Chambersburg 1, Gettysburg 0: Cole Myers produced a little bit of lightning in the waning seconds to lift the Trojans over the Warriors in their non-league season opener at Trojan Stadium on Friday afternoon.
With the final seconds running out, Myers set up for a free kick about 20 yards out from Gettysburg’s goal. He struck it perfectly and curled it around the Warriors’ wall and into the lower right side of the net with 0:04 remaining on the clock.
“I thought we controlled the pace of the game for most of it,” Chambersburg coach Corey Grove said. “But we struggled to create in the final third; we had a lot of possession without much purpose. We did have three or four really good chances that we should have scored on.”
The Trojans out-shot Gettysburg 10-3 and led in corner kicks, 9-1. Chambersburg goalkeeper Garrett Carter had to make only one save to preserve the shutout.
Grove said, “I was pleased with the work rate and effort of the boys. And Aaron Maynard was strong in the middle and won everything.
Enos Yeager Invitational: It was a hot day to open the cross country season, but that’s the usual case for the Enos Yeager Invitational at Chambersburg, a 2.3-mile race held Friday at the Tim Cook Memorial Course.
Carlisle took the top spots in both races, with Casey Padgett taking the boys race in 12:27 and Sophia Toti winning the girls in 15:00.
Chambersburg placed four girls in the top 10, including Camryn Kiser (2nd, 15:20), Olivia Rieck (3rd, 15:20), Anna DeGrange (6th, 16:06) and Keira Whitehead (7th, 16:14).
Other Trojan finishers included Abby Bricker (15th, 17:06), Amelya Mauriello (18th, 17:12), Maddie Kinton (20th, 17:29), Emma Armstrong (22nd, 17:41), Jocelyn Shields (25th, 18:04), Allison List (26th, 18:07), Emilea Alleman (29th, 18:18), Camaryn Ellis (33rd, 18:36) and Emma Grove (34th, 18:37).
Greencastle-Antrim’s Belle Weaver placed eighth in 16:17. The top finisher for Waynesboro was Madelyn Sheffler (16th, 17:08), James Buchanan was led by Hailey Embree’s 19th place (17:16) and Shippensburg’s Sarah Hipple was 27th in 18:09.
For the boys, the top area placewinners included Greencastle’s Weber Long in third (12:54), Ship’s Hayden Hunt in fourth (13:04) and the Trojans’ Brayden Boyd in sixth (13:21).
Other Chambersburg finishers included Billy Prentice (10th, 13:32), Zack Yourkavitch (12th, 13:39), Joe Corwell (13th, 13:40), Justin Maxwell (16th, 13:47), Dakota Strait (32nd, 14:14), Ben Colli (37th, 14:22), Karter Reath (42nd, 14:41) and Ian Brechbiel (43rd, 14:42).
Isaac Moats was the top finisher for Waynesboro, 17th in 13:47, while JB’s Owen Cooper was 25th in 14:02.
Chambersburg 5, CD East 0: The Trojans earned their first win of the season Friday, blanking Central Dauphin East in a non-league match.
“Getting the first win as a team feels great,” Chambersburg coach Josh Barwin said. “We still have a lot to improve on, but it’s nice to see their hard work pay off.”
Kenna Shearer had the most dominating win in singles, taking a 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 3.
At No. 1, Kirsten Gerhart grabbed a 7-6, 7-5 victory, while Stormy Jackson won 7-5, 6-3 at No. 2.
The No. 1 doubles team of Avery Wissinger and Aspen Kimberly prevailed 6-1, 6-1, while the No. 2 team of Ridglee Flohr and Maddie Faust was a 6-2, 6-3 victor for the Trojans (1-4).