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Rachel Groff (24) of Red Lion bumps the ball while playing a Delone Catholic serve in the York-Adams League girls’ volleyball championship match on

Rachel Groff (24) of Red Lion bumps the ball while playing a Delone Catholic serve in the York-Adams League girls’ volleyball championship match on Tuesday night. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO — jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)
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DALLASTOWN — There’s always something extra special about winning a title three years in a row, especially in high school athletics.

Most teams typically experience a lot of changes over that time frame, with standouts graduating and underclassmen stepping into bigger roles.

When a championship run reaches three years, it’s pretty clear that the program is in really good shape.

Such is the case with the Delone Catholic girls’ volleyball team. After years of disappointments in the York-Adams League Tournament, the Squirettes have turned things around the past few years. Winners of the last two tournament crowns, Coach Jason Leppo’s team was able to make it a three-peat Tuesday night at Dallastown High School.

After surviving against a top-flight opponent in Division I champion Central York in the semifinals, Delone cruised past Division I runner-up Red Lion in the finals. The Squirettes controlled play throughout the finals, winning 25-14, 25-15, 25-19.

“This is a really phenomenal thing that we have going on right now,” Leppo said. “To think of some of the teams and some of the coaches we’ve gone through … this is a heck of an accomplishment.”

After a surviving a grueling five-game match against Susquehannock on Monday and then a four-game showdown with the Panthers, Leppo’s club appeared to be anything but tired in rolling past the Lions. With the score even at 7-7 in Game 1, the Division III champs turned things up a notch, winning 15 of the next 19 points.

That level of domination continued into Game 2 and Game 3. The Squirettes jumped out to a 15-4 lead in Game 2 and a 17-11 advantage in Game 3. And to know that all of this came with Delone standout Cheyenne Altland on the bench with back issues makes it even more amazing for Leppo and his coaching staff.

“Her back locked up on her,” Leppo said. “And she’s a tough kid. So for her to say that she should sit this one out, you knew it had to be really bugging her. And maybe (her absence) was what (got us going). Or maybe it was pure exhaustion, but we just looked calm and steady for the whole match.”

Red Lion had troubles all night finding the floor. The Delone defense refused to allow a ball to hit the court easily. Katie Laughman and Kayla Baadte combined for 23 digs to foil Red Lion’s offense.

“Delone deserved this win,” Red Lion coach Heather Shoemaker said. “They’re a fun team to watch defensively. They have a relentless pursuit and when they go and get it, they can then run their offense.”

That defense limited Red Lion standout Lindsey Blevins to five kills, while setter Brooke Daugherty dished out 17 assists.

The Squirettes also served well, tallying 13 aces in the victory. Kerigan Emig, Maddie Comly and Baadte each recorded three aces. Lilly Singleton led Delone with 11 kills, while Laughman dished out 27 assists.

Shoemaker is hoping that the experience from tough victories over York Suburban and West York, as well as the clash against Delone, will help her team as it prepares for the upcoming District 3-AAA Tournament. Those three squads all have scrappy defenses that put the onus on their opponents to not make hitting miscues.

“I think we learned that we have to keep running that energy and riding that momentum,” she said. “And we lacked that a little in the final.”

Delone advanced to the final after defeating Central York, 25-20, 25-21, 25-27, 25-18 in the semifinals. Red Lion moved on after downing West York, 25-18, 25-22, 22-25, 25-23 in the other semifinal.

OTHER GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

York Tech 3, York 0: At York, Brooke Glass led the Spartans to the 25-10, 25-22, 25-18 non-divisional victory on Tuesday with 10 aces, 18 digs and 15 assists. Also for Tech, Kayli Shoff had 17 digs and 10 assists, D’Shanna Edwards had 10 digs, five aces, four assists and three kills and Krista Ruppert had 12 digs and five aces. For the Bearcats, Paola Ramos had three kills, while Cheyenne Bradford had three blocks.

York 3, Harrisburg 1: At Harrisburg, the Bearcats earned their first win of the season on Monday, 25-16, 15-25, 25-23, 25-23. Paola Ramos (seven kills) and Cheyenne Bradford (six kills) led York.

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at sports@yorkdispatch.com.

By RYAN VANDERSLOOT
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DALLASTOWN — In many years there is a clear favorite to win the York-Adams League girls’ volleyball playoff crown.

This is not one of those years.

Up and down the bracket, the four quarterfinal showdowns looked pretty evenly matched. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that three of the four contests took more than three games, including a pair of Game 5 thrillers.

Without question, the most interesting showdown was between Susquehannock and Delone Catholic. The two programs are the most decorated among all the York-Adams schools over the past decade or so, and their match-up didn’t disappoint.

