PURE PREPS: York Suburban, Central York listed among top 50 high schools for sports in Pa.

Cross country action at York Suburban High School in

A pair of York County schools were recently listed among the top 50 best high schools for sports in Pennsylvania, according to Niche.com.

Niche.com is a Pittsburgh-based website that utilizes reviews from students, parents and residents, as well as its own analysis, to help determine potential strengths and weaknesses of schools.



Eastern York’s Maddie McLain, York Suburban’s Bryce Ohl run to Y-A cross country titles

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York-Adams Cross Country Championship

GETTYSBURG — The 2017 York-Adams League Cross Country Championships delivered separate story lines on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 17.

There was a start-to-finish duel in the girls’ race, and teammates going one-two in the boys’ competition.

For the second straight year, Eastern York’s Maddie McLain held off Dallastown’s Emily Schuler to again take the girls’ gold medal. Meanwhile, in the boys’ race, Bryce Ohl crossed the finish line six seconds ahead of York Suburban teammate Jarrett Raudensky.


CROSS COUNTRY: Central York boys, Dallastown girls claim York-Adams Division I crowns


York-Adams League cross country championships

The Central York boys and the Dallastown girls claimed York-Adams Division I cross country championships on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

In a meet at Spring Grove, the Panthers claimed a 26-31 boys’ victory over the Wildcats in a meeting of previously unbeaten teams. Central also easily beat Spring Grove (17-42) and Red Lion (16-43) to finish at 6-0 in division action. Central finished 5-1 in the division by also beating Spring Grove and Red Lion. The Rockets nipped the Lions in the boys’ contest, 27-28.


CROSS COUNTRY: Dover girls fall short in York-Adams Division II clash against York Suburban

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Cross Country at York Suburban HS

Dover coach John Sporer knows that York Suburban always fields one of the top girls’ cross country teams in the area.

Sporer, however, was interested to see how his young squad matched up against the perennially powerful Trojans this year.

The longtime Eagles coach got his answer Tuesday, Oct. 3, when his team took on Littlestown, York Tech and Suburban in a pivotal York-Adams League Division II clash.



PREP: McLain sisters power Eastern York girls’ cross country team to trio of victories


Cross Country at Northeastern

The McLain sisters powered the Eastern York girls’ team to a trio of cross country triumphs on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Competing on their home course at Sam Lewis State Park, Maddie McLain won the girls’ race in 19 minutes, 38 seconds, while Olivia McLain was second. York Tech’s Julia Atkins took third, followed by Eastern’s Madison Nalls and Spring Grove’s Morgan Lint.