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 Great moments from the fall and winter feel like an eternity because they’ve been replaced by other, more recent great moments from the spring.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



BLOG: Dallastown’s Koons begins his state title quest

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Dallastown's Holden Koons will take part in the PIAA

Holden Koons is ready to take his second swing at a PIAA state championship.

The Dallastown High School sophomore has already claimed two York-Adams League and two District 3 boys’ singles tennis crowns in Class 3-A.

This weekend, he’ll take part in his second state 3-A singles tournament.


Northeastern enjoys major tennis turnaround in 2017

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Bobcats kigi

Northeastern is team turnaround in Division I of the York-Adams Boys’ Tennis League this season.

“We were 4-7 last year, and we’re 10-2 this year,” said Bobcats’ head coach Tim Law, whose team will take on Cedar Crest on Thursday in the opening round of the District 3 Class 3-A Team Championships at 12:45 p.m. at Hershey Racquet Club. “The guys deserve a lot of credit. Of the seven losses last year, six were shutouts.”

Northeastern finished in a three-way tie for second place in the large-school division behind champion Dallastown. The Bobcats, Red Lion and South Western were all 6-2 in division play.


Dallastown duo earns York-Adams doubles crown

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York-Adams League boys doubles tennis

HANOVER — The championship matches of the York-Adams Boys’ Doubles Tennis Tournament were dramatically different in style.

One was incredibly competitive, the other, not so much.

The Class 3-A final was devoid of drama, with Dallastown’s Holden Koons and Hunter Jones rolling to a 6-1, 6-0 victory. Meanwhile, the Class 2-A title clash, played at the same time, on an adjacent court at South Western High School, was filled with big points and tension-filled moments.


PREP: Dallastown’s Lilie, Maddox pull off tennis upset


Dallastown vs Red Lion boys' tennis

The Dallastown doubles team of Tyler Lilie and Logan Maddox pulled off the biggest surprise of the day on Monday during the York-Adams League Boys’ Doubles Tennis Tournament.

Lilie and Maddox upset the second-seeded team of South Western’s Gavin Kenny and Vince Guy in the Class 3-A quarterfinals at Red Lion High School, 7-6 (7), 6-3.