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August 26, 2013
Chelsea? He wants to be called Chelsea? I didn't see that coming. I would have taken him for more of a Nancy or a Marguerite. Imagine my surprise when I learned last week that Bradley Manning announced he is really a woman and wants to be known as Chelsea. Well, naturally I assumed I was being buffaloed. (Unrelated trivia question: What word can be used five times in repetition to form a full sentence? A: Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. See, buffalo can be a proper noun, a verb and … oh never mind, I'm sorry I brought it up.)
NEWS
March 3, 1997
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - It didn't take long for Eric Davis to show why the Baltimore Orioles believe he will be an ideal replacement for Bobby Bonilla as their starting right fielder. Davis went 3-for-3 with a monstrous homer and a stolen base Sunday in the Orioles' 11-2 exhibition rout of the Montreal Expos. His home run took about two seconds to leave the park and hit the scoreboard with a resounding thud. "Nope, didn't get all of it," Davis said, quite sincerely. Davis, signed as a free agent after Bonilla left Baltimore for the Florida Marlins, is expected to deliver speed, power and defense.
NEWS
By CHRIS CARTER | April 29, 2007
St. Maria Goretti senior David Plank was having a day to forget Saturday afternoon. That was, until he took a swing to remember. Plank belted the winning three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning and the Gaels got a sound pitching performance from J.J. O'Neill as they topped Berkeley Springs 4-3 in the Apple Valley League. "I was having a rough day," said Plank, who popped out and struck out looking in his first two at-bats. "I couldn't get around on the fastball and the curveball was messing me up. So, I choked up a little bit and just tried to put it in play.
NEWS
By TIM KOELBLE | May 15, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! HAGERSTOWN -- Zach Davies started it with his arm and Jay Knight finished it with his bat. The pair proved too formidable in leading Linganore to a 4-0 victory over South Hagerstown in the first round of the Maryland Class 3A West playoffs Friday at South. The Rebels (12-9), who averaged more than nine runs a game in 20 regular-season games, had only two runners reach second base as Davies held the Rebels hitless into the fifth inning.
NEWS
By CONNER GILBERT | July 12, 2008
HALFWAY - For the second straight game, the Valley All-Stars used a total-team effort to earn a win. "These are 13 nice kids who get along real well," said Valley manager Tim Hartsock. "They support each other, and it's peer pressure that makes them play hard for each other. " Valley defeated Halfway 10-4 in a Maryland District 1 11-12 Tournament losers' bracket game. Valley will host Maugansville today at 5 p,m. In the bottom of the first, Valley scored a pair of runs on a wild pitch and a passed ball.
NEWS
August 18, 1998
BY TOM ROSE / The Washington Observer-Reporter WASHINGTON, Pa. - Bill Keyes is a young man with a plan for the Hagerstown Pony World Series team. Keyes gets the credit for the beach look his teammates are sporting this week. Sitting around one night with his friends, Keyes tossed out the idea that if the team could win its East Zone tournament, the players should dye their hair blond. Hagerstown won the zone tourney to get here, hence the surfer dude look for Keyes. "It's a unity thing," said Doug Fowler, whose son, Dan, is the suddenly blond-haired shortstop for Hagerstown.
NEWS
August 5, 2002
LEGION BASEBALL Funkstown 10, Talbot 0 SALISBURY, Md. - Adam Dick pitched an eight-inning, five-hit shutout, while the Funkstown Legion offense remained hot in a 10- victory over Talbot in a loser's bracket semifinal at the Maryland American Legion Tournament on Sunday. Dick struck out five and walked one for his first tournament victory of the season. He was 6-0 in the regular season. "(Dick's) really stepped it up," Funkstown manager Darryl Powell said.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | May 22, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- They say that in every life a little rain must fall. On Wednesday, that rain helped Brandon King's curveball do the same. King used a 20-minute rain delay to help him iron out a mechanical problem with his breaking pitch. He used the break in action to his advantage and came back after the break to pitch the Martinsburg Bulldogs to a 3-2 victory over Musselman in the West Virginia Class AAA Region II semifinals at P.O. Faulkner Park. Martinsburg (25-11)
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | May 23, 2004
Nick Adenhart has pitched long enough in his young career to know a game can change on one pitch. Now, Williamsport's star pitcher realizes the same pitch can alter a life and dreams, too. It was a curveball on May 11 - one he vividly remembers - that ultimately changed the projected path Adenhart will follow in the next month, the next year, the next three years and possibly the rest of his life. It was the one pitch he threw, tearing the ligament in his right pitching arm to effectively knock him off major league draft lists while placing him on a surgical waiting list.
NEWS
By TIM KOELBLE | April 30, 2009
The 'Jefferson Juggernaut' rolled into town and demonstrated that good pitching, good defense and plenty of hitting will win most baseball games. The No. 1 Cougars backed John Witt's six-hit complete game by pounding out 14 hits -- including four home runs -- on the way to a 15-1 victory over St. Maria Goretti on Thursday afternoon. "It's good to jump out early," said Jefferson coach John Lowery Sr. "It takes the tension away from me. " Before you could warm a seat, Jefferson led 4-0 as the top four batters in the lineup scored.
