PREP ROUNDUP: Red Lion freshman two wins away from earning another York-Adams tennis title
Red Lion's Lexi Lakatosh still has a chance to add another York-Adams League title to her resume this season.
The freshman won the York-Adams League Class 3-A girls' tennis singles title on Friday. Now she is just two wins away from pairing up with teammate Sophie Lanius to win the league 3-A doubles crown.
Lakatosh and Lanius, seeded No. 2 in the event, earned a pair of straight-set victories in first- and second-round doubles matches on Tuesday. In Thursday's semifinals at New Oxford, the Lions face off vs. Dallastown's Gracie Heird and Kylie Sciuto, who came in seeded No. 6.
The other 3-A semifinalists are the top-seeded team from Central York (Rachel Haupt and Audrey Stewart) and the fifth-seeded team from Gettysburg (Kaitlyn Then and Kim Heinzelmann).
In 2-A, the top-seeded team from Delone Catholic (Olivia Roth and Ella Knox) earned two straight-set victories. In the semifinals Thursday, the Squirettes will meet the fifth-seeded team from Kennard-Dale (Grace Maccarelli and Shannon Fletcher). The other 2-A semifinal will pit the third-seeded team from West York (Alisa Steele and Lexi Sanderson) and the second-seeded team K-D (Brianna Serruto and Tori Santoriello).
BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY
York Suburban 16, New Oxford 41: At New Oxford, Cole Adams finished first in 16:51 to lead Suburban. He was followed by teammates Grant Kern, Edward Walsh and Jacob Wingard. New Oxford's Lukas Raullerson was fifth. Suburban moved to 3-1 in York-Adams Division II.
Central York 15, Dover 50: At John Rudy Park, Brock Malone led the Panthers to the D-I victory by taking first in 19:01. Also for Central, Sean Baxter took second, Tyler Billet took third, Christian Henry took and Nathan Kopp took fifth. Central is now 4-1.
Susquehannock 19, West York 40: At Reservoir Park, Matthew O'Brien led the Warriors to the D-II victory by taking first in 17:28. Also for Susquehannock, Nathaniel Coggins took third, Sam Pugliese took fourth and Andrew Hetzer took fifth. For the Bulldogs, Thomas Urrunaga took second.
Northeastern 17, Spring Grove 44: At Spring Grove, Cole Perry won the race in 16:46, followed by teammates James Herman and Wyatt Peeling. Spring Grove's Ryan McKowan was fourth, followed by Northeastern's Jaden West.
South Western 17, Red Lion 45: At Hanover, Shernel Singh led the Mustangs to the D-I victory by taking first in 17:47. Also for the Mustangs, Shernan Singh took second, Evan Freil took third and Ben Bouselli took fifth. For the Lions, River Van Wicklen took fourth. South Western is 5-0 in the division. The Mustangs have clinched at least a tie for the division title.
Fairfield 21, York Tech 38: At York Township Community Park, Levi Davis led the Green Knights to the D-III victory by taking second. Also for Fairfield, Gabriel Schubring took third. For the Spartans, Sean Smith took first. The Tech-Fairfield girls' contest was considered a no contest because neither team had enough runners for an official meet. Fairfield's Honey Strosnider took first in the girls' race in 20:10.
Delone Catholic 25, Bermudian Springs 30: At Codorus State Park, Bermudian's Nathan Taylor won the race in 19:30, but Delone took the team event. Delone senior Ryan Murphy was second on Senior Night, followed by sophomores Aden Davis and Liam Allen.
GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY
York Suburban 18, New Oxford 45: At New Oxford, Brooke Sargen finished first for Suburban in 20:09. Suburban's Sarah Stark was second, followed by New Oxford's Isabella Kraus. Alana Pineda was fourth Suburban, followed by teammate Sarah Gleba. Suburban is 3-1 in D-II.
Central York 15, Dover 50: At John Rudy Park, Emily Pringle led the Panthers to the D-I win by taking first in 23:13. Also for Central, Mary Beth Ryer took fourth and Kathryn Fives took fifth. For the Eagles, Hannah Hogan took second and Emily Skelly took third. Central is now 3-2.
