Roundup - Jefferson beats Martinsburg in sectional

May 23, 2003


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Winning pitcher Juwaan Holmes struck out 13, walked five and had three hits and an RBI for Jefferson as the Cougars eliminated Martinsburg 6-0 Thursday night to win the Region 1, Section 4 championship.

Justin Dailey, Steve Kozak, Dave Pugh, and Terry Mumaw each added two hits for Jefferson (28-8), which won its eighth consective sectional championship and 20th in school history.

Martinsburg ends its season with a 16-14 record.

Mercersburg 9, Malvern 6

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Alex Laddbush belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Mercersburg its first lead, and the Blue Storm held on for a quarterfinal victory in the Pennsylvania Private Schools Tournament.

Morgan Flowers followed Ladd-bush's homer with a solo shot of his own to extend the Mercersburg lead. Eric Wilkins pitched a complete game for the win.


The Blue Storm (13-6) will travel to Perkasie, Pa. to take on Germantown Academy in the semifinals.


McConnellsburg 9 Windber 0

WINDBER, Pa. - Darcy Everetts threw a complete-game shutout, scattering four hits and fanning eight, to lead McConnellsburg past Windber in the first round of the District 5 playoffs.

Amber Skiles, Janine Rasp and Krystle Howell had two hits each for the Spartans (12-8). Skiles also drove in three runs.

McConnellsburg moves on to play Everett in the district semifinals Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Bedford.


HCC's Griffee shoots 76 at NJCAA Championships

GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Hagerstown Community College golfer Mike Griffee shot a 76 in the second round of the NJCAA National Championship at Palm Valley Golf Club.

Griffee's two-day total of 157 leaves him in the middle of the pack heading into today's third round.


Grier qualifies for U.S. Amateur Public Links

CLIFTON, Va. - Ashley Grier, a Smithsburg graduate and Jacksonville University freshman, shot a 3-over 75 Thursday at Twin Lakes Golf Club to qualify for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, to be played in Palm Coast, Fla. on June 17-22.


Shepherd trio honored

Three Shepherd College seniors were selected by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as 2003 NSCA All-American Athletes.

Quarterback Joel Gordon and offensive lineman Chris Mstowski were selected from the football team, and forward/center Brianne Hamilton was selected from the women's basketball team.

Gordon and Mstowski are first-time honorees while Hamilton received honors for the second straight year.

Rams' hoops add four

Shepherd College men's basketball coach Ken Tyler announced the signing of four recruits to play basketball for the Rams next year, including Hedgesville graduate Brady Catlett.

The 6-foot-4 guard/forward played two years of Division I basketball with the University of New Hampshire.

"We are very excited that Brady has agreed to join our program," said Tyler. "He was a great player at Hedgesville, and we are glad to have a local player of his caliber on the team."

Esosa Imoisili (Howard CC/Henderson State), Jaakko Koivula (Bellarmine University) and Will Maynard (Catonsville CC) are the others who have signed with the Rams.

Tressler commits to Hood

Southern Garrett forward Dennis Tressler has committed to the Hood College men's basketball team. Tressler will join new coach Tom Dickman in the Blazers' first season.

Tressler, 6-foot-4, led the Rams to a 39-9 record over the past two seasons, while helping the Rams advance to the 1A West finals against South Hagerstown both seasons. He averaged 21 points and nine rebounds per game his senior season, shooting 57 percent from the floor.

Hood honors Lertora, Kolb

Walkersville graduate Shannon Lertora received The Dean's Award, given to "the student-athlete who embodies all of the desirable characteristics of a good teammate and friend," from Hood College.

Lertora, a senior, played volleyball for four seasons and earned the team's Unsung Hero and Coach's awards.

Lertora graduated in May with a degree in psychology and a minor in public relations.

Also, Melissa Kolb - another Walkersville grad - was named MVP of the women's basketball team.

Bench press championship

The 22nd annual Maryland State High School Boys Bench Press Championship will be held June 7 at Bowling Brook Preparatory School in Carroll County from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

You must be a current public or private high school male student to enter the competition. Entry forms may be downloaded from at the Current Events Link.

For information, contact Marylou Pechart or Mike Sunday at 1-410-775-7881.

YMCA flag football

The Waynesboro Area YMCA will be hosting an Adult Flag Football League this summer. The 4-on-4 league will play on Sundays after 1 p.m.

The league will begin on June 22 and end August 10. The maximum number of players per team is eight and minimum age to play is 18.

The league will be played in round-robin format on a 60-yard field at the YMCA.

Teams are required to find a $100 team sponsor.

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