Boys rebound nicely for win
Opening weekend was one of mixed emotions for the Dallastown boys' squad.
The season began with disappointment as the Wildcats lost 61-48 to Central Dauphin.
However, the response on Saturday was impressive. The balanced Wildcats had five players score in double figures and topped York Suburban 71-50.
Will Barton (12 points), Justin Atwood (11), Max Teyral (11), Nike McGlynn (10) and Kobe Green (10) led way.
Boys fall to Central, then beat Etown
The Wildcats played with Central York just fine for the final three quarters, however they were unable to overcome a slow start in a 70-58 Division I loss.
The host Panthers came out red-hot and out-scored Dallastown 23-9 in the opening quarter, which the Cats couldn't recover from.
Braden Caldwell led the way with 19 points and Nike McGlynn added 10 for the Cats, who are 1-2 this season.
Coming off the loss at Central, the boys found themselves down 20-12 after one quarter at Elizabthtown, but found the answer.
Propelled by a 27-7 second period, Dallastown marched to a 71-62 victory over the Bears.
Will Barton scored a team-high 16 and Braden Caldwell added 11 for the balanced Wildcats, who improved to 2-2.
Boys drop overtime heartbreaker
Despite 31 points from Brandon Caldwell and 14 from Will Barton, the Wildcats lost 64-63 against York High on Tuesday.
Caldwell hit four 3-pointers during the contest, which was close throughout.
Ben Ward hit the go-ahead basket with less than a minute to play, but the Bearcats scored the game-winner with 3.5 second remaining for the win.
Bobcats too much for boys team
Sometimes one of the area's best teams and best players are too much for even a solid basketball team like the Dallastown boys.
That was the case on Wednesday night when reigningg YAIAA and District 3 5A champion Northeastern came to town. Antonio Rizzuto scored 39 points and the Bobcats topped our Wildcats 79-60.
Back in win column to close year
Although the YAIAA Division I season has been unkind to this point for the Wildcats, if Thursday was any indication, there's better times ahead for the boys.
Playing at Manheim Township, our boys came home with a solid 64-59 non-league victory, which should help to instill some confidence after the new year.
Boys go 2-for-2 over the weekend
Despite being down 13-7 after one quarter during the War of the Roses against Warwick, The Wildcats had what it took the next 16 minutes.
Dallastown out-scored the Warriors 41-15 in the second and third quarters and went on to post an impressive 66-48 victory against Warwick.
Braden Caldwell scored 22, Brandon McGlynn added 16, extending the Cats' win streak to three.
Boys win fourth straight
Behind a solid defensive second half, the boys won their fourth straight game, 58-47 against Spring Grove on Wednesday.
Braden Caldwell led all scorers with 23 points and the Cats allowed only 20 points after the intermission to go into Friday's rivalry game at Red Lion on a high note.
Boys remain hot in win at Red Lion
The Wildcats boys won their fifth straight game during Friday night's Boys-Girls doubleheader at rival Red Lion, 61-43 past the Lions.
Braden Caldwell led the way with 19 points, thanks to four 3-pointers, Will Barton notched 11 and Ben Ward 10 in the win.
Dallastown burst out to an 18-4 lead after one quarter and never looked back.
Boys keep climbing standings
Hosting Central York provided an opportunity for the Wildcats boys to move up in the standings and they took full advantage of it.
Dallastown notched a 60-56 victory to even its Division I record to 4-4 while the Wildcats earned a sixth straight win.
Bigger than basketball
Northeastern is not the place any team riding a six-game win streak wants to play as the Wildcats found out on Friday night.
The unbeaten Bobcats were too much for Dallastown, as they have been for everybody this season. With guard Fred Mulbah scoring his 1,000th career point, Northeastern topped our Cats 80-50.
On a side note the two schools' student fans did a great thing working together to honor a fallen federal marshall that lived in the Northeastern district.
