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Roundup - Eagles win Region II wrestling championship

February 22, 2004


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hedgesville won the team title Saturday at the Class AAA, Region II wrestling meet at Martinsburg High School, qualifying 10 wrestlers for the West Virginia tournament.

Joe Shetler (112 pounds), Josh Grimm (125) and Jared Sella (160) won individual titles for the Eagles.

Other area winners were Musselman's Dustin Haislip (103) and Billy Barrett (119) and Martinsburg's Chris Conner (135) and Robert Conner (145). Chris Conner upset Jefferson's Codie Gustines in the 135-pound final to earn outstanding wrestler honors.

In all, 26 area wrestlers qualified for the state meet.

Mercersburg scores sweep

SALTSBURG, Pa. - No. 2 Mercersburg Academy notched wins over Kiski (43-26), Western Reserve (58-18) and Wyoming Seminary (54-21) as the Blue Storm concluded its season with the fewest losses in 11 years.

Graham Zifferer (119 pounds), Bobby Wolford (130), Conor McPartland (140), Ryan Reed (145-152), Josh Edgin (215) and Jamar Galbreath (275) were each 3-0 on the day.


The Blue Storm (17-2) finished with 12 of its 14 wrestlers with winning records, while 11 have had least 20 victories. It is also Mercersburg's ninth winning season in the past 11 years.


Tuscarora 62, St. James 31

ST. JAMES - Katherine Kopp led St. James with eight points as the Saints (2-13) fell behind 39-10 at halftime and never recovered against Tuscarora.

Allegany 55, Goretti 27

CUMBERLAND, Md. - Katie Martin scored 10 points for St. Maria Goretti as the Gaels (10-19) lost their season finale.

B. Springs 60, Musselman 55

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Emily McCoy had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead Berkeley Springs to an Apple Valley League victory over Musselman.

Danielle Fox had 18 points, eight assists and five rebounds for the Indians (10-10, 3-2), who outscored Musselman 25-8 at the foul line. Heather Shaw added 14 points and Amanda Willard grabbed eight rebounds.

April Kees led the Applemen (6-13, 4-5) with 18 points, while Cameron Davis had 13 and Whitney Rideout added 11.


Hedgesville 67, E. Fairmont 39

FAIRMONT, W.Va. - No. 6 Hedgesville (16-3) made its three-hour bus trip a successful journey, controlling East Fairmont from start to finish.

"We got on top early and I'll sleep well," Hedgesville coach Kelly Church said.

Duncan Williams scored 19 points and Dustin Gregory added 15. The Eagles got long-range support from Tony Powell and Matt Deaner who hit three 3-points each.

Tuscarora 63, St. James 50

ST. JAMES - Matt Greissing had 14 points, eight rebounds and five steals for St. James in a loss to Tuscarora.

Jordan Ottley scored 17 points, while Miles Chan added four steals for St. James (7-13).

Mercersburg 77, Solebury 61

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Mercersburg's 'A' team advanced to the championship of the 11th annual Mercersburg Invitational Tournament with a win over Solebury School.

The Blue Storm (7-11) will meet Hill (N.J.) School (13-11) in the final. Hill downed Western Reserve Academy (Ohio), 54-46.

Sean Christiansen led Mercersburg with 20 points, including 10 in the second period, when the Blue Storm scored 35 points. Norman Winn added 18 points and James Craft had 14.

In other games, Mercersburg 'B' lost to Linsly (W.Va.) School 82-71 and will face Barrie School, a 42-40 loser to Lake Forest.

Today's schedule: Barrie vs. Mercersburg 'B' 11 a.m.; Linsly vs. Lake Forest, 12:45 p.m.; Western Reserve vs. Solebury, 2:30; Mercersburg 'A' vs. Hill School, 4:15.


Ship 77, California (Pa.) 73

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - The NCAA Division II No. 1-ranked California (Pa.) women's basketball team walked into Heiges Field House undefeated and left it Saturday nursing its first loss thanks to Shippensburg University.

The Lady Raiders rallied from 12 points down in the second half, as Emily Swingler's three-point play with 1:26 left gave Shippensburg the lead for good.

Swingler's foul shot gave Shippensburg a 71-70 lead. Katie Bray's two free throws with 44 seconds left made it 73-70, Swingler made two free throws with 27 seconds left for a 75-70 lead and after California hit a three to close to within two points, Kim Strickland and Shanna Oaddams each made one free throw in the closing seconds to seal the win.

Bray led Shippensburg with 18 points and five assists. Swingler scored 13 points and had five rebounds, while Jennifer Scaffidi added 12 points and four assists.


Presbyterian 10-10 Shepherd 9-16

CLINTON, S.C. - After dropping the first game, Shepherd College stormed back to defeat Presbyterian in the nightcap for a season-openign split.

Charlie Drummond led the Rams (1-1) with six hits, including a two-run home run and five RBI. Tavis Laws added four hits in the second game.


Susquehanna Invitational

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Hagerstown Community College's Tarmisha Williams qualified for the NJCAA Championships by winning the women's 55-meter hurdles in 8.53 seconds at the Susquehanna Invitational.

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