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West York vs Red Lion boys' lacrosse

Red Lion is now the latest York-Adams League high school in search of a new lacrosse coach.

In the case of the Lions, they’re actually looking to fill both the boys’ and girls’ positions.

Stefan Striffler stepped down as the boys’ coach, while Samantha Phipps resigned as the girls’ coach, leaving athletic director Arnie Fritzius with two fairly major positions to fill.

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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 Great moments from the fall and winter feel like an eternity because they’ve been replaced by other, more recent great moments from the spring.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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Susquehannock vs Kennard-Dale girls lacrosse championship

MILLERSVILLE — For a team still alive in the state championships, there are several distractions at this time of year.

Graduation, holidays, summer vacation — all can take a toll on the psyche of a fragile team.

Susquehannock, however, would have none of it Tuesday, when the District 3 Class 2-A champions scored an impressive 16-7 victory over Quaker Valley of District 7 in the opening round of the PIAA Championships. With the triumph, the Lady Warriors advance to the Class 2-A Elite Eight, where they’ll meet Hershey, the fourth-place finisher from District 3. The Trojans routed District 7 champion Hampton in their first-round state game, 14-5.

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Eastern York boys' lacrosse

Before the Eastern York boys’ lacrosse team boarded the bus and left for its District 3 Class 2-A tournament games, the players and coaches were given a rousing send off by parents, fans and youth players.

Those same people then loaded into their own cars and followed the team wherever the Golden Knights played throughout their district tournament run. Ask Eastern York head coach Michael Particelli and he’ll tell you that, wherever the team played, the Knights’ faithful fans out-supported the opposing team’s fans.

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Eastern York Golden Knights logo

Eastern York will be the only York-Adams League team to compete in the 2017 PIAA boys’ lacrosse playoffs.

The 12th-seeded Golden Knights had already punched their ticket to the state tournament, but they put an exclamation point on their strong District 3 Class 2-A performance with a 14-5 pounding of 10th-seeded Lower Dauphin on Thursday in the third-place game at Cumberland Valley.

Eastern York (13-8) will enter state play as the No. 3 seed from District 3. Lower Dauphin fell to 11-9.

The Knights will take on the District 12 (Philadelphia) champion in a first-round state game on Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.

Central York and York Catholic, however, were not as successful as Eastern on Thursday. They both fell in consolation games with state berths on the line.

No. 3 seed Central dropped its District 3 3-A third-place game to No. 4 seed Cumberland Valley, 16-8. The York-Adams League champion Panthers finished at 17-3. Cumberland Valley improved to 18-4. It was the second time this season that CV beat Central.

In 2-A, York Catholic lost to Trinity 17-12 in the fifth-place match. No. 2 seed York Catholic finished at 15-5. No. 4 seed Trinity improved to 15-6. York Catholic led 7-6 at halftime, but couldn’t hold on.

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Eastern York lacrosse

HUMMELSTOWN — Eastern York boys’ lacrosse coach Michael Particelli is convinced his team had the talent to be more than a 10-win club in the regular season.

Unfortunately, in a few games, losing the turnover battle turned potential wins into tough losses, preventing the Golden Knights from being a 13- or 14-win outfit.

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Central York vs Manheim Township in District 3 63A boys lacrosse semifinal

MILLERSVILLE — What if?

That is perhaps the most difficult question for the York-Adams League champion Central York boys’ lacrosse team to answer after Tuesday’s District 3 Class 3-A semifinal loss against Manheim Township.

That question is in direct reference to a very unfortunate penalty assessed to the Panthers between the first and second quarters. A random stick check found a Central player was using an illegal stick.

The penalty was definitely stiff — three minutes, unreleasable.

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