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YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORT

PHOTOS: Central Penn vs Penn State York basketball

Penn State York’s Trent Thomas is seen here earlier this season lifting a hook shot past Central Penn’s Glen Owens. Thomas had a career-high 49 points on Sunday in a Penn State York loss.(Photo: JOHN A. PAVONCELLO/javoncello@yorkdispatch.com)

Red Lion High School graduate Trent Thomas poured in a career-high 49 points on Sunday, but it wasn’t enough to carry his Penn State York men’s basketball team to victory.

The PSY men suffered a costly loss in their effort to win the Penn State University Athletic Conference regular-season title.

The local Lions dropped a 98-95 overtime setback at Penn State Schuylkill.

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John Kuhn

The Pro Bowl is the worst of all the professional all-star games.

It’s only real drawing card is its site — breathtaking Honolulu.

Other than that, however, the game is nearly unwatchable.

Many of the top players don’t show up, claiming injuries, both real and invented.

The players who do show, don’t care much about the game. Most are more worried about cashing their Pro Bowl bonus checks.

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York Dispatch STAFF REPORT

Freeland

York High graduate Aignee Freeland has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week for the week of Jan. 24.

It is the first time she has received the award this season.

Freeland recorded double-doubles in both wins this past week for Edinboro University.

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Rachel Forjan

York Catholic grad Rachel Forjan is enjoying a strong season for Elizabethtown College.(Photo: PHOTO COURTESY OF ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE)

York Catholic High School graduate Rachel Forjan set a new career-high in points for the second consecutive game and helped the Elizabethtown College women’s basketball team sweep the season series with Merchant Marine for the second straight season on Monday.

The Blue Jays cruised to a 76-58 victory. Forjan finished the game with 30 points to lead all scorers.

Forjan, fresh off a 29-point performance in Saturday’s win over Goucher, accounted for the first 11 points for Elizabethtown (10-5 overall, 6-3 Landmark Conference). She hit a layup to start the game, followed by a jumper to make it 4-0 in the first minute of play. She assisted on a fastbreak layup before hitting two free throws and capping off E-town’s 11-2 start with her first of four 3-pointers in the game.

Forjan shot 12 for 18 from the floor, including 4 for 6 from 3-point range.

Forjan is Elizabethtown’s leading scorer at 17.5 points per game. She is shooting 42 percent on her 3-point attempts.

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Rachel Forjan

Rachel Forjan is enjoying a breakout season for Elizabethtown College.(Photo: PHOTO COURTESY OF ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE)

Personal goals aren’t the main focus of successful athletes.

With proper perspective, however, they can serve as motivation, while also boosting the athlete’s overall play and value to the team.

Coming oh-so-close to those goals can often light a spark, one that pushes them even harder.

Such was the case for former York Catholic girls’ basketball player Rachel Forjan.

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YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORT4:34 p.m. EST January 12, 2016

Chance Marsteller

Chance Marsteller(Photo: Oklahoma State wrestling)

Oklahoma State wrestler Chance Marsteller will reportedly sit out the remainder of the 2015-16 season because of a violation of team rules.

The news, was first reported by the Stillwater News Press on Tuesday.

Marsteller, who is a redshirt freshman this season, was the Cowboys’ primary starter at 157 pounds and compiled a record of 6-5 this year, including one pin and two technical falls. Marsteller’s spot in the lineup will be filled by Joe Smith, the son of Oklahoma State coach John Smith. He is the only other wrestler listed at 157 pounds

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YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORT 11:39 p.m. EST December 30, 2015

Dallastown High School graduate Four McGlynn scored a career-high 33 points, with six coming in the final 43 seconds of overtime, to help Rhode Island beat Brown 88-85 on Wednesday night.

McGlynn was 10 for 21 from the field, including 6 for 13 from 3-point range, and was 7 for 7 from the foul line. He also had six rebounds. For the season he’s averaging a team-best 12.5 points per game.

Rhode Island improved to 8-5. Brown fell to 4-8.

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Red Lion High School graduate Ali Posey has earned All-America field hockey honors at York College.(Photo: PHOTO COURTESY OF YORK COLLEGE)

York College field hockey sophomore Ali Posey has been named a 2015 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association NCAA Division III Third Team All-American.

The honor was announced by the NFHCA on Monday, making her the first All-American selection in program history.

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Austin Tillotson

Colgate senior Austin Tillotson drives to the basket in a game against Albany earlier this season. Tillotson is a graduate of Eastern York.(Photo: Dave Kibbe – Colgate Athletics)

Austin Tillotson is wise beyond his years.

That much is evident when he pauses after each question he’s asked and carefully chooses the words he uses to answer.

On the court for Colgate University, the senior displays the same poise as the team’s point guard and floor general. But the coolness he shows now hasn’t always been there for the York County standout, and he’ll be the first person to admit that.

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Red Lion High School graduate Ali Posey has collected another postseason honor for her field hockey excellence.(Photo: LINDSAY NYE PHOTO — Courtesy of Joe Rodgers and York College Athletics.)

York College field hockey sophomore Ali Posey has been named to the 2015 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association First Team All-South Region as announced by the NFHCA on Monday.

The Red Lion High School graduate is now a two-time NFHCA All-South Region selection. She earned Second Team honors last year. She is the 15th overall selection in program history and just the second First Team selection (Jamie Torkar-Swartz, 1998).

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