H.S. Highlights: Trojans win 2nd straight Commonwealth title
The Chambersburg girls cross country team picked up right where it left off last year.
The Trojans (6-0, 6-0 MPC) locked in their second-straight Mid Penn Commonwealth title with a 20-41 victory over Central Dauphin, Tuesday, with its top three runners, Abby Yourkavitch (1st, 19:15), Kaylee Mowery (3rd, 19:55) and Cadie Kiser (4th, 20:29) taking top spots. But coming up big to secure a comfortable win was Chambersburg's Livvy Sommers, who placed fifth overall at 21:42, followed by Sydney Parson in the No. 7 spot at 21:51.
"I was really pleased with Livvy and Sydney, they had very good days for us," Chambersburg coach Chris Monheim said. "We need them to continue to improve and it's now making a difference as they move up our lineup like I thought they would."
Greencastle-Antrim 4, Boiling Springs 2: Greencastle responded to everything the Bubbler's threw at it in a Mid Penn Colonial division win. Brandon Stuhler led the way with a goal and two assists, while Jason Freeman, Caleb Hurley and Jared Rorhbaugh also found the back of the net for the Blue Devils (8-4, 7-1).
Waynesboro 4, Northern York 1: Waynesboro exploded in the second half of a Mid Penn Colonial game against Northern York, putting up four goals in the first 10 minutes of play after the break. Aaron Tylicki, Tim Correll, Cruz Rea and Derek Buhrman all scored for the Indians (9-3-1, 7-2 MPC). Buhrman also had an assist, and George Souders had five saves.
McConnellsburg 6, Cumberland Valley Christian 0: McConnellsburg’s Landon Seiders netted a pair of goals in the Spartans non-league win over CVC. Seiders scored twice in the first half, while Nic Culler, Chad Bunch, Brady Daniels and Jonah Beck all found the back of the net in the second half as the Spartans (8-1-1) outshot CVC (4-11) 18-2.
Shalom Christian 3, Shenandoah Valley 0: Peter Livermore had two assists to aid the Flames in a 3-0 MDCC shutout over Shenandoah Valley. Aden Priest, Tobin King and Chase Martin each scored for Shalom (13-1, 11-1 MDCC).
“I thought this was one of our most complete games of the season for us,” Shalom coach Chris Lehman said. “We controlled possession around the midfield, our defense was excellent in marking and stepping to the ball, and we had some great finishes.”
Shippensburg 1, Big Spring 0 (OT): Shippensburg snuck by Big Spring in a Mid Penn Colonial overtime victory thanks to a direct kick by Samuel Orseno in the 84th minute of play. Spencer McKenna had six saves for Shippensburg (4-9, 3-4 MPC).
Chambersburg 4, Juniata 2: After facing a tie game at the break, Gabriella Lecuona went to work in the second half, scoring a goal and earning an assist to lead Chambersburg to a non-league victory over Juniata, breaking a four-game losing streak. Lecuona scored in the first half for the Trojans (4-7), while Cari Pasierb netted an insurance goal in the 77th minute.
Shippensburg 4, Big Springs 0: The Lady Hounds blanked Mid Penn Colonial foe Big Spring, led by an offensive explosion in the second half. Alexis Reese scored twice between the 51st and the 54th minute of play. Ashlee Rowles and Sarah Strohm each scored in the remaining time for Shippensburg (5-9, 3-5 MPC).
"It was a good game with some good goals," Shippensburg coach Mary Miller said. "We were together as a team and working to get more and more players involved."
Boiling Springs 5, Greencastle-Antrim 1: Boiling Springs proved to be too much for the Blue Devils in a Mid Penn Colonial game. Jenay Faulkner, the team’s usual goalkeeper, scored the lone goal for Greencastle (4-9-1, 3-5-1 MPC), while the Bubblers racked up four goals before G-A was able to get on the board late in the second half.
McConnellsburg 6, Meyersdale 0: Jensen Boehme had two goals and an assist in the Spartans' 6-0 non-league win over Meyersdale. Kellyn Perry had four saves in goal to complete the shutout, and Morgan Kendall had two assists for the Spartans (6-2-1).
Central Dauphin 3, Chambersburg 0: Chambersburg’s seven-game winning streak fell in a 3-0 Mid Penn Commonwealth loss to Central Dauphin as the Trojans struggled to find its footing. Chambersburg attack leader Haylee Holsopple was held to just four kills.
“We were really flat tonight and had a difficult time establishing any kind of rhythm throughout the match,” Chambersburg assistant coach Bobby Culler said. “CD is a solid team and they do not make many mistakes. We didn't play well top to bottom.”
