Dallastown High School's female athletes kept their impressive York Dispatch Cup streak going this season, but the Wildcats did have to share first place with their biggest rival.
Dallastown and Red Lion ended in a tie for first place in York-Adams Division I girls' competition with identical ratings of 3.8 Central finished third at 3.0.
The Wildcats have placed first in every one of the competition's seven years.
Under the Cup format, boys' and girls' programs are separated into three divisions with the eight largest schools (by enrollment) placed in Division I, the next seven largest in Division II and the final seven in Division III.
Teams are awarded points in each sport for first through fifth-place finishes in divisions or sections during the regular season, with division or section winners getting a little added weight. Six points are gained for first-place finishes, four for second, three for third, two for fourth and one for fifth.
The point total is divided by the number of sports a school sponsors. The result is an overall rating.
The Dallastown girls earned first-place finishes in tennis, swimming and diving and soccer. The Wildcats took second in basketball, softball and track and field.
Red Lion, meanwhile, captured first place in cross country, field hockey, basketball and track and field and seconds in swimming and lacrosse.
The Susquehannock and Delone Catholic girls, second in Division II and Division III, respectively, last season, both vaulted to the top this year. The Warriors posted a rating of 3.8 to win their division, and the Squirettes put up a winning 4.4 rating.
Eastern (3.5) was second and York Suburban (3.1) was third in Division II, and York Catholic (3.1) and Biglerville (2.8) took second and third in Division III.
Susquehannock's teams won division titles in volleyball, tennis and field hockey. Delone Catholic's teams were division winners in volleyball, softball and track and field.
Boys' winners: In the boys' competition, Dallastown earned its third straight Division I title with a score of 4.4. South Western (3.6) and Red Lion (2.5) were second and third.
York Suburban recorded a 3.5 rating to grab top honors in Division II. West York (3.2) was second and Northeastern (2.8) was third.
Bermudian Springs leaped from third in Division III last season to first place this year. The Eagles prevailed decisively with a 3.7 rating. York Catholic and Delone Catholic tied for second place with a score of 2.7.
The Dallastown boys racked up first-place finishes in golf, soccer, swimming and diving, baseball and lacrosse. The Wildcats placed second in cross country, wrestling, tennis and track and field.
The York Suburban guys won outright division crowns in basketball, swimming and volleyball and shared titles in tennis and track and field. The Trojans were second in soccer and cross country.
Bermudian Springs featured championship teams in football and wrestling. The Eagles placed second in basketball, baseball and track and field.
Reach Dick VanOlinda at dvanolinda@yorkdis patch.com or 505-5407.