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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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Steve Heiser, 505-5446/@ydsports

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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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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Ellis

Kennard-Dale High School graduate Nathan Ellis recently was named an NCAA Division III All-America Honorable Mention selection in men’s volleyball.

The honor was given out by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Ellis and teammate Rob Wingert were the first Mustangs to earn All-America recognition in the 18-year history of the program. Wingert was a second-team All-American.

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Steve Heiser, 505-5446/@ydsportsKinneman

West York High School graduate Brett Kinneman has captured a place on Louisville Slugger’s Freshman All-America team, announced Wednesday by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

The North Carolina State left fielder hit .296 in 34 starts this season with six homers, 13 doubles and 32 RBIs. Kinneman played sparingly early in the season before an injury to another player opened up a spot in the order. The freshman produced immediately, contributing at least one hit in 17 of his first 19 starts.

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Zeller

The Detroit Lions waived rookie guard Andrew Zeller on Tuesday.

The team did so on the same day they signed free agent wide receiver Damian Copeland.

The Red Lion High School graduate was not selected in April’s NFL draft, but quickly came to terms on a free agent deal with Detroit.

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Amanda Jones

Some former York County standouts have come up just short of winning an NCAA Division III softball national championship with Messiah College.

The Falcons’ dream season ended on Monday with a pair of losses to the Patriots of the University of Texas at Tyler, 3-0 and 7-0.

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Patrick Strohecker, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerKinneman

North Carolina State freshman Brett Kinneman was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Freshman Team earlier this week.

Kinneman, who graduated from West York High School last spring, broke out for the Wolfpack in a big way midway through the season.

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