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Dallastowns 2022-2023 Mens and Womens team before their meet against Northeastern. The Boys and Girls went on to sweep the Bobcats in their competitions.

Dallastown Aims for Success

Austin Shipley, Reporter November 20, 2023

The Dallastown swim team has been one of Dallastown’s most successful sporting teams for years-piling up YAIAA championships year after year. Now, in 2023, the Dallastown Wildcats look to add yet another...

Keller Spera and elementary students smile for the camera before a Friday football game.

Football Friday Readers

Abigayle Kusmierski, Reporter November 7, 2023

Before the stadium lights turn on, there’s a tradition. A tradition that has been going on for three years.  The Football Friday Readers program was started because one of the coaches, Kyle Andrews,...

Freshmen Anna Roperti (33), Ella Zorbaugh (4) and Emmerson Markel (8) standing for The Star-Spangled Banner holding each others pinkies, which the team does at every game to symbolize they are united.

Rising Stars

Laura Pottman, Reporter October 26, 2023

In late August, DHS welcomed the Class of 2027, as well as new competition, to the turf. Anna Roperti, Ella Zorbaugh and Emmerson Markel are a few new faces to Dallastown varsity field hockey. This...

Drawing back his arm, Nick Parker pitches for the Revs.

From Wildcat to the Revs

Bryce Keller, Reporter October 17, 2023

The crowd is clamoring in their seats, anticipating a spectacular game of America's favorite pastime- baseball.  23-year-old Dallastown graduate Nick Parker steps up to the mound, pitching for the...

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...

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