High School Sports
Southern Fulton 6,
Southern Fulton 5,
Southern Fulton pitchers Tristan Douglas and Seth Hall both picked up wins for the Indians Monday night during a pair of one-run victories over Hancock. Those contributing extra-base hits during the double-header were Levi Mellott, Ryan Harper and J.C. Munson.
Forbes Road 1
Evan Appleby’s winning season continued Monday night when the Spartans’ pitcher gave up one earned run to the Forbes Road Cardinals. In clinching the Sideling Hill League 6-1 win, Appleby also had three strikeouts, two walks, seven hits and one earned run. Teammate Darren McQuade batted three-for-three, and Jesse Swope added two hits. Donovan Bricker, Tristan Gelvin and Dakota DeShong each had two hits. Brandon Blair was the losing pitcher with 10 hits, two walks and five earned runs.
Forbes Road 8,
Chestnut Ridge 5
Brandon Blair picked up his third victory of the season last Thursday during the Forbes Road’s 8-5 Sideling Hill League win over Chestnut Ridge. Blair lasted seven innings on the mound with two strikeouts, one walk, nine hits and four earned runs. At the plate, Bricker pushed three runners across the plate while going twofor three overall. Tristan Gelvin scored two runs and finished one-for-three with a double and an RBI.
Southern Fulton 13,
Southern Fulton tallied seven runs in the final two innings of last Thursday’s game to clinch the Sideling Hill League match against McConnellsburg 13-8. Brayden Litton finished out the game on the mound for Southern Fulton with one strikeout, six hits and three earned runs. Ryan Harper had three RBIs, and Litton and Levi Mellott both boasted two runs drove in. Pitcher
Seth Seville recorded one strikeout, five hits and three earned runs for the Mc- Connellsburg Spartans. Teammate Evan Appleby connected for two hits, which included a solo homer, and Darren McQuade also had two hits.
Southern Fulton 15,
Southern Fulton racked up eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to easily defeat the Fannett-Metal Tigers 15-5 Friday. During the Sideling Hill League match, Tristan Douglas took his very first win of the year with one strikeout and one hit. Seth Hall and J.C. Munson both drove in three runs, while teammates Douglas, Ryan Harper and Zane Baker each added two RBIs.
Tussey Mountain 6,
Forbes Road 5
Forbes Road managed to tie Friday’s Sideling Hill League game on three occasions but still fell to Tussey Mountain by the narrow score of 6-5. Dustin Sheffield connected for two solo homers for the Cardinals, who also got a home run from teammate Brett Burger. Pitcher Tristan Gelvin recorded the loss with 1.1 innings on the mound and one strikeout, three walks, two hits and two earned runs.
St. Maria Goretti 0
McConnellsburg put away St. Maria Goretti in just three innings Monday night winning the nonleague match 15-0. Alexus Mellott earned her first win of the season having totalled three strikeouts, one walk and one hit. Brandi Welsh went two-for-three with three RBIs.
Southern Fulton 16,
Southern Fulton 10,
Southern Fulton scored 26 runs on Monday to Hancock’s one run during a double header in Warfordsburg. Taylor Leasure tallied five hits and six RBIs, and Erin Deneen and Bailey Elbin both rallied for two hits and three RBIs. Pitchers Kelsey White and Marley Elbin both recorded wins for the Indians.
Tussey Mountain 15,
Forbes Road 2
Tussey Mountain rang up nine runs in the fourth inning Monday night and cruised onto a 15-2 Sideling Hill League win over the Forbes Road Cardinals. Corri Parsons connected for an RBI double, and Emily Jenkins and Emily Karczewski had hits as well. Pitcher Lauryn King finished 3.1 innings with four walks, five hits and five earned runs.
Chestnut Ridge 15,
Forbes Road 0
Chestnut Ridge continued its undefeated season last Thursday night, trouncing the Forbes Road Lady Cardinals 15-0 in three innings. Lauren King last 1.1 innings for the Cardinals’ pitching staff during the Sideling Hill League match and tallied four walks, three hits and four earned runs. Corri Parsons had Forbes Road’s only hit.
