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by KEVIN G. GILBERT / Staff Photographer | December 28, 2006
Adonijah Gilmore, center, and the rest of his South Middle School seventh-grade basketball teammates run wind sprints after practice Wednesday at the Martinsburg (W.Va.) Boys & Girls Club.
SPORTS
February 1, 2013
The Hedgesville at Martinsburg boys basketball games scheduled for Friday have been postponed until Saturday due to the weather-related closure of schools in Berkeley County, school officials said. Gates at the Martinsburg field house will open at 9:30 a.m. The freshman game will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the junior varsity and varsity games. The varsity game will start at approximately 1:15 p.m. The event is a sellout. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets already purchased will be honored.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | April 20, 2013
You gotta love it, baby! Former West Virginia University basketball standout, NBA player and professional broadcaster Rodney "Hot Rod" Hundley is coming to Martinsburg as part of the Chocolate Fest and Book Faire on Saturday, April 27. Hundley's appearance highlights the two-day event, which kicks off Saturday at The Arts Center, 300 W. King, and highlights chocolate and books. Tickets cost $50. It's been years since Hundley has made his way back to Martinsburg. Back then, he said, he had made a stop in the Eastern Panhandle.
NEWS
February 22, 2009
Taking care of their own
NEWS
June 1, 2006
Mason-Dixon Summer League At St. Maria Goretti H.S. Middletown 41, Williamsport 40 Middletown: Tyler Ausherman 15 points. Williamsport: Will Taylor 18 points. St. Maria Goretti 66, Frederick 63 Goretti: Kevin Breslin 25 points; Logan Bollinger 17 points. Frederick: Steve Custus 25 points.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | September 19, 2012
Watch out, Charles Barkley. You might have some competition for your endorsement deal. Barkley has been telling overweight guys to “Lose like a man.” Will Taylor would take it a step farther. “And play like a winner.” Taylor's biggest loss since leaving Hagerstown Community College was 40 pounds. His gains? The opportunity to play professional basketball in Portugal after graduating from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo. “Four or five years ago, I never thought this would happen,” said Taylor, a Williamsport native.
NEWS
January 23, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer When Jim Brown was a young basketball coach at Hancock High School from 1959 to 1966, he looked forward to playing Shad Hunt's teams from St. Maria Goretti High School. "His teams were always intense because he was so intense," Brown said upon learning of Hunt's death Wednesday. Hunt coached basketball at Goretti for 11 years. Brown, who is now athletic director at Hagerstown Junior College, said Hunt was an excellent coach. "He was also such a positive role model for his kids," Brown said.
NEWS
January 19, 2006
Pat Wharton, left, and Chad Murdock play basketball Wednesday outside Wharton's Whispering Hills home in Smithsburg.
NEWS
June 1, 2005
Raymond Hoy jumps high to dunk a basketball Tuesday at Wheaton Park in Hagerstown as Earl Thorne watches.
NEWS
October 1, 2008
Alivia Keller, 2 1/2, gets a helping hand from her mother, Liz Keller, Tuesday while the two play basketball with a family friend, Jackie Brown, at Elgin Park in Hagerstown.
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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | August 20, 2013
First it was football, then boys basketball and now it's girls basketball - Williamsport is in the market for another head coach. Veteran Chris Malott, with nine seasons under his belt as the headmaster of the Wildcats girls basketball program, has decided to step down. “I pulled the plug, it's time to do it,” Malott said. “After 26 years, it's time. I love coaching the kids at game time, but I hate the bus trips, especially to Carroll County.” Malott has never been overly concerned about wins and losses.
