Lear is king at Speedway

September 20, 2009

Kyle Lear took a victory lap of sorts on Saturday by winning the third annual Small Car Nationals at Hagerstown Speedway.

Lear, of Severna Park, Md., defeated Pete Weaver by 2.5 seconds to claim the $2,000 paycheck in his third win at Hagerstown and 10th win of the season. He clinched the late model sportsman championship two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, Hans Stamberg, of Hedgesville, W.Va., in the pure stock feature for his eighth win of the season, while Greg Gunter won the four cylinder feature. Kenny Thomas, of Greencastle, Pa., won the first Derek Riley Memorial, a 72-lap race, while Brenda Alexander won the powder puff race.

Lear started from the front row and took the early lead. After falling behind lapped traffic, but after a 19th-lap restart, Lear worked back to the front, passing Weaver on the last lap on the way to the victory.


Stamberg charged from his No. 8 starting slot to take the lead while coming out of the fourth turn on the eighth lap. He locked in a battle with Mike Warrenfeltz for most of the rest of the race. Stamberg held on for a .038 victory with Warrenfeltz closing at the end.

Thomas came from a start in the 21st slot to charge to a 6.38-second victory over Matt Smith.


HCC men take 10th

CARLISLE, Pa. -- Jeremiah Wilt finished 23rd to lead the Hagerstown Community College men's cross country team to a 10th-place finish in the Dickinson Long/Short Course Invitational on Saturday at Dickinson College.

Wilt covered the 8K long course in 27 minutes, 34.3 seconds.

Corey Centofonti finished 31st (27:52.2), while Wade Miller was 56th (28:24.8), Brandon Mauck took 82nd (29:15.9) and David Watson was 123rd (30:33.0).

HCC's women's team finished 17th on the 4K short course with Jamie Wisz leading the way in 56th place in 17:16.4.

Samantha Valiton was 99th (18:28.0), while Kimmie Adams took 115th (18:43.7), Veronica Wheeler was 123rd (18:57.7) and Kayla Ferrario was 141st (19:32.3).

Will Dawson finished 115th (14:47.5) and Marc Lewis took 167th (17:21.5) in the men's 4K race.


Shalom wins tounament

FANNETTVILLE, Pa. -- Natasha Gibble won most valuable player honors as Shalom Christian defeated Hyndman 25-22, 29-27 on Saturday to win the Fannett-Metal Invitational.

Shalom went 2-1 in pool play, defeating Fannett-Metal 3-0 and Fairfield 3-0, but lost in a sweep to Hyndman in the second match of the day.

Gibble led Shalom with 17 kills, 56 assists, 49 digs and 10 service points. Juliana Mowen had 29 kills, 42 digs, 29 service points and 12 aces for Shalom, while Ashllyn Bland had 15 kills, 21 digs and 11 service points.

Kelsey Ebersole had 36 digs and 13 service points and six aces; Stacey Thrush had 21 digs, 29 service points and 11 aces and asha Lentz had 28 saves and 14 service points for Shalom.


Frederick County U10 Boys

LUYAA 3, Clear Spring Blazers 2

Clear Spring: Dalton Myers two goals; Garret Hose and Chris Howard assist each.

LUYAA: Nick Miller two goals; Carson Cunha goal.


Suns' Pagliaro honored by SAL

Hagerstown Suns director of corporate partnerships Joel Pagliaro has been named the South Atlantic League Sales Executive of the Year, selected by the league's 16 teams as part of the 2009 SAL Outstanding Achievement Awards.

Pagliaro, who just wrapped up his fifth season with the Suns, will be presented with the award during the SAL Fall Meetings in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 14.

A native of Beacon, N.Y., Pagliaro joined the Suns as an intern in 2005.

Shippensburg softball clinic

The Shippensburg University softball team will be hosting a free instructional clinic and a player meet-and-greet session on Sept. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Robb Field. The clinic is open to the public. Those interested are encouraged to RSVP by sending an e-mail to coach Bob Brookens at For more information, contact Brookens by phone at 717-477-1328.

Mariners indoor football tryouts

The Baltimore Mariners will be hosting an open workout on Oct. 10 at the Soccer Dome on 7330 Montevideo Road in Jessup, Md. Registration will be held from 8 to 9 a.m., with testing starting at 9:15 a.m. and workouts from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact John Wolfe at 410-371-0982 or visit the Web site

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