2013-09-26 / Sports

High School Sports

Boys Soccer

McConnellsburg 6

Cumberland Valley

Christian 2

McConnellsburg Spartan Patrick Keefer rallied for four goals to push his team onto a 6-2 non-league win over Cumberland Valley Christian last Thursday. Teammates Cody Parsons and Nery Diffenderfer also had goals. Goalie Nick Daniels closed out the day with five saves.

Cumberland Valley

Christian 8


Cumberland Valley Christian scored four goals in each half last Friday to dominate Fulton County Community Christian School by the score of 8-2. The Chargers managed five shots during the non-league game.

Allegeny 5

Southern Fulton 0

Allegeny High School located in Cumberland, Md. battled against Southern Fulton Saturday with Allegeny prevailing with five unanswered goals. Indian goalkeeper Tim Mottern tallied 27 saves during the nonleague loss.

Chestnut Ridge 6

Southern Fulton 0

Chestnut Ridge pulled off a big Sideling Hill League victory last Wednesday, defeating Southern Fulton 6-0. Goalkeeper Shad Gordon managed 14 saves during the match.

McConnellsburg 4

Everett 1

Patrick Keefer and Tristin Deneen had a big evening last Monday for the Mc- Connellsburg Spartans, who downed the Everett Warriors by the final score of 4-1. Both Keefer and Deneen had one goal and one assist, while teammates Nery Diffenderfer and Beau Wilson each added a goal. Nick Daniels preserved the win with two saves in goal.

Chestnut Ridge 2

Forbes Road 0

Chestnut Ridge and Forbes Road squared off Monday night with the Lions prevailing with two unanswered goals. The loss drops the Cardinals’ season record to 0-5.

Cross- Country

Southern Fulton 20

Meyersdale 41

The Southern Fulton Indians saw their record bump to 7-1 last Thursday with a victory over Meyersdale. Jacob Pryor was again the lead runner for the Indians as well as finishing first overall in the non-league meet. Pryor finished in 19:22, while Benjy Voight was second with his time of 19:23. Nathan Leedy was fourth overall with a time of 20:44, and Sterling Bard’s time of 21:43 earned him a sixth-place finish. Jacob Dudich, Zach Clark and Casey Elbin were recorded as having placed seventh through ninth-place, respectively.

Southern Fulton 21,

West Branch 39

Southern Fulton 24,

Mount Union 34

Five members of the Southern Fulton Indians cross-country team placed in the top-10 finishers last Tuesday for wins over West Branch and Mount Union. Benjy Voight took top honors with his time of 18:33, and Jacob Pryor was third with a time of 18:37. In seventhplace, Nathan Leedy was recorded as having a finishing time of 20:01, while Casey Elbin and Sterling Bard were ninth and tenth with their respective times of 20:41 and 20:42.

Southern Fulton 21,

West Branch 39

Southern Fulton 15,

Mount Union 49

Southern Fulton picked up wins over West Branch and Mount Union last Tuesday with Macey Hollenshead finishing in first place overall with a time of 22:07. Celina Merchant and Shaelyn Wawro were third and fourth with their respective times of 24:25 and 24:26. Meanwhile, Olivia Motttern placed sixth, and Madison Baker and Gabby Voight won seventh and ninth place.

Field Hockey

Forbes Road Places Third

Forbes Road competed in the Rose Memorial Tournament in Mount Joy Saturday finishing third overall. The Lady Cardinals dropped one match to Donegal, but came back to down Lake Lehman. Malea Truax closed out the day with a goal and two assists, and teammates Braylin Hohman, Brittany Truax, Kiersten Cline and Lara Cromer each added a goal. Goalie Olivia Hall tallied 12 saves for the day.

Forbes Road 18

Southern Huntingdon 0

Kiersten Cline led the Forbes Road Lady Cardinals’ offensive effort last Tuesday night during an 18- 0 trouncing of the Southern Huntingdon Rockets. Cline totalled six goals and two assists, while teammate Malea Truax added five goals and two assists. Brittany Truax connected for four goals and three assists and was followed by Lara Cromer with three goals and three assists. Additional teammates providing assists were Shania Gelvin (4), McKenzie Gelvin ( 2), Mina Wilt ( 2) and Morghan Taylor.

