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by BILL STERNER/Staff Correspondent | December 17, 2004
HANCOCK - Hancock's Brad Spielman has a heck of an overhand right. Midway through the fourth quarter Thursday, the Berkeley Springs boys basketball team rallied from an eight-point deficit to threaten Hancock's lead at 38-35. Then in stepped Spielman and down went the Indians. Spielman, a senior forward, hit 6 of 7 shots from the foul line down the stretch and Dustin Jenkins finished 8 of 9 from the line to help Hancock hold off Berkeley Springs, 58-44. "This was a battle just like we thought it would be," Spielman said.
NEWS
December 31, 2008
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Bill Stewart pushed aside criticism of his hiring, tweaked West Virginia's long-successful spread offense and fell far short of expectations in his debut season as head coach. The Mountaineers, spoiled by Bowl Championship Series success in quarterback Pat White's first three seasons, stumbled in his injury-plagued senior year. Ranked No. 8 in the preseason, West Virginia lost two early road games, handed Cincinnati the Big East's BCS berth, then beat North Carolina 31-30 in the Meineke Bowl last Saturday to finish 9-4. Three of West Virginia's losses came by a combined 10 points and two of them were in overtime.
NEWS
By TIM KOELBLE | August 28, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Zach Layhew scored three touchdowns on Friday for Hedgesville, none bigger than the final one that gave the Eagles a gritty 26-20 victory over Washington in overtime. The Eagles, who have won three straight games dating back to last year, bolted to an early lead and watched Washington roar back before landing the victory. "It was certainly one of those games you hate to see a team lose but I'm glad it was us that won," said Hedgesville coach Paul Plott.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | August 31, 2011
The South Hagerstown football team played the 2010 season in a tough neighborhood. The Rebels resided behind the 8-ball and between a rock and a hard place to finish 4-6 in Toby Peer's maiden voyage at South. This year is much different, and yet the same in some ways, at South. The Rebels plan on moving on up while finally getting a piece of the pie. “Last year, we didn't get started until late. That put us behind the 8-ball,” Peer said. “But we had a great offseason and the kids worked really hard in the summer.
NEWS
By TIM KOELBLE | September 27, 2008
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- No. 1 Greencastle-Antrim enjoyed an easy time of it Friday night. Now, the Blue Devils are getting ready for the meat-grinder part of their schedule. For the first time since 2000, Greencastle reached the midway point of a season at 5-0 after an easy 54-0 Homecoming victory over Big Spring in a Mid-Penn Capital matchup Friday night. "Our offensive and defensive lines controlled the line of scrimmage and that was it," said Greencastle coach Chuck Tinninis.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | September 17, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The easy part of Ralph Friedgen's job -- if there is such a thing -- is putting the thought into the Xs and Os of a game. But the most difficult part for the University of Maryland football coach is figuring out the thoughts of the players who use those Xs and Os. The ongoing mind game over what matters continues for Friedgen and the Terrapins when they face Eastern Michigan on Saturday at Byrd Stadium. It sets up for another in the ongoing battle between coach and team when it comes to realizing every game is important, no matter the opponent.
NEWS
January 27, 2001
South hangs on to win By BOB PARASILITI / Staff Writer The South Hagerstown basketball team did one thing right all night Friday ... it stopped shooting the ball. Meanwhile, Smithsburg did one major thing wrong. It failed to make the Rebels shoot more. In a game that could have been entitled "Shootout at the No Way Corral," the No. 4 Rebels were at their best when they decided to hold onto the ball in the last minute, which allowed them to escape with a 47-44 Monocacy Valley Athletic League victory.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | January 8, 2005
bobp@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Jefferson boys basketball team started to hear that overweight women's opera singer clearing her throat on Friday. Her song had been part of the Cougars' soundtrack over the last few years, but this time it was different. No. 5 Jefferson turned around and shoved a sock in her mouth. The Cougars battled back from a 12-point deficit in the final 7:30 to pull out an emotional 67-66 victory over host and No. 3 Martinsburg before an overflow crowd in a game which was a throwback to the good old days of the rivalry.
NEWS
By JOHN O'BRIEN | October 13, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. ? Not that he has any major problem with coach David Walker's four-wide receiver offense, but Martinsburg right tackle Will Nolet would like to have more nights like the one his team enjoyed Friday. Martinsburg basically scrapped its shotgun spread system after the first drive and switched to the wing-T, allowing Nolet and his linemates a chance to show their stuff in a 37-15 win over Calvin Coolidge (D.C.). "The plays, you just line up and smash them in the mouth," said Nolet after he helped four Bulldogs rushers amass 240 yards, not counting a 16-yard loss on a botched punt attempt in the second quarter.
