Area Roundup -- Wallizer wins national title

June 22, 2009


COLUMBUS, Ga. -- West Virginia University senior Bryant Wallizer, a Hancock graduate, won the 2009 USA Shooting National Championships air rifle title on June 16 at Fort Benning's International Shooting Complex.

Wallizer automatically qualified for the U.S. National Development team.

"This is insane. I came down here to do a job, and I did it," Wallizer said in a WVU press release. "I'm really excited. I think winning today is bigger than winning the NCAA Championship because there is a broader base of competition. This is just a huge honor."

"It was great to watch Bryant shoot so well over the last two days," said Mountaineers coach Jon Hammond. "I'm really proud of him. He's been training really hard the past few months and came in to this championship very focused."

Wallizer's consistently strong shooting propelled him to the title, as he shot 594 on the first day of the competition -- one point short of his personal-best -- and 591 on the second day. He shot 103.4 in the top-eight final.


The win comes on the heels of a strong junior season for Wallizer, a 2009 National Rifle Association first-team air rifle All-American, who finished second at the 2009 NCAA Championships.


Bushey leads juniors

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Smithsburg's Chris Bushey opened the Tri-State Junior Golf Association campaign with a 2-under 70 on Monday to lead all golfers at Waynesboro Country Club.

Bushey topped the 16-18 age division, five strokes ahead of Waynesboro's Derek Baker.

Hank Strickler, of Chambersburg, captured first place in the 14-15 division with a 75, two strokes better than Peter Denney. Austin Green's 80 was one stroke better than four other golfers in the 12-13 age group.

The second event in the Tri-State series will be next Monday with an 8:30 a.m. start at Fountain Head Country Club.


All-conference teams

MVAL Antietam

First Team

Boonsboro -- Alice D'Alauro, Erin Scally; Clear Spring -- Sarah Dice, Amanda Jenkins, Jessie Kissner, Brittany Smetzer, Megan Crowl, Katie Blickenstaff.

Second Team

Boonsboro -- Erin McMurtrie, Erika Deatrich, Maddie Zayas, Camille Heim, Samantha Barger, Ashlyn Hawbaker; Clear Spring -- Kelsie Hovermale, Ashlyn Long.

MVAL Piedmont

First Team

Middletown -- Emily Maerz, Kate Smith, Leah Cockerham, Katie Mark; South Hagerstown -- Heather Greszler, Christine Kantner; Walkersville -- Erika Dirk, Rachel Lupinetti.

Second Team

Frederick -- Annaleigh Sardelis; Middletown -- Megan Cevallos, Kelly Robertson; South Hagerstown -- Tinuke Adetunji; Walkersville -- Brittany Fisher, Melissa Fisher, Carrie Ingram, Pooja Rao.

Honorable Mention

Middletown -- Sarah Delise, Casey Lindberg; North Hagerstown -- Laura Wagner, Mariel Beachley, Beth Zimmerman, Amanda Breidenstein, Rachel Ober; South Hagerstown -- Kara Henson.


Hagerstown PONY League

Firefighters 16, FOP 7

Firefighters: Charles Cvijanovich 3 hits, HR, 5 RBIs; Austin Marquis 3 hits; Tyler Nally, Ryan Byard, Josh Shingleton 2 hits each; Brandon Haupt HR; Keith Johnson 2 RBIs.

FOP: Brent Mentzer 2 hits; Phillip Pietro, Josh Barron 2 RBIs each.

Mid-Atlantic 15-U

Middletown Knights 11, Belair Braves 6

Middletown: Zach Lucas 3 hits, 3 RBIs, 4-hitter; Ben Lewis 3 hits.

Belair Braves 11, Middletown Knights 9

Middletown: Zach Lucas, Zach Lilley 2 hits each.

West End Little League

Coca-Cola 21, VFW 17

Coca-Cola: James Silvous 3 hits; Andrew Grimm, Jaequan Loveless, C.J. Bright, Michael Shatzer, Damion Sisler 2 hits each.

VFW: P.J. Caniford 2 hits.


Washington County Girls

High School Division

South 17, Smithsburg 4

South: Erin Asper 4 hits, 2 RBIs; Megan Sneckenberger 3 hits, 5 RBIs, 7 Ks; Katie Forsythe 3 hits, 2 RBIs; Alli Herr 2 hits, 3 RBIs; Kaitlyn Mades 2 hits, RBI.

Smithsburg: Shana Bickford 2 hits, 2 RBIs; Jamie Scott, Kayla Hott, Emily Kane, Kaitlin Spangler 2 hits each.

Boonsboro 14, North 3

Boonsboro: Alison Griffith 3 RBIs; Megan Long 1-hitter.

Williamsport 2, Clear Spring 1

Williamsport: Caroline Rosenthal 1-hitter, 10 Ks; Kayla Ewing 2 hits; Sarah Duffy game-winning RBI.

Clear Spring: Damara McDonough 3-hitter.


AC Milan Junior Camp

The FC Frederick soccer club will host an AC Milan Junior Camp at St. Thomas More Academy in Buckeystown, Md., on July 20-24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Two coaches for the Italian professional club AC Milan will run the camp, open to boys and girls ages 7 to 17. Campers will get a ticket to the exhibition game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore between AC Milan and English club Chelsea on July 24 at 8 p.m. For more information, contact Bo Eskay at 301-471-4610 or by e-mail at, or visit the Web site

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