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Dover 3, Gettysburg 2: At Gettysburg, the Eagles improved to 5-0 in York-Adams Division II. Dover overcame a 2-0 halftime deficit. Maddy Miller, Brooke Firestone and Hannah Maute scored for Dover. Maute’s tally was the game-winner with 2:27 left, assisted by Payton Miller.

Susquehannock 1, York Suburban 0: At Glen Rock, Susquehannock moved to 5-0 in York-Adams Division II action. Suburban fell to 3-2. Brooke McGee scored the game’s only goal, off an assist from Maddy Mummert. Ashley Stone had three saves in the shutout. Suburban’s Morgan Taylor had six saves.

Central 3, South Western 2: At Hanover, Celina Dickison’s goal in the 74th minute broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Panthers the lead for good. Dickison also scored a first-half goal. Central’s Briana Hackos scored one goal and added one assist, while Eryn Nelson added one assist.

Eastern York 1, Palmyra 0: At Wrightsville, Hannah Myers’ second-half goal, off an assist from Rylie Toomey, was the difference. Hailey Heistand had six saves to record the shutout.

Penn Manor 7, Spring Grove 0: At Millersville, the Rockets dropped a non-league contest. Penn Manor led 4-0 at halftime. No other details were reported.


Kennard-Dale 6, Dover 2: At Fawn Grove, Craig Potts (two goals), Zach Anderson (two goals) and Thomas Lippiard (goal, assist) led K-D. David Trimmer had a goal and an assist for Dover.

West York 2, Red Land 1: At Red Land, West York got two goals from Kenton Meckley, both assisted by Eddy Rodriguez.

Central 3, South Western 1: At Central, Jared Hileman, Calvin Luckenbaugh and Pierce Miller each scored one goal for Central, while Igor Gomes and Madison Matylewicz each picked up one assist.

Susquehannock 2, York Suburban 1: At Suburban, Alex Rebich’s goal at the 16:30 mark of the second half broke a 1-1 tie. Duncan Mitchell scored the first Warriors’ goal, while Nathan Houser made seven stops in goal. For the Trojans, Carter Kowalewski scored the lone goal.

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Dallastown 2, Spring Grove 1: At Dallastown, Kyle Schimmel and Noah Brockway connected for second-half goals to lift the Wildcats over the Rockets in a matchup of league unbeatens. Both checked in with 3-0-0 records in York-Adams Division I. Gavin Black gave the visiting Rockets the lead when he scored at 21;32 of the first half. There was no assist on the goal. The Wildcats’ Kyle Schimmel tied the match at 12:18 of the second half on an assist from Dan Mount. Noah Brockway delivered the game-winning goal with 3:40 remaining in the final half. Drake Pew supplied the assist on Brockway’s goal. Spring Grove goalie Dalton Forbes recorded five saves, and Dallastown keeper Jared Barnett made three saves.

Biglerville 3, York Catholic 1: At York Catholic, Carlos Esquivas broke a 1-1 tie in the second half when he found the back of the net with 3:58 remaining to give the Canners the lead for good. For the Irish, Kyle Derowski scored the lone goal, while Mason Elliott added an assist.

Red Lion 2, West York 1: At Red Lion, the Lions led 2-0 at the half and held on for the non-divisional victory. Ben Warner scored a goal, while Noah Patmore scored on a penalty kick. Brandon Haynes picked up an assist. For the Bulldogs, Eddie Rodriguez scored a second-half penalty kick goal.

Central 4, New Oxford 1: At Central, Igor Gomes led the Panthers by scoring two goals and recording one assist. Teammates Calvin Luckenbaugh and Jared Hileman each scored one goal, while Ryan Bernlohr, Anthony Trona and Michael Tolley each picked up one assist.

South Western 2, Northeastern 1: The visiting Mustangs led 2-1 at halftime and held on for the road victory. The host Bobcats took an early 1-0 lead on a Brandon Arentz goal off an assist from Nick Sprenkle. South Western answered with scores from Andrew Garrett and Andrew Garver. Mustangs’ goalkeeper Benjamin Hollinger tallied nine saves. Northeastern goalie Brendan Bare had four stops.