After dropping Game 1, the Division III champion Squirettes rebounded to win the next two, only to see the Warriors even the match by claiming Game 4. That forced a 15-point Game 5 that finally ended with Delone prevailing, 22-25, 25-18, 25-21, 22-25, 15-9.

Red Lion also had to go the distance against Division II co-champion York Suburban. In a back-and-forth match, the Lions pulled out a 25-23, 24-26, 25-19, 23-25, 15-6 victory.

West York, co-champs with York Suburban in Division II, needed four games to get past Dallastown (26-24, 26-24, 21-25, 25-20) to set up a semifinal contest with Red Lion Tuesday. That contest is slated for a 6 p.m. start at Dallastown Middle School.

Central York, the Division I champ, had little trouble with Bermudian Springs, cruising toward a semifinal square-off with Delone by downing the Eagles, 25-14, 25-20, 25-13. The Panthers will take on the Squirettes at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Dallastown High School. The winners of the two semifinal contests will do battle in the final at Dallastown High School.

A quick look at the league bracket a week ago was enough to worry Delone coach Jason Leppo. His worries were well-founded. His club, which won the PIAA AA state title a year ago, were pushed the limit by the Warriors. Trailing 21-17 late, Coach Rob Marrison’s club won eight of the final nine points to go up 1-0 in the match.

“Losing (Game 1) was almost like you’re in a situation where you’re trying to win four of five games,” Leppo said. “When you give up a lead late like that, it can a tough thing to overcome. But we bounced back.”

Despite wearing the reigning state champ moniker all season, Leppo’s squad can use a little more seasoning, in his opinion. So showdowns against teams such as Susquehannock and Central York can go a long way this week toward meeting the Squirettes’ ultimate goal of repeating as state champs.

“This year’s group is a lot of the same kids, but they’re in bigger roles,” Leppo said. “And matches like this is what they need to grow up.”

If Susquehannock was disappointed by Monday’s outcome, they probably won’t have to wait too long to try to avenge that defeat. The District 3-AA bracket has the winner of Saturday’s first-round contest between Trinity and Susquehannock squaring off against Delone in the quarterfinals.

Marrison is hoping his team can clean up a few areas where they struggled Monday against Delone to give them a chance at earning a berth into the PIAA tournament.

“I thought there were points during part of the match where we just made some critical errors,” he said. “And the kids were more concerned about making a mistake then about really going for it.”

Central next for Delone: While Delone had to fight to get past Susquehannock Monday, they’ll likely have some more battling to do with Central York. The Panthers will have a height advantage at the net with the duo of Emily Poole and Andrea Quartey leading the charge.

“They’re big and good,” Leppo said. “They’re ridiculously hard to stop at the net and their setter, Julia Terpak, is one of my favorite kids to watch play. I like the way that she runs the show for them.”

Poole and Quartey combined for 25 kills against Bermudian, while Terpak was in charge, dishing out 30 assists in the triumph.

West York vs. Red Lion: West York and Red Lion will be a rematch of a semifinal contest played during the Dallastown Tournament a few weekends ago. The Lions prevailed then in a one-game contest, but Tuesday’s showdown will be a best-of-five affair.

“That was a tough match,” Red Lion coach Heather Shoemaker said. “And anything can happen on any given night in the (York-Adams League).”

The Bulldogs prevailed in large part due to the play of senior Kari Lankford. A standout on the basketball court, Lankford led her team with 14 kills, including the final two of the night.

There is a drive and aggressiveness in her,” said West York coach Joe Ramp. “And that probably comes from playing basketball. She just goes all-out on the court and attacks the ball.”

Red Lion prevailed past Suburban with the help of Lindsey Blevins. The sophomore slammed home 18 kills to go with 10 digs, while setter Brooke Daugherty dished out 36 assists.

“It’s been an up-and-down road all season, but they fight for every point,” Shoemaker said. “And in the end, they pulled it out.”

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at sports@yorkdispatch.com.

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It was an eventful night in York-Adams girls’ volleyball on Thursday.

Central York sewed up its first outright division title since 1985, while West York and York Suburban have to share a division crown.

Central won at Spring Grove, 25-17, 23-25, 25-13, 25-20 to finish at 11-1 in Division I action and earn its first division championship in nearly three decades.

West York, meanwhile, lost to visiting Susquehannock, 25-21, 25-23, 25-15. At the same, York Suburban was beating visiting Kennard-Dale, 25-9, 20-25, 25-22, 25-15. Both West York and Suburban finished at 11-3 in Division II, while Susquehannock finished a game back in third at 10-4.

In Central’s victory, Allison Rife (15 digs, 12 kills), Andrea Quartey (14 kills), Hannah Rishel (12 digs) and Julia Terpak (37 assists) powered the Panthers. Spring Grove was led by Becca Keller (20 assists, six digs), Heather Secrist (19 digs) and Linsey Altland (seven kills, four digs, three blocks). Central won the JV match, 25-15, 26-24.

