This week was a busy one for high school sports. We had one YAIAA program claim a District 3 title while a few other stayed alive in their brackets. Plus, there was the PIAA Track and Field Championships over the weekend at Shippensburg University.
1. The York Suburban boys’ volleyball team completed its dominating run through the regular season and District 3 tournament with a 25-14, 25-21, 25-17 sweep of Dover on Friday night. It was the first boys’ volleyball district title in program history, but the Trojans have one more goal to check off the list. Suburban will begin its quest for a PIAA Class AA title tonight at Governor Mifflin Intermediate vs. North Pocono at 5 p.m. Dover and Northeastern are also alive in the PIAA Class AA field.
2. Shippensburg University was the place to be for track and field fans this weekend. The PIAA Championships invaded Seth Grove Stadium and the YAIAA was well-represented both Friday and Saturday. In Saturday’s action, Dallastown’s Jared Allison was in an epic battle with two others in the Class AAA pole vault while Central York’s Megan Lundy and Red Lion’s Angelica Gonzalez squared off for the final time. Both won two state medals.
3. Millersville University was a friendly spot Thursday for YAIAA softball teams Dallastown and Central York. In the first game of a District 3 Class AAAA quarterfinal doubleheader, Dallastown slipped past Wilson, 3-2. Later that night, Central knocked off Elizabethtown, 1-0, in nine innings. The teams will meet each other tonight at 6:30 p.m. at York's Memorial Park with a spot in the district final at stake.
4. The only YAIAA baseball team to make it past Memorial Day is West York. The Bulldogs eliminated Lancaster Catholic, 7-4, on Thursday in a District 3 Class AAA quarterfinal thanks to five first-inning runs. West York’s next test is tonight in Hershey against perennial power Twin Valley. The Raiders will likely send University of Maryland commit Jared Price, who is expected to be a late-round pick in the upcoming MLB First-Year Players Draft, to the mound.
5. The Delone Catholic baseball team ended its season in a familiar spot Thursday. For the fourth time in five years, the Squires bowed out of the District 3 Class AA playoffs in the quarterfinals. This year, the end came via a 5-0 whitewash vs. Brandywine Heights at War Memorial Field in Ephrata. Bullets pitcher Luke Herb fashioned a complete-game three-hitter with 12 strikeouts to eliminate the second-seeded Squires.