Shalom Christian 3, Shenandoah Valley 0: Haley Bricker led the Flames to a 3-0 MDCC win over Shenandoah Valley with 11 kills and four aces, while Kylie Eby smacked down six kills, had 24 assists and an ace. Lauren Stains had eight kills, four digs and four aces for Shalom (11-3, 10-3 MDCC).
James Buchanan 3, Boiling Springs 2: James Buchanan let the Bubblers take a 2-1 lead in a Mid Penn Capitol match, but battled back for force a fifth set and claim a 3-2 victory in a tight 15-13 win in the final frame. Sarah Blair had five aces, while Tyana Quivers led the Rockets (9-4, 3-3) with 11 kills and 11 digs.
McConnellsburg 3, Fannett-Metal 0: McConnellsburg claimed a quick Sideling Hill/ ICC win over Fannett-Metal, beating the Tigers 25-7 in the opening frame, then moved on to hold Fannett-Metal (1-14, 0-6 SHL, 0-5 ICC) to under 15 in each of the remaining games.
Kacey Hann led the Spartans (9-0, 6-0 SHL, 5-0 ICC) with 11 kills, Carly Swope had 10 aces, and Lindsey Randler had four kills, five digs, 13 assists and two aces. Emily Metcalfe led Fannett-Metal with four kills and six digs.
Chestnut Ridge 3, Southern Fulton 0: Southern Fulton fell in a Sideling Hill League match to Chestnut Ridge. Sierra Lashley led with five kills and had two blocks for the Spartans (3-8, 2-4 SHL).
Forbes Road 9, Huntingdon 0: McKenzie Gelvin continued to stun Huntingdon in a Keystone League game, scoring seven of the Cardinals' nine points in a 9-0 shutout. Sierra Everhart scored the remaining two goals, while Kristina Parsons had four assists for Forbes Road (9-3, 7-0).
Boys cross country
Chambersburg 26, Central Dauphin 31: Chambersburg put its top three runners in the top four spots to secure a 26-31 Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over Central Dauphin. Led by Andrew Feldman (2nd, 17:26), Trentin Overcash (3rd, 17:51) and Quin Mangan (4th, 17:52) Chambersburg (3-3, 3-3 MPC) put six runners in the top 10, and placed four runners between Central Dauphin’s four and five runners. Chambersburg's 4-5-6-7 finishers included Patrick Zook (8th, 18:26), Donovan Hazelton (9th, 18:27). Chris Diaz (10th, 18:36), and Ian Mangan (11th, 18:41).
“It was a nice win to springboard in the conference meet next Saturday,” Chambersburg boys coach John Ambrosio said. “Our 4-5-6-7 runners did a nice job today.”
Southern Fulton 19, Bellwood-Antis 40: Southern Fulton’s top runners placed in the top three to claim an easy Inter-County Conference win over Bellwood-Antis, 19-40. Nate Voight cut the tape at 18:17, followed by Chase Varner and Benjy Voight, at 18:30 and 18:31, respectively. Dylan Ensor (5th, 19:44) and Casey Spade (8th, 20:13) rounded out the top five finishers for the Indians (5-2, 4-0 ICC).
Girls cross country
Southern Fulton 22, Bellwood-Antis 33: Despite being knocked out of the top spot by just one second, Southern Fulton won an Inter-County Conference meet against Bellwood Antis thanks to three top-five finishes. Maddie Baker was bested by Bellwood’s Jenna Bartlett by one second (23:27), but Elizabeth Flaherty (3rd, 24:00) and Lindsey Hollenshead (4th, 25:08) were right behind to lock in the win for the Indians (5-2, 3-1 ICC).
James Buchanan 5, Susquehanna Township 0: James Buchanan took down Susquehanna Twp. 5-0 in a Mid Penn Colonial match, led by dominant doubles wins. Rocket No. 1 doubles team of Abby Mackling and Megan Hoffenditz won over Susquehanna Twp.’s Staphanie Kebede and Hannah Soto, 6-3, 6-1; while No. 2 doubles team of Leah Wingert and Amber Clark defeated Grace Mathias and Tributes Segar-Barr 6-1, 6-1 for the Rockets (13-3, 9-3 MPC).
Northern York 5, Chambersburg 0: Chambersburg fell in a non-league match against Northern. Chambersburg's No. 1 doubles team of Kara Wiley and Cally Papoutsis put up a fight, winning the first set 5-7, but ultimately fell 6-4, 6-2. Chambersburg is now 1-13.