Poll: YAIAA boys’ Athlete of the Week | Sept. 22 to Sept. 27

York Catholic's Nick Geiman tees off during the YAIAA individual golf championships at Briarwood Golf Club on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.   Jason Plotkin - GameTimePA.com

York Catholic’s Nick Geiman tees off during the YAIAA individual golf championships at Briarwood Golf Club on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Jason Plotkin – GameTimePA.com


The first YAIAA league tournament of the season (golf) was contested Thursday. The rest of the postseason will be upon us before we know it!


Follow the link below to vote for what you deem the most deserving performance of the week. And don’t forget — if you want to nominate someone for consideration in the weekly polls, make sure you email Teddy Feinberg at tfeinberg@ydr.com or scores@ydr.com! Get ‘em in before noon Saturday …

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Poll: YAIAA girls’ Athlete of the Week | Sept. 22 to Sept. 27

Central York's Sheayna Pamplin gets the ball past Northeastern's Haley Zimmer scoring the game winning goal during the girls soccer game at Northeastern High School Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Central York beat Northeastern 1-0 in overtime. Kate Penn -- GameTimePA.com

Central York’s Sheayna Pamplin gets the ball past Northeastern’s Haley Zimmer scoring the game winning goal during the girls soccer game at Northeastern High School Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Central York beat Northeastern 1-0 in overtime. Kate Penn — GameTimePA.com


This week was a doozy for girls’ sports in York and Adams counties. The volleyball action got downright fierce on the court as Dallastown and Eastern York both went out and handed two previously undefeated teams their first loss of the season (Red Lion and West York, respectively).


And I still continue to be amazed by the number of hat tricks I read about each night in both soccer and field hockey. Saturday, there were five alone in girls’ soccer.

The league tournaments will be upon us before we know it, then on to districts.

But first, check out the names we thought stood out from the past week.

Follow the link to cast your vote …
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Poll: YAIAA football Athlete of the Week | Week 5

South Western's Tyler Jachelski is unable to run down Central York's Terrance Carter Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.     JOHN WHITEHEAD for the Daily Record/Sunday News

South Western’s Tyler Jachelski is unable to run down Central York’s Terrance Carter Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. JOHN WHITEHEAD for the Daily Record/Sunday News


We’ve hit the halfway mark for the high school football regular season, and the YAIAA division races are starting to show some intrigue two games into the league schedule.


Bermudian Springs, of course, remains the lone undefeated team in the YAIAA. Will Jon DeFoe’s team go 10-0?

We’ve highlighted a few of the top performances from Friday night in this week’s poll. But we are happy to announce a new way to highlight some deserving players: The Big 33/GameTimePA Prospect Watch List:


Every weekend, tweet the name and school of a football player that you think had an outstanding game. The key is to make sure you use the hashtag #Big33GTPA. Each week, the Big 33 Classic will round up the names and post them on their website.

Pretty cool, right? So get to tweeting ….

But first follow the link to vote ….
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Week 6 YAIAA football power rankings: no changes up top

South Western's Tyler Jachelski is unable to run down Central York's Terrance Carter on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Central York won in overtime to improve to 2-0 in YAIAA Division I. The Panthers are eighth in the YAIAA power rankings.     JOHN WHITEHEAD for the Daily Record/Sunday News

South Western’s Tyler Jachelski is unable to run down Central York’s Terrance Carter on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Central York won in overtime to improve to 2-0 in YAIAA Division I. The Panthers are eighth in the YAIAA power rankings. JOHN WHITEHEAD for the Daily Record/Sunday News

As far as movement in this week’s power rankings go, there really isn’t much to say. The top eight teams from last week won their games Friday night. Therefore, the top eight spots remain the same.

The biggest debate this week came down to teams nine through 11, where Northeastern and Eastern York have lost two straight and York Catholic has won two in a row. The Bobcats’ victory over the Irish and close loss on Friday to Red Lion gives them the No. 9 spot. York Catholic’s victories keep it at 10th.

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1. Bermudian Springs (5-0, last week: 1) – So much for that showdown with Fairfield. The Eagles held the Green Knights to 44 yards in a 48-0 win. Bermudian hosts York County Tech on Friday.

