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Wertner, Morrison shine in Cook Memorial Mile

July 30, 2006

RUNNING



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Youth was served Saturday at the Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Mile, as 19-and-under division winners Tim Wertner and Sarah Morrison also won overall honors.

Wertner, of Greencastle, Pa., set a course record in 4 minutes, 29.7 seconds to win the men's race. Brad Sponaugle, the men's open division champion, was second overall in 4:43.4 with Tim Skoczen finishing third in 4:48.2.

Morrison, of Chambersburg, clocked 5:12.6 for the women's title. Open division winner Angie Rhoderick-McKinley placed second in 5:31.3. Tammy Anderson was third in 5:31.9.

David Eubanks (4:52.1) and Tim Sick (4:54.6) finished second and third in the boys 19-and-under division, while Haley Thomas (5:33.0) and Ali Lambert (5:45.7) took those spots in the girls race.

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In the Masters division, Stan Wilker won the men's title in 5:12.5, ahead of Mike Fitzgerald (5:14.5) and Craig Lesher (5:40.2). Patty Stevens won the women's race in 6:44.6, followed by Jen Atkinson (7:03.4) and Deborah Burd (7:09.1).

COLLEGE FOOTBALL



Shepherd favored to win WVIAC

Shepherd University is the overwhelming favorite to record its third consecutive West Virginia Conference championship, claiming eight of nine first-place votes to easily outdistance Charleston and Glenville State for the top spot in the preseason coaches' poll released Saturday at the league's annual media day.

West Liberty State is picked fourth, Fairmont State is fifth, and Concord, West Virginia Wesleyan and West Virginia State round out the voting. League newcomer Seton Hill is not eligible for the championship.

Shepherd (11-1, 8-0) has nearly all of the ingredients in place for another NCAA Division II playoff appearance with 16 returning starters. Monte Cater is the winningest coach in league history with 129 victories in his 19 seasons.

Junior tailback Dervon Wallace smashed the WVIAC single-season record with 27 touchdowns in 2005. Senior quarterback Dan Chlebowski completed more than 62 percent of his passes. Senior safety Dan Peters led the NCAA with 12 interceptions.

The 2006 WVIAC football coaches' poll (first-place votes in parenthesis): 1. Shepherd (8) 71; 2. tie, Charleston (1) and Glenville State 56; 4. West Liberty State 41; 5. Fairmont State 37; 6. Concord 30; 7. West Virginia Wesleyan 24; 8. West Virginia State 11.

YOUTH LEAGUES



River City Classic

West End 4, Hancock 2

West End: Dylan Stouffer 2 hits, HR, 4 RBI; Timmy Kitchen, Tyler Shindle 2 hits each; Kitchen 4-hitter, 7 Ks.

Hancock: Taylor Anderson 2 hits.

Valley 11, South Mountain 4

Valley: Brandon Butrick, Timmy Hartsock 3 hits each; Colby Messersmith, Austin Stone, Josh Miller, J.R. Rinehart, Dylan Durning 2 hits each; Miller, Rinehart combined 3-hitter.

Federal 13, Maugansville 3

Federal: Ryan Byard, Andrew Yacik 3 hits each; Mark Grunberg, Nick Karlen 2 hits each; Josh Barron 3 RBI; Ryan Kinter 6-hitter, 7 Ks.

Maugansville: John Britton 2 hits.

Rally at Valley 7-8 Tourney

Valley Blue 10, South Mountain 0

Valley: Boo Jordan, Tyler Olson combined no-hitter, 10 Ks; Jordan 2-run HR; Tyler Olson 2 hits.

Valley Blue 10, South Mountain 0

Valley: Boo Jordan, Josh Mades 2 hits each; Jordan HR; Tyler Olson, Jordan combined 1-hitter.

BRIEFS



Wrestling officials needed

The Washington County Wrestling Officials are looking for individuals interested in officiating high school and junior league wrestling for Washington and Frederick counties. Those interested can contact Greg Stains at 717-375-2604 or by e-mail at estains@yahoo.com, or Jeff Rippeon at 301-791-7586.

Heartbreakers tryouts

Tryouts for the Heartbreakers girls fastpitch softball organization's 2006-07 season will be be held on the following dates:

Aug. 12 - 9 a.m. to noon for 14U, 1-4 p.m. for 16U and 18U.

Aug. 13 - 9 a.m. to noon for 12U, 1-4 p.m. for 10U.

Aug. 19 - 9 a.m. to noon for 12U, 1-4 p.m. for 14U.

Aug. 20 - 9 a.m. to noon for 16U and 18U, 1-4 p.m. for 10U.

All tryouts will be held at Anders Field, located at 8209 Chestnut Grove Road in Frederick, Md.

For for information, contact coach Terry Burdette at 301-694-6451.

Blaze softball tryouts

The Mason Dixon Blaze girls fastpitch program is holding tryouts for the 2007 season at the Greencastle-Antrim baseball-softball complex on the following dates:

Aug. 20 - 10 a.m. to noon for 12U, 1-4 p.m. for 14U, 4-6 p.m. for 16U and 18U.

Aug. 21 - 1-3 p.m. for 12U, 3-5 p.m. for 14U, 5-7 p.m. for 16U and 18U.

Aug. 25 - All age groups, 6-9 p.m.

For more information, contact Bob Kline at 717-597-5597 or by e-mail at kliner@innernet.net

North High sports meeting

North Hagerstown High School will hold a preseason meeting for all athletes on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Those planning on playing a fall sport must attend with a parent.

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