GameTimePA.com 2013-14 Yearbook

GameTimePA's 2013-14 Yearbook highlights the most memorable moments from the past year in York-Adams high school sports. In addition to year-in-review content, it also includes tons of original reporting:

  • Striving to be Stellar: Olympic dreams drive Chance Marsteller to wrestling's next stage. An exclusive new profile of the Kennard-Dale star.
  • YAIAA gold rush: Central York's Royce Clemens leads Panthers to a year's worth of league titles. Plus profiles on other multi-sport athletes Matt McKim, Ali Posey and Mary Gingrich.
  • Unsung heroes: Bermudian, Littlestown linemen were unsung heroes of a Friday night lights showdown
  • Making it: Cut three times, Nate Keller finally joins Spring Grove baseball family
  • Best photos of 2013-14
  • And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the rest of the GameTimePA.com Yearbook today.

    Here's a look at the state and district champions from York and Adams counties from the 2013-14 school year.

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    State Champions

    Boys' golf

    Isaiah Logue, Fairfield: The senior defended his Class AA state title with a two-round total of 3-under 139 at Heritage Hills Golf Resort. He edged runner-up Cole Miller from Northwestern Lehigh by two strokes. Logue became the first boys' golf back-to-back winner since Knoch's Jeff Dickson won in 1991 and 1992. Logue also won his second straight district title with a 1-under 143 at Briarwood East.

    Girls' volleyball

    Delone Catholic: The Squirettes won the program's first state title, erasing memories of falling short in the championship match in 2012. Delone won the rematch of the previous season's Class AA championship match, knocking off Fort LeBoeuf, 25-14, 15-25, 26-24, 18-25, 15-9. The victory capped a 28-0 season for the Squirettes that also saw them beat York Suburban for the District 3 title.

    Competitive spirit

    New Oxford, co-ed division: The Colonials topped 14 other teams during the two-day state championships to earn their second straight state title for coach Diane Topper. New Oxford also won the district co-ed division championship.

    Girls' swimming


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    Courtney Harnish, West York, 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle: The freshman won Swimmer of the Meet honors at the state Class AA meet, winning two events and setting state records in two events. She posted her record-setting swims on back-to-back nights. Harnish also set records while winning district gold in those events.

    Northeastern’s Niki Price swims to state gold in the 100 butterfly at the PIAA Class AAA championships in March.
    Northeastern's Niki Price swims to state gold in the 100 butterfly at the PIAA Class AAA championships in March. (File — GameTimePA.com)

    Niki Price, Northeastern, 100 butterfly: The Penn State-bound senior needed to come from behind to win her second PIAA gold medal, but she closed the gap at the final turn and managed to cut more than a second off her district-winning time. She also won District 3 Class AAA gold in the 100 freestyle.

    Wrestling

    Chance Marsteller, Kennard-Dale, 170 pounds: The most celebrated wrestler in Pennsylvania high school history, Marsteller completed his high school career with four state championships, four district titles and a 166-0 record despite suffering a stress fracture in his back during the Class AAA sectionals. He will attend and wrestle at Oklahoma State next season.

    Ian Brown, Hanover, 132 pounds: The senior capped a 39-0 season with a 7-0 victory against Boiling Springs' Kyle Shoop in Class AA. He became Hanover's first state champion since Gary Mayfield in 2004. He also won the District 3 title.

    Tristan Sponseller, Bermudian Springs, 195 pounds: After reaching the 170-pound final as a junior but falling short in his quest for a state Class AA title, Sponseller opted not to go out for football so he could concentrate on wrestling. The move paid off as the senior won the 195-pound title, capping his 43-0 season with the elusive gold medal. He finished his career by winning bronze (as a sophomore), silver (as a junior) and gold. He also won the District 3 title.

    Boys' volleyball

    Central York: The Panthers' march to their second PIAA Class AAA crown in four years rarely saw any hiccups. In best-of-five matches, they lost only one game all season — which came in a 3-1 win vs. Central Dauphin for the District 3 championship. Other than that, only Class AA power Ambridge beat them, 2-1, at the Koller Classic. Central closed the season with a sweep of North Allegheny for the state title at Penn State's Rec Hall. It was the school's sixth state title overall, edging Northeastern's five for most among YAIAA members.

