York-Adams Wrestle Weekly: Shuffling the Power Rankings

Two weeks of YAIAA wrestling are in the books, and while preseason favorites Bermudian Springs and South Western continue to thrive, a team that hasn’t contended for a division title in a number of years looks poised to attack.

That team? It would be Red Lion. The Lions knocked off New Oxford 38-20 on Thursday, leading 35-11 heading into the final three matches. The Lions will head to South Western January 13th and then to Spring Grove two days later in a pair of matches that could determine the Division I Championship, a crown the Lions haven’t held since 2008-2009.

Spring Grove, despite graduating a ton is 2-0 early on in Division I and will certainly have a say in the title.

Red Lion's Jacob Frock shown during last year's District 3 Section 5 wrestling tournament had a key victory for the Lions against New Oxford. Jeff Lautenberger — GameTimePA.com

Red Lion’s Jacob Frock shown during last year’s District 3 Section 5 wrestling tournament had a key victory for the Lions against New Oxford. Jeff Lautenberger — GameTimePA.com

Even wilder is the likely upcoming scenario in Division II. Dover leads early on at 2-0, but Kennard-Dale and West York are right behind at 1-0 apiece. Of the three, West York is the only team that has won a YAIAA Division title. Dover captured a league title back in 1983-84, in what was known as the YCIAA. Kennard-Dale has never won a division title.

If you want to mark some dates on your calendar, Kennard-Dale will host West York on Jan. 13th and then will travel to Dover two days later. West York will then host Dover then on Jan. 20th.

Division III has given us some interesting races so far. Delone Catholic is on top with a 2-0 division record and 6-1 overall mark. Bermudian Springs and Biglerville are each 1-0 in division.

Looking ahead, the Squires will travel to Eagle country on Jan. 8th. The following week on the 13th, the Squires will host Biglerville in what will surely be a loud gymnasium. Bermudian Springs will host Biglerville in each of their final division matches of the season (postponements not withstanding) on Jan. 22nd.

Without further ado, let’s jump into this weeks power rankings:

1. South Western (LW: 1): The Mustangs keep the top spot because they haven’t done anything to lose that spot- proven with victories over New Oxford and Kennard-Dale are not to be taken lightly. Two Mustangs, Seth Janney and Owen Wherley, recently took home fifth-place finishes at the prestigious King of the Mountain tournament. Teammate Derek Wilson added an eighth-place finish at the same event. South Western will be out of action until the Cumberland Valley Duals on Jan. 3rd, which can be seen on GameTimePA.com. Continue reading “York-Adams Wrestle Weekly: Shuffling the Power Rankings” »

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Poll: YAIAA boys’ Athlete of the Week | Dec. 15-Dec. 20


It was a week of milestones in YAIAA basketball. Specifically for an elite scorer in the boys’ league.

That would be Ryan Beck of the Dover Eagles. Beck joined the 1,000-point scorer’s club and had a handful of other impressive offensive efforts as the Eagles have gotten off to a 5-3 start to the year.


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“It means a lot,” said Dover head coach Brian Schmoyer on Beck’s feat. “Ryan has earned all the accolades he’s got. He’s one of the hardest workers we’ve had here at Dover. I think it’s something he’s earned in the offseason with all of his hard work and dedication.”

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Poll: YAIAA girls’ Athlete of the Week | Dec. 15-Dec. 20

West York's Kari Lankford recently scored the 1,000th point of her high school basketball career. (Kate Penn — Daily Record/Sunday News)

West York’s Kari Lankford recently scored the 1,000th point of her high school basketball career. (Kate Penn — Daily Record/Sunday News)


Want milestones? We’ll give you milestones.

For one is West York’s Kari Lankford, who scored her 1,000th career point last week in the Bulldogs girls’ basketball team’s 58-43 win over Trinity. Lankford finished with 20 points total in the contest.


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“She’s just a heck of a player. Anybody that scores 1,000 points is a big thing,” said West York head coach Darrell Wildasin following Lankford’s performance. “(She’s the) fifth girls in school history (to do that). She’s a very intelligent and smart player and deserves all the credit she gets.”

No small feat at all.

