March 28, 2012
Eric Allen Witmer was recognized March 11 at a Court of Honor at Grace Bible Church, where he was honored with the rank of Eagle Scout. He is the son of Mark and Linda (Lister) Witmer of Greencastle, Pa., grandson of Leonard and Kathleen Witmer Sr. of Greencastle, Gary and Dorothy James of Martinsburg, W.Va., and the late Dr. Irvin C. Lister of Lafayette, La. To become an Eagle Scout, a Scout must remain active in the troop, earn a total of 21 merit badges, hold a leadership position, plan, develop, raise the necessary funds and give leadership through a service project helpful to an organization within their community. For his Eagle Scout project, Eric obtained donations and built four tournament horseshoe pits at Antrim Township Community Park in Greencastle, Pa. Eric has earned 34 merit badges and is the 2011-12 senior patrol leader for Troop 99 in Greencastle.
March 14, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 BOYS BASKETBALL CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Q.J. Peterson sank two free throws with two seconds left in overtime to lift Hedgesville to a 39-37 win over Wheeling Park in the boys Class AAA quarterfinals Wednesday. Seventh-seeded Hedgesville (21-6) moves on to the semifinals for the second straight season. State player of the year Boo Lathon fouled Peterson as he was driving to the basket. Peterson made both free throws for the only points scored by either team in overtime.
February 25, 2012
The third time was a charm for Heritage Academy's girls basketball team. After losing to New Life Christian in the Mason Dixon Christian Conference Tournament championship game in each of the past two seasons, the Eagles turned the tables on the Rams in Saturday's title tilt, coming out on top with a tough 40-38 victory. “It was definitely quite a battle,” Heritage coach Dana Henson said. “We did a good job on the boards. For the most part, we kept our composure.” Heritage (22-1)
January 19, 2012
The Eagles Club Inc. is closed through March 16 because of gaming violations the club has challenged in court, state and club officials confirmed this week. The social club at 16 E. Main St. is in the midst of a 60-day suspension that began Monday, according to Officer John Mathias, a supervisor with the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement. Charges filed against the Eagles Club Inc. for activities between January and March of 2009 include: Exceeding the $5,000 a week payout limit in small games of chance.
January 10, 2012
Heritage Academy wasn't about to roll out the welcome mat to Faith Christian on Tuesday n ight. The Eagles collected a Mason Dixon Christian Conference sweep as the girls opened with a 62-18 victory followed by the boys posting a 47-41 triumph. * Heritage's boys earned a measure of revenge for a 44-40 loss on Dec. 6 to Faith Christian, but then needed to hold off the Falcons down the wire. Heritage (5-4, 4-3) won the game at the free throw stripe, hitting 12 of 19 foul shots compared to 2 of 4 for Faith.
December 27, 2011
Adam Miller, a member of Boy Scout Troop 95 in Shady Grove, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in October. Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Scouting. In 2001, Adam began his Scouting career in Tiger Cubs and progressed through all of the Scout ranks, receiving many achievements and awards until reaching the Eagle Scout rank. Adam's Court of Honor was held Dec. 11 at Shady Grove Community Center. Scout leaders Rich Melius and Terry Stine presided over the ceremony, presenting Adam with his Eagle Scout badge.
December 12, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011 GIRLS BASKETBALL Rachel Clarke had 16 points, eight rebounds and five steals to lead Heritage Academy to a 60-37 Mason Dixon Christian Conference win over Broadfording Christian Academy on Monday. Kara Stamper had a double-double with 15 points and 16 rebounds, Callie Butts also had a double-double with 12 points and 10 assists, and Jessica Gaylor added 10 points for the Eagles (4-0, 4-0). Katie Connolly scored a game-high 27 points, including four 3-pointers, for the Lions (2-4, 1-3)
December 12, 2011
David Lucas Heim of Boy Scout Troop 20 in Boonsboro achieved the Eagle Scout rank, the highest rank in Scouting. He is the son of Janet and the Rev. Ed Heim of Hagerstown. An Eagle Court of Honor was held Nov. 19 at the chapel at Mar-Lu-Ridge Camp & Retreat Center in Jefferson, Md., where David did his Eagle project. Scoutmaster Andy Twigg presided over the ceremony. The opening prayer and closing benediction were given by David's father. David's uncle Dan Thompson, a Cub Scout leader in Naperville, Ill., read the Scout Law, while his son, David J. Thompson, a Tiger Cub, helped light the 12 candles, with assistance from Camille Heim, sister of the Eagle Scout.
December 5, 2011
Richard Mounts, a 17-year-old Boy Scout from Troop 4 in Hagerstown, completed his Eagle Scout project, a medicinal herb garden, which is part of the Dr. A.P. Fahrney exhibit at the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum and Village. Richard, along with a dozen fellow Scouts from the John Wesley Methodist Church troop and their parents, built a 20-foot-by-20-foot garden to display the plants used to treat patients of that time. With help from Washington County Master Gardeners, Vicki DeVore, Karen Greeley, Erin Knight and along with Don DeVore, the project was completed in a few weekends.