NEWS AND INFORMATION

Welcome to the PIAA District III Website. Please note our web address:  www.piaadistrict3.org.
PIAA District III serves the athletic needs and administration of public and private high schools in the following counties:  Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York.

 

PIAA DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK 2015-2016 CHAMPIONSHIPS
WINTER SPORTS

FINAL OFFICIAL 2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 BOYS BASKETBALL POWER RANKINGS (all classes)

FINAL OFFICIAL 2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 GIRLS BASKETBALL POWER RANKINGS (all classes)

THE 2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL POWER RANKINGS ARE NOW OFFICIAL.

OFFICIAL BRACKETS WITH SITES AND TIMES WILL BE RELEASED AT THE DISTRICT 3 COMMITTEE MEETING ON MONDAY, FEB. 8, AT THE PIAA OFFICE IN MECHANICSBURG.  BRACKETS WILL BE POSTED TO THE WEBSITE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE UPON APPROVAL BY THE DISTRICT 3 COMMITTEE.

BASKETBALL (BOYS AND GIRLS)

2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK CLASS AAAA BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP (blank bracket)
2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK CLASS AAA BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP (blank bracket)
2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK CLASS AA BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP (blank bracket)
2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK CLASS A BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP (blank bracket)

2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK CLASS AAAA GIRLS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP (blank bracket)
2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK CLASS AAA GIRLS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP (blank bracket)
2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK CLASS AA GIRLS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP (blank bracket)
2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK CLASS A GIRLS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP (blank bracket)

2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS – MEMO
2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS – PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
PRELIMINARY ROUND:  Friday, Feb. 12
FIRST ROUND:  Tuesday, Feb. 16 / Wednesday, Feb. 17
QUARTERFINAL ROUND:  Friday, Feb. 19 / Saturday, Feb. 20
SEMIFINAL AND CONSOLATION ROUND:  Monday, Feb. 22 / Tuesday, Feb. 23 / Wednesday, Feb. 24
ALL CONSOLATION FINALS EXCEPT THIRD-PLACE FOR AA BOYS AND AAA GIRLS:  Thursday, Feb. 25
CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR A GIRLS, AA GIRLS, AAAA BOYS:  Thursday, Feb. 25
CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR A BOYS, AA GIRLS, AAAA GIRLS AND THIRD-PLACE FOR AA BOYS AND AAA GIRLS:  Friday, Feb. 26
CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR AAA GIRLS AND AAAA BOYS:  Saturday, Feb. 27
ALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES AT GIANT CENTER, HERSHEY

BOWLING (BOYS AND GIRLS)
2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS – MEMO
CHAMPIONSHIPS:  Saturday, Feb. 27 at ABC North Lanes, Harrisburg

SWIMMING AND DIVING (BOYS AND GIRLS)
2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS – MEMO
2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS – NON-SWIMMING SCHOOL GUIDELINES
2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS – NON-SWIMMING SCHOOL ENTRY FORM
CLASS AA DIVING CHAMPIONSHIP:  Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Big Spring HS, Newville
CLASS AAA DIVING CHAMPIONSHIP:  Saturday, Feb. 27, at Wilson HS, West Lawn
SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS:  Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, at Cumberland Valley HS, Mechanicsburg

WRESTLING

2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK CLASS AAA TEAM WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP (complete)

2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK CLASS AA TEAM WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP (through semifinals)

FINAL OFFICIAL 2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 TEAM WRESTLING POWER RANKINGS (both classes)

2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS – TEAM WRESTLING MEMO
2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS – INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP TIME SCHEDULE
2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 WRESTLING TIMELINE
2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS – SECTION ALIGNMENTS
SECTION WRESTLING TOURNAMENTS:  Saturday, Feb. 20 at various sites

INDIVIDUAL WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS: Friday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, Feb. 27 at Hersheypark Arena
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The PIAA District 3 Committee unanimously passed a measure to permit District 3 football schools to participate in one scrimmage instead of the traditional two, and begin the regular season as early as Friday, Aug. 26, in 2016.  Schools that choose this option may play a 10-game schedule, but only 10 games, in the 11-week window provided for in this option.  Schools that choose to participate in two scrimmages may also play a 10-week schedule in the remaining 10-week window.  All games must be completed no later than Saturday, Nov. 5

For more details on this measure and other PIAA District 3 Committee action, see the blog post to the left.

