Category Archives: York sports

Three photographs surely show York, Pa., at its best, Part II

‘Cool view of #yorkfair from West York-Dallastown game. 7-7 in 2nd Q.’ That was the YDR’s Brad Jennings’ description of this scene on Twitter. It’s, indeed, a wonderful scene, captured by Brad from the top of the press box in … Continue reading

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Lake Williams just passed the century mark; York Water Co. coming up on 200th

One might think those two beautiful water supply lakes south of York, Pa., were built at the same time. But Lake Williams, seen here in a postcard view, went up in 1913, and Lake Redman, 1967. Both came in response to droughts. Many York countians remember the drought that brought Lake Redman. It also brought in a self-proclaimed rainmaker, but construction of the Redman dam proved more reliable. A history on the York Water Company’s website comments on Lake Williams, built after the normal flow of two branches of the Codorus Creek needed help in the face of dry weather: ‘On January 7, 1913 the dam was completed. By February 4, 1913 the new dam was full and overflowing. The lake was later named Lake Williams in honor of the Company’s General Manager.’ So Lake Williams just passed its 100th anniversary.

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York, Pa., history trivia: When did Stauffer make its first animal cracker?

stauffer’sYork County, Pa.’s, D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co. has made animal crackers since 1871. There’s the view out there that the company made the first in America, the popular cookie coming originally from Britain. It was a nice moment when Stauffer’s opened its doors to York Daily Record’s journalists on National Animal Cracker Day. Everything, even animal crackers, need their day in the sun.

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3 photos from 3 different sports add to memories about 3 York County stars

The YDR’s Throwback Thursday series starts with an interview with West York’s Travis Hoffman, who threw ‘The Pass’ that enabled Kennard-Dale’s Adam Miller to score his 2,000th point in front of a home crowd. Here’s Travis’ take on that 1990s moment prep basketball moment: ‘”I scored over 1,000 career points, but I am forever remembered for a turnover! Playing Kennard-Dale and in my opinion, the best player in the history of York County basketball, Adam Miller, we were getting blown out.’

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GameTimePa.com crosses the Susquehanna and expands to the Pa./N.J. line

GameTimePA.com’s prep sports coverage swath includes the southern part of Pennsylvania from Fulton County in the west to Bucks County in the east. The website, founded in 2008, expanded last week with the handshake of sister newsrooms in 11 counties in southcentral and eastern Pennsylvania.

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Bruce Arians part of a short list of big celebs, achievers with York County roots

Bruce Arians, a William Penn High School graduate, is seen here in 2007 after his promotion to offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has since received yet another promotion: to head coach of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. He is among a slew of achievers from York County, Pa., who played big on the national stage.

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York’s West Princess Street helped form foundation for Julia Hines-Harris’ successes: Linked in to history, June 21, 2013

Dr. Julia Hines-Harris retired after 36 years in York, Pa., City School District. Her last position was assistant superintendent for secondary education. She later became a pastor. Those are her credentials but there’s a big picture view of this educator who died this week. She spent her lifetime as an advocate for children.

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Gettysburg 100: Wrightsville observes Civil War battle in its streets – Linked in to York County history, June 13, 2013

Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, observes Gettysburg 100 in 1963 with a parade down its main street, old Route 30 or the Lincoln Highway. This was the same path that Union defenders took in an orderly retreat to the covered bridge spanning the Susquehanna in late-June 1863. And Confederate invaders followed that path in racing to the bridgehead, only to find the bridge aflame. The defenders had torched the bridge to stop the Confederate advance to the east.

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Amish and Mennonites: Don’t know much about Pennsylvania Dutch history? Linked in with neat history stuff, May 14, 2012

The Amish and Mennonites fascinate folks but how often do you have an opportunity to increase your understanding of these Pennsylvania Dutch denominations? Old Order Amish and Mennonite historians who will discuss the topic of “Amish and Mennonite: History of Growing Faith Communities” on Monday, June 10, 7:00 PM at Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, in Ephrata, Lancaster County.

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In York, Pa., and Boston, Mass., police and emergency services workers are truly people who matter

A memorial garden featuring the names of firefighters and police officers who have died in the line of duty is to the right of the York County, Pa., emergency services building. The 911 center in Springettsbury Township is protected by a curved continuous concrete wall, between 18 and 24 inches wide.

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