March 3, 2003
With no snow in the forecast, Maryland high school basketball teams can finally look forward to playing their playoff games as scheduled beginning tonight. Nine boys region quarterfinal games involving local teams will be played tonight, including two matchups of Washington County teams. All games begin at 7 p.m. In the Class 1A West quarters, Boonsboro plays at Smithsburg, Clear Spring travels to South Hagerstown and Williamsport goes to Allegany, while in 1A South, Reginald Lewis plays at Brunswick.
July 29, 2007
Grace Academy recently named Laura Jacques as valedictorian of its 2007 graduating class. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jacques of Smithsburg earned a 3.9 grade-point average. In addition to earning valedictorian honors, Jacques was selected by the faculty to receive the Joseph E. Michael Christian Character Award, the school's highest recognition. The award is based on the student's all-around Christian character, especially in the areas of humility and service. Jacques was a member of the school's praise band and was captain of the soccer team.
March 28, 2004
First Team Jesse Gutekunst Sr. CS. Hagerstown Bernard Harris Sr. GN. Hagerstown Gene Johnson Jr. FS. Hagerstown Drew Kidd Sr. G Heritage Acad. David Miner Sr. GS. Hagerstown Mike Nelson Sr. F St. Maria Goretti Will Roney Sr. F Williamsport Joey Spierenburg Sr. C St. Maria Goretti Alex Tyler Jr. C Clear Spring Second Team Cody Beard Sr. G Clear Spring Marshall Branch Sr. FN. Hagerstown Drew Crawford Sr. G Smithsburg Quielan Gantt Jr. GN. Hagerstown Matt Griessing Jr. F St. James Ben Jordan Sr. G Williamsport Brad Spielman Jr. G Hancock Brad Wetzel Sr. F Boonsboro HONORABLE MENTION: Boonsboro - Kyle Davis.
April 22, 2012
St. Maria Goretti High School's girls lacrosse team and boys and girls basketball teams recently conducted workshops at Girls Inc. and the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County. The workshops involved an overview of the fundamentals of lacrosse and basketball, running drills and playing games. Goretti students also donated items collected through Goretti's recent sports-equipment drive to both organizations. During Catholic Schools Week in January, the school collected more than 200 sports items donated by the local community.
September 12, 2011
Brother and sister Mitchell Belella and Taylor Belella of Smithsburg are the recipients of scholarships from Delcan Corp. They are the children of Stephanie and Paul Belella. Their father works at Delcan's Infrastructure Division in the Vienna, Va., office. Mitchell graduated from St. Maria Goretti High School in 2008 and Taylor graduated from Smithsburg High School in 2011. This is the fourth year that Mitchell has received a Delcan scholarship and the first for Taylor.
May 8, 2012
The True Grit Award is presented to a senior student-athlete from each high school located in Washington County and a second-year student at Hagerstown Community College who has demonstrated the ability to overcome hardship to become or remain a member of an athletic team. These students, who usually are not the stars of their teams, most often have been the ones who have “helped the stars to shine.” The selection of each reward recipient solely is the decision of each school. The True Grit awards program continues the program that existed from 1975-1999 and which was restarted in 2003.
February 27, 2001
4th quarter runs spells end for Boonsboro By ADELINE STAEBLER / Staff Correspondent BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro and Poolesville boys basketball teams are very similar in their looks, size and style of play but they played completely different fourth quarters Monday night as Poolesville posted a 65-58 Class 1A South quarterfinal victory. The Warriors were up by 11 points going into the fourth quarter, but the Indians went on a 13-4 run to tie the game and then a 3-point shot by Jimmy Ward pulled Poolesville ahead, 59-56.
December 20, 2007
HANCOCK - Washington County rivals Clear Spring and Hancock have had some good battles in various sports throughout the years. The boys basketball teams had another good one Wednesday night at Hancock, with the Blazers earning bragging rights - for now - with a 73-66 victory. "When you walk into this gym, you are going to have a battle," Clear Spring coach Mark Shives said. "Some of the fans were probably reliving the past, because it is a good traditional rivalry between Clear Spring and Hancock.
November 17, 2006
HALFWAY - A local 10-year-old girl will be testing her skills this weekend on the same field as professional football players Steve McNair and Ray Lewis. On Sunday, Chelsey Scott will punt, pass and kick on the turf at M&T Bank Stadium just hours before the Baltimore Ravens take on the Atlanta Falcons. Chelsey will get a chance to show off her skills through the NFL Pepsi PUNT, PASS & KICK program. The contest features boys and girls ages 8 to 15 who won contests at the local and regional levels.
February 8, 2001
TJ, Vikings craving respect For Frederick County's two best boys basketball teams, today's tipoff for the 28th Annual St. James Invitational isn't as much the culmination of things, but another step up a tall mountain. "We always look forward to playing here, but the good thing is that we look forward to every game," Thomas Johnson coach Tom Dickman said. "Whether it's January at Westminster or a tournament like this, we've got kids that like to play. " The Patriots (13-2, No. 1 Herald-Mail poll)