OLLEGE: Central York’s Connor Hoch signs to play with powerhouse Limestone lacrosse team


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

Central York High School senior Connor Hoch recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the powerhouse Limestone College lacrosse team.

Limestone is an NCAA Division II school located in Gaffney, South Carolina. The Saints have won three NCAA Division II national titles in the last four years, including claiming the 2017 crown. Limestone finished 21-1 last year.

Limestone has also won 10 Conference Carolinas championships in the last 11 years, including 2017.



NLI SIGNING DAY: York Catholic’s Kate Bauhof makes commitment to St. Francis (N.Y.) official

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Delone Catholic vs York Catholic girls' basketball

Basketball aside, St. Francis College in Brooklyn checked all the boxes that York Catholic senior Kate Bauhof was looking for in a college.

Wanting to be in a big city, she will soon be in the nation’s largest. Not to mention that New York City is her favorite city.


Eastern York standout Cole Witman verbally commits to play lacrosse at Johns Hopkins

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Cole Witman

Most high school athletes don’t fully begin their college recruitment until their junior year of high school.

If they’re good enough, they may think about playing in college before then, but communicating with programs and making campus visits normally won’t start until their junior year.


Red Lion becomes latest school searching for lacrosse coaches in Y-A League

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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.


STROHECKER: A look back at a memorable 2016-17 York County sports season

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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.


LACORSSE: Susquehannock girls capture state triumph

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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.


Eastern York’s historic playoff run creating excitement

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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.