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Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | June 27, 2012
The Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Co.'s annual carnival is under way at 22 N. Main St. in Smithsburg. Show times are at 7 and 10 p.m. Food will be available, including country ham sandwiches, crab cakes, french fries, hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream. Games sponsored by the fire company include tip jars, gun jars, basket jars, dime pitch and bingo. The schedule is as follows: • Today - Ritchie Fields • Thursday  - Mary Ashby and High Octane • Friday - Kevin Booth; fireworks, 9:30 p.m., sponsored by BJ Builders and Total Lube Center • Saturday June 30 - Rhett Troxell  Attendees can ride all night, every night for $16; ride all night Thursday for $12. Rides are by Penn-Wood Amusements.
By CHRIS CARTER | September 11, 2010
WALKERSVILLE, Md. -- Smithsburg coach Buddy Orndorff insisted Friday night that he has one of the best tailbacks in the area in senior Ben Daniels. Obviously, Walkersville falls outside of what Orndorff considers the "area. " The Lions held Daniels to 19 yards on 14 carries -- less than 1.4 yards per carry -- while their workhorse Quentin Ezell racked up 168 yards and two touchdowns as Walkersville rumbled to a 46-7 victory in its home opener. "(Daniels) got hit by everybody except the waterboy," Orndorff said.
By DARYLENE MOWEN | April 7, 2010
o Read more Darylene Mowen columns at TOPS 462 Chapter has no-gain week TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 462 in Smithsburg had a no-gain week at its last meeting. Each member came in with a loss. John was the biggest loser for the week. With a good eating plan and exercise, the chapter hopes to have more no-gain weeks in the future. Chapter members traveled to Baltimore a week ago to attend the Maryland/D.C. State Recognition Days where TOPS members from all over the state and D.C. gathered to celebrate.
Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | April 10, 2013
Smithsburg senior site calendar for this week: Wednesday, nutrition education: Salt and Sodium - 10 Tips to Help you Cut Back, 10 a.m. Friday, games, 10 a.m. Monday, cards, dominoes or games, 10 a.m.   Diabetes Support Group The Diabetes Support Group at Potomac Towers will meet Wednesday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. in the first-floor community room. The program will be “Diabetes Superfoods” presented by Lisa McCoy from the Washington County Health Department.
November 19, 2011
The Smithsburg volleyball team has won the Maryland Class 1A state championship, defeating Perryville in three games. The victory gave the Leopards their third straight state title.
April 12, 2010
SMITHSBURG -- A shed fire was reported on Amanda Drive on Sunday night, according to a Washington 911 dispatcher. Firefighters from Smithsburg, Mount Aetna, Leitersburg and Franklin County, Pa., were sent to the scene, the dispatcher said. The call was dispatched at 11:32 p.m. Firefighters stayed until 2:30 a.m.
By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | February 8, 2011
One milestone simply wasn’t enough for Katie Sprecher. The Smithsburg senior scored 35 points on Monday night to join the 1,000-point club, break a 13-year-old school mark for points in a single game and outscore Clear Spring on her own as the Leopards cruised to a 95-33 win in an MVAL Antietam matchup. “It was exciting,” Sprecher said. “I just look for my shot and go to the basket. I got great passes from my teammates. Everyone contributes in every game.
December 20, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 BOYS BASKETBALL SMITHSBURG - Trent Springs scored a game-high 19 points and added three assists and three steals to lead Smithsburg to a 64-51 win over Brunswick (3-2, 2-1) in an MVAL Antietam game on Tuesday. Jordan Fortson had 17 points and six rebounds and Brad Spickler had 10 points for the Leopards (4-2, 3-0). JV: Smithsburg, 44-38 (S: Josh Miller 22). Smithsburg 64, Brunswick 51 BRUNSWICK (3-2, 2-1) Dabbs 12, Darling 2, Fawley 10, Price 2, Campbell 7, Thompson 6, Shreve 4, Smith 4, Howard 4. Totals 19 10-13 51. SMITHSBURG (4-2, 3-0)
December 6, 2010
December 6, 2010 GIRLS BASKETBALL Boonsboro 54, Manchester Valley 43 BOONSBORO — Ashley Smothers had nine points and Haley Payne added eight points and eight rebounds as Boonsboro won its season opener against Manchester Valley. Amber Smith had eight points, five rebounds and four assists and Kara Nettleton added eight points and three steals for the Warriors (1-0). MANCHESTER VALLEY (0-1) Desch 2 2-4 6, Bach 0 1-2 1, Cannon 2 3-5 7, Windisch 2 3-3 7, Newman 4 1-5 10, Gross 1 0-2 3, McDonald 2 1-2 5, Houch 2 0-2 4. Totals 15 11-25 43. BOONSBORO (1-0)
February 14, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011 GIRLS BASKETBALL BOONSBORO — Katie Sprecher scored a game-high 21 points to lead Smithsburg to a 58-48 victory over Boonsboro on Monday night as the Leopards clinched the MVAL Antietam title. Alexis Andrukat and Danielle Harbaugh each had 13 points for Smithsburg (18-1, 13-1), which led 31-16 at halftime. Ashlyn Hawbaker had 13 points and four steals for the Warriors (10-10, 6-8), while Ashley Smothers had eight rebounds and seven points, Haley Payne had seven points and seven rebounds and Amber Smith added four steals.
