Championship decided

After two postponements because of rain, the top two teams in the Greater Hancock Church Softball League played for the season’s championship trophy last Wednesday evening in Widmeyer Park. 

First-place St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, which went into the playoffs undefeated, emerged victorious, narrowly defeating second-place Warfordsburg (Pa.) Presbyterian, 6-4.

It was a suspense-filled game, not only because of the close score, but also because skies were threatening with plenty of thunder and lightning overhead as the game neared its conclusion. 

Congratulations to the St. Thomas’ team. The local congregation honored coaches and players Sunday with a cake.


Sportsman’s Bash

There are only a few days left to purchase tickets for the Hancock Fire Department’s Sportman’s Bash. 

Tickets cost $25 and allow the ticket holder and a guest to attend.

Tickets include a drawing for cash and sports-related prizes, a buffet lunch, raffles and door prizes.

The event takes place at the Hancock Fire and Rescue property off Sensel Road, on Saturday, Sept. 7. 

Gates open at 11 a.m., the buffet begins at 11:30 a.m., and the drawings will be from noon to 5 p.m.

All winners will be notified.


Lasagna dinner

Also on Sept. 7, a benefit lasagna dinner will be held to support young cancer patient Tristan Douglas.

The dinner will be held at Needmore (Pa.) Bible Church from 4 to 7 p.m. 

Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for children.


Race planned

The Western Maryland Half-Marathon and 5K Race takes place Sunday, Sept. 15, along the Western Maryland Rail Trail in Hancock. 

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