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H.S. Extra: Chambersburg field hockey finishing year strong

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With the season quickly winding down, the Chambersburg field hockey team is keeping its head held high with two major wins last week. That keeps the Lady Trojans in contention for a postseason berth with just over a week left to go in the regular season.

A pair of Mid Penn Commonwealth victories last week not only gave Chambersburg an emotional boost toward the end of a long season that has been plagued by injury, but it also helped the Trojans in the district rankings. As of Wednesday evening, Chambersburg was ranked 14th in Class 3A, with the top 10 making it to the playoffs.

Left on the docket are Carlisle, Mifflin County and Mechanicsburg. Unfortunately, Carlisle is the only remaining 3A school on the schedule, and is ranked much lower than Chambersburg, but the last three games of the season look to be winnable ones for the Trojans as they seem to be surging in the final games of the season.

But Chambersburg will need to rely on other teams ranked above them in the district if they hope to jump four spots before the cutoff on Oct. 19.

STREAKING: Although the McConnellsburg girls volleyball team's set streak was broken in a 3-1 win over Chestnut Ridge, the Lady Spartans remain undefeated, and uncontested in the Sideling Hill League and Inter-County Conference.

The James Buchanan girls volleyball team fell 3-0 to Gettysburg on Monday, breaking a four-game winning streak. Each of those four games were won 3-2, while five of the Rockets' last nine games have been won in five sets.

A 6-1 loss to Newport broke the Forbes Road field hockey team's six-game winning streak Monday.

The Greencastle-Antrim boys soccer team holds firm five-game winning streak, outscoring opponents 15-4 along the way. The Blue Devils also pulled off a non-league overtime victory over Cedar Cliff to keep the streak alive.

With the Sideling Hill League title on the line, the Everett boys soccer team broke McConnellsburg's eight-game winning streak Wednesday with a 1-0 victory.

ON THE CUSP: If the District 3 playoffs were to start today, Franklin County would have five teams moving on to the postseason, and Greencastle-Antrim would put three teams into the playoffs, with the boys soccer team (6th, 3A), field hockey team (14th, 2A) and the girls volleyball team (14th, 3A) all with favorable district rankings with just over a week left before the cutoff. The Chambersburg boys soccer team and girls volleyball team would also make it to the playoffs.

But four Franklin County teams are still battling for a last-minute spot in the postseason.

The Waynesboro boys soccer team is two places out of the Class 4A bracket, while the girls soccer team is three spots away. The James Buchanan girls volleyball team is teetering on a district berth as the No. 17 team in Class 3A, with the top 16 qualifying; while the Chambersburg field hockey team must move up four spots to make it to districts.