- Published on Monday, 22 April 2013 22:43
- Written by MEGHAN HAYES
PAVILION— The York Golden Knights took on the Pavilion Golden Gophers this afternoon defeating them 9-1, with a strong start from senior pitcher Tyler Shutts.
"I loved their approach today," said Ryan Conway, head coach for the Knights. "We came out; we were loose getting off the bus, loose and ready to play. We had fun today."
The Knights scored three runs in the first inning, giving them a 4-1 lead. The Golden Knights would score five more in the sixth, putting the game out of reach.
"A lot goes to our defense," said Shutts, who struck out nine. "They really backed me up, had a couple pop flies out in the outfield that they were able to track down."
In addition to his nine strikeouts, Shutts allowed one run on four hits hits, while walking three.
"Shutts pitched well, he pitched real well," said Conway. "The thing he does is he gets a lot of deep counts, racks up his pitch count a little bit. You know how he is in all sports; he focuses well and buckles down in the end, made a lot of outs and only walked a couple guys today."
"We came out of the gate early, scored a few runs right off the bat," said Conway. "When we do those things, we can be pretty solid."
York will take on Lima Christian tomorrow afternoon at home.
- Published on Saturday, 02 March 2013 11:43
- Written by CHRIS GRAHAM, JOSH WILLIAMS
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ROCHESTER — At 1 p.m., the York Golden Knights (16-4) will battle the Lyons Lions (17-2) for the Class C2 Championship, at the Blue Cross Arena.
Two minutes from gametime, starting lineup for the Golden Knights: Tyler Shutts, Brett Curtis, Luke Logsdon, Nick Curry and Andrew Short. Starters for Lyons: Tre' Johnson, Devan Veeder, Tony Franklin, Damon Hutner and DJ Long.
Midway through the first quarter, Lyons guard Damon Hutner has showed off his ability on offense, scoring 7 of Lyons' 9 points. Lyons leads York 9-2.
With 3:20 to go in the first, Lyons has controlled the pace, starting the game on a 15-5 run. The Golden Knights have struggled to get solid offensive possession. Lyons leads 18-5.
At the end of the quarter, it has been all Lyons throughout the first. Hutner has scored 10, while forward Tre' Johnson has 6. Lyons leads 21-8. Andrew Short and Nick Curry have both scored 3 for the Golden Knights.
With 4:37 left in the second quarter, Lyons remains in control, as Johnson has been a force on the glass against the Golden Knights. Lyons leads 23-13.
With 2:50 left in the half, Lyons has gone on another run, paced by Hutner. Lyons leads 31-15, and Hutner has a game-high 15 points.
At the half, Lyons has built a commanding lead, up by 17 points. The Golden Knights have not been able to get into an offensive rhythm and have been hurt by the outside shooting of Hutner, who has scored 9 of his 18 points from beyond the arc. The Golden Knights' leading scorer is Curry with 7 points. Lyons leads York 35-18.
As the teams return to floor the story of the game has been shooting percentage. Lyons is shooting 51% from the floor in the first half to the Golden Knights 25%. The Golden Knights will need to contain Hutner and get big second half production from seniors Tyler Shutts and Luke Logsdon, who were held in the first half to a combined 6 points.
With 4:38 to go in the third, Lyons has extended their lead to 21. They're up 44-23 over York.
With 1:22 left in the third, Lyons has continued their hot shooting, as Hutner, Johnson and Veeder have all contributed points. Lyons leads 50-29.
At the end of the third, Lyons leads York 50-31.
With 5:02 left in the game, Lyons has slowed the pace down and still lead by 19, 54-35 over York.
Both teams have cleared the benches with two minutes to go. Golden Knights' starters recieve a loud ovation from their fans. Lyons leads 60-38.
Lyons defeats York and takes the Class C2 Championship with a 64-42 victory.
- Published on Saturday, 23 February 2013 19:18
- Written by JOSH WILLIAMS
YORK —The Golden Knights defeated a pesky Alexander team to advance to the Section V C2 semifinal brackets, winning 63-51.
York was led by senior Luke Logsdon, who scored 20 points and delivered a thunderous slam dunk that electrified the crowd.
"I really wanted to leave the gym tonight leaving my mark," Logsdon said. "It's been a tough year and to walk out of the gym tonight with a game like that makes my run here at York even more special."
It's been a tough season, but York is building momentum at the right time after having key injuries to Logsdon and Tyler Shutts.
"We are playing great basketball right now," Logsdon said. "We have to focus on Cal-Mum so we can make it back to the Blue Cross Arena."
Cal-Mum and York have great rivalry going. York defeated Cal-Mum during their holiday tournament, but then Cal-mum dominated them in the rematch. York was without senior Point Guard Tyler Shutts.
"The whole season has been about getting back to the Blue Cross Arena and the only thing in our way is Cal-Mum," forward Nick Curry said. "They are a tough team, but since we will have Shutts in this game we will be able to play a different tempo."
