BLOG: York County now has two No. 1 volleyball teams
York County is now home to two No. 1 boys' volleyball teams — Northeastern and Central York.
Northeastern has been No. 1 in the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Class 2-A state rankings since the first regular-season poll of the season. The Bobcats are the four-time defending PIAA Class 2-A state champions.
In the most recent 3-A state poll, however, Central York moved up to claim the No. 1 spot, too. The Panthers had been ranked in the top five all season and were No. 2 in the previous poll, but they assumed the No. 1 spot for the first time this season after previous No. 1 Hempfield lost to Penn Manor 3-2 on April 27.
Northeastern and Central York are both undefeated in York-Adams League action. They are scheduled to meet in a regular-season-ending showdown on Thursday, May 11, at Central York.
Two other York-Adams teams remained in the top 10 in their respective classes. York Suburban dropped from No. 4 to No. 5 in 2-A, while Dallastown fell from No. 6 to No. 7 in 3-A.
The complete 3-A rankings are: No. 1 Central York, No. 2 Central Dauphin, No. 3 Hempfield, No. 4 North Allegheny, No. 5 Penn Manor, No. 6 Seneca Valley, No. 7 Dallastown, No. 8 Emmaus, No. 9 Pennsbury and No. 10. Penn Trafford.
The complete 2-A rankings are: No. 1 Northeastern, No. 2 Manheim Central, No. 3 Beaver County Christian, No. 4 Cambridge Springs, No. 5 York Suburban, No. 6 Ambridge, No. 7 Fort Lebouf, No. 8 Bishop Guilfoyle, No. 9 Holy Redeemer and No. 10 Cocalico.
Northeastern 3, Spring Grove 0: At Manchester, the Bobcats rolled, 25-12, 25-19, 25-19. Jacob Cheuvront (38 assists), Cole Brillhart (10 kills), Wyatt Hughes (nine kills) and Dakoda Hoffman (eight kills) led Northeastern. Noah Wilson (six kills) and Luke Hoffnagle (12 assists) led Spring Grove.
York Suburban 3, Susquehannock 0: At Suburban, the home team cruised 25-10, 25-11, 25-12. Noah Chojnacki (nine assists, eight digs) and Zach Weinstein (seven kills, 12 assists) paced Suburban. Susquehannock's leaders were Reese Jackson (12 assists) and Jake Williams (five kills).
New Oxford 3, Kennard-Dale 0: At New Oxford, Alex Neiderer (11 kills, 14 digs), Mike Robinson (10 kills), Matt Faust (33 assists) and Austin Dodd (13 digs) guided the Colonials to a 25-18, 25-18, 25-23 win. K-D's was paced by Luke Criswell (19 assists, 13 digs, five kills, five blocks), Adam Coomes (16 kills, six digs), James Lippiard (13 digs) and Noah McConville (10 kills, 14 digs). New Oxford won the JV match, 2-1.
West York 3, Eastern York 0: At Wrightsville, the Bulldogs triumphed 25-19, 25-18, 26-24 behind Kenton Meckley (eight kills, seven digs), Jacob May (31 assists, six digs), Justin Myers (11 kills, seven digs) and Sam Lovelace (10 kills, nine digs). Eastern's leaders were Mike Shoff (12 digs, four kills), Greg Houck (15 digs, 12 assists), Ben Leaman (24 digs) and Koury Green (19 digs, six kills). West York won the JV match, 2-0.
Dallastown 3, Red Lion 0: At Dallastown, Nathan Darr had 10 kills, Peyton Ranck dished out 26 assists and Mason Figdore recorded 15 digs as the Wildcats won 25-14, 25-16, 25-15. Chris Muller had 18 assists and Colby Myers posted 11 digs for Red Lion.
Central York 3, Dover 0: At Dover, Zak Kakos recorded 12 digs and Cole Johnson added 13 kills as the Panthers swept the Eagles, 25-10, 25-23, 25-14. Carter Luckenbaugh added 35 assists for Central. Dover was led by 16 assists from Zach Noll and six digs from Dalton Boll.
Reach Steve Heiser at email@example.com.