About this series
Coming up with a short list and then ranking the 10 greatest athletes in the history of each YAIAA high school was a daunting task. For sure, there is no scientific approach. But after two years of interviews, research and roundtable discussions, we are presenting as fair an attempt as possible to create an objective list on a decidedly subjective topic.
OUR CRITERIA: 1. The only accomplishments considered were those achieved while competing in high school varsity athletics. If an athlete earned a college scholarship, that was also factored in. 2. Accomplishments outside the setting of high school varsity sports and accomplishments after high school were not taken into account. 3. Athletes who attended more than one local high school were only evaluated at the school where they had the most varsity success. 4. Female athletes were rated by how they dominated their own sports not how they would fare going head-to-head against male athletes.

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1. Joey Wildasin (1989)

He is regarded as the greatest wrestler from York and Adams counties. He won three PIAA big school titles - at a different weight class each year (119 pounds, 125, 130). He is one of only nine wrestlers in District 3 history to win four district titles and his only high school loss (132-1) came in the state finals as a freshman. Tough? He won that last title with a cracked bone in his ankle. He wrestled at Garden City (Kan.) Community College before earning a scholarship to Oklahoma State.

2. Mike Spangler (1984)

He amazed by winning Class AA state sprint titles in the 100, 200 and 400 as a senior. He also set a state record in the 400 (46.36) that still stands.

Joey Wildasin is seen in a 1990 photo on display at South Western High School.
Joey Wildasin is seen in a 1990 photo on display at South Western High School. (Daily Record/Sunday News - Paul Kuehnel)
And his 1600 relay team finished second in the PIAA meet. His league championship record in the 200 (21.5) stood for 20 years and his record in the 400 (47.90) set in 1984 is still on the books. He was so dominating that he only lost two races his entire senior season - both relays. He passed up Division I scholarship offers from Penn State, Villanova and Maryland to stay close to home at Division III Susquehanna University. "He pretty much won the state meet for us single-handedly," said former track coach Bob Shue.

3. Nikki Lobach (2004)

She may have been the best field hockey and female basketball player ever at the school. She was named the Daily Record Division I Player of the Year in both sports. In basketball, she is the Mustangs' all-time leading female in points (1,442) and steals and is second in assists. She averaged 19.5 points per game as a senior, was a third-team all-state performer in Class AAAA and earned a scholarship to play Division I at Binghamton (N.Y.) University (though she later transferred to Messiah College). In field hockey, she scored 54 goals in three years and was twice named the league's player of the year.

4. Doug Seidenstricker (1991)

The three-sport standout was best known for his football career, where he was the league's defensive player of the year and a second-team all-state pick. He set seven school records as a senior before leaving to play for Division II Shippensburg. In wrestling, he earned an 85-17 career record, finishing second in districts and twice qualifying for the PIAA Tournament. He was particularly dominant as a senior with 24 pins and a 33-5 mark. He also was an all-league shortstop in baseball.

5. Aaron Brady (1995)

The football and baseball star was the first Mustang ever to play in the prestigious Big 33 Game. He led the Mustangs to an undefeated regular season at quarterback and defensive back as a senior before accepting a scholarship to Rutgers University.

Joey Wildasin’s PIAA medal is on display with his picture at South Western High School.
Joey Wildasin's PIAA medal is on display with his picture at South Western High School. (Daily Record/Sunday News - Paul Kuehnel)
In baseball, he was a league all-star shortstop, hitting .496 as a senior.

6. Mark Egloff (1983)

He quarterbacked the school's first outright division championship football team, playing every play on offense and defense. He also returned kickoffs and punts. He was a Class AA state champion wrestler at 155 pounds with a 93-12-1 career record. He wrestled at the University of Virginia. He also was a pole vaulter on the track and field team.

7. Jay Egloff (1985)

He won two district wresting titles and finished third in the state tournament as a 185-pound senior. He earned an 85-15 career record. He also was a middle linebacker and fullback star on the football team.

South Western graduate Jay Egloff went on to play college ball at LSU.
South Western graduate Jay Egloff went on to play college ball at LSU. (Submitted)
He earned a wrestling scholarship to LSU, but the school dropped the program when he arrived. So he made the football team as a walk-on before earning a scholarship.

8. Jared Sullivan (1998)

Though best-known for his wrestling accolades, he also was a standout runner in cross country and track and field. He earned 12 varsity letters, the most possible without playing multiple sports in a season. He won district wrestling titles at 112 pounds and 119 pounds and finished with the second-best record in school history - 118-12. He was 34-1 as a junior. He also finished second in the PIAA Tournament as a junior and a senior and earned a full ride to the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. In cross country, he set a school course record, medaled at the district meet and qualified for states. He qualified for districts in track and field in the 3200 meters.

9. Bob Flemmens (1963)

He was an all-league tight end as a senior and played NAIA college football at Salem State in West Virginia. But he was probably a bigger star in track and field. He won a state title in the 400, setting a school record of 49.3 that stood for years, as well as anchoring the state title-winning mile relay team. He also was a standout high jumper.

10. Tom Bingham (2004)

The basketball and baseball star also kicked on the football team. He is the school's second-leading boys' basketball scorer with 1,133 career points. He was a three-time league all-star and averaged 16 points, eight rebounds and 2.5 assists as a senior. He earned a Division I baseball scholarship to Winthrop University.