July 10, 2012
If South Mountain's 11-12 All-Stars were a band, they would be Survivor. South Mountain had the “Eye of the Tiger” in Tuesday's losers' bracket game, holding off a late rally to eliminate Sharpsburg 10-9 from the Maryland District 1 tournament. South Mountain will host Valley today at 6 p.m. in the losers' bracket semifinal. “I talked to Sharpsburg manager Scott Bare before the game and I said this would be a one-run game,” said South Mountain manager John Saunders.
July 6, 2012
The Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Sharpsburg is getting $20,150 under a federal grant program, Maryland's U.S. senators announced this week. The money will come from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emegency Response grant program “to recruit volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians,” according to a news release Thursday from U.S. Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski. The Potomac Valley Fire Co. “will use the grant funds for recruitment and retention activities including newspaper ads and mailings letting communities know the needs and benefits of volunteering as a firefighter and administrative volunteer.
June 29, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013 YOUTH BASEBALL District 1 11-12 Tournament Sharpsburg 8, Valley 5 SHARPSBURG - Josh Derocher had two home runs and four RBIs to lead Sharpsburg to an opening-game victory over Valley on Saturday. Dalton Shank, T.J. Kalagher and Den Burgan had two hits each for Sharpsburg. Burgan, Shank and Derocher combined for 11 strikeouts. Brendon Kemp had two hits and Chris Martin struck out nine for Valley. Sharpsburg will host South Mountain in a winners' bracket quarterfinal on Monday evening at 6. Valley will host a losers' bracket game on Tuesday evening at 6. Maugansville 7, National 1 MAUGANSVILLE - Chase Gallihugh capped a six-run third inning with a grand slam, and Maugansville beat National in the opening round.
May 2, 2012
The Maryland Poultry Swap and Farmers Market will be Saturday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Green Hill Farm at 5329 Mondell Road in Sharpsburg. The swap is for participants to buy, sell and trade their services and products. Spaces can be rented for $10. Participants are encouraged to bring tables, chairs and a canopy. Admission is free. The event will be held rain or shine. The sale will feature show-quality bantams, laying hens, hatching eggs, chicks, turkeys, quail, pheasants, peafowl, cages, crates, coops, feeders, nesting boxes, horse riding tack, goats and rabbits, lawn equipment, gardening supplies, local farm products, vegetable and flower plants, local honey and other items. Food and beverage vendors will be available, as well as family activities such as a straw maze, inflatable bounce and pony rides. Two educational booths will be featured, including: • “A Lesson in Biosecurity” will help participants understand the dangers to poultry flocks and ways to prevent illness • “Exhibition Clinic” prepares for all things involved with showing poultry, selecting breeding stock, keeping birds healthy, happy and in excellent condition until show time, finding shows and entry forms.
September 21, 2012
Firefighters drew water from the Potomac River to battle a fire that ripped through a remote, two-story house Friday night at 6601 Remsburg Road near Antietam National Battlefield. Sharpsburg Deputy Fire Chief Chris Mullendore said at the scene that firefighters had a hard time getting water to the fire because of the narrow roads and the house's remote location. “When we arrived, both floors of this house were on fire,” Mullendore said. He said firefighters were able to knock down flames on the first floor, but the staircase had burned away and they couldn't make it to the second level.
June 28, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013 YOUTH SOFTBALL SHARPSBURG - Bri Pittsnogle struck out 10 and Madison Griffith drove in four runs as Sharpsburg defeated Hancock 18-14 on Friday night to win the best-of-3 Maryland District 1 9-10 championship series, 2-0. Courtney Burgan and Rachel Roupe each had two hits for Sharpsburg, which will start play in the state tournament on July 13 in Ridgely. Cora Keefer had three hits and four RBIs, Kylie Golden had two hits and Lakyn Unger scored three runs for Hancock.
July 26, 2011
Editor's note: This is the seventh in a series about neighborhood grocery stores. Family-owned grocery stores used to thrive in small towns across America. Now, many are ghosts in old business directories. But in Sharpsburg, where the past looms large, one such store is still keeping the locals happy. Canned foods line the shelves, milk fills the dairy cooler and cookies, soda and candy satisfy the sweet tooth. Need fishing supplies? You can buy that, too. Want a homestyle meal?
November 5, 2003
John Burns attaches a refurbished cross to the steeple of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg Tuesday. Burns and others from Carson Roofing replaced the shingles on the roof and steeple of the church.
November 12, 2007
Sharpsburg Elementary's October Citizenship Character Counts! drawing winners are, front row, from left, Jessica Smith, Sadie Phifer, Gracie Roupe; and back row, from left, Hannah Whitmore, Madison Ingram and Kaitlin Robertson.
July 8, 1997
SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg's mayor and Town Council will hold their regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 14, said Mayor George Kesler. The meeting was postponed from Monday, July 7, because not enough council members were expected to be present to declare a quorum, Kesler said.