June 13, 2013
The Hickory Crawdads win games by hitting balls far. The Hagerstown Suns remain in championship races by taking shorter routes. Hickory pitcher Jose Leclerc made an errant throw on Will Piwnica-Worms' sacrifice bunt on the bottom of the ninth, allowing Brandon Miller to score from first and give the Suns a 6-5 victory and a doubleheader sweep on Wednesday at Municipal Stadium. The victory and the sweep moved the Suns to within a half-game of Hickory for the South Atlantic League's Northern Division lead with four games remaining in the first half.
June 11, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns have been used to uphill battles most of the season. On Tuesday, the hill got a little steeper. Joey Gallo went 4-for-4, including three home runs, and drove in four runs to lift Hickory to a 6-2 victory over Hagerstown in the first game of the Crawdads' doubleheader sweep at Municipal Stadium. Gallo's salvo won the opening game of a crucial four-game series with Hagerstown which could very well determine the first-half champion in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division.
May 5, 2013
Jack W. Alexander, 88, of Mercersburg, Pa., passed away Friday, May 3, 2013, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Nov. 9, 1924, he was the son of Joseph B. Sr. and Charlotte Weir Alexander. He graduated from Uniontown High School in 1942. Having a passion for flying and service to country, Jack enlisted in the Army Air Corps in May 1943. With his enlistment, his parents had all four of their sons serving in the U.S. military at the same time. He was a member of Cadet Class 1944-I at Eagle Pass, Texas, and was assigned the rank of flight officer.
May 2, 2013
Grandparents of students who attend Hickory Elementary School are invited to Grandparents Day. Grandparents are invited to visit the school Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Spring band concert Fifth-graders at Hickory Elementary School will participate in a spring concert Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. in the Williamsport High School auditorium. Deaf awareness event planned at mall May 10 Approximately 30 community organizations and businesses will be on hand to provide services to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community Friday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. near JC Penney at Valley Mall.
April 30, 2013
If baseball uniforms had collars, the Hagerstown Suns would be wearing blue ones. It has nothing to do with the team's newly adopted team colors. It's more about the style they play. Like the city they play in, the Suns have to work hard to get ahead. Hagerstown isn't flashy, but it is always looking for a fight ... we're talking about the baseball team, not the city. The Suns exit April with a 13-11 record and sit just one game out of first place in the South Atlantic League Northern Division, trailing Hickory after Monday morning's rainout.
April 27, 2013
Four Hickory errors helped the Hagerstown Suns build an early four-run lead en route to an 8-2 victory over the Crawdads on Saturday at Municipal Stadium. The miscues extended the first, fourth and fifth innings and allowed the Suns (12-11) to take a 4-1 lead. The errors were too much for the Crawdads (14-9) despite two more home runs to pad their South Atlantic League-leading total. Kylin Turnbull (1-0) returned to the Suns and immediately notched a victory with six innings of three-hit pitching, allowing one run without a walk while striking out seven.
December 16, 2012
During October, students were recognized for the character trait of responsibility at Hickory Elementary School. Students and families were invited to school for a "pinning ceremony," which included certificates, pencils and erasers, followed by ice cream sundaes and family bingo.
December 12, 2012
Students at Hickory Elementary School were awarded Character Counts! certificates for displaying the trait of gratitude during the month of November. Each month, one student from each classroom is designated as Character Counts! Good Citizen of the Month. Students are nominated by classroom teachers for demonstrating one of the six pillars of character. The following is a list of the students selected to receive the award for the month of November: Kelli Price, Lumisa Bista, Natalie Kitchen, Autumn Thrift, Glen Creary, Logan Adkins, Elsie James, Ian Lane, Corry Nelson, Destiny Woodlon, Nicholas Minnick, Megen Shartzer, Ticcara Sumlin, Shaun Haws and Harley Warrenfeltz.
December 2, 2012
Students at Hickory Elementary School performed a musical tribute to veterans Nov. 7, under the direction of Christa Stout, music teacher. Guests were welcomed by Monica Bowers, principal at Hickory. A photo presentation opened the evening as guests were seated. The presentation included pictures of veterans who are family members of the Hickory Elementary School staff. Students invited family members, friends and neighbors who...