That is something to be proud of for both schools.
Hempfield has lost only two games this season, but the good news is one of those was to our Wildcats, who won 52-48 in the Keystone Cup.
Dallastown was led by Brandone McGylnn, who scored 20 points, with the help of hitting four 3-pointers.
Braden Caldwell added 11 as the Wildcats led 41-31 after three quarters and held on for the win.
Boys deal Hempfield rare loss
William Penn topped the Wildcats in a close game for the second time this season, this time 53-50 on Tuesday.
In December, the Bearcats edged Dallastown in overtime.
Up next for the Wildcats is Wednesday's Teacher Appreciation Night when they host Dover. Friday will be at home against New Oxford.
Bearcats get us again
One day after an a disappointing result, the Wildcat boys bounced back in style against a very good Dover squad on Teacher Appreciation night.
Despite trailing by one after the first quarter, Dallastown came back to lead at the half and went on to a 65-59 victory.
Will Barton led the way with 15, Braden Caldwell added 12 and Brandon McGlynn 11 in the win.
The Cats return home Friday against New Oxford.
Playing four games in a week is a challenge for every team and it was to our boys on Friday.
Of course, this New Oxford team has been tough on everyone and the Colonials did it again, handing the Wildcats boys a 49-48 loss.
Tough end to tough week
Boys win at Spring Grove
Trailing at halftime, the Wildcat boys allowed only 14 total points in the last 16 minutes en route to a 60-43 win at Spring Grove.
A 12-5 edge in third quarter helped stem the upset effort of the Rockets and Dallastown ran away after a 21-9 fourth.
Will Barton led all scorers with 18 and Braden Caldwell added 11 in the win.
Boys split weekend games
Four players scored in double figures and the Wildcats beat an improved Red Lion squad, 52-47 in the nigthcap of Friday's girls-boys doubleheader.
Nike McGlynn scored 12, while Will Barton, Braden Caldwell and brother Brandon McGlynn notched 10 apiece in the win.
Dallastown marched out to an 18-3 lead after one quarter, 32-20 at the half and held off the Lions rally/
Unfortunately, the Cats fell on Saturday, 61-30 against Keystone Cup foe Lower Dauphin.
Cats cap regular season with W
District 3 play is next
Braden Caldwell scored 20 points and Will Barton added 11 as the Wildcats closed the regular season with a resounding 68-48 Senior Night win past South Western. Dallastown jumped out to a 44-20 halftime lead, thanks to a 24-4 second quarter.
Currently seeded No. 9 in the Power Rankings the Wildcats, 13-9 overall, await the District 3 Class 6A tournament, which kicks off Tuesday, Feb. 20.
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What a comeback, what a game
If facing Division I foe Central York to open the District 3 Class 6A tournament wasn't enough of a challenge, the game end up delayed by a day, with a change in location.
Making matters worse was the Wildcat boys falling behind 18-0 in the game played at Red Lion.
But Dallastown somehow found a way. Making a dramatic return from a torn ACL, senior Da'Trail Albert found himself with a 3-point jumper with 11 seconds to play.
Albert hit the triple, one of his four on the night. He finished with 14 points in his first full game back, and the Wildcats stunned the Panthers 58-53.
The Wildcats chipped back in the game during the second quarter, cutting the one-time huge deficit to 26-18.
Down 45-40 after three, Dallastown kept pushing, taking the lead on a Braden Caldwell basket. A short while later, Will Barton, who led all scorers with 22 points, scored in transition for the Cats first lead with 1:12 to play.
The game was delayed a day and moved to Red Lion after recent social media treats at Central York.
Here is the recap and video from GameTImePA.
Dallastown now has the unenviable task of facing top seed, defending district and state champ Reading.
It didn't take long to see how good Reading is and why they are the defending PIAA 6A champs.
Even with last year's star Lonnie Walker playing at Miami, the Red Knights have plenty of talent that was on display Friday night.
