POCOMOKE CITY CHRISTMAS PARADE ASSOCIATION


POCOMOKE CITY CHRISTMAS PARADE ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 807

Pocomoke City, Maryland 21851 (410) 957-0802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:  Mike Shannon (410) 726-5777

POCOMOKE PREPARES FOR ANNUAL PARADE

On Monday night, December 1, 2014, Pocomoke City will be transformed into a “Winter Wonderland” as the town plays host to one of Delmarva’s largest nighttime Christmas parades.

Always held on the first Monday night after Thanksgiving, the Pocomoke parade has become an Eastern Shore tradition and will attract over 100 units from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia along with thousands of spectators.

We have our web site up and running. This is where you will find the applications and rules for this year’s event. If you are interested in participating this year you should go to pocomokechristmasparade.com to register. If you have any questions you can contact Mike Shannon at 410-726-5777 and leave a message with your name, address and telephone number and type of entry.

Each year the parade features marching bands representing high and middle schools from seven counties in three states.  Also featured will be beautifully decorated and lighted floats entered by schools, civic organizations, churches, and commercial enterprises.

Clowns, marching units, fire departments, equestrian units, and of course Santa Claus will round out the two-hour event, slated to kick-off at 7:00 p.m. sharp.  The route will take the parade north on Market Street beginning at 14th Street and ending at the Pocomoke River.

Professional judges, including members of the National Judges Association (NJA), will score entries in many different categories.  Awards will be awarded immediately following the event to the top entries in each category.

A special thanks to the community of Pocomoke City and surrounding areas for the recent support given to us to continue this great tradition that has been a part of the town of over 40 years.

In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be postponed until Tuesday, December 2, at 7:00 p.m.

 

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PENINSULA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER TO ANCHOR NEW DELMARVA HEALTH PAVILION OCEAN PINES

PRMC Expands Its Commitment to Population Health Management on Delmarva

 Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC), in cooperation with Gillis Gilkerson, a leading Delmarva development firm, is pleased to continue to expand and advance regional healthcare services in the Ocean Pines, Maryland area.

Gillis Gilkerson will break ground for a new medical complex, the Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines, on Route 589 (Racetrack Road) near the North Gate of the Ocean Pines residential community on Thursday, September 25.  Peninsula Regional Medical Center, in a 20,000 square foot building, will anchor the complex and be its initial tenant.  PRMC will consolidate its Ocean Pines and Berlin Family Practices at the new Ocean Pines medical complex, bringing along the laboratory services currently available at the existing Berlin location.  Peninsula Regional will also provide cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation from its Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute team, home health services through Peninsula Home Care, and a full service community pharmacy to be called Peninsula Home Scripts Ocean Pines.

“This is a continuation of Peninsula Regional’s commitment to population health management and to offer services for the entire Delmarva Peninsula in the locations that provide our communities exceptional healthcare options that are close to their homes, the greatest value for that care and the delivery of those services in the most appropriate setting,” said Christopher C. Hall, PRMC’s Vice President for Strategy and Business Development and Ambulatory Services.

The new Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines is being designed, conceptually, to complement the Gillis Gilkerson/PRMC Delmarva Health Pavilion collaboration in Millsboro, Delaware.  The Maryland complex will offer Ocean Pines and Worcester County residents a similar “one stop” location for a majority of their healthcare needs.

“As medical center builders and developers, we have constructed over one million square feet of medical facilities on Delmarva and we’ve enjoyed a strong working relationship with PRMC for over 20 years,” said Palmer Gillis, Partner.   “The Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines will provide convenient access for Ocean Pines residents as well as all of Worcester County.  This medical complex will be an important asset providing construction jobs as well as employment opportunities in a convenient location for this community.”

Peninsula Regional expects to have its new Ocean Pines family practice office, lab, cardiac rehab, home health and pharmacy services open by the spring of next year.  “We continue to refine our focus more in local neighborhoods where we can best and most conveniently provide these types of healthcare services that help people to become healthy, discover how to stay healthy and live well,” added Hall.  “You can expect to see PRMC working with contractors to develop similar health pavilions and medical complexes in growing population areas across Delmarva and also in underserved communities where healthcare services are needed.”

