Poll: York/Adams girls’ Athlete of the Week | April 14 to April 19


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Take a look at how a few of the area’s athletes did this week and choose your favorite performance.

The AOW poll is open until 5 p.m. Monday. The winner will be announced on Twitter (@GameTimePA_SC) and will be eligible to be named the GameTimePA Athlete of the Week on Tuesday. Click here to read more about that.

And if you ever know of an athlete who has a particularly good week, nominate her by emailing bwilson@ydr.com. Continue reading “Poll: York/Adams girls’ Athlete of the Week | April 14 to April 19” »

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Poll: York/Adams boys’ Athlete of the Week | April 14 to April 19


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Take a look at how a few of the area’s athletes did this week and choose your favorite performance.

The AOW poll is open until 5 p.m. Monday. The winner will be announced on Twitter (@GameTimePA_SC) and will be eligible to be named the GameTimePA Athlete of the Week on Tuesday. Click here to read more about that.

And if you ever know of an athlete who has a particularly good week, nominate him by emailing bwilson@ydr.com. Continue reading “Poll: York/Adams boys’ Athlete of the Week | April 14 to April 19” »

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Midseason YAIAA softball rankings

Dallastown pitcher Kayla Merriman (17) shut down Northeastern's lineup leading the Wildcats to a 10-0 win at home on Saturday, April 5, 2014. (Jeff Lautenberger — GameTimePA.com)

Dallastown pitcher Kayla Merriman (17) shut down Northeastern’s lineup leading the Wildcats to a 10-0 win at home on Saturday, April 5, 2014. (Jeff Lautenberger — GameTimePA.com)

The first half of the season has proved the cliche of games aren’t played on paper. Take a look at the GameTimePA.com preseason softball rankings as proof of that, and compare them to these midseason rankings below:

1. Dallastown (11-1) — Catcher Sam Hartman and Kayla Merriman returned, but these Wildcats have proven to be much deeper after graduating a number of seniors from last year’s squad for coach Jeff Deardorff and his staff. Dallastown’s three-run seventh inning broke a 3-3 tie against No. 2 Susquehannock, which showed what the ‘Cats can do in the clutch.

2. Susquehannock (9-1) — The Warriors nearly beat Division I frontrunner Dallastown, but handed defending division and league champion Central York a 5-2 loss on Thursday. Maddy Staub has been a hitting machine, and the trio of Sara Lynch, Staub and Megan Green have combined in the circle for this 9-1 start. Continue reading “Midseason YAIAA softball rankings” »

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Midseason YAIAA baseball power rankings

The upcoming week could do much to change the current YAIAA baseball landscape, especially for Central York.

The Panthers have emerged as a first-place team in Division I. They not only face this week the two teams currently battling them for first place but also Division II leader West York. The regular season is already near the halfway point, so let’s take a snapshot at where these teams stand:

1. West York (10-1) — The Bulldogs’ won their first 10 games before running into PIAA Class AA champion Loyalsock Township on Thursday. The Class AAA state champs picked up where they left off last year, earning walk-off home wins vs. Red Lion and New Oxford. They also shut out Spring Grove on Wednesday in a rematch of last year’s YAIAA title game.

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Poll: York/Adams girls’ Athlete of the Week | April 7 to April 12


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Take a look at how a few of the area’s athletes did this week and choose your favorite performance.

The AOW poll is open until 5 p.m. Monday. The winner will be announced on Twitter (@GameTimePA_SC) and will be eligible to be named the GameTimePA Athlete of the Week on Tuesday. Click here to read more about that.

And if you ever know of an athlete who has a particularly good week, nominate her by emailing bwilson@ydr.com. Continue reading “Poll: York/Adams girls’ Athlete of the Week | April 7 to April 12” »

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Poll: York/Adams boys’ Athlete of the Week | April 7 to April 12


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Take a look at how a few of the area’s athletes did this week and choose your favorite performance.

The AOW poll is open until 5 p.m. Monday. The winner will be announced on Twitter (@GameTimePA_SC) and will be eligible to be named the GameTimePA Athlete of the Week on Tuesday. Click here to read more about that.

And if you ever know of an athlete who has a particularly good week, nominate him by emailing bwilson@ydr.com. Continue reading “Poll: York/Adams boys’ Athlete of the Week | April 7 to April 12” »

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West York to hold ‘Paws Playin’ for Paws’ on April 14

Kennard-Dale's Morgan Day and West York's Allee Ilgenfritz fight for the draw during a girls' lacrosse  match last season. (GAMETIMEPA.COM -- CHRIS DUNN)

Kennard-Dale’s Morgan Day and West York’s Allee Ilgenfritz fight for the draw during a girls’ lacrosse match last season. (GAMETIMEPA.COM — CHRIS DUNN)

A girls’ lacrosse game on Monday, April 14 will benefit the York SPCA when Central York visits West York.

