Central York grad Brooklyn Smith earns spot on all-PSAC team

Libero/defensive specialist Brooklyn Smith, a Central York graduate, was named to the All-PSAC East Second Team for the second consecutive season.

It’s no shock Smith collected more postseason honors (she was named the PSAC East Defensive Athlete of the Year in 2013) after a quick glance at her stat line:

  • 562 digs this season, good for sixth in the PSAC and 28th in Division II.
  • 5.30 digs per set ranked her sixth in the PSAC and 36th in the nation
  • 1,732 career digs, which moves her up to second on the program’s all-time chart

  • A few other former YAIAA athletes made the list, too:

    EASTERN DIVISION FIRST TEAM

    Cambria Wierman, Pitt-Johnstown (Delone Catholic)

    Jessica Brown, Lock Haven (Kennard-Dale)

    EASTERN DIVISION SECOND TEAM

    Faith Athey, Shippensburg (Delone Catholic)

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    Carberry earns all-conference honor with Plymouth State field hockey

    Susquehannock graduate Sam Carberry (9) was named to the All-Little East Conference Team.

    Susquehannock graduate Sam Carberry (9) was named to the All-Little East Conference Team.

    It was business as usual this year for the Plymouth State field hockey team.


    The Panthers recently ended the season in familiar fashion — by winning the Eastern College Athletic Conference New England championship with a 2-0 victory vs. Gordon College. It was their seventh straight trip to the title tilt, and their third championship in five years.

    Five Plymouth State players found their way to the All-Little East Conference Team, including Susquehannock graduate Sam Carberry.

    Carberry was a standout for Plymouth State at both ends of the field, earning All-Conference second-team honors this season as a midfielder. She helped PSU’s defensive effort while adding seven goals and five assists to rank fourth on the team in scoring.

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    York-area high school basketball primer

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    A dunk by William Penn's Jahaire Wilson during last season's YAIAA tournament semifinals propelled the Bearcats into the finals. They went on to lose to Central York but rebounded for a District 3 Class AAAA title as a No. 8 seed. Wilson returns along with junior guard Trey Shifflett, who looks on below.  (FILE -- GAMETIMEPA.COM)

    A dunk by William Penn’s Jahaire Wilson during last season’s YAIAA tournament semifinals propelled the Bearcats into the finals. They went on to lose to Central York but rebounded for a District 3 Class AAAA title as a No. 8 seed. Wilson returns along with junior guard Trey Shifflett, who looks on below. (FILE — GAMETIMEPA.COM)

    High school basketball practices officially began this week, and William Penn boys’ coach Troy Sowers received some good news.

    York resident Montrel Morgan, who helped New Hope Academy to a District 3 Class A title in February before the charter school closed, had recently enrolled at William Penn and was cleared Tuesday to play basketball at the school. A 6-foot-2 junior point guard, he earned all-state honors as a sophomore in Pennsylvania’s smallest classification. He now leaps up to play against the state’s largest schools on a team that returns all five starters from its own District 3 title run.

    The Bearcats’ addition of Morgan is just the latest development in boys’ basketball around the area. Ahead of the GameTimePA.com high school basketball preview, set to publish Thursday, Dec. 4 in the Daily Record and online, here is a primer for the upcoming season.
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    Poll: YAIAA football Athlete of the Week | Nov. 10-Nov. 15

    York Catholic takes the field for the District 3 Class A football semifinal at York Catholic High School on Friday. The Irish won 23-8. (Photo by Kate Penn -— GameTimePA.com)

    York Catholic takes the field for the District 3 Class A football semifinal at York Catholic High School on Friday. The Irish won 23-8. (Photo by Kate Penn -— GameTimePA.com)


    To all our fans and followers….

    With the fall season essentially coming to an end (and as some football teams continue to roll on) we are going with a truncated version of our Athlete of the Week awards. And with that, the football poll will be in full force once again.

    That’s what happens when a team advances (and others fall) in postseason competition.

    York Catholic for instance, is hoping a district championship isn’t far off, after the Irish dismantled Steel-High in a 17-0 victory Friday night. The team will play for a District 3 Class A title Saturday, Nov. 22 against Camp Hill in Hershey, Pa.

    That’s the glory. There were disappointments as well.

