Prep Notebook

September 19, 2008



Jefferson is the new No. 1 in The Herald-Mail's Super 7 girls soccer rankings.

Coach Dunnie Bache said his Cougars, the defending West Virginia state champions, should remain on top for the rest of the season.

"We should go undefeated," said Bache, whose team is 7-0-2, having outscored its opponents 49-5. "We have two ties, but we tied ourselves, if you know what I mean.


"The talent's there. We should run the table."

Win or lose, Bache said this will be his last hurrah with the Cougars.

"This is it," he said. "It will be my 20th year, and that was my goal."

Clear Spring senior Sarah Dice scored four goals in the Blazers' 8-0 victory over Berkeley Springs on Wednesday to become the program's all-time leader in points.

Dice, who leads the area with her 4.4 points per game this year, has 82 career points (34 goals and 14 assists). The previous record of 76 points was held by Lauren Ebersole.

The championship finals of the Washington County soccer tournaments, originally to be held at South Hagerstown, will be played Saturday evening at North Hagerstown's Mike Callas Stadium.

The schedule is Williamsport vs. Boonsboro in the boys final at 6, and Clear Spring vs. North in the girls final at 8.


Musselman defeated Woodstock Central (Va.) 24-6 last week for its first win of the season. For Denny Price, who's coached the Applemen since 1973, it marked a milestone.

It gave him 245 wins at Musselman, a new record in West Virginia among coaches at a single school.

"You stay around long enough, you win a few," Price said.

He said the record doesn't mean much to him at the moment.

"Maybe one day it will," he said. "Right now, I'm just trying to win ballgames with the group we have."

The overall state record is 267 wins.

If Greencastle can get past Hershey tonight, it will be the 100th victory for Chuck Tinninis, who's coached the Blue Devils since 1988.

St. James has scored nine touchdowns in its first two games and quarterback Mike Russ has had a hand in every one of them, throwing for six scores and running for three.

Cross Country

Williamsport senior Michael Lilley's monstrous amount of summer miles finally paid off last Saturday, as he won the Brunswick Invitational in course-record fashion. That came one week after he opened the season with a disappointing 27th-place finish in the Gettysburg Invitational's elite race.

"That was a race I want to forget. I hadn't done any speed work or hard tempo runs, and my legs just weren't ready for it," Lilley said. "I'm sure a lot of people saw those results and wondered what kind of shape I'm in. But after Brunswick, I'm pretty sure they know now."


St. James defeated Sidwell Friends on Wednesday for its first win in the Mid Atlantic Conference in two seasons.

To top it off, the Saints did it on a formidable course, beating Sidwell 175-178 at Montgomery Village Golf Club. Jamie Phillips led the way with a 40 and Alex Beckel followed with a 41.

Greencastle coach Jeremy Eby can count on consistency out of his top four players this season.

Nathan Pool (86.3), Derek Barkdoll (86.5), Corey Main (86.7) and Dylan Emmett (86.8) are within fractions of one another when it comes to 18-hole scores, playing in tough Mid-Penn Conference competition.

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