February 8, 2013
Authorities worked Friday to determine the structural stability of a five-story building in downtown Hagerstown that was ravaged by a two-alarm fire late Thursday night into Friday morning, a city fire marshal said. Hagerstown Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven said fire consumed much of the fourth and fifth floors of the 21 W. Antietam St. building, which has been vacant for years. At the scene Friday afternoon, DeHaven said city building code officials were inspecting the charred structure to see if it was safe to re-enter for further investigation.
February 5, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 GIRLS BASKETBALL South Hagerstown clinched the MVAL Antietam title by pulling away from Clear Spring for a 75-33 victory on Tuesday night. Tayana Stewart scored 15 points to lead a balanced attack for the Rebels (15-2, 11-0). Katrice Dickson and Tajaia Tillman each scored 13, Chelsey Scott had 12 and Celensia Dickson added nine. Jenna Lipinski led the Blazers (5-12, 1-10) with 11 points. CLEAR SPRING (5-12, 1-10) Forsman 4, Elwood 3, Mellott 4, Lipinski 11, Staley 6, Haislip 2, Weaver 2, Reynard 1. Totals 10 12-22 33. SOUTH HAGERSTOWN (15-2, 11-0)
February 4, 2013
Save Historic Antietam Foundation Inc. announced the opening of applications for the Dr. Joseph L. Harsh Memorial Scholarship. The award was created in 2012 to honor Harsh, a professor at George Mason University and an award-winning author who wrote a trilogy of books on Confederate strategy in the Maryland Campaign. Harsh was generous contributor to and member of SHAF. The purpose of the scholarship is to advance the knowledge and understanding of the battle of Antietam and Maryland Campaign, and is open to all applicants. The guidelines for the award are listed below, and can also be found at www.shaf.org : The award is presented to an applicant who produces a scholarly paper on some aspect of the Maryland Campaign of 1862, based on solid original research with proper citations using the Chicago Manual of Style.
February 4, 2013
Scouts of Troop 412 and Pack 34 participated in a hike Jan. 19 at Antietam National Battlefield. The Scouts hiked to Georgians' Overlook, then hiked Snavely Ford and Final Attack Trail. It was a joint hike with Pack 34 so the Webelo Scouts could meet the requirement of participating in an activity with a Boy Scout troop. Troop 412 is sponsored by Paramount Baptist Church and Pack 34 is sponsored by Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church.
January 31, 2013
The North Hagerstown wrestling team rose to the occasion again. The Hubs toppled Catoctin 48-23 on Senior Night at North on Thursday to win their second straight MVAL Antietam Conference title. With the victory, the Hubs also improved their chances of advancing next week to the Maryland Class 4A-3A West region dual-meet tournament, which North won last year. The Hubs improved to 15-10 (6-0) this season, while Catoctin fell to 19-9 (3-1). “There was a lot on the line,” North coach Greg Slick said.
January 13, 2013
Art students at Antietam Academy and students at nearby Emma K. Doub Elementary School collaborated on a project titled “Dreaming Me,” which stresses mentoring, relationship building, creativity and imagination. For a few years now, two art teachers at the schools have been putting their minds and their students together for the project. The collaboration is between Michael Maginnis' art students at Antietam Academy and Rachel Barnhart's students at Emma K. Doub Elementary School.
January 10, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013 GIRLS BASKETBALL South 58, Brunswick 31 BRUNSWICK, Md. - Tayana Stewart had 14 points to lead South Hagerstown past Brunswick (3-9, 1-5) in the MVAL Antietam on Thursday. Chelsey Scott had 12 points and Katrice Dickson had 11 points for the Rebels (9-2, 6-0). SOUTH HAGERSTOWN (9-2, 6-0) Bedregal 5, Scott 12, Johnson 7, K. Dickson 11, C. Dickson 1, Stewart 14, Shaffer 2, Tillman 4, Fleming 2. Totals 26 4-8 58. BRUNSWICK (3-9, 1-5)
January 3, 2013
GIRLS BASKETBALL In recent years, Boonsboro has played Catoctin tough, even in the years that the Cougars were a very, very good 1A team, not to say they aren't creditable this season. A matchup loomed Friday night between two potential MVAL Antietam Conference unbeatens - South Hagerstown and Catoctin - until the Warriors gladly ruined that. Boonsboro rallied from a seven-point deficit after three quarters to hand Catoctin (6-3, 3-1 Antietam) its first loss while improving to 2-1 in the Antietam and 4-3 overall.
December 23, 2012
Antietam Cable Television partnered with the Maryland Food Bank in October and November to provide food to low-income families in the community. The effort raised more than 3,250 pounds of food to be distributed to residents in Washington County. Antietam Cable also donated more than $20,000 in advertising and other services. In addition, the company donated all food proceeds from a promotion it offered that provides free installation of services to new and existing customers in exchange for food donations at the time of the service.
December 18, 2012
1. Book on Antietam Ted Alexander will sign copies of his newest book "Battle of Antietam: The Bloodiest Day" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Hagerstown Visitor Welcome Center, 6 N. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3246. 2. Trio Galilei to perform Trio Galilei will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 Washington St., Shepherds-town, W.Va. Holiday concert featuring Carolyn Surrick on viola da gamba, harpist Sue Richards and Hanneke Cassel on violin.