Susquehannock 3, Gettysburg 1: Gettysburg pulled to within a goal on a penalty kick by Adam Yingling with 16:23 remaining. But Susquehannock held on for the victory, with Thomas Rebich icing the game with a goal with 4:44 left. Susquehannock’s Alex Rebich and Andrew Sweigard tallied the other two scores.

Eastern 2, Kennard-Dale 0: At Eastern, second-half goals from Josh Smith and Wyatt Leik proved to be the difference. Smith scored at the 23:50 mark on an assist from Jordan Gross and Leik connected at 15:06 on an assist from Tyler Winter. Eastern goalie Robert LeCates recorded seven saves to earn the shutout. K-D keeper Jonathan Osborne also had seven saves.


Eastern 6, Kennard-Dale 2: At Fawn Grove, Hannah Myers’ three first-half goals led the Golden Knights. Also for Eastern, Emily Brumgard scored two goals, while Remi Reichard scored one. For the Rams, Allison Ebaugh scored both goals. Morgan Anderson added two assists.

Susquehannock 3, Gettysburg 0: At Gettysburg, Brooke McGee’s two first-half goals secured the victory for the Warriors. Also for Susquehannock, Rachel Miller scored one goal.

Biglerville 0, York Catholic 0 (Tie): At Biglerville, after 80 minutes of play and two overtime periods neither team was able to find the back of the net. The Irish had 12 shots on goal compared to the Canners’ two.

Dallastown 10, Spring Grove 1: At Spring Grove, Sierra Austin led the Wildcats scoring three goals. Also for the Wildcats, Morgan Rexroth had one goal and two assists, Mason Pinkerton scored two goals, Skyler Wilt added two assists and Ali Shick had one goal and one assist.

Red Lion 3, West York 1: At West York, the Lions received one goal apiece from Heather Jackson, Natalie Aldrich and Allison McKenzie. Teammate Abigail Castle recorded one assist. For West York, Emily Agnello scored the lone goal.

Dover 2, York Suburban 1: At Suburban, Maddie Miller’s goal at the 13:51 mark of the second half ended up being the game-winner. Brooke Firestone scored one goal. For the Trojans, Jordan Shoff scored a second-half goal.

South Western 2, Dover 0: Montana Utz scored in the first half and Jessica Sillyman scored in the second half to lead the host Mustangs. Eagles’ goalkeeper Jenny Strickhouser tallied nine stops.

Central York 7, New Oxford 1: Greta Plappert scored three times and notched an assist and teammate Paige Harrold tallied two goals and two assists to lead the host Panthers. Central goalie Abbie Timperio made four stops.

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Northeastern 1, South Western 0: At Hanover, Amanda Bentz scored in the 62nd minute for the game’s only goal. Sawyer Patrick picked up the assist. Northeastern’s Brenna Schroter made 16 stops in goal to record the shutout.



Susquehannock’s Nick Umezawa heads the ball away from Jacob May, left, and Drew Geller of West York on Tuesday. Umezawa scored in

Susquehannock’s Nick Umezawa heads the ball away from Jacob May, left, and Drew Geller of West York on Tuesday. Umezawa scored in Susquehannock’s 3-1 win. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO —

Monday was not the kind of night that the Susquehannock boys’ soccer squad and their head coach, Brett Maxwell, want to endure again.

The Warriors were routed by a formidable Central York team, giving up an uncharacteristic four goals in the first half. To make matters worse, Matthew Ramay, one of the team’s captains, went down with an injury.

So momentum didn’t figure to be in their favor when they battled York-Adams Division II rival West York less than 24 hours later.

Soccer, however, can be a strange sport. Not only did Maxwell’s club overcome Monday’s disappointments, the Warriors found their game, thanks largely to Alex Rebich.

Wearing the captain’s band when his team squared off against the home-standing Bulldogs, Rebich scored a game’s first goal with just 51 seconds left in the opening half.

Rebich capped off a strong performance with another tally, a go-stop-and-shoot laser that eluded West York goalie Darian McCauley’s hands to cap a 3-1 victory.

“I think the team adapted very well,” Rebich said about his squad, which improved to 2-3 overall and 2-0 in the division. “Being on grass, normally we play on turf, so it was a bit of an adjustment. We had one of our starters injured in the last game, so we had to make that adjustment as well.”

