March 10, 2012
Kevin Smoot started the Washington County Middle School Basketball League 10 years ago at Broadfording Christian Academy based on one central principle: Discipline. “He's a disciplined individual, and in sports you have to be,” said Kevin's wife, Christy Smoot. “When he had kids he realized that they had nothing to do and he wanted to give them an outlet where they could learn and grow together.” With Kevin in mind, the coaches and directors of the Washington County Middle School Basketball League created the Kevin Smoot Scholarship Award, given to a high school senior who played at least two years in the league and will be attending college in the fall.
December 8, 2010
December 8, 2010 BOYS BASKETBALL BOONSBORO — The Boonsboro boys felt like they achieved the ultimate on Wednesday night, defeating Liberty 52-51, giving new coach Skip Chambers his first victory. In a total rebuilding year, the Warriors (1-1) pulled away from a 19-19 halftime tie to take a 42-34 lead after three quarters, only to have Liberty surge back. However, three free throws by Justin Lewis gave the Warriors a 52-50 lead with 16 seconds left to play.
August 8, 2010
CLEAR SPRING -- This summer's drought has been tough on local gardens, but there's produce to share at the Windy Rock Community Valor Garden in Clear Spring. The women who founded the community garden said this year's crop is nowhere near last year's bounty, but what is grown and given away comes from the heart. Lori Stottlemyer, Jametta McDaniel and Bernice Mebane were drawn to each other by their shared interest in helping others. Stottlemyer and McDaniel are neighbors, and started planning the community garden as a way to help local families in need during the recession, as well as rally the community together.
April 20, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012 PREP SOFTBALL THURMONT, Md. - Clear Spring lost its first game of the season Friday, falling 13-9 to Catoctin (7-4, 6-2) in an MVAL Antietam contest. Tori Albert smacked a two-run homer in the second inning and Sarah Elwood and Lexi Albert had three hits each for the Blazers (11-1), who had 14 hits but committed seven errors. Clear Spring scored six runs in the fourth to take a 9-8 lead, but Catoctin rallied with five runs in the sixth.
May 11, 2010
PREP BASEBALL Catoctin 8, Clear Spring 4 THURMONT, Md. -- Brad Banzhoff had three hits for Clear Spring (15-3, 11-3), but the Blazers lost their regular-season finale at Catoctin (11-9, 7-7) in the MVAL Antietam. Clear Spring 030 010 0 -- 4 7 2 Catoctin 302 210 x -- 8 12 2 Walling, Brant (2), Yost (3), Jordan (5) and Morgan. Ausherman, Smith (5) and Larson. WP -- Ausherman. LP -- Yost. Broadfording 11, Shalom 1 Matt South doubled twice and had three RBIs for Broadfording in its six-inning rout of visiting Shalom.
September 22, 2005
Mayor: Paul D. Hose Jr., 301-842-3344 Vice Mayor: Terry Baker, 301-733-4103 Town Council: Steven Blickenstaff, 301-842-2023 Carol Hovermale, 301-842-2097 Open seat to be filled in November The Town Council meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Town Hall: 301-842-2252 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Population: 462 (estimated, 2004)
August 29, 2011
The Clear Spring High School Blazer Band Boosters will hold a Vera Bradley bingo event Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co.'s activities building. The event starts at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $25, which includes lunch. For more information, call 240-291-5502, or send an email to email@example.com .
August 19, 2011
A malfunctioning fan caused a fire in an attic above a garage Wednesday at 12804 Independence Road in Clear Spring, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. The fire caused about $1,000 in damage to the structure, according to a fire marshal's office news release. The blaze was reported at about 8:30 p.m. and took 40 firefighters about 30 minutes to control, the release said. Fire companies from Clear Spring, Halfway, Maugansville and Williamsport responded to the scene.
January 28, 2011
A house on Mercersburg Road near Clear Spring was damaged by a fire that started in the chimney early Friday morning, the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office said. The fire, which was reported at about 3:40 a.m. at 13913 Mercersburg Road, took 41 firefighters 35 minutes to control, according to a fire marshal’s office press release. The fire is estimated to have caused $120,000 in damage to the structure and $5,000 to the contents. Fire companies from Clear Spring, Williamsport, Maugansville, Hancock, Halfway, Longmeadow and Mercersburg, Pa., responded to the scene, the fire marshal’s office said.
August 23, 2010
The Clear Spring High class of 1957 will hold its annual reunion Sunday, Sept. 12, at the American Legion Auxillary building, starting at noon. All class members are encouraged to attend to share their lives and memories with their fellow classmates. Lunch will be served. The reunion committee encourages classmates to make reservations by calling Pat Hull at 301-842-2940 or Frank Carpenter at 301-252-5800.