Hawks make it 10 straight Region XX volleyball titles

November 03, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012


BALTIMORE, Md. — Emmalyn Stahl had 27 kills and 30 digs as Hagerstown captured the Region XX tournament title with a semifinal sweep of Northern Virginia 25-20, 25-17, 25-22 and a sweep of College of Southern Maryland 25-18, 25-16, 25-19 in the final.

It’s the 10th straight region title for the Hawks (24-3), who will travel to Toledo, Ohio, for the NJCAA Division II national tournament from Nov. 15-17.

Elise Manning had 23 kills and six blocks, Callie Butts had 17 kills and 31 digs, Paige Kitchen had 73 assists, Tiffany Rohrer had 49 digs and Victoria Broadwater added 27 digs for Hagerstown.

Manning was named tournament MVP, while Kitchen and Rohrer were named to the all-tournament team.


HCC 118, Davis & Elkins JV 57

Antonio Jenifer had a double-double with 25 points and 15 rebounds to lead Hagerstown in a rout of Davis & Elkins JV in the Larry Sharpe Tip-Off tournament on Saturday.

Kervin Reneau had 22 points and Stephen Christy added 12 points for the Hawks (2-0).

HCC 130, Cumberland County 59

Jean Eddy Clerius had 19 points to lead Hagerstown in a rout of Cumberland County (N.J.) in the Larry Sharpe Tip-Off Tournament on Friday.

Kervin Rameau, Antwan Pittman and Antonio Jenifer had 14 points each and Donte Thomas had 12 points, 11 assists and seven steals for the Hawks in their season opener.


Charleston 3, Shepherd 0

CHARLESTON W.Va. — Shepherd University was shut out by the University of Charleston in the West Virginia Conference tournament semifinals.

Alexander Gallard, Nathan Schmitt and Lewis Osborne each scored to lead the Golden Eagles (13-1-3), who had a 20-10 edge in shots.

Freshman Alex Aleshire, a Willliamsport graduate, made five saves for the Rams (9-9-1).


Shepherd 3, Glenville State 0

GLENVILLE, W.Va. —  Shepherd University swept Glenville State 25-9, 25-21, 25-14 in the West Virginia Conference.

Meg Kenny led the Rams (9-16, 5-7) with seven kills, while Kasey Mercier and Kayla Motheral each had six kills. Mercier added five aces and five digs. Sara Michael, a Hagerstown Community College grad, dished out 20 assists.

Glenville State is 5-21, 2-9.


Heritage second in MCST

LANHAM, Md. — Heritage Academy finished second in the Maryland Christian Schools Tournament, falling to Covenant Life of Germantown 21-25, 25-19, 25-19, 21-25, 17-15 in the championship match at Washington Bible College.

The loss ended the Eagles’ two-year reign as MCST champion and snapped a 55-match winning streak in best-of-5 matches dating to the start of the 2010 season.

Heritage started the tournament in Pool A and beat Mount Airy Christian 25-12, 25-18 and Redeemer Christian 25-12, 25-13 before splitting two sets with Salisbury Christian, 19-25, 25-20.

The Eagles were the No. 2 seed for bracket play and beat Mount Airy 25-12, 25-10 in the semifinals.

Kara Stamper — the Eagles’ only senior and returning starter from last season — led Heritage with 75 kills, 23 blocks, 13 aces and 45 digs. Christi Jackson had 37 kills and 10 blocks, and Chloe Prejean finished with 121 assists. Nicole Gaylor led the defense with 61 digs and Bethany Powell had 42 digs.


Brunswick 2, Clear Spring 0

BRUNSWICK, Md. — Drew Demich and Justin Poole scored in the final 23 minutes for the Railroaders in a Maryland Class 1A West semifinal victory over the Blazers.

Ty Foltz made nine saves for the shutout for Brunswick.

Clear Spring finished its season 13-3-1.


Germantown 3, Mercersburg 0

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Mercersburg Academy fell to Germantown Academy in the quarterfinals of the Pennsylvannia Independent School state tournament.

The Blue Storm finished the season 11-5-1.


Smithsburg 16, Boonsboro 14

Smithsburg (4-4): Devon Robinson 75-yard kickoff return TD; Taylor Scott 1-yard rushing TD, 2-pt. run; Ben Lapole 2-pt. run; Justin Leveque, Chantz Bland INT each.


Boonsboro 20, Smithsburg 7

Boonsboro (7-2): Owen Glass 87 rushing yards, 3 TDs, INT; Alex Wetzel 109 rushing yards; Tom Summerfelt 9 tackles.

Smithsburg: Joey Swartz 8-yard rushing TD.

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