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By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent | July 28, 2011
Funkstown Post 211 couldn't have asked much more from starting pitch J.T. Root. Root hurled eight strong innings in Funkstown's 4-2 victory over Wicomico Post 65 Wednesday night in the opening round of the Maryland American Legion State tournament. “I executed my pitches well tonight,” Root said. “I was able to consistently throw strikes and my the defense played great behind me.” Root finished with eight strikeouts. “I wanted to go all nine," he said, "but we had to think about the rest of the tournament.” Root got all the run support he needed in the third inning as Funkstown scored three runs.
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By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent | July 29, 2011
Funkstown Post 211 was looking to win the Maryland American Legion tournament outright, but hit a speed bump Thursday night. A six-run third inning spelled the end for Funkstown as it fell to Chaney Enterprises 10-5 at Municipal Stadium. “(Brendan) Colliflower (Funkstown's starting pitcher) was lights out in the first two innings but started to leave the ball over the plate there in the third,” Funkstown coach Patrick Moore said. Chaney made the most out of the third inning, batting around and scoring six of the eight baserunners.
SPORTS
June 26, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011 GOLF HERSHEY, Pa. — Beaver Creek professional Dirk Schultz began his first round on the back nine of the West Course at Hershey Country Club with three bogeys — a tough start to Sunday’s opening round of the 44th Players National Championship. Schultz had six bogeys, two birdies and one eagle in his round that ended at 2-over-par 74 on the shorter 6,750-yard West Course. He will tee off Monday morning at 8:10 on the East Course, needing to finish in the top 70, with ties, to make the cut to Tuesday.
SPORTS
July 27, 2013
Funkstown Post 211 won its first American Legion state baseball title since 2005 with a 6-2 victory over Damascus on Saturday to cap an undefeated run through this year's Maryland State Tournament. “I'm not sure I have words for what I'm feeling yet,” Funkstown manager Patrick Moore said. “I couldn't be more proud of the team and what they accomplished this week. These boys left their hearts out on the field.” Funkstown advanced to the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Camden, N.J., from Aug. 8-12.
NEWS
April 1, 1999
ANNAPOLIS - Former Hancock Mayor Ralph E. Wachter has been nominated to the Maryland State Board of Elections. "I've always been interested in government and this is the basic premise of all government, the election process, " said Wachter, 71. If Wachter's nomination is approved by the Maryland Senate later this week, Wachter will begin serving the remainder of a term that expires in July. Wachter was well received by the Senate's Executive Nominations Committee on Monday, said Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington.
BREAKINGNEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | April 6, 2012
Washington County's jobless rate for February was 9.2 percent, an increase from January's adjusted rate of 9 percent, according to state figures released Friday.  In Washington County, 6,295 members of the labor force were without jobs in February, the Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation website said. The labor force consisted of 68,634 people. Compared with the other 22 Maryland counties and Baltimore City, Washington County's unemployment rate was the eighth highest.
NEWS
December 1, 2000
Thumbs up, thumbs down 12/2 To Hagerstown Community College basketball coach Jim Brown, for winning his 700th game, helping several generations of young men to build character and continue their college educations. To B. Marie Byers, who sat on the Washington County School Board for 30 years, for her three decades of service and being a knowledgeable, stabilizing force on a board on which change seemed to be the only constant. To officials of Cecil County, Md., who are proposing a ban on dodge ball, a traditional playground game for generations, because the activity involves "human targets.
NEWS
by DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | July 29, 2002
dank@herald-mail.com Approximately 1 out of every 3 Washington County households will receive a county health department survey within the next week or so asking about health-related matters, the department announced last week. The results of the survey will be used to decide what problems the department should focus on, county Health Officer William Christoffel said. "We have a budget of $15 million and we want to know what to spend it on," Christoffel said. "We're trying to serve the community and they can help us set our goals so we can have a healthier Washington County.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | September 2, 2011
Although Washington County was largely spared from Hurricane Irene damage last weekend, it will be included in an emergency declaration for Maryland counties affected by the storm. Kevin Lewis, the county's director of Emergency Services, said the county helped other parts of the state cope with the hurricane. Seven firefighters from Funkstown and Hancock helped Ocean City firefighters in Wicomico County from Saturday to Monday. And a three-person, swift-water rescue team with Washington County's Special Operations unit went to Baltimore County, then was called to help in Cecil County on Sunday, Lewis said.
NEWS
by DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | July 29, 2002
dank@herald-mail.com Approximately one out of every three Washington County households will receive a County Health Department survey within the next week or so asking about health-related matters, the department announced last week. The results of the survey will be used to decide what problems the department should focus on, County Health Officer William Christoffel said. "We have a budget of $15 million and we want to know what to spend it on," Christoffel said. "We're trying to serve the community and they can help us set our goals so we can have a healthier Washington County.
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July 27, 2013
Funkstown Post 211 won its first American Legion state baseball title since 2005 with a 6-2 victory over Damascus on Saturday to cap an undefeated run through this year's Maryland State Tournament. “I'm not sure I have words for what I'm feeling yet,” Funkstown manager Patrick Moore said. “I couldn't be more proud of the team and what they accomplished this week. These boys left their hearts out on the field.” Funkstown advanced to the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Camden, N.J., from Aug. 8-12.
