Area roundup - 'Dogs top Cougars for section crown

October 26, 2003


SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Nick Benavides scored two goals as No. 8 Martinsburg topped No. 7 Jefferson 2-1 for its second straight Region II Section 4 championship on Saturday.

"It was a huge win for us," said Martinsburg first-year coach Greg Miller. "We had to beat Hedgesville and Jefferson, which, in my opinion, are two of the best teams in the state."

The Bulldogs (13-4-3), who led 2-0 at halftime, outshot the Cougars 13-6, getting an assist from Morgan Collis and three saves from keeper Matt Martin.

Matt Tiano scored for Jefferson (10-5-1).

Martinsburg faces the Section 3 winner in the regional semifinals on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Hedgesville.

No. 9 Mercersburg 3 Peddie School 1

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Stephon Fullerton scored three goals - two of which were assisted by Austin Mort - to lead Mercersburg Academy past Peddie School in a MAPL matchup.


Jonas Vetter also had an assist and Robert Blake had 10 saves for the Blue Storm (7-5-2, 2-2-1), who outshot the Falcons, 17-11.

Clear Spring 7, Westmar 0

CLEAR SPRING - Drew Holler had two goals and three assists as Clear Spring routed Westmar in the first round of the Class 1A West playoffs.

David Kendle, Jeb Detrow, Zeb Jacobs, Brad Turner and Tommy Stotler each scored a goal and Billy DeBold had an assist for the Blazers (7-7). Cody Beard had six saves for the shutout.

Clear Spring travels to Beall on Tuesday for a quarterfinal matchup with the top-seeded Mountaineers.

So. Carroll 8, South 2

Thomas Mitterndorfer scored both goals for South Hagerstown, as the Rebels (0-14-2) lost to South Carroll in the first round of the Maryland Class 2A West tournament.

Mt. Carmel 2, SJPH 1

FREDERICK, Md. - Joe Potocek scored the only goal for St. John's at Prospect Hall, as the Vikings fell to Mt. Carmel on Friday. St. John's-PH lost 7-1 to St. Peter and Paul's in Easton, Md., on Saturday.

Grace 2, Calvary 1

Ryan Myers scored on a Jordan Hanft assist in the first minute of overtime as Grace Academy rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to defeat Calvary Christian Academy in the Mason Dixon Christian Conference championship game on Friday.

Myers scored on a Hanft assist for the Knights' (17-4) other goal of the game while Jack Sharkey recorded four saves.


Bishop Walsh 46 St. James 42

CUMBERLAND, Md. - St. James rushed for 522 yards and six touchdowns but squandered a late 10-point lead and fell to Bishop Walsh in a shootout.

Bishop Walsh (3-6) trailed 42-32 late in the fourth quarter, before driving the length of the field to cut the lead to 42-38. The Spartans then recovered an onside kick and scored soon after to gain the lead.

St. James had another chance, but an offensive pass interference call negated a 35-yard play and ended the game.

David Hammond led the Saints (1-6) with 351 yards rushing on 29 carries and four touchdowns, while James Waltersdorf ran for 98 yards and a touchdown and Miles Chan added 47 yards and a score. Matt Greissing had three sacks and Eddie Dorsey had two interceptions in the loss.

Peddie 31, Mercersburg 6

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Mercersburg Academy committed four turnovers and was outscored 21-0 in the second half and the Blue Storm fell to Peddie School in Mid-Atlantic Prep League action.

Mercersburg (3-6, 1-4) scored its only touchdown when, in the second quarter, quarterback Gunner Coil tossed an 8-yard touchdown to William Scott to make it a 10-6 game at halftime.

Quintez McDonald-Gibson led the Blue Storm with 68 yards rushing, while Evalio Harrell ran for 63 yards.


Broadfording third at MDCC tourney

Broadfording Christian Academy placed third in the Mason Dixon Christian Conference tournament behind host Heritage Academy and tournament champion Cumberland Valley Christian School.

The Lions fell to Heritage in the semifinals, 25-18, 25-17, 22-25, 26-24, but answered by defeating Grace Academy, 25-19, 26-24, in the consolation game.

Tina Conner had 19 kills and was named to the All-Tournament Team. Cindell Young also had 19 kills and Becka Conner had 21 assists for the day. Jessie Fath had 14 service points and Leslie Brown had 12 assists in the semifinal match.

Storm falls in pool play

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Mercersburg bowed out in pool play at its Mercersburg Academy Invitational tournament

The Blue Storm lost to Peddie 25-16, 25-18, split with Fannett-Metal 25-17, 16-25 and beat Westtown School, 25-19, 25-15.


HCC, Davis top Region XX

GERMANTOWN, Md. - The Hagerstown Community College men won their second straight Region XX title with 18 points, topping runner-up Anne Arundel by 20.

The Hawks placed six runners in the top eight, led by Clear Spring High grad Ryan Davis, who defended his individual crown. Davis covered the 8-kilometer course in 28 minutes, 1 second.

Bobby Boston took second for HCC in 28:16, while Mark Eissens was fourth (28:30), Ed Rosporski fifth (28:40), Tom Devine seventh (29:45) and Jeremy Everitts eighth (30:50).

For the HCC girls, Nikki Centofonti was second on the 5K course in 23:52, while Brittany Kershner was third (24:20).

The Hawks will compete at nationals on Nov. 8 in Lawrence, Kan.

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