Preps Area Roundup

October 31, 2006


Morrison leads Trojans to states

HERSHEY, Pa. - Chambersburg senior Sarah Morrison placed sixth in the Class AAA girls race at the PIAA District 3 championships Monday, leading the Trojans to a fifth-place team finish in the 44-team, 343-runner field.

The top five teams qualified for Saturday's state meet in Hershey.

"I was happy to get in, believe me," said Chambersburg coach Chris Monheim, whose girls won the meet last year. "We had a good day. We knew going in that we were one of those bubble teams, that we would have to have a good day to get one of those spots. We had the best top three in the meet."

Morrison, who began the race as the two-time defending district champ, covered the challenging 3.1-mile course in 19:19. Two of her teammates also cracked the top 30 - Haley Thomas (19th, 19:56) and Laurie Jones (26th, 20:14).


Big Spring's Lara Crofford won the race in 18:42. Mid-Penn champion Neely Spence of Shippensburg was 11th in 19:26.

"I talked to Neely's dad (Olympian Steve Spence) and she was just running to get into states," Monheim said. "She had no intentions of running to win that race. It looked like she was jogging it."

James Buchanan's Lindsey Hollenshead placed sixth in 20:15 in the Class AA girls race, leading the Rockets to a sixth-place team finish.

In the Class AAA boys race, Channon Riggs placed 22nd in 17:03 for ninth-place Chambersburg, while Tim Wertner was 26th in 17:06 for 50th-place Greencastle-Antrim.

Hollenshead, Riggs and Wertner all qualified individually for states.


Clear Spring 3, South 2

Mandy Jenkins had 16 kills, 11 digs and four aces and Emily Pinkham had 11 kills, nine digs and seven blocks as Clear Spring edged South Hagerstown, 25-21, 12-25, 15-25, 25-17, 16-14.

Emily Steinacker had 17 assists and four aces, Lindsay Lacy had nine digs and eight kills and Katie Blickenstaff added nine assists for the Blazers (7-7). JV: South, 2-0.

Chelsea Weaver had 20 kills, 23 digs and 10 service points and Katie Moyseenko had 13 kills, 11 digs and seven service point to lead the Rebels (5-9). Rebecca Pearl had seven kills and five blocks and Brittany Hyatt 42 assists, nine service points.


Smithsburg 6, Westmar 1

LONACONING, Md. - Jeremy Kiel had two goals and an assist as No. 10-seed Smitshburg defeated No. 7-seed Westmar in the first round of the Maryland Class 1A West tournament.

Ryan Keller had a goal and an assist and Josh Edwards, Andrew Popper and Adam Fay each scored a goal for the Leopards (8-8).

Smithsburg will play at No. 2-seed Clear Spring today at 6 p.m. in the quarterfinals.


St. James 3, Notre Dame 1

SAINT JAMES - Ashley Martin led St. James with two goals and an assist as the Saints defeated Notre Dame to capture the MCAC championship.

Gina Clapp scored a goal for the Saints (12-3-2), while Erica Riley had three saves and Anna Morrow had two saves.

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