The game is dubbed “Paws Playin’ for Paws,” to fit the teams’ mascots of Bulldogs and Panthers. The endeavor is part of a senior graduation project for a group of West York students. So far, they have raised more than $1,000 and purchased special shirts for the game.

Players will wear the shirts, which sport the “Paws Playin’ for Paws” logo and heads of both teams mascots with lacrosse sticks. Additional shirts will be sold for $10. Continue reading “West York to hold ‘Paws Playin’ for Paws’ on April 14” »

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Central York standout Rishel signs with Gordon

Central York senior Erik Rishel signed his letter of intent to play soccer for Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. Rishel, was a four-year starter for the Panthers. He also earned All-YAIAA honors three times and was twice the league’s Division I Player of the Year. The midfielder also has all-state and East Region Team honors.

At Gordon, he plans to study Kinesiology.

Erik Rishel, (seated, front row, center) signed a letter of intent with Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. He is pictured with his parents, (front row, left to right, Erin Rishel and Jeff Rishel) and (back row, left to right), Coach Frank Lenno, High School Principal Ryan Caufman and Michael Cutwright. (SUBMITTED)

Erik Rishel, (seated, front row, center) signed a letter of intent with Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. He is pictured with his parents, (front row, left to right, Erin Rishel and Jeff Rishel) and (back row, left to right), Coach Frank Lenno, High School Principal Ryan Caufman and Michael Cutwright. (SUBMITTED)

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Dover’s Hoffman, Seitz sign letters of intent

Dover senior girls’ volleyball players Bayleigh Hoffman and Natalie Seitz recently finalized their college commitments by signing with their respective schools.

First, Hoffman is headed to Division-I University of Louisiana, Monroe. Hoffman was a three-time all-state selection and three-time USA Volleyball National Qualifier. She will be a setter at ULM and also play sand volleyball for the school.

Seated, from left, is Brett Hoffman (father and coach), Bayleigh Hoffman, Jennifer Hoffman (mother), Standing, from left, is Bobbie Strausbaugh (coach), Mr. David App (ATC/Asst AD), Mr. Rich Leathery (Athletic Director), Mr. William Rickard (HS Principal). (SUBMITTED)

Seated, from left, is Brett Hoffman (father and coach), Bayleigh Hoffman, Jennifer Hoffman (mother), Standing, from left, is Bobbie Strausbaugh (coach), Mr. David App (ATC/Asst AD), Mr. Rich Leathery (Athletic Director), Mr. William Rickard (HS Principal). (SUBMITTED)

Seitz will attend Air Force and play libero. She is a two-time USA Volleyball National Qualifier.

Seated, from left, is Paul Seitz (father), Natalie Seitz, Michelle Seitz (mother). Standing, from left, is Mr. Brett Hoffman (coach), Mr. David App (ATC/Asst AD), Mr. Rich Leathery (Athletic Director), Mr. William Rickard (HS Principal). (SUBMITTED)

Seated, from left, is Paul Seitz (father), Natalie Seitz, Michelle Seitz (mother). Standing, from left, is Mr. Brett Hoffman (coach), Mr. David App (ATC/Asst AD), Mr. Rich Leathery (Athletic Director), Mr. William Rickard (HS Principal). (SUBMITTED)

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York Suburban volleyball player Paul Um is an incredible young man

So many of you are aware of my well-documented battle with cancer from 2012 into 2013. So many people commended me for my attitude during the struggle, a compliment which I treasure.

However, on Thursday, April 10 I met a young man, whose attitude is nothing short of amazing. York Suburban sophomore Paul Um was diagnosed with testicular cancer and I talked to him after the Trojans hosted Dallastown on “White Out” night, an annual fundraiser in memory of Clark Fisher, a long-time friend to Suburban volleyball, who died of cancer in 2009.

They also honored Suburban softball parent Colleen Paules, who lost her battle with cancer in December of 2013, along with Dallastown math teacher and assistant athletic director Henry Schaefer II, who died in January. But Um stole the show, playing in both the JV and varsity matches, and making a speech to the crowd in between.

Below is an excerpt of my conversation with him after the match. What an amazing young man.

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