SWIMMING: York Suburban sweeps Dover, takes strides toward keeping York-Adams D-II titles

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When a team only gets one shot at each division rival, it can create a scenario where there’s a “de facto” division title contest well before the end of the season.

High school swimming and diving is one such sport.



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

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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.


SWIMMING: Central York girls knock off perennial York-Adams Division I champion Dallastown

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Dallastown at Central York swimming

The Central York girls’ swimming team didn’t take long to show why this season could be a special one for the Panthers.

In its first York-Adams Division I meet of the season on Tuesday, Jan. 9, Central defeated Dallastown, which had captured the last 13 division titles in a row.

The Panthers accomplished the feat decisively by scoring a 139-44 victory.


SWIMMING: Longtime Dover High coach Rich Janosky honored during final season with Eagles

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Spring Grove at Dover swimming

DOVER — Dover assistant swimming coach Drew Becker saw some people he hadn’t seen in 10 or 15 years at Thursday’s meet against Spring Grove.

A group of some 50 men and women were wearing T-shirts inscribed with the words “36 years, Thanks Coach J.” They were part of the crowd squeezed into the Dover Natatorium.

They returned to Dover to be part of a celebration honoring the career of the their former coach, Rich Janosky. Janosky will retire at the end of the season following 36 years of coaching, the past 29 as the head of the Eagles’ program.


PREP NOTEBOOK: Dallastown boys’ basketball team dealing with absence of two key players

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Coming into the season, there were plenty of expectations riding on the shoulders of the Dallastown boys’ basketball team.

The Wildcats were coming off a promising 2016-17 season, when they made the District 3 Class 6-A playoffs and finished 14-9. Most of that team was returning.

However, before the 2017-18 campaign could begin, Dallastown was handed a pair of personnel blows because of injuries to key players. Seniors Da’Trail Albert and Brandon McGlynn are both sidelined indefinitely, with Albert recovering from a torn ACL and McGlynn dealing with post-concussion symptoms.


Former York College coach Gina McHenry takes over standout Dallastown swim program

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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.