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West York vs Red Lion boys' lacrosse

Red Lion is now the latest York-Adams League high school in search of a new lacrosse coach.

In the case of the Lions, they’re actually looking to fill both the boys’ and girls’ positions.

Stefan Striffler stepped down as the boys’ coach, while Samantha Phipps resigned as the girls’ coach, leaving athletic director Arnie Fritzius with two fairly major positions to fill.

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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 Great moments from the fall and winter feel like an eternity because they’ve been replaced by other, more recent great moments from the spring.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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Ryan Vandersloot, The York Dispatch

Susquehannock vs Kennard-Dale PIAA Class 2-A girls' LAX state semifinal

WEST CHESTER – Sometimes winning is more of a feeling than something exact.

That sentiment certainly fits the Kennard-Dale girls’ lacrosse team to a T.

No matter the outcome of Saturday’s PIAA Class 2-A girls’ lacrosse final against District 1 champion Radnor, the Ram players were already feeling like winners on the bus ride over to West Chester East High School, having raised over $4,000 for the family of Calie Swegon.

Friday evening, the Rams were riding a high on an emotional roller-coaster over the past week.

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Susquehannock vs Kennard-Dale PIAA Class 2-A girls' LAX state semifinal

The Kennard-Dale girls’ lacrosse team just had to make it to Saturday’s PIAA Class 2-A girls’ lacrosse state championship game.

It wasn’t just about continuing the season.

Nor was it simply that getting there meant the Rams knocked off York-Adams League rival Susquehannock in the semifinals, avenging a District 3 2-A championship game loss.

Making it to Saturday’s game would give Scott Swegon, the father of senior attacker Calie Swegon and unofficial team Dad, one final possible chance to see his daughter and K-D play a game.

The players had to do it for him.

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Susquehannock vs Kennard-Dale PIAA Class 2-A girls' LAX state semifinal

SPRING GROVE — Members of the Kennard-Dale girls’ lacrosse team didn’t say they were anxiously anticipating a rematch with Susquehannock when the PIAA Class 2-A state brackets were released.

A few, however, did admit that there was some peaking to see if there was the possibility of meeting the Warriors prior to the state final.

That opportunity came Tuesday, when the two York-Adams League rivals squared off for the third time this season in the state semifinals at Spring Grove’s Papermaker Stadium. With the season series deadlocked at one win apiece, the winner of Tuesday’s match-up would not only take the season series, but also earn a berth into Saturday’s gold medal contest.

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Emmie Dressel and her Kennard-Dale teammates will travel

Susquehannock won’t have to travel too far for its PIAA Class 2-A second-round state girls’ lacrosse playoff game.

The other York-Adams League team still alive in the girls’ lacrosse state playoffs will face a much longer trip.

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Susquehannock vs Kennard-Dale girls lacrosse championship

MILLERSVILLE — For a team still alive in the state championships, there are several distractions at this time of year.

Graduation, holidays, summer vacation — all can take a toll on the psyche of a fragile team.

Susquehannock, however, would have none of it Tuesday, when the District 3 Class 2-A champions scored an impressive 16-7 victory over Quaker Valley of District 7 in the opening round of the PIAA Championships. With the triumph, the Lady Warriors advance to the Class 2-A Elite Eight, where they’ll meet Hershey, the fourth-place finisher from District 3. The Trojans routed District 7 champion Hampton in their first-round state game, 14-5.

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