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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 Great moments from the fall and winter feel like an eternity because they’ve been replaced by other, more recent great moments from the spring.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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The 3rd Annual YMCA York Marathon and Half Marathon

The origin of the term “beginner’s luck” probably had nothing to do with running a marathon.

For York’s Andrew Friesema, however, that expression strangely rang true.

Running in his first competitive marathon Sunday, Friesema led the field of more than 85 runners to capture the York Marathon men’s title after posting a time of 2 hours, 54 minutes and 4 seconds. That time also qualified him for the Boston Marathon.



Justin Krebs

A strong performance by Justin Krebs led a large contingent of York County runners who competed in the 2017 Boston Marathon on Monday morning.

Krebs, 42, of York, was the top local finisher, crossing the finish line in 2 hours, 44 minutes, 32 seconds, good enough for 313th place overall in a field of more than 30,000 runners. He finished as the 286th male, was 33rd in his age division and had the seventh-best finish among all males from Pennsylvania.


DICK VanO’LINDA, 505-5403/@ydsportsCross country at Spring Grove

The York Suburban boys’ cross country teams from 1997 through 2000 set the school standard — four District 3 Class 2-A championships in a row.

Saturday at Big Spring High School, this year’s group of Trojans will seek to tie the school record by winning their fourth consecutive district title.

“It’s  a goal, and it’s definitely achievable,” said Peter Wagner, the only senior among the seven Suburban runners who earned places in in last week’s York-Adams All-League Run. “I’m so honored to be part of this program for three in a row, and, I would love to get four in a row.”


DICK VanO’LINDA, 505-5403/@ydsportsYork-Adams League cross country championships

GETTYSBURG — For Maddie McLain and Patrick Jacobson, it was their time to be in the spotlight.

McLain, the Eastern York High School standout who finished second to a senior, Maddie Ferner of Kennard-Dale, in last year’s York-Adams Girls’ All-League Cross Country Run, crossed the finish line first this year.

Jacobson, meanwhile, one of the favorites in the boys’ competition, delivered on his potential and won the race in his final opportunity. The Dallastown High School senior put up a time of 17 minutes, 1 second, five seconds ahead of Bermudian Springs junior Chad Long.


RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@yaiaascoresCross country at Spring Grove

SPRING GROVE — It doesn’t take much to motivate the York Suburban boys’ cross country team.

The Trojans’ runners are both a smart and competitive group that is almost always well aware of where it stands in relation to its goals.

That doesn’t mean, however, that head coach Ron Herman doesn’t give his team some reminders.

Such was the case Tuesday afternoon when the Trojans entered their final team meet of the regular season at Spring Grove High School with one more item to check off their list. With York-Adams League Division II rival Gettysburg tied with Suburban atop the division standings heading into the meet, the Trojans were determined to get the better of the Warriors in order to secure another division title.


RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@ydsportsDallastown vs Central York boys soccer

Will this be the year that the Dallastown boys’ soccer team gets the better of York-Adams League Division I rival Central York?

That question will get answered Thursday evening when the two clubs finish up the regular season.

The perennial contenders battled to a scoreless tie in their first match-up of the season at Central York a few weeks ago. As a result, the Panthers and Wildcats are currently deadlocked atop the Division I standings with 9-0-1 records.

Thursday, they’ll meet again, this time at Dallastown.