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EDUCATION
June 30, 2013
The faculty and staff of Fountaindale Elementary School for Arts and Academic Excellence recently held their fourth and final STARS Recognition Celebration. The students were honored for their academic achievements. Sponsor of this event was William G. Bowen Inc., with Steven P. O'Farrell, as representative for the sponsorship. The students pictured are as follows; First row, from left, Alexa Kretzer, Ty Hames, Mariama Cham, Tyler Schaper, Chelsea Richardson, Alexa Sholes, Maria Soriano, Ben Jones, Hailey Southard, Evan Thomas, Nevaeh Taylor and Hunter Hastings.
SPORTS
By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent | November 16, 2011
Washington County earned its second win in 10 tries against South Central Pennsylvania at the 10th annual Four Diamonds All-Star Boys Soccer Game for senior players Wednesday night. The Washington County All-Stars fell behind very early but rallied back to win 7-3 in sloppy weather conditions. The Pennsylvania All-Stars struck early as Colton Arnold (Chambersburg) netted the game's first goal within 15 seconds of the opening whistle. It was the only lead Pennsylvania would hold in the game.
SPORTS
By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | March 26, 2011
The Hagerstown Junior Basketball League held its annual All-Star Saturday — a tripleheader of all-star games — inside the Gael Center at St. Maria Goretti High School. In the Junior Division “A” Game, Ameka Akaya and Corey Crosby scored 14 points each and Riley Lazich added 10 to lead the Red Team to a 74-67 win over the Blue Team. Elijah Stubbs and Nick Steiner finished with 14 points each, while Justin Smith tallied 13 points for the Blue Team. “The key to the victory was that the fact that we were able to sustain the defensive pressure,” Red Team coach Adam Carter said.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | July 25, 2012
The Hagerstown PONY-13 All-Stars are about to earn some frequent flyer miles. The team traveled to Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon for an overnight stay, and will catch a flight to Phoenix on Thursday morning at 8. After a connecting flight lands in Los Angeles, it's off to Fullerton, Calif., for the PONY-13 World Series on Friday, and a first-round game against Tijuana, Mexico at 1 p.m. (4 p.m. Eastern). It's the result of Hagerstown winning the East Zone title with a 13-1 win over Albany (N.Y.)
SPORTS
June 5, 2012
Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden used to say, “It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.” The Hagerstown Suns won't be on the field to start the 53rd annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game, but they most surely will have a hand in finishing it. Four members of the Suns - and manager Brian Daubach - were selected as Northern Division reserves for the SAL's exhibition on June 19 at Joseph P. Riley Jr....
NEWS
February 10, 2005
Thursday, Feb. 10 10:15 p.m. on TCM "Philadelphia" TCM's annual "31 Days of Oscar" continues with this 1993 movie that brought Tom Hanks his first best-actor award; Bruce Springsteen won for best original song, "Streets of Philadelphia. "
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | June 8, 2013
For about the first two years that the Class of 2013 attended James Buchanan High School, the school was undergoing a major remodeling project, not unlike the students themselves as they evolved from freshman to seniors, Principal Rodney N. Benedick told the 167 graduates. “I understand you are anxious to go out and take on the world,” Benedick told the soon-to-be graduates. He asked that they not forget James Buchanan High School and check back once in a while so their alma mater can see how they are doing.
NEWS
March 30, 2005
Wednesday, March 30 9 p.m. on PBS "National Geographic" Decades of war and terrorism have taken a heavy toll on the culture of Afghanistan. But this program reports that some important artifacts were saved or have been recovered, in some cases because Afghan people risked their lives. And a search is under way for a giant statue of Buddha that may be buried near the two that the Taliban government blew up in 2001. 10 p.m. on ABC "Eyes" Tim Daly, best known for "Wings," stars in this new drama series as the head of a high-tech private investigation firm that operates "at the absolute fringe of the law. " Gregg Henry is his former employer and rival, and Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon plays a "ruthlessly efficient" investigator.
NEWS
May 30, 2007
High school seniors from across Western and Central Maryland will converge on Municipal Stadium today for the 2007 Mid-Maryland All-Star Baseball Classic. The small school game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and will include seniors from Boonsboro, Broadfording, Clear Spring, Grace Academy, Smithsburg, St. James, St. Maria Goretti and Williamsport. The big school game follows at 8 and includes seniors from North Hagerstown and South Hagerstown.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | January 13, 2008
Jessica Black wants to be an astronaut when she grows up. She got a 4-inch reflector telescope and headed off Saturday afternoon to the Tri-State Astronomers Club's telescope clinic at Discovery Station at Hagerstown. Jessica, 12, of Middletown, Md., said she has caught glimpses of seas and craters on the moon, and she wants to see and learn more. "I want to learn more about what different parts of (the telescope) do, learn more about the lenses and how they work," Jessica said.
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NEWS
September 1, 2013
Milestones and Miracles LLC recently was chosen to represent the Eastern Panhandle at the statewide Entrepreneurs' Café All-Stars competition in Charleston, W.Va., on Sept. 12 and compete for a chance to earn up to $5,000 to build the business. Presenters in the event represent the best from the West Virginia Entrepreneurs' Café Programs. The company, run by Lacy Morise and Nicole Sergent, was a 2012 winner of the Entrepreneurs' Café of Shepherdstown/Eastern Panhandle. West Virginia economic development organization Vision Shared Inc. is hosting the statewide competition to support and promote crowd-funding concepts throughout West Virginia.
