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Plank's hot hand lifts Trojans

February 25, 2012
  • Williamsport High School seniors Tyler Nally, left, and Tyler Byers were recognized by Under Armour and Baseball Factory as 2012 Preseason All-Americans at a ceremony on Jan. 13 in Tucson, Ariz., then competed in the All-American tournament at the Kino Sports Complex on Jan. 14 and 15. Nally, the son of Gary and Kathryn Nally, will continue his baseball career after high school at Frostburg State University, while Byers, the son of Mick and Wendy Byers, has not yet committed to a college.
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

BOYS BASKETBALL

HERSHEY, Pa. — Andrew Plank had a career game Saturday, scoring 24 points and grabbing 13 rebounds to lead Chambersburg to a 63-49 win over Dover in the quarterfinals of the PIAA District 3-AAAA tournament at the Giant Center.

Plank, a senior who was averaging just 3 points per game, was 8-for-13 from the field, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range. He also made 5 of 6 free throws.

The Trojans built a 20-point halftime lead and never saw their advantage reduced to single digits in the second half.

A.J. Maun had 11 points and Kellen Williams added 10 for the Trojans (16-9), who have won nine of their last 10 games. They will face Central Dauphin East in the district semifinals Tuesday at the Giant Center.

Chambersburg 63, Dover 49
CHAMBERSBURG (16-9)
Plank 24, Oyler 2, Sollenberger 2, Charles 5, Maun 11, Williams 10, Stahl 9. Totals 22 14-18 63.
DOVER (18-8)
Walter 2, Smith 17, McMahon 8, C. Snyder 11, Figueroa 6, J. Snyder 5. Totals 17 10-15 49.
Chambersburg    18    15    8    22    —    63
Dover    6    7    17    19    —    49
3-point goals — Chambersburg (Plank 3, Maun, Williams), Dover (Smith 2, C. Snyder, Figueroa).

Rockville 55, N. Hagerstown 52

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Will Peralta and J.R. Railing each had 12 points, but North Hagerstown was knocked out in overtime by Rockville in the first round of the Maryland Class 3A West playoffs on Friday.

With the score tied at 47, Railing hit a floater with 3 seconds left, but a foul negated the basket. The Hubs (12-11) forced a Rockville turnover, Railing took the ensuing inbounds pass and launched a 3-pointer at the buzzer, but it rimmed out sending the game to overtime.

Andrew Yacyk gave North a two-point lead in the extra period, but Rockville took control after Yacyk and Nick Colvin fouled out.

The Rams left the door open by making just 3 of 8 free throws in overtime. Up three with 8 seconds left, the Rams threw a full-court pass that was stolen by North’s Isaiah Keyes. He passed to Genc Pllana for a 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game, but it rattled out.

Peralta also had 11 rebounds and three blocks, while Colvin added 10 points, nine rebounds and three assists and Pllana had 10 rebounds.

NORTH HAGERSTOWN (12-11)
Ober 5, Pllana 4, Keyes 7, Colvin 10, Railing 12, Yacyk 2, Peralta 12. Totals 22 5-10 52.
ROCKVILLE (10-13)
Lanberg 7, White 9, Byrd 3, Reyes 16, Ellis 2, Jackson 8, Minger 10. Totals 18 15-27 55.
N. Hagerstown    8    12    16    11    5    —    52
Rockville    11    8    11    17    8    —    55
3-point goals — North 3 (Keyes, Railing, Ober); Rockville 4 (Jackson 2, Reyes, Minger). Rebounds—North 41 (Peralta 11), Rockville 27; Assists—North 11 (Colvin, Railing 3) Rockville 9; Turnovers—North 24, Rockville 17. Fouled out—Colvin, Yacyk.



PREP ICE HOCKEY

Northstars 5, Montgomery Blair 1

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Keith Koontz scored a hat trick to lead the Washington County Northstars to a victory over Montgomery Blair in the Maryland Scholastic Hockey League Class 1A semifinals on Friday night.

The Northstars advance to the state championship game against Queen Anne’s on Monday in Laurel, Md.

Koontz scored twice in the first period and once in the third as the Northstars took a 5-0 lead before Montgomery Blair scored in the final two minutes of the game.

Travis Biggs and Arizona Zervras each scored in the second period as Washington County moved to a 4-0 advantage.

Northstars goalie Jeremy Benda made 13 saves.



PREP WRESTLING

San Filippo earns Prep All-American status

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Mercersburg Academy’s John San Filippo finished sixth at 220 pounds at the National Prep Wrestling Tournament at Lehigh University, earning Prep All-American status.

