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By TIM KOELBLE | | May 26, 2012
After more than two hours of tension, the cheers finally rang out at Cal Ripken Stadium. The Williamsport baseball team completed an unlikely run to the Maryland Class 2A state championship Saturday afternoon, giving the Wildcats something to yell about. Chances are, the cheers weren't confined to the ballpark. When Tyler Martin slid into home plate in the ninth inning to seal Williamsport's 2-1 victory over Patuxent, the Wildcats did more than win a title. They successfully fulfilled their goal of winning a championship in the name of Brendon Colliflower, their teammate who was killed in a car accident on May 5, just before the start of the postseason.
December 27, 2010
A New Year's Revolution will take place 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, Saturday, Jan. 8 and and 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, at Gateway Ministries, 11017 Kemps Mill Road, Williamsport. The event features youth speaker Josh Carter, and hip-hop bands Curvine and Shaddai Sons, dance band 3rd Day and Consumed. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 301-582-4595 or .
April 19, 2011
Emergency responders were called to a traffic accident at Apple Tree Lane and East Potomac Street, which is U.S. 11, near Williamsport. U.S. 11 in the area of the accident was closed briefly but had reopened by 8:30 a.m. Two cars were involved in the accident. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department investigated. Investigators had left the scene by 8:30 p.m.
October 5, 2011
A motorcycle ride to benefit Toys for Tots will be Sunday, Oct. 9, starting at Harley-Davidson of Williamsport at 10210 Governor Lane Blvd. Registration will be from 10 to 11 a.m. The ride starts at 11:30 a.m. and ends at Barefoot Bernies in Hagerstown. A minimum donation of $20 per rider and $10 per passenger is required. To get a registration form, send an email to . For more information, call 301-694-8177 or send an email to .
November 18, 2012
This past weekend, a large crane removed several large trees and other debris that piled up at the Md. 68 bridge over Conococheague Creek near Williamsport. Much of the debris was the result of Superstorm Sandy, which occurred about three weeks earlier. The state closed the stone arch bridge over the creek for several hours Saturday and Sunday so the crane could be positioned to reach the debris. Williamsport resident Calvin Foxwell, 65, was among the onlookers over the weekend.
February 8, 2011
Area law enforcement agencies converged on a house in Williamsport after police received a call before 9 a.m. from a passer-by, who observed what he believed to be a person breaking in to that house through a window. But the report was an honest mistake, according to a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher. The dispatcher said he had no details, but that an officer at the scene described the situation as an honest mistake. Both Maryland State Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office went to Williamsport in connection with the report.
May 3, 2013
An 8-year-old Williamsport boy was flown to the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., on Friday evening after he was shot accidentally, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. The boy was in stable condition Friday night, according to Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose, who is a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office. The incident was reported about 5:50 p.m. from an apartment located in a building on 10707 Brookmeade Circle in Williamsport. Hose said the boy suffered a single gunshot wound to the left thigh from a handgun.
By TIM KOELBLE | | January 22, 2013
Williamsport's girls basketball team looked like it was playing offense in two different United States locations on Tuesday night. “The first half we looked like we were in Alaska, the second half in Hawaii,” said Wildcats coach Chris Malott. When Williamsport found the temperatures more to its liking, the Wildcats rallied to pull out a 42-37 victory over Smithsburg in the MVAL Antietam. After a miserable 18-percent shooting performance in the first half - in which Williamsport (6-6, 5-4)
July 2, 2012
A lightning strike touched off a fire that caused $150,000 in damage to a home early Saturday at 12200 Brookfield Ave. in Williamsport, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. The fire was discovered by the occupant at 3:11 a.m. after lightning struck the roof, according to a fire marshal's office news release. The fire marshal's office said no contents were in the house because the occupants were in the process of moving out. Thirty firefighters from Williamsport, Halfway, Maugansville, Clear Spring, Funkstown and Hagerstown took about 45 minutes to get the fire under control.
By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent | January 24, 2012
It wasn't a pretty win, but it was a win nonetheless. Smithsburg grinded out a 37-23 MVAL Antietam victory over Williamsport on Tuesday night behind a strong defensive performance and a game-high 16 points by Elisa Owens. “It was a good defensive game,” Smithsburg coach Katy Barnhart said. “It was a good team effort and a good team win tonight.” The Leopards' defense was stout all night and held Williamsport to single-digit scoring totals in three of the four quarters.
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