High School Sports
St. James 28
Southern Fulton 29
Southern Fulton had the top-two finishers Saturday, but it was St. James who pulled off a narrow one-point win over the Indians. Josh Voight finished the race in first-place with a recorded time of 18:54. On Voight’s heels was Tyler Richards, who finished in second with a time of 18: 55. Jacob Ashkettle was in fifth-place after having finished the race in 21:09, while Brandon Remsburg and Casey Elbin were 10th and 11th respectively.
Berkeley Springs 0
The McConnellsburg Lady Spartans bumped up their season record to 2-1 Saturday when they trounced Berkeley Springs, W.Va. with 11 unanswered goals. Libby Strayer led McConnellsburg’s scoring effort with four goals and two assists, while Nikki Fleming tallied two goals and two assists. Teammate Sarra Kendall had two goals as well, while Abby Peck, Alexis Mellott and Brittany Parson scored one goal each. Kendall along with Mellott, Jordin Smith, Haiden Maddon and Kimber Messinger each added an assist. Goalkeeper Sam Rob-erts preserved the shutout with two saves.
Greencastle’s offensive effort overpowered McConnellsburg on Thursday with the Blue Devils dominating the non-league game 9-2. Brittany Parson and Libby Strayer both recorded a goal for the Lady Spartans. Goalkeepers Sarrah Pollock and Sam Roberts had seven and four saves, respectively.
Chestnut Ridge 1
Chestnut Ridge tied it up in the second period last Wednesday, but it would be McConnellsburg prevailing in double-overtime for the narrow 2- 1 Sideling Hill League win. Jesse Swope managed both goals for the Spartans on assists by teammates Beau Wilson and Ethan Mellott. Goalkeeper Nick Daniels finished out the game with six saves.
Forbes Road 1
After losing its season opener, Forbes Road pulled off a victory in overtime last Wednesday to down the Everett Warriors by the final score of 1-0. Garrett Bard had the team’s only goal with an assist from Dalton Gilbert. Mack Hawkins tallied two saves in goal for the shutout.
Northern Bedford 7
Southern Fulton 3
Northern Bedford scored six goals in the opening half last Wednesday to cruise to a 7-3 Sideling Hill League win over Southern Fulton. Dristen Mellott, Josh Hill and Josh Voight all scored goals in the second period for the Indians. Meanwhile, teammate Mason Bard tallied two assists. Goalkeepers Tim Mottern and Richie Trumpower rounded out the match with five and four saves, respectively.
Mount Union 3
Southern Fulton 1
Southern Fulton jumped out to a quick lead last Wednesday during the team’s season opener but came up short in the following three sets for a 3-1 loss to Mount Union. Emily Barton led her Indian teammates with three kills, two blocks and four service points. Melanie Deneen chipped in eight digs, while Kristin Rohm added five digs and five service points. Abby Hawkins dished out six assists and added four service points.
St. James 1
McConnellsburg only dropped one set last Tuesday to St. James and opened up their season with a nonleague 3-1 win. Gabby Danner dished out 23 assists and had five digs and five aces to lead the Lady Spartans. Kylie Keefer followed with six kills and two blocks, and teammates Jessi Keefer and Heaven Daniels chipped in seven and six kills, respectively. Deanne Dickerson closed out the day with eight aces.
Southern Fulton 2
Southern Fulton battled back to win the third and fourth sets last Thursday evening, but McConnellsburg pulled it off in the final set to down the Lady Indians 3-2. McConnellsburg’s stat leaders included Kylie Keefer and Jessi Keefer with eight and seven kills, respectively. Jessi also added two blocks, 12 digs and four aces, while Kylie tallied two blocks. Gabby Danner had 22 assists, and Kirsten Wilford finished with 11 digs and four aces.
Southern Fulton was led by Emily Barton, who posted five blocks, two aces and 13 service points. Melanie Deneen added 10 digs, and Abby Hawkins finished with 14 assists and six service points. Chelsea Sipes recorded seven service points and four kills.
McConnellsburg Wins Lady Spartan Tournament
McConnellsburg Lady Spartans used their home court advantage to win their own Lady Spartan annual tournament Saturday. The Spartans downed Bedford in the championship match and were led throughout the day by the tourney’s most valuable player Gabby Danner. The overall tournament win was the first time since 1997.
Danner finished out the championship round with 51 assists and 17 digs, while Jessi and Kylie Keefer continued to post some impressive numbers for the Lady Spartans. Jessi had 21 kills and four blocks, and Kylie added 19 kills. Brandi Welsh had 30 digs, and Kirsten Wilford added 16 digs and eight aces. Deanne Dickerson and Heaven Daniels finished out the match with 10 and eight aces, respectively.
Forbes Road 9
Malea Truax tallied three goals for the Forbes Road Lady Cardinals, who cruised to a 9-0 Keystone League victory over the Huntingdon Bearcats last Thursday. Sammie Clippinger followed with two goals and two assists, and teammate Corri Parsons chipped in one goal and four assists. Kiersten Cline and Shania Gelvin both added a goal and an assist. Mina Wilt and Tiffy Thomas both rounded out the day with an assist.
Forbes Road 3, CD East 3
Forbes Road outshot CD East Saturday during the Big Spring Tournament in Newville but ended up tied in a dead heat at 3-3. Teammates Sammie Clippinger, Malea Truax and Brittany Truax each had a goal for the Lady Cardinals during the opening match. Kiersten Cline and Shania Gelvin both recorded an assist. Goalie Olivia Mills blocked four shots in the cage.
Forbes Road 5
Bishop McDevitt 1
Forbes Road picked up a win in the consolation game of the Big Spring Tournament held Friday, defeating Bishop McDevitt by the score of 5-1. Senior Sammie Clippinger led the Lady Cardinal offense with two goals, and Brittany Truax, Corri Parsons and Rachel Waite rounded out the day with one goal each. Kiersten Cline and Shania Gelvin had two assists apiece. Goalkeeper Rose Clippinger ended the match with three saves.