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Top YAIAA winning swim times through Dec 18

Here are the YAIAA top winning swim times from dual-meets reported to the Daily Record/Sunday News and GameTimePA through Dec. 18. 
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GIRLS
200 medley relay —
1. York Suburban (Carson Gross, Megan Hunt, Jenna Hufnagle, Madie Devaney), 1:55.30. 2. Dallastown (Anna Hess, Jenna Woods, Mikaelie Gonzalez, Erica Wise), 1:55.97, 3. Red Lion (Courtney Schaefer, Anne Mitzel, Aubree Snyder, Hailey Welchans), 1:59.17. 200 free — 1. Carson Gross, YS, 1:59.77, 2. Taylor Hoover, WY, 2:03.53, 3. Courtney Schafer, RL, 2:03.60. 200 IM — 1. Emily Jenkins, SG, 2:12.44, 2. Carson, Gross, YS, 2:14.67. 3. Alison Sell, SW, 2:16.04. 50 free — 1. Erica Wise, Dt, 24.87, 2. Carson Gross, YS, 25.25, 3. Maddi Stoner, WY, 26.31. Diving — 1. Lindsey Pope, Ne, 250.10, 2. Madeline Wentz, Dt, 217.60, 3. Maison Hammen, SW, 216.25. 100 fly — 1. Emily Jenkins, SG, 1:00.72, 2. Regan Chalk, NO, 1:00.83, 3. Carley Vaughn, CY, 1:02.15. 100 free — 1. Carson Gross, YS, 55.17, 2. Erica Wise, Dt, 55.43, 3. Amira Washington-Myers, RL, 58.14. 500 free — 1. Courtney Schaefer, RL, 5:10.51, 2. Carson Gross, YS, 5:11.33, 3. Lindsay Brenneman, Do, 5:30.49. 200 free relay — 1. Dallastown (Erica Wise, Jenna Woods, Lauren Cooksey, Justina Thornley), 1:42.50, 2. York Suburban (Anna Schmittle, Madie Devaney, Carson Gross, Megan Hunt), 1:45.89. 3. Central York (Sarah Hartman, Summer McIntyre, Mackenzie Sopko, Carley Vaughn), 1:46.33. 100 back — 1. Regan Chalk, NO 1:02.16, 2. Anna Hess, Dt, 1:02.78, 3. Carley Vaughn, CY, 1:03.55. 100 breast — 1. Megan Hunt, YS, 1:09.35, 2 Jessica Sun, RL, 1:10.39, 3. Isabella Wise, Dt, 1:13.86. 400 free relay — 1. West York (Mealyn Elder, Claudia Keller, Taylor Hoover, Maddi Stoner), 3:52.30, 2. York Suburban (Cara Zortman, Anna Schmittle, Jenna Hufnagle, Carson Gross), 3:54.58. 3. Central York (Carley Vaughn, Mackenzie Sopko, Summer McIntyre, Sarah Hartman), 3:54.28.

BOYS
200 medley relay —
1. Dallastown (Noah Brockway, Grant Wertz, Jake Stoner, Spencer Hill), 1:39.72, 2. Central York (Ben Chu, Aaron Tate, Jesse Tate, Erik Peckmann), 1:41.96, 3. Spring Grove (Nolan Kling, Justin Culp, Taylor Myers, Collin Ruby), 1:45.96. 200 free — 1. Dylan North, RL, 1:47.12, 2. Spencer Hill, Dt, 1:48.54, 3. Logan Brockway, Dt, 1:51.85. 200 IM — 1. Dylan North, RL, 2:00.33, 2. Spencer Hill, Dt, 2:00.70, 3. Alec Peckmann, CY, 2:02.14. 50 free — 1. Alec Peckmann, CY, 22.22, 2. Noah Brockway, Dt, 22.54, 3. Jake Stoner, Dt, 22.64. Diving — 1. Dustin Jones, Dt, 212.65, 2. Jamie Kohler, Do, 185.80, 3. Giantonio Defelice, Dt, 158.00. 100 fly — 1. Spencer Hill, Dt, 52.40, 2. Jesse Tate, CY, 53.87, 3. Jake Stoner, Dt, 54.08. 100 free — 1. Alec Packmann, CY, 48.85, 2. Noah Brockway, Dt, 49.25, 3. Jake Stoner, Dt, 50.18. 500 free — 1. Spencer Hill, Dt, 5:00.24, 2. Jesse Tate, CY, 5:02.00, 3. Logan Brockway, Dt, 5:09.20. 200 free relay — 1. Central York (Erik Peckmann, Ben Fisher, Will Hartzell, Alec Peckmann), 1:31.51, 2. Dallastown (Jake Stoner, Lucas Marsico, Logan Brockway, Noah Brockway), 1:32.67, 3. York Suburban (Karl Schmittle, Mitchell Holsinger, Aidan Fryar, Matt Spinello), 1:36.62. 100 back — 1. Noah Brockway, Dt, 54.49, 2. Spencer Hill, Dt, 55.91, 3. Will Hartzell, CY, 57.83. 100 breast — 1. Grant Wertz, Dt, 1:05.38, 2. Aaron Tate, CY, 1:05.70, 3. Justin Culp, SG, 1:07.37. 400 free relay — 1. Central York (Jesse Tate, Ben Fisher, James Seymour, Erik Peckmann), 3:29.69. 2. Red Lion (Jocob Lorenzen, Colin Sload-Diehl, Dylan North, Nick Petrella), 3:30.44, 3. Spring Grove (Taylor Myers, Colton Boyles, Nolan Kling, Collin Ruby), 3:30.87.

