Hoffman on top after first round at Black Rock

September 05, 2009


Much like he did in 2007, Alex Hoffman opened the third annual Coors Light Championship on Saturday at Black Rock Golf Course with one of his finest rounds.

The Middletown High School senior made his way through Black Rock with a bogey-free 5-under-par 67 for the first-round lead.

When he won the 2007 title, Hoffman opened with a 68, then struggled to a 74 in the second round.

He'll be playing with familiar partners in today's final pairing, slated to tee off at 12:20.

Veteran golfer Dick Roulette is one shot behind at 68, Kevin Reiber came in at 2-under 70 and defending champion Ken Lampard finishes out the foursome after shooting a 1-under 71.

Hoffman had birdies on two of Black Rock's par 5s -- Nos. 1 and 16 -- and three par 4s, finishing his round at 33-34. Roulette opened his round with birdies on his first three holes, and after a bogey on No. 10, posted birds on 12 and 18 for a 33-35.


Champions will also be determined today in three other flights.

Five players -- Chris Brunner, Andy Gossard, Greg Klus, Rich Rostek and Jason Stevens -- are tied with 79 in the first flight, Don Tapley and Jarrod Berthold share the second flight lead at 87 and Keith South and Matt Hershman are tied at the top of the third flight with 93.


Jefferson 5, George Washington 2

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. -- Kelsey Barnholt had three goals to lead Jefferson to a win over George Washington.

Sarah Cogswell had a goal and an assist, Rachel Ransom had a goal, Taylor Brown had two assists, Mariah Russo had an assist, while Melissa Taylor had 10 saves for the Cougars (4-1).


Goretti loses in semis

SAINT JAMES -- St. Maria Goretti's Courtney Thompson had a combined four aces, 16 kills, 16 digs and made the All-Tournament Team at the St. James Invitational Tournament.

Goretti lost 25-22, 26-24 to Berkeley Springs and 25-10, 25-22 to St. James before splitting a match against Bishop Walsh, 25-10, 26-28. The Gaels lost to Berkeley Springs in the semifinals 23-25, 25-21, 15-9.

Sarah Swope had 15 digs and 17 kills, Jean Hogan had six aces and 29 assists, Mary Hackney had three aces and nine digs on the day for the Gaels.

Devils go 1-2 at Susquehannock

GLEN ROCK, Pa. -- Greencastle finished with a 1-2 record at the Susquehannock tournament, beating St. Basil 25-22, 25-18, 15-25 but losing 25-16, 25-15, 25-20 to Susquehannock and 25-13, 20-25, 25-22 to Manheim Central.

Kelsey Gearhart had 15 digs and 21 kills, Katy Bobbitt had 23 digs, Nakita Gearhart had 18 kills, Erin Garns had eight digs and 64 assists, while Sammi Rudy had six digs and 13 kills on the day for the Blue Devils.


HCC 1, Harford 1

BEL AIR, Md. -- Alex Manea scored on an assist from Edwin Reyes in the 78th minute of regulation as Hagerstown Community College forged a tie against Harford in a Maryland JuCo Conference match.

Brian Kukucka had eight saves for the Hawks (1-1-1, 0-0-1).


HCC sweeps in Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Hagerstown Community College swept its three matches at the Owens Community College Tournament.

The Hawks beat Sinclair 25-12, 25-20, 25-7, Edison 26-28, 25-23, 25-18, 25-17 and Mott 25-14, 25-20, 25-10.

Julia Becker had 45 kills and 28 digs, Sarah Michael had 57 assists and 15 kills, Hailee Growden had 17 digs, Becca Morgan had 39 kills and 19 digs, Klonarda Nezaj had 28 kills and Ashlyn Rebok had 64 assists for HCC (4-0).


HCC fifth at Ship

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- The Hagerstown Community College men placed fifth out of six teams at the Shippensburg Invitational.

Jeremiah Wilt led HCC on the 6K course, placing 29th in 20:43. Cory Centofonti was 31st in 20:46, Wade Miller was 35th in 20:58, Nathanial Clark was 61st in 22:07 and Brandon Mauck was 71st in 22:30.

The HCC women had an incomplete team with only four runners. Jamie Wisz led the Hawks on the 4K course with a time of 18:30.


BAAA Flag Football

Age 6

Boonsboro Warriors 7, Gamber 0

Boonsboro: Jackson Reed 2 TDs; Matt Kulikowski, Brady Ingram, Jacob Bickers, Drew Elliott, Ryan Reynolds TD each.

Age 5

Boonsboro Warriors 6, Gamber 5

Boonsboro: Cayden Quirion 2 TDs; Tristan Roosa, Angell Alvarez Jr., Dalton Snyder, Blake Kellerman TD each.

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