Rebich made one of the biggest adjustments late in the first half when he was able to race in for a loose ball in the box. The Warrior senior was able to beat McCauley to it and chipped it into the net.

“I just saw it squirt out,” he said. “I had to run at it and just hit it with everything I could. I kind of just threw myself at it.”

Big goals are nothing new for Rebich. Maxwell has seen quite a few of them over the past few years, and the coach feels like bigger things could be in store for his gifted senior.

“He’s just at another level this year,” said Maxwell, who previously coached the boys’ program at West York. “He’s gotten really strong and (has displayed) just some really good decision making. Some of the areas that he lacked last year, he’s taken steps to improve upon this year.”

Rebich’s late goal in the first half seemed to halt the momentum of West York. The home club appeared to carry the better of the play throughout much of the opening 40 minutes but couldn’t get anything past the Warrior defense.

Maxwell can’t admit to being too surprised with how his team rebounded against a rival.

“Getting spanked by Central when we really just came out flat … we’ve had some disappointing games,” Maxwell said. “But every time we seem to bounce back. I didn’t know exactly what to expect today after (Monday’s) performance, but we really bounced back strong.”

Susquehannock doubled the lead early in the second half when Nick Umezawa scored with 31:40 left, but the two-goal lead didn’t last long. The Bulldogs needed just 63 seconds to answer back when Brett Strickler laced a shot past Warrior goalie Aaron Bilbie.

“That two-goal lead is the most dangerous,” Maxwell joked.

Fortunately for the Warrior skipper, Rebich had one more goal in his pocket. The senior raced in toward the goal inside the box, stopped and ripped a ‘goal-scorers’ shot past McCauley with 11:57 remaining.

“Left foot, too,” Maxwell said. “A huge goal for us.”

And one that will no doubt help the Warriors put the dismay of Monday’s performance behind them.


Spring Grove 3, New Oxford 2: At New Oxford, Dakota Parker scored the game-winning goal with 1:32 remaining. Chase Flickinger picked up the assist. Flickinger also scored a second-half goal.

Bermudian Springs 2, York Catholic 1: At York Catholic, Samuel Johnson and Ricardo Alvarez scored goals to lead Bermudian. Alvarez also had an assist. York Catholic scored on a Bermudian own goal.

Central York 3, Red Lion 0: Central York opened the scoring with a first-half penalty kick by Michael Tolley. Igor Gomes and Carter Luckenbaugh each notched a score after halftime. Panthers’ goalie Trevor Holderegger made two saves. Brock Gould had five stops in goal for Red Lion.

Dallastown 6, Northeastern 1: At Northeastern, Luke Nelson recorded a hat trick for the visiting Wildcats. Kyle Schimmel, Nate Schwartz and Nikos Dalaperas also provided goals for Dallastown, which broke open a 2-1 game with four second-half scores. Northeastern’s D.J. Hamilton opened the scoring at 16:53 of the first half on an assist from Colton Strausbaugh.

Gettysburg 4, York Suburban 1: At Gettysburg, the Warriors rolled to the win. No other details were provided.

Dover 2, Eastern York 0: At Wrightsville, the Eagles threw a shutout. Matt Speir and Nick Spangler had the goals.


Dallastown 2, Northeastern 1: At Dallastown, Northeastern grabbed the lead on Coryn Moyer’s goal in the first three minutes of the match, but the Wildcats responded with a goal in the first half and another goal in the second half. Dallastown’s Izzy Nelson tied the match at 30:15 of the opening half on an assist from Ali Shick. Shick then did the honors on the game-winning goal with 14:15 remaining in the second half. The Wildcats’ defense held the visitors to two shots.

Susquehannock 3, West York 0: The host Warriors went up by a score in the first half when Melissa Lynch found Brooke McGee for a goal. Rachel Miller tallied both scores in the second half, the latter on an assist from Madeline Ketterer. Bulldogs’ goalie Aubry Runkle collected eight saves. In JV action, Susquehannock won, 4-1.

Central York 4, Red Lion 0: At Central, Sheyna Pamplin had two goals to lead the Panthers. Kennedy Little and Julz Price also scored. Madisen Kling had 10 saves in a losing effort.

