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A Look Back in Time

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A look back in time.....

Hellam High School Champions 1937-1938, played in the Hellam Firehall

  • 1975-1976 to 1989-1990

    Girls' basketball entered the York County scene beginning with the 1975-1976 season, playing the in York County Interscholastic Athletic Association.

    For the first three seasons, there was just one division containing 15 teams

  • Eastern York girls' basketball started intramurals in 1976-1977.
  • Eastern York officially joined the league in 1977-1978.

Photo below is taken from 1977 Yearbook

  • 1983-1984 1st District appearance
  • 1984-1st 1000 pt scorer - Tracy Strausbaugh/Myers

  • 1986-1987 A smaller ball, about one inch less in circumference (becoming 28 1/2 to 29 inches) and two ounces lighter (18 to 20 ounces) than the previous ball, is approved.
  • 1987-1988 - 3 point line introduced
  • 1990-1991 to 2000-2001

    First created in 1991, the YAIAA ran with two divisions (Divisions I & II) from its start through the 2000-2001 season. During the 1990-1991 season, the league was known as the York County Interscholastic Athletic Association.

    The YCIAA was also comprised of two division, East and West

  • 1994-1995 1st State Playoff appearance

  • 2001-2002 to 2007-2008

    In these years, the YAIAA operated with two divisions, each containing two sections. Division I held Sections I & II, while Division II had Sections III and IV

  • 95-96,96-97,99-00,00-01,01-02,06-07,08-09,12-13 State Playoff appearances
  • 1995-1996 York County Champions


Article taken from the Girls' 2007-08 Basketball Program


  • 06-07 District III AAA Champions

  • 2009-2014

     The YAIAA used the format of four divisions, I, II, III and IV.

  • Division Championships

                1991,1992,1993,1994     Division II

                1996                         Division I

                2003                         Division I, Sect IV

                2002                         Division I, Sect II

                09,11,12,13,14             Division III

  • 2014

              The YAIAA changed the division alignment to 3 divisions, I, II and III. Eastern goes to Division II.

  • 2015                                                             The PIAA recently approved a six-class system for basketball; Eastern goes to AAAA.
  • Coaches  
                1976-1978     Donna DelSordo
                1978-1979     Gary Carbaugh
                1979-1980     Donna DelSordo
                1980-1982     Valerie Lucas
                1982-1988     Terry Wallace
                1988-1990     Dave Stauffer
                1990-1993     Peg Elliot/Beaver
                1993-2000     Jerry Bastas
                2000-2012     Bob Heiser
                2012-2016     Cheryl Land
                 2016-          Brad Weaver                              
Players that went on to coach after college:
  • Danny Young (1996) - Head Coach Div III Juniata 
  • Jen Smith (1998) - Head Coach Div II Lock Haven 
  • Katie Vican (2006) - Asst. Coach Div I St. Francis 
  • Kate Dellinger (2009) - Asst. Coach Div III Widener
  • Tierney Hiltz (2009) - Asst. Coach Div. III Penn State York