For the second straight game, the Wildcats were down big after one quarter and although they staged another comeback, fell 83-71.
Dallastown did hit eight 3-pointers in the game and Braden Caldwell led the way with 22 points. Da'Trail Albert posted 16 and Will Barton 11.
Dallastown gets one more shot at a berth in the state tournament when it faces Cedar Crest on Tuesday, at Hershey High School.
Reading is one tough foe
Boys also reach state tourney
One night after the Wildcat girls qualified for the PIAA tournament, the boys put on a display in a 62-46 win past No. 4 Cedar Crest.
Dallastown trailed by two after the first quarter, before taking a 30-27 lead at the half. A 20-8 third period advantage propelled the Cats to victory.
Will Barton scored 23 points and Braden Caldwell added 15 and Dallastown's season will continue in the district fifth-place game, Thursday vs. Harrisburg at Cumberland Valley.
Signature win heading to states
The Wildcat boys are heading to states on a high note after an impressive 64-61 win over Harrisburg in the district fifth-place game at Cumberland Valley.
Playing its best basketball of the season, Dallastown opens the PIAA 6A tournament on Saturday, March 10.
Wildcats face Plymouth-Whitemarsh 4 pm Saturday, at Bald Eagle HS
Girls roll on Knights
Talk about a turnaround. The Wildcat girls opened last season with a 10-point loss to cross-river rival Hempfield in Keystone Cup play.
This season was a totally different story as Dallastown romped to a 51-16 victory over the Black Knights.
Julia Sutton scored 13, Lily Jamison and Aniya Matthews had 12 each.
Unfortunately, Lower Dauphin had the Cats' number on Saturday as the Falcons took a 40-32 Keystone Cup win.
Girls lose to Central
The Wildcat girls' squad was upended at home, 51-44 against Central York.
Aniya Matthews was terrific, leading Dallastown with 19 points, Julia Sutton and Lily Jamison added eight apiece in the loss.
The Cats, who fell to 1-2 on the season, did have six 3-pointers, but were out-scored 22-14 in the middle two quarters for the difference.
Wildcats girls hammer Bearcats
The Wildcat girls' ran out to a big lead and never looked back in a 78-28 win at York High.
Dallastown led 17-2 after one quarter and the advantage grew the rest of the game.
Every Wildcat player scored during the game. Julia Sutton led with 17 points and Aniya Matthews added 16.
Big win for girls vs West York
The Wildcats ran into a tough YAIAA opponent in West York in the first round of the Lower Dauphin tournament on Wednesday, but our girls were ready for the challenge.
With 22 points from Julia Sutton, 13 from Aniya Matthews and 11 more from Samantha Miller, the Cats overtook the Bulldogs, 48-37.
Dallastown led 14-12 after one, 21-18 at the half, before pulling away in the third quarter to improve to 4-2 on the season.
Falcons top girls again
For the second time in three weeks, the Wildcats had to face Lower Dauphin and unfortunately, the result was the same as the Falcons took their own tournament title with a 47-35 win over our Cats.
The loss ended Dallastown's three-game win streak, but their recent play shows the Wildcats will be ready to challenge in Division I, and are looking forward to a terrific 2018.
Girls comeback to stop Irish
The Wildcats found themselves down 20-10 after one quarter, with the same deficit at the half, but that didn't matter against York Catholic on Wednesday.
Dallastown got within one after three and completed the comeback in the final period to take a 50-48 thriller over the Fighting Irish.
Julia Sutton led the way with 26 and Lily Jamison added 11 in the win as the Wildcats outscored Catholic 33-21 in the second half to improve to 5-3 on the season. Great job ladies.
Girls on a roll
The Wildcats once again got balanced scoring and combined it with exception defense in a 52-39 Division I home win against South Western.
Julia Sutton led the way with 16 points, Samantha Miller added 14 and Aniya Matthews 11 in the victory.