    New Hope’s Jairee Pinkey raises his medal after New Hope defeated Mount Calvary, 58-35, to win the District 3 Class A basketball championship in
    New Hope's Jairee Pinkey raises his medal after New Hope defeated Mount Calvary, 58-35, to win the District 3 Class A basketball championship in February. It was the first and only district title for the Mighty Ants after the school was shut down after the end of the academic year. (File — GameTimePA.com)

    Northeastern: Speaking of the Bobcats, they repeated as PIAA Class AA champions by sweeping Ambridge a year after topping the Bridgers in the final. Although Northeastern struggled against its District 7 rival and nagging injuries during the regular season, the Bobcats regrouped with a healthy Luke Braswell, winning a District 3 title and dominating opponents through the state tournament.

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    District Champions

    Boys' cross country

    Individual

    Patrick Reilly, Dallastown: The senior ran away from the Class AAA field, posting a winning time of 16:00 — nine seconds ahead of the runner-up at Hershey's 3.1-mile Parkview course. He now has a gold medal to go with the silver he won as a junior.

    Brady Wilt, Biglerville: The junior cruised to the Class A championship in 16:54, more than 25 seconds ahead of the next-closest finisher. It was a repeat performance for Wilt, who also won the title as a sophomore.

    Team

    York Suburban (Donovan Mears, Brad Clark, Adam Barley, Peter Wagner, Zach Lofties): The Trojans managed to run as a team, even against the rest of the District 3 Class AA field. Sophomore Donovan Mears earned Suburban's top spot, placing 10th overall in 17:24. The squad's next four runners, however, finished no more than 41 seconds behind Mears.

    Girls' cross country

    Team

    York Suburban (Olivia Gettle, Emma Leik, Kimberly Hunt, Lauren Shrader, Sarah Cardone): Despite a stumble, Olivia Gettle led the Trojans, finishing 14th overall. York Suburban's team came through on the big stage, though, as the rest of the runners finished within a minute of Gettle. The Class AA Trojans topped second-place Palmyra by 15 points.

    Delone Catholic (Kate Mowrey, Alyssa Alberghini, Andrea Resciniti, Abbey Sweeny, Kristlyn Whitlock): The defending district champions had a new coach in R.C. Zinn this season, and they managed to repeat as Class A champions. Delone's top five runners all placed in the top 20, with Kate Mowrey leading the way with her third-place finish.

    Boys' golf

    Josh Rinehart, West York: The Bulldog used a final round that included four birdies and an eagle to rally from a four-stroke deficit at Briarwood East Golf Club and win the Class AAA championship. Rinehart tied with Manheim Township's Andy Butler then sank a birdie putt on the first playoff hole to win.

    Boys' soccer

    Biglerville: The Canners responded to a runner-up finish in 2012 determined to bring home the Class A championship in 2013. Biglerville upended Lancaster Country Day, 4-1, in the title game.

    Girls' soccer

    Northern York: The Polar Bears clinched the program's first district championship with a 1-0 overtime victory against Trinity. Allison Speese scored the winner off a rebound as the Polar Bears used their second straight overtime victory to bring home the Class AA title.

    Girls' tennis

    Katie Wagner, Susquehannock: Wagner won her second straight District 3 Class AAA championship, once again defeating Wilson's Sruthi Kamprath to win the singles title. Wagner won, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.

    Boys' basketball


    William Penn's Jahaire Wilson dunks over the West York defense during the YAIAA boys' basketball semifinals in February. The Bearcats later won the District 3 Class AAAA championship. (File -- GameTimePA.com)

    William Penn: A senior-laden Bearcats team lost in overtime to Harrisburg in the district final in 2013, so it was somewhat of a shock that a young squad even made it to the Class AAAA final in 2014. Despite not winning its league tournament, the Bearcats rallied around junior Jahaire Wilson to reach their fourth district title game since 2009. The Bearcats brought home the school's 11th district championship with a 54-52 win against Cedar Crest.

