SATURDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Unbeaten Central York boys' lacrosse team surges past Red Lion

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After Red Lion scored a goal one minute into the second half to cut Central York’s lead to three, Ryan Muller reminded his team to stick to its style of play.

The Central York boys’ lacrosse head coach said the Panthers got complacent after they built an early lead, but the Lions fought back.

Red Lion sophomore attacker Luke Miller started the second-half scoring to cut into Central York’s advantage, but the Panthers responded with 10-straight scores to secure the 19-6 victory on Saturday.

“We just need to do what we do,” Muller said. “A couple times there we started playing their game a little bit and let them hang around. We just gotta recognize that we can put them away earlier and kind not let them hang around that first half. The second half we did a great job. We came out (and) responded and played the game how we wanted it to be played.”

Central York's Sam Czech, left, and Jakob Terpak celebrate Czech's goal during lacrosse action against visiting Red Lion Saturday, April 24, 2021. Bill Kalina photo

Central York senior Robbie Wiley scored a hat trick in the second half, while six different Panthers scored after halftime. Central York junior attacker Jimmy Kohr led the Panthers with five goals and senior Jakob Terpak, senior Cade Campbell, junior Johnny Nagy and sophomore Dayton Bagwell each scored two goals.

All six of Red Lion’s goals came from Miller and junior attacker Mike Wilburn. The Lions’ junior leader entered the game with 41 goals in eight games and Muller was happy that the Panthers’ defense held him to only two scores.

“We did a good job,” Muller said. “Mikey is a great player. They have a lot of young, talented players on that team, so we did pretty good, but Mikey is always going to get a couple. He’s a shooter. He likes to shoot and he’ll find the back of the net a couple times.”

Central York's Dayton Bagwell is defended by Red Lion's Connor Striebig during lacrosse at Central Saturday, April 24, 2021. Bill Kalina photo

Muller added that preparing for a team such as Red Lion, that relies heavily on three players for scoring, makes it easier for the Panthers’ plan to stop them, unlike his team, which had nine players score on Saturday.

The Panthers’ coach planned to tell his players after the game about the York-Adams League’s decision to cancel the league tournament, because of scheduling issues with District 3 playoffs. Muller said he and the team would be disappointed, but it just makes each game mean even more important to ensure they stay atop the Y-A standings.

With victories over the two teams behind them in the division (Red Lion and New Oxford), Central York is in a good spot at 10-0 overall and 8-0 in the league. After last season was canceled, Muller was unsure what the squad’s outlook would be with so few players getting varsity experience in 2019. If they play up to their potential, Muller expects the Panthers to go far.

“I’m happy,” Muller said. “At the beginning of the season I told the kids, ‘We have no idea what kind of team we’re going to be. We’ve never really played together before.’ It was different finding out how we were going to play and it’s been fun kind of finding our identity and seeing that we like to score. They just need to bring that energy every time. They’ve got the talent, sometimes they’re a little unsure of themselves, but when they play well they’re very good.”

Central is No. 1 in the latest District 3 Class 3-A power ratings. Red Lion fell to 6-4 overall and 6-2 in the league. New Oxford is now second in the league standings at 6-1.

TRACK AND FIELD

York-Adams athletes shine in track-and-field action: A number of York-Adams League track-and-field athletes excelled in invitational action on Saturday.

Spring Grove freshman Laila Campbell led the way at the Arctic Blast running events at Northern York High School. Campbell won the girls’ 100, 200 and 400 dashes in 12.33, 25.03 and 58.45 seconds, respectively.

Spring Grove’s Jonah Warehime won the boys’ 110 and 300 hurdles in :15.42 and :40.02, respectively.

Two York Suburban boys’ runners also won two individual events at Northern. Cole Adams won the 1,600 run (4:35.86) and the 3,200 run (9:41.36), while Logan Zeiders took the the 200 dash (:22.77) and the 400 dash (:48.81).

