COLLEGE: Central York grad Arganbright excels in pool
The California University of Pennsylvania swimming team, led by Central York High School graduate Jade Arganbright, won three individual events and posted three runner-up finishes on Sunday morning while finishing second in the team standings at the Bob Mowerson Invitational during the team's annual Florida training trip.
Hillsdale claimed the invitational title with 429.5 points, while Cal U (339.5) was the only other program to finish with at least 100 points.
Arganbright, a senior, won both the 50 freestyle and 50 breaststroke while in the Sunshine State. She won the breaststroke in 36.07 seconds and was victorious in the 50 free with a time of 29.99 seconds.
She also collected a runner-up finish in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:05.20.
OTHER COLLEGE NOTES
Oberlander in the lineup at Alabama: Dallastown graduate Kacey Oberlander has competed in a number of meets this season as a freshman for the Crimson Tide of Alabama.
She’s already scored a victory, winning the 200 backstroke in a home meet against Vanderbilt and West Florida, while adding a second-place finish in the 100 backstroke at the same meet.
Oberlander has also finished second in the 200 backstroke in a meet against Delta State.
Nicholas, Nwandu on undefeated Shippensburg team: A pair of York-Adams League products are contributing while seeing limited action this season for the 13-0 Shippensburg men’s basketball team.
Northeastern’s Chris Nwandu, a senior, has appeared in 12 games, averaging 4.8 points per game. His highest output this season came on Nov. 20 when he scored 10 points against Edinboro.
Freshman Brougen Nicholas, an Eastern York graduate, has seen time in seven games this year, averaging 1.4 points per game.
The Red Raiders also sport a perfect 9-0 mark in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference play and are ranked eighth in the latest NCAA Division II rankings. Shippensburg also sits atop the PSAC East Division standings.
Pair of local products playing for Warriors: A pair of York County products are on the roster as freshmen this year for the East Stroudsburg University men’s basketball team.
York High grad Montrel Morgan is averaging 3.4 points per game in 10 games of action, and fellow freshman Kobi Nwandu, from Northeastern, is averaging 1.6 points in 12 games.
One more Nwandu: Speaking of players to come from Northeastern named Nwandu, Khalid Nwandu is a senior at Mount St. Mary’s,. averaging 1.4 points per game through 16 games played.
Local trio in action at Millersville: The stat sheet for the Millersville women’s basketball team (6-8, 4-5 PSAC) this season has three York-Adams League grads putting points on paper for the Marauders.
Leading the way for the locals is Alayah Hall. The junior, a graduate of Dover High School, is a starter for the Marauders,. averaging 11.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.
Courtney Dimoff, a freshman from Red Lion High School, has seen time in 14 games this year and is averaging 5.7 points per. She’s scored a collegiate career high 12 points twice so far this season, the first coming on Dec. 3 at Seton Hill and the second on Dec. 10 at Slippery Rock.
Another freshman, Jordyn Kloster from Northeastern, has entered into nine games so far this season and has averaged 1.2 points per game.
Steele making mark at Manor: York High graduate Chyna Steele is off to a fine start in her collegiate basketball career at Manor College.
The freshman is averaging 9.8 points per game in 12 games played. She has also started in six of those contests.
Johnson earns first double-double: Dallastown graduate Amari Johnson, a sophomore at the University of Rhode Island, notched her first career double-double this season on Dec. 28 against St. Bonaventure. In that game, Johnson scored 10 points and had a career-high 11 rebounds.
Johnson also made her first career start on Dec. 3 against Brown. On the season, Johnson has seen action in 14 games, three of them starts, and is averaging 5.0 points per game.
Lankford hitting the boards for Rams: Shepherd University sophomore Kari Lankford, a West York graduate, is second on the team in rebounding with 78 this season. She finished second on the team in rebounding during her freshman season with the Rams.
Through 15 games played, Lankford is also averaging 6.3 points per game. Included in that average is a career-high 17-point effort on Nov. 11 against Winston Salem. That's a night in which she also pulled down 10 rebounds.
Klunk shines at Bloomsburg: York Catholic High School graduate Morgan Klunk is leading Bloomsburg University in scoring (11.2 ppg), rebounding (5.6 rpg) and assists (2.7 apg).
Klunk is a senior guard. Leah Myers, a redshirt freshman guard, is averaging 4.0 ppg over three games for Bloomsburg.
Yentzer named interim coach of Millersville wrestling: Millersville University recently named Chris Yentzer as the wrestling team's interim head coach.
Yentzer was in his third season as the Marauders' assistant coach.
Before joining the Millersville coaching staff, Yentzer served two seasons as the coach at Central York High School. He was a collegiate wrestler at Pitt-Johnstown, graduating in 2007.
A national search for the wrestling program's head coach will be conducted at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season.
Black wins UNI Open: University of Illinois wrestler Brooks Black won the heavyweight bracket by going 4-0 at the University of Northern Iowa Open on Dec. 3.
The redshirt junior, who hails from Dover but attended New Jersey wrestling power Blair Academy, improved his season record to 5-3 with the stellar performance.