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Area roundup - Indians' Buser wins state title

November 01, 2004

COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY



Banister places fourth in league meet


GREENSBORO, N.C. - Shenandoah University freshman Lindsey Banister finished fourth in the All-USA South cross country meet Saturday to complete an eventful week.

The Clear Spring graduate was selected to the All-USA South first team last week.

Banister ran a 26:52 to top Shenandoah's top individual finish in its eight years in the event.

Banister will compete in the NCAA South-Southeast Regionals in Atlanta on Nov. 13.




COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL



HCC wins Region XX tourney


CATONSIVLLE, Md. - Hagerstown Community College, fighting out of the losers' bracket, beat Catonsville twice Saturday - 30-24, 30-23, 30-23 and 30-28, 30-32, 30-27, 30-26 - to win the Region XX tournament title and a berth at nationals, Nov. 11-13, in Toledo, Ohio.

Tournament MVP Keri Jackson had 32 digs, 38 kills and five blocks for the Hawks (29-7). Megan Miller had 48 digs, 35 kills and four blocks for HCC, while Ashley Michael had five blocks, Staci Grabill had 94 assists, Katie Spoonire had 28 kills and 10 blocks and Savanah Wetzel had 51 digs.

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Miller and Wetzel were named to the All-Tournament team.




PREP VOLLEYBALL



CVCS 3, Broadfording 2


Shainia Liddick and Maggie Brookens earned all-tournament honors while leading Cumberland Valley Christian School to a 22-25, 25-20, 25-20, 18-25, 15-5 victory over Broadfording Christian on Saturday to win the Mason Dixion Christian Conference volleyball tournament championship at St. Maria Goretti.

Liddick had 22 kills and nine blocks while Brookens added four kills, nine digs, two aces and 26 service points in the decisive victory.

Caroline Geiger had 11 kills, 11 digs and 11 service points for third-seeded CVCS to knock off top-seeded Broadfording. Miranda Payne had 21 assists, four kills and six digs, while Molly Brookens added 14 digs and 11 service points.

Becca Conner and Cindel Young were elected to the all-tournament team for Broadfording.

Conner had 22 digs, nine service points, and 32 assists for the Lions, while Young added nine digs, five service points, 16 kills and six blocks in the final match.

Leslie Brown had seven digs and 15 service points, while Tina Conner had 19 digs, five aces, 15 service points and 17 kills.




BOYS SOCCER



Mercersburg 2, Peddie 1


MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Matt Diller and Ron Walton each scored first-half goals Saturday as Mercersburg Academy held on to defeat Peddie School.

Diller scored an unassisted gaol in the 15th minute to give the Blue Storm (8-6) the lead. Walton added his score in the 38th minute.

Mercersburg goalkeeper Dusty French had nine saves.




YOUTH RUNNING



Helman sisters shine at USAFT meet


SMITHSBURG - Sisters Kelsey Helman and Kristen Helman - representing the Hub City Harriers - finished fourth and fifth respectively in the USATF Youth Meet held at Smithsburg High School.

Kelsey finished the 2,000 meter race in 9 minutes, 39.1 seconds and Kristen followed at 9:41.6 in the Sub-Bantam division (8 and under). Also running for the Harriers was Jordan Wheeler who finished 16th in the Midget division (11-12 year olds). Wheeler finished the 3K race in 17:13.

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