Northeastern 15, Spring Grove 46: At Spring Grove, the Bobcats improved to 5-0 and clinched at least a tie for the D-I title. Northeastern's Margaret Carroll won the race in 19:33, followed by teammates Bella Treglia, Marissa Pritchett, Trinity Schraudner and Hannah Herr.
Susquehannock 15, West York 41: At Reservoir Park, Nicole Dauberman led the Warriors to the D-II victory by taking first in 21:01. Also for Susquehannock, Sabreena Fahringer took second, Abigail Fisher took third, Julia Polaski took fourth and Mackenzie Dryden took fifth. Susquehannock improved to 4-0.
Red Lion 19, South Western 42: At Hanover, Sophia Breschi led the Lions to the D-I win by taking first in 20:48. Also for Red Lion, Grace Kauffman took third, Sarah Yost took fourth and Mera D'Aquilla took fifth. For the Mustangs, Paige Watson took second.
Delone Catholic 15, Bermudian Springs 50: At Codorus State Park, Julia O'Brien led the Squirettes by winning the race in 21:16. Two freshmen had personal-best times to follow O'Brien, with Ella Hughes narrowly edging Samantha Smith at 22:44 and 22:45, respectively.
South Western 3, Red Lion 1: At Red Lion, the Mustangs won the road D-I match, 25-12, 25-18, 20-25, 25-13. Emma Filipovits led the Mustangs with 13 kills and 17 digs. Also for the Mustangs, Sarah Nicholl had 18 kills, three blocks and three digs, Makayla Dyson had 28 assists, three kills and three digs and Kya Rebert had nine kills, three aces and five digs.
Central York 3, Dallastown 1: At Central York, the Panthers won the D-I match, 26-24, 25-18, 18-25, 25-17. Leah Davies led the Panthers with 10 kills and 22 digs. Also for Central, Brynn Weigle had nine kills, three aces and 12 digs, Abbey Stiffler had 29 assists and 23 digs and Princess Gabriel had nine kills and six digs. For the Wildcats, Syd Ohl had 11 kills and 23 digs, while Izzy Ream had 31 assists and seven digs and Lexy Bloss had nine kills and 15 digs. Central improved to 6-1 in the division.
York Catholic 3, Littlestown 0: At Littlestown, the Irish won the D-III match, 25-13, 25-20, 25-11. York Catholic, ranked No. 4 in the state in Class 2-A by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association, improved to 7-0 in the division. York Catholic's leaders were Madeline Walker (16 assists, eight digs), Hope Leavy-Gaskins (13 kills, 14 digs), Adeline Phillips (13 kills), Lindsey Beck (19 assists, six digs) and Mia Citrone (11 digs). Littlestown fell to 5-2. For the Thunderbolts, Makayla Orwig had seven kills and three digs, while Hailey Riley had seven assists, five digs and three kills and Carli Thayer had seven assists and three digs.
Eastern York 3, Gettysburg 1: At Wrightsville, the Golden Knights rallied for a 24-26, 25-23, 28-26, 25-23 victory. The Knights were led by Sarah Moore (22 kills, 17 digs), Brooklyn Camara (14 kills, 19 digs) and Jaide Fochtman (36 assists).
Delone Catholic 3, Bermudian Springs 0: At York Springs, the Squirettes rolled, 25-6, 25-15, 25-13. Delone was led by Shalee Clabaugh (12 digs), Audrey Sell (14 assists) Holly Neiderer (eight kills), Olivia Snyder (17 assists) and Meredith Wilson (10 kills). Bermudian was led by Jewel Tallman (13 assists). Delone improved to 5-2.
New Oxford 3, Kennard-Dale 0: At Fawn Grove the Colonials triumphed 25-16, 25-12, 25-5. Riley Dodrer and Megan Adams had six kills each and Lauren Robinson had 19 assists. Mallory Topper served seven aces and Devyn Kelley collected five digs.
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