Youth movement takes over YCP men’s basketball

By Chris Hulsart SOMETIMES in sports, a new approach is what’s needed for a team to get back on the winning track. Although there may be a rough adjusting period, flipping the script can make the difference in the long run. This seems to be exactly what the YCP men’s basketball program has decided on. After a rough end to the 2022 season that saw … Continue reading Youth movement takes over YCP men’s basketball

YCP’s Bastress still ‘hooked’ on coaching as wrestling program continues to build on its successes

By Nathan Leakway HEAD wrestling coach Duane Bastress walks into his office on the second floor of Grumbacher every morning carrying a stuffed gym bag and a large jug of water, signs of a coaching style that still – after nine seasons at the helm of the wrestling program – is decidedly hands-on.  “I’m on the mat every day,” he says, “at least until this … Continue reading YCP’s Bastress still ‘hooked’ on coaching as wrestling program continues to build on its successes

Top women’s field hockey seed a little too much for YCP to overcome: photos

By Brendan Bilo No 1-ranked Salisbury got a third quarter goal to beat York College 1-0 in the second round of the 2022 NCAA Women’s Field Hockey Tournament in Salisbury, Maryland on Saturday morning. The Spartans finished the season at 16-6; that total is a school record for wins. Salisbury moves on to the national quarterfinals on Sunday with a mark of 18-0, making it … Continue reading Top women’s field hockey seed a little too much for YCP to overcome: photos

YCP field hockey team triumphs in first-ever NCAA tournament game: photos

Photos by Brendan Bilo IT WAS a great night for York College field hockey. The team made history on Wednesday night, earning a 4-2 NCAA tournament win over DeSales University in the opening round of the tournament. This was the first-ever NCAA Tournament game for both teams. The Spartans starred quickly as Katie Martino scored in the third minute of play, and then after DeSales … Continue reading YCP field hockey team triumphs in first-ever NCAA tournament game: photos

In the wake of a personal loss, a YCP sports team becomes stronger

By Chris Hulsart TRAGEDY struck in the early morning of Oct. 8 when York College student Drew Ruehlicke died suddenly. Ruehlicke, in his third year at York, was a student-athlete who accomplished a lot during his time here. More than what he did on the field or anywhere else, Ruehlicke’s impact as a member of the community was most felt with his positive influence on … Continue reading In the wake of a personal loss, a YCP sports team becomes stronger

YCP vs. Messiah women’s soccer, MAC Commonwealth title game: photos

By Brendan Bilo FOR THE second straight year, the York College women’s soccer team played for a MAC Commonwealth championship. This year turned out to be a repeat of last year, as the Spartans dropped a 2-0 decision to top-ranked Messiah. The Falcons earned their 19th conference championship with the victory as they advance to next week’s NCAA Division III Tournament. The Falcons, who avenged … Continue reading YCP vs. Messiah women’s soccer, MAC Commonwealth title game: photos

York College vs. Messiah field hockey, MAC Commonwealth title game: photos

Photos by Brendan Bilo THE YORK College field hockey team made their first MAC Commonwealth championship game appearance on Saturday, traveling to Grantham for a meeting with top-seeded Messiah. The host Falcons picked up a 2-0 win to earn the title and the conference’s automatic NCAA Tournament bid. The Spartans fell to 15-5 overall while the Falcons improved to 16-2. But there is good news. … Continue reading York College vs. Messiah field hockey, MAC Commonwealth title game: photos

Former YCP hoop star Nick Brady among 3 inducted into Hall of Fame

By Jack Fennell YORK College on Oct. 1 held a ceremony for its 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame Class. This is the 32nd class to be recognized and put into the school’s Hall of Fame. Inductees were Jason Christenberry, Ben Edwards and Nick Brady. Christenberry was a dominant four-year right-handed starter for the Spartan baseball squad. He finished his Spartan career ranked in the top … Continue reading Former YCP hoop star Nick Brady among 3 inducted into Hall of Fame

Last-second goal robs Spartans of shutout win

By Jack Fennell THE 25th-ranked York College Spartans men’s soccer team on Wednesday faced off against the St. Mary’s (Md.) Seahawks in a close defensive battle that went right down to the end of the game. Luke Nall scored the only Spartan goal less than 10 minutes into the game and was assisted by Tyler Howlett and Jack Mitzelfelt. The Spartans played fantastic defense led … Continue reading Last-second goal robs Spartans of shutout win

Moving baseball, softball to west campus remains an appealing idea

By Julian Leon THE sports facilities on York College’s west campus, as we know, is home to two multi-purpose fields and an amazing gym. But what about some of its oldest sports, baseball and softball? Still stuck on main campus, this article explores the benefits of moving both to the west campus. One of the key components behind this potential move is location convenience. Locker … Continue reading Moving baseball, softball to west campus remains an appealing idea