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Members of the Team York, a Special Olympics tennis team gather for their team photo at Wisehaven Tennis Center. Dallastown teacher Mrs. Gable is the coach of the team and many DHS students volunteer to help with the program.

More Than Just a Sport

Kirsten Raab , Freelance Reporter June 1, 2023

For some people, tennis is just a sport or an activity to take up time. For other athletes, it’s a place to belong. The Special Olympics tennis team in York County has people of all ages. Each...

Dallastown Middle School student Sophia Rodriguez poses in front of a billboard in Times Square  featuring her as a record holder.

Sophia Rodriguez : World Record Holder

Zoe Schneider, Reporter April 27, 2023

Yet another inspirational athlete has made her mark on the Dallastown school district. Fourteen-year-old Sophia Rodriguez, a current 8th grader a DAMS, broke the two-mile world record for the U-14 age...

Swimming a fast time of 23.80 seconds in states, is Julia Havice. She swam the 50 free and was awarded for her eighth place finish with a medal.

Havice Makes Waves

Morgan Thaler, Reporter March 31, 2023

Everyone dreams of shattering records and making history, but Julia Havice doesn’t have to dream to achieve.  Havice started her swimming career at the young age of 10 and has been swimming for the...

Dallastown senior  kicker Ty Borden kicking a field goal against Northeastern on friday September 23, 2022

Kickers Keep Kicking

Seth Stotler, Reporter March 2, 2023

Dallastown has had a long trend of soccer players taking on the role of football kickers. Soccer skills translate very well to the kicker position. That's why Dallastown has turned to the soccer...

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs celebrate their last Super Bowl at their Super Bowl Parade. Patrick Mahomes at the Chiefs Super Bowl parade downtown on Grand by Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Super Bowl LVII

Evan Atwood, Reporter February 21, 2023

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII. The two sides headed to Scottsdale, Arizona on a very level playing field. Not only did both teams finish tied for first in...

The girls varsity team pose with their second-place medals and plaque after having a qualifying score of 1879 in the finals. Left to right: Coach Zelger, Eve Peters, Maddie Berkley, Mckenzie Geary, Kassie Vasellas, Reese Forella.

Dallastown Bowling Team Strikes to Victory

Kassie Vasellas, Freelance Writer February 16, 2023

Bowling started at Dallastown in 2019 when it was only a club. “I thought it would give students an opportunity to do something fun, to be engaged, and to learn the valuable life lessons bowling can...

Dallastowns 22-23 lineup stands together as one in front of the crowd.

Boys Basketball Looks to Postseason

Tyrell Etheredge , Freelance Writer February 14, 2023

As the final games of the season come to a close, the Dallastown Boys Basketball team has shifted its focus to post season play.  Dallastown math teacher Mr. Mike Grassel has been the head coach...

From Week 10 of the NFL Season featuring the Washington Commanders at the Philadelphia Eagles from Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 14, 2022. (All-Pro Reels / Joe Glorioso) Jalen Hurts 11-14-22 (cropped) by All-Pro Reels is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

The Young Quarterback Revolution

Evan Atwood, Reporter February 13, 2023

As players like Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, and Joe Burrow continue their domination over the NFL, one conclusion can be reached: if you want to win in the NFL, get yourself the best young quarterback...

Dallastown senior Jonah Stefko smiles as his teammates cheer him on during the starting lineup introductions

Jack of all Trades

Seth Stotler, Reporter January 31, 2023

Dallastown has themselves a jack of all trades that is not a player. Jonah Stefko is the Dallastown basketball manager and he does a lot for the team that goes unnoticed. Stefko has been the Dallastown...

Turnbull shoots for a takedown in a match during his high school wrestling career.

Former Dallastown Wrestler Making a Career as a Writer

Evan Atwood, Reporter January 13, 2023

Dallastown graduate Cael Turnbull is a writer for Heavyweight Nation, a national wrestling news site, and is a reporter for The  Philadelphia Rebels, a junior hockey team in Philadelphia. But how did...

Former Dallastown football teammates and childhood best friends Ricky Cole (left) and Ben Ward (right) trade jerseys after New Mexico Bowl.

Former Dallastown Wildcats Faceoff in Bowl Game

Seth Stotler, Reporter January 4, 2023

It’s not every day you get to play your best friend in a bowl game, that's what happened to Ricky Cole and Ben Ward.  Two former Dallastown Wildcats faced off in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday,...

The 2022 Dallastown boys and girls wrestling teams come together to work on their skills and techniques for the upcoming season.

Girls Wrestling Takes The Mat

Taylor Hicks, Reporter December 2, 2022

An opportunity arose and Dallastown took it. There are currently nine girls sports at DHS, but now female athletes will have another chance to get involved. What was once a club is now a varsity sport...

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