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    Out at West York tonight? Take #selfieswithGameTimePA

    In just a little more than an hour or so, we will start to raise the red GameTimePA tent next to the home bleachers at tonight’s Cocalico at West York District 3 Class AAA quarterfinal.

    We’ve got some fun things planned for tonight …. Before the game starts, five trivia questions will pop up on our Facebook page. Come over to the tent, grab an entry form, fill in the answers and you’ll be entered to win a $50 VISA gift card. Pretty sweet, right?

    If you are on Instagram, snap a selfie with the Bulldog mascot or a member of the GameTimePA team. Tag it #selfieswithGameTimePA and stop by the tent. Your pic will earn you some GTPA swag, and they’ll show up in a slideshow that we will post below.

    And, of course, show us your GameTimePA app and you’ll walk away with a T-shirt or mini-football.


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    Poll: YAIAA boys’ Athlete of the Week | Nov. 3-Nov. 8

    Gettysburg 's Drew Wivell (22) celebrates his goal with this teammates Zach Shoemaker (5), Adam Yingling (2) and Yanni Tassou (0) in the first half of the PIAA District 3 semifinal against Elco at Hersheypark Stadium. Gettysburg lead 2-0 at the half on Monday, October 27, 2014. Jeremy Long -- GametimePA.com

    Gettysburg boy’s soccer celebrated its PIAA District 3 semifinal against Elco at Hersheypark Stadium. They then did the same last week in a state tournament victory against Landsdale Catholic. (Jeremy Long – GametimePA.com)

    It was a week of firsts, at least for the Gettysburg Warriors.

    Specifically, the team recorded its first postseason win in the history of the program, beating Lansdale Catholic 2-0 in the PIAA opening-round contest in Philadelphia.

    And then there were some familiar trends. Like Gettysburg getting its brother-tandem of Matt and Adam Yingling scoring some pivotal goals – the only two of the game – as the Warriors downed Lansdale Catholic, 2-0, in their PIAA opening-round win on Wednesday. And the team getting its 14th shutout of the season – and fourth in five postseason games this year – in the victory.

    Of course, Central York soccer won its second straight YAIAA crown this year, even if it didn’t necessarily mean postseason success.

    We take a look at some of the playoff heroes from the past week of play, in this version of YAIAA Athlete of the Week.


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    Poll: YAIAA girls’ Athlete of the Week | Nov. 3-Nov. 8

    Delone's Maddie Comly, left, and Emma Malinowski watch as Berks Catholic players lift the championship trophy on Saturday Nov. 1, 2014 after Delone lost 3-1 to Berks Catholic in the District III Class AA volleyball championship at Dallastown Senior High School.  Shane Dunlap - GameTimePA

    Delone’s Maddie Comly, left, and Emma Malinowski watch as Berks Catholic players lift the championship trophy on Saturday Nov. 1, 2014 after Delone lost 3-1 to Berks Catholic in the District III Class AA volleyball championship at Dallastown Senior High School. Shane Dunlap – GameTimePA

    The word dynasty could be thrown around too often. In the case of Delone Catholic volleyball, it could also be fitting.

    Certainly the program’s had a strong recent tradition. And there is such a thing of being a victim of your own success. As for the Squirettes, they could certainly be in that category as well.

    Before being eliminated in the first round of the PIAA Championships last Wednesday, the team won a State Title in 2013, and the state runner up in 2012. Before this year they had won two straight district titles, and they’ve captured county championship three straight years as well.

    So when the Squirettes fell to Bethlehem Catholic 3-1 on Wednesday night in opening round of the PIAA, it was as much a surprise as a failure. And perhaps that’s not a negative thing.

    “Don’t feel bad at all, you were the ones that spoiled us,” coach Jason Leppo said to his seniors following the match. “Four division titles, three county titles, two district titles, three trips to states, a state runner-up and a state championship. Nobody does that.”

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    YAIAA football Athlete of the Week | Nov. 3-Nov. 8

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    Gettysburg players are comforted after their loss to Milton Hershey on Friday. (Photo by Shane Dunlap – GameTimePA.com.com)


    Some YAIAA teams were dealt some tough defeats during the opening rounds of their respective District 3 football tournaments this past Friday.

    We’ll start with Dallastown, a No. 5 seed entering the District 3 Class AAAA tournament, which suffered a 36-21 loss to No. 12 Hempfield.

