SWIMMING: Route 74 rivals West York, Dover split

  • The West York girls rolled to a 115-71 victory over Dover in girls' swimming action.
  • The Dover boys' swimming team captured a 102.5-78.5 triumph over West York.
  • The West York girls won all 12 events to remain unbeaten in York-Adams Division II action.

DOVER — Maddi Stoner and Lindsay Brenneman grew up together swimming on the same club team.

Thursday, they were on different sides in a York-Adams League meet.

Courtney Harnish's top-seeded time in the 100 butterfly is more than seven seconds better than her next closest competitor heading into the York-Adams League Swimming Championships. Harnish is swimming for West York on the scholastic level after a two-year hiatus to focus on club swimming with the York YMCA.

Stoner competed for West York and Brenneman for Dover when their teams renewed the Route 74 rivalry.

The two delivered one of the closest finishes of the day, with Stoner winning the 100-yard freestyle by a razor-thin 11-hundredths of a second. Stoner finished in 56.78 seconds and Brenneman in :56.89.

The West York junior also won the 200 individual medley to help the Bulldogs remain unbeaten (2-0) in Division II with a 115-71 victory.

Dover, meanwhile, captured the boys' meet, 102.5-78.5

"Lindsay and I are really good friends," Stoner said. "When I saw her come up next to me (in the 100), I was nervous. I train really hard, but I know that she trains really hard, too. She actually grew up beating me."

Stoner was one of four double individual winners for the Bulldogs, who swept all 12 events.

West York's Meghan French competes in the girls' 500-yard freestyle against Dover on Thursday at the Dover Aquatic Center. Amanda J. Cain photo

Courtney Harnish (100 butterfly and 100 backstroke), Tesia Thomas (50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke) and Meghan French (200 freestyle and 500 freestyle) also captured two firsts. Thomas is only a freshman.

"We're really excited for this year," Stoner said. "We're hoping to win the title. It would be the first time in history (to win the title outright. The Bulldogs shared the crown last year with York Suburban)."

West York head coach Nicole Flowers was pleased with the way the Bulldogs performed Thursday.

"We felt confident we would win on the girls' side as long as they perform like they're expected to," Flowers said. "Maddi (Stoner), she was all smiles after her races."

Boys: The Dover boys were almost as dominating as the West York girls, winning 10 of 12 events.

"Our boys really stepped up today," Dover head coach Rich Janosky said. "There were a lot of best times."

West York's Luke Foery competes in the boys' 500-yard freestyle against Dover on Thursday at the Dover Aquatic Center. Amanda J. Cain photo

Tobias Kwasnjuk (100 freestyle and 100 backstroke), Drew McDonald (200 IM and 100 breaststroke) and Cameron Aspey (200 freestyle and 100 butterfly) captured two individual races each for the Eagles.

"We've been struggling through the season, losing guys to illness and ineligibility, but we had a lot of good swims today," Kwasnjuk said. "We haven't had as many wins as we would like, but we've had a lot of fast times."

Kwasnjuk pointed out that both West York and Dover teams have a shortage of guys, but he didn't feel that lessened the passion of the rivalry.

"It (Dover-West York) has always been a big rivalry because we're close in distance," he said. "It (the meet against West York) means a lot to us.".

Dover's Cameron Aspey competes in the boys' 100-yard butterfly against West York on Thursday at the Dover Aquatic Center. Amanda J. Cain photo



Dallastown 118, South Western 52: At Dallastown, the Wildcats were led individually by Logan Brockway capturing the 200 IM and 100 back, while Jacob Stoner won the 100 fly and 50 free, and Mark O'Rourke won the 200 free and 500 free.

York Suburban 121, Susquehannock 49: At Shrewsbury YMCA, the Trojans used a team effort to capture the Division II victory by picking up 36 team points between the three relays. For the Warriors, Logan McFadden broke a pool record in the 100 back with a time of 55.76 seconds, beating his own record of :56.54 from earlier this season. McFadden also won the 50 free. Teammate Justin Reed won the 100 fly and 200 IM.

Red Lion 88, New Oxford 81: At Red Lion, the Lions led 78-77 going into the final event, the 400 free relay. The Lions captured first and third to secure the victory. Individually for the Lions, Jacob Lorenzen won the 200 IM and 100 breast.

Central York 112, Spring Grove 64: At Pleasureville, the Panthers’ Garrett Sommer broke the pool record in the one-meter diving, finishing with a score of 258.45. Patrick O’Neill took first in the 200 free and 500 free events for Central, while Lucas Tate took first in the 200 IM and 100 breast. Spring Grove won two of the three relays and also got individual event wins by Josiah Kline (100 fly) and Collin Ruby (100 back).



Dallastown 132, South Western 38: At Dallastown, the Wildcats were led individually by Jenna Woods winning the 200 IM and 100 breast, while Kathryn Deitch won the 200 free and 500 free and Morgan Merrifield won the 50 free and 100 free.

York Suburban 134, Susquehannock 33: At Shrewsbury YMCA, the Trojans captured first in 10 of the 11 events. Individually for Suburban, Jenna Hufnagle won the 200 IM and 100 fly.

Red Lion 85, New Oxford 77: At Red Lion, the Lions were led individually by Holly Aggen, who captured the 200 IM and 100 free, while teammate Jessica Sun won the 200 free and 100 breast.

Central York 128, Spring Grove 58: At Pleasureville, the Panthers won two of the three relays to pace themselves to the win. Brynn DuRand won two individual events to lead Central York, claiming first in the 50 free and 100 back. Abigayle Keating took first in the 500 free, the only individual event win for Spring Grove.

Reach Dick VanO'Linda at sports@yorkdispatch.com.