THE GRETCHEN WOLF SWARTZ SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION AWARDS $69,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO SEVEN MEMBERS OF THE DELONE GIRLS’ BASKETBALL PROGRAM

The Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Foundation awarded $69,000 in scholarships to seven senior members of the Delone Catholic girls’ basketball program Thursday morning at the school’s annual awards presentation.

Makenna Mummert received a scholarship worth $17,000, Emily McCann took home a scholarship worth $13,000, and Maggie Hughes was awarded a scholarship worth $11,000. Gianna Hoddinott, Abby Jacoby, McKenzie Lee and Abigael Vingsen each received a scholarship worth $7,000.

The Delone girls’ and the Susquehannock boys’ basketball programs were recognized as the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Team Award winners at the conclusion of this year’s basketball season. As a result, the seniors from each program became eligible to apply for scholarships. Susquehannock’s winners were announced last week. Nine individuals shared $83,000 in scholarships bringing this year’s scholarship award total to $152,000.

Members of the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Fund board reviewed scholarship applications and interviewed applicants before awarding scholarships in varying amounts. With this announcement, the board has now awarded over $900,000 in scholarships since presenting its first two scholarships – each for $1,000 – back in 2001.

The awards are presented in memory of Gretchen Wolf Swartz, who was a York County basketball official from 1981 to 1995. Following her untimely death from leukemia in 1997, her fellow York County officials created the memorial team awards and scholarship fund to promote and honor the sportsmanship she displayed throughout her playing and officiating careers.

At the conclusion of each season, York area basketball officials vote to honor a YAIAA boys’ and girls’ program for sportsmanship after observing the season-long conduct of players, fans, faculty, students, managers, coaches, superintendents, ADs and cheerleaders from junior high to varsity. Each winning school receives a traveling trophy in recognition of its accomplishments.

THE GRETCHEN WOLF SWARTZ SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION AWARDS $83,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO NINE MEMBERS OF SUSQUEHANNOCK BOYS’ BASKETBALL PROGRAM

The Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Foundation awarded $83,000 in scholarships to nine senior members of the Susquehannock Warriors boys’ basketball program Thursday night at the school’s annual awards presentation.

Jalen Franklin, recently named a second-team all-state selection in Class 5-A by the Pennsylvania sportswriters, received a scholarship worth $17,000. Boys’ basketball cheerleader Andrea Hammond took home a scholarship worth $13,000, while Ricky Ferguson was awarded a scholarship in the amount of $11,000.

Ezra Davis, Kaeden Grant and William Smith, along with cheerleaders Grace Hartenstein, Marissa Mussmacher and Allisyn Walker, each received a $7,000 scholarship. 

The Susquehannock boys’ and the Delone Catholic girls’ basketball programs were recognized as the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Team Award winners at the conclusion of this year’s basketball season. As a result, the seniors from each program became eligible to apply for scholarships. 

Members of the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Fund board reviewed scholarship applications and interviewed applicants before awarding scholarships in varying amounts. With this announcement, the board has now awarded over $845,000 in scholarships since presenting its first two scholarships – each for $1,000 – back in 2001.

The awards are presented in memory of Gretchen Wolf Swartz, who was a York County basketball official from 1981 to 1995. Following her untimely death from leukemia in 1997, her fellow York County officials created the memorial team awards and scholarship fund to promote and honor the sportsmanship she displayed throughout her playing and officiating careers. 

At the conclusion of each season, York area basketball officials vote to honor a YAIAA boys’ and girls’ program for sportsmanship after observing the season-long conduct of players, fans, faculty, students, managers, coaches, superintendents, ADs and cheerleaders from junior high to varsity. Each winning school receives a traveling trophy in recognition of its accomplishments.

Delone’s scholarship winners will be announced Thursday, May 19.

 Delone’s Girls, Susquehannock’s Boys Earn Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Awards

This year’s Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Team Awards are going to a first-time winner and to a program that is no stranger to this kind of recognition.

