Area roundup - Blue Storm captures 2nd place in MAPL

February 08, 2004


MERCERSBURG, Pa. - No. 1 Mercersburg Academy clinched second place in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League, going 2-1 in a MAPL quad meet at Mercersburg on Saturday.

The Blue Storm (14-2, 4-1) beat Hun 77-6 and Lawrenceville 59-15 but fell 68-6 to Blair, the top-ranked team in the United States. Blair (16-0, 5-0) went 3-0 Saturday to win its sixth straight MAPL title.

"Things went as well as can be expected," Mercersburg coach Rick Hendrickson said. "There's a reason why Blair is No. 1 in the country, and we found out why. They're an anomaly in high school sports.

"They brought a lot of kids, but they wrestled their straight 'A' lineup against us. I considered that a compliment."

Sophomore Josh Edgin, who bumped up to 275 pounds, recorded the only win for the Blue Storm against Blair, pinning Ed Allegra in 1:20. Edgin went 3-0 on the day with three pins.


"That was an upset," Hendrickson said. "That was a big win for Josh. The crowd went crazy."

Mercersburg sophomore Brad Nielson (27-1) suffered his first loss of the season, falling 6-0 to Blair's Charlie Clark at 160.

The Blue Storm's other double-winners were Nick Mazzei (103), Sam Carrasco (112), Graham Zifferer (119), Jonathan Edwards (125), Ryan Reid (145), Brett Gallaway (171), Matt Englehart (189) and Jamar Galbreath (275).


No. 4 Walkersville 54 Frederick 49

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Luther Weedon and Chris Hannigan each scored 14 points to lead Walkersville past Frederick.

Hannigan added 10 rebounds for Walkersville (13-3), while Dave Berry had 10 points and six assists.

Robbie Davis scored 13 points for the Cadets (8-7).

No. 5 North 82, Boonsboro 44

Bernard Harris had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead North Hagerstown past Boonsboro in the MVAL Antietam matchup.

Marshall Branch had 15 points and 15 rebounds, while Jarell Rodriguez had 13 points and six assists and Quielan Gantt had 15 points for the Hubs (12-4, 6-1).

Kyle Davis scored 19 points for the Warriors (3-13, 2-7).

No. 8 Middletown 64 Tuscarora 43

FREDERICK, Md. - Kyle Lear had 14 points, seven rebounds and three steals to lead Middletown past in MVAL Piedmont action.

Joe Keimig had 12 points, eight assists and five steals, while Jonathan Hall added 11 points for the Knights (10-5, 2-2).

McConnellsburg 50 Southern Fulton 39

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Matt Spriggs scored a game-high 16 points to go along with 10 assists, four steals and two block shots, leading McConnellsburg past Southern Fulton in the Sideling Hill League.

Dave Thomas also had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans (14-6, 9-4), while Joey Boor added 12 points.

Will Schriver led the Indians (15-5, 10-3) with 12 points, while Brock Flowers scored 10.

Williamsport 72, Brunswick 57

WILLIAMSPORT - Will Roney scored 23 points to lead Williamsport past Brunswick in the MVAL Antietam.

Ben Jordan added nine points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (9-8, 4-5).

Jason Anderson scored 13 points for the Railroaders (6-8, 2-5).

Highland View 63 Faith Christian 51

Eddy Martins scored 28 points to lead Highland View over Faith Christian Academy.

For Faith Christian, Jimmy Hess scored 18 points and Justin Way scored 17.


No. 1 Walkersville 45 Frederick 28

FREDERICK - Walkersville (16-0) maintained a single-digit lead over Frederick through three periods and then put the game away with a big final period.

Chelsea Trout scored 15 points and pulled down six rebounds to lead Walkersville, which pulled away from a 25-20 lead with a 12-0 run late in the third period and into the early stages of the fourth.

No. 5 James Buchanan 44 Bermudian Springs 39

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Alicia Myers had 13 points to pace James Buchanan past Bermudain Springs.

Courtney West added five points and 10 rebounds for JB (16-5), while Amanda Snider had nine points and six assists.

No. 9 So. Fulton 45, Hancock 41

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Sam Cain had 21 points and four rebounds and Candace Bard had 10 points and 20 rebounds to lead Southern Fulton (17-4) past Hancock.

Jennifer Willison and Dana Beaver each had 14 points for the Panthers.

North 55, Boonsboro 47

BOONSBORO - Cara Thompson scored 23 points to lead North Hagerstown to an MVAL Antietam win over Boonsboro.

Tiffany Redden added 10 points for the Hubs.

Sarah Keyser had 15 points, five assists and three steals, while Janet Cole added 11 points and nine rebounds for the Warriors (7-10, 3-6).

Calvary 37, New Life 32

FREDERICK, Md. - Rachael Peters scored 21 points to lead Calvary Christian (12-1, 8-1) to the MDCC win over New Life Christian.

Connie Reginaldi had 18 points and four assists and Emily Robold had 13 rebounds for New Life (5-8, 4-5).

Shalom 37, Carroll 28

MARION, Pa. - Sheniece Strite, Leila Salvent and Cayla Rohrer each scored eight points for Shalom Christian.

Williamsport 39, Brunswick 33

BRUNSWICK - Stacy Grabill and Ruth Kolb each scored eight points for Williamsport (5-10) in its MVAL Antietam win over Brunswick.

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