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by TIM KOELBLE | May 27, 2003
koelble@herald-mail.com MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Right now, it's more important to be a real mom instead of playing one to a group of basketball players. For that reason, Kara Nelson has resigned her position as Middletown girls basketball coach following five successful campaigns and a career record of 103-26. "It's more important for me to be with my son (16-month-old Jaron)," Nelson said. "I have not lost a passion for coaching, but time constraints with practice and games was taking me away too much.
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by DAN KAUFFMAN | December 9, 2004
kauffman@herald-mail.com Middletown athletic director Tim Ambrose made plenty of difficult decisions during a remarkable 31-year run as Middletown's first and only head football coach. Choosing the man to replace him wasn't difficult at all. Ambrose, who went 248-78 over those 31 years, handed the keys to the Knights' program over to Lorne Ridenour, an assistant for the past 11 campaigns and a teacher at Middletown for the past nine years. "I feel extremely fortunate, and I'm very happy to have this opportunity," Ridenour said Wednesday.
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by MARK KELLER | September 21, 2003
I've developed quite a passion for high school football over the last few years. There's just something about being out on the sidelines on a Friday night in the fall that makes me feel great about my job. This has been an interesting season so far, with all kinds of wild story lines. If I were a betting man, I might make some wagers on these. North Hagerstown surprising everybody by simply tearing up its first three opponents. The last time the Hubs won their first three games was 1987.
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by BOB PARASILITI | December 17, 2002
It's amazing how stereotypes continue to shape American thought. Lawyers and business CEOs are viewed as unethical. Blondes are considered unintelligent. Sportswriters are immediately considered overweight loudmouths who can't play or don't do it well. All right, so one out of three isn't bad (You pick which one). One label that has popped up recently, though, is most athletes are wannabe students. They have very little academic drive. And meanwhile, their coaches are nothing more than overgrown whistle-tooters who have to be connected with sports because they don't have the brainpower for anything else.
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by MARK KELLER | November 22, 2002
keller@herald-mail.com Middletown football coach Tim Ambrose has a record that would make nearly any coach envious. With a 237-67 mark over 29 years at Middletown, Ambrose is the third-winningest active coach in Maryland. He also holds the distinction of being the winningest coach in the state not to have won a state championship. Ambrose is hopeful that the Knights can help him remove that title by taking another step toward a title of their own tonight at Wicomico in a Class 2A semifinal.
NEWS
By JACK HILL III | October 21, 2000
Knights continue long road back SMITHSBURG - Middletown football coach Tim Ambrose knew his Knights weren't as bad as they were during the first three weeks of the season on the way to an 0-3 record. For the fourth straight week, they've proved him correct. Middletown rushed for four touchdowns and held Smithsburg to just 55 total yards on offense on the way to a 29-0 victory to ruin the Leopards' Homecoming. "We said in the locker room before the game that we are not the same team that we were during the first three games of the season," Ambrose said.
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By MARK KELLER | December 12, 2004
Regardless of what second- or third-hand information might have been related to you over the last 31 years, you must understand: Tim Ambrose is no bully. That might be a little hard to believe, given that most every football coach in the area who faced Ambrose's Middletown teams in that time probably took his share of whippings from the Knights. But blowouts aside, Ambrose was a coach who never forgot the most important reason he was on the sideline - the kids. And not only those on his team.
NEWS
September 5, 2000
Maryland football previews - Middletown D.J's sweet music - Knights' playoff spin focuses on Costello By CURT HORNBECKER / Staff Correspondent photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photgrapher MIDDLETOWN, Md. - If there's any wonder why Tim Ambrose has coached football at Middletown High School for 27 years, just look at his record. continued At 210-61, Ambrose is the second winningest high school coach in the area, just three behind Musselman's Denny Price, and that difference is probably directly attributable to the number of playoff games Musselman has played (and won)
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by MARK KELLER | December 3, 2004
keller@herald-mail.com The only era Middletown High School football has ever known - the Tim Ambrose era - has come to an end. Ambrose resigned his position last week, ending his 31-year tenure as one of the winningest coaches in the state and putting the school in the unusual position - for Middletown, anyway - of searching for a new football coach. Ambrose will retain his position as the school's athletic director, a job he has held for seven years. It was the choice to keep that post that led to Ambrose giving up his football job. In May 2003, Frederick County Schools ruled that athletic directors could no longer serve as coaches.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | December 2, 2002
By BOB PARASILITI bobp@herald-mail.com BALTIMORE - The Middletown football team was proud of the strides they made this season. Each of the last six weeks constituted a step along the way to a possible Maryland Class 2A state title. The Knights attacked each hurdle in impressive style. In fact, after last week's 35-0 semifinal win over Wicomico, coach Tim Ambrose proclaimed "There is one final step to go. " On Friday though, the ultimate impact of Middletown's five giant steps were erased by three stutters in the second half as Hereford first took control of the line, then the momentum and finally the game to send the Knights to a 20-9 loss in the state final at Ravens Stadium.