    New Hope: York became the city of champions in 2014 as New Hope Academy won its first district championship. The Mighty Ants cruised in the Class A title game despite the players and coaching staff knowing this could be the school's final year of existence. The Mighty Ants defeated Mount Calvary, 58-35, to advance to the state tournament. About a month later, a state court upheld a decision to revoke the school's charter, ending New Hope's two-year battle to keep the school open.

    Girls' basketball

    York Catholic: The Irish keep adding to their record. York Catholic won its district-record ninth consecutive Class AA championship, knocking off league and divisional rival Delone Catholic, 50-40, in the championship game. It marked the fourth consecutive meeting between the two schools in the district final. York Catholic has not lost in the district tournament since 2005.

    Boys' swimming

    Class AAA

    Josh Clarke, Northern York: The Polar Bear won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:40.49.

    Class AA

    York Suburban, 200 medley relay: The Trojans team of Will Massey, John Spinello, Matt Spinello and Alex Fridman topped eventual state championship-winning team Trinity in the district meet by posting a time of 1:39.22. Trinity placed second in 1:39.46. Fridman took the lead in the freestyle leg.

    Girls' swimming

    Class AA

    York Suburban 200 medley relay: Carson Gross, Megan Hunt, Emily Schmittle and Anna Schmittle raced to a district title in record-setting time, winning in 1:48.32. The Trojans' time set district and school records.

    Megan Hunt, York Suburban: Only a freshman, Hunt won individual gold with a time of 1:06.79 in the 100 breaststroke.

    Carson Gross, York Suburban: The sophomore Gross sprinted to victory in the 50 free (24.03), notching a memorable meet for Suburban.

    Rebecca Luft, Northern York, 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle: Luft won two individual golds and swam on two winning relays for the Polar Bears. She won the 100 butterfly in 56.43 seconds and took the 100 freestyle in 51.66.

    Northern York 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays: Alexis Munshower, Sydney Archuleta, Gabby Lodovici and Rebecca Luft teamed up to win the 400 free relay in 1:38.50. And Lodovici, Sami Poe, Caitlyn Weeden and Luft won the 400 free relay in 3:34.86.

    Northern York, team championship: Between her two individual wins and her two relay wins, Rebecca Luft had a hand in 80 points for the Polar Bears, who dominated for 362 points, almost 100 points ahead of runner-up Palmyra.

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    Competitive spirit

    Dover, small division: Dover won the championship, edging the runner-up by half a point to bring home the title for Lisa Rupp's team.

    Wrestling

    Class AAA

    Zack Clingan, Spring Grove, 120 pounds: Clingan registered the winning takedown with 15 seconds left in regulation, earning a 3-2 decision against Shippensburg's Chandler Olson. The senior qualified for the state meet for the second straight year.

    Rodney Sunday, Dallastown, 126 pounds: In the 126-pound final, Sunday dominated Tristan Watts of Exeter. Sunday registered his seventh takedown to build a 12-point lead with 11 seconds remaining in the bout on his way to a 17-7 victory.

    Kyle Koser, Northern York, 182 pounds: The senior capped his career with a 10-4 decision in the championship bout against Josh Colello of Cedar Cliff.

    Class AA

    Tyler Shafer, Hanover, 145 pounds: Picking up the Nighthawks' second district title of the tournament, Shafer edged Boiling Springs' John Vaughn, 3-2. Shafer recorded an escape early in the third period to earn the victory.

    Briton Shelton, Bermudian Springs, 160 pounds: Shelton defeated Boiling Springs' Connor Murphy, 11-7, with an exciting match. Shelton struck first with a series of takedowns in the first period.

    Nick Mort, Fairfield, 170 pounds: Mort became the Green Knights first district champion since 2009 and only the second in the school's history, pulling off a takedown in the final 30 seconds of his 4-2 victory against Bishop McDevitt's Zane Black.

    Sam McCollum, Bermudian Springs, 220 pounds: McCollum slipped out for an escape in overtime to earn a 4-3 victory against Bishop McDevitt's Cole Nye. The majority of action took place late in the match, with McCollum holding a 1-0 lead with 40 seconds left in the third period.