San Filippo went 2-0 on Friday, pinning Mark Senter, of St. Mark’s (Dallas), in 1:25 and beating David Farr, of Blair Academy, 6-4 in overtime.

On Saturday, San Filippo lost to top seed Kyle Snyder, of Good Counsel, by technical fall to drop into the consolation bracket. He lost to Bishop Ireton’s Andrew Lutterloh 7-2, then lost in a rematch with Farr 5-4.

Geverus Flagg (285) went 1-2, while Brooks Lucier and Vini Nobrega both went 0-2 for Mercersburg.



PREP SWIMMING

Mercersburg girls finish fourth, boys eighth at Easterns

PHILADELPHIA — The Mercersburg Academy girls swimming and diving team finished fourth out of 24 teams and theboys were eighth out of 20 teams at the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championships at La Salle University.

The girls 400 free relay team of Maddi Thompson, Danielle Parowski, Megan Kearley and Kelly Hamilton finished second in 3:30.95. Catherline Levins was fourth in the 100 breaststroke, Hamilton was fifth in the 100 backstroke and Thompson was sixth in the 100 freestyle.

Scott von Jouanne finished third in the boys 100 freestyle in 46.59 seconds. The 400 free relay team of von Jouanne, Carson Owlett, Eric Brown and Kevin Shivers finished eighth and Tom Zhang finished eighth in the 100 breaststroke.



YOUTH BASKETBALL

Washington County Middle School League

8th grade

St. Mary 46, Broadfording 21

St. Mary: O’Malley 13, Semler 13, Fisher 6, Sacchet 4, Dillard 2, Ferguson 2, Marinelli 2, Oh 2, O’Neil 2.

Broadfording: Gonzales 13, Fogle 4, Gladhill 4.

Smithsburg 65, E. Russell Hicks 44

Smithsburg: Scharenbroch 7, Huntzberry 19, Rice 9, Robinson 12, Schwartz 13, Owens 1, Peake 2, Dinterman 2.

Hicks: Stephenson 14, Mitchell 6, Wilson 2, Douglas 6, Bowie 8, Womach 2, Peer 2, Moore 4.

7th Grade

Clear Spring 32, St. Mary 11

Clear Spring: Greenlee 6, Yost 6, Breakall 5, Hill 5, Caudell 2, Colliflower 2, Embly 2, Pugh 2, Rowland 2.

St. Mary: Epstein 4, Spinnler 3, Murray 2, Semler 2.

Boonsboro 45, Springfield 30

Boonsboro: Harsh 22, Mahoney 11, Elzie 4, Rogers 4, Saunders 2, Hardy 1, Wells 1.

Springfield: Yost 12, Arnone 7, Davis 3, Schletter 3, Bowen 2, Batson 2, Hopp 1.

E. Russell Hicks 47, Clear Spring 29

Hicks: Wilson 14, Johnson 8, Luna 6, Cross 5, Blywade 4, Sydnor 4, McCook 3, Malik 2, Jennings 1.

Clear Spring: Hill 6, Embly 6, Breakall 4, Rowland 3, Colliflower 2, Elwood 2, Micco 2, Pugh 2, Caudell 1, Greenlee 1.

Western Heights 37, Smithsburg 35

Western Heights: Momen 18, Wetzel 14, Roman 3, Gant 1, Bright 1.

Smithsburg: Bywaters 12, Pittinger 12, Fink 4, Buckley 3, Merritt 2, Goetz 2.

6th Grade

Boonsboro 51, Broadfording 36

Boonsboro: Penn 16, Holder 13, Smith 12, Kidwell 4, Bare 2, Myers 2, Rinehart 2.

Broadfording: Durst 17, Gettel 13, Drier 4, Campagna 2.

Northern 42, Springfield 16

Northern: Sprecher 10, Shatzer 7, Waters 5, Ferguson 3, Gazzola 4, Stubbs 2, Shives 2, Tribble 2, O’Dell 2.

Springfield: Knode 6, Hamilton 4, Gooden 4, Itnyre 2.

Northern 39, Hancock 10

Northern: Waters 10, Tribble 9, Carroll 4, Shives 4, Shatzer 3, Stubbs 3, Carbaugh 2, Ferguson 2, Gazzola 2.

Hancock: J. Golden 3, G. Golden 2, Faith 2, Norris 2, Sounders 1.

Northern 47, Broadfording 38

Northern: Sprecher 10, Shives 10, Tribble 6, Stubbs 4, Waters 4, Martz 3, Carbaugh 2, Dorsey 2, Gazzola 2, Ferguson 2, O’Dell 2.

