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Susquehannock girls' basketball

SHILLINGTON — For the Susquehannock girls’ basketball team, the allure of just being in the state playoffs was eventually replaced by a feeling that it could win the whole thing.

That feeling got stronger after the team booked a spot in the PIAA Class 5-A quarterfinals last week.

Before that, there was a sense of satisfaction in just being in the tournament and winning two games for the first time in program history. As the teams dwindled, however, and the Warriors found themselves left among the elite teams in the state, a belief started to emerge that they could bring home a state championship.

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PHOTOS: Susquehanna Township vs York Catholic girls basketball

NEW HOLLAND — Starting a game with a scoring drought is not usually a prescription for success during the PIAA basketball playoffs.

The York Catholic girls’ basketball team got away with it once, but the Lady Irish couldn’t pull it off again on Tuesday night.

Especially under a lot of pressure.

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Central York received singles victories from Lohan Rossi and Omkar Kane and then swept the doubles competition en route to a 4-1 boys’ tennis victory over Spring Grove on Monday.

In doubles, Quinn Bach and Michael Gilliland won the No. 1 match, while teammates Cameron Hughes and Jack Vlazny won the No. 2 match.

For the Rockets, Jeffery Bauer won the No. 1 singles match.

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Susquehannock's Jayla Galbreath (23) and Tyler Williams

Susquehannock and York Catholic won’t face terribly long trips for their PIAA state girls’ basketball semifinal games on Tuesday.

In fact, both teams will play at sites within District 3.

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Dallastown vs. Spring Grove

With 1 minute, 33 seconds left in Sunday’s game against Archbishop Wood, at 8:44 p.m., the Spring Grove High School basketball career of Eli Brooks was over.

There was no grand send off. No standing ovation as he was subbed out.

Instead, he just took his place on the bench, along with a number of other Rockets, following a timeout. It came moments before their season came to an end with a 71-46 loss in the PIAA Class 5-A quarterfinals to the Vikings.

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Northeastern vs Meadville PIAA Class 5A boys basketball semifinal

ALTOONA — All year long, the Northeastern boys’ basketball team never made excuses about any of its performances.

Of course, as a 30-win team which earned division, league and district championships, the Bobcats rarely had any reason to make excuses.

Monday night, however, in the PIAA Class 5-A state semifinals against Meadville, Northeastern had a more-than-reasonable explanation for an off night.

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Courtney Harnish

West York High School senior Courtney Harnish was named the PIAA Class 2-A Girls’ Swimmer of the Meet on Friday afternoon at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium.

Harnish added a second 2017 state gold medal on Friday, winning the 100-yard backstroke in 54.03 seconds, which was nearly 2 1/2 seconds ahead of the next closest competitor.

Harnish also won gold on Thursday in the 200 freestyle.

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