Roundup - Flowers filling Kerns' shows at Hancock

February 25, 2004


HANCOCK - Twenty years after joining Hancock's baseball coaching staff, Tom Flowers was named varsity head coach Monday.

"We'll do the best we can to be prepared and to compete," Flowers said. "If the kids have fun, then we'll have a really good season."

Flowers, who has coaching experience in baseball and basketball, takes over for Dan Kerns, who retired last year.

"Dan definitely built a respectful and competitive program, and those are big shoes to fill," Flowers said. "I hope to carry on Danny's tradition of Hancock baseball."

Flowers graduated from Hancock in 1978 and played for Gene Kerns at Hagerstown Community College.

Flowers is employed by the Maryland Correctional Institution and lives in Hancock with his wife Debbie.


No. 5 Walkersville 67 No. 8 Middletown 64

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - It took an extra period, but for the first time in five seasons, No. 5 Walkersville defeated No. 8 Middletown twice in the same season and that was the difference in the Lions claiming the MVAL Piedmont championship.


Brock McCollum hit a 3-pointer and Shaynon Thompson hit five free throws in overtime to lead Walkersville (18-4, 9-1), which trailed Middletown (15-7, 7-3) at halftime, 33-27.

Walkersville came out with an 8-0 run to start the third period and might have been able to avoid overtime had it hit some free throws, going 14-for-27 in the game.

McCollum led the Lions with 21 points and 21 of Walkersville's 50 rebounds. Luther Weedon added 19 points and five assists, Chris Hannigan had 14 points and Dave Berry had seven assists.

Middletown had one last chance to tie the game in overtime, but John Keimig's 3-point try at the buzzer was off the mark.

Keimig led the Knights with 22 points while Patrick Carney had 13 and Kyle Lear added 10.

No. 6 Hedgesville 80 Shenandoah Valley 67

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Dustin Gregory had 30 points as the Eagles sent Shenandoah Valley Academy to its third loss of the season, two to Hedgesville.

After a low-scoring first half after which Hedgesville led 25-19, the Eagles broke loose for periods of 28 and 27 points to improve to 17-4.

Hedgesville made an astounding 28 of 29 shots at the foul line, predicated by an up-tempo second half. Gregory hit all 10 of his foul shots.

Duncan Williams had 21 points for Hedgesville and Matt Deaner had 11.

Berk. Springs 77, Paw Paw 66

BERKELEY SPRINGS - Tony Belt had 42 points and Berkeley Springs pulled away late to defeat Paw Paw.

Matt Rockwell added 17 points and four assists for Berkeley Springs (8-12).

CVCS 51, Calvary 41

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Clint Cubbedge scored 18 points and pulled down 19 rebounds for Cumberland Valley Chrisitian in a victory over Calvary Christian in a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference first-round playoff game.

Jordan McBeth and Adam Romero each added 10 points for Cumberland Valley (11-12).

Ryan Chaney scored 19 points for Calvary Christian (10-12).

Shalom 62, Faith 28

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Greg Gayman scored 21 points and Shalom Christian defeated Faith Christian in the first round of the MDCC tournament.

Tyler Bull added 13 points for Shalom Christian (21-0), which will play Cumberland Valley Christian in the semifinals Friday at 8:30 p.m. at St. Maria Goretti.

Chris Apple scored nine points for Faith Christian (1-16).

Grace 59, Broadfording 46

Jack Sharkey had 29 points, eight rebounds and four steals to lead Grace Academy to an MDCC tournament first-round win over Broadfording.

A.J. Serafini added 12 points for Grace Academy (11-10), which will play Heritage in the semifinals Friday at 5:30 at St. Maria Goretti.

John Lytle scored 20 points for Broadfording (7-16).


Hancock 44, St. James 39

ST. JAMES - Dana Beaver scored 12 points, including two 3-pointers, and grabbed eight rebounds for Hancock in a victory over St. James.

Brittany Jenkins had eight rebounds, while Kris Creek had four assists and Amber Moats had four steals for the Panthers (14-8).

Ashlyn Huff scored 10 points for St. James (2-14).

Williamsport 55, Clear Spring 28

WILLIAMSPORT - Lindsey Plotner scored 11 points to lead Williamsport past Clear Spring in the MVAL Antietam.

Cherie Champ added 10 points for the Wildcats (8-13, 7-7).

Megan Blickenstaff had 14 points, including three 3s, for Clear Spring (0-22, 0-14).

Shalom 48, New Life 38

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Cayla Rohrer and Leila Salvent each scored 11 points in Shalom Christian's MDCC tournament first-round win over New Life Christian.

Salvent also had 11 rebounds, while Stacy Winger had 10 points and seven rebounds for Shalom (11-11).

Connie Reginaldi scored 20 points for New Life (10-11), while Emily Robold pulled down 10 rebounds.

Broadfording 42, Calvary 33

CRESAPTOWN, Md. - Broadfording rode Tina Conner's 21 point, 12-rebound performance to a victory over Calvary Christian in the first round of the MDCC playoffs.

Becca Conner added 12 points for the Lions (10-14), who will meet Heritage in the semifinals Friday at 4 p.m. at Goretti.

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