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Red Lion at Spring Grove wrestling

Coach Tony Miller’s Spring Grove wrestling program has long succeeded on the mat.

The Rockets are a traditional York-Adams League power, with nine Division I titles since 2008,

Miller, however, is concerned with more than just wins and losses. He also puts his efforts behind worthy causes that benefit the school district and community.

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New Oxford vs. Susqy

High school basketball games in March are normally quite different then they are in December.

That’s something that both coaches from the clash between York-Adams League Division II rivals Susquehannock and York Suburban understand.

The Warriors, a team that won the District 3 Class 5-A title before advancing to the PIAA Class 5-A semifinals last March, and the Trojans, a team that qualified for the PIAA Class 4-A playoffs, certainly expect to see marked improvement as the 2017-18 seasons progresses.

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York Catholic vs. Trinity

The Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association (PVCA) recently released its list of 2017 all-state performers.

It should come as no surprise that West York and Delone Catholic are well represented. Both teams made state playoff runs, with the Squirettes advancing all the way to the PIAA Class 2-A title match.

While the Squirettes (four) and the Bulldogs (two) had their fair share of honorees, so too did York Catholic and York Suburban, two teams which failed to make the state playoffs. Both of those schools also had two all-state selections each.

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Susquehannock vs Central York ice hockey

There were signs last year that the Central York ice hockey team could be a force to be reckoned with this season in the Central Penn Interscholastic Hockey League.

Signs, however, only tell so much.

With a new head coach and a squad made up almost entirely of players from the Central York School District, the Panthers have certainly lived up to, if not exceeded, expectations.

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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.

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York Catholic vs. West York

(Editor’s note: This is another in a series of stories leading up to the start of the York-Adams League winter sports season).

A year after leading the New Oxford girls’ basketball team to the York-Adams League championship game, James Kunkle may find that repeating that feat this season will be a significant challenge.

Now the head coach at West York, Kunkle is trading a pair of battles against Division I and state-caliber teams such as Central York and Dallastown for new ones against state-caliber squads such as Susquehannock, Dover, Eastern York and York Suburban in Division II.

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York Catholic High School has a rich athletic history filled with success on different levels across multiple sports.

From the state championship boys’ basketball teams of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, to the highly-acclaimed girls’ basketball teams over the past 15 years, to the state champion boys’ cross country teams of the mid-1980s, the school has become synonymous with athletic success.

The talented athletes and skilled coaches deserve most of the credit for that success, but one other person also deserves some recognition, longtime athletic director Rick Luckman.

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