Archive for the ‘Boys’ Basketball’ Category

, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerJacquez Casiano (left) and the York High boys' basketball

The York High boys’ basketball team will get a chance to play where the professionals play.

And they’ll get to take on an old rival.

On Wednesday Jan. 11, the Bearcats will face Steel-High at 3 p.m. in a non-league game at the Wells Fargo Center, home of the Philadelphia 76ers. York High athletic director Ronald Coursey confirmed the date on Tuesday.

The Bearcats and the Rollers were one-time rivals in the now-defunct Central Penn League.


, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerAustin Tillotson

Former Colgate men’s basketball standout Austin Tillotson has signed his first professional contract overseas in Kosovo with KB Peja.

The Eastern York High School graduate is listed on the KB Peja roster and is one of three Americans on the team.

Tillotson couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.


, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerYork High School Athletics

York High athletic director Ron Coursey stood at the podium at the front of the William Penn Senior High School cafeteria with a microphone in his hand, scouring the room filled with student-athletes.

If Coursey saw one of the students on the phone, talking to a teammate or simply not doing anything at all, he had no problem calling them out for everyone else to hear.

This is how mandatory study hall works for York High athletes. If you’re not doing homework or studying, you’re exposed. If you don’t have any work to do, then you better find some.


, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerHinnenkamp

Former York Suburban boys’ basketball standout Ted Hinnenkamp will look to make his next mark on the professional scene.

More specifically, the Spanish professional scene.

Hinnenkamp signed a contract with the Spanish fourth-tier basketball team Fundación Baloncesto León last week and left to join the team earlier Wednesday evening. The signing was confirmed by Dickinson College head coach Alan Seretti. After graduating from Suburban, Hinnenkamp excelled at Dickinson.


Patrick Strohecker, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerDallastown junior point guard Brandon McGlynn picked

Dallastown High School junior Brandon McGlynn received his first NCAA Division I basketball scholarship offer on Monday from the Naval Academy.

McGlynn tweeted just after 9 p.m. Monday from his personal Twitter account (@mcglynnsanity): “Happy to say I have received my first offer from the United States Naval Academy!!”


, 505-5446/@ydsportsRed Lion vs Central York girls YAIAA basketball championship

In just more than seven months, the York County coaching landscape has experienced a seismic shift.

Four men who had firmly established themselves among the most recognizable figures in area high school athletics have moved on from the jobs that had defined their sports lives.


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.


, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerGarrett Bull

Garrett Bull always looked at his prior coaching jobs as valuable experiences that would hopefully put him in line to one day become a head varsity basketball coach at the high school level.

Since graduating from Juniata College in 2008, he spent the last seven years on the sidelines at various levels, with each stop preparing him for the day when he would finally be a head varsity coach.


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When Susquehannock senior Victoria Acton heads to York College this fall, she’ll do so with a $20,000 head start, thanks to winning a Gretchen Wolf Swartz scholarship recently.

Acton’s Warriors were the girls’ team winner in the scholarship competition, with Hanover the boys’ winner.


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PHOTOS: Northeastern vs York High boy's basketball

Several members of the Philadelphia 76ers’ management made it clear that not just any team can play in the Wells Fargo Center.

At least, that’s what they told York High athletic director Ronald Coursey and new boys’ basketball coach Clovis Gallon on Friday when the two drove to Philadelphia to finalize the Bearcats playing a game next season at the arena.