High School Sports
St. Maria Goretti 3
The McConnellsburg Lady Spartans evened out their record at 6-6 Monday with a decisive 20-3 trouncing of St. Maria Goretti. Teammates Nicki McQuade and Gabby Danner both connected for homers during the non-league game, and McQuade ended the game batting two-for-four with four RBIs and three runs. Meanwhile, Danner went one-for-two with three RBIs and four runs. Sarrah Pollock and Reva Souders both batted two-for-three with two RBIs. McQuade also took the win with two strikeouts, eight walks, three hits and three earned runs.
Mercersburg Academy 1
Saturday’s pitching battle came to end with Mc- Connellsburg Lady Spartan Gabby Danner prevailing over Mercersburg Academy’s Sydney Reath. The Spartans ended the nonleague game with a 6-1 victory, while Danner collected her fourth season victory. Danner tallied four strikeouts, two walks, six hits and one earned run. Teammate Courtney Deshong batted two-for-three with a run and an RBI, while Caitlin Lynch also went two-for-three with an RBI
The Forbes Road Lady Cardinals extended their winning streak picking up a decisive 21-5 non-league win over Hancock, Md. on Saturday. In the first game of the non-league double header, pitcher Haley Lashinsky had nine strikeouts, three walks, six hits and three earned runs. Corri Parsons led her team at the plate with two doubles and a grand slam. Braylin Hohman added a double as well as a triple while going four-for-five, while Lashinsky rounded out the day batting two-forthree with a double.
Forbes Road 8
Freshman pitcher Braylin Hohman lasted slightly over 5 innings Saturday to lead the Forbes Road Cardinals onto a narrow 8-7 non-league win over Hancock, Md. Hohman’s first win of the spring season included four strikeouts, nine walks, six hits and seven earned runs. Hohman also had a double at the plate as did teammate Corri Parsons. Whitney Watkins went three-for-four with a triple.
Forbes Road 7
Southern Fulton 6
Forbes Road picked up its second victory of the season last Wednesday night with some timely hitting by freshmen Hannah Purnell and Braylin Hohman. Purnell finished out the league win over Southern Fulton with two doubles, and Hohman batted three-forfour. Meanwhile, Lady Cardinal Jessica Jenkins finished two-for-three. Winning pitcher Haley Lashinsky closed out the match with 12 strikeouts, five walks, seven hits and only three earned runs. Southern Fulton’s Marley Elbin took the loss with seven strikeouts, four walks, 12 hits and five earned runs. Elbin also chipped in two hits at the plate as did Maddie Mellott, who also contributed two RBIs.
Juniata Valley 2
McConnellsburg pushed a runner across home plate in the bottom of the eighth inning on a throwing error to inch past Juniata Valley by the score of 3-2. During Monday’s non-league game, pitcher Jesse Swope finished out eight innings on the mound with six strikeouts, two walks, eight hits and two earned runs. Dalton Garlock batted two-for-four at the plate with a double for the Spartans, and Darren Mc- Quade went two-for-three. Evan Appleby closed out the game with a double.
Forbes Road 4
Forbes Road may have been out hit by Hancock, Md. in the opening game Saturday but it was likely the fact their defense was errorless that allowed the Cardinals to prevail for the 4-3 win. Pitcher Dylan Black recorded his first win of the season after giving up three walks, five hits and three earned runs. Black also had three strikeouts. Kyle Schoen had a double at the plate, and teammate Tristan Gelvin posted a triple.
Forbes Road 10
Pitcher Tristan Gelvin posted a shutout for the Forbes Road Cardinals during the second game of Saturday’s double- header against Hancock, Md. The Cardinals picked up the nonleague win on a final score of 10-0, while Gelvin closed out the day with six strikeouts and two walks. Casey Wade had two doubles and three RBIs, and Kyle Schoen added a two-run homer in addition four RBIs. Ryan Hahn, Brock Broadwater and J.J. Martz all finished with two hits.
