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Williamsport duo ousted (Local roundup)

May 23, 1998

* PREP TENNIS

BALTIMORE - The Williamsport doubles team of Abby Creek and Amy Spoonire lost Friday morning in the first round of the Maryland State Tennis Tournament, 6-4, 6-3 to the No. 4 seeded team from Montgomery Blair.

Creek and Spoonire took a 4-3 lead in the first set, then dropped eight straight games to fall behind 0-5 in the second. The Wildcat duo reeled off three straight games before losing the match.

"They just couldn't come up with the crucial points," Williamsport head coach Charlotte Trout said. "But they were really competitive, and I don't think they are too disappointed."

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Creek, a senior, and Spoonire, a junior, finished the season 7-2 after teaming up at the end of the season to win the Washington County championship and take second in the District One tournament.

* COLLEGE TRACK

Hunt joins teammate at SLU

Andre Hunt, Hagerstown Junior College's record-setting jump specialist, has signed a full scholarship to compete for Southeastern Louisiana Univiersity in track and field next spring.

Hunt became the second HJC athlete to sign with the Division I school located in Hammond, La. Duriel Mason announced his decision to attend Southeastern Louisiana on Monday.

Hunt chose SLU over Georgia, Marshall and Eastern Kentucky. Tom Douple, HJC's first-ever track all-American, is the athletic director at Southeastern Louisana.

The Lynchburg, Va., native earned All-American status in 1997 in the triple jump during the national indoor meet. He set an HJC record of 49 feet, 4 3/4 inches, the longest indoor or outdoor jump in school history. He broke his own record with the leap, but his earlier jump of 49-3 broke a 20-year-old record.

* YOUTH, ADULT LEAGUES

Halfway Senior League

Elks 18, Minnick's 5: Travis Dunahugh had four hits to lead Elks. Derrick McAllister had three hits and Adam Wray, John Duff and Adam McAllister had two hits for Elks.

Clear Spring Minor League

Cubs 10, Yankees 5: Jordan Weaver, Chipper Mellott, Josh Bishop and John Caufman had two hits for the Cubs. Brian Doyle had two hits for the Yankees.

Conococheague Little League

Lions 11, Taylor Trucking 3: Drew Kidd and Ben Jordan combined on a one-hitter and Jordan had two hits for Lions. Kenny Singhas had three hits, including a homer for Lions.

Washington Co. Girls Softball

Rugrats 10, Smithsburg 5: Adrienne Kesecker struck out 18 to lead Rugrats. Smithsburg's Elissa Reed had two hits and two RBIs.

National Little League

Pangborn 9, Blue & Gray 8: Adam Hockensmith went 3-for-3, Ryan Harmon homered and Brandon Blahut had two hits for Pangborn. Matt Cronise had three hits and Justin Marshall had a three-run homer for Blue & Gray.

Elks 19, Longmeadow Exxon 6: David Siebert had three hits, including a home run, and Jeff Franklin had two hits for Elks. Wayne Young had two doubles for Exxon.

American Legion

Funkstown 5, Dallastown (Pa.) 1: Mike Squibb struck out seven and only allowed one hit in five innings of work to lead Funkstown. Zane Bishard had two of Dallastown's three hits.

Blue Ridge Adult League

Hagerstown Braves 11, Smithsburg Yankees 6: Danny Summer had three hits and Dan Cunningham had three RBIs for the Hagerstown Braves to improve their record to 5-0.

Brad Elwood had two RBIs and Nate Reeser scored three runs, while Mike Whiteman (1-0) had eight strikeouts for the Braves. Chris Black had two hits for Smithsburg (2-2).

West End Minor League

Callas 7, St. Lawrence 3: Corey Walzl had two hits and Dustin Calandrelle hit an inside-the-park home run for Callas. Dennis Zimmerman was 3-for-4 and Justin Martin hit an inside-the-park home run for St. Lawrence.

Clear Spring Little League

Blue Jays 7, Yankees 3: Cody Hartle threw 16 strikeouts and Travis Divelbiss and Phil Saloom had a pair of hits each for the Blue Jays.

Maugansville Little League

Brewers 3-6, Ruritan 2-3: Zeb Jacobs and Brian Barnhart combined to pitch a one-hitter with 19 strikeouts and Zachary Light had two hits for Brewers and Ben Ziegler homered for Ruritan in game one. Zeb Jacobs pitched a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts for Brewers in game two.

West End Little League

Coca-Cola 16, Elks 8: Jared Barnhart had three hits and Brock Randall and J.C. McElroy had two hits each for Coca-Cola. Chris Grove had three hits, Mike Petty and Jeff Short had two hits and Petty homered for Elks.

Valley Little League

SMRG 12, FOP 2: Drew Crawford had three hits and Matt Morin, Nick Shifler and Josh Tracey had two hits for SMRG. Tracey and Crawford combined to pitch a one-hitter and Tracey also homered for the winners.

Federal Little League

Lions 13, American Legion 9: Brent Tomms had three hits, including a home run, and Zack Lynn and Randy Stout had two hits each for Lions. Dustin Mizah had three hits and Tim Evans and Peter Sanicola had two hits for American Legion.

South Mountain Little League

Nationwide 10, Lions 7: Jared Mann pitched a three-hitter with 13 strikeouts and Robert Bowman, Chris Cannon and Cory Robinson had three hits for Nationwide. Will Strahl hit a home run for Lions.

Hagerstown Pony League

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