HANCOCK - Washington County rivals Clear Spring and Hancock have had some good battles in various sports throughout the years.
The boys basketball teams had another good one Wednesday night at Hancock, with the Blazers earning bragging rights - for now - with a 73-66 victory.
"When you walk into this gym, you are going to have a battle," Clear Spring coach Mark Shives said. "Some of the fans were probably reliving the past, because it is a good traditional rivalry between Clear Spring and Hancock. It was good basketball. They made a run, but it took a lot out of them. That allowed us to keep our composure and we were able to hit some foul shots."
Shives was glad that Clear Spring improved to 4-0, but he was already looking ahead.
"It has been a long time since we have been 4-0," Shives said. "It's great tonight, but it will be forgotten tomorrow night. We've got a war at our place on Friday night against Catoctin."