FIELD HOCKEY: West York tradition continues with 'Kilts for a Cause Game' on Oct. 5

  • West York will hold its fifth annual "Kilts for a Cause Game" on Thursday, Oct. 5.
  • The Bulldogs' field hockey team will face the West York football team in a field hockey match.
  • The contest benefits "Team Emilee" and helps a West York second grader with Alexander's disease.

A West York field hockey tradition will continue this fall.

The Bulldogs will hold their fifth annual "Kilts for a Cause Game" at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, on the school's field hockey field at West York Area Middle School.

West York football coach Jeremy Jones, left, participates in a previous "Kilts for a Cause Game." The fifth annual event will pit Jones' football team against the West York field hockey team in a field hockey match. It's set for Thursday, Oct. 5, and will benefit "Team Emilee," helping a West York second grader with Alexander's disease.

The West York field hockey team, along with head coach Amanda Steigleman, has challenged the West York football team, and its head coach, Jeremy Jones, to a field hockey game to benefit "Team Emilee."

Emilee Heilman is second-grade student in the West York Area School District who is battling Alexander's disease, a rare illness that attacks the nervous system and is most often fatal.

This year, two West York students (Libby Barhoric and Nicole Connely) have coordinated the event as their graduation project. It was their decision to choose Emilee and her family as their project to shed light on Alexander's disease and also help out a West York student.

The team with the most money raised through T-shirt and bracelet sales will start the game off with a one-point advantage.

For more information about the "Kilts for a Cause Game," contact Steigleman at (717) 792-2796, ext. 1004, or at



Susquehannock 8, Northeastern 0: At Glen Rock, Lauryn Wojcik recorded a hat trick and added one assist to lead the Warriors. It was Wojcik's fourth game this season scoring three goals. Julia McKenzie had one goal and two assists, Abby Grimm scored two goals, Leah Miller and Ellie Lindauer each scored one goal and Hayley Rose and Audra Thomas each had one assist. The JV match ended in a 1-1 tie. 

Eastern York 2, York Suburban 1, OT: At Wrightsville, Emma Hoak scored her second goal of the afternoon in overtime to give the Golden Knights the win. Kelsey Felix and Abby Probert had Eastern assists. Abby Probert scored for Suburban off an assist from Lilly Cook. Eastern won the JV match, 4-1.

Central York 4, Spring Grove 1: At Spring Grove, the first-place Panthers improved to 8-0 in York-Adams Division I action. Abby Lamison scored twice for Central, while Kyra Heap had a goal and two assists. Lauren Guise scored for Spring Grove. Spring Grove won the JV match, 3-0.

Red Lion 1, New Oxford 1: At New Oxford, pair of York-Adams Division I powers settled for a tie. Red Lion is now 5-2-1 in the division, while New Oxford is 3-2-2.