Southern Fulton 4,
Marley Elbin’s muchneeded, two-run single last Thursday pushed the Southern Fulton Lady Indians over McConnellsburg by a score of 4-2. Kelsey White earned her third win of the season during the Sideling Hill League game with eight strikeouts, two walks, four hits and two earned runs. Meanwhile, Spartan pitcher Gabby Danner recorded seven hits and two earned runs over a period of six innings. Alexus Mellott and Brandi Welsh both drove in a run, and teammate Taylor Morton had the Spartans’ only extra-base hit, a triple.
Southern Fulton 1
Fannett- Metal’s top pitcher Blaire Lauthers proved to be unstoppable on Friday against the Southern Fulton Indians, just allowing one earned run. Marley Elbin and Kelsey White both connected for doubles for the Indians, and Elbin was handed the loss after tallying five strikeouts, four walks, four hits and three earned runs.
Southern Fulton 12,
Southern Fulton 7
Southern Fulton split Tuesday evening’s doubleheader against the Hyndman Hornets, clinching the opening Sideling Hill League game by the score of 12-9 and dropping the last match 9-7. Pitcher Kelsey White secured her second win of the season with 12 strikeouts, six walks, eight hits and seven earned runs. White also led her teammates at the plate batting four-for-five. Taylor Leasure added two hits and three RBIs, and Maddie Mellott was three-for-six with a triple and two RBIs. Pitcher Marley Elbin closed out the second game with six strikeouts, six walks, 10 hits and seven earned runs.
Southern Fulton 95,
West Branch 46
Tussey Mountain 76,
Southern Fulton 70
Southern Fulton split the results of last Wednesday’s Inter-County Conference meet against West Branch and Tussey Mountain with Macey Hollenshead and Amy Bard both picking up multiple victories. Macey Hollenshead won the 1600 meter and long and triple jumps, and Bard took first place in the 100, 400- and 800- meter events. Jenna Hollenshead was victorious in the 200 meter and ran with Lacey Beatty, Melanie Deneen and Britnee Wilson to win the 3200 relay. Beatty followed up with a win in the 3200 meter, and Kelsie Truax added a win in the 100 hurdles.
Chestnut Ridge 65.5
Tussey Mountain 73,
Santana Ramsey set a new school record in the pole vault last Tuesday evening during the McConnellsburg Lady Spartans’ dual meet against Chestnut Ridge and Tussey Mountain. Ramsey’s vault was recorded at 8 feet, 2 inches, while Leah Mellott, Emily Watkins, Deanne Dickerson and Sarrah Hollins-head combined to take a first-place win in the 3200 relay event. Watkins went on to clinch the javelin, and teammate Olivia Mills finished out the day with a victory in the long jump.
Southern Huntingdon 97,
Juniata Valley 63
The McConnellsburg Lady Spartans racked up a lone first-place win in the 1600 relay event last Wednesday, splitting a dual meet against Southern Huntingdon and Juniata Valley. Members of the winning relay team were Sarra Kendall, Nikki Fleming, Kylie Zittle and Santana Ramsey.
Southern Fulton 117,
West Branch 33
Southern Fulton 116,
Tussey Mountain 34
With several members of Southern Fulton’s track and field team winning multiple events last Wednesday, the Indians were able to easily overcome rivals from West Branch and Tussey Mountain. During the dual Inter- County Conference meet, Jacob Ashkettle won the high, long and triple jumps and ran a leg for the winning 1600 relay team along with teammates Briar Kirk, Zach Ziemba and Jeb Williams. Meanwhile, Williams took top honors in the 100 and 400 meter. Teammate Nathan Keebaugh picked up wins in the shot put and discus, while Steven Meyer racked up a first-place victory in the javelin. Josh Voight rounded out the competition with a win in the 3200 meter.
Chestnut Ridge 87.5,
Tussey Mountain 43
McConnellsburg split a dual meet with Chestnut Ridge and Tussey Mountain last Tuesday after the Spartans garnered four first-place finishes. Lucas Banks picked up a pair of wins in the shot put and discus, and teammate Dillan Hollins-head took top honors in the javelin. Corey Hill rounded out the non-league meet with a victory in the 300 hurdles.
