Hedgesville, Martinsburg win football openers

August 28, 2010


HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. -- Michael Walters caught a touchdown pass and set up another score with a long pass play to give new Hedgesville head coach Rich Thomaselli his first victory at the school as the Eagles beat Washington 20-6 in the season opener for both teams.

Walters caught a 64-yard touchdown pass from Casey Horn to give Hedgesville (1-0) a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter. After the Eagles recovered a Washington fumble at their own 31, Walters connected with Brooks Kursey on a 40-yard pass to move the ball deep into Patriots territory.

Seth Vanorsdale capped that drive with a 2-yard touchdown run with 5 seconds left in the first quarter for a 13-0 Hedgesville lead.

Washington (0-1) got on the board with 8:46 left in the game when Tyrek Collier broke away for an 81-yard touchdown run to cut the deficit to seven, 13-6. Collier was helped from the field after the score, apparently suffering from leg cramps. He finished with 102 rushing yards.


The Eagles quickly countered, with Conner Shipley scoring on a 2-yard run just 90 seconds later for a 20-6 edge.

Vanorsdale and Kersey each picked off a Washington pass in the final 4 minutes of the game to preserve the win.

Martinsburg 27, Stonewall Jackson 21

MANASSAS, Va. -- Martinsburg built a 27-point lead midway through the third quarter, then held on to beat Stonewall Jackson in the season opener for both teams.

Backup running back Chris Perkins scored three touchdowns in place of starter David Gladden, who was injured on the first play of the game. Perkins scored on runs of 4 and 1 yards and caught a touchdown pass from Brandon Ashenfelter.

Ashenfelter also threw a touchdown pass to Cedrick Brown in the first quarter.

Other area scores: Loudoun County 14, Musselman 13; Potomac Falls 14, Jefferson 7; Clarke County 49, Berkeley Springs 7.


Heritage 1, New Life 0

Soo Won Kim scored off an assist from Bryce Nigh in the second half to give Heritage Academy a season-opening win over New Life Christian in a Mason Dixon Christian Conference match.

Christian Strickler made four saves to record the shutout for Heritage.

Cody Hamerick made nine saves for New Life.

Washington 2, Parkersburg 2

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- Kris Robins had a goal and an assist, and the Patriots tied the defending West Virginia Class AAA state champions on the road.

Angel Cruz added a goal and Tanner Robison had an assist for Washington (2-0-1).


Grace Academy 3, Calvary 2

CRESAPTOWN, Md. -- Victoria Broadwater had 14 kills and 11 assists, and Caitlin Cox added 23 assists and eight aces as Grace Academy held off Calvary Christian 25-16, 25-23, 23-25, 24-26, 15-9 in the Knights' season opener in the Mason Dixon Christian Conference.

Camille Sprecher had seven aces and Kelsey Koontz and Anna Bunting each added six kills for Grace. Allie Cox had 14 digs and Tori Aikens added 10 digs.

Heritage 3, New Life 1

Kara Stamper had 19 kills and seven blocks as Heritage Academy opened its season with a 23-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-14 victory over New Life Christian in the MDCC.

Callie Butts had 17 assists and Rachel Clarke added five kills and six blocks for the Eagles.

Broadfording 3, Faith 1

Sarah Couch had five kills, four blocks and four aces as Broadfording Christian Academy defeated visiting Faith Christian 25-16, 25-20, 18-25, 25-19 in the season opener for both teams in the MDCC.

Chelsea Foltz had six kills for the Lions, while Ariana Litten had nine digs and four kills and Kellie Crider added 21 assists.

JV: Broadfording, 2-0.

Shalom 3, CVCS 0

MARION, Pa. -- Holly Andreine had nine aces and six kills to lead Shalom Christian past Cumberland Valley Christian 25-10, 25-14, 25-21 in both teams' season opener in the MDCC.

Stacey Thrush had four kills, four blocks and three aces for Shalom. Kelsey Ebersole and Ashlyn Blank each had four kills, and Ebersole added 24 assists.


HCC 6, Lord Fairfax 0

Zack Morgan and Roland Wilson each scored twice, and Hagerstown Community College won its season opener.

Michael Reyes had a goal and an assist, Garrett Hajjar scored and Jordan Whitt and Edwin Reyes each added an assist for the Hawks. Brian Kukucka made five saves for the shutout. HCC outshot Lord Fairfax, 21-5.

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