, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerPHOTOS: York Country Day vs. Phil-Mont Christian in a PIAA Class A basketball

York Country Day boys’ basketball coach Corey Stiles is one of the lucky coaches.

Most high school basketball bosses would love to be in the situation he’s in entering the 2016-17 season. After leading the Greyhounds to the best season in program history — an undefeated regular season, a District 3 1-A gold medal and a state playoff berth — Stiles lost one player to graduation from last year’s team that finished the season 23-1. To him, however, it’s a blessing and a curse.


, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerRed Lion vs South Western football

Two York-Adams League football standouts have been recognized for their on-field, academic and community efforts this season.

Red Lion High School senior quarterback Sam Emig and Dallastown senior offensive and defensive lineman Ben Ferree were both named winners of the 2016 Pennsylvania Mini Maxwell Award. They are two of 62 recipients of the award given out to players from Districts 1, 3, 11 and 12 in the eastern part of the state. They were also two of 12 players from District 3 to earn the award.



Penn State York will honor the memory of former student Maddie Hill at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

A ceremony will be held between that evening’s women’s and men’s basketball games and will take place at the newly renovated campus’ gym in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center.

In addition, as a permanent tribute, a plaque honoring Hill will be placed in the Student Government Association offices also located in the community center.


YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORTYork College vs Lebanon Valley women's basketball

The York College women’s basketball team continued its hot start to the season with a convincing win on Wednesday night.

The Spartans (5-1 overall and 1-0 in the Capital Athletic Conference) held Penn State Harrisburg to just 11 points in the first half en route to a dominating 60-39 away victory in their CAC opener.


RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@ydsportsPenn State York vs Penn State Worthington Scranton basketball

It’s been a long time coming home for the Penn State York men’s basketball team.

Finally that time arrived Tuesday night.

Gym renovations displaced Parrish Petry’s squad for the entirety of the 2015-16 season. This season, however, the local Lions don’t have to worry about traveling for home games anymore. With the gym renovations at the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center finished just before the outset of this season, Petry and his gang were eager to christen their reconditioned home digs when they faced Penn State Scranton-Worthington.


, 505-5446/@ydsportsIowa's Nathan Burak, left, battles Oklahoma State's

Central Pennsylvania scholastic wrestling fans may want to pull their long johns and winter parkas out of storage.

They’ll likely need them come Saturday, Dec. 10.


, 505-5446/@ydsportsChance Marsteller

Former Kennard-Dale High School standout Chance Marsteller continued his wrestling comeback over the past weekend by winning the Mat Town Open Tournament title in the 174-pound class.

The event was held at Lock Haven University.

Marsteller, competing for the Pride Wrestling club, dominated the competition en route to the championship. He won two matches by pin, one by forfeit and cruised to a 13-3 triumph in the final over Tyler Wood from Lock Haven University.