In Suburban’s victory, the Trojans got big nights from Jordan Landis (26 digs), Mikala McBride (16 assists), Georgia DuMars (24 assists, five digs), Maura Brehl (13 kills, 11 digs), Claudia Mingora (14 digs) and Sabrina Geary (10 kills). K-D’s leaders were Brittany Wolf (15 digs, 10 kills), Katie Leftridge (19 digs, eight kills) and Adriana Hoke (23 assists). Suburban won the JV match, 25-18, 25-12.

Susquehannock topped West York behind big efforts from Abigail Bentz (17 kills, 20 digs), Kerrie Defelice (23 digs, five assists), Kelly Franz (24 assists, 12 digs) and Amber Sweitzer (14 assists, seven digs). West York’s leaders were Meryssa Love (23 assists, seven digs), Alexis Harbold (23 digs) and Abbey James (10 digs). Susquehannock won the JV match, 25-22, 25-23.

OTHER GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

Eastern York 3, Gettysburg 0: At Wrightsville, the Golden Knights rolled to a 25-9, 25-22, 25-17 victory. Lauren Reichard (13 kills, six digs, five blocks), Lauryn Snyder (31 assists) and Allie Crumling (seven kills, seven aces) led the Golden Knights. Shaye Whiteman (nine digs), Jess Sandoe (seven kills) and Myla Manahan (12 assists) led Gettysburg. Eastern lost the JV match, 25-23, 25-21.

Red Lion 4, Dallastown 1: At Red Lion, the home prevailed, 31-29, 28-26, 20-25, 25-15. The Lions were led by Brooke Daugherty (43 assists, six digs), Lindsey Blevins (15 kills, 10 digs, six aces), Brooke Glatfelter (10 kills) and Lauren Enfield (10 kills, seven digs, six aces). Dallastown’s leaders were Megan Clinton (22 assists, five aces, four kills) and Kat Forry (16 digs). Red Lion the JV match in two games.

Delone Catholic 3, Hanover 0: At Hanover, the Squirettes finished off an unbeaten York-Adams Division III season with a 25-20, 25-13, 25-14 victory. Katie Laughman (30 assists, seven digs) and Sarah Senft (10 kills, four aces, three digs) led Delone. For the Hawkettes, Kelsey Staub had 10 assists and eight digs, while teammate Lexi Spangler had eight digs. The Squirettes also won the JV match, 25-19, 25-14.

South Western 3, Dover 0: At Hanover, the Mustangs cruised, 25-14, 25-18, 25-17. Hannah McMaster (21 assists, 11 digs, five kills, three aces) and Tori Sager (15 digs, nine kills) shined for South Western. Dover was paced by Jordan Crone (18 digs) and Katie Kann (12 assists). Dover won the JV match, 25-18, 20-25, 15-2.

Northeastern 3, York High 0: At York High, the Bobcats triumphed, 25-9, 25-6, 25-7. Alivia Crerand (18 assists) and Whitney Brown (nine digs, four kills) excelled for Northeastern.

Littlestown 3, Fairfield 0: At Littlestown, the Thunderbolts won, 25-19, 26-24, 25-11. Emily Staub led the home team with five kills, five aces and 15 assists. Teammate Hanna Riley had eight kills.

Bermudian Springs 3, York Catholic 1: At York Catholic, the Eagles won, 25-22, 25-19, 23-25, 25-23. Madyson Whitcomb led the Eagles with 17 kills, seven blocks, and three digs. For the Irish, Natalie Stewart had 31 assists, 12 digs and six kills, while Meredith Beecher had 11 kills and five aces and Maggie Allen had 11 kills. York Catholic won the JV match, 20-25, 25-21, 16-14.

By GEORGE HAMMOND
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It still needs one more victory, but the Central York girls’ volleyball team is now as close to an outright division title as it’s been in 29 years.

To put that in perspective, Ronald Reagan was president the last time the Panthers won a division title, but a 3-0 victory over Red Lion Tuesday night on the Panthers’ home court puts them in a position to win a division crown for the first time since 1985. Central (10-1) won Tuesday’s match, 28-26, 25-22, 25-21. All that stands in the way of an outright York-Adams Division I title now is a victory over Spring Grove on Thursday.

“We’ve talked about winning the division in every practice,” said senior Andrea Quartey, who led the way with 11 kills. “Our coaches have been playing songs from 1985 to remind us that ‘OK, it’s been this long since Central won a division title.’

