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Local roundup - Bricker misses Junior Amateur cut

July 23, 2003

CHEVY CHASE, Md. - Waynesboro's Chad Bricker missed the cut in the USGA Junior Amateur at Columbia Country Club on Tuesday after posting a second-round 77.

Along with his first-round 75, Bricker's 152 total missed qualifying for match play by one stroke.

Sun Hoon Kang, 16, of Korea was medalist with a 3-under par 137.

Area woman in eighth place


DANIELS, W.Va. - Karen Hacker Kinnett, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., shot an 8-over par 80 and was in eighth place after the first round of the West Virginia Women's Amateur at Glade Springs Resort.

Smothers scores ace


Richard Smothers, of Baltimore, carded a hole-in-one using a 7-iron on the 125-yard par-3 second hole at Black Rock.

Maurice Moody and Melvin Butcher played in Smother's group as he recorded his second ace.




LEGION BASEBALL



Mt. Airy 3, Funkstown 0


MT. AIRY, Md. - Steve Stonesifer hit a two-run home run and Mt. Airy defeated Funkstown on Tuesday.

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Funkstown falls to 25-13-1, 5-4 Western Maryland District second half.




YOUTH LEAGUES



Thomas Evans Tournament


Hancock 9, Clear Spring 5: Natasha Bard and Josh Wertz had two hits for Hancock. Sammy Mills had two hits, including a home run, while Cody Butt and John Cauffman had two hits for Clear Spring.

Maugansville 6, Hancock 5: Brent Bell and Corey Morgan homered and Joel Henry had two hits for Maugansville. Justin Burkstressor and Jack Zies homered for Hancock.

Hancock 1, Sharpsburg 0: Andrew Merica struck out six for Hancock. A.J. Jamison had two hits for Sharpsburg.

Valley White 9, Sharpsburg 8: Austin Stone led Valley with three hits, including a home run, while Ryan Karroll and Matt Sprecher each added two hits. Kyle Huntzberry had 13 strikeouts for Valley. Joel Daveler, Josh Grimm, Brendyn Brashears and Tyler Anders each had two hits for Sharpsburg.

Clear Spring 15, South Mountain 8: Nick Hill homered twice, Jared Brant had three hits and Ryan Aaron and Shawn Kreps had two hits for Clear Spring. James Merson had two hits for South Mountain.




ADULT LEAGUES



Hub City Softball


Jerry's Sports 18, Broad Axe 3: Sid Shupp, Jeff Beatty and Wade Elwood had four hits apiece, Scott Shupp and Rick Ricker had three hits each and Shupp and Todd Ricker both homered for Jerry's.

Jerry's Sports 13, Intimidator Trucking 7: Wade Elwood had four hits, Scott Ricker had three hits and Ricker, Scott Shupp and Rick Ricker all homered for Jerry's.

Hagerstown Church


Williamsport AOG 17, Nazarene 2: Luther Davis had four hits, including two homers, while Ryan Householder and Brian Lewis had three hits each for Williamsport.

Grace 19, New Life 15: Dave Odell, Kenny Shanholtz, Scott Castle and Matt Ott all had four hits for Grace. Steve Pryor homered for New Life.

Ringgold 10, Christ Lutheran 7: Ken Delaughter had six hits and Don Harless had four hits for Ringgold.

Five Forks 24, St. Joseph's 4: Gary Decker and Brad Livengood both had four hits, while Decker homered for Five Forks.

Hagerstown Seniors


AFL-CIO 8, O'Neill Physical Therapy 4: Sam Stewart had three hits, including a home run, and Ed Lough had a three-run homer.

RCI/Shooters defends title


Scott Ricker led RCI/Shooters to a 16-7 victory over MCI/Tony's Pizza to win its second straight Hagerstown Morning League tournament title.

RCI/Shooters went undefeated in the tournament.

Ricker was named the tournament's most valuable player for hitting .833 in the tournament. Dave Foltz hit .778 while Denny Talbert and Barry Petty each hit .667.




SOFTBALL



Pa. Xplosion reaches final eight


The Pa. Xplosion dropped a 5-1 decision to the Staten Island (N.Y.) Saints in the quarterfinal round in the adult division of ther Newville (Pa.) Tournament.

The Xplosion, an 18-under fast-pitch team, earned the fifth seed in the 12-team field.

The Xplosion advanced out of bracket play with a 2-2 tie with the Middletown (Pa.) Bombers, followed by victories over Pittsburgh Power (8-0) and Big Andy's Chaos. They knocked off Alive Again Taxidermy 10-1 in the elimination round.

The Xplosion outhit their oppostion, 45-27. Kelly Carpenter, of Waynesboro, Pa., led the team with six hits while Amanda McGhee (Hagerstown) and Kelli Bender (Chambersburg) had five hits and October Smith (Chambersburg) finished with four in the tournament.




BRIEFS



Teams needed for tournament


A men's slo-pitch tournament, opened to Class D and church teams, will be held at Leetown (W.Va.) Park on Saturday.

Entry fee is $150.

For information, contact Richard at 304-728-3906 or Randy at 304-728-8350.

Shepherd opens ticket drive


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd College has put season tickets for the 2003 season on sale.

The Rams host five games at Rams Stadium - Shippensburg (Sept. 6), East Stroudsburg (Sept. 20), W.Va. State (Homecoming, Oct. 11), West Liberty (Oct. 25) and WVU-Tech (Nov. 15).

Upper reserve season tickets are $75 and lower reserve are $50. General admission passes are $25. Prices will be slightly higher if purchased on-line.

Tickets are available at Shepherd's sports information office at 1-800-344-5231 Ext. 5228 or at www.shepherdbook.com.

Colwell chooses Hood


FREDERICK, Md. - Middletown's Pete Colwell became the eighth player to sign to play for Hood College in its inaugural season of men's basketball under former Thomas Johnson coach Tom Dickman.

The 5-foot-10 guard averaged 17.1 points and 3.8 assists per game as a senior while shooting 42 percent from the arc and nailing down 84 percent of his free throws.

"We are very happy to have Pete join our first recruiting class at Hood," said Dickman. "He had a great senior season at Middletown and will add quality guard play to our team."

Colwell led Middletown to the Monocacy Valley Athletic League title this past season and to the Maryland 2A West quarterfinals. He was named First Team All-MVAL and All-Tournament team in the Ron Engle Classic.

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