Sports briefs - Hagerstown's Ravens Roost to host annual awards banquet

April 01, 2008

Ravens Roost No. 7 will hold its 45th annual Extra Effort Awards Banquet on Saturday at Elks Lodge No. 378 in Hagerstown.

The local Baltimore Ravens fan club will present this year's Extra Effort award to Ravens offensive lineman Ben Grubbs, the team's top draft pick.

The club also will honor the 2007 All-Washington County High School Football Team and award the $2,500 Gus Baker Memorial Scholarship to a senior member of that team.

Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and the awards program to follow. Jamie Costello of WMAR-2 in Baltimore will serve as master of ceremonies.


For tickets or information, contact Donnie Stotelmyer at 301-582-0376.

Mid-Maryland Sports Camp

The 34th annual Mid-Maryland Sports Camp will be held again this summer at St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown.

The camp is under the direction of former St. Maria Goretti basketball coach Cokey Robertson and Gettysburg College volleyball coach Alexa Keckler.

This year's camp will feature 10 half-day sessions covering girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball and boys and girls soccer.

Girls Volleyball

Grades 3-8: June 16-20; June 23-27

Grades 9-12: June 16-20

Boys Basketball

Grades 3-8: June 23-27; June 30-July 4

Girls Basketball

Grades 3-8: July 7-11

Grades 3-12: July 7-11

Boys and Girls Soccer

Grades 1-9: July 14-18

For information, registration or applications, contact Robertson at 301-824-6044 or Keckler at 717-677-0242.

Shepherd's Sims honored

Shepherd University senior Stephanie Sims was named the West Virginia Conference softball player of the week on Monday.

Sims reached base 15 times in 21 plate appearances last week. She had five doubles, six intentional walks and was hit by a pitch twice in Shepherd's doubleheader against Salem International.

Chambersburg YMCA program offerings

The Chambersburg YMCA is offering an American Red Cross Guard Start class for ages 12 to 14 on Mondays and Wednesdays from April 14 to May 14 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Participants must be able to swim 100 yards.

Morning, evening and Saturday water aerobics classes will run April 7 to May 24.

Additional yoga classes will be offered beginning next week. A sunrise salutation class will be offered Wednesday mornings from April 9 to May 21 from 6 to 7 for individuals with some yoga experience. Seven classes for $29 or a drop-in fee of $5 a class is available. Seven Saturdays of Yoga also will be offered beginning April 12 to May 24 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Beginners are welcome to learn and practice the mind-body benefits of yoga with regular practioners. Fee for the 7 weeks is $29 or $5 per class.

The Spring 2008 Survivor Boot Camp is back with new certified instructors. Join the Y's experienced staff in training to complete or race in the 5K Walk, Run or Pump-n-Run on May 31. Boot Camp classes are offered Monday & Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7 and Saturday mornings from 7:30 to 9 beginning April 7. An early bird class is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 a.m. and Saturday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. All levels are welcome.

Individuals are trained by personal ability.

For information, e-mail Michele Sheppard at or Angi Johnson at or call the Chambersburg YMCA at 717-263-8508.

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