While most of the mid-state will be focused on Trick or Treat, parades and costume parties, the Central PA basketball community will be in for a pre-season TREAT.  Many of District III’s top playoff contenders in 2019 will be under 1 roof in a March-style elimination playoff bracket.  2020 PromoTwo plus weeks before the official PIAA practices get underway come out and see many of our areas top programs preparing for the rigors of the 2018-19 season, battling for the 2nd Annual Colts Shootout Championship.


2017-2018 District III Qualifiers


Reading – Champion
Chambersburg – Runner-Up
Manheim Twp – 4th
Dallastown – 5th
Cedar Crest – Elite 8,
Cedar Cliff,
Central York.


Norther York


Susquehanna Twp

2018-2019 Hopefuls

6-A Cumberland Valley, Central Dauphin

  #BeSCENE 2019

Tyler Crespo – Manheim Township

Wesley Butler – Reading

Ryan McGill – Northern York

Billy Folk – Susquehanna

Tyler Collier – Chambersburg

Potential Shootout First-Teamers

Dylan Buzalka – Cumberland Valley

Joey Zvorsky – Cedar Cliff

Howie Rankine – Carlisle

Braden Richard – Central York

Underclassman #BeSCENE

Ryan Smith – Central Dauphin

Dylan Young – Carlisle

Kevin Coleman – Susquehanna




10.27.18   8:00 AM   GYM 2

Quite possibly the game of the first round, Cumberland Valley returns close to 40 points per game from last year’s nine-win outfit.  Returning seven letter-winners, first-year head coach, David Vespignani‘s Eagles should make a strong push toward the District III playoffs.  Led by Ty Banach, Dylan Buzalka, and Ethan Levin, the Eagles offensive output should make for some hot winter nights on the Carlisle Pike.  In 2018, Northern York went 10-4 to finish the season led by 6-4 senior Ryan McGill‘s 19 ppg.  The Polar Bears are looking to advance deep into the district playoffs this season with a senior-laden roster including Michael Ginder & Nik Kozain.  Look for PREP SCENE 2021 Nate McGill‘s progression to be a key to pushing this group toward a league title.

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