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July 4, 2013
Thursday, July 4, 2013 YOUTH SOFTBALL District 1 Junior Tournament HALFWAY - Cierra Beaver had three hits and struck out five, leading Halfway past Sharpsburg 10-5 in Game 2 of the best-of-3 championship series on Wednesday to finish off a sweep. Halfway advanced to the state tournament, which will begin on July 19 at Sharpsburg Little League. Madi Renn had two hits and two RBIs, while Taylor McCarty and Jasmine White each drove in two runs for Halfway.
SPORTS
March 4, 2013
District 1 Little League baseball and softball tryouts begin this week. American Tryouts will be held at American Little League Field. Friday - all ages from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday - all ages from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday - all ages from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 - all ages from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 - draft day. Clear Spring Tryouts will be held at Clear Spring Little League's field. Saturday - all ages at 8 a.m. Sunday - all ages at 5 p.m. Monday (makeup date)
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By DANIEL KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | July 6, 2012
Halfway Little League Softball 11-12 All-Stars manager Chris Schlotterbeck knows what it's like to be part of a Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in Bristol, Conn. Schlotterbeck was a coach on Conococheague's 11-12 All-Stars baseball team that won Maryland District 1 and state titles last year to earn a trip to Bristol. His son, Isaac, was a part of that team - and the experience made an impression on Chris' daughter, Trinity. “We took the whole family to Bristol, and last year was the first year that Little League had the softball at the regional tournament and it had just finished a week before,” Chris Schlotterbeck said.
SPORTS
By DAN KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | March 18, 2011
Please forgive Washington County softball pitchers if they feel as if the deck has been stacked against them this season. For starters, the National Federation of High Schools made a rule change to move the circle back three feet, increasing the distance from the rubber to home plate to 43 feet. That’s only going to give more reaction time to a group of talented hitters at the top and middle of their team’s lineups. Six players return who hit better than .400 last season — North Hagerstown’s Shanan Plunkett and Allysen Breeden, Smithsburg’s Shayla Murray and Brooke Parks, Clear Spring’s Heather Schlotterbeck and Hancock’s Tiffany Younker.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | April 7, 2013
Ball careers don't have to end with Little League or Pony League, high school or college. The Washington County Senior Softball League offers athletes from Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia the opportunity to use their softball skills in friendly competition. Now in its 23rd year, the league is open to men 50 and older and women 40 and older. Prior to 2001, the league was called Washington County 50 Plus League. A four-member board of directors is gearing up for the season, in hopes of adding two teams, since players had to be turned away last year.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | April 18, 2009
To view slideshow View/purchase more photos WILLIAMSPORT -- Cheers rang from the dugouts Saturday at Kemps Mill Park outside of Williamsport. "Swing that bat and bash that ball, honey ... Swing that bat and bash that ball, baby," the Equipped for Life team shouted. Spirits were high among the 23 fast-pitch teams on hand to celebrate opening day ceremonies for the Washington County Girls Softball League. The day opened solemnly with a tribute to three young local men who died recently -- Ryan Myers, Benjamin Burger and baseball star Nick Adenhart.
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By JACK HILL III | April 2, 2000
PINESBURG - The Hagerstown Community College Hawks' softball team came up a little bit short in the Hagerstown Invitational at Pinesburg Complex on Sunday. Hagerstown lost a 4-2 decision in the semifinal round against the Mercer (N.J.) Vikings. cont. from sports page Charles won the championship by beating Mercer 18-8 in the title game. All of the games in the tournament went just five innings, except the championship game which went seven innings. "I was very happy with the way that we played this weekend," Hagerstown coach Brian Beck said.
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April 8, 2002
Baseball 1. Chambersburg5-01 2. Greencastle6-05 3. Jefferson11-42 4. Boonsboro6-06 5. Clear Spring6-09 6. Waynesboro3-34 7. Walkersville4-23 8. Hedgesville5-2- 9. Martinsburg7-3- 10. Brunswick3-38 Also: Thomas Johnson (2-3), Catoctin (4-3), St. John's at Prospect Hall (7-1), Goretti (4-4). Softball 1. Chambersburg3-01 2. Frederick3-12 3. Catoctin5-03 4. Martinsburg8-46 5. Berk. Springs7-37 6. Middletown3-14 7. Musselman8-35 8. J. Buchanan4-1- 9. So. Fulton3-1- 10. T. Johnson1-29 Also: Waynesboro (2-3)
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 17, 2005
First Data Corp. in Hagerstown is planning a fundraising snow softball tournament at three sites in January, the City Council heard Tuesday. The tournament would be at Municipal Stadium, Fairgrounds Park and City Park on Jan. 26, 27 and 28, 2006. Scott Fessler of First Data said the goal is to raise $15,000 for the United Way of Washington County. First Data would provide shuttle service between the three venues. A memo describing the event says the Hagerstown Suns staff would serve alcohol at Municipal Stadium.
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BY BILL STERNER / Staff Correspondent | April 8, 2002
Staff Correspondent WILLIAMSPORT - HCC softball coach Brian Beck could smile a few short minutes after his Hawks were eliminated from the HCC Fast-Pitch Tournament in a dramatic 10-9 decision by the Monroe Tribunes Sunday. Some may have thought that the last two days exposure to the frigid temperatures, intense sunshine and constant wind at teh Pinesburg softball complex may have finally affected him. But Beck knows patience is paying off as his team has improved in leaps and bounds this weekend.