September 9, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013 GIRLS SOCCER HAMPSTEAD, Md. - Rachael Faust scored on an assist by Erika Miller as Smithsburg improved to 3-0 with a 1-0 victory over North Carroll on Monday. Corinne Burk had 10 saves in the shutout for the Leopards. Liberty 2, Boonsboro 0 ELDERSBURG, Md. - Bre Springer had 19 saves for Boonsboro (0-2) in the loss. Westminster 3, Williamsport 1 WILLIAMSPORT - Maddie Knode scored on a penalty kick for Williamsport in a loss to Westminster.
By WILL ROBINSON | | September 7, 2013
Williamsport and Smithsburg were victorious in Saturday's Washington County Girls Soccer Tournament semifinals, earning a date in the championship game on Sept. 21 at Mike Callas Stadium. Williamsport defeated Clear Spring 2-0 in Saturday's first semifinal. Despite holding the ball in Clear Spring's side of the field for the majority of the first half, Williamsport (2-0) didn't score until the 24th minute, when Erin Palmer found the top left corner of the net from 21 yards out. “Clear Spring is a very physical team.
September 7, 2013
Pearl Myers Naylor, 86, of Smithsburg, Md., died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown, Md. Born Sept. 30, 1926, in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Bertha Potter Brown. Pearl was preceded in death by her first husband, John K. Myers, and her second husband, Bob Naylor. She is survived by three daughters, Linda McKeever of Smithsburg, Cindy Wolfensberger of Hagerstown and Heidi Danjolu of Boonsboro, Md.; two sons, John Myers of Williamsport, Md., and Kenny Myers of Smithsburg; three brothers, John Brown and David Brown, both of Hagerstown, and Joe Brown of Thurmont, Md.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
By BIG SYDNEY | September 4, 2013
I finally have to admit it, things are tight all over. That's a tough thing to admit when you are a big & tall - OK just big - guy like me. Everywhere you look, we are trying to cut corners. Take an inch here, an ounce there and all of sudden nothing is the same. Half gallon of ice cream? Now just 56.8 ounces. That would be Turkey Hill minus 7.2 in Las Vegas. I lost weight in the offseason, but it's still tough for me to fit my svelte size 54 frame in those sleek 42-inch waisted coaching shorts.
By DAVE McMILLION | | September 3, 2013
Despite concerns among some members, the Smithsburg Town Council Tuesday night passed a resolution introducing a proposed $4.6 million revenue bond for a nearby mental-health facility to expand. R. Lynn Rushing, chief executive officer of Brook Lane, appeared before council members to talk about the need for a 14-bed addition to the private facility located between Smithsburg and Leitersburg. Rushing said the addition is needed because Brook Lane turned away 1,200 people in the past fiscal year, 700 of whom were children.
September 3, 2013
The Smithsburg Police Department is looking 16-year-old boy who is listed as a runaway, according to Smithsburg Police Chief George Knight. Austin Morton was last seen at his home at 101 Patrick's Court at about midnight Monday, Knight said. Knight said Morton's family has been in touch with him but they do not know his whereabouts. Morton is described as a white male 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds and having brown eyes and hair. He was last seen wearing khaki short and Nike sneakers, Knight said.
By BOB PARASILITI | | September 3, 2013
If the Smithsburg football team wanted to, it could be a hit on American Bandstand. “We are dancing around and having fun,” said coach Buddy Orndorff. According to Orndorff, the Leopards have a good beat and harmony among the ranks. They have been easy to dance with. Does that mean they will be given a 8-2 record this season? “I don't know,” Orndorff said. “It's going to be one of those years where I don't know how we are going to be until we get out there and play.
September 2, 2013
The Washington County Commission on Aging offers noon lunches to anyone 60 years and older at six locations - Smithsburg, Keedysville, Williamsport and three in Hagerstown. Smithsburg, Keedysville and Williamsport are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Potomac Towers, Walnut Towers and Francis Murphy are open Monday through Friday. The hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the days they are open. The agency requires that you call by 11:30 a.m. to give them a two-working-days reservation notice.
By DANIEL KAUFFMAN | | September 2, 2013
In 2012, Washington County ruled Maryland high school volleyball. Smithsburg continued its reign as the queens of Class 1A, winning a fourth straight state title to tie Williamsport's title run from 2002-05 as the longest in county history. The Leopards have won nine titles overall - tied for third-most in state history. After going seven seasons without a state title, Williamsport reached the top of the Class 2A mountain last year for its 13th championship overall, second-most in state history behind Centennial's 14. Last but not least, North Hagerstown successfully repeated as Class 3A state champs - beating the storied Centennial program in the state final - to add to the Hubs' bragging rights as MVAL Antietam champions.
September 1, 2013
Terry Verdier was one of the luckiest people in the world. There are a vast number of people who spend a lifetime looking for their niche. That place they fit in without a lot of stress. That somewhere that has a lot of friends who respect you for your talents and your being. It's a place where you feel vital because of your versatility, commitment and contribution. Verdier found that in Smithsburg. To be more specific, he lived it with Smithsburg football. This week was to be one of the biggest ones of the year for Verdier.
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