January 11, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013 BOYS BASKETBALL HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Martinsburg, the top-ranked Class AAA team in West Virginia, got the best of second-ranked and previously-unbeaten Hedgesville on Friday night, 63-48, in front of a massive crowd at Hedgesville. Martinsburg, now 8-0, had a big second quarter in which it outscored Hedgesville 25-13. Senior David Long scored all eight of his points in the quarter and Jalen Lewis added five. With a 39-22 lead at the half, Martinsburg never trailed although Hedgesville crept to within six points later in the game.
January 10, 2013
Friday night at Hedgesville, and without a doubt in front of a jam-packed gymnasium, the Eagles will entertain Martinsburg. This will be the third straight season the two West Virginia Class AAA powerhouses have collided at this point in the year with unbeaten records. Martinsburg (7-0) is currently ranked No. 1 in West Virginia. The Bulldogs have steamrolled through the first seven games, outscoring their opponents by an average of 79-54. Ranked No. 2, Hedgesville (9-0) has taken the opposite direction - as it normally does when the chips are down.
January 7, 2013
Frances Ellen McCarty, 88, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at her home. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hedgesville (W.Va.) Cemetery.
January 6, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013 BOYS BASKETBALL Mountain Ridge 52, Smithsburg 37 FROSTBURG, Md. - Kevin Gibson led Smithsburg with 13 points and Matt Sprecher was right behind him with 12 in the Leopards' loss to Mountain Ridge on Saturday. The Leopards (3-7) went 13-for-43 from from the field and couldn't solve the Miners' half-court zone defense, coughing up 27 turnovers. JV - Mountain Ridge 40, Smithsburg 20 MOUNTAIN RIDGE (4-5) Strietbeck 2, Wood 4, Delaney 4, Johnson 10, Cotton 3, Gamble 16, Cheshire 4, Glasbrenner 6, Winner 3. Totals 18 13-20 52. SMITHSBURG (3-7)
January 3, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013 GIRLS BASKETBALL WATERFALL, Pa. - Macey Hollenshead had 13 points, five rebounds, eight assists and five steals to lead undefeated Southern Fulton past Forbes Road (1-7, 0-3) 62-22 on Thursday in the Sideling Hill League. Kayla Wertz had 13 points, including two 3-pointers, Taelor Morton had nine points, six assists and five steals, Ashley Roman had nine points and Kayla Chilcote had five rebounds for the Indians (9-0, 5-0). JV: Southern Fulton, 42-24 (SF: Maddie Mellott 13)
December 26, 2012
Editor's note: This is the second installment in a six-part series compiled by staff writer Tim Koelble looking back at some of the biggest local, regional and national stories of 2012. MARCH 1 - In boys basketball, Smithsburg beats Brunswick 59-58 on Tyson Pierre's free throw with 4 seconds remaining. 2 - Williamsport's Bryan Davis and Zach Shoemaker and North Hagerstown's Brendon Colbert and Kenneth Burrs reach state wrestling semifinals. 3 - In boys basketball, Smithsburg beats Southern Garrett 60-54 for 1A West region title to qualify for its first trip to the state tournament in 24 years.
December 26, 2012
The cause of a fire that destroyed a Hedgesville-area home Wednesday afternoon is undetermined, Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Mike Nichols said. No one was injured. The owner of the home at 216 Chickadee Lane off Plateau Drive had left to go to work about an hour or so before neighbors reported the fire, Nichols said. The fire at the one-story, cabin-like structure was reported at about 1:20 p.m., but bad road conditions delayed firefighters' response by several minutes, Nichols said.
December 22, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012 GIRLS BASKETBALL ROCK HILL, S.C. - Hedgesville jumped out to an early double-digit lead, then held on for a 78-74 victory over Olympic, from Charlotte, N.C., in the fifth-place game of the Y.C. Winborn Classic on Saturday. Lexi Taylor had another double-double, scoring 20 points and grabbing 11 rebounds for the Eagles. She was named to the all-tournament team. Carly Elliott led all scorers with 28 points and also grabbed eight rebounds, while Kristen Nunn had 19 points and nine assists for Hedgesville (5-3)
December 13, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012 BOYS BASKETBALL PAW PAW, W.Va. - Jordan Tosten had 15 points and six steals, while Hunter McKinley had 12 points, five rebounds and four steals as Hancock got its first win of the season by beating Paw Paw 65-42 on Thursday. Tyler Anderson had 14 points and Devin Mitchell grabbed nine rebounds for the Panthers (1-2). Hancock 65, Paw Paw 42 HANCOCK (1-2) Tosten 15, Anderson 14, Faith 2, Edgerton 2, H. McKinley 12, B. McKinley 2, Teeter 6, T. Manning 6, Mitchell 4, L. Manning 2. Totals 30 4-9 65. PAW PAW (1-2)
December 6, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012 GIRLS BASKETBALL HANCOCK - Isabel Forsman had 16 points to lead Clear Spring to a 41-34 victory over Hancock on Thursday in the season opener for both teams. Kristen Mellott and Sam Staley had seven points and seven rebounds each for the Blazers (1-0). Alisha Shives had 10 points, Kara McKinley had eight points, including two 3-pointers, Sara Wagner had nine rebounds and Kristen Shoemaker had eight rebounds for the Panthers (0-1). JV: Clear Spring, 22-21 (CS: Savannah Mills 9)