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H.S. Highlights: JB takes down East Penn in tennis

James Buchanan's girls tennis team got a mark in the win column with a 4-1 defeat of East Pennsboro in Mid Penn Colonial Division action on Wednesday.

The No. 1 doubles team of Abby Mackling and Megan Hoffeditz were challenged by the Panthers, but after eking out a tiebreaker victory in the first set, they won the second, 6-4. At No. 2 doubles, Leah Winter and Amber Clark also got in a second-set battle before pulling out a 7-5 win for the straight-set victory.

Rachel Martin and Meridyth Sanders were also winners for JB (1-1, 1-1 MPC) at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively.

State College 5, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans had a tough go of it to start the season with a Mid Penn Commonwealth Division loss.

Caroline Hance and Cally Papoutsis put up a nice fight at No. 2 doubles, but were ultimately beaten 6-2, 6-2.


Trojans go 6-0: Chambersburg posted three of the top seven scores, including medalist Karsen Rush carding a 1-over par 73, to win a Mid Penn Colonial Division golf match at Greencastle Golf Club.

Shippensburg placed third behind Northern York for the second straight day and Waynesboro was fourth.

Rush notched birdies on Nos. 8, 4 and 5.

"I don't play (at Greencastle) regularly," Rush said. "I would say I haven't played my best for the first two tournaments, but I did have a good summer."

Trojan teammate Luke Ocker was third with a 75 and Grayson Hopple took seventh with an 83. Mary Kate Norcross (88) had the best score among the female players.

Chambersburg coach Mark Yost said, "We had a nice bounce-back day from Karsen and Luke, and overall we had a lot of improvement. Grayson's 83 was a nice round and Spencer Rajtik showed a lot of improvement with his 89."

The Greyhounds have already surpassed their win total of a year ago with a pair of third-place finishes. Tanner Greenawalt was eighth with an 84, followed by Dillon Labonte (86) and Jim Smith (87).

Other top local players were James Buchanan's Jacob Suder (tie 4th, 80) and John Williams of Greencastle-Antrim (6th, 82).