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#SigningDay 2020: Lineman Keith joins Shepherd defense

Dustin Keith and his family celebrate signing his National Letter of Intent to Shepherd University.

by Braden Weinel, Keifer Spore, and Zachary Tilmont

February 10, 2020

Dustin Keith is one of the most dominant football players in LHS history. On Wednesday, February 5, Keith signed his National Letter of Intent to play collegiate football for Shepherd University. At Shepherd, Keith plans to major in business.  Dustin had offers from Frostburg State University, Delaware Stat...

#SigningDay2020: Graeson Ruch hurls his way to Dickinson University

Graeson Ruch waits to sign his National Letter of Intent.

by Nick Titus, Reporter

February 10, 2020

Graeson Ruch is an outstanding three-sport athlete who is on the court or the field 365 days a year playing basketball, football, and track and field. On February 5, he was one out of eight athletes who signed their National Letters of Intent, and Ruch signed his for track and field for Dickinson Univers...

Star performances propel track and field team to state championship: Photo of the Day 2/7/20

Senior pole vaulter Carter Holsinger gives sophomore pole vaulter Quinn Ruch advice before he attempts to qualify for states

by Keifer Spore, Editor

February 7, 2020

On February 6 the girls and boys track and field teams competed in the 3A West Region Championship held at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Center. Both the boys and girls teams placed second overall with the boys behind South Hagerstown and the girls behind Oxon Hill. Linganore expected and earned o...

#SigningDay2020: State contender in shot put, Ethan Hart throws signs to Dickinson College

Ethan Hart and his family smile for the cameras after he signs to Dickinson

by Chris Perise, Reporter

February 7, 2020

Ethan Hart is a varsity track and field athlete and has signed to continue his athletic career at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. Hart is outstanding, both on the field and in the classroom. He is a team captain for indoor track and field and finished first in the region (2020) and third in the state (...

Boys and girls track teams compete at Counties: Photo of the day 1/22/20

Samuel Metzner competing in the 500 meter.

by Zack Hunsaker and Elizabeth Rajnik

January 22, 2020

On December 20 the Linganore boys and girls Indoor Track and Field teams competed in the Frederick County Championships at Hagerstown Community College.  The meet was originally supposed to take place on the 18th but due to possible inclement weather, it was rescheduled. Overall, the boys team finished...

Boys and girls track teams successfully adapt to new competition at Western Maryland Winter Classic

Sophomore Mikayla Moxley fights to keep her place in the 800 meter race.

by Elizabeth Rajnik and Adam Liston

January 19, 2020

On Friday, January 10, the boys and girls indoor track and field teams started the new year right with a successful outcome in the Western Maryland Winter Classic track meet held at Hagerstown Community College. The boys team placed first with a total of 93.5 points, and the girls team placed second to...

Indoor track and field teams surprise competition at the Smithsburg Invitational

Senior, Ethan Hart prepares to throw.

by Elizabeth Rajnik, Editor

December 24, 2019

On Friday, December 20, the boys and girls indoor track and field teams competed in the Smithsburg Invitational at Hagerstown Community College. The teams definitely had something to celebrate going into winter break as both the girls and boys team placed third in the meet. The majority of Linganore...

David Bly brings the pole vault team to new heights

Coach David Bly instructs junior Carter Holsinger during a practice.

by Ethan Hart and Carter Holsinger

January 24, 2019

After 28 years of experience with pole vault, Linganore pole vault coach David Bly is just getting started. Bly, who has coached the pole vault team since 2017, has been a catalyst for a program that previously had not had much success. Since his takeover, Bly and his jumpers have become the backb...

Forensics class reads Bloodsworth to form opinion on death penalty: Photo of the Day 10/1/2018

Senior Tre Brisco volunteers his opinion during class discussion.

by William Quansah, Reporter

October 2, 2018

On September 28, the Forensics class debated whether the death penalty should be legal. FCPS Superintendent Dr. Theresa Alban and FCPS Secondary Science Curriculum Specialist Colleen Beall attended the discussion. The students read the Maryland One Book Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First De...

As weather cancellations increase, moving outdoor sports inside might be the answer

A concept for an indoor stadium.

by Ethan Hart, Managing Editor

September 24, 2018

This fall 2018 sports season, at least one sporting event a week has been canceled. The constant postponement of games and practices has had a negative effect on all teams, ranging from their on-field performance to their chemistry. Given that these weather cancellations are becoming more common with t...

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