A pair of York County schools were recently listed among the top 50 best high schools for sports in Pennsylvania, according to Niche.com.

Niche.com is a Pittsburgh-based website that utilizes reviews from students, parents and residents, as well as its own analysis, to help determine potential strengths and weaknesses of schools.

The list considers district athletics as a whole, based on student and parent input, as well as the number of boys and girls participating in the sports offered in a given district.

Private schools were not included in the rankings.

York Suburban was the highest-ranked area school, coming in at No. 40. The district received an "A" sports grade and an "A" grade in the overall Niche category.

Central York was slotted at No. 44, with the Panthers also earning "A" sports and overall Niche grades.

Lower Merion in suburban Philadelphia topped the list with a pair of "A+" ratings.

Other PIAA District 3 schools to make the list include: Conrad Weiser (48th), Manheim Township (38th), Cumberland Valley (31st), Wilson (22nd), Exeter (12th) and Wyomissing (third).

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