By SHELDON SHEALER
Winning a high school soccer state title wasn't enough for Steve Ritchie and Clayton Llewellyn.
Following Williamsport's 2-1 victory over River Hill for the Class 1A boys' soccer state championship Saturday, Ritchie and Llewellyn left Millersville, Md., for Raleigh, N.C., to join their club team, the Hagerstown Scramblers, in the prestigious Raleigh Cup.
And once again, they came away champions.
The Scramblers defeated Summerville (S.C.) in the under-19 Gold Division championship game Sunday afternoon.
"This was definitely the best weekend of my life for soccer, for sports," said Ritchie, who scored the third and fourth goals in the Scramblers' 4-2 win. He also netted the game-winner against River Hill on Saturday.
Ritchie and Llewellyn left Maryland late Saturday afternoon, stopped for dinner and arrived in Raleigh around 1 a.m. The Scramblers played a semifinal game at 9 a.m., followed by the championship around noon. Ritchie and Llewellyn played in both, making it three soccer matches in 24 hours.