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William Gekas fired a 6-over-par 76 on Tuesday to win the Boys’ 15-18 Blue Division during the York County Junior Golf Association season-opening tournament at Cool Creek Golf Course.

Gekas earned a one-shot victory over Devin Peart. Dominic Ferro and Michael Robinson each shot 79s, but Ferro won the tiebreaker for third place.

In the Boys’ 15-18 White Division, Darin Wise took the title with a 77, while Ryan Menchey and Brandon Simmons each fired 79s. Menchey won the tiebreaker for second.

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Spring Grove vs Northeastern D-3 Class 5A basketball Semifinal

For the past four years, James Brooks has been one half of a tandem largely responsible for rebuilding the Spring Grove boys’ basketball program.

The other part of that duo was, of course, his son, Eli, the standout guard who will play for Michigan next year.

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Central York celebrates a 3-1 win over North Allegheny

The final Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association rankings are in.

Not surprisingly, York County teams are very well represented.

Central York and Northeastern each captured state championships on Saturday at Penn State’s Rec Hall, solidifying the county’s reputation as a power center for the sport.

The Panthers claimed the No. 1 spot in the final PVCA Class 3-A rankings, while Northeastern took the top position in the 2-A poll.

In addition, York Suburban finished fourth in the 2-A rankings, while Dallastown landed eighth in the 3-A poll.

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Dallastown

HERSHEY — With the way things are going for the Dallastown baseball team at the moment, almost nothing seems to bother the Wildcats.

Not an early deficit. Not a Division I-bound starting pitcher opposing them. And certainly not the magnitude of a state playoff semifinal.

Even when all three of those challenges faced the Wildcats on Monday in the PIAA Class 6-A contest against State College, Dallastown thrived in the moment. Twice, the Wildcats scored three runs in an inning against the Little Lions, rolling to a 6-1 victory and advancing to Friday afternoon’s state championship game at Penn State at 3:30 p.m. The win was the team’s 20th in a row and moved its record to 23-4.

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Susquehannock vs Kennard-Dale PIAA Class 2-A girls' LAX state semifinal

WEST CHESTER – Sometimes winning is more of a feeling than something exact.

That sentiment certainly fits the Kennard-Dale girls’ lacrosse team to a T.

No matter the outcome of Saturday’s PIAA Class 2-A girls’ lacrosse final against District 1 champion Radnor, the Ram players were already feeling like winners on the bus ride over to West Chester East High School, having raised over $4,000 for the family of Calie Swegon.

Friday evening, the Rams were riding a high on an emotional roller-coaster over the past week.

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Northeastern vs Beaver County Christian PIAA Boys' Volleyball Championship

STATE COLLEGE — With every thunderous Cole Brillhart kill, every authoritative block and every eruption of cheer by the Northeastern fans, the Bobcats inched closer and closer to an unprecedented fifth consecutive PIAA Class 2-A state championship on Saturday afternoon.

Then, with one final kill that was struck with such menace by senior Dakoda Hoffman that a Beaver County Christian defender could barely get his hands up in time to protect himself, Northeastern kept its streak alive.

It wasn’t a sweep like the three prior to it, but it was convincingly won in four games, 25-13, 25-22, 21-25, 25-20, with the Bobcats walking off of Penn State’s Rec Hall floor as state champions once more.

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Central York vs North Allegheny PIAA Boys' Championship Volleyball

STATE COLLEGE — Central York junior Cole Johnson found his parents in the Rec Hall stands and gave them a hug.

When he embraced with his father, Jeff, his dad had a message for him: “Congratulations, but you’re still not better than me.”

At least now they’re even.

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