York Catholic 4, Bermudian Springs 2: At York Springs, Elizabeth Johnson scored three goals to lead the Irish. Melanie Mathews also scored for Catholic, while Johnson added an assist.

Spring Grove 3, New Oxford 2: At Spring Grove, Megan Messersmith, Abby Erlemier and Jessica Culp each scored for the Rockets.

York Suburban 3, Gettysburg 1: At York Suburban, Jordan Shoff scored the first and last goals for the Trojans, and Taylor Smallwood connected for the third goal. Kelly Hendricks gave Gettysburg a 1-0 lead with a goal at 28:20 of the first half, but Suburban’s defense shut down the Warriors down the rest of the way.

Dover 3, Eastern 1: At Dover, Abby Patterson scored two goals to key the Eagles’ victory. Brooke Firestone delivered Dover’s third goal. Brittany Heistand scored for Eastern.

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Central York 5, Susquehannock 1: At Central York, Calvin Luckenbaugh scored two goals, Noah Baylor had a goal and an assist and Igor Gomes provided two assists in the Panthers’ win. Pierce Miller and Anthony Trona also scored for Central. Nick Umezawa scored for Susquehannock.

Cedar Cliff 5, Dover 0: At Dover, the Eagles were outshot 16-2. Nathaniel Hamme made 11 saves in a losing cause.

Elizabethtown 2, Dallastown 1: At Dallastown, the Wildcats dropped a non-league contest in double overtime. Elizabethtown also won the JV match, 2-1. No other details were provided.

Waynesboro 2, Spring Grove 0: The Rockets were blanked at Waynesboro. Spring Grove keeper Dalton Forbes totaled 12 saves.


Central York 2, Susquehannock 1: The visiting Panthers scored a goal in each half while goalie Hannah Shade made six stops to seal the victory. C.J. Dickison tallied both scores for Central, the first assisted by Julz Price. Rachel Miller tied it up just before halftime for Susquehannock on an assist from Emily Landis. Warriors’ keeper Ashley Stone made nine saves.

Dover 8, Kennard-Dale 0: At Fawn Grove, Maddy Miller (three goals) and Brooke Firestone (two goals, two assists) powered Dover. Payton Miller, Taylor Kline and Kailyn Warner also scored, while Abby Patterson added an assist.


Waynesboro 8, Spring Grove 1: At Spring Grove, the home team was outscored 5-0 in the first half and couldn’t recover in the non-league contest. No other details were provided.

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Susquehannock 4, Kennard-Dale 0: At Glen Rock, Alex Rebich had two goals and an assist to lead the Warriors. Luke Thomas added a goal and an assist. Matt Ramey also scored. Jonathan Osborne had 10 saves in a losing cause.

Dallastown 2, South Western 0: At Hanover, Luke Nelson had a goal and an assist to lead the Wildcats. Jared Barnett made three saves to register the shutout. Ben Hollinger had six saves for South Western.

Gettysburg 1, West York 0: Following a scoreless regulation, this matchup at West York went to overtime, where the visiting Warriors won it on a goal by Drew Riggle off an assist from teammate Drew Wivell.

Central York 5, Northeastern 0: Michael Crane, Calvin Luckenbaugh, Micheal Tolley, Igor Gomes and Pierce Miller each had a goal for visiting Central and teammate Trevor Holdregger made four saves in goal. Northeastern goalies Devin Sooper and Brendan Bare combined to make eight stops. Central also won the JV game, 4-0.

Red Lion 3, York Suburban 2: At York Suburban, Collin Herman-Conrad broke a 2-2 tie, when he found the back of the net to clinch the non-divisional victory for the Lions. Teammates Brandon Haynes added two assists, while Ben Warner and Kellen Wisniewski each scored one goal and Nate Olson added one assist. For the Trojans, Andrei Kin scored two goals, while McGraw Lehman added one assist.


Susquehannock 5, Kennard-Dale 1: At Glen Rock, Brooke McGee poured in four goals for the Warriors. Ashley Valway provided two assists for the winners, while Melissa Lynch had the other goal. Lilly Gordon scored for K-D on a penalty kick.

