Archive for the ‘Softball’ Category

Steve Heiser, 505-5446/@ydsportsCentral York's Rachel Butler has been named first-team

Three York-Adams League softball standouts have earned first-team all-state honors.

Central York pitcher Rachel Butler captured the recognition in Class AAAA, while Dover shortstop Natalie Cutright and Dover outfielder Alyssa Lawton were honored in Class AAA. All three players are seniors.



, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerDallastown vs Penn Manor D3-AAAA sball semifinal

ROYERSFORD — All year long, the Dallastown softball team didn’t have an inning like Monday’s sixth frame.

Batter after batter came to the plate. Hit after hit extended the inning. And run after run quickly put the game out of reach. Unfortunately, for the Wildcats, it was an inning they’d like to forget.


ELIJAH ARMOLD, 505-5406/@YDSportsThe Kennard Dale Rams celebrate after winning the District

Saturday, the season continues for three York County teams in their quests for PIAA state titles.

The day starts in West Grove at Avon Grove High School, where the Kennard-Dale girls’ lacrosse team takes on Conestoga in a second-round contest. The District 3 champion Rams (23-1) advanced to this game by defeating Pine-Richland, 12-9, on Wednesday. Conestoga (21-1) began the season 18-0 before falling early in the District 1 tournament and eventually securing the final state spot out that district.


RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@yaiaascoresDallastown vs Penn Manor D3-AAAA sball semifinal

MILLERSVILLE — There is a little that is more disappointing than a 1-0 loss for a high school softball team.

Especially when golden opportunities go wasted.


RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@yaiaascoresDallastown vs Penn Manor D3-AAAA sball semifinal

When there isn’t much separating two high school softball teams, the slightest error can be the difference.

Such was the case Tuesday afternoon in a District 3-AAAA semifinal contest between Dallastown and Penn Manor.


GEORGE HAMMOND, 505-5403/@ydsportsK-D Rams Logo

Just like that, it was over.

What had been an outstanding pitching duel for nine innings ended with heartbreak for the Kennard-Dale Rams’ softball team Thursday afternoon at York College when No. 6 seed Garden Spot strung together three consecutive singles to earn a 1-0 victory in District 3-AAA softball action. The victory ended the season for the No. 14 Rams, who had upset No. 3 West Perry in the opening round on Tuesday.


RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@yaiaascores


MILLERSVILLE — While the teams that played in the York-Adams League softball championship game saw their seasons end a few days ago, Dallastown just keeps moving on.

Head Coach Howie Merriman is just fine with that.

The Wildcats’ postseason run took another big step forward Thursday when they squared off against Wilson in a District 3-AAAA quarterfinal.