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Dallastown vs St. Joseph Prep in PIAA Class 6A baseball quarterfinals

Seniority ruled when it came time for the York-Adams baseball coaches to select the 2017 players of the year in each of the league’s four divisions.

All four recipients were seniors, with Dallastown’s Joe Capobianco winning the Division I honor, West York’s Zach Gettys taking home the Division II award, Ben Stewart of Kennard-Dale earning the Division III accolade and York Catholic’s Dillon Hippensteel claiming the Division IV recognition.



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Dallastown vs West York swimming

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 Great moments from the fall and winter feel like an eternity because they’ve been replaced by other, more recent great moments from the spring.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.



Kate Dellinger

Eastern York High School graduate Kate Dellinger has been hired as an assistant coach for the Trinity College women’s basketball team.

Dellinger comes to Trinity, located in Hartford, Connecticut, after one year on the Johns Hopkins coaching staff.

Dellinger graduated from the Widener University in 2013 with a degree in psychology, where she played four years of basketball and was an assistant coach for three seasons before joining Johns Hopkins.


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Central York vs North Allegheny PIAA Boys' Championship Volleyball

In sports, it’s typically the stars who garner the most of the attention.

While the Central York boys’ volleyball team certainly had its share of stars during a banner 2017 season that was capped earlier this month with a PIAA Class 3-A state title, the Panthers’ success was fueled by every single player who stepped on the court.

The team featured big hitters, such as Cole Johnson, Braden Richard and Ben Seebold, but also got big contributions from setter Carter Luckenbaugh and libero Zak Kakos. All five of of those players were recently named to the All-District 3 Class 3-A Teams.


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York Catholic va. Mennonite

Like most talented 17-year-old high school basketball players, Melik Martin is weighing his playing options for after high school.

Unlike most kids his age, however, Martin is running out of time.

Despite his young age, Martin just graduated from York Catholic last month and now has just a few weeks left to make his decision on where he wants to continue his basketball career next year. Unlike most kids in his shoes, however, he isn’t looking at colleges for his immediate future. Instead, he’s decided on the prep-school route, with his list of schools rapidly narrowing.



Dakoda Hoffman is one of five Northeastern players

Sixteen players earned berths on the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association All-District 3 Class 2-A Boys’ Volleyball Teams.

Nine of those standouts came from York County schools.

Not surprisingly, District 3 and PIAA Class 2-A champion Northeastern had five players garner all-district recognition. Making the first team from the Bobcats were junior outside hitter Cole Brillhart, senior middle hitter Dakoda Hoffman and senior libero James Toomey. Northeastern players on the second team were junior setter Jacob Cheuvront and junior outside hitter Wyatt Hughes.


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STATE COLLEGE — There wasn’t a passionate meeting with a desperate cry to get better.

There wasn’t a specific moment when everything clicked for the Dallastown baseball team.

The Wildcats simply just got better. Actually, they started playing up to the level they were capable of playing.

Sitting at 3-4 and coming off a loss to rival Red Lion early in the regular season, Dallastown was at a crossroads. A team full of talent from top to bottom, with three NCAA Division I recruits and players with loads of experience at the varsity level, the Wildcats had a decision to make — continue to be average or start playing up to their potential and achieve something great.