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Local roundup - Mercersburg reaches 500-win milestone

February 04, 2005

PREP WRESTLING



FRONT ROYAL, Va. - Mercersburg Academy made history in convincing fashion Thursday, disposing of Fishburne Military Academy 71-6 for the program's 500th dual-meet victory.

The victory was 75 years in the making and coach Rick Hendrickson couldn't be more proud.

"I think it's a tribute not just to this team, but also to the strength of this program and all of the individuals and teams that have come before us," he said.

The Blue Storm (12-3) wasted no time in picking up win No. 501, beating Randolph Macon 69-12, a win highlighted by Ryan Reid's pin of Jeff Simkol in 3 minutes, 27 seconds for his 100th career victory.

"Ryan's story is particularly exciting because he only won 12 matches as a freshman," Hendrickson said. "The fact that he's won 88 matches in three years to get to 100 shows the hard work and dedication he's put in."

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The victory moved Reid to 10th on Mercersburg's all-time wins list and raised his season record to 27-1.




BOYS BASKETBALL



No. 10 Hancock 88 Broadfording 37


HANCOCK - Dylan Shives and Dustin Jenkins each had 15 points to lead five Hancock scorers in double figures as the Panthers trounced Broadfording.

Brad Spielman had 14 points, Jeff Willison had 12 and Andy Morris added 11 for Hancock (15-1). Jenkins had eight assists and six rebounds and Shives also grabbed six boards in the win.

Alan Myers had nine points for the Lions (3-13).

Berk. Springs 69, Hampshire 56


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Playing in his first game as a member of the 1,000-point club, Berkeley Springs senior Tony Belt lashed Hampshire with 25 first-half points to help the Indians build a 52-24 lead and roll past the Trojans.

Belt reached the 1,000-point milestone Tuesday night in a 60-59 loss to Musselman. He finished Thursday with a game-high 29 points and 1,039 for his career.

Ryan Morris had 17 points and Nate Sirbaugh added 17 for the Indians (9-6).

Carlisle 73, Greencastle 58


CARLISLE, Pa. - Brian Dodson scored 19 points for Greencastle in a loss to Carlise (11-12) in a Mid-Penn nonconference game.

Erick Burkholder added 17 points for the Blue Devils (8-14), while Adam Wiestling had five rebounds.

Heritage 68, CVCS 57


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Heritage Academy held Cumberland Valley Christian to 11 points in the first half and the Eagles held off the Blazers in the Mason Dixon Christian Conference.

Travis Hendershot had 18 points, while Kevin Sandell had 15, Chuck Harrell had 14 and Zack Hartman added nine for Heritage (14-5, 8-2). Hartman and Hamilton Stamper each grabbed seven rebounds.

Jordan McBeth scored 23 of his game-high 28 points in the second half to lead a Blazers rally that fell short. Adam Romero added 16 points for CVCS (6-13, 3-7).




GIRLS BASKETBALL



Heritage 45, CVCS 33


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Heather Stamper had 15 points and 16 rebounds to lead Heritage Academy past Cumberland Valley Christian in the MDCC.

Stamper's fifth rebound gave her 1,000 for her career. She also had four assists, three steals and two blocks for the Eagles (16-2, 9-1). Whitney Schlimgen added 16 points, 13 boards, three assists and four steals.

Maggie Brookens led CVCS (14-6, 8-2) with 12 points.




MEN'S BASKETBALL



Shepherd 75, Ohio Valley 70


VIENNA, W.Va. - Chad Myers scored 23 points to lead Shepherd University past Ohio Valley.

Chambersburg graduate Danley Shank added 16 points for the Rams (8-13, 6-6 WVIAC).




WOMEN'S BASKETBALL



Shepherd 76, Ohio Valley 59


VIENNA, W.Va. - LaToya Fisher had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Shepherd University past Ohio Valley College in West Virginia Conference action.

Laura Hawkin had 14 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and four blocks for the Rams (8-11, 7-5). Molly Land came off the bench to hit four 3-pointers for a career-high 14 points, while Carrie Kunkel added 10 points.

Natasha Holloway led Ohio Valley (5-14, 2-8) with 18 points.




FRESHMAN BOYS HOOPS



Williamsport 48, South Hagerstown 29: Kory Harp had 15 points for Williamsport (7-4) while Kyle McDaniel added 10 points.




BOYS SQUASH



Shady Side 7, Mercersburg 0


PITTSBURGH - Mercersburg Academy fell to 1-12 for the season.




YOUTH LEAGUES



CSL Basketball Boys Elementary Division


My Bank/First United 27, Phil & Jerry's 22: Zach Hilderbrand had 18 points for My Bank. Robby Hogue had eight points for Phil & Jerry's.

Basement Barber Shop 26, Total Lube Center 10: Chase Scott and Wade Ricketts each scored six points for Basement Barber Shop. Logan Metzer had six points for Total Lube.

Phil & Jerry's 26, Total Lube Center 10: Brad Spickler had eight points for Phil & Jerry's. Logan Metzger scored nine points for Total Lube Center.

My Bank/First United 36, Basement Barber Shop 13: Zach Hilderbrand and Brock Heiston each scored 10 points for My Bank. Kyle Dinterman had four points for Basement Barber Shop.

Phil & Jerry's 27, Basement Barber Shop 25: Robby Hogue scored 15 points for Phil & Jerry's. Wade Ricketts scored 18 points for Basement Barber Shop.

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