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OCEAN CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STAFF RECOGNIZED FOR HEALTH LITERACY EFFORTS

Berlin, Md. – Dawn Rogers, principal of Ocean City Elementary School and the school’s second grade teachers were recently recognized by the Worcester County Council and Maryland State Senator Jim Mathias for their efforts in a health literacy curriculum integration collaborative with Atlantic General Hospital and the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health.

Second graders at Ocean City Elementary School participated in a pilot study for a new health literacy curriculum integration program during the 2013-2014 school year. The program is being expanded to all second grade classes and to additional grades in public schools throughout Worcester County this fall, with the hopes that the health literacy standards that have been developed will be adopted by the state and, eventually, the nation. The integrated health literacy curriculum standards are the first to be developed in the U.S.

Photo Caption: Dawn Rogers, principal of Ocean City Elementary School, is recognized for her leadership in innovation and the school’s second grade teachers for their development of integrated health literacy curriculum. The group received a commendation from the Worcester County Council and a citation from Maryland State Senator Jim Mathias during a recent Worcester County Board of Education meeting. From left: Dawn Denton, AGH Healthy Happenings community education manager; Michael Franklin, CEO of Atlantic General Hospital; Cynthia Webster, Ocean City Elementary School second grade teacher; Lauren Mumford, Ocean City Elementary School second grade teacher; Dawn Roger, principal of Ocean City Elementary School; Robert Rothemel, Jr., chairman of the Worcester County Board of Education; Tina Adams, Ocean City Elementary School second grade teacher; Kristie Fogle, Ocean City Elementary School second grade teacher; Jerry Wilson, superintendent of Worcester County public schools; and Maryland State Senator Jim Mathias. Not pictured: Ocean City Elementary School second grade teachers Linda Brown and Cynthia Leitg

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ATLANTIC GENERAL ANNOUNCES EDUCATION CALENDAR FOR SEPTEMBER 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Celiac Support Group 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Support and information for those affected by celiac disease. For more information, contact Betty

Bellarin at 410-603-0210.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Overeaters Anonymous #169 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Our group is a 12 step program, adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. We help anyone struggling with a compulsive eating problem, whether it is weight gain, bulimia, anorexia, or if you are a parent of a child with one of these problems. We will be meeting each Sunday in Conference Room 1 at Atlantic General Hospital. There is no initial meeting charge. Meeting contribution is $1.00 weekly. If you have any questions, contact Bett at 410-202-9078.

Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This group is open to the community and to AGH patients. For more information call Rob at 443-783-3529.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hypertension Clinic 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Coastal Drugs, Berlin, Md.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. Contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

CPAP Mask Fitting – appointment necessary

Atlantic General Hospital Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center

Atlantic General Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center hosts a monthly mask fitting clinic for patients who are having trouble adjusting to their CPAP equipment. This is a completely FREE service, but requires the patient to call ahead to set up an appointment. To make an appointment, contact Robin Rohlfing at 410-641-9726.

T.O.P.S. of Berlin – Group #169 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy life-style. They meet weekly. For more information, contact Edna Berkey at 410-251-2083.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

The Parke at Ocean Pines, Md.

This is an evidenced-based workshop that will give you some tools to help you meet the challenge of living with chronic pain. Pre-registration is required, please call Laura Small at

410-629-6820.

YOGA 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, Berlin, Md.

All levels welcome. Contact Georgette Rhoads at 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org with any questions. Cost: $72 for 8 sessions, or $10 drop-in fee for first time.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

AGH Hypertension Clinic 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Walgreens, Bethany Beach, Del.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

AGH Hypertension Clinic 1:00 AM – 3:00 PM Walgreens, Selbyville, Del.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn Denton 410-641-9268.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Overeaters Anonymous #169 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Our group is a 12 step program, adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. We help anyone struggling with a compulsive eating problem, whether it is weight gain, bulimia, anorexia, or if you are a parent of a child with one of these problems. We will be meeting each Sunday in Conference Room 1 at Atlantic General Hospital. There is no initial meeting charge. Meeting contribution is $1.00 weekly. If you have any questions, contact Bett at 410-202-9078.

Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This group is open to the community and to AGH patients. For more information call Rob at 443-783-3529.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

The Parke at Ocean Pines, Md.