The other first-place winners at Northern from the Y-A League were: Suburban’s Jacob Wingard, boys’ 800 run, 2:01.85; Suburban’s Brooke Sargen, girls’ 3,200 run, 11:34.63; Bermudian Springs’ Lillian LaBure, girls’ 100 hurdles, :16.40; South Western’s 1,600 boys’ relay, 3:31.71; and York Suburban’s boys’ 3200 relay, 8:41.04.

At the Cedar Cliff Relays, Dallastown’s Kristian Phennicie was first in the boys’ 100 dash in 11.04 seconds.

Also at Cedar Cliff, Northeastern's 3,200 girls' relay team finished first in a school-record time of 9:37.45. The members of the team were Trinity Schraudner, Bella Treglia, Marissa Pritchett and Margaret Carroll.

At the Hershey Meet of Champions, Central York’s Abigail Gotwals was first in the girls’ javelin at 103 feet, 11 inches.

SOFTBALL

Dallastown goes 2-1 at Big Spring: The Dallastown softball team went 2-1 on Saturday at the Big Spring Invitational, beating Greencastle, 7-4, and Big Spring, 13-5, and losing to Chambersburg, 10-7. Dallastown is now 9-3 on the season. In the win vs. Greencastle, Brooke Altland tripled with an RBI and a run scored, while Stephanie Neuheimer had two hits, including a double, and a run scored. Samantha Parker had two hits and an RBI for Dallastown, while getting the win on the mound, going four innings and allowing two runs. In the win over Big Spring, Altland had three hits, including two doubles, with two runs scored and an RBI, while Shauna Stotler had two hits, including a double, with five RBIs and a run scored. Ashton Crump had three hits, including a double, with a run scored. In the loss to Chambersburg, Crump had two hits, three RBIs and a run scored, while Macy Schaefer had two hits and an RBI and Elaina Winemiller doubled with an RBI and a run scored.

Spring Grove goes 1-1 at Annville-Cleona: The Spring Grove softball team went 1-1 at the Annville-Cleona Tournament, beating the host school, 15-3, and losing to Middletown, 5-4. In the win vs. A-C, Katie Gartrell had three hits, including a double and a homer, with six RBIs and a run scored. Spring Grove also got big games from Olivia Lillich (double, two RBIs, three runs), Siera Guinard (two hits, triple, three runs, RBI), River Schneeman (two RBIs, run) and Mia Young (two hits, three runs). In the loss to Middletown, Schneeman had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI, while Abbey Moul had two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

South Western 7, Boiling Springs 0: At Boiling Springs, Ryleigh Sprague pitched a four-hit shutout for the Mustangs, striking out six and walking one. Sprague also had two hits with two runs scored and an RBI. Other South Western offensive standouts were Jordyn Resetar (two homers, five RBIs), Kinsley Proepper (three hits, double) and Cora Rebert (homer). The Mustangs are 4-0.

BASEBALL

Spring Grove 6, Solanco 2: At Spring Grove, Luke Bailey got the win with five innings of two-hit shutout relief, striking out three and walking two. Spring Grove’s offense was led by Brock Allison (two hits, two RBIs, run), Landon Bailey (two hits, two RBIs, run), Eli Tome (two hits, two runs), Owen Sporer (two hits, double, RBI, run) and Beau Boyers (two hits, double, RBI, run).

South Westrn 7, Ephrata 5: At Ephrata, Austin Long pitched 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief to get the save for the Mustangs, striking out three, walking none and allowing two hits. Long also drove in two runs, as did South Western’s Josh Berzonski. Garrett Smith (double, two walks, RBI, run) and Luke Dewees (two hits, run) also excelled for South Western.

West Perry 16, Bermudian Springs 3: At West Perry, Dalton Reinert and Blake Young each had two doubles for the Eagles in the loss. Reinert drove in a run, while Young scored a run.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

Lampeter-Strasburg 20, Eastern York 6: Victoria Zerbe had three goals in the Eastern loss, while Abby Henise added two goals for the Golden Knights.

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