Kennard-Dale’s softball season ends with PIAA Class 4-A quarterfinal setback

YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORT Kennard-Dale's championship softball season came to an end on Thursday afternoon at Shippensburg University. The District 3 champion Rams suffered a 11-0 loss to District 7 runner-up Yough in a PIAA Class 4-A quarterfinal contest. The game was ended in the bottom of the sixth because of the 10-run rule. Yough is … Continue reading Kennard-Dale’s softball season ends with PIAA Class 4-A quarterfinal setback

Despite rough start, Eastern York goes down swinging in state quarterfinal loss

Patrick Strohecker , 505-5402/@P_Strohecker   ALLENTOWN — Eastern York can at least be satisfied in knowing that it didn't give up. Playing in the PIAA Class 4-A state softball quarterfinals on Thursday at Patriots Park in Allentown, the first two innings hardly went the way the Golden Knights had hoped. Making the program's first-ever appearance in … Continue reading Despite rough start, Eastern York goes down swinging in state quarterfinal loss

SOFTBALL: Kennard-Dale rolls to state 4-A quarterfinals

DICK VanO'LINDA, 505-5403/@ydsports Kennard-Dale's softball team had to wait an extra day to begin its quest for a state title. Once the Rams finally did begin play Tuesday, it didn't take them long to advance from the round of 16 in the Class 4-A bracket to the quarterfinals — 56 minutes to be exact. The District 3 champions pounded out … Continue reading SOFTBALL: Kennard-Dale rolls to state 4-A quarterfinals

Kennard-Dale captures District 3 4-A softball crown

DICK VanO'LINDA, 505-5403/@ydsports Kennard-Dale's players came to bat in the sixth inning of Thursday's District 3 Class 4-A softball championship game knowing they had just six outs left and a two-run deficit to overcome. "We were thinking 'it's now or never,'" Rams' shortstop Jaedyn McKeon said. "We fought so hard all season for this moment (a chance … Continue reading Kennard-Dale captures District 3 4-A softball crown

West York baseball, Central softball going to states

YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORT The West York baseball team and Central York softball team are headed to the state playoffs. The Bulldogs and the Panthers punched their PIAA tickets with must-win victories on Thursday in District 3 third-place contests. The West York baseball team pounded West Perry 8-1 in the District 3 Class 4-A third-place … Continue reading West York baseball, Central softball going to states

SOFTBALL: Eastern York to face K-D in District 3 final

Patrick Strohecker , 505-5402/@P_Strohecker NEWVILLE — On paper, Gillian Toomey’s job was easy. Inserted as a courtesy runner for pitcher Maelynn Leber in the bottom of the eighth inning in Wednesday’s District 3 Class 4-A semifinal softball contest, it was up to Toomey to use her speed to create problems on the base paths for James … Continue reading SOFTBALL: Eastern York to face K-D in District 3 final

SOFTBALL: Spring Grove rolls, moves to District 3 final

DICK VanO'LINDA, 505-5403/@ydsports GRANTHAM — Spring Grove's softball team turned a negative into a positive, and that's the reason the Rockets are one victory away from their first-ever District 3 title. "When we played Central (York) on Senior Night, we realized we could keep up with the best," Spring Grove leadoff hitter and shortstop Briana DiCandeloro … Continue reading SOFTBALL: Spring Grove rolls, moves to District 3 final

SOFTBALL: Kessinger leads Spring Grove to D-3 5-A win

DICK VanO'LINDA, 505-5403/@ydsports SPRING GROVE — Spring Grove pitcher Hailey Kessinger admitted she was a lot more nervous going into Tuesday's District 3 softball game than she was heading into regular-season outings. The Rockets' sophomore, though, didn't let the nerves hurt her performance. She was in a zone all afternoon. CONTINUE READING HERE

STROHECKER: Central York aims at district breakthrough

Patrick Strohecker , 505-5402/@P_Strohecker After the final out of the York-Adams League championship game on Wednesday, a Central York player yelled that the Panthers finally advanced past the first round of the district tournament. It was an odd proclamation after the team had just won a third-straight league title. After all, the District 3 Class … Continue reading STROHECKER: Central York aims at district breakthrough