Area Roundup

June 29, 2008


Belt 20th at Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. - Tone Belt finished 20th out of 24 competitors in the preliminary round of the men's long jump Friday night at the U.S. Olympic Trials with a leap of 24 feet, 7 inches. The top 12 advanced to today's finals.

Belt, a 2005 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School, missed the entire 2008 collegiate season at the University of Louisville while recovering from a knee injury.

Belt's personal best in the long jump came during his sophomore year at the 2007 NCAA indoor championships, as he leapt 26-1 3/4 to win the title. He was the NCAA runner-up that spring at the outdoor championships.


Allen Pettner - a graduate of James Buchanan High School, Hagerstown Community College and Penn State University - will compete in the preliminary round of the men's javelin throw on July 4.


Williamsport Nationals 12-5, Brunswick 10-1

WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport Nationals swept a doubleheader against Brunswick on Saturday.

Travis Sluger had two hits and two RBIs in the first game, while Nick Bodnar and Chris Selby each had two hits for the Nationals (8-5, 7-4 Western Maryland District).

Sluger pitched a five-hitter with five strikeouts in the second game, while Seth Poffenberger hit an RBI double for Williamsport.

Funkstown 3, Urbana 2

FUNKSTOWN - Spencer Cromer struck out 15 in a complete-game victory, while Cody Nelling homered for Funkstown in a Western Maryland District victory.

Jeremy Barren had three hits and drove in a run for Funkstown (9-4, 6-3), which also received a forfeit win when Urbana did not have enough players to play the second game of the scheduled doubleheader due to an injury.


District 1 Junior Tournament

Games suspended by rain

WILLIAMSPORT - Conococheague overcame sloppy play to build an 11-8 lead over Hancock before play was suspended by a thunderstorm with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning at Nelson F. Deal Park.

Both teams combined for 15 errors.

Trailing 8-7 in the fourth, Conococheague tied the game when D.J. Kinna scored on a throwing error. Alex Aleshire scored on a groundout and Bradley Miller blooped a two-run single into right field to give Conococheague an 11-8 lead when play was halted.

The game will be resumed today at 5:30 p.m.

The Maugansville-Clear Spring game was suspended in the fifth inning and will be completed today at Clear Spring at 5:30 p.m. Clear Spring defeated South Mountain earlier Saturday in the completion of Thursday's game.

District 1 Senior Tournament

Conococheague 4, Hancock 3

HANCOCK - Josh Smith had two hits to help Conococheague advance to Monday's winners' bracket final.

Conococheague will host Maugansville on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Dylan Whiteside had two hits for Hancock, which will travel to Clear Spring for a losers' bracket game today at 1:30 p.m.

Baltimore Metro

Maryland Royals 11, Columbia Red Storm 5

Royals: Tim Hamilton, Joey Miller, Corey Morgan HR each; J.J. O'Neill 7 Ks.

Hagerstown PONY League

Eagles 7, FOP 6

Eagles: Ahmere Ware HR; Robby Hogue 2 hits; Aaron Dinterman, Josh Grim, Zane Gardenhour RBI each.

FOP: Zach Schrieber grand slam; Kyle Shanholtz RBI.

Firefighters 24, Goodwill 2

Firefighters: Austin Yost 2 HRs, 6 RBIs; Sergio Galvan Jr. 3 RBIs; Austin Marquis, Aaron Roby 2 RBIs each.

Goodwill: Tyler Shank RBI.


Fred Kaley 5K

The Fred Kaley Memorial 5K will be held on Aug. 2, starting and finishing on the Greencastle-Antrim High School track. Cost is $15 for those who pre-register before July 18 and $20 for those who register after. All pre-registrants are guaranteed a T-shirt. Race-day registration opens at 7 a.m., with the race beginning at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Rich Secrest at 717-360-7557 or by e-mail at

Summer baseball/softball clinics

Extra Innings in Hagerstown still has spaces available in two upcoming Summer Baseball Clinics and one Summer Softball Clinic.

The Baseball Clinics are scheduled for July 7-11 and July 21-25. The Summer Softball Clinic is scheduled for July 14-18. All clinics run Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more details, call 301-393-2668 or visit the Web site


Speedway rained out

The 43rd annual Johnny Roberts Memorial at Hagerstown Speedway was washed out Saturday and will be made up today at 6 p.m. Gates will open at 4 p.m. A fireworks display will cap the evening.

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