High School Sports
Juniata Valley 8, McConnellsburg 5
McConnellsburg’s offense got off to a late start on Monday with two runners crossing homeplate in the seventh inning, but it was Juniata Valley who prevailed by the score of 8-5. Tanner Shoop’s pitching record dropped to 0-2 during the non-league game with three strikeouts, two walks, six hits and five earned runs. At the plate, Caleb Christy connected for a pair of hits. Teammates Evan Appleby and Dalton Garlock both had two RBIs.
Everett 4, Forbes Road 3
Forbes Road gave up a homer in the seventh inning and racked up yet another nail-biting loss on Thursday to the Everett Warriors. During the 4-3 Sideling Hill League game, Casey Wade took the loss after having closed out the seventh inning on the mound. Wade tallied one hit and one earned run while also batting two-for-three at the plate. Dakota DeShong had the team’s only extra-base hit, a double.
Northern Bedford 6, Southern Fulton 5
Southern Fulton’s season record evened out at 2-2 last Thursday as the Indians watched their five- run league dissipate into a 6-5 loss to the Northern Bedford Panthers. Pitcher Ryan Harper took the loss with one inning on the mound, which saw Harper strike out three batters and allow one walk, two hits and one earned run. Teammate Seth Hall batted two-for-four with a double, two runs and an RBI. J.C. Munson closed out the game with two RBIs.
McConnellsburg 7, Everett 6
Some timely hitting in the fifth inning allowed the Mc- Connellsburg Spartans to eke out a one-run victory over the Everett Warriors last Friday. Tanner Shoop finished the Sideling Hill League game with two hits, which included his second homer of the season, and two RBIs, while Darren Mc- Quade added a solo home run and scored two runs. Pitcher Seth Seville took the win with six walks, eight hits and five earned runs. Evan Appleby came to the mound in relief for one inning and picked up the save with one walk, two hits and one earned run.
Tussey Mountain 7, Southern Fulton 5
Tussey Mountain broke free of its five-run tie on Friday driving in a pair of runs in the sixth inning for a 7-5 Sideling Hill League win over Southern Fulton. Brayden Litton took the loss for the Indians after recording four walks, three hits and one earned runs. Ryan Harper went three-for-three at the plate, and J.C. Munson had the team’s only extra-base hit, a double.
Forbes Road 6, Hancock 5
After seeing several games slip away by a mere one run, the Forbes Road Cardinals managed to squeeze by Hancock, Md., last Friday with a close 6-5 win. Tristan Gelvin came to the mound in the final two innings for the Cardinals and recorded one strikeout, one walk, two hits and one earned run for the win. Cody Kline had three hits during the match, and Dustin Sheffield had two RBIs and a triple.
Northern Bedford 106, McConnellsburg 44
Fairfield 77, McConnellsburg 73
Fairfield 77, McConnellsburg 73
McConnellsburg had a tough time last Thursday against Northern Bedford and Fairfield and dropped the non-league meet by the respective scores of 106-44 and 77-73. Lucas Banks had the only first-place wins for the Spartans with victories in the shot put and discus.
Berlin 85, Southern Fulton 65 Southern Fulton 101, Blacklick Valley 49
Southern Fulton racked up four first-place wins during individual events last Thursday as well as a victory in a relay event to split their outing against Berlin and Blacklick Valley. Jeb Williams won the 400 meter and ran a leg for the winning 1600 relay team comprised of Jordan Lake, Zach Ziemba and Jacob Ashkettle. Ashkettle went on to clinch first-place in the triple jump, and Jonah Ensor and Steven Meyer respectively took the discus and javelin.
Southern Fulton 3, Northern Bedford 1
Southern Fulton pushed three runners across the plate in the top of the sixth inning last Thursday and cruised to a 3-1 win over the Northern Bedford Lady Panthers. Pitcher Kelsey White picked up her first win of the spring season, recording nine strikeouts, two walks, three hits and only one earned run. Teammates Kelsey White, Jordan Deneen and Bailey Elbin each had RBIs during the game.
Everett 10, McConnellsburg 6
McConnellsburg’s fourrun lead slipped away Friday with the Everett Warriors clinching the Sideling Hill League match 10-6. Taylor Morton led the Lady Spartans at the plate, batting three-for-three, and teammate Brandi Welsh added two hits. Gabby Danner finished all six innings as pitcher with two strikeouts, five walks, seven hits and six earned runs.
Southern Fulton 3, Tussey Mountain 1
Southern Fulton Lady Indian Callie Horton batted a two-run single in the sixth inning last Friday to push her team to a 3-1 win over Tussey Mountain. Pitcher Marley Elbin grabbed her second win of the spring season with four hits, one walk, one earned run and six strikeouts.
Everett 19, Forbes Road 0
Forbes Road committed a total of seven errors last Thursday and gave up eight earned runs during a 19-0 blasting by the Everett Warriors. Pitcher Corri Parsons lasted three innings and tallied six walks and nine hits during the Sideling Hill League loss. Samantha Clippinger had the Lady Cardinals only hit.
Hancock 13, Forbes Road 5
Forbes Road managed a four-run rally in the seventh inning Friday, but it was too little, too late with Hancock easily winning the nonleague match 13-5. Pitcher Samantha Clippinger lasted seven innings and recorded four strikeouts, eight walks, eight hits and five earned runs. Corri Parsons led the offensive effort with three hits, which included a tworun single. Meanwhile, Emily Horton went two-for-four with a two-run double. Clippinger added a triple, a single and two runs scored.
McConnellsburg 26, St. Maria Goretti 3
St. Maria Goretti only managed to score three runs against the McConnellsburg Lady Spartans, who lit up the score board in comparison with 26 runs Monday. Gabby Dannerís first win of the season came after she totalled seven walks, three hits and four earned runs during the non-league match. Danner along with TAylor Morton, Alexus Mellott, Brandi Welsh and Kayla Reimold each connected for two hits.
Northern Bedford 98, McConnellsburg 62
Fairfield 80.5, McConnellsburg 68.5
McConnellsburg dropped a pair of wins last Thursday when competing against Northern Bedford and Fairfield at home. Lady Spartan Libby Strayer recorded a first-place victory for her team having finished the 300 hurdles with a time of 52.9. Rikki Green was victorious in the discus, and Emily Watkins added a first-place win in the javelin.
Berlin 85.5, Southern Fulton 64.5
Southern Fulton 99, Blacklick Valley 50
Macey Hollenshead picked up a trio of wins for the Southern Fulton Lady Indians, who split their meet with Berlin and Blacklick Valley last Friday. Hollenshead clinched the 1600 meter, 3200 meter and the long jump, while teammates Crystal Appel and Kelsie Truax respectively won the shot put and 100 hurdles. Amy Bard finished out the meet with a win in the 400 meter, and the 3200 relay team comprised of Lacey Beatty, Melanie Deneen, Mariah Hill and Brittnee Wilson was also victorious.