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NEWS
August 17, 2008
BEIJING (AP) -- Michael Phelps got what he came for, capping the greatest Olympics for an individual athlete by winning his eighth gold medal in Beijing and 14th of his career. Matt Emmons? Well, he probably prefers we talk more about Phelps. The swimmer from Baltimore and the shooter who went to college in Alaska demonstrated Sunday how the Olympic experience can bring out the best and worst in people. Phelps was the joyous part, of course, a big reason the U.S. team closed out a meet full of world records with yet another in the Olympic 400-meter relay.
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NEWS
August 17, 2008
Michael Phelps won his record eighth gold medal Sunday at the Beijing Olympics as a member of the victorious U.S. 400-meter medley relay team, breaking a tie with Mark Spitz for most golds in a single games. Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen, Phelps and Jason Lezak won in a world-record of 3 minutes, 29.34 seconds. Australia took the silver medal and Japan earned the bronze. For more Olympic coverage, see Sunday's edition of The Herald-Mail or go to www.herald-mail.com.
NEWS
February 5, 2007
Paul Goliwas Jefferson Swimming Junior What do you like best about your sport? "It's very competitive and challenging. " Your greatest accomplishment in your sport? "To win the Eastern Panhandle Invitational four years in a row. " Toughest individual opponent you have faced? Alex Squires Toughest team you have faced? Fairmont Senior Pregame rituals? "I stretch and get pumped up. " Besides your parents, the most influential person in your life?
NEWS
By CHAD SMITH | August 25, 2008
"CC" wrote me a note: "What should I eat before my workout, which is under the direction of a team trainer, and includes cardio, weights, and various machines?" That's a great question, and depending on who you ask, you could get a rack of different responses. Here's my take. The importance of pre-workout nutrition has been highlighted by the well publicized nutrition of U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. I believe people are finally making the connection between food and performance.
NEWS
July 17, 2010
Thumbs up to all of the Washington County teams that won Maryland District 1 Little League Baseball tournaments over the past several weeks. The winners were Clear Spring (9-10 Division), Halfway (10-11 and 11-12 divisions), Conococheague (Junior Division) and Maugansville (Senior Division). Thumbs up to U.S. Army Col. John Thomas Smith, a Hagerstown native who will attend the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. The assignment is the latest in Smith's more than 25 years with the Army, which included a stint as an artillery officer in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and two tours of duty in the more recent conflict in Iraq.
NEWS
August 17, 2007
The following people graduated Thursday night from the Associated Builders & Contractors Barr Construction Institute. Carpentry IV · Ray Custer, Brechbill & Helman Construction Co. · Mitchell DeLashmutt, Dorman Builders · Travis McCoy, Brechbill & Helman Construction Co. · Robert Pryor, Building Systems Inc. · Mark Reasner, Brechbill & Helman Construction Co. · Josh Wildeson, GRC...
NEWS
September 2, 2007
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) and the Barr Construction Institute held an apprenticeship/craft training graduation banquet on Aug. 16 at the Four Points Sheraton in Hagerstown. Thirty-two graduates completed their four-year apprenticeship and craft training programs. Under the program, students work during the day and go to school at night. The graduates include: · Carpentry - Ray Custer, Brechbill & Helman Construction Co.; Mitchell DeLashmutt, Dorman Builders; Travis McCoy, Brechbill & Helman Construction Co.; Robert Pryor, Building Systems Inc.; Mark Reasner, Brechbill & Helman Construction Co.; and Josh Wildeson, GRC General Contractor Inc. · Electrical - Robert Babcock, Ellsworth Electric Inc.; David Barr, Ellsworth Electric Inc.; Allen Calvert, Northrup Grumman; Ross Covert, Ellsworth Electric Inc.; Brian Dubler, Ellsworth Electric Inc.; Michelle Hamilton, LH Cranston Inc.; Dustin Kahn, Ellsworth Electric Inc.; Kevin Lesher, Shifler Electrical Associates Inc.; Austen McCarter, Shives Electric; Joel Rotz, Ellsworth Electric Inc.; Raymond Smith, St. Lawrence Cement; Earl Snyder, Electrical General Corp.
NEWS
August 11, 2008
ARCHERY Men's Team Round of 16 Taiwan (Wang Cheng Pang; Kuo Cheng Wei; Chen Szu Yuan), def. United States (Brady Ellison, Glendale, Ariz.; Butch Johnson, Woodstock, Conn.; Victor Wunderle, Mason City, Ill.), 222-218. BADMINTON Men Singles Round of 32 Ville Lang, Finland, def. Raju Rai, Atlanta, 21-9, 21-16. BEACH VOLLEYBALL Men Phil Dalhausser, Ventura, Calif., and Todd Rogers, Solvang, Calif., def. Sascha Heyer and Patrick Heuscher, Switzerland, 21-15, 21-10.
NEWS
November 30, 2008
Washington County Free Library in downtown Hagerstown has announced its monthly BookShare Notable Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction Lists for December. The titles featured on these lists are scheduled for publication during the month of December and can be borrowed from the library. Readers who are interested in reserving their copy of any title from the lists can call the Adult Information Desk at 301- 739-3250, ext. 123, or access the library's SIRSI iBistro online catalog at www.washcolibrary.
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