Gettysburg star named GameTimePA YAIAA Female Athlete of the Year


It is not uncommon for athletes to hold more than one school record.

It is rarer for athletes to break records in two very different sports.

That makes Anne Bair, a recent graduate of Gettysburg Area High School, quite rare.

She concluded her athletic career by extending the Gettysburg women’s basketball assists record she took from her sister as a junior, and added the triple jump record when she reached 37-10, 5 during a double athletics meeting in early April.

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Bair was named the league and GameTimePA YAIAA Player of the Year for basketball and was a first-team athlete in recent GameTimePA YAIAA All-Star Athletics.

Her accomplishments earned her the GameTimePA YAIAA Female Athlete of the Year.

Dallastown senior Kenny Johnson has been named GameTimePA’s YAIAA Boys Athlete of the Year.

The York Daily Record also released polls last week, giving readers the chance to vote for their selections for Athletes of the Year. Susquehannock junior cross country and track runner Matthew O’Brien won the boys’ fan vote and Susquehannock senior field hockey and lacrosse player Addison Roeder won the boys’ fan vote. girls.

Clearly a complete athlete, Bair finished her high school athletic career at the PIAA track and field championships at the University of Shippensburg. She finished 11th in the long jump and 12th in the triple, a week after claiming third and fourth places respectively in Class 3A in District 3.

Among the league leaders in both events throughout the season, Bair won the YAIAA title in the long jump and finished fourth in the triple jump.

And while she was successful as a jumper, it’s in basketball that she really excels.

So it’s no surprise that his next chapter is written on hardwood. She signed her letter of intent in November to play basketball at Division I Manhattan College.

“Anne is a true point guard with a high basketball IQ who thrives on a pace-playing style,” Manhattan head coach Heather Vulin said. “She’s a natural leader and a fierce competitor, two things I enjoy about my program. Anne will have an immediate impact for us with the speed with which she plays and her ability to set up her teammates for success. Like Anne the demonstrated throughout his high school career, his will to win is impressive.”

A starter since her freshman year, the 5-7 point guard was named GameTimePA YAIAA Player of the Year in her sophomore year and again this year.

Gettysburg's Anne Bair dribbles down the half court before the Warriors call a timeout in the fourth quarter of a District 3 Class 5A semifinal game against Lower Dauphin at Gettysburg Area High School on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 , in the canton of Straban.  The Warriors won in OT1, 55-43.

Both years the Warriors won Class 5A District 3 titles. They finished second in his freshman and junior seasons.

Bair led the Warriors to a 94-19 record in his four seasons.

It didn’t take long for his skills to be noticed outside the league. After making the All State third team as a sophomore, she jumped to the first team her final two years.

After averaging nearly 15 points, five steals, and five rebounds as a senior, she was named one of Miss Pennsylvania’s Top 25 Players.

It makes sense for Bair to pursue his basketball career, as the sport is in his DNA.

Her father, Jeff, was her high school coach. Older siblings Ellen and Sean played at Gettysburg and then Division III colleges. Ellen is a high school coach and Sean is an assistant coach in Monmouth’s women’s program.

“Anne loves this game and she strives to keep improving in all areas,” her father said when she announced her college choice. “She also understands the game to a level where she can affect it through communication with her teammates on the pitch, especially in the winning time (last minutes).”

Bair’s 1,497 career points are the third best in program history.

It’s not a school file, but she already has a few.

Shelly Stallsmith is a sports reporter for the USA Today Network’s York Daily Record. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @shelstallsmith.


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