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EDUCATION
April 27, 2013
A total of 39 students from Washington County and Franklin County, Pa., were named distinguished or commended scholars at Mercersburg Academy for the 2012 - 13 winter term. Those earning commended scholar status posted grades of 85 or better in all courses, while students named distinguished scholars earned grades of 90 or above in all courses. Distinguished scholars from Washington County include: - Ryan Hackett, 12th grade, Hagerstown - Madison Nordyke, 11th grade, Hagerstown - Gregory Oh, ninth grade, Hagerstown - James Riford, 11th grade, Hagerstown Distinguished scholars from Franklin County include: - Rachael Ditzler, 10th grade, Chambersburg, Pa. - Chris Fritz, 12th grade, Mercersburg - Becca Glass, 10th grade, Chambersburg - Kelly Hamilton, 12th grade, Chambersburg - Amber Heffernan, 10th grade, Greencastle, Pa. - Elliot Hicks, ninth grade, Mercersburg - Alex Jackson, 10th grade, Greencastle - Silas Renner, 12th grade, Shippensburg, Pa. - Emily Schoenberger, 10th grade, Mercersburg - Lola Tijani, 12th grade, Greencastle - Clare Wilkinson, 12th grade, Mercersburg Commended scholars from Washington County include: - Ellie Clark, 10th grade, Smithsburg - Chris Hackett, 12th grade, Hagerstown - Boo Jordan, 10th grade, Clear Spring - Daniel Jornlin, ninth grade, Hagerstown - Zan Mir, 12th grade, Hagerstown - Cathryn Perini, ninth grade, Hagerstown - Madeline...
SPORTS
November 30, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011   BOYS BASKETBALL MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Yannick Zanfack knocked four 3-pointers on the way to a game-high 16 points to lead St. Maria Goretti past Mercersburg Academy 48-27 on Wednesday night. It was the first basketball game contested in the Independent-Parochial Schools League, which also includes Saint James, Maryland School for Deaf and St. John's Catholic Prep. Martinas Geben added 10 points and six rebounds for the Gaels (3-2)
NEWS
April 5, 2010
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - An essay by Danny Roza, an 11th-grader at Mercersburg Academy, earned top honors in the 2009-10 Fund for the Future of our Children Peace Essay Contest. The award, which includes a $2,500 prize, was announced during a March 28 ceremony at Georgetown University. Entrants were asked to examine what the Abrahamic traditions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) teach us about compassion, and how their founders serve as exemplars of compassion. Entrants were also asked to propose a teen-based project that embodies compassionate principles.
NEWS
by CHRIS CARTER / Staff Correspondent | April 13, 2006
SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - As the sky became darker and the wind became stronger Thursday night, Jefferson pitcher Justin Carey became better. Carey gave up four runs on six hits over the first three innings, but gained command and retired 12 of the last 15 batters he faced to help the No. 3 Cougars to a 7-5 victory over No. 5 Mercersburg Academy. "Nothing changed. My arm just got stronger and stronger," said Carey. Two of those three Blue Storm batters who reached base did so on errors as Carey (2-1)
NEWS
October 6, 2008
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Rachel Greenberg of Hagerstown received the William C. Fowle Award at Mercersburg Academy at its 115th commencement on June 7. The award goes to a senior who has worked most effectively behind the scenes and without recognition to make significant contributions to the school.
NEWS
October 11, 2008
Hill School 14, Mercersburg Academy 6 POTTSTOWN, Pa. -- Trevor Smith threw for 117 yards, completing 10 of 26 passes with a touchdown and an interception for Mercersburg Academy as the Blue Storm fell to Hill School in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League. Smith connected with Matt Young on a 17-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter. Young finished with four receptions for 59 yards, while Troy Harrison rushed for 53 yards and caught three passes for 34 yards for Mercersburg (0-6).
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | April 7, 2000
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, a Mercersburg Academy alumnus, announced Friday he is giving the 107-year-old prep school $35 million to use as the school sees fit. "This is a wonderful day," Mercersburg headmaster Douglas Hale told hundreds of students, faculty, parents and guests jammed into the school's chapel to hear the announcement. "This is a sizable unrestricted gift," he said. "We have a unique relationship with the Lenfests. " The gift was the largest ever to the academy.
NEWS
October 5, 2009
MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- A Mercersburg Academy graduate, who lived in Hagerstown while attending school there, is one of three recent graduates of the University of Redlands in Southern California to be chosen by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to participate in a prestigious program designed to increase understanding between the U.S. and other countries. Kimberley Junmookda, 22, whose permanent address is Thailand, is a major in global business and French, will go to Morocco as a research fellow.
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SPORTS
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.
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SPORTS
May 11, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013 BOYS LACROSSE Saint James 7, Georgetown Day 5 ST. JAMES - Kyle Neale, Jake Thompson and Max Brady each scored two goals for Saint James as the Saints defeated Georgetown Day in the Mid-Atlantic Conferene quarterfinals Saturday. Connor Abeles had a goal for Saint James (10-8), while Neale had two assists, Justin Pank and Thompson each had an assist and Henry Meehan had 13 saves. The Saints will travel to play Flint Hill on Sunday in the semifinals.
