New Oxford boys, York High girls win sportsmanship award, will earn scholarships

The York Chapter of PIAA Basketball Officials selected the New Oxford boys’ basketball team and York High girls’ basketball team as the winners of the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Awards.

Members of the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Foundation Board will select senior members from each team and determine the amount of scholarships awarded to those players. Total scholarships for both teams could combine to exceed $100,000… READ MORE

York High girls, New Oxford boys capture Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Awards

The torch of sportsmanship has found another new home.

For the first time in the 19-year history of the of the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Awards, the York High girls’ basketball program has been named a winner. Meanwhile, the boys’ traveling trophy will go to New Oxford High School for the second time in the past three years.

The winning programs were determined … READ MORE

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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!