Wildcats alumni play for cause

September 29, 2011

Boys Soccer

The Williamsport High School alumni game will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at the high school, and for the second straight year, proceeds will be donated to a charitable cause.

More than $3,000 was donated last year to the Western Maryland region of the Alzheimer’s Association. This year, Wildcats coach Chris Downs — whose father suffered from Alzheimer’s before passing away — hopes to raise at least $5,000 for Washington County CARES, which provides respite care for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients.

Both a silent auction and various raffles will be held. Up for bid in the auction:

* A pair of Ravens club level tickets.

* A signed shoe worn by quarterback Joe Flacco.

* A Ravens helmet signed by running back Ray Rice.

* A Notre Dame mini-helmet signed by former Fighting Irish coach Lou Holtz.

Up for raffle are:

* Various themed gift baskets.

* A full auto detail from Hagerstown Honda.

* Five free oil changes from Hagerstown Honda.

* A $50 gift certificate from BJ’s Custom Creations.

* Williamsport High School soccer apparel.

* Two game balls from the alumni game.

“The weather’s not supposed to be great, but we’re hoping,” Downs said. “I’ve got a lot of people coming out.”

Former Williamsport players can sign up to play anytime before the game for $25. Admission is free with donations encouraged — anyone who gives a $5 donation will receive a small gift.

In addition to the charitable events, expect some showmanship Saturday.

“You have guys like Matt Bowman and the Reyes boys, and it’s always fun to see them trying to one-up each other out there,” Downs said. “It’s competitive and the guys can still play.”

For more information, contact Downs at 301-730-8597.

Cross Country

The 34th annual Frank Keyser Invitational will be held Saturday at Boonsboro, with several Washington County and Tri-State area schools participating.

Boonsboro, Broadfording, Clear Spring, Greencastle-Antrim, Saint James, St. Maria Goretti, Smithsburg, Washington and Williamsport all will compete in the Small Schools races, while Musselman, North Hagerstown and South Hagerstown will compete in the Large School races.

The full schedule is as follows: 10 a.m. — Girls Small School JV; 10:40 a.m. — Girls Large School JV; 11:20 a.m. — Boys Small School JV; Noon — Boys Large School JV; 1 p.m. — Girls Small School Varsity; 1:40 p.m. — Girls Large School Varsity; 2:20 p.m. — Boys Small School Varsity; 3 p.m. — Boys Large School Varsity.


For the first time, Hancock had two players compete as individuals in the Washington County Public Schools tournament on Thursday at Black Rock Golf Course.

Cody Trunkle shot an 89 and Kyle Kerns shot a 92 for the Panthers. The same pair also competed in the recent Maryland 1A/2A District meet.

Coach Dave Kerns hopes to field a full competitive team next season at Hancock.

* Washington, in its third year of existence, was the only team from the West Virginia Panhandle to qualify for the state tournament.

The Patriots shot 245 at Locust Hill in Charles Town, led by medalist Ryan Mumaw’s 74.

Robert Fleming, Dylan Mumaw and Patrick Burgess also were members of the Patriots’ successful team.

— This week’s prep notebook was compiled by staff writers Dan Kauffman and Tim Koelble.

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