H.S. Highlights: F-M softball dominates Spartans
Fannett-Metal had two big innings to push past McConnellsburg in a Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference game Monday.
Scoring five runs in the second inning and six in the seventh was more than enough for Fannett-Metal to claim a Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference victory over McConnellsburg.
The Tigers claimed an 18-4 victory.
“This is a big three-game weeks for us,” F-M coach Michael DeAngelo said. “It was nice to get it off on the right foot and build some momentum.”
Four different players finished with multiple hits for the Tigers (6-4, 4-4 SHL, 4-3 ICC), who racked up 14 on the day.
Morgan Ritchey finished with three hits, four RBIs and four runs scored; following closely behind was Emily Metcalfe with three hits, three RBIs and four runs. Kassie Holtry drove in four runs on two hits, and Makayla O’Donel also had two hits and scored twice.
For McConnellsburg (2-8, 1-7 SHL, 1-6 ICC), Justice Seville drove in a pair of runs, while Tara Cutshall and Carly Swope also had RBI singles. Madison Koontz and Seville each had two hits.
STREAK HALTED: The Chambersburg tennis team had opened the season with two wins, but had dropped seven decisions in a row … until Monday, that is.
The Trojans (3-7) put it all together in a 5-0 non-league victory over Red Land.
“Even though the scores haven’t shown it, everybody has been playing pretty well and moving in the right direction,” Chambersburg coach Brad Hill said. “We’ve seen some good development.”
The three singles matches went the Trojans’ way in two sets - Jay Padalia at No. 1 won 6-1, 6-3, Naushair Hussain took a 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 2 and Andrew Mooney won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3.
In doubles, it took three sets to win both matches. Aaron and Danny Muldowney took a 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 decision at No. 1, followed by Josh Muldowney and Ben Grove winning 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.
Hill said, “The doubles teams started off strong, then Red Land came back strong, but we held it together to win them both. It can be tough when you expect to win the second and don’t, but both teams rallied.”
BIG IMPROVEMENT: A year ago, South Western trounced Chambersburg 18-2 in girls lacrosse. This year, on Monday at Trojan Stadium, the Mustangs won again, but this time it was only an 11-8 verdict.
“The girls played an excellent game; I could not have asked for any more from my players,” Chambersburg coach Katie Feairheller said. “They worked hard and moved the ball well, and the midfield and attack really came together to get the ball down the field.”
Avery Rife notched five goals for the Trojans (1-6), and Kendyl Stewart, Kaylea Garman and Hannah Raines each had one. Liza Ernst had an assist and seven draw controls and Rachel Dusman caused three turnovers.
“South Western had five yellow cards and we were unable to capitalize in the man-up situations,” Feairheller said. “Avery did a great job moving the ball and creating openings, and (goalie) Micaela Champion is really getting comfortable in the net and on clears. We are definitely growing as a program.”
Gettysburg 7, James Buchanan 1: The Warriors got four runs in the top of the fourth and JB’s only answer was a run in the bottom of the same inning. For the Rockets (3-3), who have dropped three straight, Dylan Sanders was 2-for-2 with a double and a triple.
Forbes Road 6, Northern Bedford 0: Brycen Hohman fired a five-hit shutout for the Cardinals (5-3, 5-2 SHL/ICC), with four strikeouts and a pair of walks. Aaron Schepis clubbed the first pitch of the game for a triple to get Forbes Road started. Schepis and Matt Brown each had two hits.
Cardinals coach Randy Gelvin said, “Hohman pitched a gem and our defense had only one error today. The hitting was good, the defense was good and the pitching was excellent - definitely one of the best games we’ve played.”
Broadfording 17, Shalom Christian 7: A seven-run second inning was the downfall for the Flames (4-5, 3-3 MDCC). Colby Maun was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs for Shalom, while Nate McKee was 2-for-2 and Mikey White 2-for-4.
Grace Academy 15, Cumb. Valley Christian 1: The Blazers (2-5 (2-4 MDCC) led 1-0 after an inning, but the Knights got three in the second, then five more in the third. Jackson Park hit a double for CV Christian.
Northern Bedford 14, Forbes Road 4: A six-run bottom of the first inning was the key for the Panthers in a win over the Cardinals (2-6, 2-6 SHL, 2-5 ICC). Olivia Hall, Courtney Schoen and Mara Broadwater each had a pair of hits for Forbes Road.
South Western 19, Chambersburg 2: The Trojans (1-7) found themselves down 13-1 by halftime against the Mustangs, who got six goals from Carson Perry. Chambersburg’s goals were tallied by Cedric Adams and Mason Fisher.
Middletown 3, James Buchanan 2: The Rockets lost for the third time to a team it had previously beaten - JB (11-3, 6-3 MPC) beat the Blue Raiders 5-0 earlier - and dropped its third match of the last five. The Rockets’ winners were Isaac Shenton at No. 2 singles and Luke Leidy and Noah Shank at No. 2 doubles.
Grace Academy 1, Cumb. Valley Christian 1: Tori Stouffer scored in the first half for the Blazers (2-4-1, 1-4-1 MDCC), assisted by Bri Miley, and Maddie Keck made 11 saves in goal to keep her team in it.
“Some girls played a lot more than normal on the first hot day of the spring,” CVC coach Paul Lundy said, “but I am pleased with how we played. We’re just a mistake here or there from being a really solid squad.”
Shalom Christian 8, Broadfording 0: The Flames, who did not allow a shot to be taken by the Lions, improved to 6-1 with the victory. Brooke Emge scored twice and had an assist to lead Shalom, while Sadie Bland, Lexy Poe, Anna Minn, Kylie Eby, Violetta Ebersole and Sarah Nauman also notched goals.
Over the weekend, the Flames took third at the Shenandoah Valley Tournament, beating Calvary Christian 4-0, and falling 4-0 to the host team and 2-0 to the Beach Breakers of Virginia Beach.