So, who can knock Dallastown from the top of the perch this year?
The answer might just be no one.
The Wildcats went 28-1 last year to win the YAIAA Division I title for the second time in three years and return four golfers -- Brandon Greenplate, John Bagnall, Ben Gates and Byron Markle -- with whom coach Brooke Shoffner is impressed.
"Those four golfers should provide the nucleus for our varsity, and I'm looking forward to their leadership as we work with the younger players," Shoffner wrote in a preseason questionnaire sent to coaches.
The Wildcats did lose some key pieces in Dalton Wise, Kyle McQueen and Andrew Geesey, who had the lowest average in Division I (76.0).
Shoffner is hoping Kyle Williams and Andy Stewart can step in and help fill that void as the Wildcats aim to stay on top in the division.
"Hopefully a few other (JV players) from last year will have worked on and improved their game to help on the varsity this year," Shoffner wrote. "One of our strengths is usually our depth."
Reason to worry: Shoffner had a laundry list of Division I players whom he expects to excel this season. If the Wildcats don't repeat, one of these guys could be a reason why:
--- Brandon Stine, sr., Red Lion
--- Collin Potter, soph., Central York
--- Zach Swanner, jr., South Western
--- Aaron Gobrecht, sr., South Western
Logue aims for improvement: Last season, Isaiah Logue had a sophomore year to remember.
He led Fairfield to the YAIAA Division III title, finished second in the District 3 Championships, tied for fourth at the PIAA East Region Championships and tied for 16th at the PIAA Championships.
Expect Logue to aim higher this year.
Entering the final day of PIAA play last year, Logue was in fifth, but he closed with an 80 and dropped to 16th.
Youth movement at Kennard-Dale: The Rams had a solid fall in 2011 by finishing runner-up to West York in YAIAA Division II.
Kennard-Dale might be hard-pressed to do that again.
Only two golfers -- Blake Testerman and Leah Bracey -- return.
But Testerman could take coach Kyle Hardenbrook on a lengthy postseason ride come October.
"He has worked extremely hard this summer to strengthen his game," Hardenbrook said of Testerman. "He will be among the top golfers in the division this season."