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Eastern York will be the only York-Adams League team to compete in the 2017 PIAA boys’ lacrosse playoffs.

The 12th-seeded Golden Knights had already punched their ticket to the state tournament, but they put an exclamation point on their strong District 3 Class 2-A performance with a 14-5 pounding of 10th-seeded Lower Dauphin on Thursday in the third-place game at Cumberland Valley.

Eastern York (13-8) will enter state play as the No. 3 seed from District 3. Lower Dauphin fell to 11-9.

The Knights will take on the District 12 (Philadelphia) champion in a first-round state game on Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.

Central York and York Catholic, however, were not as successful as Eastern on Thursday. They both fell in consolation games with state berths on the line.

No. 3 seed Central dropped its District 3 3-A third-place game to No. 4 seed Cumberland Valley, 16-8. The York-Adams League champion Panthers finished at 17-3. Cumberland Valley improved to 18-4. It was the second time this season that CV beat Central.

In 2-A, York Catholic lost to Trinity 17-12 in the fifth-place match. No. 2 seed York Catholic finished at 15-5. No. 4 seed Trinity improved to 15-6. York Catholic led 7-6 at halftime, but couldn’t hold on.

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Dallastown's Holden Koons will take part in the PIAA

Holden Koons is ready to take his second swing at a PIAA state championship.

The Dallastown High School sophomore has already claimed two York-Adams League and two District 3 boys’ singles tennis crowns in Class 3-A.

This weekend, he’ll take part in his second state 3-A singles tournament.

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Central York vs Red Lion Track and field

If the seeds hold true, a pair of discus throwers and a pair of pole vaulters will be the York-Adams League’s best bets to win medals this weekend at the PIAA State Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium.

Red Lion’s Madisen Kling and West York’s Luke Hoffman both won District 3 discus gold medals and enter this weekend as No. 2 seeds at the state meet. Kling, a junior, will compete in Class 3-A girls based on her district throw of 141 feet, 1 inch, while Hoffman, a senior, will compete in 2-A boys on his seeded toss of 186-11.

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Central York at Dallastown swimming

When longtime Dallastown High School swimming coach Rich Howley announced his retirement back in March, he made sure the focus was quickly placed on the kids he mentored.

“I was blessed,” Howley told the York Dispatch shortly after announcing his retirement. “What kept me going so long was I got to walk on the deck and be called ‘Coach’ by my heroes, and that’s those kids, and that’s kept it going and that’s what I’ll miss the most.”

Before his retirement becomes official on June 6, however, there’s one more accolade Howley can quickly deflect.

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Central York vs. Central Dauphin D3 3A boys Champ vball

DALLASTOWN — The dream for the seven seniors on the 2017 Central York boys’ volleyball team can be traced back to their freshman year in 2014.

Back then, many of those seven were on the bench when the Panthers capped off a terrific campaign that included York-Adams League, District 3 and PIAA titles.

The dream was pretty simple — one day that will be us.

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Brett Kinneman

West York High School graduate Brett Kinneman slugged a three-run homer in the seventh inning that broke the game open to help North Carolina State top Boston College 6-1 on Tuesday in the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.

The left fielder also drove in a run in the bottom of the first to get the seventh-seeded Wolfpack (34-22) started. Kinneman then delivered the big blow to right for North Carolina State, which will face second-seeded North Carolina on Friday.

For the season, the sophomore outfielder is hitting .286 with nine homers and 38 RBIs.

 

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Brooks enjoying solid freshman season for Charlotte

Spring Grove High School graduate Matt Brooks is enjoying a strong freshman baseball season on the mound for North Carolina Charlotte.

Brooks is tied for the team lead in wins, boasting a 6-4 overall record with a 3.44 ERA, which is third-best on the team. In 55 innings he’s allowed 46 hits, with 11 walks and 50 strikeouts.

He’s helped the NCAA Division I 49ers to an overall record of 32-22.

North Carolina Charlotte is the No. 4 seed in the Conference USA Tournament. The 49ers begin tournament action Wednesday evening vs. No. 5 seed Louisiana Tech.