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By RON SOMERS / Sports Editor | September 6, 1998
CLEAR SPRING - Before the cross country season is over, a lot of girls are going to be wishing that River Hill sophomore Lee McDuff was doing what she did last fall - playing soccer. "I've been playing soccer forever. I got tired of it," McDuff said Saturday after winning the girls big schools race at the Interstate Classic Invitational at Clear Spring High School. "I just wanted to try something new," she said. McDuff is not new to running; she won the 2A state track title at 3,200 meters last spring in 10 minutes, 59 seconds.
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By DAN KAUFFMAN | November 11, 2000
Smithsburg girls team wins state cross country HEREFORD, Md. - At the beginning of the year, the odds of someone picking Smithsburg to win the Maryland Class 1A girls cross country championship were remote. Even the Leopards themselves weren't sure of what they had. continued "At the beginning of the year, we knew we had a good team," said sophomore Jordann Waldron, "but we weren't sure we would have a chance at states. " Slowly, Smithsburg made a name for itself in recent weeks, winning both the Washington County and 1A West Region titles.
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By ANDREW MASON | November 13, 2005
andrewm@herald-mail.com PARKTON, MD. - For being Washington County's first boys and girls team sweep at the Maryland State Cross Country Championships, it looked surprisingly easy Saturday. Clear Spring won the Class 1A boys team title and Williamsport captured the Class 1A girls crown as each placed its top five runners in the medal standings (top 15). Clear Spring scored 32 points - 22 fewer than runner-up Beall, the two-time defending champ - for its first team title in cross country and the county's first boys team title since Smithsburg won the Class C race in 1977.
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by ANDREW MASON | November 4, 2002
andrewm@herald-mail.com CLEAR SPRING - Williamsport's Makenna Hardy said she'd never run more than a mile at one time before this cross country season. She said the same was true for most of her fellow freshmen teammates. Apparently the young Wildcats have wasted little time catching on to this long-distance thing. Fueled by an all-freshmen top four, Williamsport ran away with the girls team title at the Maryland Class 1A West Regional Cross Country Championships on Friday afternoon at Clear Spring High School.
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By ANDREW MASON | December 8, 2009
Smithsburg senior David Wilson said in August that he thought he might have a good cross country season this year. Then he began the season by winning Clear Spring's Interstate Classic in a course-record time of 15 minutes, 46 seconds on Sept. 5. "I came there, first meet of the season, and I broke the course record by five seconds," Wilson said. "I thought I might have a chance of winning, and I went out and ran 15:46. "That was the beginning. " Something very special was in the works.
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By CHRIS CARTER | April 11, 2008
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Beginning this fall, students at Greencastle-Antrim Middle School will have the option of running cross country. The school district approved last week the creation of a program for seventh- and eighth-graders, providing a training ground for those who might want to run in high school. High school cross country coach Rich Secrest pitched the idea last summer and was told last Friday by athletic director Vicki Ritchey that it had come to fruition. "This is something I've wanted to try for about a year.
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by ANDREW MASON | August 30, 2003
andrewm@herald-mail.com Justin Myers and Jeremy Everitts went back and forth on the track all last winter indoors, culminating in a 1-2 finish in the 1,600-meter run at the Maryland 2A-1A state championships, with Myers pulling ahead for the win in the final meters. While the battles are probably far from over between Myers, a 2003 Middletown High School graduate and three-time state champ, and Everitts, a 2003 Clear Spring grad, at least they'll be fighting for the same side.
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By ANDREW MASON | August 30, 2009
The North Hagerstown girls cross country team was absolutely dominant at times last fall. The Hubs posted a perfect 15 points at the MVAL Piedmont championships, sweeping the top five spots in the race. Then at the Washington County championships, they placed four runners in the top five and seven in the top 10 to win going away. With four of their top seven back this year, along with a few key newcomers, the Hubs are ready to pick up where they left off, and perhaps raise the bar even higher.
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By ANDREW MASON | September 2, 2008
Williamsport hasn't won a boys cross country team title since 1975. Thirty-three years later, the Wildcats finally have the runners to win another one. "We have more depth than we've ever had on the boys team," Williamsport coach Randy Buchman said. "The main group of guys put in a lot of miles over the summer, and that's kind of unprecedented compared to teams in the past, having a group of guys committed to excellence over the summer. "They have a sense that they have a real opportunity.
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By JACK HILL III | November 5, 1998
ST. JAMES - St. James didn't win the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference cross country title on Wednesday, but to coach Keith Muller, the Saints did the next best thing. They finished second. "It is our best finish since this league was formed a decade ago," Muller said. "We knew that we had a chance to win, but Potomac was definitely the favorite coming into the race. " And Potomac School didn't disappoint. Landon Schmitt overcame soreness from a weekend automobile accident to post the winning time of 16 minutes, 41.5 seconds over the 3.1-mile course to lead Potomac School to the team title.
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