May 22, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 PREP BASEBALL St. Maria Goretti fell to Avalon 1-0 in the championship game of the Maryland Private Schools 'B' Division Tournament on Wednesday. Casey Bartholomew had two hits for the Gaels, who finish the season 11-15. Mercersburg 7, Episcopal 0 MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Mike Collins pitched a one-hitter with five strikeouts and top-seed Mercersburg Academy shut out Episcopal Academy in the quarterfinals of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Tournament.
May 21, 2013
Mary Ann Foble, 82, of Magnolia, W.Va., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at her home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 1, at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., with the Rev. Leonard A. Smith as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Peter's Catholic Church Cemetery in Hancock. Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs.
May 20, 2013
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office was investigating the cause of a fire that caused $10,000 in damage to a 2008 Mercedes Benz in western Washington County on Sunday morning, according to a news release. The fire at 13700 Orchard Ridge Road was discovered by a passer-by and reported at 4:42 a.m. Sunday, the release states. That area is southeast of Hancock, north of Interstate 70. Anyone with information about the incident may call the state fire marshal's office at 301-766-3888.
May 15, 2013
Chlorous Linda Little, 98, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., and formerly of Hancock, Md., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at her daughter's home in Great Cacapon. Born March 14, 1915, in Cold Run Valley, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William Underwood and Martha Irene Henry Hovermale. She was a Christian. She attended the Valley School in Cold Run Valley and worked seasonally at Milton Michael's Canning Factory. She was a member of AARP and had worked at the Interwoven Hosiery Mill in Martinsburg, W.Va.
May 13, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013 PREP BASEBALL Allegany 6, Hancock 3 CUMBERLAND, Md. - Allegany scored five runs in the first two innings and made that cushion hold up in a win over Hancock in the Maryland Class 1A West Region West Section semifinals. Darren Lashley and Chad Sipe each drove in a run for the Panthers, who finished the season 10-10. North hosts 3A game North Hagerstown will meet Linganore today in a Maryland Class 3A West Region game at 4:30. On Monday, Linganore defeated Thomas Johnson 1-0 in 12 innings, a game that was resumed from Friday.
May 11, 2013
Fifth marking period Distinguished honor roll Grade six - Devon M. Getz, Hannah L. Hogbin, Ashley L. Jenkins, Sarah D. Kerns, Hayden A. Norris, Kayla M. Wood Grade eight - Cody M. Childers, Ean T. Mann Grade nine - Emily M. Fox, Jared I. Hose, Jenna N. Mitchell, Harmony B. Stotler, David M. Wood Grade 10 - Morgan T. Hamil, Alena L. Knable, Brianna M. Knable, Eva C. Smith Grade 11 - Hannah A....
May 9, 2013
The Hancock Town Council voted Wednesday to provide a $200,000 loan to the company planning to build electronic home plates there later this year. The council voted to loan the money to Spessard Manufacturing with a personal guarantee from owner Jerry Spessard. Spessard is the co-inventor of the Eagle Eye Electronic Home Plate, which can call balls and strikes, as well as record pitch speed and other data. He plans to build a 6,000-square-foot facility in the town-owned Stanley Complex property.
May 6, 2013
Carrie Belle Shoemaker, 73, of Big Pool, passed away April 30, 2013. Carrie was born June 16, 1939, in Hancock, Md. She moved to Orlando, Fla., in 1986, where she worked at Dobbs International. In 2004, she returned to Big Pool. She was an animal lover, and during her retirement, she enjoyed bird-watching, gardening and traveling to visit family. She is survived by her husband, Donald E. Shoemaker; five sisters, Irene Hull, Alice Shoemaker, Bessie Culler, Patsy Weller and Nell Mills; two brothers, Richard Wagner and Quinten Wagner; three children, Sandra Ruchlewicz, Robin Porter and Donald Shoemaker Jr.; and seven grandchildren, Michelle Thomason, Jacob Cherry, Alli Porter, Randy Shoemaker, Taylor Porter, Ashley Cherry and Brandi Helman.
April 23, 2013
Eastbound Interstate 70 at Exit 3 to Md. 144 (Main Street) in Hancock was closed for about six hours Tuesday morning due to an accident involving a tractor-trailer, a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services said. Police responded to the accident shortly after 6:45 a.m. Tuesday. The eastbound lanes reopened at about 12:40 p.m., the supervisor said. No one was injured in the accident, according to the supervisor.
April 23, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 COLLEGE BASEBALL Montgomery College 4, HCC 3 ROCKVILLE, Md. - Montgomery College scored the winning run in the bottom of the 14th inning to edge Hagerstown. Montgomery tied the game in the ninth on four consecutive walks with two outs. Dylan Dunn and Drew DeShong each had an RBI for the Hawks (26-23). HCC 000 100 002 000 00 - 3 5 4 Montgomery 000 000 102 000 01 - 4 9 1 Ayres, Eyler (9)