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As the upcoming season for the Skipjacks Hockey Club approaches, the team is seeking host families for its under-16 and under-18 players.

The Skipjacks are a Tier I AAA hockey team that will play out of the York City Ice Arena. Skipjacks players come from all over the country and the team is in need of less than 10 host families for this season.

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, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerRed Lion vs Dallastown football 11/06/2015

It felt like not too long ago all the talk was about high school graduations.

Now, here we are, in the final week of July, and the conversations about high school fall sports are picking up steam. Sure, there might still be a couple of weeks until official practices get started, but next week at this time, we’ll be gearing up for the annual York-Adams League football media day, which is essentially the unofficial beginning to the prep football season.

This year is shaping up to again provide plenty of story lines throughout the year, both on an individual team basis and throughout the league as a whole. So, as we start to shift our attention to another exciting season of high school football, here are a few story lines you should pay attention to during the season.

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RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@ydsportsApartment Gallery Cancer Awareness Mixed Doubles Invitational

This weekend’s 2016 Apartment Gallery Cancer Awareness Mixed Doubles Invitational at the Country Club of York definitely showed that there’s a difference between local and world-wide success.

A handful of local teams got together to try take on some top talent from throughout the nation, and even the world. Local champions such as Mark Koons, Holden Koons and others were part of the field that included some very notable competition.

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YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORTJohn Kuhn

John Kuhn is still waiting for his phone to ring.

In an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio’s Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan over the weekend, the Dover High School graduate said he’s still hoping that an NFL team will come calling for his services this year.

“I’m not done,” Kuhn said on the show. “I work out four or five times a week and I’m putting in what I have to on the front end, expecting somebody to make my phone ring here at some point in time. If not this week, if not next week, sometime in August, somebody’s going to have a need for somebody who’s willing to come in, work hard, do some of the dirty work that not everybody wants to do anymore.”

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The York City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a deal to rent out space and ice time at the York City Ice Arena to a youth hockey club, a deal that looks to bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars to the city over the term of the lease.

The Maryland-based Skipjacks hockey club will rent the ice rink out during the day, when it normally sits empty, so officials gladly received the idea of bringing in a large sum of money while losing little.

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, 505-5406/@YDSportsYork Catholic vs Camp Hill District 3-A football title game

In an effort to minimize the risks of football injuries, particularly concussions, the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association recently endorsed USA Football’s Heads Up Football High School program.

The PSFCA is also recommending thatPIAA coaches enroll in the program’s training and course work.

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Steve Heiser, 505-5446/@ydsportsSpring Grove's Eli Brooks has verbally committed to

Eli Brooks is the most coveted recruit in York County boys’ basketball history.

Yes, that’s a pretty sweeping statement, but that’s the only conclusion you can reasonably draw after what has occurred over the past few weeks.

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DICK VanO’LINDA, 505-5403/@ydsportsPHOTOS: Carlisle vs Dallastown Legion Baseball

SCOTLAND — The task is not impossible, but highly improbable.

Lose your first game in the American Legion Region 4 Tournament, and you need win five games in a row to capture the championship.

Dallastown was one out away from accomplishing that rare feat on Wednesday evening at Greene Township Park.

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Patrick Strohecker, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerWest York senior Courtney Harnish was rated the nation's

Rising West York High School senior Courtney Harnish is used to standing atop podiums after swim meets.

Now, she sits atop another noteworthy podium — Swim Swam’s official Class of 2017 recruiting rankings. Harnish is rated the No. 1 girls’ college swimming recruit in the nation for the Class of 2017, as of July 1, the official beginning to the recruiting period for the upcoming senior class.

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YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORTBoyle

York Catholic’s Maggie Boyle, who is a member of the York Invaders Lacrosse Club, has been named a 2016 Brine National All-American and has been selected to represent Wrightsville at the 2016 Brine National Lacrosse Classic to be held in Richmond, Virginia, from Tuesday through Friday.

Boyle will be a sophomore in the fall.

The Brine National Lacrosse Classic brings the top high school lacrosse players in the nation to one venue, where regional teams compete to become a national champion. The event puts players in front of college lacrosse coaches in a recruiting showcase.