H.S. Highlights: Franklin-Fulton, April 2
Red Lion defeats Chambersburg, 20-3, in a non-league boys lacrosse game
Area athletes place at Bruce Dallas Invitational
Five area athletes placed in the top six at the Bruce Dallas Invitational, including a gold medalist.
Campbell Parker from Greencastle-Antrim claimed gold in the discus, throwing for a mark of 158-0, followed by Chambersburg's Kelton Chastulik, who placed third, throwing the discus 150-9. Chastulik also placed second in the shot put, throwing 51-3. Parker followed with a fourth-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 49-4.
James Buchanan's Clay Ziemba placed sixth in the 110 hurdles, finishing in 16.69. He was joined by teammate Clayton Bendell who placed fifth in the high jump, clearing 5-10.
For the girls, James Buchanan brought home a seventh-place finish in the 400 relay, with Tristen Amsley, Brianna Cook, Kylie Fogle and Ella Jones completing the relay in 53.21.
Abby Yourkavitch placed second in the girls 3,200 with a 11:02.99 finish, just behind rival Maddie Clahane from Cumberland Valley who set a new meet record with a time of 10:54.11.
Lawrenceville 16, Mercersburg 0: Sam Goldman had 12 saves for Mercersburg in a Mid-Atlantic Prep League loss to Lawrenceville. The Blue Storm is now 1-1.
Greencastle 19, Middletown 1: Greencastle was ready to get back on the softball field, and it showed in a four-inning, non-league victory. The Blue Devils (1-0) racked up 18 hits, including three doubles, two triples and a home run. Abby Reitz smacked one over the fence and finished with four runs scored.
“Our girls were itching to get out and play a game, and it looks like they got their frustrations out on the ball today,” G-A coach Mark DeCarli said. “Liz (Ward) looked really good with her change. To quote (baseball coach) Eric Shaner, it was filthy dirty.”
Waynesboro 5, Spring Grove 2: Committing zero errors allowed Waynesboro to push past Spring Grove in a non-league game. The Maidens (2-2) got RBIs from Tiffany Stull and MacKenzie Miller.
“We played a flawless defensive game,” Waynesboro coach Aaron Burke said. “We had zero errors, and that was the difference. Alyssa threw strikes and again our defense backed her. If we continue to execute defensively, we will be around in most games.”
St. Johns Catholic Prep 20, Mercersburg 13: The Mercersburg softball team opened its season in a tough loss to St. Johns Prep in a Mid-Atlantic Prep League/ Independent Parochial School League game.
Lawrenceville 6, Mercersburg 1: Elliot Hicks was the only victor for the Blue Storm (1-2, 0-1 MAPL) in a Mid-Atlantic Prep League loss. Hicks won 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 at No. 1 singles.
The Chambersburg volleyball team went 3-1 in pool play at the Bobcat Invitational, but fell to in the first round of the championship bracket to Central Dauphin. Riley Washington led the team with 21 total kills and 40 assists, while Landon Miller and Evan Misal had six and five aces on the day respectively.
The Mercersburg Academy track and field teams placed second at the Hill Relays Saturday, claiming 12 first-place finishes.
The boys and girls teams each had four relay teams win gold, while Isiuwa Oghagbon placed first in the girls shot put and discus throwing the shot put 33-2 1/4 and the discus 120-10, respectively. For the boys, Carlos Austin won the high jump with a height of 6-0, and Mikale Williams took first in the triple jump at 41-6.
Kiski 4-0, Mercersburg 3-11: Mercersburg split a doubleheader to Kiski, going from a tough 4-3 loss in extra innings in the first game, to a 11-0 victory in game two in six innings.
Red Lion 20, Chambersburg 3: After suffering a 17-0 deficit to start the game, Chambersburg started to pick things up in non-league action with Red Lion. The Trojans scored two goals in the final 36 seconds of the first half, but it wasn't enough to climb out of the hole. Chambersburg is now 0-3.