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Gridiron Challenge: Tight race among the top York-Adams predictors

Friday night marks the halfway point of the high school football regular season, and both the YAIAA division races and the Gridiron Challenge are heating up.

Matt Goul still holds the overall lead among our staff predictors, sitting at 53 correct picks out of 70 games thus far. Tom Sixeas has taken sole possession of second place with 51, and he’s followed by Lyzz Jones (50) and Steve Navaroli (49). Bringing up the rear are Brandon Stoneburg (47) and Mike Rubin (46). (Keep reading for a recap of how we got to this point.)

Now that we’re into the divisional schedule, we’ve got fewer matchups and less room for error. (Click here to see this week’s preview capsules.) Week 5 will turn on just a few games. Of the 14 matchups, only six of them have any variation among our staffer’s predictions. Despite that, only one set of predictions is duplicated this week, so there’s plenty of room for the standings to adjust. Here are the picks:

Our staff's Week 5 predictions. Click the image to see a bigger version.

Our staff’s Week 5 predictions. Click the image to see a bigger version.

In light of York County Tech’s big win against Littlestown, the Spartans’ matchup with Biglerville is one of two games with little consensus. Lyzz and Mike are the only ones to pick the Spartans to go up 2-0 in Division III. And Matt and Tom say Susquehanna Township beats Red Land.

Every other deviation in the predictions are cases of “lone wolf” predictions.

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YAIAA mid-season report: How do divisions stack up?

York Catholic's Nick Geiman leads Fighting Irish to Division III and YAIAA Championships.

York Catholic’s Nick Geiman leads Fighting Irish to Division III and YAIAA Championships. (Clare Becker — GameTimePA)

We are at the halfway point of our 2014 fall sports season, and while a sport (golf) has already begun postseason play, most sports are right in the thick of divisional play with championships aplenty to be decided over the next few weeks.
Let’s take a look at how the divisions stack up at the midway point of the season.

The division championships in golf have already been decided as Central York (Div. I), Eastern York (Div. II) and York Catholic (Div. III) have all walked away with titles. The Fighting Irish also walked away with the YAIAA team championship, edging the Panthers and Golden Knights 303 to 308 to 314.

Girls’ Tennis has a pair of teams, Dallastown and York Catholic that have each clinched a share of their respective titles in Divisions I and II. The Wildcats can clinch the title outright with a win over visiting Susquehannock Thursday, while the Fighting Irish can clinch their title at Hanover on Thursday.

Not a whole lot to report so far on the gridiron, as we are just one game through the divisional slate with six more weeks of action to go.

Onto the sports with not as clear a picture, and we start with Cross Country.

In the boys’ portion, Division I is a 3-horse race as Red Lion, Dallastown and Central York each have yet to receive a divisional loss. Red Lion leads the division with three wins. Don’t expect any clarity until these three teams meet on Oct. 7 at Spring Grove.

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Week 5 YAIAA football power rankings

Central York's Micah Richardson pulls down West York's Noah Bowers, right, during the Bulldogs' 41-20 victory Friday night at Central York High School. (Kate Penn — GameTimePA.com)

Central York’s Micah Richardson pulls down West York’s Noah Bowers, right, during the Bulldogs’ 41-20 victory Friday night at Central York High School. (Kate Penn — GameTimePA.com)


The top three remain the same, and they all happen to reside in different divisions among the YAIAA.

Bermudian Springs, Dallastown and West York stay in the top spots of this edition of the YAIAA football power rankings entering Week 5. The tricky part comes in deciphering where teams stand after that. Of note, the biggest drop this week is Northeastern, which suffered a hard 44-17 loss to Central York in its YAIAA Division I debut. The Bobcats own a win against No. 10 York Catholic, but the Irish couldn’t be punished for winning Friday night at Delone Catholic — a last-second win to boot.

1. Bermudian Springs (4-0, last week: 1) – The Eagles, like Eastern York a week earlier, made a difficult night for Hanover, which gave up 50 or more points for a second straight week. But credit the Nighthawks, who jumped on the scoreboard first before Bermudian went on to a 50-14 win. Eagles coach Jon DeFoe gave a tip of the cap to Hanover QB Kyle Krout for his play.