This is an evidenced-based workshop that will give you some tools to help you meet the challenge of living with chronic pain. Pre-registration is required, please call Laura Small at 410-629-6820.

YOGA 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, Berlin, Md.

All levels welcome. Contact Georgette Rhoads at 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org with any questions. Cost: $72 for 8 sessions, or $10 drop-in fee for first time. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bereavement Support Group 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

We gather the fourth Wednesday of every month. Pre-registration is not necessary. For further information, please contact Pastoral Care Services at 410-641-9725 or email gmansell@atlanticgeneral.org.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Stroke Support Group 2:00 PM – 3:00PM

Atlantic Health Center

A stroke support group that provides a community based environment for stroke victims/survivors and caregivers on a monthly basis. We will provide physical and emotional support in a social setting for survivors and caregivers to share their personal experiences and challenges. Coping strategies will also be discussed during these interactions.  We encourage utilization of resources available in our surrounding area to facilitate the greatest quality of life possible for our survivors. We will have key speakers who have expert knowledge concerning areas of concern for those affected by a stroke. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Overeaters Anonymous #169 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Our group is a 12 step program, adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. We help anyone struggling with a compulsive eating problem, whether it is weight gain, bulimia, anorexia, or if you are a parent of a child with one of these problems. We will be meeting each Sunday in Conference Room 1 at Atlantic General Hospital. There is no initial meeting charge. Meeting contribution is $1.00 weekly. If you have any questions, contact Bett at 410-202-9078.

Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This group is open to the community and to AGH patients. For more information call Rob at 443-783-3529.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

The Parke at Ocean Pines, Md.

This is an evidenced-based workshop that will give you some tools to help you meet the challenge of living with chronic pain. Pre-registration is required, please call Laura Small at 410-629-6820.

YOGA 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, Berlin, Md.

All levels welcome. Contact Georgette Rhoads at 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org with any questions. Cost: $72 for 8 sessions, or $10 drop-in fee for first time.

About Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993.  Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md., combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, retina surgery and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region.  For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visitwww.atlanticgeneral.org.

 

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HAWKS ANNOUNCE 2014 GOLF FALL SCHEDULE

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) golf team released its 2014 fall schedule, the announcement came today. The team will compete in three tournaments over a 10-day span, beginning in Atlanta.

In over two weeks (09/26-09/28), UMES opens the season at the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Invitational. The three-day tournament takes place during the annual Hall of Fame Weekend. A year ago, the Hawks finished sixth out of 19 teams. Jon Seward (Ft. Washington, Md.) tied teammate Norman Blanco (New Orleans, La.) with 152 strokes after consecutive 76s.

Next month (10/18-10/21), the squad travels to Powells Point, N.C. to participate in the Old Dominion University (ODU)/Outerbanks Invitational. This is the first time Maryland Eastern Shore will golf at the course, located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

In November (11/07-11/09), UMES concludes the fall season in Savannah, Ga. to compete in the Savannah State University (SSU) Tiger Fall Invitational, hosted by conference rival, Savannah State. Last season, the club placed eleventh overall and seventh in the region. Keun Park (Woodstock, Md.) led the way, opening his collegiate golfing career with an 88, 86 to finish 43rd overall.

For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.umeshawks.com.

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Berlin’s “Virginia Cottage” Featured on Sand Castle Tour

Berlin natives and homeowners Maury and Susan Ayres Wimbrow will open their “Virginia Cottage,” nestled in a moss-covered pine forest fronting Assateague Road, for this year’s 10th Annual Sand Castle Home Tour, the year’s major fundraiser for the Art League of Ocean City. 

A replica of the 18th-century Brush-Everard House in Colonial Williamsburg the Wimbrow’s home has been lovingly restored with eight-inch pine floors, antique hand-cut nails, English hardware and box doorknobs custom made by Ball and Ball of Exon, PA. A “ball and chain” front gate and boxwood-lined walkway opens to a moss-covered resting area to greet visitors at the front of the home and an authentically reproduced period “smokehouse” will be open for viewing in back.

A Williamsburg paint palette enriches interior rooms, which feature a treasured handmade grandfather clock, oil paintings, Colonial reproduction furnishings and antique flatware, stemware and other family heirlooms. The hunt-themed living room is filled with prints and original paintings, Ayres family antique swords, and a large collection of books and photos. The second floor master bedroom is decorated in blue and white featuring Chinese porcelain, a Chippendale desk from the 1800s, and the beds of Penelope and Oliver, the couple’s rescued greyhounds.

