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By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent | February 15, 2011
After a heartbreaking Monday loss against South Hagerstown knocked the Williamsport boys basketball team out of sole possession of the MVAL Antietam conference title, the Wildcats needed some good news heading into their last home game of the season. And boy, did they ever get it. Stephen Christy led the Wildcats’ Senior Night with 22 points as they mauled the Manchester Valley Mavericks, 76-45. Tuesday’s win gives Williamsport an undefeated 12-0 home record. “It was a nice way to bounce back after a disappointing loss yesterday,” said Williamsport coach Scott Mowbray.
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By TIM KOELBLE | May 8, 2010
MIDDLETOWN, Md. -- The 'W' in Williamsport is not intended to stand for walks. There were plenty of walks on Friday. The only problem was the Wildcats' pitchers were issuing them to lead to a 7-5 loss to Middletown. Williamsport outhit Middletown 10-4 but the Knights drew 11 free passes, seven from starter Jake Mann. Besides the walks, the Wildcats (8-12) left the bases loaded three times and wasted a leadoff double in the top of the seventh inning. "Four hits, 11 walks, a hit batter and we leave the bases loaded three times," summarized Williamsport coach Larnie Vickers.
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By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | February 5, 2011
After one month, Williamsport girls basketball coach Chris Malott seems to be liking the year 2011, because his basketball team continues to show improvement. The Wildcats continued to impress their coach Friday, beating the Clear Spring Blazers 41-26 in an MVAL Antietam game. “Since Christmas, we have gotten better,” Malott said. “As a coach, that is what you want.” Williamsport (6-10, 5-6) has recovered from a disappointing 0-6 start by going 6-4 in its last 10 games.
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By DAN KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | January 4, 2011
Tuesday’s MVAL Antietam girls basketball clash between host South Hagerstown and Williamsport was a battle of two styles. The Wildcats wanted to pound the ball inside and use their superior height, while the Rebels wanted to get out in transition and push the tempo. Williamsport’s style won out thanks largely to sophomore Stacey Christy, who finished with 19 points and 17 rebounds in the Wildcats’ 49-36 victory. “I kind of called her out earlier this season, and maybe I expected too much out of a sophomore,” Williamsport coach Chris Malott said of Christy.
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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | February 12, 2011
At least a ‘W’ in the win column made Williamsport boys basketball coach Scott Mowbray feel better leaving a hot Smithsburg gym than how he felt coming in Friday. “It wasn’t a pretty win, but we came here to get a job done and we did,” said Mowbray, who wasn’t feeling all that well before the contest. His troops went out and claimed a 66-55 victory over Smithsburg and a clinched at least a tie for the MVAL Antietam championship. Williamsport (18-1, 12-1)
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By DAN KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | January 26, 2011
A five-point loss to Boonsboro on Dec. 17. A nine-point loss to Smithsburg on Jan. 14. A two-point loss to Catoctin on a 3-pointer in the final seconds last Thursday. Williamsport coach Chris Malott and the rest of the Wildcats girls basketball team was ready for a breakthrough against an above-.500 team on Tuesday. “I’m tired of hearing about moral victories. They’re moral losses. I’m tired of losing. I want to win and the girls want to win,” Malott said.
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By DAN KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | December 17, 2010
Ashley Smothers pulled a disappearing act in the first half, then led Boonsboro’s girls basketball team to a hard-fought victory over Williamsport in the second half. Smothers, who averaged 14.7 points per game in the Warriors’ first three games, was held scoreless in the first half. But she scored 14 in the second half and made a critical jumper for a 46-45 lead with 1:13 to play as Boonsboro prevailed 50-45 on Friday night in an MVAL Antietam contest. “I don’t know where she was the first half, but she came out and played big for us the second half,” Warriors coach Max Shaffer said.
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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | January 4, 2011
Williamsport laid the foundation to victory in the first quarter, put the walls up in the second quarter and then spent the second half nailing down the roof. In front of a rambunctious full house, the Wildcats moved to their eighth straight win, a decisive 66-49 outcome over previously unbeaten South Hagerstown on Tuesday night in a key MVAL Antietam boys basketball tussle. Click here to see all the photos Brandon McCauley scored 17 points, Xavier Green had 16 and Stephen Christy had 15 to lead Williamsport (8-0, 4-0)
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By CURT HORNBECKER | Staff Correspondent | October 18, 2011
Being the type of person who admittedly is “never satisfied”, Chris Downs could easily have harped on the scoring opportunities his Williamsport boys soccer team was unable to convert. Instead, Downs focused on the two goals that gave the Wildcats a 2-0 victory over North Carroll in a non-conference encounter Monday night. “We left probably two or three out there,” said Downs. “But that's not bad. I'm never satisfied. At the same time, we stuck two in tonight.” Williamsport (9-3-1)
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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | May 24, 2011
It’s certainly no consolation, but Williamsport went toe-to-toe with the defending Maryland Class 1A state champions for six innings. However, games are seven innings and the bottom fell out on the Wildcats on Tuesday night in a 12-2 loss to St. Michaels in the state semifinals at McCurdy Field. Deadlocked 2-2 through six innings, St. Michaels scored 10 runs on only four hits in a nightmare seventh inning for the Wildcats. Six errors and two walks helped the Saints (20-3)
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By DANIEL KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | September 9, 2013
Monday night's matchup between the last two Maryland Class 2A state champions - Century (2011) and Williamsport (2012) - was so close, a net-cord ace late in the fifth set helped decide it. Fortunately for the Wildcats, they were on the right end of it. It gave them a 14-12 lead, and Lindsey Mowbray's kill two points later gave Williamsport a 25-20, 25-18, 23-25, 20-25, 15-13 victory in the season opener for two teams that could very well meet again...