“But when you win the first game, it’s a big momentum gain because going into the match we knew it was going to be close. So when we won that first game, we were thinking ‘we got this.’ We got a lot of incredible digs thanks to our libero, Hannah Rishel (11 digs, 33 assists), and I think our defense — digs to kills was important, too.”

Despite the heartbreaking loss in the first game, the Lions (9-2), however, weren’t going to go quietly. Despite not having the lead in Game 2, they managed to tie the score five times, with the last deadlock coming at 22-22. That’s when Central junior Emily Poole (nine kills, five blocks, five digs) made her presence known, scoring two consecutive points for the Panthers en route to a commanding 2-0 lead.

For Red Lion, Lindsey Blevins had 11 kills while Jenna Hevner added six kills. Brooke Daugherty had 25 assists.

“Winning the first game definitely translated into getting the next two wins. It’s a little bit of a weight off your shoulders. Once you get the first game out of the way, the next two seem to come a little easier,” Poole said. “It’s so rewarding to get this because this is what we’ve been working for all season.”

When these two met in mid-September, Red Lion came out on top, 25-23, 25-21, 11-25, 25-16, so Lions’ coach Heather Schoemaker knew the importance of Game 1.

“You always want to get that first one on any team,” she said. “Defensively and offensively, Central had the game tonight. It was a well-fought match. I think we had a three-point lead at one point in the first game and we should have kept the momentum, but unfortunately, we let them come back.”

Red Lion’s biggest lead in the first game was 13-9. But Central rallied and eventually took a 22-21 advantage. From then on, it was nip and tuck. There were five ties, with the last one coming at 26-26. Junior Laura Fahs made it 27-26 Central, then a net violation on the ensuing point gave Central the key victory.

“They set the goal at the beginning of the season and they put pressure on themselves, but they understood that pressure is a privilege,” Panthers’ coach Nate Ocasio said. “There’s not many teams that get an opportunity like this and they wanted to take advantage of it. I don’t know if we were tentative in the first game, but I don’t think we were mentally engaged. But this is satisfying. But we have one more match against Spring Grove.”

And after 29 years, the Panthers don’t want to take anything for granted at this point.

OTHER GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

Eastern York 3, York High 0: At York High, Lauren Reichard led the Golden Knights to a 25-7, 25-8, 25-13 victory with eight kills and four aces. Eastern’s Lauryn Snyder had 23 assists and four aces. For the Bearcats, Diaja Aiken had three digs, while Paola Romos had two kills, two aces and two digs.

Susquehannock 3, Gettysburg 0: At Glen Rock, Abigail Bentz led the Warriors to the 25-9, 25-21, 26-24 victory with 12 kills and 12 digs. Also for the Warriors, Kelly Franz had 19 assists and nine digs, while Kerrie Defelice had 21 digs. For Gettysburg, Grace Redman had eight digs and five kills. Susquehannock won the JV match, 25-22, 25-18.

Delone Catholic 3, York Tech 0: At McSherrystown, the Squirettes won, 25-12, 25-8, 25-8. Cheyenne Altland led the home team with seven kills and four digs. For the Spartans, Krista Ruppert had 11 digs, while Brooke Glass had 12 assists and five digs. Delone won the JV match, 25-9, 25-4.

Dallastown 3, New Oxford 0: At Dallastown, Kat Forry led the Wildcats to the 21-25, 25-14, 25-20, 26-24 victory with 21 digs, four kills and three aces. Also for the Wildcats, Sophia Messner had eight kills and four digs, Paige Childs had five kills, four aces and three digs and Megan Clinton had 27 assists, four aces and three digs. For the Colonials, Brooke Krebs had nine kills, seven digs and three aces. New Oxford won the JV match, 12-25, 25-21, 15-8.

West York 3, Kennard-Dale 1: At Fawn Grove, Kari Lankford led the Bulldogs to a 25-18, 22-25, 25-12, 25-16 victory with 15 kills. Also for West York, Meryssa Love had 34 assists, Amanda Sides had 10 kills and Dixie Miller had nine kills. For the Rams, Brittany Wolf had 11 kills and four blocks, while Katie Leftridge had 11 kills and Adriana Hoke had 19 assists, four kills and three aces. West York won the JV match, 2-0. First-place West York improved to 11-2 in York-Adams Division II.

York Suburban 3, Northeastern 0: At Manchester, the Trojans won 21-25, 25-13, 25-20, 25-21. Ciara Buckingham led the Trojans with 10 kills, seven blocks and three assists. Also for Suburban, Georgia DuMars had 17 assists and seven digs, Maura Brehl had 11 kills, nine digs and four blocks and Jordan Landis had 21 digs. Suburban won the JV match, 25-16, 25-20.