The kitchen is fashioned after an English butler’s pantry and off that room a large screened porch offers comfortable lounging with the table set to enjoy brunch and invite gazing over the backyard privet maze. 

The Wimbrow home was originally on the 2009 home tour.  Ayres says, “It was very humbling to be asked again and to hear that our quaint little cottage was very popular [in 2009].” She added excitedly that she will be onsite to greet visitors and that “someone will be painting in the front moss gardens, also reproductions of Williamsburg colonial gardens” to add an additional element of charm to a tour under the Art League’s banner.

The Sand Castle Home Tour runs for two days, Thursday, September 18 and Friday, September 19, from 9:30 to 4:00both days. Featuring homes of all sizes and styles in Ocean City, West Ocean City and Berlin, the tour is themed “Looking Back – Moving Forward” in honor of the 10-year anniversary of this popular event, which will feature five homes that were highlights of previous tours, and six new homes never seen before on the home tour, for a total of 11 homes.

Tickets are $30 each and include a tour book with detailed information on all the homes, driving directions, and special offers by tour sponsors and advertisers.  The book serves as the entrance ticket to the 11 homes on the tour.

The tour is limited to the first 1,000 people so be sure to reserve in advance by ordering online atwww.artleagueofoceancity.org or calling 410-524-9433.

There are also still a few spots left to join the Art League for a night to remember and to recognize the growth of art in Ocean City by attending this year’s tour kickoff cocktail party to honor tour homeowners and raise funds for the Art League.

Held amid a beautiful setting at the home of Jay and Cheryl Taustin on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, from 6-8 p.m., it will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres from Watermen’s in Crisfield, MD, an oyster bar, wine and beer, desserts by Touch of Italy, Ocean City, live music by Michelle and Kathy from Full Circle, decorations courtesy of Ish Boutique and Coastal Tented Events, and a very special surprise display by T.E.A.M. Productions.

In addition, guests can purchase tickets to win a special “one night only” raffle basket filled with items and gift certificates for area services and restaurants valued at over $3,000 that will be awarded that night. Dress is resort casual. Tickets are $75 per person (includes food and drinks) and can be reserved by calling the Art League at 410-524-9433. Space is limited and reservations must be made no later than Thursday, Sept. 4.

The Art League of Ocean City is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the visual arts to the community through education, exhibits, scholarship programs and public service projects. Financial support comes primarily through membership dues from individuals and corporate sponsors. Funding is also provided by the Worcester County Arts Council, Maryland State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, organizations dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.  The Art League of Ocean City is grateful to the Town of Ocean City for partnering to construct the Ocean City Center for the Arts. To get more information on Art League of Ocean City events or how to become a member, call 410-524-9433 or click onto the Art League of Ocean City Web site at www.artleagueofoceancity.org .

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Conservation Event Called for Energy Wise Rewards

Customers in Maryland

Delmarva Power Urges All Customers to Conserve Energy 

SALISBURY, Md. — Delmarva Power asks customers to conserve energy on Wednesday, as high temperatures are forecasted for the region. Power supply in the region is expected to be sufficient to meet anticipated high demand.

For those participating customers in Delmarva Power’s Energy Wise Rewards program in Maryland, Wednesday will be a Peak Savings Day, and a conservation event will be called from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This means that Delmarva Power will cycle participants’ air conditioner compressors off and on for short intervals during these hours. Because the air conditioner fans will continue to run, most customers will not notice a temperature change in their homes, and those who do should experience only a 1- to 3-degree change. It may take up to a half-hour after the test event ends at 6 p.m. for air conditioners to resume normal operations.

Energy Wise Rewards is a voluntary program for Maryland customers, offering a choice of a programmable thermostat or an outdoor switch, which the utility installs at no charge to customers. During summer periods of peak electric demand, Energy Wise Rewards works to reduce electricity usage by cycling air conditioner compressors off and on for short periods during times of peak electricity use. Maryland customers will receive a bill reduction in return for allowing Delmarva Power to cycle their air conditioners a few days each year.Customers can learn more about Energy Wise Rewards by calling 1-866-353-5799 or visiting www.delmarva.com/rewards.

