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February 24, 2009|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

Books and games for sale this weekend

The Boonsboro High School Band Boosters will host a sale of gently used books, videos and games Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Hundreds of books of all subjects and reading levels, along with movies and game-system games, will be available for $5 or less.

Frocks Frolic

Saturday is the Frocks Frolic at Trinity Lutheran Church. New and gently used prom and party dresses will be on sale.

In addition to prom and homecoming dresses, there will also be dresses appropriate for cruising, mothers of the bride and groom, and even a few vintage and retro pieces great for costumes.

A $5 cover includes light refreshments and two demonstrations of self-defense techniques for young women in dating situations. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 240-285-8894.


Concert planned

The Boonsboro Historical Society is sponsoring a concert titled "Hats Off To America" by Ray Owen, award-winning entertainer and songwriter, Saturday, March 28, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Boonsboro American Legion Post 10.

This will be a family event, with proceeds going to the restoration of the Boonsboro Trolley Station on Main Street.

Tickets cost $15 in advance (through March 23), $20 at the door. Those younger than 12 pay $5. Tickets are available from historical society members and the following businesses: Bast Furniture Store, Boonsboro; Himes Store, Knoxville; and Roostervane Gardens, Funkstown. For more information, call 301-432-7030 or 301-739-2439.

Class of 1984

The Boonsboro High School class of 1984 will hold its 25th class reunion Sept. 12 at the Boonsboro American Legion.

The reunion committee is seeking contact information for many classmates. If you think you might be able to help with the search or you know classmates' contact information, contact Pam (Holder) Deckert at 301-432-5930 or; Bobbie Jo Violet at 301-416-2366 or; or Melody (Thompson) Lescalleet at 240-265-8869 or


Finally, the Community Foundation of Washington County has announced two scholarships to be awarded this year to graduating seniors at BHS: the BHS Class of 1970 Scholarship and the Joseph M. Ellis Scholarship, both worth $500.

Applications for both awards are available through the guidance office or online at Click on the scholarships page.

Football banquet 

The 2008 football banquet was held Feb. 5 at Next Dimensions in Funkstown.

The 2008 Boonsboro football Warriors were acknowledged for their hard work and their great season which was dedicated to the memory of Shawn Langley.

Congratulations went to athletic director Mark Wadel, varsity head coach Clayton Anders, assistants Pete Yurish and Casey Strunk, JV coaches Tony McLean, Randy Crist and Duane Frund III, and freshman coaches Tony McLean, Matt Casolo and Scott Best, as well as to players and support staff.

 Several varsity players were recognized for their accomplishments this season. Eddie Seabright, Korey McCarthy and Colby Martin served as co-captains. Seabright was also named lineman of the year. On defense, Scott Haupt earned honors for defensive player of the year while Brandon Mclean received offensive player of the year. 

The MVP for the varsity Warriors was Seth Poffenberger. 

Other awards included: Iron Warrior, Sean Colgan; Extra Effort, Colby Martin; True Blue, Korey McCarthy; Most Improved, Tyler Walsh; Hammer Award, Drew Lowery; Unsung Hero, Kyle Knowles; and True Grit, Marcus Angle. 

 Several players were also named to the MVAL-Antietam Conference team:

First team: Seth Poffenberger, Colby Martin, Scott Haupt, Eddie Seabright, Sean Colgan, Brandon McLean, Broc Kline and Cody Snavely.  Second team: Tyler Walsh and Marcus Angle; Honorable mention: Zach Demers, Jake Hendricks and Luis Alvarez.

 The JV Warriors also recognized several players: Co-captains, Bobby Martin, Andy Sigler and Evan Marshall; Offensive Co- MVPs, Andy Sigler and Brandon Dove; Defensive MVP, Bobby Martin; Offensive Line MVP, Jon Best; Co-Hammers, Andy Sigler and Evan Marshall.

 The freshman awards included: Co-Captains, Mike Austin and Dustin Gregory; Offensive MVP, Dustin Gregory; Defensive MVP, Patrick Hollis; Offensive Line MVP, Josh McGee; and Hammer, Aaron Miranda.

FFA Week at BHS

Boonsboro High School FFA is celebrating National FFA Week.  

The following is a list of activities this week:

Today -- teacher appreciation breakfast -- The BHS staff does a lot to support FFA throughout the year. On this day, the FFA thanks them by buying doughnuts and beverages for breakfast. The group will meet in the school library at 8 a.m.

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