PREP ROUNDUP: Defending Y-A champ Carroll off to strong start to 2020 cross country season
Margaret Carroll is picking up where she left off last season.
The Northeastern High School senior finished second in the Class 3-A girls' race at the prestigious PIAA Foundation competition at Hershey on Saturday.
Carroll finished in 18 minutes, 35 seconds, which was 19 seconds behind first-place finisher Mia Cochran of Moon Area. Carroll helped the Bobcats to a sixth-place team finish in the girls' race.
In boys' 3-A action at the PIAA Foundation event, Northeastern's Cole Perry finished seventh individually in 17:00. The Bobcats finished 13th as a team.
On Thursday in the Bobcats' York-Adams Division I opener, Carroll cruised to the individual girls' victory against Dover.
Carroll helped the Northeastern girls to a 15-50 victory on the Bobcats' home course. The Northeastern boys also defeated Dover, 21-36.
Carroll finished the girls' race in 20:01. She finished 40 seconds ahead of Dover standout Summer Hogan.
Carroll is coming off a season when she won the Y-A League girls' run and finished third in the District 3 Class 3-A run. Hogan, meanwhile, finished sixth in both of those races. After Hogan, Northeastern swept the next six girls' spots, led by Trinity Schraudner in third, Bella Treglia in fourth and Marissa Pritchett in fifth.
The Northeastern girls are the defending D-I champions.
Perry and James Herman finished one-two for the Northeastern boys, while Dover's Tyler Rackley was third. Perry finished in 17:32. Northeastern's Wyatt Peeling came in fourth, while teammate Camdyn Buohl took fifth.
York Suburban 15, Eastern York 45: At John Rudy Park, the Trojans swept the top five spots behind Cole Adams, Grant Kern, Shea Walsh, Jacob Wingard and Alex Gleba.
South Western 26, Central York 30: At South Western, Evan Freil, Sherman Singh and Shemel Singh took the top three spots for the Mustangs. Christian Henry was fourth for Central, followed by teammate Sean Baxter.
Dallastown 18, Red Lion 42: At Dallastown, Jakob Rager led the Wildcats to the D-I victory by taking first in 17:36. Also for Dallastown, Jake Gable took second, Rocco Dumnich took third and Tyler Hunt took fifth. For the Lions, River Van Wicklen took fourth.
West York 25, Eastern York 34: At Reservoir Hill, Thomas Urrunaga led the Bulldogs to the D-II victory by taking first in 18:02. Also for West York, Steve Miller took fourth and Curtis Donaldson came in fifth. For the Golden Knights, Anthony Roselli took second, while Dellas Edmisten came in third.
Kennard-Dale 16, New Oxford 46: At New Oxford, Garrett Quinan led the Rams to the D-II victory by taking first in 16:10. Also for K-D, Dylan Cunningham took second, followed by Collin Wolf,, Dan Gibney and Lukas Roullerson.
Littlestown 24, Biglerville 31: At Littlestown, Alex Lehigh and Anthony Reidel finished one-two to lead the home team to the win. Dante Aguilar was third for Biglerville.
Delone Catholic 25, Fairfield 31: At Fairfield, Christian Childs' second-place finish led Delone to the win. Fairfield's Levi Davis won the race for Fairfield, while his teammate, Gabe Schubering, was third.
GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY
York Suburban 17, Eastern York 45: At John Rudy Park, the Trojans cruised behind a 1-2-3 finish from Brooke Sargen, Sarah Stark and Sarah Gleba. Eastern's Kaydance Strange was fourth. Suburban's Elana Pineda was fifth.
Central York 26, South Western 29: At South Western, Kathy Fives and Emily Pringle finished second and third to lead Central. Paige Watson won the race for South Western, which got a fourth-place finish from Lexie Plesic and a fifth-place finish from Kat Lucabaugh.
Dallastown 18, Red Lion 44: At Dallastown, Lydia Tolerico led the Wildcats to the D-I victory by taking first in 20:25. Also for Dallastown, Helen Zardus took second, Mia Trend took fourth and Nicole Register took fifth. For the Lions, Sylvia Breschi took third.
