Print Edition Highlights - October 27th, 2016


 

New Hope holds groundbreaking and dedications for new facility
by Marie Chomicki

    New Hope Ministries held a ceremonial groundbreaking and dedication for their new facilities on the corner of West Church and North Second streets Saturday afternoon Oct. 15.


    "Thanks to the many generous donations, we are on the tail end of our building fundraising campaign with only $200,000 to go toward a one and a half million dollar project," announced Eric Saunders, executive director of New Hope Ministries.


    "We are privileged and blessed to have this construction occuring here, not just for Dillsburg but across the county," Congressman Scott Perry said, noting how wonderful to break ground during Farmers Fair in such a nostalgic area for many, saying that the bigger story is about faith and action at work.  "This is what communities are all about, taking care of ourselves and our neighbors," he said.

New Hope Ministries break ground for their new facilities Saturday, Oct. 15.  Pictured from left are Laurie Wentzell, Dillsburg Center manager, New Hope Ministries; Bill Eichelberger, president eciGroup;  Congressman Scott Perry; Eric Saunders, executive director New Hope Ministries; Lexi Hunter, Farmers Fair Queen; Doug Hoke, vice president York County Board of Commissioners; John Richardson, president Dillsburg Borough Council and Wendell Hollinger, Dillsburg mayor.

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Fifth Graders visit Wellsville
by Curt Werner

     On Tuesday and Wednesday, October 11 and 12h, Northern York School District fifth graders participated in the 2016 Heritage Days at Wellsville.  The students were divided into three groups for rotating stations. The three areas were the Zeigler School House, the Williams Wells Young School and a spelling bee room. 


     The students had a chance to go back in time at the Zeigler School House, a one room school house used from 1890 thru 1919.  Rosemary Firestone, dressed in clothes from that era, gave a hands-on history lesson and showed the simple items used to pass the time, including a homemade ball made from clothing material for baseball and a button with thread for playing games.  At the Williams Wells Young School, the students were shown how to make a simple toy called a Thaumatrope.  Each student was given a small sheet of paper.  It was folded in half with the open side facing the student.

Rosemary Firestone portraying a teacher dressed in clothes dating back to the 19th century, gives a hands-on history lesson to Wellsville Elementary students at the Zeigler School House as part of the 2016 Heritage Days.

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Polar Bears stun Ship
by Joe Guty

    After blanking Mifflin County, the Northern H.S. varsity football team followed up with an upset over previously undefeated Shippensburg last Friday night. Senior Aidan Alves nailed a 35-yard field goal to push the host Polar Bears  to a huge 17-16 Mid Penn Colonial Division victory.
The Greyhounds' Carter Van Scyoc scored first at 8:38 in the first quarter. Jackson Van Horne made  the extra point. Cody Gustafson then added another TD for Shipp on a 63-yard pass from Van Scyoc at 2:54. The two-point pass play conversion failed.


    At 9:04 in the second quarter, Van Horne booted a 25-yard field goal to increase the visitor's lead to 16-0. The Polar Bears answered right back at 7:25 when versatile quarterback Curtis Robison connected with Joey Razzano on a 59-yard pass play good for 6 points. Aidan Alves made the extra point. A scoreless third quarter ensued that set up the final quarter drama. Late in the fourth quarter (3:40) Josh Fekete hauled in a short pass from Robison to put Northern within two points. Northern's gritty defensive effort paid off.  And then with :18 left on the clock, Alves booted a 35-yard field goal to put the Polar Bears over the top and stun Shippensburg.


    Curtis Robison was 9-for-23 for 124 yards and two TD's. Robison added 34 rushing yards on 12 carries while Jake Coover had 19 yards on seven carries. Kyle Swartz posted 11 yards on seven carries. Joey Razzano had three catches for 81 yards and one TD. Josh Fekete had three receptions for 25 yards and one TD. Dylan Baxter had two key catches for 17 yards. For Shippensburg, Adam Houser posted 193 rushing yards on 34 carries. Carter Van Scyoc went 13-for-22 for 185 yards, one touchdown and threw one interception. Cody Gustafson had seven receptions for 120 yards.

On Friday, Oct. 21, the Northern Football team pulled off one of the biggest upsets in many years.  Last-second heroics went to center Zarrick Jordan, holder John Kearney and kicker Aidan Alves, kicking a 35-yard field goal, winning the game against unbeaten Shippensburg 17 to 16.

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Lehman earns 200th win, Northern advances in districts
by Andy Sandrik

    It's been a busy week for the Northern girls soccer team.


    Seth Lehman's ladies earned their first postseason win, suffered their first loss of the season and rebounded in districts with a victory to give Lehman his 200th career win.


    The Polar Bears opened the Mid-Penn Conference Tournament late last Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Keystone Division champion Mechanicsburg, but fell 3-1 to Commonwealth champ Central Dauphin on Thursday.


    Northern (19-1) entered the District 3-AAA playoffs on Monday as the tournament's No. 2 seed. The Polar Bears opened with 2-0 victory over No. 15 Cocalico, which gave coach Lehman his milestone victory.


    Northern will be looking to keep its postseason momentum going tonight, when it takes on No. 7 seed Northeastern (14-6), a team that topped Conrad Weiser 3-0 in the first round. The game will be played at Boiling Springs at 7 p.m. It is a crucial game as the winner is guaranteed a spot in states and the loser will see its season come to an end.

Abby Searfoss turnes towards her players after scoring the only goal in second half action.

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Unbeaten Polar Bears clinch division title
by Andy Sandrik

    The Mid-Penn Colonial Division has a new champion.


    The Northern girls soccer team clinched the division title last week with a 4-0 win over Greencastle-Antrim on Thursday and a 3-0 victory over Waynesboro on Monday.
Seth Lehman's Polar Bears (14-0, 10-0 division), who have pitched 11 shutouts while outscoring the competition 59-3, is one of four undefeated teams remaining in the District 3-AAA power rankings. Fleetwood, at 13-0, is ranked No. 1 in the district, followed by East Pennsboro (11-0), Northern and Eastern Lebanon (14-0).


    The Polar Bears will test their skills on Thursday with a home game against Mechanicsburg and will stay home on Tuesday for a contest with James Buchanan.

A Waynesboro player flinches as Abby Monko (11) goes high to attack the ball as Emily Weaver (33) awaits.  On Monday, Oct. 3, the Northern Girls Varsity Soccer team defeated Waynesboro 3-0.

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Unbeaten Polar Bears clinch division title
by Andy Sandrik

    The Mid-Penn Colonial Division has a new champion.


    The Northern girls soccer team clinched the division title last week with a 4-0 win over Greencastle-Antrim on Thursday and a 3-0 victory over Waynesboro on Monday.
Seth Lehman's Polar Bears (14-0, 10-0 division), who have pitched 11 shutouts while outscoring the competition 59-3, is one of four undefeated teams remaining in the District 3-AAA power rankings. Fleetwood, at 13-0, is ranked No. 1 in the district, followed by East Pennsboro (11-0), Northern and Eastern Lebanon (14-0).


    The Polar Bears will test their skills on Thursday with a home game against Mechanicsburg and will stay home on Tuesday for a contest with James Buchanan.

A Waynesboro player flinches as Abby Monko (11) goes high to attack the ball as Emily Weaver (33) awaits.  On Monday, Oct. 3, the Northern Girls Varsity Soccer team defeated Waynesboro 3-0.

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