January 18, 2013
Troop 7 of Mercersburg honored Benjamin Harris Troupe with the highest award in Scouting, the Eagle Rank, on June 2, 2012, at the Charles Brightbill Environmental Center in Mercersburg. The ceremonies team of Guneukitschik Lodge 317 Order of the Arrow conducted the Four Winds Eagle Court of Honor. Ethan Mowen, fellow Eagle Scout of Troop 7, began the ceremony with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. Pastor Elaine Swinehart gave the invocation. Lain Mowen, Scoutmaster of Troop 7, affirmed that Benjamin had completed all of the requirements necessary to receive the rank of Eagle.
January 11, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013 BOYS BASKETBALL HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Martinsburg, the top-ranked Class AAA team in West Virginia, got the best of second-ranked and previously-unbeaten Hedgesville on Friday night, 63-48, in front of a massive crowd at Hedgesville. Martinsburg, now 8-0, had a big second quarter in which it outscored Hedgesville 25-13. Senior David Long scored all eight of his points in the quarter and Jalen Lewis added five. With a 39-22 lead at the half, Martinsburg never trailed although Hedgesville crept to within six points later in the game.
January 10, 2013
Friday night at Hedgesville, and without a doubt in front of a jam-packed gymnasium, the Eagles will entertain Martinsburg. This will be the third straight season the two West Virginia Class AAA powerhouses have collided at this point in the year with unbeaten records. Martinsburg (7-0) is currently ranked No. 1 in West Virginia. The Bulldogs have steamrolled through the first seven games, outscoring their opponents by an average of 79-54. Ranked No. 2, Hedgesville (9-0) has taken the opposite direction - as it normally does when the chips are down.
December 22, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012 GIRLS BASKETBALL ROCK HILL, S.C. - Hedgesville jumped out to an early double-digit lead, then held on for a 78-74 victory over Olympic, from Charlotte, N.C., in the fifth-place game of the Y.C. Winborn Classic on Saturday. Lexi Taylor had another double-double, scoring 20 points and grabbing 11 rebounds for the Eagles. She was named to the all-tournament team. Carly Elliott led all scorers with 28 points and also grabbed eight rebounds, while Kristen Nunn had 19 points and nine assists for Hedgesville (5-3)
December 17, 2012
South Hagerstown's girls basketball team survived a test from Francis Scott Key on Monday, holding on for a 56-52 victory. “Right now, we're taking (the wins) as long as we can get them,” said South coach Nate Naylor. “We're not used to being the team that everyone wants to beat. We've got to get used to taking everybody's best shot.” FSK (0-4) trailed 43-33 heading into the fourth quarter, but Lily Lawler hit a 3-pointer and Maddie Wilhide made a layup to cut the Eagles' deficit to five, prompting a South timeout.
December 4, 2012
Heritage Academy started with a flurry and ended with a victory. The Eagles scored 18 consecutive points during a five-minute span in the first quarter for the first steps on the path to a 64-26 win over Grace Academy on Tuesday night in a Mason Dixon Christian Conference boys basketball game at Heritage. Grace Academy (1-2, 0-1) held a 5-3 lead until Heritage Academy (2-0, 1-0) started the decisive run to build a 21-5 lead with 45 seconds remaining in the first quarter. “We did a great job of hitting the boards, especially in the first half,” Heritage Academy coach Mike Kidd said.
November 25, 2012
The Eagles Club of Hagerstown will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Saturday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County. The event was organized by Gregory Rohrer and will feature spaghetti with meatballs, salad, garlic bread and applesauce. Cakes will be served for dessert. Tickets cost $7.50 and can be purchased seven days a week from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Eagles Club at 18 N. Locust St. in Hagerstown. Tickets will also be available at the door.
November 23, 2012
Ronnie Scott Dagenhart was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on June 16 at Downsville Christian Church. He is the son of Brian and Robin Dagenhart of Boonsboro. He is a senior at Washington County Technical High School, where he is in the electrical construction program. Ronnie is a member of Boy Scout Troop 58 of Downsville, and Crew 58 of Downsville. Both groups are chartered by Downsville Christian Church. Ronnie began his Scouting career in October of 2000 as a Tiger with Pack 58 in Downsville.
November 14, 2012
Randy James Lohman was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Oct. 27 at Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene. He is the son of Debbie and Rich Lohman of Keedysville. He is a junior at Boonsboro High School, where he is a member of the cross country team and the track teams. Lohman is a member of Boy Scout Troop 51 of Sharpsburg, which is chartered by St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Troop 51 meets at the church on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Lohman first began Scouting when he was in kindergarten as a Tiger Scout with Cub Scout Pack 66 in Hagerstown.
November 9, 2012
It's been said that a close loss is much harder to take than a blowout. North Hagerstown football coach Dan Cunningham wasn't going to argue with that on Friday night. The Hubs went into their Maryland Class 3A West semifinal game at Seneca Valley as decided underdogs - a Washington County team against a perennial football power with 12 state titles to its credit. Instead, North pushed the Screamin' Eagles to the limit before coming up short, 12-7. “These kids battled tonight,” Cunningham said.