PREP: York Suburban claims Division II championship on own track at Herb Schmidt Relays


York Suburban recently captured the overall Division II boys' and girls' combined championship at the Herb Schmidt Relays.

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The relays-only event celebrated its 59th running on Friday. It began in April of 1960 as the West York Relays. Schmidt, then the head track and field coach at West York, started the relays. When Schmidt, a shop teacher and later a high school and middle school principal, left for Suburban in the 1960s, he took the relays with him.

The relays were renamed the Herb Schmidt Relays in 2010 to honor the founder.

Suburban won this season's Division II overall title with 186 points on its home track, followed by Dover at 164 and Susquehannock at 162.

The Division I overall title went to Hershey at 210 points, followed by Red Lion at 158 and Central York at 141.

The Division II boys' champ was Suburban (103), followed by Susquehannock and York Tech, both at 82.

The Division II girls' champ was Dover (94), followed by Suburban (83) and Susquehannock (80).

In Division I, Hershey also took the boys' crown at 103, followed by Red Lion (78) and Dallastown (72). Hershey also captured the girls' D-I title at 107, followed by Red Lion (80) and Central (75).

Eastern York's Hannah Myers, seen here in a file photo, won the 200 and 400 on Monday against York Suburban. YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO



York Suburban 103, Eastern York 46: At Suburban, Illanzo Feliciano led the Trojans  by taking first in the high jump, triple jump and 400. The Trojans also captured first in all three relay. For the Golden Knights, Drake Brown won the shot put and discus. Suburban improved to 5-0 in York-Adams Division II.



Eastern York 104, York Suburban 46: At Suburban, Maura DeReamer led the Golden Knights by taking first in the shot put, discus and javelin. Also for Eastern, Maddie McLain won the 1,600 and 3,200, Hannah Myers won the 400 and 200 and Taylor Currier won the triple jump and long jump. As a team, the Knights took first in 15 of the 18 events. Eastern improved to 5-0 in York-Adams Division II.


Spring Grove 14, Dallastown 5: At Dallastown, the Rockets jumped out to a 7-0 lead and never looked back. Spring Grove improved to 5-2 overall and in York-Adams Division I. Dallastown fell to 11-3 and 8-3. Hannah Gartrell (homer, double, five RBIs, two runs), Bryn Sporer (four hits, four RBIs, three runs) and Bailey Rapson (two hits, two runs) led the Spring Grove offense. Hailey Kessinger pitched a complete game to get the win, allowing three earned runs. Kelsie Merriman (three hits, triple, two runs) and Elaina Winemiller (three hits, homer, triple, three RBIs, two runs) led Dallastown.

Central York 10, Red Lion 0 (6 innings): At Central, Courtney Coppersmith pitched a one-hit shutout, striking out 13, in a game shortened by the 10-run rule. At the plate, Coppersmith had two hits, an RBI and a run scored. The Panthers' other offensive leaders were Natalie Craig (three hits, double, two RBIs, run), Erin Cabry (two hits, run), Taylor Sanders (two hits, two RBIs, two runs) and Peyton Ness (two hits, two RBIs, two runs). First-place Central improved to 9-0 overall and 8-1 in York-Adams Division I.

York Catholic 11, Biglerville 1 (5 innings): At Biglerville, Rebecca Baum pitched a complete-game five-hitter, in a game shortened because of the 10-run rule. Baum struck out 11 and walked two. Baum also had three hits and scored two runs. Kelleigh Pollock (four hits, two triples, four runs, RBI), Katelyn Danczyk (two hits, triple, three RBIs, two runs) and Anabella Ebel (three hits, two RBIs) also excelled at the plate for the Irish, who improved to 5-4 overall and 5-2 in York-Adams Division IV.

Northeastern 6, West York 0: At Manchester, the first-place Bobcats improved to 6-3 overall and 6-2 in York-Adams Division II. Belle Bortner pitched a four-hit shutout, striking out three without a walk. Jiselle Costano (three hits, home run, double, RBI, run) and Haley Updegraff (two hits) paced the Northeastern attack.

Littlestown 6, Eastern York 5: At Littlestown, the Lady Bolts scored in the bottom of the seventh to earn the win. Analise Fenwick (two hits, two runs, RBI), Morgan Winter (two hits, double), Megan Myers (two hits, double, RBI) and Katherine Lehman (two RBIs) led the Eastern offense.

Susquehannock 3, Gettysburg 1: At Glen Rock, Kendra Gemmill pitched a complete-game three-hitter to get the win, striking out six. Maddy Marzullo (two hits, double, two runs) and Gabi Almiroudis (two RBIs) paced the Susquehannock attack.

Delone Catholic 16, York Tech 1 (3 innings); Delone Catholic 17, York Tech 1 (5 innings): The Squirettes had little trouble with the Spartans in a softball doubleheader, outscoring their foes, 33-2. 


York Suburban 5, Dover 0: At Suburban, the Trojans received singles victories from Parker Lando and Drew Thompson. Teammates Augustine Huh and Tomasz Ziminski combined to win the No. 1 doubles match, while Robbie Hall and Ian Miller combined to win the No. 2 doubles match. The Trojans improved to 10-1 overall.

Dallastown 4, South Western 1: At Dallastown, the Wildcats finished off a perfect York-Adams Division I season at 8-0. The outright D-I champs are 12-1 overall. Jonathan Burns, Sebastian May and Jack Lynam won in singles for the Wildcats, while Noah May and Cameron Koons won at No. 1 doubles.

Red Lion 4, Central York 1: At Red Lion, the Lions received singles victories from Alec Shue and Alex Schor. Teammates Phil Zeidman and Luke Zeidman combined to win the No. 1 doubles match, while Luc Nadeau and Chance Riddle combined to win the No. 2 doubles match. For the Panthers, Jacob Stewart won the No. 2 singles match. Red Lion improved to 13-2 overall and 7-1 in York-Adams Division I.

West York 3, Hanover 2: At Hanover, the Bulldogs received singles victories from Augie Citrone, Jack Citrone and Noah Sanderson to secure the road victory.

Littlestown 4, Susquehannock 1: At Glen Rock, Justin Field earned the No. 3 singles win for the Warriors' only point.

Trinity 4, York Catholic 1: At Springettsbury Park, Nick Gingerich captured the lone singles victory for the Irish by taking the No. 1 match in straight sets.


Mechanicsburg 3, Eastern York 0: At Wrightsville, the Golden Knights dropped the nonleague clash, 25-8, 25-11, 25-18. Bobby Truell had four digs for Eastern, which won the JV match, 2-0.

Dover 3, Lititz Christian 0: At Dover, the Eagles won the match, 25-15, 25-18, 25-15. Individually for the Eagles, Zach Noll had 23 assists and four aces, Dakota Dehoff had eight kills, Devin Crone had seven kills and three digs and Alex Shepro had four kills. Dover won the JV match, 2-1. 

Elizabethtown 3, West York 1: At Elizabethtown, the Bears won the match, 25-23, 25-15, 23-25, 25-17. Individually for the Bulldogs, Ian Watson had 12 kills and 25 digs, while Adam Hersey had 29 assists.