Area roundup - Burke, Trojans win District 3 titles

October 17, 2004


YORK, Pa. - Andrew Burke's recent swing change is paying dividends as the golf season winds down to conclusion.

The Chambersburg senior rattled off a 3-under-par 69 in tough weather conditions Saturday to capture medalist honors at the PIAA District 3 tournament at Briarwood Golf Club.

Burke's round came on the heels of Friday's opening-round 71, and his 4-under 140 led a pack of six area golfers who qualified for the state tournament Oct. 25-26.

"This clearly was Andrew's best round of the year," said Chambersburg coach Mark Yost. "He made some mistakes in the wind, but overall he was awesome."


Burke's teammates, Clayton Rotz and Chas Rahauser, will head to the state meet along with a trio from Waynesboro - Kevin Reiber, Chad Bricker and Josh Arendt.

Rauhauser shot a 75 (152) and Rotz had a 76 (152) while Reiber finished fourth with a 73 (146). Bricker, after a 72 Friday, shot 78 (150) while Arendt (76-81-157) won in a playoff to garner the 13th qualifying spot, knocking out Chambersburg's Scott Kegerreis, who shot an 81.

The Trojans won the team title, based on Saturday's scores only.

Reiber will defend his PIAA state title when the two-day tournament is held at Heritage Hills Country Club in York, Pa.

Mercersburg wins match

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Mercersburg Academy's Alex Bender was low medalist, posting a 3-over-par 39, to lead the Blue Storm to a two-stroke win over Flint Hill, 167-169. Also participating in the match were Georgetown Day (193) and St. Andrews (200).

Mercersburg's Jeff Greenburg and Flint Hill's Matt Kennerknecht tied for second at 40.


Graham-Gray top American in Baltimore

BALTIMORE - Susan Graham-Gray, 36, of Greencastle, Pa., was the first American and fourth overall in the women's division at the Baltimore Marathon.

Graham-Gray covered the 26.2-mile course in a personal-best 2 hours, 52 minutes, 57 seconds. She won $1,500.

"We feel very, very good about it," said Cumberland Valley Athletic Club President Mike Spinnler, her coach. "She executed and did her thing. Sometimes you just have to let the artist paint."

McDonald fourth at Masochist 50

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Hagerstown's Matt McDonald, 34, placed fourth overall at the 22nd annual Mountain Masochist 50-Mile Trail Run, which this year was the Montrail Ultra Cup championship race.

McDonald, a three-time top-10 finisher at the JFK 50-Mile, covered the course in 7 hours, 26 minutes. Dave Mackey, 34, of Boulder, Colo., the reigning JFK champ, successfully defended his Masochist title in 6:52.

"It earned its name - Mountain Masochist," McDonald said. "It was challenging. There were hardly any flat parts. We also learned that it's longer than 50, probably more like 54."


Chambersburg sweeps

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Chambersburg swept the girls and boys team titles at the State College Invitational.

Chambersburg's Sarah Morrison won the girls race, covering the 5K course in 19:15. Brooke Jacobs was third (19:40), Samantha Jones eighth (20:28), Sarah Osterman ninth (20:38) and Ali Lambert 11th (20:53) for the Trojans, who topped host State College 32-60 for the win.

Chambersburg edged Altoona 51-67 for the boys win. Jeremy Eshleman was fifth (17:11), Tommy Taylor seventh (17:15), Jordan Smith eighth (17:29), J.R. Rodkey 11th (17:48) and Tommy Ausherman 20th (18:00) for the Trojans.

Mercersburg at Georgetown Prep

ROCKVILLE, Md. - Madi McConnell finished 14th overall in a time of 21 minutes, 5 seconds to lead Mercersburg Academy's girls team to a 15th-place finish at the Georgetown Prep Classic.

Also finishing for the Blue Storm in the field of 155 runners were Anne Spencer (81st, 23:21) and Jane Tseng (84th, 23:29).

Griffin Burns finished 42nd of 224 runners with a time of 17:21 to lead the Mercersburg boys.


HCC at Gettysburg Invitational

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Brittany Strite finished 49th overall as the Hagerstown Community College women's team finished 11th of 15 teams at the Gettysburg Invitational.

Strite finished the 5,900-meter course in 25 minutes, 19 seconds, while teammates Kara Wastler (25:39) and Nikki Centofonti finished 64th and 92nd out of 177 runners.

John Edmunds led the men's team to a 15th place in the 17-team field. Edmunds finished in 29:47 and was 90th overall out of 180 runners. Kyle Eccard followed in 99th (30:11), while Ryan McCormick was 133rd (32:10).

Elizabethtown won both the men's and women's team titles.


Hill School 2, No. 7 Mercersburg 0

POTTSTOWN, Pa. - The Hill School blanked Mercersburg Academy in Mid-Atlantic Prep League action, dropping the Blue Storm to 7-5.

Goretti 4, Berkeley Springs 0

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Erin Goins had two goals and Amanda Durski had two assists to lead St. Maria Goretti to an Apple Valley League shutout of Berkeley Springs.

Kristen Kamas had a goal and an assist and Melonie Conner also scored a goal for the Gaels (3-8-3, 3-5-3). Andrea Buckner had eight saves and Elena Prieston had two for the shutout.


No. 1 Greencastle 3, Shippensburg 1

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