Delmarva Power asks all customers to conserve electricity. Customers can take simple conservation steps:

  • Set air-conditioning thermostats at 78 degrees and use an electric fan, which doesn’t require as much energy, and the air will seem cooler without sacrificing comfort.
  • Keep window shades, blinds or drapes closed to block the sunlight during the hottest part of the day and to retain cooler air inside your home or business.
  • Limit the use of electrically heated water and turn off non-essential appliances and as many lights as possible.
  • Limit opening refrigerator and freezer doors.
  • Postpone using high-energy appliances like electric stoves, washing machines, dishwashers and dryers until the evening.

For more energy-saving information, visit www.delmarva.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/delmarvapower and Twitter at www.twitter.com/delmarvaconnect. Our mobile app is available at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.

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UMES ATHLETICS TOP MOMENT #1: BOWLING MAKES 11TH STRAIGHT NCAA DANCE

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) athletics department’s countdown finishes with the bowling team’s 11th straight National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) appearance. With this accomplishment, UMES became one of just three institutions to attend all 11 championships, dating back to 2004.

Prior to the NCAA Championships, the squad claimed their second consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) title in a grueling seven-game match against Florida A&M University. The win gave UMES their seventh conference title in women’s bowling.

The team eliminated top-ranked Arkansas State, but fell just short in the semi-finals to Sam Houston State, the eventual National Champions.  Despite the outcome, the team finished in third-place overall.

A week later, the Hawks competed in the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Intercollegiate Team Championships (ITC). The ladies finished in fifth-place, one win shy of another semi-finals appearance.

Women’s Bowling took home the only title for UMES in 2013-14, giving athletics their 22nd championship in the past 22 years.

2013-14 UMES Top Moment Countdown Schedule

Moment #1: BOWLING MAKES 11TH STRAIGHT NCAA DANCE

Moment #2: HAWKS HOMECOMING COMEBACK

Moment #3: “THE HARRYS” A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

Moment #4: BUJA EARNS THIRD STRAIGHT NCAA HONOR

Moment #5: PITT WINS ARTHUR ASHE AWARD

Moment #6: LADY HAWKS UPSETS SPARTANS AT MEAC TOURNEY

Moment #7: EVANS ACKNOWLEDGED AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Moment #8: SIMON’S RECORD-BREAKING SEASON

Moment #9: BULL & CAMPBELL EARN NATIONAL AWARDS

Moment #10: LONG’S GAME-WINNER OVER GEORGE MASON

Moment #11: ALVARADO & BUJA NAMED ALL-AMERICA

Moment #12: UMES CLAIMS FIFTH STRAIGHT MEAC GSR TITLE

Moment #13: VEVERKA SHATTERS PROGRAM RECORD

Moment #14: COLLINS & RENS ERAS BEGIN

Moment #15: SOFTBALL MAKES ESPN DEBUT

The 2013-14 UMES athletic season was a memorable one filled with incredible moments, championship performances and individual achievements on and off the playing field. To make way for the 2014-15 season, UMES athletics will count down 15 top moments from a year ago, based on subjective opinion by UMES administrative staff, coaches and student-athletes. The list not only recognizes academic commitment and winning, but also the spirit and pride infused into the campus. A new moment will be revealed each weekday, counting down to the start of competition for the year on Friday, August 29th.

For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.umeshawks.com.

 

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UMES ATHLETICS TOP MOMENT #2: HAWKS HOMECOMING COMEBACK

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) athletics department’s countdown continues with the Hawks’ Homecoming comeback victory over Howard University.

Down by 20 points with 16 minutes to play, the men’s basketball team completed a comeback for the ages as they defeated Howard, 87-73, before 4,602 on Homecoming weekend at the William P. Hytche Athletic Center. The mind-blowing run was fueled by Troy Snyder (Chicago, Ill.), who had career-highs in points (34) and assists (five). The 20-point comeback win was the largest by a Hawk squad since 2005.

UMES found itself down by 11 at the break, before Howard extended the margin to 20 points in the early stages of the second. It was a 19-5 UMES run over a seven-minute span that catapulted Hawk fans into a frenzy and sent the momentum in favor of the maroon and gray. A three by Snyder moments later gave UMES its first lead in nearly 25 minutes and the Hawks closed the game by scoring 20 of the game’s final 27 points.

