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Dallastown at Central York swimming

The Central York girls’ swimming team didn’t take long to show why this season could be a special one for the Panthers.

In its first York-Adams Division I meet of the season on Tuesday, Jan. 9, Central defeated Dallastown, which had captured the last 13 division titles in a row.

The Panthers accomplished the feat decisively by scoring a 139-44 victory.

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WY EHS wrestling

WRIGHTSVILLE — In a match in which every bout finished with six points being awarded to either visiting West York or host Eastern York, it came down to one point.

For the Bulldogs, that point cost them a victory.

With West York leading 42-18 with four bouts left, it seemed virtually certain the Bulldogs would prevail.

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Eastern York vs Dover girls' basketball

WRIGHTSVILLE — It’s human nature to get a bit antsy when a big milestone is drawing near.

Eastern York girls’ basketball standout Hannah Myers, who was closing in on 1,000 points for her career, was certainly feeling some anxiety.

Pressing a little more than she normally would recently, Myers had her sights set on reaching that goal in the second game of Rotary Club of Eastern York County Annual Holiday Basketball Tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at Eastern York High School.

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Robert Griffiths boy's basketball tournament

YORK — Speed and athleticism were the keys that helped the York Catholic High School boys’ basketball team dismantle previously undefeated Danville, 61-34, Wednesday night at York Tech.

The Fighting Irish (4-2), the defending champions of the Robert H Griffith Holiday Classic, lost some talent from last year, but it didn’t look like it vs. Danville, setting up a rematch in the final Thursday against Bethlehem Catholic.

“They played pretty good half-court defense, so we had to work, but I felt like this was the best game that we played so far,” Catholic coach Blaine Claiborne said. “We just want to win every game that we step on the court. My guys, we have fun, but we just try to take care of business.”

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Eastern York football practice

Eastern York High School is looking for a new varsity head football coach.

Jeff Mesich has decided to step way after two seasons as the leader of the Golden Knights program, citing family reasons.

Mesich and his wife had their second son, Niko, in August. He was born with two heart defects that required two surgeries.

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Dover and Red Lion Christian captured boys’ basketball wins on Thursday.

Dover earned a 65-49 non-league triumph at Northern York, while RLC downed visiting Carlisle Christian, 67-56.

In Dover’s win, Keith Davis finished with 24 points, while Elijah Sutton scored 15, all coming on 3-pointers. Victor Dorm and Brady Bowman each added 10.

For Red Lion, Myles Willard had 25 points to lead RLC, while Brad Sweitzer added 14 and Dondre Damiano had 10. Carlisle Christian got 23 from Luke Hurley and 14 from Nick Mullen.

 

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Chambersburg vs Spring Grove girls basketball

Every day, the players on the Spring Grove girls’ basketball team are reminded of the program’s recent down years.

While it’s a young team, many of the Rockets have been part of the program’s losing ways over the last several seasons.

For the Rockets who weren’t around for those losing seasons, the players and coaches who were there for the tough times talk about ending the losing on a daily basis. It’s used as a reminder about what this year’s team is working hard to remedy.

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