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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 14, 2011
The Hemmings Motor News Great Race motored into Chambersburg on Tuesday as hundreds of local car buffs waved them into the historic downtown and they received a personal greeting from Ben Franklin. Memorial Square in Chambersburg was transformed to a bygone era as more than 55 of the Great Race antique automobiles parked around the square. The race, featuring cars from 1911 to 1969, began Saturday in Chattanooga, Tenn., and will end Friday in Bennington, Vt. Scott Hershberger of the Franklin County Visitors Bureau was pleasantly surprised by the large crowd that came out to greet the antique car rally.
NEWS
June 14, 2011
"The Great Race," America's premier old car rally, is coming to Chambersburg for lunch today, bringing a variety of antique automobiles to  Memorial Square. Live music and other festivities in the square will welcome the trucks, Hot Rods and other classics as they begin arriving in the heart of Franklin County shortly after noon. Cars will arrive each minute for an hour and a half and will remain parked around the square to allow spectators to visit with the participants and to look at the automobiles, according to a news release.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 5, 2011
The Hemmings Motor News Great Race will make a pit stop in Chambersburg's Memorial Square on June 14. The antique auto race will travel through eight states, starting June 11 in Chattanooga, Tenn., and ending June 17 in Bennington, Vt. The vehicles will stop in Chambersburg on June 14 from noon to 2 p.m. During that time, Memorial Square and adjoining roads will be closed to through traffic, said Scott Hershberger of the Franklin County Visitors...
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By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com | August 10, 2012
Once the thunderstorm was done ripping through Hagerstown on Friday evening, the participants in the second annual Krumpe's Do-Nut Alley Rally 5K were treated to cooler, damper, more ideal conditions for their 3.1-mile footrace. And what a race it was on the streets of Hagerstown's South End. Tony Clement, 25, of Williamsport, repeated as the overall champion, but not without a fight. He topped the field of 582 registered runners in 14 minutes, 57.7 seconds, just ahead of Naseem Haje, 20, of Hagerstown, who crossed the line in 14:59.5.
SPORTS
November 22, 2012
Participating in the Hagerstown Community College Turkey Trot 5K has become almost as traditional for local runners as the turkey and stuffing they consume later Thanksgiving day. The 12th annual edition of the event Thursday morning had a record 1,370 finishers. “We're really happy with it. It's a race, but it's an event, too,” said race director Jaime Dick, who had live music and even an Elvis impersonator to help entertain the crowd. “We get so many people who say it's the only 5K they do all year.” The atmosphere was festive Thursday - and the field at the front was fast.
NEWS
By ANDREW MASON | August 22, 2010
WILLIAMSPORT -- Steve Spence might be past his prime, but he still casts a mighty large shadow on the starting line. The 48-year-old from Shippensburg, Pa., isnearly two decadesremoved from his days as an Olympic marathoner and world beater, but he can still dictate the pace of a local race -- just by showing up. "I was worried about Steve Spence, so I went out real hard," said Dan DeWitt, 22, of Frostburg, Md., after winning the 29th annual...
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by JACK HILL III | October 28, 2002
WILLIAMSPORT - Clear Spring finally got a taste of what a Washington County cross country team championship feels like. The Blazers' boys won their first team title in school history Saturday afternoon, scoring 41 points to beat Williamsport by 11 and North Hagerstown by 21. "This is by far the best team performance that we have ever had at Clear Spring," Blazers coach Terry Baker said. "The boys came mentally prepared today. I have never seen them this focused before. " Clear Spring senior Jeremy Everitts won a close battle in the boys race with a time of 16 minutes, 52.9 seconds on the three-mile course.
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By DAN KAUFFMAN | February 19, 2008
LANDOVER, Md. - Jesse Buchman's anchor leg of Williamsport's state championship-winning 3,200-meter relay on Monday can be described in one word. Guts. Buchman lost the lead to Digital Harbor on the first turn of the final lap, but fought back to regain it on the final turn and held on at the Prince George's Sports Complex. Buchman won by about three meters, helping the Wildcats clock 8:25.18 and give Washington County its first state title of the day. "He passed me on the outside, so I knew I'd have to pass him outside, I wouldn't be able to do it inside," Buchman said.
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By ANDREW MASON | August 24, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT - Jaron Hawkins can't turn back time to take care of past disappointments. So he just went out and smashed the clock. Hawkins, 25, of Frostburg, Md., won the 27th annual Gary Brown Memorial 5-Mile Run on Saturday in a course-record time of 24 minutes, 59 seconds. The previous mark of 25:08 was set in 2003 by Steve Spence, the 1992 Olympian, on the out-and-back course on the C&O Canal towpath. "I'm glad I finally got it. It's been a long time coming - five years of second or third here every time," said Hawkins, who competes for Hagerstown's Cumberland Valley Athletic Club.