York Catholic 3, Fairfield 0: At Fairfield, the Irish won, 25-12, 25-18, 25-10. Natalie Stewart led the Irish with five kills, five aces and 17 assists. Also for the Irish, Maddie Daugherty had five kills, four aces and three digs, Maggie Allen had nine kills and Meredith Beecher had six aces and three kills.

Bermudian Springs 3, Hanover 1: At York Springs, Madyson Whitcomb led the Eagles to a 25-18, 21-25, 25-18, 25-15 victory with 17 kills, six digs and three blocks. Gabby Emeigh had 32 assists and nine digs. For the Hawkettes, Saranda Gerlach had 11 kills and 16 digs. Hanover won the JV match, 18-25, 27-25, 15-2.

Spring Grove 3, Dover 0: At Dover, the Rockets won, 25-18, 25-16, 25-22. Becca Keller led the Rockets with 26 assists and four digs. Also for the Rockets, Autumn Leese had five kills and five digs, Mia Bennett had nine kills and Heather Secrist had 12 digs. For the Eagles, Katie Kann had 15 assists and seven digs, while Jordan Crone had 15 digs and Marisa Krinock had 10 kills and three blocks. Dover won the JV match, 25-15, 22-25, 16-14.

— Reach George Hammond at sports@yorkdispatch.com.

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GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

York Tech 3, Harrisburg 0: At Spry, Krista Ruppert led the Spartans to a 25-19, 25-22, 25-20 non-league victory with five kills, 20 digs and five aces. Also for Tech, Brooke Glass had 25 assists, 18 digs and three aces, Kayli Shoff had 15 digs and 12 assists and Mayson Kile had 11 digs and six assists. Harrisburg won the JV match, 17-25, 25-21, 15-8.

James Buchanan 3, Littlestown 0: At Mercersburg, the home team won the non-league match, 25-19, 25-18, 25-14. For the Thunderbolts, Vickie Skillman and Mariah Hymiller each had five kills and five digs. JB won the JV match, 25-16, 25-11.

Waynesboro 3, South Western 0: At Hanover, the visitors won the non-league match, 25-22, 25-20, 25-10. For the Mustangs, Tori Sager had 30 digs and nine kills, while teammate Hannah McMaster had 21 assists, six kills and four digs. South Western won the JV match, 25-22, 25-19.

Bermudian Springs 3, Boiling Springs 1: At Newville, the Eagles triumphed, 26-24, 21-25, 25-23, 25-21. Alexa Frey (22 digs), Madyson Whitcomb (six blocks, six kills) and Gabby Emeigh (19 assists, eight service points) led Bermudian. The Eagles also won the JV match, 22-25, 25-22, 15-12.

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GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

Eastern 3, Susquehannock 2: At Wrightsville, Eastern and Susquehannock took turns seizing momentum in a hard-fought match, which the Golden Knights finally won, 16-25, 25-23, 25-16, 16-25, 15-12. For the five games, Susquehannock earned 101 points and Eastern had 97. Lauren Reichard led the Golden Knights with 18 kills, 12 digs and eight blocks. Eastern’s Lauryn Snyder recorded 28 assists while her teammates, Allie Crumling, Hannah Reichard and Jocelyn Vaughn, combined for 43 digs. Abigail Bentz pounded 17 kills for Susquehannock to go with six digs. The Warriors’ Kelly Franz and Amber Sweitzer teamed for 37 assists, and Kerrie Defelice and Laura Savin joined for 47 digs. The result left both teams tied for third in York-Adams Division II at 8-4. Susquehannock won the JV match, 25-17, 25-22.

West York 3, Northeastern 0: At West York, Dixie Miller led the Bulldogs to the 25-14, 25-19, 25-15 victory with 11 kills and three aces. Also for West York, Meryssa Love had 30 assists, six digs and four aces, Kari Lankford had 11 kills and Amanda Sides had 11 digs and four kills. West York improved to 10-2 in York-Adams Division II. For the Bobcats, Whitney Brown had 10 kills and six digs and Alivia Crerand had 15 assists. West York won the JV match, 25-10, 25-11.

Red Lion 3, Dover 0: At Red Lion, Brooke Daugherty recorded 30 assists, four digs and four aces as the Lady Lions swept past the Eagles, 25-13, 25-7, 25-17. Lindsey Blevins pounded 15 kills to go with 10 digs for Red Lion, and Lauren Enfield supplied six kills, seven digs and three aces for the winners. Katie Kann (15 assists, three digs) led Dover. Red Lion remained tied with Central for first in York-Adams Division I. Both teams are 9-1. The Lady Lions also won the JV match, 2-0.

