PREP ROUNDUP: Spring Grove's Frisk, Dallastown's Knaub earn York-Adams golf championships
- The York-Adams League individual golf tournaments were held on Thursday.
- Spring Grove's Karl Frisk won the boys' crown with a 2-under-par 70.
- Dallastown's Makensy Knaub took the girls' title with a 3-over 73.
This year, a 2-under-par 70 proved plenty good enough for Spring Grove’s Karl Frisk.
Last year, as a junior, Frisk shot a blistering 8-under-par 64 at Briarwood East Golf Club during the York-Adams League individual boys’ golf tournament. There was just one problem. Central York standout Carson Bacha also shot a 64 and ended up beating Frisk in a playoff.
It gave Bacha his third consecutive league crown, and left Frisk still looking for his first. Bacha would go on to win District 3 and PIAA Class 3-A crowns.
Thursday afternoon, with Bacha now on the Auburn golf roster, Frisk earned his first-ever league crown with a 70 at Briarwood East. The senior finished five shots clear of the field.
Dallastown junior Mackensy Knaub, meanwhile, cruised to her second consecutive girls’ individual league crown with 3-over-par 73 at Briarwood West, which was 13 shots ahead of her nearest competitor.
Both Frisk and Knaub, after posting the best averages in the league during the regular season, came into Thursday's events as strong favorites and both certainly lived up to their advanced billing.
Dallastown’s Lane Krosse, Northeastern Caden Blanchette and Central York’s Alex Gekas each shot 75. Krosse was credited with finishing second, while Blanchette got credited for third.
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Other boys’ golfers breaking 80 on the day were York Suburban’s Athen Sachar (77), Littlestown's Bradin Peart (77), Kennard-Dale’s Josh Behles (78), Dallastown’s Bobby Nicholson (78), Dover Trevor Snyder (78), Spring Grove’s Noah Keener (79), Northeastern’s Tanner Sadowski (79) and Delone Catholic’s Nick Carpenter (79).
The event also served as a District 3 qualifier in both Class 3-A and 2-A. All of the boys’ golfers in the 70s, except Peart and Carpenter, were 3-A golfers. They all made the district 3-A field. Peart and Carpenter, meanwhile, led all local 2-A district qualifiers.
One other Y-A golfer made the district 3-A field: Suburban’s Will Stewart, who shot 80.
In 2-A, Carpenter will be joined in the 2-A district field by teammates Trent Kopp (80) and Evan Glass (85). York Catholic’s Patrick Doran (82) also qualified for districts in 2-A.
In girls’ action, West York’s Lillian McNally and Dallastown’s Taylor Hicks each shot 86 and each qualified for the district 3-A tournament. McNally was credited with second place in the girls’ tournament, while Hicks was third.
Other girls’ district qualifiers from the Y-A League were Delone’s Kat Keller (90), Northeastern’s Paige Damon (91), West York’s Christina Molinaro (92), Susquehannock’s Haley Hebel (92), Suburban’s Gigi Merino (92) and Fairfield’s Sarah Devilbiss (94). Keller and Devilbiss will compete in 2-A at districts, while the rest will compete in 3-A.
All of the female golfers who shot in double digits earned district berths.
The District 3 individual championships are set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9 and Oct. 10. The 3-A golfers (boys and girls) will compete at Briarwood East, while the 2-A players (boys and girls) will compete at Briarwood West.
Dallastown 5, Red Lion 2: At Dallastown, Lilly Cantabene led the Wildcats to the D-I victory by scoring one goal and adding three assists. Teammate Camryn Eveler scored two goals. No Dallastown statistics were available.
Eastern York 5, Littlestown 0: At Wrightsville, the Golden Knights improved to 3-0 in D-III. Lily Campbell (goal, two assists), Shae Forry (two goals), Erika Kurnik (two assists), Kendell Felix (goal, assist) and Hannah Lentz (goal) led Eastern.
Delone Catholic 2, Fairfield 0: At McSherrystown, the Squirettes got goals from Reagan Arigo and Carolina Arigo. Lexie Strausbaugh added an assist.
