Heritage plays for national title

November 04, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011


DAYTON, Tenn. — Heritage Academy played for the National Association of Christian Athletes Division I national championship late Friday night, reaching the championship round against defending champion Calumet by working through the losers’ bracket.

The Eagles got into the main bracket of the double-elimination tournament by beating New Covenant, 25-13, 25-11. In the winners’ bracket first round, Heritage lost to Asheville 12-25, 27-25, 15-12 to fall into the losers’ bracket.

Undaunted, the Eagles defeated Metro 25-11, 25-17, Evangel 25-17, 25-13 and Arthur 25-15, 25-21 before getting revenge against Asheville 25-21, 25-15 in the losers’ bracket final.

Heritage needed to defeat Calumet twice Friday night to win the title.

The Eagles are 37-0 in best-of-5 matches since the start of the 2010 season and have won two straight Maryland Christian School Tournament state titles. They did not participate at nationals last year.


Local scores

Waynesboro 36, James Buchanan 29

Greencastle 41, Big Spring 22


Central Dauphin 42, Chambersburg 14

Washington 35, Jefferson 27

Martinsburg 41, Dover (Del.) 7

Wheeling Park 21, Hedgesville 14


Mountain Ridge 6, Smithsburg 0

FROSTBURG, Md. — Top-seeded Mountain Ridge shut out Smithsburg (6-10) in the Maryland Class 1A West semifinals.

No further information was available.

Haverford 4, Mercersburg 1

HAVERFORD, Pa. — Top-seeded Haverford advanced to the PAISSA semifinals with a win over Mercersburg Academy.

Breno Calegari scored the lone goal for the Blue Storm (11-7-1), which gave them an early 1-0 lead.


Shepherd 3, Glenville State 0

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University swept Glenville State 25-9, 25-14, 25-20 in a WVIAC match to give Sarah Smith her 100th career victory as head coach.

Lauren Jeschelnik, Kasey Mercier, Meg Kenny and Lauren Wilkins each had six kills, Sara Michael had 24 assists and seven digs and Taylor Belella had nine digs for the Rams (17-15, 9-5).

MacKenzie Willneff had eight kills and seven digs for Glenville State (6-25, 2-12).


FISC U-14 Girls Indoor

Untouchables 5, Middletown 1

Untouchables: Megan Smith 2 goals; Brynn Dao, Brittney Hedjuk, Alex El-Mohandes goal each.


Leite named Voice of Suns

Matt Leite has been named media relations director and the new radio voice of the Hagerstown Suns.

Leite, 26, joins the Suns front office staff after spending the 2011 season as media relations manager for the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

“I am excited to have this great opportunity with the Hagerstown Suns and to get back on-air to tell their baseball story next season,” Leite said.

Leite has 10 years of broadcast experience, including play-by-play duties for the Fisher Cats and with teams in the independent Can-Am League. He also has worked in the Cape Cod and New England Collegiate baseball leagues.

Leite is a 2007 graduate of Franklin Pierce University.

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