Anderson drives to Bonebrake title

June 21, 2004


Martinsburg, W.Va.'s Andy Anderson won the 40-lap Richard Bonebrake Tribute race at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday when leader D.J. Myers' car broke an oil pump with three laps left.

"The car was pretty good tonight, but I wasn't good enough to beat (Myers)," Anderson said after his second win of the year. "I was sorry to see that happen to him there, but I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. We were good all night, but he was just a little bit better coming off the turn. I'll take them anyway I can get them."

In other action, Doug Paxson, of Bethesda, Md., registered his second win of the year in the 25-lap Hoosier Daddy late model sportsman feature and Mike Warrenfeltz, of Hagerstown, notched his fifth win of the year in the Ernie's Salvage Yard pure stock main event.

Socks wins in Shippensburg

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Hagerstown's Dave Socks won the micro sprint 270 division race Saturday night at Shippensburg Speedway. Socks took the lead on the third lap and was never seriously threatened.


Brandon Little won the 600 division race, leading from start to finish.


Funkstown 14, Frederick 13

Andy Taylor hit a walk-off, three-run home run to cap a nine-run, ninth-inning rally and Funkstown Legion slipped past Frederick in a Western Maryland District thriller.

Funkstown (12-3, 3-2) trailed 13-5 heading into the bottom of the ninth before Matt Tedrick launched a three-run homer, followed later by run-scoring singles by Drew Crawford, Marty Kaetzel and Nathan Himes. Taylor's homer was his fifth hit of the game and second of the inning.

Kaetzel had four hits, while Kyle Robinson and Josh Bowers added two each for Funkstown.


Williamsport 7-10, Mt. Airy 9-0

WILLIAMSPORT - John Kehr pitched a three-hitter and Nick Bodnar had two hits to lead Williamsport past Mount Airy in the second game to salvage a split.

Matt Byers had three hits, while Derek Hadley, Scott Keeney, Kyle Kane and Chris Selby each added two for Williamsport in the first game.


Conocheague Junior League

Redmen 11, Homewood 7: Derrick Harrell had three hits, while Mike Nokes, John Moser, Andy Dagenhart and Adam Weaver each had two hits for Redmen.

Conococheague Little League

Post 202 4, Lions 3: Conner Arnone struck out seven for Post 202, which won in eight innings. Tyson Cline and C.J. Hamilton combined for 13 strikeouts for Lions.

Byers Market 7, Post 202 5: Zachary Lucas had two hits and the two game-winning RBI for Byers, while Casey McKenrick and Timber Jones each had two hits. Stephen Christy had two hits for Post 202.

Hagerstown Colt League

BJ's Custom Creations 13, Goodwill 12: Dustin Perrot and Steve Munson each had three hits, while Joe Acre, Jeremy Martin and Charlie Wise added two each to lead BJ's. Perrot also drove in four runs, including the game-winner. Zach Bucher had two hits for Goodwill.

American Minor League

VFW 8, Kerch's 8: Jeff Heimberger and John Harris each had two hits for VFW.

Eagles 11, Thompson Concrete 6: Lane Hessong had two hits for the Eagles.

Valley Little League

Post 211 10, F&M Bank 7: Aaron Schroyer homered and drove in two runs, while Justin Gray drove in three for Post 211. Jack Schwartz, Evan Dennis and Justin Morgan had two hits each for F&M.

Post 211 23, Total Lube 9: Eric Bitner, Cody Shives and Justin Gray each had three hits, while Andrew Bitner and Andrew Hays each had two hits for Post 211. Eric Bitner had five RBI, Andrew Bitner had four RBI, Shives and Gray each drove in three and Nick Emigh, Aaron Schroyer and Robbie Hogue each drove in two. Bathan Pryor had three hits, Casey Raios had two hits and Curt Ferguson drove in three for Total Lube.


County stars set for college

Several of Washington County's top track and field athletes will be taking their spikes to college in the fall.

Distance standouts Kara Wastler of Boonsboro and Devin Hewitt and Aaron Buchman, both of Williamsport, are heading to NCAA Division I programs. Wastler and Hewitt will both compete for Eastern Kentucky University, while Buchman is going to Lafayette College.

Smithsburg's Tara Knable, a five-time Class 1A state champ, will throw for West Liberty State, a Division II school.

Boonsboro's Dan Robinson, this year's Herald-Mail boys track athlete of the year and a five-time state champ, plans to compete for Hagerstown Community College.

Williamsport's Rhet Troxell, Clear Spring's Alex Shifler, Hancock's Jordan Sterner, Boonsboro's Brittany Strite and South Hagerstown's Salven Demartino and Mardel Hensley also are headed to HCC.

South's Tyler Jones will compete at Widener University, Williamsport's Jess Clingan at Frostburg State University and Clear Spring's Lindsey Banister at Shenandoah University.

Information was provided by county coaches.

Tri-State Thunder finish second in tournament

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Tri-State Thunder fast-pitch softball team finished second in an 18-under tournament over the weekend, posting a 3-2 record and losing only to the Hampton Roads Warriors in the championship game (1-0) and the tournament opener (5-0).

The Thunder notched wins over the Northern Neck Rage (5-2), Maryland Express (12-0) and the Virginia Jawbreakers (6-2).

Kristen Linton and Adrienne Kesecker led the team with .333 batting averages. Kesecker, Maggie Smith and Casey Woods earned victories from the circle.

Jerry's Sports advances to Northeastern World Series

Jerry's Sports won the NSA Class D Northeastern World Series Qualifier held at Marty Snook Park on Saturday, defeating Appel's of Cumberland, Md., 23-13, in the championship game.

Steve Presgraves led the team with a .762 batting average, followed by Wade Elwood at .667.

The victory advanced Jerry's to the Northeastern World Series at Watkins Park in Upper Marlboro, Md., in September.

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