Five inducted into HCC Hall

June 04, 2005

Hagerstown Community College recently held its 13th annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Former Hagerstown Junior College athletes Allen "Duffy" Samuels, Yvette (Brallier) Clingerman, Tom Strickler and William Updegraff and former athletic academic advisor Marie Nowakowski were honored as 2005 inductees.

· Samuels played basketball at HJC from 1992-94. The point guard tallied a record 292 steals and led the Hawks to the NJCAA National Championship Tournament in 1994. He went on to star at Old Dominion University and played professionally in the Ukraine and Spain as well as with the Harlem Globetrotters.

· Clingerman played volleyball and basketball for HJC from 1990-92. Her volleyball teams went a combined 91-10 and earned two trips to nationals. Her sophomore year she was named to the NJCAA All-American Second Team, and she still ranks in the top three at HJC in career hitting percentage, service percentage and service aces per game. In the 1990-91 basketball season, Clingerman led HJC in field-goal percentage as the Hawks went undefeated. She continued her volleyball career at Radford University.


· Strickler played baseball for HJC from 1968 to 1970 and batted better than .300 each year. He was a first-team Maryland JuCo selection and second-team all-region selection. His two-run homer led the Hawks to a victory at the NJCAA World Series. He received a scholarship from East Tennessee State.

· Updegraff batted better than .300 for the HJC baseball team from 1969 to 1971. In 1970, the Hawks won the Region 19 Tournament and he was named to the all-tournament team. In 1971, he was a first-team Maryland JuCo selection. He went on to star at High Point University and played two minor-league seasons in the Oakland A's system.

· Nowakowski was head of the HJC counseling department from 1973 to 1998. She developed the IMAGE (I Manage A Great Experience) program, which is still used by the athletic department. It stresses individual accountability, commitment and teamwork. She still mentors student-athletes and coordinates activities as an athletic-department volunteer.


Rebels Basketball School

The first Rebels Basketball School, sponsored by the South High Athletic Boosters, will be held June 14-17 at the South Hagerstown gymnasium, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each of the four days.

The camp is for third- through ninth-grade boys.

Cost is $100 per camper, and discounts are available for multiple family members.

For more information, contact South boys basketball coach Dennis Seman at 301-739-5219 or 240-217-0793.

Epley signs with Bridgewater

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Brunswick senior Megan Epley has signed a letter of intent to play NCAA Division III softball at Bridgewater (Va.) College.

This season, Epley batted .559 with 33 hits, six home runs, 24 RBI and 29 runs for the Railroaders (15-5).

Hood joins ECAC

FREDERICK, Md. - Hood College's 17 sports teams will join the Eastern College Athletic Conference, effective July 1.

Hood, which has 10 women's teams and seven men's, will be the ECAC's 190th NCAA Division III school.

Wilson College athletes honored

Wilson College sophomores Jennifer Liggett and Rachael Cline were named to the All-Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference softball teams.

Liggett, a Southern Fulton graduate, was a first-team selection. The shortstop batted .319, scored 30 runs and stole 14 bases.

Cline, a Chambersburg graduate, received second-team honors. She batted .409, led the conference with 21 steals and had a 5-4 record on the mound.

Waynesboro YMCA Volleyball

Registration has begun for the Waynesboro YMCA Volleyball Classic July 16-17.

For more information, call Corry Eagler at 717-762-6012.


Funkstown 11

Hampden Township 10

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Josh Bowers had three hits, Drew Crawford drove in three runs and Andy Taylor homered to lead Post 211 to a victory over Hampden Township on Wednesday.

Jay Love, Trevor Cobb and Kyle Robinson each had two hits and Matt Murray added two RBI for Funkstown (7-2), which has won five straight games.


Mid-Maryland Baseball Colt Division

Brunswick 7, Smithsburg 3

Smithsburg: Matt Shriver 2 hits, 2 runs; Bryce Barnes 2 hits; Steve Hines 2 RBI.

South Mountain Little League

Nationwide 11, Post 10 1

Nationwide: Patrick Hollis 9 Ks, 2 hits; Kevin Thomas, Eric Grimm, Casey Strunk, Jerimiah Niswander 2 hits each.

Pete's Barber Shop 7, Lions 5

Pete's Barber Shop: Sloan Whetzel 2 hits.

South Mountain Minor League

Terry's 17, Reese's 6

Terry's: Jared Michael 2 hits, grand slam.

Reese's: Karson Mathews, Chase Richards 2 hits each.

Conococheague Minor League

Valley Storage 11, Moose 2

Valley Storage: J.J. Cooper 4 hits.

Moose: Riley Arnone 2 hits.

Federal Little League

Kiwanis 9, Exchange 2

Kiwanis: Tyquil Benson 4 hits; Mark Grunberg 3 hits; Stephen Coccodrilli 2 hits, HR; Zach Schreiber, Zane Schreiber, Jeremy Devore 2 hits each.

Exchange: Brady Wink 4 hits; Andrew Yacyk, Treyvon Lewis 2 hits each.

Rotary 7, Alsatia 2

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