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Shirk 8th at Nike Nationals

March 16, 2009

PREP INDOOR TRACK



BOSTON -- Clear Spring junior Paige Shirk, a three-time Maryland Class 1A state champion, placed eighth in the girls shot put at Nike Indoor Nationals on Sunday.

Shirk's best throw of 39 feet, 11 1/4 inches came on her sixth and final attempt. She set the 1A state record at 41-4 1/2 last month.

Boonsboro senior Scott Rice -- the Washington County record holder in the pole vault at 14-3 1/4 -- tied for 23rd in the event Saturday with a jump of 13-8 1/2.

The top six in each event earned All-American honors.

COLLEGE BASEBALL



HCC 18, Shenandoah 9

WINCHESTER, Va. -- Matt Greene had five hits, including a home run and a double, and six RBIs to lead Hagerstown Community College past Shenandoah University.

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Daniel Heatwole had four of HCC's 22 hits and two RBIs. Kameron Armacost had three hits and two RBIs for the Hawks (10-5), while Adam Brunk had two hits and an RBI and John Barrett added two hits.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL



HCC goes 2-1

WALDORF, Md. -- The Hagerstown Community College softball team went 2-1 Saturday at the Tommy Morrison Invitational, hosted by the College of Southern Maryland.

The Hawks lost their first game to Catonsville, 7-2. Christina Mehaffie went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and Megan Holmes had a pair of doubles.

HCC rebounded with a win over Monroe (N.Y.), 6-3. Emily Myers had two hits and two RBIs and Holmes drove in two runs.

The Hawks (2-1) closed out the day with a 15-8 win over Cecil. Holmes hit a two-run homer in the first, while Jess Patey, Amanda Waltman and Lashawn Tolson each had two hits. Tolson drove in four runs.

YOUTH BASKETBALL



Boonsboro Area Boys League

5th-6th grade final

MCEA 67 38, Aamco 36

MCEA: S. Ziniach 5, R. Ziniach 12, Jenkins 10, Nittinger 8, Fishkin 2.

Aamco: Wilson 8, Thibault 13, Johnson 11, Garey 2, Long 2.

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