October 29, 2009
Army 2nd Lt. William Longwell, son of Robert M. Longwell of Hagerstown, recently graduated from the U.S. Army Elite Ranger School. Longwell will be stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. Longwell is a 2008 graduate of Shippensburg (Pa.) University. Airman 1st Class J. Joseph Kaiktsian, of Boonsboro, received promotion to Senior Airman, E4, six months early. He finished basic training like all Air Force recruits, at Lackland Air Force Base, but was given rank of E3 and earned both the Green Rope and the Yellow Rope.
October 21, 2009
AUG. 14, 1928-OCT. 17, 2009 Lillian "Mona" M. Betis, 81, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Oxon Hill, Md., passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at Reeders Memorial Home, Boonsboro, Md. Lillian was born Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Lillian Roche Treyes. Her husband, Ben Betis, preceded her in death in 2008. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Jack Gonzaga. She is survived by son, Bob Betis and partner, Aaron True, of San Francisco, Calif.
June 5, 2006
SHARPSBURG - The "Star-Spangled Banner" was sung before the start of the 27th annual Run Through History 10K at Antietam National Battlefield on Sunday morning. The national anthems of Russia and Ethiopia would have been appropriate for the post-race award ceremony as runners from those countries dominated on the hilly 6.2-mile course. Garmessa Kumessa, a 27-year-old Ethiopian living in Oxon Hill, Md., won the men's race in 30 minutes, 20.0 seconds. Elena Orlova, a 36-year-old Russian living in Gaithersburg, Md., won the women's race in a course-record 34:41.
October 30, 2005
PREP FOOTBALL Catoctin 14, South 0 Catoctin 8060-14 South 0000-0 C- Wyatt Baseley 4 run (Mike Lovejoy run) C - D.J. Doyle 13 run (pass failed) CatSH First downs1313 Rushes-yards40-25241-93 Yards passing6550 Comp-Att-Int4-12-14-14-1 Total yards52-31755-143 Fumbles-lost6-33-1 Punts-avg1-314-35.5 Penalties-yards6-353-20 Records: Catoctin 6-2, 4-1; South 1-7, 1-4. Waynesboro 34, Scotland 27 Waynesboro71476-34 Scotland07128-27 W - Mike McKenzie 1 run (Zack Settlage kick)
December 27, 2002
GERMANTOWN, Md. - Guyvans Richard scored 13 points and Brandon Monroe added 12 to lead St. John's-PH to a 60-54 win over Barri School in first-round action at the Gaithersburg Lions Fight for Sight Tournament at Quince Orchard High School on Thursday. Josh Colwell paced Barri with 18 points. St. John's-PH (7-2) takes on Thursday's Wheaton-Capital Christian winner today at 11 a.m. in second-round action. ST. JOHN'S-PH (60) Monroe 12, Lions 11, Richard 13, Dorsey 7, Griffin 3, Ellis 6, Blizzard 8. Totals 18 20-24 60. BARRI (54)
May 28, 2002
PREP TRACK CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Hedgesville high jumper Nancy Regalbuto won the Class AAA state title Friday night at the W.Va. state track meet. Regalbuto cleared 5 feet, 4 inches to earn the gold. Musselman thrower Ken Sanders finished second in the Class AAA boys discus with a throw of 154-2. Both of Martinsburg's 3,200 relay teams also finished second in AAA at states. The boys team finished in 8 minutes, 8.54 seconds, losing to Capital by a mere .36 seconds.
July 9, 1999
Karen A. and Jack J. Laisure of Martinsburg, W.Va., announce the birth of a son, Cameron Jacob Laisure, June 13, 1999. Maternal grandmother is Elizabeth A. Neel of Martinsburg. Paternal grandparents are Phil and Tonia James and Jack and Sharon Laisure, all of Martinsburg. Maternal great-grandparents are Harold and Pearl Hess of Martinsburg. Paternal great-grandparents are Tony and Janice Hoffman of Hagerstown. Michelle Hill and Ryan Bowie, both of Hagerstown, announce the birth of a daughter, Tiana Renae Bowie, May 27, 1999.
August 3, 1997
By JENNYLYNN BROWN Staff Writer CLEAR SPRING - A Cumberland, Md., teenager and a Oxon Hill, Md., man died Sunday of injuries they sustained in a car wreck on Interstate 70 near Hagerstown Saturday night, Washington County Hospital and Maryland State Police officials said. Keysha Carol Foster, 17, of 12D Jane Frazier Village, died before 1 p.m. Sunday, hospital officials said. Foster was the passenger in a 1988 Mercury Tracer driven by Michael Andre Robinson, 21, of Oxon Hill.
March 10, 1997
Maryland Rankings BALTIMORE (AP) - The Maryland Associated Press high school basketball state rankings, as compiled by Sheldon Shealer, sports editor of The Morning Herald, with cooperation from high school sports reporters from around the state. Girls' Basketball Overall Top 20 1. Linganore (26-0); 2. Elizabeth Seton (30-2); 3. St. John's-Prospect Hall (28-3); 4. Largo (23-2); 5. St. Mary's (24-4); 6. Mercy (25-3); 7. Seton Keough (22-6); 8. McDonogh (21-2)