11:53 PM EST, December 30, 2012
Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in a six-part series compiled by staff writer Tim Koelble looking back at some of the biggest local, regional and national stories of 2012.
1 - In cross country, Boonsboro boys and girls sweep in Md. 1A West titles. … In 2A West soccer playoffs, Williamsport boys beat Century 2-0 and Williamsport girls beat Walkersville 4-0.
2 - In football, North Hagerstown beats South Hagerstown 14-12 in the 56th city game and advances to the playoffs. … Boonsboro heads to playoffs with 28-0 win over Smithsburg.
3 - In girls soccer Williamsport beats Oakdale 1-0 on Lauren Johnson’s goal in 2A West semifinals.
5 - In volleyball, Williamsport, Smithsburg and North Hagerstown each win playoff matches 3-0.
6 - In girls soccer, Middletown downs Williamsport 2-1 in 2A West final.
7 - In volleyball West semis, North beats Damascus 3-2 in 3A; Williamsport beats Oakdale 3-1 in 2A; Smithsbburg beats Boonsboro 3-0 in 1A.
9 - In football playoffs, North Hagerstown loses to Seneca Valley 12-7 in 3A and Boonsboro loses to Brunswick 39-16 in 1A. … In volleyball West finals, North Hagerstown wins 3A with 3-0 decision over Linganore; Williamsport beats FSK 3-0 for 2A title and Smithsburg beats Fort Hill 3-0 for 1A title.
10 - At Maryland state cross country meet, Boonsboro’s Sarah Zielinski wins 1A girls title and Boonsboro’s boys and girls sweep team titles.
12 - In baseball, Washington’s Bryce Harper named National League Rookie of the Year. … In 1A state volleyball semifinals, Smithsburg beats Sparrows Point.
13 - In 2A state volleyball semifinals, Williamsport beats Loch Raven 3-0. … Washington manager Davey Johnson is named NL Manager of the Year.
14 - In 3A state volleyball semifinals, North Hagerstown beats Bel Air 3-0.
16 - In volleyball state finals, North Hagerstown sweeps Centennial 3-0 for second straight 3A title, Smithsburg sweeps Perryville 3-0 for its fourth straight 1A championship.
17 - In JFK 50 Mile, Max King, of Bend, Ore., and Ellie Greenwood, of Canada, prevail with course-record times.
18 - Brad Keselowski wins NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
19 - In Md. 2A state volleyball final, Williamsport wins title with 3-0 sweep of Calvert.
20 - In boys hoops, Broadfording’s Moni Anderson starts season with 32 points in win over Heritage at Lions Classic.
22 - Stephanie Borland and Tony Clement are winners in Turkey Trot 5K at HCC.
23 - In boys hoops, St. Maria Goretti loses to Bishop Walsh 63-51 in MAIT opener. … In football, Martinsburg beats George Washington 63-14 in West Virginia Class AAA state semifinals.
24 - Notre Dame beats USC 22-13 to finish 12-0 and claim the No. 1 spot in the BCS. … In boys hoops, Bishop Walsh beats St. Mary’s Ryken 58-51 for first MAIT title. … HCC men move to 7-0 with 97-93 win over Monroe of Rochester, N.Y.
25 - HCC men are 8-0 after 87-79 win over Monroe of Bronx, N.Y.
27 - In boys hoops, Goretti’s Martin Geben scores 34 in win over New Life.
28 - HCC moves to 9-0 with 106-57 win over rival Allegany. … Washington Wizards finally win a game after 12 losses to open the season, beating Portland 84-82.
30 - Clear Spring leaves MVAL after 10 years as member. … Goretti falls late in upset bid, losing to St. Frances Academy 57-53.
1 - Martinsburg wins its fourth straight West Virginia Class AAA football championship with a 38-14 win over Cabell Midland. … HCC men suffer first loss of year, 89-81, to Monroe (Bronx).
