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By DAN KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | February 8, 2011
With the race for the MVAL Antietam boys basketball title coming down to the wire, Williamsport probably doesn’t mind a lack of style points as long as it keeps picking up wins. Williamsport had a rough shooting night against Brunswick on Tuesday, making just 14 of 44 field goals, but the Wildcats made up for it by forcing 27 turnovers — 17 on steals — and making 22 of 30 foul shots to grind out a 52-37 victory. “You had two very tired teams out there.
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October 12, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012 PREP FOOTBALL BRUNSWICK, Md. -   Brunswick's defense got its first shutout of the season and its offense ran more than 100 plays as the Railroaders beat Williamsport 40-0 on Friday. Brunswick's defense held Williamsport to 83 total yards. David Moore had two interceptions, and Shane Gerstner also picked off a pass. The Railroaders (4-3, 2-1 MVAL Antietam) also recovered two onside kicks, putting the ball back into the hands of an offense that ran 107 plays.
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By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent | November 3, 2011
It took 20 minutes for Brunswick or Boonsboro to record a shot on goal in their Maryland Class 1A West girls soccer semifinal Thursday evening. Brunswick's Dara Demich finally laid a shot on goal from about 20 yards out that sailed over top of the Warriors' defense and struck the top-right corner of the net for the game's only goal, lifting the Railroaders over Boonsboro 1-0. “(Demich) charges us with her scoring,” Brunswick coach Dave Herber said. “That was her 21st goal of the season.
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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | March 29, 2011
The South Hagerstown boys lacrosse team is going through a rebirth. For most young’uns, it’s a case of crawling before you walk and walking before you run. The Rebels had a little trouble getting to their knees, let alone up on their feet. Brunswick took it to South after a slow start for a dominating 17-0 MVAL Antietam victory Tuesday at School Stadium. In lacrosse, the crawl, walk and run sequence translated to three different functions in order to have any kind of success.
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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | January 24, 2012
The North Hagerstown boys basketball team played like a tire with a slow leak. The Hubs inflated the score and then flattened out to let Brunswick back in the game until they found a patch. Andrew Yacyk was that patch. Yacyk plugged the hole in the middle of the floor with aggressiveness and rebounding to all North to eliminate the leak Tuesday for an 65-49 MVAL Antietam victory. Yacyk was North's constant, while the rest of the Hubs made key cameo appearances to turn back the Railroaders (8-7, 5-4)
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April 25, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 PREP BASEBALL BRUNSWICK, Md. - Scott Bennett had two hits and four RBIs to lead Boonsboro to a 9-1 MVAL Antietam victory over Brunswick on Wednesday. The Warriors (6-8, 4-5) blew the game open with a four-run second inning to take a 5-0 lead. They scored all nine of their runs before Brunswick (9-5, 5-4) got on the scoreboard in the seventh. Riley Stephenson pitched five scoreless innings for Boonsboro, allowing six hits - all singles - while striking out two. Brian Cibula had two hits and two RBIs, while Ryan Ruiz added two hits and Justin Lewis and Zach Poffenberger scored four runs each for Boonsboro.
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By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent | April 24, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Two days after knocking off previously unbeaten Clear Spring, North Hagerstown suffered a letdown against Brunswick. Tyler Itnyre pitched a shutout and Michael Hooper had four hits and four RBIs as the Railroaders crushed the Hubs 11-0 in six innings in an MVAL Antietam baseball game. "We just slept all through the game," North coach Steve Myers said. "Hopefully, we learned a little bit about ourselves. Just because you beat a good team like Clear Spring doesn't mean the rest of the victories are going to come easy.
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May 2, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 PREP BASEBALL BRUNSWICK, Md. - J.T. Root tossed four innings of no-hit ball to lead North Hagerstown to a 6-0 shutout of Brunswick on Wednesday in a game that had been suspended with North leading 5-0 after four-plus innings. Root added two hits and Andrew Yacyk had a double for the Hubs. In the regularly scheduled game, North was leading 5-1 before the game was suspended by rain. North 6, Brunswick 0 Brunswick    000    000    0    -     0    1    3 North    041    001    x    -     6    7    0 Darling, Wenner (5)
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By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent | September 21, 2012
Friday's football game between Smithsburg and Brunswick came down to the wire, but in the end the Railroaders found some late magic to earn a 27-20 MVAL Antietam victory. With the game tied at 20 in the fourth quarter, Smithsburg recovered an onside kick, setting up a drive on Brunswick's 35-yard line. A third-down pass by quarterback Zach Krall was broken up by Brunswick defensive back Shane Gerstner, setting up a fourth-and-9 play. Gerstner picked off Krall's fourth-down pass and returned it to Smithsburg's 36, which set up quarterback Collin Nusbaum's game-winning pass to receiver Blaine Price.