    Baseball

    Northern York: The Polar Bears exploded for six first-inning runs off Mid-Penn Capital Division rival West Perry en route to a 12-6 win and the school's first Class AAA championship.

    Boys' track and field

    Brady Wilt, Biglerville, 3,200: Wilt was the lone YAIAA athlete to win a district championship on the first day of the meet. He raced to a first-place finish with a time of 9:43.95. A year after winning the Class AA title in the 1,600, Wilt had to settle for a silver in the 1,600 and gold in the 3,200.

    Danny Stoner, Biglerville, pole vault: Stoner cleared 13 feet to win the Class AA title, topping Trinity's Jason McCrae — who also cleared 13 feet — because he had fewer misses. Victories by Wilt and Stoner helped Biglerville place seventh in the team competition.


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    PIAA medalists

    Here's a rundown of the York-Adams athletes who earned PIAA medals in individual or relay events in 2013-14.

    Boys' Cross Country

    Class AAA

    • Aaron Gebhart, New Oxford, 14th place

    Class AA

    • Jacobs Thomas, Susquehannock, ninth place

    Class A

    • Brady Wilt, Biglerville, seventh place

    Note: The top 25 individual finishers receive medals.

    Girls' Tennis

    Class AAA

    • Carlee Brumgard and Jenna Glass, Biglerville, fourth place in doubles

    Boys' Swimming

    Class AAA

    • Dallastown 200 medley relay (Noah Brockway, Mason Tate, Spencer Hill and Corey Stauffer), fourth place

    • Trevor Hine, Dallastown, fourth place in 200 individual medley

    • Dallastown 200 freestyle relay (Trevor Hine, Spencer Hill, Corey Stauffer and Noah Brockway), sixth place

    Class AA

    • York Suburban 400 freestyle relay (Alex Fridman, Matt Spinello, Will Massey and Diego Herrera), seventh place

    • York Suburban 200 medley relay (Will Massey, John Spinello, Matt Spinello and Alex Fridman), fifth place

    Girls' swimming

    Class AAA

    • Niki Price, Northeastern, fourth place in 100 freestyle

    • Kacey Oberlander, Dallastown, third place in 100 backstroke, eighth in 200 individual medley

    • Nicole Smith, Dover, eighth place in 200 freestyle

    • Alyssa Bixler, Dallastown, sixth place in 50 freestyle

    Class AA

    • York Suburban 400 freestyle relay (Carson Gross, Anna Schmittle, Emily Schmittle and Madie Devaney), sixth place

    • Carson Gross, York Suburban, seventh place in 50 freestyle

    • York Suburban 200 freestyle relay (Madie Devaney, Anna Schmittle, Carson Gross and Emily Schmittle), fifth place

    • Erica Sarver, West York, eighth place in 1-meter diving

    Wrestling

    Class AAA

    • Kyle Koser, Northern York, fourth place at 182 pounds

    • Rodney Sunday, Dallastown, fifth place at 126 pounds

    • Mason Bentzel, Spring Grove, seventh place at 152 pounds

    • Mike Hartman, Spring Grove, seventh place at 145 pounds

    Class AA

    • Nick Mort, Fairfield, fourth place at 170 pounds

    • Briton Shelton, Bermudian Springs, fourth place at 160 pounds

    • Colton Dull, Bermudian Springs, seventh place at 182 pounds

    • Brett Harris, Fairfield, seventh place at 285 pounds

    • Tyler Shafer, Hanover, seventh place at 145 pounds

    • Sam McCollum, Bermudian Springs, eighth place at 220 pounds

    Boys' track and field

    Class AA

    • Danny Stoner, Biglerville, eighth place in pole vault

    Girls' track and field

    Class AAA

    • Kennedy Shank, Northern York, second place in pole vault

    • South Western 400 relay (Maddy Swanner, Makenzie Wall, Amore Coleman, Lynne Mooradian), fourth place

    • Rachel Crane, Bermudian Springs, seventh place in 800

    • Holly Arey, South Western, eighth place in discus

    • Lynne Mooradian, South Western, eighth place in 400

    Class AA

    • Grace Riedel, Delone Catholic, fifth place in pole vault