High School Sports
McConnellsburg Lady Spartans recorded their first-ever win in District 5-A playoffs Monday night, edging out Rockwood 2-1 in the quarterfinal round. Libby Strayer again led the Spartans’ offensive effort with two goals, while Sam Roberts handed out both assists. Goalkeeper Sarrah Pollock clinched the win, blocking 15 shots in goal.
McConnellsburg jumped out to an early lead in each of Monday’s three sets and cruised to a 3-0 win during the quarterfinal round of District 5-A playoffs against Shanksville. Emily Watkins totalled 13 kills, two blocks and four aces to lead the Spartans during their victory. Meanwhile, teammate Rikki Green contributed 10 kills and one block. Gabby Danner finished with 22 assists, eight digs and three aces, and Jesica Nero and Marleigh Jennings had six and eight digs, respectively.
Tussey Mountain 0
McConnellsburg secured the southern division Inter County Conference title last Thursday evening winning three straight sets against Tussey Mountain. Jessica Nero rallied for 12 digs and six kills during the Sideling Hill League match, while Spartan teammate GAbby DAnner had 22 assists. Marleigh Jennings had nine digs and four aces. Rikki Green added 12 kills and five blocks, and Emily Watkins chipped in 10 kills, three blocks and seven digs.
Southern Fulton 3
Southern Fulton and Fannett-Metal battled it out over five matches last Thursday with the Indians coming out on top for the 3-2 Sideling Hill League victory. Indians leader Whitney Ritz had 12 kills, five blocks, 14 service points and 10 aces. Meanwhile, Abby Hawkins tallied 20 assists. Jenna Palmer chipped in 11 digs and eight service points. Maggie Deneen and Emily Barton had 16 and 12 service points respectively, and Kylie Covalt finished with nine.
McConnellsburg broke its two-game losing streak last Tuesday with a decisive 3-0 win over the Hyndman Hornets. Emily Watkins and Rikki Green both rallied for 14 kills. Watkins also had two blocks, and Green chipped in three blocks and three aces. Jessica Nero finished with nine kills, and Gabby Danner contributed 25 assists and six digs. Marleigh Jennings and Brandi Welsh had 10 and nine digs, respectively, while Kelsey Ramsey totalled six digs.
Tussey Mountain 3
Southern Fulton 0
Southern Fulton dropped last Tuesday’s Sideling Hill League in three straight sets to the Tussey Mountain Titans. Whitney Ritz had a team-high seven kills and also added three blocks, 10 service points and two aces. Abby Hawkins followed with 12 assists and seven service points, and teammate Emily Barton chipped in three kills and seven service points. Jenna Palmer rounded out the match with 12 digs.
Forbes Road 2
Southern Fulton 1
The fall soccer season ended for both Forbes Road and Southern Fulton last Wednesday evening when the Cardinals struck in double overtime for the 2-1 Sideling Hill League win. Garrett Bard and Michael Runk both had goals for the Cardinals during the victory and an assist came from J.J. Martz. Meanwhile, Josh Hill scored on an assist from Indian teammate Chase Horton. Indiansí goalkeeper finished with seven saves in goal, and Andrew Willis had three for the Cardinals.
McConnellsburg may not have been on the top of league standings, but the Spartans managed to down Fannett-Metal, which will as a result share the Sideling Hill League title with Chestnut Ridge. In defeating the Tigers 2-0, the Spartans were led by Casey Randler and Tristin Deneen, who also dished out an assist. Jesse Swope finished out the match with an assist as well. Nick Daniels tallied nine saves for the Spartans.
SF Competes In District
Southern Fulton was well represented during the District 5-AA championships last Wednesday at Bedford Vo-Tech. The Lady Indians had two runners finish in the top 10, thereby placing Southern Fulton second in the overall team rankings. Macey Hollenshead finished in third place with a time of 21:10, and sister Jenna Hollenshead was fifth recording the race in 21 minutes, 43 seconds. Southern Fulton Places Fourth
The Southern Fulton boys cross- country team combined its finished times last Wednesday to earn an overall fourth-place finish during the District 5-AA championships. Josh Voight was the lone Indian competitor to place in the top-10 runners. Voight finished in eighth place after completing the race in 18 minutes, 25 seconds.
Final Soccer Standings
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