Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsWilliamsport
IN THE NEWS

Williamsport

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
January 11, 2012
Rate-hike request affecting electricity budget The town of Williamsport is over budget on two accounts related to its electricity system. Town resident Chris Grimes questioned the expenses on Tuesday as the town council reviewed its monthly budget statement. Legal fees for the electric system are $24,175.82 so far this fiscal year, compared to $1,500 that was budgeted, the statement shows. Consulting for the electricity was at $52,432.08, while $25,000 was budgeted.
NEWS
July 9, 2010
Carol Beasley, left, of Williamsport and a member of the Confederate Military Forces re-enactors group, watches a Civil War documentary Friday during the Retreat Through Williamsport Civil War Event at Byron Memorial Park in Williamsport.
NEWS
September 3, 2010
WILLIAMSPORT -- The Town of Williamsport will flush fire hydrants within town limits between Sept. 7 and 14 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., town officials said. The flushing might result in periods of dirty water, according to information from the town.
NEWS
October 8, 2012
The Washington County Sheriff's Office said it is investigating a home invasion that was reported at 8:30 p.m. Sunday near Williamsport. Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose said unidentified males entered a residence in the 15600 block of Clear Spring Road and demanded money. An occupant of the residence chased the intruders away, Hose said. Further details were unavailable. Anyone with information may call the sheriff's office at 240-313-2100.
SPORTS
By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | September 20, 2011
Serving was the name of the game for the Williamsport volleyball team on Tuesday night. The Wildcats used excellent serving to sweep South Hagerstown 25-10, 25-18, 25-15 in a MVAL Antietam match. “The serving was the key to our win tonight,” Williamsport coach Emily Crabtree said. “We only missed two serves all evening. We have consistent servers that put the ball in play.” Senior Summer Neff strung together five straight service points in the first game to move Williamsport (4-0, 3-0)
SPORTS
By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent | December 13, 2011
You can call the Clear Spring boys basketball team the “Cardiac Blazers.” After an abysmal first half that saw Clear Spring down nine points to Williamsport, the Blazers weathered the storm and roared back in the second half to defeat the Wildcats 53-44 in front of a huge Clear Spring crowd. Clear Spring (3-0, 1-0) jumped out to a 9-6 lead in the first quarter, which quickly evaporated on a seven-point run by Williamsport, five of which came from Tyler Wise. The Wildcats continued to pound the Blazers in the second, as Alex Aleshire went 3-for-3 from the floor - all mid-range jumpers - and Wise hit a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer to give Williamsport (1-2, 0-1)
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | December 20, 2011
South Hagerstown's defensive prowess made the Williamsport offense wilt like it was the heat of the summer without any water. In the first meeting between last season's MVAL Antietam Conference co-champions, South tortured the Wildcats and came away with a 57-36 victory. South (4-2, 3-0) picked up its level of play after a sloppy first quarter while Williamsport (1-4, 0-3) couldn't find anything to uncover the lid on the basket. The Wildcats hit only 4 of 22 shots in the first 16 minutes of play and finished 14 of 43 shooting for 33 percent.
ENTERTAINMENT
By TAYLOR ECKEL | taylor.eckel@herald-mail.com | June 29, 2011
This weekend, a whirlwind of toe-tapping music will descend upon the Springfield Farm Barn. Country, bluegrass and indie-folk artists will take the stage during the first River City BarnFest. There will even be some “quirky, Southern boy-type of music,” said Tearza Knode, event organizer. The River City BarnFest will be held Friday, July 1, through Sunday, July 3, at the Springfield Farm Barn in Williamsport. The event kicks off Friday evening at 5 p.m. with the Davisson Brothers band, a group that played at last year’s Fourth of July celebration in Williamsport, said Knode.
SPORTS
October 18, 2011
Monday, Oct. 17, 2011   PREP VOLLEYBALL THURMONT, Md. - Stacey Christy had 14 kills and five blocks, Sam Kelly had 10 kills and 24 digs and Summer Neff had 20 assists as Williamsport remained unbeaten with its 25-17, 27-25, 25-15 sweep of Catoctin in an MVAL Antietam match on Monday. Ariah Giles had eight kills and two blocks, Haley Wolff and Courtney Malott had five blocks each and Emily Taylor had 17 assists for the Wildcats (12-0, 6-0). JV: Williamsport, 2-0. Southern Fulton 3, Hancock 1 WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Whitney Ritz had 11 service points, two aces, six kills and four blocks to lead Southern Fulton in a 16-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-14 victory over Hancock.
LIFESTYLE
By PAT SCHOOLEY | Special to The Herald-Mail | June 10, 2011
This is the 187th in a series of articles about the historical and architectural treasures of Washington County. Snugged into a copse of old trees and surrounded by massive boxwood, the handsome brick house stands back from Potomac Street/U.S. 11 on the outskirts of Williamsport. In 1843, Isaac Motter, a farmer, purchased 101.75 acres of land from the estate of Edward G. Williams for $5,087.50. This parcel, parts of land patents named "Leeds," "Number Seven" and "Dear Bargain," was situated at the edge of Williamsport on the north side of the turnpike to Hagerstown and across the road from Springfield Farm.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
September 9, 2013
A 28-year-old man was flown to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Monday night after he fell from the window of a three-story building in Williamsport, according to a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher. The fall, reported at 40 N. Conococheague St., was called in at 9:23 p.m. The man's condition was not available Monday night. - Kaustuv Basu
Advertisement
SPORTS
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...
SPORTS
September 9, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013 GIRLS SOCCER HAMPSTEAD, Md. - Rachael Faust scored on an assist by Erika Miller as Smithsburg improved to 3-0 with a 1-0 victory over North Carroll on Monday. Corinne Burk had 10 saves in the shutout for the Leopards. Liberty 2, Boonsboro 0 ELDERSBURG, Md. - Bre Springer had 19 saves for Boonsboro (0-2) in the loss. Westminster 3, Williamsport 1 WILLIAMSPORT - Maddie Knode scored on a penalty kick for Williamsport in a loss to Westminster.
EDUCATION
September 8, 2013
“Animals at the Library” will be the featured event for the Library for Home-schoolers program this month. The program will be Friday, Sept. 13, at the Williamsport Memorial Branch Library, 104 E. Potomac St., Williamsport. The Humane Society of Washington County will bring dogs and other animals, and talk about the care of pets and adopting an animal from the humane society.  Students also can bring in their pets to visit.  All dogs must be on leashes and all other animals must be in cages.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
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.
LIFESTYLE
September 3, 2013
Birthdays Sept. 3 - Sylvia Murphy, Homewood at Williamsport, turned 92. Sept. 4 - Judy Souders, Otho Holland Drive, Williamsport, turns 71; Robert Shrader, Hagerstown, turns 78; Ronnie Topper, Tommytown Road, Sharpsburg, turns 49; Trixie Bloyer, Golf View Drive, Hagerstown, turns 92; Shawn Faith, Hancock, turns 40. To submit a milestone, mail the information to The Herald-Mail, P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741; fax it...
The Herald-Mail Articles
|