2013-04-18 / Sports

High School Sports

Boys Track

McConnellsburg 76,

Mercersburg 74

McConnellsburg 96,

Carson Long 49

McConnellsburg racked up six first-place finishes last Tuesday to down both Mercersburg and Carson Long in a dual meet. Cory Hill again picked up a pair of wins for the Spartans, securing victories in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles and ran a leg for the winning 1600 relay team of Matt Snyder, Macklin Hawkins and Hunter Miller. The 3200 relay team of Snyder, Hawkins, Sam Gordon and Patrick Keefer were also victorious. Miller went on to take the triple jump, while Nick Daniels rounded out the day with a win in the shot put.

Southern Fulton 87,

Everett 63

Southern Fulton 113,

Juniata Valley 36

Southern Fulton dominated Juniata Valley, picking up wins in all but eight categories during last Tuesday’s Inter-County Conference meet against Everett and Juniata Valley. Jacob Ashkettle grabbed a trio of wins in the 400 meter, high jump and long jump and ran a leg for the winning 1600 relay team of Jacob Dudich, Zack Ziemba and Mason Bard. Luke Wright took home the gold in the triple jump and javelin, and Dylan Cross continued to dominate the pole vault and 110 hurdles. Bard finished out the day with a firstplace win in the 300 hurdles, and Josh Voight won the 800 meter.

Fairfield 88.5,

McConnellsburg 61.5

McConnellsburg 96,

Huntingdon 49

Nick Daniels picked up a pair of wins for the Mc- Connellsburg Spartans last Thursday evening splitting dual meets against Fairfield and Huntingdon. Daniels was victorious in the shot put and discus, while J.J. Martz took the final throwing event, the javelin. Corey Hill also clinched a pair of first-place finishes, winning the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles. Tony White and Hunter Miller closed out the dual meets with wins in the long jump and triple jump, respectively.

Southern Fulton 107,

Tussey Mtn. 41

Bellwood-Antis 90,

Southern Fulton 60

Southern Fulton’s Jacob Ashkettle was responsible for half of the Indians’ firstplace wins last Thursday during a split, dual meet against Tussey Mountain and Bellwood-Antis. Ashkettle recorded wins in the 400 meter, high jump, long jump and triple jump. Luke Wright followed with a pair of wins in the discus and javelin, and Dylan Cross and Josh Voight won in the 800 meter and pole vault, respectively.

Girls Track

McConnellsburg 77,

Mercersburg 72

McConnellsburg’s Lady Spartans took Mercersburg by storm last Tuesday, inching away for a 77-72 win. With six first-place wins under their belt, several Spartans took top honors, including Cora Wilt in the 400 meter and Breanna Worthing in the 300 hurdles. Nikki Fleming picked up a pair of wins in the triple jump and high jump, while the 3200 and 400 relay teams were also victorious.

Southern Fulton 82,

Everett 67

Southern Fulton 80,

Juniata Valley 67

Southern Fulton picked up a pair of victories during last Tuesday’s Inter-County Conference against Everett and Juniata Valley. Celina Merchant continued her winning streak for the Lady Indians with victories in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, while Macey Hollenshead picked up wins in the 1600 meter, triple jump and ran a leg for the winning 1600 relay team of Molly Lake, Emma Williams and Merchant. Lake took first in the 400 meter, and Porsha McCarty and Melanie Deneen won their respective events, the 800 meter and 3200 meter. A first-place win in the shot put was secured by Ashley Roman.

Huntingdon 79,

McConnellsburg 71

Fairfield 93,

McConnellsburg 57

Nikki Fleming remained hot last Thursday evening though the McConnellsburg Lady Spartans dropped a pair of losses during dual meets against Huntingdon and Fairfield. Fleming picked up first-place finishes in the 100 hurdles as well as the high jump and triple jump. Teammate Samantha Roberts grabbed a pair of wins in the shot put and discus, while Tierra Lake recorded a victory in the long jump. Breanna Worthing closed out the day with a first-place victory in the 300 hurdles.

Southern Fulton 75,

Tussey Mtn. 74

Bellwood-Antis 92.5,

Southern Fulton 57.5

Celina Merchant and Macey Hollenshead produced some wins for the Southern Fulton Lady Indians, who prevailed over Tussey Mountain last Thursday but during the same dual meet lost to Bellwood- Antis. Merchant was victorious in the 100 hurdles and long jump, while Hollenshead recorded first-place wins in the 1600 meter, 3200 meter and triple jump. Teammate Ashley Roman clinched top honors in the javelin.

Baseball

Meyersdale 11

Southern Fulton 7

Southern Fulton scored five runs in the opening inning last Friday but their lead dwindled away and ended in an 11-7 loss to Meyersdale. Pitcher Casey Elbin closed out the final inning of the non-league game with one strikeout, five hits and five earned runs. Trent Rider had a pair of doubles for Southern Fulton, while teammates Dillan Lashley, Connor Litton, Nick Smartt and Noah Smartt each added a double as well.

