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OBITUARIES
April 21, 2012
Mr. Jacob "Ken" Diggs, 79, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly a longtime resident of Damascus, Md., passed away peacefully Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Md., with his family by his side. Born Dec. 25, 1932, he was the son of the late Marguerite J. Karn Diggs and William L. Diggs. His wife of 44 years, Mrs. Hilda Ruth Voit Diggs, died in 1998. He is survived by his four children, Debbie McCutcheon and husband, Dan, Barbara May and husband, Steve, Jay Diggs Jr., and Cheryl Lambert and husband, Don; 13 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
SPORTS
By DAN KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | November 12, 2011
For two games, North Hagerstown's third-seeded volleyball team struggled against top-seeded Damascus in Saturday's Maryland Class 3A West final. The Hornets' size on the front line was disrupting the Hubs' attack, and North seemed to be feeling the pressure as Damascus took leads of 20-16 in Game 1 and 17-9 in Game 2. North coach Megan Crawford's words of encouragement did the trick. “She told us we could do it,” said senior Autumn Fisher. “She had the confidence in us that we could pull it out and win.” And so the Hubs did, rallying in both games before settling in and playing their best in Game 3 of a 25-23, 25-23, 25-11 sweep of the Hornets to win the 3A West title and punch their ticket for the state semifinals for the first time since reaching the Class 2A state final in 2007.
NEWS
By CHRIS CARTER | November 14, 2009
DAMASCUS, Md. -- It was almost as if the No. 3 on the back of Samantha Edwards stood for the number of games it was going to take Damascus to dispose of South Hagerstown in Friday night's Maryland Class 3A West volleyball final. If not for the Hornets senior, the 25-18, 25-17, 25-17 sweep of the Rebels would have been very unlikely. "She's a stud, there's no doubt about it," said South coach Chuck Weaver of the 6-foot-1 outside hitter, who finished with 18 kills. "There were times when she was in the back (row)
NEWS
July 3, 2005
YOUTH LEAGUES Junior Legion Funkstown 7, Damascus 6 Funkstown: Ryan Wilson 3 hits, HR; Chad Bikle, Tommy Evans 2 hits each; Brock Jamison HR; Steve Younker CG. Funkstown 15, Damascus 2 Funkstown: Kyle Hoffman CG, 5-hitter; Marcellus Sumlin, Brock Jamison 3 hits each; Timmy Leather, Todd Jacobson 2 hits each. Junior All-Stars Conococheague 12, Maugansville 8 Conococheague: Justin Hott, Colby McCauley 3 hits each; Hott 4 runs; Jonathan Marx 2 hits; Zach Malphurs CG, 8 Ks. Maugansville: Ryan Moser, Kirkland Jones 3 hits each; Byran Laferte, Joel Henry, Travis Wilson 2 hits each.
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
December 28, 2000
Wrestling Notes - Wildcat misses early test It was supposed to be the championship match to cap the 10th Damascus Holiday Tournament. Instead, if it happens at all, it will be in the consolation round. Defending Maryland 1A/2A 275-pound champion Robert Scott of Oakland Mills did his job Wednesday afternoon. He used his 5-foot-9, 218-pound frame and quickness to wear down his much larger (6-4, 260) opponent B.J. Hicks of Caesar Rodney to score a pin in the third period.
NEWS
July 30, 2000
Funkstown wins in American Legion tourney FREDERICK, Md. - Funkstown Post 211 rebounded Sunday with an 18-6 victory over Frederick in the Maryland American Legion tournament at McCurdy Field. Funkstown, which lost in the winner's bracket semifinal Saturday to Sacerna Park, will play Damascus at 7 p.m. today. Post 211 pounded out 16 hits, including Simon Henry and Danny Fowler, who each had three. Henry had three RBI and Fowler had three runs scored. Josh Carter had two hits and four RBI and Aaron Showe and P.J. Hiser had two hits and two RBI for Funkstown (26-9)
SPORTS
May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 PREP BASEBALL DAMASCUS, Md. - The second trip to Damascus on Wednesday was positive for South Hagerstown. After a 3-3, eight-inning stalemate that was suspended by darkness on Tuesday, South returned and kept its season alive with a 4-3 victory over Damascus that lasted 11 innings in a Maryland Class 3A West Region quarterfinal battle. The Rebels (6-14) squandered good scoring opportunities in the ninth and 10th innings, but finally pushed across a run in the 11th.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | February 21, 2013
Here's a quick look at the regions involving Washington County teams entering the Maryland state playoffs: GIRLS 1A West: In the East Section, No. 1-seed Boonsboro (14-8) must get stronger on the inside with the capabilities of Shannon O'Brien and Tiffany Bowman. Warriors should get to region final after beating North Carroll. In the West Section, Hancock (15-7) joins Fort Hill, Allegany, Northern Garrett, Southern Garrett and Mountain Ridge. Hancock is the underdog against Fort Hill (13-6)
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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.
