LITTLESTOWN >> The James Buchanan boys soccer team made its final game of the season a happy one Saturday, scoring five goals in the second half to overwhelm Littlestown 6-1 in a non-league contest.
The Rockets (1-15-2) got two goals from Hunter Sowers – both on headers on corner kicks – and a goal and two assists from Isaac Shenton.
JB coach Randy Jarrett said, "This is a great way to end the season. These boys have worked hard all season and I think they proved to themselves today that it has all paid off."
Adam Lippy, Connor Fritsche and Nick Staniszewski also bagged goals for the Rockets and Fritsche, Derek Pine and Dalton Leab had assists. Sean Martin made one save in goal for the shutout.
James Buchanan 6, Littlestown 0
First half — (JB) Hunter Sowers, asst. Dalton Leab, 10th min.
Second half — (JB) Isaac Shenton, 41st, (JB) Sowers, asst. Conor Fritsche, 64th, (JB) Adam Lippy, asst. Derek Pine, 71st, (JB) Fritsche, asst. Shenton, 76th, (JB) Nick Staniszewski, asst. Shenton, 78th.
Shots — JB 25, Litt 3; Corner kicks — JB 7, Litt 0; Saves — JB 1 (Sean Martin), Litt 14 (Jacob Owings).
CARLISLE 4, GREENCASTLE 2 >> Carlisle used its speed to hold off Greencastle-Antrim in a non-league game and put the Blue Devils' playoff chances at risk.
"Carlisle has a lot of speed and the defense didn't stay with them well enough," G-A coach Scott Gelsinger said. "It could have been 4-1 at halftime, but (goalkeeper) Bryson (Robinson) saved a penalty kick just before halftime. I was proud of the guys coming back to make it 3-2, but we just couldn't tie it up."
Brandon Stuhler tied the game 1-1 in the first half for the Blue Devils, and Kaleb Hurley notched a goal in the second half.
Greencastle (13-5) will host Central Dauphin on Tuesday night at 6:30 in a Mid Penn Conference semifinal game, but the Devils were precariously close to not being in the top 20 in Class AAA as of Saturday night.
Carlisle 4, Greencastle 2
First half — (C) Nicholas O'Donnell, 7:19, (GA) Brandon Stuhler, asst. Luke Herman, 21:30, (C) Alex Henry, 27:18, (C) Ian Plank, 31:43.
Second half — (GA) Kaleb Hurley, 50:10, (C) Martin Thomas-Riggins, penalty kick, 76:31.
Shots — GA 6, CAR 13; Corner kicks — GA 1, CAR 6; Saves — GA 7 (Bryson Robinson), CAR 3 (Jared Pavlovich).
JV score — Carlisle 2, Greencastle 0.
WAYNESBORO 1, MIDDLETOWN 0 >> Waynesboro earned a narrow win in a non-league matchup against Middletown on the road Saturday to close out its regular season.
Aaron Tylicki scored the lone goal for the Indians, assisted by Joey Daniels. James Barr had six saves for Waynesboro and the offense had nine total shots.
Waynesboro closes its season 7-10-1.
Waynesboro 1, Middletown 0
First half — (W) Aaron Tylicki asst. Joey Daniels, 3rd min.
Shots — Way 9, Mid 6; Corner kicks — Way 1, Mid ;3 Saves — Way 6 (James Barr), Mid 9 (Andrew Yeich).
ROCKWOOD 2, SOUTHERN FULTON 0 >> Rockwood scored a pair of goals in the first half and blanked Southern Fulton 2-0 in a non-league boys soccer game.
The Indians (4-10), who have dropped four straight games, got six saves from Juan Mazariegos and one from Collin Bard.
Rockwood 2, Southern Fulton 0
First half — (R) A.Judy, 28th min, (R) J.Foy, asst. C.Beener, 32nd.
Shots — Rock 21, SF 11; Corner kicks — Rock 4, SF 3; Saves — Rock 4 (G.Weaver), SF 7 (Juan Mazariegos 6, Collin Bard 1).