PREP ROUNDUP, MONDAY, OCT. 14: Central York, Dallastown suffer District 3 tennis losses
The Central York and Dallastown girls' tennis teams saw their seasons come to an end on Monday.
The Panthers and the Wildcats both suffered District 3 Class 3-A quarterfinal losses at Racquet Club West in Lancaster.
Fourth-seeded Central dropped a 3-1 decision to fifth-seeded Conestoga Valley, while eighth-seeded Dallastown was beaten 4-0 by top-seeded Manheim Township.
Central's lone point came from the No. 1 doubles team of Brenna Bonene and Ellie Kready, who won by default.
Central, the York-Adams Division I champion, finished its season at 11-2,while Dallastown ended up at 11-4. Conestoga Valley improved to 14-1, while Manheim Township is now 12-0. Those two Lancaster County teams will next square off in the district semifinals.
There is still one York-Adams League team still alive in the District 3 girls' tennis team playoffs. Second-seeded Kennard-Dale (16-0) has advanced to a Class 2-A semifinal match vs. third-seeded Lancaster Catholic (14-1) at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hershey Racquet Club.
The Kennard-Dale-Lancaster Catholic winner will earn a state playoff berth and advance to the district final at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at HRC. The loser will compete in the District 3 2-A third-place match at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, also at HRC. The winner of the third-place match will also earn a state playoff spot.
The other 2-A semifinal pits top-seeded Wyomissing (12-0) vs. fourth-seeded Hamburg (14-1).
District 3 doubles fields set: The District 3 doubles fields and seeds were announced Monday.
Two York-Adams League teams earned No. 4 seeds.
The Dallastown duo of Meghan Salaga and Grace Heird is the No. 4 seed in Class 3-A, while the Kennard-Dale combo of Brianna Miller and Megan Hawkins is the No. 4 seed in 2-A.
Both of those teams recently won York-Adams League titles.
The top-seeded district teams are: Avery Palandjian and Scotty Reynolds of Manheim Township in 3-A and Bella D'Adessi and Jasmine Wang of Wyomissing in 2-A.
The other York-Adams doubles teams in District 3 Class 3-A are: Rachel Haupt and Audrey Stewart of Central York; Sophie Lanius and Emma Hively of Red Lion; and Kasi Conjack and Molly Socks of New Oxford. The local entrants in the 2-A district field are: Alisa Steele and Lexi Sanderson of West York and Madi Rollins and Olivia Roth of Delone Catholic.
The district doubles tournaments will start at noon, Friday, Oct. 18, at Hershey Racquet Club. Action will continue at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, with the semifinals, finals and third-place matches, again at HRC.
York Catholic 3, Mount Calvary Christian 1: At York, the Lady Irish rallied for a 23-25, 25-13, 25-18, 25-17 victory to improve to 16-1 overall. Mount Calvary fell to 13-2. The Irish are No. 1 in the District 3 Class 2-A power ratings. Mount Calvary is No. 2 in the 1-A power ratings. York Catholic is No. 3 in the latest Class 2-A state rankings from the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association. York Catholic's stat leaders were Julia Yanick (19 digs), Ariyanna Fisher (seven kills, 12 digs, three aces), Madeline Walker (14 digs, 37 assists), Hope Leavy-Gaskins (19 kills, 16 digs, three aces) and Shannon Toomey (eight kills).
West York 3, Lower Dauphin 2: At Hummelstown, the Bulldogs outlasted the Falcons in a battle of District 3 powers. West York improved to 16-1, while Lower Dauphin fell to 10-5. The Bulldogs are No. 2 in the latest District 3 Class 3-A power ratings. Lower Dauphin is No. 12 in the 4-A power ratings. West York is ranked No. 5 in the state in 3-A in the latest Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association poll.
Spring Grove 3, Susquehannock 1: At Spring Grove, the Rockets rallied for a 19-25, 25-15, 25-19, 25-20 nonleague triumph. The Rockets have now won six of their last seven matches to improve to 12-4 overall. Susquehannock fell to 10-8. The Spring Grove stat leaders were Maddie Ruhland (36 assists, five digs, four kills, four aces), Angalyn Strouse (nine kills), Kaylyn Zeigler (eight kills, 14 digs), Falyn McGlynn (11 digs), Nevaeh Wolfe (10 digs), Rylee Zedek (nine kills) and Sophia Kline (six kills, seven aces, four digs). Susquehannock's leaders were Emma Sieling (10 kills), Alex Summerville (20 assists) and Leah Wilkinson (seven blocks, three kills).
Northeastern 3, Red Land 0: At Manchester, the Bobcats won the nonleague match, 25-10, 25-11, 25-16. Jade Shellenberger led the Bobcats with 22 assists, five kills, four digs and three aces. Also for Northeastern, Sadie Schantz had nine kills, Leah Hoffman had seven kills and four aces and Marissa Kipp had 12 digs and five aces.
Dover 3, Gettysburg 1: At Dover, the Eagles picked up their first triumph of the season with the nonleague decision.
Eastern York 3, Central Dauphin East 0: At Central Dauphin East, the Golden Knights scored three second-half goals to break at 0-0 tie. Cass Shetter, Abigail Henise and Hanna Sellers had the Eastern goals. The Knights improved to 10-8 and sit at No. 11 in the latest District 3 Class 2-A power ratings. The top 10 teams will make the district field.