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March 26, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011 PREP TRACK & FIELD FREDERICK, Md. — Abby Duncan won the 100-meter dash in 12.60 seconds and the 200 in 26.15 to lead the Boonsboro girls to a second-place finish in a field of 20 schools Saturday at Thomas Johnson’s third annual Patriot Invitational. Other champions included South Hagerstown’s Jaid Sandeen in the girls pole vault (9 feet, 9 inches) and Devon Herring in the boys triple jump (41-4 3/4), North Hagerstown’s Raven Jackson in the girls long jump (17-10 1/4)
By DAN KAUFFMAN | September 30, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! SAINT JAMES -- Once Washington's volleyball team got its attack straightened out late in Game 1 of Wednesday's match at Saint James, the Patriots were a little too much for the Saints. Nikki Ashbaugh was the best player on the floor, finishing with 28 assists and six aces, and Washington found another gear for a 24-26, 25-23, 25-15, 25-15 victory. "She every single match gives 100 percent. I never have to question her work ethic," Patriots coach Ian Hillman said.
By DAN KAUFFMAN | September 12, 2010
SMITHSBURG -- Thomas Johnson's volleyball team has reached the Maryland Class 3A or Class 4A state semifinals eight times in the past 15 years and beat Liberty -- a three-time Class 2A state champion in the past seven years -- in five games on Tuesday to open the season. It stood to reason that the Patriots could give defending Class 1A state champion Smithsburg a battle on Saturday. So much for reason. Sara Rishell was her usual overpowering self, and her teammates gave her plenty of help as the Leopards won their 21st straight match dating to the start of last season with a sensational display in a 25-13, 25-12, 25-14 rout.
By DANA BROWN | September 11, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Letterkenny Army Depot was the site of the first 9/11 Patriot Day Celebration to both commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and raise funds for Freedom Community Park, a proposed multifield sports complex for Chambersburg-area youths. Pennsylvania state Sen. Richard Alloway II, R-Franklin/Adams/York, sponsored the day's events, which included a 5K race, memorial church service, motorcycle rally and golf scramble and concluded with a barbecue dinner, music and fireworks.
By CHRIS CARTER | September 4, 2010
FREDERICK, Md. -- Despite losing 33 players to graduation, the Thomas Johnson football team showed no signs of being in a rebuilding year Friday night. No, it seems the Patriots have simply reloaded. Thomas Johnson exercised its pedigree against North Hagerstown in the season opener, reaching the end zone eight times in a 56-7 drubbing of the Hubs to kick off the season. The Patriots were sharp in all phases, scoring touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams. "That's a (Maryland Class)
By JENNIFER FITCH | July 5, 2010
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Shade from a grove of walnut trees provided relief for about 100 people who gathered Monday for the Greencastle area's ninth annual Independence Day celebration. The event at Tayamentasachta Environmental Center kicked off with Cub Pack 95 demonstrating the proper way to fold a flag. A pack leader read documents telling how each fold has a symbolic meaning, including a tribute to mothers and one for the "In God We Trust" motto. The crowd stood to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and sing "The Star-Spangled Banner," then Greencastle Mayor Robert Eberly delivered remarks brimming with historical references.
July 4, 2010
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Independence Day was marked Sunday in Shepherdstown with a parade.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 3, 2010
25th Annual Salute to Independence photo gallery WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Living up to its reputation as one of Washington County's grandest events, the 25th annual Salute to Independence was no small, cozy affair. Antietam National Battlefield Superintendent John Howard stood on a stage and looked out over a sea of people, blankets, lawn chairs and American flags. He welcomed "30,000 of our closest friends. " The Maryland Symphony Orchestra was rich in sound and symbolism as it played patriotic favorites, starting with "The Star-Spangled Banner.
By JANET HEIM | May 24, 2010
SHARPSBURG -- Next to Christmas, Memorial Day is Ava Gift's favorite holiday. "I love all the flag waving," said Gift, 58. Decked out in red, white and blue, Gift wears the colors of her flag and country with pride. She said Memorial Day in Sharpsburg reminds her of a Norman Rockwell painting, as residents on the parade route scrub their porches and fly their flags in preparation for the event. "I ask myself, 'Why do I feel like such a patriot?'" said Gift, a Washington County native.
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