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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 20, 2012
For the first time since the modern World Series era of Major League Baseball began in 1903, a team from Baltimore and a team from Washington, D.C., could both make the playoffs. “I've been a fan of the Orioles ever since Cal Ripken Jr., and I'm glad to see that they're doing better this year,” Falling Waters, W.Va., resident Cory Penrod, 29, said. “The Orioles and Nationals are proving to everybody that the underdog can come up, and that's what's great about America.” The Baltimore Orioles were 66-55 and in the second wild card position Monday afternoon.
SPORTS
May 20, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013 PREP BASEBALL WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Dylan Bryan pitched a three-hitter with five strikeouts to lead Waynesboro to a 4-1 win over Governor Mifflin (14-8) in the first round of the PIAA District 3 Class AAAA playoffs on Monday. Brandon Yurek had two hits - including a two-run single in the fourth inning and an RBI single in the sixth - for the Indians (17-3). Cole Warrenfeltz scored two runs and Seth Hoffman had an RBI single in the second. Waynesboro will meet Dallastown in the next round on Thursday.
NEWS
By RYAN BERRY / Pulse Correspondent | January 8, 2008
The first week of the playoffs, or wild-card week, was very exciting. It was a tough defeat for the Washington Redskins. They went ahead of the Seattle Seahawks 14-13 in the fourth quarter, but it all came crashing down after Seattle's offense scored followed by two Seattle interceptions-for-touchdowns. The New York Giants beat Tampa Bay, 24-14. Giants quarterback Eli Manning uncharacteristically threw no interceptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-29.
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By BOB PARASILITI | November 11, 2000
South's playoff hopes crash South Hagerstown's season of irony ended with the cruelest twist of all. The Rebels took the field Friday for the 44th renewal of the City Game as the featured guests of the party. They ended the evening as the subject of a wake. South Hagerstown's dream season filled with visions of Maryland state playoffs, an uncontested high finish in the Monocacy Valley Athletic League standings and an end to a two-game losing streak to their cross-town rivals ended with a thud.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | October 8, 2012
Adam and Matt Grove grew up in Waynesboro, Pa., and drove from Columbus, Ohio, to see the Baltimore Orioles in the baseball playoffs. The brothers were not going to let the loss Sunday night to the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the best-of-5 American League Divisional Series deter their excitement. And the Groves are not alone. Baltimore's first divisional playoff game in 15 years was on the minds of area residents Monday after the Orioles allowed five runs in the ninth inning in a 7-2 defeat.
NEWS
November 11, 2003
As has become the norm this season, Martinsburg and North Hagerstown finished the regular season at the unanimous 1-2 choices in The Herald-Mail's final regular-season Super 7 poll. Five of the seven teams in the pool are busy preparing for playoff games this weekend, including the unbeaten Bulldogs and Hubs, No. 3 Catoctin, No. 5 Walkersville and No. 7 Smithsburg. North Hagerstown will host Fort Hill in an eagerly anticipated Class 2A West semifinal at School Stadium Friday at 7 p.m. Catoctin hosts Hancock in a 1A West semifinal Friday at 7, while Smithsburg travels to Beall for the other semifinal, also Friday at 7. Walkersville travels to South Carroll in the other 2A West semifinal Friday at 7. Martinsburg, the top seed in the West Virginia AAA playoffs, hosts Robert C. Byrd on Saturday at 1:30.
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by ROBERT KELLER | December 12, 2006
Week 14 of the NFL season brings along more clinching of playoff spots and begins a whole new battle - for wild-card playoff spots. The biggest game this week was between Indianapolis and Jacksonville. Indianapolis needed to win this game to hold onto the top seed in the AFC. Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning did not have the best of games Sunday, throwing only two touchdowns. The Jaguars were a different story. They made five touchdowns and three field goals and defeated the Colts 44-17.
NEWS
By JOHN O'BRIEN / Staff Correspondent | November 9, 2007
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - It's been a long time since Martinsburg entered the Class AAA playoffs on a losing note, but that's the situation the Bulldogs find themselves in tonight. A week after a 29-6 loss to Jefferson, No. 11 Martinsburg (7-3) will play at No. 6 Bridgeport as the Bulldogs start what they hope will be a trek to their first state championship. They've played in the title game four out of the last six years. But in the way are the 9-1 Indians, whose only loss came against undefeated Robert C. Byrd.
NEWS
by DAN KAUFFMAN | May 4, 2007
The flip of the calendar page to May means state baseball and softball playoff games are not far away. In fact, in West Virginia, they're already here. The softball sectional playoffs started Wednesday, with Martinsburg upending Jefferson 5-2 in the double-elimination tournament. That earned the Bulldogs a date Thursday at Hedgesville, and the Eagles - as they've done all season - pulled out another close one, 2-0. Hedgesville is 4-1 against Martinsburg this season. The margin of victory in each game has been two runs or less.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | November 10, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - You won't know it, but there will be a new feature at Martinsburg's Coubourn Field for today's West Virginia Class AA first-round playoff football game. A time machine. Berkeley Springs and Logan will take the field at 1:30 p.m., both looking for long stays in the postseason. Both also will be drawing from challenging pasts to transport them ahead. The fourth-seeded Indians and No. 13 Wildcats will be counting on rugged schedules to provide the needed edge to advance.