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SPORTS
July 26, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013 LEGION BASEBALL CUMBERLAND, Md. - Funkstown Post 211 is hoping it plays only one baseball game today. If it does, Funkstown will have claimed the Maryland state championship. On Friday, Post 211 edged Cecil County 11-10 to reach the championship round this morning at 10 against Damascus. Funkstown, unbeaten with five wins, needs only one more for the title. Damascus will have to beat Funkstown twice to win the state crown. Post 211 jumped out to an 11-2 lead, then held on as Cecil struck for eight runs in the eighth inning - aided by several Funkstown errors, as only one of seven runs scored against Hunter McKinley was earned.
OPINION
By TIM ROWLAND | June 23, 2013
When the 6th Congressional District was redrawn prior to last fall's election, the grand design (which it accomplished) was to put another Maryland Democrat in the House of Representatives. But an unintended (and unlamented, from a Democratic perspective) side effect was that it slammed the door in the face of any Western Maryland conservative with ideas of obtaining higher office. State senator, a position that is relatively poorly paid and lacking in statewide prestige, is now as high as a local, conservative political climber can go. The state as a whole has swung so far to the left that the idea of a conservative governor or attorney general or comptroller is a nonstarter, especially for a rural candidate.
SPORTS
June 16, 2012
Saturday, June 16, 2012 RUNNING Tantillo-Barr Memorial 5K Saturday in Hagerstown Males (top 10): 1. Tony Clement, 25, Williamsport, 15:36.2; 2. Cameron Hanlin, 24, Hagerstown, 15:45.0; 3. Justin Cole, 23, Hagerstown, 16:07.7; 4. Brandon Brown, 24, Hagerstown, 16:55.8; 5. Tim Schuler, 49, Chambersburg, Pa., 17:04.5; 6. Brad Sponaugle, 32, Martinsburg, W.Va., 17:08.8; 7. Andy Mason, 40, Hagerstown, 17:26.9; 8. Bill Walls, 35, Hagerstown, 18:19.3; 9. Jamie Boward, 34, Fayetteville, Pa., 18:48.6; 10. Bill Dann, 44, Chambersburg, Pa., 18:49.8.
BREAKINGNEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | April 6, 2012
Washington County's jobless rate for February was 9.2 percent, an increase from January's adjusted rate of 9 percent, according to state figures released Friday.  In Washington County, 6,295 members of the labor force were without jobs in February, the Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation website said. The labor force consisted of 68,634 people. Compared with the other 22 Maryland counties and Baltimore City, Washington County's unemployment rate was the eighth highest.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | September 2, 2011
Although Washington County was largely spared from Hurricane Irene damage last weekend, it will be included in an emergency declaration for Maryland counties affected by the storm. Kevin Lewis, the county's director of Emergency Services, said the county helped other parts of the state cope with the hurricane. Seven firefighters from Funkstown and Hancock helped Ocean City firefighters in Wicomico County from Saturday to Monday. And a three-person, swift-water rescue team with Washington County's Special Operations unit went to Baltimore County, then was called to help in Cecil County on Sunday, Lewis said.
SPORTS
By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent | July 29, 2011
Funkstown Post 211 was looking to win the Maryland American Legion tournament outright, but hit a speed bump Thursday night. A six-run third inning spelled the end for Funkstown as it fell to Chaney Enterprises 10-5 at Municipal Stadium. “(Brendan) Colliflower (Funkstown's starting pitcher) was lights out in the first two innings but started to leave the ball over the plate there in the third,” Funkstown coach Patrick Moore said. Chaney made the most out of the third inning, batting around and scoring six of the eight baserunners.
SPORTS
By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent | July 28, 2011
Funkstown Post 211 couldn't have asked much more from starting pitch J.T. Root. Root hurled eight strong innings in Funkstown's 4-2 victory over Wicomico Post 65 Wednesday night in the opening round of the Maryland American Legion State tournament. “I executed my pitches well tonight,” Root said. “I was able to consistently throw strikes and my the defense played great behind me.” Root finished with eight strikeouts. “I wanted to go all nine," he said, "but we had to think about the rest of the tournament.” Root got all the run support he needed in the third inning as Funkstown scored three runs.
SPORTS
June 26, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011 GOLF HERSHEY, Pa. — Beaver Creek professional Dirk Schultz began his first round on the back nine of the West Course at Hershey Country Club with three bogeys — a tough start to Sunday’s opening round of the 44th Players National Championship. Schultz had six bogeys, two birdies and one eagle in his round that ended at 2-over-par 74 on the shorter 6,750-yard West Course. He will tee off Monday morning at 8:10 on the East Course, needing to finish in the top 70, with ties, to make the cut to Tuesday.
NEWS
by DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | July 29, 2002
dank@herald-mail.com Approximately 1 out of every 3 Washington County households will receive a county health department survey within the next week or so asking about health-related matters, the department announced last week. The results of the survey will be used to decide what problems the department should focus on, county Health Officer William Christoffel said. "We have a budget of $15 million and we want to know what to spend it on," Christoffel said. "We're trying to serve the community and they can help us set our goals so we can have a healthier Washington County.
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