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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 Great moments from the fall and winter feel like an eternity because they’ve been replaced by other, more recent great moments from the spring.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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swim champs

The York YMCA 11-12-year-old girls recently won the state title at the Pennsylvania YMCA State Swimming Championships at the McCoy Natatorium on the campus on Penn State University.

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Central York at Dallastown swimming

For the past 30 years, you could count on two things with Dallastown High School swimming — that it would perform at a dominant level in the York-Adams League and that Rich Howley was the coach behind it all.

Sunday, at the end of this year’s team banquet, Howley announced that he was retiring as coach of the Wildcats, along with his position as a technology education teacher at the middle school.

“Basically, it was for my family and time for my family,” Howley said about his reason for retiring. “I lived and breathed with swimming and the kids at Dallastown, both in the classroom and in the pool, but now my family and changing dynamics, as far as my kids getting older and wanting to do things, and I want to be part of that.”

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Courtney Harnish

West York High School senior Courtney Harnish was named the PIAA Class 2-A Girls’ Swimmer of the Meet on Friday afternoon at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium.

Harnish added a second 2017 state gold medal on Friday, winning the 100-yard backstroke in 54.03 seconds, which was nearly 2 1/2 seconds ahead of the next closest competitor.

Harnish also won gold on Thursday in the 200 freestyle.

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Central York vs Dallastown swimming

LEWISBURG — Jacob Stoner walked out of Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium on Sunday with his head held high.

Yes, the Dallastown High School senior called it “bittersweet” that his swimming career had ended.

He exited the complex with plenty to be proud of, though.

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