PREP: West York softball team knocks off York-Adams Division II leader Northeastern

  • West York rallied for an 8-7 softball victory over Northeastern on Thursday.
  • First-place Northeastern fell to 6-3 in York-Adams Division II. West York is 3-6 in the division.
  • Breanna Harvey belted three doubles with two RBIs and two runs scored to lead West York.

West York went on the road and knocked off York-Adams Division II leader Northeastern on Thursday in Manchester, 8-7.


The Bulldogs plated three runs in the sixth to erase a 6-5 Northeastern lead and grab an 8-6 advantage. The Bobcats scored once in the bottom of the seventh, but couldn't get the equalizer.

Northeastern fell to 6-4 overall and 6-3 in D-II. West York improved to 4-9 and 3-6.

Breanna Harvey (three doubles, two RBIs, two runs), Nat Hirn (two hits, two runs), Paige Weekly (two hits) and Dorian Ileyes (double, two RBIs) paced the Bulldogs' attack. Ileyes also went the distance to get the win on the mound, allowing five earned runs. 

Belle Bortner also went the distance for Northeastern while allowing five earned runs. Bortner also doubled and had an RBI at the plate. Jiselle Castano (two hits, double, two RBIs, run), Krista Anderson (two hits, two runs, RBI) and Nikki Stone (two hits, run) also shined for Northeastern's offense.


Kennard-Dale 6, Delone Catholic 2: At McSherrystown, in a battle of York-Adams League division leaders, the unbeaten Rams captured the victory behind a complete-game five-hitter from Alexis Hurley. K-D improved to 10-0 both overall and in York-Adams Division III. Delone fell to 8-4 overall and 8-3 in Division IV. Hurley struck out five. Jaedyn McKeon had three hits for the Rams, while Katie Ernst had two hits, including a double, for Delone. McKeon and Lexie Kopko doubled for K-D.

Spring Grove 13, Dover 0: At Dover, the Rockets blew it open with a nine-run seventh inning. Hailey Kessinger got the win, going six innings and allowing one hit and zero walks with seven strikeouts. The Rockets' big hitters were Siera Guinard (two hits, double, three runs), Briana Dicandeloro (two hits, double, three runs, RBI), Bryn Sporer (two hits, RBI, run), Bailey Rapson (two hits, RBI, run), Hannah Shaffer (two hits, double, two runs, RBI) and Hannah Gartrell (double, three RBIs, run). The Rockets are 7-2 overall and 6-2 in York-Adams Division I.

Central York 12, Red Lion 0: At Red Lion, Courtney Coppersmith pitched a one-hit shutout, striking out 18 without a walk. Central's top hitters were Natalie Craig (three hits, two runs), Emily Smith (two hits, RBI, run), Taylor Sanders (two hits, triple, three RBIs) and Payton Ness (two hits, run). Kaitlyn Collins had Red Lion's only hit. First-place Central improved to 11-0 overall and 10-0 in the York-Adams League.

Eastern York 11, Hanover 1 (6 innings): At Hanover, Analise Fenwick pitched six innings of five-hit ball without allowing an earned run to get the win. She struck out six and walked one. Eastern used a seven-run third to erase a 1-0 Hanover lead. Eastern was led by Megan Myers (three hits, two runs, RBI), Morgan Dobbeck (two hits, double, two runs, two RBIs) and Gillian Toomey (three RBIs, three walks, two runs).

Littlestown 19, York Tech 3 (3 innings): At Spry, the Spartans committed seven errors and gave up 17 unearned runs in the loss.


Dover 11, Eastern York 1 (6 innings): At Dover, Dalton Kellison pitched a complete-game five-hitter in a game shortened because of the 10-run rule. Kellison struck out six and didn't walk a batter. Andrew Chronister led the Dover attack with three hits (including a homer and a double), four RBIs and two runs scored. Shane Haffer (three hits, two doubles, two RBIs, run) and Jeremy Bentzel (two hits, homer, two RBIs, two runs) also excelled for Dover, which improved to 8-4 overall. Eastern's Bren Taylor had two hits, including a double. 

York Catholic 6, Bermudian Springs 4: At York, the Irish improved to 6-3 overall and 6-2 in York-Adams Division IV. Kevin Duncan went five innings and allowed three runs to get the win, while Bryan Bullen hurled the final two innings, allowing one run, to get the save. Duncan also tripled at the plate, while Bullen doubled with an RBI. Luke Kordaz (two hits, two RBIs), Tony Staub (two hits, RBI) and Chance Petteys (double, RBI, run) also excelled for the Irish, who rallied from an early 2-0 hole, sparked largely by a four-run fourth.

