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July 22, 2006
Name, age and hometown: Matt Rhoderick, 18, Hagerstown Number of years participating in the derby: Three, including this year Where did your car come from, and how did you prepare it for the derby? Rhoderick's Chevrolet Nova was donated by a Smithsburg service station. To prepare it for the derby, he stripped its interior, leaving intact little more than the driver's seat. He also had to remove all of the windows and chain the doors shut. As a member of Team Green Zebra, he painted the car in black and green stripes.
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by CHRIS CARTER | June 14, 2004
South Mountain's Anthony Hollis launched six home runs Sunday to lead off the 12-year-old portion of the Washington County Little League Home Run Derby at West End Little League and not one of the next 10 hitters could manage even half of his total. Then came West End's own Seth Near, the final contestant in the derby. Near matched Hollis' six home runs and did him one better in the hit-off to take first place in the contest, sponsored by Funkstown Moose No. 2435. "I was feeling really good about catching (Hollis)
NEWS
by DON AINES | May 3, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Like Ahab's quest for the Great White Whale, fishermen return to the Conococheague each May in search of the Big Money Trout. Some of the 1,170 anglers who signed up this past weekend have been coming to the Chambersburg Noontime Lions Club Trout Derby for the past seven years trying to hook a fish worth up to $2,000. Ron Wyrick's search lasted about 20 minutes. The Chambersburg man landed the top-dollar trout at about 8:45 a.m. Saturday along a stretch of the creek near the Nitterhouse Soccer Complex.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | May 5, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Several people piled into their vehicles on Sunday afternoon with more than a couple of trout and sunburn after a weekend of fishing. Some anglers left with cash in their pockets when the 11th annual Chambersburg Noontime Lions Club Trout Derby drew to a close. The two-day derby prompted more than 1,200 fishermen to take to the Conococheague Creek. "It's amazing what happens when you throw $2,500 into the water. It tends to draw a crowd," said Dave Rotz, chairman of the trout derby's organizing committee.
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | March 5, 2007
MERCERSBURG, PA. - Thirty gallons of glue, six rolls of duct tape and two truckloads of cardboard is "the redneck way to get down a hill," Dan Powell said. The 15-year-old from Boy Scouts Troop 20 of Boonsboro joined more than a hundred other people who bundled up and milled about the base of Whitetail Resort's Adventure Snow Tubing hill Sunday at the fourth annual Cedar Ridge Wild & Wacky Cardboard Sled Derby. The Boy Scouts' sled turned in the fastest time, and the trick, Dan said, was simply "not hitting the wall.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | July 14, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Mick Billmeyer will be spending the early part of next week in New York taking in an off-Broadway show. While he's there, he hopes to have the chance to hang around and soak in the history and memories of the final production. Billmeyer, a Hagerstown native and the bullpen coach for the Philadelphia Phillies, will pitch to Chase Utley in Monday's All-Star Home Run Derby at Yankee Stadium. Billmeyer is hoping for the chance to hang around Tuesday to watch the last Major League All-Star Game to be played in "The House That Ruth Built.
NEWS
March 2, 2008
Pine car derby Families work together to build the pine cars. The public is welcome to enter a car in the derby and watch the races. Two age categories: children and teens through 15 years old, and ages 16 and older. Prizes and ribbons will be awarded to race winners and the audience will pick best design and spectator favorite. Food will be sold. 2:30 p.m. Call 301-790-1774 or go to www.tristatefellowship.org . 'The Lion in Winter' SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -Full Circle Theater Co. will present "The Lion in Winter.
NEWS
by JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent | June 19, 2006
CLEAR SPRING - The bats were the only things hotter than the 96-degree temperature Sunday during the seventh annual Washington County Little League Home Run Derby. "I think the competition was pretty evenly matched," event director Fred Billmeyer said. "Some of those kids have got some nice strokes. The home run derby was a success. "It's a good thing for the kids," he said. "All of the kids from the different leagues were having fun and that is what it is all about. All of the kids were able to come together and become friends.
NEWS
By DAN KAUFFMAN | June 17, 1999
As Greg Maddux so eloquently puts it in a Nike commercial, chicks dig the long ball. And so do little leaguers. [cont. from sports page ] That's why 14 area players will take their best cuts at Municipal Stadium today and Saturday in the Little League Home Run Derby, sponsored by Play It Again Sports. In the tradition of the major league home run derby, these little leaguers will get a chance to emulate Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Ken Griffey Jr. "It gives them a night in the spotlight, too," Play It Again Sports owner Tom Hoffman said.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | September 11, 2010
It was more than glorified batting practice. It was a display of power. One by one, about 40 of the area's top hitters came to the plate with a common goal -- grip it and rip it. But it wasn't just about hitting a ball hundreds of feet. It was about lending a hand to a U.S. Marine Corps unit thousands of miles away. It was the Hub City Home Run Derby held Saturday night at Municipal Stadium. The event was sponsored by Softballshow.com and the City of Hagerstown's Recreation Department, as well as regional businesses.
