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Area roundup - Funkstown advances to Blue Gold championship

June 25, 2005

LEGION BASEBALL



UTICA, N.Y. - Funkstown Legion won two games Friday in the Blue Gold Tournament to clinch a spot in Sunday's championship game.

In the first game, Funkstown scored two runs in the eighth inning to beat Ilion Legion, 5-3. Kevin Brashears had three hits and Phil Powell drove in three runs for Funkstown. Matt Murray, Josh Bowers and Tim Kellinger had two hits apiece, while David Richards got the win in relief.

Funkstown later shut out Ottawa 3-0 behind a complete-game pitching effort from Craig Henson. Andy Taylor had two hits and two RBI, while Powell added two hits for Funkstown (21-4).




AUTO RACING



Hagerstown Speedway


Alan Johnson, of Phelps, N.Y., took the lead from Steve Paine on the 24th lap and never looked back as he picked up the victory in the 100-lap Advance Auto Parts DIRT modified feature Thursday at Hagerstown Speedway. Johnson, who started seventh, lapped all but eight cars in a dominating performance that earned him $6,000.

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In the 25-lap late model feature, Allen Brannon led the first 24 laps, on the verge of he capturing his second win of the season. But Greencastle, Pa.'s D.J. Myers was in front when it counted as he passed race Brannon coming off the fourth turn on the final lap to win by a nose.




YOUTH LEAGUES



Hagerstown PONY League


Red Men 11, Goodwill 10

Red Men: Adam Chambers HR; Nick Gross 2 hits, HR; Jon Weinberg, Chris Smith 2 hits each.

Goodwill: John Moser 3 hits; Steven Grossman, Jordan Hatfield 2 hits each.

Federal Little League


Kiwanas 12, Lions 0

Kiwanas: Chuck Mellott 3 hits; Zach Schreiber 2 hits, HR; Tyquil Benson, Zane Schreiber, Alijah Benson 2 hits each.

Conococheague Little League


Wolfe's 11, Byers' Market 9

Wolfe's: Wesley Everett 4 hits, 6 RBI; Jake Moats 2 hits.

Byers' Market: Dustin Violet 2 hits, HR; Zach Lucas, Steven Gordon 2 hits each.

Post 202 9, Lions 7

Post 202: Alex Eckert 2 hits, HR; Trey Hanna 2 hits.

Lions: Andrew Moats 2 hits.

Halfway Minor League


Carquest 26, FOP 6

Carquest: Chris Harrell 9 Ks, 3 hits; Matt Malphurs 3 hits, Zach Andrews 2 hits.

FOP: Zach Barr 3 hits.

American Little League


Goodwill 19, FOP 16

Goodwill: Ahmere Ware 4 hits, HR; Eddie Hawlett, Desmon Brown, Ashmire Wilson, Stephen St. Clair 2 hits each.

FOP: Shayne Combs 3 hits.




BRIEF



Fall Ball registration


Hagerstown PONY League Fall Ball registration for 12-13-year-olds will be held Monday through Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the PONY League field on Jefferson Boulevard.

Each players needs to bring a birth certificate and the $35 registration fee.

For more information, call Bob Hershman at 301-824-6111.

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