2010-11-11 / Sports

High School Sports

Field Hockey

Indian Valley 5

Forbes Road 1

Indian Valley will be advancing to state competition after handily defeating the Forbes Road Cardinals 5-1 in the championship match of District 6-AA playoffs last Thursday in State College. The win marked the fifth consecutive win against Forbes Road in district playoffs for Indian Valley. Kelsey Lilley scored the Cardinals only goal following the halftime break. Meanwhile, goalkeeper Jess Gearhart posted 12 blocked shots during the match.

Cross-Country

Josh Voight participates in

state competition

Southern Fulton’s Josh Voight knocked three minutes off his overall time on Saturday participating in the PIAA cross-country competition. Voight finished the state competition held at Hershey’s Parkview course with a time of 18:58. The time earned him a 207th-place finish overall.

SF places 15th in state

competition

The Southern Fulton Lady Indians earned a 15thplace finish overall on Saturday while participating in the PIAA cross-country competition held in Hershey. District 5 champion Alex Zanella crossed the finish line in 38th place with her time of 20:47 and was followed by Amy Bard, who finished in 150th place. Teammates Jenna Hollenshead (185th), Macey Hollenshead (201st), Lacey Beatty (214th), Mariah Hill (262nd) and Taelor Morton (280th) rounded out the event for the Indians.

Volleyball

North Star 3

McConnellsburg 0

McConnellsburg fell during the championship round of District 5-A playoffs Thursday, with North Star grabbing three consecutive sets and the title 25-19, 25-19 and 25-17. Valerie Green closed out the match with 15 kill assists and six digs, and teammate Emily Watkins tallied 15 kills and three aces. Jessica Nero and Marleigh Jennings had nine and seven digs, respectively. The Lady Spartans closed out the season with a record of 16-6. Sprint car mains at the track.

On the Late Model side, the championship wasn’t decided until the final lap of the final feature on Friday night, where it was “RocketMan’ Josh Richards edging Darrell Lanigan by a mere four points for his second career WoO Late Model crown.

While Richards was earning the title, Jonathon Davenport and Jimmy Owens were busy taking feature wins on the track.

Davenport’s first career WoO Late Model win came in the Friday night feature which was ran on Saturday afternoon after being rained/sleeted out on Friday night. He dominated the event over Rick Eckert, Steve Francis, Darrell Lanigan and Dan Schlieper.

Owens won the nightcap which was show on the SPEED channel over Davenport, Lanigan, Richards and Tim McCreadie. Selinsgrove Speedway champion Jeff Rine made the Saturday show and finished 19th.

Meyers dominated the Sprint car weekend with both of wins coming on Saturday night. In his first win he defeated Joey Saldana, Daryn Pittman, Donny Schatz and Tim Shaffer. Pennsylvania drivers Cory Darrah (13th), Fred Rahmer (20th) and Lance Dewease (21st)were also in the show.

In the nightcap, Meyers scored the win over Pittman, Sammy Swindell, Jason Sides and Dewease.

Susquehanna Speedway will end the 2010 racing season with a 410 and 358 Sprint car program this Saturday afternoon.

Our racing season has ended and we look forward to some much-needed time off before things kick off again in late February. As always, e-mail reaches me at Bvores@comcast.net.

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