Archive for the ‘Boys’ Volleyball’ Category

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 Great moments from the fall and winter feel like an eternity because they’ve been replaced by other, more recent great moments from the spring.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



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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Central York celebrates a 3-1 win over North Allegheny

The final Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association rankings are in.

Not surprisingly, York County teams are very well represented.

Central York and Northeastern each captured state championships on Saturday at Penn State’s Rec Hall, solidifying the county’s reputation as a power center for the sport.

The Panthers claimed the No. 1 spot in the final PVCA Class 3-A rankings, while Northeastern took the top position in the 2-A poll.

In addition, York Suburban finished fourth in the 2-A rankings, while Dallastown landed eighth in the 3-A poll.

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Northeastern vs Beaver County Christian PIAA Boys' Volleyball Championship

STATE COLLEGE — With every thunderous Cole Brillhart kill, every authoritative block and every eruption of cheer by the Northeastern fans, the Bobcats inched closer and closer to an unprecedented fifth consecutive PIAA Class 2-A state championship on Saturday afternoon.

Then, with one final kill that was struck with such menace by senior Dakoda Hoffman that a Beaver County Christian defender could barely get his hands up in time to protect himself, Northeastern kept its streak alive.

It wasn’t a sweep like the three prior to it, but it was convincingly won in four games, 25-13, 25-22, 21-25, 25-20, with the Bobcats walking off of Penn State’s Rec Hall floor as state champions once more.


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Central York vs North Allegheny PIAA Boys' Championship Volleyball

STATE COLLEGE — Central York junior Cole Johnson found his parents in the Rec Hall stands and gave them a hug.

When he embraced with his father, Jeff, his dad had a message for him: “Congratulations, but you’re still not better than me.”

At least now they’re even.


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Northeastern vs Beaver County Christian PIAA Boys' Volleyball Championship

STATE COLLEGE — Six miles separate Northeastern and Central York high schools.

On a good day, with no traffic, you can go from one to the other in a little more than 10 minutes.

That short drive also connects the two schools that are now home to the two best boys’ volleyball teams in the state of Pennsylvania.