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    (Updated through Feb. 14, 2013)

    Boys' basketball in York County stretches back to the 1923-24 season when the York County Scholastic League was formed with six teams: Glen Rock, Red Lion, Spring Grove, West York, Wrightsville and the York College Institute Juniors.

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    --- Red Lion claimed the first league title in 1924, defeating Spring Grove, 29-10. The Lions dominated the first 10 seasons of hoops, winning six of the 10 championships.

    Members of the West York boys’ basketball team celebrate their team’s 48-45 victory against William Penn in the 2005 YAIAA tournament
    Members of the West York boys' basketball team celebrate their team's 48-45 victory against William Penn in the 2005 YAIAA tournament championship game. (Daily Record/Sunday News -- file)

    --- In 1939, Dallastown became the first York County Scholastic League team to play in the District 3 tournament, losing to Arendtsville, 30-24.

    --- In 1951, Dallastown defeated North York, 46-33, in the league title game, but North York protested at the end of their season because Dallastown scrimmaged at York Catholic -- the neutral site of the game -- and scrimmaged against York Catholic before the title game. Those infractions broke PIAA and league rules, and the league vacated the title.

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    Name changes


       1923-24 to 1960-61: York County Scholastic Basketball League
       1961-62 to 1990-91: York County Interscholastic Athletic Association
       1991-92 to 2003-04: York Area Interscholastic Athletic Association
       2004-05 to present: York-Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association
     

    Expansion teams


    (Records from 1923-1951 are incomplete)
       1923-24: York County Scholastic League begins with 6 teams: Glen Rock, Red Lion, Spring Grove, West York, Wrightsville, York College Institute Juniors
       1935-36: York Catholic
       1938-39: Manchester; league entered PIAA
       1940-41: Hallam
       1951: York Catholic leaves the league, remains in Central Penn Catholic League
       1960-61: YCIAA founded with 12 teams: Central York, Dallastown, Dover, Eastern York, Kennard-Dale, Northeastern, Red Lion, South Western, Spring Grove, Susquehannock, West York, York Suburban
       1962-63: Hanover (13 teams)
       1970-71: Vo-Tech (14)
       1976-77: York Catholic (15)
       1982-83: William Penn (16)
       1992-1993: Delone Catholic, Littlestown, New Oxford (19)
       2004-2005: Bermudian Springs, Biglerville, Fairfield (22 teams)
       2014-2015: Gettysburg (23 teams)

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    York-Adams League Tournament


       2014 -- Central York 59, William Penn 41
       2013 -- William Penn 57, South Western 44
       2012 -- William Penn 59, South Western 52
       2011 -- Eastern York 58, William Penn 49
       2010 -- Eastern York 62, William Penn 55
       2009 -- William Penn 60, Eastern York 58
       2008 -- West York 44, York Suburban 38
       2007 -- West York 53, Red Lion 49
       2006 -- Red Lion 56, York Catholic 49
       2005 -- West York 48, William Penn 45
       2004 -- William Penn 55, Red Lion 25
       2003 -- William Penn 69, Northeastern 61
       2002 -- Eastern York 47, West York 44
       2001 -- Dallastown 59, Littlestown 57
       2000 -- Delone Catholic 49, William Penn 45 (OT)
       1999 -- William Penn 61, York Catholic 59
       1998 -- William Penn 57, Eastern York 54
       1997 -- William Penn 64, Red Lion 43
       1996 -- Dallastown 46, William Penn 45
       1995 -- Kennard-Dale 61, York Suburban 48
       1994 -- Div. I: William Penn 66, Spring Grove 59; Div. II: York Suburban 58, West York 45
       1993 -- Div. I: York Catholic 54, William Penn 48; Div. II: Kennard-Dale 46, York Suburban 41
       1992 -- Div. I: William Penn 73, York Catholic 53; Div. II: Kennard-Dale 52, Central York 43
       1991 -- Div. I: York Catholic 74, William Penn 56; Div. II: York Suburban 57, Central York 53
       1990 -- York Catholic 80, Dover 58
       1989 -- William Penn 71, York Catholic 64
       1988 -- William Penn 77, York Catholic 63
       1987 -- York Catholic 78, Spring Grove 53
       1986 -- William Penn 52, York Catholic 48
       1985 -- York Catholic 51, William Penn 50
       1984 -- William Penn 79, Dallastown 74
       1983 -- Red Lion 78, William Penn 55
       1982 -- West York 49, York Catholic 47 (OT)
       1981 -- York Catholic 44, West York 41
       1980 -- York Catholic 47, Spring Grove 30
       1979 -- York Catholic 59, West York 55
       1978 -- York Catholic 78, Hanover 53
       1977 -- South Western 72, York Catholic 69
       1976 -- Dallastown 72, Hanover 63
       1975 -- West York 60, Dallastown 50
       1974 -- Central York 69, Dallastown 66
       1973 -- York Suburban 67, West York 62
       1972 -- West York 84, York Suburban 68
       1971 -- Spring Grove 72, Dallastown 57
       1970 -- Hanover 102, Dallastown 63
       1969 -- Hanover 70, Susquehannock 56
       1968 -- Eastern 68, Hanover 65
       1967 -- Hanover 78, Dallastown 73
       1966 -- West York 60, Dallastown 52
       1965 -- Central York 77, York Suburban 68
       1964 -- Dallastown 61, Spring Grove 51
       1963 -- Spring Grove 77, Kennard-Dale 62
       1962 -- Spring Grove 65, Kennard-Dale 58
       1961 -- Central York 61, Eastern York 36
      