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SPORTS
May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 PREP BASEBALL DAMASCUS, Md. - The second trip to Damascus on Wednesday was positive for South Hagerstown. After a 3-3, eight-inning stalemate that was suspended by darkness on Tuesday, South returned and kept its season alive with a 4-3 victory over Damascus that lasted 11 innings in a Maryland Class 3A West Region quarterfinal battle. The Rebels (6-14) squandered good scoring opportunities in the ninth and 10th innings, but finally pushed across a run in the 11th.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | March 1, 2013
For the second straight year, South Hagerstown's girls basketball team saw its season come to an end at the hands of the Damascus Hornets. Using its superior height on the inside - and getting help from South's worst shooting night of the year - Damascus strolled to the Maryland Class 3A West title with a 60-42 victory over the Rebels to gain a berth in the state tournament next week. With the exception of a brief period in the first quarter, South (21-3) was never a major factor.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | February 21, 2013
Here's a quick look at the regions involving Washington County teams entering the Maryland state playoffs: GIRLS 1A West: In the East Section, No. 1-seed Boonsboro (14-8) must get stronger on the inside with the capabilities of Shannon O'Brien and Tiffany Bowman. Warriors should get to region final after beating North Carroll. In the West Section, Hancock (15-7) joins Fort Hill, Allegany, Northern Garrett, Southern Garrett and Mountain Ridge. Hancock is the underdog against Fort Hill (13-6)
SPORTS
By JACK HILL III | jack.hill@herald-mail.com | November 7, 2012
North Hagerstown's volleyball team left Damascus heartbroken again in the playoffs. A year ago, the Hubs went into the Hornets' gym and beat them 25-23, 25-23, 25-11 for the Maryland Class 3A West title on the way to their first state championship. On Wednesday, with third-seeded Damascus seeking revenge in North's gym, the second-seeded Hubs dug deep to battle back from a 2-1 hole and kept their bid to repeat as state champs alive with a thrilling 25-19, 17-25, 25-27, 30-28, 16-14 victory in the 3A West semifinals.
OBITUARIES
April 21, 2012
Mr. Jacob "Ken" Diggs, 79, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly a longtime resident of Damascus, Md., passed away peacefully Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Md., with his family by his side. Born Dec. 25, 1932, he was the son of the late Marguerite J. Karn Diggs and William L. Diggs. His wife of 44 years, Mrs. Hilda Ruth Voit Diggs, died in 1998. He is survived by his four children, Debbie McCutcheon and husband, Dan, Barbara May and husband, Steve, Jay Diggs Jr., and Cheryl Lambert and husband, Don; 13 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
SPORTS
By DAN KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | November 12, 2011
For two games, North Hagerstown's third-seeded volleyball team struggled against top-seeded Damascus in Saturday's Maryland Class 3A West final. The Hornets' size on the front line was disrupting the Hubs' attack, and North seemed to be feeling the pressure as Damascus took leads of 20-16 in Game 1 and 17-9 in Game 2. North coach Megan Crawford's words of encouragement did the trick. “She told us we could do it,” said senior Autumn Fisher. “She had the confidence in us that we could pull it out and win.” And so the Hubs did, rallying in both games before settling in and playing their best in Game 3 of a 25-23, 25-23, 25-11 sweep of the Hornets to win the 3A West title and punch their ticket for the state semifinals for the first time since reaching the Class 2A state final in 2007.
NEWS
By CHRIS CARTER | November 14, 2009
DAMASCUS, Md. -- It was almost as if the No. 3 on the back of Samantha Edwards stood for the number of games it was going to take Damascus to dispose of South Hagerstown in Friday night's Maryland Class 3A West volleyball final. If not for the Hornets senior, the 25-18, 25-17, 25-17 sweep of the Rebels would have been very unlikely. "She's a stud, there's no doubt about it," said South coach Chuck Weaver of the 6-foot-1 outside hitter, who finished with 18 kills. "There were times when she was in the back (row)
NEWS
December 27, 2008
PREP WRESTLING DAMASCUS, Md. -- Three Williamsport wrestlers remain in the hunt for individual titles at the Damascus Holiday Tournament. Kemper Baker (119 pounds), Joey Sutch (135) and Robbie Mies (215) are set to compete in the championship semifinals for the Wildcats when the tournament concludes today. Baker won his quarterfinal bout by pin, while Sutch won his by decision Friday after both received first-round byes. Mies went 2-0 with two pins. Also for Williamsport, Killian Baker (103)
NEWS
June 18, 2007
AUTO RACING Feathers dominates Speedway Shootout Bo Feathers started third and took the lead on the seventh lap as he won the Hagerstown/Winchester Shootout II at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday. Feathers held off Jeremy Miller in the 40-lap battle. In the 25-lap Hoosier Daddy later model, Arlin Brougher led on only the final lap in racing to victory. YOUTH LEAGUES American Little League South Hagerstown 9, AFSCME 7 South: Nick Sanders, Ricky Morin and Marqui Hoffman 2 hits each.
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