Area roundup - Shepherd names its captains

August 18, 2009


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Shepherd University football coach Monte Cater announced the selection of team captains for the 2009 season.

Senior offensive lineman Jeremy Hairston and senior wide receiver Nasser Muhammad represent the offense, while senior defensive lineman Frank Herrera and junior linebacker Brian Taylor have been chosen to lead the defense.

Hairston, also a team captain in 2008, was a first team All-WVIAC selection last season and is a three-year starter on the offensive line.

Muhammad caught a team-best 29 passes for 368 yards and three touchdowns in 2008.

Herrera returns for a fifth season after gaining a medical redshirt last year. He had six tackles (three solo) and four tackles-for-loss, two pass breakups and a forced fumble in two games last year.


Taylor registered 24 tackles (11 solo) in six games last season. He added three tackles-for-loss, a sack, a pass breakup, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Shepherd opens the 2009 campaign on Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. when it hosts Shippensburg in their annual rivalry game.


Smithsburg 157, Williamsport 167, Goretti 181

Black Rock Golf Course Par 36

Smithsburg: Chris Bushey 37, Matt Snowden 38, A.J. Minnich 39, Kyle Huntzberry 43.

Williamsport: Zach Weber 39, Chris Karr 41, Ryan Crabtree 43, Adam Eichelberger 44.

Goretti: Dan Rost 41, Christian Grosh 45, Emily Steiner 47, J.R. Everett 48.

Records: Smithsburg 2-0; Williamsport 1-1.


Tri-County League

Tim's Tools 8Hagerstown Medical Lab 7

Tim's Tools: Tracey Carbaugh 4 hits, Amanda Fleming 3 hits.

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The Sharpsburg Little League team won the Blue/Grey Tournament recently and finished 8-1 in the two tournaments it participated in. The team hit better than .600 in tournament play. The members of the team are -- Front Row, from left: Max Crist, Dalton Shank, Cameron Cline, Josh DeRocher, Michael Fotta, Jon Grimm. Middle Row: Brandon Porter, Lawson Sauser, Ryan Nolan, Ben Burgan, Aaron Hartle, Peyton Mason. Back Row: Coach Rodney Burgan, manager Mike Nolan, coach Scott Shank.

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The South Mountain Magic, a 14U-15U AAU girls basketball team, won the Middletown Spring Classic, the Virginia Cardinal Classic and the High Octane Tournament in Frederick, Md., this year to finish with an 18-8 record. Most of the losses came against U16-U17 competition. Members of the team are -- Front row, from left: Ashley Smothers (Boonsboro), Hunter Martin (Shalom), Bee Lee (Tuscarora), Katie Connolly (Broadfording). Back row: Elisa Owens (Smithsburg), April Wright (New Life), Allie Nichols (Smithsburg), Rachel Wiley (Tuscarora), Kendall Zickenfoose (Catoctin), Laure Grove (Shalom) and coach Barry Weiser. Coach Buck Day is not pictured.

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