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York-Adams League unveils boys and girls lacrosse tournaments
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York-Adams League unveils boys and girls lacrosse tournaments


The league semifinals are scheduled for Thursday night, with the championship games next Tuesday in Dallastown.

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The York-Adams League lacrosse tournaments will be set ahead of Thursday’s semifinals.

The top four boys and girls teams in the league’s regular season standings will all take the field at Central York or South Western on Thursday, with the girls games at 5 p.m. and the boys games at 7 p.m. played on Tuesday, May 14 at 5:00 and 7:00 PM at Dallastown High School.

Both top seeds will play their semifinals at South Western, with York Catholic’s girls taking on No. 4 seed Kennard-Dale before Central York’s boys take on New Oxford. In Central, No. 2 Susquehannock will take on No. 3 Dallastown on the girls side, while Dallastown and South Western will follow with the boys’ 2-3 matchup.

An incredibly competitive regular season produced three boys co-champions and two teams tied atop the girls standings. The Central, South Western and Dallastown boys split their three-way series to post 12-1 league records, while the York Catholic and Susquehannock girls finished tied at 11-1, with the Irish holding the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Central York boys earned the top seed thanks to their ability in District 3.

Both girls’ semifinals will be repeats of regular-season thrillers. York Catholic (15-2, 11-1) suffered its only YA loss of the year to Kennard-Dale (13-4, 9-3) on April 2, when Hannah Carl’s golden goal lifted the Rams to a 10-9 overtime brought. triumph. Susquehannock (14-1, 11-1) defeated Dallastown (14-2, 10-2) 8-7 on April 25, a week after the Warriors suffered their only loss at York Catholic.

The Central York boys (14-3, 12-1) crushed New Oxford 18-4 on April 8, but the Colonials (10-6, 9-4) enter the rematch with six wins in their last seven games, a run punctuated by last Thursday’s 9-8 win over Red Lion, which put New Oxford in this field. South Western (16-2, 12-1) hosted both co-champions in three days, bouncing back from a 14-7 loss to Central with a 13-11 victory over Dallastown (16-2, 12). -1) on April 18. The Wildcats defeated the Panthers 12-11 on March 22.

While the five teams that won a share of the league titles were YA playoff participants last year, the other three playoff participants are new to championship week. The girls from Dallastown and Kennard-Dale displaced South Western and Red Lion, who were in a tie for first place in 2023. The Susquehannock boys lost almost the entire lineup from last year’s squad and finished one game behind New Oxford in the rankings. .

Looking forward: After the league tournaments conclude next Tuesday, all eyes will be on the District 3 playoffs. The games won’t be official until Tuesday — league playoff games don’t count toward rankings — but most York teams- Adams will know if their seasons will continue.

The three boys co-champions are all locked in the 12-team Class 3A bracket, with Central seeded fourth on Wednesday, while Dallastown and South Western are sixth and seventh, respectively (Red Lion is 13th). New Oxford, Susquehannock, Kennard-Dale and Eastern York have the No. 8, 10, 11 and 12 seeds in 2A, with Eastern dangerously ahead of Mechanicsburg for the final spot.

Wednesday’s 3A girls rankings have Dallastown third, Red Lion sixth, New Oxford ninth and South Western 12th. Susquehannock is No. 2 in Class 2A, with York Catholic fourth and Kennard-Dale eighth. The York Suburban girls are 13th in the 2A rankings, but it seems unlikely they will clinch No. 12 Red Land for the final spot.

All District 3 tournaments begin Friday, May 17, with the top four seeded players heading to the quarterfinals on May 21. The semi-finals are on May 23 and the finals on May 28. All semifinalists will advance to the state playoffs in June.