Broadfording: Durst 17, Drier 9, Campagna 6, Gettel 6.

Clear Spring 46, Western Heights 32

Clear Spring: Lazich 22, Michael 20, Seal 2, Kelley 2.

Western Heights: Dominquez 16, Hicks 9, Gaines 3, Gasaway 4.

Hagerstown Junior League

Junior Division

Knights of Columbus 71, Centra Bank 46

Knights: Roberts 6, Fisher 16, Ostrum 2, Cline 2, Wilson 16, Wade 5, Wetzel 6, Munson 6, Nicholas 8.

Centra: Yost 8, Peer 11, Baylor 10, Gatewood 3, Cline 2, Dotson 4, Edwards 8.

Rotary 50, Western Enterprise 30

Rotary: Dreisback 2, Summers 6, Ferguson 17, Bauserman 9, Roman 16.

Western: Russ 3, Schnackenburg 12, Koontz 8, Zinaich 5.

Elementary Division

FOP 45, Alsatia 16

FOP: Young 2, J. Stubbs 8, Somerville 18, Martz 3, K. Stubbs 2, Treble 8, Carball 4.

Alsatia: Jones 2, Zinaich 3, Sprecher 6, Bingaman 2, VonPhilip 2.

Wellers 30, AC&T 23

Wellers: Hartman 7, J. Ball 5, Cross 7, L. Ball 6, Sheffler 5.

AC&T: Silva 13, Everhart 4, Keener 2, Vahvelyor 4.

U12 Travel

Hagerstown Hawks 32, Clover Hill 27

Hawks: Witmer 3, Cosia 10, Semler 7, Gettel 12.

Clover Hill: Acel 2, Flannery 3, Hill 4, Burdette 3, Foreman 11, Rouch 2, Frizzell 2.

Clear Spring Youth League

Mountaineers 34, Blue Devils 12

Mountaineers: Faith 14, Willhite 8, A. Kehr 4, Fisher 2, Easterday 2, Humbertson 2, Hixon 2.

Blue Devils: G. Hose 5, Whittington 4, C. Hose 2, Bender 1.

Fighting Irish 23, Terps 18

Fighting Irish: Myers 16, Mason 5, Tharp 2.

Terps: Lee 10, C. Weaver 4, E. Weaver 2, Baker 2.

Mountaineers 28, Fighting Irish 16

Mountaineers: Faith 7, Fisher 6, Willhite 5, Easterday 4, A. Kehr 4, J. Kehr 2.

Fighting Irish: Myers 10, Tharp 6.

Blue Devils 25, Terps 19

Blue Devils: G. Hose 8, Whittington 9, Bender 4, C.Hose 2, Clever 2.

Terps: E. Weaver 9, Baker 6, C. Weaver 2, Gossard 2.

Boonsboro Area Boys League

D.S. Federal 34, South Mountain Veggies 5

D.S. Federal: Holder 17, Nikirk 15, Smith 2.

South Mountain Veggies: Brusco, 2, Hartle 2, Harris 1.

JATTS 15, D.S. Federal 14

JATTS: Doody 4, Unger 4, Dyer 3, Patterson 2, Florentin 2.

D.S. Federal: Koeneke 6, Row 5, Vest 2, Haney 1.



BRIEFS

Senior softball league

The Washington County Senior Softball League is making preparations for the 2012 season. Registration will begin in March and, because of community interest, the league will add another team this season. Any business interested in sponsoring a team or any returning player interested in managing should contact A.J. Nicolosi at 301-834-7799.

The first managers’ meeting will be March 5 at 6 p.m. at a site to be determined.

A field maintenance day will be held March 24 (rain date: March 31) at 10 a.m. at Hagerstown City Park. Players are encouraged to volunteer to prepare the fields for the season. Bring a rake, shovel or wheelbarrow.

Practices will begin April 2. Managers will have an opportunity to watch practices in advance of the league draft in early May. Male players must be 50 or older this year to be eligible to play; female players must be 40 or older this year. The league is hoping to have more female players this season.

All games are played at City Park, Monday through Thursday from May through early August. The league hopes to schedule two games per week for each team.

The league announced that Bob Ayers will serve as president, Larry Hines as vice-president, Tom Hyme as treasuer and A.J. Nicolosi as secretary. After many years as an officer, John Hawbaker will remain as an advisor while transitioning responsibilities to new members.

Eagle Classic

The Eagle Classic boys and girls basketball tournaments, featuring teams in grades three through eight, will be held March 1-11 at Hedgesville Middle School. Teams are still being sought to participate in the double-elimination tournament. For more information, contact Garland Elliott at 304-671-3247.

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