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The pool of candidates for the Heisman Trophy is a deep one. Derrick Henry, the winner from Alabama last year, has moved on to the NFL, but five of the next six players in the voting are back, led by runner-up Christian McCaffrey of Stanford.

Also returning are Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Florida State’s Dalvin Cook. All of them, along with Ohio State’s J.T. Barnett and Georgia’s Nick Chubb (if fully recovered from his knee injury), are in the first wave of contenders for 2016.

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, 505-5446/@ydsportsSpooky Nook

The Rio Olympics are almost here.

The action starts Wednesday and Thursday with a few soccer games.

The Opening Ceremonies are slated for Friday.

And the action really picks up starting on Saturday.

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ELIJAH ARMOLD, 505-5406/@YDSportsPenn State

West York High School graduate Clayton Frey has qualified for the 2017 College Fishing National Championship.

Frey will attend the event with teammate Derek Horner after the two won the Fishing League Worldwide College Northern Conference event held July 23 at Chautauqua Lake near Jamestown, New York.

Frey is a Penn State Bass Fishing Club member.

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YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORTAmanda Myers

Two former York-Adams League athletes, who are now competing for Millersville University, earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors on Thursday.

Red Lion High School graduate Amanda Myers and South Western High School graduate Erin Harman were honored.

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ELIJAH ARMOLD, 505-5406/@YDSportsYork High graduate Aignee' Freeland, right, is going

After a standout career at Edinboro University, York High grad Aignee’ Freeland has signed a contract to play professional women’s basketball with ICIM ARAD in Romania.

Freeland will depart in mid-August and play in the Romanian League until March of 2017.

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, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerWhitney Metzler

When Hali Flickinger dives into the pool at the 2016 Rio Olympics next month, she’ll snap a 20-year drought for York County swimmers competing at the sport’s highest level.

That’s not to say that this area is expected to regularly churn out Olympic swimmers — or Olympic athletes in general, for that matter. Still, seeing the Spring Grove grad and former York YMCA standout in the pool will give the area another reason to scream and cheer at their televisions — outside of supporting the likes of Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin.

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Central York High School graduate Megan Lundy has won

Megan Lundy’s stellar track and field career at Shippensburg University is over.

The Central York High School graduate, however, is continuing to pick up major honors.

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YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORT

Flickinger

Spring Grove High School graduate and University of Georgia standout Hali Flickinger missed out on her first chance to book a spot to the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics on Monday night at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Megan Lundy

Shippensburg University senior Megan Lundy was named to the 2015-16 Academic All-America Division II women’s track and field first team for on Thursday afternoon.

Lundy, a nine-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference champion, graduated summa cum laude in May with a degree in early childhood education. She maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for her collegiate academic career.

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, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerDalton Hoiles

This summer will arguably be one of the biggest in Dalton Hoiles’ baseball career.

The Spring Grove grad and Shippensburg University standout, who just completed his sophomore year, was invited to play for the Butler BlueSox in the Prospect League, one of the top wooden-bat college developmental summer leagues in the country. How Hoiles performs over the next couple of months could ultimately determine any post-college pro baseball dreams.

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