The final Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association rankings are in.

Not surprisingly, York County teams are very well represented.

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.

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


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