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From staff reports | June 19, 2012
The Washington County Sports Hall of Fame will induct six new members at its annual banquet July 21 at Elks Lodge No. 378 on Robinwood Drive near Hagerstown. The Class of 2012 includes: Clayton Anders Anders has been the head football coach at Boonsboro High School since 1985. His 162 career wins rank second in Washington County history. He led the Warriors to the Maryland Class 1A championship game in 1993 and 1994, winning the school's only title in 1993.
Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | May 16, 2012
On Friday at 7 p.m. at the Hancock Town Hall and Community Center, noted historian and author Steve French will present a program titled “Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson: The Early Years.” French's talk will focus on Jackson's early frustrations and failures while in the area before the Valley Campaign. French's take is always appreciated and well enjoyed by enthusiasts, serious historians and new disciples to the cause. The community is invited. If there is a strong response, future Civil War lectures will be considered.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | May 11, 2012
Nine years before Hall of Famer Lewis Robert “Hack” Wilson set the yet-to-be-broken Major League Baseball single-season record for runs batted in, he got his professional start in Martinsburg. Wilson, who is buried in Rosedale Cemetery in Martinsburg, started in 1921 as a catcher for the Mountaineers, the city's minor league team, according to historical accounts.  Wilson's success led to a major league career, which was highlighted by his 56-home run season in 1930 with the Chicago Cubs.
By TIM KOELBLE | | March 12, 2012
Rich Daughtridge used his feet to collect one award and his head for another, each one signifying achievements in and out of athletics. He is as successful as a Hagerstown business person as he was on the soccer field dating back to his scholastic days at Smithsburg High School, followed by Virginia Military Insitute. A 1998 graduate of VMI, Daughtridge was recently named to the VMI Sports Hall of Fame for a decorated career in which he finished as the school's all-time leading scorer.
By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent | March 12, 2012
Most high school seniors are faced with the same exciting - and sometimes frightening - decision about where to attend college. Finances, curriculums, proximity to home and campus lifestyle all go into that decision. For an athlete, coaches, athletic facilities, program stability and prestige also figure heavily into that choice. For Pat Sweeney, that decision-making process was no different. Sweeney, a standout baseball player at Clear Spring in the mid-1990s, had plenty to think about during his senior year of high school.
By TIM KOELBLE | | March 5, 2012
Cokey Robertson coached many, many players during his 34 years as boys basketball coach at St. Maria Goretti. When asked about the all-time greats he had, Rodney Monroe obviously heads the list. But it doesn't take long for him to mention Phil Lane, a three-year starter at point guard. The 5-foot-11 Lane was the glue that kept everything together during his time, which ended with graduation in 1996. He was the catalyst behind three seasons of 20-plus wins, averaging 18 points a game in his junior year and 24 points and eight assists as a senior.
February 5, 2012
James G. Cochran of Cochran Auctioneers and Associates recently was selected into the Maryland Auctioneers Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the state association's winter conference in Ocean City, Md. Cochran, who has his main offices in Boonsboro, graduated from the Reppert School of Auctioneering in 1972, and along with his firm, is commemorating his 40th year in business.
December 23, 2011
Patrick James (Jim) Fahey, 85, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at Julia Manor Health Care Center following a long and fulfilling life. Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years, Earlene Grim Fahey; five children, Patricia Davis, David Fahey, Michael Fahey, Susan Moorhead and Jim Fahey; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and cousin, Tom Jobe. Jim was born Aug. 6, 1926, in Cumberland, Md., to the late Patrick and Regina Murray Fahey. He attended LaSalle High School in Cumberland, where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball, and graduated in 1944.
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | | December 23, 2011
Athletic standout and community leader Patrick James "Jim" Fahey died Thursday at age 85.   "I call him one of the greatest generation," said his son, James T. Fahey, owner of Hub City Builders. "I consider him my best friend. He was a great influence in my life. He was a great father and very devoted Catholic. " The elder Fahey died at Julia Manor Health Care Center following a long and fulfilling life, according to his obituary. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and also St. Ann Catholic Church, his son said.
December 7, 2011
Maryland's agricultural industry leaders will dine with state and national legislators  Thursday, Feb. 2, to celebrate the importance of Maryland's No. 1 industry, agriculture. More than 700 people are expected to attend the annual "Taste of Maryland Agriculture" gala at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, Md., sponsored by the Maryland Agriculture Council Inc. During the dinner, the council will award several grants for various agricultural projects throughout the state. The council's grants program offers funding to individuals or organizations for the promotion and education of agriculture.
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