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By MARK KELLER | December 12, 2004
Regardless of what second- or third-hand information might have been related to you over the last 31 years, you must understand: Tim Ambrose is no bully. That might be a little hard to believe, given that most every football coach in the area who faced Ambrose's Middletown teams in that time probably took his share of whippings from the Knights. But blowouts aside, Ambrose was a coach who never forgot the most important reason he was on the sideline - the kids. And not only those on his team.
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by DAN KAUFFMAN | December 9, 2004
kauffman@herald-mail.com Middletown athletic director Tim Ambrose made plenty of difficult decisions during a remarkable 31-year run as Middletown's first and only head football coach. Choosing the man to replace him wasn't difficult at all. Ambrose, who went 248-78 over those 31 years, handed the keys to the Knights' program over to Lorne Ridenour, an assistant for the past 11 campaigns and a teacher at Middletown for the past nine years. "I feel extremely fortunate, and I'm very happy to have this opportunity," Ridenour said Wednesday.
NEWS
by MARK KELLER | December 3, 2004
keller@herald-mail.com The only era Middletown High School football has ever known - the Tim Ambrose era - has come to an end. Ambrose resigned his position last week, ending his 31-year tenure as one of the winningest coaches in the state and putting the school in the unusual position - for Middletown, anyway - of searching for a new football coach. Ambrose will retain his position as the school's athletic director, a job he has held for seven years. It was the choice to keep that post that led to Ambrose giving up his football job. In May 2003, Frederick County Schools ruled that athletic directors could no longer serve as coaches.
NEWS
by MARK KELLER | September 21, 2003
I've developed quite a passion for high school football over the last few years. There's just something about being out on the sidelines on a Friday night in the fall that makes me feel great about my job. This has been an interesting season so far, with all kinds of wild story lines. If I were a betting man, I might make some wagers on these. North Hagerstown surprising everybody by simply tearing up its first three opponents. The last time the Hubs won their first three games was 1987.
NEWS
by TIM KOELBLE | May 27, 2003
koelble@herald-mail.com MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Right now, it's more important to be a real mom instead of playing one to a group of basketball players. For that reason, Kara Nelson has resigned her position as Middletown girls basketball coach following five successful campaigns and a career record of 103-26. "It's more important for me to be with my son (16-month-old Jaron)," Nelson said. "I have not lost a passion for coaching, but time constraints with practice and games was taking me away too much.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | December 17, 2002
It's amazing how stereotypes continue to shape American thought. Lawyers and business CEOs are viewed as unethical. Blondes are considered unintelligent. Sportswriters are immediately considered overweight loudmouths who can't play or don't do it well. All right, so one out of three isn't bad (You pick which one). One label that has popped up recently, though, is most athletes are wannabe students. They have very little academic drive. And meanwhile, their coaches are nothing more than overgrown whistle-tooters who have to be connected with sports because they don't have the brainpower for anything else.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | December 2, 2002
By BOB PARASILITI bobp@herald-mail.com BALTIMORE - The Middletown football team was proud of the strides they made this season. Each of the last six weeks constituted a step along the way to a possible Maryland Class 2A state title. The Knights attacked each hurdle in impressive style. In fact, after last week's 35-0 semifinal win over Wicomico, coach Tim Ambrose proclaimed "There is one final step to go. " On Friday though, the ultimate impact of Middletown's five giant steps were erased by three stutters in the second half as Hereford first took control of the line, then the momentum and finally the game to send the Knights to a 20-9 loss in the state final at Ravens Stadium.
NEWS
by MARK KELLER | November 22, 2002
keller@herald-mail.com Middletown football coach Tim Ambrose has a record that would make nearly any coach envious. With a 237-67 mark over 29 years at Middletown, Ambrose is the third-winningest active coach in Maryland. He also holds the distinction of being the winningest coach in the state not to have won a state championship. Ambrose is hopeful that the Knights can help him remove that title by taking another step toward a title of their own tonight at Wicomico in a Class 2A semifinal.
NEWS
by TIM KOELBLE | November 18, 2002
koelble@herald-mail.com GLENELG, Md. - Middletown quarterback Tyler Lushbaugh called it "a perfect 10," describing his feelings after the Knights dumped previously unbeaten Glenelg 28-10 in the Class 2A quarterfinals Saturday. It was darn near that. And pretty darn good despite a game-long rain that made footing treacherous. For the second straight year, Middletown beat Glenelg on its home turf. In each case, it was the first loss for the Gladiators, a 7-0 playoff victim a year ago. The Knights (10-1)
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By JACK HILL III | October 21, 2000
Knights continue long road back SMITHSBURG - Middletown football coach Tim Ambrose knew his Knights weren't as bad as they were during the first three weeks of the season on the way to an 0-3 record. For the fourth straight week, they've proved him correct. Middletown rushed for four touchdowns and held Smithsburg to just 55 total yards on offense on the way to a 29-0 victory to ruin the Leopards' Homecoming. "We said in the locker room before the game that we are not the same team that we were during the first three games of the season," Ambrose said.
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