High School Sports
Everett committed six errors last Thursday but still managed to prevail over the McConnellsburg Spartans by the narrow score of 10-8. Tristin Deneen tallied two hits, which included a triple, and two RBIs. Jesse Swope also batted two-for-three with a double and an RBI. Pitcher J.T. Barnard lasted slightly more than two innings with six strikeouts, five walks, five hits and four earned runs.
McConnellsburg managed only four hits last Thursday night in the final game of a doubleheader against Everett. Dropping the Sideling Hill League match by the score of 12-2, pitcher Taylor Souders finished part of the first inning and recorded two walks, six hits and eight earned runs.
Forbes Road 7
Forbes Road jumped out to a three-run lead last Thursday and cruised to a 7-1 Sideling Hill League win over Fannett-Metal. Pitcher Tristan Gelvin had his second win of the season with 12 strikeouts, eight hits and only one earned run. Gelvin also had two hits at the plate as did Hunter Horton, who also added two RBIs. Brock Broadwater went two-fortwo with one RBI, and Matt Bricker was two-for-three with one run batted in.
Tussey Mountain 3
McConnellsburg’s bats were hot last Tuesday night, with the Spartans recording 17 hits as part of a 16- 3 trouncing of Tussey Mountain. Dalton Garlock led the Spartans, batting three-forthree in the Sideling Hill League win with four RBIs and four runs. Teammate Jesse Swope went three-forfour with three RBIs and four runs scored. Tristin Deneen, Dylan Everts, Justin Welsh and Landon Richards all two hits, which included doubles for Deneen and Welsh. Swope picked up the win, his third of the season, with two strikeouts, two walks, four hits and three earned runs.
Southern Fulton 6
Forbes Road 0
Connor Litton picked up his third win of the season on the mound for the Southern Fulton Indians, who downed Forbes Road with six unanswered runs last Tuesday night. Litton tallied nine strikeouts, one walk and two hits during the last four innings of the Sideling Hill League game. Nick Smartt and Trent Rider both batted two-for-three, and Rider added a pair of RBIs. Hunter Horton took the loss for Forbes Road with two strikeouts, one walk, nine hits and six earned runs. Casey Wade had the team’s only extrabase hit, a double.
Forbes Road 9
Hancock’s final inning attempt to make a comeback fell short Monday night when the Forbes Road Cardinals closed out the nonleague game with a 9-6 victory. Starting pitcher Casey Wade picked up his first win of the season after posting eight strikeouts, two walks, five hits and two earned runs. Tristan Gelvin earned the save with one strikeout in the final inning. Hunter Horton batted three-for-five at the plate with three RBIs, and Kyle Schoen was threefor five with one run batted in. Wade closed out the day with two hits and one RBI.
Forbes Road 0
Last Thursday’s game turned out to be a pitching duel between Fannett-Metal’s Blaire Lauthers and Forbes Road’s Haley Lashinsky with the Tigers prevailing 3-0. Lashinsky closed out the Sideling Hill League game with 13 strikeouts, two walks, six hits and one earned run. She also had the team’s only extra-base hit, a double.
Everett held the Mc- Connellsburg Lady Spartans to a mere two runs last Thursday evening, winning the Sideling Hill League match by the score of 9-2. Pitcher Chelsea Danner saw her season record drop to 0- 3 after she tallied one strikeout, four walks, 10 hits and seven earned runs. At the plate, Danner went two-forfour with a double and an RBI.
McConnellsburg’s season record dropped to 1-10 last Thursday when Everett ran away for a 14-0 Sideling Hill League win. In the second game of the doubleheader, pitcher Kirsten Wilford tallied one strikeout, four walks, 15 hits and 12 earned runs.
