High School Sports
Tussey Mountain 12,
Southern Fulton 2
Tussey Mountain scored in every inning last Thursday to cruise to a 10-run win over the Southern Fulton Indians during the opening round of District 5-A playoffs. Losing pitcher Ryan Harper spent 2.2 innings on the mound and recorded five strikeouts, four walks, nine hits and nine earned runs. Harper added a solo home run, and Zach Morton, Seth Hall and Tristan Douglas had hits as well.
McConnellsburg’s streak came to a close Wednesday night when Salisbury pulled away for the 11-6 win during the opening round of District 5-A playoffs. Levi Crouse batted three-for-three to lead the Spartans during the playoff game, and Jesse Swope added two doubles and two RBIs. Seth Seville also drove in a pair of runs. Pitcher Evan Appleby closed out the match with three strikeouts, two walks, eight hits and four earned runs. McConnellsburg 5, Shade 3
Ranked number nine, the McConnellsburg Spartans faced off against number eight- seeded Shade last Tuesday during a District 5 play-in game. Coming from behind and winning the match 5- 3, Seth Seville earned his fifth win of the spring season with five strikeouts, five hits and three earned runs spanning seven runs. Levi Crouse and Dalton Garlock both had doubles and a RBI, and teammate Caleb Christy also drove in a run.
Southern Fulton 6
Hyndman’s Karly Willison gave up six runs on Thursday, while the Hornet offense drove 10 runners across the plate during the 10-6 victory over Southern Fulton. During the first-round of District 5-A playoffs, Indian pitcher Kelsey White tallied six strikeouts, two walks, 13 hits and seven earned runs. White and teammate Taylor Leasure each had two hits, which included a double. Maddie Mellott and Kayla Chilcote both finished with two RBIs.
Track And Field
Perform At States
Several local athletes were among those to perform Friday and Saturday at PIAA State Track and Field Championships held at Shippensburg University. On Friday, Southern Fulton’s Steven Meyer garnered a 15th-place finish in the Class AA javelin with a throw of 160- 08. Meanwhile, Amy Bard broke her own Southern Fulton school record with a time of 59.43, which earned her a 14th-place finish in the preliminaries. McConnellsburg Lady Spartan Nikki Fleming cleared the high jump with a jump of five feet and earned a 13th-place finish.
On Saturday, fellow Spartan Lucas Banks participated in the discus and recorded a throw of 160-4. Banks finished the Class AA event with a third-place medal. Banks took home a silver medal last year and exceeded his personal goal of 160 feet in the 2011 event by four inches. The senior wrapped up his career this weekend having earned seven District 5 medals.