Southern Huntingdon 101.5, McConnellsburg 48.5
Juniata Valley 45
Dillan Hollinshead and Lucas Banks both grabbed a pair of first-place victories last Wednesday when the McConnellsburg Spartans took on rivals from Southern Huntingdon and Juniata Valley. Hollinshead finished out the non- league dual meet with wins in the 1600 and 3200 meter events, and Banks was on top in the shot put and discus. Corey Hill continued his winning streak in the hurdles with top honors in the 300 hurdles.
McCbg. Jr. High Baseball Wrap-up
McConnellsburg 9 Everett 6
Down 5-1 after the first inning, the junior Spartans battled back to score one run in the second, three runs in the third, and four runs in the fourth inning to surge ahead of the Everett Warriors. Once in the lead, the Spartans never relinquished it and went on to win their 10th game of the year 9-6. Ethan Mellott went the distance, allowing six runs on seven Warrior hits, while striking out 10 batters.
Taylor Souders led an 11- hit Spartan attack by going 4 for 5 with a double and an RBI. Ethan Mellott went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored, including his third steal of home for the year. Colton Strait (1-2, 2 walks and 1 RBI), William Casher (1-3 with a walk and 1 RBI), Justin Welsh (1-2 with 2 walks and an RBI), Jacob Boheme (1-1 with a walk and an RBI), and Landon Richards ( 1- 4) also added hits for the Spartans. Cam Mellott added a run for the Spartans as they improved to 10 wins against only one loss for the year.
Southern Fulton 0
The Spartans defeated the Southern Fulton Indians 15-0 in a mercy-rule shortened game. William Casher was the winning pitcher, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out two Indian batters. Three junior high boys committed no errors defensively and continued to receive contributions from all team members in the victory.
The Spartans continued their offensive production, scoring 15 runs on 13 hits. Justin Welsh picked up two hits, including a first inning double, and added four RBIs to lead the offensive production. Ryan Koontz, Cam Mellott and Dylan Everts added doubles for the Spartans. The Spartans were 13 for 21 at the plate.
Twelve different team members contributed with hits in the victory. Individual statistics for the Spartans were Taylor Souders (1-3 with 1 run and 1 RBI), Colton Strait (1-1, 2 runs, 1 walk), Ethan Mellott (1-2, 1 run, 1 RBI), William Casher (1-1, 2 runs, 1 walk) Justin Welsh (2- 2, 2 runs, double, 4 RBIs), Cam Mellott (1-1, run, double, RBI), Landon Richards (1-1, run), Ryan Koontz (1-2, 2 runs, double, RBI), Justin Barnard (1 run, 1 walk), Zac Stonecipher (1-1, RBI), Dylan Everts (1-1, double, RBI), Nery Diffenderfer (1-2, run, RBI) and Jacob Boehem (1- 1, run, RBI). Patrick Tomlinson added excitement to the game with a second inning “blast” that unfortunately converted into an out by the Indians.
The junior high Spartans are now 11-1 on the year. They conclue their season this week with four games (Monday at Northern Bedford, Tuesday vs. Chestnut Ridge, and Thursday, double-header at Tussey Mountain).
Little League Results
Monday: Pirates 3 Yankees 1. Winning pitcher was Jacob Miller.
Thursday: Pirates 18 Braves 1. Winning pitcher was Jacob Miller. Home run by Brandon Johnson (Pirates.)
Friday: Royals 6 A’s 5 in nine innings. Winning pitcher was Dylan Gordon. Garrison Crouse pitched five innings and allowed four hits and struck out 11. For the Royals, Chase Novak pitched six innings, allowed two hits, struck out 13. Home runs by Gordon (Royals) and Novak (A’s).
Dodgers 11 Yankees 1: winning pitcher was Quentin Miller, a 3-hitter with 13 strikeouts.
Saturday: Dodgers 9 A’s 7. Winning pitcher was Austin Schriever. Homeruns by Quentin Miller (Dodgers) and Chase Novak and Logan Souders (A’s).