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York-Adams Wrestle Weekly: What’s in store for 2014-2015

With 2013-2014 behind us and three graduated PIAA Champions gone, we look ahead to what is in store for YAIAA wrestling in 2014-2015.

Gone are Chance Marsteller and his unprecedented four state titles and 166-0 career record. Also gone are a pair of AA champs and Dapper Dan participants in Hanover’s Ian Brown and Bermudian Springs Tristan Sponseller.

Bermudian Springs' Tristan Sponseller's hand is raised after he defeated Corry's Ryan Morris in the PIAA Class AA 195-pound championship bout on Saturday at Giant Center. Sponseller won, 9-1. (Chris Dunn — GameTimePA.com)

Bermudian Springs’ Tristan Sponseller’s hand is raised after he defeated Corry’s Ryan Morris in the PIAA Class AA 195-pound championship bout on Saturday at Giant Center. Sponseller won, 9-1. (Chris Dunn — GameTimePA.com)

The cupboard isn’t bare though in the YAIAA, as a trio of Sponseller’s teammates return for their own run at state gold’s in Sam McCollum, Colton Dull and Briton Shelton. Those three paired with some other key returnees and a new District 3 team format have the Eagles looking forward to states.

It won’t be easy, as perennial District 3 power Boiling Springs stands in their way of District gold, and in prior years, even a trip to the state tournament.

District 3 this season has changed its team tournament format in AA by introducing a “true second” component. In previous years, the semifinal losers would be eliminated from the postseason. This year with the “true second” component, the semifinal losers will face off at the same time as the championship is contested. If the winner of that “consolation” has not faced the loser of the championship then they will immediately face off for the second PIAA tournament bid.

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After week, YAIAA girls’ basketball power rankings remain mostly steady

Dallastown's Debria Hendricks makes a 3-point shot during the girls' basketball game at Central York High School Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Dallastown won, 55-50 in overtime. (Kate Penn — GameTimePA.com)

Dallastown’s Debria Hendricks makes a 3-point shot during the girls’ basketball game at Central York High School Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Dallastown won, 55-50 in overtime. (Kate Penn — GameTimePA.com)

The YAIAA could be in store for another strong girls’ basketball season. Five teams are still unbeaten through the first handful of games. The only shakeup in the first set of rankings comes courtesy of York Suburban, which dispatched Northeastern, 57-47, on Friday night.

The Bobcats take a short tumble in our first rankings since the preseason. Here’s how the teams break down.

1. Dallastown (4-0, previous ranking: 1) — The Wildcats’ opening weekend performance at Hempfield’s tip-off tourney turned heads. Then they edged what looks to be an up-and-coming Central York in overtime.

2. West York (3-0, PR: 2) — An experienced squad, the Bulldogs haven’t missed a beat under first-year coach Darrell Wildasin. The remainder of their 2014 is an interesting one. Trinity visits Monday and Northeastern comes to town Dec. 23. The Bulldogs close the calendar year at York Suburban’s holiday tournament.
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Poll: YAIAA girls’ Athlete of the Week | Dec. 8-Dec. 13

Dallastown's Amari Johnson, surrounded by Central York defenders, looks to pass during a girls' basketball game at Central York High School on Tuesday. Johnson scored 19 points and pulled down 18 rebounds in Dallastown's 55-50 overtime win. (Kate Penn — GameTimePA.com)

Dallastown’s Amari Johnson, surrounded by Central York defenders, looks to pass during a girls’ basketball game at Central York High School on Tuesday. Johnson scored 19 points and pulled down 18 rebounds in Dallastown’s 55-50 overtime win. (Kate Penn — GameTimePA.com)


What stood out during the first week of the girls high school basketball season?