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SPORTS
By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | August 29, 2013
This year's Hagerstown Community College volleyball team has the look of a Washington County all-star squad. All eight players - four sophomores and four freshmen - played for and graduated from county high schools. It's a well-balanced mix of experience and youth, as well as hitters, setters and defensive specialists - and it has Hawks coach Ann Reynolds anxious to get the season under way. “It looks great,” Reynolds said. “I am really excited about the season. We have a good group of kids.
NEWS
August 26, 2013
PetSmart presented a check for $10,000 to Star Community on Monday as part of a new initiative that empowers the company's district managers and distribution centers to award up to $5,000 to nonprofit groups that enrich peoples' lives through pets, according to a Star Community news release. The $10,000 donation came from the local PetSmart distribution center on Hunters Green Parkway, as well as from 23 PetSmart stores and 100 associates in Western and northern Maryland, said Charlie Keller, operations manager for the local distribution center.
NEWS
Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | August 22, 2013
Antietam Unit 236, Sharpsburg American Legion Auxiliary President Ava Gift presented a Blue Star Banner to Keedysville residents Michael and Teresa Swiger and son Kevin during the unit's Aug. 13 meeting. Their son Christopher Swiger is stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., as an unmanned aircraft system repairer, with the United States Army “Big Red One” 1st Division. Christopher graduated from Boonsboro High in 2004. Christopher comes from a military background. His father was a member of the Martinsburg Air National Guard; maternal grandfather, Gene Milburn, was a member of the Army National Guard; and paternal grandfather, Frank Shiflett, was an Air Force veteran who served in the Korean War. Created in 1917, Blue Star Banners were a common site during World War I and World War II.  Resurrected by the Legion in 2001, the banner is displayed to show that a family member is currently serving in the armed forces.
SPORTS
August 21, 2013
Will Piwnica-Worms may not have started, but he sure knew how to finish for the Hagerstown Suns. Piwnica-Worms scored the winning run on Mike McQuillan's two-out single in the top of the ninth inning on Wednesday to lift the Suns to a 4-3 over the Lakewood BlueClaws. Piwnica-Worms replaced center fielder Narciso Mesa in the top of the second inning and responded with two hits and an RBI, along with scoring the winning run. The victory - the Suns' ninth in the last 11 games - allowed Hagerstown (75-51, 37-22)
NEWS
August 14, 2013
Dancing with The Arc Stars will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. at Hager Hall in Hagerstown. The Arc of Washington County's Arc Stars include Raychel Harvey-Jones of HMTV6 with professional partner Irv Easterday; Bob Rankin of Minnich Funeral Home with professional partner Brenna Bacon Ranieli; and Dr. David Solberg of Capital Women's Care with professional partner Alessandra Solberg. The judges will be Lou Scally of WHAG-TV, Bernadette Wagner of Volunteer Washington County and Heather Guessford of Kaplan University.
SPORTS
August 3, 2013
RG3 wishes he had been the first to put a Roman numeral on the back of his uniform. Not Robert Griffin III. The Washington Redskins' other RG3 - Rex Grossman III. “It would have been cool to put it on my jersey as a rookie,” Grossman said. “I never thought about it.” Of course, NFL rules didn't permit suffixes on jerseys when Grossman entered the league in 2003. And, as he points out, he didn't have anything close to the marketing cachet of Griffin, who is essentially the reason the rule was changed.
SPORTS
August 2, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013 YOUTH BASEBALL HIGH POINT, N.C. - The Hagerstown PONY 14 all-stars were done in by four errors in a 7-6 loss to Chesterfield (Va.) in the winners' bracket final of the East Zone Tournament on Friday evening. Hagerstown will play New Bedford (Mass.) in an elimination game today at 11 a.m. The winner of that game advances to the championship round against unbeaten Chesterfield at approximately 1:30 p.m. If Chesterfield loses that game, a winner-take-all final will be played Sunday at noon.
SPORTS
July 28, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013 YOUTH BASEBALL BOARDMAN, Ohio - Hagerstown broke open a tie game with three home runs in the fourth inning to back up a masterful pitching performance by Matt Harsh in an 8-3 victory over Prospects Two (Ohio) in the championship game of the PONY 14 East Zone Super Regional tournament on Sunday. Harsh went six innings, allowing two hits and striking out 13. He worked out of a jam in the top of the fourth after Prospects tied the game at 3 and had the bases loaded with no outs.
SPORTS
July 23, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 YOUTH BASEBALL Maryland Senior Tournament HURLOCK, Md. - Josh Miller drove in four runs to lead Valley to a 5-3 win over Elkton on Tuesday in the losers' bracket final of the Maryland State Senior Tournament. The win puts Valley into the championship round today at 6 p.m. against unbeaten North Caroline, who needs just one win to take the state title. Valley needs to win today to force a winner-take-all game for the title on Thursday.
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