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, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerDallastown's Drake Pew reacts as Jared Barley of Spring

With as much pain as Dallastown senior Drake Pew was in during and after his 182-pound bout against Spring Grove’s Jared Barley on Tuesday night, things looked bleak.

As it turns out, the news about his injured left knee wasn’t as bad as feared. Of course, that doesn’t mean things are golden, either.

Pew suffered a Grade 2 sprain of his MCL, he confirmed to The York Dispatch on Wednesday. He underwent an MRI on Wednesday morning, where the diagnosis was determined. He also said he’s expected to miss “a few weeks,” based on what he saw as the approximate recovery time while doing his own research on the injury. That could impact his postseason availability


, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerDallastown vs Spring Grove wrestling

SPRING GROVE — Often, when you think of Spring Grove wrestling, the first name that comes to mind is 113-pounder Dalton Rohrbaugh.

After him, the next notable name might be 120-pounder Clay Baker. Together, Rohrbaugh and Baker made up a lethal duo at the lighter weights a season ago, excelling in part of the high school wrestling lineup where many teams struggle to find any wrestlers at all, let alone two standouts.


RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@yaiaascoresSouth Western vs. Spring Grove Wrestling

HANOVER — High school wrestling is often a sport that’s difficult to predict when it comes to the showdown matches.

Two teams — such as Spring Grove and South Western — can put up similar scores against the same foes. However, that doesn’t necessarily translate into a close contest when those two teams finally square off.

There’s only so much that can be ascertained by playing out matches on paper. For the most part, it comes down to individual match-ups and which wrestlers are better on a given night.


PATRICK STROHECKER, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerSouth Western vs Dallastown wrestling

DALLASTOWN — Week by week, as the York-Adams League wrestling season wears on, the top tier of teams in Division I grows smaller.

Ultimately, every team is competing to keep pace with perennial powerhouse Spring Grove, but one by one, the number of actual contenders with the Rockets is diminishing.

When Dallastown routed Central York a week ago, it left only the Wildcats and Rockets unbeaten in the division, potentially setting up a showdown for the division on Jan. 17.


, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerTeammates Brandon Coleman, left, Fred Mulbah, center,

We’re one month into the high school winter sports season.

That means we’re about three weeks from the start of district wrestling competition and six weeks from district basketball action. Before you know it, those figures will be trimmed to zero and we’ll be gearing up for the playoffs.

So, if the season ended today, here’s a glance at which York-Adams League teams would make the District 3 playoffs in the six classes in boys’ and girls’ basketball and the two classes in wrestling. The ratings and records included all games through Sunday.


RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@yaiaascoresWest York vs New Oxford girls basketball

It’s one of basketball’s basic skills, but it can often make the difference between winning and losing.

Free throw shooting.

Those three words did not entirely account for the troubles that the West York girls’ basketball team had Monday evening at home against New Oxford, but they sure did draw the attention of Bulldogs coach Darrell Wildasin.


RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@yaiaascoresDallastown vs. Central York

EMIGSVILLE — Home wrestling nights at Central York High School definitely have a different feel to them this year.

No, the wrestling is the same. The typical format, with the junior high, junior varsity and then varsity bouts, remains unchanged.

The feel, however, is decidedly different.

Going to a Panther home match is more like attending a York Revolution game than another high school event. The Central York Wrestling Booster Club can be thanked for that.