BLOG: Four York-Adams boys' volleyball teams finish with top-10 state rankings

Steve Heiser
York Dispatch
  • Four York-Adams League boys' volleyball teams finished ranked in the state.
  • Central York finished No. 1 in 3-A, while Northeastern is No. 1 in 2-A.
  • York Suburban and Dallastown also finished ranked among the state's best teams.

The final Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association rankings are in.

Not surprisingly, York County teams are very well represented.

Central York celebrates a 3-1 win over North Allegheny during PIAA Class 3-A boys' state volleyball championship action at Rec Hall in State College, Saturday, June 10, 2017. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Central York and Northeastern each captured state championships on Saturday at Penn State's Rec Hall, solidifying the county's reputation as a power center for the sport.

The Panthers claimed the No. 1 spot in the final PVCA Class 3-A rankings, while Northeastern took the top position in the 2-A poll.

In addition, York Suburban finished fourth in the 2-A rankings, while Dallastown landed eighth in the 3-A poll.

That means fully one-third of the 12 York-Adams League teams finished with top-10 state rankings.

In addition, District 3 claimed nine of the 20 spots in the final top-10 rankings.

Northeastern head coach Matt Wilson hands out gold medals after his team earned a 3-1 win over Beaver County Christian during PIAA boys' state volleyball championship action in the Recreation Center in State College, Saturday, June 10, 2017. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Following are the final state rankings, with each school's district in parenthesis:

Class 3-A; 1. Central York (3). 2. North Allegheny (7). 3. Emmaus (11). 4. Central Dauphin (3). 5. Penn Manor (3). 6. Pennridge (1). 7. Penn-Trafford (7). 8. Dallastown (3). 9. Pennsbury (1). 10. Hempfield (3).

Class 2-A: 1. Northeastern (3). 2. Beaver County Christian (7). 3. Manheim Central (3). 4. York Suburban (3). 5. Coachranton (10). 6. Holy Redeemer (2). 7. Cambridge Springs (10). 8. Cocalico (3). 9. Deer Lakes (7). 10. Dock Mennonite (1).

Steve Heiser is sports editor of The York Dispatch. He can be reached at