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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2013
Plainly put, the West Virginia Power were saved by the Bell. Which meant it didn't toll well for the Hagerstown Suns. Josh Bell drove in four runs - including a crucial two-run double in the 11th inning - to lift the Power to a 6-3 win over the Suns on Friday at Municipal Stadium to tie the South Atlantic League's Northern Division playoff series at one game each. With the victory, the Power forced a deciding game in the best-of-3 series tonight at 7:05 at the stadium. The winner will advance to the SAL championship series against Savannah, which finished its sweep of Augusta on Friday.
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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | September 3, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns could never work for Colonel Sanders. That's because there is no secret recipe to what they do. The Suns are a meat-and-potatoes team. There is no 11 herbs and spices about them. They play basic baseball and play it effectively. It was the formula that made the Suns the first-half champions in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division this season. And it's the formula they will stick with tonight at 7 when they play the opening game of the Northern Division best-of-3 playoffs at West Virginia.
SPORTS
September 2, 2013
The Kannapolis Intimidators' season ended with a bang. The Hagerstown Suns' season ended with a thud. But the Suns will live to play another day. Jacob May lined the first pitch he saw from Hagerstown reliever Christian Meza over the left-field wall with two outs in the 10th inning to give Kannapolis a come-from-behind 4-3 victory on Sunday in the final game of the South Atlantic League's regular season. The Intimidators won three of the last four games to end their season.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | August 11, 2013
Even though Gary Carpenter won the 30th WACO Open on Sunday at Beaver Creek Country Club on the second playoff hole, it was the first playoff hole that enabled him to be in a position to win. With Kenny Smith staring down at a possible eagle putt on the 505-yard par-5 15th, Carpenter's ball sat in the rough. The first-round leader knew he had to come up with something very good. His chip, however, did not roll out to the cup and he was left with a 10-foot putt for a birdie - knowing he needed to make it to have a chance at halving the hole with Smith.
SPORTS
By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | July 18, 2013
The Brunswick Orioles had a 5-0 lead over the Hagerstown Braves on Wednesday night during the second game of their best-of-3 semifinal series when play was suspended after 5 1/2 innings. While the Braves reduced the deficit when play resumed Thursday night, it wasn't enough as the Orioles came away with a 5-2 victory to sweep the series in two games. The Orioles raised their record to 21-5 and will now face the Martinsburg Blue Sox in the best-of-5 championship series for the Blue Ridge Adult League baseball tournament title.
SPORTS
By BRETT NIEVES | brett.nieves@herald-mail.com | May 29, 2013
Greencastle-Antrim secured its spot in the PIAA District 3-AAA softball final with a 3-1 victory over Donegal in Wednesday's semifinals at Carlisle High School. Greencastle (18-6) will face top-seed Twin Valley (24-1) this afternoon at 4:30 at Millersville University. Blue Devils pitcher Elizabeth Ward earned the win after working out of a jam in the seventh inning. Ward retired the first hitter of the inning, but walked Lindsey Mackley, bringing the tying run to the plate.
SPORTS
May 20, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013 PREP BASEBALL WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Dylan Bryan pitched a three-hitter with five strikeouts to lead Waynesboro to a 4-1 win over Governor Mifflin (14-8) in the first round of the PIAA District 3 Class AAAA playoffs on Monday. Brandon Yurek had two hits - including a two-run single in the fourth inning and an RBI single in the sixth - for the Indians (17-3). Cole Warrenfeltz scored two runs and Seth Hoffman had an RBI single in the second. Waynesboro will meet Dallastown in the next round on Thursday.
SPORTS
May 14, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 PREP BASEBALL BRUNSWICK, Md. - After losing two games to Brunswick during the regular season by healthy scores, Boonsboro turned the tables on the Railroaders in the postseason. After 12-2 and 10-1 losses during the regular season, Boonsboro put together one of its finest games of the season in turning back the Railroaders 6-1 in the Maryland Class 1A West region East section semifinals Tuesday. Boonsboro (8-11-1) will hit the road again today to face Clear Spring (14-4)
SPORTS
May 10, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013 PREP BASEBALL The South Hagerstown baseball team came out hot until a heavy rainstorm cooled it off. The Rebels scored in every inning and starting pitcher Airin Martin had a perfect game through three innings for a 12-0 lead against Watkins Mill before it was halted by rain on Friday in a Maryland Class 3A West playoff opener. The game is scheduled to resume today at noon with the winner traveling to meet Damascus on Monday.  Leadoff hitter Timmy Kitchen had three hits and Colby Johnson hit a two-run home run in a five-run third inning.
SPORTS
May 2, 2013
Lacrosse The MPSSAA boys and girls playoff draws will be held Monday, with regional action starting on Wednesday. At 10-1 through Wednesday, North Hagerstown's girls have by far the best record among Washington County teams, and still have a shot at the No. 1 seed in Class 3A/2A West - although unbeaten Damascus (10-0) is the front-runner. The Hubs are one of four very good teams in the region, along with Damascus, Century (11-2) and Middletown (9-2). Middletown has been a thorn in North's side, beating the Hubs twice last year - including in the 2012 3A/2A West quarterfinals - and again earlier this season, North's only loss.
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