Preps Area Roundup - Five Panhandle golfers qualify for state

September 30, 2008


Three schools from the Eastern Panhandle combined to qualify five individuals for the West Virginia state golf tournament.

In the Class AAA regional at Bridgeport Country Club, Martinsburg senior Brad Beebe fired a sizzling even-par 72, one of his best rounds ever as a prep player. He was second in the individual race, as four players qualified who were not members of the two qualifying teams.

Jefferson doubled its pleasure as senior Bryan Milburn and sophomore Chris Payne each earned a spot in the state. Milburn posted an 84 while Payne shot an 81.

Bridgeport won the team event with 323 strokes. Martinsburg and Jefferson tied for third with 343, one shot from qualifying as a team, as R.C. Byrd was second at 342.


In the Class AA regional at Cacapon State Park, Berkeley Springs senior Ryan Redick and sophomore Zach Solomon took two of the four available individual spots and each will make their first appearance in the state tournament.

Redick shot a 38-44--82 and Solomon had a 40-44--84, but the Indians failed to qualify as a team, finishing third with 361 strokes. Dylan Beddow had a 94 and Geoff Blankenship a 101.

Grafton (340) and Petersburg (354) were the two team qualifiers.

The West Virginia state tournament will be held Oct. 7-8 on the Speidel Golf Course at Oglebay Park in Wheeling, W.Va

Smithsburg 156, Williamsport 172

at Hamilton Run, par 34

Smithsburg: Chris Bushey 32, Haeun Lee 36, A.J. Minnich 41, Matt Snowden 47.

Williamsport: Ryan Corguard 42, Marcus Peterson 42, Zack Weber 43, Scott Drury 45.

Record: Smithsburg 30-1.

Clear Spring 168, Broadfording 199

at Black Rock, par 36

Clear Spring: T.J. Socks 38, Brian Lesher 44, Tyler Brown 45, Adam Lipella 46, Brandon Grimm 46, Zack Johnson 50.

County site change

Friday's Washington County Public Schools championship, originally scheduled to be held at Whitetail Golf Course in Mercersburg, Pa., has been shifted and will be played at Black Rock Golf Course. The shotgun start will begin at 1 p.m.


No. 4 Greencastle 3, Waynesboro 0

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Erin Garns had 24 assists for Greencastle as the Blue Devils shut out Waynesboro (2-5), 25-15, 26-24, 25-16

Kelsey Gearhart added nine kills and six digs for the Blue Devils (9-1), while Megan George had six digs and two aces.

No. 6 McConnellsburg 3, Shalom Christian 1

MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- A'leese Dickerson had 16 kills and seven blocks for the Spartans as they defeated Shalom Christian (7-5), 19-25, 25-8, 25-16, 25-17.

Michelle Baker added 26 digs for the Spartans (9-1), while Brittany Ott had 22 assists.

Clear Spring 3, Hancock 0

HANCOCK -- Megan Micco had 18 service points, 11 assists and 11 digs for Clear Spring as the Blazers swept Hancock, 25-6, 25-12, 25-8.

Amanda Jenkins had 12 digs and 11 kills for the Blazers (6-1), while Katie Blickenstaff had 13 assists and Lilly Pinkham had eight kills.

Shawnda Wills had six digs for the Panthers (2-6), while Hayley Ruppenthal had three kills.

JV: Clear Spring, 2-0.


Clear Spring 3, Catoctin 1

CLEAR SPRING -- Danny Mott had two goals and an assist for Clear Spring in the Blazers' MVAL Antietam win over Catoctin.

Matt Blair had a goal and an assist for the Blazers (2-5-1, 1-1), while Joel Bates added an assist.

Josh Neumann had a goal for the Cougars (0-5, 0-1).

St. Maria Goretti 2, Berkeley Springs 1

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Jeff Zielinski and Tyler Sterling each scored as the Gaels defeated the Indians.

Nic Martin made 12 saves for Goretti (5-5-1).

Jacob Wise scored for Berkeley Springs (8-4). Josh Wise had an assist and Gudiel Guzman made five saves.


Catoctin 5, Williamsport 4

THURMONT, Md. -- Morgan Keplinger scored all four goals for the Wildcats in a loss to Catoctin in the MVAL Antietam.

Amber Shumaker had an assist for the Wildcats (1-6), while Lexi Bryan made six saves.

Priscilla Olson had three goals for the Cougars, while Cheyenne Ganley and Sarrina Wantz each added a goal.

JV: Williamsport 3-0.


Smithsburg 31, Boonsboro 42, Brunswick 48

at BRUNSWICK, 3 miles

1. David Wilson (S) 16:50; 2. Zach Cross (S) 18:01; 3. Evan Moser (Bo) 18:06; 4. Jake Shriver (S) 18:32; 5. Jordan Action (Bo) 18:59; 6. Birkholtz (Br) 19:02; 7. Crutchley (Br) 19:26; 8. Nick Tilden (S) 19:28; 9. Dan Powell (Bo) 19:33; 10. Davis (Br) 19:57.


Smithsburg 30, Brunswick 49, Boonsboro 63

at BRUNSWICK, 3 miles

1. Sarah Fisher (Br) 19:36; 2. Becky Kaler (Br) 20:55; 3. Stephanie Breen (S) 22:46; 4. Braden Grosh (S) 23:25; 5. Katie Marshall (Bo) 23:48; 6. Emily Bolton (S) 23:58; 7. Morgan Holmes (Bo) 24:01; 8. Brittany Winders (S) 24:11; 9. Taylor Cline (S) 24:24; 10. Lyndsie Delosier (S) 24:29.

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