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In case you haven’t heard by now (you probably have), the Central York and Northeastern boys’ volleyball teams departed State College on Saturday with PIAA state gold medals.

That concluded runs by the most successful sports programs to come out of the York-Adams League this spring season, following a pair of District 3 titles between the teams, and Central beating Northeastern in the league tournament title game. The Panthers and Bobcats also finished one-two in the regular-season league standings.

It also brought an end to the spring sports season.

Well, for York-Adams League teams, anyway. The state tournaments for baseball and softball wrap up this week.

So, what better time than now to have a brief look back on what league teams did across all spring sports? To make things a bit easier, I thought it might be a good idea on doing a recap by the numbers. On second thought, maybe this wrap-up will make your brain hurt, if you, like me, would opt for banging your head against a wall instead of doing math.

State qualifiers: We’ll go in reverse order here, from the state tournament all the way back to division title winners. First up, we have state qualifiers. Boys’ volleyball led the way with three (the aforementioned Central York and Northeastern, along with York Suburban), followed by a pair of baseball teams (York Catholic and Northeastern, the latter reaching the state quarterfinals) and one softball team (Delone Catholic, which reached the quarterfinals as well).

Districts: The Central York and Northeastern boys’ volleyball teams each won District 3 gold. The York Catholic baseball and Delone Catholic softball teams were district runners-up. As far as district qualifiers, the sport of softball led the way with 10, followed by baseball (eight), volleyball (six), boys’ lacrosse (five), girls’ lacrosse (four) and boys’ tennis (three).

League: Dallastown won league tournaments in softball and boys’ lacrosse. The remaining three league tournaments had different winners: Central York in boys’ volleyball, Spring Grove in baseball and York Catholic in girls’ lacrosse.

Across all sports, six schools won multiple division titles in the York-Adams League, led by South Western (girls’ lacrosse, boys’ tennis, girls’ track) and Delone Catholic (baseball, softball, boys’ track) each winning three. Central York (boys’ volleyball, softball), West York (baseball, boys’ lacrosse), Susquehannock (baseball, softball) and Kennard-Dale (softball, girls’ lacrosse) each won a pair of division crowns. Spring Grove (baseball), Dallastown (boys’ lacrosse), York Catholic (boys’ tennis), Red Lion (boys’ track), York Suburban (boys’ track), Dover (girls’ track) and Biglerville (girls’ track) each had one division title.

Now for a quick recap.

Oh, never mind. I have to go find the nearest wall. Then figure out what to do until Aug. 11, the start date of fall sports practice.

— Reach John Walk at

York Dispatch Staff Report

Kennard-Dale won’t be returning to the PIAA girls’ lacrosse state tournament.

The Rams fell to Cumberland Valley on Thursday at Lower Dauphin Middle School, 19-12, in the District 3 third-place game.

K-D finishes at 20-4, while CV improved to 18-3 and earned a berth in the state field.

Emmie Dressel led the Rams’ offense, scoring four goals and adding two assists. Morgan Day had four goals and one assist for K-D, while Hannah Bracey had two goal and two assists.

CV avenged an earlier 12-11 loss this season to K-D.



HERSHEY — A missed pass deflected off the stick of Manheim Township’s Sarah Svetec, bounced off the ground in front of the Kennard-Dale goal and seemed to be on its way to being easily swatted out of the air by K-D goalie Emily Deaver.

Instead, the ball deflected off the stick of Deaver and flew past her into the back of the net. The crazy goal put Manheim Township up by four scores in the first half of a District 3 girls’ lacrosse semifinal at Hershey High School.

Deaver responded by whacking her stick against the goal post, releasing a bit of frustration on the net, after watching a score that shouldn’t have been. The play would be just one of many frustrations for the Rams on Tuesday, when they went on to lose to Manheim Township, 16-11.

“We didn’t show up to play today,” K-D coach Kelly Wetzel said afterwards. “It was that simple. Manheim Township worked hard for everything they got but we didn’t show up.”

The five-time defending Lancaster-Lebanon League champion, Manheim Township (20-2) continued its dominant run in district play with Tuesday’s win. The Blue Streaks have yet to lose a district tournament game since the event began in 2009. A year ago they beat K-D in the district title game, 14-10.

Manheim Township now moves on to Thursday’s championship game at Hersheypark Stadium, while K-D (20-3) will aim to keep its season alive in Thursday’s District 3 third-place game at Lower Dauphin Middle School at 5 p.m. The Rams will face No. 4 seed Cumberland Valley (17-3), with a berth in the PIAA tournament on the line. The Rams are looking for the program’s third berth in the state tournament. Cumberland Valley lost in the other semifinal to No. 8 seed Lancaster Country Day, 11-9.

Missing: K-D’s chances of winning Tuesday were aided a bit when the Rams learned Manheim Township was without nearly half its starters, including a pair NCAA Division I recruits and a NCAA D-II recruit. Manheim Township coach Mark Pinkerton declined to say why some of his players were not in action but did give a 30-second statement on the matter to reporters after the game before walking away.

