Franklin-Fulton: 5 games to watch this week
Monday, Fannett-Metal at McConnellsburg, baseball, 6: Despite Fannett-Metal and McConnellsburg's season record boasting just two wins each, the team's should make for an interesting Sideling Hill League/ Inter-County Conference game as both are teetering on a turning point this season.
The Tigers are led by Cole Funk, who has proven his worth on the mound and at the plate, while the Spartans (2-6, 2-5 SHL/2-4 ICC) have made a run in their last three outings, dropping their most recent games by one run. Fannett-Metal (2-6, 1-6 SHL, 1-4 ICC) may have an edge however, as its two wins of the season came just last week, while McConnellsburg has not won since
Tuesday, Red Land at Chambersburg, softball, 4:15: Chambersburg softball remains to find an opponent to threaten its undefeated start to the season thanks to strong pitching and a productive offense leading the way. The Lady Trojans welcome Red Land Tuesday in a Mid Penn Commonwealth Division match, with hopes to remain perfect.
If Chambersburg (7-0, 6-0 MPC) pulls off a win over Red Land (3-4, 2-4 MPC), the team sweeps the division in the first round of season matchups with a defeat of each Commonwealth team.
Tuesday, Cumberland Valley at Chambersburg, boys volleyball, 6: Despite struggling tournament play this season, the Chambersburg boys volleyball team has posted a four-game winning streak over Mid Penn Commonwealth Division opponents in stunning fashion, dropping just one set since the team's first sweeping defeat of the season.
Now on to its final divisional opponent, the Trojans (4-1, 4-0 MPC) welcome Cumberland Valley with hopes of also completing the first-round sweep of the division. Chambersburg is the only Commonwealth team with an untarnished division record, and has the chance to make its way though the first round of divisional play unscathed with a win over the Eagles (2-2, 2-2 MPC).
Watch highlights from Chambersburg's 3-1 win over State College, Tuesday.
Friday, Shippensburg, Chambersburg, baseball/ softball doubleheader, 4:15: Two local teams meet in a baseball, softball doubleheader on Friday, as the Shippensburg baseball team travels to Greene Township Park to take on the Trojans, while the Chambersburg softball team heads to Shippensburg.
As of Monday, Chambersburg has momentum on its side in both sports. The baseball team is fresh off a three-game winning streak, including a doubleheader sweep on Saturday at the New Oxford Tournament, while the softball team has been running off the steam of an undefeated start to the season.
The Shippensburg baseball team (2-3) struggled last week, and were outscored 19-1 in two losses due to lack-luster work at the plate. The Softball team (5-1), though, has had no issue with the bats this season, outscoring opponents 9-3 on average this season.
Saturday, Shippensburg University High School Invitational, 9: One week after the Tim Cook Invitational, area tack & field athletes have another shot to show what they've got at the SU High School Track & Field Invitational. Shippensburg, Chambersburg, James Buchanan, Waynesboro and Mercersburg Academy are all scheduled to attend the event.
Watch out for the Tim Cook medal winners from around Franklin County who will also be in attendance Saturday.
Watch the best track events from the Tim Cook Invitational with interviews from athletes. Video by Lindsey Smith