Forbes Road 20
Southern Fulton 3
With Marley Elbin nursing an injury, Southern Fulton relied on Chelsey Sipes and Shaye Smartt to pull through against Forbes Road last Tuesday evening. Unfortunately for the Indians, the Sideling Hill League match ended in an ousting at the hands of the Cardinals. Haley Lashinsky recorded her fifth win of the season during the 20-3 win. Lashinsky posted five strikeouts, one walk, two hits and one earned run. Hannah Purnell and Malea Truax both had doubles, and Braylin Hohman added a triple. Sipes took the loss for the Indians with two strikeouts, 10 walks, five hits and 11 earned runs.
Tussey Mountain 13
The McConnellsburg Lady Spartans gave up 10 walks and 13 hits over seven innings last Tuesday against Tussey Mountain, who finished out the game with a 13-9 Sideling Hill League win. Pitcher Kirsten Wilford tallied one strikeout, five walks, four hits and seven earned runs in the opening inning of the game. Reva Souders connected for two doubles, and Chelsea Danner and Kylie Keefer also added doubles.
Forbes Road 4
Forbes Road’s early lead dwindled away Monday evening to allow Hancock to clinch the non-league match by the final score of 7-4. Sophomore Hannah Purnell batted two-for-four at the plate as did Whitney Watkins and Haley Lashinsky. Lashinsky took the loss for the Lady Cardinals with six strikeouts, four walks, 10 hits and six earned runs.
Compete Both McConnellsburg and Southern Fulton competed last Wednesday at the Tri-State Invitational track and field meet held in Hancock, Md. Southern Fulton narrowly beat out Northern Bedford to win the championship for the second consecutive year.
Indian Tyler Richards took top honors once again in the 1600 meter and also ran a leg for the winning 1600-meter team comprised of Josh Voight, Mason Bard and Jacob Ashkettle. Ashkettle went on to win the 400 meter, and Dylan Cross took the pole vault.
For McConnellsburg, Corey Hill won first place in the 110 hurdles. Teammate Nick Daniels was first overall in the shot put and discus.
West Branch 72
McConnellsburg split last Wednesday’s Inter-County Conference meet, picking up a win over West Branch but falling to Everett. Corey Hill and Nick Daniels were the lone first-place winners for the Spartans, finishing first in the 300 hurdles and discus.
Southern Fulton 62
Southern Fulton 76,
Chestnut Ridge 74
Southern Fulton recorded five first-place victories Monday night, splitting a meet against Bedford and Chestnut Ridge. Jacob Ashkettle was a big winner for the Indians, winning the 400 meter and long jump and running a leg for the victorious 1600-meter relay team comprised of Tyler Richards, Josh Voight and Mason Bard. It was noted the boys set a school record with their time of 3:34.1. Richards and Dylan Cross added respective wins in the 1600 meter and pole vault.
Southern Fulton and Mc- Connellsburg were among 10 teams to compete last Wednesday in Hancock, Md., at the Tri-State Invitational track and field meet. Southern Fulton came in in second place following Northern Bedford, and McConnellsburg followed in third.
Macey Hollenshead captured the 800 meter for Southern Fulton and also took first in the triple jump. Ashley Roman was the other Lady Indian taking top honors with a victory in the shot put.
McConnellsburg 400 relay team of Tierra Lake, Olivia Mills, Samantha Roberts and Shania Gelvin won first place, and Roberts went on to take the discus.
West Branch 54
The McConnellsburg Lady Spartans picked up a total of seven first-place finishes last Wednesday to put them ahead of West Branch and Everett for two additional league victories. Samantha Roberts won both the shot put and discus, while Breanna Worthing tied for first in the pole vault. Worthing also ran a leg for the winning 1600 meter team of Shania Gelvin, Cora Wilt and Abby Peck. Wilt and Peck were victorious in the 800 meter and 400 meter.
Southern Fulton 50.5
Chestnut Ridge 76,
Southern Fulton 74
The Southern Fulton Lady Indians fell to both Bedford and Chestnut Ridge last Monday evening with Macey Hollenshead, Celina Merchant and Ashley Roman all clinching top honors. Hollenshead was victorious in the 1600 meter, and Merchant recorded a win in the 300 hurdles. Roman was again a first-place victor in the shot put.