PREP ROUNDUP: Red Lion girl pulls off Class 3-A surprise in York-Adams singles event

Red Lion's Sophie Lanius, seen here in a file photo, has reached the Class 3-A semifinals of the York-Adams League Girls' Tennis Singles Championships.

According to the seeds, there was only one surprise among the players reaching the semifinal round of the York-Adams League Girls’ Tennis Singles Championships.

First- and second-round action was held Thursday at South Western (Class 3-A) and Red Lion (2-A).

No. 6 seed Sophie Lanius of Red Lion made the 3-A semifinals by earning a 7-5, 6-4 quarterfinal victory over No. 4 seed Grace Heird of Dallastown.

In Friday’s 3-A semifinals, Lanius will face No. 1 seed Rachel Haupt of Central York. The other 3-A semifinal will pit No. 3 seed Sarah McComas of South Western vs. No. 2 seed Lexi Lakatosh of Red Lion.

Lakatosh did not lose a game in either of her matches on Thursday, while Haupt lost just one game.

In 2-A, the top four seeds moved to the semifinals, led by No. 1 seed Evelyn Whiteside, who is the defending champion. Whiteside, who did not lose a game on Thursday in two matches, will face No. 3 seed Alisa Steele of West York in the semifinals. That is a rematch of last year’s 2-A final, won by Whiteside.

The other 2-A final will match No. 2 seed Brianna Serruto of Kennard-Dale against No. 4 seed Carina Roberts of York Catholic.

The semifinals in both classes start at 2 p.m. Friday at New Oxford, followed by the finals.


Dallastown 3, Spring Grove 2: At Spring Grove, Max Milner, Zander Leik and Kaden Kashner scored for the Wildcats. Kashner's goal proved to be the game-winner.

West York 7, Kennard-Dale 1: At West York, Noah Murray poured in five goals to power West York. The Bulldogs also got goals from Todd McGladrie and Jarred Russell. West York improved to 4-1 in D-II.

Central York 5, York High 0: At Central York, Gavin Farling led the Panthers to the D-I victory by scoring one goal and adding two assists. Also for Central, Ethan Firth connected for two goals, while Nate Kimball and Connor Wivagg each scored one goal.

Biglerville 3, Fairfield 2: At Biglerville, Cam Tyson's overtime goal, off an assist by Emmanuel Esquivias, gave Biglerville the win.


Red Lion 6, South Western 0: At Hanover, Delaney Bittner had four goals to power the Lions. Maddie Sokolowski and Olivia-Buckley-Uzmed each had one score. Red Lion improved to 4-2 in D-I.

Delone Catholic 4, Littlestown 1: At McSherrystown, Madison O'Brien had two goals and an assist to lead the Squirettes.             


Central York 6, Red Lion 0: At Central, Victoria Whitehead scored three goals and Grace Harrold added two goals and an assist to lead the Panthers. Emily Myers had Central's other score. Central is 3-1 in D-I.

Reach Steve Heiser at Dave VanO'Linda contributed to this report.