York College wrestler Greg Warner finished his standout season as the national runner-up at 149 pounds on Saturday at the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament in Cleveland, Ohio.
After going 2-0 on Friday to earn a berth in the semifinals, the third-seeded Spartan junior faced off against Sean Peacock from Brockport State in the semifinals and earned a 4-3 overtime triumph over the seventh seed, earning a berth in the finals.
In the title match, Warner faced Cross Cannone, the top-seeded wrestler in the 149-pound bracket from Warthburg. Cannone came into the bout 33-0.
Cannone emerged with a 9-1 triumph.
The loss snapped Warner's 24 match winning streak. He ended the year at 32-4. Warner will enter his senior year with a 94-28 record. He will take aim at Ryan Flynn's school record of 131 wins. Warner's 94 wins ties him with Alex Martocello for seventh on the career wins list.
With his performance in Cleveland, Warner becomes York's first three-time All-American and York's first national runner-up with his finish.
Spartans roll in baseball: The York College baseball team snapped its three-game losing streak in emphatic fashion when the Spartans swept Elmira in a non-conference doubleheader at Jaquet Field on Saturday.
York won the first game, 22-10, and completed the sweep with 16-1 win in the nightcap, which was shortened to five innings because of darkness. York improved to 5-4, while the Soaring Eagles fell to 0-7.
Grant Oberholtzer led York's offense in the twinbill, going 6 for 7 with four RBIs and four runs scored. He doubled twice and homered. Also excelling for York were Seth Brosius (5 for 10, five RBIs, three runs scored, double), Jack Barry (5 for 8, five RBIs, four runs scored, double, homer) and Zach Hossler (4 for 9, four RBIs, four runs scored).
Bobby Kuehn got the second-game win, going all five innings and not allowing an earned run. He struck out six and walked two.
Men's lacrosse team cruises: The York College men's lacrosse team used eight first-half goals to pull away from Susquehanna University in a 13-4 non-conference win over the River Hawks at Kinsley Field on Saturday.
Thomas Pfeiffer notched five points on three goals and two assists, his fourth game of the season with at least five points.
York, ranked No. 4 in NCAA Division III, improved to 5-1. Susquehanna fell to 3-4. The Spartans entered the game eager to put its loss to fifth-ranked Gettysburg on Wednesday in the rear-view mirror.
Women's lacrosse team falls in battle of national powers: In a battle of NCAA Division III women's lacrosse powers, York College scored four of the first five goals of the game, but fell to Messiah College 12-11 in overtime in non-conference action on Friday night at Kinsley Field.
Devin Hursey and Kayleigh Phillips combined for eight points for York, but Messiah opened the second half with four goals in the first 10 minutes to completely switch the momentum of the contest.
The loss, the Spartans' first of the season, ends a five-game winning streak over the Falcons, including a victory in the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 last season. York, ranked No. 6 in D-III, fell to 2-1, while No. 18 Messiah improved to 2-2.
Hursey finished with three goals and two assists, while Phillips had two goals and an assist.