HCC loses national opener

November 20, 2009


WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. -- Julia Becker had 22 kills and three blocks, while Rebecca Morgan added 18 kills and 18 digs as ninth-seeded Hagerstown Community College dropped a 23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 15-10 decision to eighth-seeded Kalamazoo Valley on Thursday in the first round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament.

Ashlyn Rebok had 15 assists, eight digs and three blocks while Sara Michael recorded 16 assists and Emma Dalton added nine kills for the Hawks (31-8).

HCC will face Catawba Valley, the 16th seed, today at noon. The Hawks can finish no better than ninth place overall.


Borlands receive honors

North Hagerstown graduate Maria Borland received a pair of honors this week, while twin sister Stephanie Borland picked up one of her own after their freshman season at Catawba College.


Maria Borland was named to the Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region team for her play as a midfielder for the Indians. Maria scored seven goals -- including a game-winner -- and added four assists in 20 games.

Earlier, Maria Borland was named to the All-South Atlantic Conference team after leading the Indians in scoring.

Meanwhile, Stephanie Borland earned All-SAC second-team honors as a forward after collecting three goals -- including a game-winner -- and three assists.

Catawba finished the season 13-5-2 and was ranked sixth in the Southeast Region.


Championship games on Sunday

The Washington County Junior Football League championship games will be played Sunday.

The Hagerstown Giants will take on the Williamsport Bears in the 'A' game, while the Hagerstown Steelers will face the Smithsburg Jets in the 'B' game.

In the recent city championships, the Giants beat the Steelers 28-20 in the 'A' game, while the Steelers edged the Packers 6-0 in overtime in the 'B' game.

In the county championships, the 'A' game went to the Bears, who defeated the Vikings 6-0 in OT, while the Jets won the 'B' game 21-0 over the Bears.


Junior basketball tryouts

The Hagerstown Junior Basketball League will hold a supplemental tryout and draft on Monday, November 23 at E. Russell Hicks Middle School. Registration starts at 6 p.m. and is for players in grades 7-8. Interested players need to bring a copy of their birth certificate to the tryout.

Witmer bags first deer

Hunter Witmer, 10, of Greencastle, Pa., shot his first deer on Nov. 14 during Maryland's Junior hunt.

Witmer, a fifth-grader at Greencastle-Antrim Elementary School, is the son of Terry and Amy Witmer.

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