4 - In boys hoops, Heritage Academy’s 18-0 run fuels 64-26 win over Grace Academy.
5 - Public schools open season. … In boys hoops, North Hagerstown wins 70-45 over Linganore behind Eli Boykins’ 21 points. … South Hagerstown girls open with 72-57 win over Winters Mill as Chelsey Scott scores 23 points.
6 - In boys hoops, Broadfording Christian beats Williamsport 67-49 behind Mo Sallah’s 33-point, 15-rebound performance.
7 - In boys hoops, South Hagerstown beats Thomas Johnson 69-52 as Xavier Freeman hits four straight 3-pointers to take the lead. … Nnamdi Enechionyia scores 41 points for Saint James in a 95-66 win oiver Berkeley Springs.
8 - In college football, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel wins Heisman Trophy.
10 - In golf, North Hagerstown senior Aaron Staley is The Herald-Mail’s Golfer of the Year for the third season in a row. … In boys hoops, Clear Spring stops Williamsport 58-54.
11 - In cross country, Boonsboro’s Sarah Zielinski is The Herald-Mail’s Girls Runner of the Year for a third straight season, while Boonsboro’s Becky Walter is Coach of the Year. … South Hagerstown beats rival North Hagerstown in doubleheader, winning 65-51 in the boys game and 57-34 in the girls game.
12 - Williamsport’s Cody Bowman is The Herald-Mail’s Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. … In boys hoops, Tyrus Fleetwood scores 21 points to lead Goretti over Saint James 63-44.
13 - In girls soccer, Boonsboro’s Emily Cronise is The Herald-Mail’s Player of the Year. … Williamsport’s Tim Salvagno is Coach of the Year. … In boys hoops, Hancock gets first win of year, beating Paw Paw 65-42.
14 - In boys soccer, Clear Spring’s Corey McClure is The Herald-Mail’s Player of the Year. … Clear Spring’s Lynn Mills is Coach of the Year.
15 - In volleyball, North Hagerstown’s Peyton Wallech is The Herald-Mail’s Player of the Year … Three share Coach of the Year honors — North’s Megan Crawford, Williamsport’s Emily Crabtree and Smithsburg’s Rachel Brashear. … In wrestling, North Hagerstown edges Williamsport, 33-31.
16 - In football, South Hagerstown’s Isiaha Smith is The Herald-Mail’s Offensive Player of the Year. … North Hagerstown’s Tre Anderson is Defensive Player of the Year. … North Hagerstown’s Dan Cunningham is Coach of the Year.
17 - In boys hoops, Hakeem Long scores 25 points to lead Grace Academy over Frederick Warriors 51-46. … In men’s basketball, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim gets 900th career victory.
18 - In boys hoops, Williamsport pulls the first big upset of the season, shocking South Hagerstown, 60-47, for its first win of the year. … In girls hoops, South Hagerstown stops a good Williamsport effort and wins 59-44.
19 - Penn State child sex abuse scandal is The Associated Press top story of the year. ... Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly named AP Coach of the Year in college football.
20 - Musselman football coach Denny Price retires after 40 seasons. … South Hagerstown’s Isiaha Smith named to second team Maryland All-State in football.
21 - In boys basketball, Martin Geben’s 20-point, 21-rebound effort leads Goretti past Mount Carmel 79-59.
23 - Redskins beat Philadelphia 27-20 for sixth straight win. … Steelers lose to Bengals 13-10, ending any playoff thoughts.
27 - In boys basketball, South Hagerstown rolls past Middletown 66-37 in Hubs Holiday Mixer. … North Hagerstown loses to Loudoun County (Va.), 70-64.
28 - In boys basketball, South Hagerstown beats Waynesboro 73-53 and North Hagerstown beats Middletown 66-44 in Hubs Holiday Mixer. … In girls basketball, South Hagerstown beats Martinsburg 61-43 in Hampshire tournament.
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