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SPORTS
By MARK KELLER | keller@herald-mail.com | September 4, 2013
It's been an offseason of change for the Williamsport football program. New head coach and coaching staff. New offensive schemes. New look in the locker room. Vince Ahearn knows all of that change also means new opportunities. “We're trying to build off what's been done in the past and continue to build this program,” said Ahearn, who took the head coaching position at Williamsport in February after 17 seasons at Frederick. “The kids, they're excited. Change means new opportunities and there's a lot of excitement and a lot of potential here.” All the same, Ahearn is cautious about going overboard.
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SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | August 31, 2011
The South Hagerstown football team played the 2010 season in a tough neighborhood. The Rebels resided behind the 8-ball and between a rock and a hard place to finish 4-6 in Toby Peer's maiden voyage at South. This year is much different, and yet the same in some ways, at South. The Rebels plan on moving on up while finally getting a piece of the pie. “Last year, we didn't get started until late. That put us behind the 8-ball,” Peer said. “But we had a great offseason and the kids worked really hard in the summer.
NEWS
By MARK KELLER | December 12, 2009
All-County Football Defense All-County Football Coach of the Year When one looks at Casey McKenrick's accomplishments as Williamsport's quarterback in 2009, it's hard to believe two facts about the senior: First, he wasn't the Wildcats' first option at quarterback; And second, he hadn't played a single down of high school football prior to this season. Neither of those facts had a negative effect on McKenrick, who almost single-handedly forced his coach to change his offensive philosophy by throwing for 1,466 yards and 13 touchdowns and helping Williamsport break a string of nine consecutive losing seasons.
NEWS
By TIM KOELBLE | August 28, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Zach Layhew scored three touchdowns on Friday for Hedgesville, none bigger than the final one that gave the Eagles a gritty 26-20 victory over Washington in overtime. The Eagles, who have won three straight games dating back to last year, bolted to an early lead and watched Washington roar back before landing the victory. "It was certainly one of those games you hate to see a team lose but I'm glad it was us that won," said Hedgesville coach Paul Plott.
NEWS
December 31, 2008
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Bill Stewart pushed aside criticism of his hiring, tweaked West Virginia's long-successful spread offense and fell far short of expectations in his debut season as head coach. The Mountaineers, spoiled by Bowl Championship Series success in quarterback Pat White's first three seasons, stumbled in his injury-plagued senior year. Ranked No. 8 in the preseason, West Virginia lost two early road games, handed Cincinnati the Big East's BCS berth, then beat North Carolina 31-30 in the Meineke Bowl last Saturday to finish 9-4. Three of West Virginia's losses came by a combined 10 points and two of them were in overtime.
NEWS
By TIM KOELBLE | September 27, 2008
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- No. 1 Greencastle-Antrim enjoyed an easy time of it Friday night. Now, the Blue Devils are getting ready for the meat-grinder part of their schedule. For the first time since 2000, Greencastle reached the midway point of a season at 5-0 after an easy 54-0 Homecoming victory over Big Spring in a Mid-Penn Capital matchup Friday night. "Our offensive and defensive lines controlled the line of scrimmage and that was it," said Greencastle coach Chuck Tinninis.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | September 17, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The easy part of Ralph Friedgen's job -- if there is such a thing -- is putting the thought into the Xs and Os of a game. But the most difficult part for the University of Maryland football coach is figuring out the thoughts of the players who use those Xs and Os. The ongoing mind game over what matters continues for Friedgen and the Terrapins when they face Eastern Michigan on Saturday at Byrd Stadium. It sets up for another in the ongoing battle between coach and team when it comes to realizing every game is important, no matter the opponent.
NEWS
By JOHN O'BRIEN | October 13, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. ? Not that he has any major problem with coach David Walker's four-wide receiver offense, but Martinsburg right tackle Will Nolet would like to have more nights like the one his team enjoyed Friday. Martinsburg basically scrapped its shotgun spread system after the first drive and switched to the wing-T, allowing Nolet and his linemates a chance to show their stuff in a 37-15 win over Calvin Coolidge (D.C.). "The plays, you just line up and smash them in the mouth," said Nolet after he helped four Bulldogs rushers amass 240 yards, not counting a 16-yard loss on a botched punt attempt in the second quarter.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | January 8, 2005
bobp@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Jefferson boys basketball team started to hear that overweight women's opera singer clearing her throat on Friday. Her song had been part of the Cougars' soundtrack over the last few years, but this time it was different. No. 5 Jefferson turned around and shoved a sock in her mouth. The Cougars battled back from a 12-point deficit in the final 7:30 to pull out an emotional 67-66 victory over host and No. 3 Martinsburg before an overflow crowd in a game which was a throwback to the good old days of the rivalry.
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