Roundup - Hagerstown set to host PONY East Zone tourney

August 01, 2003


The PONY League's East Zone tournament will start this evening with games at 6 and 8 p.m. at the Hagerstown PONY League field on Jefferson Blvd.

Chambersburg, Pa., the West Region champion, will take on Manhattan, N.Y., the North Region champion, at 6 p.m., while Hagerstown faces Smithfield, Va., the South Region champion, at 8 p.m.

The tournament will continue Saturday with games at 3, 5:30 and 8 p.m.

The top two teams will advance to the PONY World Series in Washington, Pa..

After the 3 p.m. game, the Pony organization will hold a ceremony to present a posthumous Hall of Fame award to Reno Powell, who passed away last August.

Powell's family would like to invite any of his former players to the award ceremony.

WildKats holding softball tryouts

The Keystone WildKats 14-and-under fast-pitch softball team will be holding tryouts for the 2004 season from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 10 and Aug. 24 and from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 23 at the Hamilton Heights softball field in Chambersburg, Pa.


For more information, contact Joel Preisler at 717-264-8400 or Steve Culbertson at 717-263-5575 or by e-mail at


Eckert takes Topless 40

Defending Xtreme Dirtcar Series champion Rick Eckert, of York, Pa., led every lap to win the Topless 40 for late models - and $4,000 - at the Hagerstown Speedway in a special Wednesday night show.

In other action, Kenny Dillon, of Hanover, Pa., found his way back to Victory Lane for the third time this season by winning the 20-lap eighth annual Jimmy Cornett Memorial for Ernie's Salvage Yard pure stocks.


Shepherd athletes honored

Shepherd College junior Mike Farrell, of the men's tennis team, and senior Mara Kafton, a Martinsburg High School graduate, of the softball team, were recently named the school's Male and Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year for the 2002-03 academic year.

Tyler Boswell, a Martinsburg grad, of the men's basketball team, and Josh Kline, a Middletown grad, of the football team, were among 14 other Shepherd College student-athletes who were recently honored as West Virginia Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Year Award Winners, for having maitained at least a 3.3 grade-point average while holding junior or senior academic status.

Area athletes headed to FCC

Four area baseball players have signed letters of intent to continue their careers at Frederick Community College.

They are: Keith Kellinger, a 2003 Boonsboro High School graduate and All-Washington County first-team first baseman; A.J. Freelove, a 2003 Waynesboro grad and Herald-Mail All-Area second-team pitcher; Trey Hockman, a 2003 Hedgesville grad and All-Apple Valley League outfielder; and Josh Runkles, a 2002 Hedgesville grad and All-Area honorable-mention utility player.

FCC went 29-7 last season and was ranked sixth in the final NJCAA Division II poll.


Alloway scores hole-in-one

Rich Alloway recorded a hole-in-one on the 75-yard seventh hole at Yingling's Golf Center using a pitching wedge. Sherry Martin witnessed the shot.


River City Classic

Valley 2, Federal 1: Luke Toms had the game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh inning, while Jack Schwartz had three hits and Aaron Schroyer and Ben Daniels combined to pitch a two-hitter for Valley. Chris Binford struck out 12 for Federal.

Halfway 13, Sharpsburg 0: Blake Miller pitched a three-hit shutout and Will Bown had two hits to lead Halfway. Pete Martin had two hits for Sharpsburg.

East Frederick 1, Hancock 0: Winning pitcher Nicholas Baker threw a three-hitter while striking out 13, and D.J. Taylor drove in Chris Yowell for the only run of the game for East Frederick. Hancock's Ryan Harper had nine strikeouts and gave up three hits in a losing effort.


Hub City Softball

Jerry's Sports 20, Intimidator Trucking 9: Scott Shupp went 5-for-5 with a home run, Scott Ricker had four hits, including a grand slam, and Steve Presgraves homered for Jerry's.

Halfway Morning Softball

South End Tavern 18, Barretts 12: Matt Moats had three hits, including a home run, Ronnie Wilson homered three times, Tony Butts and Greg Mills each had three hits and Brad Harvey had four hits, including a home run, for South End.

Barretts 27, South End Tavern 16: Brad Crawford had five hits, Tony Butts had three hits, including a grand slam, Mark Obitts and Matt Moats had three hits each and Greg Mills had three hits, including a home run, for South End.

Tri-State Fast-Pitch League

Clear Spring 15, Shooters 5: John Ardinger, Russ Martin and Josh Fiedler each had two hits, while Justin Saloom and Curtis Fiery each homered for Clear Spring. George Kreps had two hits for Shooters.

Hagerstown Area Church Softball

New Life 21, Grace 6: Steve Prior and Ryan Acre each had four hits for New Life, while Dave Benhert and Joe McPherson each had three hits. For Grace, Eric White, Roger Helman and Scott Castle each had three hits.

Virginia Avenue 17, Tri-State 16: Mike Shank had five hits, while Jason Gladhill and Willie Beard each had four hits for Virginia Avenue. Howard Metger had four hits for Tri-State, while Chuck Smith, Todd Streett and Mike Kelbaugh each had three hits.

St. James 16, Gateway 13: Lance Long and Eric Hahn each had four hits for St. James.

Bethel Assembly of God 21, St. Joseph's 19: Tony Guesford and Jesus Ramirez each went 5-for-6 for Bethel. Tony Giardelia and Ken Skives each went 4-for-4 for St. Joseph's.

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