Grier completes first round today

August 05, 2003


GLADWYNE, Pa. - Smithsburg graduate Ashley Grier did not complete her first round Monday at the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship at Philadelphia Country Club.

Grier will finish her round this morning before playing her second round. The top 64 finishers in stroke play advance to match play.

Grier, an alternate for the tournament, received her spot when 15-year-old Morgan Pressel - who played an LPGA Tour event at age 13 - withdrew due to a family emergency.

Katie Allison holds a one-stroke lead and is 2-under for her round, which she will also complete this morning. Among other notables, Aree Song was two shots back after shooting a 72, and Michelle Wie was four strokes back following a 74.



Paul Brandenburg Tournament

Halfway 7, National 0: Jared Hoover pitched a one-hit shutout as Halfway won the tournament title. Conner Grimsley had two hits for Halfway.


Wash. Co. Co-Rec League

Bill Baisey Kia 16, ARC of Wash. Co. 6: Mike Green had four hits, including a home run, to lead Bill Basey Kia. Cindy Barnhart and Donnie Blickenstaff each had three hits, while Christy Blickenstaff added two.

4-Star Athletics 11, DeafNet 0: Anthony Robinson had three hits, including a home run, to lead 4-Star. Erin Fleming and Amanda Fleming each had three hits and Jeff Kirkpatrick homered and drove in three runs in the win.

Minnick's Plumbing 19, Covenant Church 17: Ralph Minnick had three hits, while Jeremy Minnick, Kyle Minnick, Danny Minnick and Jamie Pine each added two for Minnick's.

Hagerstown Area Church Softball

Grace 24, West End Baptist 22: Kenny Shanholtz, Sam Allen and Brian Kelley had five hits each for Grace. Kelley homered twice in the win. Dan Elgin and Shane Wilt had three hits each for West End.

New Life 22, Crossroads Green 10: Jake Shank, Jeb Bauer and Terry McPherson had four hits each to lead New Life. Alex Shifler had three hits for Crossroads Green.

Crossroads Tan 10, Nazarene 6: John Ferguson had four hits, while Tony Lehman and Rich Barron each added two for Crossroads Tan.

Tri-State 18, Bethel 17: Blaine Smith had four hits, while Mike Kelbaugh and Roy Hilliard added three and Chuck Smith homered twice for Tri-State. Ben Cortes homered and Dave Rodriguez had four hits for Bethel.

Smithsburg Valley Baptist 30, Christ Lutheran 15: Matt Poe had four hits, including a home run, for Smithsburg, while Curtis Miller had four hits and Scott Berger and Brock Marquis each had three hits. Andy Koontz and Donnie Tyler each had four hits for Christ Lutheran, while Ed Beachley, Don Wilson and Ed Whitt each had three hits.

Hagerstown Seniors Softball

O'Neill Physical Therapy 10, Day Attorney 5: Don Williams was 3-for-3 and Bernie Wolf went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer for O'Neill. Orville Shockey had two homers for Day Attorney.

Wash. Co. Co-Rec Softball

Keefer's Lawn Care 8, Martinsburg Deaf All-Sports 7

Hub City Softball

Eddie's 13, Broad Axe 11


Motorcycle race coming to Hagerstown

The American Motor Cyclist Association is returning to the Hagerstown area.

The AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Racing Championship series will kick off its second half on Saturday at the Hagerstown Speedway. Gates open at 4 p.m., with practice beginning at 6 and opening ceremonies at 8.

Tickets are $28 for reserved seating and $25 for general admission. Children under 12 will receive free admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Speedway from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday or by calling 301-582-0640.

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