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The York County team in the Scholastic Division at this year’s Keystone State Games Boys’ Lacrosse Tournament had some pretty high expectations to live up to.

Last summer’s York County team prevailed with a roster loaded with many players who would become 2016 York-Adams League all-stars.


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York Catholic's Lindsey China, left, and Kayleigh Pokrivka,

US Lacrosse has named four York County players to its 2016 High School All-Academic Teams.

York Catholic’s Lindsey China and Kayleigh Pokrivka were selected for the girls’ team, while Red Lion’s Alex Keough and Spring Grove’s Ethan Clark were selected for the boys’ team.

This is the second year China has achieved the honor.


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The York-Adams League is trying to establish itself on the high school lacrosse landscape, both in the state and across the nation.

That effort received a big boost recently when six York-Adams athletes earned national recognition for their play this past season.

Two boys and four girls from the local league were named to the US Lacrosse All-America list on Friday.


, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerPHOTOS: York Catholic vs. West York boy's lacrosse

HUMMELSTOWN — Over the course of 19 games this season, the York Catholic boys’ lacrosse team managed to change the entire perception of the program.

The Fighting Irish proved that they were no longer a pushover in the York-Adams League. They went from finishing eighth in the league last year to winning the program’s first league title. They qualified for the District 3 tournament and even won a game, advancing to Thursday’s quarterfinal against Mid Penn power Cumberland Valley.


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PHOTOS: Central York vs York Catholic in YAIAA semi-final boy's lacrosse

This season has been a special one so far for the York Catholic boys’ lacrosse program.

The long downtrodden Irish have achieved a number of firsts while continuing to cement their place in the York County lacrosse scene.


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According to York Catholic boys’ lacrosse coach Shane Harper, junior attacker Eli Doyle has been on a mission.

“He’s been upset ever since he’s been told he was honorable mention attack,” Harper said, in reference to the All-York-Adams League Team. “And again, he is one of the best attackmen in the league. He’s just unstoppable and attracts the best pole at this point and time, and he does well with it.”


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PHOTOS: Red Lion vs York Catholic in York-Adams semi-final girls' lacrosse

A slow start last week against Kennard-Dale cost York Catholic a possible York-Adams League title.

So when Fighting Irish fell behind by two goals early on in its District 3 opener Tuesday against West York, it definitely caught the team’s attention.


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Red Lion vs. York Catholic Boys Lacrosse

Playing in the the program’s first York-Adams League title game was enough motivation for the York Catholic boys’ lacrosse team.


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York Suburban senior midfielder Collin Mailman was

As an NCAA Division I college recruit, York Suburban senior midfielder Collin Mailman had a lot of expectations to fulfill this season.

The future Drexel Dragon had to live up to the lofty assumptions that he would dominate the York-Adams League and establish himself in a class above the rest.

As a result, Mailman came into the season as the primary target for every opposing defense in each game. That’s no easy task game in and game out.

Still, Mailman delivered, and was named the Y-A League’s Offensive Player of the Year on Wednesday by the league’s coaches.

Dallastown goalie Jack Marks earned Defensive Player of the Year and York Catholic’s Shane Harper was named Coach of the Year.


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PHOTOS: York Suburban vs Red Lion boy's lacrosse

Four years is a long time to hold on to disappointment, but for the Red Lion boys’ lacrosse team, what happened in 2012 has never really faded away.

Nearly a dozen of those Lions are seniors now, but the bitter emotions remain from an eighth-grade championship game loss to York Catholic.