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Girls’ lacrosse

Dallastown 8, York Suburban 6: At Suburban, Amber Dubois had four goals and an assist to lead the Wildcats. Karlee Wasilewski had three goals for Suburban.

Penn Manor 15, West York 8: At Millersville, Ally Williams led the Bulldogs’ offense by scoring a team-high five goals in the non-league match. Teammate Kelley Dietz scored two goals.

Boys’ lacrosse

Hershey 16, Central York 5: At Hershey, the Trojans led 13-3 by halftime and cruised in the second half in the non-league victory over the Panthers. Alex Kilgour was the only multi-goal scorer for Central with two, while Katon Yantek joined him as the only other multi-point player on the team by recording a goal and an assist. Hershey’s Jake Wilson found the back of the net eight times.

West York High School’s Kelley Dietz recently signed her National Letter of Intent to play women’s lacrosse at Shippensburg University next season

She is a 5-foot, 6-inch attack/midfielder who has earned two varsity letters for the Bulldogs under head coach Rachel Klado. Dietz started all 13 games her junior season and recorded 27 goals and 17 ground-ball pickups. She plays club lacrosse for the York Invaders under head coach Ray Black.

Dietz is an honor-roll student who plans to major in business.


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



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


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