June 14, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Hagerstown Community College has announced its five-member 2011 Hall of Fame induction class. The local athletes and/or coaches to be inducted are: Darryl Powell, baseball player/coach. Beth Domenico, volleyball player/coach. Mike Spinnler, cross country/track and field athlete. Mark Shives, baseball player/coach. Garland Williams, track and field athlete/basketball coach. The induction will take place June 27 at 6 p.m. at Beaver Creek Country Club, capping a day of activities which includes the third annual Irv Easterday golf tournament at 12:30 p.m. Banquet tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance.
June 4, 2011
The Herald-Mail family lost two longtime members of the newsroom last October. Former Daily Mail Sports Editor Larry Yanos and former reporter Marlo Barnhart passed away. Last week, their names came up on two different occasions as I went through my normal routine. First, I received a call from Rick Schultz with the Washington County Sports Hall of Fame. He said the Hall of Fame was having trouble locating any relatives associated with one of this year's inductees. The Hall of Fame is looking for family members of the late Dave Kuhn, who graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1953 and Virginia Tech four years later.
April 17, 2011
Penn State Mont Alto’s woodsmen’s team placed second among five collegiate teams this weekend in the STIHL Timbersports Series Mid-Atlantic Qualifier, which was filmed for ESPN. This year was Penn State Mont Alto’s turn to host the two-day event, which also featured professional lumberjacks competing in several contests. Individual students were competing for one spot to represent the region at the 2011 national competition. Daniel Jones of Haywood Community College in North Carolina earned that designation at the event’s conclusion Sunday, according to Craig T. Houghton, an adviser for Penn State Mont Alto’s team.
March 18, 2011
A limited roster isn’t the recipe for victory in any game, but the South girls all-stars had just enough gravy over the potatoes on Friday night to eke out a 57-56 win over the North in the Washington County Girls Senior Hoopfest contest at North Hagerstown. South coach Chris Malott had only eight players by the check-in deadline for the official scorebook. Kayla Ewing was one player who provided her share of the gravy, scoring 22 points to gain most valuable player honors.
February 4, 2011
Do you know any active senior volunteers 60 or older who have made outstanding contributions to improve the lives of others in the community? You can nominate him or her for the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. The nominee must complete a nomination form and attach a reference letter from an individual who knows his or her accomplishments and a photograph of the candidate. Each year, MSCHF Inc. honors as many as 50 nominees as inductees into the Hall of Fame. Nominations may be made by an individual or an organization.
August 20, 2010
On Saturday, Aug. 14, there were many replays and newspaper photos of the scene in New York City's Times Square of the joyful celebration of the end of World War II. This marking of the 65th anniversary of that fateful war was a tribute to all who served in some way to bring three totalitarian states to defeat. The coincidence of seeing two heroic accomplishments of the Catalina flying boat (PBY) brought back memories of WWII experiences while serving as a gunner in a "Black Cat" squadron in the South Pacific.
August 16, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- James J. Kilpatrick's in-your-face, conservative bickering with liberal commentator Shana Alexander three decades ago was famously parodied -- and then copied for years to come on broadcast and cable channels. Even more lasting: his contributions as the nation's most widely syndicated political columnist and a dozen books on everything from politics and the U.S. Supreme Court to the use and abuse of the English language. Kilpatrick, who rose from cub reporter to one of the nation's most recognized conservative voices, died Sunday at age 89, said his wife, Marianne Means.
August 8, 2010
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Former pitching coach Ray Miller and the late Johnny Oates were inducted into the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Miller served as Baltimore's pitching coach in parts of four different decades, beginning in 1978. He coached five different 20-game winners and two Cy Young Award recipients during his 11-year run. One of those Cy Young winners, Jim Palmer, attended the ceremony, which took place before Baltimore's game against the Chicago White Sox. Miller also managed the Orioles in 1998 and 1999.
July 18, 2010
By DAN KAUFFMAN firstname.lastname@example.org Doug Mills discovered a form of auto racing while he was serving in the U.S. Army stationed in France. It became a major part of his life for the next 30-plus years. "It was LeMans," said Mills, a Clear Spring High School graduate, of the popular 24-hour sports car endurance race. "I was fascinated that drivers and machines could last that long under such grueling conditions. " Although he never participated in the 24 Hours of LeMans, Mills went on to win 35 races -- including two Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona titles in 2000 and 2001 -- and three Sports Club Car of America championships.
July 14, 2010
The Washington County Sports Hall of Fame will award scholarships to 12 county high school graduates Saturday at its 24th annual banquet at Elks Lodge 378 on Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown. In addition, the Hall of Fame will honor Washington County's Male and Female Athletes of the Year -- Williamsport's Justin Bowie and Smithsburg's Monica Hovermale -- Coach of the Year Rachel Brashear of Smithsburg and Official of the Year Ragan Shaw. Daniel Rutherford (North Hagerstown), Hilary Shoop (St. Maria Goretti)