“All I can tell you is considering the players we didn’t have on the field I’m proud of the effort of a relatively young team,” Pinkerton said. “Eight sophomores and one freshman were starting out there. Credit to Kennard-Dale for a really well-played game and we’re happy to be moving on to Thursday. That’s all I got.”

K-D, the York-Adams League Division I champion and league tournament runner-up, had the upper hand early, going up 1-0 and 2-1 on a pair of scores from freshman Emmie Dressel, who finished with a game-high seven goals. Dressel has been called upon recently to replace the loss of junior Lyndsey Duty, who suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament near the end of the regular season. Duty, one of the team’s top scorers, actually underwent surgery to repair the ligament early Tuesday and was seen sitting in a wheelchair on the sidelines at the game.

Manheim Township’s stifling defensive pressure kept the Rams’ other top player, junior Morgan Day, under control. After tallying nine goals and four assists in last week’s district quarterfinal win, Day was held to three goals and an assist in Tuesday’s loss.

K-D tied the game, 3-3, in the opening minutes before Manheim Township scored four-straight goals and later led 10-6 at halftime. K-D pulled to within 10-7 and 12-9 in the second half but wouldn’t get any closer.

Manheim Township outshot K-D, 20-17. Deaver totaled four saves.

— Reach John Walk at

The York Dispatch




Wilson 22, West York 6

Hershey 15, Hempfield 11

Carlisle 15, Gov. Mifflin 7

Manheim Twp. 11, Ephrata 7


(1) Wilson (22-0) vs. (5) Hershey (18-2) at Lower Dauphin, 7 p.m.

(2) Carlisle (16-2) vs. (3) Manheim Twp. (18-1) at Lower Dauphin, 5 p.m.

West York 4 2 — 6

Wilson 20 2 — 20

Goals: WY, Roehm 3, Betz, Clauser, Zortman. W, Terefenko 3, M. Close 6, R. Connolly 3, Howell 4, A. Close 2, S. Connolly 3, Strobel; Assists: WY, Roehm, Betz, Clauser, Smith, Wilker. W, Terefenko 4, M. Close, R. Connolly 3, Howell, A. Close 2, Shaaber; Saves: WY, Rinehart (8), Lombardo (4). W, Roland (6), Bentz (3).




Lancaster Country Day 9, Exeter 8

Cumberland Valley 15, York Catholic 6

Kennard-Dale 24, Hershey 11

Manheim Twp. 21, Susquehannock 4


(8) Lancaster Country Day (17-4) vs. (4) Cumberland Valley (17-2) at Hershey, 7 p.m.

(2) Kennard-Dale (20-2) vs. (3) Manheim Twp. (19-2) at Hershey, 5 p.m.

Hershey 7 4 11
Kennard-Dale 17 7 24

Goals: C.Anderson 5, Luderitz 2, Lechleiter 2, Hughes, Wagner. KD, Day 9, Biederman 4, Dressel 3, Bracey 2, Cryser 2, Livezey 2, Zimmerman, Gerring; Assists: H, Luderitz 2, C.Anderson 2, Lechleiter. KD, Day 4, Bracey 2, Dressel, Gerring, Cryser, Biederman, Zimmerman, Burdette; Saves: H, A. Anderson 8. KD, Deaver 4.

Cumberland Valley 8 7 15
York Catholic 3 3 6

Goals: CV, Bowman, Eberly, Gradzka 4, Hager 5, Harman 2, Schneeberger 2. YC, Gabriele, Ingram, Moore 2, Robbins, Team; Assists: CV, Ball 2, Bowman, Bunner, Hager, Harman, Schneeberger. YC, Givens, Held, Mazzur; Saves: CV, Pierson (13). YC, Shellenberger (6).

Manheim Twp. 13 8 21
Susquehannock 1 3 4

Goals: MT, McBride 6, Yuko 4, Walker 3, Bernhardt 2, Cardina 2, C. Mann 2, Petrosky 2, E. Mann 1 S, Fourhman, Speights, Valway, VanLuit; Assists: MT, McBride 4, Bernhardt 3, Cardina 3, Petrosky 2, Walker. S, Fourhman; Saves: MT, Curtis 6. S, Orner 13.




Monday’s First Round

(16) Hempfield vs. (1) Reading at George Field, Reading, 7 p.m.

(9) Wilson at (8) Gov. Mifflin, 4:30 p.m.

(13) Penn Manor at (4) Cumberland Valley, 4:30 p.m.

(12) Red Land at (5) Spring Grove, 4:30 p.m.

(15) Chambersburg at (2) Lower Dauphin, 4:30 p.m.

(10) Waynesboro at (7) Cedar Cliff, 4;30 p.m.

(14) Central York at (3) Ephrata, 7 p.m.

(11) Warwick at (6) Exeter Township, 4;30 p.m.


Monday’s First Round

(16) Middletown at (1) West York, 4:30 p.m.