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SPORTS
August 7, 2013
The boys basketball coaching fraternity in Washington County is back to full strength. Following Ryan Grabill's departure to Williamsport, Clear Spring had a void to fill and all it had to do was dip into the assistant ranks. Athletic director Lisa Shives recently announced the hiring of John Hutzell, 34, as the Blazers' new boys basketball coach. A graduate of Allegany High School and Frostburg State University, Hutzell spent the last three years as an assistant to Grabill and also had been a JV girls assistant.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | June 16, 2013
The annual Ruth Ann V. Monroe Summer Basketball League has been a Wheaton Park tradition for decades. Participants said the league in the park dates back to the 1970s, and they reminisced Sunday about the good times: the frozen Snickers bars, the horseshoe pits and the concerts that accompanied the hours of play on the basketball court. “Great memories. Great memories,” said Wayne Mason, who moved to Hagerstown from Shepherdstown, W.Va., when he was 12 years old and spent many days hanging out in the park for tournaments.
OPINION
May 21, 2013
Valuable life lessons never seem particularly valuable at the time. More likely, they are the source of pain, heartbreak and discouragement. Yet something deep inside some people causes them to regroup and carry on, despite the difficulty or the odds. At the annual True Grit Awards banquet, Mike Spinnler recounted some his own struggles before stating this simple but difficult truth: “When you get your teeth kicked in, you have to get back up.” It is the message behind the True Grit awards, which honor student-athletes who have overcome sometimes multiple setbacks.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | May 14, 2013
The Saint James boys basketball program has its new head coach, and he comes from a school with a national background. After 11 years as an assistant coach at Montrose Christian, Dan Prete is ready to once again guide his own program. Saints athletic director Jim Fahey announced that Prete, 43, was his choice from a pool of applicants to succeed Paul Easton, who resigned following two years. “We are super excited to get a coach of his caliber,” Fahey said. “He comes highly recommended.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | April 20, 2013
You gotta love it, baby! Former West Virginia University basketball standout, NBA player and professional broadcaster Rodney "Hot Rod" Hundley is coming to Martinsburg as part of the Chocolate Fest and Book Faire on Saturday, April 27. Hundley's appearance highlights the two-day event, which kicks off Saturday at The Arts Center, 300 W. King, and highlights chocolate and books. Tickets cost $50. It's been years since Hundley has made his way back to Martinsburg. Back then, he said, he had made a stop in the Eastern Panhandle.
SPORTS
March 30, 2013
You know, I've been doing this media thing for a little time now. Those of you that know me know my dome is bathed in gray as I continue my trek into the 60s, and I don't mean the year. At times I've done television, at times I've done radio, but for the most part it's been behind the desk working in the print business. As you know, or may not, at the end of a prep sports season a newspaper generally selects all-star teams for specific sports. It takes time putting the teams together, believe me. It's not that you just throw names into a hat and presto.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | March 30, 2013
When Amrit Rayfield came to St. Maria Goretti three years ago, he knew his priority was to return the boys basketball program to a level of prominence it once held. That first season, Rayfield experienced what had happened the five previous ones - a losing record - when the Gaels went 8-24. But things began to turn around last year when Goretti went 19-13 and began to show a ray of hope that stretched into the powerful Baltimore Catholic League, where the Gaels had become an easy target.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | March 30, 2013
When Martin Geben steps onto the basketball floor, the fans will not see any razzle and dazzle. What one will see, however, is a young man who brings a lunch pail - also known as workmanlike effort - to the gym. Geben, a 6-foot-9 junior who hails from Vilnius, Lithuania, is the prize catch of St. Maria Goretti and, sometime soon, will be the same for a fortunate NCAA Division I college. Geben was instrumental in leading Goretti to a 21-13 record this season, the first time since 2004-05 that the Gaels exceeded 20 wins in a season.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | March 29, 2013
It's doubtful that Nate Naylor would have figured on winning postseason coaching awards when he took over as head coach of the South Hagerstown girls basketball team two years ago. But Naylor, the full-time head coach this season after a year with the interim tag, followed up a 17-8 season in 2011-12 with a 21-3 mark, which included a 14-0 run through the MVAL Antietam Conference. For the second straight year Naylor is The Herald-Mail's Washington County Girls Basketball Coach of the Year.
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