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By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | September 7, 2013
Senior forward Owen Marx scored twice in the first six minutes to get Williamsport's boys soccer team on track for a 3-1 win over South Hagerstown in the first semifinal of the Washington County Tournament on Saturday at School Stadium. The Wildcats (2-0) will face Boonsboro on Sept. 21 in the championship game at Mike Callas Stadium. “Our first goal was to basically start out strong during the first 10 minutes,” Marx said. “That was pretty much everybody's plan. I was just part of the plan.
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By WILL ROBINSON | will.robinson@herald-mail.com | September 7, 2013
Williamsport and Smithsburg were victorious in Saturday's Washington County Girls Soccer Tournament semifinals, earning a date in the championship game on Sept. 21 at Mike Callas Stadium. Williamsport defeated Clear Spring 2-0 in Saturday's first semifinal. Despite holding the ball in Clear Spring's side of the field for the majority of the first half, Williamsport (2-0) didn't score until the 24th minute, when Erin Palmer found the top left corner of the net from 21 yards out. “Clear Spring is a very physical team.
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September 6, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013 PREP FOOTBALL ELDERSBURG, Md. - Jordan Stonebreaker rushed for 225 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries for Williamsport in the Wildcats' 34-30 season-opening loss to Liberty on Friday night. Williamsport led 6-0 at halftime, but Liberty rallied in the second half, outscoring the Wildcats 28-14 in the third quarter to take a 28-20 lead. Stonebreaker's first TD came in the third on a 7-yard score and his second TD came in the fourth on a 17-yard score.
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By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | September 6, 2013
The Clear Spring and Williamsport girls soccer teams earned first-round victories on Friday in the Washington County Tournament at Mike Callas Stadium. The Blazers defeated the South Hagerstown Rebels 4-1 in the opening game, before the Wildcats shut out Hancock 11-0 in the second game. * In the opener, Clear Spring got on the scoreboard in the fifth minute when senior Sam Staley scored on an assist from Audrey Flaherty. Just 56 seconds later, the Blazers scored again on junior forward Lexi Albert's unassisted goal through the middle.
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By WILL ROBINSON | will.robinson@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2013
Williamsport and North Hagerstown opened their boys soccer seasons with victories Friday night, advancing to the semifinals of the Washington County Tournament. The Wildcats took advantage of some late heroics to escape with a 2-1 victory over Boonsboro in the tournament's first game. The Hubs had no problems in a 5-0 shutout of Smithsburg in the second game. * The Warriors and Wildcats seemed headed for penalty kicks with the game tied at 1 in stoppage time. Williamsport's Hart Weaver had other ideas, bouncing a header over Boonsboro goalie Jarrett Rickerds.
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By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com | September 4, 2013
The Williamsport girls soccer team still has its eyes on the prizes - the Washington County, MVAL Antietam and Maryland Class 2A West titles. “For us, those are the three,” Williamsport coach Tim Salvagno said. After going 1-for-3 in its title pursuit last season, the Wildcats are ready to try again for the sweep this fall. They return seven starters - including four all-county selections - from last year's team that won the MVAL Antietam Conference regular-season title and finished second in both the county and region tournaments.
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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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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | August 20, 2013
First it was football, then boys basketball and now it's girls basketball - Williamsport is in the market for another head coach. Veteran Chris Malott, with nine seasons under his belt as the headmaster of the Wildcats girls basketball program, has decided to step down. “I pulled the plug, it's time to do it,” Malott said. “After 26 years, it's time. I love coaching the kids at game time, but I hate the bus trips, especially to Carroll County.” Malott has never been overly concerned about wins and losses.
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By WILL ROBINSON | will.robinson@herald-mail.com | May 17, 2013
Williamsport's quest for a second straight Maryland Class 2A state baseball title was cut short Friday in the 2A West regional title game, as Catoctin defeated the Wildcats 5-1. “I think we were one or two plays away. A hit here, a pitch there and maybe this would have been a different ballgame,” said Williamsport coach David Warrenfeltz. “We ran into a team that played better than us and took advantage of opportunities that we didn't take advantage of.” The Wildcats (15-7)
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