Shippensburg swimmer Sam Nonemaker kicked off the swim season with a bang, breaking a 25-year old school record in the 100 backstroke in a dual meet against Trinity on Tuesday. Nonemaker touched the wall in 56.90 to break the former record by a second, and paced the rest of the pool by seven seconds.
“It’s funny because the backstroke is kind of an off event for him,” Shippensburg coach Jeff Kaminski said. “It was a really, really good way for him to start off. Over the summer months he’s been looking to develop his sprinting, and clean up his back and breaststroke, and now we are seeing the fruits of his labor here in the early going.”
Shippensburg swept Trinity, with the boys team claiming a 103-80 victory, and the girls winning 101-81.
Game of the day
After trailing by five points at halftime, Shippensburg’s boys basketball team stormed back to claim its first victory in Mid Penn Colonial Division action.
The Greyhounds used a strong inside game to take down Northern York, 53-44.
“It seems like when we get behind, we panic defensively,” Ship coach Ray Staver said. “Going into the locker room, someone said ‘Great comeback win,’ but what did we come back from? It was only five or six points, but it was a very frustrating five or six points because of how sluggish our offense was in the (second) quarter.”
After scoring only six points in the second, the Greyhounds (2-1, 1-0 SHL) got a prolific second half from Carter Van Scyoc, who finished with a game-high 19 points. Fifteen of those came in the second half.
Cody Gustafson added 13 points for Ship, and Northern was led by Ryan McGill, who scored 16.
Southern Fulton’s Olivia Mottern posted a double-double in the Indians’ 45-25 victory over Chestnut Ridge. She scored 19 points and pulled down game-high 12 rebounds. Other standouts for the SF girls hoops team were Maddie Baker and Lindsey Hollenshead, who each had seven rebounds.
Waynesboro's Evan Hine led 'Boro with 16 points and pulled down five rebounds, starting the year with three straight double-digit performances. Mitch Neterer scored all nine of his points for the Indians in the first half of their 57-30 win over James Buchanan.
Mikell McGee paced the Fannett-Metal Tigers with 27 points and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe. Not far behind was Lucas Wingert, who scored 20 points in Fannett-Metal's 60-55 victory over Tussey Mountain.
Shippensburg 53 (2-1, 1-0 MPC), Northern York 44
Waynesboro 57 (2-1, 1-0 MPC), James Buchanan 30 (1-3, 0-1 MPC)
Fannett-Metal (1-0, 1-0 SHL/ICC) 60, Tussey Mountain 55
St. James 47, Mercersburg Academy (2-3, 1-2 IPSL) 45
Mifflin County 51, Chambersburg (1-2, 0-1 MPC) 26
Shippensburg (2-1, 1-0 MPC) 70, Northern York 58
Waynesboro 50 (2-1, 1-0 MPC), James Buchanan (0-4, 0-1 MPC) 41
Southern Fulton (2-0, 1-0 SHL) 45, Chestnut Ridge 25
St. James 50, Mercersburg Academy (1-2, 0-1 IPSL) 28
Boys, State College 128, Chambersburg 57
Girls, State College 140, Chambersburg 45