Thatcher wins WACO Shootout

August 11, 2011
  • Chuck Thatcher
Chuck Thatcher

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Chuck Thatcher, of Boonsboro, won the Lamp’s/Chi-Chi’s Shootout at Beaver Creek Country Club on Thursday as part of the WACO week festivities.

Thatcher and Ken Lampard each posted par on the final hole, forcing a chipoff and Thatcher’s chip rolled to within five feet of the hole for the win.

Denny Stoner finished third followed by Brian Crabtree and Alex Hoffman.

Beaver Creek pro Dirk Schultz, winner of the last five Shootouts, was ousted on the third shootout hole, playing from the blue tees.

Pat Steiner’s 338-yard drive on No. 13 and Hoffman’s shot to within two feet of the pin on the par-3 14th were the top contest shots of the day.


Hunt, Searcy win national titles

Jalyx Hunt and James Searcy, both of Hagerstown, won national titles last week at the AAU Junior Olympics in New Orleans, competing in the Bantam (born in 2001) boys division.

Hunt won the triathlon with 870 points and the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 3 1/4 inches. The triathlon consisted of the shot put, high jump and 400-meter dash. Among the triathletes, Hunt was third in the shot put (28-7), fourth in the 400 (1:06.35) and tied for fourth in the high jump (4-4). He also placed seventh in the single-event high jump, also at 4-4.

Searcy won the high jump at 4-8 and also placed seventh in the triathlon.

Hunt and Searcy both compete for the local Mountain Express track club. Last year, Searcy became the club’s first national champ when he won the Sub-bantam high jump at 4-2.

Also, J.R. Lowery, who will be a senior at Boonsboro, placed fourth in the shot put in the Young (born in 1993-94) boys division with a throw of 51-2 1/2. Lowery won Maryland 1A state titles in the shot put, indoors and outdoors, as a junior.


Washington County Senior League

A.J. Construction 22, Terry Toms Re/Max 18

Re/Max: John Miller 4 hits; Jan Poole HR.

Maugansville Ruritan 16, Funkstown Tavern 1

Maugansville: Steve Lease, Jeff Bean HR each.


River City Rippers tryouts

The River City Rippers will hold tryouts for the 2012 season on four dates in August at the Kemps Mill Softball Complex in Williamsport.

Tryouts for the 10U and 12U teams will be Aug. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Aug. 21 from 2 to 4; Aug. 25 from 6 to 8; and Aug. 28 from 2 to 4.

Tryouts for the 14U and 16U teams will be Aug. 20 from 3 to 5; Aug. 21 from 4 to 6; Aug. 25 from 6 to 8; and Aug. 28 from 4 to 6.

Prospective players should attend all tryout dates if possible. For more information, contact Ronnie Topper at 301-491-9464 or Dwayne Bowlus at 301-964-7478.

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