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  • ‘A different kind of superhero’: Young son’s essay impacts family of local firefighters

    MANCHESTER, Pa. – Superheroes don’t always wear capes. Seven years ago Manchester junior firefighter Ryan Bowman had a homework assignment — write an essay about a hero. “Always growing up, my dad was my hero,” said Ryan, now 15 years old.  “Not only because he was my dad, but because he was a firefighter.” His father Dave Bowman, a retired captain in the York City Fire Department, had no idea his son was writing about him. “I knew nothing about […]

  • Spring Grove grad Hoiles following in his father’s footsteps

    ABERDEEN, Md. – Like father, like son. Dalton Hoiles was just a little guy, around two or three years old, when his dad Chris Hoiles was playing for the Baltimore Orioles.  Dalton doesn’t remember much about those days, but he’s heard the tales. “Dad would always tell me stories how I was running in the locker room after a game and would steal a bunch of seeds and ice cream,” said the younger Hoiles.  “I see pictures all the time when […]

  • Book tour features local minor league baseball teams

    YORK, Pa. – There are about 250 minor league stadiums across the country. John and Vicki Hoppin have been to 160 of them, and they turned their experiences into a book about minor league baseball titled “Ballpark 2 Ballpark.” “It’s fun, it’s affordable and it’s all about family,” John Hoppin explained.  “So that’s why we did what we did.” Their journey included all three of the minor league baseball teams in Central Pennsylvania — the Harrisburg Senators, the York Revolution and […]

  • Service dog graduates from Cedar Cliff High School

    CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. – “When I’m not with him, a piece of me is missing.” Nate Layne accomplished many different things during his last two years at Cedar Cliff High School.  He was co-captain of the debate team and even prom king.  But the one constant throughout it all was his wingman, a service dog named Colorado. At the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2018, Colorado made history by becoming the first service dog to graduate from Cedar Cliff. […]

  • West York’s Trinity Thomas likely first gymnast in the world to complete rare tumbling pass

    LANCASTER, Pa. – A two-and-a-half to a double layout. “I don’t think anyone in the world has ever tried that (tumbling) pass before,” said Prestige Gymnastics coach Jen Fatta.  “A lot of people can’t even do a double layout, it’s a huge skill.” West York’s Trinity Thomas may be the first gymnast in the world to land that rare tumbling pass on floor exercise.  And her practice video went viral. The inspiration for the jawdropping move came from Thomas herself. “I […]

  • Local 12-year-old representing USA at World Cup affiliated program

    LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. – He’s not just representing Lancaster County or even the state of Pennsylvania.  He’s representing the entire United States. Lancaster’s Bennett Wehibe thought it was a scam when he heard that he’d been chosen for the international Football for Friendship program held in conjunction with the 2018 World Cup in Russia this week. But when the 12-year-old realized the honor was real, he became “very excited.” Bennett’s father Steve Wehibe was blown away by the news. “When […]

  • Ephrata baseball team focuses on more than wins and losses

    EPHRATA, Pa. – Work hard, play hard, dream big. Those are the three core values for the Ephrata baseball program. And big dreams often lead to big results for the Lancaster County team, which has won two district titles in the last three years. Success for the Mounts starts on the mound.  Most teams are lucky to have one or two quality starters.  Ephrata has four. Coach Adrian Shelley has been leading his alma mater for 21 years.  And he admits […]

  • Dallastown’s Koons takes silver at state tennis championship

    HERSHEY, Pa. – He did not want to go down without a fight. Despite having tired legs after a draining semifinal just a few hours earlier, Holden Koons was determined to avoid a straight set sweep in the PIAA 3A tennis championship on Saturday afternoon at the Hershey Racquet Club. The Dallastown junior was facing a familiar foe, District 1 champ Sameer Gangoli, a sophomore from Great Valley.  At this elite level, these guys are all good friends and have played […]

  • Dickinson lacrosse leads nation in HEADstrong fundraising campaign

    CARLISLE, Pa. – Doing it for Tyler. Inspired by a former teammate, the Dickinson lacrosse program beat out more than 360 schools in an April fundraising challenge nationwide. “We were actually the top college for the month of April,” said Dickinson lacrosse coach Dave Webster.  “A little school like Dickinson and we went up against big universities.  Our families, our alumni, everybody got involved and we won that challenge.” The Red Devils topped major Division I programs, like Duke and […]

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