Perhaps most impressive was the defensive play, limiting Mustangs star Taylor Geiman to 10 points.
Girls best Rockets, tie for 1st
The Wildcats got the statement victory of the season to this point when they took down Spring Grove, which had been unbeaten in league play, 64-45.
Balance was the key as four players scored in double figures, led by Julia Sutton's 18. Aniya Matthews added 15, Lily Jamison 14 and Samantha Miller 10 in the win.
The girls are now tied for first in Division I.
Lions stun Wildcat girls
They call them rivalries for a reason and the Wildcats girls found out why on Friday night as just days after tying for first place Dallastown fell at Red Lion 29-28.
The season to this point had been a struggle for the Lions, but holding the Wildcats to eight total points in the second half helped keep the "Backyard Brawl" alive and well.
Wildcats hand Township first loss
Coming off a disappointing game, the Wildcats had to travel to Lancaster to take on unbeaten Manheim Township, the No. 1 ranked team in the District 3 6A power rankings.
But that didn't bother our ladies at all, as Dallastown scored a 53-50 overtime win over the Blue Streaks.
Julia Sutton led the way with 14 points and Claire Teyral added 12, including four 3-pointers. Lily Jamison notched 10.
Wildcat girls tied for first
Led by 18 points from Julia Sutton, Dallastown traveled to Central and pulled off a defensive gem in a 42-40 victory.
The Wildcats' led 10-4 after one quarter and 23-14 at the half and held on.
The team's fifth win in six games brought them into a tie for first in Division I with a 5-2 league mark, 9-4 overall.
Bulldogs stifle Cats
Perhaps it was a bit of a let-down after a big week, but the Wildcats fell 52-47 against West York on Saturday.
YAIAA Athletic of the Week, Julia Sutton, led Dallastown with 14 and Samantha Miller added 11 as the Cats were unable to recover from an eight-point halftime deficit.
Cats D leads the way
Sometimes it can be good to go back to basics and that's what Dallastown did in Monday night's non-league game against Mechanicsburg.
Bringing out the defense, our Wildcats allowed only 11 points in the second half, and 26 for the game, in a 47-26 victory.
Julia Sutton scored 17 points and Aniya Matthews added 12 in the win.
Up next is Teacher Appreciation night on Tuesday against William Penn, followed by Friday at New Oxford and Saturday hosting Central Dauphin.
For the second straight night, the Wildcat girls held an opponent to a low score, this time in a 62-17 victory over William Penn.
Dallastown jumped out to a 16-2 lead after one, that grew to 28-7 at the half. Julia Sutton led the balanced attack with 10 points.
The girls play Friday at New Oxford and Saturday host Central Dauphin.
More defense, another win
The Wildcats girls were impressive in a 44-31 victory at New Oxford., which helped them stay one-half game behind Spring Grove for first place in Division I.
The win set up a huge Senior Night contest against Spring Grove on Tuesday.
On Saturday, Dallastown dropped a close one to Central Dauphin, 32-30.
The Wildcats trailed 12 points after the first period, but cut the deficit down to seven at the half and five after three quarter, but could not come all the way back.
Wildcats keep pace in DI
Wildcats tied for first
Hard work is being rewarded and with Tuesday's Senior Night 46-30 win against Spring Grove, the Wildcat girls are now tied with Central York atop the YAIAA Division I standings.
Julia Sutton and Lily Jamison scored 10 points each, but once again the story was the impressive defense of Dallastown, which limited the former first-place Rockets to only 30 points for the game.
Up next is Friday's girls-boys varsity doubleheader at home against rival Red Lion.
Great weekend for girls
Dallastown remained tied for first place in Division I, while avenging an earlier-season loss to rival Red Lion on Friday. Samantha Miller scored 10 points and the Wildcats beat the Lions 39-33.
Things got even better on Saturday when the ladies took down defending District 3 5A and YAIAA Division II champ Susquehannock, 41-37.
