Dallastown’s Alyssa Bixler swims the breaststroke for the Wildcats’ swimming team in December. The Wildcat girls won the York-Adams Division I
Dallastown's Alyssa Bixler swims the breaststroke for the Wildcats' swimming team in December. The Wildcat girls won the York-Adams Division I crown and helped the Dallastown girls' athletic program win the Division I title in the York Dispatch Cup. (YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO)

The Dallastown girls' sports teams and York Dispatch Cup domination have become synonymous.

The Wildcats continued an amazing run this school year by finishing in first place in Division I for the ninth straight year. Dallastown did share division honors with Red Lion in 2011, but the Wildcats won the title outright every other year.

The York Dispatch Cup recognizes the most successful athletic programs in the York-Adams League.

Boys' and girls' programs are separated into three divisions, with the eight largest schools (in enrollment) placed in Division I, the next seven largest in Division II and the final seven in Division III.

Teams are awarded points in each sport for first-place through fifth-place finishes in divisions or sections during the regular season, with division or section titles gaining a little added weight. Six points are awarded for first-place finishes, four points for second, three points for third, two points for fourth and one point for fifth.

The point total for each program is divided by the number of sports a school sponsors. The result is an overall rating.

The Dallastown girls won titles in field hockey and swimming and shared division championships in soccer and softball. The Wildcats compiled a rating of 4.1. Dover finished second at 3.3 and Central York placed third at 2.6.

The Susquehannock girls finished on top of Division II for the third straight year with a rating of 3.7. The Warriors earned division titles in volleyball and softball and shared one in basketball. York Suburban (3.3) and West York (2.9) were second and third, respectively.

The York Catholic girls repeated as Division III champion with a rating of 4.4, thanks primarily to division crowns in soccer, tennis and basketball. Delone Catholic (3.9) and Bermudian Springs (2.3) took second and third.

Boys: On the guys' side, Central York earned its first Division I crown since 2008-09 by compiling a rating of 4.3. The Panthers were division champions in football, soccer, basketball and volleyball. They shared a title in lacrosse. Dallastown was second at 3.4 and Red Lion was third at 2.7

West York had an impressive year, winning division championships in golf, soccer, basketball, baseball and lacrosse. The Bulldogs put up a rating of 3.5 to claim top honors in Division II for the first time since 2010-11. York Suburban (3.0) and Susquehannock (2.8) finished in second and third place.

The Division III race was extremely competitive, with Biglerville edging fellow Adams County school, Bermudian Springs, 3.4 to 3.3. York Catholic was third at 3.1

Biglerville won its division in soccer, cross country and track and field. Bermudian Springs posted the best division records in basketball and wrestling.

— Reach Dick VanOlinda at sports@yorkdispatch.com.