After an outstanding showing at the Carlisle Holiday Tournament, the Shippensburg wrestling team came out Tuesday to face its next big challenge of the year - Big Spring.
The Bulldogs stand in Shippensburg's way as the other top contender for a Mid Penn Colonial title as Shippensburg beat Boiling Springs - another top MPC team - in a close match last week.
But Monday, Shippensburg did not have enough to squeeze by Big Spring, falling to the Bulldogs 39-36.
Each of Shippensburg's wins were by forefit or pin. Jeff Russell (106, 3:03), Chandler Olson (132, 1:51), Cole Forrester (195, 3:09) and Cameron Tinner (285, 2:31) each earned falls, but three wins by decision put Big Spring on top.
MATCH OF THE NIGHT: The Waynesboro wrestling team claimed a 63-16 Mid Penn Colonial Division win over West Perry, as five of the Indians' 11 wins of the night were from pins. Five other wins were forfeits, while Dalton Mowen earned the only decision for Waynesboro at 145, 9-5 over Rylan Zerance.
Bryan Layman had the team's most efficient win at 113, pinning Ethan Weibley in 1:10, while Raul Shatzer (220), Joseph Baker (285) and Adam Wertz (138) each earned falls in just over two minutes.
Seth Egolf was in a long battle for a win at 195, pinning his opponent Jack Hoose in 5:07.
FAST STARTS: The Chambersburg swim team swept Central Dauphin East thanks to a blanket of top performers from both the girls and boys teams.
Jacob Greenwood, CJ Pong and Avery Barley each racked up two individual wins on the night, and combined for two first-place relay finishes for the boys.
Greenwood won the 200 IM (31.54), and the 100 butterfly (31.04). Pong touched the wall first in the 200 free (28.60) and the 100 back (30.74), and Barley won the 50 free (24.78) and the 400 free (4:30.52). The three combined to win the 200 free relay (1:47.85) and the 200 medley relay (2:00.71). Michael Johnson and Sean Vessah aided the 200 free and 200 medley relay wins, respectively.
For the girls, Ashlyn Ellis, Erika Rundquist and Abby Reichelderfer each had two individual wins and combined for wins in the 200 medley (2:21.38) and the 200 free relay (2:07.67).
Rundquist won the 200 (2:29.75) and the 400 free (5:11.43), Ellis claimed the 50 free (30.22) and the 100 breaststroke (1:29.61).
Kandace Loup was the fourth part of the winning 200 medley and also won the 100 free (1:11.53) and the 100 backstroke (1:27.44).
QUOTABLE: Chambersburg swim coach Donnie Miller after the Trojans swept CD East: "This is a good meet for us early in the year especially with so many inexperienced swimmers. It is great for some of the newer swimmers to compete and see success early and hopefully they continue to push in practice and push throughout the year and be helpful for us as we move along."
Boys basketball: Southern Fulton's Dylan Gordon dazzled again putting up a double-double in the Indians' SHL/ICC win over Tussey Mountain. He led the team with 21 points, pulled down 12 rebounds, and added six assists - just for fun. Mitch Potter flirted with a double-double, scoring 13 points and racking up seven assists. Chase Varner was also in double figures for the Indians with 12 points.
Chance Hawbaker led the Spartans to a 56-49 victory over Northern Bedford by contributing 17 points, while Ethan Barclay was close behind with 13. Chase Novak also padded the stat sheet with 11 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.
McConnellsburg (2-1, 2-1 SHL/ICC) 56, Northern Bedford 49
Forbes Road (2-2, 2-2 SHL/ICC) 51, Southern Huntingdon 31
Southern Fulton (4-1, 2-0 SHL, 1-0 ICC) 62, Tussey Mountain 37
Md. School for the Deaf 58, Shalom Christian (5-2) 22
Seton School 59, Mercersburg Academy (1-6) 29
Big Spring 39, Shippensburg (1-1, 1-1 MPC) 36
Waynesboro (3-2, 1-0 MPC) 63, West Perry 16
Chambersburg (1-1, 1-1 MPC) 122, CD East 37
Boiling Springs 105, Shippensburg (1-1, 0-1 MPC) 81
James Buchanan (1-0, 1-0 MPC) 80, East Pennsboro 72
Chambersburg (1-1, 1-1 MPC) 112, CD East 34
Shippensburg (2-0, 1-0 MPC) 99, Boiling Springs 86
James Buchanan (1-0, 1-0 MPC) 85, East Pennsboro 47