Chambersburg roundup 3/26: Volleyball loses tight one to CV


Chambersburg’s William Simmers, in blue, pounds the ball over the net during the Trojans’ 3-1 loss to Cumberland Valley on Tuesday night (photo by Darby Sells). See separate photo gallery on

Cumberland Valley 3, Chambersburg 1: In their first match of the season, the Trojans fell to the Eagles 26-24, 25-21 and 25-20 after taking the first set, 25-23, in a Mid Penn Commonwealth match Tuesday night at CV.

“It was a great match,” Chambersburg coach Marta Helfrick said. “There were many positives, but we struggled to eliminate their runs at crucial times. The team played hard, and for the majority of the match played really well.”

Josiah Picard led the Trojans with 11 kills, followed by William Simmers (9) and seven each by Jaylen Thomas and Treyton Stepler. Thomas picked up four block kills and seven blocks, while Simmers had six block kills.

Spencer Rajtik made 37 kill assists and added 12 service points. Steven Swain led in points with 19, and Stepler had 18.

Mackenzie Stake

Mackenzie Stake

Chambersburg 7, Carlisle 4: A five-run second inning powered the Trojans over Carlisle in Chambersburg’s season opener Tuesday at Norlo Park.

Pitcher Mackenzie Stake allowed five hits and four walks, but struck out 12 in her route-going performance.

The big hit in the second was a triple by Alyssa Wenger that drove in two runs. The Trojans had only three other hits — by Brooklyn Miller, Kara Neidigh and Wenger (2-for-3) — but were helped by seven Carlisle errors.

“We didn’t play well today, but Stake saved us and we got a couple of timely hits,” Chambersburg coach Chris Skultety said. “We played on the JV field, which cost us six runs because it doesn’t have a fence. Brooklyn Miller hit two bombs, one with the bases loaded and two outs, but they were playing so deep they caught them. They were out on any field with a fence.

“Haley Privett was a rock behind the plate. We did just enough, but we will have to do a lot better with situational hitting to be successful.”

Orlian Roman Reyes

Orlian Roman Reyes

Carlisle 5, Chambersburg 3: The Trojans got an outstanding pitching performance for five innings from Elijah Snyder, but the Herd scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull out a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory Tuesday.

Snyder allowed only three hits and a walk and struck out three and left with a 3-0 lead. But with Max Armstrong pitching, Carlisle used two hits, a walk and several errors to score five in the sixth — only one of which was an earned run.

For Chambersburg (0-3, 0-1 MPC), Orlian Roman Reyes was 2-for-3 with two runs batted in and a stolen base, Aaden Newman was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Armstrong was 2-for-4. Andrew Wurtz doubled for the Trojans, who had nine hits.

Trentin Overcash

Trentin Overcash

Carlisle 79.5, Chambersburg 70.5: The Trojans won nine events, including two relays, but were unable to outscore the Thundering Herd in their Mid Penn Commonwealth season opener Tuesday.

“This team will get better every week and we have a lot to look forward to,” Chambersburg coach Bob Walker said. “It’s going to be fun to watch our sprinters this year.”

Tyeshawn Worrell won the 100 in 11.0 and 200 in 22.4, while Diontae Barbour took the 400 in 52.1. The Trojans also won the 4×100 and 4×400 relays. Worrell also had a second in the long jump (20-3).

In the distance events, Trentin Overcash placed first in the 800 (2:02.8) and the 1600 (4:36.3) and was the runner-up in the 3200.

“Overcash really extended himself in three solo distance events to help the team close,” Walker said.

Brock Harmon was also a double-winner, taking the shot put (51-8.5) and discus (148-1).

The Herd won seven of nine places in the three jumping events and tied in another.

Madison Yost

Madison Yost

Carlisle 82, Chambersburg 68: Shanelle Burrowes was a double winner for the Trojans in their season opener, but the Herd showed a little more balance and picked up a Mid Penn Commonwealth win Tuesday.

“It was a close meet with some good performances, but we have some definite areas where we need to improve,” Chambersburg coach Chris Monheim said.

Burrowes was the winner in the 200 with a time of 26.2 and also placed first in the long jump (15-10).

The Trojans did well in the hurdles. Sydnie Gilbert (17.0) and Caroline Hance went 1-2 in the 100 and Bre’ya Clopper (49.5), Gilbert and Hance went 1-2-3 in the 300.

Other Chambersburg winners on the track included Maddie Kinton in the 400 (1:04) and the 4×400 relay team.

In the throwing events, Madison Yost won the shot put (31-0), Ashley Adams captured the discus (100-5) and Alyssa Scalia took the discus (94-9).

Hershey 5, Chambersburg 0: No other information was available.