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May 4, 2013
It was a school of fisherman - not fish - that huddled in one area of Conococheague Creek at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa., on Saturday. Those anglers, like all of the others standing in the water, were after one thing - the elusive tagged fish that come with prize money. Every year, thousands of fishermen from the Tri-State area come to Chambersburg for the annual Noontime Lions Trout Derby. This is the 16th year for the event, which offered nearly $50,000 in cash and prizes this year.
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Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | April 11, 2013
Soap Box Derby season opens in Hancock this weekend. High Street will be buzzing with competitors, fans and families on Saturday and Sunday. The event begins at 7 a.m. and continues until all have had their time on the hill. Hancock sent local youngsters to the higher levels of competition last year, and is taking its place as a premier street setting for soap box competition.   Free dental sealants available to children Dental sealants are available free to Washington County children at Tri-State Community Health Center, Hancock, on Saturday.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 24, 2013
Much like “Jack and Jill” in the age-old nursery rhyme, participants in the Wild & Wacky Cardboard Sled Derby often came tumbling down the hill Sunday as their sleds fell apart. The eighth annual fundraiser for Cedar Ridge Ministries found teams falling, slipping, sliding and laughing their way down the snow-tubing hill at Whitetail Resort. A dozen young people from Cito United Methodist Church and SMA Youth Ministries in Fulton County, Pa., spent eight hours creating their sled.
NEWS
February 6, 2013
Photo slugged “Pack 66” in Neighbors folder Cub Scout Pack 66 from First Christian Church in Hagerstown held its Pinewood Derby Feb. 2. The race allows boys to work with their parents to build a car and race it down an inclined track. Winners were: first place - Carson Casey; second place - Grayden Scibilia; third place - Max Gorman; fourth place - Charlie Kane; and fifth place - Duncan Wilson. Category winners were Jacob Gary, Collin Abram, Max Gee, Aidan Soto and Gavin McArthur.
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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | September 2, 2012
Chris Grienert doesn't get home often. As a professional softball player, Grienert left Southern Maryland for his chance to be paid to play in the Men's Major Softball Conference in Wyoming. But Grienert will put it all on hold on Saturday. He's coming to Hagerstown to hit some balls, like he usually does, in the third annual Hub City/Maryland Softball Show/Greene Turtle Home Run Derby at Municipal Stadium. The competition is the incentive, but coming to meet Kevin Jaye is the reason.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | June 2, 2012
Emily Fox was adamant. She wanted nothing to do with Soap Box Derby racing. Her parents were equally as determined to change her mind. “My mom bribed me with doughnuts to get in a car, so I got in one,” Emily said. Emily began to take to the sport despite herself. She started doing toe touches to improve her flexibility, so she could fit more aerodynamically in the car she was using. The 14-year-old Hancock girl was further hooked when she learned she could get a super stock car of her own and paint it as she chose.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 6, 2012
The 15th annual Chambersburg Noontime Lions Club Trout Derby hooked fishermen from as far away as South Carolina, Virginia and New Jersey, but it was a Franklin County, Pa., man who took biggest fish honors. Kenneth Wink of Waynesboro, Pa., caught a trout weighing 2 pounds, 9 ounces at almost 19 inches long. That netted him $1,100. Proceeds from the two-day trout derby, which drew 1,100 anglers, benefit Chambersburg Noontime Lions Club's vision initiatives and other local charitable causes.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | May 2, 2012
If you want to be one of the 1,100 fishermen whose lines will hit the water Saturday morning for the start of the largest trout derby in the region, it's not too late to register. The Chambersburg Noontime Lions Club two-day fishing contest begins on Saturday at 6 a.m. and ends Sunday at 4 p.m. Derby Chairman Todd Shearer said there's still plenty of time for anglers to register. Last-minute registration runs Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the CVS parking lot in Chambersburg, and again on Saturday from 4 to 6 a.m., Shearer said.
NEWS
May 2, 2012
On March 10, Cub Scouts, their families and Scout leaders from across southern Franklin County, Pa., in the Tuscarora District of the Mason-Dixon Council, Boy Scouts of America, gathered at Otterbein United Brethren Church in Greencastle for the annual district Pinewood Derby race.  There were 38 Scouts in attendance, which included the top five derby winners at their individual pack level.  Scouts were represented from 10 Cub Scout packs...
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Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | March 22, 2012
The 2012 Soap Box Derby season is coming to Hancock, and all interested local citizens can attend an orientation meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.  Those ages 7 to 17 who weigh less than 150 pounds are eligible to participate. For more information, call Scott Fox at 301-678-6613.   Friendship banquet The annual friendship banquet and auction will be Saturday, starting at 5 p.m. at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Church and High streets in Hancock.  Organizers Cathy Hoopengardner, Debbie Cohill and Ralph Salvagno said the festivities include a light meal, both a silent and live auction and several “Casino Night” games of chance.  A donation of $15 per person is asked, with all proceeds benefiting the church's several outreach ministries.
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