Central York grad Jonah Plymire wins Juniata award


Central York High School graduate Jonah Plymire has been awarded the the William R. Smaltz Award at Juniata College.

The Smaltz Award is given to a graduating student who has completed the senior year and who demonstrates hard work in his or her endeavors.

Jonah Plymire

Smaltz, a former standout player at Penn State, was head football coach at Juniata from 1947-1953 and compiled a 32-17-2 record during his time. In his final season, he led Juniata to a 7-0 record and their first undefeated season in program history.

Plymire ranks sixth all-time in Eagle history with a 37.3 punting average. The 6-foot, 210-pounder started all 10 games at linebacker in 2015 after not playing the position in the previous year. He was third on the Eagles in total tackles with 61.

Plymire was a member of The National Society of Leadership and Success. He has painted murals for local businesses and elementary schools and is currently working on illustrations for a children's book. He is a National Strength and Conditioning All-American and was also inducted into the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society.



Dallastown grad Kaschak gets $7,500 post-graduate scholarship from Big Ten: Dallastown High School graduate Christian Kaschak has earned a $7,500 post-graduate scholarship from the Big Ten Conference.

Kaschak is a senior soccer player for Penn State.

Christian Kaschak

Two students from each of the conference’s 14 institutions, who plan to continue their education in a graduate degree program, were awarded the scholarships.

Kaschak played in 15 games last season with the Nittany Lions with one start. He scored one goal for PSU, which finished the season 7-8-3.