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Dallastown High School football practice 09/23/2015

Sitting in a Hanover office on Tuesday, Aug. 1, during his first-ever York-Adams League Football Media Day as a head coach, South Western’s Chris Heilman acknowledged that he was a bit nervous.

Entering his first season as the team’s head coach, Heilman is still learning the nuances that come with being the man in charge.

“It’s kind of nervous at times,” he said. “But, I’ve been with most of these guys in January and February, when I got hired, and then in March. It’s not that new, but talking about certain things and having to explain myself, that’s a little different. Dealing with the press, that’s also a bit different.”



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Dallastown vs West York swimming

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 Great moments from the fall and winter feel like an eternity because they’ve been replaced by other, more recent great moments from the spring.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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York Catholic vs. Dunmore

Let’s reserve judgment.

That’s not a particularly popular sentiment in this social-media age, when seemingly everyone wants to be the first to offer a snarky — or even vicious — comment about the latest controversial story.

Sports, unfortunately, is not immune from this troubling trend.

That became apparent last week when a story broke about former York Catholic football standout Jakkar Kinard being charged with robbing and assaulting an acquaintance.


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Jakkar Kinard

A star football player at York Catholic High School who is signed to play NCAA Division II college football in the fall has been charged with robbing and assaulting an acquaintance.

Jakkar Kinard, 18, of 943 Wellington St. in York City, remains free on $10,000 bail, charged with robbery, simple assault and harassment.

A graduating senior, Kinard was running back for the Fighting Irish for three years and also played defensive back.



Red Lion's Nick Argento, seen here making a tackle,

York County will be well represented this weekend when some of the state’s top high school football players converge on Altoona’s Mansion Park Stadium.

Red Lion’s Nick Argento, Spring Grove’s Owen Jacobs and Central York’s Noreaga Goff will compete for the West team at the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game at 2 p.m. Sunday. In addition, Central York coach Josh Oswalt is an assistant coach for the West team.


JOHN L. PITTS, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (TNS)


Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly might actually turn out to be Mr. Relevant.

The former Red Lion High School quarterback was selected Saturday afternoon as the final selection of the 2017 NFL draft, taken with the 253rd and final pick by the Denver Broncos.

“A talented player & great competitor who had a lot of success in college,” Broncos general manager John Elway tweeted.


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York Catholic va. Mennonite

These are contentious times for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.

It seems that, almost on a weekly basis, new discussions pop up about how to make high school athletics more fair.