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Winter sports are heating up at Hancock High School

by Lisa Schauer

The 2022-23 winter sports season is underway at Hancock High School, lead by athletic director Kermit Moyer.

Hancock boys’ varsity basketball team (1-1) pulled out a win on the road 68-58 over Paw Paw in their season opener December 7, lead by head coach Ed Morris.

Following a loss 82-35 to Allegany at home last week, the Panthers boys’ varsity basketball team hits the road again this week to tip off against Turkeyfoot Valley on Wednesday, December 14 at 7 p.m.

The Panthers’ next home game is this Friday, December 16 at 6 p.m. when they host Heritage Academy in the main gym.

Meanwhile, the Lady Panthers girls’ varsity basketball team (0-2) also travels to Turkeyfoot Valley this Wednesday, December 14 for tip off at 5:30 p.m.

Following a loss of 28-49 on the road December 5 to Broadfording Christian Academy, and another loss at home 54-9 against Clear Spring on December 7, the lady Panthers took on Northern Garrett County at home on Monday, December 12.

The Lady Panthers’ are lead by head coach Todd Ruppenthal. Their next home game will be on Monday December 19 at 6 p.m. when they host Grace Academy in the main gym.

Hancock High School’ s varsity indoor track team heads to Hagerstown Community College on Friday, December 16 to line up for the Smithsburg Invitational at 4 p.m.

Ethan Calhoun-Hill shoots the ball for the Panthers.
photos by Lori Younker
Sarah Mellon shoots the ball for the Lady Panthers.
Kaelyn Seal passes the ball to another Panther while the Clear Spring players looks around.
Alyssa Moore goes to take the ball down the court against Clear Spring.
Jeremiah Thomas takes the shot while an Allegany players attempts to block.
Jacob Anderson goes for the basket against Allegany.
Isaiah Demory takes to the air to shoot for the basket.