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March 15, 1997
By KATE COLEMAN Staff Writer HANCOCK - Julie LaPole was crowned Miss Western Maryland 1997 before a crowd of about 200 at Hancock High School Saturday night. LaPole, a 21-year-old biology student at Coastal Carolina University, performed Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" on the clarinet. She is the daughter of William and Tina LaPole of Hagerstown. "I feel wonderful," she said immediately after she was crowned. "I'm exhausted, but I'm really looking forward to the coming year.
September 17, 2007
The City of Hagerstown recently initiated an award program known as "Highlight Hagerstown," aimed at encouraging residents and business owners to improve the curb appeal of their properties. The Hagerstown Beautification Advisory Committee, promoting the new program, asked individuals in the community to help find neighbors who deserve recognition by nominating homeowners and business owners who have beautified their residential or commercial property in various ways, ranging from landscaping to facade improvements.
By ANDREW MASON | August 31, 2009
David Wilson is the man to beat this cross country season, and he knows it. "I'm not worried about it," said the Smithsburg senior. "I like leading races. " He's now poised to win a few more of them, too. Wilson was the runner-up last season at both the Washington County and Maryland Class 1A state championships. The guys who beat him at those races -- Williamsport's Michael Lilley and South Carroll's Jake Zamostny -- have graduated. The titles, however, still have to be earned.
By MARLO BARNHART | September 2, 2009
SMITHSBURG -- In 2008, the title of Miss Washington County Fire Prevention was bestowed on Jennifer Barciz, ending a drought of at least 20 years the county had been without such a representative. Barciz has further distinguished herself and the county she represents by winning first runner-up at the Maryland Firemen's Convention in Ocean City in June. "I have been traveling a lot already in my capacity as first runner-up," Barciz said. "I have put in 3,500 miles since June.
July 17, 2006
EASTLAKE, Ohio - Lake County's Tom Cowley and Matt Loberg combined for a one-hitter Sunday in a 4-0 victory over the Hagerstown Suns, who've lost nine straight games. Cowley (3-4) worked the first seven innings, allowing only a bunt single by Jose Castro leading off the fourth. The only other runner to reach base for the Suns was Nick Evans, who was walked twice by Cowley. No Suns runner reached second base. Loberg entered the game in the eighth and retired all six hitters he faced to complete the shutout.
September 28, 2012
The City of Hagerstown Parks and Recreation Division will hold a Fall Night 5K and a Zombie Run Saturday, Oct. 13. The Fall Night 5K race will be completed on a lighted course entirely within Fairgrounds Park and Pangborn Park beginning at 6 p.m. Registration will be from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex parking lot off Security Road. Register as a zombie or runner. The runner registration fee is $25; $20 before Oct. 5. The zombie registration fee is $25. For more information and rules, go to the Parks and Recreation website at .
February 25, 2011
The Maryland State Senior Idol competition is set for 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at The Chesapeake Theatre in Brooklyn Park, Md. Washington County winner Edward G. Harne and runner-up Rebecca A. Mills will compete against winners and runner-ups from eight other counties. Harne will perform “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” while Mills will sing “From Heaven’s Point of View.” Tickets cost $6 and available at the Washington County Commission on Aging Inc., 140 W. Franklin St., 4th Floor, Hagerstown, MD 21740 and the Senior Center at Girls Inc., 626 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.
November 24, 2011
Former Hagerstown Community College runners led the way at HCC's 11th annual Turkey Trot 5K on Thursday morning. Tony Clement, 24, won the 3.1-mile race in 14 minutes, 41 seconds, while Wade Miller, 21, was second in 15:00 and Justin Cole, 23, took third in 15:45. All three ran track and cross country for HCC. North Hagerstown graduate Taryn Shank, 20, was the top female for the second straight year, finishing in 18:35. Lauren Johnson, 17, a senior at Smithsburg, was the runner-up in 19:37, and former Smithsburg runner Stephanie Breen, 19, was third in 19:41.
by TIFFANY ARNOLD | February 25, 2007
Editor's note: The following story, which originally was published in the Feb. 18 edition of The Herald-Mail, is being republished to correct multiple errors. Two sisters walked away with crowns Feb. 17 at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater, the site of the Miss Washington County, Miss Western Maryland and Miss Western Maryland Outstanding Teen competitions. Whitney Colombo, 17, of Hagerstown, was named Miss Washington County. Her sister, Audreanna Colombo, 13, of Hagerstown, was named Miss Western Maryland Outstanding Teen.
by KRISTIN WILSON | June 25, 2005 With tears in her eyes, Miss Teen Caroline Summerfest, Lindsay Morris, dropped to her knees to be crowned Miss Maryland's Outstanding Teen 2005. As the winner of the Miss Maryland's Outstanding Teen Competition, Morris receives a $400 scholarship in the form of a savings bond and will travel to Orlando, Fla., in August to compete for the title of Miss America's Outstanding Teen. This is the first year the Miss America Scholarship Organization is holding a national competition for teens.
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