Trojans place 2nd at Mid Penn tourney: The Chambersburg golf team competed in the Mid Penn Conference championship tournament at Dauphin Highlands on Monday and came in second, eight strokes behind Cumberland Valley.
The Trojans scored 316 strokes to CV’s 308, while Central Dauphin placed third at 322.
Chambersburg coach Mark Yost said, “We may have surprised some people, but we thought we had a chance of winning it. I know all four of our scorers could go back and find a couple of strokes they could have saved, but I’m sure CV could, too.”
Three Chambersburg boys qualified for next week’s District 3 Tournament — Karsen Rush tied for second with a 2-over par 74, Grayson Hopple tied for 11th with his 78 and Spencer Rajtik shot an 83 to tie for 23rd. CD freshman Garrett Engle won with a 73.
“Karsen played well, except he doubled his first hole (No. 10),” Yost said. “He said he left his drive out to the left and lost it in the weeds. He played solid the rest of the way. It was nice to see Spencer make it to districts because he’s been working hard on his game.”
Mary Kate Norcross also played Monday and shot an 81 that counted in the team scoring. She and Megan Brandt will play Wednesday morning at Armitage G.C. in the Mid Penn girls tournament. Norcross is the defending champion and had the best scoring average in the league this year.
On Sunday, Chambersburg competed in the Hershey Invitational at Hershey C.C. East Course and Rush was the medalist, shooting a 1-over par 72 on the tough layout. Cumberland Valley edged the Trojans by three strokes for the team title.
Only one other Franklin County boys golfer qualified for districts, Waynesboro freshman Devin Smith. He shot 77 to tie for ninth. Boro’s Paul Steiger (87) and James Buchanan’s Caleb Reath (87) just missed the cut by 2 strokes.
Chambersburg 3, Greencastle-Antrim 0: The Trojans won all three games, but all were close — 25-22, 29-27 and 25-21.
“Both teams played a very scrappy match,” Chambersburg assistant coach Bobby Culler said. “Greencastle has some big hitters, but we converted when given the chance. Ashley Adams had a very big match.”
Adams put up 12 kills to lead the Trojan attack, while Lauren Ching had 31 assists, Breanne Byers made 3 aces and Lexi Anderson served for 10 points. On defense, Bailee Nitterhouse (also 6 kills), Taylor Myers and Ansley Runk all had 9 digs each and Anderson added 7.
FIELD HOCKEY: State College 3, Chambersburg 0
GIRLS TENNIS: Mechanicsburg 4, Chambersburg 1