PREP NOTES: Two York-Adams football players set to appear in Sunday's Pa. East-West Game

  • Central York's Tim Sturgis has been added to the West roster for the Pa. East-West Football Game.
  • Dover's Chase Heath had previously been announced as a member of the West team.
  • Red Lion head coach Jesse Shay will be an assistant coach for the West team.

There are now two York-Adams League players on the West roster for the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game, set for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona.

Central York's Tim Sturgis, left, is seen here catching the ball before scoring a touchdown against Spring Grove on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.  Sturgis averaged a whopping 32.4 yards per reception in 2017 for the Panthers. YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

Dover High School standout Chase Heath had previously been announced as a member of the West team.

Central York's Tim Sturgis was also listed on the updated West roster that was released earlier this week. The 6-foot, 1-inch, 170-pound Sturgis was a York-Adams League Coaches Division I First Team All-Star.

Sturgis averaged a whopping 32.4 yards per reception this season, the best mark in the Y-A League. He had 21 receptions for 680 yards. He plans to attend Kutztown University.

Sturgis helped Central finish 6-4 overall, including a 5-2 mark in Y-A D-I.

The 6-3, 240-pound Heath, meanwhile, was a force on the defensive line for the Eagles, helping them make a run for the Y-A D-II crown. Heath led the Eagles in sacks with eight. He finished with 64 total tackles (13 solo, 51 assisted).

Dover finished 6-4 overall and a loss in Week 10 to Susquehannock prevented it from capturing the Division II title. With Heath's help, the Eagles ranked fifth in the league in defense, allowing 266.1 yards per game and were third in pass defense.

Dover's Chase Heath, left, and Shad Murphy talk to reporters at the York-Adams Football Media Day at the York Newspaper Company Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Heath was named the York-Adams League Division II Defensive Player of the Year. YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

Heath was named the Y-A D-II Defensive Player of the year and will attend Bloomsburg University.

Both Kutztown and Bloomsburg are NCAA Division II programs in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

The East-West All-Star Game features a total of 68 players, with 34 on each roster.

It was also previously announced that Red Lion coach Jesse Shay will be an assistant coach for the West team.

The East-West All-Star Game has been played 16 times since 2001, with the East holding a 10-6 series advantage.



Central York up to No. 3 in state: The Central York boys' volleyball team, fresh off the team championship at the State College Invitational, has moved up one spot to No. 3 in the latest Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Class 3-A state rankings.

The 3-A top 10 is: No. 1 Cumberland Valley; No. 2 Hempfield; 3. Central York; No. 4 North Allegheny; No. 5 Bethel Park; No. 6 Butler; No. 7 Emmaus; No. 8 Penn Trafford; No. 9 Council Rock North; and No. 10 Central Dauphin.

Northeastern continues to be No. 1 in the PVCA 2-A state rankings, followed by: No. 2 Manheim Central; No. 3 Palmyra; No. 4 Derry; No. 5 Bishop Guilfoyle; No. 6 Maplewood; No. 7 Ambridge; No. 8 Deer Lakes; No. 9 Lancaster Mennonite; and No. 10 Cambridge Springs.

Northeastern plays host to Bishop Guilfoyle at 7 p.m. Friday.

Spadafora wins Toggas scholarship: West York High School senior Nick Spadafora has won the 2018 Mary Jane/Coach John T. Toggas Scholarship Award.

Spadafora will attend Harrisburg Area Community College with the goal of becoming a Pennsylvania State Trooper.

The scholarship is worth $600.

Toggas was a longtime, highly successful wrestling head coach at West York. Mary Jane was his wife.