DOVER — The York-Adams League honored five men with distinguished service awards during its spring meeting on Monday afternoon at Dover High School.
The honorees were: Scott Musselman, Red Lion High School; Sam Spiese, York Catholic High School; George Andrews, York Catholic High School; Bill Sterner, South Western High School; and Bryant Meckley, Littlestown High School.
Musselman, who retired from Red Lion in 2012, was the Lady Lions' varsity volleyball coach for 31 years, along with serving as a swimming and diving coach. His teams won league championships in 1986, 2001 and 2006, while qualifying for the District 3 playoffs 29 of his 31 years. Musselman, whose volleyball teams also gained nine sportsmanship awards, is a member of the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Spiese spent 44 years as a teacher, coach and administrator at York Catholic. He was the school's head baseball coach and athletic director.
Andrews was the principal at York Catholic for 14 years and also served on the York-Adams League executive board.
Sterner's South Western swimming teams (boys and girls) recorded more than 500 victories during his 40 years as the Mustangs' head coach. His 1993 team won the District 3 title and finished second in the state. South Western earned 20 sportsmanship awards during his tenure.
Meckley, a longtime coach and educator at Littlestown, is also a veteran wrestling official who officiates high school and college matches.
Tournaments: Also during Monday's meeting, the dates were announced for the York-Adams League's spring sports tournaments.
The baseball tournament is set for Thursday, May 8, and Saturday, May 10, at Santander Stadium in downtown York. The Division I champion will take on the Division IV champion at 4 p.m. on May 8, followed by the other semifinal featuring the Division II winner vs. the Division III winner. The winners of the two games will meet at noon on May 10 for the title.
The softball tournament is also listed for May 8 and May 10. The semifinals (Division I vs. Division IV, and Division II vs. Division III) will take place at Spring Grove and Susquehannock on May 8. The championship game is set for May 10 at New Oxford.
Central York and Susquehannock will play host to the boys' lacrosse and girls' lacrosse tournaments. The semifinals will be played on Tuesday, May 6, at both schools, and the championship matches will be contested on Thursday, May 8, at Susquehannock.
Dallastown will be the site of the boys' volleyball tournament on Monday, May 12, and Tuesday, May 13.
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