    “They (Hempfield) came out and played,” Wildcats head coach Kevin Myers said following the contest. “That’s been our theme the last six weeks, that we have to play 48 minutes of football, and we played about 24 tonight. Whatever that ‘it’ factor is, we didn’t have it the first half.”

    His point was well taken. Hempfield led 28-7 at intermission – the team scored 21 points in the second quarter. A late Dallastown push – the Wildcats cut the deficit down to 28-21 late in the fourth – wasn’t enough. The team finished the season with a 9-2 overall record.

    Ironically, Gettysburg suffered a similar fate in its Class AAA contest, falling as a No. 6 seed to No. 11 Milton Hershey, 27-14. Milton Hershey took a 21-6 lead at intermission and was able to hang on against a Warriors team that went 8-3 this past season.

    On Milton Hershey’s first play from scrimmage, sophomore quarterback Keonte Lucas fumbled the snap but picked it up and ran 66 yards untouched up the middle for a touchdown.

    “They’re a team of hope,” Gettysburg coach Matt Heiser said. “So when they were able to take that opening snap and score, it got them ready to go.”

    Of course, it’s the playoffs, and literally anything can happen. That also means the favored can hold serve. In Class AAA, No. 2 West York downed No. 15 Donegal 35-14, while the Class AA bracket saw No. 2 Bermudians Springs beat No. 7 Schuylkill Valley 42-0.

    And, as always, there were some standout performers. We take a look at them, in our Athlete of the Week segment. Feel free to vote away!


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    Help us tell the story of this York Catholic – Northeastern basketball game

    Game seems to be getting a little physical in this picture. No. 43 for Northeastern also appears in a a postgame shot, too. Can anyone ID any of these players? (File -- GameTimePA.com)

    Game seems to be getting a little physical in this picture. No. 43 for Northeastern also appears in a a postgame shot, too. Can anyone ID any of these players? (File — GameTimePA.com)

    I don’t remember what I was searching for. But I managed to stumble upon a few gems.


    I was messing around in our photo archives a few months ago (most likely looking for football pictures) when my word choice brought up a few random basketball photos.

    The kicker: They didn’t have any cutline information. No names, no teams, no context. Nothing.

    As far as I can tell, from how the photographer named his pics and the jerseys, it was a boys’ hoops game between York Catholic and Northeastern. From what I can gather, it was a game from 1999, and from the looks of it — it was close.

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    Sunday Spotlight: Two-minute drill Q&A with Lucas Barshinger, Tucker Devilbiss, Zach Rollman

    Eastern York's Lucas Barshinger rushes for a touchdown during Eastern's 48-0 win against Susquehannock earlier this month. (Chris Dunn -- GameTimePA.com)

    Eastern York’s Lucas Barshinger rushes for a touchdown during Eastern’s 48-0 win against Susquehannock earlier this month. (Chris Dunn — GameTimePA.com)

    It’s Week 10, and we’ve finally reached the end of our Sunday Spotlight series of quick Q&As with York-Adams high school football players. Check out the full Sunday Spotlight series index to catch up with any of the players you’ve missed.

    In this edition, Eastern York fullback/linebacker Lucas Barshinger shares his favorite elementary school recess activity, Susquehannock running back and linebacker Tucker Devilbiss tells us which teammate he wouldn’t want to face, and Red Land lineman Zach Rollman discusses his teammate “Cookie.”

    Lucas Barshinger, Eastern York.

    Lucas Barshinger, Eastern York.

    LUCAS BARSHINGER,
    Eastern York fullback/linebacker

    One player on your team that you wouldn’t want to face: Jimmy Kurnik. He’s intimidating.

    NFL player you would compare yourself to: Can’t really compare myself to any.

    Actor who would play you in a movie about your life: The Rock.

    Sport you are the absolute worst at:  Soccer.

    Stadium (other than your own) you like the best: Columbia.

    Favorite thing to do during elementary school recess: Swing. I don’t remember.

    Zach Rollman, Red Land

    Zach Rollman, Red Land

    ZACH ROLLMAN,
    Red Land offensive/defensive lineman

    Your favorite pregame meal: My favorite is spaghetti. Any kind of pasta, really.

    Your favorite Mid-Penn stadium to play in: It would have to be McDevitt’s old stadium. That was awesome.

    Pregame music selection: We have a bunch of speakers in our locker room. Our whole team listens to a lot of loud music to pump us up. It’s definitely rap.

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