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By DANIEL KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | March 26, 2013
North Hagerstown's season and MVAL Antietam boys lacrosse opener against Brunswick became a showcase for the Hubs' multi-dimensional offensive attack on Tuesday night at Mike Callas Stadium. Drew Brooks scored four goals and Kyle Hewlett and Reggie Daniel each netted three as North steamed past the Railroaders, 12-5. The final score could have been an even bigger blowout. The Hubs (1-0, 1-0) took 32 shots in the first half, compared to just seven for Brunswick (0-3, 0-2). But 15 of North's shots went wide or high, and Railroaders goalie Anthony Malik made 11 saves to keep Brunswick within 6-3 at halftime.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | July 23, 2013
Washington County has more than three dozen railroad crossings, and motorists face a daily danger from large passing trains, many weighing 3,000 tons or more. “Anytime you have a railroad that's crossing in the same space as a vehicle, there's the opportunity for a collision,” said Robert Slocum, deputy director of the county Division of Public Works. Although rail-highway collisions have dropped by about 80 percent since 1972, 1,960 total incidents were reported nationwide on public and private crossings in 2012, including 271 fatalities, according to preliminary data from the Federal Railroad Administration.
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By ALLAN POWELL | July 12, 2013
There was a ready attraction to “The Great American Railroad War” when I saw it on the book shelf - as a fan of country music, having a collection of legendary railroad songs such as “The Wabash Cannonball,” “Wreck of the Old 97” and “Orange Blossom Special” that give me much joy with my harmonica. Then, too, there are vivid memories going back to 1943, when I traveled by rail from Hagerstown to San Diego on a dusty, smelly locomotive with no beds. We improvised by using the seat backs to form a flat surface.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | July 9, 2013
The Berkeley County Roundhouse Authority could be looking for another tenant if the West Virginia National Guard is unable to find funding to continue leasing space at the historic Baltimore & Ohio Railroad shops in Martinsburg. Laura Gassler, acting chairwoman of the roundhouse authority's board, said Tuesday she was formally notified last month that federal budget cuts have forced the National Guard to try to find alternative funding. “The guard is fully committed to staying there.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | May 19, 2013
Kids couldn't get enough Sunday of a 59-foot-long inflatable train at Railroad Heritage Days. Going through the bouncy train time after time, kids were smiling whether they were stepping, crawling or falling out of the opening in the locomotive's face. “He loves trains,” said Hagerstown resident Eddie Oliver, 31, of his son, Zac, 5. Zac said his favorite part of the inflatable train was the slide. After going through the train nine times, Zac was raring to go for another trip, or two, or three.
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April 17, 2013
The City of Hagerstown says hydrant flushing will take place Monday, April 22, through Friday, May 17, in the following areas: Areas along Virginia Avenue from Williamsport to the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks including the areas of Williamsport, Cloverton, Interstate Industrial Park, Governor Lane Boulevard, Elmwood Farms, VanLear, Tammany Manor, Hickory School Area, Valley Mall and Wesel Boulevard. The city cautions water customers in those areas to frequently check their water supply for discolored water conditions which may occur because of this work, particularly when using automatic washing machines.
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March 31, 2013
The Hagerstown Railroad Museum and Engine 202 will open for the season Friday. This year, the museum will be open for extended hours every Friday and Saturday. The museum welcomes visitors Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is also available for tours by appointment Sunday through Thursday.  The museum will be open for the season through December. It is in Hagerstown's City Park along Highland Way. It features a collection of railroad memorabilia.
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By DANIEL KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | March 26, 2013
North Hagerstown's season and MVAL Antietam boys lacrosse opener against Brunswick became a showcase for the Hubs' multi-dimensional offensive attack on Tuesday night at Mike Callas Stadium. Drew Brooks scored four goals and Kyle Hewlett and Reggie Daniel each netted three as North steamed past the Railroaders, 12-5. The final score could have been an even bigger blowout. The Hubs (1-0, 1-0) took 32 shots in the first half, compared to just seven for Brunswick (0-3, 0-2). But 15 of North's shots went wide or high, and Railroaders goalie Anthony Malik made 11 saves to keep Brunswick within 6-3 at halftime.
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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | March 5, 2013
In the end, the simplest things were the hardest for the Smithsburg boys basketball team to do. “Passing and foul shots,” said Smithsburg coach Mike Williams. “It's as elementary as you can get.” One less turnover and a couple of more foul shots would have made a world of difference for the Leopards on Tuesday in their 48-45 loss to Brunswick in the Maryland Class 1A West Region East Section final. In fact, if the Leopards just shot foul shots better - missing 10 of 20 free throws game, including a pair of 1-and-1s - it might not have come down to an all-or-nothing finish to tie the game in regulation.
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By CURT HORNBECKER | curt.hornbecker@herald-mail.com | February 28, 2013
Ryan Grabill had a plan. But after 51 seconds, he was going to Plan B. And the Clear Spring boys basketball team was never able to fully recover, dropping a 59-43 decision to Brunswick in the Maryland Class 1A West Region East Section semifinal Thursday. Clear Spring opened with a box-and-one defense in an effort to shut down the Railroaders' leading scorer, Zach Hossler. But instead Collin Nusbaum torched the Blazers with a pair of 3-pointers in the first 51 seconds, forcing Grabill to call a timeout and go with a straight man-to-man defense.
NEWS
February 26, 2013
A trial for a man accused of attempting to stab a police officer with a railroad spike in March 2012 was set for March 26 in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Douglas Charles Butler, 45, who was shot in the chest by a Martinsburg police officer during the altercation, was indicted in May 2012, on one count of attempted malicious assault. Butler was later deemed to be competent to stand trial, but an expert found that he was not criminally responsible on the day of the incident, his attorney has said.
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