The Dallastown Wildcats, who won the Hempfield Tip-Off Tournament, then grabbed a 55-50 victory Wednesday over Central. The Wildcats entered the season viewed as a strong team and did nothing to dismiss that notion in Week 1 of the season.


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Also, the New Oxford girls forcing 55 turnovers in their Tip-Off Tournament championship, with wins over Gettysburg and York Suburban.

And during the week, York Suburban picked up an upset 57-47 victory over Northeastern.

All in a week’s work for high school hoops. And this is just the beginning. With that, the return of our Athlete of the Week poll for the winter semester.


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Poll: YAIAA boys’ Athlete of the Week | Dec. 8-Dec. 13

Eli Brooks, right, had a strong opening week of the high school basketball season for Spring Grove. (GameTimePA photo)

Eli Brooks, right, had a strong opening week of the high school basketball season for Spring Grove. (GameTimePA photo)


The opening week of high school boys’ basketball came and went, but not without some interesting developments.

William Penn – which enters the season appearing strong on paper – went 3-1 to open the year. The team returns a quality core, and added some key pieces as well during the offseason.

There also were some tournament winners and MVPs: Charlie Gingrich with Central York, Kobe Nwandu at Northeastern and Dylan Krieger with Hanover all come to mind.

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‘Cats rise after Week 1 in YAIAA boys’ basketball power rankings

Northeastern's Kobi Nwandu, left, is fouled by  Southwestern's Brandon Somerville during the Bobcats' season opener.  Northeastern teammate Jeff Reynolds is at right during the Bobcats' Dec. 5 win. (John Whitehead - GameTimePA.com)

Northeastern’s Kobi Nwandu, left, is fouled by Southwestern’s Brandon Somerville during the Bobcats’ season opener. Northeastern teammate Jeff Reynolds is at right during the Bobcats’ Dec. 5 win. (John Whitehead – GameTimePA.com)

Time to shake off that preseason analysis and adjust a new set of YAIAA boys’ basketball power rankings. It’s still early, but here’s how the teams stack after one week of play:

1. Northeastern (4-0, previous rank: 3) — Only Northeastern and Hanover remain unbeaten this early in the season. The Bobcats currently own the most impressive win of the young season, a 17-point victory against Red Lion. So far, only Eastern York has been able to stay within single digits (eight points) of Northeastern. Junior Kobi Nwandu also is asserting himself as one of the league’s top talents.

2. William Penn (3-1, PR: 1) — Don’t be mistaken, the favorites tag has not been taken off the Bearcats. Their only loss came against Reading, but Spring Grove came dangerously close to adding No. 2. The Rockets come in at No. 8 in these rankings, but watch out. James Brooks’ club is on the rise behind his son, sophomore Eli Brooks, and junior Darin Gordon.
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Top winning YAIAA swim times through Dec. 11

These times are winning times from dual-meets reported to the Daily Record/Sunday News and GameTimePA through Dec. 11.

