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February 15, 2009
Cub Scout Pack 108 held its annual Pinewood Derby on Jan. 24. This year's winners were: first place, Zachary Petras; second place, Nicholas Petras; third place, Kurt Hott; fourth place, Frank Milihram; and fifth place, Jacob Kriner.
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By LARRY YANOS | May 2, 1998
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Notes and quotes from Saturday's 124th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs: Guiding Real Quiet to the Kentucky Derby winner's circle proved emotional for California-based jockey Kent Desormeaux. The 28-year-old, who made a name for himself in Maryland before heading west early in 1990, combined tears and cheers in a postrace press conference. --cont. from front page-- It was Desormeaux's seventh trip to the Kentucky Derby and easily the most successful.
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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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by LARRY YANOS | May 2, 2004
larryy@herald-mail.com LOUISVILLE, KY. - Pressure? What pressure? John Servis, the trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones, wasn't feeling the pressure at Churchill Downs on Saturday. "Winning the Arkansas Derby and getting the opportunity just to run here, that was the pressure," the Charles Town, W.Va., native said following Saturday's Run for the Roses. "I wanted to get here so badly for Mr. and Mrs. (Roy and Pat) Chapman. They are great owners and deserved the chance to run a horse in the Kentucky Derby.
NEWS
April 5, 2009
The Washington County District Pinewood Derby was held March 7 at Northern Middle School. The top winners were: First place - Corey Sasse, Pack 27; second place - Jacob Rowe, Pack 20; third place - Everest Shives, Pack 66; fourth place - Adam Mathias, Pack 26; fifth place - Dillon Denig, Pack 20; sixth place - Justin Siebeneichen, Pack 26; seventh place - Garrett Landman, Pack 17; eighth place - Jacob Pence, Pack 23; ninth place - Andrew Owens,...
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 23, 2000
Martinsburg youth compete in Akron derby MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Kyle Spiker of Martinsburg won his first-round race at Saturday's All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio, but lost in the second round. Thomas Teter of Martinsburg was eliminated in the first round. But just having two Martinsburg entrants in the national championship tournament was meaningful for Ron Butts. He and Martin Frye revived the local qualifying race this year after a 49-year hiatus. "It was emotional," Butts said Sunday afternoon.
NEWS
May 4, 2009
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Mine That Bird is headed to the Preakness. The trainer of the gelding who won the Kentucky Derby at 50-1 odds said his horse will run in the May 16 Preakness at Pimlico, the second leg of the Triple Crown. "I've never been to Baltimore, but it looks like I won't be able to say that in a few days," trainer Bennie Woolley Jr. said Monday. Woolley said the horse will remain at Churchill Downs in Louisville at least until May 12 before shipping to Baltimore.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | December 6, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - NASCAR fans or not, dozens of children will get a chance to race down South Queen Street next year. But first they have to build their cars. cont. from front page After a 46-year absence, the Soap Box Derby is returning to Martinsburg next year. While there are plenty of organized contact sports available for local children, there is a need for an activity such as Soap Box Derby races, said Ron Butts, director of Norwalk Soap Box Derby Inc. of Berkeley County, W.Va.
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February 24, 2001
Henesy wins Scout derby race By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer MAUGANSVILLE - Cub Scout Isaiah Reeder flashed a snaggletoothed smile when his sleek green race car rolled across the finish line Saturday at the countywide Pinewood Derby. "That was fun," said Isaiah, 7, of Pack 58 in Downsville. "I think I did good. " The youngster joined 88 other Scouts and hundreds of spectators at the Maugansville Ruritan Building for the decades-old annual event.
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By JOSH POLTILOVE | June 10, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Emilee Shrader looked down the hill's slope and prepared mentally herself for the race. The 12-year-old Hagerstown native, who spent a month building her super stock soap box car, was excited and nervous. The race began, her first heat, and zooming down South Queen Street at speeds approaching 40 miles an hour, she kept her head low and controlled her car as best she could. It worked. She won. Even though Shrader lost her second heat and was knocked out of the competition, she had a great time.
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