Williamsport's Hardy wins 2A West 3,200-meter title

May 17, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012


WESTMINSTER, Md. — Williamsport senior Evan Hardy held off Poolesville’s Chase Weaverling by 1.92 seconds to win the boys 3,200-meter run in 9:33.04 during the first day of the Maryland Class 2A West championships at Winters Mill High School on Thursday.

Through six events, the Williamsport boys lead the 12-team field with 29 points. Winters Mill is second with 27.

The top four finishers in each event automatically qualified for next week’s state meet, as did those who met certain advancement standards.

For the Williamsport boys, Nick Berchock placed second in the pole vault (13-0) and Nick Johnson was third in the long jump (21-10). The Wildcats placed fourth in the 4x200 (1:33.08) and sixth in the 4x800 (8:21.51), meeting the advancement standard of 8:25.73.

For the Williamsport girls, Morgan Oyster was third in the discus (95-0 1/2) and Stacy Christy tied for fourth in the high jump (5-0).

The meet concludes Saturday at Winters Mill.

PIAA District 5-AA Championships

LOYSBURG, Pa. — McConnellsburg’s Ryan Stoeckle won the boys shot put and discus at Wednesday’s district meet at Northern Bedford.

Stoeckle threw the shot put 49 feet and the discus 142 feet, 1 inch to lead the Spartans to a seventh-place finish. Corey Hill took second in the 110 hurdles (16.12 seconds) and third in the 300 hurdles (42.14) for McConnellsburg.

Southern Fulton’s boys finished fifth, led by victories by Jacob Ashkettle in the 400 (50.51) and Steven Meyer in the javelin (165-11). Luke Wright was second in the javelin (161-6), Dylan Cross was second in the pole vault (12 feet), Briar Kirk was third in the 1,600 (4:51.24) and the Indians’ 4x800 relay team was second (8:29.01).

Southern Fulton’s girls also finished fifth in the team standings, led by distance-running sisters Macey and Jenna Hollenshead. Macey was second in the 1,600 (5:31.02) and third in the 3,200 (12:35.74), while Jenna was 2nd in the 3,200 (12:33.25) and third in the 1,600 (5:33.58).

McConnellsburg’s girls finished 10th, led by Nikki Fleming’s win in the high jump (5-2). Merissa Grey was second in the 300 hurdles (48.35) and Jessica Nero was third in the javelin (106-04).

PAISAA Championships

POTTSTOWN, Pa. — Sarah Firestone won the girls discus and javelin, and teammate Ashley Heisey won the pole vault to lead Mercersburg Academy girls to a second-place team finish at the Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association state meet Wednesday.

Firestone threw the discus 94 feet, 9 inches and the javelin 121-5 to win her two state titles, and also finished second in the shot put (32-4 3/4). Heisey set a meet record by clearing 9-9 in the pole vault.

Brittany Burg was second in the 300 hurdles, Hollister Rolls took second in the 100 hurdles, Teal Tasker finished fourth in the triple jump (33-3 1/4, setting a school record) and Abby Colby took fifth in the 3,200 for the Blue Storm.


Washington 5, Jefferson 0

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Ryan Pansch pitched a four-hit shutout with one walk and eight strikeouts, leading the Patriots over the Cougars in the West Virginia Class AAA Region II Section 1 playoffs.

Jared Silva had two hits and an RBI for Washington. Colin Gustines, Austin Larcomb and Dorian Hetzel each had a hit and an RBI.

Andrew King had two hits for Jefferson (24-9).


Heritage Academy 2, New Life 0

Stephanie O’Brien scored two goals and fourth-seeded Heritage Academy upset top seed New Life Christian in the semifinals of the Mason Dixon Christian Conference tournament.

Callie Butts had an assist and Rachel Clarke made 13 saves to record the shutout in goal for the Eagles (8-4-2).

Heritage advanced to play the Calvary/Shalom winner in the championship game at CVCS on Monday at 4:30 p.m.


IPSL Tournament


Team scores: Mercersburg Academy 11, Saint James 3, St. Maria Goretti 1

First Singles

Pearce Bloom (M) d. Aaron Hawk (G), 8-1; Albert Lam (M) d. Aaron Snook (G), 8-1; Julius Everke (M) d. Rodrigo Reyna (G), 8-4.

Second Singles

Bloom (M) d. Boudi El Gohary (SJ), 8-1; Emmett Orfan (SJ) d. Lam (M), 8-4; Everke (M) d. Hussein Faridi (SJ), 8-1.

Third Singles

El Gohary (SJ) d. Hawk (G), 8-3; Orfan (SJ) d. Snook (G), 8-1; Faridi (SJ) d. Reyna (G), 8-3.

First Doubles

Gun Ho Ro/Oliver Zoeller (M) d. Bryce Reeder/Mateo Pelja (G), 8-3; Jason Cui/Aric DiLalla (M) d. Simon Wroblewski/Ozair Waseem (G), 8-2.

