The York Dispatch photo staff went from politics to the playground on Thursday. The York County Republicans held their fall dinner and invited U.S. Congressman Darrell Issa to speak. We went over to the Yorktown Park, where kids were enjoying the new playground. It was just last week more than 200 volunteers helped KaBoom and Bring On Play build another play space for a York City community to use. Next stop is the baseball stadium as workers prepare the new YMCA York Revolution Diamond Academy, a year-round indoor and outdoor practice facility for both baseball and softball. We also covered an important York-Adams League volleyball match between Central York and Susquehannock High. And finally staff photographer John A. Pavoncello found Yorkers practicing with bows in prepartion for Saturday's start of archery hunting season.