2-Minute Drill: New Oxford offensive lineman Brock Hartman

W0828_SPT_JS-Brock-Hartman.jpge sat down with high school players from respective schools and asked quick-hitting questions in conjunction with our 2014 football preview. Here is New Oxford offensive lineman Brock Hartman:

On the new uniforms modeled after the New England Patriots: It’s a good team to be reppin’. They’re a good team with a good coach. I feel like we’re a good team with a good coach. It’s comparable.
What you watch for during a game as a fan: I like to see the chemistry the teams have. That’s what I think makes a good team. That’s what makes things work. It’s not a one-player game, it’s 11 players.
The challenges entering Division I: Greater teams. We had some teams that we beat pretty easily. … Now, as we’re moving up, it’s every week (New Oxford will face a great team). Every week we’re going to have to bust our butts.

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Meet Hanover’s new girls volleyball coach, Liz Garber

Coach Garber (second row, far right) is set to begin her first season at the helm in Hanover.

Coach Garber (second row, far right) is set to begin her first season at the helm in Hanover.

The fall sports season is almost upon us. With that comes a fair share of football talk, but there are plenty of story lines in other sports as well. In girls volleyball, Hanover finished second in Division III last season with an 11-11 record before replacing head coach Reagan Bitler with Liz Garber during the offseason. Garber, a Hanover native, was an assistant coach in Virginia for three years before returning home to York County. She recently spoke with GametimePA.com about what to expect in her first season and what life as a rookie head coach is like.

Question: Your athletic director told me this is your first season. When did you accept the position? Was it expected or a surprise?

Answer: Yes, this is my first year. I started coaching with Hanover when club-ball season started. Mr. Bitler said he was looking for someone to coach because he was resigning. That was when I initially showed interest. By the time I officially got the position I had actually been coaching the girls all through club season and summer.

Q: Who else is on the coaching staff with you?

A: Dean Marcionette.

Q: Have you coached before?

A: I have not been a head coach before this season. I was an assistant coach for three years in Virginia and coached club volleyball teams.

Q: Where are you from?

A: I am from Hanover, but I went to school at Carroll Christian in Westminster, Maryland.

Q: What are you most looking forward to this season?

A: I am looking forward to everything! I have a great group of girls who I have bonded closely with already. I want to see them succeed and have fun.
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Q+A: Who is your team’s biggest rival?

photo (640x640)During YAIAA Media Day and at practices this week, we asked football players and coaches from all over the league: Who do you think is your team’s biggest rival? Is it a neighboring school? Maybe a team you’ve had close games with? Below are each player and coach’s answer.

 Littlestown

Devyn Houck, senior O-lineman: Bermudian Springs.

Ryan Dickensheets, junior O-lineman: Bermudian.

Bermudian Springs

Jon DeFoe, head coach: Delone Catholic, Littlestown and Biglerville.

Briton Shelton, senior running back: Delone Catholic.

Hanover

Colten Ehrhart, junior running back: Delone Catholic.

Garrett Reichart, senior linebacker: Delone Catholic.

Biglerville

Alex Ramos, head coach: Bermudian.

Delone Catholic

Jake Wiles, senior quarterback: Littlestown.

Jake Kadis, senior running back: Bermudian or Littlestown.

Spring Grove

Ziba Topper, senior center: South Western.

Zack Stauffer, senior linebacker: South Western.

New Oxford

Brock Hartman, junior O-lineman: South Western.

Jordan Gardner, senior wide receiver: South Western.

 

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POLL: Which Hanover-area school has the best helmet?