Delone Catholic High School’s girls added yet another highlight to their extraordinary season by earning the prestigious team honor. They are currently 23-1 and seeded No. 1 in the District 3 4A competition. They join Susquehannock High School’s boys, which are being honored for the fourth time and the first time since winning three in a row from 2002-2004. The Warriors are 15-7 and still alive in the District 3 5A tournament.

In May, members of the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Foundation Board will recognize some senior members from each team with scholarships. Last year, the Board awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to members of the Hanover High School School girls and Red Lion High School boys teams. The Board has awarded over $750,000 in scholarships since awarding its first scholarships in 2001.

The winning programs are determined by a poll of members of the York Chapter of PIAA Basketball Officials. At the conclusion of each regular season, the officials vote to recognize a boys’ and girls’ program after observing the season-long conduct of YAIAA players, fans, faculty, students, managers, coaches and cheerleaders from junior high to varsity. Both winning programs receive a traveling trophy in recognition of their accomplishments.

According to Phil Miller, president of the York Chapter, PIAA Basketball Officials, every YAIAA member school received at least one vote for either their boys’ or girls’ team.

Gretchen Wolf Swartz was a York County basketball official from 1981 to 1995. Following her untimely death from leukemia in 1997, her fellow officials created the memorial team awards and a scholarship fund to promote and honor the sportsmanship she so effectively displayed. 

Two Hanover High School Girls’ Basketball Team Members Receive Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Awards for Sportsmanship

Hanover High School seniors Tianna Grey and Abigail Duvall were named winners of Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Awards this week. Grey will receive a scholarship in the amount of $40,000. Duvall will receive a scholarship worth $10,000. 

The Hanover girls’ and Red Lion boys’ basketball programs were recognized as the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Team Award winners at the conclusion of this year’s basketball season. As a result, the seniors from each program became eligible to apply for scholarships. 

Members of the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Fund board reviewed scholarship applications and interviewed applicants before awarding scholarships in varying amounts. 

The awards are presented in memory of Gretchen Wolf Swartz, who was a York County basketball official from 1981 to 1995. Following her untimely death from leukemia in 1997, her fellow York County officials created the memorial team awards and scholarship fund to promote and honor the sportsmanship she displayed throughout her playing and officiating careers. 

At the conclusion of each season, York area basketball officials vote to honor a YAIAA boys’ and girls’ program for sportsmanship after observing the season-long conduct of players, fans, faculty, students, managers, coaches, superintendents, ADs and cheerleaders from junior high to varsity. Each winning school receives a traveling trophy in recognition of its accomplishments.

Tianna plans to attend University of Delaware, while Abigail will be going to the College of Charleston.


With this announcement, the board has now awarded over $750,000 in scholarships since presenting its first two scholarships – each for $1,000 – back in 2001.

Three Red Lion High School Boys’ Basketball Program Members Receive Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Awards for Sportsmanship

Three senior members of the Red Lion High School boys’ basketball team received 2021 Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Awards Tuesday evening.

The winners were Amando “AJ” Virata, Jr., who received a scholarship in the amount of $22,000, and Mitch Burchett and Davante’ Dennis, who each received a scholarship in the amount of $19,000. 

The Lions boys’ and Hanover High School girls’ basketball programs were named winners of the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Award at the conclusion of this year’s basketball season. As a result, the seniors from each program became eligible to apply for scholarships. 

The organization’s board members reviewed scholarship applications and interviewed applicants before awarding the scholarships. 


The awards are presented in memory of Gretchen Wolf Swartz, who was a York County basketball official from 1981 to 1995. Following her untimely death from leukemia in 1997, her fellow York County officials created the memorial team awards and scholarship fund to promote and honor the sportsmanship she displayed throughout her playing and officiating careers. 

At the conclusion of each season, York area basketball officials vote to honor a YAIAA boys’ and girls’ program for sportsmanship after observing the season-long conduct of players, fans, faculty, students, managers, coaches, superintendents, ADs and cheerleaders from junior high to varsity. Each winning school receives a traveling trophy in recognition of its accomplishments.

Hanover’s scholarship recipients will be announced May 26.


With Tuesday’s announcement, the board has now awarded more than $700,000 in scholarships since presenting its first two scholarships – each for $1,000 – back in 2001.