Snyder’s 34 points in the game proved to be the most points scored by a Hawk player in six years. He finished up with 14 rebounds, just one shy of his career-high (15). Louis Bell (Washington, D.C.) added15 points in 34 minutes of action.

2013-14 UMES Top Moment Countdown Schedule

Moment #1: Friday, August 29

Moment #2: HAWKS HOMECOMING COMEBACK

Moment #3: “THE HARRYS” A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

Moment #4: BUJA EARNS THIRD STRAIGHT NCAA HONOR

Moment #5: PITT WINS ARTHUR ASHE AWARD

Moment #6: LADY HAWKS UPSETS SPARTANS AT MEAC TOURNEY

Moment #7: EVANS ACKNOWLEDGED AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Moment #8: SIMON’S RECORD-BREAKING SEASON

Moment #9: BULL & CAMPBELL EARN NATIONAL AWARDS

Moment #10: LONG’S GAME-WINNER OVER GEORGE MASON

Moment #11: ALVARADO & BUJA NAMED ALL-AMERICA

Moment #12: UMES CLAIMS FIFTH STRAIGHT MEAC GSR TITLE

Moment #13: VEVERKA SHATTERS PROGRAM RECORD

Moment #14: COLLINS & RENS ERAS BEGIN

Moment #15: SOFTBALL MAKES ESPN DEBUT

The 2013-14 UMES athletic season was a memorable one filled with incredible moments, championship performances and individual achievements on and off the playing field. To make way for the 2014-15 season, UMES athletics will count down 15 top moments from a year ago, based on subjective opinion by UMES administrative staff, coaches and student-athletes. The list not only recognizes academic commitment and winning, but also the spirit and pride infused into the campus. A new moment will be revealed each weekday, counting down to the start of competition for the year on Friday, August 29th.

For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.umeshawks.com.

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UMES ATHLETICS TOP MOMENT #10: LONG’S GAME-WINNER OVER GEORGE MASON

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) athletics department countdown continues with women’s basketball guard Jessica Long’s (Fort Washington, Md.) game-winner over George Mason University.

Trailing by double-digits at the half, 39-29, the Lady Hawks rallied to force overtime. In the extra period, the Patriots nailed a three-pointer and tied the contest with only 24 ticks left on the clock. After UMES’ timeout, Long held the ball to let the game clock dwindle down to five ticks before making her move to the basket where she sank the game-winning floater and lifted the Lady Hawks past George Mason, 93-91.

Long scored a game-high 27 points and guided the program to their first victory over an Atlantic-10 (A-10) opponent under the Fred Batchelor era. The win also ended a five-game skid against Mason, dating back to 1988.

Last season, the Fort Washington-native led the squad in multiple categories, including points (14.0) and assists (4.2). Additionally, Long set a new single-season program record in free-throws made (166) and attempts (247).

2013-14 UMES Top Moment Countdown Schedule

Moment #1: Friday, August 29

Moment #2: Thursday, August 28

Moment #3: Wednesday, August 27

Moment #4: Tuesday, August 26

Moment #5: Monday, August 25

Moment #6: Friday, August 22

Moment #7: Thursday, August 21

Moment #8: Wednesday, August 20

Moment #9: Tuesday, August 19

Moment #10: LONG’S GAME-WINNER OVER GEORGE MASON

Moment #11: ALVARADO & BUJA NAMED ALL-AMERICA

Moment #12: UMES CLAIMS FIFTH STRAIGHT MEAC GSR TITLE

Moment #13: VEVERKA SHATTERS PROGRAM RECORD

Moment #14: COLLINS & RENS ERAS BEGIN

Moment #15: SOFTBALL MAKES ESPN DEBUT

The 2013-14 UMES athletic season was a memorable one filled with incredible moments, championship performances and individual achievements on and off the playing field. To make way for the 2014-15 season, UMES athletics will count down 15 top moments from a year ago, based on subjective opinion by UMES administrative staff, coaches and student-athletes. The list not only recognizes academic commitment and winning, but also the spirit and pride infused into the campus. A new moment will be revealed each weekday, counting down to the start of competition for the year on Friday, August 29th.

For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.umeshawks.com.

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