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F-F Highlights: Franklin Co. fares well at Pan-Ram invite

Franklin County had a great day at the Pan-Ram track & field invitational with 15 area athletes coming home with top-three finishes.

The Chambersburg girls team had an excellent showing thanks to its distance runners and top performances in the field events. After a recount, it was determined that the Trojans won the girls team title with 67 points, beating 26 other teams.

Chambersburg's Jocelyn Kibbe won the girls pole vault, clearing 10-0. Reagan Winebrenner won the discus (116-09) and was second to Greencastle-Antrim's Jenay Faulkner (40-10.25) in the shot put.

Chambersburg's Cadie Kiser won the 3,200 in 11:55.15, followed by teammate Livvy Sommers in third (12:15.31). Abby Yourkavitch placed second (5:06.81) in the girls 1,600 behind Greencastle's Taryn Parks (5:03.27). And McConnellsburg's McKenzie Gelvin placed second and third in the 800 (2:24.86) and 400 (1:00.59), respectively.

On the boys side, Greencastle's Campbell Parker broke a Pan-Ram meet record in the discus with a winning throw of 175-02. Chambersburg's Kelton Chastulik was third in the discus with a throw of 152-08, and won the shot put with a heave of 57-04.

Parker placed second in the shot (53-01.5) while Chambersburg's Myles Braxton placed third (51-01.25). Nate Reed took third in the long jump for the boys with a jump of 20-0.75.

Streaking: The Waynesboro softball team is playing full throttle, claiming its fifth straight win in a 14-11 non-league win over Northern York.

The Maidens racked up 14 hits, including a four-RBI performance from Jenna Powell, who had two doubles on the day. Chelsea Cover went 3-for-4 while Drew Alldredge came off the bench and had two hits and two RBIs, and Alexis Rosenberry delivered a bases-loaded triple late in the game.

"Our offense continues to overpower teams, and we are running the bases real well," Waynesboro coach Aaron Burke said. "Northern gave us a great game, but once we put some traffic on the bases late, it was enough."

Top performers


  • Mercersburg's Jayvien Sandridge brought in the game-winning run with a walkoff single in the bottom of the seventh inning to close out a twinbill with Blair Academy. The Blue Storm won 6-1 and 6-5, respectively. 
  • In his first game back after taking a line drive to the shin on opening day, Waynesboro's Kyle Hoffman had three hits in a 7-1 win over Northern York.


  • Brooke Harris and Makayla O'Donel each hit home runs in Fannett-Metal's 13-2 non-league victory over St. James. O'Donel hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to end the game.

  • Shippensburg's Courtney Coy went 4-for-5 in the Lady Hounds' 15-0 win over Palmyra, including a two-run home run in the first inning. Morgan Fetter was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, while Amber Orndorff, Sami Barmont and Rachel Kline had a pair of RBIs. 

Track & field

  • Fannett-Metal's Lizzi Peppernick placed third in the girls discus (98-07) and shot put (35-04) at the Bedford Giant Eagle Invitational.

Pan-Ram Invitational

  • Greencastle's Jacob Hockman placed fourth in the boys discus with a throw of 143-05.
  • Shippensburg's Carter Van Scyoc claimed sixth in the boys javelin (149-01), followed by Chambersburg's Nate Reed in seventh (146-01).
  • Cody Gustafson of Shippensburg placed fourth in the boys triple jump with a leap of 41-08.5, while his teammate Chase Diehl placed fifth in the pole vault, clearing 12-00.
  • Chambersburg's Quintan Barbour placed fifth in the boys 400 in 52.93. His teammate Trayton Barnette placed fourth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.30. 
  • Greencastle's Lauren Hirneisen placed sixth in the girls 1600 race in 5:23.22. Chambersburg's Kaylee Mowery followed in ninth with a time of 5:29.28.


James Buchanan (3-1) 2, McConnellsburg (2-2) 0
Waynesboro (4-2) 7, Northern York 1
Mercersburg Academy (8-7) 8-6, Blair Academy 1-5

Shippensburg 15, Palmyra 0, 5 innings
Waynesboro 14, Northern York 11
Fannett-Metal (5-1) 13, St. James 2, 6 innings
Forbes Road at St.Maria Goretti, DH, 12 p.m.
Mercersburg Academy at Blair Academy, DH, 1 p.m.


Blair 7, Mercersburg Academy (0-4) 0