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, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerYork Suburban vs Northern York in District 3-AAA footbal

For the past several years, Northern York athletic director Gerry Schwille has sat down with members of the Northern York School Board about a potential move from the Mid-Penn Conference into the York-Adams League.

None of those talks, however, have ever progressed nearly as far as they have now. Monday night, Schwille and district superintendent Eric Eshbach held a general information meeting at the middle school to lay out some of the reasons for the potential switch. The meeting also gave community members the opportunity to voice questions, comments or concerns. The potential change would be for the two-year cycle beginning for the 2018-19 school year.

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YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORTGentzler-Smith.JPG

The Susquehanna Baseball League celebrated the 24th anniversary of the Gentzler/Smith Scholarship on Saturday.

The scholarship is awarded to players in the league who are pursuing a post-high school education.

This year’s recipients are Nicholas Schuler, Jonathan Snyder, Brett Alaimo, Matthew Attig, James Streibig and Daulton Martin. Each recipient was awarded a $500 scholarship.

The Gentzler- Smith Insurance Company has been a supporter of the scholarship since its inception in 1993.

YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORTJeff Barkdoll

Jeff Barkdoll has been named the first full-time athletic director in Penn State York history.

Barkdoll began the position on Feb. 1, according to a news release from the school.

“This hire comes at a vital time, as the future for Penn State York athletics is very bright, and we will now be able to put strategies in place to assure ongoing success,” said David W. Chown, chancellor of Penn State York, in the news release.

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, 505-5446/@ydsportsSusquehannock vs Northern York  girls semi-final soccer

It’s been speculated about for years, maybe even decades.

Now the speculation has transitioned into real possibility.

Northern York, at last, may become the 24th member of the York-Adams League.

However, this is not a done deal, by any means.

The Northern York School Board will listen to public comment during its meetings over the coming months and then come to a final decision.

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YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORTMike Bordick

Zion Lutheran Church will hold its seventh annual Hot Stove baseball talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the church’s sanctuary, 2215 Brandywine Lane, York.

This year’s special guest is MASN Sports color commentator Mike Bordick, who spent 14 years as a big-league shortstop and is a member of the Baltimore Orioles’ Hall of Fame.

Bordick, who played for the Orioles from 1997 to 2002, was part of the wire-to-wire club that won the 1997 American League East pennant. He was an All-Star for the Orioles in 2000 and set the major-league record for consecutive errorless games by a shortstop in 2002 with 110.

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, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerYork Catholic vs Northeastern baseball semifinal

This past Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association approved new guidelines for the upcoming high school baseball season.

Pitchers will now be monitored by how many pitches they throw, rather than innings thrown.

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, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerPHOTOS: Dallastown vs. Spring Grove baseball

In the new age of baseball, it’s nearly impossible to go through a major league telecast without hearing announcers harping on a pitch count.

Now, the intense monitoring of how many pitches a pitcher has thrown has made its way to Pennsylvania high school athletics.

Wednesday night, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Directors unanimously approved the use of pitch counts as a way to limit how much a pitcher can throw in a given week.

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