BLOG: Dallastown wins Keystone Cup over 3 other schools

Stephen Heiser
York Dispatch

During the 2016-2017 athletic season, Dallastown competed for the inaugural Keystone Cup against three other schools of similar size from throughout District 3.

The Wildcats battled for the prize with Gov. Mifflin of the Berks League, Hempfield from the Lancaster-Lebanon League and Lower Dauphin of the Mid-Penn Conference. The idea for the competition came from Lower Dauphin athletic director Dave Bitting.


When the final numbers were crunched by Dallastown assistant athletic director Jack Markey, the Wildcats were declared the winners of the Keystone Cup with 73 points. Hempfield was second with 68 points, followed by Lower Dauphin (58) and Gov. Mifflin (53).

As part of the competition, the schools agreed to face each other in nearly every sport. Football was not part of the competition.

The team with the best outcome in each sport was awarded six points, while the second-best team got four points, the third-best team got two points and the fourth-best team got zero points.