Second Doubles

Cui/Jason Lee (M) d. Chester Collins/Thomas Rocca (SJ), 8-4; Ro/Zoeller (M) d. James Chang/Daniel Pike (SJ), 8-4.

Third Doubles

Reeder/Pelja (G) d. Collins/Rocca (SJ); Chang/Pike (SJ) d. Wroblewski/Waseem (G), 8-1.

All-IPSL Team: Saint James — El Gohary, Orfan; Mercersburg — Bloom, Cui, Lee; Goretti — Hawk.


Kopp 12th at NJCAA nationals

LEVELLAND, Texas — Hagerstown Community College freshman Kenny Kopp, a Boonsboro graduate, finished 12th out of 16 participants in the decathlon at the NJCAA National Championship on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kopp finished with 5,466 points. He ran the 100 in 12.08 seconds, the 400 in 53.70, the 1,500 in 4:47.38 and the 110 hurdles in 17.12. He cleared 18-1 in the long jump, 6-1 1/2 in the high jump and 11-9 3/4 in the pole vault. Finally, he threw 29-2 in the shot put, 92-7 1/2 in the discus and 122-6 in the javelin.


West Chester 4, Shepherd 0

WEST LAWN, Pa. — Jordan Lehman pitched a one-hitter to lead 13th-ranked West Chester over Shepherd University in an NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament game.

West Chester (38-10) took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third. Reid Pulford led off with a single and later scored on an infield error, while Chris Pula and Justin Lamborn each drove in a run.

The Golden Rams added an insurance run in the fifth on an RBI double by Pula.

Shepherd (30-21) got its lone hit in the first inning when Michael Lott led off with a single to left.

The Rams return to action today when they face Winston-Salem at 11 a.m.

Rebels grad Miller to Concord

Joey Miller, a South Hagerstown graduate and two-year player at Frederick Community College, has signed to play ball at Concord University, a Division II school located in Athens, W.Va., that is a member of the West Virginia Conference.

Miller was a Herald-Mail All-County selection as a senior with four home runs. As a freshman at FCC he batted .360. This season he was named to the All-Maryland JuCo second team.



At Piney Branch

Visiting Clubs: Beaver Creek, Quail Valley, Challadon

Best 2 Ball of Four

1. (114) Joe Malinowski, John Hasler, Tippy Thomas, Larry Lewis

2. (120) Rick Page, Robert Ruman, Carmen Dattilo, John Shadrach.

3. (122) Lee Barrisk, Gary Wilmsen, Dick Vecchiarelli, Larry Conway.

Note: Beaver Creek member Larry Thurman recorded a hole-in-one on the par-3, 160-yard No. 7.

Outing schedule

The Red Men Tribe 84 will conduct a golf outing on June 29 at Greencastle Greens, beginning with a noon shotgun start. Proceeds from the outing will benefit the Red Men’s national charity, Alzheimers Association. Cost is $75 per player, or $300 as a team, and includes door prizes. The outing will be flighted. Deadline is June 15. For registration and payment information, contact Jennifer Toms at 301-582- 2401 or 240-217-1862.


WACO season forms

Beaver Creek Country Club now has available entry forms for the WACO Junior Golf season in the High School Division. Students currently in the eighth grade through high school and ages up to 18 are eligible to participate.


Conococheague Junior League

Homewood 22, South Mountain No. 2 5

Homewood: Justin Bergan, Josh Tibbs, Alex Jacoby 3 hits each; Bryce Byers, John Davies, Quentin Brown 2 hits each.

Conococheague Little League

Redmen 12, Lions 6

Redmen: Alonzo Coleman 3 hits; Ryan Greene, Ryan Sharer, Andrew Sheffler 2 hits each.

Lions: Trenton von Philp 3 hits, HR; Jason Coyle HR.

Conococheague Minor League

M&T Bank 14, Valley Storage 10

M&T: Ray Miller, Jason Cantor, Aden Walter, Dylen Parker 2 hits each.

Valley: Kaleb Albright 2 hits, HR; A.J. Greene 2 hits.

Federal Little League

Lions 22, Kiwanis 1

Lions: Gavin Anderson, Kyle Corley 3 hits each; Braden Kolb, Luke O’Dell 2 hits each; O’Dell, Anderson combined 2-hitter.

Hagerstown PONY League

United Bank 10, Firefighters 0

United: Jordan Davis 5 Ks; Brandon Stotler 2 RBIs.

Redmen 5, Goodwill 1

Redmen: Levi Taylor 8 Ks; Brooks Keller 2 RBIs.

Goodwill: Justin Smith 15 Ks, 2 hits; Taylor Kerns 2 hits.

Halfway Minor League

Dunkin Donuts 4, Redmen 3

Dunkin: Noah Straitiff 2 hits; Aiden Hose HR.

Redmen: Zack Starr 4 Ks.

Hancock Little League

Tigers 6, Yankees 5

Tigers: Ethan Souders 3 hits; Tyler Unger, Cooper Grove 2 hits each.

Yankees: Justice Allen 3 hits, 4 RBIs.