Southern Fulton 3

Hancock 0

Jordan Clingerman and Brayden Litton came together on the mound Saturday to strikeout a total of 11 of Hancock, Md. batters. Winning the match 3- 0, Clingerman totalled nine strikeouts, one walk and two hits. Litton secured the save in relief with two strikeouts and one walk in the seventh inning. Meanwhile, Dillan Lashley batted two-for-three with two runs batted in.

Southern Fulton 6

Hancock 4

Pitcher Trent Rider clinched his first win of the season Saturday afternoon when Southern Fulton slipped by Hancock, Md. for the 6-4 non-league win. Rider closed out the day with five strikeouts and four hits. L.A. Swope went two-fortwo at the plate, and Zane Baker scored three runs and stole four bases.

Forbes Road 3

Southern Huntingdon 2

Forbes Road scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning last Tuesday to pull off a narrow 3-2 win over rivals from Southern Huntingdon. Pitcher Tristan Gelvin recorded his first win of the year after posting 12 strikeouts, five hits and two earned runs. Gelvin also had a big day at the plate, batting two-for-three with a double. Teammate Casey Wade went two-for-four.

Southern Fulton 9

McConnellsburg 8

McConnellsburg and Southern Fulton battled it out with the county teams trading the lead throughout last Tuesday’s Sideling Hill League match-up. The Indians, however, would come out on top by the score of 9- 8, with pitcher Jordan Clingerman taking the win and Brayden Litton earning the save. Clingerman tallied two strikeouts, four walks, eight hits and four earned runs, while Litton finished out the final three innings with five strikeouts, one walk, one hit and one earned run. Dylan Everts, Nick Smartt and Connor Litton all had doubles for Southern Fulton, while McConnellsburg’s Dylan Everts and connected for a homer. Tristan Deneen and Jesse Swope also had extrabase hits, doubles. Pitcher Taylor Souders was given his first loss of the season, taking the mound in the second inning and recording one walk, five hits and two earned runs.

Northern Bedford 4

Southern Fulton 1

Southern Fulton’s offense struggled against Northern Bedford pitcher Eric Grace, who held the Indians to only two hits during last Monday’s Sideling Hill League game. The Panthers prevailed in seven innings by the score of 4-1. Indians pitcher Casey Elbin evened out his record at 1-1 after totalling four strikeouts, two walks, four hits and four earned runs. Teammate Connor Litton offered seven strikeouts during relief. Zane Baker and Dylan Lashley both had hits.

Softball

Southern Fulton 14

Meyersdale 1

Southern Fulton opened up Friday’s game with six runs in the fourth inning and cruised onto a 14-1 nonleague victory over Meyersdale. Marley Elbin bumped up her season pitching record to 3-4 with 11 strikeouts, one walk, three hits and one earned run. Elbin also had a double and triple at the plate, and Allison Space connected for a double and a homer.

Southern Fulton 5

Hancock 1

Southern Fulton picked up a win in game one of a doubleheader Saturday against Hancock, Md. Marley Elbin grabbed yet another win and racked up a no-hitter for the Lady Indians with a whopping 11 strikeouts and two walks.

Hancock 6

Southern Fulton 5

Southern Fulton ended Saturday’s doubleheader in a split dropping the second non-league game by a mere one point to Hancock, Md. Pitcher Marley Elbin tallied 10 strikeouts, nine walks, five hits and four earned runs. Maddie Mellott and Lakyn Morton each connected for two hits.

Southern Fulton 12

McConnellsburg 0

Southern Fulton pitcher Marley Elbin pitched a nohitter last Tuesday evening while the Lady Indians’ offense went off on a tear for a 12-0 Sideling Hill League win over McConnellsburg. Elbin finished out the big win with eight strikeouts and six walks. Teammate Allison Spade led the offense with three runs while going three-forthree. Krista Golden, Victoria Barnard and Shaye Smartt each connected for a hit as well. Mc- Connellsburg Spartan Kirsten Wilford was handed the loss with seven walks, nine hits and nine earned runs.

Southern Huntingdon 7

Forbes Road 2

Southern Huntingdon pushed four runners across the plate in the fourth inning as well as two in the sixth to overcome the Forbes Road Lady Cardinals by the final score of 7-2. Pitcher Haley Lashinksy took her first loss of the year with six strikeouts, 13 hits and three earned runs. Senior Corri Parsons racked up a triple while going two-for-three at the plate. Whitney Watkins added a single.

Southern Fulton 11

Northern Bedford 1

Southern Fulton picked up its first win of the season last Monday evening, pounding the Northern Bedford Panthers 11-1. Her first win of the year, Pitcher Marley Elbin struck out 10 batters while also walking eight and giving up one hit and one earned run. Maddie Mellott was hot at the plate, connecting for three doubles and three RBIs. Allison also added on three hits and three RBIs.

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