Central York 3, New Oxford 0: At New Oxford, the Panthers rolled, 25-17, 25-15, 25-12. Allison Rife (11 kills, eight digs), Andrea Quartey (10 kills, five digs), Emily Poole (nine kills), Julia Terpak (33 assists) and Hannah Rishel (eight digs) paced the winners. Wren Berry had 11 assists for New Oxford. The Panthers improved to 9-1 in York-Adams Division I. Central won the JV match, 25-10, 25-15.

York Suburban 3, York High 0: At York Suburban, Jen Seabra and Maura Brehl combined for 13 kills to power the Trojans to a 25-10, 25-12, 25-7 sweep of the Bearcats. Claudia Mingora supplied 17 assists for Suburban. Polly Ramos (three kills), Cheyenne Bradford (three digs) and Liberty Burton (three digs) led York High.

Spring Grove 3, South Western 1: At Spring Grove, the Rockets won, 25-13, 23-25, 25-14, 25-21. Mia Bennett (19 kills), Becca Keller (35 assists, eight digs), Heather Secrist (21 digs) and Kasey Bentley (16 digs) led the winners. South Western was paced by Tori Sager (12 kills, 17 digs), Bonna Sheehan (21 digs, six kills) and Hannah McMaster (26 assists, 11 digs). South Western won the JV match, 20-25, 25-21, 19-17.

York Catholic 3, Littlestown 1: At York Catholic, the Irish triumphed, 25-16, 25-14, 17-25, 25-16. Natalie Stewart (six kills, 24 assists, 11 digs) and Meredith Beecher (14 kills, three assists, five aces, 10 digs) led the winners. Littlestown was paced by Emily Staub (18 assists, nine digs), Jillian Persing (13 digs) and Vickie Skillman (10 digs, four kills). York Catholic won the JV match, 25-17, 25-12.

Hanover 3, Fairfield 0: At Hanover, Alexa Merrel led the Hawkettes with seven aces and five kills. Teammate Lexi Spangler had 22 digs. For the Green Knights, Abby Herring had five kills and four digs. Hanover won the JV match, 2-0.

Gettysburg 3, Kennard-Dale 0: At Gettysburg, Myla Manahan led the Warriors to the 25-21, 25-10, 25-18 victory with 24 assists and 18 digs. For the Rams, Katie Leftridge had 11 kills, nine digs and six blocks, while teammates Lindsay Amrhein had nine kills and six blocks and Brittany Wolf had six digs, five kills and three aces. Gettysburg won the JV match, 18-25, 25-15, 15-10.

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GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

York Tech 3, Fairfield 1: At Fairfield, the Spartans won the York-Adams Division III match, 25-10, 25-19, 18-25, 25-8. Krista Rupert led the Spartans with 14 digs and five kills. Brooke Glass had 20 assists, seven aces and four digs, Kayli Shoff had 13 digs, seven assists and four aces and Irstyn Evans had eight kills and three blocks. For Fairfield, Morgan Reed had eight kills and three aces.

Bermudian Springs 3, Hanover 1: At Hanover, the Eagles won the York-Adams Division III match, 25-21, 25-16, 21-25, 25-22. Gabrielle Emeigh led the Eagles with 25 assists, nine digs and four aces. The match had been suspended from earlier in the season when a piece of the ventilation system in the ceiling came loose and the situation was deemed too dangerous to continue.

Gettysburg 3, York High 0: At Gettysburg on Tuesday, the Warriors rolled, 25-11, 25-5, 25-5. Myla Manahan had 12 assists and six aces for the winners. Lesmarie Delgado had three digs for York.

 

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GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

York Suburban 3, West York 0: At Suburban, the Trojans tightened up the York-Adams Division II race by defeating the first-place Bulldogs, 27-25, 25-16, 25-21. West York is now 9-2 in the division while Suburban and Susquehannock are both 8-3. The teams have three matches left to play. Maura Brehl and Sabrina Geary combined for 23 Suburban kills and Georgia DuMars and Mikala McBride teamed for 34 assists. Kari Lankford and Amanda Sides joined together for 21 West York kills, and Meryssa Love racked up 31 assists. West York won the JV match, 25-21, 25-27, 15-9.

Littlestown 3, York Tech 0: At Spry, the Lady Bolts won, 25-22, 25-23, 25-19. Emily Staub (13 assists, five digs, five aces) led Littlestown. Brooke Glass (seven serve points, five aces, six assists) and Krista Ruppert (eight serve points, five aces) paced Tech. Littlestown won the JV match, 25-14, 25-9.

Delone Catholic 3, Fairfield 0: At McSherrystown, Delone defeated the visiting Green Knights, 25-12, 25-15, 25-11. Kayla Ewart pounded six kills for the Squirettes and Katie Laughman and Kelly O’Boyle combined for 14 assists. O’Boyle also served eight aces. Delone also won the JV match, 25-7, 25-10.

