Top awards handed out for York-Adams League girls' basketball players, coaches
- Spring Grove's Ella Kale is the York-Adams League Girls' Basketball Division I Player of the Year.
- Gettysburg's Anne Bair won the D-II player-of-the-year honor.
- Delone Catholic's Giana Hoddinott has repeated as the D-III player of the year.
Giana Hoddinott will have a rare opportunity next season.
The Delone Catholic junior standout will have the chance to become a three-time York-Adams League Division III Player of the Year.
Hoddinott earned her second consecutive D-III player-of-the-year honor recently when the Y-A coaches released their all-star teams for each of the league’s three divisions, along with the players of the year and the coaches of the year.
The other two Y-A players of the year — Spring Grove senior Ella Kale in D-I and Gettysburg junior Anne Bair in D-II — recently surpassed the 1,000-point milestones for their careers.
There was a tie for the coach-of-the-year honor in D-I between Spring Grove’s Troy Sowers and Central York’s Scott Wisner. The D-II coach of the year was Eastern York’s Brad Weaver, while York Catholic’s Kevin Bankos took the coaching honor in D-III.
Hoddinott is the catalyst for a powerhouse Delone team that is 17-1 on the season, including a perfect 12-0 mark en route to the Y-A D-III crown. She’s averaging 17.0 points per game, while shooting 81.8% from the foul line and canning 19 3-pointers. She was a third-team all-state selection in Class 3-A last year as a sophomore. This year, she's led Delone into a District 3 Class 4-A semifinal on Wednesday against Big Spring.
Bair was also a third-team all-state pick last year in 5-A for the Warriors. She earned her first-ever D-II player-of-the-year award after averaging 16.8 ppg this year, while shooting 84.8% from the foul line with 32 3-pointers. She's helped the Warriors to an 18-2 overall record. They will play in a District 3 5-A semifinal on Wednesday against Mechanicsburg. Bair has committed to play NCAA Division I basketball for Manhattan.
Kale, like Bair, has earned her first divisional player-of-the-year honor. She’s leading the Y-A League in girls’ scoring at 17.8 ppg, while making 61 3-pointers (second in the league) and shooting 70.3% at the foul line. She powered the Rockets (18-2 overall) to the Y-A D-I crown with a 13-1 divisional record. Spring Grove has advanced to a District 3 5-A semifinal on Wednesday vs. Lower Dauphin.
Sowers and Wisner shared the D-I coaching honor after they both led their teams to standout seasons. Central is 17-3 overall and finished 12-2 in the division. The Panthers will play for the District 3 6-A title on Thursday vs. Cumberland Valley.
Sowers led a Spring Grove team featuring several freshmen and sophomores in key roles to the Y-A D-I championship.
Weaver led Eastern to a perfect D-II season at 12-0 and the Golden Knights are 17-1 overall. The Golden Knights will face Lancaster Catholic in a District 3 4-A semifinal on Wednesday.
Bankos guided York Catholic to the District 3 Class 3-A title game and a second-place D-III finish (tied with Bermudian) behind Delone. The Irish are 13-6 overall and have won seven straight heading into the district final vs. Trinity on Wednesday.
Reach Steve Heiser at email@example.com.
YORK-ADAMS LEAGUE GIRLS' BASKETBALL
Player of the Year: Ella Kale, Spring Grove.
Coach of the Year (tie): Scott Wisner, Central York; Troy Sowers, Spring Grove.
Ella Kale, Spring Grove
Makiah Shaw, Red Lion
Bria Beverly, Dallastown
Laila Campbell, Spring Grove
Sarah Berman, Central York
Jordyn Jennings, Northeastern
Bella Chimienti, Central York
Addyson Wagman, Spring Grove
Ciarra Gibbs, York High
D'Shantae Edwards, Dallastown
Mackenzie Wright-Rawls, Central York
Maddie Lehker, South Western
Asia Eames, Red Lion
Liv Stein, Dallastown
Zykira McGee, York High.
Player of the Year: Anne Bair, Gettysburg.
Coach of the Year: Brad Weaver, Eastern York.
Anne Bair, Gettysburg
Bre Grim, Eastern York
Alainna Hopta, West York
Camryn Felix, Gettysburg
Maddison Perring, York Suburban
Mara Weaver, Eastern York
Kelsey Gemmill, Susquehannock
Brooke Sargen, York Suburban
Alyssa Dougherty, York Suburban
Ella Billman, New Oxford
T’azjah Generett, West York
Mackenzie Womack, Susquehannock
Victoria Zerbe, Eastern York
Grace Hare, York Suburban
Corinne Sharnetzka, Kennard-Dale
Player of the Year: Giana Hoddinott, Delone Catholic.
Coach of the Year: Kevin Bankos, York Catholic.
Giana Hoddinott, Delone Catholic
Jaycie Miller, Hanover
Bailey Oehmig, Bermudian Springs
Hannah Chenault, Bermudian Springs
Lillian Peters, Bermudian Springs
Drew Kile, York Catholic
Makenna Mummert, Delone Catholic
Abby Vingsen, Delone Catholic
Katie Woolson, Biglerville
Sam Bulik, York Catholic
Abby Jacoby, Delone Catholic
Ava Collins, Littlestown
Tianna Grey, Hanover
Morgan Martin, Biglerville
Breana Valentine, Fairfield