NEWS
by ANDY MASON | October 3, 2004
John Budesky might be a first-time race director, but he's approaching next Sunday's Parks and Rec Trek 5K in Hagerstown like a veteran. "Even though this is our first race, we don't want to run it like it's our first," said Budesky, the director of administrative services for the City of Hagerstown. "We want it to be a world-class race from the beginning. " It sounds like it should be a great race. The certified 3.1-mile course begins at Fairgrounds Park, takes a tour through City Park and finishes in the outfield grass at Municipal Stadium.
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September 6, 2013
Summers Farm, 5620 Butterfly Lane, Frederick, will host its fourth annual Great Pumpkin Race Sunday, Sept. 29, with a 5K Run and 1-mile Fun Run.  Elite runners, leisure joggers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages have the opportunity to race for prizes, presented for first and second place finishers across five age divisions in male and female categories. The family-oriented one-mile stretch offers optional participation in Summers Farm activities. Registered participants receive refreshments and a ticket for free admission to Summers Farm to use one time during the 2013 season.  Registration packets will be available at Summers Farm from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
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SPORTS
November 22, 2012
Participating in the Hagerstown Community College Turkey Trot 5K has become almost as traditional for local runners as the turkey and stuffing they consume later Thanksgiving day. The 12th annual edition of the event Thursday morning had a record 1,370 finishers. “We're really happy with it. It's a race, but it's an event, too,” said race director Jaime Dick, who had live music and even an Elvis impersonator to help entertain the crowd. “We get so many people who say it's the only 5K they do all year.” The atmosphere was festive Thursday - and the field at the front was fast.
SPORTS
By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com | August 10, 2012
Once the thunderstorm was done ripping through Hagerstown on Friday evening, the participants in the second annual Krumpe's Do-Nut Alley Rally 5K were treated to cooler, damper, more ideal conditions for their 3.1-mile footrace. And what a race it was on the streets of Hagerstown's South End. Tony Clement, 25, of Williamsport, repeated as the overall champion, but not without a fight. He topped the field of 582 registered runners in 14 minutes, 57.7 seconds, just ahead of Naseem Haje, 20, of Hagerstown, who crossed the line in 14:59.5.
SPORTS
By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com | November 12, 2011
Every second counts in the sport of cross country, and Saturday was a big day of seconds for Washington County boys at the Maryland state championships at Hereford High School - in more ways than one. Senior Evan Hardy placed second in the Class 2A race, leading Williamsport to a second-place team finish, while Smithsburg junior Luke Daigneault finished second in Class 1A. “I'm really disappointed that I didn't win,” Hardy said. “But I'd take second any day as long as the team got second instead of third or fourth.” The Williamsport boys, who haven't won a team title at states since 1975, hadn't placed as high as second since 1978.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 14, 2011
The Hemmings Motor News Great Race motored into Chambersburg on Tuesday as hundreds of local car buffs waved them into the historic downtown and they received a personal greeting from Ben Franklin. Memorial Square in Chambersburg was transformed to a bygone era as more than 55 of the Great Race antique automobiles parked around the square. The race, featuring cars from 1911 to 1969, began Saturday in Chattanooga, Tenn., and will end Friday in Bennington, Vt. Scott Hershberger of the Franklin County Visitors Bureau was pleasantly surprised by the large crowd that came out to greet the antique car rally.
NEWS
June 14, 2011
"The Great Race," America's premier old car rally, is coming to Chambersburg for lunch today, bringing a variety of antique automobiles to  Memorial Square. Live music and other festivities in the square will welcome the trucks, Hot Rods and other classics as they begin arriving in the heart of Franklin County shortly after noon. Cars will arrive each minute for an hour and a half and will remain parked around the square to allow spectators to visit with the participants and to look at the automobiles, according to a news release.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 5, 2011
The Hemmings Motor News Great Race will make a pit stop in Chambersburg's Memorial Square on June 14. The antique auto race will travel through eight states, starting June 11 in Chattanooga, Tenn., and ending June 17 in Bennington, Vt. The vehicles will stop in Chambersburg on June 14 from noon to 2 p.m. During that time, Memorial Square and adjoining roads will be closed to through traffic, said Scott Hershberger of the Franklin County Visitors...
NEWS
By ANDREW MASON | August 22, 2010
WILLIAMSPORT -- Steve Spence might be past his prime, but he still casts a mighty large shadow on the starting line. The 48-year-old from Shippensburg, Pa., isnearly two decadesremoved from his days as an Olympic marathoner and world beater, but he can still dictate the pace of a local race -- just by showing up. "I was worried about Steve Spence, so I went out real hard," said Dan DeWitt, 22, of Frostburg, Md., after winning the 29th annual...
NEWS
November 7, 2008
Racers grateful for all the help To the editor: On Sept. 26 and 27, nearly 1,300 runners came through Washington County. This was the Inaugural Cumberland to Washington, D.C., Ragnar Relay. The first runners left Cumberland at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, and the last runners reached D.C. at about 6 p.m. on Saturday Sept. 27. As captain of the RunnerzInTheNight team, I would like to thank Karen Abbamonte, Jerri Lapole and Ray Jackson for their dedicated help in the middle of the night.
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