South Western 3, New Oxford 0: At New Oxford, Tori Sager smashed 13 kills to help power the Mustangs past the Colonials, 25-16, 25-23, 25-17. Sager also recorded 24 digs while Hannah McMaster assisted on 25 points for the winners. New Oxford’s Taryn Crone had seven kills and four digs. The Colonials’ Wrin Bury supplied 15 assists. South Western captured the JV match, 25-21, 19-25, 15-7.

Dallastown 3, Dover 0: At Dallastown, the Wildcats turned back their Division I rival, 25-15, 25-18, 25-14. Sophia Messner delivered nine kills and four digs to the Dallastown cause, Megan Clinton recorded 29 assists and Kat Forry provided 15 digs. No Dover statistics were provided. Dallastown won the JV match, 25-7, 25-19.

Susquehannock 3, Northeastern 1: At Glen Rock, the Warriors won, 25-8, 22-25, 25-11, 25-17. Abigail Bentz led the Warriors with 14 kills and 17 digs. Kelly Franz and Amber Sweitzer combined for 34 Susquehannock assists, and Kaila Glenn and Brittney Fitzgerald teamed for 11 kills. Katlyn Rode (11 digs) and Alivia Crerand (15 assists) led Northeastern. Susquehannock also won the JV match, 25-16, 25-11.

Red Lion 3, Spring Grove 2: At Red Lion, Lindsey Blevins led the Lions to the 16-25, 25-18, 23-25, 25-14, 15-13 victory with 22 kills and 13 digs. Also for Red Lion, Brooke Daugherty had 44 assists, Jenna Hevner had eight kills and eight blocks and Lauren Enfield had seven kills and eight digs. For the Rockets, Mia Bennett had 13 kills, Autumn Leese had 10 kills, 10 aces and six digs, while Becca Keller had 35 assists.

Eastern York 3, Kennard-Dale 1: At Fawn Grove, Lauren Reichard pounded 23 kills and Lauryn Snyder supplied 32 assists to lead the Golden Knights past the Rams, 25-17, 25-16, 23-25, 25-18. Allie Crumling also aided the winners’ cause with six aces. Lindsay Amrheim and Katie Leftridge teamed for 21 Kennard-Dale kills and Brittany Wolf and Makenzie Feyerherm combined for 16 aces and 15 kills.

York Catholic 3, Hanover 2: The visiting Irish won, 20-25, 22-25, 25-15, 25-23, 15-11. They were led by Natalie Stewart (33 assists, nine kills, five blocks, four digs, three aces), Meredith Beecher (16 digs, 14 kills, three assists, three aces) and Brooke Ricks (16 digs, four assists). Kelsey Staub (29 assists, 11 digs) and Saranda Gerlach (seven digs, 12 kills, five aces) paced Hanover. In junior varsity, Hanover won, 25-16, 25-13.

Gettysburg 3, York High 0: At Gettysburg, the Warriors rolled, 25-11, 25-5, 25-5. Myla Manahan had 12 assists and six aces for the winners. Lesmarie Delgado had three digs for York.

 

York Dispatch Staff Report

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

Central York 3, Manheim Township 0: At Central, the Panthers won the non-league match, 25-12, 25-15, 25-10. Allison Rife led the Panthers with eight kills, nine digs and three aces. Emily Poole had eight kills and three aces, Julia Terpak had 24 assists, five digs and four aces and Andrea Quartey had five kills and four aces. Central won the JV match, 25-18, 25-10.

Littlestown 3, Christian School of York 0: At Littlestown, the Thunderbolts won the non-league match, 25-6, 25-15, 25-8. Emily Staub led the home team with 14 assists, seven aces and six digs. Littlestown won the JV match, 25-8, 25-6. No Crusaders statistics were available.

Elizabethtown 3, Spring Grove 0: At Spring Grove, Jordan Brown pounded 19 kills, and Olivia Nolt supplied 30 assists to help Elizabethtown win the non-league match, 25-14, 25-22, 26-24. Autumn Lease and Mia Bennett combined for 18 Spring Grove kills, and Becca Keller recorded 26 assists for the Rockets. Heather Secrist led Spring Grove in digs with 14. The Rockets rallied to win the JV match, 19-25, 26-24, 15-9.

Bermudian Springs 3, Greencastle 2: At Greencastle, the Eagles rallied for a 17-25, 17-25, 25-13, 25-20, 15-11 victory. Alexa Frey (12 digs), Gabby Emeigh (21 assists, 10 service points), Madyson Whitcomb (10 kills, eight service points) and Emily Riser (12 service points) paced Bermudian.

By STEVE HEISER
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Welcome to Super Tuesday in the York-Adams League.

