February 14, 2013
February 15, 2013 Girls Basketball The Hancock girls basketball team is challenging the school high-water mark for wins in one season. Under coach Todd Ruppenthal, Hancock has a 14-6 record entering its regular-season final tonight at Clear Spring. With a victory tonight, and a first-round win in the postseason tournament, Hancock would get to 16 wins and tie the school record set in 1996-97 when the Panthers went 16-6. In that campaign, Hancock was led by junior Amanda Fleming, now the head softball coach at North Hagerstown High School.
February 9, 2013
Some might have seen just a pile of snow. But Amanda Hawbecker and her snow-sculpting team saw a computer. So Amanda, 7, of Hagerstown, her sister, Kayla Hawbecker, 5, and their friend, Alexandra Smith, 7, of Hancock, set to work, carving out a monitor, a keyboard, a chair and even a slide from the chair from an easy dismount from the sculpture. The sculpture won a first-place prize for the team known as Rock Star Snow Girls on Saturday at the Hancock Winter Festival at Widmeyer Park.
February 7, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013 GIRLS BASKETBALL Hancock 42, Faith 38 HANCOCK - Alisa Shives had 20 points and six rebounds as Hancock held on for a win over Faith Christian on Thursday. The Panthers (14-5) outscored Faith 17-3 in the third quarter to take a 34-22 lead and held off Faith despite being outscored 16-8 in the final period. Kristen Shoemaker had five steals and Joan Leavy had 14 rebounds for Hancock. Amanda Deneseus had nine points, 10 rebounds and four blocks for Faith.
February 4, 2013
The next meeting of the Citizens for the Protection of Washington County will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway, 11114 Lincoln Ave. The agenda will include: bylaws update; potential quarry in Hancock; recycling update; STEM building investigation update; and BOE downtown discussion. The public is welcome For more information, go to www.cpwcmd.org .
February 4, 2013
Counselor Carol Ambrose, who has practices in Hancock and Rockville, Md., is offering married couples a free initial 30-minute consultation during National Marriage Week, Thursday, Feb. 7 to Thursday, Feb. 14. To learn more about marriage and National Marriage Week, go to www.nationalmarriageweekusa.org . For more information, Ambrose, who see can be reached at 301-667-6327 or through her website at www.carolambrose.com ...
February 2, 2013
James R. "Tink" Barnhart Sr., 75, of Warfordsburg, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his home. Born Oct. 27, 1937, he was the son of the late James Elwood and Gwendolyn Hann Barnhart, and husband of Marlene Golden Barnhart, whom he married Oct. 17, 1959, at Piney Plains Methodist Church. Tink was the retired owner and operator of Barnhart's Store in Warfordsburg, attended Hancock Assembly of God Church, was a member of James W. Bowers AF&AM Masonic Lodge in Hancock and Webster B. Harrison American Legion Post 26, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a 1955 graduate of Warfordsburg High School.
February 1, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013 BOYS BASKETBALL Goretti 69, Mount Carmel 56 BALTIMORE - Martin Geben posted a monster double-double with 28 points and 20 rebounds to lead St. Maria Goretti past Mount Carmel (9-16, 1-12) in the Baltimore Catholic League. The score was tied 27 all at halftime but then Goretti extended to a four point lead in the third quarter at 46-42 and took control in the fourth outscoring Mount Carmel 23-14. Ameka Akaya had 11 points and four rebounds, Brady Shaper had 11 points and Ryan Grant had eight assists for the Gaels (17-9, 6-6)
January 28, 2013
Mayor Daniel A. Murphy was re-elected to a ninth two-year term Monday night, defeating former councilmen Nigel Dardar and Tim Smith, according to complete but unofficial results from Hancock's municipal election. Also, two new faces - Ralph Salvagno and Homer Schetrompf - were elected to the town council, handing defeat to incumbent council members Dennis Hudson and January Souders, according to returns. Murphy received 204 votes to 109 for Dardar and 107 for Smith. Smith was midway through his second four-year term when he resigned late last year in order to run for mayor.
January 27, 2013
Gladys Virginia Sigel, 92, of Warfordsburg, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at her home. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. The service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt will officiate. Burial will be in Buck Valley Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
January 24, 2013
Allen Lee Myers, 61, of Hancock, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Berkeley Springs Rehab and Nursing in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The family will receive friends Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. Service and burial will be at the convenience of the family.