Roundup - Trojans secure state playoff berth

February 20, 2005


HERSHEY, Pa. - Chambersburg coach Shawn Shreffler must have said all the right things during a fourth-quarter timeout.

Trailing Warwick by three points with seven minutes remaning in the game, Shreffler called the Trojans to the sideline to regroup. When the team took the floor again, it couldn't be stopped.

Chambersburg (18-7) scored the final 16 points of the game after the timeout as the Trojans beat Warwick 44-31 in the District 3-AAAA quarterfinals Saturday at the Giant Center and assuring them a berth in the upcoming state tournament.

Colby Nitterhouse scored seven of his 16 points in the fourth quarter for the Trojans, who will play Central Dauphin at the Giant Center on Tuesday. Chambersburg has beaten Central Dauphin twice this season.


Nitterhouse also had 16 rebounds. Jonathan Motichka had 10 points and Jamill Whitehead had four steals for the Trojans.

No. 2 Hedgesville 56, East Fairmont 38

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Matt Deaner scored a game-high 30 points and Mark Manspile and Josh Robinson each added eight as Hedgesville (17-3) beat East Fairmont (3-17).

No. 3 Walkersville 76, Century 50

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Chris Hannigan had 23 points, nine rebounds and four assists to lead Walkersville to an MVAL Piedmont victory over Century.

Luther Weedon had 21 points, Brandon Geppert had nine rebounds and six assists and Jabari Brown had 12 points and six rebounds for the Lions (18-3, 10-1).

Tuscarora 66, South Carroll 57

SYKESVILLE, Md. - Hamilton Woodfolk and Malcolm Kattes each had 12 points to lead Tuscarora to an MVAL Piedmont victory over South Carroll.

Danny Reed had 10 points, Mitchell Weedon had nine points and 11 rebounds and Brian Sweeney had six assists for the Titans (14-7, 6-5). Kattes added nine rebounds.

Petersburg 69, Berkeley Springs 56

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. - Ben Whetsell scored a game-high 27 points to lead Petersburg (15-5) past Berkeley Springs in the Potomac Valley Conference title game.

Tony Belt had 21 points and Nathan Sirbaugh added nine for the Indians (12-9).


No. 5 Walkersville 46, Century 44

SYKESVILLE, Md. - Kolbi Harrison hit two free throws with 11 seconds remaining in overtime to lift Walkersville to a tightly contested MVAL Piedmont victory and into position to win a share of the league title on Wednesday.

The Lions' defense held Century to three baskets in the second half but the Knights relied on foul shooting to stay in the game. Century hit 23 of 35 foul shots - including eight for the majority of its scoring in the fourth quarter.

Century's final shot with two seconds remaining was off the mark.

April Sparkman led Walkersville (16-5, 9-2) with 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists, while Harrison finished with 13 poitns and Jennifer Maggi had eight points and nine rebounds. Chelsea Loskarn led Century with 18.

Walkersville faces Middletown on Wednesday in a game which will decide the league championship. A victory will give Walkersville no worse than half the title, depending on which team wins the Middletown-Winters Mill makeup game on Monday.

New Life 49, Annapolis Christian 43

FREDERICK, Md. - Connie Reginaldi had 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists to lead New Life Christian.

Jessica Mumaw had 10 points, seven rebounds and four steals for New Life (16-9), while Kendra Varnon added eight points and five rebounds.


W.Va. Region II Class AAA

FAIRMONT, W.Va. - Musselman and Martinsburg each had two champions and Jefferson and Hedgesville each had one at the West Virginia Region II Class AAA championships.

Musselman's champs were Dustin Haislip at 112 pounds and Billy Barrett at 125, twin brothers Chris and Robert Connor won at 160 and 189 for Martinsburg, Jefferon's Colton Gustines won at 103 and Hedgesville's Troy Foltz was the champ at 152.

The top four finishers in each weight class advanced to next weekend's state tournament.

Hedgesville qualified 11 wrestlers for states on the way to a third-place team total of 193 points. North Marion won with 202 points, followed by Fairmont Senior with 198.

For the Eagles, Danny Armstrong (103), Joe Shetler (119), Josh Grim (130), Dustin Foltz (145), Jared Sella (160) and Greg Lyman (215) each placed second; Justin Everhart (171) was third; and Stephen Miller (125), Andrew Richardson (135) and Derrick Young (189) each finished fourth.

Scott Chapman (112) and Zane Carrell (125) each placed second and Corie Gustines (160) took third for Jefferson.

Pat Hoop (171) placed second and Derek Thayer (140) third for Martinsburg.

Zach Maynard (275) was fourth for Musselman.

n In Region II Class AA-A action at Braxton County, A.J. Blankenship (112), Brian McCann (145) and Tyson Bennett (152) were champs for Berkeley Springs.

Cody Reed (160) and Randy Waugh (189) each placed second, while Jeremy Gater (135) was fourth for the Indians, who finished fifth in the team standings 143 1/2 points. Keyser won with 182.

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