(9) Donegal at (8) Northeastern, 4:30 p.m.

(13) Bishop McDevitt at (4) Susquehannock, 4:30 p.m.

(12) West Perry at (5) Northern Lebanon at Wenger Field, 6 p.m.

(15) Fleetwood at (2) Greencastle-Antrim, 4;30 p.m.

(10) Oley Valley at (7) Manheim Central, 4:30 p.m.

(14) Eastern at (3) Lampeter-Strasburg, 7 p.m.

(11) Northern York at (6) Hamburg, 4:30 p.m.


Monday’s First Round

(8) Biglerville at (1) Susquenita, 3 p.m.

(5) Annville-Cleona at (4) Upper Dauphin, 4:30 p.m.

(7) Trinity at (2) Berks Catholic, 4;30 p.m.

(6) Camp Hill at (3) Delone Catholic, 4;30 p.m.


Monday’s First Round

(8) Mount Calvary Christian at (1) Lancaster County Christian, 4:30 p.m.

(5) West Shore Christian at (4) Antietam, 4:30 p.m.

(7) High Point Baptist at (2) York Catholic, 4:30 p.m.

(6) Harrisburg Christian at (3) Millersburg, 4:30 p.m.

York-Adams League Championship

Susquehannock 200 000 0 2 4 3
Spring Grove 340 200 x 9 6 0

SQ: J. Houser, Lebo (2) and Tattersall, Calhoun (5); SG: Brooks and Hoiles; WP: Brooks; LP:Houser; 2B: SG, Hoiles; HR: SG, Hoiles.

Regular-Season Linescore

Biglerville 000 004 0 4 4 1
East Pennsboro 010 000 1 2 6 3

BG: Redding, Sheets (3), Ayers (5) and Asper; EP: Yoder, Miller (6) and Shellenberger; WP:Ayers; LP: Yoder; 2B: BG, Sheets. EP, Miller, Stambaugh.




Tuesday’s First Round

(1) Daniel Boone vs. (16) Central Dauphin East at Muhlenberg High, 6 p.m.

(8) Cumberland Valley vs. (9) Warwick at Elizabethtown Park, 4:30 p.m.

(4) Manheim Twp. vs. (13) South Western at Garrett Field, 6:30 p.m.

(5) Elizabethtown vs. (12) Chambersburg at Hershey High, 4:30 p.m.

(2) Central York vs. (15) Red Lion at Hershey High, 6:30 p.m.

(7) Lower Dauphin vs. (10) Central Dauphin at Messiah College, 4:30 p.m.

(3) Dallastown vs. (14) Mechanicsburg at York Suburban High, 4:30 p.m.

(6) Solanco vs. (11) Hempfield at Garrett Field, 4:30 p.m.


Tuesday’s First Round

(1) Greencastle-Antrim vs. (16) Conrad Weiser at Carlisle High, 3:45 p.m.

(8) Kennard-Dale vs. (9) Middletown at Spring Grove High, 4:30 p.m.

(4) Shippensburg vs. (13) Palmyra at Big Spring High, 4:30 p.m.

(5) Susquehannock vs. (12) Hamburg at Millersville University, 4:30 p.m.

(2) Lampeter-Strasburg vs. (15) Dover at Millersville University, 6:30 p.m.

(7) Big Spring vs. (10) Muhlenberg at Creekview Park, 6 p.m.

(3) Donegal vs. (14) Northern York at Elizabethtown Park, 6:30 p.m.

(6) James Buchanan vs. (11) West York at Carlisle High, 5:45 p.m.


Tuesday’s First Round

(8) Schuylkill Valley vs. (9) Littlestown at Manheim Central, 6 p.m.

(7) Bishop McDevitt vs. (10) Trinity at New Oxford High, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday’s Quarterfinals

(1) Brandywine Heights vs. Schuylkill Valley-Littlestown winner, TBA

(4) Delone Catholic vs. (5) Annville-Cleona, TBA

(2) Susquenita vs. Bishop McDevitt-Trinity winner, TBA

(3) Pequea Valley vs. (6) Kutztown, TBA


Thursday’s Semifinals

(1) Millersburg vs. (4) Greenwood, TBA

(2) Upper Dauphin vs. (3) Halifax, TBA

Boys’ volleyball



Thursday’s First Round

Lower Dauphin 3, Wilson 2

Exeter 3, Warwick 1

Central Dauphin 3, Red Lion 1

Gov. Mifflin 3, Hershey 0

Monday’s Quarterfinals

Central York vs. Lower Dauphin at Dallastown, 7:30 p.m.

Hempfield vs. Exeter at Dallastown, 6 p.m.

Penn Manor vs. Central Dauphin at Hempfield, 7:30 p.m.

Cumberland Valley vs. Gov. Mifflin at Hempfield, 6 p.m.