In a perfect scheduling storm, there are late-season showdowns all across the league in various sports that will likely decide division championships and also have a significant impact on league and District 3 playoff seedings.

In most cases, the programs involved are traditional powers with rich histories in the sport.

Here’s a quick look at Tuesday’s many key contests:

SOCCER:

It starts in soccer, where there are no less than four pivotal battles that will pit unbeaten division teams against one-loss squads. In each case, the unbeaten team can wrap up the outright division crown with a victory.

Division I boys: In D-I boys’ action, Dallastown travels to Central York for 7 p.m. battle.

Central enters the match at 10-0-0 in the division and 14-1-1 overall. Dallastown comes in at 9-1-0 in the division and 14-2-0 overall. In their previous meeting this season on Sept. 16, Central came away with a 4-2 victory, thanks largely to a standout performance from Igor Gomes, who scored the game’s first two goals. Gomes recently moved to York County from Angola.

These two teams are certainly no strangers to soccer success. Since 2006, Dallastown owns six D-I titles and Central York has two, including the 2013 crown.

Division I girls: Dallastown and Central also square off in a D-I girls’ tussle at 7 p.m. at Dallastown.

The division records are the same as in the boys’ battle — Central is 10-0-0 and Dallastown is 9-1-0. The Panthers are 15-1-0 overall, while Dallastown is 12-3-0.

When the teams last met on Sept. 16, Central came away with a 2-1 triumph, with Sheayna Pamplin collecting a goal and an assist for the winners.

These two teams tied for the division crown a year ago, but Dallastown has dominated over recent years, winning five straight outright D-I crowns before 2013.

Division II girls: Susquehannock and Dover have ruled D-II girls’ soccer this season.

Susquehannock is 11-0-0 in D-II play and Dover is 9-1-0. Both teams are 12-2-0 overall. They will square off at 4 p.m. at Dover.

The Warriors beat Dover earlier this season, 3-0, ending the Eagles’ 32-match D-II winning streak. Susquehannock’s Ashley Stone came up big in goal in that game, making nine clutch saves.

The Eagles are the defending D-II champions.

Division III girls: York Catholic will try to claim the outright D-III title with a home victory over visiting Fairfield at 4 p.m.

York Catholic rolled in the previous matchup at Fairfield, 3-0, behind two goals from Lizzie Johnson.

Overall, the Lady Irish are 11-2-1, while the Green Knights stand at 13-1-0.

York Catholic is the defending division champion, while Fairfield took the championship in 2012.

CROSS COUNTRY:

The regular-season cross country schedule wraps up with big runs at Spring Grove, York Suburban and York Tech (York Township Community Park). Each run is set to start at 4:30 p.m.

Division I boys: The D-I boys’ cross country championship will be determined when Red Lion, Dallastown and Central York collide at Spring Grove.

Red Lion, Dallastown and Central are each 3-0 in D-I contests. The runners to watch here will likely be Mike Lundy (Central), Ethan Gatchell (Red Lion) and Jonathan Buytenhuys (Dallastown).

Over the past five years, Dallastown owns three D-I crowns, while Red Lion has two.

Division I girls: The meet at Spring Grove will also decide the D-I girls’ championship.

Red Lion and Central are each 3-0.

Paige Hartman will likely lead the way for Central, while Tristan Schluderberg normally paces the Lions.

The Central girls have won four D-I titles since 2008, while Red Lion last won the D-I crown in 2011.

Division II girls: At Suburban, the Trojans will try to continue their rich tradition of cross country success in a meet involving Susquehannock, West York and Kennard-Dale.

The Trojans, Susquehannock and K-D each enter at 3-0 in the division.

Olivia Gettle leads the Suburban pack, while Kayla White is the leader for K-D. Susquehannock’s top runner is Rachel Banchiere.

Suburban has won 13 straight York-Adams division crowns.

Division III girls: The two parochial schools in the York-Adams League will likely decide the D-III girls’ title in a meet at York Tech, that also involves Biglerville and Fairfield.

Both Catholic schools enter at 2-0 in the division.

Katie Mowery is Delone’s top runner, while Lindsey China is a standout for the Irish.

Delone is going for a third-straight D-III crown, while the Irish won the four prior to that, from 2008 through 2011.

VOLLEYBALL:

The girls’ volleyball season isn’t quite as far along as the soccer or cross country seasons, but there is one big battle on Tuesday.

Division II girls: West York can inch closer to the D-II crown with a win over visiting York Suburban at 7 p.m.

West York stands at 9-1 in the division, while Suburban is 7-3 and tied for second with Susquehannock.

The Bulldogs took the first meeting, 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-21). Another West York victory would keep the Bulldogs at least two games ahead of their nearest foe with just three regular-season matches left.

West York is after its first York-Adams division crown since 1986.

— Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com


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