For at least one Friday back in 1992, the number 13 didn't prove to be unlucky.

Three YAIAA basketball teams and one standout wrestler made March 13, 1992, a banner day for the league. According to a Daily Record/Sunday News article, the Red Lion girls' basketball team, fresh off their first District 3 title, recorded the Lions' first PIAA tournament win, beating Sun Valley, 41-21.

"This was a history-making victory for us, " former Red Lion head coach Tory Harvey said at the time.

Also that night, the Kennard-Dale boys' basketball team, led by prolific scorer Adam Miller, continued its best season ever with a 65-46 first-round PIAA victory against Southern Lehigh.

The York Catholic boys' hoops team knocked off District 11 champ Allentown Central Catholic, 58-51, in the first round of states. That game included a 21-point performance from Blaine Claiborne, who was recovering from a bout with the flu.

Finally, Dallastown wrestler Neil Barnes ended a defending state champion's hopes at repeating in the PIAA wrestling tournament. Barnes, a junior at the time, showed his St. Mary's opponent the door, advancing to the 145-pound semifinals.

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