York Dispatch – HEISER: Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Program puts proper value on sportsmanship

A team’s success is often judged by wins and losses.

To many, those are the only numbers that truly matter.

Pile up enough wins and a team will be celebrated for a championship season.

Wins and championships, however, are not the only barometers of athletic achievement …


Don’t be a jerk at York Co. basketball games. Your kids could lose out on scholarships


That’s the amount of scholarship money the graduating members of the York Suburban girls’ and South Western boys’ basketball programs shared this year by virtue of their schools winning the 2018 Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Awards.

It wasn’t just because the individuals were good sports, though they were …


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York, Pa. – High school basketball is loaded with heated rivalries, and yes, sometimes, games can get intense.
In York county basketball officials are judging more than just fouls between the lines.

They are watching and listening to the benches and fans as well.
The Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship rewards, seniors, on two teams, one boys and one girls based on the sportsmanship that is displayed during games.

While every scholarship is precious for a college bound senior, the Gretchen Wolf Swartz fund gave out $104,000 this year, to Biglerville and New Oxford students. Two scholarships were worth $20,000.

So the next ;me that you enter a high school gym next season, think about this. One nasty comment, one outburst could cost your son, your daughter, your friend twenty thousand dollars!