A matchup of division leaders highlights Wednesday's York-Adams Baseball League schedule.
Unbeaten West York, the Division II leader, will travel to Spring Grove to take on the Rockets, who lead Division I.
West York, which has captured the last two Class AAA state titles, is 7-0 in division games this year and a perfect 9-0 overall.
Spring Grove is 5-1 in league games and 7-2 overall. The Rockets hold a slim lead over Central York (4-1) in the division.
Spring Grove won last year's regular-season meeting with West York, but the Bulldogs defeated the Rockets in the York-Adams Tournament title game.
With the regular season at about the halfway point, the only really tight race is in Division I.
West York has a two-game edge (in the loss column) in Division II, and Susquehannock holds the same margin in Division III. Delone Catholic is three games clear of its nearest pursuer in Division IV.
Meanwhile, York-Adams softball features three extremely competitive races.
Dallastown is 6-1, followed by Central York at 5-1 and Red Lion at 4-2 in Division I. Susquehannock is 4-1 and Dover is 4-2 in Division II, and Kennard-Dale is 7-0 and West York is 6-1 in Division III. Delone Catholic leads Division IV with a 5-1 mark. No other team in the division has a winning record.
In both baseball and softball, the four division winners qualify for the York-Adams Tournament.
Red Lion's Gonzalez shines: Red Lion's Angelica Gonzalez made her 2014 debut in the 100-meter dash at last Saturday's Pan-Ram Invitational in Harrisburg.
Gonzalez put together a sensational freshman season two years ago by winning District 3 silver medals in the 100 and 200 and a state silver in 200 and a state bronze in 100.
A hamstring injury forced her to miss last year's York-Adams, District 3 and PIAA State meets.
Gonzalez has been competing in other events this spring, but Saturday marked the first time she burst out of the blocks in the 100.
The Lady Lions' star and Jameela Muhammad of Paul Robeson High School matched each other stride for stride, with Muhummad being declared the winner by an extremely narrow margin. Their times were identical, 12.29 seconds.
Gonzalez turned the tables in the 200 by winning in a time of :25.59, with Muhammad taking second place.
The Red Lion junior completed an extremely successful day by winning the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 5 1/4 inches.
Penn Relays: Red Lion is one of five York-Adams schools that will send male and female athletes to the 120th running of the prestigious Penn Relays. The event is scheduled for April 24-26 in Philadelphia.
The Lady Lions' Amanda Myers is entered in the High School Girls' Javelin Championship.
Red Lion also will have relay teams in the Boys' 400, Girls' 400 and Girls' 1,600.
The others local teams that will compete on the Franklin Field track are: Central York (Girls' 400, Girls' 1,600 and Boys' 400); York High (Girls' 400, Boys' 400, Boys' 1,600); York Suburban (Girls' 400, Girls' 1,600, Boys' 1,600) and South Western (Girls' 400, Girls' 1,600, Boys' 1,600). South Western's Holly Arey will vie in the High School Discus event.
Red Lion, Central and York High are in the Large School Class, and York Suburban and South Western are in the Small School Class.
Shippensburg Invitational: In addition, 12 York-Adams boys' and girls' teams will be represented in the 88th annual Jack Roddick Shippensburg High School Track and Field Invitational this Saturday.
Making the trip will be athletes from Biglerville, Dallastown, Fairfield, Kennard-Dale, Littlestown, New Oxford, Northeastern, Red Lion, South Western, West York , York High and York Suburban.
— Reach Dick VanOlinda at email@example.com.