Area Roundup - Mercersburg grad Pelle signs with Lakers

August 20, 2003


Mercersburg Academy graduate Stephane Pelle signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.

Pelle graduated from Mercersburg in 1999, where he was a Herald-Mail All-Area selection and a fourth-team Parade All-American selection.

Pelle went on to star at University of Colorado, where he graduated this year.


Schultz makes cut

Black Rock professional Dirk Schultz made the cut of 60 golfers that qualified for today's final round of the Mid-Atlantic CPC Section tournament at Maryland National and Musket Ridge.

Schultz carded a 1-over par 73 on Tuesday and is at even-par 144 for the tournament, tied for 23rd place. He tees off at 10:06 this morning at Musket Ridge.

Other area pros not qualifying included Mike Ahrnsbrak of Musket Ridge (151), Robert Milburn of Fountain Head (158), J.P. Lunn of Holly Hills (159) and David Grier of Yingling's (162).


Wayne DeFrancesco of Woodholme was the second-round leader with an 11-under 133.

Ingram 11th at Mid-Amateur

Chuck Ingram, of Beaver Creek, finished 11th in the Maryland State Mid-Amateur at Hayfields Country Club in Hunt Valley, Md., after a second-round score of even-par 72. His two-round total was 149, 13 shots behind the tourney champion, Moose Brown, of Hayfields, who shot an 8-under par 136.

Jeff Thoreson, of Clustered Spires in Frederick, Md., shot a 74 for a two-day total of 153.

Cunningham misses qualifying

Jimmy Cunningham, of Walkersville, Md., finished out of the qualifying in the USGA Men's Amateur at Oakmont in Pittsburgh, Pa.

After an opening 79 at the Pittsburgh Field Club, Cunningham shot an 80 at Oakmont and missed the final cut of 64 players entering match play.

John Holmes, of Campbelsville, Ky., was the stroke play leader at 138.


Wash. Co. Co-Rec Softball

Keefer's Lawn Care 7, Martinsburg All-Sports 4: Travis Keefer and Lori Barnes both had two hits as Keefer's won the Green Division title.

Tri-State Fast-Pitch

Clear Spring 8, Mack 7: Justin Michael drove in the game-winning run with one of his two hits and John Ardinger homered for Clear Spring. Pete Dumour had three hits and Tyler Beard added two for Mack.

Botanica 4, Shooters 0: Tim Shirley threw a two-hit shutout and Preston Semler had two hits for Botanica. Mark Simons pitched a three-hitter in the loss for Shooters.

Hub City Softball

Thompson's Gas 11, Dual Highway Motors 10: Denny Walleck homered twice, Kenny Kirby had four hits and Mark Baker had three hits, including a home run, for Thompson's.

Hagerstown Area Church Softball

Otterbein 20, St. Joseph 14: Ed Plank and Donald Maas each had four hits for Otterbein.

Tri-State 31, Ringgold 11: Blaine Smith had six hits while both Chuck Smith and Roy Hilliard added five and Howard Metzger and Jason Connor each had four hits for Tri-State. Matt Wagner and Mark Covell had three hits apiece for Ringgold.

Grace 22, St. Marks 15: Alan Strasburg, Scott Castle, Roger Helmer, Matt Ott, Eric White and Kenny Shanholtz had three hits each for Grace.

St. James 29, New Life 19: Brad Moore, Alan Moore, Chad Seacrest, Kyle Flook and Matt Shannon each had a home run for St. James.

Hagerstown Seniors

O'Neill Physical Therapy 12, FOP 3: Cliff Rice, Gary Gruber and Sam Needy each had three hits and Joe Mills had a three-run homer for O'Neill.

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