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Area roundup

July 31, 2003

GOLF



Steiner leads juniors


Scott Steiner fired an 80 to lead all players in a WACO Junior Golf qualifier at Beaver Creek Country Club. He had nine pars and one birdie.

Steve Young shot an 81 to take second, while Will Roney was third at 84.

Andrea Grier shot an 88 to lead the girls.




YOUTH LEAGUES



Adam Kees Tournament


National 13, Federal 10: Dustin Socks, Allan Barnett and Desiree Giffin all went 3-for-4 while Ashton Klinger had two hits, including a home run, for National. Justin Mills went 2-for-3 with a home run and Joe Blackwood had two hits for Federal.

Halfway 16, South Mountain 8: Matt Deike had three hits and John Moser and Adam Weaver each had two hits for Halfway. Troy Hartle and Blake Roberts had three hits apiece, while Josh Danner added two for South Mountain.

Paul Brandenburg tourney


National 4, Frederick American 1

Halfway 24, Federal 6




ADULT LEAGUES



Wash. Co. Co-Rec


4-Star Athletics 9, Bill Baisey Kia 6: Anthony Robinson, Chad Secrest, Rob Rubisch and Rachel Bachtell all had three hits, while Jaime Dick hit a game-winning home run for 4-Star as it handed Kia its first loss in three years.

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4-Star Athletics 14, ARCC of Washington County 2: Robinson and Bachtell both had three hits, Alicia Barnard had two hits and three RBI and Cassie Murray homered and had four RBI for 4-Star.

Deafnet 19, Martinsburg Deaf 13: Mark Markel went 4-for-4 with two homers and eight RBI and Angie Niebert went 3-for-4 and drove in two for Deafnet. Nora Martin had two hits and two RBI for Martinsburg.

Minnick's Plumbing 13, Keefer's Lawn Care 11: Danny Minnick homered twice, tripled and drove in six runs, while Jeremy Minnick, Ralph Minnick and Brian Hoover had three hits for Minnick's.

Keefer's Lawn Care 9, Deafnet 3: Lori Barnes had two hits, including a home run, for Keefer's. Donna Willard went 3-for-3 with two RBI, while Marty Reichart went 2-for-2 with an RBI for Deafnet.




BRIEFS



PONY tourney to begin Friday in Hagerstown


The PONY League's East Zone tournament will start on Friday with games at 6 and 8 p.m. at the Hagerstown PONY League field.

Chambersburg, Pa., will take on Manhattan, N.Y., at 6 p.m., while Hagerstown faces Smithfield, Va., at 8 p.m.

The tournament will continue Saturday with games at 3, 5:30 and 8 p.m. The top two teams will advance to the PONY World Series.

After the 3 p.m. game, the PONY organization will hold a ceremony to present a posthumous Hall of Fame award to Reno Powell, who passed away last August. Powell's family would like to invite any of his former players to the award ceremony.

Hill named athletic director at John Handley


Todd Hill, a former North Hagerstown High School student-athlete, has been named the athletic director at John Handley High School in Winchester, Va.

His first official day was July 1.

"It's a challenge but I'm looking forward to it," the 40-year-old Hill said.

The Washington County native has been a classroom teacher at the Virginia school since 1987 and also served the role of assistant athletic director for the past two years.

He filled the position of acting AD last December when Ron Lindon was battling a serious illness.

"Mr. Lindon was diagnosed with cancer last fall and died in early April this year," Hill said. "He was a great guy, certainly will be tough to replace. I stepped in as acting AD in December when he became ill and learned a lot from him. I was then selected for the position this spring after some other applicants were interviewed."

Following graduation from North and Bridgewater College, Hill received a master's degree in athletic administration from James Madison University in 1987.

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