2018-09-13 / Sports

High School Sports


McConnellsburg golf team played September 4 at Mount Union golf course. Number one score was Trey Heffelfinger (Mount Union) with a 76. Brock Doyle (SH) came in with a 96. Number three was Colton Mellott (MHS) with a 102. Donovan Garlock (MHS) had a 123 and Noah Batton from Bellwood scored a 126.

McConnellsburg golf team played September 7 at Mount Union course. Number one golfer was Trey Heffelfinger with a 70. Number two golfer was Will Orurg (East Juniata) with a 80. Third was Colton Mellott (MHS) with an 89 and fourth was Tanner Barth (East Juniata) with a 90. Fifth place went to Colby Breeding (East Juniata)with a 92 and Donovan Garlock (MHS) was sixth with a 110.

Girls Soccer

Southern Fulton 4
Johnstown Christian 0

The Lady Indians improved their record to 3-0 by winning at Johnstown Christian 4-0 on Saturday. Goalkeeper Bailey Burkett recorded the shutout. Lauren Varner, Lydia Hiller, and Grace Mosemann each tallied a goal and an assist. Kayleigh Cirtwell also had a goal, and Kylie Golden provided an assist.

Conemaugh Township 5

McConnellsburg 1

The Lady Spartans (1-1) dropped a non-league contest to visiting Conemaugh Township on Sept. 8.

Southern Fulton 2

Northern Bedford 1

The Lady Indians of Southern Fulton improved their early season record to 2-0 Sept. 6 with a win at home against Northern Bedford. Kylie Golden recorded both goals and was assisted by Lauren Varner on one of them in the 2-1 victory.

Goalkeeper Bailey Burkett had 10 saves for the Lady Indians.

McConnellsburg 6

Tussey Mt. 0

The MHS (1-0) girls soccer team opened their season at home by defeating the Tussey Mountain Titans 6-0. Jensen Boehme and Izzy Keefer paced the Spartan offense with two goals apiece. Kailey Swope and Rebecca Wenschhof each added a goal. Assists came from Izzy Keefer and Lainnie Glenn with one each, while Kailey Swope chipped in with two. The Spartan defense was solid all night, only allowing three shots on goal. Madisyn Culler turned away two shots as she recorded her first shutout in goal for the Spartans.

Southern Fulton 9

Berkeley Springs 0

The Southern Fulton Lady Indians (1-0) opened their soccer season away with a decisive victory over Berkeley Springs. Six different Lady Indians contributed to the scoring (Kylie Golden with 3, and one each for Sara McCray, Lydia Hiller, Kayleigh Cirtwell, Sierra McKelvy, Tessa McAlister, and Abby Silver), while the defense held tight for the 9-0 shutout.


McConnellsburg 3
Everett 2

The Lady Spartans (1-0, 1-0 ICC) picked up a big Inter County Conference win against Everett last Friday in their home opener (25-15, 14-25, 22-25, 27-25, 15-10). Leading the Lady Spartans was Katelyn Truax with 16 kills, 7 aces, 8 digs and 2 blocks. Aryanna Lupey added 5 kills, 7 digs and 2 aces. Kylie Brown had 4 kills and 2 blocks. Libero Megan Fix had 11 digs. Lexi Hoover had 3 kills and 4 digs. Setters Lexi Lupey and Mariah Christy each had 15 assists.

Northern Bedford 3

Southern Fulton 1

NBC 25-20, SF 25-23, NBC 25-18, NBC 30-28 – Southern Fulton (0-2, 0-1 ICC) fell to league rival Northern Bedford Sept. 4 3 games to 1. Drew Gordon led the Indians with 14 kills, 2 blocks, 5 service points, and 8 assists. Lindsey Hollenshead had 5 kills, 14 service points, and 7 digs. Cheyenne Miller added 8 service points, 4 aces, 10 assists and Julia Barnhart had 7 digs.

Lady Spartans Win 29th

Annual Volleyball


The Lady Spartans hosted and won the 29th Annual MHS Lady Spartans Volleyball Tournament on Sept. 8. They went undefeated during regular pool play against Shippensburg, James Bu-chanan, Saint James, and Bedford. The Lady Spartans defeated James Buchanan 2-0 in the championship game with scores 25-13 and 25-14. Senior setter Lexi Lupey was presented the MVP award for the tournament, and Kellee Truax was presented with the Coaches Award.

Boys Soccer

Southern Fulton 3
Northern Bedford 0

Southern Fulton (1-2, 1- 0 ICC) scored three goals in the first half of a home game and cruised to their first win of the season against Northern Bedford in an Inter County Conference matchup last Thursday. Caleb Elder, Carson Ruppenthal, and Tyler Moseman each scored goals and Zac Price, Tyler Youngblood, and Casey Spade all added assists. Southern Fulton outshot NBC 27 to 3. Corners – SF 2 NBC 1.

McConnellsburg 3

Forbes Road 1

County rivals met Sept. 5 and McConnellsburg (1-0, 1- 0 ICC) prevailed on its home field in the ICC matchup 3 to 1. The Cardinals (1-1, 0-1 ICC) struck first on a Caleb Voegel goal. The Spartans then scored the next three goals for the win.