Dallastown 2, South Western 1: At Dallastown, Skyler Wilt and Paige Hartman scored goals to lead Dallastown. Carsyn Gold added a Wildcats assist. Lauren Gough scored for South Western. Katie Mattas made three saves to get the win in goal.


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Susquehannock 3, Eastern York 2: Trailing 2-1 at halftime, Susquehannock’s Brooke McGee and Maddy Mummert each scored in the second half to steer the Warriors to victory. Melissa Lynch had the first-half goal for Susquehannock and goalie Ashley Stone made six saves in goal on the day. Riley Toomey and Ashley Dietz accounted for the Golden Knights’ two first-half scores, while teammate Haley Spyker made five stops for the game in goal. Eastern won the JV game, 1-0.

York Suburban 5, Kennard-Dale 1: At Suburban, Abby Eisenhart led the Trojans by scoring three goals and adding one assist. Teammate Jordan Shoff added three assists and one goal. The Trojans defense held the Rams to two shots on goal. The game was the completion of a suspended game from Tuesday.

Gettysburg 6, West York 0: At Gettysburg, Bonita Soliday scored two goals and added one assist to lead the Warriors.


Dover 4, York Country Day 2: At Dover, David Trimmer led the Eagles by scoring three goals and adding one assist. Robert Maze added two assists, while Jake Shenk scored one goal. For the Greyhounds, Kwabena Boampong and Jake Shenk each scored one goal and Cameron Sanders made 20 stops in goal.

Red Lion 1, New Oxford 0: At Red Lion, Ben Warner’s first-period goal lifted the Lions to the victory.

By RYAN VANDERSLOOT/ 505-5446/@yaiaascores

There aren’t a lot of people outside of Bryan Stephens’ family that he would trust to babysit his three young children.

So it was definitely high praise when the Northeastern athletic director told the crowd at San Carlos Restaurant at Monday’s Quarterback Club of York awards banquet that he would have no qualms allowing Logan Neiman to watch his kids.

But that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to those who know Neiman. Stephens referred to the girls’ soccer standout as a ‘role-model’ student-athlete and person. One of the top students academically at Northeastern, Neiman was probably better known for her exploits on the soccer pitch over the past four years. She led the Bobcats all the way to the York-Adams League championship contest this past season.

Just as impressively, however, was another fact that Stephens mentioned before awarding Neiman with a $1,000 scholarship from the QB Club of York.

“She scored more goals this year herself than the entire boys’ soccer team combined,” said Stephens, who happened to coach the Bobcats’ boys’ team.

Neiman and York Catholic’s Maggie Javitt were both honored Monday evening by the QB Club as recipients of scholarships as the top female athletes from their respective schools. The club, which generates the funds for the scholarships through a 5K race on Labor Day in downtown York, also honored the York-Adams League Division I (James Way, York High), Division II (Wes Beans, New Oxford) and Division III (Trevor Hildebrand, Littlestown) Players of the Year in football, as well as this year’s Charles Larson Memorial Scholarship award winner, Erik Ramirez of Central York.

“This is outstanding, especially since my principal and Bryan chose me,” Neiman said. “There are a lot of great girl athletes at Northeastern, and for them to choose me is a great honor.”

Neiman will use the scholarship to help her continue her athletic and scholastic endeavors at Millersville University in the fall. She’s still undecided about her major.

“I’m not real sure,” she said. “One day I want to be a teacher and then another day I want to be something else. So I’ll start out going undecided and see where that takes me.”

Javitt honored: It’s a similar case for Javitt, who finished with an 11-1 record in singles this past season for the Fighting Irish tennis team. Ranked third in her class with a 4.4 grade-point average, Javitt has yet to decide on a school for next year.

“I’m just trying to figure out what I want to do with my life and where I’m going to take the education that York Catholic gave me,” she said.

On the court, Javitt was a leader throughout her four years. She was a member of three York-Adams Division II championship squads. She also competed in league, district and state playoff contests, according to Irish girls’ tennis coach Paige Mundy.

“Maggie has made invaluable contributions to the (York Catholic) program,” Mundy said. “Maggie is the type of player that every coach would desire to be on the court with a match in the balance.”

