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Dallastown graduate Brielle Berry is making a name for herself in the sports journalism field. Currently a student at Temple University, she is involved in various aspects of journalism including print, broadcast and radio. She is interning in New York City this summer  for SportsNet New York.

Slam Dunk in Sports Journalism

Ava Markel, Reporter June 17, 2022

Sometimes our passions are our biggest motivators when finding an area to pursue. For Dallastown Class of 2019 graduate Brielle Berry, basketball was a crucial part of her high school experience. After...

Maggie Groh playing for her soccer club team, Pennsylvania Classics

Soccer Super Star

Emily Smith, Reporter June 7, 2022

Students at Dallastown may know Maggie Groh as an honors student, athlete, and all around great person. At the University of Delaware, they know Maggie as the new commit for the 2023-24 soccer season for...

Alexi Dowell, #22 for Dallastown Softball, giving the team high-fives while playing the field.

Queen of Diamonds

Madelyn Neutzel, Reporter May 17, 2022

Some may say the smack of a baseball and softball sound the same, but for Alexi Dowell, it's far from it. Alexi Dowell is a Dallastown junior on the varsity softball team, but she was not always a softball...

Many girls from grades 6-11 came out for the Girls Try Wrestling Night on April 27 in the high school wrestling room. Girls wrestling is not currently PIAA sanctioned but that may change soon.

Pioneering an Age Old Sport

Evan Atwood, Reporter May 17, 2022

As an 8th grader at Dallastown Middle School, Olivia Lipinski chose to compete in the start-up girls wrestling program at Dallastown this year.  “It was something different from any other sport I’ve...

Dallastowns 3rd Ray Geesey Track and Field Medal. The top six in each event received a medal

The Ray Geesey Invitational: A Night in Pictures

Madelyn Neutzel, Reporter May 5, 2022

The 3rd Annual Ray Geesey Invitational was held on April 29 at the stadium. Starting at  4 p.m., the events continued on until about 9:30 p.m. Sixteen different schools participated in the meet. Schools...

The lives of sports journalists can be very stressful with crazy schedules and deadlines, but according to them, it is all worth it.

Inside The Lives of Sports Journalists

Logan Bupp, Reporter April 27, 2022

The life of a sports journalist can be a rough one, but many are in it because of the passion they have for the game and with the new era of social media changes are being made.  Sports journalists...

The Dallastown and Red Lion baseball teams take a picture together before the April 14 game, showing off their Beat Cancer shirts customized for the fundraising event.

Baseball for a Cause

Madelyn Neutzel, Reporter April 21, 2022

On Thursday, April 14, Dallastown Baseball hosted its very first Beat Cancer baseball game. Drew Herdson who is a Four Diamonds kid, DAIS student, and baseball lover, was given the opportunity...

Steve Navarolli has been a sports journalist for 15 years. Hes had experience with the transition between print journalism and digital media. Here he is explaining to students how he is charge of updating sports scores on the YAIAA website.

“Pursue Your Passion”

Michaela Long , Reporter April 20, 2022

Steve Navaroli  has always had a passion for sports stories. Living in Detroit as a young boy he would eat his breakfast checking sports scores of the Tigers and the Red Wings in the daily local newspaper. However,...

The 2022 lockout for Major League Baseball is the second longest in history. It ended after 99 days and Opening Day was held on April 7.

Locked Out MLB

Logan Bupp, Reporter April 13, 2022

With the weather getting better and spring upon us there is nothing baseball lovers think about more than the thought of Spring training and Opening Day. But this year, plans changed a bit.  The...

The Dallastown Unified Bocce team poses for a picture at the State Regional Meet. The meet took place on March 23 at State College, PA.

Dallastown Bocce Rolls to Fifth in State

Ainsley Ellis, Reporter April 13, 2022

After a year-long absence due to Covid, Dallastown Unified Bocce returned to competition this year. During the last year’s season, there was still a team gathered but rather than playing bocce, they...

Multiple members of the swim team attended the district swim meet at Cumberland Valley High School to compete in numerous individual and relay events.

Swim Team Takes States

Brannigan Stiles, Reporter April 1, 2022

As the temperature began to rise and the spring sports season began at Dallastown, there was still one winter sports team that wasn't finished yet. That is the Dallastown swim team, who headed off to Bucknell...

Dallastown football went 6-4 this past season with Levi Murphy as the varsity offensive line coach. He hopes to have even more success next season as he becomes the new head coach.

Murphy’s Mentality

Sophia Caltagirone, Reporter March 28, 2022

When it comes to football the execution on the field is vital, yet what the players do behind the scenes is equally as significant to making a team be successful.  Dallastown’s new head coach, Levi...

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