Thursday’s First Round

Susquehannock 3, West York 0

Cocalico 3, Fleetwood 0

Bethlehem Catholic 3, Brandywine Heights 1

Monday’s Quarterfinals

Northeastern vs. Susquehannock at Central York, 7:30 p.m.

Lancaster Mennonite vs. York Suburban at Central York, 6 p.m.

Garden Spot vs. Cocalico at Milton Hershey, 7:30 p.m.

Schuylkill Valley vs. Bethlehem Catholic at Milton Hershey, 6 p.m.



GLEN ROCK — The Hershey girls’ lacrosse team made the 90-minute bus ride Thursday down to Susquehannock High School, where the Trojans met Kennard-Dale in the District 3 quarterfinals.

K-D, the York-Adams League runner-up, led by 10 goals at halftime over Hershey, the Mid-Penn Conference runner-up, and went on to win, 24-11.

The Rams are the lone York-Adams League team remaining in the district tournament. The York Catholic girls and Susquehannock girls lost in the quarterfinal round Thursday, as did the West York boys. The Irish (18-3) went down, 15-6, to Mid-Penn Conference champion Cumberland Valley (17-2). The Warriors (13-6) were defeated, 21-4, by the five-time defending Lancaster-Lebanon League tournament champ Manheim Township (19-2). West York (16-5) lost to No. 1 seed and unbeaten Wilson (22-0), 22-6.

Perhaps that further exemplifies how tough it is to reach the district semifinals, as Kennard-Dale (20-2) has now down in back-to-back seasons for the first time in program history.

However, it’s likely expected of the Rams at this point. That’s how well-respected the program has become over the years. And given the lopsided score Thursday, some might feel K-D again has had it easy in this postseason run.

Except it’s been anything but simple for these Rams. They graduated six players from last year, including leading scorer Nicole Black, who is now on the roster at NCAA Division I La Salle.

Then in one of the last regular-season games against visiting York Catholic, one of K-D’s top players, Lyndsey Duty, went down with a season-ending left knee injury. The junior attack is set to get surgery Tuesday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Duty’s absence was noticeable last week when York Catholic handed K-D a 14-12 defeat in the York-Adams League Tournament title game.

Bouncing back: Since then, though, the Rams have bounced back. First they beat Hempfield (10-8), 19-13, in opening-round District 3 action earlier this week before Thursday’s win over Hershey (15-5).

“When she (Duty) went down, we had worked together so well. So I had to adapt to find people who could work with me and try to get to the same level me and Lyndsey were at,” said K-D junior Morgan Day, who tallied game-highs in goals (nine) and assists (four) in Thursday’s win.

She didn’t have trouble connecting with teammates in the victory on Thursday. Seven other players scored, including six others with multiple goals. Rams’ goalie Emily Deaver made four saves, all coming in the second half.

Rematch: K-D will now face its toughest opponent yet in the District 3 semifinal round, where the No. 2-seed Rams will go up against No. 3-seed Manheim Township on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Hershey High School. It will be a rematch of last year’s District 3 title game, which Manheim Township won, 14-10.

According to Rams’ coach Kelly Wetzel, Manheim Township lost just one senior from that club.

“They’re a tremendous team,” Wetzel said of Manheim Township. “They’re loaded with talent. We’ll have to play good lacrosse to be competitive.”


Cumberland Valley 15, York Catholic 6: At Hershey, the No. 5 seed Irish trailed 8-3 at the half and were unable to recover, dropping the District 3 Tournament quarterfinal vs. No. 4 seed CV. Shannon Moore led the offense for the Irish with two goals. York Catholic finished the season at 18-3.

Manheim Twp. 21, Susquehannock 4: At Millersville, the 11th-seeded Warriors were no match for No. 3 Manheim Twp. Emily Fourham had a goal and an assist for the Warriors. Amber Orner had 13 saves. Susquehannock finished 13-6.


Wilson 22, West York 6: At Hempfield, the Bulldogs’ season came to an end with a loss to powerhouse Wilson, which is seeded No. 1 in the tournament and improved to 22-0. Devyn Roehm had three goals and an assist for West York, which finished at 16-5.

— Reach John Walk at

The York Dispatch


Northeastern 187 3 — 19 18 1

York Suburban 101 0 — 2 5 1

NE: Shimkus and Blymire; YS: Mowrey, Myers and Stein, Schaffer; WP: Shimkus; LP:Mowrey; 2B: NE, Ely 2, Reeser, Qualters, Skehan; 3B: NE, Blymire; HR: NE, Sprenkle.

Hanover 103 001 0 5 12 0
York Tech 002 000 x 2 6 2

H: Trish and Sheaffer; YT: Mathew Rossi and Justin Nell; WP: Trish; LP: Rossi; 2B: H, Trish;3B: H, Trish.

Solanco 000 400 1 5 9 2
Dallastown 200 000 0 2 9 4

S: Walton, Thomas (6) and Keys; DT: Hamberger, Deardorff (5) and Somverville; WP: Walton;LP: Hamberger.

