Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A public memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 at Manchester Valley High School at 1 p.m.
Devin Michael Spence, 23, of Westminster died tragically Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 as the result of an automobile accident. Born June 25, 1989 in Towson, MD, he was the son of Michael and Marjorie Sunderlin Spence. He was a 2007 graduate of Winters Mill High School where he was an active member and group leader his senior year of the Best Buddies program. His senior year he also accompanied the Winters Mill lacrosse team to their first state championship where they won first place. He graduated with a teaching degree from Towson University and was a math teacher at Manchester Valley High School where he was very committed to his students and was recently involved in the schools ski club and was the assistant coach of the Varsity girl’s …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Devin Spence, a math teacher at Manchester Valley High School, was killed in a Monday morning car accident.
Devin Spence, a first-year math teacher at Manchester Valley High School, died Monday morning after his car collided with a private school bus on Sullivan Road. Icy road conditions are believed to have contributed to the collision, according to investigators. According to police, Spence's car, a 2001 Ford Focus, was traveling north along Sullivan Road entering a sharp turn in the 1700 block when it slid across the center line, spinning sideways before striking an oncoming school bus that was entering the turn southbound. After striking the bus, the Ford Focus burst into flames as it spun southbound back across the roadway, coming to rest against the northbound shoulder, police said. The driver of the Ford Focus, Devin Michael Spence, 24…
Friday, May 20, 2011
High School Students from three Carroll County schools pledged to not use tanning beds during prom season.
Prom is an important event for many high school students--an event that requires manicures, pedicures, new clothes, and maybe even a tan for that skin that has been covered during the long winter months. Each spring, in honor of May as Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Carroll Hospital Center uses grant money from the Cigarette Restitution Fund to educate local high school students about the dangers of tanning bed use. Nurse and community educator at the Carroll Hospital Center, Marcia McMullin said that her team visited North Carroll, Manchester Valley and South Carroll High schools during lunch periods this spring. They set up tables with information and a pledge form but the real draw, she said, was the skin analyzer, a device that uses …
Monday, May 9, 2011
A complete schedule of Carroll County graduation ceremonies.
The following is a list of graduation ceremonies provided by the Carroll County Public School System: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 10:00 a.m. What: Transition Connections Program Graduation Celebration Where: Carroll Community College Scott Center Friday, May 20, 2011 - 5:00 p.m. What: Carroll County Career and Technology Center Certificate Ceremony Bldg. Maintenance and 5th Mod Programs Where: Carroll County Career and Technology Center Monday, May 23, 2011 - 5:00 p.m. What: Carroll County Career and Technology Center Certificate Ceremony - Print Production and Video Production Where: Carroll County Career and Technology Center Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 5:00 p.m. What: Carroll County Career and Technology Center Certificate Ceremony Project - …
Monday, April 25, 2011
See how the local high schools are faring in spring sports.
Patch rounds up the local high school sports standings for Carroll County. We have included the the rankings, scores and schedules for this week. See below for the latest information on baseball, softball, lacrosse and track and field in the county. And stay tuned to Patch for the latest in local sports coverage. Baseball County Record Overall Record Wins Losses Wins Losses Westminster 7 0 9 0 Liberty 7 2 8 3 Manchester Valley 7 2 8 4 Century 4 7 6 7 Francis Scott Key 2 5 2 8 Winters Mill 2 6 2 6 North Carroll 2 7 2 9 South Carroll 1 8 1 9 Scores Century 11, Liberty 6 Manchester Valley 10, South Carroll 8 Liberty 10, Winters Mill 0 Francis Scott Key 4, South Carroll 2 Westminster 15, Century 7 Monday Century at Westminster, 1 p.m…
Monday, February 7, 2011
County championships are on the horizon as the winter sports season wanes.
Winter schedules are starting to catch up with the weather, but there is snow in the forecast for the end of the week. One of the big events this week is the undefeated South Carroll boys basketball traveling to Winters Mill on Tuesday. A victory would keep the Falcons hope alive for tying for the county title. A victory gives South Carroll the title outright. The other big event also involves Winters Mill, but is one the wrestling mat. The Falcons travel to South Carroll for the semifinals of the state dual meet championship. The meet gets underway at 4 pm and tickets are $5. The Falcon boys basketball team has another tough game on Friday as they travel to Century for a match up of the two second place teams in the county. Winters Mill’s…
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Teams prepare for the last month of regular season competition.
This week we move into the last month of the regular season for winter sports. On the hardwood this week, Winters Mill and Westminster face off in boys and girls basketball on Friday. The boys game is on the Owls court and the girls face-off at Winters Mill. The Winters Mill wrestling team has a big week. On Tuesday they host South Carroll which should go a long way in deciding the county champion. Both squads are 5-0 in the county. On Wednesday, the Falcons travel to Eldersburg to take on Century. The Knights are 4-1 in the county with their lone loss coming against South Carroll. This week in a view of the stats, we look at rebounding. On the boys side, Craig Bowen tops Winters Mill by grabbing about 7.5 rebounds a game. The Owls are led…
Monday, January 17, 2011
A shoutout to second leading scorers on Falcons and Owls basketball teams.
The Winters Mill wrestling team gets a big test Tuesday as they play host to Liberty. The Lions and Falcons are both undefeated in the county. On the hardwood, the county schedule starts over again on Friday as Westminster and South Carroll match up. The Cavalier boys visit Westminster while the Owl girls go on the road to Winfield. The top scorers on each team get most of the press during the season, this week we give a shoutout to the second leading scorer on each squad. Craig Bowen is notching over 12 points a game for Winters Mill, while Tasha Magruder has over 10 points for the Falcons. Westminster sees Marcus Dent throwing in over nine points and Bethany Baer has over seven points for the Owls. Boys County Basketball Standings 0 …
Friday, January 14, 2011
In a make-up game Thursday night, the Owls took control of the Eagles early and won the game by 27 points.
The Westminster boys basketball team is feeling confident after their 67-40 win against Francis Scott Key last night. Coach Steve Byrnes is hoping the momentum will carry over tonight as they travel to Manchester Valley. The Owls took the lead against the Eagles early and protected it the entire game. The Eagles, playing without their starting guard and leading scorer, Tyler Zimmerman, stayed close for most of the first half, at times only trailing by a couple baskets. It wasn't until the third quarter that the Owls exploded and really took ownership of the game. Coach Steve Byrnes said that during half time he told his team not to take the foot off the pedal. "I told them it's time to grow up as basketball players. We had the lead, it …
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Patch has compiled this list of activities and events taking place this week.
After a month of festivities and parties and shopping and giving (and receiving), it's time to return to a normal schedule of work and school and extracurricular activities. To help you get back in the swing of things, and put that new calendar to good use, here are some events coming up this week. Monday, January 3 Tuesday, January 4 Wednesday, January 5 Thursday, January 6 Friday, January 7 Saturday, January 8