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August 30, 2011
Tessa Wiles of Washington County was third runner-up in the Miss Maryland Agriculture contest on Aug. 26, the opening night of the Maryland State Fair. Casey Miller of Clinton, Md., won the title. The competition was sponsored by the Maryland Farm Bureau and Maryland State Fair. Hannah Hood of Frederick, Md., also competed in the event.
NEWS
By Andrew Mason | October 18, 2008
WOODSBORO, Md. -- The Piedmont Conference girls race almost could have been mistaken for a North Hagerstown time trial Friday morning at the MVAL Cross Country Championships. The Hubs ran all by themselves, sweeping the top five spots to post a perfect 15-point score. Middletown was second with 47. "I am ecstatic. It was just amazing," North coach Lindsay Zerance said. "Everyone was into it, and they just fed off each other's energy. "They looked great out there. I saw tiredness, but I saw toughness.
NEWS
By DAN KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | May 10, 2011
For a legally blind athlete, Susan Graham-Gray sees things better than most. She spots the obstacles. She focuses on the finish line. And she charts a path through the hurdles to achieve her dreams. Graham-Gray, 42, of Greencastle, Pa., was the keynote speaker at Tuesday's True Grit Awards banquet at Fountain Head Country Club north of Hagerstown. The banquet honored 13 high school seniors and a Hagerstown Community College sophomore who have demonstrated the ability to overcome hardship to become or remain a member of an athletic team.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 23, 2003
A romantic thing happened on the way to the finish chute. Running in his first JFK 50-mile ultramarathon, Richard Keplinger, 24, of Gettysburg, Pa., stopped before the last straightaway. There was nothing unusual about that; his girlfriend, Katye Balls, 24, of Washington, D.C., had met him at at least a half-dozen different break points. "He came up running," she said. "He stopped to give me a hug. " But this time, "he ended up on one knee," she said. Balls wondered what was happening - then she figured it out. Keplinger proposed.
NEWS
November 14, 2005
The Humane Society of Washington County has been selected as a runner-up in the Super Shelter Story Contest, sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States. The Humane Society of the United States holds the contest each year to bring attention to ways that animal shelters help people and animals. More than 400 entries were submitted this year. Washington County's entry featured the work of its pet food bank, which distributes more than nine tons of pet food and supplies each week to individuals and other animal welfare organizations.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 12, 2007
Editor's note: This is the first story in a six-part series about some of the people who will compete in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon Saturday in Washington County. TRI-STATE - There will be no last-minute training for Mackenzie Riford. If she's worried, she doesn't show it. Her cross-country season at Mercersburg Academy in Franklin County, Pa., ended Nov. 7, giving her about 10 days to prepare for her first JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon. Her plan was to take it easy instead.
NEWS
November 14, 2000
Chambersburg woman named runner-up in Southern Living cooking contest By MEG H. PARTINGTON / Staff Writer When Carol Gillespie sees a notice in a magazine or newspaper about a cooking contest, her adrenaline starts pumping. That energy usually gets channeled into her recipe-formulating mind rather than a mixing bowl. continued "I do them in my head most often," said Gillespie, of Chambersburg. "It has become a gift from God. " Her latest concoction, Fudgy Chocolate Malt-Peppermint Pie, won her $500 and the title of runner-up in the Perfect Pies category of Southern Living's Holiday Recipe Contest.
NEWS
by ANDREW MASON | October 3, 2002
andrewm@herald-mail.com Second place was never an option for South Hagerstown's Chelsea Githens-Brewer. At least not in her mind. Not even after Hedgesville's Jackie Hadley took the lead from her for the first time with just under a half-mile remaining in Wednesday's 2.91-mile, six-team cross country race at South. "I really didn't want to come in second," said Githens-Brewer, who shot out to the early lead with a 6:38 opening mile. "Third's OK, but if it's second, I know I could have pushed harder.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | October 3, 2009
View more photos here! Taylor Morgan has learned at an early age that you don't have to have a trophy to be a champion. Morgan sat confidently and satisfied after finishing one second behind Camryn Harper on Saturday in the fourth-grade girls race of the 28th annual Elementary School Cross Country Run at Emma K. Doub Elementary School. Even though Harper clutched the champion's prize while Morgan wore a runner-up medal, the Emma K. Doub student felt like a champion.
NEWS
December 5, 2006
BOONSBORO - Family Recreation Park held its fifth annual Jack E. Barr Memorial Miniature Golf Course Tournament, with the final round played Oct. 21. The winners of the 12 and younger category were Ralph Witek-Steele, honorable mention; Elza Witek-Steele, third runner-up; Evan Rosenthal, second runner-up; Danielle Moler, first runner-up; and Sam Saxena, champion, who won a $50 gift certificate to Family Recreation. The winners of the 13 and older category were Dennis Embly, third runner-up; Pam Embly, first runner-up; Marc Rosenthal, champion; and Brian Lucas, second runner-up.
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SPORTS
By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com | August 17, 2013
During his state-champion days at Williamsport High School, Michael Lilley logged thousands of training miles on the C&O Canal Towpath. He returned to the towpath Saturday morning, and left as a champion again. Lilley, 22, won the 32nd annual Gary Brown Memorial C&O Canal Five Mile Run in 25 minutes and 26 seconds. “It's really awesome for me to be able to win this race on my home turf that I grew up running on,” said Lilley, who recently graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., where he competed for the NCAA Division I Mountaineers.
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SPORTS
By WILL ROBINSON | will.robinson@herald-mail.com | June 8, 2013
Like the proverbial elephant, the community of Williamsport never forgets. Saturday's fourth annual Nick Adenhart Memorial 5K was a sea of red and blue, as 275 participants, many decked out in Williamsport Wildcats and Anaheim Angels gear, came out to Williamsport High School to support the Nick Adenhart Memorial Fund. “This is why I love small towns. Everybody cares about each other and we just have fun,” said Williamsport volleyball coach Emily Crabtree, the organizer of the event.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | June 3, 2013
For the past several years, the Funkstown Post 211 baseball team has not been able to crack through and win the Maryland American Legion state tournament. With a mix of new and returning characters, Post 211 hopes to end the trophy famine. Funkstown last won a state championship in 2005 and lost in the championship game last year to Chaney Enterprises to finish off a 22-7 campaign. Patrick Moore has taken over for Jeff Williams as manager of Post 211, but is no stranger to the surroundings, having been an assistant under Williams.
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NEWS
April 16, 2013
About 13 minutes after Judy Emmert crossed the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street on Monday afternoon, she heard the two explosions that killed three people and wounded more than 170 others. As exhausted as the Hagerstown resident was after completing the 26.2-mile race, Emmert said she thought she better get off the street and started running toward where her group from the Cumberland Valley Athletic Club was congregated a few blocks away. “First, I heard what sounded like two cannons going off really loud, like Civil War cannons, one right after the other,” said Emmert, 51, a dentist with Eric Smith's practice.
SPORTS
By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com | March 16, 2013
The Williamsport Running Company meant business Saturday morning in downtown Hagerstown. Its men, sporting new green racing singlets for the occasion, took the top two places and six of the top 11 spots overall at the second annual St. Patrick's Day Run for Your Luck 5K. There were more than 600 finishers. “We wanted to look nice,” champion Tony Clement said. Clement, 26, needed to kick to win the race for the second straight year, edging his buddy Wade Miller by one-tenth of a second for the victory in 15:26.2.
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