Landon Seiders, Brady Daniels, and Xavier Buterbaugh all netted goals. Matt Clippinger had 8 saves for the Cardinals while Caleb Strait had 4 saves for the Spartans. McConnellsburg outshot Forbes Road 14 to 2 and had 3 corners to Forbes Road’s 1.

McConnellsburg 4

Shalom 3

McConnellsburg (1-0) traveled to Shalom Christian Academy in non-league competition and held off the Flames 4 to 3. The Spartans were led in scoring by Landon Seiders, who netted two goals. Bryce Kyler and Hayden Schetrompf each added a goal.

Rockwood 3

Southern Fulton 0

Southern Fulton (0-2) traveled to Rockwood Sept. 4 and dropped a non-league game 3-0. The Indians were outshot by the Rockets 31 to 3. Saves – SF 17 Rockwood 4, Corners – SF 2 Rockwood 7.

Southern Fulton 11

Johnstown Christian

Academy 0

Southern Fulton (2-2) scored early and often to take a six-goal lead into halftime against Johnstown Christian Academy and tacking on five more goals in the second half for an 11 to 0 nonleague win at home Sept. 8. The Indians’ scoring was evenly distributed. Quaid Brady had 3 goals, Caleb Elder 2 goals and 3 assists, Darwin Magaiegos 2 goals and 1 assist, Tyler Moseman 1 goal and 2 assists, Tavita Ah Loe 1 goal and 1 assist, Tyler Youngblood 1 goal and 1 assist, Casey Spade 1 goal, and Carson Ruppenthal rounded out the scoring. Colby Whiteside had 2 saves in goal. The Indians outshot JCS 45 to 2.

McConnellsburg 3

Conemaugh Township 2

McConnellsburg (3-0) defeated Conemaugh 3-2 in a non-league matchup at home Sept. 8. The Spartans dug themselves a hole in the beginning of the game, falling behind 0-2, but quickly recovered to tie the ball game 2-2 before the half. Landon Seiders was able to convert a penalty kick with 6 minutes remaining in the game to give the Spartans the win. Landon Seiders scored 2 goals, and Bryce Kylor added one in the win. Spartan goalie Caleb Strait recorded 8 saves. Shots on goal were even at 9 apiece.

Field Hockey

Forbes Road 7
Hempfield Area 0

Forbes Road (2-0) started off its day of hockey Sept. 8 in a 1 p.m. game in Greensburg, Pa., with Hempfield Area. The Cardinals launched their attack quickly with Quincy McMath scoring the first goal just 38 seconds into the game. Shortly thereafter, Mara Broadwater scored on a penalty corner with a double assist from Harlie Strait and McMath. Additional first-half goals were netted by Brianna Waters, Emma Gelvin and Payton Watkins, all FR halfbacks. During second half play, Strait found the goal on a penalty corner play with assists coming from the duo of McMath and Broadwater. Midfielder Hailey Dodson scored the final goal with just 3 minutes left in the game on a pass from McMath. Penalty corners: FR 14, HA 3. Shots on goal: FR 20, HA 2. FR goalkeeper saves: 2 (Zoe Cutchall) HA goalkeeper saves: 13.

North Allegheny 2
Forbes Road 1

Forbes Road (2-1) took to the field again Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. against North Allegheny. North Allegheny scored 7 minutes into the game. Forbes Road sophomore Payton Kendall answered 12 minutes later during a scramble in the circle to tie the game at 1-1. The second half was a back-and-forth battle with North Allegheny netting the final goal of the game with just under 3 minutes left of play. Penalty corners: FR 5, NA 14. Shots on goal: FR 6, NA 10. FR goalkeeper Zoe Cutchall had 7 saves.

Forbes Road 2 Fairfield 0

The Forbes Road field hockey team (1-0) opened their season Sept. 7 with a win. But the real story wasn’t on the field, but rather who wasn’t on the field. For the first time in 42 years, longtime Forbes Road coach Carol Cline was not on the sideline. Coach Cline continues to recover from an illness that she contracted at the end of July. Interim head coach Mindy Horne and interim assistant coach Becky Ford (both former players for Cline) are filling in until that time when Cline can return to the field.

Despite a delayed start due to lightening, Forbes Road field hockey won the Sept. 7 season opener on the road Friday night against the Fairfield Knights. Junior forward Harlie Strait found the cage on an assist from junior Quincy McMath at the 24- minute mark into the first half. The Cardinals scored again on a penalty corner with just 1:12 left in the half. Senior forward Mara Broadwater scored the goal, assisted by junior Shelby Harnish.

Just minutes into the start of the second half, the game was once again placed on a lightning delay. Continued storms and lightning in the area resulted in the game finally being called and the victory going to Forbes.

Forbes Road had 11 shots and 6 penalty corners. The Cardinals’ defense denied the Knights any shots on goal and zero penalty corners. FR senior goalie Zoe Cutchall had one clear.

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