Preps Area Roundup

February 10, 2008


Finucane wins 2 more MAPL titles

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Mercersburg Academy senior James Finucane captured indoor titles in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs for the second straight year at the Mid-Atlantic Prep League championships Saturday.

Finucane won the 1,600 in a meet-record 4:25.70 and the 3,200 in 10:20.00. He also is the reigning MAPL champ in the 1,600 and 3,200 outdoors and a two-time MAPL champ in cross country.

Finucane's sister, Lena, won the girls 1,600 in 5:28.53.

Asia Walker won the 55 in 7.38 seconds and the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 3 1/2 inches for the Mercersburg girls.


David Strider won the high jump (5-10) for the Mercersburg boys.

Host Lawrenceville swept the team titles. The Blue Storm's boys and girls each finished third.


No. 3 Jefferson 59, Parkview 51

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. -- Nicole Himes had 15 points, Dezirea Clinton scored 14 and Dakea Marshall added 13 as Jefferson defeated Park View (11-5).

Katie Danno added nine points and 12 rebounds for the Cougars (16-3).

Smithsburg 51, Hancock 32

HANCOCK -- Emily Hargreaves scored a game-high 18 points and had three assists and two steals to lead Smithsburg (9-10).

Sarah Rishell had 12 rebounds, five blocks and five assists for the Leopards (9-10), while Chelsea Hoover added six points and six boards.

Shawnda Wills had 11 points and eight rebounds and Brandy Jenkins had six points and five steals for Hancock (7-13).

Martinsburg 65, Mercersburg 53

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- Iesha Robinson scored 25 points to help the Bulldogs beat the Blue Storm.

Casie Rogers had 16 points and Jamie Hill added 12 points for Martinsburg (7-11).

Caroline Lovette led Mercersburg with 16 points. Taylor Riley scored 13 points, Jennifer Dillon had 11 points and four steals and Lauren Dobish had seven points, eight assists and six steals for the Blue Storm (9-11).

Berkely Springs 80, Keyser 54

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Jessica Haynes scored 23 points and Alex Tamez had 16 points, seven assists and three steals for Berkely Springs.

Amber Booher had 11 points and Kelsey McCoy added eight points, six rebounds and four steals for the Indians (13-7).


No. 1 Hedgesville 67, FSK 41

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. -- William Mayles scored 12 points to lead Hedgesville over Francis Scott Key as the host Eagles quickly rebounded from their first loss of the season.

Robert Fleetwood had nine points for Hedgesville (17-1), which fell 36-35 to Jefferson on Friday night.

Tyler Forster had 15 points for FSK.

Heritage Academy 51, St. James 40

SAINT JAMES -- Hamilton Stamper had nine points, 14 rebounds and was named Tournament MVP as Heritage Academy beat St. James in the BW3 St. James Tournament.

Steven Barthalow had 12 points, Andrew Hendershot had 11 points and Cody Butts had 11 points and six asists for the Eagles (17-2).

Jordan Barr and Mike Russ each had 10 points for the Saints (12-9).

Russ and Butts both joined Stamper on the all-tourney team.


Mercersburg goes 0-2

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Mercersburg Academy dropped its final two dual meets of the season, falling 54-24 to Lawrenceville and then 80-0 to Blair Academy in a Mid-Atlantic Prep League tri-meet.

Blair (19-0, 4-0), the No. 2-ranked team in the country, was the last team Rick Hendrickson faced in a dual as coach of the Blue Storm (3-7, 0-4).

Hendrickson, who will become Mercersburg's athletic director next school year, finished with a dual meet record of 234-79-2 in his 15 years with the Blue Storm. Overall, he's 329-97-2.

"This was a tough day, especially for our younger kids. It didn't help that we were missing two starters," Hendrickson said. "But my goal when I came to Mercersburg was to compete against the best and we do. The MAPL is a great league for wrestling. It sounds odd, but our kids actually see wrestling Blair as an opportunity. It shows them the ultimate level, the one to which they can strive."

Blue Storm star Cody Barrick (33-4) went 1-1. He fell 15-3 to Blair's Mario Mason, the No. 3-ranked 145-pounder in the nation.

No. 4 North Hagerstown 37, FSK 36

171 -- Dan Mazzei (N) p. Grafton Smith, 1:47; 189 -- Keith Brown (F) d. Jeff Miller, 5-4; 215 -- Demetrius Myers (N) p. Buddy Ricketts, :36; 285 -- Andy Eyler (F) p. Kyle Malcolm, 2:35; 103 -- Stephen Smith (F) p. Randy Wyne, 1:22; 112 -- Shawn Eyler (F) p. Jesse Miller, 2:33; 119 -- Luke Ziegler (F) p. Paul Seal, :39; 125 -- Adrian Rivas (N) p. Justin Etzler, :50; 130 -- De'lon Agee (N) m.d. Nolan Rinker, 9-0; 135 -- Joe Breehl (N) d. Tyler Brey, 8-3; 140 -- Stephen Peters (F) d. Gordon Landsdowne, 10-5; 145 -- Jim Eichelberger (N) p. Brandon Forbes, :41; 152 -- Jake Turner (N) p. Rico Hansboro, 1:44; 160 -- David Voland (F) p. Michael Leonard 5:46.

No. 4 North Hagerstown 46, Fort Hill 33

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