Archive for the ‘Girls’ Basketball’ Category


Class AAAA

No. 1 Central York (19-2). Possible first opponent: No. 16 Shippensburg or No. 17 Red Lion

No. 3 Northeastern (21-1). Possible first opponent: No. 14 Wilson or No. 19 Governor Mifflin

No. 4 Spring Grove (20-2) Possible first opponent: No. 13 Central Dauphin East or No. 20 Chambersburg

No. 10 York High (12-10). First opponent: No. 7 Carlisle

No. 17 Red Lion (11-11). First opponent: No. 16 Shippensburg

Class AAA

No. 4 Eastern York (19-4). First opponent: No. 13 Middletown

No. 8 West York (12-8). First opponent: No. 9 Berks Catholic

No. 10 Gettysburg (12-8). First opponent: No. 7 Palmyra

No. 15 Dover (12-10). First opponent: No. 18 East Pennsboro

Class AA

No. 3 York Catholic (17-5). First opponent: No. 6 Lancaster Mennonite

No. 5 Hanover (16-7). First opponent: No. 4 Upper Dauphin

No. 7 Delone Catholic (10-12). First opponent: No. 10 Antietam

Class A

No. 1 York Country Day School (19-0). Possible first opponent: No. 8 Veritas Academy or No. 9 New Covenant Christian


Class AAAA

No. 3 Red Lion (21-2). Possible first opponent: No. 14 Cedar Cliff or No. 19 Ephrata

No. 4 Central York (21-2). Possible first opponent: No. 13 Hempfield or No. 20 Wilson

No. 15 New Oxford (14-8). First opponent: No. 18 Mechanicsburg

No. 16 York High (14-9). First opponent: No. 17 Palmyra

Class AAA

No. 4 Susquehannock (21-2). First opponent: No. 13 ELCO

No. 8 York Suburban (17-5). First opponent: No. 9 Susquenita

No. 14 West York (14-8). First opponent: No. 3 Bishop McDevitt

Class AA

No. 3 York Catholic (18-5). First opponent: No. 6 Oley Valley

No. 4 Delone Catholic (17-5). First opponent: No. 5 Linden Hall

Class A

No. 4 Christian School of York (15-6). Possible first opponent: No. 5 Harrisburg Christian or No. 12 Mount Calvary Christian


PHOTOS: York Country Day vs Christian School of York boys basketball

York Country Day coach Corey Stiles has led the Greyhounds to a 19-0 start this season.(Photo: YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO)


York Country Day 63, Dayspring Christian 30: At York, the Greyhounds continued their unbeaten season, easily dispatching Dayspring Christian. Eight different YCD players scored in the game, led by DeAireus Brown and Jordan Ray’s team-high 12 points. DJ Hamilton added 11 and Cameron Sanders chipped in 10. The Greyhounds are now 19-0.

Dallastown 62, Red Land 46:


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PHOTOS: Northeastern vs York High boy's basketball

Northeastern’s Antonio Rizzuto, left, and Jayden Iturmendi of York High battle for a rebound in a game from earlier in the season. The Bearcats and Bobcats will face in the quarterfinals of the Y-A League playoffs on Friday, the only playoff matchup that is a rematch from a regular season game. (John A. Pavoncello – The York Dispatch)(Photo: The York Dispatch)

In what felt like the blink of an eye, the 2015-16 York-Adams League basketball regular season has come and gone.

With that, we now head into the league tournament. The top eight boys’ and girls’ teams will begin their quests to earn league titles this weekend, needing three victories over the course of seven days to secure the honor.

Any time you have a league tournament, you’re sure to wind up with several intriguing match-ups. This year is no different. Here’s a look at each of the eight quarterfinal showdowns in both the boys’ and girls’ brackets.




Dallastown head coach Mary Manlove picked up her 100th career victory on Wednesday night in a win over Northeastern.(Photo: YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO)

Dallastown girls’ basketball coach Mary Manlove picked up the 100th victory of her career on Wednesday night when her Wildcats beat visiting Northeastern, 40-27.

The seventh-year coach now has a career record of 100 wins and 68 losses.

Julia Sutton had 13 points to lead Dallastown. Jordyn Kloster had 13 to pace Northeastern.