Girls Soccer

McConnellsburg 2

Mercersburg Academy 1

The McConnellsburg Lady Spartans not only kept their winning streak alive last Tuesday but also recorded their first-ever win over Mercersburg Academy. Winning the match 2-1, Alexis Mellott and Brittany Parson both scored a goal in the second half of the non-league match. McKenzi Garlock added an assist. Sarrah Pollock preserved the win with 11 saves in goal.

McConnellsburg 4

Tussey Mountain 0

McConnellsburg’s undefeated season continued last Thursday as the Lady Spartans rolled onto a 4-0 Sideling Hill League win over the Tussey Mountain Titans. Sam Roberts scored two goals for the Spartans, who also received goals from Alexis Mellott and McKenzi Garlock. Mellott also dished out two assists, and Brittany Parson added an assist as well. Goalie Sarrah Pollock recorded the shutout with five saves.



Mercersburg Academy 2

The Fulton County Community Christian School squarred off against the junior varsity squad from Mercersburg Academy winning the non-league match 3-2 last Thursday. Hannah Beddow posted 19 service points, 22 assists and seven digs, while teammate Rachel Weibly contributed 14 points and16 kills. Jenae Gordon totalled 12 digs and nine kills, and Bethany Myers had seven service points and five kills. Sarah Gingerich recorded nine nine digs and 12 assists, and Bethany Beddow finished seven digs and seven kills. Emmanuel Christian School 3


Emmanuel Christian School prevailed over Fulton County Community Christian School Chargers Monday evening winning the nonleague match 3- 0. Lady Charger Jenae Gordon totalled eight points and five kills, and Sarah Gingrich had eight points and seven assists. Hannah Beddow added five service points and eight assists, and

Beth Beddow and Rachel Weibly had six digs and four kills respetively.

Tussey Mountain 3

Southern Fulton 0

Tussey Mountain prevailed over Southern Fulton last Thursday in three straight sets for a Sideling Hill League victory. Celena Merchant and Shaye Smartt both racked up four kills to lead the Indians, while Merchant also had nine digs. Maggie Deneen added 10 digs and eight points, while Peyton Koons finished with 12 assists and one ace.

McConnellsburg Takes

Silver Bracket

McConnellsburg bounced back after dropping three straight sets in pool play to win the silver bracket of the Bellwood Antis Tournament Saturday. In earning the designation, the Lady Spartans defeated teams from Claysburg, Tyrone and Blairsville. Team leaders included Gabby Danner with 58 assists and Jessi Keefer with 44 kills, seven blocks and six aces. Kylie Keefer finished out the tournament with 38 digs and six aces.

McConnellsburg 3

Cumberland Valley

Christian 1

Cumberland Valley Christian made a valiant effort and picked up a win in the third set, but it would be the Mc- Connellsburg Lady Spartans who finished out the day with a victory. Winning the nonleague match by the final score of 3-1, Lady Spartan Jessi Keefer had 14 kills and five blocks. Meanwhile, Kylie Keefer posted seven kills, five blocks, 20 digs and four aces. Gabby Danner recorded 27 assists and 17 digs.

Everett 3

McConnellsburg 2

Everett jumped out to an early lead but battled it out against McConnellsburg for a 3-2 Sideling Hill League win last Tuesday. Jessi Keefer led her Lady Spartan teammates with kills having racked up 15 as well as 11 blocks and three aces. In addition, Kylie Keefer posted 11 kills and 17 digs, while Gabby Danner had 27 assists. Becca Green chipped in 18 digs, and Carly Swope had three aces.

Mount Union 3

Southern Fulton 1

Southern Fulton pulled off a narrow victory in the third set but it was Mount Union who prevailed last Wednesday for a 3-1 nonleague victory. Peyton Koons recorded nine assists and six service points, while Macey Hollenshead had six kills and two blocks. Chelsey Sipes and Ashley Roman combined for 10 kills, and Celina Merchant and Maggie Deneen had 10 and six digs respectively.

Shanksville 3

Southern Fulton 1

The Southern Fulton Lady Indians saw their record level out at 2-2 last Monday with a 3- 1 nonleague loss to Shanksville. Macey Hollenshead totalled five kills, two blocks, seven service points and one ace. Cheyenne Koons added four kills, seven points and one ace, while Peyton Koons finished out the day with 13 blocks. Teammate Chelsey Sipes rallied for four kills, and Maggie Deneen had 10 digs.

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