Print Edition Highlights - November 8, 2018

Township receives $24,200

The York County Conservation District presented a $24,200 check to Monaghan Township on Tuesday, Oct. 30 for completing improvements to a low volume road work site funded by the York County Conservation District’s Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Road Program.

The work site involved the replacement of a stream culvert. Problems included a deteriorating, collapsing metal arch pipe in need of repair, a downstream scour hole and bank erosion along an unnamed tributary to Fisher Run.

Improvements made by the township included replacing the pipe with a reinforced round concrete arch pipe and enlargement of the culvert to the full width of the streambank to the nearby floodplain.

Photo by Curt Werner

Pictured from left are Doug Hoke, York County Commissioner; Bruce Holbrook, with the York County Conservation District; Linda Altland, secretary/treasurer Monaghan Township; Vicki Aycock, chairwoman Board of Supervisors; Keith Frick, townshhip road foreman, Ron Allen, member board of supervisors; John Riedel and Emily Neideigh, both with the York County Conservation District.


Students honor veterans

Northern Elementary students recognized their parents and grandparents who are veterans Wednesday, Nov. 7. The students shared a breakfast at Northern High School followed by songs and a slide show at the auditorium narrated by Northern Elementary Principal Joyce Cal.

Photo by Curt Werner

Tayler and Jordyn Pivovarnik join their grandparents Kathleen and Joe Pivovarnik for breakfast.



Polar Bears fall to Bearcats

By Joe Guty

Northern earned its way into the first round of the 2018 PIAA District III, (Class 5A) M & T Bank Football Championships. As the 11th seed, they faced sixth seed York (William Penn H.S.), a 9-1 power in the YAIAA with speed and power to burn.

Last Friday night, on the Bearcats' home (all-weather) turf in a persistent rain that turned torrential in the second half, the hosts ran through Northern for a 42-7 win. The Polar Bears fell to 6-5 on the year while the Bearcats notched their 10th win. Despite the heavy winds and rainstorm, star running back Dayjure Stewart led the hosts with a District III record breaking 464 rushing yards on 38 carries. His four touchdowns helped William Penn create separation from Northern. While the loss was bruising to the Polar Bears, they kept battling until the final gun sounded. The Bearcats posted 28 unanswered points in the first half before Northern found the endzone at 9:56 in the third quarter. QB Jordan Heisey ran it in from 20 yards out and Chris Barrett's extra point made it seven for the visitors. The Bearcats would tack on 14 more points in the second half while Northern had a chance or two more to score. On one series, several attempts in the red zone late in the third quarter were thwarted. A penalty on fourth and goal forced the ball back to the Bearcats.

Photo by Mark Ryder

Northern sophomore Blake Cruz eludes a defender in last Friday’s opening round of the PIAA District III (5A) Football Championships. At William Penn H.S. in York, under torrential rain and strong winds, the host Bearcats rolled to a 42-7 win over the Polar Bears.

Starliper defends State Title

By Joe Guty

After catching up to her cross country and track rival Taryn Parks, Northern H.S. junior Marlee Starliper won her second straight PIAA Class AA Girls Cross-Country Championship last Saturday. Parks covered the first mile in a blistering 5:19 with Starliper a few seconds behind. However, the Northern harrier patiently closed the gap, and then decisively passed the Greencastle-Antrim junior (and 2016 state champion) to clock 17:53 and capture a second straight state title. With difficult footing for all competitors after the previous night's rain, Starliper crossed the finish line exhausted, but well in front of runner-up Parks (18:49) and the rest of the 214-runner field.

“I was very surprised at how fast Taryn started out the race, but I let her go and just did my best to stay relaxed and stay in contact,” said Starliper. “A little after the mile she fell back, and then I just tried to maintain my own pace to the finish.”

Starliper's winning time was also the fastest girls time across all three classes: A, AA and AAA. The winning AAA time of 18:42 was run by Westchester-Henderson freshman Jenna Mulhern. The Class A race winner's time was 19:12.

Photo by Joe Guty

Marlee Starliper crosses the finish line at states.

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