Eastern York 17, West York 38: At Reservoir Hill, Emma Nace led the Golden Knights to the D-II victory by taking first in 24:28. Also for Eastern, Kaydence Strange took second, Fiona Valore took third and Abigail Ferry took fifth. For the Bulldogs, Katie Coats took fourth.
New Oxford 15, Kennard-Dale 50: At New Oxford, Elizabeth Pfisterer led the Colonials to D-II victory by taking second. Teammate Isabella Kraus took third. For the Rams, Angelina Hammond took first in 20:45. Also for K-D, Ava Strickland took fourth and Charlotte Crowl took fifth.
Littlestown 13, Biglerville 15: At Littlestown, the home team swept the top three places behind Sonya Yingling, Abi Reidel and Alyssa Meyers.
Delone Catholic 15, Fairfield 50: At Fairfield, Fairfield's Honey Stronsnider won the race, but Delone rolled to the team win. Julia O'Brien's second-place finish led Delone. Fairfield's Morgan Dennison was third.
Susquehannock clinches D-II title: At Pleasant Valley Golf Club near Stewartstown, Susquehannock clinched the D-II title with a first-place finish.
The Warriors improved to 36-0 with one D-II match left. Susquehannock finished with a 336 total, four shots better than Dover. Host Kennard-Dale was third at 342, followed by West York at 350, York Suburban at 356, Eastern York at 360 and Gettysburg at 401.
Suburban and Dover are tied for second at 24-12.
A 76 by Susquehannock's Sam Elsen's led all golfers. K-D's Jimmy Hook and Suburban's Athen Sachar each shot 78. K-D's Josh Behles shot 79.
Central York takes D-I win: At Hanover Country Club near Abbottstown, Central York finished first at 314, 12 shots better than second-place Dallastown.
Spring Grove was third at 333, followed by South Western at 334, Northeastern at 337, Red Lion at 357 and New Oxford at 368.
With one D-I match left Monday at Heritage Hills, Central leads the division at 33-3, followed by Dallastown at 30-6.
Spring Grove's Karl Frisk shot an even-par 71 to take individual medalist honors. Other golfers breaking 80 were Dallastown's Lane Krosse (76), Central's Cole Sevick (77), Central's Noah Shultz (77), Spring Grove's Noah Keener (77), Central's Alex Gekas (78) and South Western's Dylan Poalucci (79).
Delone takes D-III match: At Honey Run Golf Course, Delone finished the D-III season at 34-1 by finishing first with a 343 total.
Host York Catholic was second at 359, followed by Hanover (397), York Tech (399), Bermudian Springs (405) and Fairfield (449).
York Catholic finished second in the season-long standings at 28-7. York Catholic's Patrick Doran was the individual medalist at 79. He was the only golfer to break 80 on the day.
York Catholic 4, Delone Catholic 0: At York, Sydney Mentzer and Kathleen McKeague each had two goals to lead the Irish. Madison O'Brien had both of Delone's goals.
Red Lion 5, Dover 0: At Red Lion, Olivia Buckley, Delaney Bittner, Bella Vanover, Dannah Bittner and Madison Sokolowski scored for the Lions. Delaney Bittner added an assist.
Central York 2, Dallastown 1: At Central, the defending D-I champion Panthers got off to a strong start with a victory over a traditionally strong Dallastown program. Sarah Crusse scored both Central goals, including the game-winner in the second half, off an assist from Jazmine Parker.
Susquehannock 4, Eastern York 0: At Wrightsville, the Warriors threw a road shutout in their season opener.
York Suburban 7, New Oxford 2: At New Oxford, the visitors opened the season with an impressive win.
Littlestown 6, Hanover 0: At Littlestown, the home team had no problem rolling to the win.
York Catholic 2, Delone Catholic 0: At York on Saturday, Johnny Kelchaw had a goal and an assist to lead the Irish. Colin Smith also scored, while Ryan Oathout had an assist.
Susquehannock 7, Eastern York 0: At Glen Rock, the Warriors rolled behind three goals from Fallou Cisse and two from Mason Kaifer. Nick Holloway and Ashton Murray scored once each. Murray also had two assists, while Kaifer, Cisse, Carlos Dilts, Andrew Snyder and Aaron Bilbie had one each.
Northeastern 4, York High 0: At Manchester, Alex Afata scored all four Bobcats goals.
