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Area roundup - Funkstown gains District crown

July 23, 2004

LEGION BASEBALL



FREDERICK, Md. - Funkstown Post 211 clinched the Western Maryland District championship and a berth in the state tournament by sweeping Frederick 3-1 and 14-7 in a doubleheader Wednesday evening.

Funkstown, the first-half district champ, captured the second-half title with the two wins, finishing the half 5-3.

For Funkstown (32-11) in the first game, Josh Bowers (7-3) allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out four in a complete-game effort and Marty Kaetzel had an RBI single.

Andy Taylor and Kyle Robinson each had two hits and three RBI to pace Funkstown in the second game, while Bryson Appel had two hits and two RBI, Kaetzel and Orland Dean each had two hits and an RBI and Tim Kellinger had two hits. Winning pitcher Trevor Cobb (3-1) allowed seven runs and struck out seven in six innings.

Funkstown will play the Montgomery County champion in the first round of the eight-team, double-elimination state tourney July 30 at Frederick.

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YOUTH LEAGUES



Thomas Evans Tournament


Halfway 10, East Frederick 0: Dylan Zimmerman and Jason Hammond each had three hits, including a home run apiece, to lead Halfway over East Frederick. Kyle Crist and Brandon McCauley each added three hits, while Zack Weber had two hits and Brennan Deener added a home run. McCauley also tossed a one-hitter for Halfway.

Palomino Regional


Hagerstown Palomino 4, Lyndora 3: David Miner had a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Hagerstown Palomino a come-from-behind win in Butler, Pa. Zeb Jacobs gave up only four hits and struck out 10 and Miner picked up the win in relief. Patrick Hutzler led the offense with three hits, while R.J. Foltz added two. Miner also hit a solo home run for Hagerstown.

Colt Regional Tournament


Mon Yough 5, Lawrence Co. 0: Matt DeShong pitched a six-hit shutout to lead Mon Yough.

Mon Yough 8, Taneytown 1: Zack Neil pitched a four-hitter and added two hits to lead Mon Yough. Brandon Keefe also had two hits in the win.

Today's games: Lawrence Co. vs Taneytown, 6; Hagerstown 'A' vs Mon Yough, 8:30.




ADULT LEAGUES



Wash. Co. Co-Ed


Bill Baisey Kia 16, Minnick's 6: Jeff Barnhart had four hits, while Dawn Vale, Donnie Blickenstaff and Kevin Peck each added three to lead Bill Baisey Kia.

Dual Highway Motors 17, Keefer's Lawncare 12: Rick Swauger had five hits while Rachel Bachtell and Heather Wetzel each had four hits for Dual Highway.

Hub City Softball


Jerry's Sports 15, R&M Liquors 4: Denny Talbert and Jimmy Taylor each had three hits and Rick Ricker, Todd Ricker and Steve Presgraves each homered for Jerry's.

Southern Sun Studio 18, Dual Highway Motors 13: Ryan Acres and Greg Dowler led Southern with three hits, including a home run each, while Jeremy Dowler had four hits and Les Martin and Clint Lapole three hits each.

Colonial Sportsbar 16, South End Tavern 10: K.C. Hutzell and Scott Remsberg each had two home runs for Colonial Sportsbar while Rick Schriever had a home run.

Funkstown Moose/Remax 23, Century 21 13: Jeremy Keckler had four hits, Dale Reed, K.C. Hutzell and Rick Schriever each had three hits and Curty Myers and Matt Jenkins each homered for Funkstown/Remax.

Hagerstown Church Softball


Otterbein 16, Christ Lutheran 7: Darryl Walters and Larry Wisherd each had four hits for Otterbein. Jody Koontz had three hits, Don Wilson had two hits and Jeff Kelly had a home run for Christ Lutheran.

Hagerstown Grace 13, Ringgold 12: Kenny Shanholtz, Dave O'Dell, Troy Youngall and Brian Kelly each had four hits for Hagerstown Grace.

Tri-State 22, New Life 17: Shawn Faith, Todd Streett and Jason Connor all had four hits for Tri-State. Craig Hood had five hits for New Life while Rob Uchima added four.




JUNIOR GOLF



Alicia Grier takes playoff


Alicia Grier won a playoff over her sister, Andrea, to capture her third tournament win in four tries on the Junior Masters Tour at Beaver Creek Golf Club on Thursday. Each shot a 79 after 18 holes. Logan Hintze was two shots back with an 81.




TRACK & FIELD



Twyman set for nationals


Shardal Twyman, 17, of Charles Town, W.Va., recently qualified for the AAU Junior Olympic Games, which will be held July 31 through Aug. 7 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Twyman - the 2004 Herald-Mail Track & Field Girls Athlete of the Year who will be a senior at Jefferson High School this fall - will compete in the long jump and 100-meter dash.

Twyman, representing the Capital City Striders of Charleston, W.Va., qualified for the national championships by placing in the top four in both events at the Region 6 championships in Lima, Ohio. She won the long jump with a personal-best leap of 18 feet, 1/2 inches and placed third in the 100 in 12.64 seconds.




CROSS COUNTRY



Lockard shines Down Under


SYDNEY, Australia - Ashley Lockard, who will be a senior at Clear Spring this fall, placed fourth overall to lead the Team Maryland-Delaware girls to a sixth-place finish in the All-America race, featuring 43 U.S. states, at the Down Under Games.

Alex Shifler, a recent Clear Spring graduate, placed in the top 40 of the boys race, helping Team Maryland-Delaware to a seventh-place finish.

The American runners will compete in an international race Saturday in Australia.

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