Eagles rule MDCC volleyball again

October 20, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012


CRESAPTOWN, Md. — Heritage Academy swept Shalom Christian and Calvary Christian in the semifinals and final of the Mason Dixon Christian Conference tournament Saturday to win the championship for the third straight year.

The Eagles (18-0) have won 55 straight best-of-5 matches — 51 of them in the MDCC over the last three years. Heritage swept Shalom 25-16, 25-20, 25-15 in the semis and Calvary 25-11, 29-27, 25-19 in the final.

Kara Stamper wrapped up tournament MVP honors by racking up 49 kills, seven blocks, five aces and 40 digs in the two matches Saturday. Stamper also was named MDCC player of the year.

Nicole Gaylor — an All-MDCC first-team selection — finished with 32 digs Saturday. Chloe Prejean — an eighth-grader who was named to the All-MDCC second team — had 52 assists and 21 digs Saturday. Both Gaylor and Prejean were named to the all-tournament team.

Christi Jackson had 19 kills for Heritage on Saturday. Bethany Powell had 16 digs against Calvary.

Mercersburg finishes 2-6 at Hedgesville Tournment

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. — Mercersburg academy went 2-6 in eight pool-play sets.

The Blue Storm defeated Jefferson 26-24, 25-21, but fell to Hedgesville 25-20, 25-14, Philip Barbour 25-17, 25-18, and Martinsburg 25-12, 25-17.

Elise Robbins had 13 kills, 17 aces and 23 assists to lead Mercersburg. Melody Gomez had 14 kills, Vivi Hyacinthe had 10 kills and five blocks, MacKenzie Brink had eight kills and seven blocks, and Zoe Alpert had 21 digs.


Harrisburg 46, Chambersburg 22

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Robert Martin scored four touchdowns — three in the fourth quarter — and Harrisburg pulled away from Chambersburg in Saturday’s Mid-Penn Commonwealth game.

Martin opened the scoring with a 10-yard run in the first quarter for Harrisburg (6-2), then scored the game’s final three touchdowns as the Cougars scored the final 20 points. He had scoring runs of 3 and 42 yards and capped the scoring with a 37-yard interception return.

Ryan Martin threw touchdown passes of 4 yards to Taylor Tolbert and 10 yards to Kellen Williams for Chambersburg (4-4). Jamal Pickett scored on a 2-yard run that pulled the Trojans within 26-22 with 10:37 left in the game.

Peddie 42, Mercersburg 13

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. — Peddie School jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter and went on to defeat Mercersburg Academy in a MAPL game.

Matt Hirshman completed 20 of 36 passes for 179 yards for the Blue Storm (2-4, 0-3), including touchdown passes to Lorenzo Vazquez and  Reggie Fiumano, who had seven receptions.


Gaels win 2 of 3 in state tourney

St. Maria Goretti won two of its three matches in the Maryland Independent Schools Tournament on Saturday at Hagerstown Soccer Club.

Goretti opened with a 3-0 win over Avalon with goals from Morgan Kenworthy, Kevin Proctor and Connor Zinaich. Proctor had two assists, Jake Kline had one and Drew Katrina made seven saves.

Goretti then nipped Bishop Walsh 1-0 with a goal by Proctor and an assist by Kline. Katrina made five saves.

The Gaels (10-7-2) lost to St. Mary’s Ryken, 2-0. Taylor Mays scored twice for St. Mary’s. Katrina made six saves for Goretti.

Goretti will play Bishop Walsh and St. Mary’s Ryken will face Avalon this morning at 9, with the winners clashing for the championship at 1 p.m.


Dover 8, Waynesboro 2

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Jade Swope had a goal and an assist for Waynesboro in a loss to Dover in the PIAA District 3 playoffs.

Alysha McCleaf scored and Julie Smith had an assist for the Maidens (14-5).

Peddie School 4, Mercersburg 1

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. — Paige Wolny scored off an assist from Melanie Rankin for Mercersburg Academy in a Mid-Atlantic Prep League loss to Peddie School.


Mercersburg 3 1/2, Kiski 1 1/2


Whitetail Golf Resort

1. Otto Bunjapamai (MA) d. Andrew Goetz, 1 up.

2. Seth Noorbakhsh (MA) d. Amir Davis, 1 up.

3. Andrew Jacob (KS) d. Andrew Peterson, 5 and 4.

4. Richie Zhou (MA) ties Bobby Gaston, all square.

5. Rahul Sharan (MA) d. Billy Gardner, 7 and 6.

Record: Mercersburg 21-6.


Peddie School 6, Mercersburg 0

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. — Syd Godbey made 10 saves for Mercersburg Academy in an MAPL loss.


Peddie School 6, Mercersburg 1

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. — Mercersburg Academy fell to Peddie School in a MAPL match. No other details were available.


Hawks men win at Hood

FREDERICK, Md. — All seven of Hagerstown Community College’s men finished in the top 17 — with the first five Hawks all finishing 12th or better — as HCC rolled to the team title at Saturday’s Hood College Open.

Stephen Starliper finished third over the 8K course in 27 minutes, 58 seconds for the Hawks. He was followed by Brandon Horning (fourth, 28:00), Andy Drum (eighth, 28:20), Greg Rinehart (10th, 28:44), Will Atchison (12th, 29:16), Kenton Grossnickle (16th, 29:40) and Ryan Kaiser (17th, 29:57). Ten schools participated.

HCC’s women finished six out of eight teams. Casey Barr ran the 6,100-meter course in 26:49 to finish third. Rachel Lilley finished 17th in 28:46, and Paige Goebelbecker was 21st in 28:55.


Shippensburg 3, Shepherd 0

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. —  Shippensburg swept Shepherd University, 25-17 25-19, 25-22.

Junior outside hitter Melani Lewis had eight kills and 10 digs, while sophomore setter Taylor Belella, a Smithsburg graduate, had 13 assists and six digs for the Rams (6-15). Sophomore right-side hitter Valerie Bour added seven kills and six digs, and senior outside hitter/libero Kasey Mercier contributed six kills and 11 digs.

Jill Edwards had 16 kills and eight digs to lead the Lady Raiders (21-9).


Boys Travel

Flames Fall League

Grades 5-6

Hagerstown Hawks 51, Wildcatz 33

Hawks: Caleb Bowers 12, Tyzir Baker 5, Joe Fowlkes 6, Stevie Witmer 3, Kyle Harris 4, Colby Knight 2, Chris Martin 2, Timmy Townsend 17.

Grade 7

Hagerstown Hawks 38, TSB Lakers 31

Hawks: Caleb Bowers 10, Delwin Cosia 10, Jason Gettel 11, Kaleb Ferguson 7.


Greencastle coaching positions

The Greencastle-Antrim school district is looking for coaches to fill the following vacancies:

* Varsity head softball.

* Varsity assistant track and field.

* JV assistant baseball.

* Middle school assistant volleyball.

Letters of interest and résumés can be emailed to Vicki Ritchey at They must be received no later than Friday.

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