Red Lion 110 001 00 3 10 1
South Western 100 011 01 4 5 0

RL: B. Taylor, Urey (5) and Landis; SW: Kelch, Raubenstine (6) and Monahan; WP:Raubenstine; LP: Urey; 2B: RL, B. Taylor, Godfrey. SW, Taylor; HR: SW, Francis.

York Catholic 105 000 3 9 10 1
Delone Catholic 001 000 0 1 7 2

YC: Bohn, Krevetski (5) and Mills; DC: Ames, Golanoski (3), Kint (3) and Roth;. WP: Bohn;LP: Ames; 2B: YC, Bohn, Clement, Haney; HR: YC, Krevetski.

Spring Grove 000 010 0 1 6 1
Central 200 100 x 3 5 0

SG: Brooks and D. Hoiles; CY: Wagner, Sepic (2) and Kroeger; WP: Sepic; LP: Brooks; 2B: CY, Sepic, Crum.

Mount Calvary 300 030 0 6 4 3
Fairfield 100 013 0 5 7 3

MCC: Wolfe, Shannon (5) and Ogilivie; F: Stone, Sachs (6) and Ford; WP: Wolfe; LP: Stone;2B: F, Kletz, Sachs.

West York 020 030 1 6 8 2
New Oxford 100 030 0 4 5 1

WY: Fries, Traettino (5) and Bixler; NO: Lippy, Duble (5), Kibler (7) and Chesney; WP: Fries;LP: Lippy; 2B: WY, Santiago.


York Catholic 000 0 2 2
Delone Catholic 4(12)x 16 10 1

YC: Ricks, Fix (2) and Nigro; DC: K. Laughman and King; WP: K. Laughman; LP: Ricks; 2B:DC, K. Laughman, Rider; HR: DC, Holcomb (3).

Susquehannock 101 000 0 2 7 0
Dover 000 003 x 3 7 2

S: Lynch, Staub (6) and Yoakum; DO: Gohn and Blauser; WP: Gohn; LP: Staub; 2B: SQ, Shockey. DO, Gohn; 3B: SQ, Staub.

Dallastown 003 220 1 8 14 2
New Oxford 100 000 2 3 4 3

DT: Merriman and Hartman; NO: Peck and Smith; WP: Merriman; LP: Peck; 2B: DT, H. Anders; 3B: DT, Grant (2).

West York 011 100 1 4 6 1
Littlestown 212 100 x 6 8 3

WY: Michael, Shipley (3) and Weaver; L: Schroeder, Somers (7) and Lanahan; WP: Schroeder;LP: Michael; 2B: WY, Weaver. L, Price 2, Dews; 3B: L, Skillman.

Hanover 000 230 1 6 12 2
York Tech 460 013 x 14 10 2

H: Daley and Albright; YT: McWilliams and Rice; WP: McWilliams; LP: Daley; 2B: H, Albright (2). YT, Tolley.

Central York 000 340 0 7 9 0
Eastern York 002 000 x 2 8 4

CY: Resh and Dziwis; EY: Arnold, Duraski (6) and Kalke; WP: Resh; LP: Arnold; HR: CY, Rohrbaugh.

Red Lion 200 030 60 11 12 3
South Western 201 030 51 12 13 1

RL: Schultz, Steinhoff (6), Dewees and Montgomery; SW: Toomey, Fleming (7) and Savino;WP: Fleming; LP: Dewees; 2B: RL, Gould, Posey; HR: RL, Schultz. SW, Fleming, Toomey.

York Suburban 012 401 200 10 17 5
Spring Grove 021 610 001 11 11 6

YS: Eytcheson and Turybury; SG: Jacoby and Cornman; WP: Jacoby; LP: Cornman; 2B: SG, Jacoby, Wivell; 3B: SG, Norton; HR: SG, Cornman.


Dallastown 3 3 1 2 — 9

Central York 0 1 3 2 — 6

Goals: Dt, Ierley 3, Gold 2, Gurreri 2, Haines, Kvasnovsky. CY, C.George 2, Desenberg 2, G.George, Hartzell; Assists: Dt, Kvasnovsky 2, Lohss; Saves: Dt, Marks 6, Walker 5, Hinkle 5.


York Catholic 8 6 14
Kennard-Dale 6 6 12

Goals: YC, Givens 3, Gabriele 3, Bilyeu 3, China 3, Biederman, Robbins. KD, Day 5, Livezy 2, Dressel 2, Bracey 2, Cryser; Assists: YC, Moore, Ingram, Mazzur. KD, Dressel 2, Biederman 2, Zimmerman, Bracey; Saves: YC, Shellenberger 8. KD, Deaver 9.



York Catholic’s Jess Mazzur slips past Kennard-Dale’s Brooke Davis during the York-Adams League Lacrosse Championship at Susquehannock on

York Catholic’s Jess Mazzur slips past Kennard-Dale’s Brooke Davis during the York-Adams League Lacrosse Championship at Susquehannock on Thursday. Catholic won 14-12. (BILL KALINA —

As the York Catholic girls’ lacrosse team gathered for a team photo at Susquehannock High School, a jubilant Irish parent shouted out: “You did it!”

