Hawks sweep Region XX cross country titles

October 31, 2009


Hagerstown Community College easily swept the men's and women's Region XX team and individual titles on the Hawks' home course Saturday.

The Hawks took five of the top six spots in the men's race including the top four, to score 16 points. Howard was the only other complete team in the field, scoring 45 points.

Corey Centofonti edged Jeremiah Wilt for the individual title as both runners clocked 27 minutes, 12 seconds. Wade Miller was third in 27:45, Brandon Mauck was fourth in 27:55 and Nathan Clark was sixth in 28:59.

The HCC women placed five runners in the top 12 to score 23 points and beat out Essex, which had 41 points.


Jamie Wisz won the women's race by 29 seconds in 21:22 for the Hawks. Samantha Valiton was seventh in 23:26, Kim Adams was 10th in 24:07, Veronica Wheeler was 11th in 24:41 and Kayla Ferrario was 12th in 24:49.

Shank rookie of year in MAC

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Elizabethtown freshman Taryn Shank, a North Hagerstown graduate, finished sixth at the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships, clocking 24:33 to make the all-conference first team.

Shank was named the MAC rookie of the year as Elizabethtown won the team title by four points over Messiah College.

Delaware Valley College's Tracey Forsythe, a Williamsport graduate, finished 15th in 25:47 to make the second team.


Mercersburg Tournament

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- Shalom Christian defeated Saint James 20-25, 25-16, 15-10 in the best-of-3 championship match.

The Flames went 9-2 in their 11 games in the tournament. In pool play, Shalom swept Westtown, Saint James and Mercersburg Academy 2-0, and split with St. Andrews, 1-1. Natasha Gibble and Juliana Mowen made the all-tournament team.

Saint James went 7-4 in its 11 games in the tournament. In pool play, the Saints swept Mercer, Westtown and St. Andrews 2-0, but fell to Shalom 2-0.

Callan Spicher had 20 kills and 58 digs, Sunny Bae had 34 digs and 12 kills, Lindsey Gish had 56 assists, Jordan Wills had 48 digs and 15 kills, and Regena Reyes added 20 kills and 14 blocks for Saint James. Bae made the all-tournament team.

West Branch 3, McConnellsburg 0

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- A'leese Dickerson had 17 kills, four blocks and seven digs for the Spartans, but it was not enough in a 25-21, 25-21, 25-17 loss to West Branch in the Inter-County Conference championship game.

Lisa DeShong had 23 assists and 23 digs, Emily Watkins had five kills and seven digs, and Valerie Green added eight digs for McConnellsburg (13-6).


Mid-Atlantic Conference

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The Saint James boys team finished sixth out of seven schools with 164 points, missing out on fifth by two points on the muddy Episcopal course.

Chris Cobb was 20th in 19:22, Zach Abeles was 27th in 19:59, Will Drozdoski was 36th in 20:58, Woo Jae Park was 39th in 21:24, Connor Redmond was 42nd in 21:37, Adam Hamrick was 44th in 21:41 and Michael Knable was 46th in 22:04 for the Saints.

Pa. Independent Schools

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- The Mercersburg Academy girls finished seventh out of 16 teams at the Pennsylvania Independent Schools state championships.

Mackenzie Riford was fifth (20:22), Julia Simons was 28th (22:51), Sarah Duda was 34th (23:04), Lorraine Simonis was 56th (24:52) and Ro Maweni was 79th (32:54) for the Blue Storm.

The Mercersburg boys finished in sixth place, led by Neb Osman, who was fourth (16:44). Matt Cook was 14th (17:51), Ellis Mays was 15th (17:51) and rounding out the field for the Blue Storm were David Roza (19:29) and Bruce McLaughlin (20:34).


Peddie 3, Mercersburg 1

HIGHSTOWN, N.J. -- Laura Rahauser scored on a free kick for the lone goal for the Blue Storm (7-9-1) in a Mid-Atlantic prep League loss to Peddie School.


Peddie 4, Mercersburg 1

HIGHSTOWN, N.J. -- Liza Rizzo scored the lone goal for the Blue Storm.


Deane takes city lead

Bernie Deane, a Frederick, Md., resident playing out of Beaver Creek Country Club, grabbed the 36-hole lead on Saturday in the Hagerstown City Championship.

Deane shot a 5-over-par 77 in the morning round at Beaver Creek and a 5-over 76 in the afternoon at Fountain Head Country Club.

He holds a two-stroke lead over Smithsburg prep golfer Chris Bushey, who shot an 80-75. Bushey plays out of Fountain Head.

Tracy Piper, playing out of Black Rock, was third at 159. Other scores include: Denny Stoner (160), Chris Taylor (160), Paul Mellott (161), Jason Fauble (161), Json Fauble (169), Henry Kayes (169) and Rich Moyer (178).

Deane will look to successfully defend his title when the championship concludes with today's final round at Black Rock.

Schultz wins in playoff

Dirk Schultz made par on the first playoff hole to beat Ashley Grier in the Yingling's par-3 tournament.

Schultz and Grier both finished the 36-hole tournament at 2-over-par 110. Seiji Hirai was third in the championship flight at 112, while Kevin Reiber and Ken Lampard tied for fourth at 114.

Brian Kozloski won the first flight at 117 and Dave Hull shot a 124 to win the second flight.

Hagerstown's Keith Shindle scored a hole-in-one during his round, aceing the 113-yard 15th hole with a sand wedge. He was playing with Brandon Sheaffer of Hagerstown and Jim Sixeas of Gettysburg, Pa.


Washington County Federation

U12 Co-ed

Clear Spring Blazers 8, Hagerstown YMCA 1

Blazers: Collin Bucher, Brady Rohrer 2 goals, assist each; Joe Ernst 2 goals; Wyatt Harnish, Cole Breakall goal each; Terri Hose, Michael Kaiser, Wade Elwood assist each.

YMCA: Tyler Mackley goal.


Tickets for North/South football

Tickets for the North Hagerstown/South Hagerstown football game at Mike Callas Stadium will be on sale Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in North Hagerstown's main office. Tickets also can be bought in the school cafeteria from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

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