Dover senior Lindsey Fowler helped the Eagles win their first-ever York-Adams League Tournament championship this season.
Dover senior Lindsey Fowler helped the Eagles win their first-ever York-Adams League Tournament championship this season. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO -- jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)

The PIAA state high school basketball playoffs head into the final two games this week without any York-Adams League teams.

That's a pretty rare thing.

In 10 of the last 12 seasons, at least one York-Adams team has been around for the semifinals.

The absence of local clubs at this stage doesn't mean there weren't terrific teams and memorable performances this season.

Here are just some of the 2013-14 highlights:

Dover girls: The Dover girls made the deepest run of any York-Adams team, going all the way to the state quarterfinals in the highest classification.

It was the second straight year that Troy Lokhaiser's Eagles were among the last eight teams. Dover got there this year after capturing its first-ever York-Adams League Tournament title.

York High boys: The York High boys reached the state Class AAAA Round of 16 with a starting lineup of all underclassmen. Coach Troy Sowers' Bearcats also stunned everyone but themselves by winning the District 3-AAAA title after entering as the No. 8-seeded team.

York will be a force, for sure, in the 2014-15 season.

Central York boys: The Central York boys' team, meanwhile, scored a breakthrough by capturing the York-Adams title for the first time in 40 years under Head Coach Kevin Schieler. With nine of the 12 players on the roster eligible to play again next year, the Panthers will be a serious contender for postseason honors next season. It was a rather amazing turnaround for the Panthers, who struggled to a 9-12 mark in 2012-2013.

York Catholic girls: The York Catholic girls, under longtime Coach Kevin Bankos, broke their own record by winning a ninth consecutive District 3-AA championship. The seniors on this year's team were in fourth grade when the Fighting Irish began their amazing run of titles.

20-win seasons: The Central boys (24-5), West York boys (24-5), York High boys (23-7), Bermudian Springs boys (22-5), Dover girls (26-4), York Catholic girls (24-5), Susquehannock girls (23-6) and Delone Catholic girls (21-6) each won at least 21 games this season.

York High’s Kristopher Johnson emerged as an inside force this season for the Bearcats. The 6-foot, 5-inch Johnson was one of five underclassmen in
York High's Kristopher Johnson emerged as an inside force this season for the Bearcats. The 6-foot, 5-inch Johnson was one of five underclassmen in the Bearcats' starting lineup. (BILL KALINA -- bkalina@yorkdispatch.com)

Susquehannock, Delone girls: Susquehannock, under Coach Dave Schreiner, played in its second straight District 3-AAA final, and Delone Catholic, under veteran mentor Gerry Eckenrode, made it to the district AA championship game for the fourth consecutive year.

So, even though there won't be any state basketball titles for the York-Adams League this season, there were still plenty of highlights.

Dick VanOlinda covers high school sports for The York Dispatch. He can be reached at dvanolinda@yorkdispatch.com.