Archive for the ‘Boys’ Basketball’ Category

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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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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.


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Clovis Gallon

Ronald Coursey didn’t have an easy task awaiting him as the new athletic director at York High School.

When he started back in February, there was no honeymoon period. No feeling-out process. He had to jump directly into the deep end, faced with two huge coaching vacancies that would’ve challenged any of the other 22 ADs in the York-Adams League.


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Trojans prep to face Susquehannock

The York Suburban School District board members approved two major athletic hires for the high school during Monday night’s meeting.

First, the school board approved the hiring of Matt Marshall to take over as athletic director beginning June 13. He’ll take over for current athletic director Chris Adams, who will focus solely on his role as assistant principal. For the past four years, Adams acted as assistant principal and AD.


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I’ve never had the opportunity to cast a vote for any sort of all-star or all-state team.

Of course, I’ve only really been covering the high school sports scene for a little more than a year, so it’s not like the opportunities have passed me by.



The basketball season isn’t quite over for several York-Adams League athletes.

On Friday April 8 and Saturday April 9, there will be a series of high school basketball all-star games at Harrisburg Christian featuring athletes from all over the state and Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New York and New Jersey.


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Parents love their children.

That goes without saying.

When it comes to parents, children and athletics, however, a parent’s love can often override a parent’s judgment.

Anyone who has ever attended a youth sports event can testify to that fact. Tales of parents behaving badly are, sadly, all too commonplace.

Why are we mentioning this now?

Well, the recent firing of longtime Dallastown High School girls’ basketball coach Mary Manlove was “apparently” instigated by some parental complaints.


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YS head basketball coach leaves

York Suburban head coach Dustin Boeckel had his letter of resignation approved by the school board on Monday night after four years as head coach of the Trojans. John A. Pavoncello photo(Photo: John A. Pavoncello, The York Dispatch)

The York Suburban boys’ basketball coaching position became the latest domino to fall in an already busy offseason.

After handing in his resignation letter at the beginning of the month, head coach Dustin Boeckel’s request to step down was officially approved on Monday night during the latest Suburban school board meeting.

“I’ve been spending a lot of time in the program from top to bottom, from our youth program all the way up to our senior high school,” Boeckel said. “So, just a time commitment and just wanted to be more available and spend more time with the family is what it came down to.”