Throwback Thursday: Friday the 13th proves to be nothing to fear for YAIAA
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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