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Central York vs Red Lion volleyball

In order to get better, it’s sometimes necessary to take a few lumps along the way.

Central York boys’ volleyball standout Cole Johnson has learned that lesson first-hand on a few occasions.

One of the most highly sought after volleyball players in the state, it hasn’t always been gold medals and first-place finishes for the 6-foot, 6-inch junior. There’s been a lot of success, including his Yorktowne Volleyball Club 18 Blue squad which is ranked No. 3 in the nation. But, there’s been some heartache too — such as a bitterly disappointing quarterfinal loss in the District 3 3-A playoffs against Red Lion last year.




Brandon Arentz

Northeastern High School graduate Brandon Arentz, a freshman outside/opposite hitter at Penn State Altoona, has been named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Player of the Week in men’s volleyball.

Arentz had a pair of strong showings in two home matches Saturday.

Against AMCC opponent Penn State Behrend, the Lions won 3-0, and Arentz posted a season-high 15 kills to go along with 12 digs. Later that day, in a 3-0 loss to Southern Virginia University, the freshman had a team-high seven digs and added four kills.

On the week, the 6-foot, 2-inch Arentz totaled 19 kills (3.17 kills per set) and 19 digs (3.17 digs per set). This is the first AMCC Player of the Week award that he has won this season.

Arentz has twice been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South Region Rookie of the Week this season.

RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@yaiaascoresCole Brillhart

It’s not really much of a secret that the York-Adams League is a hotbed for high school boys’ volleyball.

Four-time reigning PIAA Class 2-A state champion Northeastern may well be the state’s premier program — in Class 2-A or 3-A — these days. Other teams, such as Central York, Red Lion, Dallastown and York Suburban, have also been at or near the top of the state rankings at times over the past decade.


, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerYork Suburban vs Northern York in District 3-AAA footbal

For the past several years, Northern York athletic director Gerry Schwille has sat down with members of the Northern York School Board about a potential move from the Mid-Penn Conference into the York-Adams League.

None of those talks, however, have ever progressed nearly as far as they have now. Monday night, Schwille and district superintendent Eric Eshbach held a general information meeting at the middle school to lay out some of the reasons for the potential switch. The meeting also gave community members the opportunity to voice questions, comments or concerns. The potential change would be for the two-year cycle beginning for the 2018-19 school year.



Northeastern High School graduate Brandon Arentz has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s Division III South Region Rookie of the Week.

Arentz is a freshman outside/opposite hitter for Penn State Altoona.


, 505-5446/@ydsportsNortheastern High School graduate Stephen Braswell

It’s no secret that the York-Adams League is a boys’ volleyball hotbed in Pennsylvania.

Northeastern, after all, is coming off four straight PIAA Class 2-A state championships. The Bobcats finished the 2016 season at 23-0 and were ranked No. 1 in Pennsylvania and No. 4 in the nation by The entire six-man Northeastern starting lineup earned all-state recognition last season.



The Tennessee women’s swimming and diving team defeated Florida in a road dual meet for the first time in program history Saturday.

Freshman Meghan Small, a former York YMCA standout, won three individual events to lead Tennessee.

Small won the 200 freestyle in 1 minute, 47.25 seconds, the 500 freestyle in 4:48.36 and the 200 individual medley in 1:59.06. Her time in the 200 free was a season best and the victory in the 500 free comes in her collegiate 500 free debut.