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OPINION
August 26, 2013
Chelsea? He wants to be called Chelsea? I didn't see that coming. I would have taken him for more of a Nancy or a Marguerite. Imagine my surprise when I learned last week that Bradley Manning announced he is really a woman and wants to be known as Chelsea. Well, naturally I assumed I was being buffaloed. (Unrelated trivia question: What word can be used five times in repetition to form a full sentence? A: Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. See, buffalo can be a proper noun, a verb and … oh never mind, I'm sorry I brought it up.)
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NEWS
By TIM KOELBLE | May 15, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! HAGERSTOWN -- Zach Davies started it with his arm and Jay Knight finished it with his bat. The pair proved too formidable in leading Linganore to a 4-0 victory over South Hagerstown in the first round of the Maryland Class 3A West playoffs Friday at South. The Rebels (12-9), who averaged more than nine runs a game in 20 regular-season games, had only two runners reach second base as Davies held the Rebels hitless into the fifth inning.
NEWS
By TIM KOELBLE | April 30, 2009
The 'Jefferson Juggernaut' rolled into town and demonstrated that good pitching, good defense and plenty of hitting will win most baseball games. The No. 1 Cougars backed John Witt's six-hit complete game by pounding out 14 hits -- including four home runs -- on the way to a 15-1 victory over St. Maria Goretti on Thursday afternoon. "It's good to jump out early," said Jefferson coach John Lowery Sr. "It takes the tension away from me. " Before you could warm a seat, Jefferson led 4-0 as the top four batters in the lineup scored.
NEWS
By CONNER GILBERT | July 12, 2008
HALFWAY - For the second straight game, the Valley All-Stars used a total-team effort to earn a win. "These are 13 nice kids who get along real well," said Valley manager Tim Hartsock. "They support each other, and it's peer pressure that makes them play hard for each other. " Valley defeated Halfway 10-4 in a Maryland District 1 11-12 Tournament losers' bracket game. Valley will host Maugansville today at 5 p,m. In the bottom of the first, Valley scored a pair of runs on a wild pitch and a passed ball.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | May 22, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- They say that in every life a little rain must fall. On Wednesday, that rain helped Brandon King's curveball do the same. King used a 20-minute rain delay to help him iron out a mechanical problem with his breaking pitch. He used the break in action to his advantage and came back after the break to pitch the Martinsburg Bulldogs to a 3-2 victory over Musselman in the West Virginia Class AAA Region II semifinals at P.O. Faulkner Park. Martinsburg (25-11)
NEWS
By CHRIS CARTER | April 29, 2007
St. Maria Goretti senior David Plank was having a day to forget Saturday afternoon. That was, until he took a swing to remember. Plank belted the winning three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning and the Gaels got a sound pitching performance from J.J. O'Neill as they topped Berkeley Springs 4-3 in the Apple Valley League. "I was having a rough day," said Plank, who popped out and struck out looking in his first two at-bats. "I couldn't get around on the fastball and the curveball was messing me up. So, I choked up a little bit and just tried to put it in play.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | May 23, 2004
Nick Adenhart has pitched long enough in his young career to know a game can change on one pitch. Now, Williamsport's star pitcher realizes the same pitch can alter a life and dreams, too. It was a curveball on May 11 - one he vividly remembers - that ultimately changed the projected path Adenhart will follow in the next month, the next year, the next three years and possibly the rest of his life. It was the one pitch he threw, tearing the ligament in his right pitching arm to effectively knock him off major league draft lists while placing him on a surgical waiting list.
NEWS
August 5, 2002
LEGION BASEBALL Funkstown 10, Talbot 0 SALISBURY, Md. - Adam Dick pitched an eight-inning, five-hit shutout, while the Funkstown Legion offense remained hot in a 10- victory over Talbot in a loser's bracket semifinal at the Maryland American Legion Tournament on Sunday. Dick struck out five and walked one for his first tournament victory of the season. He was 6-0 in the regular season. "(Dick's) really stepped it up," Funkstown manager Darryl Powell said.
NEWS
August 18, 1998
BY TOM ROSE / The Washington Observer-Reporter WASHINGTON, Pa. - Bill Keyes is a young man with a plan for the Hagerstown Pony World Series team. Keyes gets the credit for the beach look his teammates are sporting this week. Sitting around one night with his friends, Keyes tossed out the idea that if the team could win its East Zone tournament, the players should dye their hair blond. Hagerstown won the zone tourney to get here, hence the surfer dude look for Keyes. "It's a unity thing," said Doug Fowler, whose son, Dan, is the suddenly blond-haired shortstop for Hagerstown.
NEWS
March 3, 1997
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - It didn't take long for Eric Davis to show why the Baltimore Orioles believe he will be an ideal replacement for Bobby Bonilla as their starting right fielder. Davis went 3-for-3 with a monstrous homer and a stolen base Sunday in the Orioles' 11-2 exhibition rout of the Montreal Expos. His home run took about two seconds to leave the park and hit the scoreboard with a resounding thud. "Nope, didn't get all of it," Davis said, quite sincerely. Davis, signed as a free agent after Bonilla left Baltimore for the Florida Marlins, is expected to deliver speed, power and defense.
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