Yes, the Lady Irish did.

Following two heart-breaking regular-season losses to Kennard-Dale this spring, and back-to-back defeats in the previous two York-Adams League championships, the Irish got their revenge on the big stage Thursday night with a hard-fought 14-12 victory. Not only did the victory give York Catholic (17-2) the county championship, it was the school’s first victory ever against the Rams.

“We knew it would be a hard road because they’re a great team, but we knew we could do it because we came so close to them last time,” said York Catholic’s Shannon Moore, who was one of four Irish players to score three goals. “We were confident we could do it.”

Irish coach Rob Linthicum agreed.

“The girls were very confident, surprisingly,” said Linthicum, who admitted he was a little concerned that the winless streak against K-D might be in his team’s head. “They were relaxed coming down here and in a jovial mood, which to me was a good sign because when you’re tense and nervous, it’s hard to play good ball.”

York Catholic, which outshot the Rams 30-23, took a 14-9 advantage with 7:21 left on Lindsey China’s second goal. But less than four minutes later, that lead was down to 14-12 after the powerhouse Rams scored three times in the span of 2:08 on goals by Emmie Dressel, Hannah Bracey and Morgan Day.

In last year’s title game, the Irish held an 11-8 second-half advantage only to watch K-D storm back. And in their most recent regular-season match, York Catholic had another three-goal lead evaporate.

Could history be repeating itself?

“I thought we had a shot there at the end when we started to come back,” said Day, who had five goals. “We started off slow, which we tend to do in big games like this, and I thought we had a chance at the end and I think they thought we had a chance at the end. But we played our hearts out and that’s what really matters.”

After Day’s goal brought K-D within two goals, Linthicum called timeout to set the Irish strategy for the closing minutes. It was easy to determine what York Catholic wanted to do – play keepaway.

“When we’ve had as many close games with them as we’ve had, you know they’re good at pressuring you and getting the ball back,” Linthicum said.

But the Irish were able to play keep-away and were aided by two penalties that put the Rams down two players in the final two minutes. K-D never really threatened again and as the clock reached 0:00, York Catholic could finally celebrate.

“Kennard-Dale is obviously a good team, but they were without one of its best players (Lyndsey Duty, who suffered a knee injury in the last game against York Catholic), and if she would have been in the game, it would have been a much tougher ballgame,” Linthicum said.

The Irish started quickly, jumping out to a 3-1 lead with just 3:41 gone. But the Rams scored four unanswered goals to take a 5-3 edge with 17:25 remaining in the half. It was nip and tuck the remainder of the half until the final 1:57 when York Catholic scored three consecutive goals to take an 8-6 halftime advantage.

Two early second-half tallies by Lindsay Givens put the Irish up 11-7, and China made it 12-7 York Catholic with 16:32 left. But the contest was only just beginning when K-D put on its patented late rush.

“When we were up five, it was comforting, but they have no trouble scoring three or four goals in a short period of time,” Moore said. “So we knew it wasn’t over.”

“We just did a lot of things offensively that just weren’t smart,” K-D coach Kelly Wetzel said. “We didn’t move to space or cut very well, and we needed to do a better job in those areas.”

Besides Moore, Givens, China and Sarah Gabriele each had three goals for York Catholic.

The two teams will now participate in the upcoming District 3 lacrosse championships. K-D is expected to be a No. 2 seed and will meet No. 15 Hempfield, while York Catholic is No. 5 and will host No. 12 seed Lower Dauphin.

— Reach George Hammond at





A football coaching legend could be walking the sideline at Small Athletic Field this fall.

The York High administration has recommended that George Chaump be hired as an assistant coach for the Bearcats.

The York City School Board will have the final say on the hiring of Chaump and eight other coaches, most likely at the board’s May 21 meeting.

The 78-year-old Chaump has coached at every level: high school, college and professional.

He compiled a 190-66 record while coaching at five high schools: Shamokin, John Harris, Central Dauphin, Harrisburg and Central Dauphin East. Chaump was not retained following the 2012 season at C.D. East.

He was also an assistant coach for Ohio State and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and head coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Marshall and Navy.

“It’s huge what he would bring to the program,” York High athletic director Joe Chiodi said. “He brings a wealth of knowledge of the game.”

Chiodi said that Chaump had several meetings with the Bearcats’ head coach, Shawn Heinold.

“He (Chaump) just wanted to stay in coaching,” Chiodi said.

Track: The 2014 York-Adams Track and Field Meet on Friday at Dallastown will feature a lot of familiar names.

Eight female athletes, who captured 11 individual championships last year, will be competing again this year.

Five male athletes will return seeking to repeat as champion in their events.

Lynne Mooradian and Holly Arey, both of South Western, and Olivia Gettle of York Suburban, all of whom earned two gold medals apiece in 2013, are back this season.

