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

Dover vs York Suburban swimming

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.

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Penn State York to again honor memory of Dover High School graduate Maddie Hill

Maddie Hill

Penn State York will again honor Maddie Hill during the second annual Maddie Hill Basketball Games on Friday, Jan. 19, at Penn State York.

Hill was 19 when she died in June of 2016 after battling cancer three times. The ceremony, to be held at approximately 7:30 p.m., will be held between the women’s and men’s basketball games in the campus gym in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center. A number of speakers will share a few words in remembrance of Hill during the ceremony.

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HEISER: With participation down, forfeits up, high school wrestling searches for solutions

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Spring Grove at Central York wrestling

High school wrestling is enduring some tough times.

Everyone involved in the sport knows that.

Participation is down and forfeits are up.

Take last Thursday, Jan. 11, as just an example. It was a full night of York-Adams League competition. Results for nine matches involving 17 league teams could be tracked down. Those matches featured 47 forfeits, or more than five forfeits per match. In nearly 19 percent of the weight classes, the local teams didn’t field a competitor.

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ICYMI: GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Dallastown knocks off Central York to move into tie for first place

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Dallastown vs. Delone Catholic

EMIGSVILLE — Basketball is played indoors, but don’t let anyone tell you that the weather can’t have an impact on the sport.

Many games this season have already been postponed because of inclement conditions outside.

The Dallastown-Central York girls’ basketball showdown on Wednesday, Jan. 17, was not one of the postponed encounters, but the weather almost certainly had an impact. The host Panthers did not play particularly well over the first three quarters and the visiting Wildcats built a 13-point advantage.

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

Cross country action at York Suburban High School in

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.

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