Goretti wins, earns No. 2 seed in BCL-Sunday roundup

February 18, 2002

Goretti wins, earns No. 2 seed in BCL-Sunday roundup


BALTIMORE - St. Maria Goretti defeated St. Frances 56-48 Sunday and also earned the second-seed in the Baltimore Clatholic League as well.

St. Maria Goretti (21-9) will play Cardinal Gibbons at 7 p.m. Friday at Goucher College in Baltimore in the first round.

Matt Tanner had 19 points, Derrick Davis had 15 points and Matt Spierenburg had 12 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots for Goretti on Sunday.


Tanner 19, Spierenburg 12, Davis 15, Breslin 2, Hudson 6, Adenhart 2. Totals 21 9-14 56


Walker 17, Ross 6, Harris 15, Chase 6, Scroggins 4. Totals 21 4-5 48


St. Frances8171310-48

Three-point goals - Goretti 5 (Tanner 2, Davis 3), St. Francis 2 (Walker, Harris). Fouled out - Ross.


Berkeley Springs qualifies 11

BRAXTON, W.Va. - Brandon Clark (119 pounds), Frank Gregg (140), Jamie Moore (160) and Josh Clark (189) reach won Class AA/A Region II titles Saturday at Braxton County High School as Berkeley Springs finished second in the team standings and qualified 11 wrestlers into next weekend's state tournament at the Civic Center in Huntington.

Berkeley Springs had 203 points as host-Braxton County won with 226.5 points in the eight-team event.

Also for Berkeley Springs, Chris Moore (135) and Matt Mason (152) took seconds, Rick Kump (103), Brian McCann (112), Eli Parsell (171) and Donnie Stotler (215) finished third, and Kenny Michael (125) finished fourth.

Brandon Clark (45-7) defeated Frankfort's Cody Shirey in their final. Gregg (38-10) defeated Granfort's Neal Wright in their final. Jamie Moore (33-9) downed Grafton's Isaasc Blair in their final and Josh Clark (46-3) defeated Franfort's Dustin Bosley in their final.

Three Cougars, two Eagles win

FAIRMONT, W.Va. - Jefferson's Steven Reynolds (125), Chantz Griffith (135) and Codie Gustines (140) each won Class AAA Region II titles Saturday at Fairmont.

Jefferson finished third in the team standings while Hedgesville was fourth and Martinsburg was fifth. Musselman was eighth.

Hedgesville had two champions - Kevin Ballam (112) and Danny Lord (145).

Musselman's Jeff Clark (103) and Martinsburg's Justin Kessler (145) were second. Lord (47-2) defeated Kessler 5-2 in their final.

Waynesboro crowns two

Waynesboro's Nathan Geesaman (119) and Jeb Keller (275) won District 3 Class AAA Section 4 titles Saturday.

Geesaman (28-3) pinned in his semifinal and then wona decison in his final. Keller (28-5) also won by decision in his final.

Waynesboro's Brian Lisko (125) and Nick Sanders (140) took thirds and Eric Kelley (130) finished fourth.

Lisko (26-9) lost in the semifinals to the eventual champion. Sanders (17-5) was winning his semifinal with 30 seconds left 2-1 but was whistled for stalling twice, the last coming with 5 seconds left, to tie the bout and then lost in overtime. Both came back to win their consolation bouts.

Kelley (14-14) lost his semifinal bout and then lost in the third-place consolation. The top four wrestlers in each weight clas advance to the District 3 tournament next Friday and Saturday at Wilson High School.

Chambersburg's Bryan Crist finished fourth at 275 in the District 3 Class AAA Section 1 tournament on Saturday at Mechaninsburg. Crist (18-10) reached the semifinals before losing to unbeaten Tyler Rees of Northern, who ended up winning the tournament.

James Buchanan's Erik Corl (17-12) finished fourth at 171 in the District 3 Class AA Section 1 tournament at Delone Catholic. Corl reached the semifinals before losing to unbeaten Corey Jacoby of Delone Catholic, who won the tournament.

Corl's teammate, Chad Whitmer (14-10) at 125, also lost in the semifinal round and then lost in the second round of consolations.

Greencastle-Antrim's Justin Mason (23-8) reached the semifinals at 145 and then lost in the second round of consolations.


Mercersburg falls

Mercersburg Academy's girls team went 0-3 in the Mid Atlantic Squash Tournament in Middletown, Delaware. Mercersburg lost to Bryn Mawr, 5-0 and St. Andrews, 5-0 in the lost to Madeira, 3-2. In the third match, Gabbie Joffie won at No. 4 and Soo Young Lee won at No. 5.

Mercersburg's boys team went 0-2 in Mid Atlantic Squash Tournament at Episcopal in Alexandria, Va. Mercersburg lost to the Potomoca School, 5-0, and lost to lost Episcopal, 4-1. Ian Thompson at No. 1 won, 3-2.


Ex-HCC athletes excel

Mount St. Mary's Keri McCarty, a 1999 graduate of North Hagerstown and a former runner for Hagerstown Community College, won the women's mile of the Northeast Conference track and field event on Saturday.

McCarty finished with a time of 5 minutes, 8.29 seconds. She also anchored Mount's distance relay team, which finished second with a time of 12:21.89. McCarty ran her 1,600 meters in 5:12.5.

Monmouth University's Justin Ward, a former runner at HCC, finished fifth in the men's mile with a time of 4:17.82 and anchored Monmouth's winning distance medley team with a time of 4:20.3 in his 1,600 meters. Monmouth distance relay team qualified for the IC4A meet in two weeks.

Vikram Gowda, a former HCc athlete, finished eighth in the shot put with a throw of 47 feet, 7 1/4 inches.

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