Mooradian enters with the fastest time in the 400 dash. The winner of the 100 and 200 dashes last year, the South Western sophomore is seeded second to Red Lion’s Angelica Gonzalez in the 100 and 200. Gonzalez, a junior, was unable to compete in the 2013 meet because of a hamstring injury. She won both the 100 and 200 in her freshman season.

Arey, the defending champion in the shot put and discus, recorded the best throws so far this season.

Gettle, a gold medal winner in the 1,600 and 3,200 runs a year ago, holds the top time in the 3,200 going into the meet and third-best time in the 1,600 behind Emily Loeffelholz of Central and Kayla White of Kennard-Dale. Gettle is a sophomore.

The other returning champions in the girls’ meet are: Steph Shaw of South Western (100 hurdles), Erin Harman of South Western (pole vault), Amanda Myers of Red Lion (javelin) and Rachel Crane of Bermudian Springs (800). Myers is bidding for her third straight title.

On the boys’ side, five 2013 champions are in the mix this year: Brady Wilt of Biglerville (1,600), Aaron Gebhart of New Oxford (3,200), Alex Keller of Red Lion (long jump), Donnie Crabill of Central York (javelin) and Matthew Beck of Northeastern (high jump). Keller, Crabill and Beck are seniors, and Wilt and Gebhart are juniors.

Playoffs: The York-Adams League softball and boys’ volleyball playoffs will begin on Monday, while the baseball tournament will get underway on Wednesday.

The softball semifinal matchups are Dallastown vs. Delone Catholic at Susquehannock High School (5 p.m.) and Susquehannock vs. Kennard-Dale at Spring Grove High School (5 p.m.).

The championship game is listed for 5 p.m. Wednesday at New Oxford High School.

York Suburban will take on Susquehannock at 6 p.m., and Red Lion will clash with West York at 7:30 p.m. on the opening night of the volleyball tournament. Both matches will take place in the Dallastown High School gymnasium.

The York Suburban-Susquehannock winner will meet Central in the semifinals (6 p.m. Tuesday at Dallastown High School), and the Red Lion-West York winner will take on Northeastern (6 p.m. Tuesday at Dallastown Middle School). The semifinal winners will face off at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Dallastown High School gymnasium for the championship.

The baseball playoffs will be held in downtown York at Santander Stadium. The semifinal games on Wednesday are: Spring Grove vs. Delone Catholic at 4 p.m. and West York vs. Susquehannock at 7 p.m.

The championship will be decided beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

— Reach Dick VanOlinda at



Central York’s Katon Yantek, right. picks up the ball while covered by Susquehannock’s Logan Foore on Tuesday. Central York won the match,

Central York’s Katon Yantek, right. picks up the ball while covered by Susquehannock’s Logan Foore on Tuesday. Central York won the match, 11-10. (BIL BOWDEN — For The York Dispatch)

EMIGSVILLE — Katon Yantek’s play may have fallen a little flat during the middle of the season, but when the Central York boys’ lacrosse team needed him most, Yantek delivered.

Seconds after teammate Max Haldeman was stoned on an attempt by Susquehannock goalie Shane Silk (18 saves), Yantek stepped up in the clutch Tuesday night.

In the midst of a 10-10 tie, Yantek scored the game-winning goal with 2:54 left to blunt a 6-1 Warrior run.

While it was tense over the final seconds, the Panthers held off Susquehannock to capture an 11-10 victory in a York-Adams League Tournament semifinal tilt at Central York High School.

The Division I champions (15-2) will face rival Dallastown (16-2) in the finals Thursday night at Susquehannock High School. The Wildcats captured the other semifinal 11-6 over Division II champ West York.

York Catholic, the No. 2 seed out of Division II, also punched its ticket to the girls’ final on Thursday after downing Division I champ South Western, 20-11. The Irish will battle Division II champion Kennard-Dale, which thrashed Dallastown, 26-1.

Central coach Tom Mayne’s confidence never wavered in Yantek despite a bit of a lull during parts of the season.

“Kayton is a tremendous player,” Mayne said. “He had a strong start to the season and you may say he was a little flat in the middle, but he is capable of those types of things every time. He just has to believe it every game.”

To his credit, Yantek remained confident in his abilities, especially when his team needed a pick-me-up.

“It was getting into crunch time,” Yantek said of his third and final tally of the night. “I knew what I had to do.”

The Warriors, who trailed by as many as five goals (8-3) in the second half, gave it their all down the stretch. Aiden Kirkendall scored five goals to lead the Division II runners-up.

With some extra attention focused on Kirkendall after he drew Susquehannock (13-6) within 9-7 with 10:23 left, his Warrior teammates were able to pick up the slack. Zach Gloeckner, Zach Orner and Colin Riley notched goals to even the score at 10-10 with 3:43 remaining.

“They had a great game plan,” Central coach Tom Mayne said. “They played great. And more power to them. They stayed in the game with us. We weren’t hitting shots and we had more opportunities, but if you’re not hitting the cage, you can’t score.”

