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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...

The old loading dock next to route 30 has became one of the most popular skate spots in York. It is  not much, but it is a great spot that has cover. Even though it does not look like much, many Dallastown students are regulars of the spot.

Let’s Skate Year Round

December 1, 2022

As it starts to cool down outside, and winter is right around the corner, it is skater's last chance to hit the skate park before it’s time to hit the slopes.  With snow and the freezing cool weather...

Athletes got together to celebrate their own, and each others athletic accomplishments.

Fall Signing Day 2022

Zoe Schneider, Reporter November 21, 2022

On Nov. 16, Dallastown High School celebrated its future collegiate athletes with a signing day. This day was made to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of Dallastown's own athletes. Family, teachers,...

The Philadelphia sports teams mascots all take a picture together.

Philly Phever

Olivia Brenneman, Reporter November 8, 2022

Philadelphia sports fans have quite a reputation, but what a great time it is to be a Philadelphia sports fan! From preseason games, to the regular season, and even to postseason games, Philly teams...

Dallastowns Golf Team proudly presents their second place state award, after an excellent post season run.

Golf Team Sets Record, Achieves Silver in States

Jocelyn Markel, Reporter November 7, 2022

A season could be laced with uncertainty when a new coach comes into the program. However, this was not the case for the Dallastown Golf Team, as Joe Gibbs took on the role of head coach this season.  Although...

Mr. Luckenbaugh and his family. His wife Katie, his three-year-old son Camden, and his six-month-old son Bryson.

As “Luck” Would Have It

Ainsley Ellis, Co-Editor-In-Chief September 29, 2022

Athletic directors cannot simply be one-trick ponies. They need to be organized and juggle many tasks at once.  Current Athletic Director and 2011 Dallastown graduate, Mr. Josh Luckenbaugh, credits...

Checking in On Fall Sports

Taylor Hicks, Reporter September 23, 2022

Dallastown fall sports teams are already mid-way through their seasons. Take a look at each of the fall sports teams to see their accomplishments from last year and their expectations for the 2022-23 school...

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...

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