Six former York Catholic standouts to be inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 13


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York Catholic High School’s Athletic Association is inducting six new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame.

Those being inducted this year, listed with their graduation year, are: Kelly Rhein Bray (2008), Sarah Cadwallader Fermento (2008), Patrick Hickey (1996), Ashton Bankos Hirsch (2008), Jacob Iati (2008) and Tim McConville (1994).

The inductees will be introduced Saturday, Jan. 13, before the start of the girls’ varsity basketball game vs. Minersville, scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. tip-off. The induction and a reception immediately follows the game in the cafeteria.

The York Catholic High School Athletic Association Athletic Hall of Fame honors former coaches and student athletes, as well as the dedication of athletic program volunteers.


HEISER: York fans sure to follow Penn State women’s volleyball team make run at history

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Russ Rose is set to begin his 37th season as Penn State women's volleyball coach.

When you soar above the national competition, it’s hard to believe you can also fly under the national radar.

The Penn State women’s volleyball team, however, has seemingly accomplished that unlikely feat.

The Nittany Lions are just two wins away from their record-breaking eighth NCAA Division I national championship — all achieved since 1999 and all under the direction of legendary head coach Russ Rose.


Eleven York-Adams girls’ volleyball players earn all-state recognition from coaches group

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York Catholic vs. Trinity

The Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association (PVCA) recently released its list of 2017 all-state performers.

It should come as no surprise that West York and Delone Catholic are well represented. Both teams made state playoff runs, with the Squirettes advancing all the way to the PIAA Class 2-A title match.

While the Squirettes (four) and the Bulldogs (two) had their fair share of honorees, so too did York Catholic and York Suburban, two teams which failed to make the state playoffs. Both of those schools also had two all-state selections each.


Eastern York High School grad Lauren Reichard named first-team All-Sun Belt in volleyball


Lauren Reichard

Eastern York High School graduate Lauren Reichard excelled on the volleyball court this season on the NCAA Division I level.

Reichard, a 6-foot junior middle hitter for Georgia Southern, was recently named first-team All-Sun Belt.

Reichard hit .342 to lead the league and ranked second in the conference in blocks. She averaged 2.53 kills and 1.18 blocks per set for the year. She tallied double-figure kills in 14 matches and recorded five or more blocks in 12 contests.


Anderson, Thomas, Kindig earn Y-A League girls’ volleyball Player of the Year honors

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The beauty of the West York girls’ volleyball team this season was not in the fact that the Bulldogs had one singular superstar to rely on.

Instead the York-Adams League champs were so dominant due to the cumulative effect of many different standouts playing together as a unit.

One could point to the two West York seniors — outside attacker Kate Tate and setter Trilby Kite — as potential Player of the Year candidates. Tate finished second on the team with 263 kills while Kite dished out 814 assists for the season.


West York girls fall in five to Allentown Central Catholic in PIAA volleyball semifinals

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READING — Sometimes in sports, you just get beat.

West York girls’ volleyball coach Joe Ramp can live with that.

It’s something that he and the rest of his Bulldogs team will have to live with after their PIAA Class 3-A state semifinal with Allentown Central Catholic at Exeter Township High School on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

In a classic match between two of the top-four teams in the state in 3-A, it was the Vikettes, the District 11 champions, who found a way to beat the Bulldogs in five memorable games, 23-25, 25-19, 25-19, 24-26, 15-13, to advance to Saturday’s championship match.


West York girls hope for different outcome this year vs. Allentown Central Catholic

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Revenge may be too harsh of a term to use.

The West York girls’ volleyball team, however, is certainly looking to make amends for last year’s PIAA Class 3-A semifinal loss.

After the Bulldogs knocked off Pope John Paul II on Saturday, Nov. 11, in the state quarterfinals, the York-Adams League champions will return to the state semifinals for a second year in a row.