Archive for the ‘Boys’ Basketball’ Category

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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 Great moments from the fall and winter feel like an eternity because they’ve been replaced by other, more recent great moments from the spring.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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Parrish Petry

The York Area Sports Hall of Fame will officially welcome three new members on Sunday, June 25.

Boxing trainer/promoter Julio Alvarez, basketball coach/player Parrish Petry and bowling standout Don Smith will be officially inducted that day during a 1 p.m. ceremony at the Heritage Hills Terrace Room at 2700 Mount Rose Ave.

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Colonials

Seven senior members of the New Oxford High School boys’ basketball team were recently awarded Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarships totaling $53,000.

The awards were presented during the team’s recent All-Sports Recognition Ceremony.

Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Awards are annually presented to York-Adams League boys’ and girls’ athletic programs in recognition of outstanding sportsmanship. Winning programs are determined by a vote of York-area basketball officials after observing the season-long conduct of players, fans, faculty, students, managers, coaches and cheerleaders from levels ranging from junior high through varsity.

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Spring Grove vs Northeastern boys basketball semifinal

A pair of York County basketball players are among the finalists in voting for the fourth annual Mr. and Miss Pennsylvania Basketball Awards.

Spring Grove senior Eli Brooks and York Catholic junior Kate Bauhof have each made it to the final stage of voting for the statewide award. Both are among six finalists.

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