracket: No. 5 Central York (16-2-0), No. 7 Dallastown (14-3-0) and No. 9 Dover (14-2-0). Central and Dallastown shared the York-Adams Division I title, while Dover shared the Division II crown with Susquehannock.

All three will open play on Tuesday. Central will play host to No. 12 Cedar Cliff (12-5-1) at 5:30 p.m., Dallastown will welcome No. 10 Elizabethtown (14-3-1) at 7 p.m. and Dover will visit No. 8 Red Land (13-5-0) at 4 p.m.

AA girls’ soccer: In AA girls’ soccer, four local teams will compete in the 18-team field, led by Susquehannock (13-3-0), which earned the No. 2 seed, just like the Warrior boys. Northeastern (11-7-0) is No. 8, York Suburban (12-6-0) is No. 10 and Eastern York (9-9-0) is No. 15.

The Golden Knights will play host to No. 18 seed Bishop McDevitt (6-12-0) at 1 p.m. Saturday in a play-in game. The winner of that game will travel to Susquehannock at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Also on Monday, Northeastern will play host to No. 9 Boiling Springs (12-6-0) at 7:30 p.m. and York Suburban will travel to No. 7 Greencastle-Antrim (11-4-1) at 7 p.m.

A girls’ soccer: Three York-Adams teams made the 12-team Class A bracket, paced by No. 3 York Catholic (13-2-1), which is coming off a York-Adams Division III championship. Fairfield (15-2-0) is seeded No. 5 and Biglerville (8-10-0) is seeded No. 12. The Green Knights will play host to the Canners at 7 p.m. on Monday in a first-round game. York Catholic won’t play until 4 p.m. Thursday, when it will welcome the winner of Monday’s game between No. 6 Tulpehocken (12-5-1) and No. 11 Lancaster Country Day (11-7-0).

AAA field hockey: York-Adams Division I champion Dallastown (16-2-0) earned the No. 5 seed in AAA field hockey, which features 20 teams, followed by No. 12 Central York (12-5-1) and No. 20 Red Lion (10-7-1).

Red Lion will meet No. 13 Gov. Mifflin (10-7-0) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Penn Manor in a play-in game. Dallastown and Central York, meanwhile, will face off against each other at 7 p.m. Tuesday at York Suburban.

AA field hockey: Three York-Adams teams made the 20-team AA field hockey bracket: No. 6 Gettysburg (17-1-0), No. 10 Bermudian Springs (16-2-0) and No. 18 Northeastern (8-9-1).

Gettysburg won the York-Adams Division II title, while Bermudian was the Division III champ.

Northeastern has a play-in game at 3 p.m. Saturday at Milton Hershey vs. No. 15 Susquenita (11-7-0). Gettysburg will face to No. 11 Greenwood (13-5-0) at 5 p.m. Tuesday at York Suburban and Bermudian will meet No. 7 Conrad Weiser (14-3-0) at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Lower Dauphin Middle School.

Go here for the complete pairings.

York Dispatch Staff Report


York Suburban 2, Biglerville 1: At Suburban, Madie Devaney led the Trojans by scoring both goals, including the go-ahead goal, which broke a 1-1 tie at the 7:31 mark of the second half. Also for Suburban, Sophie Hovis and Paige Robinson each picked up one assist.

Eastern York 3, Fairfield 1: At Fairfield, the Golden Knights received one goal apiece from Tia Judy, Morgan Buckwalter and Bri Goodling to secure the victory. Also for Eastern, Lydia Massa picked up an assist, while goalie Emily Bodien made 14 stops.

Gettysburg 4, Bermudian Springs 0: At Gettysburg, Katelyn Gormley led the Warriors by scoring two goals and adding one assist. Gettysburg won the JV match, 7-0.

Delone Catholic 2, Susquehannock 1: At McSherrystown, Mikayla McCleaf led the Squirettes by scoring both goals. For the Warriors, Brooke Morris scored the lone goal. Susquehannock won the JV match, 2-1.


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Dallastown 6, Spring Grove 0: At Spring Grove, the Wildcats finished off a perfect York-Adams Division I season at 14-0-0. Since the 2011 season, the Wildcats have gone 42-0-0 in division action. Dallastown has won 11 of the last 12 division titles and 18 of the last 22. Dallastown also won the JV match, 2-0. No other details were provided.

Central York 4, South Western 0: At Central, Shea McKinney and Paige Harrold each scored two goals to lead the Panthers. Harrold and Greta Plappert each added an assist. Central improved to 12-5-1 overall and finished 11-2-1 in York-Adams Division I.

