April 23, 2013
It was all about the second half for the Frederick boys lacrosse team Tuesday night. After being tied with Smithsburg at halftime, the Cadets picked it up in the second half and came away with an 11-8 victory at Coach Carroll Reid Field. “We've always been a second-half team,” said Frederick coach Erik Neidinger. “As long as we can keep it close in the first half, we usually play our best in the second half.” The Cadets (6-5) could not have kept it any closer in the first half with Smithsburg as they were knotted in a 5-5 tie at the break.
March 24, 2013
Civil Air Patrol does more than search and rescue To the editor: Are you familiar with the local Civil Air Patrol in Washington County? Well, you should be. This program is one of the best youth programs in the area. I know this firsthand, because my son benefited greatly from his participation in this program, which encouraged him to make the military his career. The first thing you notice about cadets is their manners. “Yes, ma'm” and “Yes, sir” are a constant.
February 4, 2013
The following Virginia Military Institute cadets were among the approximately 1,500 who marched in this year's presidential inaugural parade Jan. 21: Alexander L. Brown of Smithsburg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin R. Brown William C. Holzapfel of Hagerstown, son of Mr. and Mrs. James N. Holzapfel Kirk L. Lambert of Frederick, Md., son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher L. Lambert Kyle J. Morse of Frederick, son of Mr. and Mrs....
December 12, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 PREP WRESTLING North Hagerstown 59, Frederick 15 at FREDERICK, Md. 106 - Ben Beard (NH) fft; 113 - Howard Shehan (NH) fft.; 120 - Antonio DeCastro (NH) m.d. Mitchell Kavanaugh, 12-2; 126 - Leif Kusmider (F) d. Collin Edwards, 4-1; 132 - Darwin Diaz (F) p. Josh Pettit, 2:31; 138 - Nick McMahon (F) fft.; 145 - Diantra Landry (NH) p. Sam Smiseik, 1:24; 152 - Cole McHose (NH) fft.; 160 - Andre McCall (NH) m.d. Jose Rodriguez, 15-7; 170 - Mike Leone (NH)
December 4, 2012
Mackenzie Riford, a native of Hagerstown and a member of the U.S. Military Academy's marathon team, will be part of the team that runs the ceremonial game ball from West Point to Philadelphia for the 113th Army-Navy football classic scheduled for Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. The 19-member cadet team will accept the game ball at approximately 7 p.m. Thursday during the bonfire activities. The team will depart West Point, passing through several towns and cities during the two-day run to deliver the game ball for opening ceremonies at 2 p.m. This year marks the 84th time the Cadets and Midshipmen have met in Philadelphia for this longstanding rivalry.
September 2, 2012
Cadet Mackenzie Riford, daughter of Maria Rubeling of Hagerstown and Tom Riford of Mercersburg, Pa., completed cadet basic training at the U.S. Military Academy. Riford entered West Point on July 2 and has successfully completed six weeks of cadet basic training. Also referred to as “Beast Barracks,” cadet training is one of the most challenging events a cadet will encounter over the course of their four years at the academy. The initial military training program provides cadets with basic skills to instill discipline, pride, cohesion, confidence and a high sense of duty to prepare them for entry into the corps of cadets.
August 26, 2012
Preston Button of Hagerstown was presented the Warrior Forge Commanders Leadership Award at the U.S. Cadet Command's Leader Development and Assessment Course. Button was ranked No. 1 among more than 200 cadets in his training company at the 29-day leadership course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge, the training and assessment excercise for the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps. Cadets are tested on their physical stamina, endurance, ability to navigate over difficult terrain, and their team-building and leadership skills.
June 4, 2012
This week will be different than the rest of summer vacation for 40 youths participating in the Fulton County (Pa.) Camp Cadet. The girls woke at 5 a.m. and the boys at 6 a.m. Monday for running, range shooting, water safety class and presentations at the camp, which is run by the Pennsylvania State Police. Events scheduled through Friday include lessons in arson investigations, forensics, first aid, and resisting drugs and alcohol. Isaiah Clark, 12, was one of 70 students who interviewed for a spot in the camp.
April 17, 2012
A furious flurry of goals in the second half was not enough for Smithsburg's girls lacrosse team Tuesday, as the Leopards fell to the Frederick Cadets 15-11 at Coach Carroll Reid Field. Down 13-5, the Leopards (1-6) scored five straight times - two by Taylor Cline and one each by Janice Edwards, Madison Duvall and Sarah Thompson - to cut the deficit to five. However, late scores by Frederick's Courtney Luther and Kellie McLaughlin sealed the win for the Cadets (2-5). “The defense started the run for us,” said Smithsburg coach Jessica Klinger.
April 2, 2012
The whirlwind first-half offense that has become customary for the North Hagerstown girls lacrosse team was needed on Monday, as the Hubs were tested late by Frederick. After scoring 12 goals in the first half, the Hubs escaped with a 13-11 victory over the Cadets at Mike Callas Stadium. Heading into the second half with a 12-5 lead, North (3-1) looked to be in the driver's seat. However, the Hubs found themselves in the crosshairs of a Cadets barrage, as Frederick outscored North 6-1 in the final 24 minutes.