Belin earns district academic honors

November 13, 2002


Seton Hall senior Kari Belin, a graduate of South Hagerstown High School, has been named to the 2002 Verizon All-Academic District 2 Women's Volleyball First Team, making her eligible for Academic All-American honors. It marks the second consecutive year Belin has earned the honor.

Belin, an outside hitter and middle blocker, has played every match in her four years at Seton Hall. This season, Belin leads the team with 352 kills, is tied for the team lead with 32 service aces and is second on the team with 82 total blocks. With the final week of the season still remaining, Belin has 1,090 career kills and needs 14 kills to move into second place on Seton Hall's career kills list. Her .267 career hitting percentage ranks fifth in school history.

Belin is a biology major who maintains a 3.844 grade-point average. A Dean's List student, she is a three- time selection to the Big East Academic All-Star Team.



Two Martinsburg girls named to All-State first team

Sophomore Kati Hoeck (defender) and senior Kacie Keesecker (forward), both from Martinsburg, were named to the West Virginia All-State girls soccer team, as selected by the West Virginia High School Soccer Coaches Association.

Cassie Czaja (midfielder), a Martinsburg senior, was chosen as a second-team member. Named as honorable mentions were Jefferson senior Laura McIlroy (goalkeeper), Martinsburg junior Rebecca Lovell (defender) and Martinsburg sophomore Ashley Roman (defender). Jefferson freshman Gabby Carstens (forward) was picked as an All-Region member.

Hedgesville junior forward Duncan Williams and Martinsburg seniors Brian Beverley (defender) and Brad Dodson (midfielder) were named to the boys second team. Seniors Jeremy Bryant (defender) from Hedgesville and Aaron Miller (forward) and Aaron Smith (goalkeeper) from Martinsburg received honorable mentions.

Named to the boys All-Region team were Hedgesville seniors Trey Butler (forward) and Luke Mansfield (midfielder), seniors Clay Anders (defender) and Joseph Humeas (forward) and sophomore Andrew McKee (goalkeeper) from Jefferson, Martinsburg senior Chad Crosbie (midfielder) and Musselman senior Anthony Scolaro (defender).


HCC hosts Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Hagerstown Communtiy College will hold a 5K "Turkey Trot" on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 28, beginning at 9 a.m. The race will be held on the HCC campus.

The event is open to all ages and turkeys will be awarded to the top male and female finishers overall and in each age group. Special prizes will include local school with the most participants and the local busniess with the most participants. Each participant will recieve a T-shirt.

Groups should contact Rich Secrest with rosters no later than Nove. 25. Rosters can be e-mailed to or faxed to 301-733-0097. Individual registration begins at 7:30 on race day. The cost of the race is $15. For more information contact Secrest at 301-223-9118.

Old Pharmacy Cafe wins title

Old Pharmacy Cafe won the Frostbite League tournament with a 39-23 win over Turner's Sporting Goods. The team batted a combined .687 average, with Rick Scriever leading the team with a .905 average.

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