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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.
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SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | September 4, 2011
No matter the age, athletes are considered kids who have never grown up. Softball players are no different. In fact, there is a lot of little boy still lingering inside many of the big boys. That's the aura that will bring some of softball's heaviest hitters to Hagerstown's Municipal Stadium on Saturday for the Greene Turtle/Softball Show.com Home Run Derby. “We hear a lot of guys say they never got a chance to play in a real stadium when they were younger,” said Hub City Softball president Doug Levine, who is organizing the second annual event.
NEWS
February 18, 2004
Week of Feb. 15, 1954 High school junior Mac Davis, who works for a local men's clothing store, started a fad that took on citywide coverage when his boss suggested that he would sell a large shipment of felt derby hats at below cost just to get rid of them. Mac administered a few blows to the crown, turning the derby into a passable pork-pie - a style popular with college students - and then carefully circulated the rumor that the store had pork-pies in all colors, marked down to 98 cents each.
NEWS
Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | March 9, 2011
Don't forget the indoor Soap Box Derby competition is Saturday and Sunday at the Stanley B. Fulton Complex, off West Main Street. Races begin at 9 a.m. each day. Competitors from surrounding states will join local youths in racing. For more information, call Scott Fox at 301-678-6613. Youth dance Hancock in Motion will sponsor a St. Patrick's dance for youth in grades six to 10 at the Hancock Community Center Saturday, March 19, from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and free soft drinks, and snacks will be provided.
LIFESTYLE
March 14, 2012
Norwalk Soap Box Derby is accepting applications the Saturday, June 9, race in Martinsburg, W.Va. Applications can be picked up at Maxlock Locksmith Service 45 Meadow Lane or Martinsburg Parks and Rec. Registration deadline is Saturday, March 31. For more information, contact Dina Edwards at 304-261-5396, wvdeedoo@aol .com or through the derby's Facebook page.
LIFESTYLE
February 2, 2011
Cub Scout Pack 17 met Jan. 22 at United Methodist Church in Williamsport for the annual Pinewood Derby. The winners were, Logan Adkins, first place; Tyler Adkins, second place; John Paul Felder, third place; Christian Aldridge, fourth place; James Davis, fifth place; and Matt Boger, sportsmanship winner. Pack 17 is chartered by Williamsport United Methodist Church. For more information about Pack 17, call 301-223-8489
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | May 2, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg hosted a derby of its own this weekend, but there weren't any jockeys, high-strung horses or speed records involved. The Chambersburg Noontime Lions Club registered 1,500 people for its 13th annual trout derby, which was held Saturday and Sunday. The turnout set a record, with 200 more people fishing in the Conococheague Creek than in a typical year. Proceeds totaling more than $20,000 will be used for various charitable opportunities in the community, according to John Nogle, the trout derby's chairman.
NEWS
August 17, 1999
By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Between heats in Tuesday's demolition derby at the Franklin County Fair drivers tended to battered vehicles with sledgehammers, crowbars and bags of ice. "Don't tell anybody about this," one man said as he piled ice cubes on the engine block. The last of the engine's coolant had just gurgled and hissed away and the radiator was in no shape to hold any more.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | August 5, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com It was a romantic gesture, but when Ernie Reese drove his beat-up station wagon onto the Demolition Derby's mud-filled pit Monday night, the message "Happy Anniversary Cookie" painted on its back soon was dented, caked with dirt and far from lovey-dovey. Reese, in his first attempt, plowed and rammed his baby blue 1986 Chevrolet Caprice station wagon against 10 other cars at the Ag Expo's annual Demolition Derby. Before long, the Fairplay man was stuck in the mud, lifting a white towel above his face as his competitors spun mud into his car's windowless cabin, revving their motors and crashing his car like it still had a wheel to stand on. The biggest instigator was a dull painted black 1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme driven by Tracy Abbott.
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