Julia Sutton led the way with 15 points.
Girls share Division I title
Top seed for YAIAA tourney
Julia Sutton and Claire Teyral scored 14 each and Aniya Matthews added 13 as the Cats overcame a sluggish third quarter with a 14-4 fourth in a 48-39 in at South Western that clinched a share of the Division I crown.
Tied with Central York for the division crown, Dallastown earned the No. 1 seed in the upcoming YAIAA tournament.
The Wildcats will face Kennard-Dale, 7:30 Saturday at Dover in the opening round.
At 16-6, Dallastown is the fifth seed in the District 3, 6A Power Rankings.
Girls YAIAA tourney
Kennard-Dale proved to be a worthy opponent in Saturday's YAIAA Tournament opener, but our Wildcats are the top seed for a reason and came through when needed in a 48-40 win over the Rams.
Ahead only two points after three quarters, the Cats posted a 17-point fourth for the win.
Aniya Matthews led the way with 18 and Samantha Miller added 15.
Once again it was defense that was the key to success and our Wildcats provided plenty of it in Wednesday's YAIAA tournament semifinal against Delone Catholic.
The Squirettes, one of the top scoring teams in the league, were held to only 18 points in the first half as Dallastown went on to a 52-42 victory.
Julia Sutton scored 23 points - nine in the final quarter - and Samantha Miller added 15, including a huge 3-pointer late in the first.
The Wildcats also forced Delone into foul trouble early and allowed no Squirettes to score double digits.
Some games nothing goes right and that is exactly what happened when our ladies faced Central York in the YAIAA championship game on Friday at York College.
Central hit every shot early as the Wildcats struggled. The Panthers scored the first 15 points of the game and went on to a 40-19 victory to claim their second straight league tournament crown.
Claire Teyral ended the Panthers' run with a basket and a short while later, Samantha Miller, who led Dallastown with seven points, drained a 3-pointer to make it 15-5.
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Girls survive district opener
Rams too much for Wildcats
The Wildcat girls struggled at times when they opened the District 3 Class 6A tournament against Conestoga Valley. In fact, Dallastown was unexpectedly down nine points early in the third quarter.
But making key plays down the stretch, the Wildcats survived, 35-34.
The Buckskins long-range shooting led to a 23-16 halftime deficit for the Cats. But Julia Sutton led all scorers with 16 points, while Sam Miller and Aniya Matthews came alive in the final period. Matthews blocked three big CV shots and put home a pair of offensive rebounds for Dallastown's last two baskets, including the game winner.
Dallastown will play at Central Dauphin in Thursday's second round.
The Wildcat girls were up against it during Thursday's District 3 quarterfinal at Central Dauphin.
For starters, Dallastown found itself down 17-3 after one quarter, which was too much to make up against a very good Rams team.
Aniya Matthews led all scorers with 14 points in the loss.
Dallastown falls into the 6A consolation bracket and will have a rematch against Manheim Township, Monday 6 pm at Cumberland Valley. The Wildcats topped the Blue Streaks, 53-50 in overtime during that January game.
Wildcats heading to states
The Wildcat girls are heading to the PIAA tournament after topping Manheim Township for a second time this season, the time by double digits, 52-35.
Julia Sutton scored 17 points, Aniya Matthews 15 and Samantha Miller 12.
Dallastown led 21-20 at halftime, extended the lead after three, the clamped down the defense while out-scoring the Blue Streaks 13-4 in the final quarter.
The Cats will face Cedar Cliff on March 1 in the Class 6A fifth-place game to determine seeding for the upcoming state tournament.
Wildcats regroup before states
Coming off an dominating win past Manheim Township, the Dallastown girls will regroup before opening the PIAA 6A tournament on Friday March 9.
The Wildcats fell to Cedar Cliff, 43-35, in the fifth-place game, but have a week to rest and recover.