HCC inducts six into Hall

June 14, 2007

Hagerstown Community College recently held its 15th annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Four former HCC student-athletes and two athletic boosters were honored as 2007 inductees.

Lamont Dale played basketball at HCC from 1988 to 1990. He led the Hawks to the Region XX championship and their first trip to the NJCAA Division I national tournament. He later went on to Texas Tech University.

Sean Faust ran cross country and track at HCC from 1983 to 1984. He was the NJCAA national champion in the indoor 600-meter run in 1984. He continued his athletic career at Penn State University.

Richie Hawkins played baseball and basketball at HCC from 1961 to 1963. He made the all-conference team in 1963 as a second baseman. Hawkins transferred to Towson State College, made the Mason-Dixon All-Conference Team and was named Player of the Year his senior season.


Shelly Smith ran cross country and track at HCC from 1982 to 1984. She was the first Hawks female athlete to attain All-American status in any sport when she placed 10th at the NJCAA National Cross Country Championships in 1982. She qualified for the national championships in indoor and outdoor track in the 800, 1,500, mile, 2-mile, 3K and 5K.

Jack and Carol Young have been members of the Hawk Booster Club since 1984. They have helped with a number of successful events, including the National Women's Basketball Tournament, the National Cross Country Championships, multiple Region XX and Maryland JuCo events and the Hawk Triathlon. Carol served as secretary of the Hawk Booster Club, while Jack served in various capacities, including chairman of the Hawk Sports Hall of Fame Committee.


Strawoet resigns at JB

Larry Strawoet stepped down as James Buchanan's head coach during Monday's Tuscarora School District board meeting.

Strawoet coached the Rockets for 10 seasons. In March, he led JB to the PIAA Class AAA state semifinals, as the Rockets won their first three state playoff games in school history. He earned Herald-Mail Co-Coach of the Year honors, along with Greencastle-Antrim coach Garon Gembe.

Strawoet will retain his position as athletic director and dean of students.


American Little League

Elks 3, FOP 0

Elks: Darion Hampton 11 Ks.

American Minor League

VFW 9, Eagles 1

Eagles: Chad Feigley 2 hits.

Halfway Minor League

Virginia Avenue Shell 13, Hagerstown Canteen 8

Shell: Dylan Cline, Ladarius McCurry, Ryan Downes 3 hits each; Coby Brady 2 hits; Cline, Downes combined 10 Ks

Canteen: Camryn Keller, Bryce Ruppenthal 2 hits each; Ruppenthal, Tre Davis combined 10 Ks.

Smithsburg Little Sluggers

Homestyle Laundry 4, Lewis Orchards 2

Homestyle: Ryan Karroll, Dan Gery 2 hits each; Jared Haines 14 Ks.

Lewis: Zane Gardenhour 10 Ks.


Suns 3-on-3 basketball tournament

The Hagerstown Suns Slam Dunk Tobacco 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held on Friday, with early rounds played at Girls Incorporated, the Boys & Girls Clubs on Pennsylvania Avenue, and Elgin Station. Finals will be played at the court behind the right-field wall at Municipal Stadium.

The tournament features three different age groups - 912, 1316 and 1719. Teams can enter by calling the Suns office at 301-791-6266 or registering the day of the tournament at 9:45 a.m. There is no fee to register. Team openings are extremely limited.

Hagerstown Soccer Club U10 girls

The Hagerstown Soccer Club still has roster spots available for girls born after Aug. 1, 1997. For more information, call 301-791-0382.

Potomac Blaze girls soccer

The Potomac Blaze Division 1 WAGS girls soccer team is holding open tryouts on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at River Bottom Park fields in Williamsport. For more information, contact Brian Guyer at 301-667-0359.

Summer Fling track at South Hagerstown

The Summer Fling - a two-day, all-comers, track and field meet - will be held June 23-24 at South Hagerstown High School.

For information, call Jan Price at 301-293-4219 or e-mail her at

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