Dallastown's Addison Quinones (21) breaks through the Spring Grove defensive line during a YAIAA football game Friday. Quinones rushed for 139 yards on 19 carries. Dallastown won, 20-3. (Jeff Lautenberger — For GameTimePA.com)

Dallastown’s Addison Quinones (21) breaks through the Spring Grove defensive line during a YAIAA football game Friday. Quinones rushed for 139 yards on 19 carries. Dallastown won, 20-3. (Jeff Lautenberger — For GameTimePA.com)

2. Dallastown (3-1, LW: 2) – Wildcats coach Kevin Myers said the previous week’s 35-3 loss to Penn Manor “woke some people up,” and Dallastown responded with a convincing win at Spring Grove. In last week’s power rankings, it was suggested the winner of that game would take the No. 2 spot. That held true.

3. West York (3-1, LW: 3) – Outside of Bermudian Springs, no team has played better for the first four weeks than West York. That includes Dallastown, which earned a 21-20 win at West York in Week 2. The Bulldogs welcomed Eastern York to Division II play on Friday. The biggest head-turner: 227 yards rushing and another 163 passing from quarterback Ross Campbell.
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Sunday Spotlight: Two-minute drill Q&As with Kennard-Dale’s Dan Creter, Northeastern’s Houston Hoffman

Dan Creter, Kennard-Dale. (Jessica Sprenkle -- GameTimePA.com)

Dan Creter, Kennard-Dale. (Jessica Sprenkle — GameTimePA.com)

Next up in our Sunday Spotlight series of Q&As: Kennard-Dale lineman Dan Creter and Northeastern wide receiver/defensive back/linebacker Houston Hoffman.

One player on your team you wouldn’t want to face: Josh Eaton. He’s very compact, and he’s got a little rage to him.

Teammate with the best nickname: I might have to nominate myself for this one. They call me Meech. I got it as a freshman, and it’s stuck with me.

Houston Hoffman, Northeastern (Jessica Sprenkle -- GameTimePA.com)

Houston Hoffman, Northeastern (Jessica Sprenkle — GameTimePA.com)

Actor who would play you in a movie about your life: “How many plus-size actors are there? Is Riley Cooper tall?”

Reporter: “I would imagine, he’s a receiver.”

Creter: “There is an actor named Riley Cooper, I swear there is.”

Reporter: “Bradley Cooper?”

Creter: “Yeah.”

Coach Patrick Weider: “You’re not that good looking.”

HOUSTON HOFFMAN, Northeastern, wide receiver/defensive back/linebacker

The one player on your team you wouldn’t want to face: Kody Reeser is a powerhouse, and he really enjoys playing the game. He’s a strong guy.  Continue reading “Sunday Spotlight: Two-minute drill Q&As with Kennard-Dale’s Dan Creter, Northeastern’s Houston Hoffman” »

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YAIAA boys’ Athlete of the Week | 9/15 to 9/21

All right folks, it’s that time of the week again.

Review the finest performances and select your YAIAA boys Athlete of the Week from the list below.

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.

Want to nominate an athlete for consideration? Email tfeinberg@ydr.com by noon Saturday.
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YAIAA football Athlete of the Week | Week 4

Dallastown's Addison Quinones (21) breaks the goal line for a touchdown against Spring Grove on Friday. (Photo by Jeff Lautenberger — For GameTimePA.com)

Dallastown’s Addison Quinones (21) breaks the goal line for a touchdown against Spring Grove on Friday. (Photo by Jeff Lautenberger — For GameTimePA.com)



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Following Week 4 of high school football, breakout performances were aplenty.

Whether it was Ross Campbell’s six rushing touchdowns in West York’s 49-21 win over Eastern York, Central quarterback’s Nik Strine’s return in the Panthers first win of the season or Hakeen Kindard’s 360 yards of total offense in York Catholic’s comeback victory over Delone Catholic, there certainly were some prominent stat lines to review.

And that wasn’t all. Which were the best from past weekend on the gridiron? We leave that up to you, the fans, in our Athlete of the Week poll.
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