Caleb Snyder, Brian Warrender and Seth Sidle had assists.
Central York 1, Dallastown 0: At Dallastown, the Panthers won in the battle of traditional D-I powers. Dallastown went 12-0 in D-I action last season.
Red Lion 2, Dover 2: At Dover, the Lions and the Eagles battled through two overtimes but couldn't come up with a winner.
York Suburban 3, New Oxford 0: At Suburban, the Trojans got their 2020 season off to an impressive start.
Fairfield 3, Bermudian Springs 2: At Fairfield, the home team emerged victorious in a two-overtime D-III match. Zach Oswald's goal gave the Green Knights the win.
York Suburban 3, West York 0: At Suburban, in a battle of state-ranked teams, the home team rolled, 25-16, 25-15, 25-12. Suburban came in ranked No. 7 in Class 3-A by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association, while West York was ranked No. 10. Suburban was led by Caitlin Springer (nine digs, 32 assists), Eliana Rodgers (12 kills, 11 digs), Maddison Perring (eight kills) and Peyton Lando (11 digs, five aces).
Spring Grove 3, Red Lion 0: At Spring Grove, the Rockets rolled to a 25-12, 25-9, 25-18 triumph. Nevaeh Wolfe led the Rockets individually with 10 kills and seven digs. Also for the Rockets, Maddie Ruhland had five kills, 24 assists and seven aces; and Hailey Wolfe had 14 digs, six aces and seven kills. For the Lions, Brooke Axe had seven kills and Riley Good had 10 assists and four digs.
Eastern York 3, Kennard Dale 0: At Fawn Grove, the Golden Knights rolled, 25-18, 25-20, 27-25. Eastern's leaders were Sarah Moore (16 kills, seven digs, four aces) and Jaide Fochtman (24 assists).
Delone Catholic 3, Hanover 0: At Hanover, the Squirettes rolled, 25-19, 25-14, 25-19. Delone was led by Olivia Snyder (12 aces, 14 assists), Shalee Clabaugh (eight digs) and Audrey Sell (five digs, seven assists) and Holly Neiderer (six kills).
Bermudian Springs 3, Fairfield 0: At Fairfield, the Eagles rolled, 25-8, 25-12, 25-12. Jewel Tallman (11 assists), Aida Sponseller (seven kills) and Tori Murren (12 aces) led Bermudian.
Dallastown 3, Northeastern 1: At Manchester, the defending Y-A League champion Wildcats got the 2020 season off to a winning start, 25-17, 25-22, 16-25, 25-16. Dallastown's leaders were Izzy Ream (26 assists), Lexy Bloss (15 kills) and Mya Gilliam (15 digs). Northeastern was paced by Jade Shellenberger (25 assists, 11 digs, five aces), Marissa Kipp (15 kills, nine digs) and Lily Forry (15 digs).
Central York 3, Dover 0: At Dover, the visitors cruised to the opening victory.
Susquehannock 3, York High 0: At York High, the Warriors got their 2020 season off to a good start with a road win.
Littlestown 3, York Tech 0: At Spry, the Lady Bolts swept to the D-III triumph.
New Oxford 3, Central York 2: At Central, the Colonials improved to 5-0 in D-I action.
New Oxford is tied for first with Dallastown and South Western. South Western is at New Oxford on Monday.
Allison Horick won at No. 3 singles for New Oxford, which swept the doubles matches behind Alex Wolf/Joslyn Loss and Maddie Dockter/Kaelyn Kennedy. Docter and Kennedy won in three sets. Rachel Haupt and Audrey Stewart won singles matches for Central, which dropped to 3-2.
Eastern York 2, West York 1: At Wrightsville, Eastern won in overtime in Mia Shrom's goal off an assist from Lily Campbell.
Campbell scored Eastern's first goal off an assist from Shae Forry. Regan Kunkle scored for West York. Kelsey Felix made 16 saves for Eastern. Kourtney Hartzel had 12 saves for West York.
Dallastown 3, Northeastern 0: At Manchester, the Wildcats rolled behind goals from Ellie Bailey, Lilly Cantabene and Sarah Beck
Reach Steve Heiser at firstname.lastname@example.org. David VanO'Linda contributed to this report.