GIRLS
200 medley relay —
1. York Suburban (Carson Gross, Megan Hunt, Jenna Hufnagle, Cara Zortman), 1:55.55. 2. Dallastown (Anna Hess, Jenna Woods, Mikaelie Gonzalez, Erica Wise), 1:56.26, 3. Red Lion (Courtney Schaefer, Anne Mitzel, Aubree Snyder, Hailey Welchans), 1:59.17. 200 free — 1. Carson Gross, YS, 1:59.77, 2. Taylor Hoover, WY, 2:03.53, 3. Jessica Sun, RL, 2:05.79. 200 IM — 1. Alison Sell, SW, 2:16.04, 2. Courtney Schaefer, RL, 2:16.84, 3. Mealyn Elder, WY, 2:17.66. 50 free — 1. Erica Wise, Dt, 24.87, Maddi Stoner, WY, 26.31, 3. Amira Washington-Myers, RL, 26.37. Diving — 1. Lindsey Pope, Ne, 250.10, 2. Madi Herman, Do, 143.10. 100 fly — 1. Carley Vaughn, CY, 1:02.15, 2. Mealyn Elder, WY, 1:02.59, 3.Regan Chalk, NO, 1:02.71. 100 free — 1. Erica Wise, Dt, 55.43, 2. Amira Washington-Myers, RL, 58.14, 3. Sarah Hartman, CY, 58.18. 500 free — 1. Courtney Schaefer, RL, 5:10.51, 2. Carson Gross, YS, 5:16.49, 3. Mealyn Elder, WY, 5:33.82. 200 free relay — 1. Dallastown (Erica Wise, Jenna Woods, Lauren Cooksey, Justina Thornley), 1:42.50, 2. Central York (Sarah Hartman, Summer McIntyre, Sarah Spinney, Mackenzie Sopko), 1:46.98, 3. Red Lion (Kristen Reed, Devin Severet, Haily Welchans, Aubree Snyder), 1:51.51. 100 back — 1. Anna Hess, Dt, 1:02.78, 2. Carley Vaughn, CY, 1:03.55. 3. Mealyn Elder, WY, 1:03.69. 100 breast — 1. Jessica Sun, RL, 1:10.39, 2. Megan Hunt, YS, 1:11.06, 3. Taylor Hoover, WY, 1:14.78. 400 free relay — 1. West York (Mealyn Elder, Claudia Keller, Taylor Hoover, Maddi Stoner), 3:52.30, 2. York Suburban (Cara Zortman, Anna Schmittle, Jenna Hufnagle, Carson Gross), 3:54.58, 3. Red Lion (Courtney Schaefer, Jessica Sun, Anne Mitzel, Amira Washington-Myers), 3:55.52.

BOYS
200 medley relay —
1. Dallastown (Noah Brockway, Grant Wertz, Jake Stoner, Spencer Hill), 1:39.72, 2. Central York (Ben Chu, Aaron Tate, Jesse Tate, Erik Peckmann), 1:41.96, 3. South Western (John Gill, Tristan Koehler, Alex Yokem, Dan Maxwell), 1:49.62. 200 free — 1. Dylan North, RL, 1:47.12, 2. Logan Brockway, Dt, 1:51.85, 3. Casey Marshall, Do, 1:55.43. 200 IM — 1. Spencer Hill, Dt, 2:00.70, 2. Alec Peckmann, CY, 2:02.14, 3. Greg Landis, WY, 2:12.70.
50 free — 1. Noah Brockway, Dt, 22.54, 2. Jake Stoner, Dt, 22.64, 3. Erik Peckmann, CY, 22.88. Diving — 1. Giantonio Defelice, Dt, 158.00, 2. Josh Freeze, Ne, 154.10, 3. Jamie Kohler, Do, 142.25. 100 fly — 1. Spencer Hill, Dt, 52.40, 2. Jesse Tate, CY, 53.87, 3. Jake Stoner, Dt, 54.08. 100 free — 1. Alec Packmann, CY, 48.85, 2. Noah Brockway, Dt, 49.25, 3. Dylan North, RL, 50.46. 500 free — 1. Jesse Tate, CY, 5:02.00, 2. Logan Brockway, Dt, 5:09.20, 3. Jacob Lorenzen, RL, 5:12.49. 200 free relay — 1. Central York (Erik Peckmann, Ben Fisher, Will Hartzell, Alec Peckmann), 1:31.51, 2. Dallastown (Jake Stoner, Lucas Marsico, Logan Brockway, Noah Brockway), 1:32.67, 3. Red Lion (Nick Petrella, Deion Prince, Dylan North, Colin Sload-Diehl), 1:36.81. 100 back — 1. Noah Brockway, Dt, 54.49, 2. Spencer Hill, Dt, 55.91, 3. Will Hartzell, CY, 57.83. 100 breast — 1. Grant Wertz, Dt, 1:05.60, 2. Aaron Tate, CY, 1:05.70, 3. Ben Spangler, WY, 1:09.33. 400 free relay — 1. Red Lion (Jocob Lorenzen, Colin Sload-Diehl, Dylan North, Nick Petrella), 3:30.44, 2. Dallastown (Braedon Erne, Lucas Marsico, Logan Brockway, Spencer Hill), 3:32.03, 3. Central York (Will Hartzell, Ben Fisher, Jesse Tate, Alec Peckmann), 3:32.60.

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