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A day after the YAIAA’s Media Day, we take a look at all of the helmets from the teams in the Hanover-area, and we ask you the fans, to voice your opinion. Who do you think has the best helmet? Polls will remain open until Thursday at 5 p.m. Click the START button below to answer the poll question. Continue reading “POLL: Which Hanover-area school has the best helmet?” »

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YAIAA baseball stat leaders- Regular season finale edition

Here are your final regular season YAIAA leaders in doubles, triples, homeruns, pitching wins and strikeouts based on the results submitted to GameTimePA.com Continue reading “YAIAA baseball stat leaders- Regular season finale edition” »

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YAIAA baseball stat leaders through 5/6

Here are your YAIAA leaders in doubles, triples, homeruns, pitching wins and strikeouts through May 6 based on the results submitted to GameTimePA.com

DOUBLE

1. Nick Trish, Hanover- 10
2t. Tanner Forry, Dallastown- 6
2t. Thomas Taylor, Eastern York- 6
2t. Devon Craig, Delone Catholic- 6
2t. Brett Kinneman, West York- 6
4. 12 tied with- 5

TRIPLES

1t. Clint Bohn, York Catholic- 3
1t. Jimmy O’Boyle, Delone Catholic- 3
1t. Sammy Miller, Susquehannock- 3
1t. Tanner Forrey, Dallastown- 3
1t. Matt Brooks, Spring Grove- 3
1t. Devin Strickler, Eastern York- 3
7. 6 tied with- 2

HOMERUNS

1. Tanner Forry, Dallastown- 5
2. Pat Clement, York Catholic- 4
3t. Tye Golden, Dallastown- 2
3t. Nick Sprenkle, Northeastern- 2
3t. Ryan Bowman, Hanover- 2
3t. Jake Krevetski, York Catholic- 2
3t. Levi Stein, York Suburban- 2
3t. Chase James, West York- 2
9. 33 tied with- 1

PITCHING WINS

1t. Brandyn Smith, West York- 5
1t. Dalton Haymaker, Delone Catholic- 5
1t. Sammy Miller, Susquehannock- 5
4t. Grant Hoover, Dover- 4
4t. Logan Stover, West York- 4
4t. Colby Shimmel, Eastern York- 4
4t. Anthony Lippy, New Oxford- 4
4t. Tyler Butcher, Dallastown- 4
4t. Koby Griest, Biglerville- 4
4t. Dan Sepic, Central York- 4
4t. Russell Livesay, Littlestown- 4
4t. Graham Schuman, Littlestown- 4
STRIKEOUTS

1. Anthony Lippy, New Oxford- 44
2. Dalton Haymaker, Delone Catholic- 42
3t. Tyler Butcher, Dallastown- 41
3t. Jake Krevetski, York Catholic- 41
5t. Dan Sepic, Central York- 40
5t. Grant Hoover, Dover- 40
7. Jared Peterman, Hanover-39
8. Clayton Hoff, Bermudian Springs- 36
9. Matt Brooks, Spring Grove- 34
10t. Brandyn Smith, West York- 33
10t. Koby Griest, Biglerville- 33
10t. Nick Spangler, Spring Grove- 33

(The statistics above If I have misspelled any names or if there is a discrepancy with the statistics, please email me at mrubin@eveningsun.com and we will get it corrected.)

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Girls’ lacrosse stats: Regular season finale addition

The 2014 regular season has come to an end. South Western has qualified for the PIAA District 3 tournament but for the other area teams, their season’s have come to an end. Continue reading “Girls’ lacrosse stats: Regular season finale addition” »

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Boys’ lacrosse stats: Regular season finale addition

The 2014 regular season has come to an end. For the Hanover-area lacrosse teams, that means the end of the season as none qualified for PIAA District 3 play.

So without further adieu, here are the final regular season goals and assist leaders in YAIAA through May 6, based on the results submitted to GameTimePA.com.

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Coach John Campo- Beyond the story

Coach John Campo talking to his players. Photo by David Sinclair

Coach John Campo talking to his players. Photo by David Sinclair

Sometimes when you interview someone for a story they give you so much incredible content that it is just impossible to use it all.

