High School Sports
Northern Bedford 8
McConnellsburgís offense was held to only three hits scattered over five innings last Thursday during an 8-2 Sideling Hill League loss to Northern Bedford. Dalton Garlock connected for a RBI single for the Spartans, and teammate Jesse Swope added a double. Pitcher Levi Crouse was handed the loss after recording one strikeout, two walks, eight hits and five earned runs.
Tussey Mountain 12
Forbes Road 11
Forbes Road had a good night offensively, but their defensive effort allowed too many Tussey Mountain base runners to cross home plate during the 12-11 Sideling Hill League loss. Ryan Hann and Tristan Gelvin both rallied for two hits and two RBIs for the Cardinals, and Brett Burger added two hits and one run batted in. Kyle Schoen finished with a double and two RBIs. Casey Wade also had a double during the losing match, which saw Gelvin take the loss on the mound.
Southern Fulton 9
Southern Fulton got off to a good start last Thursday evening, pushing four base runners across home plate while on its way to a 9-1 nonleague win over Hyndman. Jordan Clingerman batted three-for-four, which included a double with two RBIs. Indians’ teammate Jake Fitz produced two hits, including a double, while Zane Baker added a triple. Pitcher Nathan Koontz recorded his second win of the season with two walks, four hits, one earned run and two strikeouts.
Southern Fulton 18
Forbes Road 4
Southern Fulton jumped out to a quick lead last Tuesday night, pushing six runners across the plate as part of an 18- 4 Sideling Hill League win over Forbes Road. Connor Litton managed three hits for the Indians that included two doubles and five RBIs, while Levi Mellott batted three-forthree with two-run home run, three RBIs and four runs. Jordan Clingerman connected for three hits at the plate. Seth Hall opened the league match and lasted four innings on the mound tallying three strikeouts, six hits and two earned runs. Meanwhile, for the Cardinals, pitcher Casey Wade took the loss with one strikeout, three walks, eight hits and nine earned runs.
Northern Bedford 4
McConnellsburg inched by Northern Bedford last Thursday evening, slipping by the Lady Panthers by the very narrow score of 5-4. Pitcher Gabby Danner grabbed her second win of the season after striking out three batters. Danner also added two walks, 10 hits and three earned runs while at the plate, connecting for a triple. Nicki McQuade batted two-for-four with a run, and Courtney Deshong added two hits and one RBI during the Sideling Hill League game. Sarrah Pollock and Alexus Mellott each had one hit, one run and one RBI.
Tussey Mountain 13
Forbes Road 3
Sammie Clippinger rallied for a triple in the first inning last Thursday night for the Forbes Road Lady Cardinals, who fell to Tussey Mountain 13-3. Meanwhile at the plate, Haley Lashinsky sent 11 batters packing with just shy of a dozen strikeouts. Lashinsky finished out the Sideling Hill League match with four walks and nine hits.
Southern Fulton 4
Southern Fulton’s season record fell to 2-4 last Thursday evening when Hope for Hyndman prevailed for a 9-4 non-league win. Marley Elbin took the loss for the Lady Indians with five strikeouts, four walks, six hits and seven earned runs. At the plate, Elbin batted two-for-four, and Kelsey White added a double and an RBI. Teammates Kim Russell and Chelsea Sipes both added RBIs as well.
Southern Fulton 11
Forbes Road 0
Southern Fulton was able to take advantage of the 10- run rule last Tuesday evening blanking the Forbes Road Lady Cardinals 11-0. Indians pitcher Marley Elbin lasted all five innings, totalling six strikeouts and five hits. At the plate, Elbin continued her streak and batted three-for-three with three runs and three RBIs. Teammate Kim Russell also went three-for-three and added both a run and an RBI. Forbes Road’s Haley Lashinsky went four innings and gave up five hits while adding five strikeouts and four walks.
Mercersburg Academy 8
Mercersburg Academy held McConnellsburg to zero runs scored last Tuesday evening, allowing the Blue Storm to prevail for the 8-0 non- league win. Caitlin Lynch had two hits for the Spartans during the match, while pitcher Gabby Danner finished with two strikeouts, six walks and eight earned runs.
Chestnut Ridge 86,
Southern Fulton 64
Southern Fulton 132,
Conemaugh Township 17
Southern Fulton’s Jacob Ashkettle appears to have taken up where he left off last year. Ashkettle appeared with his Southern Fulton Indian teammates last Thursday to take a first place in both the 400 meter and the high jump. Meanwhile, Briar Kirk was victorious in the 1600 meter, and Christian Barnhart and Steven Meyer won the shot put and javelin, respectively. Dylan Cross rounded out the Inter-County Conference meet with a win in the pole vault. The Indians closed out the meet splitting the event with a win over Conemaugh Township and a loss to Chestnut Ridge.
Juniata Valley 44
Tussey Mountain 42
Macklin Hawkins grabbed a pair of wins and was a leg for the victorious 3200 relay team last Tuesday evening on McConnellsburg’s way to wins over Juniata Valley and Tussey Mountain. Hawkins took first place in the 1600 and 800 meter, while fellow 3200 relay participants included Na-than Peters, Wyatt Henry and Matt Snyder. Teammate Corey Hill was victorious in the 110 and 300 hurdles, and Ryan Stoeckle rounded out the day with a pair of wins in the shot put and discus. Josh Hess finished with a win in the javelin, and McConnellsburg also had first-place finishes in the 1600 relay, the high jump and pole vault.
Chestnut Ridge 78,
Southern Fulton 68
Southern Fulton 119,
Conemaugh Township 23
Always quick on their feet, sisters Macey and Jenna Hollenshead ran away for multiple victories for the Southern Fulton Lady Indians last Tuesday night. The sisters both finished the 1600 meter event with a time of 5.55, while Macey picked up firstplace wins in the 800 meter as well as the long and triple jumps. Jenna was victorious in the 3200 meter and ran a leg for the winning 1600 relay team consisting of Molly Lake, Kylie Covalt and Courtney Strait. Lake added a win in the 400 meter, and the javelin was taken by Strait.
Juniata Valley 69
The McConnellsburg Lady Spartans edged out Juniata Valley last Tuesday evening with a total of seven first-place finishes. Merissa Grey was victorious in the 100 hurdles, while Nikki Fleming won the high jump. Breanna Worthing and Rikki Green won the 800 and discus, respectively, and Jessica Nero rounded out the meet with a win in the pole vault. The 3200 and 1600 relay teams were victorious as well.