In order to stay competitive year after year, a team needs a good foundation at the younger levels.
It also helps to have committed athletes year round, as well as to pick up athletes late in their high school career who had never played the sport before.
South Western almost found itself in an eerily familiar position.
The Mustangs lost last year's YAIAA Division I tennis title after seeing a sizeable lead disappear in the final singles match and into doubles.
York County Tech 76, Bermudian Springs 74 >> The Spartans' Thad Cwiklinski received the baton for the anchor leg of the 1,600-meter relay, his team trailing by about 30 meters on the track and three points on the scoreboard.