Susquehannock 3, Eastern York 0: At Wrightsville, Sarah Moore led the Warriors to the 25-19, 25-9, 25-17 road victory by connecting for 16 kills and picking up eight digs. Also for Susquehannock, Jaide Fochtman had 17 assists and 10 digs, Chloe Waltemyer had five digs and Taylor Sawmiller had three digs. Susquehannock improved to 4-0 in D-II action. No Golden Knights statistics were available.
Spring Grove 3, Dover 0: At Dover, the Rockets won the D-I match, 25-6, 25-18, 25-15. Angalyn Strouse led the Rockets individually with 10 kills and three digs. Also for Spring Grove, Katie Brandt had 19 assists and five digs, Hailey Wolfe had seven kills and four digs and Rylee Zedek had four kills, three blocks and three digs. Spring Grove improved to 3-0 in the division. No Eagles statistics were available.
York Catholic 3, Delone Catholic 0: At McSherrystown, the Lady Irish beat Delone for the second time already this season, 25-12, 25-16, 25-10. YC improved to 3-0 in D-III action. The Irish are ranked No. 5 in the state in Class 2-A by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association. Mia Citrone (12 digs), Madeline Walker (21 assists, six digs) and Hope Leavy-Gaskins (16 kills, three aces, eight digs) led YC. Delone's leaders were Shalee Clabaugh (nine digs), Audrey Sell (12 assists), Maggie Hughes (four kills, nine digs) and Olivia Snyder (seven assists, six digs).
South Western 3, Dallastown 2: At Dallastown, the Mustangs won the D-I match, 26-24, 22-25, 25-27, 25-23, 15-6. Emma Filipovits led the Mustangs (2-0) with 25 kills and 22 digs. Also for South Western, Sarah Nicholl had 17 kills, while Makayla Dyson had 46 assists, 17 digs and three aces. No Dallastown statistics were available.
Gettysburg 3, West York 2: At Gettysburg, the home team won a thriller, 25-15, 24-26, 25-21, 9-25, 15-12. The Warriors were paced by Kendell Gross (10 kills), Whitney Smith (nine kills, 15 digs), Maddie Yingling (25 digs), Shayna Davis (17 digs, 11 assists) and Madison Darnell (10 assists)
Littlestown 3, Bermudian Springs 0: At York Springs, the Lady Bolts rolled, 25-23, 25-13, 25-23. Hailey Riley (five kills, eight digs, 20 assists), Kelsie Mack (11 digs) and Makayla Orwig (eight kills) led the winners.
Susquehannock 6, New Oxford 0: At Glen Rock, Fallou Cisse led the Warriors to the D-II victory by scoring two goals and adding one assist. Also for Susquehannock (3-0), Nick Holloway scored one goal and added two assists, while Mason Kaifer scored one goal and had one assist. The Warriors held the Colonials to one shot on goal.
Northeastern 3, Central York 0: At Manchester, the Bobcats improved to 3-0 in D-I action. Alex Afata had three assists for Northeastern. Mitchel Kling, Brian Warrender and Seth Sidle scored the goals. Brandon Shirk made saves to record the shutout.
Dallastown 2, South Western 0: At Dallastown, Joey Thomas and Ryan Rosay scored the goals in the Wildcats' victory.
Hanover 3, Fairfield 2: At Hanover, Francisco Hernandez, Erik Martinez and Jose Nicolas scored the Nighthawks' goals. Nate Snyder scored both goals for Fairfield.
Central York 4, Northeastern 2: At Central, Ava Myers scored three goals to lead the Panthers. India Deck had Central's other goal and also had an assist. Sarah Crusse added two Central assists and Vienna Schnetzka added one Central assist. Northeastern got goals from Megan Elzinga and Lorelei Hartzfeld.
York Catholic 4, Littlestown 1: At Littlestown, Sydney Mentzer had two goals to lead the Irish (2-0) to the D-III win. Bernie Schintz and Grace Hatchard also scored for the winners. Schintz also had an assist.
Delone Catholic 7, Biglerville 0: At Biglerville, the Squirettes rolled behind three goals from Madison O'Brien and two from Sarah Swingler.
Reach Steve Heiser at email@example.com. Dave VanO'Linda contributed to this report.