High School Sports
Compete At States
Several student athletes travelled to Shippensburg University Friday and Saturday to compete in the PIAA state competition. Southern Fulton’s Jacob Ashkettle was the lone individual to bring home a state medal after having placed eighth overall in the state in the 400-meter event. Fellow Indian Steven Meyer ended the two-day competition with a 12th-place win in the javelin.
Meanwhile, Ryan Stoeckle, a Forbes Road student who completes for Mc- Connellsburg through a cooperative program, earned himself a 14th-place finish in the shot put as well as 15th place in the discus. Stoeckle was the lone individual from Fulton County to compete in two events at a state level this year.
The PIAA Class AA state tournament got under way Friday and continued into Saturday at Shippensburg University. Local athletes Nikki Fleming and Macey Hollenshead represented the Central Fulton and Southern Fulton school districts well during the twoday competition. Fleming finished 12th overall in the high jump, unfortunately injuring herself in her last leap. Meanwhile, Hollenshead was 17th in the 1600 meter.
Southern Fulton 5
Southern Fulton’s postseason play came to a close Friday when Meyersdale won the District 5-A match by the final score of 9-5. Even though the Indians commanded a three-run lead early on, five errors could have meant the difference between winning and losing. Jordan Clingerman went two-for-three for the Indians, while Tristan Douglas had one hit and two RBIs. Clingerman also took the loss after striking out one batter, walking two and giving up seven hits and four earned runs.
Northern Bedford 6
McConnellsburg had Northern Bedford exactly where they wanted them last Wednesday evening, but the Spartans good luck came to an end when a thunderstorm postponed the remainder of the game. Northern Bedford came back with a vengeance the following evening and clinched the District 5-A quarterfinal game over McConnellsburg by the final score of 6-5. Pitcher Cody Truax took the loss coming in during the final two innings. Truax recorded one strikeout, one walks, two hits and one earned run. Evan Appleby had the team’s lone extrabase hit, a double.
Forbes Road 4
Forbes Road’s post season play came to a close last Wednesday night when Meyersdale ran away for the 12-4 win during the quarterfinal round of District 5-A playoffs. Cardinal Brett Burger had the team’s only extrabase hit during the playoff game, a double. He finished the day going three-for-four, and J.J. Martz was two-forthree. Meanwhile, pitcher Tristan Gelvin recorded his third loss of the season with two strikeouts, three walks, nine hits and four earned runs.
Southern Fulton 3
Tussey Mountain 0
Southern Fulton’s Seth Hall shut out Tussey Mountain last Wednesday, giving up three hits during the Indians’ District 5-A quarterfinal match that ended in a 3-0 victory. Hall also added three strikeouts and two walks during the playoff game. Zane Baker and teammate Brayden Litton both had doubles for Southern Fulton.
Forbes Road 16
The Forbes Road Cardinals only needed three innings last Tuesday to finish off Rockwood during the play-in game for District 5-A playoffs. Downing Rockwood 16-1, Brock Broadwater batted three-for-three with four RBIs, and Kyle Schoen went two-for-three with three RBIs, which included a tworun homer. Casey Wade and J.J. Martz both finished the game two-for-three with RBIs, and Tristan Gelvin was three-for-three with one run batted in. Wade was the winning pitcher after posting four strikeouts, four walks, one hit and one earned run.
Southern Fulton 1
The Southern Fulton Lady Indians finished out the season with a .500 record even though last Wednesday’s match ended in a disappointing 5-1 loss to Fannett Metal. Losing pitcher Kelsey White recorded six strikeouts, four walks, four hits and four earned runs during the District 5-A playoff game.