One of Dallastown’s Best-kept Secret’s Spilled

Even though many students at Dallastown don’t even know the Golf Team exists they had a very successful season.


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Dallastown’s Golf Team had a very successful season, even though many people didn’t know it even existed.

One of the most successful teams at Dallastown is also one of the school’s best-kept secrets.

The mysterious Dallastown Coed Golf team had another noteworthy season in 2018.  

Led by Head Coach Brooke Shoffner, the Wildcats finished third in the county and found postseason success in Counties and Districts.

Some of the key players for the boys were seniors Gavin Harvey and Darren Sciortino, and junior Michael DeRose.

For the girls, senior Madison Butler and freshman Mackenzie Knaub thrived for the Wildcats.

Dallastown’s Varsity Golf Team consists of 9 golfers. All 9 golfers qualified to play in the YAIAA Individual Championship this year.

This tournament is also a qualifier for Districts.

Six of the boys finished in the top 21 averages in the tournament. The girls had an outstanding performance as well.

The team had 4 boys and both girls punch their ticket to the district tournament. The players to qualify were Gavin Harvey, Michael DeRose, Owen Brown, Darren Sciortino, Madison Butler, and Mackenzie Knaub.

The girls teed off at Briarwood West, while the boys competed at Briarwood East during this two-day tournament.

The tournament began on Friday and if the golfers made a certain cut during the first day of play, they advance to play on Saturday.

Dallastown was faced with strong competitors and rivals, but as always the athletes rose to the challenge. Three golfers were able to pull off a score to advance them to the next day.

With the cut for the boys set at 84, Harvey and DeRose advanced to the second day of districts, however, Harvey was the only golfer to qualify for regionals.

At the regional tournament, Harvey kept up his game. “Gavin looked really good the entire season and especially throughout the postseason,” Shoffner said.

Harvey brought his game to the regional tournament, but unfortunately, it came down to the wire. In a heartbreaker, he missed the cut to the state tournament by ONE stroke.

With only 3 seniors leaving this season, the program looks to improve postseason results and build upon the progress made this year.