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Gina McHenry

There are few athletic teams around the York-Adams League with as much tradition as the Dallastown swimming program.

Much of the credit for the Wildcats’ success in the pool can be attributed to Rich Howley, the longtime coach responsible for leading his teams to more than 50 championships. Banners commemorating those titles hang proudly inside the Dallastown Aquatics Center.

The Wildcats have won both the boys’ and girls’ York-Adams Division I titles in each of the last nine seasons under Howley, with 25 boys’ and 25 girls’ division titles in total over his 30-plus years as coach.

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Delone Catholic vs York Catholic girls' basketball

Basketball aside, St. Francis College in Brooklyn checked all the boxes that York Catholic senior Kate Bauhof was looking for in a college.

Wanting to be in a big city, she will soon be in the nation’s largest. Not to mention that New York City is her favorite city.

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The York College women’s volleyball team dropped the final three games of a Capital Athletic Conference Tournament first-round playoff match against Salisbury on Tuesday, Oct. 31, losing in five games, 20-25, 16-25, 25-19, 25-19, 15-6.

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Hali Flickinger

Less than a year after finishing in seventh place at the Rio Olympics in the 200-meter butterfly, Hali Flickinger will be back in the pool competing at the U.S. National Championships and World Championship Trials this week.

The event will run from Tuesday through Saturday and will be held at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis.

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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 Great moments from the fall and winter feel like an eternity because they’ve been replaced by other, more recent great moments from the spring.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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Central York at Dallastown swimming

When longtime Dallastown High School swimming coach Rich Howley announced his retirement back in March, he made sure the focus was quickly placed on the kids he mentored.

“I was blessed,” Howley told the York Dispatch shortly after announcing his retirement. “What kept me going so long was I got to walk on the deck and be called ‘Coach’ by my heroes, and that’s those kids, and that’s kept it going and that’s what I’ll miss the most.”

Before his retirement becomes official on June 6, however, there’s one more accolade Howley can quickly deflect.

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