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By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | February 28, 2013
The Smithsburg Leopards seemingly have put their disappointing 9-13 regular season behind them. After getting a bye in the first round, Smithsburg opened playoff action in the second round by eliminating the Boonsboro Warriors 69-58 on Thursday night in a Maryland Class 1A West Region East Section boys basketball semifinal. Smithsburg (10-13) will play at Brunswick on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the East Section championship game. The Leopards are one win away from repeating as East Section champions and two wins away from repeating as West Region champions and advancing to a second straight Maryland state tournament.
By CURT HORNBECKER | | February 28, 2013
Ryan Grabill had a plan. But after 51 seconds, he was going to Plan B. And the Clear Spring boys basketball team was never able to fully recover, dropping a 59-43 decision to Brunswick in the Maryland Class 1A West Region East Section semifinal Thursday. Clear Spring opened with a box-and-one defense in an effort to shut down the Railroaders' leading scorer, Zach Hossler. But instead Collin Nusbaum torched the Blazers with a pair of 3-pointers in the first 51 seconds, forcing Grabill to call a timeout and go with a straight man-to-man defense.
February 19, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013 BOYS BASKETBALL BALTIMORE - The St. Maria Goretti boys basketball team reaped individual awards at the BCL banquet on Monday night. Amrit Rayfield was named BCL Coach of the Year in his fourth year as the Gaels' head coach. Then, 6-foot-8 junior Martin Geben was named Player of the Year. Geben averages more than 16 points and nearly 12 rebounds a game for the Gaels. Guard Tyrus Fleetwood won the BCL's Most Improved Player and was named to the honorable mention team.
February 14, 2013
Dee Ette Crutchley, 64, of Brunswick, Md., died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Vindobona Nursing Home in Braddock Heights, Md. A memorial gathering will be Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick.
By MARK KELLER | | February 8, 2013
The South Hagerstown girls basketball team has been led by a trio of junior stars this season. But on Senior Night in the Rebels' gym, it was fitting for Dejiah Johnson to shine. Johnson, the only senior on the floor for the Rebels, was their top scorer, dropping in a season-high 17 points and helping South to a 76-20 rout of Brunswick in an MVAL Antietam game Friday night. “Dejiah played a real nice game tonight, real nice for her to have that kind of game on Senior Night,” said South coach Nate Naylor.
February 8, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013 BOYS BASKETBALL BRUNSWICK, Md. - Devon King scored a game-high 31 points, also his season high, to lead South Hagerstown to a 58-55 MVAL Antietam victory over Brunswick on Friday night. After a tight first quarter, South went on a 13-4 run in the second quarter to take a 28-20 halftime lead. Michael Hill had 14 points for the Rebels (13-5, 10-2). Zach Hossler had 16 points, Dallas Darling had 14 points and eight rebounds, Chance Smith had 10 points and eight rebounds and Collin Nusbaum had nine points, including two 3-pointers, for the Railroaders (11-8, 8-5)
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)
By BOB PARASILITI | | February 1, 2013
No matter the situation, the Williamsport boys basketball team had a Silver Lining Playbook on Friday night. And it was a Sterling silver. Sterling Christy provided what bordered on an Academy Award performance with 32 points and five assists on Friday to help the Wildcats to an efficient - if sometimes disheveled - 62-52 MVAL Antietam victory over Brunswick. Christy set the tone with his passing early before taking the game over in three critical stretches to allow the Wildcats (8-8, 7-4)
January 22, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 BOYS BASKETBALL WASHINGTON - Saint James pulled off an upset in the Mid-Atlantic Conference on Tuesday night with a stunning 60-58 victory over Sidwell Friends. Coming off a disappointing loss Friday at Flint Hill, the Saints regrouped to stun the Quakers, who had owned a victory over Gonzaga earlier this year and played touted Mount St. Joseph to within four points. “We should never have lost to Flint Hill, but we challenged the kids to work hard and refocused,” said Saint James coach Paul Easton.
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