While the awards were undoubtedly important for everyone that was honored Monday, winning a scholarship from the QB Club of York holds a particularly special place for Javitt.

“It is really amazing,” she said. “My grandfather (Edward Javitt) was a founding member of the club and it just feels like this came full-circle for me. I feel like he gave it to me personally.”

Notes: It was announced at the banquet that Ramirez had come to a final decision on his future college. He’s accepted an offer to continue his football career and education at Princeton University.

“This came down last week,” he said. “Coach said that I had been cleared for admissions and I just decided that Princeton was the place for me to be.”

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at



Dallastown’s Meagan Newmister (16) is the York-Adams Division I Co-Player of the Year. ( BIL BOWDEN — For The York Dispatch)

When the York-Adams League girls’ soccer coaches recently voted on the Division I and Division II players of the year, it became clear that offense wasn’t valued any more than defense.

The result was a sharing of the honors in both of the league’s top two divisions.

Dallastown’s Meagan Newmister (17 goals, 10 assists) and Red Lion’s Kylie Strong, a center-midfielder, shared the Division I honors.

In Division II, Dover teammates Maxine Herman (26 goals, 16 assists) and Brooke May, also a center-midfielder, shared the award.

As for Division III, Fairfield’s Hannah Logue took the honor.

Division I: Newmister has always been one of the Wildcats’ best offensive weapons since playing varsity in her freshman year. While she earned first-team all-star honors for Division I the past two years, the Millersville-bound standout made it a goal to earn a higher honor this season.

“This was a goal I set for myself this year,” she said. “The past three years I did get the honor of being an all-star, so I thought that if I could finish it off with a Player of the Year that would be awesome.”

Newmister was also a big help with her leadership. She was a role model for Dallastown’s first-year head coach, Morgan Mickley, whose club shared the Division I title with Central York.

“She was one of the reasons that I was so excited to take over the program,” Mickley said. “Working with her the three years prior (as an assistant coach), I wanted to be a part of her senior year. She’s everything that a coach dreams for.”

For Strong, winning the Player of the Year award was a bit more unexpected. Playing a position that doesn’t always accumulate huge numbers in terms of goals and assists, Strong was a cornerstone that helped the Lions to a third-place finish in Division I with an 11-6-1 record overall.

“I was really honored,” Strong said. “I was so excited, especially coming from Red Lion. It isn’t often that someone gets nominated from Red Lion, so this was just awesome. I remember playing varsity from freshman year and to come all the way to being a senior and being named Player of the Year … I couldn’t really ask for anything more.”

Like Newmister, Strong, a Drexel University recruit, was perhaps the most noticeable leader on her squad, albeit in a little different way.

“I was kind of a loud-mouth,” she said. “I talk a lot. I’m constantly yelling at people, and it’s OK if they yell back at me. So I think it’s really all about communication.”

Division II: Dover dominated the York-Adams League this past year, winning both the Division II and league playoff tournament with an unbeaten record. The fact that two members, such as Herman and May, were honored was not a huge shock to Eagle coach Bret Altimore, although his team wasn’t lacking other candidates, too.

“Both were captains their junior and senior years, and that leadership really helped our team,” said Altimore, whose team finished with a 22-2 record overall. “Brooke was like a huge presence on the field as far as giving instruction. And her experience was tremendous for our three (defensive) backs. We had a freshman to her right and a junior to her left and Brooke really anchored that down.

“When you look Max, you’ll see that she was the all-time leading scorer (93 goals, 71 assists, 257 points) in Dover High School history. The points that she totaled were just amazing, plus she had 71 assists. So her offensive prowess was a huge help to us as well.”

Winning the award was especially sweet for May, a third-generation soccer player in her family. Her father, Mark, won the Player of the Year award as a center-midfielder for Dover back in 1990. Her uncle, Brian, was also a standout who actually played soccer professionally. Then there was her grandfather, Larry, who also played at Dover.

And you can’t forget about her mom, either.

“(My dad) taught me pretty much all of what I know about soccer,” Brooke May said. “He played center defense just like I did. Well, I should say that I played the same position as him. And, as for my mom, well she’s my biggest fan.”

May, who will continue her career next year at Kutztown University, nevertheless was still a bit surprised to be honored by the coaches.

