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York Ballers AAU practice

If there was any concern about Four McGlynn struggling to adjust to playing professional basketball overseas, those doubts have been quickly erased.

Playing for Lusitania in the Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol (Portuguese Basketball League/LPB), the Dallastown High School graduate has more than just basketball to worry about. There’s the language barrier with his teammates and the locals, along with learning the culture of a new land.

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Sometime around the middle of this summer, former York High boys’ basketball coach Troy Sowers realized he was starting to miss the game.

It had been more than a year since Sowers last roamed the sidelines coaching the Bearcats and he was reassessing whether or not he wanted to return to the game.

Finally, his wife told him that he needed basketball and that was all it took for him to begin searching for ways to get back into coaching.

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MICHAEL LOVE, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (TNS)

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A summer search at Plum High School has landed a new varsity girls’ basketball coach.

Steve Elsier, the boys’ varsity coach at Biglerville High School in the York-Adams League the past eight seasons, takes over for Lindsy Muchnock, who resigned after one season with the Mustangs to accept the girls’ coaching job at Hempfield.

“I am very excited to get started,” said Elsier, who was hired earlier this month in a vote by the Plum School Board. “I had a chance to meet some of the returning girls. I look forward to implementing my system, keeping the numbers up and working with the feeder programs.”

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Dallastown vs West York swimming

When you’re in the midst of covering the high school sports season, it’s amazing how fast it feels like the year comes and goes.

At one point, you’re gearing up for high school football and, the next thing you know, the spring season has concluded.

Yet, when you look back on everything that took place, you start to remember how long ago it seemed like something happened. Great moments from the fall and winter feel like an eternity because they’ve been replaced by other, more recent great moments from the spring.

So, here’s a roundup of some of the best things to occur in York County high school sports during the 2016-17 season.

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York Catholic va. Mennonite

Like most talented 17-year-old high school basketball players, Melik Martin is weighing his playing options for after high school.

Unlike most kids his age, however, Martin is running out of time.

Despite his young age, Martin just graduated from York Catholic last month and now has just a few weeks left to make his decision on where he wants to continue his basketball career next year. Unlike most kids in his shoes, however, he isn’t looking at colleges for his immediate future. Instead, he’s decided on the prep-school route, with his list of schools rapidly narrowing.

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Spring Grove vs Northeastern D-3 Class 5A basketball Semifinal

For the past four years, James Brooks has been one half of a tandem largely responsible for rebuilding the Spring Grove boys’ basketball program.

The other part of that duo was, of course, his son, Eli, the standout guard who will play for Michigan next year.

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Spring Grove vs New Oxford Division 3, Class 5-A boys basketball

Both Eli Brooks and Kate Bauhof were among the finalists for the fourth annual Mr. and Miss Pennsylvania Basketball Awards this weekend.

However, neither of them earned the final honor.

Among six finalists for the statewide award, Brooks lost out on the boys’ honor to Reading All-American Lonnie Walker, while Bauhof finished behind Boyertown’s Abby Kapp. Both Kapp and Walker led their teams to PIAA state championships this season.

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