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Dallastown, Central York continue close battle for York-Adams Division I field hockey lead

STEVE HEISER
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Dallastown's Lilly Cantabene, front, scored three goals over the weekend in a pair of wins for the Wildcats.
  • Dallastown leads the York-Adams Division I field hockey race at 8-0.
  • Central York sits at second place in D-I at 6-1-0.
  • The other three Y-A divisional races are led by Adams County schools.

Dallastown and Central York continued their pitched battle for the York-Adams League Division I field hockey championship over the weekend.

Dallastown earned wins on Friday (2-0 over Susquehannock) and Saturday (4-2 over South Western) to improve to 8-0.

Central, meanwhile, captured an 8-0 triumph over Dover on Saturday to improve to 6-1.

No one else in D-I is over .500.

Central is the defending division champion, while Dallastown has rebounded strongly after a 6-7-0 division mark in 2019.

Both the Wildcats and the Panthers are also faring well in the District 3 Class 3-A power ratings. Dallastown is No. 2, behind only No. 1 Lower Dauphin (8-0). Central is No. 4, behind No. 3 Central Dauphin (7-1). Eight teams will make the district 3-A field.

In Dallastown's win over South Western,  Lilly Cantabene had two goals, while Annabella Fimmano and Camryn Eveler had one each. In the Wildcats' win over Susquehannock, Eveler and Cantabene had the goals.

In Central's win over Dover, Victoria Whitehead (three goals, assist) and Grace Harrold (two goals) led the way for the Panthers.

The other field hockey divisional races are being controlled by Adams County schools. New Oxford (6-0) leads D-II, Gettysburg (5-2-1) leads D-III and Bermudian Springs (8-0-0) leads D-IV.

Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.