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By MARK KELLER / Sports Editor | February 9, 2001
Montrose Christian trips SJ-PH ST. JAMES - Chalk it all up to media hype. The subplots surrounding Thursday's first-round St. James Invitational Tournament game between Montrose Christian and St. John's at Prospect Hall, which included Montrose coach Stu Vetter facing his old school for the first time, took a back seat to the game itself. In fact, all involved shrugged off any significance of the past after Montrose shrugged off a tenacious St. John's team in the second half of a 59-45 victory at Alumni Hall.
NEWS
December 3, 2006
BOYS BASKETBALL Trojans open season with rout of Central Philadelphia CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Armond Perez had 18 points and seven rebounds for Chambersburg as the Trojans opened their season with a commanding 68-30 win over Central Philadelphia on Saturday. Aaron Hill scored 10 points and DeVonte Merritt added seven boards for Chambersburg. GIRLS BASKETBALL Montrose Christian 71, Mercersburg 44 MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Mercersburg Academy's Lauren Dobish scored a team-high 18 points as the Blue Storm fell to Montrose Christian in the championship game of the Mercersburg Tip-Off Tournament.
NEWS
April 27, 2006
COLLEGE PARK, Md. Maryland added a physical presence to its roster when power forward Bambale Osby joined the Terrapins 2006 recruiting class. The 6-foot-8, 250-pound sophomore played last season at Paris (Texas) Junior College and will have two seasons of eligibility at Maryland. Osby is a physical inside player who is an excellent rebounder and strong finisher. "Bambale has the ability to be an inside scorer," said Maryland coach Gary Williams. "Hopefully, he will help improve our ability to generate offense from the post position.
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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | February 21, 2012
It was like a cluster of sequoias hovering overa batch of dogwoods. With six players standing 6-foot-6 and up, Montrose Christian brought its nationally-ranked boys basketball team from Rockville, Md., to face St. Maria Goretti at the Gael Center on Tuesday night. Ranked 17th by USA Today, the Mustangs (19-2) wasted no time in asserting themselves, polishing off the Gaels in a 63-24 defensive masterpiece. “Our whole thing coming into this game was defense,” said Montrose coach Stu Vetter.
NEWS
February 14, 2002
Local teams take shot at St. James today By DAN SPEARS dans@herald-mail.com Today's Games 4 p.m. - Notre Dame (Va.) vs. St. James 5:30 p.m. - Laurinburg (N.C.) vs. National Christian 7 p.m. - Thomas Johnson vs. Riverdale Baptist 8:30 p.m. - Montrose Christian vs. St. John's-PH ST. JAMES - St. John's at Prospect Hall can't seem to get away from its own past. In 2001, the Vikings' boys basketball team returned to the St. James Invitational Tournament for the first time without Stu Vetter as coach - only to face him and his Montrose Christian squad in the first round.
NEWS
by TIM KOELBLE | January 14, 2005
koelble@herald-mail.com Several of the nation's top high school basketball teams will converge on Shepherd University's Butcher Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va., today and Saturday, carrying an international flavor with them when the second West Virginia Showcase convenes. Organizers Buck and Mike Hoffmaster have constructed an array of outstanding teams that will compete in the two-day event, presented by Charles Town Races & Slots and Dan Ryan Homes. Martinsburg carries the local flavor in the Showcase and will be on the docket both days, with a battle against Miller School of Charlottesville, Va., today at 8 p.m., followed by an instate clash with Capital on Saturday at 6:30.
NEWS
June 6, 1998
By MARK KELLER Staff Writer Stu Vetter, the architect of St. John's at Prospect Hall's rise to national prominence on the high school basketball scene, will not return for the 1998-99 school year. Vetter was the 1998 National High School Coach of the Year, leading the Vikings to a 25-0 record and the No. 1 ranking by USA Today. "I will keep my options open and devote more time to my basketball camps and other business interests," Vetter said in a press release. St. John's was ranked in the USA Today Top 25 and Associated Press National Prep Poll each of Vetter's six years at the school.
NEWS
By DAN SPEARS | February 10, 2000
ST. JAMES - Afterwards, St. Maria Goretti coach Cokey Robertson admitted he lost it. By that time, though, the Gaels had also already lost it. Robertson was ejected with 18.9 seconds left in the third quarter Thursday against Montrose Christian, and by the time he left the floor, his Gaels were down 30 and on their way to a 62-36 loss in the opening round of the 27th Annual St. James Invitational Tournament. cont. from sports page "It got to be a little frustrating out there, and then that happened," Robertson said.
NEWS
by DAN KAUFFMAN | January 16, 2004
kauffman@herald-mail.com Two years ago, when Buck Hoffmaster helped the Martinsburg boys basketball team get into the 16-team Beach Ball Classic at Myrtle Beach, S.C., he started to form a vision. "I told them we could do this back home on a smaller scale," Hoffmaster said. Thanks to the efforts of Buck and Mike Hoffmaster, that vision will become a reality today, when the inaugural West Virginia Showcase tips off at Shepherd College's Butcher Center. "I'll be honest, I wouldn't be able to do what I've done without my brother, Mike," said Buck Hoffmaster, a 1985 Martinsburg graduate.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | April 13, 2008
A funny thing happened to Ryan Devlin while he was helping to give the junior college experience to athletes at Hagerstown Community College. He had a junior college experience of his own. "You get athletes to come to junior college by promising they will go somewhere, and they come in and transfer out," said Devlin, who became HCC's interim men's basketball coach in mid-December when Terry Truax resigned. "I had to look at it the same way for myself. I had to practice what I preached.
