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Area roundup - No dodging Hodge as Mercersburg wins opener

September 04, 2005

PREP FOOTBALL


MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Jarvis Hodge ran for three touchdowns as Mercersburg Academy beat John Carroll 28-3 Saturday in the season opener for each team.

Hodge rushed for 88 yards on 14 carries, including touchdown runs of 14, 3 and 28 yards.

Tyler Newberry was 12 of 17 passing for 133 yards. He hit David Ashton for a 7-yard score to put the Blue Storm ahead 7-0 in the first quarter. Ashton had nine receptions for 96 yards.

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL


Shepherd splits at Mercyhurst Tournament

ERIE, Pa. - Shepherd University split a pair of matches in the final day of action at the Mercyhurst University Tournament. The Rams lost 30-28, 30-16, 30-23 to Gannon and beat Bowie State, 30-23, 30-24, 30-22.

Junior outside hitter Susanna Hill, a Grace Academy graduate, had eight kills, 13 digs and three blocks to lead the Rams against Gannon, while sophomore setter Kristy Cramer, a Chambersburg graduate, added 25 assists.

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Junior middle hitter Lauren Durbin, also a Grace grad, recorded a team-best 10 kills to lead the Rams over Bowie State, while Cramer contributed 31 assists and three aces.

RUNNING


Graham-Gray third at Charleston Distance Run

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Susan Graham-Gray, 37, of Greencastle, Pa., was the third overall female at the 33rd annual Charleston Distance Run.

Graham-Gray completed the 15-mile course in 1 hour, 33 minutes, 48 seconds. She won $1,000.

Ramilya Burangulova of Russia, the reigning Baltimore Marathon champ, took first in 1:30:52. Debbi Kilpatrick-Morris, the 1995 U.S. marathon champ, was second in 1:32:33.

Francis Bowen of Kenya was the men's winner in 1:15:31.

FitzGerald tops age group

GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Mike FitzGerald, 50, of Hagerstown, was the first 50-and-over finisher and 27th overall at the Kentlands-Lakelands 5K in 18:06.

Tammy Anderson, 32, of Hagerstown, was the 13th overall female in 19:58.

GIRLS SOCCER


Martinsburg 5, Berkeley Springs 0

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Laurel Bobo and Kristen Marshall each scored a pair of goals to lead Martinsburg to a shutout victory over Berkeley Springs.

Sara Orr added a goal and an assist, while Marshall and Ashley Ausherman each had an assist for the Bulldogs (2-3-1). Morgan Hunley and Carolyn Gore combined for the shutout in goal.

Goretti 6, St. James 0

Melanie Conner, Erin Haney, Erica DiMercurio, Carissa Grove, Justine Beachley and Logan Burke each scored for St. Maria Goretti (1-2). Conner added two assists and Grove had one. Goretti keeper Andrea Buckner made 10 saves, and St. James' Allie Marriott had seven saves.

YOUTH BASEBALL


Senators split pair

FREDERICK, Md. - The Hagerstown Senators split a pair of games in the Top Dog Challenge, losing to the Baltimore Blueclaws 12-3 before rebounding to beat Prince William (Va.) 9-3.

Ryan Willard and Jake Bachtell each had two hits in the first game and Willard drove in all three Senators runs. Aaron Stoner threw a four-hitter in the second game. Willard had three hits and Chris Kiley added two.

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