“It is probably one of the proudest moments of my life when I found out,” she said. “Not only is it a great honor, but to be able to follow in father’s footsteps is really special too.”

Herman, who is also a standout girls’ basketball player at Dover, was both humbled and modest about the recognition.

“It made me feel very proud of myself,” said Herman, who will attend Lock Haven University next year. “But not only me individually, but also as a team, because I got there because of all the members of my team.”

Perhaps what was most impressive about Herman’s scoring was her consistency. While the Eagles won the league title the past two years, she also racked up around half of her points as a freshman and sophomore, when her team wasn’t as highly decorated.

Despite that, Herman refused to take complete credit for her historic soccer career at Dover.

“It’s all because of how well we worked together as a team,” she said. “There were no individuals. We were all together and played as a team.”

Dover was also playing for a higher cause this season. One of their teammates, junior Maddie Hill, is battling myelodysplastic syndrome — a blood disorder involving the bone marrow. Hill served as an inspiration for the Eagles’ team.

Division III: Logue, meanwhile, helped lead the Green Knights to a second-place finish in Division III with a 10-2 league mark. Fairfield also advanced to the District 3-A semifinals, where the Knights bowed out to Halifax, to complete the season with a 14-4 record overall.

-- Reach Ryan Vandersloot at

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Dover’s Maxine Herman heads the ball toward the goal during the York-Adams League Senior All-Star Girls’ Soccer Game in Spring Grove. Herman’s East team rolled to an 8-0 victory. (JOHN PAVONCELLO —


SPRING GROVE — It may have been a mistake when the York-Adams League girls’ soccer coaches decided to go with an East-West format for this year’s senior all-star contest.

Pairing up seniors from Dallastown, Central York, Northeastern and Dover — four of the top teams throughout the entire league — led to a marked discrepancy on the field Sunday at Spring Grove’s Papermakers Stadium.

The East side had no trouble with the West, building a 6-0 lead by the intermission before cruising to an 8-0 victory.

“I was shocked by that,” Dover’s Maxine Herman said. “I didn’t expect us all to be together again.”

The mixing of rivals, such as Division I’s Dallastown and Central as well as Division II’s Northeastern and Dover, made for some strange bedfellows, on paper. But the truth was that the girls played well together, enjoying the experience.

“I liked it,” Herman said. “I’ve played with a lot of those girls in premier and I enjoyed playing with all of them again.”

It probably was a relief for the Bobcat girls to not have to go up against the three Dover seniors one more time this year.

The Eagles defeated Northeastern four times — twice in the regular season, once in the league playoff finals and again in the District 3 playoffs.

According to Herman, however, it was no cakewalk for her club either.

“It’s hard to beat a team four times,” she said. “Each game got a little harder, especially the (league) championship game. That’s when they changed up and marked us, so that was a tough one.”

Herman was proud of where the Dover program has come over the past two years. The Eagles won the league title a year ago and finished the regular season unbeaten this season, winning the school’s first division title in the process, before advancing all the way to the PIAA state tournament.

“All the accomplishments we made … making it to states, definitely,” Herman said. “That was amazing. We set so many records and just to have a record for (making) states now was a real accomplishment. It means a lot.”

Central York senior Katie Hackos, who will play at Youngstown State next year, enjoyed the day as well.

“This was so much fun,” Hackos said. “It was nice because everyone was just super-strong players.”

The Panthers, who shared the Division I title with the Wildcats with identical 8-1-1 records in the division, were able to finally break through against their rivals this year. Having not beaten Dallastown during Hackos’ first three years, Central was able to end that skid with a thrilling 2-1 triumph in the teams’ last showdown.

“That was just a fantastic feeling beating Dallastown,” Hackos said. “It was awesome. They beat us and we just really wanted to get back at them.”

Northeastern’s Logan Neiman had two goals and an assist to lead the East, while Dallastown’s Meagan Newmister added a goal and an assist. Cassidy Mummert, Lauren Beaver, Herman, Kyle Strong and Taylor Sprenkle had the other goals. Hannah Shade made two saves to record the shutout in goal. Isabel Alvarez had 11 saves for the West.

– Reach Ryan Vandersloot at


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