Northern Bedford 5
The McConnellsburg Spartans were held scoreless by the Northern Bedford Panthers, who charged ahead last Thursday evening for the 5- 0 Sideling Hill League win. Pitcher Evan Appleby took his first loss of the season that also snapped the Spartans’ three-game winning streak. Appleby finished with one strikeout, one walk, nine hits and three earned runs. Beau Wilson had the Spartans only extrabase hit, a double.
Forbes Road 2
Southern Fulton 1
Kyle Schoen drove in two runs for the Forbes Road Cardinals with a home run blast to leftfield that allowed the Cardinals to slide by the Southern Fulton Indians last Wednesday 2-1. Meanwhile, pitcher Casey Wade snagged his first win of the spring season. Wade closed out the game with six strikeouts, one walk and five hits. Brothers Conner and Brayden Litton paired up on the mound for the Indians. Conner took the team’s loss with three strikeouts, three walks, three hits and two earned runs. Brayden had the Indians’ lone extra base hit, a double.
McConnellsburg managed four runs in the seventh inning to inch out Shade by the final score of 9-8 last Wednesday. Winning pitcher Caleb Christy closed out the non-league game with two strikeouts, one walk and three hits. Teammate Jesse Swope took the save with one strikeout during the game’s final inning. Swope also went three-for-four at the plate, and Ethan Mellott finished with a double.
SF, MHS Participate at
Southern Fulton and Mc- Connellsburg weighed in last Wednesday at the Tri-State Invitational in Hancock, Md., with the Indians prevailing for the title. Indian Jacob Ashkettle posted several wins at the meet, which also involved Hancock. Ashkettle finished with a first-place win in the long jump and a third-place finish in the triple jump. Teammate Briar Kirk was second in the 1600 meter and 800 meter and ran a leg for the first-place 3200 relay ream and the third-place 1600 relay team.
Fellow 3200-meter relay team members included Zack Ziemba, Josh Voight and Tyler Richards, while the 1600 relay team is also comprised of Ziemba, Voight and Jordan Lake. Meanwhile, the 400- meter relay team of Ziemba, Lake, Steven Meyer and Mason Bard finished the meet in second place. Dillan Cross was third in the 110 hurdles and second in the pole vault. Luke Wright completed the meet with a thirdplace ranking in the 300 hurdles, while Taylor Bohrer and Christian Barnhart were third in their respective events, the 800 meter and shot put.
Ryan Stoeckle picked up a pair of first-place victories for the McConnellsburg Spartans at the Invitational. Stoeckle was successful in the shot put and discus, while Josh Hess placed second in the shot put. Corey Hill finished out the day with first-place finishes in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles.
West Branch 87,
McConnellsburg dropped a pair of double-dual meets last Wednesday while competing against Everett and West Branch. Ryan Stoeckle finished first in the discus as well. Nick Whitsel came out on top in the pole vault clearing the bar at 10 feet, and Corey Hill garnered a firstplace win in the 110 high hurdles.
MHS, SF Participate At
The McConnellsburg Lady Spartans and Southern Fulton Lady Indians vtravelled to Hancock, Md., last Wednesday for the Tri- State Invitational. Nikki Fleming had a strong day for McConnellsburg, posting third in the high jump and triple jump and running a leg for the third-place 1600 relay team of Breanna Worthing, Hannah Ott and Merissa Grey. In addition, Grey went on to win the 100 hurdles and place second in the 300 hurdles. Meanwhile, Jessica Nero and Emily Watkins were third in their respective events, the pole vault and discus. Katelyn Baker, Hannah Ott, Leah Mellott and Morghan Taylor rounded out the meet with a third-place ranking in the 3200-meter relay.
Sisters and Lady Indian teammates Macey and Jenna Hollenshead placed well during the meet, finishing in second and third-place respectively, in the 1600 meter. Macey also had second-place victories in the 800 meter and triple jump, and Jenna was second in the 3200 meter. The 800-meter relay team of Kayla Chilcote, Hannah Williams, Kylie Covalt and Sarah Spade closed out the day with a second-place ranking overall.