Mark the calendar: Jan. 21-27
Looking ahead to the upcoming week, there will be two livestreams on GameTimePA.com, the Dallastown-Red Lion girls' basketball matchup and Spring Grove's wrestling match with South Western for the YAIAA Division I title. Here's a look at the top games for each day.
Monday, Jan. 21
• Boys' hoops: York Catholic at Susquehannock, 7:30 p.m. -- Each matchup for the YAIAA's Division III leaders, Susquehannock, Bermudian Springs and York Suburban, becomes bigger with every game. In fact, it's the only division with a tight race on the boys' side. The Warriors survived a road game at York County Tech last week, and they get another divisional cross-over with a Division IV foe.
• Girls' hoops: Kennard-Dale at York Catholic, 7:30 p.m. -- The Irish, arguably the YAIAA's best team, play host to the Rams and Sara Tarbert, arguably the league's best player.
• Girls' hoops: Red Lion at Dover, 7:30 p.m. -- Such a good night for girls' basketball (actually, another one following a solid week). This also isn't the only Division I vs. Division II matchup of the night with implications at the top of both standings. Susquehannock visits Dallastown, as well. But for Dover, Red Lion could prove to be the last Division I opponent to put the Eagles' perfect record to the test. They answered challenges last week from Dallastown and then West York.
Tuesday, Jan. 22
• Boys' hoops: Delone Catholic at York County Tech, 7:30 p.m. -- The Squires' record has taken a hit. They visit a Spartans squad that pushed Susquehannock, as mentioned earlier. Although entering the week at 8-7, Delone still enjoyed a three-game cushion in Division IV.
• Wrestling: Hanover at Biglerville, 7 p.m. -- Expect to see Hanover's Ian Brown and the Canners' Jasper Hankey at 138 pounds. The Nighthawks have strength at the lighter weights, which is where this match should generate interest.
Wednesday, Jan. 23
• Boys' hoops: Bermudian Springs at Susquehannock, 7:30 p.m. -- It's a big week for Bermudian Springs, the biggest of the regular season. After this, the Eagles play host to York Suburban on Friday. By week's end they could find themselves up by a game or two in Division III or down by as many as two games. After this, Eastern will be the only divisional foe yet to play again.
Thursday, Jan. 24
• Wrestling: Bermudian Springs at Biglerville, 7 p.m. -- This one's for the Division II title on a big rivalry night for wrestling. Both suffered losses to Boiling Springs, first Biglerville and then on Saturday Bermudian. However, neither has lost a dual match in YAIAA play.
• Wrestling: Spring Grove at South Western, 7:30 p.m. -- Yes, too tough to choose, so we're highlighting two matches of the night. This one will be livestreamed on GameTimePA.com with commentary from Daily Record/Sunday News correspondents Tom Hunt and Brian Shea.
• Swimming: Dallastown at South Western, 6 p.m. -- On the boys' side, South Western comes in a game behind in the standings. The Wildcats, however, have been their steady, undefeated selves in both boys' and girls' meets.
Friday, Jan. 25
• Boys' hoops: William Penn at South Western, 7:30 p.m. -- This rematch from the Bearcats' December thumping of South Western at home should be better. The Mustangs have recovered and have started to get offensive support outside of Parker Bean inside and Mike Duffy outside. If he doesn't reach it sooner, this also could be Duffy's night to break 1,000 career points. Yes, another one of those milestones this month. Duffy entered the week needing 18 points.
• Girls' hoops: Delone Catholic at Biglerville, 7:30 p.m. -- This is one of those keep pace games, where the Squirettes need to avoid a letdown as they trail York Catholic by one game in Division IV -- their only loss in league play.
• Wrestling: Hanover, South Western at New Oxford tournament, 5 p.m. -- A good mix of area schools, big and small. This starts Friday and continues Saturday.
Saturday, Jan. 26
• Boys' hoops: William Penn at Reading, 6:30 p.m. -- Reading was the fourth team at the Bearcats' tip-off tournament, but these two did not meet because the Red Knights lost their opener with Williamsport. The Bearcats suffered the same fate one night later in the championship game. Reading is tied atop Division I in the Berks Conference but enters the week with a below .500 record. Don't be fooled by that, though. It's come from playing the likes of Neumann Goretti, Chester, Imhotep Charter and McCaskey. Reading even played Dunbar High School out of Baltimore.
• Girls' hoops: Red Lion Showcase Tournament, 4:30 p.m. -- West York and Delone Catholic will join the host Lions, who play Boyertown in the second game.
• Swimming: South Western Relays, 9 a.m. -- Dallastown? Check. Dover? Check. York Suburban? They'll be there, too.
• Wrestling: New Oxford tournament, 9 a.m. -- The action concludes bright and early.