Kennard-Dale 13, York Tech 9: At Fawn Grove, the Rams rallied from a 9-0 hole after 2 1/2 innings, thanks largely to an eight-run fourth inning. Joey Thomas (two hits, homer, three RBIs, three runs), Wyatt McCleary (homer, triple, two RBIs, three runs), Garrett Lowe (two RBIs, two runs), Garrett Meckley (double, two RBIs), Blaine Phillips (two doubles, run) and Adam Freese (double, two RBIs, run) led the K-D offense. The Rams committed five errors leading six unearned runs. Gus Giacopelli doubled and drove in two runs for Tech. Sean Fletcher pitched four hitless, shutout innings of relief to get the win. He struck out six and walked one. The first-place Rams improved to 9-3 overall and 7-1 in York-Adams Division III.

Red Lion 1, Central York 0: At Red Lion, C.J. Czerwinski pitched a three-hit shutout, striking out eight and walking one. Landon Ness took the loss despite allowing just one hit and one run over five innings. Ness did walk eight, while striking out five. Nick Myers had two hits for Central. Red Lion improved to 9-3 overall and 9-2 in York-Adams Division I.

South Western 4, Northeastern 3: At Hanover, Josh Rich and Wade Wolfgang each had two hits and an RBI in a losing cause. Rich had a triple and Wolfgang had a double.


Seeded players move on: All 16 of the seeded players in the York-Adams League tennis tournaments advanced to the quarterfinals on Thursday.

The eight players still alive in 3-A are: No. 1 Holden Koons of Dallastown, No. 2 Alec Shue of Red Lion, No. 3 Jonathan Burns of Dallastown, No. 4 Justin Gruver of New Oxford, No. 5 Drew Heinzelmann of Gettysburg, No. 6 Josh Sanderson of Northeastern, No. 7 Sebastian May of Dallastown and No. 8 Cameron Wheeler of Red Lion. The quarterfinals pairings are Koons vs. Wheeler, Gruver vs. Heinzelman, Sanderson vs. Burns and May vs. Shue.

The quarterfinalists in 2-A are: No. 1 Parker Lando of York Suburban, No. 2 Noah DeCampo of Littlestown, No. 3 Nick Wool of Bermudian Springs, No. 4 Matt Steinberg of Delone Catholic, No. 5 Augie Citrone of West York, No. 6 Nicholas Gingerich of York Catholic, No. 7 Dominic Snyder of Susquehannock and No. 8 Ryan Appleton of Littlestown. The quarterfinal pairings are Lando vs. Appleton, Steinberg vs. Citrone, Snyder vs. Wool and Gingerich vs. DeCampo.

The quarterfinals and semifinals will be played Friday at Wisehaven Tennis Center starting at noon. Friday's action was scheduled for South Western, but was moved indoors because of the possibility of inclement weather.


Central York 3, Kennard-Dale 0: At Fawn Grove, the Panthers won, 25-9, 25-15, 25-11. Cole Johnson led the Panthers with eight kills and four aces. Also for Central (7-0 both overall and in the York-Adams League),  Braden Richard had eight kills and three digs, Aaron Czulada had four kills, three digs and five aces and Brock Anderson had 32 assists. For the Rams, Noah McConville had five kills and five digs, John Enders had 11 assists and three digs and Jake Ingoe had five digs. K-D won the JV match 2-1.

York Suburban 3, West York 0: At Suburban, the Trojans won, 25-9, 25-21, 25-13. Nate Bowman led the Trojans with 10 kills, five digs and five blocks. Noah Chojnacki had 27 assists, Harrison Perring had four kills and five aces and Declan Ridings had six kills and three digs. For the Bulldogs, Alex McClellan had nine kills and six digs, Adam Hershey had 16 assists and four digs and Ian Watson had four kills and six digs. Suburban won the JV match, 2-0.

Northeastern 3, Eastern York 0: At Wrightsville, the unbeaten Bobcats won, 25-11, 25-5, 25-11. Northeastern's leaders were Austin Richards (20 assists) and Drew Wilson (six kills, five aces). Eastern's leaders were Dalton Leik (four kills, three digs) and Devyn Sanders (six assists). Northeastern won the JV match, 2-0.

New Oxford 3, Red Lion 1: At New Oxford, the Lions fell, 22-25, 29-27, 25-20, 25-21. Red Lion's leaders were Blake Hildebrand (21 kills, eight digs), Jared Bodish (15 kills, 10 digs) and Ethan Shoup (25 assists, five kills). New Oxford won the JV match, 2-1.

Dover 3, Spring Grove 1: At Dover, the Eagles triumphed, 19-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-20 behind big games from Zach Noll (five kills, 26 assists) and Nick Spangler (11 kills). Spring Grove's leaders were Aaron Gunarich (nine kills), Aaron Mummert (11 kills, five digs) and Caleb Becker (29 assists). Spring Grove won the JV match, 2-0.

Dallastown 3, Susquehannock 0: At Dallastown, the Wildcats rolled, 25-12, 25-11, 25-22. Dallastown also won the JV match, 2-0.