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February 20, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 MEN'S BASKETBALL The Hagerstown Community College men's basketball team will be seeded second in the four-team Region XX Tournament, which will be held March 1-3 at the HCC athletic complex. The Hawks will play third-seeded Frederick on March 1 at 8 p.m., which will follow the matchup between top-seeded Baltimore and fourth-seed Harford at 6 p.m. The winners advance to the final on Sunday at 5 p.m. HCC (26-4) will be entering the tournament after winning its second-straight Maryland JuCo Conference tournament title.
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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | February 21, 2012
It was like a cluster of sequoias hovering overa batch of dogwoods. With six players standing 6-foot-6 and up, Montrose Christian brought its nationally-ranked boys basketball team from Rockville, Md., to face St. Maria Goretti at the Gael Center on Tuesday night. Ranked 17th by USA Today, the Mustangs (19-2) wasted no time in asserting themselves, polishing off the Gaels in a 63-24 defensive masterpiece. “Our whole thing coming into this game was defense,” said Montrose coach Stu Vetter.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | April 13, 2008
A funny thing happened to Ryan Devlin while he was helping to give the junior college experience to athletes at Hagerstown Community College. He had a junior college experience of his own. "You get athletes to come to junior college by promising they will go somewhere, and they come in and transfer out," said Devlin, who became HCC's interim men's basketball coach in mid-December when Terry Truax resigned. "I had to look at it the same way for myself. I had to practice what I preached.
NEWS
December 3, 2006
BOYS BASKETBALL Trojans open season with rout of Central Philadelphia CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Armond Perez had 18 points and seven rebounds for Chambersburg as the Trojans opened their season with a commanding 68-30 win over Central Philadelphia on Saturday. Aaron Hill scored 10 points and DeVonte Merritt added seven boards for Chambersburg. GIRLS BASKETBALL Montrose Christian 71, Mercersburg 44 MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Mercersburg Academy's Lauren Dobish scored a team-high 18 points as the Blue Storm fell to Montrose Christian in the championship game of the Mercersburg Tip-Off Tournament.
NEWS
April 27, 2006
COLLEGE PARK, Md. Maryland added a physical presence to its roster when power forward Bambale Osby joined the Terrapins 2006 recruiting class. The 6-foot-8, 250-pound sophomore played last season at Paris (Texas) Junior College and will have two seasons of eligibility at Maryland. Osby is a physical inside player who is an excellent rebounder and strong finisher. "Bambale has the ability to be an inside scorer," said Maryland coach Gary Williams. "Hopefully, he will help improve our ability to generate offense from the post position.
NEWS
by TIM KOELBLE | January 14, 2005
koelble@herald-mail.com Several of the nation's top high school basketball teams will converge on Shepherd University's Butcher Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va., today and Saturday, carrying an international flavor with them when the second West Virginia Showcase convenes. Organizers Buck and Mike Hoffmaster have constructed an array of outstanding teams that will compete in the two-day event, presented by Charles Town Races & Slots and Dan Ryan Homes. Martinsburg carries the local flavor in the Showcase and will be on the docket both days, with a battle against Miller School of Charlottesville, Va., today at 8 p.m., followed by an instate clash with Capital on Saturday at 6:30.
NEWS
by DAN KAUFFMAN | January 16, 2004
kauffman@herald-mail.com Two years ago, when Buck Hoffmaster helped the Martinsburg boys basketball team get into the 16-team Beach Ball Classic at Myrtle Beach, S.C., he started to form a vision. "I told them we could do this back home on a smaller scale," Hoffmaster said. Thanks to the efforts of Buck and Mike Hoffmaster, that vision will become a reality today, when the inaugural West Virginia Showcase tips off at Shepherd College's Butcher Center. "I'll be honest, I wouldn't be able to do what I've done without my brother, Mike," said Buck Hoffmaster, a 1985 Martinsburg graduate.
NEWS
by MARK KELLER | February 10, 2003
keller@herald-mail.com Elsewhere on this page is a story about the St. James Invitational Tournament, or in this case, the lack of the SJIT this season. I don't have quite the memories of the SJIT as former St. James athletic director Chick Meehan, who attended every SJIT but one - and he missed that year merely because his mother had passed away. I had heard of the tournament and read the game reports over the years, but I had never attended one until I covered it for the first time in 1997.
NEWS
February 14, 2002
Local teams take shot at St. James today By DAN SPEARS dans@herald-mail.com Today's Games 4 p.m. - Notre Dame (Va.) vs. St. James 5:30 p.m. - Laurinburg (N.C.) vs. National Christian 7 p.m. - Thomas Johnson vs. Riverdale Baptist 8:30 p.m. - Montrose Christian vs. St. John's-PH ST. JAMES - St. John's at Prospect Hall can't seem to get away from its own past. In 2001, the Vikings' boys basketball team returned to the St. James Invitational Tournament for the first time without Stu Vetter as coach - only to face him and his Montrose Christian squad in the first round.
NEWS
By DAN SPEARS | February 10, 2001
Oak Hill, Newport take fast lane to St. James finals ST. JAMES - While everybody was in a rush Friday night during the winner's bracket games of the 28th St. James Invitational Tournament, two players stood out for their traffic control. Newport point guard T.J. Thompson and his counterpart at Oak Hill, Billy Edelin, ran the transition game to perfection to lead their teams into tonight's championship game at 7:30. HEIGHT="6" ALT=" "> In the first game, the Tigers again got back-to-back layups at the game's critical juncture to down nationally ranked Montrose Christian, 70-67.
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