Print Edition Highlights - August 30, 2018

Crews attempt to save pet

By Curt Werner

On site at a burning home, any loss of life is honored by those who always fight hard to save it.

An August 28 fire at a home in the 400 block of Old Quaker Road in Newberry Township was proof of that.

When fire companies from York and Cumberland counties arrived on the scene, the house was engulfed in flames and smoke. Temperatures in the 90s coupled with their heavy firefighting garb made it seem more than 15 degrees hotter for the firemen as they entered the home. There were no people inside, but a dog was found and carried out by several firemen.

Firemen and EMS try to revive a dog carried from a smoke-filled house in the 400 block of Old Quaker Road, Newberry Township.


Overgrown weeds a road hazard

By Carolyn Hoffman

Perhaps due to the abundance of rain lately, weeds along state roads in Washington township are overgrown and impairing motorist's visibility.

Supervisors discussed problem areas at the intersections of Davidsburg Road and Rt. 194, Pinetown Road and Rt. 194 and Barrens Church and Franklin Church roads in particular at their August 20 meeting.

Supervisors will contact PennDOT to ask that these areas be mowed since at least portions of the intersections are state roads and under state maintenance.


Upcoming Clay shoot to benefit York County Envirothon

York County students who love to learn about the environment will benefit from an upcoming fundraiser sponsored by the York County Conservation District on Sept. 21.

The 11th Annual Clay Shoot begins with registration and 11:30 a.m. at Central Penn Sporting Clays, 75 Quarry Road in Warrington Township.

Registration is $60, which includes a full barbecue lunch, 50 sporting clays and a gun raffle. Lunch is at noon, followed by a 1 p.m. approximate shoot start.


Bears defeat East Penn; Blue Raiders next foe

By Joe Guty

 It was a typical first high school game of the season, but a win is a win. Despite some miscues, a few key plays along with second-half adjustments factored in Northern's 20-14 opening victory against East Pennsboro H.S. last Friday night. With both teams having lost many seniors, it was an opportunity for all players to see how well they mesh this year. For Northern, it was a cautious but positive start.

"We're still a work in progress," said Head Coach Bill Miller. "We got into a situation where we had to make some decisions about how to win this game. We got off schedule, off script."

On a perfect weather night at Bostic Field, with Chris Barrett and Jordan Heisey sharing quarterback duties, Kyle Swartz gaining over 100 yards and some new faces like Tyler Yohn and Luke Horvath in the mix, the Polar Bears eventually found their stride.

Photo by Curt Werner

Blake Cruz looks for running room.

Photo by Curt Werner

Kyle Swartz follows his blcoked Spencer Breski for a big gain.


Northern looking to continue playoff streak

By Andy Sandrik

 The Northern girls soccer team, under the direction of fourth-year Head Coach Seth Lehman, will be looking to continue a program tradition this season: Competing in the postseason.

The Polar Bears, dating back to spring 2011, have qualified for the District 3 playoffs in eight consecutive seasons. Lehman's girls kept that streak alive last fall with a 15-5-1 campaign, which concluded with a loss to Lampeter-Strasburg in the District 3-3A quarterfinals.

The Polar Bears, who went 10-1 in the Mid-Penn Colonial Division last year, will look for a continued success in a division that includes Big Spring, James Buchanan, Shippensburg, Waynesboro, Greencastle and Boiling Springs.

For more information see the August 30, 2018 edition.




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