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By CURT HORNBECKER | | July 3, 2013
There was just no silence in the bats of the Sharpsburg Little League 11-12 All-Stars. An 18-hit attack was enough to thwart the upset plans of West End as Sharpsburg recorded a 13-9 win Wednesday night in the winners' bracket semifinals of the Maryland District 1 tournament. Sharpsburg will host Conococheague in Friday's winners' bracket final at 6 p.m. West End will host Valley in a losers' bracket game Friday evening at 6. “They're the team to beat,” said West End manager Mark Barton of Sharpsburg.
June 9, 2013
A man being treated Sunday morning at Meritus Medical Center for a nonlife-threatening gunshot wound was involved in an incident in Hagerstown's West End, according to a news release from the Hagerstown Police Department. The man was not identified in the news release. Police were dispatched to the area of West Side Avenue and Church Street at 1:49 a.m. Sunday for a report of shots fired, police said. While police were investigating the call, 911 dispatchers were notified of a man who arrived at Meritus Medical Center with a nonlife-threatening gunshot wound, police said.
By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent | June 28, 2012
West End used an eight-run fifth inning to propel itself past American 12-9 on Thursday evening and into the losers' bracket final of the Maryland District 1 9-10 Tournament. West End trailed American 9-4 entering the bottom of the fifth inning before roaring back to take the lead. “It was big inning and came at the right time for us,” West End manager Mark Brown said. West End will travel to Valley Friday at 6, with the winner going on to play Federal in the championship round.
By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | June 29, 2013
It wasn't all or nothing for the West End 11-12 All-Stars, but it was close enough. West End scored 18 runs in the third inning on Saturday to more than just pave the way to a 19-2 victory over host American in an opening round game in the Maryland District 1 tournament, in a game that halted after four innings. “We are a good-hitting team,” said West End manager Mark Barton. “It only took two innings to get the jitters out. We are nonstop and a solid all-around team. We are solid the whole way through.” West End will host Halfway in a winners' bracket game on Monday at 6 p.m., while American will host a losers' bracket game on Tuesday at 6. American took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second on John Hardman's solo homer to left.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | January 26, 2012
Most redevelopment projects in downtown Charles Town have been done in the city's east end with little activity in the west end, Mayor Peggy Smith said Thursday. That's been changing since the announcement last fall of plans for a new CVS pharmacy store at the corner of West Washington and North West streets. The city of Charles Town, the planning commission and the Charles Town Historic Landmarks Commission have all approved the project even though four buildings in the Downtown Charles Town Historic District have to be razed to make room for the pharmacy, City Manager Joe Consentini said this week.
March 5, 2007
The West End Senior Citizens Club will hold its monthly meeting Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in Rider Hall at Grace United Methodist Church, corner of Church and Winter streets in Hagerstown. Richard Helfrich will talk about the Great Hagerstown Fair. Bring a packed lunch.
By BOB PARASILITI | July 8, 2009
According to the old saying, you have to walk before you can run. It was a little different at West End. The Little League All-Stars walked to get runs and then got runs because of hits. West End used a world of patience, combined with a heavy dose of Halfway wildness, to come away with a 7-2 victory on Wednesday in the opening round of the Maryland District 1 11-12 Tournament. West End travels to face Maugansville tonight at 6. "My philosophy is pitching, defense and timely hitting," said West End manager Bill Nutter.
By KYLE RAIOS/Staff Correspondent | July 9, 2009
MAUGANSVILLE -- Airin Martin had two home runs and seven RBIs as West End beat Maugansville 16-5 on Thursday in the Maryland District 1 11-12 Tournament. "I told the kids to be aggressive today -- get their licks," West End manager Bill Nutter said. Martin's three-run homer in the top of the first gave his team a quick 3-0 lead, and his towering grand slam over the fence in the center field highlighted West End's five-run second. West End added three more runs in the third off three hits, a walk and an error to extend the lead to 11-0.
By DAN KAUFFMAN | June 29, 2007
Click here to view and/or purchase photos. Nick Lewis had three hits on Thursday as Clear Spring survived a game filled with walks and wild pitches to eliminate West End 27-19 in the losers' bracket of the Maryland District 1 9-10 All-Star Tournament. Clear Spring will travel to Federal today at 6 p.m. Clear Spring finished with 13 hits - J.T. Altman, Jake Brant, Riley Lozich and Eric Yetter each had two. "Everybody swung the bat well," said Clear Spring manager Todd Brant.