York (15-4) will battle Cal-Mum at R.I.T this Monday at 8:15.
- Published on Monday, 25 February 2013 16:28
- Written by CHRIS GRAHAM, CHAD EATON, JOSH WILLIAMS, MEGHAN HAYES
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In 15 minutes, the York Golden Knights (15-4) will battle the Caledonia-Mumford Red Raiders (17-2) in the Section V Class C2 Semi-final matchup. The winner heads to the Blue Cross Arena on Saturday to meet the Lyons Lions.
At the 5:30 mark of the first quarter, Luke Logsdon is already making his presence known with 6 points in the early going, York leads Cal-Mum 10-7.
With a mintue left in the first quarter, York and Cal-Mum are tied at 10. Kyle Kline for the Red Raiders has two long 3-pointers.
At the end of the first quarter, York leads Cal-Mum 15-12. Andrew Short, of the Golden Knights, hit a 3-pointer to end the quarter on a high note. Logsdon leads the Golden Knights with 8 points, while Kline has 6 points for the Red Raiders.
With 5:08 to go in the quarter, the Golden Knights have extended out to a four point lead, 21-17. York's point guard Tyler Shutts has gotten in on the action, scoring 4 points.
With 2:30 left before halftime, the Red Raiders trail by one, 24-23. Kline has been huge on the offensive end, scoring 10 points.
At the half, Cal-Mum leads York 26-24. Both squads have played each other tough, as this is the third matchup of the two teams this season. Leading scorers for the Golden Knights are Logsdon with 8 points and Short with 7. For the Red Raiders, it's Kline with 10 points and point guard Steve Gaffney with 6 points.
With 4:49 to go in the third, the semifinal battle remains tough, as the Red Raiders lead 31-30. Both teams have struggled offensively, but both defensives have been strong. The Red Raiders have held both Logsdon and Short in check during the early part of the quarter.
With 3:14 left in the 3rd quarter, the Knights trail 36-31. Kline has scored the last 5 points for the Red Raiders, giving him 15 for the game.
With 1:13 left in the 3rd quarter, the Knights are battling back, trailing 38-37. Golden Knights fprward Nick Curry has 8 points.
At the end of the 3rd quarter, The Red Raiders lead 40-39. Both teams have been exchanging baskets answering each other on good opportunities.
With 5:26 remaining in the game, the Golden Knights trail 44-39. The Red Raiders have been sparked by 4 straight points from Gaffney.
With 2:12 remaining in the game, Shutts and Logsdon brought their team back to have a 3 point lead. The Red Raiders' Kline hits a big 3 to tie it up at 47.
With 14.9 seconds left Shutts stole the ball and York will have the last shot, with the game tied at 49.
Nick Curry missed a 12 foot jump shot to win the game for the Knights. We are headed to overtime.
With 1:37 remaining Neil Craft hits a 3 pointer to put the Knights up 54-53.
With 23.5 seconds remaining, Shutts pulls down the rebound after a missed Red Raiders' shot. York has the ball, and the lead 54-53.
After clutch free throws by Logsdon and Shutts, York defeats Cal-Mum 58-54 to advance to the Class C2 finals. They'll face Lyons on Saturday at the Blue Cross Arena.
- Published on Sunday, 17 February 2013 18:15
- Written by MEGHAN HAYES
RETSOF— The York Lady Knights took the fall tonight, as the Geneseo Lady Devils came out on top in the first round of sectionals for these two teams. Geneseo was the number 10 seed and York was the #7 seed. The final score was 52-43.
It was a battle to the finish for the Lady Knights. The Blue Devils came ready to redeem themselves, and that they did.
“I’m really proud of our kids because they work so hard,” Lady Devils head coach Paul Hazard said. “This was such a mental thing for them because York is such a good team, they are so well coached. They (Lady Blue Devils) deserved it because they believed in themselves.”
With two minutes left in the first quarter the score was 10-7 , in favor of York. Hailey Hopper for Geneseo sunk a three point shot at the top of the key to even up the score at 10, to end the first.
By the end of the half the score was 21-16 Geneseo.
York came out in the second half with a press and the determination to take control of the game, but Geneseo was ready to prove themselves.
With five minutes left in the game the score was 45-30 Geneseo. Only two minutes later, York had cut into the defecit, trailing 47-41. Some loose balls and fouls ended the game for York, allowing Geneseo to come out on top.
Katelyn Venable for York was injured the last game York played against Geneseo, but was back and ready for action tonight. Venable scored a total of 13 points for the Knights. Alex Shepard came up huge for the Knights tonight with a total of 17 points.
The Devils' Jordan Welch help finish the game scoring 8 points in the second half with a total of 12 points for the game. Anna Miskell played an amazing game tonight, scoring 13 points for the Devils. She was a key player to a Geneseo victory.
“Anna Miskell is amazing, she has more heart than anybody else,” coach Hazard said. “Words don’t describe the effort that she gives.”
Geneseo will play Lyons this Wednesday night for their second round in sectionals.