Thatcher tied for sixth in Maryland Open

July 11, 2011
  • St. Maria Goretti High School sponsored a free soccer goalkeeping clinic hosted by the Hagerstown Soccer Club on June 25 for players ages 10 through 19. Coaches who helped instruct players included Goretti's Tristan Longnecker, Mark Barrone, Dave Tennant and Greg Noe, Smithsburg's Zachary Newman, South Hagerstown's Abibe Niang and North Hagerstown's Rick Aleshire. This photo features the 72 players who attended the 10-14 age-group session.
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Monday, July 11, 2011


BEL AIR, Md. — Chuck Thatcher, of Boonsboro, led the Washington County contingent of golfers on Monday in the first round of the 90th Maryland Open at Maryland Golf & Country Club.

Playing out of Beaver Creek, the 31-year-old Thatcher fired a 1-under-par 71 to tie for sixth place.

Thatcher, who tees off in the second round Tuesday at 1:47 p.m., opened with a 35 on the front nine and followed with a closing 36. He had five birdies over the 6,938-yard, par-72 championship layout.

Beaver Creek head pro Dirk Schultz, five times a second-place finisher in the Open, started on the back nine and fired a 33, but one bad hole on the front nine left Schultz with a 2-over 74.

On the par-5 fourth, Schultz suffered a 10 on his card, leading to a front-nine 41. Schultz starts from No. 1 Tuesday at 1:14 p.m.

Beaver Creek’s Alex Hoffman finished with a 4-over 36-40-76 and in a tie for 49th place, along with Fountain Head assistant Brian Boggs, who had a 41-35-76. Beaver Creek’s Christopher Taylor was in a tie for 99th place after a 39-42-81. Fountain Head pro Jim Schouller shot a 40-40-80 and was tied for 93rd.

After Tuesday’s second round, a cut will be made to the low 40 scores and ties for Wednesday’s final round.

Twelve players broke par on a humid day, led by Pleasant Valley Golf Club’s John O’Leary, who shot a 33-34-67 in a round that included seven birdies. He holds a one-shot lead over Jim Estes.


Mason Dixon Summer League

St. Maria Goretti 58, Greencastle 46

Goretti: Yannick Zanfack 20.

Greencastle: Corey Meyers 17.

Chambersburg 69, Williamsport 36

Chambersburg: Skyler Roman 18.

Williamsport: Tyler Wise 12.

Martinsburg 80, H&H Well Drilling 41

Martinsburg: Dante Grantham 15.

Bikle Manufacturing 49, South Hagerstown 48

Bikle: Jordan Fortson 15.

South: Devon King 19.


Chambersburg Cardinals 38, South Jersey Lynx 8

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Chambersburg won its third straight game to start the season on Sunday at Trojan Stadium.

Ottis Lewis opened the scoring with an 18-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Anthony Gardner in the first quarter — the first of three touchdowns for the 6-foot-6 Lewis.

Defensive end Michael Bibbs intercepted a pass in the second quarter to set up another Lewis score, before Gardner ran for a 6-yard touchdown and a 24-0 halftime lead.


Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race

Saturday in Chambersburg, Pa.

Females (top 10): 1.    Jill Hazelton 5:30, 2. Laurie Jones 5:34, 3. Natalie Holder 5:40, 4. Laurie Dymond 5:44, 5. Lindsay Washabaugh 5:52, 6. Logan Lentz 5:54, 7. Carolyn Dann 5:55, 8. Deija McBeth 5:58, 9. Misty Lowman 6:06, 10. Megan Reel 6:19.

Males (top 10): 1. Ryun Holder 4:29, 2. Nick Rotz 4:30, 3. Tim Fisler 4:45, 4. Rob Hovermale 4:50, 5. Matt Elgin 4:52, 6. John Davis 5:06, 7. Quinn Oyler 5:07, 8. Mike Meadows 5:08, 9. Duane Williamson 5:17, 10. Dean Shenberger 5:17.


HCC volleyball bonanza

The Hagerstown Community College volleyball team will host a bonanza on July 30 at Williamsport Red Men Lodge 84. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with a steak dinner and “athletic milk” served at 6. Cost is $40 per couple and all proceeds go to scholarships for student athletes. For more information, contact head coach Ann Reynolds at or

Girls tennis camp

A girls tennis camp for ages 9-16 will be held on Aug. 1-4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa. Cost is $100 per player, and players must bring their own racquet and balls. For more information, contact the Wilson athletic department at 717-762-2012 or

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