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Shalom didn’t let a rainy day put a damper on a Homecoming victory over Cumberland Valley Christian in a 5-1 MDCC win, Saturday.

Peter Livermore got things started for the Flames with a penalty kick in the 30th minute, he also had an assist in the second half. Jonah Stains led the team with two goals, while Ticker King and Chase Martin both found the back of the net for Shalom (11-1, 9-1 MDCC).

Jackson Park scored the lone goal for CVC (4-9, 3-8 MDCC) in the 72nd minute.

“It was great to get a solid win tonight, especially for the seniors on Homecoming,” Shalom coach Chris Lehman said. “I thought we adapted well to the different looks CVC gave us and I really liked our ball control and patience in the midfield.”

Cross country

Lady Trojans win Slippery Rock Invitational by large margin: It seems that Chambersburg’s big three are bigger than just Mid Penn Commonwealth powerhouses.

Saturday, the Lady Trojans won the Slippery Rock Invitational by more than 40 points after placing its top three finishers in the top five - led by Abby Yourkavitch, who won the race by nearly 20 seconds (19:06).

Kaylee Mowery finished third overall, crossing the line at 19:38, followed by Cadie Kiser, who placed fifth at 19:59.

“It ended up we were the dominant team through our first three,” Chambersburg girls coach Chris Monheim said, “and fortunately, Anna Degrange had her best day in our No. 4 spot (31st, 21:40).”

Livvy Sommers finished fifth for the Trojans at 42nd overall at 22:02.

“We are running better now than we have all season,” Monheim said. “It wasn’t a huge meet, but there were a couple of good quality teams and it’s nice for the girls to get their first big invitational win.”

Chambersburg boys place third at Slippery Rock: The Chambersburg boys cross country team competes against some of the best competition in the state as a part of the Mid Penn Commonwealth division - and unfortunately for the Trojans it’s not until they travel outside the Commonwealth that the team truly shows off its talents.

Chambersburg placed third out of 24 teams at the Slippery Rock Invitational on one of the best courses in the country.

Andrew Feldman led the way for Chambersburg who placed sixth overall at 17:00, followed by Patrick Zook, Chambersburg’s typical No. 4-5 finisher, who placed 20th overall at 17:37.

Trentin Overcash (21st, 17:38), Quin Mangan (31st, 17:58) and Chris Diaz (39th, 18:13) rounded out the top five finishers.

“We’re headed in the right direction,” Chambersburg boys coach John Ambrosio said. “The guys found out today that even though some local teams are national powerhouses, we are still better than a number of good teams in the state, even if we don’t represent well in the league.”

SCORES

Girls soccer

St. James 1, Mercersburg 0: No other information was reported.

Field hockey

St. James 3, Mercersburg 2: Mercersburg fell to IPSL foe St. James 3-2, as the Blue Storm’s comeback fell short. Addie Dumm and Lauren Jones each scored for Mercersburg (1-5, 1-1), but it wasn’t enough as St. James overpowered the Blue Storm defense.

Boys cross country

Southern Fulton 24, Windber 32: Southern Fulton was led by Nate Voight (1st, 18:22) on the way to a non-league win over Windber. Benjy Voight (3rd, 19:09), Chase Varner (4th, 19:44) and Dylan Ensor (5th, 20:10) followed for the Indians (4-1).

Girls cross country

Southern Fulton 21-22, Windber 35, Johnstown Christian 33: Despite being bested for the top spot at a tri-meet against Windber and Johnstown Christian, Southern Fulton placed its top four runners in the top 10 to claim a pair of non-league victories.

Maddie Baker placed second over at 23:33, followed by Elizabeth Flaherty (3rd, 24:03), Mary Dudich (6th, 25:40), Emily Bradshaw (8th, 26:04) and Lindsey Palmer (9th, 27:22) finished in the top 10 for the Indians (4-2).

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