By JENNIFER FITCH | October 31, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 25,000-square-foot Food Lion on the west side of Waynesboro could bring with it another large commercial business as well as nine stores in a retail center. Early sketch plans for the 6.56-acre tract show the grocery store sitting off Pa. 16 behind a 1.1-acre outparcel. Between the grocery store and the West Branch of the Antietam Creek are retail businesses each approximately 1,300 square feet. Timber Development of Longwood, Fla., has been working with the site just west of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles club.
By JANET HEIM | | September 7, 2013
A typical West End childhood, a love for sports and the outdoors, a memorable World War II experience with the U.S. Navy, a long career as a cabinetmaker and family were the things that mattered most to Douglas P. “Doug” Weaver Jr. Born and raised in Hagerstown, Doug was one of five children, four of them boys. He would have graduated from Hagerstown High School with the class of 1944. Instead, Doug went into the service in July 1943 and had to miss his senior year of high school.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | September 6, 2013
A Maryland State Highway Administration project intended to reduce traffic congestion on U.S. 340 near Keep Tryst Road might do more harm than good, according to some Sandy Hook area residents. The project involves creating a left-turn lane from U.S. 340 westbound onto the east end of Keep Tryst Road, Heather Keels, the SHA district community liaison, said Thursday. Keep Tryst Road intersects with U.S. 340 in two locations, one east of Rohrersville Road, or Md. 67, and one west of the road.
August 29, 2013
A man was taken to Meritus Medical Center with a minor foot injury on Thursday evening after he was struck by a car in Hagerstown's West End, according to Washington County Emergency Services. The accident, which was reported at 6:20 p.m., occurred in the 300 block of West Side Avenue, a 911 supervisor said. The car, described as a black Lexus, fled the scene, the supervisor said. Hagerstown police were called to the scene, he said. - Julie E. Greene
August 13, 2013
The 167th Airlift Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard will hold an anti-terrorism exercise on Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. There will be increased activity on the west end of the base that will include simulated gunfire and improvised explosive devices, according to a news release from the base. There is no reason for concern, Airlift Wing officials said in the release.
August 11, 2013
Vehicle tires slashed in West End of Hagerstown At least nine vehicles in Hagerstown's West End had their tires slashed overnight Saturday, Hagerstown Police Sgt. Stewart Heckman said. The vehicles were in the area of the 400 block of George Street, with one or two on Church Street, he said. The damage was discovered Sunday morning, he said. More than 400 cartons of cigarettes seized MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police seized more than 400 cartons of cigarettes worth about $20,000 and more than $50,000 in other contraband and assets at a Martinsburg residence Tuesday afternoon, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court documents.
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | | August 10, 2013
Next week, area children will be gathering in classrooms and settling in for another school year. In preparation for the Aug. 21 start, many area families gathered Saturday at the West End Back to School Block Party in the parking lot behind Washington Square United Methodist Church in Hagerstown, where they received a free hot-dog meal, entertainment and school supplies. West End Ministerium sponsored the event with support from other area organizations. Kendra Guessford, 30, of Hagerstown, took her five children - ages 4 to 10 - to the event.
July 31, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 YOUTH BASEBALL PONY-14 East Zone Tournament HIGH POINT, N.C. - Bryce Ruppenthal allowed just two hits while striking out 11 in six innings, and Hagerstown struck for five runs in the second inning and beat Reidsville, N.C., 7-1 on Wednesday. Hagerstown advanced to the winners' bracket final and will face an opponent to be determined on Friday at 5:30 p.m. The winner of the East Zone Tournament will advance to the PONY World Series. Ruppenthal allowed two hits and a walk to load the bases in the first inning, but got out of the jam with a strikeout, then settled in and was untouchable.
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.
July 27, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013 YOUTH BASEBALL PONY-14 Super Regional BOARDMAN, Ohio - Hagerstown advanced into the championship round with a 12-2 rout of Prospects Two, out of Cleveland, in Saturday's winners' bracket final. Hagerstown scored eight runs on 10 hits in the third inning to take control. Mitchell Wilson's two-run home run highlighted the inning. Wilson also went the distance on the mound in the five-inning contest, striking out nine. Bryce Ruppenthal went 4-for-4, Matt Harsh had three hits and Ryan Downes had two hits and two RBIs for Hagerstown.
July 26, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013 LEGION BASEBALL CUMBERLAND, Md. - Funkstown Post 211 is hoping it plays only one baseball game today. If it does, Funkstown will have claimed the Maryland state championship. On Friday, Post 211 edged Cecil County 11-10 to reach the championship round this morning at 10 against Damascus. Funkstown, unbeaten with five wins, needs only one more for the title. Damascus will have to beat Funkstown twice to win the state crown. Post 211 jumped out to an 11-2 lead, then held on as Cecil struck for eight runs in the eighth inning - aided by several Funkstown errors, as only one of seven runs scored against Hunter McKinley was earned.
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