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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 Great moments from the fall and winter feel like an eternity because they’ve been replaced by other, more recent great moments from the spring.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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Stewartstown wrestler Tiffani McNelis went 2-2 on Saturday in the 2017 Women’s National Championships in Irving, Texas, wrestling in the United World Wrestling cadet juniors age group.

It was McNelis’ first time wrestling in the tournament at the cadet level and she was the youngest out of 27 competitors in her 65-kilogram (143-pound) weight class.

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Tiffani McNelis’ meteoric rise through the junior girls’ wrestling rankings has landed her in some huge competitions at a very young age.

None of them, however, might be as crucial to her future as the event she’ll compete in this weekend in Irving, Texas.

McNelis, of Stewartstown, will participate in the 2017 Women’s National Championships, an event that could put her on a junior world team and on the path to, potentially one day, becoming an Olympian.

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Camden Stoops

Gettysburg College senior wrestler Camden Stoops was named a Scholar All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association recently.

It was the second consecutive time the Eastern York High School graduate earned the recognition. He was one of three Bullet wrestlers to earn the honor, along with sophomore Colin Kowalski and freshman Colin Devlin.

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PIAA Wrestling

HERSHEY — Drawing a tough opponent in the opening round of the PIAA Class 3-A state wrestling championships, Dallastown senior Bryce Shields knew earning a first ever state medal would be difficult.

Despite losing his opener on Thursday, 7-5, to Council Rock South’s Joe Doyle, the defeat gave him confidence for the rest of the tournament. He gave one of the top 220-pound wrestlers in the state a challenge. The only downside to it was that one more loss and his high school career would be over.

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PIAA Wrestling

HERSHEY — You can excuse Michael Wolfgram for not feeling over-confident heading into the PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships Thursday evening.

Even with a perfect 34-0 record heading into his opening-round contest at the Giant Center, Wolfgram admitted he was a little worried before his eventual clash with Northeastern heavyweight Blaine Yinger.

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Andrew Barnett

The legend of Chance Marsteller’s high school wrestling career at Kennard-Dale is well known, not just in York County, but around wrestling circles around the state.

The former Ram standout went 166-0 in his four years, winning four PIAA state titles.

So, it’s ironic that, of all the great wrestlers to come out of these parts, the best of the bunch came from a wrestling program that hardly has a pedigree of greatness outside of him.

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