SPORTS
April 27, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013 PREP SOFTBALL Saint James 20, Goretti 10 ST JAMES - Alyssa Blank ripped a three-run triple to key a 10-run first inning as Saint James won its first game of the season win a 4 1/2-inning victory over St. Maria Goretti on Saturday. The Saints added eight runs in the second inning to pull away. Saint James (1-10) was helped with 11 walks. Giuliana Gentile added two hits and two RBIs for the Saints. Ceceila Trybus and Tess Skeham led Goretti with three hits each, while Tao Limlapdee and Carly Kramer had two hits each.
EDUCATION
April 27, 2013
A total of 39 students from Washington County and Franklin County, Pa., were named distinguished or commended scholars at Mercersburg Academy for the 2012 - 13 winter term. Those earning commended scholar status posted grades of 85 or better in all courses, while students named distinguished scholars earned grades of 90 or above in all courses. Distinguished scholars from Washington County include: - Ryan Hackett, 12th grade, Hagerstown - Madison Nordyke, 11th grade, Hagerstown - Gregory Oh, ninth grade, Hagerstown - James Riford, 11th grade, Hagerstown Distinguished scholars from Franklin County include: - Rachael Ditzler, 10th grade, Chambersburg, Pa. - Chris Fritz, 12th grade, Mercersburg - Becca Glass, 10th grade, Chambersburg - Kelly Hamilton, 12th grade, Chambersburg - Amber Heffernan, 10th grade, Greencastle, Pa. - Elliot Hicks, ninth grade, Mercersburg - Alex Jackson, 10th grade, Greencastle - Silas Renner, 12th grade, Shippensburg, Pa. - Emily Schoenberger, 10th grade, Mercersburg - Lola Tijani, 12th grade, Greencastle - Clare Wilkinson, 12th grade, Mercersburg Commended scholars from Washington County include: - Ellie Clark, 10th grade, Smithsburg - Chris Hackett, 12th grade, Hagerstown - Boo Jordan, 10th grade, Clear Spring - Daniel Jornlin, ninth grade, Hagerstown - Zan Mir, 12th grade, Hagerstown - Cathryn Perini, ninth grade, Hagerstown - Madeline...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2013
1. Classical Sunday Appalachian Wind Quintet will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a concert featuring performances of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" and Gershwin's "Summertime. " The quintet will be joined by singer Jan Aaland, pianist Noel Lester, organist Wayne Wold and narrator Stan Steele. Concert is 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 601 Washington Ave., Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-733-7550 or go to www.appalachianwindquintet.com . 2. A fling for spring Spring Fling will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Wilson College Campus Green, off Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, Pa. Features food, games, inflatables, face painting and more.
SPORTS
April 20, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013 PREP BASEBALL Musselman 8, Martinsburg 7 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game, but Musselman won it with a single run in the top of the eighth inning. Jacob Whitmore had three hits, all doubles, and drove in three runs for the Applemen (17-7), who defeated Martinsburg (12-11) for the second time this year. Darrin Zombro was the winning pitcher in relief and he also had three hits.
SPORTS
April 11, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013 PREP BASEBALL Hancock 11, Bishop Walsh 0 CUMBERLAND, Md. - Nate Souders pitched a complete game with nine strikeouts to lead Hancock in a shutout of Bishop Walsh on Thursday. “I've never seen a better pitching performance in nine years as coach,” Hancock's Brian Kerns said. Souders helped his own cause with a two-run homer in the third. Hunter McKinley and Devin Mitchell had two hits each for the Panthers (6-2). Bishop Walsh    000    000    -     0    5    0 Hancock    102    143    -     11    13    0 Wilson and Wetzel.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | April 10, 2013
With arm surgeries behind them, Christian Binford and Josh Conway are taking the next steps toward their dreams of wearing a Major League Baseball uniform. Binford, a Mercersburg Academy graduate from Hagerstown, is a pitcher in the Kansas City Royals organization after being drafted in the 30th round of the MLB draft in 2011. Conway, a Smithsburg High School graduate, was originally drafted by Atlanta, but chose instead to go to Coastal Carolina University. He was then drafted in the 4th round by the Chicago Cubs in 2012.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | April 9, 2013
Throwing only two strikes to the first three batters in the opposing lineup is not a good indication of how things might fare. Saint James starter Ben Holland walked the first three batters in the Mercersburg Academy lineup and each scored in a three-run first inning. Four innings later, players shook hands after Mercersburg had recorded a 16-0 victory over the Saints, who return to action Wednesday at home against Flint Hill. “You can't start a game the way we did and make it competitive,” Saint James coach Mick Kerns said.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | February 13, 2013
Mercersburg Academy paid the Gael Center a visit twice this season and its second trip was far different than the first. On Dec. 1, Mercersburg lost to St. Maria Goretti 58-44, but Wednesday was a different story as the Blue Storm turned the tables with a 51-43 victory for the Independent-Parochial Schools League championship. Mercersburg had only four players dent the scoring column, but it was the support head coach Tim Crouch received for star Dre Wills that mattered. Wills scored 15 points and hit only 5 of 16 from the floor, while others stepped up for the Blue Storm (9-14)
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