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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.

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Northeastern vs Central York Volleyball

It’s become a tradition.

When the Northeastern boys’ volleyball season ends, it’s done on a court at Penn State University.

And it’s not just about ending it there, either. It’s also about returning home with a state championship trophy to show off to its fans.

The Bobcats have won the last four PIAA Class 2-A state titles, becoming the most dominant boys’ volleyball program in the state over that time, regardless of classification.

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PHOTOS: Red Lion vs. Northeastern in the York-Adams volleyball championship

RED LION — Winning hasn’t always come easy for the Northeastern boys’ volleyball team this season.

While the Bobcats have still won all but two matches during the campaign, a few others have gone to five games.

That experience proved invaluable Tuesday evening when the Bobcats took on Manheim Central in the PIAA Class 2-A semifinals at Red Lion High School.

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Emmie Dressel and her Kennard-Dale teammates will travel

Susquehannock won’t have to travel too far for its PIAA Class 2-A second-round state girls’ lacrosse playoff game.

The other York-Adams League team still alive in the girls’ lacrosse state playoffs will face a much longer trip.

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