PURE PREPS: York Suburban, Central York listed among top 50 high schools for sports in Pa.

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A pair of York County schools were recently listed among the top 50 best high schools for sports in Pennsylvania, according to Niche.com.

Niche.com is a Pittsburgh-based website that utilizes reviews from students, parents and residents, as well as its own analysis, to help determine potential strengths and weaknesses of schools.

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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.

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Central York volleyball standout Cole Johnson says UCLA is right kind of ‘different’

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Central York vs. Central Dauphin D3 3A boys Champ vball

Some people prefer changes that are subtle.

Others look to shake things up a bit more.

Central York boys’ volleyball standout Cole Johnson definitely belongs to the latter group.

One of mostly highly-recruited players in the nation, Johnson had his pick of powerhouse college programs. One of the schools vying for his services was not so far away in State College.

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 Great moments from the fall and winter feel like an eternity because they’ve been replaced by other, more recent great moments from the spring.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

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Reflections of a champion: Kakos believes team-first mentality was key for Central York

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Central York vs North Allegheny PIAA Boys' Championship Volleyball

In sports, it’s typically the stars who garner the most of the attention.

While the Central York boys’ volleyball team certainly had its share of stars during a banner 2017 season that was capped earlier this month with a PIAA Class 3-A state title, the Panthers’ success was fueled by every single player who stepped on the court.

The team featured big hitters, such as Cole Johnson, Braden Richard and Ben Seebold, but also got big contributions from setter Carter Luckenbaugh and libero Zak Kakos. All five of of those players were recently named to the All-District 3 Class 3-A Teams.

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BLOG: York County athletes dominate All-District 3 Class 2-A Boys’ Volleyball Teams

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Dakoda Hoffman is one of five Northeastern players

Sixteen players earned berths on the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association All-District 3 Class 2-A Boys’ Volleyball Teams.

Nine of those standouts came from York County schools.

Not surprisingly, District 3 and PIAA Class 2-A champion Northeastern had five players garner all-district recognition. Making the first team from the Bobcats were junior outside hitter Cole Brillhart, senior middle hitter Dakoda Hoffman and senior libero James Toomey. Northeastern players on the second team were junior setter Jacob Cheuvront and junior outside hitter Wyatt Hughes.

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