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York College vs. Messiah in men's basketball

(Photo: The York Dispatch)

GRANTHAM — The York College men’s basketball team was hit with several doses of adversity when the Spartans visited Messiah on Tuesday evening.

While they responded well to most of the problems in general, they were not able to overcome them all.



Dallastown High School graduate Phil Sprenkle, top, was honored for his wrestling accomplishments last week.(Photo: PHOTO COURTESY OF LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY)

Dallastown High School graduate Phil Sprenkle, a 197-pound wrestler for Lock Haven University, has been named both the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and Eastern Wrestling League Athlete of the Week for his efforts over the weekend.


Three local players honored by PSAC

Posted: November 20, 2015 in Following Up
York Dispatch

Spring Grove grad Cortlin Dell excelled for Shippensburg University this fall at linebacker, despite missing approximately half the season with an injury.(Photo: PHOTO COURTESEY OF SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY)

Three former York-Adams League players have earned all-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference recognition in football.

Spring Grove High School graduate Cortlin Dell was named an all-PSAC East First Team selection at linebacker.

Dallastown grad Nick Reed (offensive guard) and Delone Catholic grad Kodi Reed (wide receiver) were picked to the All-PSAC East Second Team.


Former York-Adams players honored

Posted: November 19, 2015 in Following Up

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Kennard-Dale High School graduate Jessica Brown has been named to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division First Team in women’s volleyball.(Photo: SUBMITTED)

Three former York-Adams League standouts have earned all-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference honors in women’s volleyball.

Kennard-Dale High School graduate Jessica Brown and Delone Catholic grad Cambria Wierman were named to the All-PSAC East Division First Team.Central York grad Brooklyn Smith was picked to the All-PSAC East Second Team.

Brown is a senior setter/defensive specialist at Lock Haven. She led the Bald Eagles and is fourth in the PSAC with 1,112 assists. She is averaging 9.59 assists per set, and also has 362 digs.



York Catholic Fighting Irish(Photo: FILE GRAPHIC)

York Catholic High School graduate Natalie Stewart, a Holy Family University freshman setter, was named to the All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women’s Volleyball Third Team on Monday.

Stewart has totaled 788 assists thus far this season, ranking fifth most in the CACC.  Stewart is averaging 8.66 assists per set, which is the second-highest average in the conference.  In addition, her total assists are seventh most in program history for a single season.

Furthermore, Stewart has totaled 37 service aces (ninth most in the CACC) to go along with 1.81 digs (165) per set and 29 total blocks this season.

Stewart has totaled double-digit assists in all but one match played this season and has totaled 30 or more assists 14 times. She recorded a season-high 51 assists in the 3-1 victory over Caldwell University back on Oct. 10.

Holy Family (12-18, 11-8 CACC), located in New Haven, Connecticut, clinched a spot in this week’s CACC Tournament and will travel to face the top-seed in the North Division, Post University, on Tuesday in a quarterfinal match-up. The Tigers clinched the fourth-seed out of the South Division after their 3-1 victory at Chestnut Hill College to close out the regular season.  Match time is slated for 7 p.m. in Waterbury, Connecticut.

York College men off to fast start

Posted: November 17, 2015 in Following Up

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Gettysburg College vs York College men's basketball

Mike Duffy of York College goes up between Gettysburg defenders Mlynue Reeves (40) and Cody Kiefer (30) for a basket, Monday, Nov.16, 2015(Photo: John A. Pavoncello –

Mike Duffy’s first year playing basketball at South Western High School wasn’t exactly what he was expecting.

Neither was his first year at York College.

After a rough freshman campaign with the Spartans, when they finished with a disappointing 5-20 record, Duffy, now a sophomore, is looking to help right the ship once more.

Just like he did back with the Mustangs, turning a 5-17 team as a freshman into a 14-7 contender as a sophomore.


York High graduate Will Beatty has been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list for the rest of the season by the New York Giants.

York High graduate Will Beatty has been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list for the rest of the season by the New York Giants.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants tackle Will Beatty is going to remain on the physically unable to perform list for the rest of the season.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin says Beatty, a York High graduate, was diagnosed with a rotator cuff injury during his rehabilitation from a pectoral tear and will need surgery.


The York College men’s soccer team placed four players on the 2015 Capital Athletic Conference all-league squads, including York Suburban High School graduate Ryan Donahue.

Junior Nigel Robinson earned first-team accolades, while senior Greg Bechard, sophomore Joel Teston and Donahue were second-team selections.

Donahue concludes his Spartan career as a three-time All-CAC selection. The Spartans’ center back scored his lone goal of the year on a penalty kick in the Sept. 12 win over Susquehanna. He powered a defense that owned an overall goals-against average of 1.02, including five shutouts. The Spartans’ goals-against average went down to 0.61 during conference play with four clean sheets.

Donahue finished his career with 10 points on two goals and six assists during his 83 games played. The Spartans boasted a goals-against average of 0.88 over Donahue’s four-year career.

“Ryan was our most consistent player over our 19 games this fall,” first-year York head coach Evan Scheffey said. “His athleticism and composure on the ball allow him to excel at a number of different positions on the field, and for us this year he was a rock at outside back before sliding in to the center back role for the second half of the year. I was really impressed with the way that he embraced his leadership role as a captain and became a true leader as the season progressed. Ryan was without a doubt one of the most consistent four-year players ever to come through the program and that is backed up by the fact that the was a three year all-CAC player and ranks first all time in program history for minutes played. We will definitely miss Ryan’s leadership and steady play next fall.”

York Suburban High School graduate Ted Hinnenkamp was named an NCAA Division III preseason All-American by The Sporting News on Wednesday. (PHOTO COURTESY

York Suburban High School graduate Ted Hinnenkamp was named an NCAA Division III preseason All-American by The Sporting News on Wednesday. (PHOTO COURTESY OF DICKINSON COLLEGE)

Dickinson College men’s basketball senior and York Suburban grad, Ted Hinnenkamp, was named an NCAA Division III preseason All-American by The Sporting News on Wednesday.

The 6-foot, 7-inch Hinnenkamp is coming off a strong junior season in which he averaged 12.9 points per game for the Red Devils, while leading the team with 82 assists and finished second on the team with 177 rebounds. He also led the Centennial Conference in field goal percentage, shooting 62.1 percent.

He’s been a key figure in each of his first three seasons with Dickinson, helping the team reach the Centennial Conference title game every year, winning it in 2013 and 2015. The Red Devils also advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament Elite Eight in 2014 and the Sweet 16 last year.

Along with Hinnenkamp’s individual recognition, Dickinson opens the season ranked 21st in the preseason top-25 rankings. The Red Devils have set program records for wins in a season each of the last two years, including reaching the 20-win mark the last three.

Dickinson will kick off its 2015-16 season on Nov. 14 when it hosts Cabrini College at 7 p.m.



Dallastown High School graduate Alaina Curry has been named to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Second Team.

It was the first career all-conference recognition for Curry, who is a junior forward at Kutztown University.

Curry was the team co-leader with six goals this season. She started in 15 of Kutztown’s 18 games and notched two game-winning goals. She also had three assists for 15 points.

She has 19 career goals through three years at Kutztown, 10th in program history, and will enter her senior season ranked 11th at KU with 43 career points. Curry has started in 37 of her 53 career games.

The Golden Bears went 11-6-1 this season and qualified for the PSAC Tournament for the eighth straight year. It marked the 14th straight year they won double-digit games. KU will find out next week if it qualifies for a third straight NCAA Division II Tournament.


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