There are just two York-Adams League teams still alive in the District 3 Girls' Volleyball Championships -- Central York and Delone Catholic.

The sixth-seeded Panthers advanced to the District 3-AAA semifinals on Wednesday with a 25-20, 27-25, 25-18 quarterfinal triumph over third-seeded Garden Spot at Hempfield.

Central will now take on No. 2 seed Exeter in a semifinal battle at 6 p.m. Thursday at Dallastown. Exeter improved to 16-0 on the season with a 25-19, 25-9, 25-19 win over seventh-seeded Warwick on Wednesday. Exeter is ranked No. 5 in the state in Class AAA according to the latest Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association poll.

Central, the York-Adams Division II runner-up this season, is now 13-3.

Hadley Swartz (11 kills, seven aces), Andrea Quartey (nine kills), Alexis Biesecker (nine digs), Sydney Gallagher (nine kills), Erin Dobbeck (33 assists) and Taylor Akins (nine digs) were the statistical leaders for the Panthers on Wednesday.

Delone, meanwhile, rolled to a 25-13, 25-9, 25-17 victory over West Perry in a District 3-AA quarterfinal match at Dallastown. The top-seeded Squirettes, who are ranked No. 3 in the state in Class AA by PVCA, improved to 19-0. Eighth-seeded West Perry fell to 11-7.

The Squirettes, who won the York-Adams Division III and York-Adams Tournament titles this season, will now face fourth-seeded Palmyra in a District 3-AA semifinal at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Wilson. Palmyra improved to 18-2 on Wednesday with a 15-25, 25-13, 25-16, 25-21 win over 12th-seeded Eastern York.


In Class A, eighth-seeded Christian School of York saw its season end with a 25-12, 25-15, 25-11 loss to top-seeded Dayspring Academy. CSY finished at 8-6 on the season, while Dayspring improved to 14-0.