    York County Scholastic Basketball League

       1960 -- Eastern York 67, Spring Grove 64
       1959 -- Spring Grove 54, Central York 41
       1958 -- West York 63, Eastern 43
       1957 -- Manchester 56, Dallastown 54
       1956 -- Eastern 53, West York 39
       1955 -- Eastern 61, Central 39
    *Three-way tie for second-half title: Central def. Manchester, 58-43, to earn a spot in second-half title game; Central needed to win twice in order to claim league title, but they lost the first matchup.
     
       1954 -- Dallastown 54, Spring Grove 51
       1953 -- North York 51, Dallastown 43
    *Dallastown def. North York, 46-43, to break a tie for the second-half championship.
     
       1952 -- Red Lion 44, Manchester 27
       1951 -- Officially vacant
    *Dallastown def. North York, 46-33, in the league title game, but North York protested at the end of their season because Dallastown scrimmaged at York Catholic -- the neutral site of the game -- and scrimmaged against York Catholic before the title game. Those infractions broke PIAA and league rules, and the league vacated the title.*
     
       1950 -- Dallastown 37, Wrightsville 32
       1949 -- York Catholic 55, Dallastown 28
       1948 -- York Catholic 63, Dallastown 22 (25th championship game)
       1947 -- West York 42, Mount Rose 32
    *Mount Rose def. Hallam, 37-36, to decide if the South or North Division champion would play the Central Division champ for the league title. *
     
       1946 -- West York 51, Hallam 26
    *North Division champ Hallam def. South Division champ Fawn Grove Twp., 32-30*
     
       1945 -- York Catholic 57, Manchester 22
    *North Division champ Manchester def. South Division champ Glen Rock, 26-13, to earn a spot in championship game. Central Division runner-up Dallastown def. Manchester, 36-32, to earn the right to play in district playoffs. (York Catholic not PIAA eligible at the time.)*
     
       1944 -- West York 67, Delta 13
    *South Division champ Delta def. North Division champ Dover to reach championship game.*
     
       1943 -- West York 47, Manchester 12
       1942 -- Spring Grove 27, Glen Rock 21
       1941 -- Wrightsville 34, Fawn Grove Township 21
       1940 -- Wrightsville
       1939 -- Dallastown or Wrightsville (winner couldn't be confirmed)
    *Dallastown became the first York County Scholastic League team to play in the District 3 tournament. The league joined the PIAA that season. Dallastown lost to Arendtsville, 30-24.*
     
       1938 -- Red Lion 31, North York 22
       1937 -- Glen Rock 34, Red Lion 17
       1936 -- Red Lion
       1935 -- Wrightsville
       1934 -- Wrightsville
       1933 -- Wrightsville
       1932 -- Red Lion
       1931 -- Red Lion
       1930 -- Fawn Grove Township
       1929 -- Glen Rock
       1928 -- Red Lion
       1927 -- Red Lion
       1926 -- Spring Grove 19, Red Lion 13
       1925 -- Red Lion 19, Spring Grove 13
       1924 -- Red Lion 29, Spring Grove 10
     
    -- Research by Jim Seip