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PIAA DISTRICT 3 2015-2016 WINTER SPORTS FAN PAGE (power rankings for all sports)

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The PIAA District III Committee will meet Monday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. at PIAA headquarters, Mechanicsburg.

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2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 FALL SPORTS

FOR ALL DISTRICT 3 M&T BANK FALL SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS AND INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT EACH SPORT’S WEBPAGE USING THE SPORTS LINK ON THE NAVIGATION BAR ABOVE.

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TICKET PRICES FOR PIAA DISTRICT III CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS ARE $6 FOR ADULTS AND $4 FOR STUDENTS.  CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF SIX ARE ADMITTED FREE OF CHARGE.  CERTAIN SPORTS HAVE DIFFERENT PRICE STRUCTURES.  THOSE DIFFERENCES WILL BE POSTED ON THE DISTRICT III WEBSITE.

THE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP AT HERSHEYPARK ARENA IS $8 FOR ADULTS AND $6 FOR STUDENTS ON FRIDAY, FEB. 26, AND $10 FOR ADULTS AND $8 FOR STUDENTS ON SATURDAY, FEB. 27

ALL TICKETS ARE $6 FOR BASKETBALL GAMES AT GIANT CENTER

ALL TICKETS ARE $6 FOR THE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS AT CUMBERLAND VALLEY

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PIAA MIXED GENDER POLICY

On June 19, 2014, the PIAA Board of Directors adopted a policy that addresses sports in which both genders participate.  The policy resulted in specific rules regarding boys playing on traditional girls’ sports teams.  The policy is linked below:

PIAA MIXED GENDER POLICY

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DISTRICT 3 and M&T BANK RENEW TITLE SPONSOR PARTNERSHIP FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

PIAA District 3 and M&T Bank are pleased to continue M&T Bank’s sponsorship of the District 3 Championships.  M&T has committed to sponsorship of all of District 3’s championships in 16 sports in the 2015-2016 school year, exercising its final option year of the current contract.  The sponsorship, the first of its kind for District 3, has been in place since April 17, 2012.  Since then, both M&T Bank and District 3 have actively promoted the bank’s sponsorship of District 3 championship events. For the original press release from M&T Bank announcing details, click here.

M&T PHOTO 2014
District 3 and M&T Bank proudly continue their partnership granting M&T Bank title sponsorship of PIAA District 3 Championship events. This photo was taken following the announcement by M&T Bank on April 15, 2014, that the bank would continue its partnership with PIAA District 3 for the 2014-2015 school year. The announcement was made at Hershey Country Club.  M&T Bank has exercised its option to continue as title sponsor of District 3 Championship events for the 2015-2016 school year.  The principals involved were, from left, Doug Bohannon, District 3 vice chairman; John Burleson, commercial manager of M&T Bank’s Harrisburg region; Joe Crosswhite, regional president of M&T Bank’s Southeast Region; and Ron Kennedy, PIAA District 3 chairman.
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NEXT DISTRICT 3 COMMITTEE MEETING:  

The PIAA District III Committee will meet Monday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. at PIAA headquarters, Mechanicsburg.

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2014-2015 DISTRICT 3 POWER RATING EXPLANATION

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2015-2016 DISTRICT 3 MEDIA RIGHTS FEES SCHEDULE

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DISTRICT 3 POLICY MANUAL

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PREVIOUS CHAMPIONSHIPS

2014-2015 CHAMPIONSHIPS
2013-2014 CHAMPIONSHIPS
2012-2013 CHAMPIONSHIPS
2011-2012 CHAMPIONSHIPS
2010-2011 CHAMPIONSHIPS
2009-2010 CHAMPIONSHIPS
2008-2009 CHAMPIONSHIPS
2007-2008 CHAMPIONSHIPS
2006-2007 CHAMPIONSHIPS
2005-2006 CHAMPIONSHIPS
2004-2005 CHAMPIONSHIPS
2003-2004 CHAMPIONSHIPS