PHOTOS: Central York Girls' Basketball Tournament

Nikson Valencik of Central York, bottom right, seen here in action from earlier this season, had 11 points Tuesday vs. Red Lion.(Photo: YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO)

Central York prevented Red Lion from completing a perfect York-Adams Division I girls’ basketball season on Tuesday night with a 43-36 triumph over the visiting Lions.

Both teams are now 20-2 overall. Red Lion, which had previously clinched the division title, finished 11-1 in D-I action. Central finished 10-2.



The pairings for the York-Adams League basketball playoffs have been released. They are, as follows:



Division I No. 1 seed Central York vs. Division II No. 3 seed West York at Red Lion, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.

Division III No. 1 seed York Catholic vs. Division II No. 2 seed Eastern York at Red Lion, 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.

Division I No. 2 seed Spring Grove vs. Division 3 No. 2 seed Hanover at West York, 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.

Division II No. 1 seed Northeastern vs. Division I No. 3 seed York High at West York, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.

Boys’ semifinals: 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Red Lion.

Boys’ finals: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at York College.



Division I No. 1 seed Red Lion vs. Division II No. 3 seed West York at Dover, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.

Division III No. 1 seed Delone Catholic vs. Division II No. 2 seed York Suburban at Dover, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.

Division I No. 2 seed Central York vs. Division III No. 2 seed York Catholic at Dallastown, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.

Division II No. 1 seed Susquehannock vs. Division I No. 3 seed York High at Dallastown, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.

Girls’ semifinals: 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Dallastown.

Girls’ finals: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at York College.

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PHOTOS: York High vs Dallastown girl's basketball

York High’s Dejanay Givens (3) and Nakoya Beady (1) hug teammate Chyna Steele after the Bearcats defeated Dallastown 52-47, Tuesday Feb.2, 2016. John A. Pavoncello photo(Photo: The York Dispatch)

DALLASTOWN — Participation awards are nice, but they are little consolation to earning meaningful achievements.

After a long wait, the York High girls’ basketball team is mighty happy to finally claim something truly significant.

It wasn’t easy, but the Bearcats secured a coveted berth into the York-Adams League playoffs after a 15-year absence on Tuesday night. Led by a 25-point, 18-rebound performance from standout Chyna Steele, York High knocked off a scrappy Dallastown outfit, 52-47, to clinch the No. 3 seed from Division I in the upcoming playoffs.


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PHOTOS:West York hosts Gettysburg for first game in new gym

West York hosts Gettysburg for boy’s basketball during their inaugural night on the new Bulldog court, Monday Feb. 1, 2016. John A. Pavoncello photo(Photo: The York Dispatch)

Cramped. Crowded. Uncomfortable.

Those were some of the words that were sometimes used to describe the old gymnasium at West York High School, especially on big game nights when large crowds would show up.

A new era has come to the school, however, with Monday’s official opening of a brand new gymnasium that resides just a few feet away from the old facility.

A large crowd visited the new arena Monday night when West York played host to Gettysburg in a York-Adams League Division II boys’ basketball battle, and they generally gave the new structure positive reviews.


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WY Basketball preview

The West York boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will move into their brand new gymnasium starting this week.

The boys will christen their new digs when they play host to York-Adams Division II rival Gettysburg in a 7:30 p.m. Monday clash. The girls will get their honors Tuesday when they play host to Northeastern in another Division II clash.

While the excitement of playing in a new facility is highly anticipated, the great memories from playing in the old gym will never be forgotten. Along with York Suburban, West York’s old gym was one of the last ones around that had a dedicated student section behind the far basket. Other gyms that shared that aspect, such as Spring Grove and Eastern York, have been replaced over the past decade.


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A simple assignment recently was quite the privilege — letting the York community know about the fundraising efforts of two local basketball teams.

As you might already know by now, when the York Catholic and Delone Catholic girls’ basketball teams meet Friday, each basket will help fight childhood cancer.

Their game is a combined effort between the schools, Fox43 and Harrisburg-based, online fundraising platform PLEDGE IT, where money will be donated on a per-point basis to benefit The Four Diamonds Fund. (

This is an awesome effort worthy of praise.