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Roundup - Gutekunst taking his game to Hood College

May 12, 2004

South Hagerstown basketball standout Jesse Gutekunst - who improved immeasurably over his final two seasons with the Rebels - will take his game to Hood College this fall.Gutekunst, a 6-foot-8 center who averaged double figures in points and rebounds in both his junior and senior seasons with South, is a much-needed boost to Hood's inside game.

"He gives us something we didn't have last year, and that's size," Hood coach Tom Dickman said. "He's got good hands, he can score and he's tough to score on defensively. He knows what it's like play on a winning team, something we're always looking for."

Gutekunst averaged 11.3 points, 13.2 rebounds, 3.6 blocks and 2.5 steals last season and had arguably his best game against Lansdowne in the Class 1A state semifinals, going for 16 points and 15 rebounds.

"Jesse is a recruiting coup for Hood," South coach Bob Starkey said. "He had offers at other schools, but Jesse decided to go to Hood because coach Dickman did a good job selling the school and the basketball program."

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PREP BASEBALL



Goretti 7, Bishop Walsh 6


CUMBERLAND, Md. - Chad Bikle and Chris Dorsey each had three hits for St. Maria Goretti in a win over Bishop Walsh.

Kevin Brashears, Brian Massimilla and Trevor Cobb each had two hits for the Gaels (9-14).

Clear Spring 9, Boonsboro 5


CLEAR SPRING - Phil Saloom had three hits and four RBI for Clear Spring in the Blazers' MVAL Antietam win over Boonsboro.

Mike Snyder and Cody Beard each had two hits for Clear Spring (5-11, 3-9).

Hancock 12-3 Berkeley Springs 10-5



HANCOCK - After pitching the last four innings and taking the loss for Berkeley Springs in the opener, Dwayne Forney threw a complete-game four-hitter in the second game to salvage a split with Hancock.

Josh Ruppenthal had four hits in the first game, including a two-run homer in the sixth inning, and Jaret Trail had two hits and four RBI for Hancock. John Light hit a three-run home run for Berkeley Springs.

In the second game, Arthur Fisher had two hits for the Indians. Derrick Clingerman drove in a pair of runs for Hancock (6-12).

Frederick 11, Linganore 0


IJAMSVILLE, Md. - Billy Gross had three hits and four RBI to lead Frederick to a MVAL Chesapeake win over Linganore.

Cory Rhodes had three hits while Brian Lanning and Robbie Davis each had two hits for the Cadets (10-9).

Grace 8, Broadfording 0


Jordan Hanft and Zack Koontz each had two hits as Grace Academy beat Broadfording in the Mason Dixon Christian Conference playoffs.

The Knights (11-2) will play Shalom Christian in the tournament final Thursday at 4 p.m.

Potomac 9, St. James 3


McLEAN, Va. - Alex Bust and Cody Belcastro each had RBI singles for St. James (0-16, 0-11).




PREP SOFTBALL



Big Spring 8, No. 5 Waynesboro 5


NEWVILLE, Pa. - Amanda Mummert had two hits and Amanda Redano had an RBI single for Waynesboro (9-7, 7-6) in a Mid-Penn Commonwealth loss to Big Spring.

No. 7 Brunswick 3, North 2


LeEllen Lewis had two hits and Brandy Lapole pitched a complete game, giving up five hits in a winning effort for Brunswick.

Sierra Routzahn had two hits for North Hagerstown (4-15, 1-11).

Williamsport 5, South 3


Staci Grabill, Sarah Hardin and Courtney Hutchinson each had two hits for the Wildcats (9-10, 7-8) as they beat South Hagerstown in the MVAL Antietam.

Kara Williamson and Christina Line had two hits, while Jamie Fowler struck out six and gave up one earned run for South Hagerstown (8-10, 6-8).

Bishop Walsh 13-10, Goretti 3-2



Lauren Barton had two hits for St. Maria Goretti (4-18) in the second game as the Gaels were swept in a doubleheader by Bishop Walsh.

Southern Fulton 6, Northern Bedford 2


WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Keri Schriever pitched a three-hit complete game with seven strikeouts, while Kaylie Mellott hit a two-run doubl to lead Southern Fulton (7-9, 6-6).

Broadfording 19, Grace 14


Leslie Brown led Broadfording with three hits and four RBI as the Lions defeated Grace Academy.

Morgan Brown went 4-for-5, Cindel Young had three hits and drove in three and Chris Mehaffie struck out seven in the victory for Broadfording (5-5, 2-4).

Nina Crist had two hits for the Knights.




YOUTH LEAGUES



Conococheague Junior League


Sportsland 13, FOP 2: Steve McKimmy and Randy Hart had two hits and McKimmy pitched a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts for Sportsland.

Sportsland 14, K&M 0: Brad Hewitt and Corey Moser each had two hits and Aaron Hershberger threw a one-hitter for Sportsland.

Halfway Little League


Gibney's 4, Valley Storage Bins 3: Nick Myers, Zach Sauble and Josh Green had two hits each to lead Gibney's. Aaron Stotelmyer had three hits and Jared Hoover had two hits for Valley Storage Bins.

Redmen 7, Gehr 6: Ryan Wood had three hits, while Zach Weber, Tyler Miles, Cruz Malanado, Eddie Fear and Connor Grimsley each had two for Redmen. Chris McSherry had three hits, including a home run, and Shane Maldoon had two hits for Gehr.

Maugansville Junior League


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