Local roundup - Martinsburg's Sowers wins W.Va. top player

September 10, 2002

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Martinsburg's Nate Sowers did just about everything right against Greenbrier East to earn honors Monday as The Associated Press West Virginia state high school player of the week.

The sophomore completed 17 of 25 passes for 219 yards and six touchdowns in the 53-7 victory. He also ran for two scores.

On defense, Sowers had a 20-yard interception return and recovered a fumble. He also had a 28-yard punt return.

"You don't see too many throw six touchdown passes. That's pretty amazing," said Martinsburg coach Dave Walker.

"He's beyond his age. He's really composed and makes good decisions, and he's getting better each week. It will be hard to play any better than what he did Friday night."

Sowers' TD tosses covered 37, 5, 15, 16, 33 and 15 yards. Both of his scoring runs were from 2 yards .


Sowers wasn't the only standout in the game. Martinsburg's Brandon Barrett had three interceptions and he caught seven passes for 62 yards and three scores.

"Things just happened to click for us," Walker said. "They understand that doesn't happen every week."


Greencastle 2, Scotland 0

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Kathy Kershner had 13 service points, including six aces, 25 assists and five kills, while Serena Sheeder had nine service points, including a ace, as Greencastle (3-1, 3-0) defeated Scotland, 15-5, 15-4.

JB 2, Southern Fulton 1

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Ashley Helfrick had 40 digs and 9 kills to lead James Buchanan over Southern Fulton, 12-15, 15-5, 15-5. Jess Stough had 12 service points, Abby Stoner had four blocks and Lindsay Crider had 25 kill assists for James Buchanan (3-0). Kaylie Mellott had eight kills, six digs and three blocks, while Loni Layton had four kills, four blocks, and six digs and Cajun Woodal scored seven service points for Southern Fulton (1-2).


Mercersburg 1, St. James 0

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Matt Diller scored from 20 yards out into the upper left of the goal off a Ben Lampert assist as Mercersburg Academy won its opener. Andrew Rohman made six saves for the shutout.


North 2, Frederick 1

FREDERICK, Md. - Michelle Fickes scored twice while North outshot Frederick, 19-8. Alexa Suiter had eight saves for North. Ashley DeCapua scored while Amber Campbell made 16 saves for Frederick (0-2).

Smithsburg 2, Catoctin 1

CATOCTIN, Md. - Stephanie Smith scored a goal in the first half to tie the game, then later scored in the overtime to win the game for Smithsburg (2-1, 1-0). Lisa Belella had 18 saves in the victory. Lindsey Gladhill scored the only goal for Catoctin (1-1, 0-1).

Walkersville 1, FSK 0

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Cara Dudiak scored the game's only goal, assisted by Stephanie Byrns as Walkersville won its first game of the season. Anna Lebo had four saves and had the shutout for Walkersville. Hallie Rowe had 12 saves for FSK.


Smithsburg 169, North 176, Clear Spring 236

at Beaver Creek, par 36

Smithburg - Seiji Rirai 38, Steve Young 40, Brandon Sheaffer 45, Clarke Grumbine 46

North - Mike Wade 42, Jimmy Conners 44, Trevor Hullinger 45, Steve Stellard 45

Clear Spring - Alex Tyler 54

Notes: Smithsburg improves to 9-1.


Rams' Gordon, Winning honored

PRINCETON, W.Va. - Shepherd College quarterback Joel Gordon was named the WVIAC offensive player of the week and teammate linebacker Dan Winning was named the WVIAC defensive player of the week.

Gordon completed 16 of 27 passes for 260 yards and a touchdown in No. 20 Shepherd's 17-10 over Shippensburg on Saturday.

Winning made nine tackles and three pass defelctions against Shippensburg.


Shepherd's Ritchie honored

PRINCETON, W.Va. - Shepherd College freshman Jamie Ritchie is the WVIAC player of the week. The forward had three goals and two assists in two Ram wins last week.


Shepherd's Pirisino honored

PRINCETON, W.Va. - Shepherd College's Kim Pirisino is the WVIAC player of the week. Pirisino paced Shepherd to a three-game sweep of Division III powerhouse Gettysburg on Wednesday.

The senior outside hitter had a dozen kills and a .360 hitting percentage as Shepherd improved to 4-2 on the season. She also added 10 digs and seven total blocks.


Jan Pro/Charm City Sports 29, Gold's Gym 0: Corey Russ had two touchdowns, while Travis Stoner and Mel Keyes had a touchdown each for Jan Pro. Will Jenkins had an interception and Donnie Brown had two sacks for Gold's Gym.

Century Nite Club 24, Mack Truck 8: Travis Baegent threw three touchdown passes and Travis Titus had six sacks for Century. Jessie Williams had a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for Mack Truck.

Crazy Horse/Bridges Drywall/ Coors Light 34, Firestorm 18: G.E. Ingram threw four touchdown passes and Doug Grieneisen and Tony Allen each had intercepions for Crazy Horse. Allen returned his interception for a touchdown. Rich Keel scored three touchdowns for Firestorm.


Black Rock to host juniors

Ninety of North America's best junior golfers will compete in an American Junior Golf Association tournament on Sept. 20-22 at Black Rock Golf Course.

Players from ages 13-18, representing 15 states, - including California, South Carolina, Minnesota and Michigan - the District of Columbia and Canada will play in t the Ashworth Postseason Junior at Hagerstown.

The 36-hole tournament is one of a series of postseason tournaments developed by the AJGA as an avenue for players to perform at the national level and gain exposure for college golf scholarships.

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