Editor’s note: This is the third 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.
2 - In softball, Smithsburg defeats Clear Spring 2-1 to move closer to MVAL Antietam title.
4 - In softball, Smithsburg wins Antietam title with 4-2 victory over Catoctin. … For the first time, night baseball was played at Halfway’s Nick Adenhart Field as the lights go on.
5 - In baseball, North Hagerstown beats South Hagerstown 11-6. … I’ll Have Another wins Kentucky Derby.
6 - Brendon Colliflower and Samantha Kelly pass away from injuries as result of a car accident following Williamsport's prom the prior evening.
8 - Ben Louderback scores six goals to lead Saint James boys over Georgetown Prep 11-6 for MAC lacrosse title.
9 - In Maryland 3A/2A girls lacrosse, South Hagerstown loses to Northwood 9-8.
10 - In track & field, Williamsport boys win Washington County title.
11 - In Maryland 1A West playoffs baseball playoffs, Clear Spring beats Boonsboro 7-5.
12 - Washington Capitals lose Game 7 of Eastern Conference finals 2-1 to N.Y. Rangers. … Williamsport opens 2A West baseball tourney with 22-0 win over Wheaton.
15 - In softball, North Carroll beats Clear Spring 4-3 and Smithsburg beats Manchester Valley 6-0 in 1A West tourney.
16 - Tom Flowers named boys basketball coach at Hancock. … In softball, North Carroll beats Smithsburg 2-0 in 1A West playoffs. … In baseball, Alex Courtney has a homer and two doubles to lead North Hagerstown past Northwood 11-0 in 3A playoffs.
17 - In baseball, North Hagerstown’s Andrew Yacyk hits a pair of three-run homers to lead the Hubs over Thomas Johnson 21-6 in 3A. … Williamsport edges past South Carroll 5-4 in 2A.
18 - In baseball, Williamsport beats Century 11-6 for 2A West region title. … North Hagerstown beats Rockville 8-3 for 3A West title. … In track & field, Boonsboro girls and Smithsburg boys win 1A West titles.
19 - I’ll Have Another wins Preakness.
21 - Heritage Academy defeats Calvary Christian 2-0 for MDCC girls soccer title.
22 - In 3A state baseball semifinals, North Harford defeats North Hagerstown 4-0 on a perfect game by Kevin Mooney.
24 - In 2A state baseball semifinals, Williamsport beats Loch Raven 3-0.
25 - Raven Jackson of North Hagerstown wins Maryland state title in triple jump.
26 - Williamsport wins Maryland 2A state baseball title on a squeeze bunt to beat Patuxent 2-1. … Boonsboro girls win state track & field title. … Williamsport’s Evan Hardy sets a Washington County record in the 1,600-meter run (4:17.82) to win state title.
27 - Dario Franchitti wins Indy 500.
1 - Williamsport athletic director Stan Stouffer retires.
4 - Shepherd University’s Nathan Minnich, the former Waynesboro star, wins Tino Martinez Award as top Division II baseball player.
5 - Former Smithsburg star Josh Conway is drafted in the fourth round by the Chicago Cubs, the 134th overall selection. … Minnich is drafted in the eighth round by Boston.
7 - In boys basketball, Mike Williams is named the new head coach at Smithsburg.
9 - Union Rags wins the Belmont Stakes. I’ll Have Another had scratched from the race the previous day.
11 - Clear Spring’s Miranda Kearney is The Herald-Mail’s Girls Tennis Player of the Year.
12 - North Hagerstown’s Max Ober is The Herald-Mail’s Boys Tennis Player of the Year.
13 - Clear Spring’s Amber Forrest and Smithsburg’s Cara Ferguson are The Herald-Mail’s Softball Co-Players of the Year. … Smithsburg’s Katy Barnhart is Coach of the Year.
14 - Boonsboro’s Abby Duncan is The Herald-Mail’s Girls Track & Field Athlete of Year.
15 - Williamsport’s Evan Hardy and Boonsboro’s J.R. Lowery are The Herald-Mail’s Boys Track & Field Co-Athletes of the Year. … Boonsboro’s Becky Walter is Coach of the Year.
16 - North Hagerstown’s Leah Peterson is The Herald-Mail’s Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year. … North Hagerstown’s Brandon Brown is The Herald-Mail’s Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year. … Katie Eck of North Hagerstown is Coach of the Year.
17 - North Hagerstown’s Andrew Yacyk is The Herald-Mail’s Baseball Hitter of the Year. … North’s J.T. Root is The Herald-Mail’s Pitcher of the Year. … Williamsport’s David Warrenfeltz is Coach of the Year. … Nathan Wilson wins 2012 Tour of Washington County in cycling. … Webb Simpson wins Men’s U.S. Open.
18 - Halfway beats Sharpsburg 6-4 in its first-ever Maryland District 1 softball tournament game.
22 - The Maryland District 1 9-10 tournament opens and Federal blanks Clear Spring 18-0. … Halfway, Conococheague and South Mountain all post opening wins.
27 - Ian Selby hits three home runs and has 10 RBIs in a 20-8 Federal win over Valley in the 9-10 winners’ bracket final.
28 - West End defeats American 12-9 in the 9-10 losers’ bracket final.
29 - Maugansville beats South Mountain 9-7 in the District 1 Junior tournament.
30 - Federal beats West End 15-0 for the District 1 championship.