Area Roundup

March 04, 2007


LUBBOCK, Texas - Hagerstown Community College sophomore Tony Clement was the first American and third overall in the men's mile for the second straight year at the NJCAA Indoor Track Championships on Saturday at Texas Tech University.

South Plains' John Kosgei won the race in 4:10.35, Cowley County's Daniel Maina was second in 4:11.42 and Clement was third in 4:13.02.

After a slow start, Clement took the lead at 350 meters and led the pack through the 400 in 1:07, 800 in 2:10 and 1,200 in 3:12. Kosgei and Maina passed Clement in the final 200.

Also for HCC on Saturday, Josh Keyfauver finished 22nd in the 1,000-meter run in 2:43.18 and Harold Clark was 28th in the 55 dash in 6.57.



Shepherd's Shank honored

Shepherd University senior forward Danley Shank, a Chambersburg graduate, was named co-winner of the Sparky Adams Award at the West Virginia Conference Tournament. He shared the award with Joe Benjamin of West Virginia State.

Shank is the first Shepherd player to earn this honor, awarded by WVIAC officials to a senior who has shown excellent courage and leadership during his career.

Shank finished his career with 1,560 points to rank 11th on Shepherd's all-time scoring list.


Limestone 10, Shepherd 2, Shepherd 2, Barton 0

SALISBURY, N.C. - Shepherd University opened its season by splitting a pair of games at the Catawba College Invitational.

In the first game, Courtni Williams went 3-for-3 with three doubles for the Rams in a loss to Limestone.

In the second game, Mia Zappacosta struck out seven in a shutout of Barton College. Zappacosta drove in the winning run with a seventh-inning double and scored on a double by Stephanie Sims.


WCWOA scholarship

A monetary scholarship award will be presented to a senior wrestler from a school serviced by the Washington County Wrestling Officials Association who plans to continue an educational career in a post-secondary institution.

The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating wrestler who has demonstrated intense athletic desire and skill, academic achievement, a sense of community spirit and has served as a positive role model and example to others.

For information, contact Larry Steele at


Wash. Co. Middle School Boys Basketball Tournament Eighth Grade semifinals

Northern 53, Western Heights 30

Northern: Morel 14, Psillas 11, Binford 8, Townes 7, Anderson 6, Ulizio 3, Brockway 2, Stoner 2.

Western Heights: Dickson 10, Hess 9, Stubbs 6, Bachtell 3.

Hancock 46, Smithsburg 42

Hancock: Heller 25, Ray 12, McCoy 9.

Smithsburg: Dinterman 17, Lombardi 11, Willard 8, Daniels 3, Ganley 2.

Seventh Grade semifinals

Northern 54, Springfield 37.

Northern: Benson 18, Fields 13, Lyles 8, Jessie 7, Burdick 6, Maust 1, Rajahpillay 1.

Springfield: Wise 11, Barr 9, Fridley 4, Drury 4, Linton 3, Byers 2, Myers 2, Butts 2.

Sixth Grade semifinals

Northern 38, Clear Spring 27

Northern: King 11, Ober 8, Hampton 5, Proctor 4, Yacyk 4, Carbaugh 2, Boykin 2, Kinter 2.

Clear Spring: Walling 10, Aaron 9, Smith 3, Brant 3, Bishop 2.

Smithsburg 34, St. Mary's 14

Smithsburg: Huntzberry 9, Ryan 7, Gibson 6, Bolton 6, Dinterman 2, Castle 2, Stevens 2.

St. Mary's: Sauber 8, Fahay 2, Hagcett 2, Mie 2.


Middle school hoops tourney

The Washington County Boys Middle School Basketball League's tournament championship games will be held Saturday at Broadfording Christian Academy. The schedule:

9 a.m. - Sixth Grade - Northern vs. Smithsburg

10:30 a.m. - Seventh Grade - Northern vs. Smithsburg

Noon - Eighth Grade - Northern vs. Hancock

Free-throw and 3-point competitions for all grades, and an All-Star Classic featuring Seventh and Eighth Grade players, will be held following the games. All-day admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children and seniors, and kids 6 and under get in free.

For more information, contact league president Kevin Smoot at (301) 797-8886.

Suns hiring

The Hagerstown Suns, a Class-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, will hold a job fair on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. The Suns will be hiring people for the following positions: Concessions, wait staff, ushers, program sales, ticket takers, grounds crew, promotions crew, guest services, merchandise, vendor sales, cleanup crew and batboys.

Individuals can apply for one or more of these positions by attending the job fair or by picking up an application at the Suns' offices and submitting it prior to Saturday. Those selected for a position will be asked to attend orientation on March 20 at 6 p.m. at Municipal Stadium.

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