Not a good week in area sports. We had a number of teams see their seasons end in the early stages of District 3 tournament action. That's the bad news. There was some good news during the week as Fairfield junior Isaiah Logue captured the PIAA Class AA golf title while Delone Catholic and South Western staged an epic YAIAA girls' volleyball tournament title game.
Plus, football got Week 9 in before the latest nasty storm hit the county. Let's recap it all:
1. Sure, there are teams battling not only for YAIAA division titles and District 3 playoff positioning, but how about we start this week off with something different?
Two teams snapped very, very long losing streaks Friday night.
Now, for some history. Before Friday, the Green Knights' last victory came on Halloween night of 2008 over York County Tech, 19-6.
The Warriors last tasted victory on Sept 3, 2010 with a 9-7 win over York Suburban in the season opener.
2. Arguably the most impressive turnaround, and one we feel like we highlight in this space each week, is that of Spring Grove.
Not to beat a dead horse, but the Rockets were 1-9 last year. Friday night, they wrapped up at least a share of YAIAA Division I with a wild 49-34 victory over Dallastown.
Standing between the Rockets and an outright division title is defending champion South Western, which hosts Spring Grove on Friday.
3. Another nice rebound story belongs to New Oxford.
The Colonials won two games last fall. They doubled that total by stunning Dover in the final minute, 22-15, Friday.
New Oxford's four wins is its most since 2009 when it last qualified for the District 3 playoffs.
4. If you're wondering how the YAIAA division football races are shaping up in football, we've got you covered. Three teams have already wrapped up at least a share of their respective division. Beyond that, it can get confusing.
5. The YAIAA crowned another fall sports champion Tuesday night, and this one was in very thrilling fashion.
Delone Catholic dropped the first two games of the YAIAA girls' volleyball tournament championship to South Western before rallying to win the last three and the title, 18-25, 16-25, 29-27, 25-16, 15-12.
Before the Squirettes qualified for the final, they had to survive a five-set semifinal vs. Susquehannock. In that one, Delone followed up wins in the first two games with two straight loses before winning the deciding game.
6. The team tennis season ended for two YAIAA programs on Tuesday.
York Catholic lost to Moravian Academy, 3-2, in Class AA while Susquehannock dropped a 5-0 decision to Wissahickon.
7. The YAIAA was well represented in cross country on Wednesday.
Delone Catholic's Katie Mowrey won the District 3 Class A girls' title by completing Hershey's Parkview Cross Country Course in 20:54.
Biglerville's Brady Wilt had little competition in winning the Class A boys' title in 17:24.
8. Fairfield's Isaiah Logue completed his season in stellar fashion Tuesday.
The junior golfer shot an even par-71 to win the PIAA Class AA championship with a two-stroke victory over Leechburg's Matt Barto and Northwestern Lehigh's Cole Miller.
Logue is the YAIAA's first male golf champion since 1984 when Eastern York's Rod Crumbling won it all.
Dallastown's Brandon Greenplate finished in a four-way tie for 16th in Class AAA.