Roundup - Nielson, Edgin lead Storm at St. Albans

February 13, 2005


WASHINGTON - No. 1 Mercersburg Academy took 11 wrestlers to the St. Albans Invitational and came away with seven placewinners, including two champs, and a fourth-place finish in the 31-team field Saturday.

Juniors Brad Nielson (160 pounds) and Josh Edgin (275) won titles for the Blue Storm.

In the finals, Nielson (27-2) beat nationally ranked Dirk Hurrin of St. Stephens-St. Agnes 5-4, scoring the winning takedown with 42 seconds left.

Edgin (37-4) was named the tourney's Outstanding Wrestler. He went 5-0 with five pins, winning the honor for most pins in the least amount of time (3:21). With 36 pins, Edgin is the Storm's all-time single-season leader.

Also for Mercersburg, Peter Huntley (135) placed third, Tyler Mort (103) was fourth, Connor McPartland (145) took sixth and Nick Mazzei (119) and Bobby Wolford (130) each finished seventh.


DeMatha won the team title with 223 points. Mercersburg, which won the team sportsmanship award, had 160 1/2 points.


Last Chance at HCC

Smithsburg's Andy Nesler was a triple-winner at the Last Chance Invitational at Hagerstown Community College, leading the Leopards to the boys team title.

Clear Spring, North Hagerstown and Williamsport also competed at the meet, which was for athletes who did not qualify for the upcoming state championships.

Nesler won the 300-meter dash (39.6 seconds) and ran legs of the winning 800 and 1,600 relays. Also for Smithsburg, Joe Cacciola won the 55 (7.0) and high jump (5-4) and Charlie Wisz won the 500 (1:19.1) and ran on the winning 800 relay.

For runner-up North, Cameron Hanlin won the 3,200 (10:52.5) and anchored the winning 3,200 relay.

Allie Snyder won the 500 (1:33.2) and ran on the winning 1,600 relay to lead North to the girls team title.

For runner-up Smithsburg, Emily Ledden won the 1,600 (6:01.0) and 3,200 (13:41.7) and ran on the winning 3,200 relay, while Katy Hill won the 55 (7.6) and 300 (44.9).


NEC championships

LANDOVER, Md. - Several former area prep stars are in action this weekend at the Northeast Conference championships.

Mount St. Mary's sophomore Corey Brown, a Smithsburg graduate, tied for third in the men's long jump with a leap of 22 feet, 11 inches.

Corina Campbell, also a Smithsburg grad, placed second in her heat of the women's 60-meter hurdles in 9.2 seconds to earn a spot in today's finals.

Mount sophomore Nick Wright, a Thomas Johnson grad, placed second in his heat of the men's 500 (1:07.09) to advance to the final. Robert Morris senior Greg Carter, a Frederick grad, took third in his heat of the men's 60 dash (7.06) to advance.

Also, Long Island senior Isaiah Cartledge, a former Hagerstown Community College standout, won his heats of the 500 (1:05.68) and 800 (1:56.24) to advance.


No. 1 Hedgesville 43, So. Garrett 39

OAKLAND, Md. - Samantha Guell's 15 points helped Hedgesville to a victory over Southern Garrett.

Jennie Finafrock had 13 points for the Eagles (18-2), who just held on, as they were outscored 18-9 in the fourth quarter.

Jasmine Sheffel scored 14 points for Southern Garrett (12-7).

No. 4 TJ 63, Frederick 48

FREDERICK, Md. - Nia Josiah had 27 points, nine rebounds and four assists to lead Thomas Johnson (15-4, 9-1) over Frederick in the MVAL Chesapeake.

Erin Dickman had 12 points for TJ (15-4, 9-1), while Tiara Morris scored 10 Tierra Bowie had four steals and seven assists.

Amber Campbell scored 12 points for Frederick (5-14, 2-8).

Jefferson 55, Hancock 49

HANCOCK - Keyara Stevenson's 20-point performance helped Jefferson (7-11) defeat Hancock.

Kris Creek led the Panthers (8-11, 3-5) with 14 points and eight assists, while Dana Beaver had 11 rebounds.

Hancock scored 30 points the second half - one in the third quarter and 29 in the fourth.

Heritage 58, Faith 34

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Heather Stamper had 20 points and 20 rebounds to lead Heritage over Faith.

Jessica Ellis added nine points, four assists and four steals for Heritage.

Kristin Williams scored 19 points for Faith.

Keyser 45, Berkeley Springs 43

WARFIELD, W.Va. - Keyser (8-14) edged Berkeley Springs in the Potomac Valley Conference Night of Champions Tournament.

Emily McCoy had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Indians (9-9), while Heather Shaw added nine points and seven rebounds.

Down 12 after the third quarter, the Indians outscored Keyser 18-8 in the fourth, only to have a 3-point attempt come up short at the buzzer.


Allegany 65, HCC 60

CUMBERLAND, Md. - Dee Brown had 16 points, five assists and four assists for Hagerstown Community College in its loss to Allegany.

Christine Ennis had 16 points, Veronica Johnson had 13 points and Erika McDavid had five points and 17 rebounds for HCC (16-10).

Shepherd 70, Davis & Elkins 66

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Freshman forward Laura Harkins had 15 points and eight rebounds to help Shepherd notch a WVIAC victory over Davis & Elkins.

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