When a reporter is lucky enough to interview a legendary head coach such as Gettysburg College head baseball coach John Campo, you get a LOT of great content. Rather than let it all go to waste, I decided to right some of the memorable comments in this blog post. So here it goes:

On the biggest changes he has seen in the game of baseball since he started coaching: “The biggest rule change has been the DH and the biggest change in the college game was going back to the way the game originally was, which meant more defensive. (NCAA) has really deadened the bats by putting performance standards on it. We have gone through periods in baseball where the aluminum bats were very lively and you had a lot of offense. Well they deadened those to where now they are trying to get a little more offense back and are making changes to the ball. They are going to be putting a lower seam to give the ball more carry. It is more of a pitching/defense game right now so I have seen that go back and forth.

In terms of coaching, the biggest thing I see is that kids are starting so much earlier in the college recruiting process and they are focusing so much more on one sport a lot earlier. I do not think that is a good thing very honestly. I have always been a big believer in the multi-sport athlete at high school. It really has changed the whole recruiting and college selection process. I am getting contacted by kids who are sophomores and I don’t think that’s a good thing. I think the proper time is when kids are done their junior year.”

On what impact lowering the seam on the balls will have: ”The change will not change the bat exit speed which will not cause it to effect safety of the players. All it will do is a well hit ball will travel further. It will reduce the drag effect. You won’t see the balls coming off the bat with more velocity, they will just have more carry.”

On what rule he would change: ”The thing I would like to see is the re-entry rule like you have at the high school and legion level. We used to have it in the NCAA rule book as an optional rule but eliminated that several years ago. As a college coach, I like it. It was a way to get more kids involved in the game itself. Even if it was a pinch hitter and you can re-enter a kid or bring someone in to run for a kid. I know traditionalists argued against me and said it’s not real baseball and my retort to that was, ‘Well than let’s go back to not having DH and using wood bats in college.’”

On why he has stayed at Gettysburg: “Aside from quality of life and family life (talked about in the article), from a coaching standpoint, I always felt that coaching was coaching. It really doesn’t matter whether you are Division 1, 2, or 3, how many people are in the stands and whether you are on television or not. When you are a coach or a teacher, it really makes no difference. Whether you are a high school or college coach, coaching is coaching. It is just when you are at the high level you are dealing with more skilled athletes, but the actual coaching of the game itself, there is really no difference. I get as much enjoyment and rewards coaching at this level than any other level.”

On one game that stands out: “We have had so many big wins over the years. I would have to say my first year as a head coach. That conference championship game in the old Mid Atlantic Conference. That stands out to me. It was my first year as a head coach and we made it to the conference title game and won the game.

In terms of losses, we have had a lot of tough ones over the years. I would say one day in particular was last year when we lost two heart-breaking games that knocked us out of the conference tournament. We lost in extra innings to Franklin and Marshall and came back and lost on a walk-off homer to Johns Hopkins. That was a very heart breaking day for me and my team so that one kind of stands out.”

On the impact he has had on young men’s lives: “That is one of the rewards in coaching or teaching when your former players or coaches come back and stay in touch with you and you can see how they have progressed. You can see how they grew into being good family men, good fathers and good leaders. I always tell them enjoy being dads right now because it goes very quickly.”

On why he loves baseball: “I just like the competitiveness of athletics. I like the ambiance of baseball. I like the approach. It is different then football where its gross motor skills sport where baseball is a fine motor skills sport. Baseball is focus for a short period of time and let it go. Football you have that constant building up of one game on the weekend and then you have to start all over. Baseball you have that constant level of consistency of playing. I like the fact that we will play four or five games a week as opposed to one. If you have a tough day you have to shake it off because you might have a double header or a game the next day. Coaching is coaching, I don’t care what sport it is . The difference with baseball is the ability to have to maintain that consistent level every day and over time.”

 

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YAIAA baseball leaders through 4/29

Here are your YAIAA leaders in doubles, triples, homeruns, pitching wins and strikeouts through April 30 based on the results submitted to GameTimePA.com Continue reading “YAIAA baseball leaders through 4/29” »

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