About this series
Coming up with a short list and then ranking the 10 greatest athletes in the history of each YAIAA high school was a daunting task. For sure, there is no scientific approach. But after two years of interviews, research and roundtable discussions, we are presenting as fair an attempt as possible to create an objective list on a decidedly subjective topic.
OUR CRITERIA: 1. The only accomplishments considered were those achieved while competing in high school varsity athletics. If an athlete earned a college scholarship, that was also factored in. 2. Accomplishments outside the setting of high school varsity sports and accomplishments after high school were not taken into account. 3. Athletes who attended more than one local high school were only evaluated at the school where they had the most varsity success. 4. Female athletes were rated by how they dominated their own sports not how they would fare going head-to-head against male athletes.

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1. Doug King, 1965

He was as good as it got in baseball and basketball - and pretty good at two other sports. The four-year starter in left field was a third-round draft choice of the Milwaukee Braves. He was the 52nd pick in the draft, ahead of future major league standouts Ken Holtzman and Graig Nettles. In basketball, King scored 1,349 career points and was recruited by Rutgers, Michigan State, Florida and others. He was a four-year varsity starter in soccer at fullback and a three-year starter in volleyball.

2. Jeff Fry, 1987

He was a YCIAA all-star in soccer, baseball and volleyball - and a league MVP in baseball and volleyball. He earned all-league soccer honors as a junior and senior and led the league in scoring as a junior. He earned all-state honors in volleyball as a junior and senior. He was recruited by Purdue, St. Francis (Pa.) and George Mason for volleyball but went to Division II Florida Southern for baseball.

3. Greg Kline, 1974

The four-sport star was best in baseball, where he was a 17th-round draft choice of the Detroit Tigers. He was a two-time all-state pick in center field and helped the Bobcats to three league titles in four years. He also was an all-star in soccer and was a key starter on the basketball and volleyball teams.

4. Greg King, 1964

He was yet another four-sport star who was best at baseball. He signed with the Philadelphia Phillies as a free agent out of high school. In basketball, his specialty was rebounding and defending, but he still scored 1,007 career points. He also was a standout soccer and volleyball player.

5. Brendon Falconer, 1993

He won state titles in the 110 hurdles and the long jump as a senior and was expected to win the 300 hurdles before pulling out with a hamstring injury. That followed district titles in all three events. As a junior, he won district titles in the triple jump and both hurdle events. He chose a track and field scholarship to Kent State over Penn State and others.

6. Kevin Kurilla, 1993

The three-sport star earned a partial scholarship to play baseball at Virginia Tech, choosing that over a Division III basketball career at Emory University in Atlanta. He was an all-league pick in soccer, basketball and baseball.

7. Matt Weirich, 1987

He was an all-league star in soccer, baseball and volleyball. In soccer, the right winger was the YCIAA Player of the Year as a senior, an all-star as a junior and left as the school's all-time leading scorer. In the spring, he was an all-star second baseman but may have been better at volleyball, where he earned second-team all-state honors as a setter.

8. Nate Fry, 2004

The pitcher and cleanup hitter helped lead the Bobcats to a state championship in baseball, though he was just as big of a star in basketball. As a baseball senior he threw a no-hitter, a one-hitter and a two-hitter while batting over .400. In basketball, he was a two-time league all-star and is the fourth-leading scorer in school history with 1,388 points. He averaged 17 points and nine rebounds per game as a senior and went on to play for DeSales University before transferring to York College.

9. Levi Winters, 2004

He is the school's all-time leading basketball scorer with 1,921 points - the YAIAA's No. 5 all-time male scorer. He averaged 22 points a game as a senior and once scored 23 points in a single quarter. He earned a scholarship to Division II Philadelphia University.

10. Bill Fitzkee, 1957

The 6-foot-3 left-hander dominated for three years at Manchester High School and is still the school's second all-time leading basketball scorer with 1,611 points. He left school as the state's fifth all-time leading scorer. As a senior, he averaged 23.8 points per game (689) in leading his team to a 24-5 record and a county title. He earned a scholarship to Gettysburg College.