York Catholic’s Sarah Gabriele scores a goal at the end of the first half in the Irish’s game against South Western on Tuesday. York Catholic

York Catholic’s Sarah Gabriele scores a goal at the end of the first half in the Irish’s game against South Western on Tuesday. York Catholic won the match, 20-11. (BIL BOWDEN — For The York Dispatch)

After Yantek’s tally put the home team ahead, the Warriors pulled their goalie in an effort to get the ball back. It worked. They forced Central’s Max Haldeman (three goals, two assists) out of bounds to get the ball back with under a minute remaining.

Colin George secured a ground ball with about 10 seconds left for Central and he was able to run out the clock to secure the victory.

Ierley leads Dallastown: At Glen Rock, Tanner Ierley (four goals), Bailey Haines (two goals, assist) and Dom Gurreri (goal, assist) led Dallastown to the victory. Seth Wise (two goals, assist) and Tanner Zortman (goal, assist) led West York.

Jack Marks made six saves to get the win in goal, while Jordan Lombardo (six) and Cole Rinehart (two) combined for eight West York saves. Dallastown outshot West York, 19-12. West York fell to 15-4.


York Catholic 20, South Western 11: Despite falling behind early, the Division II runners-up were able to regain control late in the first half.

Led by seven goals from Sarah Gabriele and four more by Lindsey Givens, the Irish (16-2) were able to go on a 9-0 run that spanned the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half.

“It was a game of possessions,” said York Catholic coach Rob Linthicum. “At halftime I told them that we have to control the draw, so we switched some things up at the draw circle and the girls did a good job controlling it.”

Callie Kavanaugh led South Western (14-4) with a goal and six assists, while Braxtin Reddinger and Lauren Schmidt each scored three goals.

The Irish outscored the Mustangs 12-5 in the second half en route to securing one more shot at the Rams.

York Catholic has never defeated K-D since the sport became sanctioned by the PIAA. They have, however, come as close as you can get, dropping a couple of one-goal games, the last of which was in overtime (14-13) just a few weeks ago.

“They’re obviously a very strong team,” Linthicum said. “We didn’t have Lindsey (Givens) the first time we played them and the second time we had her she was probably 70-75 percent. She seems to be looking pretty good now, so hopefully she’s back now ready to play at full strength.”

Kennard-Dale 26, Dallastown 1: At Glen Rock, Morgan Day (seven goals), Emmie Dressel (six goals, two assists), Hannah Bracey (three goals, four assists), Abby Cryser (three goals) and Renee Gerring (three goals) powered the Rams.

K-D (18-1) outshot Dallastown, 40-1.

Mary Eckert had 14 saves in a losing effort for Dallastown (7-8-1).

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at

York Dispatch Staff Report

Freddy Seitz scored his fourth goal of the game when he found the back of the net in overtime to allow the Kennard-Dale Rams to capture a 12-11 York-Adams Division II boys’ lacrosse victory over West York on Monday.

Seitz also added an assist earlier in the contest. Also for K-D, Jesse Schonbrunner scored four goals, while Albert Greaver scored two goals. For the Bulldogs, Devyn Roehm scored four goals and added four assists, while Seth Clauser scored three goals and had one assist. Tanner Zortman scored two goals. West York finishes league play at 14-2-0 and falls to 15-3-0 overall, while K-D finishes league play 6-10-0 and falls to 7-10-0 overall.


South Western 14, Spring Grove 2: The host Mustangs scored all 14 goals in the first half and went on to win, improving to 13-3 in York-Adams League competition to stay atop the Division I standings. Callie Kavanaugh (four goals, four assists), Erin Brown (two goals, two assists) and Braxtin Reddinger (two goals, one assist) led the Mustang attack. Courtney Axe and Casey Franklin scored Spring Grove’s two goals.

York Catholic 24, Eastern York 4: The visiting Irish improved to 14-2 in York-Adams League competition by tallying 14 goals in the first half and adding 10 more after intermission to get the win. Six York Catholic players had multiple scores, led by Ashley Ingram (three goals, two assists), Kayla Held (three goals, two assists) and Sarah Gabriele (three goals, two assists). Rylie Toomey had a pair of goals to pace Eastern.

New Oxford 17, Central 13: At New Oxford, Tiffany Brzenk’s five goals led the Colonials. For the Panthers, MacKenzie Windsor had eight goals and added one assist. Also for Central, Addison Billings scored two goals, while Alexis Balanda and Kaycee Klinedinst each scored one goal and added one assist.

Dallastown 12, Red Lion 11, OT: On Senior Night at Dallastown, the game went to overtime, where the host Wildcats won it on a goal by Bryna Cook (two goals) 18 seconds in to the extra period. Kayla Thomas (four goals) also tallied multiple scores, while goalie Mary Eckert collected seven saves. Sierra Donovan led Red Lion with a game-high six goals. Lions’ goalkeeper Larissa Herbert made six stops.


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