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Roundup - St. John's-PH boys join MIAA

May 22, 2003

PREP SPORTS



FREDERICK, Md. - The St. John's at Prospect Hall boys sports program was recently accepted into the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association - Baltimore's private-school league.

"We've been trying for five years to get in," said St. John's-PH athletic director and boys basketball coach Bruce Kelley. "They had mileage restrictions - 15 miles from the Baltimore beltway - but at their meeting Monday, they waved the restriction. They were interested in the idea of expansion."

The Vikings girls compete in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland. Now, their boys will finally have a league to call home.

"It's a great day for our sports program. On the boys' side, we've never had a league," said Kelley. "We've never had the opportunity to play for a postseason championship. It gives our boys something to play for.

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"The beautiful thing about it is there are 29 teams and there are A, B and C levels for each sport, and you can choose which level is most appropriate for your team with each sport."

Kelley said the basketball team will compete at the A level, football, coming off its first season as a varsity sport, will compete at C and everything else will be B. Lacrosse is still undecided.




COLLEGE BASEBALL



Ship's Dangler honored


SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Shippensburg University junior Andy Dangler, a Chambersburg High grad, was named to the Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association NCAA Division II All-North Atlantic Team as a second-team member.

Dangler led the Red Raiders with a .361 batting average and a team-high 69 hits. He had five home runs, 38 RBI, 34 runs and led the PSAC Eastern Division in doubles with 17.

Shippensburg (31-22) won the PSAC championship and finished second in the North Atlantic Region Tournament.




BLUE RIDGE BASEBALL



Hagerstown 6, Greencastle 3


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Dan Cunningham hit a grand slam and had five RBI to lead the Hagerstown Braves over the Greencastle Athletics.

P.J. Hiser had two hits and Nathan Butts struck out five in two innings to record his first save of the season for the Braves (4-0).




YOUTH LEAGUES



Wash. Co. Girls Softball League


Debbie's Soft Serve 13, IAFF Local 1605 5: Logan Bachtell had three hits, while Dani Hudson and Ali Forrest each had two for Debbie's in the Elementary Division. Allison Herr and Stephanie Schubel each had two hits for IAFF.

Ernst Market 24, Accent Imaging 3: Courtney Smith had three hits with Maggie Wolford, Leslie Morgan, Carley Snyder, Kelsey Hovermale and Lindsay Mizell each had two hits for Ernst Market.

Capitol Builders 12, Dynamark 1: Emily Huff had three hits with a home run, and Devin Gaither and Kari Smith each had two hits for Capitol. Kelly Beard and Emily Huff combined to allow five hits in seven innings.

Maryland Troopers Assoc. 15, Antietam Title & Escrow 7: Kelsey Capezuto and Hannah Leizear each had two hits, while Amber Forrest had three hits and Demara McDonough stuck out 11 for Troopers.

Halfway Little League


Hoffman Auto 4, Gehr 1: Andrew Duff pitched a three-hitter while Aaron Stotelmyer had two hits for Hoffman. Kyle Stone struck out 15 for Gehr.

Clear Spring Little League


Yankees 9, Orioles 8

West End Little League


Coca Cola 10, VFW 6: Sean Koontz and Preston Smith each had two hits for Coke. Becky Smith and Dustin Rowland each had three hits for VFW.

West End Minor League


Western Enterprise 9, Heiser's Concrete 8: Eric Martell had two hits for Western Enterprise. Paul Bigler had three hits for Heiser's, while Matt Stambaugh and Eddie Howlett each added two hits.

Sharpsburg Little League


Builders Assistants 18, Lions Club 8: Seth Poffenberger had four hits, Joey Waters had three hits and Jeff Remsburg had two doubles for Builders Assistants. For Lions Club, Rodney Flora had two hits.

Smithsburg Cal Ripken League


Lions Club 16, Homestyle 5: Tyler Burgen had three hits, including a grand slam, for Lions Club, while Shane Combs and Dan Gillen each added two hits. Sam Yonker and Ben Glacken each had two hits for Homestyle.

National Little League


Crampton 21, FOP 8: For Crampton, R.J. Roby had four hits and Brandon Knight had two. Nick Gross and Ashton Klinger had two hits each for FOP.

National Minor League


Funkstown Legion 9, Antietam Fire Co. 2: Jordan Dickens and Scott Bennett each had four hits, Bren Startzman had three hits and Ryan Abbott and Aaron Weisner each had two hits for Funkstown. Aaron Roby and Brandyn Tosten each had three hits for Antietam.

South Mountain Little League


Lions 7, Pete's Barber Shop 0: Chaney Lum and Tyler Thompson combined for a one-hit shutout for Lions, while Thompson and Kenny Frey each had two hits.

Conococheague Little League


Wolfe's 15, Taylor Trucking 11: Dan Hayes had three hits, Cody Schwartz had three hits and Wesley Everett had two hits for Wolfe's. Kemper Baker and Tevis Palmer both had two hits for Taylor Trucking.

Conococheague Minor League


Yankees 11, Neikirk's 10: Brandon Draper had two hits for Neikirk's.

Conococheague Junior League


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