Archive for the ‘Football’ Category

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Cocalico vs. Northeastern

Last week, the District 3 Committee unanimously approved a motion to possibly change the football calendar, beginning in the 2018-19 school year.

The proposal states that all District 3 member schools must prepare to start the postseason in Week 10 as a way to shorten the season. In order to do so, the proposed change would require all teams to either drop one preseason scrimmage in order to keep a 10-game regular season schedule, or teams can keep two scrimmages but be limited to a nine-game regular season. Teams opting to drop a scrimmage and play 10 regular-season games would start in what the PIAA refers to as “Week 0.”



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For the past several years, Northern York athletic director Gerry Schwille has sat down with members of the Northern York School Board about a potential move from the Mid-Penn Conference into the York-Adams League.

None of those talks, however, have ever progressed nearly as far as they have now. Monday night, Schwille and district superintendent Eric Eshbach held a general information meeting at the middle school to lay out some of the reasons for the potential switch. The meeting also gave community members the opportunity to voice questions, comments or concerns. The potential change would be for the two-year cycle beginning for the 2018-19 school year.


JOHN WAWROW, The Associated PressChad Kelly

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly’s past troubles are the reasons the NFL revoked his invitation to the league’s scouting combine.

A person familiar with the league’s decision told The Associated Press that the former Red Lion High School quarterback is barred from participating in the event because of charges stemming from a fight outside a Buffalo nightclub and for being dismissed by Clemson. Both incidents happened in 2014.


, 505-5446/@ydsportsmarsteller OSU

If you’ve never been touched by the affliction of addicition, it’s easy to be dismissive.

It’s easy to lack empathy and understanding.

It’s easy to label the addicts as weak or somehow unworthy of our concern.

It’s easy to rationalize that the disease will never happen to me or someone I care about.

Well, addiction is not just restricted to the dark corners of our society. It’s not just limited to the poor or to urban areas.


RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@yaiaascoresQB Club

The Quarterback Club of York is one of the longest-tenured, non-profit sports organizations in the area.

Over the years, the club has given more than $300,000 to youth charities and scholarships since coming into existence back in 1975.


, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerDallastown vs Spring Grove football

Dallastown running back and defensive back Rodney Scott always dreamed of attending West Virginia University.

He fell in love with the program while watching his favorite Mountaineer, Tavon Austin, play football there several years ago.



Manchester’s Kaden Hamilton was recently rated as one of the top football wide receivers in the nation for his age group.

Hamilton, who is an eighth grader at Northeastern Middle School and plays for the York Bears Youth Football League, was rated as the ninth-best wide receiver prospect out of seventh and eighth graders, according to Offense/Defense Football Camps.

Hamilton achieved his ranking based on strong performances at a pair of national showcase events in December and January. His first breakout moment came at the 11th annual Offense/Defense All-American Bowl games at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia, in December. Hamilton’s next big day came in January at the U.S. Army American Middle School Combine in San Antonio, Texas.

He’s the brother of D.J. Hamilton, who is a standout basketball player for York Country Day.