Eastern 3, Littlestown 2 (OT): At Wrightsville, Bri Goodling’s second goal of the match, at the 9:04 mark of the first overtime, lifted the Golden Knights over the Thunderbolts. Ashton Evans supplied an assist on Goodling’s match-winning shot. Morgan Buckwalter also scored for Eastern. Kelsie Dews and Shelby Dews accounted for Littlestown’s goals.

Hanover 1, Kennard-Dale 0: At Fawn Grove, K-D took seven more shots and seven more corners than the visitors, but Hanover’s Nancy Diaz was the only player to knock the ball into the cage. Diaz scored at 10:28 of the second half to give the Hawkettes the victory. Hanover goalie Emily Albright turned away 10 K-D shots. K-D goalie Lauren Lisek recorded four saves. The Rams won the JV match, 1-0.


West York 2, Delone Catholic 0: At McSherrystown, Ally Williams and Alyssa Howard each scored one goal, while Maddie Miller picked up an assist. The JV game ended in a 0-0 tie.

Red Lion 2, New Oxford 1: At New Oxford, Jayla Godfrey’s goal with 12:06 remaining in the match broke a 1-1 tie and clinched the York-Adams Division I victory. Also for the Lions, Kynslee Shepherd scored a first-half goal, while Paige Taylor picked up one assist. New Oxford won the JV match, 2-1. Red Lion finished divisional play at 9-4-1.

Gettysburg 6, Biglerville 0: At Biglerville, Kailey Mixell (two goals), Sydney Tomassini (two goals) and Katelyn Gormley (four assists) paced Gettysburg. Tomassini broke the school’s single-season scoring record.


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Dallastown 2, South Western 0: Bryna Cook scored a goal in the first half and another in the second half to lead the visiting Wildcats to a York-Adams Division I victory. Teammate Molly Lohss had the assist on the second score as Dallastown (13-0 league, 15-2 overall) outshot South Western (7-5-1, 7-8-1), 14-1. Dallastown is the division champion. Mustangs goalie Hannah Glover made nine stops.

York Suburban 1, Littlestown 0, OT: After a scoreless regulation, this one went to overtime, where Ali Ponk put in the game-winning score on an assist from Meghan Sauder. Trojans’ keeper Colleen Dommel tallied seven saves. Littlestown goalie Rebecca Lee made 17 stops. In junior varsity, Suburban won, 3-0.

Bermudian Springs 2, West York 1: Following a scoreless first half, West York took a one-score lead on a goal by Alyssa Howard, which marked the only shot on goal the Bulldogs managed all evening. Bermudian answered with a pair of goals, with Mackenzie Farley getting the first score and then assisting Brooke Zehr on the second goal. West York goalie Chloe Smith made 18 saves.

Central York 3, Red Lion 2: In a back-and-forth contest at Red Lion, both teams traded goals until Central’s Sara Rilatt scored the game-winner with 1:27 left to get the win for the visiting Panthers (10-2-1 league, 10-5-1 overall). Amanda Miller and Alexis Young were responsible for the other two Central scores. Paige Taylor and Kendall Lookingbill had goals for Red Lion (8-4-1, 9-7-1). Lions’ goalie Jenna Everett had four saves. Central keeper Abbie Timperio made two stops.

Gettysburg 10, Fairfield 0: The host Warriors had five players score, led by Megan Miller (three goals, one assist) and Sydney Tomassini (four goals), while goalie Emma Bahm made two saves as Gettysburg improved to 14-1 overall.

Northeastern 3, New Oxford 0: At New Oxford, Corey Brenner led the Bobcats to the York-Adams Division I victory by scoring two goals. Kendra Meyer scored one goal, Scarlett Malave added one assist and Erin Hollerbush made five saves in goal to record the shutout.

Spring Grove 1, Dover 0, OT: Following a scoreless regulation, this one went to overtime, where Spring Grove’s Lydia Harris scored the game-winner.

Hanover 5, Eastern York 1: Ashton Evans had the lone score for the Golden Knights. Morgan Herrick and Hannah Markle each had two scores for Hanover. Teammate Emily Albright made seven saves in goal. Eastern keeper Emily Bodien had four stops.

Kennard-Dale 6, Delone Catholic 2: At McSherrystown, the Rams received one goal apiece from Morgan Day, Maddy Miller, Jordan Miller, Elizabeth Six, Jill Burke and Calie Swegan to capture the win.

Susquehannock 3, Biglerville 2: At Biglerville, the Warriors triumphed in overtime. No other details were reported.

South Western 4, Spring Grove 1: In a game from Monday at Spring Grove, Montana Utz scored three goals to lead the Mustangs, who also got a score from Lauren Schmidt. Olivia Lauer had Spring Grove’s goal.

Northeastern 6, Dover 0: In a game from Monday, the Bobcats rolled past the Eagles. No other details were reported.


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