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, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerPHOTOS: York Country Day vs. Phil-Mont Christian in a PIAA Class A basketball

York Country Day boys’ basketball coach Corey Stiles is one of the lucky coaches.

Most high school basketball bosses would love to be in the situation he’s in entering the 2016-17 season. After leading the Greyhounds to the best season in program history — an undefeated regular season, a District 3 1-A gold medal and a state playoff berth — Stiles lost one player to graduation from last year’s team that finished the season 23-1. To him, however, it’s a blessing and a curse.

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YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORTYork College vs Lebanon Valley women's basketball

The York College women’s basketball team continued its hot start to the season with a convincing win on Wednesday night.

The Spartans (5-1 overall and 1-0 in the Capital Athletic Conference) held Penn State Harrisburg to just 11 points in the first half en route to a dominating 60-39 away victory in their CAC opener.

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RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@ydsportsPenn State York vs Penn State Worthington Scranton basketball

It’s been a long time coming home for the Penn State York men’s basketball team.

Finally that time arrived Tuesday night.

Gym renovations displaced Parrish Petry’s squad for the entirety of the 2015-16 season. This season, however, the local Lions don’t have to worry about traveling for home games anymore. With the gym renovations at the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center finished just before the outset of this season, Petry and his gang were eager to christen their reconditioned home digs when they faced Penn State Scranton-Worthington.

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, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerPHOTOS: Northeastern vs York High boy's basketball

For the past 10 seasons, there was always one constant when people went out to watch the York High boys’ basketball team.

You could always count on Troy Sowers being on the sidelines, barking out orders to his players. For 10 years, Sowers was the coach of the Bearcats, transforming the program from good to great. Under Sowers, York became one of the most consistent big-school programs in the entire state.

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RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@yaiaascoresPHOTOS: Susquehanna Township vs York Catholic girls basketball

The state of high school basketball coaching seems to change every few seasons.

Today’s game features different coaching styles and practice regimens, as well as an increased emphasis on strength training.

Those are all things that differ from the way things were done in the past.

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RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@yaiaascoresMessiah vs York College mens' basketball

Late November is a time to be thankful.

The York College men’s basketball team is certainly enjoying the spirit of the holiday.

The Spartans can be thankful for some much-needed positive momentum heading into the Thanksgiving break.

York was able to get just that on Tuesday night, when coach Matt Hunter’s team played host to Messiah in a rivalry game between York County institutions. Despite gaining a 14-point advantage midway through the second half, the Spartans had to fend off a late rally by the Falcons down the stretch to earn a 73-69 overtime triumph.

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, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerPHOTOS: Northeastern vs York High boy's basketball

If any high school coach can help it, he or she would love to have an arsenal of experienced seniors to rely on and not have to depend on underclassmen.

Last year, Northeastern boys’ basketball coach Jon Eyster had it, with players like Kobi Nwandu, Donovian Maxfield and Jeff Reynolds leading the Bobcats to a perfect 14-0 mark in York-Adams League Division II and a berth in the District 3 4-A tournament.

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