York looks to break long drought at state

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State basketball hasn't been too kind to York boys basketball.

"We don't have all that extra success as far as banners go with basketball," head coach Scott Lamberty said.

While they boast a resume with 40 qualifications, the Dukes only bringing one title back to the big balloon, which wouldn't be built another 50–some years later.

1944 was the only time a crown was captured, so this year might be as good as any to break a 74–year drought.

"When you look around there's a lot of banners up there. Cross Country has done well, track has done well," Lamberty said. "Lately, speech and one act, they've done a fabulous job.(We) added another track banner last year. So we've had success it just hasn't been in football and basketball."

York boasts one of the best records in school history at 24–1 and the No.1 seed in Class B as they're determined to leave their mark on Dukes hoop history.

"Now we're starting to see some football success and we're hoping it leads into basketball. That'd be kind of cool to hang another one," says Lamberty.

The only other finish of note came in 1991 when the Dukes were runner–ups in Class B.

The title run begins on Thursday against Crete. York tips–off at 10:45 a.m. inside the Bank.

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