Panthers make Quakers pass and regret it in loss

September 29, 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012


WASHINGTON — The Hancock football team found out you have to be careful what you wish for.

The Panther defense wanted to make Sidwell Friends throw the ball on Saturday. The Quakers did ... and very successfully.

Sidwell Friends connected on three TD passes and intercepted a Hancock pass for a fourth in a 34-14 win over the Panthers.

“We wanted to force them to pass,” said Hancock coach Dave Mahaffey. “They did and did it very well. Then we couldn’t keep up.”

The Quakers jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the second quarter, highlighted by TD passes of 25 and 21 yards and an 36-yard interception return.

Hunter McKinley hit Nate Souders — who also threw a touchdown — for a 3-yard score to make it 28-8 at the half.

Sidwell got its final TD pass — a 46 yarder — in the third quarter.

Souders moved to quarterback and hit Devon Mitchell on a 36-yard pass to start the fourth quarter to close the scoring.

Souders moved from receiver to quarterback to allow McKinley to catch passes. Souders completed 9 of 13 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown. McKinley finished 4-for-10 for 58 yards.

The defensive play of Noah Teeter and Travis Lawson allowed Hancock to force Sidwell Friends’ passing game, but the Quakers responded well.

Sidwell Friends outgained Hancock (1-4) 332 yards to 252. Each team finished with 19 first downs.

Potomac 36, Saint James 0

McLEAN, Va. — Potomac rolled up 424 yards of offense in shutting out Saint James.

The Saints (3-2) didn’t have an answer for Potomac’s running game, giving up 315 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.

Quarterback Bobby Brennan had 167 yards passing and 36 rushing for the Saints. Sherman Harris led Saint James in receiving with eight catches for 72 yards.

Kiski School 34, Mercersburg Academy 21

SALTSBURG, Pa. — Mercersburg Academy fought back from a 28-7 deficit to pull within a touchdown in the third quarter, but Kiski proved too much for the Blue Storm, handing them their first loss of the season.

Ben LoPrimo caught a 7-yard touchdown in the second quarter to get Mercersburg (2-1) within 14, followed by a 2-yard rushing score by Ayo Adjibaba in the third. Adjibaba led Mercersburg with 60 yards on the ground.

Matt Hirshman got the Blue Storm on the board with a 1-yard TD run in the first quarter. Hirshman finished with 187 passing yards.


Clear Spring 2, Manchester Valley 1

MANCHESTER, Md. — Sam Staley scored in the third minute of overtime off a corner kick from Lexi Albert to help Clear Spring defeat defending Class 1A state champion Manchester Valley.

The two teams played to a 1-1 tie at the end of the first half and a scoreless second half.

Elizabeth Boyer gave the Blazers (6-1) a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute off Albert’s first assist. Manchester Valley tied the game in the 23rd minute.

Clear Spring goalkeeper Tori Albert finished with 11 saves.

Smithsburg 3, Hedgesville 1

SMITHSBURG — Erika Miller, Sarah Duckworth and Rachael Faust each scored a goal to lead Smithsburg over Hedgesville.

Elise Koterwas had two assists and Dominique DiLandro had one for Smithsburg (5-2-2).

Corinne Burk made four saves for the Leopards, who outshot the Eagles 24-5.

Mercersburg Academy 2, St. Stephens/St. Agnes 2

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Emily Schoenberger and Paige Wolny scored goals to bring Mercersburg back from a 2-0 deficit to forge a tie.

Schoenberger’s goal came in the middle of traffic following Payton Lissette’s corner kick. Lissette also assisted Wolny’s score for the Blue Storm (6-1-1).


Goretti 7, Broadfording 1

Kevin Proctor had two goals and three assists to lead St. Maria Goretti to a Homecoming victory over Broadfording.

Yusif Bayoh and Connor Zinaich each had two goals, Jake Kline had a goal and an assist and Casey Bartholomew added two assists for the Gaels (8-4-1). Drew Katrina had three saves.

North Carroll 2, Boonsboro 1

HAMPSTEAD, Md. — Twanda Mukudzavhu scored off an assist from Connor Prunty, but Boonsboro lost in overtime to North Carroll.

Greg Fiola had eight saves for the Warriors.

Georgetown Day 5, Saint James 0

WASHINGTON — Georgetown Day scored all five of its goals in the first half in a shutout win over Saint James in the Mid-Atlantic Conference.

Alex Wagner made six saves. for the Saints (1-9-2).


Mercersburg Academy 3, McConnellsburg 2

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Elise Robbins had 18 kills and 18 assists for Mercersburg Academy in a 25-16, 23-25, 26-28, 25-20, 15-8 victory over McConnellsburg (2-6).

Melody Gomez had 14 kills, seven aces and three blocks, Vivi Hyacinthe had 14 kills and two aces, and MacKenzie Brink added 12 kills and eight blocks for the Blue Storm (4-3).

Calvary 3, CVCS 1

CRESAPTOWN, Md. — Marin Kearns had 13 kills and seven digs and Karli Fogal had 22 assists and eight digs for Cumberland Valley Christian in a 25-22, 14-25, 25-14, 25-16 loss to Calvary Christian in a Mason Dixon Christian Conference match on Friday.

Anna Bunting had eight kills and three aces and Laiton Suders had nine digs for CVCS.


Saint James 2, Mercersburg Academy 0

ST. JAMES — The Saints shut out the Blue Storm. No other information was provided.


Clear Spring 1, Manchester Valley 0

Clear Spring: Cameron Clever goal; Ian Hose 8 saves.

North Carroll 2, Boonsboro 1

Boonsboro: Devin Scofield goal; Nathan Saunders assist; Jarrett Rickerds 15 saves.


Essex 3, HCC 0

BALTIMORE — Chucky Kipe had eight saves for Hagerstown Community College (8-5, 4-3) in a Maryland JuCo Conference loss to Essex.


Hubs grad Shank finishes sixth at Dickinson

CARLISLE, Pa. — Elizabethtown College runner Taryn Shank, a North Hagerstown graduate, finished sixth out of 107 runners on the short course at the Dickinson Long and Short Invitational.

Shank completed the 4K course in 15:29.7, helping Elizabethtown’s women tie Dickinson for top team honors.

Paul Short Invite

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Sophomores Brandon Horning and Stephen Starliper earned top-20 finishes on Friday at Lehigh University, helping the Hagerstown Community College men’s team finish seventh out of 36 teams.

Horning finished 11th in 26:56, while Starliper was 18th in 27:09. Freshman Greg Rinehart was 47th in 27:49.



CVAC wins in Canada

PARIS, Ontario — Runners from Hagerstown’s Cumberland Valley Athletic Club turned in some top performances at the “Run for the Toad” trail races Saturday at the Pinehurst Conservation Area.

The team of Cameron Hanlin, Charlie Larsen, Graham Peck and Andy Mason won the 50K relay in 3 hours, 7 minutes, 7 seconds.

Mason also placed second overall in the open 50K in 3:48:37, while Dani Mason was the fourth female in the 25K in 1:56:19.


Boys Grades 5-6

Hagerstown Hawks 47, Marauder Nation 38

Hawks: Baker 19, Bowers 12, Ball 4, Townsend 12.

Boys Grade 7

Hagerstown Hawks 50, D1SA Spartan Fury 27

Hawks: Branch 2, Ball 4, Waters 22, Luna 5, Gettel 4, Ferguson 4, Semler 9.

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