PREP: York Suburban starts strong in track and field
- York Suburban swept to a pair of season-opening track and field wins over Kennard-Dale.
- Morgan Taylor swept the throwing events (javelin, discus, shot put) for the Suburban girls.
- The Suburban girls won every event but one in their 138-11 triumph.
The York Suburban track and field teams got off to impressive starts on Monday afternoon with a pair of easy York-Adams League Division II wins over visiting Kennard-Dale.
The Trojan girls won, 138-11, while the Trojan boys triumphed, 96-49.
In the girls' meet, Suburban won every event but one. Morgan Taylor swept the throwing events (javelin, discus and shot put) for the Trojans, while Maddie James won the triple jump and long jump. Keelie Walker, Grace Pindzola, Zette Pflaum and Olivia Gettle led Suburban to a win in the 1,600 relay, while also each winning an individual event. Walker took the 400 run, Pindzola won the 100 hurdles, Pflaum captured the 1,600 run and Gettle finished first in the 800 run. Savanah Flanscha won the 100 dash and was on the winning 400 relay.
In the boys' meet, Hunter Klein (javelin, discus) and Bodhi Wilson (100 dash, long jump) each won two individual events for Suburban. Suburban's Donovan Mears won the 1,600 run and ran on two winning relays. Chris Moore (110 hurdles, triple jump) was a double winner for K-D.
Dallastown 4, Manheim Township 1: At Dallastown, the Wildcats clinched the non-league match in doubles by capturing both the No. 1 and No. 2 matches. Tyler Lile and Nate Swartz combined to win the No. 1 match, while Jonathan Burns and Sachin Venkatesh combined to win the No. 2 match. Dallastown freshman Holden Koons captured the No. 1 singles match, while Hunter Jones won the No. 2 singles match. Both won their singles matches in straight sets.
Manheim Central 6, Central York 1: At Manheim, the Panthers picked up a victory in doubles, when Chris Maderitz and Connor Bacha combined to win the No. 1 match in a pro-set.
Susquehannock 11, Kennard-Dale 2: At Glen Rock, Allie Kerr's first-inning grand slam gave the Warriors all the runs they would need. Kerr finished the day 3 for 4 with a double and six RBIs. Mallory Lebo was also 3 for 4 for the winners, including a double, with two runs scored. Maddie Staub went the distance for the win, allowing two hits. A six-run sixth inning, that included five Susquehannock hits and two K-D errors, blew the game open.
Kennard-Dale 15, Columbia 2: At Columbia, Dustin Harden led the Rams to the non-league victory by throwing a complete game, striking out seven and walking one. Harden also connected for a double at the plate. Teammate Ben Lowe hit three doubles.
Spring Grove 16, Northern York 8: At Spring Grove, Casey Franklin poured in eight goals and Jordyn Miller added two goals and two assists to pace the Rockets. Hallie Walker and Kaitlyn Smith each added two scores apiece for the winners. Zabrina Enders got the win in goal, making 15 saves.
Northern York 11, Spring Grove 10: At Dillsburg, the Rockets suffered a narrow loss, despite outscoring the Polar Bears in the second half, 7-2. Dylan Griffiths (four goals, assist), Zeb Hollinger (two goals, two assists), Tanner Bolton (three goals) and Landon Sterner (goal, assist) paced the Rockets.