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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | September 4, 2013
The fourth annual Hub City/Maryland Softball Show/Greene Turtle Home Run Derby will be a day late, but won't be a dinger short. The charity exhibition of power hitting at Municipal Stadium has been moved to Sunday, instead of its normal Saturday night, but will provide more bangs for the bucks. The uncertainty of the Hagerstown Suns' playoff schedule forced the event, featuring some of softball's best power hitters in the Mid-Atlantic, to wait a day. That ended up being a good thing.
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Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | August 7, 2013
Friday evening is the time for the Greater Hancock Church Softball League championship game. In last weekend's playoffs, second-place Warfordsburg (Pa.) Presbyterian Church narrowly defeated Hancock's Church of Latter-Day Saints by a score of 5-4.  Meanwhile, first-place St. Thomas' Episcopal Church beat Orchard Ridge First Church of God, 11-1.  This brings St. Thomas' Episcopal and Warfordsburg Presbyterian together to see who will be the 2013 league champions. The game begins at 6:30 p.m. on the field in Widmeyer Park, and the community is invited to turn out and cheer for their favorite team.  On Sunday at 3 p.m., the league will close the season with a picnic for all seven teams and members of their congregations.
SPORTS
By DANIEL KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | July 25, 2013
Halfway pitcher Emily Talbert turned Perryville into one-hit wonders on Thursday night. It wasn't enough to force one more game in the Maryland State Junior Softball Tournament. Perryville defended its state title by using small ball and taking advantage of Halfway miscues - including one in the eighth inning - for a 2-1 victory over Halfway in the championship round at Sharpsburg Little League. “It's never fun to lose, but I couldn't be more proud of these girls,” Halfway manager Mike Renn said.
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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | July 24, 2013
Playing the losers' bracket final without five players of the 12 players on its original roster, Halfway Little League reconstructed its team in time to produce a 6-3 victory over South Maryland in the Maryland State Junior Softball losers' bracket final. With five All-Stars playing elsewhere, Halfway needed to find at least two replacements just to play. After District 1 director Larry Hammond secured the necessary paperwork and approval from Little League headquarters, Halfway had a nine-player roster for the game.
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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | July 23, 2013
Perryville left no question who the better team was in the Maryland State Junior Softball Tournament on Tuesday night. Making another trip to Sharpsburg up and through the beltway, Perryville rolled to a 13-0 decision over South Maryland in the winners' bracket final. After four successive day trips, including Monday's rainout, Perryville will get to relax one day at home. South Maryland fell into the losers' bracket and will face Halfway on Wednesday night at 7, with the winner facing Perryville in the championship round on Thursday.
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By WILL ROBINSON | will.robinson@herald-mail.com | July 22, 2013
With their backs against the wall, the Halfway lived to fight another day. Halfway bounced back from Sunday's 5-4 loss to Perryville with a three-run rally in the fifth inning to eliminate South Caroline 7-5 on Monday in a Maryland State Junior Softball Tournament losers' bracket game. “Caroline's a great team. They're solid from top to bottom,” said Halfway manager Mike Renn. “After a tough loss like last night, the girls had to come out and stay focused. We had good pitching and we got the clutch hits when we needed them tonight.” Halfway erased a 3-1 deficit as Courtney McGhee reached on an error before Madi Renn walked to open the top of the fifth.
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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | July 21, 2013
There were many opportunities for a clutch hit to make a big difference throughout Sunday's game between Halfway and Perryville in the Maryland Junior State Softball Tournament. When Carly White was faced with her chance, she made good on it with a one-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning that gave Perryville a 5-4 victory over Halfway at the Sharpsburg Little League complex. The win puts Perryville in the winners' bracket final, where it will face South Maryland on Monday night at 7:30 after Halfway meets South Caroline in a losers' bracket game at 5. “We just have a longer road ahead of us now,” said Halfway manager Mike Renn.
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By WILL ROBINSON | will.robinson@herald-mail.com | July 20, 2013
District 5 champion Perryville defeated District 6 champion South Caroline 17-2 to open the Maryland Junior Softball state tournament at Sharpsburg Little League on Saturday. Perryville used three big innings to earn the win, highlighted by a seven-run sixth that included eight straight hits. Ashley Meekins provided the big blow, a two-run double. “We found our bats in the later innings, so hopefully that carries over into tomorrow,” said Perryville coach Mike Phillips. “It only gets tougher from here.” With the victory, Perryville advanced to face Halfway - the District 1 champion - on Sunday afternoon at 5. Perryville broke a scoreless tie with five runs in the second, then added five more in the fifth - highlighted by Kaci Davis' two-run single.' Davis and Meekins led Perryville with three RBIs each.
OPINION
July 15, 2013
Boys, girls deserve the same media coverage To the editor: I am a parent of a Halfway Junior League All Star softball player. I was searching through the most recent copies of The Herald-Mail and have found myself to be absolutley appalled at the unfair reporting that this paper has done on recent local sporting events. My daughter's team won the District 1 Junior softball title with a 2-0 record. Their team was given a four-sentence write-up. Specifically, four girls had their names mentioned for exceptional performance during that game.
SPORTS
July 10, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013   CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md. - Karly Payne pitched a one-hitter with six strikeouts and Sharpsburg claimed the Maryland 11-12 state championship with a 10-0 shutout victory over Chesapeake City on Wednesday that was halted after 3 1/2 innings by the 10-run rule. Sharpsburg used a balance hitting attack and batted around in the first inning, scoring six runs in the frame. Payne and Taylor Neff each had an RBI and scored two runs and Josie Minnick had an RBI for Sharpsburg.
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