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As a volunteer, nonprofit 501c3 organization, our purpose is to attract financial contributions to be used to provide financial support for Donegal Athletics. DAC is a private, independent organization having no legal ties with Donegal School District.

Donegal Athletic Club News

  • We Are the Champions +

    Yet another group of Donegal athletes is dominating headlines. This time, it's the state champion Indian girls softball team. The team clinched the PIAA softball title following a rally in the 5th inning to defeat Cedar Cliff 9-7. This is the second state championship in program history.

    Click here for coverage from Lancaster Online, and check out Donegal Athletic Club's Facebook page for more photos, videos, and stories from the win and the celebrations that ensued.

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  • DHS Alumni Linked to 2017 ESPY Winner +

    Congratulations to Sarah and Allen Retherford (DHS athletes who both earned state championship medals in track and field), whose son Zain was nominated for a 2017 ESPY Award. A graduate of Benton High School, Zain is a wrestler for the Penn State Nittany Lions. He was one of five finalists for the title of 2017 Best Male College Athlete.

    Click here to read the full story.

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  • 4 DHS Baseball Players Earn All-Star Nods +

    Four Indian baseball players were selected for the Section Two All-Star Team. Outfielder Kyle Hess was named to the First Team, while second baseman Seiler Edwards, shortstop Dale Houser, and pitcher Dawson Mager earned spots on the Second Team.

    Click here for the full story.

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  • Indian Pride Drives Spirit of Volunteerism +

    Jim Brinser never donned a green and white uniform. But he gets an overwhelming sense of pride when he attends a sporting event or school function in the district. That's why he volunteers as a board member for the Donegal Athletic Club.

    "With my daughter participating in several sports and school clubs, I have had the opportunity to socialize with many different parents and booster clubs," he said. "They all have one common thread: pride in our students in athletes."

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  • Rachel Robinson Earns Prestigious Scholar-Athlete Award +

    Congratulations to Rachel Robinson, who was named the L/L League A. Landis Brackbill Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. Rachel is a three-sport Indian athlete (softball, basketball, and field hockey) who surpassed 1,000 career points this past season for the girls' basketball team.

    The scholar-athlete award, named for the first executive director of the L-L League and former principal at Penn Manor, is presented annually to two senior student-athletes who maintain a 3.0 grade point average and letter in or play in 75 percent of at least two PIAA-sponsored sports in one year.

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