FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING
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The basketball portion of Paxton was started in 1974 to keep the football players busy during the winter months. Paxton basketball has been running strong ever since for the past 30 plus years.
The difference between now and then however is that the program consists of not just the football players but also players from the entire Central Dauphin School District. The league grew from a small 6 team league of 8 to 10 yr olds boys to a program that consists of teams from 6 to 14 yr olds for both boys and girls. This league is coed but the participants do not seem to mind.
This season (2010-2011) we are actually trying to start a high school level program for 14 to 16 yr olds.
The league has had strong showings in both boys and girls all-star tournaments and games.
The basketball program is made up of very dedicated volunteers who
dedicated the time during the cold winter months to teach kids the fundamentals,
sportsmanship, and rules of the game of basketball. Most volunteers who dedicate
themselves to the basketball program usually are volunteering in the league for
a number of years even sticking around after their children graduate from the
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