BLOG: Northeastern pre-selling tickets for state opener

Patrick Strohecker

Ahead of its opening round state playoff game, the Northeastern athletic department will be pre-selling tickets for the boys' Class 5-A basketball game against Wissahickon.

The Bobcats will open up their state tournament with a game on Friday night at 7:30 at West York High School. Tickets will go on sale starting on Wednesday, March 8 from 2-5 p.m. in the ninth grade office (198 N. Hartman Street) and Thursday (if necessary) at the same time and location. Tickets will be sold for $6 for adults and $3 for students.

Northeastern vs Mechanicsburg in the District 3 Class 5-A Championship, Friday, March 3, 2017. John A. Pavoncello photo

Any tickets sold at the door of the game will be $6.

Northeastern is coming off the program's first ever District 3 title after defeating Mechanicsburg in the 5-A championship game last Friday night.

The Bobcats are 27-2 on the year and will face a Wissahickon (15-11) team that finished seventh in District 1.

Argento, Oswalt in football all-star game: Red Lion lineman Nick Argento and Central York football coach Josh Oswalt will participate in this spring's Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game in Altoona.

Argento, who will play for Bloomsburg next fall, was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year this past season in York-Adams League Division I, but dominated on both sides of the ball for the Division I-champion Lions. On the West Team roster, Argento is listed as an offensive lineman.

Red Lion went 10-1 this past season and led the Y-A League in scoring offense, but lost in the opening round of the District 3 6-A tournament.

Red Lion's Nick Argento, seen here making a tackle, will play in Sunday's Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game.

Oswalt will serve as an assistant coach for the West Team. He just completed his first season as head coach of the Panthers, guiding the team to a 7-4 record and spot in the 6-A tournament. Oswalt helped turn around a Central York program that went just 3-7 in 2015.

The PSFCA East-West All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m. at Altoona's Mansion Park Stadium. Created in 2001, the PSFCA East-West All-Star Game considers itself a sister game to the long-running Big 33 Classic.

In 15 all-time games, the East Team holds a 10-5 record over the West Team.

Senior all-star game rosters announced: The rosters for the Y-A League Senior Basketball All-Star Game have been announced.

In the girls' game, Team 1 will consist of Emma Saxton (Central York), Kaelyn Long (New Oxford), Haley Luckabaugh (New Oxford), Amy Maciejewski (Red Lion), Madey-Zania Redman (York High), Sabrina Stough (Dallastown), Ashlyn Miller (Delone Catholic), Elise Knobloch (Delone Catholic) and Elizabeth Burke (Biglerville). The team will be coached by New Oxford's James Kunkle and Delone Catholic's Gerry Eckenrode.

Team 2 will be made up of Rayah Fink (Dover), Tyler Williams (Susquehannock), Catie McCarty (West York), Georgia Dumars (York Suburban), Parker Faircloth-Henise (York Suburban), Devetch Johnson (Gettysburg), Kara Duchek (York Catholic), Jill Gauthier (Littlestown) and Janelle Kress (Littlestown). Kevin Glover of Dover and Chris Myers of Littlestown will coach the team.

York High's Jayden Iturmendi (0) will take part in the York-Adams League Senior All-Star Game on Sunday, March 19. Amanda J. Cain photo

In the boys' game, Team 1 will be made up of Brandon Coleman (Northeastern), Austin Greene (Northeastern), Melik Martin (York Catholic), Andrew Forjan (York Catholic), Courtney Batts (Central York), Kenton Meckley (West York), Quinton Nace (Bermudian Springs), Noah Ayers (Biglerville), Jack Shultz (York Suburban) and Hunter Martz (Hanover). Tom Flaherty of Bermudian Springs and Garrett Bull of West York will coach the squad.

Team 2 will have Dom Particelli (Eastern York), Evan Springer (Eastern York), Jayden Iturmendi (York High), Jacquez Casiano (York High), Jordin Brown (New Oxford), Ben Lehman (New Oxford), Eli Brooks (Spring Grove), Donovan Catchings (Dallastown), Adam Hedgeland (Susquehannock) and Avery Eyler (Littlestown). James Brooks of Spring Grove and John Hagerman of Spring Grove will be the coaches.

Eastern York's Jared Achterberg was also selected for the team, but won't participate due to him still recovering from his torn ACL suffered earlier in the season.

The game will be sponsored by The York White Rose Lions Club and the event will take place on Sunday, March 19 at West York High School. The girl's game will begin at 2 p.m., followed by the boy's game at 4 p.m.

Tickets will cost $5 for adults and $3 for students. All proceeds from the game will benefit seven year old Hudsen Wolfe, a West York student who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

— Reach Patrick Strohecker at