Junior Interleague

Retro Vending 18, CZC Snow Removal 17

Retro: Ben Quirple, Jared Faith 4 hits each; Tucker Brugh, Matt Paul 2 hits each.

CZC: Ben Higgins 4 hits; Ray Johns 2 hits, HR; McCoy Dutrow 2 hits.

Maugansville Little League

Griffith Oil 11, Fairview LLC 1

Griffith: Jacob Carbaugh 2 HRs, 1-hitter.

Flora Electric 14, Brewers Saab 4

Flora: Spencer McNamee 3 hits; Jared Caudell 2 hits, HR; T.J. Quelet, Chad Hutzell, Mason Gelwicks, Logan Gleason 2 hits each.

Brewers: Ryan Clark 2 hits.

Maugansville Minor League

One Seventeen A/V A’s 17, Dennys Auto Tigers 2

A’s: Nathan Harder, Cole Gallihugh 3 hits each; Madison Blosser 2 hits; Sam Martin, Thomas Forrest combined 2-hitter.

National Little League

FOP 15, Funkstown 12

FOP: Michael Hawbaker, Kyle Adams, Leithan Bedregal 2 hits each.

Funkstown; Stevie Witmer, Ryan Flaherty 3 hits each; Bradley Summers, Shawn Vinson, Cameron Gossert, Noah Rice 2 hits each.

Sharpsburg Little League

Battleview Market 9, Knights of the Turntable 7

Battleview: Riley Roosa 2 hits, 3 RBIs; Michael Dyer 2 hits.

Knights: Jackson DeShazo 2 hits.

Smithsburg Little Sluggers

Cal Ripken League

JJ’s Landscaping 15, Wolfe’s Den 10

JJ’s: Gabriel Walker, Matthew Walker, Henry Ortiz, Cameron Rejonis 3 hits each; Garrett Routzahn, Ryan Merrill, Matthew Summers, Dalton Rejonis 2 hits each.

Wolfe’s: Daniel Thomas, Connor Weaver, Kyle Dwinnells 3 hits each; Blake Wagner, Jarrett Henderson, Paige Sluzalis, Antonio Roldan 2 hits each.

Valley Little League

9-10 Division

Collins’ Appliance 17, Bowers Insurance 6

Collins’: Wyatt Roof 3 hits, 4 RBIs; Toby Hollar 3 hits, 2 RBIs; Delonte Swayne 2 hits, 2 RBIs; Bryson Brawner 2 hits, RBI; Jeremiah Horst 2 hits.

Bowers: Ryan Clapper, John Carter 2 hits each.

Valley-South Mountain

9-10 Interleague

Valley Ground Envy 16, South Mountain Lions 10

Ground Envy: Brady Martin 2 hits.

South Mountain: Eric Pettyjohn 3 hits; Noah Iager, Reed Gordon 2 hits each.

West End Little League

FOP 14, AFL-CIO 12

FOP: Ivan Ramirez 4 hits; Cade Shifflett 2 hits; Isiah Archie, Mickael Ehmer HR each.

AFL-CIO: Will Stoey, Alaric Hickman 2 hits each.


Sharpsburg Little League

Connelly Associates 11, Buffalo Wild Wings 10

Connelly: Paige Reynolds 2 hits, 3 RBIs; Morgan Frazier 2 hits; Grace Roupe 9 Ks.

BWW: Taylor Neff 2 hits, 3 RBIs.


Washington County Co-Rec League

Budweiser 32, Rhodes Computers 4

Budweiser: Mike Jorgensen 5 hits, HR; Guy Robinson, Tony Nalley 5 hits each.

Washington County Senior League

FOP 10, Holcim 1


JFK 50 Mile local openings

Local positions in The JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon still are available. Local entrants must meet the minimum of the C-Standards (available under “Registration” on the website and currently reside in Washington County or one of the Maryland, Pennsylvania or West Virginia counties that border Washington County. There also are “Charity Runner” positions left for anyone wishing to enter who doesn’t meet any of the performance qualifications. Details for obtaining a “Charity Runner” position are also available at

Pony Express 5K

The first annual Pony Express 5K race/walk will be held near Martinsburg, W.Va., on June 2 at 9 a.m. Registration will be held from 8 to 8:45 a.m. at the VFW pavilion along Opequon Creek off W.Va. 9. The course will be run mostly on the bike path. A kids (12 & under) relay race also will be held. Proceeds benefit the new Eagles’ Wings Girls equestrian center. For more information or to download a form and register early, visit the website or contact Herb Peddicord at 304-267-8172.

Free soccer clinics

St. Maria Goretti and head coach Tristan Longnecker will be holding free soccer clinics at Hagerstown Soccer Club in early June.

On June 2, a free offensive and defensive skills clinic will be held. The session for players on teams from U10 to U14 will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, and the session for players on teams from U15 to U19 will follow from 1 to 3 p.m.

On June 3, a free goalkeeping clinic will be held. The session for players on teams from U10 to U14 will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., and the session for players on teams from U15 to U19 will follow from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

For more information or to register, send an email to Please include the player’s name and age.

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