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This was a busy week for high school sports. The YAIAA crowned a number of spring sports champions, District 3 released a bunch of postseason brackets and some area volleyball teams kept rolling along. But above all, the dark cloud that is the possibility of the York City School District eliminating its athletic programs continues to hang over the county. Here is a recap of what went down this week:

1. As we just mentioned, the biggest story was the announcement that William Penn athletics could cease to exist. Will the York City School Board really do away with the high school’s athletics program? That’s been the question floating around the city and county this week. The board has until the end of June to adopt a final budget. Until then, expect a lot of restless nights in the homes of coaches, players and administrators.

2. In the YAIAA girls’ soccer championship game against upstart Susquehannock, three-time defending champion Dallastown was on the ropes. The Wildcats were down, 2-0, at halftime and 3-2 in the second half. Dallastown eventually forced overtime and Alaina Curry crushed the Warriors’ hopes with the winning goal. Despite not winning the title, it was a valiant effort from Susquehannock, which lost to Dallastown, 6-0, in the regular season.

3. There was a lot going on Friday at Dallastown during the YAIAA Track and Field Championships. John Clayton had the boys’ events under control while Steve Navaroli focused on what happened in the girls’ events.

4. The YAIAA crowned two lacrosse champions Saturday night at Susquehannock. Dallastown held off West York, 10-5, to win its first lacrosse title while Kennard-Dale stormed back late to beat York Catholic for the third time this year. The Rams were down 10-7 before scoring the last four goals to win.

5. The York Suburban boys’ volleyball team polished off a dominant regular season by sweeping Spring Grove on Tuesday.

6. The Chambersburg boys’ volleyball team just missed out on winning the Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division. For the second time this year, Central Dauphin won an epic five-match battle Tuesday to wrap up the division crown.

7. Some big football news from District 11: Record-setting quarterback AJ Long abruptly left Pius X, coach Phil Stambaugh told the (Easton) Express-Times. Long, an Associated Press Class A first-team pick, threw for 3,700 yards and 46 touchdowns last fall.

8. This one is coming out of Lancaster County. In the Lancaster-Lebanon League baseball tournament, Lancaster Catholic erased an 11-run deficit to stun Solanco, 17-13, in the quarterfinals Saturday at Ephrata. It was a monumental win and the first L-L tourney victory in Lancaster Catholic history.

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