PREP NOTES: Two York-Adams boys earn seventh-place medals in PIAA Class 3-A swimming

Central York's Cameron Speed, seen here in a file photo, finished seventh in the PIAA Class 3-A 500-yard freestyle over the weekend.
  • The PIAA Class 3-A Swimming and Diving Championships were held over the weekend.
  • Central York's Cameron Speed finished seventh in the 500-yard freestyle.
  • Northeastern's Hunter Bachman took seventh place in the 50 free.

Two York-Adams League boys returned home with medals from the PIAA Class 3-A Swimming and Diving Championships over the weekend.

Central York's Cameron Speed and Northeastern's Hunter Bachman each earned seventh-place finishes at Bucknell University's Kinney Natatorium.

Speed, a junior, earned his medal in the 500-yard freestyle (4 minutes, 34.06 seconds), while Bachman, also a junior, got his medal in the 50 free (:21.03). Bachman earned Northeastern's first state medal since 1997.

The top eight swimmers in each race received medals.

Speed also just missed a medal in the 200 free, finishing ninth in 1:40.98, while Bachman was 25th in the 100 free.

Another Bobcat, Abby O'Leary captured 11th in diving, while another Panther, freshman Camryn Leydig took 12th in the 100 backstroke in :56:65.

Other Y-A swimmers competing in 3-A state action over the weekend were:

Spring Grove's Daniel Gordon, 17th in 50 free.

Northeastern's Madison Taylor, tied for 17th in 50 free.

Central York (Leydig, Maggie Hunter, Sydney Ulmer, Gabby Miller), 19th in 200 medley relay.

Northeastern's Stephen Bartlett, 22nd in diving.

Dallastown's Joel Dunnigan, 22nd in 100 butterly.

Ulmer, 22nd in 100 fly.

Leydig, 24th in 100 fly.

Central York (Leydig, Emma McCombs, Ulmer, MIller) 24th in 200 free relay.

Central York's Patrick O'Neill, 24th in 200 free.

Gordon, 26th in 100 free.

Red Lion's Arabella Butera, 30th in 100 breaststroke.



Delone girls last Y-A team left standing: The Delone Catholic girls are the last York-Adams League basketball team left standing.

The Squirettes advanced to the PIAA Class 3-A semifinals on Friday night with a 50-41 win over District 7 champion Neshanock. Delone outscored Neshanock 20-3 in the fourth quarter to erase a 38-30 Neshanock lead.

In the semifinals at 7 p.m. Monday at Mifflin County High School in Lewistown, Delone (24-4) will face Central Cambria (20-7), the third-place team from District 6.

The Squirettes already own a 73-64 win over Penn Cambria, which was the District 6 champion.

In Friday's win over Neshanock, Delone's Bradi Zumbrum reached the 1,000-point mark for her career. She finished the game with 16 points and 12 rebounds.    

Dallastown starts fast in boys' tennis: The Dallastown boys' tennis team is off to another strong start in 2019.

The Wildcats, who won the York-Adams Division I title and finished second in the District 3 Class 3-A playoffs in 2018, are off to a 2-0 start in 2019.

That includes a 5-0 whitewashing of traditional District 3 power Manheim Township on Friday. Manheim Township owns a dozen district team championships.

Holden Koons, Jonathan Burns and Jack Lynam each earned straight-set singles wins on Friday. Koons, who is already committed to play NCAA Division I tennis at James Madison, is the defending District 3 3-A singles champ. 

Red Lion announces college commitments: Red Lion High School has recently announced the college commitments of a number of its student-athletes.

The list includes:

Eli Workinger, football, Millersville University; Cole Daugherty, baseball, Shepherd University; Tyler Ness, football, Westminster College; Branden Ebersole, soccer, Misericordia University; Brody Patmore, soccer, Alvernia University; Gabby Young, soccer, Longwood University; Ben Hornberger, lacrosse, Florida Institute of Technology; Jay Nazerenus, lacrosse, Elizabethtown College; Zach Mentzer, lacrosse, York College; Alexis Shoemaker, field hockey, Eastern University; Blake Hildebrand, volleyball, Elizabethtown College; and Jared Truett, swimming, Immaculata University.

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