By BOB PARASILITI
No matter what happens this weekend, the Hagerstown Junior College women's basketball team won't have to make travel plans.
The Hawks have been aiming toward the Region XX tournament all season, looking for the chance to win and earn the right to stay in Hagerstown. That's right - stay in Hagerstown.
If HJC, the tournament's top seed, wins tonight's semifinal, the Hawks will be half of the way to representing the region in next weekend's national tournament, which will be held at the HJC athletic complex.
"Teams all over the country will be playing for the right to come to Hagerstown," HJC coach Marlys Palmer said. "We're already in Hagerstown. Others want to get to go to places to play in the nationals, we just want to get here. With the tournament here, it hurts to sit in the stands and watch when you're not in it. It's our dance and we should be dancing at it."