Goodbyes aren’t easy, and I refuse to write a going-away column.
Instead, I dug up some old videos (and some fresher ones) to take a look back on the last six years. First, let’s start with a request that kind of inspired this “Throwback Thursday.”
Kelvin Nieves of William Penn mentioned he was looking for this video, so Kelvin here it is:
This was my first meeting with Nieves. As you can see, the emotion was written over his face. Later, I met his girlfriend, Lexi, for a story on former William Penn cheerleader Q’ajaniyah Miller. Of the stories I’ve written the last six years, this one meant a lot. Also kudos must be given to photographer Chris Dunn, whose outstanding work helped bring Q’s story to light. Thanks also go to editor Scott Blanchard, the hidden gem of the York Daily Record. His guidance in storytelling is immeasurable.
There were others stories, such as Central York graduate Sam Koimene. A thank you goes out to former Central hurdler Jay Stone, now at East Carolina, for breaking the ice. Sam ran track at Central while John Clayton was still our high school sports reporter. My duties consisted of editing stories, but a few times sports editor Chris Otto allowed me to escape.
One time provided the best York County high school football game I witnessed …
Other opportunities offered the unusual.
And memories that now tug at your heart.
Dover volleyball coach Barb Grady died after her fight with ovarian cancer in 2012. Steve Navaroli wrote this story on her, near her final days. Steve had just been diagnosed with throat cancer at the time.
Of course, with Steve, I gained a friend for life. Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: Memories of the last six years” »