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Dallastown takes fourth in its best-ever effort at state competitive spirit championships

The Dallastown High School team, above, finished fourth at the PIAA Competitive Spirit Championships in the Class 3-A Small Varsity Division.

The Dallastown High School Wildcats earned a fourth-place team finish on Saturday in the Class 3-A Small Varsity Division at the PIAA Competitive Spirit Championships.

The Wildcats compiled 85.3 points in the finals in a best-ever finish for the program at the state level. The PIAA Championships were held in the Giant Center in Hershey.

Garnet Valley won the 3-A Small Varsity title with 95.1 points, followed by Central Dauphin East (86.5) and Central Bucks West (86.4).

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In the preliminary round, Dallastown set a program record with 89.4 points to advance straight to the finals.

Central York finished with 80 points in the finals to place ninth in the 3-A Small Varsity Division, which featured 39 teams.

The Panthers and the Wildcats were the only York-Adams teams to earn finals berths in a division at the state event.

The other PIAA championship winners at the competitive spirit tournament were Lansdale Catholic (2-A Small Varsity), Neshannock (2-A Large Varsity), Hempfield (3-A Large Varsity) and McDowell (Co-ed).

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