PURE PREPS: York Suburban, Central York listed among top 50 high schools for sports in Pa.

Elijah Armold

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.

Cross country action at York Suburban High School in Spring Garden Township, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Dawn J. Sagert photo

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.

Central York's Saa'hir Cornelius takes the ball to the net during boys' basketball action against Red Lion at Central York High School in Springettsbury Township, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Central York would win the game 67-52. Dawn J. Sagert photo

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).