Eli Brooks dunk vs Central York

The Central York Panthers have gotten off to a strong start to the 2015-16 boys’ high school basketball season.

Last weekend the Panthers grabbed a victory at their home tip-off tournament, beating Penn Manor, 50-47 on Friday night, and then knocking off Eastern York 61-41 in Saturday’s championship.

Then on Tuesday, the Panthers came through in a big way again, knocking off Spring Grove 53-50 at Central York High School.

The wins are big early-season ones for a Central York program that pushed William Penn last season in YAIAA Division I only to have a tough offseason. The team’s top scorer Sam Saxton graduated, and big man Charlie Gingrich elected not to come out for basketball his senior season.

But head coach Kevin Schieler found a way to persevere, going with a smaller lineup and thus far the moves have paid dividends.

Check out our entire YAIAA basketball preview section at

And with that, vote away in this week’s boys’ Athlete of the Week poll:


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